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Learn the language of surveying

  Everyone has knows about the language of love, but how many know the language of surveying? Surveying is a specialized branch of engineering. Surveying … Read More

Survey Ninja – 100 blogs

  Welcome to my 100th blog. Most people go their entire lives without having the need to hire a surveyor. In my blogs and on our website I … Read More

State of Oregon V Corvallis Sand and Gravel

  State of Oregon V Corvallis Sand and Gravel Co. The court ruled that an Avulsion occurs where a river suddenly and perceptibly abandons its … Read More

Plato and surveying

  A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers – Plato

Mae West and surveying

  An ounce of performance is worth a pound of promise – Mae West

Learn surveying in two minutes

  Although you can learn Paionian in a couple of minutes (monapos, tilon and paprax are the only remaining words of Paionian) it will take you … Read More

Burt's solar compass

  The solar compass was designed by William A. Burt (United States Surveyor of Michigan and Iowa) and was introduced in 1836. The solar compass … Read More

ORS Chapters for surveyors

  Laws related to surveying ORS – Oregon Revised Statutes ORS 12 – Limitations of Actions and Suits ORS 92 – Subdivisions & Partitions ORS … Read More

High stakes gambling with surveyors

  Want to risk thousands of dollars on a gamble? That is exactly what you are doing if you hire a surveyor who operates without … Read More

How to avoid spening money

  Everyone wants to avoid spending money. How do you avoid spending too much on your survey? Clearly explain why you want a survey made. … Read More

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In 1924, after graduating from Stanford University, Willard B. Wells founded W.B. Wells & Assoc. Inc in Portland, Oregon. Willard’s philosophy was to provide a quality product for a reasonable fee. We still follow Willard’s philosophy today.
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