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Measuring progress since 1924.

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W.B. Wells is a full-service engineering , planning and land surveying firm specializing in ALTA, boundary, control, construction, and topographical surveys, as well as plats and property line adjustments. With a rich history of providing surveying services since 1924, with a strong reputation for providing quality surveys as one of Oregon’s oldest continuously operating companies in the state.


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 land development product for a reasonable fee. With a rich history in the Pacific Northwest, generations later, we still follow Willard’s philosophy today.

On January 1, 2018, W.B.Wells and Associates was acquired by Emerio Design, LLC. Founded in 2005, Emerio Design, LLC was birthed with the vision to provide land developers a one-stop-shop for managing projects. Our founder saw the opportunity to serve clients by managing projects through complicated land use planning processes as well as creating viable civil engineering solutions. The leadership team of Emerio has accomplished this year after year by assembling a talented staff, providing clients in private development and now public agencies the services they need from start to finish to make the process as easy as possible for them. Our talented team of over 60 employees in three offices, Beaverton, Portland, and Eugene, regularly provide project management, design, drafting, surveying, and land use planning services.

With a service-oriented and a client-centric value firmly rooted, Emerio and W.B. Wells continue to grow as a team. We put that shared value of good will to work as we now serve together. We treat one another and our clients with integrity and respect. It’s our belief that if we focus on serving our clients’ needs first and provide them a positive experience, then it’s a win for all of us!

Let our talented and creative staff provide you with the design excellence and professional service you expect.