1001 Bayou Place

Alexandria, LA 71303

Ph (318) 445-6571

F (318) 448-0257

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Rounded Rectangle: JOHN F. WELLS, PLS

Providing Quality Engineering, Planning, and Surveying Services Since 1908

Rounded Rectangle: Providing the Highest Level of Innovative Services
Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Design, Environmental Assessments, and Surveying


· Registered Professional Land Surveyor, State of Louisiana


A summary of his project experience follows:


US Army Corps of Engineers

¨ New Orleans District - Involved second order documentation of Red River and Mississippi River levees, pre-revetment surveys, ordinary high-water line surveys, river cross-sections, revetment layout and Vermillion Lock topo survey.

¨ Vicksburg District - Involved river cross-sections on the Black and Ouachita Rivers, quality assurance surveys and quantity of earthwork pay items for Lock & Dams 1, 3 and 4 on the Red River.


Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

¨ Interstate I-49, US Hwy 165, and US Hwy. 167  - These projects involved establishing centerline, surveying topography and right-of-way acquisition surveys for approximately fourteen miles of new highway.

¨ US Hwy. 165, Tullos to Olla - Right-of-Way Mapping

¨ US Hwy. 165, North Hodge to Quitman - Right-of-Way Survey & Mapping



¨ Alexandria Regional Airport - Provided topographic surveys for runways, terminal aprons and parking lot improvements.  Provided topographic surveys for master plan study of airports at Bunkie and Jonesville, Louisiana and Tensas Parish, Louisiana.


Red River Waterway Commission

¨ Managed projects involving right-of-way acquisition survey, topographic surveys for recreational facility designs, cross-sections, earthwork pay item computations and oil well locations for areas to be inundated by new pool stage.



¨ Surveyed and prepared right-of-way plats, plan and profile drawings and staked structures on 60 miles of new 230 KV transmission line and approximately 35 distribution relocations.  Completed 160 miles of transmission line verification surveys which included pole strength testing, ground resistance testing, structure sizes and types, road crossing and utility crossing heights.  Listed below are some of the CLECO projects in which he has been involved:

Ville Platte-Lafayette                                                       Route Survey and Staking

Glenmora-Coughlin                                                         Route Survey and Mapping

Cooper-Penton                                                                 Verification Survey

Carrol-Clarence                                                                Verification Survey

DeRidder-Ragley                                                             Verification Survey

Coughlin-Marksville                                                         Verification Survey

Plaisance to Port Barre                                                   Verification Survey

Elks to Nickerson                                                             Verification Survey

Nickerson to Breaux Bridge                                           Verification Survey

Patoutville to Hopkins                                                      Verification Survey

Many to Mansfield                                                            Verification Survey

Mansfield to Frierson                                                       Verification Survey

I.P. @ Mansfield (8 mi.)                                                  Route Survey & Mapping

Toledo Bend to Fisher                                                     Verification Survey

Coughlin to Oakdale                                                        Verification Survey


Mr. Wells has over twenty-six years of survey related experience for residential, commercial and institutional projects.  He currently holds the position of Professional Land Surveyor.  Typical projects handled include topographic surveys, hydrographic surveys, boundary and preliminary land surveys; utility surveys, highway surveys, construction surveys; surveys for levees, dikes, lakes, dams, spillways and revetments; engineering design surveys such as horizontal and vertical control; profile and cross-sections and as-built surveys; preparing survey plats and control surveys for photogrammetry and mapping.    On two occasions, Mr. Wells has been summoned to testify about survey projects of which he was involved.

John Wells, Jr