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  • who we are

    Wallace Group is a reflection of the communities we serve. We are neighbors, family members, active volunteers, professionals and leaders in our business and personal communities. We believe in contributing and we have a commitment to the long-term health and viability of our built environment.

  • what we do

    We are service oriented professionals in Civil & Transportation Engineering, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Planning, Public Works Administration, Surveying / GIS Solutions and Water Resources. We understand the importance of thoughtful collaboration in order to deliver meaningful, elegant and cost-effective planning, design and engineering solutions for the needs of our community.

  • why we do it

    Since our founding in 1984, our focus and passion has centered on the personal side of business. We value our partnerships; we believe in earning trust and work diligently to demonstrate integrity, fairness and reliability to our clients and amongst our staff. At Wallace Group we love what we do and the value it provides to people. Our work reflects our Dedication to Service and results in high value services and-quality products for our clients and our built environment.

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07/ 30/ 2015
Wallace Group recently sponsored the 8U All Stars Central California State Tournament, hosted by Five Cities Youth Baseball (FCYB). FCYB is a Cal Ripken youth organization chartered under Babe Ruth Baseball, located in nearby Pismo Beach. The baseball program above all, is of, by and for youth. Its mission is to make better citizens through proper supervision of regulation competitive baseball and softball in addition to promoting mental and physical development. The Ripken Way is about perseverance, integrity and the unwavering commitment to be, and do your best. The goal is to leave every kid, every parent and every coach better than when we first met. Bryan Childress, Senior Engineer at Wallace Group has coached one of the teams for 3 years and his son has played on the team 4 years in a row! Bryan was on the State Tournament Committee and will be serving on the Board this coming year. 2015   FCYB is a 100% volunteer-driven organization that relies on local sponsorship support to provide scholarship opportunities for families that can’t otherwise afford youth sports. The organizational values are family, passion, integrity, innovation, teamwork, community, perseverance, and commitment to excellence; which tie closely to our Wallace Group values. TeamPic-web   With the help of Wallace Group and other local companies, FCYB was able to successfully host the 8U All Stars Central California State Tournament and our local 8-year old team played well, finishing 3rd in State!
07/ 29/ 2015
I have been at Wallace Group (WG) for just over five months. Prior to joining WG, I gained 15 years of experience at other private firms, and two years of experience at Caltrans District 5. After college and before all of that “office space,” I was a commissioned officer in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps for 6 years, spending 3 years at sea and 3 years on land and in the air. The NOAA Corps is called “The Seventh Service” because people know even less about it than they do about the Public Health Service (remember C. Everett Koop?). That experience was much different than a typical start to an engineering career, but it gave me something valuable—an education in human nature. You see yourself and other people at your/their best and worst when out at sea. I am very thankful for that experience and I got paid to travel to some really interesting places. I also met my wife of 19 years, Jane, during that time. tom martin 4 Tom & Family on a recent vacation to Kauai. I have lived in San Luis Obispo for 14 years and have two awesome teenage kids, one of whom is off to college next year. Prior to San Luis Obispo, I lived in San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA; and on the east coast, where I grew up. I graduated in 1991 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Q & A: WG: Describe what you do at WG TM: I am working on some great local projects, mostly development, some small, some large. Rob Miller (Principal at WG) recently got me involved in a winery project – I have always wanted to work on one of those (a brewery is also on my bucket list, Rob). WG: What are some of your favorite activities with WG? TM: Still finding out, but had a lot of fun at Game Night and playing Golf with some other Civils – also loving the constant supply of fresh fruit since I try to eat healthy. WG: What are you involved in outside WG? TM: Professional Organizations – ASCE Past President, ACEC Vice President, Cal Poly Industry Advisory Board; Service Groups – Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors & Building Committee WG: Favorite pastime? TM: Right now, spending as much time with my kids as they will let me before they grow up and leave home. I also enjoy playing a few instruments, and hope to get beyond “beginner” once I have more time. I used to sail and windsurf a good bit and hope to get back to that. WG: Favorite movie? TM: I don’t have a single favorite, but I like comedies (especially British), documentaries and human experience movies which make you think. WG: Favorite food? TM: Olives and/or anything pickled. WG: Describe your dream vacation. TM: Something that includes some pain and adventure (like backpacking) with a few days of tropical relaxation at the end. WG: What’s your favorite childhood memory? TM: We lived in England for a year and travelled Europe when I was in second grade. My parents were winging it and we lived on a shoestring (my “room” was a fold out couch) but the experiences really stuck with me. WG: What’s your secret ability? TM: Harmonica and, once in a while, impersonations. WG: What is the farthest away from SLO have you been? TM: Antarctica. I was supposed to be assigned to the tropics but my friends talked me into going on their ship instead. tom-martin-a Tom tries (and fails) to grow a beard with his shipmates.
07/ 23/ 2015
Located at the Paso Robles City Transportation Center at 9th & Pine Street, this Park & Ride Lot is the third in the City of Paso Robles and provides residents with a safe and convenient place to meet for carpooling or to leave their car when using the train for travel. The new Park & Ride Lot located at the Paso Robles City Transportation Center features: Low Impact Features—pervious pavers, pervious concrete, perforated drains ADA accessible pedestrian path way with a pedestrian foot bridge Drought tolerant landscaping Improving an existing drainage swale with “river” type landscaping Lighting Conduits to accommodate  a future Electrical Vehicle Charging Station 43 parking spaces, of which 3 are ADA accessible Motorcycle Parking Area Enclosed Trash Enclosure to serve the businesses and restaurants in the Center To see a demonstration of the pervious concrete, click here.
07/ 21/ 2015
Each year the ASCE San Luis Obispo Branch presents Project and Individual Awards at the Annual Award Ceremony. Winners are selected from projects nominated by the ASCE branch members and selected by a review committee of past ASCE presidents. Wallace Group was awarded 3 project awards and 1 individual award. Project Awards Community Improvement Project – Airport Viewing Platform Energy Project – The Topaz Solar Farm Sustainable Engineering Project – Pine Street Commuter Parking Lot Individual Award Outstanding ASCE Branch Officer – Steve Tanaka Each branch award will be submitted to the ASCE Los Angeles Section for the upcoming Section Awards competition. Winners selected at the Section Awards will be forwarded to the Region 9 awards committee for consideration of a Region 9 award presented the following year.
03/ 24/ 2015
Wallace Group is happy to welcome Bryan Childress to the firm as a Senior Engineer in our Mechanical Engineering Department. Bryan will be collaborating on mechanical engineering design aspects of projects in the water and wastewater treatment, oil and gas, solar, and other industries. He has over 16 years of remediation and water treatment processes experience in addition to strategic planning and project management expertise. Given his focus on Client service, Bryan will be joining our Business Development Team as a Client Service Manager, fostering new customer relationships in the water and wastewater treatment industries as well as serving our current Clients’ needs. Bryan is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and currently lives in Arroyo Grande with his wife and two young children. He enjoys his family time, coaching his son’s sports teams, and camping with family and friends. He looks forward to working with the Wallace Group Team on a wide variety of projects and building long lasting client relationships. Welcome Bryan!