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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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12/ 08/ 2016
Based on the timeless classic, “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” our goal this year is to embody the spirit of a growing hearts to three-times in size! Watch our holiday video. Go to https://youtu.be/GO3p-ve9Rsc Comment on the clip and we will donate $5 to Toys for Tots*.  Growing hearts for more than 67 years, Toys for Tots has distributed over 494 million toys! Whoville.jpg   *One comment per person up to $1000.
11/ 30/ 2016
My name is Michael Hausman. I was born in the Bay Area and lived there for the first 6 years of my life. In 1st grade, I moved to San Luis Obispo (SLO) with my parents and older sister, as well as a whole herd of pets in tow. Both of my parents went to Cal Poly and wanted to move back to SLO to raise my sister and me. During middle school and high school, I was very interested in math, science, and shop classes. With the encouragement of a couple of my teachers who had studied engineering, I was set on becoming an engineer of some sort. After graduating from SLO High School, I knew that I wanted to stay local and study engineering, and what better place to do it than Cal Poly. I decided to study civil engineering because of my interest in roads and driving, and it has been perfect for me. When I was half way through college, I realized that I wanted to stay in SLO upon graduation. I applied to local internships with the goal of staying in SLO. I was fortunate enough to join Wallace Group as an Administrative Assistant Intern in 2014 and have stuck around ever since. After a lot of scanning (there was a lot), I began to help with drafting, survey, and basic engineering work throughout the next two years of interning. The experience that I gained working with the many departments within Wallace Group gave me valuable insight into the different components that go into producing a complete project. Upon graduation (and after a small break to travel), I joined the Civil and Transportation department full time as an Engineering Associate. I have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam to get my Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate, and after a couple of years I hope to get my Professional Engineer (PE) license. For now, I’m excited to work on local projects throughout the community that have a direct impact on the area around me. I’m very excited to keep learning more about designing roads (and roundabouts!), as well as expanding my knowledge of other areas of civil engineering.   Describe what you do at WG I am an Engineering Associate in the Civil & Transportation department. I primarily do drafting in AutoCAD and compile quantities and cost estimates. In addition, I often get the opportunity to work with other departments and learn more about different aspects of civil engineering. What are some of your favorite activities with WG? The annual barbeque is the best! The pinewood derby races, bounce houses, and good food are so much fun. I also enjoy many of the site visits, shows, and events that we get to attend. What are you involved in outside of WG? While at Cal Poly, I was involved with the Cal Poly Society of Civil Engineers. Now that I have graduated, I plan on joining the local branch of ASCE as well as continuing to volunteer around the community. Favorite pastime Baseball! I’ll make any excuse to watch a Cal Poly Baseball game or a San Francisco Giants game. I also enjoy watching football, basketball, and Formula 1 racing. Otherwise you can probably find me walking my dog or out for a drive. Favorite movie The Blues Brothers Favorite food Chocolate! Describe your dream vacation Wandering around various cities in Europe taking in the sites (and observing all of the exciting transportation infrastructure). What’s your favorite childhood memory? Every year my family and I would go to Maui, HI with our friends for a few relaxing weeks. This was always the highlight of any year and was the best way to relieve stress. What’s your secret ability? (expert pool player, play the harmonica, know how to tap dance) Well if I revealed that then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it? What is the furthest away from SLO you have been? Paris or Stockholm, both are around 5,500 miles from SLO MJH3MJH2
11/ 17/ 2016
Hi. I’m Sarah. I’ve been working at Wallace Group since March 2016. I transplanted to California from the East Coast when I was 12, landing in San Luis Obispo and falling in love with its beaches and beautiful landscapes. Vermont was a whole other kind of beauty that I still love to my core. I moved to San Francisco to go to college and was instantly at home in that lovely city. After graduating from SFSU, I stayed in the Bay Area for another couple of decades! I was a teacher at SFSU’s Early Childhood Education Center, was a part of the development of Google’s Children’s Centers for it first 8 years, and then taught as a 2nd grade teacher at Helios New School for Gifted Learners. While I adore San Francisco and loved my years teaching up North, I also felt a pull to return to SLO. I moved back to SLO County in 2015 to be able to spend more time with the crazy clan I call my family. I’ve found my niche, and a change of pace, here at Wallace Group! It’s amazing how many skills I developed as a teacher translate into office life: preparing for what you expect and then rolling with how things actually go, enjoying the many different people and personalities you get to work with every day, and looking for ways to help the office run smoothly for everyone, just to name a few. When not at work, I’m enjoying getting reacquainted with our beautiful SLO County. I’ve adopted a dog, Finnegan, from Woods Humane Society who is just as passionate about exploring! And as it turns out, it isn’t too hard to draw visitors when you live on the Central Coast, either. I’ve been hosting lots of friends since moving here! I am also so happy to be back in the heart of my family again, including three wonderful nieces: Hazel, Sophie, and Quinn. Describe what you do at WG I’m the front desk receptionist and an administrative assistant. I multitask to get the job(s) done and enjoy the diversity of Admin work. What are some of your favorite activities with WG? The WG Fun committee is always coming up with stuff for us to do! I’ve joined for a trip to the Getty Villa Museum, an outdoor play in Solvang, and whale watching and kayaking in Morro Bay. Kayaking was awesome and I am itching to go again soon! I also have a good time reading and chatting with our company book club. And then there is our yearly BBQ, which is a good time, too…especially when Zoo to You brings amazing animals for us to meet! What are you involved in outside WG? Charities, organizations, service groups? This question has me a bit shame-faced… I’ll try to channel any guilt into inspiration to get more involved in helping others! I’ve recently contacted Woods Humane Society to see about volunteering with their organization. Hopefully, they’ll be putting me to work, soon! While it’s not exactly service work, I did team up with a friend to start a website, preschoolbydesign.com, to support educators and families of young children. It was a great way to say goodbye to working in classrooms and a way to stay connected to the world of education in a different capacity. See, not exactly charity work... Favorite pastime? A nice long walk and talk with a friend and my dog is at the top of my list. You get moving outside, catch up with someone you care about, and make your dog happy…win, win, win! Favorite movie This is tough. Coen brothers, Wes Anderson and the Duplass brothers make some of my favorites. John Hughes and Rob Reiner are great for nostalgic favorites, like Breakfast Club and Princess Bride. In general, I’m kind of a sucker for the small budget film. My godson’s family calls these “Sarah movies” as in “aww, no…is this a ‘Sarah movie’?” Favorite foods Tacos, Sushi, Loco Moco, Thai…variety is the spice of life!   I also always love a great big salad with lots of good stuff and something delicious and grilled on top. Describe your dream vacation I’d love to trek around Europe, visit Scotland and Ireland, and get lost in magical and far off lands. I also wouldn’t turn my nose up at a tropical locale. What’s your favorite childhood memory? When I was little, my father was an Agricultural professor for Sterling College in Vermont. We lived on the College’s farm, which my father ran with the help of the students. I loved communing with the animals there so much! Laying against a friendly, fat pig, reading a favorite book. Being followed about by bottle-fed lambs and always able to find a barn kitty to cuddle. What’s not to love?!? My soft spot for all creatures, great and small, has grown with me into adulthood. I love all the critters! What’s your secret ability? I hate to toot my own horn, but the truth is the truth. I can whistle with the best of them. Not everyone appreciates a whistler…some have even called it annoying, and I was once threatened with eviction on a road trip if I didn’t rein it in. Haters get jealous in the face of raw talent, what can I say… What is the furthest away from SLO you have been? Toss-up between Hawaii and Canada, which both have their merits, but, honestly, I really need to feed my travel bug better. Finn
11/ 02/ 2016
My name is Luz Garcia! I do have a middle name, but I rarely use it; therefore, there is no point on sharing it. I was raised in Santa Maria, California, and then I moved to Fresno for college and lived there for approximately five years. I graduated in May of 2016 with a Geomatics Engineering Degree. Why Geomatics Engineering? Well, it sounded very cool when I first read about it, but what attracted me to this field was the fact that I have the option to work outdoors 50% of the time. I am not the type of person that wants to be sitting in front of a computer until retirement. I like to be active, learn, and explore. Surveying gives me this opportunity among other great things. Once college was checked off of my list, I decided to move back to Santa Maria where the weather is nice and cool, and because it is where my family has been living for quite some time now. I have been working at WG for 4 months now (Wow! That went fast). Okay, time for some questions: Describe what you do at WG Hmm excellent question. What do I do at WG? Well, I am a surveying technician, which means that I draft all kinds of maps, and I measure things precisely when I go out in the field. What are some of your favorite activities with WG? I’ve only been here for 4 months like I mentioned above, and I haven’t had much time to explore many WG activities; however, I think the WG Annual BBQ was very fun. I will try to make some more time for these in the future. What are you involved in outside WG? Hmmm… another great question, I’ll get back to this one. Favorite pastime Sleep. I love to sleep; I am trying to recover from all those nights I stayed up late studying in college. But I also like to watch “Bones” the TV Show. Favorite movie I have too many, I can’t select just one. Favorite food I am a very healthy person; therefore, my favorite food is ….TACOS! Describe your dream vacation First I need to rent a car and save for gas; then I would grab my best friend (Who is my best friend? I’ll have to figure this out, perhaps I can take two or three…) and take a road trip through 48 states of the U.S. Randy Olson (I don’t know who this person is) created a route that pinpoints a mix of national landmarks, historic sites, national parks, and national monuments throughout the states (I found this online), and I thought this would be a very fun thing to do. This would be a great vacation! What’s your favorite childhood memory? The smell of Crayons when I walked into my Kindergarten classroom. What’s your secret ability? (expert pool player, play the harmonica, know how to tap dance) The question says it itself: “It’s a secret”. What is the furthest away from SLO have you been? This one I had to calculate… That would be Washington D.C. Minion Snow  
10/ 19/ 2016
Wallace Group attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the City of West Richland's Industrial Winery Water Treatment Plant, an innovative treatment facility sponsored by the City as a perk to draw wineries to the booming (and vineyard-friendly) tri-cities area of Washington State! WG served as Project Engineer, and was instrumental in getting grant funding from WA state for implementation of the facility.