Helping to Change SLO County Skyline August 24th, 2012

San Luis Obispo—John Wallace, a local business founder and lifelong volunteer, is quickly approaching thirty years of time spent on a board of public works experts working to clean up your skyline.

The San Luis Obispo County Underground Utility Coordination Committee prioritizes utility lines to be moved underground. It’s made up members from County public works and planning departments, representatives from major local utility companies and John Wallace, a volunteer on the board who simply gives his time because “it’s his niche,” he says.

You can see some of Wallace’s work yourself by way of Highway 1, where you’ll enjoy unobstructed views from Cambria to Cayucos. And if you commute through the busy intersection at Tank Farm Road and Broad Street in San Luis Obispo, a quick look up proves the committee has been focusing a lot of volunteer time on what lines it can move below.

Wallace is the founder and President of Wallace Group in San Luis Obispo. The company offers a wide range of services in engineering, public works administration and water resources.

“I live here for the same reason most people do,” he said. “It’s the most beautiful place in the country. I want to keep it that way.”

Wallace Group is a San Luis Obispo-based multi-disciplinary professional services firm offering engineering, public administration, planning, landscape architecture, surveying and construction management services.  Wallace Group, founded by John Wallace in 1984, has approximately 60 staff members serving both public and private clients.