The Wallace Company was started in 1945 by OB Wallace. It was operated out of OB’s garage at 128 N. College Street. As his business grew, it needed more room. He decided to move to Blacks Garage, 430 College Street, as Wallace Saw & Machine Works. Within a year’s time it again had outgrown its surroundings and made another move to 820 Main Street. At this time, it became Wallace Machine Works.
The business thrived and grew. In the 1960s, we became an Authorized Genie Garage Door Operator Dealer, adding to the many services we offered. During the time on Main Street, we added more service vehicles to better serve the community. During this time, we also changed our name to Wallace Safe & Lock Co. At which time OB Wallace decided to retire. His sons, David and Phillip Wallace, then took over the business.
Again, however, we had outgrown our building. We moved to 431 Court Street. It was a much larger building, in the center of town at the time. We needed to add more service vehicles again. By that time, we were servicing Yolo County and all the surrounding counties, and were servicing automobiles, residential and commercial hardware, garage doors and garage door operators, safes and vaults.
Then some other building changes were needed. We wanted our own building. We found a plot of land not far from the current location, large enough for an 8,800-square foot building. So, we began construction of a custom-built building at 128 Court Street. And in 1988, that new building was completed. It has three auto / work bays, a large showroom, four offices and a service bench for each technician. The company now has ample room to grow the business.
Here we are, all these years later. We continue to serve our community, trying to make it a safer place to live and work. We are always adding more services. As locks and security continue to change and evolve, we are there. And as the security industry moves more into the electronic age of locking devices, we are here to serve those needs.
Woodland, CA 95695
8:00am - 5:00pm
- California Locksmiths Assoc.
- Assoc. Locksmiths Of America