3325 Landco Drive
Bakersfield, California 93308


(661) 327-8865

About Wallace & Smith

Wallace & Smith Contractors was founded in Bakersfield, CA in 1950 by Henry Wallace and Earl Smith.

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Bart Wallace and George “Bob” Smith, the next generation, acquired the company in 1983 and continued to develop the business with many of the original employees.

Paul Cooper joined the firm in 1989 and became a partner in 2008.

The Company has maintained a steadfast and significant presence in the San Joaquin Valley for decades and has continued to expand, opening a Central Coast office in Santa Barbara, CA in 2022. 

Wallace & Smith Contractors is now an employee-owned company. (ESOP)

We believe in empowering our employees and fostering a collective focus on the Company’s continued growth and profitability. Wallace & Smith Contractors views our employees as partners in our success. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) signifies our commitment to creating a workplace where individuals have the opportunity to share in the rewards of their hard work. 

Our ESOP allows eligible employees to earn shares in the Company over time. By meeting certain criteria, such as years of service or performance milestones, you can accumulate ownership in the company, providing you with a direct stake in our growth and prosperity.

Wallace & Smith Contractors has gained recognition as a quality full-service contractor with long-standing business partnerships and relationships with legacy Clients and Subcontractors. Our portfolio includes many diverse, complex, and unique projects.  It is our belief that any goal is attainable with a combination of pre-planning, clear and consistent collaboration, and hard work. Whether the need is for a shell building or a turnkey factory, Wallace & Smith has the proven resources and know-how to deliver a beautiful, finished product.

Our Company specializes in commercial, multi-family, industrial, institutional, agricultural, and aerospace building construction, with licenses in California and Nevada. Over the years we have acquired expertise in many types of construction including wood-framed; concrete tilt-up; masonry; steel framed; and pre-engineered steel. We are an authorized representative for CBC Steel Buildings, A Nucor Company.

Along with a multi-faceted team of dedicated professionals, Bart Wallace, Bob Smith, and Paul Cooper demonstrate the Company’s commitment to its clients through professional management and quality workmanship. With decades of experience, our staff understands the required detail in planning and implementing a building program. Our staff works together with clients, architects, and team members to provide a cost effective and service-oriented approach to completing our projects.

What sets us apart

  • COLLABORATION – Collaborating as a project team is a key aspect of our business model, producing a free flow of ideas.
  • EXPERIENCE – Our experience in building to our clients’ needs ranges from manufacturing facilities producing metals, plastics and chemicals, complex assembly of air and spacecraft hangars, to large multi-family apartments.
  • COMMITMENT – We are committed to understanding your business needs and handing over a quality finished product to our clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
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