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"During that time I came to the realization I could make a bigger impact in my life, as well as the lives of everyone involved with Wallace Graphics, if I made the decision to join the company," he notes.
Good fortunes have followed Wallace to the family business. The company generated $6.5 million in sales for 2006, a figure that has projects to stand at a crisp $13.5 million in 2014.
Wallace backs a work ethic that entails being the first person in the factory in the morning and one of the last to leave at night— whatever it takes to get the job done. He always maintains an even temperament, regardless of the situation. And while he holds people accountable for their choices, he makes it clear that they will not lose their job based on one mistake or decision.
Wallace believes in being goal-oriented. "In business, my goal is to continue operating a profitable business, while giving our employees a great place to work and enabling them to help support their families," he says. "We plan to continually grow our revenues, something we have done every year we have been in business. While we are exploring different avenues of revenue within print, we are still focused on growing our business through standard commercial printing. We can continue to grow by being the best at what we do in all aspects of business."
Away from the office, it is not surprising to learn that Wallace is a big fan of Clemson football. He loves golfing and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and young children Brooklyn and Brayden. Of his wife, Wallace notes, "Sarah is the best mother and wife I could have hoped for—I definitely out-kicked my coverage when I landed her." The Wallaces also have a Shih Tzu named Chansi.