Kate_Spears062George Wallace has called Knoxville home all his life. A graduate of West High School (‘76), he went on to earn a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Tennessee (‘81).

In 1936, George’s grandfather and uncle started Wallace and Wallace, Inc. because they believed Knoxville was a great place to raise a family and own a business. The company, eventually joined the Coldwell Banker brand and as Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtorsrecently celebrated its 80th year in business, serving the real estate needs of East Tennessee.

George, along with his brother Jim currently run the business, which employs approximately 50 people and has more than 350 affiliated real estate agents.

George Wallace knows first-hand, from generations of family experience that Knoxville is a great place to live, raise a family and grow a business. Not only does he believe Knoxville is great, he feels it’s time to dream bigger and explore other ways to make our city even better.

George has worked as a volunteer for several area non-profit organizations. He has held every leadership position with the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors. Knoxville Area Association of Realtors named George the Realtor of the Year in 2010.

Recently, George has been the Chairman of the Community Initiatives at United Way, Board Chair for Knox Housing Partnership, KCDC Advisory Board for Downtown/North Central. Also he serves as a Deacon at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. George is involved with various other non-profit organizations in Knoxville.

He and his wife, Stephanie live in Bearden. They met at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church where they are still active. Stephanie dedicated her career to teaching elementary school children in Knox County, and is now retired.

They have one son, Nick, who along with his wife lives in Alabama.