We created Wallace Underpinning to focus exclusively on foundations. We specialize in foundations and basements, including underpinning, foundation repair, leaking foundations, and seismic retrofitting.
Wallace Underpinning is family-owned and operated in North Vancouver, and services the entire Greater Vancouver area. We are fully licensed and insured. We work seamlessly as a team and our process always begins with understanding your needs. We are as committed to our process and your experience as we are to our shared result. In addition to providing the secure and lasting results you can trust; we operate transparently and answer your questions clearly throughout.
Wallace Underpinning’s professional and courteous crews complete all underpinning and structural work. By specializing, we ensure our work on your foundation exceeds industry standards. Because our experienced and professional tradespeople use these specialized construction methods every day, it allows us to innovate—and we continually look to improve construction industry standards. Not outsourcing ensures you receive reliable, high quality service.
Contact us today for a free site visit—followed by an itemized project budget.
Jeff Wallace (Owner and Operations Lead)
Jeff has specialized in basement lowering and structural repair since 2011. He’s your point person for estimates and meetings, as well as overseeing operations, management, and quality control. He’s a family man who values making homes safer and more functional. He thrives helping project engineers with innovative solutions and takes pride in his team’s quality standards and professionalism. It always makes Jeff’s day when he hears his clients are so satisfied, they’ve either referred their friends, or they want to collaborate on new work sites.
His entrepreneurial spirit started early—creating, and selling model homes at the age of 12. Prior to starting his own construction company, he worked for Quinton Construction, completing heritage home renovations and new home construction in Vancouver’s most affluent neighborhoods. He studied Commerce at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business and completed the BCIT carpentry program.
His friends and family tease him about his hair, his love for watches, and his Hawaiian shirts. When he’s not making basements awesome, you can find him lifting weights, preparing for big weekend dinners with extended family, and offending his daughter with his singing.
Anabela Soares (Owner and Business Administration Lead)
Anabela co-owns Wallace Underpinning. She’s a business administration powerhouse who’s been working in the construction industry since 2001.
She brings her characteristic drive, immaculate organization, and efficiency to everything she does, and she’s an agile and creative problem-solver. Her vast toolkit includes business administration, finance and accounting, supply-chain coordination, contracts administration, and human resources. When you call Wallace Underpinning, there’s a good chance you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing Bela’s bubbly joy and gratitude firsthand.
She’s worked alongside many extraordinary individuals throughout her demanding career. Prior to this, she worked with the Delta Land Development (Delta Group) and personally contributed to many major projects in the downtown core—including Hotel Georgia, Hawksworth Restaurant, and Bel Café. She previously worked for the BC Construction Safety Alliance and applies these best practices to their businesses. She has multiple safety designations, including Level C First Aid, WHMIS, and OHS. Bela attended BCIT for her Business Management Certification. She received the President’s Award as a member of the Association of Administrative Assistants. Bonus: she’s fully fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Outside of work, Bela unwinds with Adam Sandler comedies, electronic indie music, and time at the gym. She lives by the motto ‘laughter is good for the soul,’ and guiltily indulges her full-fledged Post-It note dependence. She adores spending time with her main man (Jeff Wallace) and their beautiful daughter—whose happy whirlwind keeps the Soares-Wallace household pretty darn exciting.
Stephen Scott (Supervisor and Red Seal Carpenter)
Stephen has an Interprovincial Red Seal Certification in carpentry and has specialized in this aspect of the construction industry since 2004. On the job site, he’s the one you’ll see managing demolition and excavation, laying out and building formwork, framing walls, coordinating sub-trades, and supervising apprentices. He prides himself on always satisfying clients, building inspectors, and the sub-tradespeople who later complete the more visible aspects of the project.
Stephen previously served in the Canadian Armed Forces, where he earned his Primary Leadership Qualification. This training shines through in his commitment and drive, and through his effective communication and mentorship skills. Previously, his professional experience included urban wildlife control, where he found most issues came from poor workmanship on building envelopes—a consideration he brings to his current career.
In his spare time, he balances his serious side by perusing online motorcycle classifieds, hiking in the North Shore mountains, and hunkering down with a book.