Wally's WW Electric is a family run business that has been around for over 40 years.
Wally Campbell Sr. became an electrician in the late 1940’s after he was discharged from the army and he wired many an old farm house in central and southern Manitoba. This how he met his wife Joy. He came to Edmonton Alberta in the early 1950’s and worked for Jack Bean Electric for over 25 Years.
Wally Sr. needed to get his masters certificate in order to start his own company, so he had to go back to school. Wally had a grade 6 education and didn’t even know all the math needed so his oldest son Jack, being in high school at the time, spent many nights helping his Dad do his home work teaching him how to learn and do formulas, Pythagorean theory, square roots and the rest of electrician math, also learning to use a calculator. (Remember calculators came out in the early 1970’s and they were not allowed to use a calculator much yet. They used a slide rule or long hand.)
In the end, Wally Sr. got his Masters and was able to take over the business from Jack Bean when he retired.
All the boys followed in their fathers footsteps and became electricians working for their Dad. Jack is the oldest of the brothers and started as an electrican apprentice in the fall of 1972. Jack also worked for Jack Bean for about a year before going to learn the trade in various other areas. He worked for several contractors in the Edmonton area as well as B.C. and the Yukon. He received his journeyman ticket and red seal in 1978. In 1984 he received his Masters certificate. Jack joined his father and began working for Wally's WW Electric in 1980.
Wally Jr. started working with his Dad from a very young age. He started when he was around 10 years old, going on jobs with his Dad when he had time off school. Wally always knew he would follow in his Dad's footsteps. He started work for his Dad right out of high school.
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