The original Len Wallis Audio store opens in Lane Cove.
We hire our first employee – Jim (who a year later left, unannounced, never to be heard from again!)
Having outgrown the initial store we moved across the road into larger premises featuring four dedicated sound-lounges and on-site service department.
Started Living Media. This was a dedicated Custom Installation division which was later rolled into the general fabric of Len Wallis Audio. Living Media was a pioneer in the now burgeoning custom installation industry.
High Fidelity magazine in the UK listed Len Wallis Audio as one of the five best audio stores in the world.
Having one again outgrown our premises we moved – again across the road – to our current store. This was the most sophisticated audio store of its time in Australia, featuring eight listening rooms, plus a large open showroom space.
Our current general manager, Tim Wallis (and son of Len and Sue) joins the company as store-man working in the warehouse.
Len Wallis Audio became the first company outside of the United States to be named the CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association) ‘Dealer of the Year’. Len was given a Lifetime Achievement award by CEDIA Australia the same year.
Len Wallis Audio named the ‘Best International Integrator’ by Crestron USA – the first company outside of the USA to receive this award.
Len receives the inaugural Sound and Image ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award.
Len inducted as a ‘Fellow’ of CEDIA International (the first Australian to do so) at an awards ceremony held on the deck of the USS Midway, San Diego.