Jeremy Giauque-President and CEO
He is a Veteran of the United States Navy and has over 20 years of balanced background between the military sector and Fire Sprinkler industry. Prior to assuming the position as President of LPS, Jeremy served 2 years as the Vice President of Operations developing and cultivating all aspects of the business for LifeProtection Sprinkler. His progressive experience with other leading Fire Sprinkler firms included Project Management, Estimating, and Divisional Management. Areas of responsibility include: Complete oversight of Sprinkler Operations, Company growth and direction.
He is a Graduate of Towson University with a business degree and has over 23 years of experience in the fire and security industry. Prior to fulfilling the position as CFO of LPS, Bill served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at two prominent Life Safety companies building their sales staff and expanding their business profile. Areas of responsibility include: Finance/banking, administration, bonding/ insurance, marketing and customer service.
He is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps with 27 years on active duty before retiring as Master Gunnery Sergeant (E-9). He brings a wealth of leadership, management experience and process improvement. He is a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Prior to his joining LPS, he served as a Supervisor in Production Control and Logistics at Bell Helicopter. Areas of responsibility include: Project management, sales, administration, marketing, safety, accident investigations, fleet manager, special projects and customer service.
Phillip Brown - Fire Alarm
With a Fire Protection degree and over 20 years’ experience in the Life Safety industry, Phillip is the leader of the Alarm Group at LPS. A well rounded Professional, Phillip maintains NICET Certifications and has held leadership roles with other prominent alarm companies in Texas. Areas of responsibility include: Complete oversight of the alarm operations, company growth and direction.
Jose Torres – Operations Manager
One of the original employees of LPS, Jose’s contributions are a cornerstone of the structured growth and success of the company. With over 30 years of experience in the Fire Sprinkler industry, his practical skillset and business acumen sustain the structure of LPS operations department. Jose has served as Foreman, General Foreman, Superintendent and Construction Manager for several firms prior to holding this position for LifeProtection.
Jim Yarish - RME (Responsible Managing Employee)
He has 25 years’ experience in the fire protection industry that includes warehouse supply, design, project management, inspections, sales/estimating and department management. Some of his projects include downtown high rises, warehouses, office buildings, data halls, healthcare facilities and others. He is also on the board of directors of the Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas. Areas of responsibility: Lead the design team and also assist with project management, sales and estimating.
Blake Bassham – RME (Responsible Managing Employee)
Life Safety Professional with over 10 years’ progressive work experience within the fire protection industry. Blake serves as the RME-G and license holder for LifeProtection Sprinkler in addition to serving as Project Estimator / Salesman for the company. Blake’s background and experience allow him to play a vital role within many elements of the company’s operations from estimating, engineering, and project management.
Chad Freeman – Service Manager
With 20 years of independent construction experience, Chad brings a dedicated customer satisfaction focus to the LPS Service Department. His unique ability to multi-task and ensure that every service call and inspection is properly scheduled, dispatched and completed has enabled the team to juggle a wide range of clientele types, while meeting their specialized needs.
Brad Vanpool – Sales
Fire Sprinkler Professional with over 30 years’ expertise within the fire protection industry. Brad draws from his extensive mechanical and management experience to meet the demands of estimating and Sales for the LPS team. Brad has served in the Divisional, Inspection, and Branch Management roles for other prominent North Texas Life Safety firms during his career. His technical expertise and business acumen are unparalleled making Brad a key component and respected leader for the LPS team.
Joe Dodson – Project Manager
A key addition in 2015, Joe has enhanced the LPS team with unmatched attention to detail and focus on customer satisfaction. He brings over 25 years of experience in the Fire Sprinkler industry, most of which has been dedicated to large project execution and efficiency. Joe has served as Foreman and General Foreman for several firms prior to holding this position for LifeProtection.