I’m really excited to be a part of the infamous LRG Team. In life I have been given many great opportunities to learn and be a part of different jobs, but I have never come across anything more exciting and interesting than the field of technology. With that being said, there will always be something new to learn with this amazing company. I am a person who believes in family, helping others, and striving to be the best you can be in life. I want to be the best I can be not only for my team mates but also for our customers. It is my goal to ensure that our customers are provided a solution and an answer to any questions or needs they have.
Brian joined LRG with 21 years of experience in the communications voice, data and video industry. He has specified and designed voice and data networks for global and national account customers. For the last 10 years his focus centered on the IP surveillance and access control market where the primary customers were education, gaming and integrator partners. Brian’s background also includes sales positions with global distribution fortune 500 companies as well as regional sales roles with manufacturers of video management hardware and software companies. Based in Tulsa, he is responsible for sales development in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Southern Kansas regions for LRG.
Like some of us in the industry, I am a second generation security guy. My father Joe Lanier started an alarm installation company after a career as a policeman. This was a common practice back in the 60s and 70s for those looking for a better paying career. After responding to so many alarms and knowing those installing companies were getting revenue from them, he decided to jump in. His company, LaMarCo was started back in 1968. I remember running some service calls on the weekends and fetching tools for him, but as importantly wanting to better understand how the devices and systems worked because of that experience. Joe and others started Defensive Security in 1973 and my exposure to wholesale distribution began. From working the shipping department to taking orders over the phone, I was hooked with being involved in the supply chain of this industry.
Well the day finally came and I was getting out of college and I now needed to find a job. With a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing from Southwest Texas State University I was ready to take on the world. A good friend of mine and fraternity brother from college had just gotten a job in the security industry as a sales representative with a national alarm company. It just so happened that the company that he was working for was looking for a sales representative. I was able to get an interview and eventually got the job. That was 27 years ago and here I am today with LRG!
While still in high school, I was introduced to the alarm business. I started helping my brother-n-law with house installations. In 1994, he asked if I was interested in working in for an alarm company and I was hired as a helper. After about a year as a helper, I was promoted to an installer. For the next two years I was always trying to get more involved with new adventures such as Access, CCTV, and Fire. I always volunteered to be first at trying any new equipment. I thought everything was interesting and fun to figure out. Over time I became the only employee that could do all of the programming of these systems, so I traded my van for a truck and an office as a Special Systems Director. It opened the door for me to learn more about how the business operated from sales to installation. Before I knew it I had been there for 10 years and was able to do everything but sign my check.
Don joined LRG after many successful years in the federal security world, supporting high-value, high-consequence sites of the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and other agencies. His career in security and access control began at college over 20 years ago in Lafayette, Indiana as a central station monitor for the leading local alarm dealer. Since then he has held lead sales and marketing positions in both small firms and multinational corporations. Don’s “customer first” approach serves the Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska territory, including the greater Kansas City area, from his base in suburban St. Louis.
My name is Hannah Ross. I am new here at LRG and I am so excited about this opportunity. I've worked for 2 major retail chains providing customer service for the past 6 years. This has built my passion for helping people and that's just what I want to do for LRG. I will strive to make sure you have everything you need to succeed with our great technology solutions. I have lived in Jasper for most of my life and I enjoy spending time with my family and friends every chance that comes around. I look forward to seeing what my future holds here at LRG!
As one of the newer members of the LRG team, my background is more one of customer service than of specifically security. I actually didn’t know much about the security industry and all the intricacies associated with it prior to applying for this job. What I did know what was the fact that I like people. My husband and I owned a photography business that was all based on customer relationships. I had also worked for an environmental company for years that created protection plans for large oil companies. Again, it was a customer relationship job, just on the corporate level.
I have learned a lot about the security industry since becoming part of the LRG team, but I find the interaction between LRG and the vendors, distributors and dealers to be most rewarding. I enjoy assisting with anything from marketing of upcoming events to registering projects to helping solve problems that may arise with products. I do my best to make sure everyone is taken care of in a timely fashion, with follow up being of the utmost importance.
A native of Nebraska, I have spent the majority of my career working in marketing and management in the Professional Beauty Industry. Marketing and customer service is my passion and I enjoy taking on new tasks and organizing information to make a team grow stronger. I am very excited to be a part of LRG and have an opportunity to grow with a home grown company. Many great life changes, newlywed and a wonderful son (with one on the way), have landed me here in Jasper, Texas. When I am not busy chasing after our two year old son, I am activity involved in our church and community projects.
I have always enjoyed a career in the ever-changing field of electronics. For the last 30+ years I have been a manufacturer’s representative and in this time I have seen my share of change. One thing that has not changed over time is the importance in being responsive, creative and to be authentic in what I do. I am glad to be a part of LRG, a company that shares and excels with those same values and is on the cutting-edge of the industry as manufacturers’ representatives. I am always enthusiastic about the products I represent and I look forward to providing my clients with the quality service they deserve. I have lived in Minnesota my entire life (snow only bothers me in April) and call this home. For LRG, I work the Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin territories.
I am very excited to be a part of the LRG team. Representing many great solutions to serve dealers, integrators and our distribution partners is extremely motivating to me. I bring to LRG multiple facets of experience that include distribution as well as over 17 years in sales and management. My most recent position was as a Regional Sales Manager working in multiple states for a video surveillance manufacturer. I was able to work alongside LRG during my time as their vendor partner and admired their professionalism, their customer support and their dedication to customer service.
As a senior at Stephen F. Austin State University I was like everyone else trying to figure out what I was going to do after I graduated. Well that day finally came in 1988 and as I saw my friends go to work for Big 8 accounting firms, major retailers and financial powerhouses I decided I would go to work for my Dad. My father had started a security company (Hilton and Associates, Inc.) in 1982 and was looking for someone to step in and help him run the family business. I started out handling all the service requests and quickly learned how challenging customer service can be. When my father retired in 1996, I immediately thought that “being in charge” would be a piece of cake and it was all an easy road from that point on. I hadn’t realized how hard it was to run a business on your own and quickly developed a new found respect for anyone that was a small business owner.
I'm the newest member of the LRG team, and I couldn't ask for a better opportunity! I've grown up the Jasper area and am currently residing here with my fiance. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology that I earned from Northwestern State University in Louisiana. My working life has involved account development/customer service for the past 6 years. My hobbies involve anything creative and I can't wait to merge all my passions together as I dive into this marketing assistant position. I'm dedicated to the success of our vendors, distributors, installers and the LRG team. I'm excited to be here and look forward our collective success!
I bring with me eight years of customer service experience to the team and strive to make sure everyone I come in contact with feels comfortable in knowing that I am working for or with them for a common goal. My husband retired from the Army and we have since bought a home in the Jasper, Texas area. We are both from the area and wanted our children to experience the home town atmosphere that we experienced. I am excited about my future here at LRG and can’t wait for the next stage of my life.
Security Industry a Family Tradition! Not only do I have 37 years in the Security Business, I am a 2nd Generation of a 3rd Generation family member also in the industry! I decided to follow in my Dad’s footsteps and learn this business from the ground up. I spent 15 years on the Manufacturing side with select top tier factories, 15 years as a Dealer and 4 years in Distribution.
After knowing and working with many different independent manufacturer representatives through the years, it looked like something I might want to try next. Finally, in 2010 I hired on with an established manufacturer’s rep firm to further my education and support for all of you in this channel.
I am Proud to say that I am a Regional Sales Representative for LRG inc in New Mexico, Colorado and West Texas! I Love my job and enjoy working with everyone associated with the industry!
My name is Willie. I work the second shift here at the LRG Support Center, basically doing shipping, warehousing and trying not to get in the way of the ladies that support our customers. They do an awesome job- Everything from tech support assistance, cross referencing specs, order entry/tracking and “tracking” down our outside sales support guys for you. Oh yeah, project registration is a big thing too. Getting LRG involved with your business will help your business for sure.
Everybody here helps each other. It is a great family. I love them all, but we love your business even more! Call us at 409-384-4560 or visit us on that world wide web. But you are here already aren’t you?