I’m really excited to be a part of the famous 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.
After completing my bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from Arizona State, my career focused on customer and financial service for 7 years. My role with LRG will be to enhance our customer sales information so we can better expand their success with complimentary LRG vendor business partners. I’m very excited to be a part of the LRG team and love being able to contribute to the company's growth!
Ten years ago, I was offered a job from a guy who worked for a security company in a chance meeting that was purely coincidence. I didn’t know anything about the security industry at the time, was as green as they come, but decided to give it a shot. At 24, it was just a job. Little did I know that this would be the start of a promising career. It turned out that the chance meeting was with the VP of Sales from a major distribution center. I cut my teeth as an assistant to one of the account managers, doing everything he didn’t want to deal with. Starting at the bottom, I learned the basics of designing systems, finding products, discovering the value of relationships and how to build and grow those relationships. Three years later I was handling up-business development in the Central US for Sony Security products. I traveled all over the US designing large enterprise level IP camera systems for numerous high-profile jobs, including school districts, departments of correction, and Homeland Security.
All of this didn’t come naturally to me. I had the privilege of being trained by some of the industry's finest... a who’s who list of veterans who helped make the industry what it is today. After spending time on the road and now with a growing family, it was time to come home. With the experience learned in my travels, I was able to land a job with a security rep firm as a territory manager in the central and southwest Texas area. Flash forward ten years and I take the next major step in my career. Now with LRG, I get to utilize years of experience in building relationships, continue to grow knowledge required to navigate enterprise level opportunities, all with a company that has a reputation for honesty and exceptional customer support. I’m appreciative of the industry for the ability to do what I love and support my family in the process.
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 60's and 70's for those looking for a better paying career. After responding to so many alarms and knowing that 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 over 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 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, Nebraska , and northern Kansas region, including the greater Kansas City area, from his base in suburban St. Louis.
As the veteran of the Support Center with 7+ years with LRG, I am grateful to be able to work with a wonderful team of LRG people. Relationship based business is of utmost importance in this industry. Everyone wants to feel that they are being heard and taken care of, basically that they are important. As Inside Sales Support for two Outside Regional Sales Managers, I am able to do what I am passionate about which is to take care of the customer! I have been married for 37 years and have 2 sons, 1 grandson and 1 granddaughter that I love spending time with.
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.
As a rookie in the security industry, I am eager to learn and excited about my new team. My professional background is in senior health care administration, insurance and most recently, in financial planning. I have a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Concordia University and have a passion for serving the customer and my business partners. I look forward to this new chapter of my life.
Being the newest member of the LRG family, I am excited to learn all I can about the Home Automation Business. Most of my work history involves customer services. My goal has always been to listen to the customers' concerns and do what I can to satisfy them so they will be a return/happy customer. I am married to Allan and we have an 18-year-old daughter, Rani, a 2018 graduate of Jasper High School.
I bring with me 12 years of customer service experience. I am excited about my partnership with LRG and our growing company. This opportunity has given my family and I the ability to share our small town upbringing with our children after 20 blessed years as an Army family. We have started our year as empty nesters and look forward to traveling.
The security industry is a family tradition! Not only do I have 42 years in the security business, I am a 2nd generation family member of a 3rd generation 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!
After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, I discovered my personal and professional strengths and passions are investing in people. Being new to this industry, I am beyond impressed and excited. With 20+ years of customer service experience, I look forward to the vast opportunities that lie ahead.
Steve Reddington brings over 25 years of security, safety and automation experience to LRG. He brings a wealth of industry experience to LRG, having worked with manufacturers, distribution, consultants, and end users. Most recently, Steve was a Regional Sales Manager for Leviton Manufacturing Co., Security & Automation, and before that worked with TKH Security, a manufacturer of security products. Steve has also previously been owner of his own security company, Advanced Security & Safety Products Co., located in the Chicago area. Steve lives in Des Plaines, IL and has a wife, Kristy and 4 boys.
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?