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L&J Fire Equipment

Executive Leadership

Eddie Lewis – Founder

Eddie Lewis was born and raised in Ocala Florida. He purchased a small fire equipment service company in 1984 and two more service companies in the following years. Eddie gained hands on experience in the industry while servicing and installing pre-engineered fire systems as well as servicing portable fire extinguishers.

Eddie saw the need for alternative wholesale suppliers for our industry, which lead to the opening of L&J Fire Equipment.

Eddie and Beth Lewis have been married since 1975. They have three children Scott, Jeff and Kellie. Eddie and Beth are members of First Baptist Church of Ocala.

Rick Jarrell – Founder

Rick Jarrell was raised in Miami Florida. He began working as a service technician for a central Florida fire equipment service company in 1982. Rick worked his way from technician to general manager before joining with Eddie in founding L&J Fire Equipment.

Rick has three children, Elizabeth, Richard and Brooke and one granddaughter, Daylynne. Rick attends Church of the Springs in Ocala Florida.

Scott Lewis – General Manager

Scott Lewis was born and raised in Ocala Florida and grew up around the family fire equipment business. After attending Tallahassee Community College, Scott officially joined the family business in 1997. Scott started as a technician servicing pre-engineered restaurant fire systems and portable fire extinguishers, Scott also spent time as the hydrostatic test technician before joining L&J Fire Equipment as General Manger in 2008.

Scott attends Church of Hope in Ocala Florida.