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Memphis, Tennessee Office

Service Area

Our Memphis, Tennessee Office offers a complete suite of fire protection and life safety services to the majority of the Mid-South including Eastern Arkansas, West Tennessee, and Northern Mississippi. Some of our Divisions have service areas that reach farther than others so give us a call today to see how we can be of service to you.

Services Offered

Our Memphis team is proud to offer the following services:

Memphis Sales Team

Memphis Sales Team

Megan King

Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Memphis Sales Team

Josh Manning

Account Executive, Technology Division

Memphis Sales Team

Nick Harris

Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Memphis Sales Team

Alisa Ellis

Serive Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Memphis Sales Team

Mike Pugh

Fire Sprinkler Sales Representative, Sprinkler Division

Memphis Sales Team

Michael Vann

Service Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Megan King

Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Megan joined State Systems Inc. in 2006 starting in low voltage service sales and has advanced to low voltage construction sales/project management for the past 8 years. In 2019, she added clean agent suppression systems to her responsibilities.  She has completed a two-year voice data and video apprenticeship program with Independent Electrical Contractors,  EST Fire Alarm Sales and Application course, and she is licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi as an alarm agent.

Josh Manning

Account Executive, Technology Division

Josh became a member of the State Systems Inc. team when SSI purchased Critical Path Technology in 2006. He stayed onboard as operations manager of SSI’s new technology division. Josh has 18 years of information technology experience with expertise in planning, design, installation and maintenance of networks to include physical infrastructure, equipment, security and optimization. He was involved in installing the first infrared point-to-point wireless system for a major Memphis-area university.

Nick Harris

Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Nick joined State Systems Inc. in 2009, after working for 10 years as a superintendent in the residential home building industry. He is a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. (ABC) emerging leaders, and he is the head coach of the North Mississippi Bucks, a competitive baseball team for 10-year-olds in Hernando, Miss.

Alisa Ellis

Serive Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Alisa has been with State Systems for over 7 years. She previously worked for 15 years in telecommunications sales as an account executive with C Spire Wireless. She sits on the board of the Commission on Missing and Exploited Children and is a member of the Jackson Chamber in Jackson, Tenn., the Greater Memphis Chamber and City Current.

Mike Pugh

Fire Sprinkler Sales Representative, Sprinkler Division

Mike has been with State Systems Inc. since May of 2014 but has worked in the Fire Sprinkler Industry for over 16 years.  He currently holds a Nicet Level 2 certification in water based fire protection systems and a certification in water based fire protection systems from Oklahoma State University.  Mike is also a licensed fire sprinkler inspector for the state of Arkansas.  For the past 2 years, he has worked as the Fire Sprinkler Deficiency Sales Representative.  Outside of the office, mike enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Michael Vann

Service Sales Executive, Low Voltage Division

Michael has worked with State Systems for over 11 years.  Prior to moving into his role as Sales Executive, he worked as Sales/Service Technician and Operations Manager in the Fire Protection Division.  When he's not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, building and designing, and the outdoors.

Memphis Operations Team

Memphis Operations Team

Brent Hale

Operations Manager, Fire Protection Division

Memphis Operations Team

Paul Krodel

Project Manager, Fire Protection Division

Memphis Operations Team

Jeremy Palmer

Operations Manager, Technology Division

Memphis Operations Team

Karey Watson

Operations Manager, Low Voltage

Memphis Operations Team

Jake Owen

Operations Manager, Sprinkler Division

Memphis Operations Team

Stephen Sandridge

Operations Manager, Cleaning Services Division

Brent Hale

Operations Manager, Fire Protection Division

Brent started with State Systems Inc. in 1993 as a sales/service technician in the fire protection division and has since worked his way up to operations manager. During his time at SSI, he has earned certifications with Ansul, Pyro-Chem, Amerex, Range Guard, Badger, FireBoy, Firetrace, Guardian, Captive Aire Core, and Kidde. Brent currently holds state licenses in Tennessee and Arkansas for fire suppression systems and fire extinguishers, and he is a member and state representative with the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED). Outside of the office, he is a Tennessee-certified Level 1 fire fighter and coaches youth soccer. Brent has spent six years working with the Germantown Fire Department and 15 years with the Bridgetown Fire Department in Nesbit, MS.

Paul Krodel

Project Manager, Fire Protection Division

Paul has been a project manager with State Systems Inc. for 14 years in the fire protection division. Previously, he worked as a territory manager for Great Lakes Sales Inc. for four years and as a sales representative with The Breckenridge Co. for nine years. Among his many certifications, Paul is an OSHA 10- and 30-hour cardholder and a Medic First Aid®/CPR level 3 trainer, and he has received a State of Tennessee fire extinguisher and fire suppression system license, Ansul and Pyro-Chem fire suppression design training and a commercial kitchen ventilation certificate.

Jeremy Palmer

Operations Manager, Technology Division

Jeremy has 20 years of experience in data cabling installation. Prior to joining State Systems Inc. in 2008, he worked at Cole Communications and ATS Telephone and Data. Jeremy holds BICSI and Corning Fiber certifications. Outside of the office, he stays busy as a foster parent to special needs children.

Karey Watson

Operations Manager, Low Voltage

Karey has over 20 years of experience directly in the commercial and industrial fire alarm industry ranging from small, turn key systems to large scale high rise systems in all of the five borough’s of New York City. 16 of those years have been with State Systems, Inc in various roles from inspecting, installing, and servicing a wide range of commercial low voltage systems, to leading a team of over 40 members and interacting with customers on a daily basis always ensuring the highest level of quality. Karey holds multiple industry certifications from manufacturers such as Edwards, UTC, Lenel, and many others along with being a NICET certified technician in Fire Alarms.

Jake Owen

Operations Manager, Sprinkler Division

Jake has been with SSI for a little over 6 years but has over 20 years experience with sprinkler systems.  He has both his NICET certification and Ansul foam fire suppression system service and maintenance certification, and completed the Oklahoma State University Fire sprinkler inspection training & Certification program.  Outside of the office, Jake enjoys metal working, golfing, and grilling.

Stephen Sandridge

Operations Manager, Cleaning Services Division

Memphis Leadership Team

Memphis Leadership Team

Dwayne Judy

General Manager, Low Voltage Division

Memphis Leadership Team

George Price

General Manager, Healthcare Division

Memphis Leadership Team

Jeremy Jones

General Manager, Sprinkler Division

Dwayne Judy

General Manager, Low Voltage Division

Dwayne joined the State Systems Inc. team in 1996, working his way up to general manager of the low voltage division. He holds a Tennessee quality assurance certification, a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) level IV fire alarm certification and a NICET level IV special hazard certification.

George Price

General Manager, Healthcare Division

George joined State Systems Inc. in 2015 when SSI acquired ESI Companies, Inc.  For 15 of George’s 34 years of employment with ESI Companies, he served as Vice President over the Healthcare Division.  George has nearly 40 years of working experience from the ground up moving from installation of low voltage systems to service and then supervision and management of a Healthcare Division that serves hospitals in West Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas.  George is registered with Shelby County Code enforcement as a Journeyman Electronic Technician and has passed the Tennessee “CE” Electrical Contractors examination as an Electrical Contractor.  George, in the off, time enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with the family and friends.

Jeremy Jones

General Manager, Sprinkler Division

In 2015 Jeremy came to State Systems with 10-plus years of experience in the sprinkler industry to head up Sales and Design within the Fire Sprinkler Division. In 2017 He was made General Manager of the Fire Sprinkler Division. He has a Level III certification in Water Based Systems Layout with the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) and also holds SSI’s fire sprinkler responsible managing employee (RME) license.
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