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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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