Keith Lawson Services is the place to be employed if you desire an opportunity to grow in knowledge, skill and experience and excel in both position of responsibility and earnings.
KLS is a member of Nexstar Network, a national association of HVAC, plumbing and electrical contractors, and operates according to Nexstar's Code of Ethics.
Keith Lawson II
Keith worked in the business while attending college, and joined KLC full-time after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction from the University of West Florida in 1992. He holds Florida Certified Plumbing, Certified Mechanical, Certified General and LP gas licenses, as well as Alabama Plumbing and Conditioned Air and Georgia Plumbing and Conditioned Air licenses. Keith has been estimating and managing commercial plumbing & mechanical projects of all sizes since 1992. Keith served on the Board of Directors for the North Florida Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors organization until 2013, when he was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to fill the Mechanical seat on the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Keith served as CILB Chairman in 2019 and as past Chair of the Additional Business Entity Committee and past member of the Florida Homeowners Recovery Fund Committee. Keith has been accepted in a Florida court as an expert witness in both the plumbing and mechanical trades. In 2020, Keith was appointed to the University of West Florida Construction Management Program Advisory Council.
HVAC Service Technician
Nate McKenzie started in the HVAC industry in 2006. He obtained his certification in Advanced HVAC and Refrigeration in 2008. Since that time, he has acquired a section 608 EPA, TRAC PIPE, and core certifications through North American Tech Excellence (NATE). Nate has been with Keith Lawson Services since 2010 and continues to work toward increasing his knowledge of the industry. His commitment to service has earned him the "Team Player Award" in 2011, "Above and Beyond Award" in 2012, 2015 & 2017, and "Employee of the Year" in 2013. Leisure time is spent with his wife and son, fishing and carving sculptures.
HVAC Service Technician
Brandon was born and raised in Georgia. He has been in the HVAC industry since 2015, with both residential and commercial experience. Brandon has been to the Ultimate Technician Academy in Arkansas twice, once for electrical and the other for refrigeration, and attended the Hvac service excellence Press Play experience in Texas twice. He holds an EPA type 2 refrigeration certification. Brandon enjoys spending quality time with my family, hiking, trail riding on side by sides, playing video games and firearm target practicing.
HVAC Service Technician
Alexander Olmstead has been with Keith Lawson Services since 2017. He started as a parts runner and quickly moved his way up to HVAC retrofit/installation and is now an HVAC Maintenance Technician. Alexander enjoys working at Keith Lawson because everyone feels like family instead of just co-workers. Alexander enjoys spending his spare time with his family and friends and playing video games.
Plumbing Field Supervisor
Tim Colvin has been in the plumbing industry for over 20 years. He was in an apprenticeship program for 4 years and has certifications with RINNAI, backflow prevention, OSHA & AQUATherm. Tim has worked with Keith Lawson Services as a Residential Service Technician since 2008. Tim is also cross-training with the HVAC department. He enjoys hunting, fishing, NASCAR and spending time with his family.
Winner of the 2017 "Above & Beyond" Award!
Plumbing Service Technician
Michael Hayes has been in the plumbing industry since 1985 and has worked with Keith Lawson Services in the Residential Service Department since 2010. He is both strong in customer service and technical knowledge, earning him "Employee of the Year" in 2014. What he enjoys most about service work is meeting new people and being able to help them meet their plumbing needs with a personal touch. In his spare time, he enjoys wood working, singing karaoke and volunteering at his church.
Service Manager - Panama City/West Florida
Mike has been in the HVAC industry for over 20 years. He started with Keith Lawson Services in 2002 and is an HVAC service technician. During the course of his career he has obtained many certifications; Nexstar Training/ Effective Management, Estimation Management, Rinnai Water Heaters, International Code Council for Florida Building Codes, Copeland Certifications, Florida Notary, and Frequency Drive Compressors. On his days off, he enjoys RC racing, hiking, fishing and spending time with his family.
Vice President / Division Manager
Chris joined Keith Lawson Company in 2013 as Division Manager for the West Florida satellite office in Panama City, FL. He has over 36 years’ experience in the mechanical and plumbing industries including Design/Build, Estimating and Project Management. Chris’s knowledge covers a wide range of facilities including Hospitals, Military Facilities, Schools, Gymnasiums, Conference Centers, Manufacturing Facilities, Condominiums, Hospitality, Retail and various types of Commercial Facilities.
Chris holds Florida Certified Air Conditioning Contractor and Certified Plumbing Contractor licenses, an Alabama Master Plumber / Gas Fitter license, a Georgia Master Plumber Non Restricted license, a Florida Medical Gas Certification and a Florida Fire Protection System Contractor V license.