Services Team

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 Lawson II

President

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 Conditioned Air licenses. Keith has been estimating and managing commercial plumbing & mechanical projects of all sizes since 1992. Keith is responsible for the day to day operations of KLS. 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 is the current Chairman of the Additional Business Entity Committee and serves on the Florida Homeowners Recovery Fund Committee.

Donnie Stringer

Donnie Stringer

Service Manager

Donnie Stringer has been in the HVAC and plumbing industry in North Florida since 1997. Second generation in our industry, experienced in residential and commercial business, he joined the Keith Lawson Services team in 2014. He chose to be a part of our team, because of our reputation in the industry of having sincerity in doing the right things the right way, and our commitment to our customers and employees. Donnie was our 2015 “Above and Beyond Award” recipient. When not serving with our team, he spends his time in various volunteer organizations in our community. He enjoys spending time at the beach and with his family.

Justin Vernon

Justin Vernon

HVAC Field Supervisor

Justin joined the Keith Lawson Services team in March of 2017, he brings with him 21 year of experience in the HVAC field. He has worked on everything from retrofit, new construction, ductwork, heat pumps, intake, exhaust, fresh air, fuel oil, gas, boilers, commercial, residential, geo thermal, chillers and everything in between. He joined KLS, because it is a great family atmosphere. The people here are friendly and we have the same goal in mind: To do our best to serve our customer base with integrity, loyalty, and professionalism. Away from KLS, Justin is a father of 3 and grandfather to 1. While he is not being an awesome father and grandpa, he loves to hunt, fish and woods ride to absorb God’s beautiful planet. On days off, he likes to volunteer at a local animal shelter. “Giving back has become a passion in my latter years.” Justin’s Life Moto: “Life is a choice we are all afforded. The choices we make say a lot about the person you’ve become.”

Mike Hightower

Mike Hightower

HVAC Service Technician

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.

Nathan McKenzie

Nathan McKenzie

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.

Daniel Ogden

Daniel Ogden

HVAC Service Technician

Daniel has been involved in the HVAC industry since 1979. He started as a dispatcher and moved through the ranks of the industry acquiring his Florida Certified Mechanical license in 1989. He has acquired RSES heat pump technician status and is also NATE certified. Dan believes in customer value and transparency on every project and service call. Dan also enjoys mentoring others, helping to make good technicians into great technicians. Dan is a motorcycle enthusiast and restores older Chevrolet trucks as a hobby. He has been with Keith Lawson Services since 2016.

John Hagen

John Hagen

HVAC Service Technician

John Hagen began working for Keith Lawson Services in 2016. John enjoys working for Keith Lawson Services because, "They treat their employees and customers with respect, they stand behind their work and they are fair employers." John was born and raised in Colorado, where, in 2010, he received his Associate's Degree in Comfort Technology and Refrigeration from Redstone College. He was runner up for top technician in his graduating class and graduated with honors and a 3.987 GPA. John also earned his EPA Universal Certification. John relocated to South Georgia and married his best friend Rebekah; they are happily married and starting a family. His hobbies include fishing of any and all kinds, particularly fly fishing and shark fishing, bow hunting, riding motorcycles and woodworking.

Daniel Boydston

Daniel Boydston

HVAC Service Technician

Daniel has worked in the HVAC service industry since 2005 and with Keith Lawson Services since 2012. His two boys keep him motivated every day to continue gathering knowledge and to growing in the industry. Loving what he does and helping people makes it all worthwhile to him. Daniel has his EPA Universal Technician Certification and is certified in Airflow Characteristics and Diagnostics. Daniel is experienced in long term commercial jobs, short term residential installs and sheet metal fabrication.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys kayaking, motocross, biking and running. He also completes in obstacle course racing and holds a first degree black belt in karate. He was our "Above and Beyond" award winner 2014, 2015 and 2016, and was named the 2017 Employee of the Year!

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

HVAC Comfort Consultant

Mike Smith has been in the HVAC industry for over 30 years. His certifications include, Licensed Master Gas, Design Professional for Ductwork and Ventilation, Multiple years of Professional School for installation and controls. Mike is also trained for installation, sales and service for LENNOX, American Standard, Carrier, Trane and Goodman. He has worked with Keith Lawson Services for four years as the Comfort Consultant in the HVAC department. Last year Mike reached One Million in sales!! We are proud to have him with us. He enjoys playing drums in his church band, dancing and spending time with his wife.

Elvin Hern

Elvin Hern

HVAC Service Technician

Elvin started in the HVAC industry in 2011 and has acquired a Universal EPA 608 certification. In his spare time, Elvin enjoys spending time outdoors, boating, fishing, sports and spending time with his son, family and friends.

Mark King

Mark King

HVAC Service Technician

Mark King started in the HVAC industry by working in his uncle’s sheet metal shop in Indiana back in the ‘70s. He graduated from ITT Technical Institute in the mid-70s with a technical certificate in HVAC&R Technology. He worked as a service technician until an opportunity arose for him to share his knowledge and experience via a full-time teaching position at Indiana’s community college system. He ran that program for about 4 years and was recognized by his peers with a state-wide award for excellence in teaching. He left the college to concentrate on completing his undergraduate degree and was hired by Lennox Industries as a field service consultant covering several Midwestern states. He is a past National Director of Training & Testing for the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society and holds Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist certifications from that organization. The company that became Siemens Building Technologies hired him in the early 90s to teach mechanical system service sales as well as instructing building engineers on their building automation systems. He worked for Siemens in a variety of positions for over 15 years earning a Master’s in Adult Education before focusing his career on learning technologies in the IT world. About two years ago Mark decided to hang up his IT tools and return to his first career in HVAC. He derives great satisfaction from “fixing stuff” and in his spare time kayaks, fishes (sometimes successfully), hikes—pretty much anything involving the outdoors. Mark joined Keith Lawson Services in early 2018.

Mat Diuorno

Mat Diuorno

Customer Service Supervisor

Mat has been with Keith Lawson Services since October 2017. He brings over 15 years of experience in customer service. He has previously worked for companies like America Online, Comcast, PAT Live, and various state agencies doing customer service. He believes in putting the customer first and making sure to go above and beyond their expectations. He is a father of one and on his free time is a local performer, actor, artist, and photographer. His biggest passion is watching his son grow up.

Eddie Trujillo

Eddie Trujillo

Plumbing Field Supervisor

Eddie Trujillo has been in the plumbing industry since 1995 and has been with Keith Lawson Services since 2003. Eddie specializes in backflow prevention, commercial applications, boilers, sewer cameras and five star customer service. He loves to help customers and seeing them smile when the job has been completed. That commitment has earned him the "Employee of the Year" in 2005 and 2016 and "Above and Beyond Award" in 2014. In Eddie’s leisure time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, playing sports and spending time with his family.

Tim Colvin

Tim Colvin

Plumbing Service Technician

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!

Michael Hayes

Michael Hayes

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.

Josh Holden

Josh Holden

Plumbing Service Technician

Josh Holden has been in the plumbing industry since 1998. He has installed the plumbing in over 500 new houses in Tallahassee and countless remodels and repairs. Josh was a part of the crew that installed two high school's plumbing, Chile’s High School and Arnold High School in Panama City. He is certified in medical gas, polypropylene fuse type gas fittings, acid waste pipe and is proficient at operating back hoes and mini excavators. In his personal life, he enjoys playing pool, most sports and spending time in the outdoors and with his family. Josh enjoys meeting new people and taking care of their plumbing needs.

Rex Tillery

Rex Tillery

Plumbing Service Technician

Rex has been in the plumbing industry since 2015 and, “I’m very proud to be part of the KLS team.” Rex enjoys helping others and being a part of his community. Rex loves the great outdoors and fishing, and his family is his greatest joy in life.