WHO WE ARE
Fred received a B. A. in Economics from L.S.U. in 1984. Mr. Mentz assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of Coastal Fire Protection at its inception and is responsible for day-to-day decisions. Fred started his career in the fire protection industry in 1991 when he was hired by Herbert S. Hiller Corporation to assist engineering and architectural firms in the design of fire protection and gas detection systems for deepwater oil and gas platforms, and eventually moved in to the commercial fire sprinkler sector.
Chief Financial Officer
Dan is a CPA and received two BS degrees in Finance and in Commercial Banking from Louisiana State University. Dan has over 20 years experience in accounting and financial management. Dan has been with CFP since 2003.
Mark has over 11 years in the fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and special hazards industry. He also has 8 year in the General Construction industry. He has a certificate in Computer-Aided Drafting from Houston Community College. He has vast knowledge of managing multi-million dollar projects. His current responsibilities for the Fire Sprinkler Division including oversight of sales, estimating, design, production and forecasting.
Thom has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Thomas has 20 years of experience as an estimator, salesman, VP/executive and both project and department manager. Thomas rejoined CFP last year. Responsible for sales in Baton Rouge and New Orleans Metro areas, including Plaquemines, Terrebonne, and Lafourche Parishes. Thomas recently passed the exam and has a pending certification of NICET.
Sprinkler Service Sales Manager
Darrell Juneau also served at American Sprinkler prior to working for Coastal Fire Protection. Darrell worked for 31 years at American in their Service division. Darrell joined CFP in January, 2006 and functions in both a Service sales and management capacity. Darrell overseas a crew of 5 to 7 workers focused on short term “day work”, inspections and short term service jobs. Darrell’s service region includes South, Central and West Louisiana as well as projects in Florida and other adjoining states.
Special Hazard Production Superintendent
David has been with CFP for 14 years and is responsible for all installations for marine, off shore and land based special hazard systems. David has installed, tested and certified CO2, FM200, NOVEC, Foam, Fire Detection and Watermist systems.
Fire Detection Sales Manager
John has 17 years in the fire protection industry. NICET certified in Fire Alarm, Suppression, and Sprinkler. His duties include daily operations of fire detection projects and provides technical support & assistance for large projects.
Office Manager/Human Resources
Helga has been with Coastal Fire Protection since 1997. Among her many duties, she is the human resource manager.
Sprinkler Production Superintendent
Troy started in the sprinkler industry in 1990. He was a field foremen from 1994 to 2006 handling contracts and service work. Troy became a field Superintendent in 2005 managing well over 40 field employees. Over the years Troy has received several certifications ranging from NICET, OSHA, equipment/lift training, and several different manufacturer product certifications.
Michelle has been with Coastal Fire Protection for 18 years. Her responsibilities include purchasing and service scheduling.
Sprinkler Project Manager
Jim has over 30 years’ experience in sprinkler design and sprinkler sales. Jim is NICET III certified as a sprinkler designer. Prior to working for Coastal fire Protection, Jim worked for American Sprinkler as their design manager.