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Rob Lester

Fire Protection Director
  • Profile

Rob has been in the construction industry for over 30 years, with 16 of those in the fire protection industry. He has worked in residential and commercial construction as a carpenter, field supervisor, and project manager and in the fire protection industry as an installer, service department manager, and now division director. He has installed, estimated, and managed numerous projects, ranging from schools to hospitals. Rob has a strong drive for customer service and believes this is the foundation of a successful partnership with our customers.

Midwestern Mechanical History:

  • Fire Protection Installer 2005 – 2011
  • Fire Protection Service Department Manager 2011 – 2020
  • Fire Protection Division Director 2020 – Present

Current Assignments:

  • Management of Fire Protection Division
  • Management of Fire Protection Service Department
  • Customer Relations
  • Business Development

Relevant Fire Protection Project Experience:

  • 2005-2007 - Sanford Surgical Tower (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • 2007-2008 - Wells Blue Bunny Enterprises Corporate Center (Le Mars, IA)
  • 2008-2009 - Bel Brands (Brookings, SD)
  • 2009-2010 - Sanford Children’s Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • 2010-2011 - Sanford Hospital Main Campus (Sioux Falls, SD)
  • 2017-2019 - Avera Specialty Hospital (Sioux Falls, SD)


  • Oklahoma State University - Fire Protection
  • OSHA 30 Hour