Carolyn Lightfoot


Carolyn developed a passion for saving lives and property during her successful career as Realtor/Broker,  when her grandparent’s home burned to the ground. She started Cherokey Fire Protection in 1981, and pioneered the market for automatic fire sprinklers with the installation of the first apartment based system in Texas at Pirates Landing Apartments in Clear Lake. Over the last 40 years, she has overseen the completion of hundreds of various types of projects from Tennessee to Arizona and built an extensive collection of happy customers.

Her entrepreneurial acumen, and depth of business knowledge in areas ranging from accounting to HR to customer service has established a foundation from which the firm has grown into a regional leader in fire protection systems.

She has overseen the development of an experienced and professional team capable of offering customers a full suite of fire protection services from design, installation, inspections, service, repairs and retrofits for apartments, condos, high rise office buildings, assisted living facilities and many other types of facilities.  Her continued leadership helps to reinforce the culture of excellence at Cherokey Fire Protection as it proudly enters its fifth decade of operations.