Jeffrey Dunn, President

Jeffrey has worked in the fire protection industry for 36 years. In August of 2002, he co-founded Carolina Fire Protection, Inc. and grew it to 17 employees in the first year. Today, Carolina Fire Protection, Inc. is a very successful business with 40 employees. His fire protection experience includes installation, design, inspection, sales, and management.

Jeffrey is NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) Certified and has a Fire Protection Contractors License for the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Jeffrey is Past President of AFSA/Carolinas Chapter, a member of the Board of Directors for AFSA, and a Board Member for the State Board of Examiners for Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors.

Terry Parrish, Retired Vice President

Terry, now retired, worked in the fire protection industry for over 40 years as a fire systems designer, sales manager, estimator, and executive manager. He also co-founded Carolina Fire Protection, Inc. and served as Vice-President, working in sales, estimating and management. His experience also includes installation.


Mark Ford, Design Manager

Mark has 36 years of experience in the fire protection industry and has been working with Carolina Fire Protection, Inc. since we opened our doors in 2002. Mark studied design and drafting at Wake Technical Community College and has working in fire protection design his entire career. Mark leads our Design Department of NICET certified designers. Mark is married and has two grandchildren. Away from work, Mark enjoys spending time with the grandkids, cooking and watching “all sports”.


Pat Marshall, Service Manager

Pat joined Carolina Fire Protection, Inc. in 2017, with no experience in the industry, but brings a wealth of business experience with 19 years in the banking industry followed by 8 years as co-owner and operator of a multi trade construction company. For the past five years, Pat has been responsible for HR, Insurance, Safety, Contract Review and Negotiation and Service Sales.  Pat has now transitioned into the Service Manager role to manage our Service Sales Department and Service Field Department. Pat is a graduate of Barton College with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. He attended graduate school at NCSU. Pat is a Past President of the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce, former member of the City of Dunn Planning Board and a Past Chairman of Leadership Harnett. Pat and his family are members of Hodges Chapel Church where he serves on the Board of Directors and the finance committee. Pat is married to Denise, and they have two sons, Lucas and Chase and a daughter, Caroline.


Eric Hudson, Inspections Manager

Eric started his career in June 2004 with Carolina Fire Protection and now has over 18 years in the fire protection industry.  Eric started out working in the field hanging sprinkler pipe, moved into the Inspections Department, then into Service Sales and now has the active role of Inspection Department Manager.  He is an active NICET level 3 Inspector in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems.  In his spare time, Eric enjoys being in the outdoors golfing, fishing, and spending time at the beach with friends and family.

Risk Management

Jon O'Dell, Risk Manager


Tammy Autry, Corporate Secretary/Controller

Tammy started working with money and numbers at the age of 16 with Ms. Joyce McLamb who challenged her to excel at that impressionable age. She obtained her accounting degree and continues to work in accounting today, specifically in the fire sprinkler industry for 17 years.

Tammy is very active in Beulah Baptist Church, serving in several positions as well as her community. She enjoys working with the SJHS FFA Alumni, currently serving as the treasurer. Away from work Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband Randy and their two daughters; Nicole (Go Camels!) and Jessica (Go Pack!)



Shane Blackwell, Construction Manager

Shane has fire protection ingrained in him as he has been in the industry for 29 years. He has worked with Carolina Fire Protection Inc. for 9 years and leads our field crews in the successful installation, service and repair for our clients. Shane is backflow certified and has OSHA 30-hour certification. In his spare time, Shane enjoys golf and going to the beach.


Regina Woolard, Purchasing Manager

Regina joined CFP in 2015 but brings a wealth of fire protection industry experience with her. She has over 30 years in the industry working mainly in the purchasing department. Regina’s distinctive ability to foster strong relationships with our vendors and manage our busy shop/warehouse area are two of her strongest assets. Regina is a graduate of Wake Technical Community College where she received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Business Administration as well as her Architectural Drafting, Architectural Technology/CAD and Office Specialist Certificates.