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Apr 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Jack Schrock's Blog

Jack SchrockI got a call a while back from Bob Kingsmill of New Orleans. His Dad, Eddie is in the Hall of Fame because he was one of the first who taught our industry how to develop a client list to the point that he closed the shop each evening to enjoy supper at home with his family. Eddie also built a Super Heavy Duty underlift on a KW Brute chassis dedicated to handling the BFI garbage packers. Bob told me it had caught fire and burned but he had rebuilt it and a guy in Baton Rouge had fabricated a new custom hood.

We also talked about Paul Lezana who introduced wreckers to the city of New Orleans, which started a program that remains in place to this day.

And, there was a young man named Lloyd Evans who worked for Paul and then Eddie and then went into business for himself in Shreveport where he too eventually built a Super Heavy Duty wrecker using a Holmes 850. Lloyd and his wife Patsy, Paul and Eddie are all gone now and their stories all began with Paul Lezina.

These are the guys who greatly expanded our industry, especially in Super Heavy Duty towing and recovery. Long gone but never forgotten.