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Fire Safety & Code Compliance Strategies

In working with contractors in North Texas over the past three decades, we saw the need for a plan review and design firm that is dedicated to your success, and not just their own! We are here to help the industry practice code-compliant strategies to keep North Texas safe in the event of a fire.

Our GreenTag Code Experts



GreenTag’s founder and President, Jay Loucks is a graduate of Texas A&M (class of ’85) with 30+ years experience in the fire protection industry, working with fire chiefs and inspectors, clients, contractors and consulting/engineering firms.  He has extensive sprinkler and fire alarm plan review experience, including over 16 years as the Senior Fire Protection Engineer for the City of Dallas.

Mike Mitchell

Growing up as the son of respected Fire Chief, Mike has had a deep connection to, and passion for the life safety industry his entire life.  Following in his father’s footsteps and after earning his bachelor degree from Oklahoma State University in Fire Protection and Safety Technology, Mike also graduated fire academy, becoming a certified fire fighter, investigator, and EMT, which lead to his opportunity to apply that experience as an FPE for the City of Boulder, CO, where he performed final inspections, reviewed plans, and assisted with fire investigations.  He later moved home to Texas and joined the City of Dallas’ fire protection engineering team, alongside Jay Loucks, P.E. as an engineering and plan review assistant.  Looking to broaden his knowledge of the fire protection trade, Mike later took a position in the private sector, working for a reputable installation firm in the DFW area, and was a successful estimator and project manager, giving him a hands-on, field application of his studies and FD experience.  Mike is a NICET Level III in Water Based Systems Layout, and is working toward his Texas State P.E. license next.  He also is the department lead for GreenTag’s training division, providing applicable course instruction to local fire departments, as well as installation contractors and sprinkler designers.  With his willingness to share his extensive fire protection knowledge, Mike provides a wealth of information to our customers and jurisdictions as a GreenTag Code Expert.

James Tull | Gone, But Not Forgotten

With almost two decades in the fire protection trade, James has attained every license the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office issues, earning his RME-G in sprinkler, his APS in fire alarm, his EPL in special hazards, and is now studying to take the Texas State P.E. exam in 2020. James has also achieved a NICET Level III certification in all of the three aforementioned principals, a rare, as well as challenging accomplishment.  His 15 years of field experience affords our customers a “real-world” application strategy that is unparalleled.  In addition to managing our 5 member team of designers, James has engineered multiple large scale, high profile projects, most notably, the new Globe Life Field (Future Home of our Texas Rangers!), a 6,000+ device design, which included the fire alarm and smoke control systems. He is a VESDA design expert, and currently is expanding his design experience to include sprinkler system engineering.  As a GreenTag Code Expert, he has mastered the International Fire Code and NFPA requirements, as well as the amendments of North and Central Texas’ jurisdictions, making him an invaluable asset to our on staff P.E., Jay Loucks, and our customers alike.

GreenTag'd Jurisdictions

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Anna Arlington Azle Bedford Burleson Dallas Denison Duncanville Everman Granbury Grapevine Greenville Haltom City Hamilton Haslet Heath Highland Village Hillsboro Lake Worth Mansfield McLendon-Chisholm Midlothian Mineral Wells Mount Pleasant Nevada Paris Rockwall Royse City San Angelo San Marcos Sherman Southlake Springtown Trophy Club University Park Weatherford