President / Partner
James Lane Mechanical
Clayton Lane is President of James Lane Mechanical. In this role, Clayton manages the company’s fire protection programs, including bidding, design, installation, testing, and inspection. He also directs fire sprinkler installation projects for the United States Army Corps of Engineers and key markets, including medical buildings, industrial plants, military facilities, educational institutions, and retail sites. Clayton’s leadership within the plumbing division includes overseeing the residential and light commercial service department, while performing site surveys, managing projects, and overseeing technician training. In 2021, Clayton became a Partner at Fidelity Building Services Group (Fidelity BSG) when James Lane Mechanical joined the Fidelity BSG portfolio of companies.
Building on James Lane Mechanical’s commitment to conservation, Clayton spearhead’s the organization’s environmentally friendly programs, including solar panels, rainwater collection, paperless integration, and recycling standards. He also manages the extensive fleet of James Lane Mechanical vehicles.
Clayton is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, with a minor in Archaeology. He is also a graduate of the Wichita Falls Citizens Fire Academy.
Clayton holds important industry certifications, including Texas RME General Fire Sprinkler, HVAC Residential and Commercial, Journeyman Plumber, and Railroad Commission LP licenses. He also holds Oklahoma Sprinkler and Plumbing Contractor licenses. In addition to being a Certified Building Analyst, Clayton is OSHA 30 certified and completed certification programs for NICET III Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems, as well as Layout of Fire Sprinkler Systems.
Through the years, Clayton has been recognized for his business and community contributions. In 2017, he was presented with the Texas-based John Ben Sheppard Pathfinder Leadership Award. He was also presented with the Spirit of Texoma Award and was named a recipient of the 20 Under 40 Award by the Times Record News in North Texas.