About Us

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We Build Profitable Partnerships

As one of the leading businesses in Shreveport, we attribute our reputation to the lasting client relationships we’ve developed throughout the years. We believe that all of our customers deserve the highest level of service — and we are committed to providing just that.

Our firm strives for  long-term growth through fundamental operating improvements. We seek to grow companies organically via products utilizing our sourcing expertise and relationships,  expanding markets, enhancing operations and improving practices. Our core values keep us committed to using not only our years of experience but our long term growth mindset. We mentor and invest in people to achieve both corporate and personal growth.

Our partnerships offer direct access to our global sourcing opportunities.

Executive Team

While we do offer the best quality products and services, what makes The Fortis Company, LLC great is our incredible team. Passionate, experienced, talented and friendly, we truly have the best of the best. Get to know the people behind the business, who are dedicated to making sure your needs are not only met, but exceeded.

Jeff Lowe


Jeff Lowe is the CEO of The Fortis Company, LLC. Jeff was the founder and former CEO of Hardware Resources(HR), Designer’s Hardware Corporation, and the owner of Ellis Millwork. Jeff started his career with South States, Inc., a Shreveport based hardware Distribution Company. Jeff started in sales and worked his way up to Vice President of Sales and Marketing during his five years with the company.

Jeff has over 32 years of hardware, cabinet and building product experience serving a national market. He also has more than 30  years of Asian sourcing and more than 20 years in China.

Jeff speaks some Mandarin Chinese and has extensive knowledge of Chinese culture and business practice with many business contacts in Guangdong and other provinces.


Tammie Lowe


Tammie Lowe is a co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of The Fortis Company, a real estate holding company involved in the acquisition, renovation, development, management, and building from the ground up multi-family and industrial assets. Prior to forming Fortis, Tammie was employed by Hardware Resources (HR) from 1990 to 2010, working in almost every department over her 20 years of service.

She wore all hats at HR in the early years, sometimes beginning the day in the inside sales department and ending the day as the shipping manager. During the period from 2000 to 2010, she held the title of Controller, Credit Manager, Information Technology (IT) Manager, and Software Implementation Manager.

Tammie has 20 years of accounting and IT experience and is a power user of Excel, Word, Peachtree, XE and other accounting software. She has developed trainer level skills and experience with Real Page over the past few years as she completed the set up of this online multi-family program for Fortis.


Kellie F. Williams

Accounting Manager

Kelli began her career in public accounting approximately five years after graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in and moving to the Shreveport/Bossier area.   

Kelli was employed by Hardware Resources from 2008-2011 and joined The Fortis Company January of 2012. Kelli is married to Craig Williams and adores her dogs, Annabelle and Cooper.  Kelli enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and cherishes her South Louisiana culture and traditions.

” I am grateful to be a part of The Fortis Company family and for the opportunities that have been given to me.” – Kelli