Meet the Columbia Team
Brad Robey, Manager, has been with FRS for 15 years. He has worked in every store in the company at some point over the years including assisting with the opening of the Asheville and Columbia showrooms. Brad enjoys working with new folks and helping them grow and develop within the company.
Sarah Brown, Sales Associate, keeps the deliveries and job staging straight so that we can get your equipment and supplies to you as quickly as possible. She started working for FRS in the summer of 2012. Sarah is a military brat from Germany who considers herself laid back but feisty. When she is not working at FRS or her other job at an auto parts store, she enjoys puzzles, games and going out with friends.
Lauren Barbour, Sales Associate, worked with FRS in both our Florence and Charleston stores before coming to Columbia and has 6 years’ experience with the company assisting customers in three markets. She was born and raised in Gastonia, NC, and is outgoing and friendly. Lauren and her new husband J.E. enjoy dining out, going to sporting events and visiting family and friends. She bleeds Garnet and Black (loves to watch her Gamecocks win) but considers the best role in her life is to be her niece and nephews’ favorite aunt!
Joe Kligman, Sales Associate, started working with FRS Columbia in September 2005 and was the original employee. He is a USC graduate of the School of Hotel/Restaurant and Tourism and has been in the Foodservice industry for 35 years in various capacities… dishwasher, cook, waiter, bartender, manager and now "Equipment Salesman Extraordinaire". Joe is a father, husband, uncle, brother and son to a very large family.
John Riley, Sales Associate, is from Columbia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Political Science. When he is not helping customers at FRS, John likes to go out to bars and restaurants with friends, play golf and of course cheer on the Gamecocks.
Chase Goldiner, Sales Associate, has been with FRS since March 2017. In addition to helping customers in the showroom, he has helped with deliveries and servicing our leased dish machines. Chase and his girlfriend, Shayla, have two terrific dogs, Mowgli and Stella. In his free time, you can find Chase enjoying the outdoors while hunting or fishing.
Terry Owens, Sales Associate, has been with FRS since the fall of 2016. In that time, he has worked as a delivery driver, dishwasher tech, warehouse person and is now at the sales counter. Terry is a single father of two children, Gregory and Claudia. He enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, Gamecock Athletics and when his back cooperates, Tough Mudder runs.
Airese Currie, Warehouseman, was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, and finished high school at Richland Northeast in Columbia. He attended Clemson University on a full athletic scholarship playing Wide Receiver for the Tigers. While at Clemson, Airese received a B.S. in Marketing with an emphasis in Sports. He is the father of 2 beautiful princesses and 3 handsome princes.