John was a true entrepreneur who never lost that indomitable spirit. He showed the
industry that smaller fence contractors could compete and win large projects in an
arena dominated by much larger companies.
A mentor to many, John was not one to rest on his laurels. He was a skilled problem
solver who was passionate about his work. He held himself and his employees to a
standard that kept the company in a constant state of evolution. He recognized that a
challenge was simply an opportunity to learn and propel forward.
Creative and generous, John dedicated much of his personal time helping others find
their place in the world.
Much more than an intelligent business man, John was an inspiring and charismatic
person, whose wit and charm will be missed greatly by his family, friends, employees
and longtime business associates.
We now look to the future, with Founding Partner and Owner, Dennis Sulser as
President. Hurricane Fence Company remains dedicated to our customers, vendors
and employees. Under Sulser’s leadership, Hurricane continues to honor the vision of
“two fence guys” whose perseverance showed an industry that a small business could
accomplish big things.
If you would like to honor the life of John Lowndes, please make a donation to the
Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy located in Asheville, N.C.