Meet Our Team

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Rusty L. Lee

Rusty L. Lee

Owner
Joined ALD in 1994

Rusty, with his wife Vivian, purchased the American Leak Detection Franchise in May 1994. He completed his training at the Corporate Office in Palm Springs, California. Rusty is a native Floridian. He received his bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Later, he completed his MBA at the University of North Florida. Rusty spent twenty years in the banking industry with a multi-billion dollar bank. His last position before he decided to trade in his three piece suit for a wetsuit was senior loan officer. Rusty and Vivian have one daughter Alexandra who is currently completing a degree in chemistry at the University of Chicago.

Linda Rueff

Linda Rueff

Customer Service Representative
Joined ALD in 2003

Linda joined American Leak Detection in 2003, after an 18 year career in customer service with Delta Airlines. Here at American Leak Detection, she continues in the customer service field, of which she enjoys very much. Linda has three children , two sons and a daughter, whom she enjoys spending time with.

James Steve Wallace

James Steve Wallace

Leak Specialist
Joined ALD in 1995

Steve, as he likes to be called, joined American Leak Detection in 1995. Previously, Steve had worked as a mechanic in his fathers business. Steve is a certified diver and an avid fisherman. Whenever he is not working you can be assured that he is probably fishing with his son.

Robert R. Obert

Robert R. Obert

Leak Specialist
Joined ALD in 2004

Robert was born in Bolingbrook Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Prior to joining American Leak Detection, he was a field technician for a standby generator company. Robert started his career with American Leak Detection in 2004. He likes doing source and origin of unknown water leaks as well a plumbing leaks, and he especially enjoys a great challenge. Robert likes to tinker around his house and yard when not finding leaks.

Daniel "DJ" LindsleyDaniel "DJ" Lindsley

Leak Specialist
Joined ALD in 2014

DJ was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan and has since re-located to Southwest Florida with his wife and 3 school age children. Before he worked for American Leak Detection, he ran service for a commercial food equipment company and before then, he worked in the automotive industry. DJ enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. He is passionate about his Detroit sports teams. He enjoys the challenge of figuring out and fixing our customers leaks.

Matthew CrabtreeMattnew Crabtree

Leak Specialist
Joined ALD in 2015

Matthew, also known as "Junior" in the office of American Leak Detection recently graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating he decided to take a more hands on approach to his working environment, rather than sitting behind a desk. Matthew enjoys things like fishing, golf, football, atv's, motorcycles, and being out in the sun. Matthew is a determined leak technician and strives to give customers answers to their problems.

Stephen FilemanStephen Fileman

Leak Specialist
Joined ALD in 2017

Stephen’s roots run deep here in Charlotte County, as he was born and raised here. He joined our American Leak Detection team in 2017. He has worked for a golf course construction company ever since he was 18. He has high family values and is very goal oriented. When he isn’t working, you can find him on his boat or working around his house.

Blade CochranBlade Cochran

Leak Specialist
Joined ALD in 2017

Having the pleasure of spending all of his life right here in Charlotte County, Blade really enjoys the simple life. If he's not giving his all here at American Leak Detection, you can find him on the water fishing every chance he gets. Aside from fishing, a couple hobbies he also enjoys is picking up a guitar and making music or getting under the hood of anything with four tires and a motor and most of all spending quality time with his family.

Chris

ChrisLeak Specialist
Joined ALD in 2017

Chris grew up in Charlotte County and graduated from Charlotte High School. Chris really enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with his family. He has a passion for riding motorcycles and enjoys fantasy football.

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