Lonnie Lawrence is the proud majority owner of four locally-run businesses in Odessa: AmeriFlush, AmeriVax, AmeriTank, and USAutoMax. Prior to purchasing his businesses, Lawrence worked as a lab technician in the oilfield and as a used car manager for a local dealership.
Lawrence opened his first business, USAutoMax, in 1976. In 2008, Lawrence expanded and opened AmeriFlush, and in 2016, launched AmeriVax and AmeriTank. Lawrence’s companies provide a variety of services including portable sanitation solutions, portable restrooms, trash trailers, fresh water, and vac truck services in the oilfield. Lawrence also offers hydro vac services for non-destructive digging and rig and frac tank cleaning through AmeriVax.
Lawrence graduated from Permian High School in 1969 and attended Odessa College to study Chemical Engineering. In his spare time, Lawrence still finds time to volunteer for various organizations within the community. He is a former baseball coach for the Odessa Youth Baseball Association, a member of the Pillars Club for United Way, and a UTPB Flacon Club Member. Lawrence is also an active board member for Downtown Odessa, Inc., a committee member for the Odessa Counsel for Arts & Humanities (OCA&H), and the Odessa Public Art Committee.
Lawrence and his wife, Janet, have been married for 10 years. Together they have five children: Reggie, Daisha, Camron, Kirby and Taylor; and four grandchildren.