Chris Lyons retired from the Houston Fire Department in 1994 after serving for 20 years. In 1976, he opened Lyons Kustom Service as a side job in his off duty hours. In the beginning, the business was mostly hand painted signs which later included lighted signs, custom paint on vehicles, as well as some wild sculptures and displays.
In 2013, he turned his attention to creating unique firefighter products, such as large trophy fire helmets, fire helmet lamps, and Texas-sized fire helmets. Each item can be detailed with custom hand painted shields or airbrushing.