Meet Our Staff


Florida Outdoor Equipment, Inc. (FOE) is a family owned and operated business that was established in 1976 as a wholesale distributor of quality outdoor power equipment, parts and accessories. Over the years, FOE has continued to grow, now operating from a 112,000 square foot facility on five acres of land. The facility has 12,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet dedicated to parts, accessories and whole good inventory. FOE has 26 employees internally and 8 outside territory managers supported by 2 product managers to serve our customers.

Mark DeShetler  President

Mark DeShetler’s parents moved from Wisconsin to Florida in 1976 to start up Florida Outdoor Equipment, so he’s literally worked the business from the ground up. From warehouse and parts expeditor to technical service and outside sales, Mark experienced and learned every aspect of the company on his journey to the corporate office as Sales Manager. As a second generation company, he was appointed president in 1996. The third generation has also started working at Florida Outdoor Equipment in the form of son, Benny and daughter, Brittany. Mark is married with four children and loves all sports, whether participating, attending or coaching.


Owners

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  • Mark DeShetler
  • President
  • mdeshetler@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 319
  • Years with FOE: 40
  • Keith DeShetler
  • Vice President of Operations
  • kdeshetler@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 ext. 303
  • Years with FOE: 39
  • Beth Forrester
  • Credit Manager / Accounts Receivable
  • bforrester@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 Ext 315
  • Years with FOE: 26
  • Karyn Karapiperis
  • Advertising Manager
  • kkarapiperis@floridaoutdoor.com
  • Tel: (407) 295-5010 Ext 307
  • Years with FOE: 24