911 Live Oak Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320

757-398-0447 or 1-800-578-7677

Shipping & cremation supplies for the funeral industry shipping and cremation supplies

About Us

image5

Lori Eanes - President

Matthew Russo - Vice President /Operations Manager

Christopher Williams (Retired)

Lori is the founder and President of C & L Containers, Inc.  Lori, along with her brother Christopher Williams, started the company in 2001. Her family has been in the container business since 1992. Lori oversees the management of the business and continues to be very hands on in the day-to-day operations. Lori holds memberships with the Virginia Funeral Directors Association, Virginia Funeral Supply Association, Tidewater Funeral Directors, and serves on the board of Casket and Funeral Supply Association. Before starting the business, Lori was a Sergeant with the Chesapeake Police Department and served in the United States Air Force Reserves. When not working she enjoys home remodeling/design and refinishing furniture. She has been married to her husband, Jimmy, for 24 years, and together have three children and seven grandchildren.

image6

Christopher Williams (Retired)

Matthew Russo - Vice President /Operations Manager

Christopher Williams (Retired)

Christopher, along with his sister Lori, founded C & L Containers, Inc. Prior to starting the business Christopher worked in Hotel Management, overseeing Standards and Inspections for several large chains. He attended Old Dominion University, majoring in Computer Technology. Unfortunately, Chris was forced to retire within one year of starting the business, due to the quick progression of Multiple Sclerosis. His input and support are a huge part of C & L Containers' success. 

Matthew Russo - Vice President /Operations Manager

Matthew Russo - Vice President /Operations Manager

Matthew Russo - Vice President /Operations Manager

Matthew handles the management of operations, sales, and product design. After working in the corporate world over 15 years, he returned home to re-join the family business. Matthew is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

Jabaar Woods - Production Supervisor

Annette Stovall - Administrative Assistant

Matthew Russo - Vice President /Operations Manager

Jabaar has been with the company since its inception. Jabaar manages the construction and quality of our product as well as supervision of warehouse personnel. Jabaar was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia and still calls Norfolk home. He has an adult son and in his spare time enjoys billiards.

Annette Stovall - Administrative Assistant

Annette Stovall - Administrative Assistant

Annette Stovall - Administrative Assistant

Annette manages the day to day operations of the front office. Annette manages customers’ orders and ensures they are processed and delivered in a timely manner. She is quick to assist every customer in a personal and professional manner. Annette has over 20 years’ experience in customer service and legal process. Annette lives in Chesapeake and has a son and a daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Mission Statement & History

Mission Statement

C & L Containers, Inc, manufactures and distributes quality shipping and cremation containers for the funeral industry. Beginning in the early 90's we worked closely with funeral directors and funeral leaders to design and develop shipping and cremation containers specific to our industry. Our shipping containers have been individually tested by a third-party agency (MME, Inc.) And adhere to guidelines set forth by the air transport association. C & L Containers, Inc, continues to follow those guidelines as we expand our product line with new designs and innovation.


C & L Containers, Inc, is family owned and operated and understands the needs of our customers. In addition to building quality products with affordable pricing, our main priority is personal customer service. We treat every customer like family, because we believe this industry is family.

History

Lori Russo Eanes and Christopher Williams founded C & L Containers, Inc, in December 2001. Their family has been in the industry since the early 90's and when the family business changed hands, Lori left her career as a police officer and Christopher left his position with the family business, to carry on what the family had started. They built the business from the ground up, working seven days a week, with emphasis on quality, affordability and personal customer service. Unfortunately, Chris suffered from complications with multiple sclerosis and had to leave the business after only two years. In 2018, Matthew Russo, Lori’s son, joined the company, and has been instrumental in the continued growth and development of C & L Containers, Inc.

We have watched this industry grow and change over the years and we are proud our family is a part of its history. We are also proud the next generation will continue to provide our customers with quality product and personal customer service. C & L Containers, Inc, thanks every past, present and future customer for their support!

C & L Containers, Inc, doesn’t just build boxes, they build “containers for precious cargo”