The Key People Behind Fisher Associates

Corporate Profile  Corporate Profile

Fisher & Associates, Inc. Was Established By Michael Fisher in 1990

Our purpose is to provide high quality Food Service & Laundry designs, specifications and related services that fulfill the clients long-term requirements within established budgets.

Services Provided

  • The company is structured to provide designs and specifications for the client in the following 3 phase format.
  • Phase I Planning, programming, concept and budget.
  • Phase II Formal design, equipment schedule and budget review.
  • Phase III Details, written specifications and bid documents.


Available Services
  • Site surveys of existing facilities.
  • Restaurant concepts, utilizing the extensive knowledge and years of experience in the industry to assist the client in restaurant style and menu choice, together with overall budgeting and design concepts.
  • Operators requests for proposals (RFP), to enable a client to find the right operator for a particular establishment, especially in-house factory and corporate feeding.
  • On site project consulting, to expedite job progress and ensure compliance with contract documents.
  • Operator Supply Lists to allow competitive bidding for a facilities china, glassware, flatware, serving pieces, and all back of the house loose equipment.
  • Laundry Design for the Hospitality and Corrections Industries.

MICHAEL J. FISHER,   PRINCIPAL MICHAEL J. FISHER, PRINCIPAL

Born in 1948 in Yorkshire England, Michael graduated from both the Ramsden Engineering College and Huddersfield Polytechnic, completing his formal education in 1972 with a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

From 1973 until 1990, he was in charge of Food Service Facilities Design for Holiday Inns, Inc. Working with the International Division, he was extensively involved with projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Central and South America. He was involved in designing not just hotels, but also military bases, restaurants and other food service facilities that a hotel developer might be involved with.

In the latter half of his tenure, as head of Parent Company Design, he was heavily involved in the development of four new hotel prototype products, Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suite, Hampton Inn, and Homewood Suite. Also at this time, he successfully developed the food service and laundry facilities for three new Holiday Inn prototypes which have been successfully developed in many locations in the United States.

Mr. Fisher is involved in many charitable organizations in the city, together with being a board member of the Evergreen Historic District.

William C. Kuehn  William C. Kuehn

A veteran project estimator and spec-writer, Bill received his degree from the State Technical Institute and served as a Special Programs Instructor in the field of Construction Technology.

He was the Chief Project Estimator for the Food Service Design Group at Holiday Inns Hotel Services Division from 1978 through 1981; in that position he was responsible for cost maintenance, delivery and installation for some 40 hotel projects both in the United States and internationally.

In 1981 Bill was made National Director of Project Management, holding that position until 1989. He was responsible for projects averaging $120 million annually in furnishings, fixtures and equipment. Bill is involved in a number of civic organizations in Memphis, and is also a past chapter president of Toastmasters International.

Amber C. Thompson  Amber C. Thompson

With nine years' experience specializing in kitchen design, Amber first worked in the domestic industry before deciding to make commercial food service facilities her primary focus.

She graduated from Northwest Community College in Senatobia, MS with a degree in Drafting and Design. She also attained a significant number of certifications in the domestic industry.

For five years beginning in 2000, she was involved in a variety of Architectural projects, such as custom homes, retail stores and remodels of existing buildings.

Not content with domestic design, Amber changed her professional focus to commercial design in 2005 when she joined Fisher & Associates Inc. as an Associate. She has since worked on many Capital projects, including Cache Creek Destination Resort, Capitol City Convention Center, Tennessee Governor's Residence, The Westin Hotel, and many more. She is presently overseeing several ongoing projects.

Amber is heading up a non-profit organization for the parents with children in Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, and she is also very involved in the DeSoto County Schools.

J. BOOTH OUTLAN, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING J. BOOTH OUTLAN, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Responsible for marketing activities, specifications writing and supplies packages, Booth earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a Juris Doctor from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis.

Booth is a native of Collierville, Tennessee. After graduation from Memphis University School in 1977 he spent a year in Australia as Rotary International Exchange Student. Upon his return in 1978 he attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, from which he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in 1982.

During college he began a career in the food and beverage industry, but after graduation decided to dedicate a few years in service to his country as an officer in the United States Air Force, returning to civilian life in 1987. He then worked in several segments of the food and beverage industry, including several years involved in marketing and promotion with Food & Wine From France / SOPEXA, Inc., headquartered in New York City, and in wholesale and retail positions in Memphis as well as in Dallas, Texas and Healdsburg, California.

After marrying in 1990, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Janey. There, he departed from the food and beverage industry to work for a time in the field of Information Technology, where he was a computer and networking support specialist with the MedStat Group, Inc. and a Network Manager with Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Moving back to Memphis in 2000, he owned and operated a successful wine and spirits shop for five years before being accepted to the University Of Memphis School Of Law in 2004. He received his Juris Doctorate in December of 2007 and in the Spring of 2008 became licensed to practice law in Tennessee.

Booth also devotes a good deal of his time to serving his community. He served in the Tennessee State Guard from 2001-2005, where he was Commander of the 105th Battalion until the demands of running a business and attending law school became too great. After graduating from law school, he joined the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol where he became Assistant Wing Legal Officer, a posting he still holds. He also trained for Air Search & Rescue flight crew, attended the National Emergency Services Academy Advanced Mission Aircrew School in 2011 and served as a NESA staff member in 2012. He served as the Commander for Seniors in the Millington (TN) Composite Squadron before being appointed Commander of Group IV from 2010 to 2014.