The Premier Designer & Manufacturer of Custom Aquatic Tanks in the USA

Marine Salt • Supplies • Tank Maintenance & Service • Acrylics

We Duplicate the Natural Environment That God Created

LLS is the ONLY FULL-SERVICE design, production, aquatic supply, and maintenance provider for lobster tanks, fish tanks, shellfish tanks, aquariums, marine salt, filters, activated carbon, and other marine life systems serving North America.

LLS was founded in 1989 as a producer and supplier of marine salt for a few local retailers. Over the years the business grew into one of the major marine salt manufacturers and distributors in the country for supermarket chains, restaurants, independent grocers, gourmet shops, wholesalers and marine exhibitors throughout North America. LLS also began custom designing lobster tanks for clients who were buying the marine salt and today manufactures top-of-the-line, custom-designed lobster and shellfish tanks with the only self contained purging system available in the industry.

Seafood Purveyors in the know…know LLS!

If you’ve come to LLS – you’ve come to the ONE PLACE that can serve all of your lobster tank and marine system needs.

“Tanks a lot” for visiting — we look forward to serving you!

Get to Know LLS

  • Family-owned and operated company that is purpose driven
  • Produce 2 million lbs. of salt annually
  • Serve wholesale and retail customers nationwide
  • One-stop-shop for all your aquatic needs
  • We have a 24/7/365 Service Support Hotline
  • Six expert service technicians on staff

Why LLS?

Family owned & operated

All USA made products

Asset Protection®

In business since 1989

Custom designed

Serving supermarket chains, restaurants, wholesalers and independent grocers

Team Member Spotlight 

Juan Portorreal

As a Fabrication Specialist Juan builds the lobster tanks and works on the refrigeration for the tanks. Juan also communicates with the customers and is involved in many of the tank installations. 

He has been working for LLS since 2014 and in that time has built hundreds of lobster tanks and personally installed many of them all around the country including TX, AL, MA, NJ and other places.

Juan began his career as a ShopRite seafood department employee cutting fish and moved up to manager. He then worked at another company that ordered a lobster tank and met the original owner of Lobster Life and struck up a good working relationship with him. A year or so later he was approached for a job at LLS and continued on when Tom Olsen purchased the company.

Juan expressed that he loves working for LLS because the crew has become like a second family and Tom is not like a boss, but is one of the guys! He said, “Tom will jump in and do whatever needs to be done and work with all of us when we need some help. He’s a leader but not a boss, and there’s a big difference. We all know how to do everything at the company and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done – we are a team.”  

Juan was born in Dominican Republic and now lives in Passaic County with his wife. He has two daughters and a grandson.

His current interest: He enjoys coaching girls softball.

We have had the pleasure of working with Tom and his team at Lobster Life for the past 10+ years. Their dedication to customer satisfaction has kept our relationship intact. Tom’s commitment to equipment, and service far surpasses anyone in the industry that we have dealt with. We appreciate their attention to detail and expertise in helping us sell the highest quality seafood available. 

Thank you,

Nick Maniaci
The Fresh Grocer
Nicholas Markets Inc.

Read our latest blog about Tom Olsen’s Presentation to C.A.S.A.

On May 9, Tom Olsen spoke to the Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials (C.A.S.A.) members at the 2023 Educational and Training Seminar in Pittsburgh, PA…

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