William B. Lee, P.E., CEO
In 1992, Mr. Lee became the President of Lee Company, which had revenues of $20 million. Today he serves as the CEO of the company, a $140 million comprehensive facilities solutions and home services company with over 750 employees, named one of Tennessee’s top 5 “Best Companies to Work for” in 2006 and 2007, and named Nashville Business Journal’s “Best in Business” for 2011.
Years in Industry: 32
Years with Lee Company: 32
Education: BSME, Auburn University
Registered Professional Engineer-Tennessee
Richard C. Perko, P.E., President
Upon earning his degree in 1996, Mr. Perko was hired by Lee Company as a project engineer where he engineered, developed and sold mechanical and plumbing systems for healthcare, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities. Working alongside Lee Company’s Construction teams, Mr. Perko became heavily involved in Construction Management and moved into Construction as a Project Manager where he was promoted to Vice President of Construction in 2001. In 2004, Mr. Perko was given additional companywide responsibilities and was promoted to Executive Vice President. In 2009, Mr. Perko was promoted to President and is now responsible for all company sales, operations and strategic planning for its business units. His current focus is on broadening Lee Company breadth of services and offerings and completing the company’s transition from a traditional mechanical contractor and residential HVAC provider to a comprehensive Facilities Solutions and Home Services provider.
Years in Industry: 24
Years with Lee Company: 17
Education: BSME, University of Memphis
Registered Professional Engineer - Florida & Tennessee
Serves on the Board of Associated Builders & Contractors
Serves on the Executive Committee for The American Heart Association Heart Walk
2011 Nashville Emerging Leader Award – Nashville Chamber of Commerce
2010 Forty Under Forty Award – Nashville Business Journal
Gerald R. Vance, Executive Vice President
Mr. Vance is responsible for business development and marketing for the company including Commercial construction, facility service, and facility management. A member of ASHRAE since 1992, he has 28 years of experience in design and construction of mechanical and plumbing systems for institutional and commercial projects, with extensive experience in healthcare projects. He is recognized as a Certified Healthcare Contractor by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and is a LEED Accredited Design Professional. He currently serves on the Cost-Benefit Committee for the 2014 FGI Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Healthcare Facilities, as well as the Vanderbilt University Healthcare Symposium Program Committee.
Years in Industry: 28
Years with Lee Company: 17
Education: College of Engineering at University of Kentucky; Purdue University – ABC Project Management for Mechanical
Stuart L. Price, Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Price comes to Lee Company with over 26 years of leadership and executive management experience. Prior to joining Lee Company Mr. Price owned and operated a manufacturing service business for over 15 years serving over 500 manufacturers. Mr. Price’s experience includes responsibility for complete company management including Operations, Sales, and Finance. Mr. Price’s industry experience began as a U.S. Naval Officer with responsibilities ranging from the safe operation of a United States warship to the operation, maintenance, and repair of the ship’s entire complement of mechanical systems.
Mr. Price brings to Lee Company extensive experience in successful organizational management, visionary intuition for strategic organizational success, the experience of owning and growing a successful business, and the leadership experience afforded him as a Naval Officer and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. As the Senior Vice-President of Operations Mr. Price will address company wide initiatives to improve performance with a primary focus on leading the company’s Construction Group.
Years in Industry: 16
Years at Lee Company: 2
Education: B.S., Engineering, United States Naval Academy
Steve Scott, Vice President of Facilities Solutions
Mr. Scott is currently responsible for directing the sales and operations of all Lee Company Facilities Solutions groups. Mr. Scott has 17 years of experience in the facilities solutions industry, the last 15 of which have been spent in the design and engineering of custom management and maintenance programs.
Years in Industry: 19
Years with Lee Company: 15
Education: Lee University, Cleveland, TN
Dan Kalman, Vice President of Home Services
Mr. Kalman is currently responsible for sales, operations, and strategic planning for all Home Service business units.
In 1995 Mr. Kalman began his career at Lee Company as one of five service technicians. Mr. Kalman became heavily involved in the day to day operations of running a service team and was promoted to Director of Home Service. Mr. Kalman continued to gain responsibility and was promoted to Vice President of Home Services in 2010 and is now responsible for the sales and operations of all Home Service business units. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Residential Mechanical Systems including HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, general home maintenance, and is EPA and NADCA certified.
Years in Industry: 27
Years with Lee Company: 18
Education: AAS Ferris State University
Roy B. Osborne, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Osborne is a seasoned financial executive with over 30 years of experience managing the financial and administrative aspects of companies in the engineering, project management, manufacturing and construction industries. He graduated from Lipscomb University in 1976 with a degree in Accounting, where he was the President of the Student Body. His background includes extensive experience with contract management and percentage-of-completion accounting, management of bank loans and credit facilities, financial reporting and audits, human resources, purchasing and insurance/risk control programs. Memberships include the Tennessee Society of CPAs, the Financial Executives Institute, and the Construction Financial Management Association.
Years in Industry: 29
Years with Lee Company: 7
Education: BSBA, Lipscomb University
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP)
Justin Braden, Vice President of Construction Sales
Mr. Braden is responsible for all construction sales and strategic direction of the Large Construction, Special Projects, and Regional Construction sales groups.
Following in his family trade of mechanical construction, he worked in the field for four years and after completing his degree in Business Management in 2001 joined Lee Company. Working as a project manager for 8 years he assisted with the innovation and implementation of fabrication processes and techniques that are building blocks for how we assemble projects today. In 2008, he moved into pre-construction and was promoted to Director of Healthcare Business Development in 2010 where, as a Certified Healthcare Constructor, he led Lee Company’s marketing effort with healthcare clients. He is a respected industry leader and active community volunteer. In 2014, Mr. Braden was promoted to Vice President of Construction Sales where he supports pre-construction teams in each of our regional offices and implements initiatives to keep Lee Company on the forefront of technology, service, and techniques for the betterment of our clients.
Years in Industry: 20
Years with Lee Company: 14
Education: BSBA, University of Tennessee
PHCC Project Management Course
ASHE- Healthcare Construction Certification
Chief Executive Network, Emerging Leaders Program