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Go Beyond with Lee Company

May 15, 2017

You might think your days in school are over once you get a job. You might – unless you work at Lee Company, where a central part of our mission is to create a workplace where our employees can thrive.

Lee Company University (LCU) helps us do just that. At LCU, Lee Company employees take classes, learn new skills and expand their career possibilities. While in school, they gain the knowledge needed to develop innovative and original solutions for customers.

“Our LCU students are a great example of professionals eager to go beyond the status quo,” says Richard Perko, President and CEO. “They know that what got us here, won’t get us there. They’re striving to be the best they can be at work and at life, simply by getting a little better each day.”

Day by day, week by week, and month by month, that effort pays off! Congratulations to this year’s LCU graduates, honored at our May 2017 graduation ceremony:

  • Luis Acosta                     HVAC IV
  • Samuel Billa                    HVAC IV  
  • Calvin Boles                    Plumbing IV
  • Jeffrey Etson                    HVAC IV
  • Jonathan Herrington     Welding III   
  • Matt Jones                       Welding III
  • Joseph Purpura              Plumbing IV
  • Josh Schultz                     HVAC IV
  • Jeremy Street                  Welding III
  • Paul Wasilewski              Plumbing IV
  • Jason Whited                  HVAC IV 
  • Thomas Williams           Welding III

Want to go beyond?

Join Lee Company, where you can thrive. Lee Company is more than 1,100 professionals strong and growing. Take a look: Current job listings are on our Careers page.


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Lee Company Home Services: The Nation’s Best

March 21, 2017

ACCA Award Residential Contractor of the Year

Home Services just hit a home run! ACCA, the Indoor Environment & Energy Efficiency Association, has named Lee Company the 2017 Residential Contractor of the Year. This national award is reserved for a company that exceeds industry standards and offers breakthrough performance and results.

“It is always a difficult decision for our panel of judges to choose who they consider the ‘best of the best’ from the group,” says Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “This year’s winner, Lee Company, is an extremely deserving company that truly exemplifies the qualities that all of the best companies in the industry share.”

ACCA says Lee Company stood out with dedication to “moving the industry forward through training, use of technology, and strong business practices.”

“It’s our mission to create a workplace where employees can thrive, so providing the team with ongoing training and the best technology is central to who we are,” says Dan Kalman, Senior Vice President of Home Services. “They might be learning a new skill at Lee Company University, or using smart glasses to give customers a better look at what’s happening in the attic or a crawl space. No matter what they’re doing, our team gives their best, 24/7. This award reflects the value of their dedication, and it’s an honor to receive it on behalf of the whole team.”

The best of the best

Put the best to work for you! Contact Lee Company Home Services today for all your plumbing, electrical and HVAC needs. We’re here to help, and we always remember: There’s no greater honor than being invited into your home.

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Sizzle Awards: An Awesome Encore

March 16, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Sizzle Awards

Thank you, Williamson County! For the fourth year in a row, Lee Company has claimed the top prize at the Sizzle Awards for Best Electrician, Best Plumbing and Best Heating & Air.

We’re proud to say that Lee Company has been recognized every year since the Sizzle Awards business competition began. That’s very special to us, since the honor comes from you: Williamson County residents determine who wins the Sizzle Awards, and the turnout is tremendous. Competition sponsor FranklinIs.com counted 1 million votes, overall.

Congratulations to all the category winners! And thanks to the competition sponsors, the voters, and to the Lee Company professionals who deliver award-winning service every single day, year after year. We’re more than proud. We’re sizzling!

Need an encore performance?

Chances are, you know what a difference our plumbing, electrical and HVAC pros can make when it comes to keeping your home comfy and cozy. If there’s a service area you haven’t tried yet, now’s the time! The best team in Williamson County is here for you.

Good News Travels Fast

March 14, 2017


You know Lee Company leads the way in service and dedication. Now, thanks to a recent article in The Huffington Post, more people are learning about us – and from us! The story features an interview with our President & CEO, Richard Perko, and highlights Lee Company’s leadership in education and smart technology.

For example, Lee Company University gives our team the chance to expand their knowledge, explore career options and earn a certification, free of charge. Smart glasses enable us to offer the best service possible to home and facilities customers.

Combined, our leadership in these areas creates opportunities for success for employees and customers. And, as the article points out: Opportunity is very powerful.

Lee Company and Second Harvest “Spread the Love”

February 01, 2017

Fans asked to bring jars of Peanut Butter

MT Athletics – Lee Company and Second Harvest teaming up to “Spread the Love”

Fans are being asked to help ‘Spread The Love’ at select upcoming men’s and women’s basketball games.

Lee Company and MTSU food drive

Lee Company, in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, will be holding peanut butter drives at the women’s basketball game on Saturday, February 4th against UTEP and at the men’s game on Thursday, February 9th against Old Dominion.
Jars of peanut butter are being requested and Lee Company staff members will be onsite at the Murphy Center to help collect donations and thank fans with a limited number of rally towels.

“Lee Company has had a partnership with Second Harvest for many years. With so many of our employees and customers living in the Murfreesboro area and supporting MTSU sports, this collaboration with the program just made sense,” says Gerry Vance, Lee Company Executive Vice President.

In addition to peanut butter, $25 will be donated to Second Harvest by Blue Raider Sports Properties and then matched by Lee Company for every successful three point basket made by MTSU during those games.

Lee Company, a third generation family owned business, has served Middle Tennessee home owners and businesses for more than seven decades.  Lee Company is strongly committed to the communities it serves through volunteerism, partnerships and sponsorships.

Love Helps – and So Does Gerry!

December 01, 2016

Congratulations to Gerry Vance, Executive Vice President of Lee Company and the 2016 recipient of the Edwin C. Rodgers, Jr. Heart of Distinction Award from Love Helps®, inc.

Love Helps is a special organization to Gerry and our Lee Company family. The non-profit strives to “educate and affirm children toward responsible behavior” with a focus on positive character development, diverse programming and community involvement.

And, of course, love.

“Love Helps works in Nashville’s public schools to have a positive impact on children and help set them on the road to success in life,” Gerry says. “It’s been an honor for me to work with this wonderful organization over the past 21 years, and I am truly humbled by this recognition. I encourage everyone to learn more about Love Helps – and help!”

Gerry was recognized at the organization’s Holiday Luncheon Dec. 1, with family, friends and colleagues applauding this well-deserved honor.

Lee Company EVP Gerry Vance recognized for volunteer efforts

For Gerry, and all of us at Lee Company, community involvement is at the heart of what we do – it’s woven into the fabric of our company. Thanks to our volunteer work in the communities we serve, we have the joy of seeing how much difference one person, or one company, can make. In this holiday season, there are so many ways to help – from financial donations to gifts of time and talent. Get involved and discover: Love Helps.


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You’re a Winner with Lee Company

October 26, 2016

 

When you work with Lee Company, you’re working with the best. And you don’t have to take our word for it! The Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and the North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), recently honored Lee Company with five Excellence in Construction awards.

To make this announcement even sweeter, every project Lee Company submitted in the ABC competition, won. We consider that tremendous validation that Lee Company delivers exceptional service to customers, no matter how unusual or challenging the work might be.

Award winners are chosen by a panel of construction experts, based on project scope and safety records. The panel considers innovation, quality control, scheduling, value provided and the contractor’s ability to overcome special obstacles and extenuating circumstances. In other words, the same things you care about when choosing a contractor!

Thanks to all our customers for trusting us with their projects, and to the Lee Company professionals whose dedication and great work contributed to the 2016 ABC honors. Our award-winning projects include:

Asurion Insurance Services: Interior electrical renovation

Electrical Commercial/Institutional – Under $2 million

Eagle Award from Greater Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Award of Excellence from North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

 

Belmont University: Mechanical renovation, Jack C. Massey Business Building

Mechanical Commercial/Institutional – $2 – 10 million

Eagle Award from Greater Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Award of Excellence from North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

 

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival: New construction of restroom facilities

Mechanical Commercial/Institutional – Under $2 million

Merit Award from Greater Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Award of Excellence from North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

 

Maplehurst Bakeries: New construction

Mechanical Industrial – $2 – 10 million

Eagle Award from Greater Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Award of Excellence from North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

 

Proper Polymers: Mechanical renovation

Mechanical Industrial – Under $2 million

Eagle Award from Greater Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors

Merit Award from North Alabama Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors


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Making the Smart Choice – Belmont University

October 21, 2016

 

  • 2016 Eagle and Excellence Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Client: Belmont University, Jack C. Massey Business Building
  • Category: Mechanical Commercial/Institutional $2 – 10 million

 

Students at Belmont University earn As. When you’re a top contractor on campus, you earn ABCs – an ABC award that is!

Congratulations to the Lee Company team who worked on the Belmont University – Jack C. Massey Building project. The Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently honored their work with an Eagle Award in the Mechanical Commercial/Institutional $2 – 10 million division. The project also received an Award of Excellence from the North Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

When it was time for Belmont University in Nashville to renovate the Jack C. Massey Business Building, there was a clear choice for handling the mechanical work: Lee Company. After all, we served as the mechanical contractor when the building was erected in 1989!

Working with RC Mathews, the general contractor, Lee Company faced a huge test – the need to renovate a campus classic in tight quarters and an equally tight timeframe. We had a 90-day window to complete four floors of renovations.

Fortunately, study and preparation pay off. Lee Company’s fabrication facility allowed us to preassemble piping systems, and deliver them to the site for just-in-time delivery, minimizing the disruption of day-to-day campus activities and keeping the project on schedule. The facility was completed on time for the class of 2016 and within budget – proving, once again, that Lee Company is the smart choice.

Music to Our Ears – Bonnaroo 2016

October 21, 2016

  • 2016 Merit and Excellence Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Client: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
  • Category: Mechanical Commercial/Institutional Under $2 million

 

Congratulations to the Lee Company team who worked on the Bonaroo Music and Arts Festival project! Their outstanding work has been recognized by the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) with a Merit Award in the Mechanical Commercial/Institutional under $2 million division. The project also received an Award of Excellence from the North Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

If you’ve ever attended the annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN, you know it’s a fantastic event, covering four days and attracting more than 80,000 attendees from all over the world. You also know that there have never been any permanent restrooms for those 80,000 people.

Superfly, the production house for the festival, wanted to build two permanent restroom facilities before the 2016 festival kicked off. General contractor Boyce Ballard reached out to Lee Company in February 2016 to see if it was even possible to do the HVAC and plumbing by June.

Lee Company made it happen, with a combined effort that included our pre-construction, fabrication, engineering and operations teams. When all was said and done, the new bathrooms were ready for the festival and opened to “standing ovations” from fans, musicians and the media! No wonder this entire Lee Company team is flushed with success.

Ensuring Insurance Success – Asurion Insurance

October 21, 2016

 

  • 2016 Eagle and Excellence Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 
  • Client: Asurion Insurance Services
  • Electrical Commercial/Institutional Under $2 million category

 

Congratulations to the Lee Company team who worked on the Asurion Insurance Services project! Their outstanding work was recently recognized by the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) with an Eagle Award in the Electrical Commercial/Institutional under $2 million division. The project also received an Award of Excellence from the North Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Asurion Insurance Services, a global IT company, wanted the first floor of its national headquarters to look better to visitors, including prospective employees and clients. After all, the impression you make matters, and Asurion works with such leading companies as Target, Visa and Direct TV.

Asurion knew its atrium lobby and first-floor restrooms needed renovating. But the Nashville HQ houses more than 1200 employees and a call center. The project had to be completed with no power outages or work interruptions.

To ensure success, Asurion hired Lee Company for the renovations. Lee Company upgraded the facility to modern LED high-efficiency lighting and updated all the plumbing to fully automated fixtures.

The Lee Company team made a lasting impression, working days, nights and weekends to complete the job beautifully and without any interruptions for employees on site. Congrats and thanks to everyone on the team!

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