Archive for December, 2013

Engineering News-Record and Recognize Local Company With Multiple Award Wins

December 27, 2013

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2012) — Lee Company today announced its ranking as one of the Top 50 mechanical services companies in the nation by Engineering News-Record magazine. Building on this recognition, also highlighted the local home services and facilities solutions provider with a design-build award for its work at the West Nashville Police Precinct.

“Receiving both of these awards is an honor for our Facilities Solutions team and for the company as a whole,” says Lee Company CEO Bill Lee. “We work hard to serve our customers, are proud to support our local community, and are thankful for the vote of confidence from those in our industry.”

The design-build award recognizes Lee Company as a winner in new construction in the category of properties greater than 30,000 square feet for its work to rebuild the West Nashville Police Precinct.

The Engineering News-Record ranking as 40th in the nation for mechanical services companies is based on company structure and performance.

Vans 4 Cans is Back!!

December 27, 2013

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It is time for our annual food drive with Second Harvest Food Bank entitled Vans 4 Cans.

Check out the More at Midday spot by clicking here!

Help Lee Company and Second Harvest by donating any non-perishable food items to your Lee Company technician. You may also donate to our virtual food drive.

Just remember…

  • 1 in 6 Tennesseans struggle with hunger every day
  • 1 in 4 children in Tennessee don’t know where their next meal will come from
  • Nearly 400,000 people are at risk of hunger in Middle Tennessee
  • 30% of households served by Second Harvest Food Bank have one or more adults working
  • Second Harvest Food Bank serves 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee
  • In 2011, Second Harvest Food Bank provided more than 16 million meals to those in need
  • 31% of those served by Second Harvest Food Bank are children

Auditoria Magazine Highlights Auditorium Restoration Project

December 27, 2013

Lee Company was honored to be the mechanical engineering partner in Studio Eight’s fast-tracked corporate auditorium renovation in Nashville. Click on this link to read more about the project and see the beautiful results.

Contractor Magazine’s 2011 Design/Build Award Goes to Lee Company

December 27, 2013

Lee Company’s Alliance Health Center Central Energy Plant project has won Contracting Business Magazine’s 2011 Design/Build award.

Details on the award and project were featured in an article in the October 2011 issue of Contracting Business Magazine.

Following is an excerpt from the article:

Alliance Health Center, located in Meridian, MS, is a six-story facility is owned and operated by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. PSI is the largest operator of owned freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities with approximately 11,000 beds in 32 states.

The central energy plant’s (CEP’s) existing equipment had far exceeded its life expectancy. As a result, the plant was terribly inefficient, in danger of critical systems failure, and required constant attention by the facility maintenance staff.

PSI approached Lee Company to provide a complete turnkey Design/Build project to upgrade their CEP. In turn, Lee Company partnered with three local contractors to oversee the required electrical, fire sprinkler, and general trades work.

A major challenge Lee Company faced was in keeping the facility operational throughout the renovation process. This was achieved by working countless hours of off-peak shifts, constant communication with the facility’s staff, and diligent planning. Installation time and shutdowns were minimized through prefabricated, modular piping assemblies that were built at Lee Company’s manufacturing facility in Nashville, TN. With the prefabrication method, the piping would be shipped to arrive on site just in time for installation, thus eliminating the need to store materials on site.

Lee Company replaced the existing water-cooled chillers with two 300 ton air-cooled chillers, and installed two new boilers of 110 BHP each, two new gas-fired domestic water heaters, and a new storage tank.
As a result of the newly installed equipment, the owner gained a reliable and more efficient mechanical system. Lee Company also provided energy calculations to predict the utility cost savings associated with the new, more efficient equipment.

The energy study was based on comparing a year of monthly energy bills (electric and natural gas) to a computer-generated energy model of the proposed new central plant equipment.

The study revealed that the potential energy savings could be as high as $102,000 per year.

To read the complete article, click here.

Lee Company Featured in Engineering Systems Magazine

December 27, 2013

Engineered Systems magazine featured a case study about an Aquatherm installation at the Lochinvar manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Click here to read the story.

Lee Company Wins Excellence In Construction Awards

December 27, 2013

Lee Company has been awarded 5 “Excellence in Construction Awards” from the Associated Builders and Contractors Association.

The awards program is the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the country.

Lee Company has been recognized for demonstrating exceptional leadership, innovation and safety in its construction projects.

Lee Company received awards in the following categories:

  • Mechanical-Commercial/Institutional Over $10 Million
    Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, TN
  • Mechanical-Commercial/Institutional Over $10 million
    Mission Trail Hospital, San Antonio, TX
  • Mechanical-Commercial/Institutional $2-10 million
    Howard Office Building, Nashville, TN
  • Mechanical-Commercial/Institutional Under $2 million
    News Channel 5 Chiller Replacement, Nashville, TN
  • Mechanical-Industrial Under $2 million
    Fiberwood Equipment Relocation Horizon Pilot Line, Old Hickory, TN


“I am very proud of our teams for earning these awards, which represent the highest level of excellence in our industry, as judged by our peers. These awards represent thousands of hours of hard work, creativity, and dedication to the safe completion of projects on time and on budget, by our talented engineers, construction managers, and skilled craftsmen,” said Richard C. Perko, P.E. President of Lee Company. “I also want to thank our clients for choosing us to bring these facilities to life and to the Associated Builders and Contractors for fighting for the rights of the merit worker.”

Lee Company Home Service Trucks Collect Food For Second Harvest with Vans 4 Cans Campaign

December 27, 2013

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Lee Company, a provider of home services, is using its technicians and service trucks to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank with their Vans 4 Cans Campaign. Lee Company’s 100 trucks average 4 stops each, every day doing a variety of home services from heating and air conditioning maintenance, appliance repair, electrical and plumbing work, home security, painting and much more.

“We realized that our home services’ house calls are a great opportunity to assist Second Harvest in collecting food from homeowners who want to help feed the hungry.” said Dan Kalman, Vice-President of Home Services at Lee Company. We’re offering our customers the convenience of participating in a food drive, without having to leave their home.”

Lee Company dispatchers disclose the food drive to homeowners before Lee Company arrives for their scheduled appointment. When Lee Company technicians arrive at the door, they’re greeted by homeowners and bags of food.

“Lee Company is a great example of a local company being innovative to help the community,” said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of middle Tennessee. Lee Company is providing us manpower we never anticipated.”

Lee Company headquarters at 331 Mallory Station Rd. in Franklin, TN., is also a Second Harvest Food Bank drop-off point.

To find out more about Lee Company’s Home Services program and to help Second Harvest Food Bank, call (615) 567-1000.

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