Archive for May, 2017

With 505, Lee Company Makes History

May 19, 2017

Residential high-rise is the tallest building Lee Company has constructed in its 70+ years

If you’ve been watching the construction of 505, the high-rise residential complex going up in downtown Nashville, it’s easy to see that the new building will change the skyline. What you might have missed is that it already broke a record: When the Lee Company Construction team completed the 33rd floor and went on to floor 34, the crew surpassed all company records. Even before completion, 505 is the tallest building Lee Company has built.

Today we celebrated the “topping out” of the 505. A huge project milestone – where the last structural beam was placed on top of the building. It is an honor to be part of a prominent local project and work alongside Developer, Tony Giarratana and Contractor, Archer Western Construction.

With an expected completion date of January 2018, 505 will stand 573 feet tall, with 45 stories, 550 residential units, and a 34,560 square-foot amenities deck. While it won’t technically be the tallest building in Nashville – that honor will remain with the AT&T building – 505 is expected to look like the tallest building in town, thanks to its location.

“All of us at Lee Company are incredibly proud of the construction team and abilities to go beyond to create buildings destined to be Nashville landmarks,” says Gerry Vance, Executive Vice President. “With everything we do – we’re dedicated to making our community stronger. We’re honored to be part of Nashville, and appreciate all the opportunities for growth and success.”

Along with reaching record-setting heights with 505, Vance says Lee Company has recently:

  • Been named the ACCA 2017 Residential Contractor of the Year, a national honor
  • Surpassed the 1,000 employees mark

About Lee Company

Lee Company, a $225 million comprehensive facilities solutions and home services company with over 1,100 employees, was founded by Leon Lee in 1944. The company’s home services include: heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, home security, home improvements, window replacement and appliance repair. Lee Company also offers facilities services and solutions for companies and organizations in the government, institutional, commercial, health care and industrial areas.


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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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Window Shopping: Five Tips to Follow

May 02, 2017

You have a window of opportunity – act now!

When you’re window shopping, it’s fun to peek in different places. With that in mind, you might shop for windows online, looking at the many available options and “listening” to what other people have to say.

Where to start? Take a peek at this comment, recently posted on Angie’s List:

 “Our house is 19 years old and the original windows were cheap metal-framed builder grade windows. The seals had broken on some of them and they tended to leak. We started looking to replace the glass and then decided we might want to replace the windows. This is something totally out of our knowledge bank. We have had houses for over 30 years but never replaced windows.”

 Sound familiar? If you’re not a window expert, keep these tips in mind as you shop:

  1. The right windows will help you lower utility bills and reduce noise pollution. Ask about energy-efficient options that protect your home investment.
  2. Look for window solutions that address all of your current concerns, including wood rot, drafts and condensation.
  3. Consider how easy the windows will be to clean. Are they designed to make cleaning the inside and outside as simple as possible?
  4. Don’t settle for white – unless you want white! Ask for inside and outside color options or designs that truly complement your décor.
  5. Expect a lifetime buyer warranty – you don’t want to be buying windows again in five years.

Once you look at the options, Lee Company looks great! And you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s more from our customer’s post on Angie’s List:

 “The big issue to us was to have good windows installed properly. The installation was key. Lee Company offered the best solution…They showed up on time and removed and installed all 20 of our windows in about 8 hours. Window installation is quite invasive of your home, but these guys made it work. They did a great job and probably left the house cleaner than it was when they started.”

You have a window of opportunity – act now!

If your windows could look better – and work better – you’re in luck. Lee Company is offering special financing for up to 18 months on the purchase of 10 windows or more.  Learn more about offer and terms.

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