Richard C. Perko
P.E., President & CEO
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: 27
Years with Lee Company: 20
Education: Executive MBA, Auburn University. BSME, University of Memphis
Registered Professional Engineer - Florida & Tennessee
2011 Nashville Emerging Leader Award – Nashville Chamber of Commerce
2010 Forty Under Forty Award – Nashville Business Journal
CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Ivy is a strategic financial executive with over 20 years of experience across a diverse set of industries. He has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate financial management, and has a track record of driving results by creating clarity, developing staff, and leading change. Rob leads Lee Company’s Finance, IT and People Services groups to develop and implement financial and operational strategies across the organization. Prior to joining Lee Company in October 2015, Rob spent 5 years as CFO of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee where he served as a catalyst for significant organizational change. Prior to that he served 10 years as CFO of venture capital firm Salix Ventures, where he developed significant capital markets experience through participation in over 75 financings and/or M&A transactions in over 30 companies. Rob began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP after graduating Magna Cum Laude with bachelor’s (’94) and master’s (’95) degrees in Accounting from Mississippi State University.
Years in Industry: 3
Years with Lee Company: 3
Education: BPA, MPA Accounting, Mississippi State University
Certified Public Accountant
2012, 2014 CFO of the Year Finalist – 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: 30
Years with Lee Company: 19
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: 19
Years at Lee Company: 5
Education: B.S., Engineering, United States Naval Academy
Senior Vice President of Facilities Solutions
As Senior Vice President of Facilities Solutions for Lee Company, Steve Scott is responsible for sales and operations of commercial services in all markets. He also oversees regional market expansion and safety efforts. As an innovator and leader, Scott is the driving force behind INSIGHT, the company’s pioneering technology platform for facility managers. Scott began his Lee Company career nearly two decades ago in sales, and his responsibilities have consistently grown over the years.
In addition to his leadership at Lee Company, Scott is an active and engaged volunteer, serving on the Executive Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and with industry organizations. Scott attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Years in Industry: 22
Years with Lee Company: 19
Education: Lee University, Cleveland, TN
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. In early 2016 Mr. Kalman was promoted to Senior Vice President of Home Services. 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: 31
Years with Lee Company: 21
Education: AAS Ferris State University
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: 21
Years with Lee Company: 15
Education: BSBA, University of Tennessee
PHCC Project Management Course
ASHE- Healthcare Construction Certification
Chief Executive Network, Emerging Leaders Program
Vice President, People and Culture
With more than 30 years of experience in industry and the non-profit sector, Mr. Rawley brings proven talents to his leadership role at Lee Company. His responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies that deliver the corporate mission of creating a workplace where our employees can thrive. Along with providing policies that support the strategy, Mr. Rawley is responsible for furthering organizational culture and facilitating employee development and succession planning. In addition, Mr. Rawley oversees the teams that support our employees in the areas of Employment, Training, Benefits, Safety, and Employee Engagement. Prior to joining Lee Company, he began his career serving as the Manager of Development and later Director of Human Resources for Marriott International. He also served as Vice President for a human resource outsourcing company headquartered in Maryland.
Years in Industry: 18
Years with Lee Company: 3
Education: B.A., James Madison University, Virginia; Executive Studies, Darden School, University of Virginia
Vice President of Information Technology
After earning his Engineering degree in 1984, Mr. Goddard began working with Wright Industries, a leading provider of design-build engineered systems. After advancing from Design Engineer to Project Manager, in 1988 he moved into the IT leadership role at Wright and led the IT team for 16 years; in this role he was responsible for all engineering, manufacturing, and business systems.
In 2004 Mr. Goddard began to work as an independent IT consultant, providing strategic IT leadership, project management, and CIO-level services in both the US and Europe. His clients were C-level executives in the manufacturing, engineering, life sciences, nuclear, distribution, and leasing industries.
In 2008 Mr. Goddard joined Lee Company as IT Director, providing management and technical leadership. During a period of significant growth, he has supported all business operations, including infrastructure, security, service desk, voice/data, CRM, ERP, BI, and manufacturing systems for both the service and project operations within Lee Company. He continues to provide strategic technology vision and leadership as the company’s Vice President of Information Technology.
Years in Industry: 31
Years with Lee Company: 8
Education: Vanderbilt University – BE Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude
Vice President of Facility Services
As Vice President of Facility Services for Lee Company, Michael Harrell is responsible for strategic direction and growth of Facility Services in the Middle Tennessee market including technical services and security groups. Harrell started his Lee Company career nearly 15 years ago as a project manager in our large construction group. In 2007, he moved to our FM2 group (Facilities Management and Maintenance) to help build this group into a sustainable business. In 2012, he became Director of Operations for Facility Services and was responsible for all of our demand and commercial services. During this time Lee Company Facility Services developed and implemented our INSIGHT technology platform.
Years in Industry: 22
Years with Lee Company: 14
Education: BS Construction Engineering, East Tennessee State University
Belmont University, Executive Leadership Experience
Vice President of Support, Home Services
As Vice President of Support, Home Services, Erin Maupin is responsible for internal and external customer service, processes, procedures, and internal controls. In addition, Erin leads the implementation of technology and process improvements that help our home services team deliver a better experience for our customers.
Erin started her Lee Company career 10 years ago as an administrative assistant. After holding many roles within the support team, Erin was promoted to Director of Support in 2009. During her tenure at Lee Company, she has led the implementation of technology-based solutions including field mobility, customer portal, and an upgraded phone system.
Erin will continue to improve our customer experience and business operations through the strategic use of technology, processes and best practices.
Erin is also involved in her community as an active volunteer with Girls Scouts of Middle Tennessee.
Years in Industry: 10
Years with Lee Company: 10
Education: Western Kentucky University BS in Business Management
Vice President of Operations, Home Services
As Vice President of Operations for Lee Company's Home Services Team, Keith Bryan is responsible for the day to day operations of the business. He began his career at Lee Company in 2007 as a plumbing service technician. In 2008, he was promoted to Plumbing Service Manager. A year later, Keith became the Director of Service, where he successfully brought multiple business groups into a uniform and sustainable business model for home services. In 2014, he continued to gain responsibility and was promoted to Director of Operations for home services.
As Vice President of Operations, he will focus on the financial and operational performance of Home Services and developing effective teams and their structures to successfully address the growth strategies of the company.
Years in Industry: 23
Years with Lee Company: 10
Education: Nashville Tech, Certified and Licensed Plumber
Vice President of Operations, Special Projects
Mr. Gipson brings 20 years of professional construction industry experience to the Lee Company executive team. He began his career at Lee Company in 2009 as an assistant project manager and was quickly promoted to project manager. During his time at Lee Company, Mr. Gipson has successfully led our estimating, design, virtual construction, and special projects teams.
Mr. Gipson is committed to Lee Company’s mission to create a culture where employees can thrive, and to making life better for team members at all our offices. His career growth at Lee Company demonstrates the power and potential of taking advantage of educational resources and opportunities to learn and grow.
Prior to joining Lee Company, Mr. Gipson worked for various general contractors in pre-construction and project management roles. He also gained experience early on, as his father introduced him to the industry and the wide variety of professional trades involved.
Years in Industry: 20
Years at Lee Company: 10
Education: B.S., Business, Southern Illinois University; M.S., Construction Management, Vanderbilt University