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!

Success is Sweet – Maplehurst Bakeries

October 21, 2016


  • 2016 Eagle and Excellence Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Client: Maplehurst Bakeries
  • Category: Mechanical Industrial $2 – 10 million


Congratulations and thanks to our team on the Maplehurst Bakeries project, recently honored by the Greater Tennessee Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) with an Eagle Award in the Mechanical Industrial $2 – $10 million category. The project also received an Award of Excellence from the North Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

Maplehurst Bakeries, established in 1967, produces frozen bakery goods that are sold in grocery stores, supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout North America. As the business grew, the company decided to expand operations with a new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, TN.

With demands high and the schedule tight, Stellar – the general contractor – clearly needed a well-seasoned team of professionals on the job. Having worked with Lee Company before, Stellar asked us to handle the ductwork and equipment associated with the HVAC system, along with some of the plumbing.

The partnership was a recipe for success. Despite delays, scheduling issues and weather challenges, Lee Company, Stellar and Maplehurst worked together to find solutions and keep everything moving. With 11,714 field hours worked, Lee Company had zero recordable accidents and the new facility was ready for Maplehurst to begin baking test products by the March 2016 deadline. Now, Stellar is talking with us about the next project – an expansion of this facility. Sweet!

Keep It Clean – Proper Polymers

October 21, 2016


  • 2016 Eagle and Merit Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • Client: Proper Polymers
  • Category: Mechanical Industrial Under $2 million


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

When Proper Polymers decided to locate their new production facility in Pulaski, TN, the general contractor, Brindley Construction, called Lee Company. We met with the Proper Poymer team, assessed the situation, and launched a design development process to provide ventilation, heating, air-conditioning, plumbing, process cooling, and compressed air to support the current and future needs of the facility.

It was a big job with a big challenge. The existing building chosen to house the new facility was not designed to meet the needs of a very clean and close-tolerance manufacturing process. Lee Company suggested creating a new – and separate – mechanical room on the exterior of the building.

Throughout the project, the Lee Company team worked closely with Proper Polymer’s production engineers, a successful working relationship that enabled an accelerated production start in September 2015. The proper response? Congratulations and thanks to all involved!

2016 Vans4Cans campaign results are in. We did it!

October 06, 2016

There’s only one way to start this message: Thank you. From the bottom of our heart, thank you.

Lee Company donates 63,127 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank

We have just delivered the food collected during our Vans4Cans campaign to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Together with our customers and partners, Lee Company raised 63,127 pounds of food. That soars by our goal of 40,000 pounds.

This is the biggest donation Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has received in the past four years, and the second highest food drive in the history of our Vans4Cans campaign. What does that mean?

Because of you, a mother won’t stand before an empty pantry, with no idea of what to do.

Because of you, a father won’t have to say, “No,” when his child asks for dinner.

Because of you, a family will sit down at the dinner table, bow their heads, and give thanks for food. 

The entire Lee Company team pulled together to make this happen. From our home services technicians to our construction teams, everyone did their part and kept the drive as energized as ever. Our support team went above and beyond, using proceeds from a bake sale and turkey chili sale to buy food for the drive.

Every team contributed. And every contribution – of food or financial support – matters: When $1 can buy five pounds of food, every penny counts, and our teams raised every penny possible.

Our tremendous success with the 2016 Vans4Cans campaign demonstrates our commitment to imagining life better for our community. Thank you. I am humbled to work with a team that daily demonstrates the power of believing, belonging and becoming.

With gratitude,

Richard Perko, President & CEO.

Mission Control – Lee Company University

September 30, 2016


It’s one thing to have a mission – most companies have mission statements printed on their websites and posted on their walls.

However, it’s something else to bring those words to life, every day.

At Lee Company, our mission is to create a workplace where our employees can thrive and to be committed in finding innovative and original solutions thoughtfully and reliably, to meet the specific needs of every customer.

Lee Company University

Our industry-lauded Lee Company University (LCU) helps us walk the talk. At LCU, Lee Company employees learn new skills and expand their career possibilities. At the same time, they gain the knowledge needed to develop innovative and original solutions for customers.

Having just completed orientation for new LCU students, we’re delighted to have set a record for students from our regional offices! Out of a total of 230 students, 45 are from the regional offices – including Lee Company facilities in (Madison, North Alabama; Baxter, New Johnsonville, Memphis, Tennessee; Bowling Green, Kentucky). We also have a record number of instructors this year: 26.  Classes offered this year are; HVAC 1 -4, plumbing 1-4, electrical 1-4, welding 1-3, pipe fitting 1, project management.

We look forward to seeing these new students – and the ones well into their studies – at next year’s LCU graduation banquet!

Want to be part of the Lee Company team?

If you’re looking for a workplace where you can thrive, check out our Careers page! Lee Company is more than 1,000 professionals strong and growing. You’ll find the current job listings online.

Lee Company Names Steve Scott Senior Vice President of Facilities Solutions

September 21, 2016


  • Scott’s Promotion Spotlights Past Success and Future Plans
  • Recognition Reflects Lee Company Mission


(Nashville, TN – September 21, 2016) – Steve Scott started with Lee Company 18 years ago as a Commercial Maintenance Salesman. Today, the company is celebrating Scott’s promotion to Senior Vice President of Facilities Solutions.

steve-scott-svp-facilities-solutionsIn making the announcement, Richard Perko, President and CEO, said Scott’s career exemplifies Lee Company values.

“As a leader, Steve maintains a strong emphasis on our missions of creating a place where our employees can thrive, as well as being committed to meeting the needs of every customer,” Perko said.

As Senior Vice President of Facilities Solutions, Scott is responsible for sales and operations of commercial services in all markets and oversees regional market expansion and safety efforts. Perko said Scott’s promotion reflects past success and recognizes future potential.

“Promotions set the stage for future growth and opportunity,” he said. “Our Facilities Solutions groups have endless opportunities ahead and I am confident Steve is the person to lead them to the next level.”

Scott is an active volunteer, serving on the Executive Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and with industry organizations. He attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

About Lee Company

Leon Lee founded the Lee Company in 1944. Today, Lee Company is a $160 million mechanical contracting, facilities and home services company with over 1,000 employees and the largest mechanical contractor in Tennessee. Lee Company offers facilities services and solutions for government, institutional, commercial, health care and industrial organizations. Lee Company’s home services include: heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, home security, home improvements, window replacement and appliance repair. Among its many recognitions, Lee Company was recently honored by the Associated General Contractors of America with the 2014 Subcontractor of the Year award in the $1 million – $2 million category and by the Tennessean newspaper as one of Tennessee’s Top Work Places. Nashville’s Second Harvest Food Bank is one of the many local charitable organizations Lee Company supports and in a recent drive company employees collected more food than any other organization.


Fast 50: We’re #20 and Moving Fast!

September 16, 2016


The Nashville Business Journal has just released its Fast 50 list, and we’re proud to report that Lee Company is the 20th fastest growing private company in town! According to the data gathered, Lee Company is in the upper ranks thanks to our remarkable 57% growth rate over the past three years.

Lee Company’s growth is strengthened by our new offices, expanded offerings, ever-present community spirit and our incredible 1,000+ employee workforce.

As always, we are growing for you. We continually look for ways to better serve your growing needs. Today, with our size, solutions, presence and professionals, Lee Company is well prepared to help and well positioned to succeed.

President & CEO Richard Perko is joined by members of his team to receive the Fast 50 award.

President & CEO Richard Perko is joined by members of the Lee Company team to receive the Fast 50 award.


Congratulations to all the companies ranked on the Fast 50 list, including many Lee Company customers, partners and peers. It’s an honor to be among this group, serving the Nashville community. When local businesses win, we all win.

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We Hit the Mark

September 14, 2016

Together, we did it! With our wonderful title sponsors and supporters, Lee Company raised more than $20,000 at the recent Justice Shoot – the August clay shoot, held to benefit Justice Mercy International (JMI).

The money raised helps JMI provide essential assistance to children in Moldova, a former Soviet republic in Eastern Europe.

“The Justice Shoot that Lee Company puts together every year to benefit JMI is one of our favorite days of the year,” says Mary Katharine Hunt, JMI Executive Director. “It’s a great day of fun and team-building that also raises significant money to help protect vulnerable children from trafficking in the country of Moldova. Thank you, Lee Company, for making justice personal!”

Helping children in Moldova illustrates our belief that community is not defined by geography; our community goes far beyond county and state lines. We are blessed to be able to support this organization. And we couldn’t do it without you! Thanks to everyone involved.

Our special thanks and gratitude to the 2016 Justice Shoot title sponsors: Care Supply; Ed’s Supply; Ferguson; J. Smith Lanier; Kenny Pipe & Supply; Layton Construction; Mechanical Resource Group; Pinnacle Financial Partners; Solomon Builders; Sunbelt Rentals; Trane; and Trillium Construction.

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You and Lee Company: We CAN make a difference

August 25, 2016

A can of tuna fish is a small thing. Unless your pantry is empty. Unless you don’t know what to feed your kids. Unless you’re hungry and losing hope.

Hunger is a real problem here. According to the latest statistics, 1 in 7 people (including 1 in 5 children) in our community don’t have enough to eat. And you might be surprised at how many of them are our neighbors, hard-working people who too often have to choose between paying bills and buying food.

Fortunately, together, we CAN make a difference.

The Lee Company team invites you to join us in the Vans4Cans program, now through the end of September. It’s simple:

  • Lee Company technicians are collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items during service calls. Please donate.
  • Don’t need service right now? You can drop off food donations at any Lee Company office.

When you participate in the Vans4Cans program, you provide the food that’s needed – and so much more. You provide true sustenance. You provide hope.

Help us help them.

Lee Company is honored to be a longtime supporter of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Our Vans4Cans program supports Second Harvest and the Food Bank of North Alabama.

Year after year, your support makes this program a success. Thank you!

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