Uncovering Excellence: Lee Company’s Transformative Plumbing Renovation for The Orthopedic Center

Transformative Plumbing Renovation for The Orthopedic Center - Lee Company

In the bustling city of Huntsville, Alabama, a silent superhero emerged in the form of Lee Company, a seasoned and trusted partner in plumbing solutions. Tasked with a seemingly routine renovation of The Orthopedic Center’s plumbing systems and fixtures, Lee Company embarked on a journey that would unveil a hidden menace lurking within the pipes. As the layers were peeled back, the true extent of Lee Company’s expertise and commitment to excellence came to light, resulting in a plumbing triumph worthy of recognition.

Beneath the Surface: Unveiling a Hidden Menace

At the outset, The Orthopedic Center’s project appeared straightforward – install and insulate new piping, and replace fixtures. It was a renovation project that held both practical and cosmetic goals, aimed at enhancing the medical office’s functionality and aesthetics. Yet, much like a skilled doctor delving into the depths of a patient’s symptoms, Lee Company began its meticulous investigation.

As the camera traversed the plumbing system, an astonishing discovery was made – the sewer was flowing backward. What seemed like a routine upgrade quickly escalated into a critical undertaking. The consequences of such an oversight could have been disastrous for both The Orthopedic Center and the hospital it was housed within. Lee Company’s keen eye and diligent work had averted a potential catastrophe, setting the stage for a series of pivotal decisions.

A Symphony of Solutions

What followed was a symphony of solutions orchestrated by Lee Company. As the extent of the plumbing issue became evident, the team presented its case and proposed remedies to The Orthopedic Center’s owners and plumbing engineer. Though skeptical at first, a presentation of camera footage quickly demonstrated the gravity of the situation. Lee Company’s focus was clear – to take care of the customer and ensure the safety of staff and patients.

In collaboration with the general contractor, The Orthopedic Center’s owners, and plumbing engineer, Lee Company mapped out a plan to address the issue. With the green light secured, the team embarked on a journey to not only renovate the plumbing but to rectify the underlying problem that had gone unnoticed for years.

A Journey Underground: Reworking the Plumbing System

The renovation of The Orthopedic Center’s plumbing extended far beyond surface-level upgrades. The Lee Company team delved deep into the building’s infrastructure, embarking on a meticulous process to redesign and rework the plumbing system. This included the demolition of the flawed system, redesigning the sanitary sewer, and reworking domestic water, sanitary waste, and vent piping.

Lee Company’s commitment extended beyond the confines of regular working hours. Recognizing the importance of the medical facility, the team went the extra mile, working weekends to minimize disruption and serve the customer effectively. Multiple shut-downs were executed over weekends, enabling the installation of the new sanitary sewer and final ties outside the building.

In a testament to the team’s dedication, The Orthopedic Center’s owners expressed their gratitude by providing pizza to the team on a Saturday – a simple yet heartfelt gesture of appreciation.

The Melody of Success: On Time, On Budget, and Beyond Expectations

Lee Company’s hallmark of excellence shone through in this project. The team’s commitment to punctuality, fiscal responsibility, and safety yielded outstanding results. With the project commencing in May 2022 and concluding in December of the same year, Lee Company accomplished the renovation in a mere seven months.

The decision to fabricate plumbing systems in the field, rather than relying on prefabrication, demonstrated Lee Company’s adaptability and commitment to efficiency. This approach contributed to the project’s seamless execution and timely completion.

A Legacy of Trust: Impressing a First-Time Customer

The success of the project extended beyond its immediate scope. While The Orthopedic Center was a first-time customer for Lee Company, the transformative work left a lasting impact. The Orthopedic Center’s satisfaction translated into two additional orthopedic office projects awarded to Lee Company, solidifying their reputation as a reliable and innovative plumbing partner.

The Lessons Learned and the Legacy Left Behind

The Orthopedic Center project unveiled a crucial lesson for Lee Company – the importance of thorough investigation. This discovery led to a new standard: running camera inspections through existing plumbing lines before embarking on renovation work. It’s a testament to Lee Company’s unwavering commitment to precision and excellence, ensuring that no stone is left unturned.

In the end, this project stands not only as a plumbing renovation success story but also as a testament to Lee Company’s dedication to its craft and commitment to the well-being of its clients. The Orthopedic Center’s experience transformed a routine renovation into a plumbing triumph, underscoring the transformative power of expertise, diligence, and a commitment to excellence.


  • 2023 Excellence in Construction – Indiana/Kentucky Chapter: Award of Excellence
  • 2023 Excellence in Construction – North Alabama Chapter: Award of Merit
  • 2023 Excellence in Construction – Greater Tennessee Chapter: Award of Excellence

P.S. The Orthopedic Center was one of 4 Lee Company projects honored with a 2023 ABC award – and several of those projects received multiple awards! Altogether, Lee Company took home 11 ABC awards this year. That’s incredible. We greatly appreciate this industry recognition of our dedicated professionals and their work. Thanks to our team and customers. We couldn’t do it without you!

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