Bob Lee, Jr., joined the Lee team in 1977, right after graduating from Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI. Joining his family’s business was a proud moment for him, along with it being a big change from his duties of “guarding the secret recipe for Colonel Sanders” at KFC.
Taking advantage of his work experience as a plumber’s apprentice with his family’s company, Lee went on to gain his Master Plumbers Certification, along with becoming a state-licensed designer of plumbing systems. His hard work and dedication paid off when he took over the company, from his father, in 1995. His love of the company is only surpassed by the appreciation he has for the team he works with. “They are a group of hardworking and dedicated men and women. I am proud to work with them every day.”
Lee’s own hard work and dedication has also lead to gaining recognition within the community. He was awarded the 2016 Kenosha Area Business Alliance Entrepreneur of the Year, the 2007 Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha Mary Ashley Frost Award and in 2003, he was recognized as the Kenosha Area Business Alliance Person of the Year.
Lee continues his family’s history of community involvement with his work with the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, where he collaborated closely with Joe Madrigrano in the creation of the Shirley Madrigrano & Natalie Lee Performing & Visual Arts Foundation. Along with promoting community outreach and support within Lee, he also serves as a board member for the Froedtert South Hospital Systems, on the Board of Trustees for Carthage College and on the Somers Planning Commission.
When not working with the Lee Mechanical team, Lee can be found enjoying his spare time with his loving wife of 30 years, Linda, and their three children: Austin, Emma and Colton. Lee believes that his success is due to his family’s support and keeping him grounded in faith and hard work. In addition to spending time with his family, Lee enjoys a round or two on the golf course.