With 35 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry as employee and business owner, I work with contractors and subcontractors to increase profit, eliminate waste, and enhance productivity by becoming LEAN.
…is an ongoing process that maximizes production while minimizing waste.
Andy Lee joins CCS Construction Training with more than 35 years of experience in construction. Andy's roles of carpenter, superintendent, project manager, estimator, and 20 years as owner of LeeCon, LLC have given him a clear perspective of the challenges faced by all members of the construction team.
Contact the trainer: Andy@LeeCon.us
“I have known Andy Lee since June 2008. He is a true construction professional and a true life-long learner. Andy has a passion for helping people because he believes it’s just the right thing to do. But above all this, Andy really is what he appears to be...honest, sincere and trustworthy. I am very proud to call him my friend and my partner.”
Mike Brunner, CCS Construction Training
“Andy Lee has been an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors for over 14 years. He has been an engaged member of the education committee and volunteered his expertise - teaching core courses for construction, including problem solving, quality control and ethics. Andy has shown true leadership in our construction community, even taking the time to be key note speaker for our apprenticeship graduation, encouraging those entering the trade to go forth with respect and enthusiasm. Andy brings a “real world” knowledge to his teaching and in the years I have known him, I consider him to be one of the top instructors in his area. I know Andy to be a great philanthropist donating his time, knowledge and materials to organizations he holds dear. Andy is a true professional. He exhibits and expects good things from all people & it is one of the many reasons I am glad to know and work with him.”
Carla Kugler, Education & Safety Director, Associated Builders and Contractors of NM
“Associated Builders and Contractors of NM has been enhanced through our relationship with Andy Lee. His leadership skills are exemplary, and his commitment to ethical behavior in the workplace sets the bar for his colleagues to follow. In addition, his resolve to provide quality service always, is greatly admired.”
Roxanne Rivera-Weist, President, Associated Builders and Contractors of NM
“Since 2001 I have observed Andy Lee functioning in leadership and training roles. The first thing that comes to mind about Andy is that he is a very innovative thinker. He expresses things in an assertive way that grabs my attention and makes an abstract concept very easy to understand. For many years I have witnessed Andy’s passion and activities in public settings as he has worked toward improving the Albuquerque community. I can vouch for his self-discipline, integrity, and for his willingness to make a long term commitment. I can easily say he has a lot of wisdom to share. Give him a try – you will be glad you did!”
Dr. Charles France
“Andy Lee has recently completed two very complex projects involving eight buildings for me. In addition to meeting the technical requirements, his excellent communication and people skills allowed him to navigate a very delicate balance with two dozen owners and tenants who were significantly inconvenienced for a period of months. I can easily rank Andy among the top five contractors I have worked with in my 25 year career in real estate development and management. If I had met Andy when I started my career I would have been saved many, many headaches. I understand Andy is now providing new services – the mentoring and training of construction professionals. I am certain those fortunate enough to be trained by Andy will learn the best of skills in matters of teamwork, effective planning, and accurate communication. Again, his people skills are superior.”
Pueblo Management Company, John R. Coelho, Managing member
"I have known Andy Lee for over 15 years through professional organizations, church boards, and simply personal relationships. His communication skills, both to the group as a presenter and to individuals one-on-one, are outstanding and highly effective. As a leader, a trainer, a mentor, and a confidant, Andy Lee is an outstanding individual quite capable of doing just about anything he realistically puts his mind to."
Mike Hatchell, Godfrey Appraisals
“Through good years and bad, Andy demonstrates discipline, fairness and decisiveness in all his affairs. I’ve worked alongside Andy as a member of the board of directors of a local non-profit organization and have seen his work in local trade associations, each of which benefited from his consistent application of ethical values and principled communication. Most importantly, Andy advised me through the difficult maze of decisions to expand my firm’s current facilities. Without Andy’s guidance, I am certain that the end result would have been less productive. In hindsight, I am grateful Andy helped our firm achieve its milestones through that transition. Our investment has, and will continue to pay dividends for many years to come.”
Roger C. Nagel, CPA, Managing Director, Nagel CPAs, LLC
“Congratulations on being selected Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies 2007 Kirtland Operations Supplier of the Year. Your company was chosen for this award based on documented excellence in delivery performance, technical support, order administration, cost control, and responsiveness.”
Brad Hughes, Director, Integrated Supply Chain, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Transportation
“In my experience, it's easier to get business people to open their checkbooks than to open their hearts. After all, when you have money, it's easy to write a check, be a paper hero, be done. With opening the heart and giving someone a second chance, you don't know if you'll end up the hero or the fool. In (Andy) Lee's case, he has hired more than 60 new employees during the past few years, and has 14 of them with him now, the ones where it worked out for everyone. I asked Lee how he would respond to those people who think he's crazy - after all, an entrepreneur has enough worries without hiring employees with questionable pasts. He answered simply: "It's my nature, it’s about making a difference." Lee's company has done well while making a difference.”
Dale Dauten, Corporate Curmudgeon, Syndicated Columnist
“Andy Lee stands out of the crowd as a leader with depth of character, integrity, and wisdom that only comes from being tested in life. Whether leading his people and business through difficult economic times or sitting around the campfire with me, Andy is authentic and real. Over the years, I have appreciated his friendship and our work together serving our city's most vulnerable with his donated time, talent, and treasure.”
John Bulten, Executive Director, East Central Ministries, Inc.
“Andy Lee is highly skilled in project organization and sensitive to the important details. I have worked with him on several venues requiring both and he has excelled. His knowledge and experience in the construction industry and human relations have prepared him well for being an outstanding mentor, trainer and teacher. He is a pro.”
Don Kimbro, Nuggets of Truth
"A unique offering (at LeeCon, LLC) is their Samaritan Services program. This program provides handyman assistance at little or no cost to widows, single mothers and women whose husbands are deployed. Services provided include carpentry, plumbing repairs and maintenance, accessibility improvements, and improvements to heating and electrical systems.”
Jack and Donna Rust Award for Excellence in Ethical Business Practice
“I have known Andy Lee through church and personal interactions for thirteen years and have great respect for him. In addition to offering construction and facilities expertise, he has served the church in many areas and has been a great blessing. During meetings and other interactions, his demonstrates professionalism and attention to detail. He conducts his business, family, and personal life with integrity and discipline, is always willing to go out of his way to help others, and treats everybody he encounters with respect, kindness, and selflessness. In all areas of his life, Andy is a fine example of what each of us has been called to be.”
Chris Nordquist, Chairman of the Elder Board, Heights Christian Church
“I am writing to recommend Mr. Andy Lee to you. I first met Andy soon after I founded Escuela Luz del Mundo (ELM), a middle school that served low-income students in Albuquerque’s toughest neighborhood. Andy became involved in ELM from almost the beginning, providing some of the workers from his business to come over to the school and fix and maintain our school facility. Frankly, I could always rely on Andy to help us, and he never requested remuneration. I was so impressed by his passion for community involvement that I asked him to serve on ELM’s School Board. Finally, I would like to add that Andy is a natural leader and has outstanding mentorship skills. I am grateful for the opportunity to have had him work with us at ELM – we are all the better from the experience!”
Richard S. Kitchen, Professor, Kennedy Endowed Chair of Urban Education, University of Denver
“I have known and admired Andy Lee since 1997. He has demonstrated skillfulness in multiple areas: great leadership in his home, great leadership in his business ventures, and great generosity with his friends. If you are fortunate enough to be in his circle of influence you will be very blessed indeed!”
Jay Stoltzfus, Friend
“I have known Andy Lee for about 15 years, and I have found him to be trustworthy, reliable and honest in everything he does. As a lawyer, I deal with many different professions and people from all walks of life, and Andy has been one of the most consistent and stable people I have dealt with since I have known him. He has taken leadership roles on many occasions and has been faithful and reliable to the people who look to him for guidance. He has stepped up and defused tense situations and has been effective in communicating with the people he works with on many different levels. He has encouraged me personally in some difficult times, and is an asset to those he deals with.”
Chris W. Pierce, Esq., Hunt & Davis, P.C. Law Firm
“Since 1989 you have been project manager on many of our most successful projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and because of this we are pleased to recommend your firm and yourself. On these projects your abilities were strong in constructing in and around occupied spaces, compliance with institutional and government protocol and your attention to close detail and inspection.”
David H. Grieves, P.E., Vice President, Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc.
“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated all you did in making our recent Albuquerque Cargo expansion Project a success. If not for your attention to detail and the cooperation of your staff and sub-contractors, I’m sure the Project would not have gone as well or as smoothly as it did. Your scheduling of activities around our ongoing operations staff and customers was also appreciated and your concern for a clean and safe project did not go unnoticed.”
Steve Connell, Senior Facilities Project Manager, Southwest Airlines
“It goes without saying you are one of the few contractors on our "A" list. We will recommend you to our other clients. Keep up the good work. We enjoy working with you guys. You are very professional.”
Kevin Georges, Kevin Georges & Associates, Architects