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. In addition, he was able to please the building officials of Los Alamos County which is no small task.
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.
Pueblo Management Company, John R. Coelho, Managing member
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 seen his work in local trade associations, each of which benefitted 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
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
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
The company (LeeCon, LLC) mission: exceeding the expectations of clients, vendors, subcontractors and suppliers; performing work in the safest possible manner; doing it right the first time; and continually improving to be the best they can be. The company also has a Code of Conduct: never speak negatively about others; conduct themselves with the highest level of business ethics; tell the truth and be thoroughly honest; conduct themselves in a manner to avoid any appearance of impropriety; and treat others as they would wish to be treated. A unique offering (at LeeCon, LLLC) 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
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.
Corporate Curmudgeon, Dale Dauten, Syndicated Columnist
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. I can attest that he was always extremely professional in our work. Moreover, he worked well with others, was kind in his dealings with the ELM School Board members and the students at the school. He even came on the school’s camping trips to serve and work with low-income urban youth. It takes a special person to volunteer for duty with middle school students! 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
When I was in the ownership/building ownership mode I used Andy Lee as the contractor for all of my TI work. He is outstanding, I had enough confidence in him that I did not bid out jobs.
Jack Westman / Commercial client
Thank you for all of your (volunteer) help. Your thoughtfulness and thoroughness is deeply appreciated. Your generosity is very touching and inspiring.
Steve Johnson / New Day Youth and Family Services
Our first time working with you on the Carrie Tingley Hospital project went very well. Your employees exhibit a great deal of respect for your company and the customers they serve. It is a true pleasure working with professionals.
Ron Ward / SES Electric
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
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 FM & T
Very few general contractors that I have dealt with deserve recognition for their professionalism, integrity, and workmanship. Andy Lee and his staff certainly maintain a high level of all three. The bottom line: When a tenant is satisfied that is indication of a job well done. Andy Lee always leaves me with a satisfied tenant...
Dora Tappan, Property Manager / Carlo, Inc
I am pleased to recommend Andy Lee General Contractor to any owner thinking about a construction project. We have worked together on four projects in the last ten years. Each one has gone very well. Andy and his staff operate at the highest level of competency and ethics.
Jay Davis, Architect / Gregory T. Hicks and Associates
Thank you and your team for doing such a fine job on our suite. Your crew was always willing to help and tried their best to accommodate everyone. All the more amazing, we met all deadlines.
Gerry & Mike Dempsey / Albuquerque Neuroscience, Inc
Thank you for the high quality work that your company provided during our recent remodel & office expansion. I was particularly pleased that your team made a conscientious effort to work around our schedules, our clients, and our need to continue to work during construction.
Dennis Helmick, Sales Manager / Imaginit Technologies
Thank you for the (volunteer) service your company provided Namaste Child & Family Development Center. From the first contact to the last walkthrough (your crew) showed an incredible work ethic. We appreciate the support you have given us.
Gail Cox, Director of Operations / Namaste, Inc.
Your entire crew has been a true blessing to work with. It is nice to have guys working on a church campus who are great at what they do and maintain a great level of professionalism as well. Kudos to your entire staff!!!
Bobby N. Martinez, Business Manager / Calvary of Albuquerque
Thank you for the work you did on our Anytime Fitness Facilities. In philosophy, construction is known as a servile art and is meant to serve man's temporal needs. So construction is an art, and we appreciate the artwork you have done.
Steve Kerekes, Owner / Anytime Fitness
The elements of your service I appreciate include your estimating responsiveness, scheduling and completion of the work process and the actual quality of the end product. Finally, your written and verbal communications, change orders and requests for payments are well above standard compared to most of the contractors we have dealt with in the past. I look forward to a continued relationship with you.
Vic Bruno, President/Broker / Vic Bruno Co.
As you know we have come to think of you all as our source-of-all-building-wisdom and help-upon- whom-we-rely-when-we-have-building-problems. You are all so patient, smart and efficient and you never seem to laugh even at our dumbest building questions – so we are most appreciative. Please accept the gratitude and thanks of all of us here at VSA arts of New Mexico (for your volunteer support).
Marjorie Nesset, Director / VSA arts of New Mexico
I wanted to personally thank you for the excellent tenant improvement work you did for me recently. I found you to be very qualified in all aspects. You found ways to accomplish certain tasks that were a lot more efficient and cost effective than the methods we had been using in the past. Thank you for your input. Your level of integrity impressed me very much. As a Property Manager, it is truly a pleasure to work with a Vendor of your caliber. It makes my job a lot easier. Please feel free to use me as a reference in the future.
Adelaide C. Tucker, Property Manager / Montgomery Office Group, LTD.
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.
It has been my experience to work with Andy Lee over the last few years on projects throughout the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He has shown to the Archdiocese an honest hard working nature and a true sense of dedication to organize, conduct and complete a project to the best standards in the industry.
John A. Huchmala, Property Manager / Archdiocese of Santa Fe
It was my pleasure to become acquainted with Andy Lee... Andy was the most helpful to me as we worked on designing what would be most beneficial to the school community. He listened to my concerns and made adjustments as necessary. His attitude, ability to work with others, and presence were very impressive. Andy responded to all my concerns and calls in a timely fashion even after the project was completed. I believe Andy Lee to be an asset to any construction project and hope to someday have the opportunity to work together again.
Mary McAffee, Principal / Albuquerque Public Schools
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