Building toward the future
As a construction project manager for Rutherford County Schools, Trey Lee works to ensure new facilities meet needs of students, teachers and community
November 22, 2016
By JAMES EVANS
Rutherford County Schools
SMYRNA — Trey Lee is a fifth generation Smyrna resident, and these days for his job with Rutherford County Schools, he spends much of his time literally driving down memory lane.
Lee grew up a short throw from the under-construction Rocky Fork Middle School, which the county will open in August.
“Basically from here to the interstate, it was all Lee’s — cousins, brothers, aunts. All up and down Lee Road — that’s where the name came from was our family members. There’s still a half a dozen who live up and down Lee Road,” he said while giving a tour of the area.
Most parents have no idea who Trey Lee is, but as a project manager in the school district’s Engineering and Construction Department, his daily work has impacted the education of thousands of students in Rutherford County during the past 10 years.
During that time, Lee estimates he has worked on 10 new schools and six additions to existing facilities.
When a new school or addition is being built, Lee’s role as a project manager is to serve as the liaison between the school district’s engineering department, contractors, architects, government officials, utility companies and others involved in the construction process. He starts most days by visiting school construction sites — monitoring progress, inspecting work that’s been completed, meeting with builders and resolving issues as they arise. CONTINUE READING
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