"Over the past few years, I have worked closely with Lee Connellee, as a professional colleague and as a co-volunteer for our professional association. As a consultant, Lee has proven to be an extremely resourceful and conscientious member of our team. His innovative thinking has led to constructive ways of solving a variety of day-to-day construction problems, and helped facilitate the successful completion of three new schools for our school district.
He is extremely effective at building strong working relationships, identifying issues before they became built-in problems, and getting things done in a time-efficient and positive manner. Lee’s integrity, honesty and diligence are exceptional. His expertise in managing projects and programs as well as his understanding of human nature is remarkable. His insight and ability to see the big picture as well as take the small details into account provides him with an ability to help projects avoid derailments and reach fruition. Lee is extremely knowledgeable, ethical, has very creative yet pragmatic ideas, and is an excellent communicator.
As president of our professional organization, I saw Lee develop a challenging and exciting vision for the leadership team, and see that vision through to full implementation in just one year. He did this by collaborating with all levels of the organization, and supporting and encouraging the team as they negotiated the implementation of the vision.
I highly recommend Lee as both a strategic and energetic teammate and as an advisor in all aspects of business planning, leadership and management issues."
Len Witke, AIA, NCARB
Director, Cabarrus County School District
"As a business owner, it is often difficult to self-assess and determine where your vulnerabilities are - what are the weaknesses that hold you back. With our business being almost three years old, our venture is at a juncture where we anticipate a time of significant growth over the next year. When facing this dynamic change, we knew we needed assistance in putting the elements in place to create greater opportunity for success. Melanie and Lee were brilliant in helping us understand both the structure of our business as it looks now and how it should look to ensure growth and success. They helped us unravel complexities that we have had trouble identifying, and that had been impeding our growth. The MLC Group also helped us chart a successful plan of operations that specified tasks for the owners and new hires, and mapped new procedures that will help us transition to a new tier of success. Their objectivity, ability to discern and keen sense of business has helped us develop great tools to build a stronger business. The model they outlined has given us a blueprint to follow and given us a firmer foundation on which to build. The MLC Group’s services are invaluable."
Vice President, Front Door Fabrics