Lee Addo is the Founder and President of SCS. He has over 22 years of experience in the construction industry in the areas of pre-construction, project planning/startup, budgeting, project management and controls, quality control, safety and risk management, change and claims management, project close-out, and warranty management.
Even before receiving two Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering from Dartmouth College, and a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lee began his construction career in Florida as an Estimating Associate. He was fortunate to be mentored by the majority owner of the company. In 1997, he moved to Ohio, where he successfully managed projects for the Federal Government, the Air Force, the US Army Corps of Engineers, public and private educational institutions, and various private clients. In 2005, Lee joined an ENR TOP 400 Company, where he rose to become a member of the Senior Operations Team.
Over the years, Lee has worked with and for companies of varying sizes and has been involved in planning and managing projects spanning various market segments – government (local, state and federal), military, K-12 education, higher education, office, aviation, renovation, restaurant, retail and recreational facilities, to name a few. He has successfully managed projects, utilizing and managing various delivery methods and has acquired a wealth of skills and knowledge along the way. Lee has diligently managed the small tasks (such as a tenant fit-out), and large projects (such as a new $50 million high school and stadium). He has approached each project with commitment, discipline and client-friendly service, leading to project goals being met or exceeded without compromising on safety, or quality.
Lee is a Registered Professional Engineer (North Carolina and Ohio), a LEED® Accredited Professional and a licensed General Contractor in North Carolina. Additionally, he is a full and active member of the American Society Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Construction Institute (CI) Engineers Without Borders (EWB), and the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. Married with one son, Lee is highly dedicated to his nuclear and extended families.