HVAC Grad Continues Family Tradition in Abbeville

Mark Lee

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Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Major
Graduation Date: May 2002
Currently: Owner, Lee's Heating & Cooling

Lee graduated from PTC in 2002 and began working for a local heating and cooling company. With his business degree and HVAC degree, he decided to strike out on his own in 2009. He is now the owner and operator of Lee’s Heating and Cooling.

“After graduating, I gained the experience I needed to go out on my own,” he said. “The company is doing great and we are staying busy.”

Mark Lee is following in the footsteps of many of his family members in more ways than one.

The Abbeville native first came to Piedmont Technical College in 1984, earning an associate degree in business and computer programming. He spent 15 years in the workforce before he decided he wanted a change.

“I just decided I needed something different,” he said.

Lee followed in his sister’s footsteps and enrolled again at Piedmont Tech in 2000. He also followed his father’s lead and enrolled in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology program.

“My father was a retired plumber and HVAC technician,” he said. “I used to help him in the summers when I was out of school, so I thought I would give heating and cooling a try.”

“After graduating, I gained the experience I needed to go out on my own,” he said. “The company is doing great and we are staying busy.”

Lee was well acquainted with the ins and outs of HVAC, but the classes he took gave him an even better grasp of the concepts he had been using for years.

“It’s been a great experience,” said Lee. “I had some experience when I started at Piedmont Tech, but the program reinforced what I knew and showed me the importance of the service we provide.”

Lee graduated from PTC in 2002 and began working for a local heating and cooling company. With his business degree and HVAC degree, he decided to strike out on his own in 2009. He is now the owner and operator of Lee’s Heating and Cooling.

“After graduating, I gained the experience I needed to go out on my own,” he said. “The company is doing great and we are staying busy.”

Lee said he would recommend Piedmont Tech to anyone wanting to further their education at any point in their life.

“The college environment is great,” Lee said. “In all of the classes I’ve taken, whether it was the computer programming or HVAC classes, the hands-on experience I received was very valuable.”