Lee and Babs Robinson had a cocktail party at their spectacular home overlooking the river to announce a partnership between the Lee W. Robinson Company and Kelley Construction. Robinson Kelley is a concierge residential company, a revolutionary new concept serving as a one-stop source for residential ground-up construction, renovation and design services.
The company is a result of the combined expertise of the two well-known businesses located here. The unique structure of Robinson Kelley allows each parent company to operate as a separate entity, keeping its core business intact. Licensed in 48 states, their specialties come together to provide boutique clients all-around service in their construction and design needs.
They offer preconstruction planning, onsite construction management, general contracting, exterior design and drafting, building info modeling, LEED certified “green building,” architectural renovation and interior design and eliminate the need for third party contractors.
As a concierge residential renovation and construction company, additional services include: airport pick up, provided meals, state–of-the-art technology for remote access to job site status, personalized service with direct access to Lee; and an onsite supervisor. I think they will walk the dog for you and have the cat neutered, too!
Lee has a degree in economics and management with a minor in art from Centre College.
Originally he was a banker as both his and his wife’s families were in the banking business. Eventually Lee decided he wanted to go to the famed Parson School of Design and he studied at Christie’s.
He has been a finalist for Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year, was one of Business First’s Fast Fifty in 2006 .(Did that have something to do with his age? Just kidding, Lee!)
In 2011 his firm was named the largest interior design firm in Jefferson County. He operates a second office at 5th Avenue & 57th Street in NYC.
Brothers Mark and Joe Kelley are co-owners of Kelley Construction, one of the largest construction firms operating in greater Louisville.
Depending on how complicated the building is, Joe Kelley, president and CEO of Kelley Construction, and his brother, Mark, vice president of Kelley, will be available for face-to-face meetings.
It was a fun party with Mo and Rick Mitchell, Missy and Jim Allen, Sarah Brown, Beaver McMahan, Tyler Thompson, Ann and Darrell Wells, Peter Ashby and Jody Howard, Mayor Greg Gischer, Brian Lavin, Elizabeth and John Lenihan, Elizabeth and Jack Conway, Steve Bass, Steve Graham, Pheobe and Mark Wood, Beth Davis, Michelle and Tyler Beam, Brooke and Mack Schwab, Sara and John McCall, Kathy and Kent Oyler, and Dale Boden. Close by neighbors Mary F. and Ed Glasscock and Angela and Lee Leet were there too. Café Fraiche handled the catering and served some wonderful hors d’oeuvres.
Don’t want to cook? Then go to the Brown Hotel for its annual Easter Brunch Buffet at J. Graham’s café.
There is seating at 11:30 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. It is $40 per adult and $19.50 for children 4 to 12. Children under 4 are complimentary.
It includes soup, six salads, Hot Brown Casserole, Seared Salmon with Herb Crust and Citrus Beurre Blanc, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Gratin with Goat Cheese, Mac and Cheese, Bacon and Sausage, Ham, Leg of Lamb, veggies, omelets and waffles and breakfast pastries and then all sorts of desserts.
There will be someone from Weight Watchers there to sign you up as you waddle out the door!
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A fixture in Louisville society, Carla Sue Broecker has been writing her weekly column for more than two decades.