The gift of design has always been in
Lee W. Robinson.
Though he had already turned in an
impressive career in the bank industry by
his early 30s, Robinson, who earned his
college degree in economics and management but minored in art, knew that his
calling wasn’t in the financial business.
Instead, he took a risk when his mentor
at the bank where he was working retired, and he left the field. Without a new
job lined up or any solid career plans, he
went to New York to study design.
While there, his love of design was fully
sparked and his entrepreneurial light
turned on. Using his management skills,
Robinson acquired a business from a
retiring designer and took a new spin on
the industry. Many times, the design and
renovation process is cumbersome
because customers have to locate separate interior designers, architects and
subcontractors and then coordinate
each one’s efforts. Robinson’s vision was
a one-stop location where all three were
in one place, offering the customer the
convenience of letting The Lee Robinson
Co. coordinate everything.
With such a well-designed plan, the company quickly took off. Not only is it recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Louisville, but Robinson has also
been able to spread the company out,
branching into New York and Florida. In
just nine years, Robinson’s company has
adapted the way customers think about the
design industry, and despite troubles in the
housing market across the country, it has
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