FaceBook  Twitter

George (Trey) Lee '79 has come a long way since his humble beginnings at Kappa Sigma. Back then, Alpha Tau gave him a home at Tech, in addition to preparing him for life in the real world.

There, he learned the value of friendship, teamwork, and making contributions to the community through charity—standards that he still lives by today to be a good neighbor and co-worker.

After Georgia Tech, Trey quickly built a reputation and made a name for himself.

“Upon graduation I went to work with a General Contractor in Atlanta and was there for 12 years,” he says. “I then started Golf Training Systems and took the company public. I was there for seven years and was fortunate enough to work with Arnold Palmer, David Leadbetter, Dave Pelz, and Bob Rotella.”

It’s tough to beat that, but today, Trey is enjoying operating his very own construction company.

“In 1998, I started my own construction company which was residential base, and now I am in Sunset, SC as a residential builder and build one million dollar homes and up, Potter General Builders, LLC,” he explains.

Trey currently lives with his wife at The Reserve at Lake Keowee in Sunset, SC.

“We’ve been married 37 years—we met in kindergarten, and she was my first girlfriend,” he explains.

Together, they have two children, Tadd (33) and Meredi (29). Though Trey’s children are grown, he’s kept busy with his construction company and a new project he’s taken up.

“I have started an organic farm—we furnish a lot of the vegetables to the club and we sell shares to people who live here,” he says. “We only grow heirloom vegetables, and we save our seeds year after year so that in another six years they can be called our seeds.”

Despite a busy lifestyle, Trey does play golf when he gets the opportunity and has stayed close with Kevin Propst '81 (his little brother) and Mike Alexander '80. He speaks with both quite often, and they try to get together for a football game every now and then. He has many memories of “hell week,” being softball champions, the Peters Park Tricycle Race, and living in the fraternity house.

And that’s a big part of why he gives back today.

“Kappa Sigma and Georgia Tech made a great difference in my life,” he explains. “It is something that I feel compelled to do!”

In the spirit of paying it forward, you can join Trey on the 2016-17 Honor Roll if you make your gift before August 31!