Lee W. Robinson & History

Meet Lee W. Robinson

Born and raised in the middle of horse country and family farms surrounding the Lexington, Kentucky area, Lee W. Robinson has spent the last 18 years offering his clients a comprehensive range of resources for designing, building, renovating and decorating homes.

Known for his ability to sketch a full rendering of a room in perspective within minutes, Lee has the uncanny ability to create spaces for his clients that reflect their lifestyles while incorporating nostalgic and beautiful pieces that echo his ideal: The Art of Elegant Living.

Lee exudes the essence of bluegrass, southern hospitality steeped in tradition and English pedigree. Known for having his work reflect his clients’ tastes and preferences, Lee personally guides his clients through the process whether it is from the height of glamour and Park Avenue chic, to the anglophile undertones of Virginia horse country, to the clean, modern aesthetic of a Soho triplex.

While Lee enjoys helping clients realize their own style, his own preferences run toward English country and dramatic Georgian touches like black-and- white marble floors, rich yellow or red wall coverings, and period porcelains.

From Banking to Residential Design

In 1984, Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and management and a minor in studio art, and was hired by National City Bank. After a successful 14-year career in banking, Lee decided to pursue an idea he had been forming for years—to develop a consolidated design company that would offer drafting, remodeling, and design in one place.

In 1999, Lee left the bank to study design at Christie’s and Parson School of Design in New York, and he opened The Lee W. Robinson Company. Through the acquisition of assets and resource libraries of top designers like Sarah McNeal Few, A.G. Denzinger and Ellen Spalding Tate, Lee’s company has attracted a team with decades of combined experience in the design field.

Lee believes that the rising generation of homeowners will see design as he does: avoiding fads and blending high quality pieces from different styles and eras for a beautiful—and personal—statement.


History of The Lee W. Robinson Company

  • 1998: After a successful, 14-year career in banking Lee begins to study design at Christie’s and Parson School of Design in New York.
  • 1999: Lee opens The Lee W. Robinson Company, a one-stop solution for residential design and drafting, renovation, construction, and interior design.
  • 1999: The Company acquires the assets and resource libraries of top designers such as Sarah McNeal Few, A.G. Denzinger and Ellen Spalding Tate.
  • 2004: The Company is ranked the #2 Full Services Remodeler in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2005: The Company is ranked the #2 Full Services Remodeler in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2006: The Company develops a line of Lifestyle products named for Lee’s three children.
  • 2006: The Company is ranked #18 in Louisville’s “Fast 50” top growing companies.
  • 2006: The Company is ranked the #3 Full Services Remodeler in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2007: The Company is ranked the #2 Full Services Remodeler in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2008: The Company is ranked the #1 Full Service Remodeler in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2008: The Company is ranked #14 in Louisville’s “Fast 50” top growing companies.
  • 2008: The Company is a finalist for the South Central Ohio and Kentucky Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
  • 2010: The Company is ranked the #1 Largest Interior Design Firm in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2010: The Company is ranked the #2 Full Services Remodeler in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2011: The Company is ranked the #1 Largest Interior Design Firm in Louisville, Kentucky by Business First journal.
  • 2012: Evelyn Lauder Holiday House NYC Hampton Designer Showcase
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