Meet Our Staff

The Lee-Built Team

Bob Cross - Owner - Lee-Built Construction

Bob Cross

Owner / Manager

Bob and Troy are the owners of Lee-Built Construction. They bought the company from the previous owners, Pete and Dixie Lillie, in 2002.  He was born and raised in Eugene and continues to live here with his wife Michelle and their four children.  Bob graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and has been in construction since 1995.  He enjoys camping, golf, and boating.

Troy Cross - Owner / Manager

Troy Cross

Owner / Manager

Bob and Troy are the owners of Lee-Built Construction. They bought the company from the previous owners, Pete and Dixie Lillie, in 2002. Troy has been in construction for 16 years and lives in Bend with his wife Katy and their three children.


Butch Baird

General Manager

Butch joined Lee-Built in 2012 as General Manager. He has over 40 years’ management experience in commercial construction and development. He was born and raised in Eugene and continues to live here with his wife Suzette. Between them, they have 3-children and 3-grandchildren. Butch enjoys many outdoor activities, especially sailing his 25’ sailboat.

Ann Tinkham

Ann Tinkham

Project Manager/Estimator

Ann started working for Lee-Built in 2007 and now leads our Project Management and Estimating team. If you need anything done – she’s the one you need to talk to! She lives in Veneta with her husband Jerry. She has three sons that have all ‘left the nest’ and two grandchildren. Ann is active in the Eugene area community and was named the University of Oregon Volunteer of the Year in 2007. Ann is originally from North Carolina – she brought her accent with her.  When she’s not working, Ann enjoys reading, warm beaches and follows Nascar.

Jerry Tinkham

Jerry Tinkham


Jerry has worked for Lee-Built for 24 years, and is usually greeted with open arms by our customers. He was born and raised in Alvadore, Oregon but now lives in Veneta with his wife Ann. He has 4 wonderful children and 11 amazing grandchildren. Jerry enjoys working, fishing, target shooting, re-loading bullets, and building RC Helicopters.


Jason Midkiff-Field Manager Seattle Area

Jason Midkiff

Area Manager – Seattle Area

Jason joined Lee-Built in 2010 and has an extensive knowledge and appreciation for the needs of our customers, and it shows. Jason lives in Tacoma with his wife Kendell and their son Skyler.  Prior to working for Lee-Built, Jason traveled extensively as a superintendent for 2 General Contractor’s having the opportunity to work in many different facets of retail construction.  Jason’s hobbies include fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, camping, and boating.


Caleb Bestvater

Business Development Manager

Caleb joined Lee-Built at the beginning of 2017 and has a diverse customer-facing background; he has worked in several different industries, including banking and computer software. Caleb works with all Lee-Built customers, but is based out of Seattle. He has a BA from University of Washington and hopes to earn an MBA in the near future.  Caleb lives in Tacoma with his wife Tamala. In his free time Caleb works on remodeling his house and plays ice hockey in a local recreational league.

Justin Watkins

Area Manager – Eugene Area

Justin joined Lee-Built in the early spring of 2014.

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Richard Keeney

Project Manager/Estimator

Richard joined Lee-Built in the Fall of 2016. He’s a local, and was born, raised and lives in Eugene. Richard has been in construction for the last 28 years and brings a great deal of experience to the team. He has one daughter, Sydney, who is 24 and is currently attending college in South Africa. In his free time, Richard enjoys mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and watching the Oregon Ducks.


Keith Howard

Field Technician – Medford Area

Keith started working for Lee-Built in the spring of 2017.

Frank Cortez

Field Technician – Portland Area

Frank started working for Lee-Built in the summer of 2016.

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John Cole

Field Technician – Seattle Area


Tracy Brown

Service Coordinator

Tracy joined the Lee-Built team in May 2017 after working a wide spectrum of jobs; at one point she was a call-taker for 911. Tracy is a third generation Oregonian, grew up in the Eugene area and went to the University of Oregon. She’s been married for 18 years and has one son. When she’s not working, Tracy enjoys hiking, biking, jogging and reading. She’s very involved in the Eugene running community, not only participating in many races, but often marshaling or cheering on the sidelines.

Brandi Hardison

Service Manager

Brandi joined Lee-Built in 2016 and makes sure our field techs stay on task. Brandi was born at Vandenberg AFB in California and moved around a lot, living in Turkey and Germany as a child. She is a Veteran of the US Air Force. Brandi lives in Veneta  with her husband Shane and two teenage children, Nikki and Sam. In her free time Brandi loves to cook and bake.