Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric, Inc., most commonly known as Lee Plumbing, or Lee Mechanical is owned by Bob Lee, Jr – before that Bob Lee, Sr. According to a government website, Lee Plumbing took out almost $2.2 Million is PPP loans that were later forgiven.
Lee Plumbing’s Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Quinn, is expected to go on trial next year in Racine County for a felony count of OWI (4th). Lee also hired the disgraced former City Administrator, Frank Pacetti after he left the City of Kenosha. The Racine Sheriff’s office asked the Racine DA to charge Pacetti with two felonies for misconduct in public office for allegations stemming from his position at the City of Kenosha.
KCE received a tip about something amiss with Lee Plumbing and their water meter. KCE made contact with Kenosha Water Utility General Manager Curt Czarnecki, who explained what happened. He told us that Water Utility staff visited the business earlier this year to complete a meter test. These tests are required to be performed by the Wisconsin Public Services Commission. “Upon arrival KWU staff observed plumbing that had been tampered with allowing water to bypass the water meter. Upon observation of this violation, the customer was required to bring the plumbing up to current code. Consumption history clearly indicated when the tampering occurred and therefore the customer was back billed based on historical average use.”
KCE is told the new system now has a lock on it, and only the City has the key. We are unable to determine exactly how much water wasn’t billed for. The State of Wisconsin doesn’t make water bills a matter of public record due to privacy issues. We do know, however that the number is significant, as the company allegedly uses water tankers for some projects.
We reached out to Lee plumbing and didn’t receive a response.