Jimmy Lee Joins Building Blocks

Jimmy Lee

Chief Operating Officer

Kissimmee, FL – Jimmy Lee will join Building Blocks as Chief Operating Officer starting June 2017. He is formerly the President of GFRC Cladding and Vice President of GFRC 360. Previously, he was with Harmon Contract W.S.A and Curtain Wall Design and Consulting. Jimmy has over 30 years in the high rise cladding industry.


His expertise in pre-fabricated panelized systems spans a variety of materials to include precast and GFRC, granite panel systems, unitized aluminum curtain wall, and metal panel systems. Jimmy has a reputation in the industry for designing wall systems that solve client challenges. He prizes effective design and the preservation of architectural aesthetic.

Guest Speaker at SAIC

Chicago, IL – Matt Seymour of Building Blocks, spoke about his work in masonry restoration to a group of historic preservation students at his alma mater, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), on Friday, February 17, 2017. Matt shared his knowledge of the GFRC and terra cotta restoration process and provided a presentation about the ongoing restoration at 125 S Clark in Chicago.  Students then had the opportunity to view the project from Federal Plaza and ask Matt about his experiences after graduation.


Matt has managed exterior brick, terra cotta, and stone restoration projects to local and federal preservation standards. He earned his Master of Science in Historic Preservation from SAIC in 2011 and is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Skyline Council.


New Advisory Board Member

Brendan Deely

Advisory Board

Chicago, IL – Building Blocks is pleased to welcome Brendan Deely to the Advisory Board. Brendan is former President and CEO of L&W Supply Corporation and former Senior Vice President of USG Corporation.


He has nearly 30 years of diversified leadership within global corporations, publicly traded companies, and mid-cap specialty manufacturing and distribution businesses. His experience in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets, as well as his reputation for value creation as a CEO, Corporate Director, and member of board and executive committees, is an excellent addition to the Advisory Board.