Ezra Lee Design + Build, Lehi
BORN: Great Falls, Mont.
Ezra Lee’s career has been by his own design. After attending BYU for “about 15 minutes,” he is now building his fast-growing residential design firm. His houses have graced the Utah Valley Parade of Homes and clearly have voracious vision, distinctive detail and modern, majestic style.
The RED Talking “I’d like to think I’m like Denzel Washington in ‘Remember the Titans’ — a great guy who can get dirty if he needs to, with just the right amount of sweet and spice. Business is tough and emotions are real. I hope I do well to adapt my personality type to fit those I’m communicating with.”
Dream Jobs “Like a whole generation of Americans, I wanted to ‘Be Like Mike’ (Michael air Jordan). My dream today? Same thing I’m doing now, but somehow figure out how to eliminate the deadlines and budgets.”
Motivating Employees “With hugs, winks, high fives, team meetings, one-on-one time and the whites of my eyes.”
Youthful Advice “Commit.
Timing is everything. Listen for the cues and react. Whatever timeframe you expect something to happen in … triple it. Lower back pain comes from tight hamstrings. Happiness is a state of being — not a destination.”