C.E. Lee Company

celeeIn 1872, when South Bend had a population of 8,000, Amos W. Lee founded what is now known as C.E. Lee Company.  A.W. Lee started as a painting and decorating contractor and soon established a retail store in the 200 block of South Michigan Street.  Clarence E. Lee joined his father in 1890, and in 1914 the business was moved to 225 S. Main Street.  The third generation of Lee’s, Edward J. and William E. joined their father in business during the early 1930’s; the fourth generation, William J. and Robert R., sons of Edward Lee, entered the business in the early 1960’s.


What began as a painting and decorating business over a century ago has developed into Indiana’s largest wholesale distributor of paint sundries and wall coverings.  You can visit their website by clicking here