Published on January 31, 2019
In 1970, a young andrew lee came to Canada from Hong Kong with $500 and a desire to study and look for new opportunities. Soon after, he enrolled in the Survey Technology program.
To get through, Lee shared a cramped room in a bad part of town and, when not studying, waited tables and washed dishes.
But the experience taught him the importance of hard work – a value he applied to starting Amar Surveys with his wife in 1982. Now, Lee is transferring the company to his son, giving him an advantage he never had.
“I won’t tell anyone ‘If I can do it, you can do it’,” says Lee. “It’s hard work with some luck involved, and you just have to keep going.”
— Fiona Bensler