About Us

Learn more about Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc., our history, our team, and our legacy of excellence in ranch real estate sales.

Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates Inc. Brokers & Agents

Left to right: Lane Puckitt, Kevin Reed, Tom Lee, Lee Puckitt, Martin Lee, Lee Hortenstine

Our History

Ancestors of Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.’s senior partners arrived in West Texas via horsedrawn wagons and settled on the land that, more than 100 years later, the ranch real estate business’ partners continue to operate. Land was in their lineage, the Texas soil in their blood, so it made sense to found a company that makes land a part of other families’ heritages. Loyalty to Texas and a resolve to serve its citizens has been the company’s backbone the past 60+ years of its existence. Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc. originated in Bronte and operated there from 1962 to 1976, at which time its San Angelo headquarters were constructed. The company has operated in San Angelo since 1977 with a steadfast mission of providing experience, knowledge, and ethics in the ranch real estate industry.

The business’ founders and key individuals in its early days include Martin Lee, who has been with Lee, Lee, & Puckitt Associates, Inc. since 1962; Tom Lee, who became part of the firm in 1973; and Lee Puckitt, who joined the team in 1987. Lee Hortenstine, Kevin Reed, Lane Puckitt have joined on as partner since that time. The associates at LLP are Elaine Lee, Leslea Charlesworth, Tres Watson, and Hunter Albright. The sales force has served and currently serves customers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and regularly communicates with clients from throughout the world. The company has transacted millions acres of land acquisitions giving LLP the historical edge to serve their clients and community.

Giving back is Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.’s primary goal. The company has a long history of service to the community, whether as volunteers for myriad charitable organizations, churches or ranch industry organizations and civically. The firm loves San Angelo, its churches, and the nation, and will help in any way it can to ensure that each is successful and free. It also cherishes the relationships it has established in its many years in the ranch real estate industry.

Brokers & Agents

Tom Lee - Partner/Broker - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Tom Lee - Partner/Broker

Tom Lee has been a farm & ranch sales broker for 49+ years and a farm & ranch appraiser for 25+. Tom was raised in an agricultural background and has 58+ years of experience managing operations on personal ranches and 37+ years of experience in wildlife management.

Tom is also a Howard College and Sul Ross University Alumni and has participated in numerous outside ranch, wildlife management, and appraisal courses.

Lee Puckitt - Partner/Broker - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Lee Puckitt - Partner/Broker

Lee Puckitt comes from long-time ranching heritage in Tom Green and surrounding counties and continues in his ranching operations. He holds a BBA from Texas Tech University, Texas Real Estate Brokers license, New Mexico Qualified Broker license, and a Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. He was honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Crockett National Bank and as past President of Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association. Lee currently serves on the Board of San Angelo Safari Club International. He and his wife Sandy live on the family ranch near Water Valley, Texas. They both enjoy traveling for big game hunting and have fun playing with their 5 grandkids.

Lane Puckitt - Partner/Broker - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Lane Puckitt - Partner/Broker

Lane Puckitt was born and raised in San Angelo, Texas. He grew up working on the family ranch, which instilled in him a good work ethic, how to be a good steward of the land, and an appreciation for what God has given all of us. After high school, he attended Texas Tech University and received his degree in General Business. When he graduated from college he moved to Austin, Texas and was in the building business for a major home builder. When he moved back to San Angelo in 2007, he got his agent license and began to work with Lee, Lee & Puckitt. In 2009, he received his Texas Broker License and does many Broker’s Price Opinions each year for estates, banks, lawyers, and families, helping them determine options for handling their ranch properties. Lane has been involved in millions of dollars’ worth of transactions over his tenure and because of this, he has become a problem-solver on helping individuals and families plan for, list, and close their farm and ranch properties.

In 2010, Lane married the love of his life Marcie, a senior instructor at Angelo State University. They are the proud parents of three boys: Luke, James, and Jake. Being a follower of Christ, a husband, and a father, as well as being a servant for his clients and his community, are what bring him the most joy in life. Lane has held an active role in many boards and organizations over his career, such as the National Ranching Heritage Board, Downtown San Angelo, Inc., Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers, and the Texas Farm Bureau Board, just to name few. He has lobbied in Washington D.C. and Austin for protecting land owner rights and advocating for the hunting and livestock industries. Being with a firm that has been around for so long and a part of a long-term ranching family has given Lane the historical knowledge of where we have come from and the foresight on where we are going as an industry.

Lee Hortenstine - Partner/Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Lee Hortenstine - Partner/Agent

Lee Hortenstine lives outside Bronte Texas in between San Angelo and Abilene. Lee attended Texas Tech University before graduating in 1995 from Sul Ross State University with a degree in animal science. After graduating Lee ran cattle on a lease ranch in west Texas while also day working for several other ranches in Texas. While living in Junction Texas in 1997 Lee and a good friend decided to get their Real Estate License. In 1998 he moved to San Angelo and joined Lee, Lee & Puckitt and has been there ever since. In 2006 he became a partner in the company. Through his 25+ years he has listed and sold ranches all across the western 2/3 of Texas. In 2002 he married his wife Tammy and they have 2 children, Hunter is attending Texas Tech and Zoey is a Senior in High School who will attend Texas Tech in the fall of 2023. Lee enjoys hunting and ranching most weekends you will find the family at a rodeo or sports activity watching Zoey and Hunter. On weekends there is nothing going on they can be found at their family ranches in Eastland and Shackelford counties hunting, fishing, or just messing around. Lee has made many friendships through the years selling ranches. He is always ready to help someone with their next buy or sell.

Kevin C. Reed - Partner/Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Kevin C. Reed - Partner/Agent

Kevin was born in New Braunfels, Texas in 1970 and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1993. He now lives with his wife and two sons in Clint, Texas. Kevin became a licensed real estate agent with Lee, Lee & Puckitt in 2003 and became Partner in the firm in 2006. He has handled many large and complicated transactions throughout West Texas. Also with owning several cattle and hunting ranches himself, he knows very well the day to day operations for both. With this background, he is able to assist ranchers as well as recreational Buyers and Sellers.

Elaine Lee - Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Elaine Lee - Agent

Elaine’s real estate license has been with Lee, Lee & Puckitt since 1984. She is very well diversified and knowledgeable regarding all the important steps from listing, marketing, contracts and closing a sale. In addition to having her real estate license, she also built an abstract and title company and operated it for several years.

As with most of agents that hang their hat with Lee, Lee & Puckitt, Elaine actively participates in their family ranching endeavors.

Hunter Albrecht - Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Hunter Albrecht - Agent

Hunter Albrecht grew up in New Braunfels, Texas. His family has been in the business of real estate and home building his whole life. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University he decided to go into ranch real estate. This is because it’s truly something he has wanted to do ever since he was a kid. He has a true love for agriculture and grew up hunting his whole life. He has been working for a brush management and ranch improvement company every summer of his college career. He is eager and willing to help you buy or sell your next ranch.

Tres Watson - Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Tres Watson - Agent

Tres Watson was born and raised in Midland Texas. His love for the outdoors came from hunting in New Mexico and in Schleicher County at his grandparent’s ranches. Tres graduated from Angelo State with a degree in Real Estate Finance in 2007. After college Tres moved back to Midland to pursue a career in the oil and gas industry but his interest in real estate and ranching never left.

In 2011 T-Rey Ranches acquired land in Kent and Scurry County and Tres and his family started a cow/calf operation. Since that time T-REY Ranch has expanded out and started raising quarter horses and fullblood registered wagyu.

In 2009 Tres married Ashley and is the proud dad of his two children Ryder and AnnaClaire. When Tres is not chasing kids around sporting events he loves to load them up and head down to the ranch for some fishing and hunting. Tres is eager to use his expertise and love for the outdoors to help you find the ranch of your dreams.

Leslea Charlesworth - Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Leslea Charlesworth - Agent

Leslea Charlesworth was raised on her family ranch in Pecos County, after graduating from Iraan High School, she attended Sul Ross State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. While attending Sul Ross, Leslea met her husband of 22 years, Brent. Leslea and her husband have two daughters, Colee and Emilee. In addition to raising her family, Leslea enjoys assisting her husband with the family ranching business located in the Big Bend area. In her free time, she enjoys roping and hunting with her family. Leslea is excited to use her past experiences and knowledge to help people find just the right property.

Kenneth Witt - Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Kenneth Witt - Agent

Ken Witt was born and raised in Southeast Kentucky from a long line of musicians. He has a B.A. from the University of Kentucky and a Juris Doctorate of Law from Northern Kentucky University. Ken was elected as the Leslie County Attorney in 1998 and the Leslie County Judge Executive in 2002. Ken is a former Paratrooper and Judge Advocate General officer in the US Army. He has been a resident of Texas since 2012. Ken has 4 kids and spends time playing Banjo and guitar and at his ranch in Ft. McKavett.

Hunter Hortenstine - Agent - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Hunter Hortenstine - Agent

Hunter Hortenstine was born in San Angelo and grew up in Bronte, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University where he received his Business Management degree. Hunter grew up rodeoing where he competed in the tie down and team roping events up until college, as well as helping out with the family cattle operation. When he wasn’t at a rodeo, you could find him hunting or fishing in Shackelford or Eastland counties on family ranches. He has developed a deep passion for the hunting and fishing industry and now owns a waterfowl hunting operation which he manages when he is not assisting with ranch transactions. With his extensive experiences growing up, he is fully fit to help ranchers looking to buy or sell a property, alongside having the knowledge to help a recreational buyer find the right fit for themself. He holds a passion for helping buyers and sellers find exactly what they are searching for.

Martin Lee - Partner Emeritus/Broker - Lee, Lee & Puckitt Associates, Inc.

Martin Lee - Partner Emeritus/Broker

Licensed in 1962 and shortly afterwards becoming a Texas Real Estate Broker. Original founder of our company having transacted thousands of acres of sales. Martin is an active rancher operating family lands with over 100 year legacy. He has also built 100’s of homes and commercial buildings. He founded Pinion Petroleum Drilling and Operating many oil and gas properties. His multi-faceted experience creates a top notch mentor in all areas of the Ranch Real Estate business.

Martin Lee went on to see his Lord and Savior on October 10th 2023. His influence and legacy will never be forgotten in the ranch real estate market, and in the company he founded and loved dearly. has honored him in an article on him and his company that he built. The articles are titled “A Lasting Legacy” and “In Memoriam” of Martin Lee. Here at LLP he will be missed, but never forgotten.

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