Contact Us


Phone: 540-463-3478

Contact: General Manager, Corey Berkstresser 

I-81 / I-64 Exit 195
2516 N. Lee Highway
Lexington, VA 24450
Latitude: 37.8316
Longitude: 79.3781

About Us


Established in 1959, LEE HI Travel Plaza is one of the oldest truck stops on the East Coast.  LEE HI began as LEE HI Truck Stop, which was a Pure Oil Truck Stop, and was built and operated by J. C. Heizer.  The Truck Stop was operated by J. C. Heizer until 1968 when Leonard Pennington, who served as General Manager, purchased LEE HI from J.C. Heizer.  In October 1981, ownership of LEE HI Truck Stop changes again and Bobby Berkstresser becomes owner. 

On Saturday, October 3rd, 1981 , Bobby Berkstresser began running LEE HI with a staff of 9 employees and a facility that included a Restaurant, Fuel Stop, and Garage.   

Without a doubt, many changes have taken place at LEE HI within the past 30 years under  the ownership of Bobby Berkstresser, and many additions have been made!

On Tuesday, December 6, 2011, LEE HI Travel Plaza teamed up with TA, Travel Centers of America.

LEE HI Time Line: 

1984     LEE HI built it's first Service Shop

1985     LEE HI signs a contract with Petroleum Marketers, Inc. thus

            changing LEE HI to a Shell fuel provider

1986     LEE HI Parts Department is built                         

1990     LEE HI provides a new service called LEE HI Crane and Equipment Rental

1991     Western Star Truck Sales begin at LEE HI

            Convenience Store was built

            Restrooms & Shower facility was added

1994     Machine Shop begins at LEE HI

1995     Remodeling of Fuel Island

            Built new 14 bay Service Shop

            Built new Parts Department

            New Offices for Sales were built

1996     LEE HI Truck Stop is renamed LEE HI Travel Plaza to better fit the services offered

            4 bay Body Shop was added

            Areas were paved for additional Truck Parking

1997     New Office Complex was built

            More Showers were added

            Laundry facility, Chapel, TV Room were added

            13 Acres were purchased and construction begins on LEE HI campground

1998     LEE HI Excavating begins

1999     Remodeling & Additions to Convenience Store

            LEE HI Campground Opened

2001     Renovations were made to Berky's Restaurant

2004     Built a 16,000 sq. ft. maintenance facility that houses all cranes and towing  equipment

2008     Remodeling Convenience Store

2011     Remodeling Convenience Store, Berky's Restaurant,

            Showers, & Drivers Lounge/Game Room   

2011     LEE HI is a TA, Travel Centers of America   

2013     Sold LEE HI Crane

2014     Sold LEE HI Towing

2017     Berky's Closed it's doors for the new construction of IHOP 

2017     IHOP Opened

Today, LEE HI Travel Plaza, Vesuvius, Inc., employs approximately 175 people within an establishment that consists of LEE HI Travel Store, IHOP, LEE HI Campground,  LEE HI Truck Parts & Service.  LEE HI Travel Plaza is also home to Cedar Hill Christian Chapel as well as offering a Laundry facility, Shower facility, Game Room, TV Lounge, and Cat Scales.