In 1979, James Leopardo opened a two-man construction firm in Chicago. Under Jim’s leadership, Leopardo Companies, Inc. has grown into one of the nation’s largest 300 contractors with 300 employees and anticipated 2012 revenues near $300 million.
As CEO, Jim is responsible for the overall business strategy and standards that affect three offices, hundreds of employees and job sites, multiple service offerings, and several specialty markets – including interiors, healthcare, retail, municipal, recreation, office, industrial, higher education, K-12 education, hospitality, hotel, residential, and aviation.
A pioneer in the construction industry, Jim provides a focused business approach and a deep commitment to quality, innovation, and leadership. His drive, pledge to client service, and standards for excellence are the staples the company was founded on three decades ago. (more…)