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Leopardo CEO Wins Distinguished Alumni Award from Western Illinois University

Leopardo Companies, Inc. CEO James Leopardo has been named a 2017 Distinguished Alumni by his alma mater Western Illinois University. “The Distinguished Alumni Award, given since 1973, recognizes alumni who have brought credit to the university and themselves through exceptional professional accomplishments, meritorious service to ensure the continued excellence of WIU and through service to Read more…

Leopardo Wins Fourth Safety Excellence Award Since 2012

 The Fox Valley Associated General Contractors (FVAGC) has recognized Leopardo’s outstanding safety record with its annual Safety Excellence Award in the 250,000 man hours and above category, the fourth time since 2012. The annual award is based on evaluation of Leopardo’s safety record against other contractors of similar size and type across the Fox Valley Read more…

Leopardo-built University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care Wins CISCO Project of the Year Award

Leopardo has been awarded a 2016 Project of the Year award from the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) in the suburban new construction over $20 million category for the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park. The project includes a four-story multi-use building with 80 exam rooms, 26 infusion bays and Read more…

Leopardo Project Honored With Innovation Award  

Evanston (Oct. 19, 2016) – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice and Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Communities named the Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. (Y.O.U.) headquarters and education center at 1911 Church St. in Evanston as a 2016 TAP/CCA Innovation award recipient. The project is being recognized for its exemplary use of Read more…

Leopardo Project Named One of Chicago’s Coolest Offices

CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2016) – The Leopardo-built office of Mosaic, a marketing firm located in the West Loop, has been named one of Chicago’s coolest offices by Crain’s Chicago Business. “The Fulton Market space that houses this experiential marketing agency was once a mazelike Chicago school building,” reports Crain’s. “Toronto design firm Johnson Chou transformed the massive five-floor, 43,000-square-foot Read more…

Leopardo CEO Among 2016 Who’s Who in Chicago

CHICAGO (Sept. 6, 2016) – Leopardo Companies, Inc. CEO James Leopardo was included on the 2016 Who’s Who in Chicago list released annually by Crain’s Chicago Business. The directory compiles the city’s top “movers and shakers.” Leopardo joins Fortune 500 CEOs, philanthropists, politicians and more on this year’s list. Leopardo founded the construction firm in 1977. Under his leadership, Read more…

Leopardo Wins National Safety Award

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (May 10, 2016) – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America has recognized Leopardo’s outstanding safety record with a National AGC Safety Award (NASA) in the 50,000 work hours and over category. “NASA compares a member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type,” writes the Read more…

Leopardo Wins an Emerald Award from USGBC-Illinois

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.  (May 2, 2016) – The Illinois chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has recognized Leopardo Companies, Inc. with an Emerald Award in the Intent to Matter: Outstanding Organization category. Leopardo’s long-standing dedication to green building and innovative efforts to shrink the footprint of construction-related effects on the environment includes a Read more…

Leopardo and Sterling Bay Win Cosmetic Redevelopment of the Year

CHICAGO (March 11, 2016) – Leopardo Companies, Inc. was awarded Cosmetic Redevelopment of the Year last night at the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s 28th Annual Commercial Real Estate Awards, an event that is considered the Academy Awards of the industry. Nearly 2,000 of Chicago’s top commercial real estate professionals gathered at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Read more…