Leopardo Lean Coffee: How It’s Helping Achieve Safety Initiatives

Last Spring, Leopardo engaged the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) to conduct a safety climate assessment (S-CAT) to establish a safety culture baseline for our company. While the overall results were positive, the survey did reveal several opportunities for improvement in our existing safety program. These opportunities for improvement were by no means Read more…

How Technology is Creating Safer Construction Sites

Construction is risky business. Preventing falls, eliminating blind spots and avoiding accidents are just some of the daily safety considerations on project sites. Historically, construction risks have stemmed from two primary sources: planning and communication. However, new technology has significantly advanced safety standards, helping contractors to plan safer job sites, improve collaboration and information sharing, 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 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 Working to Advance Industry Safety Practices

CHICAGO (Sept. 3, 2015) – Leopardo Companies, Inc. has joined Build Safe Chicago, a consortium of safety representatives from the area’s top contractors who come together to develop advancements in construction safety practices. The goal is to create incident and injury free construction throughout Illinois. “The expansion of Build Safe Chicago highlights the critical importance of construction Read more…

Leopardo Wins Safety Excellence Award

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (March 1, 2013) – Last night, the Fox Valley Associated General Contractors (FVAGC) recognized Leopardo’s outstanding safety record with its annual Safety Excellence Award in the 250,000+ man-hour category. Leopardo finished 2012 with an injury rate 34 percent below the national average. Leopardo’s overall Experience Modification Rate puts Leopardo in the top 3% Read more…

Leopardo Wins ENR Midwest Best Project of 2012 Award

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Sept. 19, 2012) — The Hanover Park Police Headquarters, built by Leopardo, was recently awarded ENR Midwest Best Project of 2012 in the Government/Public Building category. Engineering News-Record (ENR) is the construction industry’s leading source of news and information. According to the magazine’s announcement, a panel of industry peers “selected winning projects on the Read more…

Leopardo Wins Two Safety Awards

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Feb. 22, 2010) – Leopardo was recently recognized with two prestigious construction safety awards. The Fox Valley Associated General Contractors (FVAGC) honored Leopardo with the 2009 Safety Award for excellence in the 250,000 man-hours and above category.  This award was based on an evaluation of Leopardo’s safety record against other contractors of similar size Read more…

Leopardo Employee Appointed Co-Chair of ASA’s “Build for 2016” Safety and Security Subcommittee

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (March 4, 2009) – Leopardo’s safety director, Jim McInerney, was recently appointed co-chair of the “Build for 2016” Safety and Security Subcommittee along with Ron Phillips of Aon. Build for 2016 is a task force formed by the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA) Chicago to foster local construction allegiance and influence to Read more…

Leopardo Partners with U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA to Protect Employees Building Aurora Police Headquarters

AURORA, Ill. (Feb. 25, 2008) – Leopardo Construction has joined forces with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to safely construct the new 195,000-SF Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Court Facility. The partnership, which aims to achieve the highest levels of construction safety, also includes the Onsite Safety and Health Construction Read more…