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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 Completes New Headquarters for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Leopardo recently finished a 315,000-square-foot complete gut renovation of the new global corporate headquarters of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The world’s fourth largest insurance broker recently moved its 1,475 employees to 2850 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows. Along with recladding the entire exterior of the building, Leopardo completed the build-out of new dining facilities, Read more…

Leopardo Promotes 6 Employees as the Company’s Interior Market Continues to Thrive

Leopardo Companies, one of the nation’s most-respected construction firms, announced several recent promotions within its Chicago office, which houses the company’s tenant interiors market and is responsible for build-outs, renovations and restorations of commercial space across all sectors. The Chicago office has successfully completed thousands of interior projects, including recent work for Grubhub, Grant Thornton, Read more…

Leopardo Completes 43,000-SF Radio Flyer Renovation

Leopardo recently completed a 43,000-square-foot phased interior and exterior renovation at Radio Flyer’s headquarters on Chicago’s west side. The maker of the iconic little red wagon is celebrating 100 years in 2017 and set out to upgrade its facilities in an effort to maintain the fun and lively work environment that has helped earn the company Read more…

Leopardo Completes 60,000-SF Build-out and Interior Renovation for Houlihan Lokey

Leopardo recently completed a 60,000-square-foot build-out and interior renovation at the Chicago office of global investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey. The renovation, completed over an accelerated 16-week schedule across two floors in the 111 South Wacker building in Chicago’s Loop neighborhood, included a conference center with board rooms, catering kitchen and showers. Leopardo also completed Read more…

Leopardo Releases 2017 Construction Economics Report

Leopardo has released its 2017 Construction Economics Report and Outlook, an in-depth analysis of factors that impact development, renovation and build-out costs in commercial facilities, including the office, industrial/manufacturing, retail, multifamily, healthcare and lodging sectors. Nationally, year-over-year construction spending increased by 4.2 percent in December 2016, as total volume reached an estimated $1.182 trillion. The Read more…