Former Clune and Reed Construction Executive Joins Leopardo

CHICAGO (Jan. 10, 2011) – Leopardo announced that Michael A. Tenuta, LEED AP, joined the company as Senior Project Manager. Tenuta brings to Leopardo nearly 30 years of experience in construction and architecture with a focus on multi-floor tenant interior construction management.

Prior to joining Leopardo, Tenuta was Vice President and Project Executive at Reed Construction. Previously, he spent 16 years at Clune Construction where he was Senior Vice President and managed several of the firm’s most prestigious projects. Earlier in his career, Tenuta worked at Pepper Construction. Some of Tenuta’s high profile, multi-floor interior projects include:

  • The Quaker Oats Company (415,000-SF, 16 floors)
  • A.C. Nielsen (205,000-SF, 9 floors)
  • Transamerica Distribution Finance (190,000-SF, 3 floors)
  • DDB Needham Worldwide (187,000-SF, 7 floors)
  • Amoco Business Center (168,000-SF, 8 floors)
  • WorldCom (164,000-SF, 8 floors)
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company (147,000-SF, 1 floor)
  • National Louis University – Chicago Campus (135,000-SF, 4 floors)

“Mike’s impressive multi-floor background and client-oriented approach sets him apart in our industry,” said Rick DuPraw, Senior Vice President of Leopardo. “He adds great depth and resources to our already strong Tenant Interiors market.”

Tenuta is a LEED Accredited Professional and serves as membership chair of the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise. He graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in Architecture.

Leopardo successfully completes more than 200 interior projects a year from smaller service work to multi-floor corporate headquarters relocations. Clients include American Hospital Association, CNA Insurance, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Intuit, Jones Day, Leo Burnett, Motorola, RR Donnelley, Thermos, Walgreens, Wells Fargo, Whirlpool, etc.

Leopardo is the frequent finalist and winner of the coveted Interior Contractor of the Year Award and successfully manages several of Chicago’s largest building repositioning projects with intricate infrastructure and building systems upgrades. For more information, visit