Leopardo Wins Project of the Year for The Evergreen

The Evergreen Exterior_BANNERHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (Feb. 17, 2016) – The Fox Valley Associated General Contractors (FVAGC) honored Leopardo Companies, Inc. with the 2016 Project of the Year Award for The Evergreen at Covenant Village of Northbrook in the new construction project over $3 million category. Serving as general contractor, Leopardo worked in collaboration with PFB Architects to complete the 113,000-square-foot independent living facility. The Evergreen features 56 apartment units, a 60-unit parking garage, as well as a community room with adjacent kitchen.

The project was completed in early winter 2015 as part of Covenant Retirement Communities’ master plan to provide modern independent living for seniors. In addition to The Evergreen, Leopardo completed a 7,000-square-foot interior renovation with a dining area, activity room and other common areas at the Brandel Care Center, a senior housing and rehabilitation facility on the same Northbrook campus.

Since its founding in 1977, Leopardo has won more than 500 industry awards, including 15 project of the year honors from multiple awarding organizations in the past 10 years. FVAGC has also recognized Leopardo with four safety excellence awards in the last six years. Additional recent honors include:

>> 2015 Project of the Year – West Chicago Park District ARC Center (Fox Valley AGC)
>> 2015 Safety Award – 250,000 man-hours and above category (Fox Valley AGC)
>> 2015 General Contractor of the Year (Federation of Women Contractors)
>> 2015 Chicago’s Largest Contractors (Crain’s Chicago Business)
>> 2015 Top 70 Green Contractors in America (Building Design+Construction Magazine)
>> 2015 Top 100 Contractors in America (Building Design+Construction Magazine)
>> 2015 Top 100 Green Contractors (ENR)