Leopardo Expands Florida Operations, Adds New Hires to Orlando Offices

Leopardo, one of the country’s largest private construction companies, is expanding operations with additional team members in its newly opened Florida office. Armando Monell was brought on as Senior Superintendent and Dean Mannino was brought on as a Project Estimator. Both have longtime experience in the Central Florida market.

“Orlando is an important and exciting market for us,” said Steve Smith, Leopardo’s Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Florida operations. “Coming from a city like Chicago, we’ve long been a part of major U.S. growth, and the opportunity and potential that exists throughout Orlando and the I4 corridor is huge. We’re excited to grow this office and build on the success of what’s happened in Florida and to be part of what’s to come.”

Monell has worked in Florida for decades, serving primarily in the healthcare construction market. His projects have included the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and the Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Flagler Health+ Durbin Park Hospital in Jacksonville, and the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona, Florida, among others.

Mannino also comes from Florida and has worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, multi-family, municipality and more. His work has included ATCO Oncology Center in Kissimmee, Florida, University High School and River Run in Orlando, and Bayfront Health Medical Group in St. Petersburg.

“Our focus in Florida will be in healthcare, residential and hospitality, and we have several projects lined up that we will be announcing soon,” said Leo Everson, Leopardo Vice President. “These are areas in which we have specialized expertise, so our clients work with dedicated teams that know these industries inside and out. We truly thrive in the complex environments they often entail.”

Everson, a resident of Winter Park, oversees business development in the Orlando office. He came to Orlando from the company’s Chicago office where he was director of business development. He and Smith, who has over 35 years of experience with Leopardo, have already established inroads with key players in Central Florida’s commercial real estate sector.