Leopardo Hires Justin Behm to Serve as New Vice President of Interiors

Leopardo is proud to announce the addition of Justin Behm to our team as vice president of the tenant interiors market. He brings with him a decade of experience and joins us from Executive Construction, where he played an integral role in the company’s success. During his tenure there, he was responsible for more than 600,000-SF of interior work totaling over $75M in revenue. He directly oversaw two of the largest interior build-outs in the Chicagoland area over the past two years.

In his new role, Justin will oversee all aspects of Leopardo’s tenant interiors market. Working alongside Executive Vice President Rick DuPraw, he will be responsible for strategy and operations, as well as developing new business relationships while working closely with clients and project teams to consistently deliver an integrity-driven and client-focused approach to work that is rooted in aggressive schedules, tight budgets and meticulously managed projects.

“We are thrilled to welcome Justin to Leopardo, where his leadership and experience will surely benefit an already successful market and talented team of construction experts,” said Rick DuPraw.

Leopardo’s tenant interiors market was founded 25 years ago and has completed more than $1 billion and 7.5 million square feet in construction to date. With a vast portfolio of successful projects completed for a diverse array of clients, Leopardo is proud to have partnered with companies like Wells Fargo, Draper & Kramer, Bank of America, Walgreens, Grubhub, Nuveen, Twitter, Wintrust, GATX, Transwestern, Grant Thornton, Jones Day, Zebra Technologies, Whirlpool and many more.

“I am extremely excited to join Leopardo’s interiors market,” said Justin. “Comprised of hungry, driven and passionate team members, I look forward to leading this group and executing projects that focus on quality, integrity and shared success.”

Justin’s addition to the team serves as further investment in Chicago’s tenant interiors market, along with the quality of service and capabilities offered to clients and project partners. Having earned a reputation as the premier and preferred interior contractor in Chicago, Leopardo’s interiors market is regularly recognized by peers, clients and the media for its best-in-class construction. Among the many accolades and honors, it has been awarded the coveted interior contractor of the year title at the Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards five times over and has received countless interior project of the year awards from various industry organizations.

Justin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and sales from Northern Illinois University. He lives in Downer’s Grove with his wife Vicki and their two kids, Evie and Beau. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watersports and spending time with his family.