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Leopardo Companies, Inc. – Crain’s Chicago Business

WHO WE ARE

Leopardo is a recognized leader in construction with the resources to build world-class projects with innovative processes across every major sector. Founded in 1977, we’ve grown continuously and today employ hundreds of industry professionals in our Hoffman Estates and Chicago offices, as well as on job sites across the nation.

TOP CLIENTS

We work with Fortune 100 companies from Apple to Wells Fargo and have completed retail and office projects for many of the world’s most-recognized brands like AMC, Grubhub and Radio Flyer. Our municipal portfolio includes village halls, fire departments and police stations and we’re the trusted builder for nearly every major health care provider in the Chicagoland area. We do high-end residential and hospitality, federal and education . . . to name just a few.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

People join our team to build careers, not just for a job. We don’t come to the office or job site each day because we have to, we do it because we know we’re part of something bigger. We’re united by the work we do every day to help improve communities, shape skylines and change lives.

Career opportunities at Leopardo range from journeyman carpenters to senior project managers and just about everything in between. Entry level roles include assistant superintendents, project engineers and, for those interested in the skilled trades, apprentices. Current openings change quickly. For current open positions visit leopardo.com/careers. Don’t see something that’s a fit? Join our talent network to receive email notifications for positions of interest to you.

FUN STUFF

Every year Leopardo, via its Leopardo Charitable Foundation, aids dozens of charities that promote education, health, technology and support the well-being of citizens. We also have an employee-run Helping Hands committee that coordinates and participates in monthly charitable or community-building activities. Furthermore, Leopardo’s charitable rock band, comprised of musicians from Leopardo and its business partners, plays numerous benefit concerts each year.

EMPLOYEE PROFILES

Heather Harvey 

Heather Harvey

Laborer Foreman / 4 years at the company

JOB DUTIES

I lead a team of union trades people, working with them to unload trucks, move construction materials, keep the job site clean, participate in demolition and more. As the foreman, I also do flagging, use tools like jack hammers, chipping guns, torches and grinders, and run machinery such as bobcat aerial lifts, lulls and floor strippers. I also oversee the safety of the crew and mentor new and up-and-coming laborers.

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU?

This job allows me to provide for my family and also learn certain trade skills, such as how to safely demo the interior and exterior of buildings. I can run a bobcat and lull and be part of one of the best companies in construction in the Chicagoland area. Leopardo is not only one of the best out there, but they treat their employees like family. When I come to work, I’m proud to say I work for Leopardo and everything they stand for.provided for me and my family.

THE JOB: EDUCATION AND TRAINING

REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma or equivalent. Must be a union laborer in good standing with the union.

SKILLS

Demolition, hand tools, ability to work at steady self-pace to complete project deadlines.

Vince Borovic

Vince Borovic

Superintendent II / 2 years at the company

JOB DUTIES

I’m responsible for running the day-to-day field operations of a project. I oversee all construction and safety operations in the field, communicate with the owner, architect, project team and subcontractors, as well as organize the job site.

WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU?

Construction is one of the most challenging and rewarding industries to work in. Taking someone’s vision that starts out as a blueprint drawing and getting to build it from scratch into a client’s dream office space, new high-rise hotel or a critical health care facility is truly an amazing accomplishment. The amount of effort, planning and collaboration it takes to achieve this is tremendous. To be a part of that experience and see it all come together in the end is something I’m truly passionate about, love and enjoy. Over the course of my career, I’ve been fortunate to work for multiple general contractors, but to put it simply, Leopardo is one of the best. Beyond the construction expertise they deliver, Leopardo has taken me in and treated me like part of the family from day one—always valuing and encouraging my input and participation. I couldn’t be more thankful getting to build for such a truly caring company.

THE JOB: EDUCATION AND TRAINING

REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field, or supervisory experience in building construction trades. Understanding of construction processes, safety and technologies. OSHA 30 and first aid/CPR certification is a plus.

SKILLS

The two most important traits for a successful career in construction is having problem solving skills and great communication/people skills. Unexpected challenges turn up daily on a construction site that require quick and often outside the box solutions to keep the project moving. Additionally, construction is all about the people. Any given project can require hundreds if not thousands of people to work together and collaborate, so being able to navigate and enjoy that process is critical.


For more information visit leopardo.com/careers.

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