SOURCE: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Leopardo Companies, Inc., a leader in sustainable construction

March 24, 2010 09:17 ET

Leopardo Building $24-Million, 73,000-Square-Foot Community Center in South Suburban Chicago

MATTESON, IL--(Marketwire - March 24, 2010) -  Leopardo recently began construction on the new 73,000-square-foot community center on a 19.3 acre site in Matteson, Ill.

The $24-million facility will include an indoor competition pool, gymnasium, locker rooms, spa rooms, salon, pre-school, childcare rooms, youth dance studio, multi-purpose rooms, and meeting rooms. Outdoors, the community center will feature a spray pool, running track, football stadium, two baseball fields, soccer field, three tennis courts, two basketball courts, a storage garage and four parking lots. 

In an effort to support the local workforce and trades, Leopardo has established two community-focused goals for the project: 1) At least 50 percent of the workforce will include residents of Matteson or surrounding communities; and 2) At least 50 percent of the subcontracts will be with companies based in Matteson or surrounding communities, or with certified minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs). 

Leopardo is serving as the construction manager with William E. Brazley and Associates as the architect and Greenwood Management Partners as the owner's representative and community liaison. The community center will be completed by the end of 2010.

About Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Leopardo Companies, Inc. is a leader in construction, design-build and commercial real estate development. In 2009, Leopardo was recognized by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation's largest 400 contractors. The company's team of experts has specialized capabilities in healthcare, education, municipal, retail, office, industrial, tenant interiors, residential, aviation, hospitality, senior housing and community-related projects such as libraries and churches. 

In addition to its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Leopardo has offices in Chicago; Riverside, California; and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; as well as job sites across the nation. For more information, please visit http://www.leopardo.com.

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