SOURCE: Leopardo-Wisconsin, LLC

Leopardo-Wisconsin, LLC

July 31, 2012 11:26 ET

Principals of Siegel-Gallagher Construction Join Forces With National Builder Leopardo to Form New Milwaukee Company: Leopardo-Wisconsin

New Entity to Deliver World-Class Construction Services in Southeast Wisconsin, Create Exciting New Developments, Add Jobs

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) -  When the principals of Siegel-Gallagher Construction sought to partner with a construction company to better serve the rapidly evolving building needs of Milwaukee corporations, Leopardo Companies was the first that came to mind; and together they recently launched Leopardo-Wisconsin, LLC. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Leopardo-Wisconsin promises to bring world-class construction services to a market brimming with opportunity for entrepreneurial builders.

"I have worked with Leopardo for 20 years and built more than a million square feet of office interior space with them," said David Behnke, principal of Leopardo-Wisconsin and president of Siegel-Gallagher Management Company. "I've worked with hundreds of construction companies in the Midwest, and they are hands down the best in terms of personnel, service, and quality. We're thrilled about the opportunity this new venture presents and we are looking forward to building the best, most customer-centric construction company in Wisconsin."

The exciting collaboration between a nationally renowned builder and the principals of a Milwaukee-rooted construction firm will deepen and widen its services to Southeast Wisconsin clients in the healthcare, commercial office/industrial and retail sectors. With expanded expertise, Leopardo-Wisconsin will deliver industry-leading capabilities, including preconstruction, design-build, construction management, building information modeling (BIM), building maintenance, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. 

"Leopardo is excited about expanding our full-range of construction services to the great city of Milwaukee," said Leopardo President Rick Mattioda. "By collaborating with the principals of Siegel-Gallagher Construction, we have the ability to instantly utilize a wealth of subcontractor and supplier resources to work successfully throughout a region with diverse market opportunities."

In 1995, Siegel-Gallagher opened its Milwaukee-based commercial real estate firm to provide premier property management and brokerage services. The firm grew to be trusted advisor to countless Wisconsin-based companies. In 2006, Siegel-Gallagher launched its construction company, Siegel-Gallagher Construction, and has built projects for a variety of local clients, including Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Alterra Health, MCI, The Hays Company, etc.

Founded in 1979, Leopardo brings to the table construction experience that spans the entire Midwest and more than half of the United States, including projects in Milwaukee for Trader Joe's and CVS/pharmacy. They are a trusted builder for hospitals, universities, corporations, retailers, hotels, airports, developers and public sector agencies. Specifically, in retail, they have successfully completed projects for many of the world's most recognized brands such as Apple, Borders, Cost Plus World Market, Dominick's, Dunkin' Donuts, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Pier 1 Imports, Sunset Foods, T.J. Maxx, Walgreens and countless others.

Both Siegel-Gallagher Construction and Leopardo bring a successful track record of creative problem-solving and entrepreneurial fortitude to make projects happen, even when the path to breaking ground is rife with barriers. Combing both firms' trusted relationships with architects, developers, brokers and subcontractors across Southeastern Wisconsin and the Midwest will effectively breathe new life into construction projects and economic development.

The venture forged between the principals of Siegel-Gallagher Construction and Leopardo, operating as Leopardo-Wisconsin, LLC, creates an exciting environment of construction growth and innovation in the greater Milwaukee area. With in-depth market knowledge specific to Southeastern Wisconsin, big-company resources and experience, and the drive to make projects happen, Leopardo-Wisconsin promises to bring numerous developments, jobs and industry innovation to Milwaukee.

About Leopardo-Wisconsin, LLC

Leopardo-Wisconsin, LLC, leverages the 20-year relationship between Leopardo Companies, Inc. and the three principles of Siegel-Gallagher Construction -- Patrick Gallagher, David Behnke and Jeff Scheidt -- to bring greater resources, capabilities and experience to Milwaukee, a market ripe with opportunity for entrepreneurial builders. To learn more about Leopardo, visit

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