Leapley Construction has earned a stellar reputation in the construction industry and local Atlanta business community.
Check out the company’s latest awards and recognition below.

Leapley Construction is recognized for construction excellence with eight 2024 AGC Build Georgia Awards.

Leapley Construction is building the $50M Kaiser Permanente Cumberland MOB Renovation - one of the largest contracts awarded to a woman-owned contractor by the long-time client.

Leapley Construction receives 36 Amerson Supervisor Safety Awards from the AGC of Georgia.

Leapley Construction is recognized for construction excellence with eight 2023 Build Georgia Awards from the AGC of Georgia.

Leapley Construction receives 36 Amerson Supervisor Safety Awards from the AGC of Georgia.

CBRE recognizes Leapley Construction's innovative work to accelerate the growth of diverse businesses with a National Award for Excellence in Supplier Diversity.

Leapley Construction is one of Atlanta's Largest Women-Owned Companies by volume and the #1 Woman-Owned construction company on the annual Atlanta Business Chronicle list.

Leapley Construction is recognized as one of Atlanta's Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for the second year in a row. The company is ranked #15 among medium-sized firms.

Meredith Leapley talks about choosing courage over comfort and the important role listening plays in being an effective leader on the Atlanta Business Chronicle's On Leadership podcast. Listen online, or on your favorite podcast platform.

Leapley Construction accepts five Build Georgia Awards for construction excellence and a Corporate Safety Award for exemplary safety performance at the 2022 AGC of Georgia Annual Convention.

Founder and CEO Meredith Leapley is among the distinguished honorees of the Atlanta Magazine 2022 "Women Making a Mark" program for her leadership and contributions to the community.

At the 2022 Supplier Prestige Awards, Leapley Construction was recognized as the Microsoft Supplier "Rookie of the Year" for its community partnership in the delivery of Atlantic Yards.

Leapley Construction partners with Microsoft to create opportunities for other diversely owned businesses to thrive.

Project Manager Sarah Roppoli explains that many experts are involved in the successful delivery of construction projects.

Project Manager Lauren Taylor explains the impact of female leaders on the next generation of construction experts.

Project Manager Lekita Hargrave talks about the most rewarding aspect of her career delivering major construction projects for Fortune 500 clients.

Leapley Construction receives 33 Amerson Supervisor Safety Awards from the AGC of Georgia.

Construction Business Owner names Meredith Leapley as one of 2021's Outstanding Women in Construction

Microsoft explains how Leapley Construction supports the technology company's global goal to increase opportunities for diverse firms and shares insight into the impact of the partnership's Crafting Futures Together business practicum.

Leapley is proud to be named one of
Atlanta Business Chronicle's
Best Places to Work 2021!

Meredith Leapley has been named one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Most Admired CEOs of 2021.

"Make learning a priority. Be agile, persistent and lead with integrity.
Always believe in your vision, and don’t be afraid of yes."
~Meredith Leapley

Five Leapley projects have been recognized by
the Associated General Contractors of Georgia's
2021 Build Georgia Awards.

ENR Southeast recognizes Coca-Cola's
North Avenue Tower Renovation as
Best Interior/Tenant Improvement Project of 2020.


Vice President

Heather Rich is an accomplished leader with 23 years of experience in design and construction operations. A former President of CREW Atlanta, Heather Rich is well-known in the Atlanta commercial real estate community for her expertise in delivering complex projects. For 16 years, Heather has strengthened Leapley’s reputation as an expert contractor by building exceptional spaces for global brands like NCR, Equifax, Siemens, and Visa. She is a quick-paced and results-oriented leader who is as meticulous in her efforts to solve client challenges as she is in developing operational talent in the Leapley organization and mentoring the next generation of project leaders. With industry insight and strong relationships in the Atlanta commercial real estate community, Heather delivers competitive pricing while leading operational teams to deliver superior results for Leapley’s clients and trade partners.


Vice President

With 15 years spent working in the commercial interiors industry in Atlanta, Bridget supports Leapley’s growth in the company’s key market segments by strengthening partnerships in the industry, establishing new business relationships to increase project opportunities and leading work-winning efforts. She works closely with Leapley’s operations leaders to implement and execute Leapley’ s business development strategy and achieve the company’s strategic revenue and profitability goals. ​​​​​​​


Director of People

Heather Lovern entered the industry in 2003 as a designer focused on asset strategy and tenant improvement and quickly realized her true passion was the people driving the business. She quickly transitioned to leading Human Resources functions, training, and Learning and Development for organizations engaged in Atlanta commercial real estate. Heather’s diverse operational experience in the field gives her a unique perspective that allows her to help employees in the industry find success, both professionally and personally. Heather’s expertise lies in thoughtfully approaching the complex, human side of business every day to increase employee satisfaction and achieve company goals. In her role as Director of People, Heather drives human capital strategy and initiatives for Leapley Construction, working closely with leaders to design and implement programs that enhance the organization’s culture and employee value proposition.


Director of Finance and Accounting

An accomplished professional with 17 years of corporate finance experience in multiple commercial and service industries, Joe Lau leads the Project Accounting and Coordination functions at Leapley Construction. He began his career in the Atlanta commercial real estate market in 2007 with roles in property and facilities management, while building his financial expertise in multiple commercial and service sectors. Joe holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Accounting from Georgia State University. He is adept at P&L analysis and management, financial modeling and reporting, and streamlining efficiencies in finance processes and procedures. With deep expertise in operations, leadership, and business development, Joe is a strong leader who connects diverse teams in pursuit of shared operational and financial goals.


Vice President

David Goodson is an accomplished operational leader with 13 years of experience delivering complex construction and capital improvement projects. Leveraging his background in facility management for Norfolk Southern and The Coca-Cola Company, David joined Leapley Construction in 2019 to lead commercial construction projects for global brands in the metropolitan area. Under his leadership, Leapley Construction successfully built the 523,000 SF Microsoft Atlanta corporate campus – the largest project in Leapley Construction’s history – while achieving 52% diverse supplier inclusion and earning significant industry recognition. As Vice President, David leads project teams to deliver complex commercial construction projects for high-profile clients while improving operational efficiencies and implementing strategic initiatives  to support the company’s continued growth and sustainability.  


Vice President

With 30 years of construction experience, Mark is an accomplished leader with in-depth expertise in Leapley Construction’s core Healthcare and Higher Education markets. Originally from the suburbs of London, UK, Mark earned a degree in Quantity Surveying from Anglia Polytechnic University. He held multiple roles in the construction industry with various UK general contractors before moving to the United States in 2012. Mark deepened his estimating, preconstruction, and project management expertise in the local Atlanta market through multiple projects for large healthcare organizations like Piedmont, Northside, and Emory. Passionate about community building, Mark has been extensively involved in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Georgia, serving on multiple committees and the Board of Directors, eventually assuming the role of Chairman for a term in 2022. Mark co-hosts the Building Leaders Radio Hour Podcast, sharing industry insights from construction leaders.


Vice President, Operations

As Vice President of Operations for Leapley Construction, Frank oversees teams delivering work in multiple strategic verticals while expanding developing markets. An accomplished construction executive with 17 years of construction experience centralized primarily in Atlanta, Frank is a licensed Professional Engineer with deep expertise in base building, interior construction, and major renovation. He’s a self-described lifelong learner who is passionate about delivering results through servant leadership, a relationship driven approach, team building, operational excellence, and client advocacy.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.  



Alan discovered his passion for construction as a student at Auburn University – through civil engineering coursework and field experience with the cooperative education program. In the 17 years that followed, he managed many healthcare construction projects for a national general contractor before joining Leapley Construction in 2011 to manage operations of the growing business. Alan is a hands-on leader, a focused and decisive builder, and an advocate for sustainability. Since 2012, he has served on the board of directors for the Lifecycle Building Center to promote the reuse of construction materials and reduce construction waste in landfills. Under his leadership, Leapley safely delivers award-winning projects on-time and within budget in three focused commercial interior markets.


CEO & Founder

Recognized as a Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, an Outstanding Woman in Construction by Construction Business Owner Magazine and one of Atlanta’s “Top 500” leaders by Atlanta Magazine, Meredith Leapley leads with integrity and compassion. Raised in Maryland, Meredith moved to Atlanta in 1999 and founded Leapley Construction to prioritize people throughout construction. Since then, through her involvement with CREW Atlanta, WBENC, CoreNet, Big Brothers Big Sisters, GSU WomenLead, Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Crafting Futures Together, she has maintained that focus and nurtured the business to deliver meaningful impacts to the community while earning annual revenues in excess of $120 Million.