Project Category: Higher Education & Complex Labs

UGA Film Studio

Leapley Construction renovated an existing television studio space on campus to support the needs of the university’s new post-graduate Film program, offered by the Grady College of Mass Journalism. Through the construction project, Leapley created a new state-of-the-art studio, film production space, editing booth, post-production lab, instructional classroom space and equipment storage. The team delivered the immersive space on-time to help future directors, …

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KSU Bookstore Renovation

Leapley renovated the campus bookstore in the Carmichael Student Center to better meet the needs of the growing student population. To consolidate bookstore operations in one central location on the second floor, Leapley removed the monumental stair, infilled the stair opening and expanded the second floor slab to the exterior curtain wall by closing a …

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Georgia Tech Campus Improvements

Over six months, Leapley Construction delivered 11 concurrent renovation projects on the Georgia Tech campus as part of a Master Task-Order Contract. The renovation work included:  Howey Physics Building Quantum Kimchi Office Renovation – Leapley transformed under-utilized space into a classroom and two offices with new finishes, soffits, paint, window treatments, and specialty fire protection …

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Quest Diagnostics

Through three separate projects, Leapley built out new laboratory and office space for Quest Diagnostics. The work included the construction of a receiving center for incoming samples, laboratory and administrative office space. All lab spaces included new HVAC systems with advanced humidification and temperature controls. Project Details: Location: Tucker, GA Size: 15,600 SF Client/Owner: Quest …

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Enviroscent Office and Laboratory

Enviroscent’s teams create chemical-free fragrances in a combined corporate office and laboratory environment. Leapley Construction delivered the first-generation build-out to bring the modern, organic design elements to life alongside the technically complex laboratory spaces. The beautiful headquarters features open and closed offices, huddle rooms, conference facilities, amenity break area, a multi-purpose space, client experience center, …

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KSU Talon Express

Located on the first floor of the Student Center, the Talon Express provides on-campus printing and mailing services. The location also sells art supplies for KSU courses and hobbyists. Leapley built out the multi-functional space for high traffic volumes. Project Details: Location: Kennesaw, GA Size: 5,000 SF Client/Owner: Kennesaw State University Design Team: Cooper Carry

UGA Driftmier Engineering Center Phases 1-4

Originally built in 1966, the Driftmier Engineering Center at the University of Georgia underwent a major renovation to support education and research in eight engineering disciplines. Leapley revitalized 42,500-sf in Phases 1-2 to create two new auditoriums, student gathering spaces, restrooms, wet and dry laboratories, and tech-forward instructional spaces. While building upgrades to the mechanical, …

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KSU Signage and Task Orders

Since 2018, KSU has engaged Leapley Construction to deliver campus renovations and upgrades. The work includes:  Carmichael Student Center Bookstore and Costume Shop Renovations Front Entrance Renovation Howell Hall Temporary HVAC Monument Signs Phases I-III   Transportation and Card Services Throwing Cage Relocation Post Office and Print Shop Perhaps the most striking component of this work, …

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Georgia Tech Task Orders and Laboratory Renovations

Leapley is a preferred construction partner of the Georgia Institute Technology and a corporate sponsor of the Georgia Tech Start to Build Program. The company’s task order contract includes a wide range of demolition and renovation projects, including laboratories, classrooms, offices, breakrooms, and lobbies. Leapley has built multiple projects on the Georgia Tech campus to …

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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 $205 Million.