JR Leonard Construction


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Whether it is a remodel of an existing facility or a ground-up project, JR Leonard Construction Company’s Managers
have the expertise needed to provide you with a single source solution for all of your construction needs.

North Carolina Licensed General Contractor #53238
Limitation: Unlimited
North Carolina Licensed Electrical Contractor #13884-I
Limitation: Intermediate

Member NFPA

Listed below is a short list of our rapidly growing staff of experienced personnel.

James Leonard – President

  • 23+ years experience in construction industry
  • Convenience store construction, commercial building, bridge construction, highways, pond and dam construction.
  • 21+ years experience in Petroleum Industry
  • Began as grass roots service technician in the industry performing service work for Exxon USA, Gulf Oil, and
  • Ashland Oil.
  • Graduated member of the International Union of Operating Engineers
  • General License Classifications: (1) fuel distribution; (2) water and sewer lines; (3) highway; (4) grading and
  • excavating; all ‘unlimited’ for the firm in North and South Carolina
  • 40 hour and 8 hour supervisor’s hazard materials training
  • Certified Ameron Fiberglass Pipe Installer
  • Certified Fluid Containment Tank Installer
  • Certified Xerxes Tank Installer
  • Certified Environ Piping Installer
  • Tokheim and Southwest Gasoline Pump Schools
  • Trained Gilbarco/Veeder Root Equipment Installer

Brian O. Poling – Project Manager

  • 26+ years experience in the Construction Industry
  • Owned and operated construction business for 14 years
  • Served as Site Superintendent and Project Manager for 3 Contracting firms
  • Constructed more than 20 service stations/truck stops/convenience store and restaurant projects throughout 4
  • Experience in all phases of Contracting and Petroleum Construction work including Site Grading and Paving,
  • Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Steel Erection and Welding, Wood and Metal Framing, Masonry and Concrete, Fuel
  • Piping and UST Installation
  • Holds General Contractor’s License Classification Building Unlimited for JR Leonard Construction Company for
  • North Carolina & South Carolina
  • Holds Limited Classification Electrical License for the Firm in North Carolina
  • Trained Gilbarco/Veeder Root Equipment Installer

Allan Hopkins – Site Superintendent

  • 25+ years experience in the Construction Industry
  • Experience in all phases of the commercial construction trade
  • Has built schools, medical centers, grocery stores, retail centers, restaurants, gas stations and convenience
  • stores, mall up-fits, race shops, and multiple renovations.
  • Owned and operated construction business for 6 years
  • Built pro-types for Corporate clients such as Guitar Centers, Red Lobster Restaurants, Bi-Lo Grocery Stores,
  • Smoky Bones Restaurants, Michaels Craft Stores, and Coca Cola Bottling Company
  • Has worked all over the country working with various city and state municipalities and multiple building codes.
  • Held General Contractor’s License for General Contracting and Roofing Construction in the state of Illinois

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