Jeff Leonard began his full-time career in the masonry business in 1976, joining Don Leonard Brick Contracting, which was formed in 1958. Jeff brought the foresight to expand the business beyond its traditional “apartment building” base into commercial and restoration work, introduced technology and productivity enhancing tools to the inside and outside operations, and expanded its traditional brick and block base with a significant stone business.

Today, Leonard Masonry, St. Louis, Mo., does 12 - 15 commercial/institutional buildings a year, usually one very high end residential job annually, and numerous restoration projects in the downtown St. Louis area. The company employs about 120 union masons. Leonard Masonry’s 2003 volume was $28.5 million, which placed it #6 in MASONRY CONSTRUCTION magazine’s list of the country’s top contractors.