Address: 601 Morris Street
Telephone: 704-334-3223
Our Story

A Vision of Quality that Transcends Business

R.J. Leeper Construction is not an ordinary construction company. As it laid its ground work, its founder, president and owner, Ron Leeper, had a deep understanding of the needs of the community.

With his extensive experience and decade of service in public office as a Charlotte City Council member, he developed a keen knowledge of community concerns and needs that have, in turn, translated into enhancing and optimizing the service provided by R.J. Leeper Construction.


In 1990, Hugh McColl, Nations Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, asked Ron Leeper to come by his office to talk. McColl was concerned about the cities lack of inclusion and asked Ron Leeper if there was anything he felt needed to be done to better the entire city. Ron Leeper expressed concern about the lack of African American participation in the construction of the minority community. McColl agreed with Leeper and decided to put together a mentorship deal to teach someone how to manage and operate a contracting firm.

That someone was Leeper. Not intending to be the one offered the mentorship; the discussion centered on someone who was already in the construction industry. McColl wanted someone he had confidence in and he felt Leeper was the best choice. After spending three years with F.N. Thompson learning all phases of the construction industry from construction management to estimating, Leeper felt it was time to go out on his own. R.J. Leeper Construction LLC laid its foundation in 1993 and since then has become one of the most outstanding minority contractors in the southeast. Licensed in NC, SC and VA; R.J. Leeper Construction is proud to have completed over 150 projects as a General Contractor and Construction Manager for a total dollar volume of more than $650 million. Through the course of time, these achievements and more have proven R.J. Leeper Construction as a reliable contractor with a record of integrity, customer satisfaction, and excellence.



  • Since our inception, 95% of our work has been negotiated with repeat customers. It is our goal to be considered a professionally run, quality-oriented construction services firm that always puts the client's interest first!
  • R.J. Leeper Construction, LLC, in partnership, has continually managed the Program Management Process for Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, totaling over $2.0 billion in new construction, renovations, and up-fits.
  • Average over 40% minority participation on our projects
  • Completed the 11th ABC Retail Store in 3 years for Mecklenburg County and all stores were completed on time and on budget. In addition, 8 out of the 11 stores were under budget and savings were returned to the ABC Board.

Through the course of time, these achievements and more have proven R.J. Leeper Construction as a reliable contractor with a record of integrity, customer satisfaction, and excellence.

“Each collaborative effort has been enjoyable and we have definitely come to rely in the integrity and experience of your staff. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to quality construction and we look forward to our continued relationship.” – Darrell J. Williams, FAIA, Principal, Neighboring Concepts, PLLC

Contact us today to find out more about our company and the solutions we can offer for you! Phone: 704-334-3223 E-mail (Tyrone Harmon):

David Honeywell
We receive excellent service from RJ Leeper we’re fortunate to have them working around you and your patients. more
Kim Bradshaw
You have been amazing to work with and very attentive to our needs. more
Joy Godwin
You are very, very blessed to have man like him working for you. more
Andrew Cruickshank
I was glad to have R.J. Leeper as our partner throughout the process. more
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Charlotte Biz Cover Story
Leeper Construction featured in a 2009 Charlotte Biz cover story. more
Entrepreneur of the Year
Ron Leeper receives the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Charlotte Post. more
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