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Historic Davis Building Renovation

This historic building was constructed in 1875 on the square in downtown LaGrange, Georgia. It is the oldest remaining building on the square. In 1898 a room was added to the front and a Mesker Brothers decorative metal storefront was added to the building which is still in tact today and gives the building its ornate look. Principle Construction restored and renovated the building in an effort to prevent demolition and preserve the historic character of downtown LaGrange. The Davis building features a basement and two floors above ground. A steel frame was added inside the load bearing walls. An EIFS system was applied to the exterior. The project owner is United Investors, project architect was Smith Design Group, and the project engineer was Stothard Engineering.

The first floor now houses a boutique and the second floor houses Lafayette Loft.

Leon Moody
President & CEO

As Founder and Managing Principal, Leon’s role includes communication between offices, staff development, business development, strategic planning and financial oversight.

Leon has a diverse background having been a developer, construction consultant and construction executive. His career involves working with both municipal and private owners. He graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1989 where he played baseball. He then earned an MBA from LaGrange College.

Leon began his career with a large contractor where he spent 17 years. When he left he had risen to Executive Vice President. He then consulted for seven years in the Southeast prior to founding Principle Construction in 2013. He has always been an avid community supporter and today serves on multiple boards and committees. He is married to Lisa Moody and they have four children and two granddaughters. Leon is an active golfer, sports enthusiast and enjoys traveling with his family.