As Founder and Managing Principal, Leon’s role includes communication between offices, staff development, strategic planning and financial oversight.
Leon has a diverse background having been a developer, 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 worked for a large construction firm where he rose to Executive Vice President. He then consulted for seven years prior to founding Principle Construction in 2013. He is an avid community supporter and serves on multiple boards and committees. He is married to Lisa Moody and they have four children and one granddaughter.
Paul manages the firm’s Restoration Division. He earned his degree in Building Construction Technology from Georgia Southern University. His focus is sales and operations management in Columbus, LaGrange, Auburn and Opelika. Paul served as the former president of the Greater Columbus Homebuilders Association, was awarded the Torch Award by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for doing business with integrity, and is a current member of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Helen Posey, they have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.
Danny graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He joined Beers Construction Company and worked on a wide variety of projects in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Danny is a 2005 graduate of the Upson County Adult Leadership class. He served on the Upson Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and was appointed to the Upson Recreation Board of Commissioners. He is past Chairman of the Empty Stocking Fund and worked closely with “Toys for Tots” foundation. Danny’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and visiting historical places.
Brent graduated from Purdue University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Building Construction & Contracting Technology. He began his construction career in Texas where he spent 5 years working as a field engineer and superintendent on commercial and institutional building projects. In 1988, he moved to LaGrange, Georgia, where he has worked for the last 31 years as a superintendent, project manager, and estimator on commercial, institutional, and industrial building projects. Brent and his wife Catherine are the proud parents of three grown daughters and one grandson.
Doug graduated from Auburn in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began his career as a process / manufacturing engineer working for an automotive seal supplier. He spent over 31 years in various engineering, production and management roles with the company. He is married to Jayne and they have four children.
Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Auburn University in 2005. She worked in finance for eight years before joining Principle in 2016 as an Administrative Assistant. In 2018 she became Office Manager where she is responsible for the general operation of the office, basic accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll. Ashley also offers administrative support to our Project Managers and Field Staff where her key role is document control. Ashley works together with Principle’s staff to ensure all business from the office to the field is running smoothly.
Elizabeth received her B.B.A. in Accounting from Georgia Southern University in 2016. Previously practicing in real estate, Elizabeth enjoys seeing her community and the surrounding areas develop. She joined the Principle team in 2019 as the Marketing Coordinator. In this role she works with the Principle Restoration and Principle Construction teams to perfect their online presence.
Renee graduated from Rhodes University, South Africa as an educator. She married Bob in 1980 and together they started up & ran a successful retail, advertising, and distribution business for over 30 years. They moved to the United States in 2015 and settled in Columbus, GA. Today, they have three children and seven grandchildren living in South Africa, Australia, and Columbus, GA. She loves the outdoors, nature & animals. Renee has been with Principle since April 2016 & has enjoyed being a part of its growth.
Joseph began his career in construction working with a custom cabinet company. He then joined his father’s company building custom homes in the West Georgia and East Alabama regions. He then joined El Paso Gypcrete, in El Paso, Texas as an Estimator on large scale multi-family projects. In 2021 Joseph joined Principle Restoration, a division of Principle Construction. He then moved to the commercial construction division as a Project Manager in the LaGrange office in 2022. Joseph’s enjoys kayaking, hiking and traveling in his spare time.