Guiding projects to success with unbiased industry expertise and predictive planning.


Donnie Smith

Former Director, Chambers County EMA

“Principle Construction was absolutely phenomenal! I have been through a number of building projects throughout my career, and this has been, by far, the easiest one.”

Theron Gay

County Administrator, Meriwether County

“Meriwether County had four new fire stations designed and bid, only to discover the design and construction cost significantly exceeded our projected budget. Principle Construction, Mr. Moody, and their staff worked with our County to develop cost saving measures, rework drawings to accomodate the neccessary changes, and bring the project within budget.”

Earl Cox

Director of Facilities, WellStar West Georgia Health

“Principle Construction did our build-outs for Buildings 100, 300 and 700. Their team communicated well, were safe, and did an excellent job. They are experts in Design-Build construction. I can recommend them and will work with them again.”

Byron Hawkins

Chief, NW Harris Volunteer Fire Department

“Your ability to approach a project such as this in a very competent and professional manner was invaluable toward the completion on time, within budget and with exceptional quality. Your people went out of their way to keep us informed and your site management was excellent.”

Eric L. Mosley

County Manager, Troup County

“We recently completed a $1.2 million private/public renovation of the McCluskey Tennis Center. Principle Construction was our contractor and though we experienced a very rainy winter and there were many unplanned complications, progress was not impeded and ultimately the project was completed on time and within budget. I personally have enjoyed working with their Project Manager and Superintendent throughout the process. Choosing Principle Construction was definitely the right choice for Troup County.”

LaGrange Georgia Fire Station #5

Skip Smith

Owner, Smith Design Group

“Our firm has worked with Principle Construction on many projects ranging from Commercial to Industrial to Healthcare. They are true professionals, offer a wide range of services, and have the expertise to excel on any project they do.”

Jeff Matthews

Director of Operations, Fokker Services Americas

“Principle Construction’s dedicated Design-Build team was able to complete our very complex project on-time and under budget. Words that describe them are honest, integrity, respect, and dedicated to quality. You can depend on them to exceed your expectations in design and construction.”


Hans Boesing

Managing Director, Nesper International

“We hired Principle for a Design-Build Manufacturing Addition. They successfully lead the design team, ensured the project stayed in budget, and built our addition on time and with superior quality. They are knowledgeable and professional and fully understand industrial construction.”

Patrick Crews

Chairman, Troup County Board of Commissioners

“Our local county government had the opportunity to engage the professional services of Principle Construction on a recent recreation project. They created a beautiful tennis center in downtown LaGrange at our recreation complex. Our citizens and out of town guests are amazed at the beauty of this building. Principle did a wonderful job of construction and worked well with our recreation staff!”

Bill Gregory

Director of Finance & Purchasing, Meriwether County

“Principle Construction was invaluable during the pre bid and award phases of our fire station construction projects. They were able to take a project that was extremely over budget and value engineer it to and meet our budget requirements. They are a pleasure to work with both on the management level as well as the on site construction. We will definitely use them in our future plans.”

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.