McLeay Building Company is the second ground-up business for John F. Mcleay II. Nearly 35 years ago McLeay & Associates was started and ran successfully with a focus on the emerging Design-Build market. Later, John II was recruited by Kiewit Construction Company to assist them in their transition into that market. During John II’s tenure with Kiewit, he held almost all field and operational positions from Project Engineer to Vice President of Healthcare and eventually retired after 22 years.
Some significant projects that were built under the leadership of John McLeay II's tenure with other organizations include:
John F. McLeay III has followed a similar career path including field management experience with the Kiewit organization. Being recognized as an up and coming leader, he was recruited by MCL Construction and became General Superintendent. John III spent 8 years with MCL constructing a wide range and ever-increasing size of projects. He was eventually sought out by the ownership of AOI Corporation as Vice President of Construction, where he led and managed employees across three business breaches.
Throughout John McLeay III's career with other organizations, major projects that were constructed under his leadership includes:
The McLeay's had many dining room table discussions of how they could pool their experience and lessons learned constructing some of the largest projects in Omaha. Building their own construction company has always been their long-term dream.
With John II much too young to sit on the sidelines and John III primed to own a construction company, the stars didn’t have too far to align to make the dream a reality.
McLeay Building Company was founded only recently in 2017 but our experience reaches back decades and allows us the opportunity to create something extraordinary!