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Lorie Spratley  Interim Chief Operating Officer

Lorie Spratley is the interim COO of R.J. Leeper Construction and responsible for designing and implementing business operations, establishing policies that promote company culture and vision, and overseeing risk management and operations of the company.


Lorie is a former Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase and brings over 25 years from the financial services and public accounting industries. Lorie is passionate about helping others and particularly women and minorities ascend to leadership roles. She sits on the Norfolk State University Foundation Board and Board of Trustees for the Mint Museum.


Lorie received her BS degree in Accounting from Norfolk State University and a MS degree in Taxation from Strayer University.


Lorie is an avid runner and loves traveling, golfing, and attending Broadway plays with her son Tyler.

Ken Holt  Chief Financial Officer

Ken joined R.J. Leeper Construction in 1995 after working with a public accounting firm for seven years where his primary experiences were in the real estate and construction industries. He is responsible for all the accounting and financial aspects of the company. In 2003, Ken won The Charlotte Business Journal CPA of the Year Award.


A native of Miami, Florida, Ken received his B.S.B.A.-Accounting Degree from Appalachian State University. He is a licensed CPA and currently a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accounts (NCACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


Ken enjoys spending time with his family and gardening.  He is known for his organic vegetables.

Gary Morgan, LEED AP  Senior Vice President of Preconstruction & Operations

Gary Morgan serves as Vice President of Pre-construction & Operations; however, he has functioned in many capacities during his 23-year tenure with R.J. Leeper Construction. Prior to joining the firm, Gary worked in the electrical industry and held both city and state electrical licenses. 


Gary first worked in the estimating department for three years where he quickly learned the skills of estimating and pre-construction services.  He then advanced to operations services and held all positions from office engineer to assistant project manager, project manager, senior project manager and currently Vice President.  At some point, all projects that flow through the firm, from pre-construction to close out, are sure to be under the supervision of Gary.


Gary has extensive experience in healthcare, church, retail and institutional work.  His expertise in all areas of the business has positioned him to offer clients the “bumper-to-bumper” customer service on which a client can rely. Whether the project is at the beginning phase of pre-construction or after completion, this business model has been the cornerstone of developing long standing relationships with clients. While Gary understands the value of excellent customer service and project delivery to our clients, he also recognizes the importance of communication and management of staff to accomplish task assignments.