Ron Leeper President

Ron Leeper is President and Owner of R.J. Leeper Construction, LLC, a full-service minority construction management and general contractor located in Charlotte, North Carolina.  He directs and manages the day-to-day operations of the company.


Ron Leeper had no stake in Charlotte when he arrived in 1968 after a brief military career.  Right away he became involved in the black community. His true-life mission of youth and leadership development is evidenced by the number of organizations he founded such as Save the Seed, Focus on Leadership, Focus on Future Leaders, Emerging Leaders, and Men Who Care Global.


Ron is a much-respected businessman and political leader and has been called “Mentor” by many established and up and coming political leaders. With his extensive experience and decade of service in public office as a Charlotte City Council member, he developed a keen knowledge of community concerns and needs that have, in turn, translated into enhancing and optimizing the service provided by R.J. Leeper Construction. His presence has brought about change in the African-American community, predominantly District 3, which runs along West Boulevard and encompasses much of southwest Charlotte.


In 2004, Ron received his Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Livingstone College.

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  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.