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February 27, 2006 9:00 AM CST

Building Stone Institute's 2005 Man of the Year


Jeff Leonard, president of Leonard Masonry, Inc. in Hazelwood, Mo., was selected as the Building Stone Institute's 2005 Man of the Year.

Building Stone Institute (BSI), a national trade association for the stone industry, presented this prestigious award to Leonard for his exceptional work and progress as president of BSI. Profiled in the July/August/September 2005 issue of Building Stone Magazine, Leonard is recognized for his continuing industry influence, sharing his skills, time and experience with others in the masonry field. As president of BSI, Leonard has made great strides in reaching the organization's goals: education and promotion of natural stone.

"I am grateful for being given the opportunity to help shape an industry that I hold so near to my heart," Leonard said. "I know that with the progress made in the last few years, we can expect continued growth and revolutionary designs on an industry-wide level."

Leonard Masonry is ranked among the nation's top mason contractors. Leonard has worked on numerous high-profile projects in the St. Louis area, including several major structures at Washington University and Saint Louis University, the Savvis Center, and the 40-story Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse downtown. The company also is in demand for high-end residential work, and has received numerous local and national awards for craftsmanship.

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