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Shawmut Design and Construction Hires Leal as Head of Florida

Alexis Leal
Alexis Leal
MIAMI, FL — As part of its growth plan to increase market share in large-scale projects and expand into new sectors, Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, hires Alexis Leal as Head of Florida. Leal is tasked with leading the team in the diversification of sectors and pursuit of larger projects, leveraging his experience in both the private and public sectors and his technical and design-build expertise.

“Alexis’ longevity in South Florida, dedication to client service, and people-focused leadership were exactly what we were looking for to drive our strategic expansion in the market,” said Les Hiscoe, CEO, Shawmut. “Alexis ... is committed to building up not just our project experience in Miami and West Palm Beach, but our people, too.”

Leal has over 30 years of industry experience in the South Florida market, previously serving as a senior leader for large construction management firms. He has worked on complex projects ranging in size, scope, and value and acquired over $400 million of public work as part of a recent portfolio diversification strategy. He was also an integral part of a team that grew a firm from $4 million to $400 million, including geographical expansion.

“Shawmut’s reputation, employee ownership, and established local roots drew me to this opportunity,” Leal said. “I’m excited to join at this pivotal time and lead the team in winning more complex work and market share in South Florida.”

Leal is a current board member of the University of Miami’s School of Construction Management. Leal previously served on the boards of the South Florida Associated General Contractors, the Engineering Contractors Association of South Florida, and the Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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