Leo E. Linbeck, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Linbeck Corporation, a holding company of three construction firms, one of which is Linbeck Construction Corporation which was founded in 1938 by his father, Leo E. Linbeck, Sr. It is a privately held company with headquarters in Houston, Texas, and other offices in Fort Worth, Texas, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. He joined the firm in 1956 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. He spent ten years in field and office positions before being elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Linbeck Construction in 1966 and Chairman in 1975. He was named President/Chief Executive Officer of Linbeck Corporation in 1979 and Chairman in 1990.
As one of our nation's largest Project Manager/Builders, Linbeck Construction™s completed projects have exceeded $1.231 billion in revenues over the past five fiscal years. The company employs over 250 professionals and currently puts over $300 million of construction in place annually. Project experience includes museums, office buildings, healthcare facilities, hospitality and renovation projects, retail facilities, garages, and institutional and industrial/manufacturing facilities, as well as specialty construction such as airports and sports arenas. Linbeck Construction conceived and developed the TeamBuildâ„¢ system for collaborative facilities development.
Linbeck is a life director of the Associated General Contractors of America and a director of Duke Energy Corporation. Linbeck serves as a director of the Greater Houston Partnership. Linbeck is also currently serving as Senior Chairman, Texans for Lawsuit Reform, a volunteer organization dedicated to reforming the civil justice system in the State of Texas. In addition, he is Chairman, Americans for Fair Taxation, a national organization advocating the abolishment of the entire federal income tax system and replacement with the FairTax.
Linbeck is past chairman and director, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and former director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch. He is a former director of The Bionomics Institute, Daniel Industries, Inc., GeoQuest International Holdings, Inc., International Systems & Controls, John Hancock Advisers, Inc., MorningStar Foods Inc., and The Southland Corporation. Linbeck has served as chairman and member of the Advisory Council for the College of Engineering, University of Notre Dame, and is a former member of the Institutional Initiatives Committee of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Linbeck also served as Chairman, Special Commission on the 1999 Bonfire, Texas A & M University.
Linbeck is a resident of Houston, Texas. He is the father of six children and has twelve grandchildren. His personal interests and hobbies include reading, golf, and hunting birds.