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Leo Vecellio Jr.


2019 Inductee

Leo Vecellio Jr. is chairman, president and CEO of Vecellio Group, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated business with substantial heavy/highway, mining and petroleum operations throughout the southeastern and mid-Atlantic U.S.

He joined Vecellio & Grogan in 1973 with construction and engineering degrees from Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, along with four years of international construction management experience as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He became a leader in the family business, which was founded in 1938 as a West Virginia road construction company by his father, grandfather and uncle. He has participated at all levels of industry leadership, culminating in his service as Chairman of American Road & Transportation Builders Association in 2007-08. He is a founder of Floridians for Better Transportation and of West Virginia’s Flexible Pavements Council, and is active in the state’s Contractors Association. Vecellio is joined by other family members in giving back to the community through the Vecellio Family Foundation, which has included collegiate endowments and scholarships totaling more than $3.4 million. He and his wife, Kathryn, have two sons, who joined the company in 2002 as the fourth generation of family-owned leadership.