A Sparks-native and a long-time construction attorney, who for 25 years guided the industry through a myriad of complicated and controversial issues, were honored last night during the Nevada Chapter Associated General Contractors’ 52nd Annual SIR Awards.
The SIR Award is given to honor the men, women, and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to Nevada, quality of life, and the construction industry. Originating with the Nevada Chapter in 1967, the SIR Award has been adopted by AGC chapters nationwide, including the national office in Washington, D.C.
Nevada Chapter AGC has given out more than 100 SIR Awards to individuals and firms that embody Skill, Integrity, and Responsibility. The 2018 h
Frank Lepori, President/Founder Frank Lepori Construction
Frank Lepori began his career in the construction industry when he was just 12-years-old. He worked in his father’s cabinet shop sweeping floors and running errands. After graduating high school, Frank married his high school sweetheart, Franny. Together they built their home with a basement office out of which Frank began to build his own construction business. Through dedication and an unwavering work ethic, Frank Lepori Construction has grown to be one of the leading commercial construction companies in the region.
Lepori is known for his calm demeanor and steady temperament in times of conflict and crisis. He led the construction industry as the Nevada Chapter President through the recession, when the construction industry was devastated, and tensions were high. He did
Paul Georgeson has navigated the complicated world of construction law for more than 25 years.
A Reno native, Georgeson has a love for all things Nevada. Upon graduating from Wooster High School, he attended U.C. Santa Barbara, receiving a degree in economics. He then attended law school at U.C.Davis. His love for Nevada brought him home where he was hired as an associate at the law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson McCune Bergin Francovich and Hicks.
Mentored by John McCune, Georgeson developed a deep knowledge of construction law, becoming one of the most respected construction law attorneys in the state.
His love of his home town is evident through his public service as feels an obligation to give back to the community he calls home. He serves on the governing board of ACE High School, is a board member of the National Automobile Museum, and has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a big brother for 10 years.
SOURCE: Nevada Chapter AGC.