Professional Profile: Leonard Hughes, 2019

Leonard Hughes

Name: Leonard Hughes

Title: Director of Construction

Company: King Rose Construction

Location: New York City

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Education: Manhattan College, Bachelor of Science

First job: Laborer at 16 years old.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Presently, I manage a variety of construction projects. I plan to help develop King Rose into an industry leader in commercial construction.

How do you unwind from a busy day? Three ways I depressurize each evening: exercise, perusing a home project and watching the sunset. On the weekends, you’ll find me on my Honda motorcycle. 

Favorite book or author: Andy Weir’s “The Martian”

Favorite movie: “Top Gun”

Last song/album that you purchased/downloaded? Pop classic: Hot Butter Popcorn

One word to describe your work environment: Diversified

Rules to live by in business: Think young, treat young colleagues as you would your more senior peers, and always stay active.

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? Frank Lloyd Wright at “Falling Waters” to discuss his architectural designs and the strategies for implementing them.

What is your dream job? Motorcycle racing team owner.