We give our clients solid reasons to call us back again.
Lefko Construction is a family owned commercial construction company. Founded in Venezuela, South America in the 1950’s, we have grown to a third-generation company based in Atlanta since 2003.
With extensive experience in the construction industry, real estate, and business ventures, we operate on the highest level of professionalism.
We provide commercial construction, build-outs, commercial renovations, and site development in several project markets.
Maintain the highest standards of integrity in our client relationships
Deliver extraordinary customer service
Adhere to business fundamentals, track market dynamics and trends closely
Focus on value added opportunities to strengthen project budgets
Actively engage within our communities to remain informed and responsive to unique needs and opportunities
Born in Austria and raised in Venezuela, Tomas came to the US to obtain a BS & MS in Civil Engineering (NYU), an MBA (Mercer), and MS in Finance (GSU). In Venezuela he served as President of Zulia State Chamber of Commerce and held many Board positions. Tomas is a serial entrepreneur with multiple business ventures in South America and the US. In 2004, he co-founded the LEFKO Development (DBA Lefko Construction) with two of his sons. LEFKO Development is a Founding Member of the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and Tomas was an active Board Member for several years. He is active in social causes, human rights committees, the Jewish community and past President of Hemshech, the Atlanta organization of Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants. Tomas loves spending time with his grandchildren and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hebrew & Hungarian.
Born and raised in South America, Marc developed a passion for construction and real estate working with family ventures in Venezuela. After receiving a degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and Certificate in Economics from Georgia Institute of Technology, Marc was recruited by General Motors where he received the Chairman’s Honor award, GM’s highest employee recognition. Then, he co-founded LEFKO Development in 2004 with his father and one of his brothers. Marc served on the board of the Anti-Defamation League for the Southeast region and belongs to Congregation Or Hadash where he served as a Board Member. He also holds a Georgia Real Estate License. Marc enjoys swimming, tennis and his kids, and speaks Spanish, French and Hebrew.
Rafael is a civil engineer with in-depth technical knowledge and experience in construction and project management, as well as strong communication and decision- making skills. A native from Maracaibo, Venezuela, young Rafael accompanied his father, a general contractor, on site visits to learn about the construction process. After obtaining a BS in Civil Engineering from Rafael Urdaneta University in 1994, he earned an IESA Engineering Management Certification in 1995. Rafael worked for over 15 years with BRICKET-KEBO as Engineering and Construction Management Chief of Staff building over 1,000 units per year for the company. In 2013, he successfully founded his own company, Soluciones Orinoco C.A., providing general contracting and construction management services for residential, commercial and industrial clients. Rafael joined Lefko Construction in 2017. Rafael enjoys many outdoor activities.
Juan is an experienced engineer with a detailed eye for estimating and cost valuation. Native from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Juan grew up surrounded by his father’s work ethic as a mid-size commercial real estate developer. Having obtained a tennis scholarship at George Mason University, he graduated in the Spring of 2000 with a BS in Urban Systems Engineering from the Civil Engineering School. He then went on to work with Bohler Engineering PC in Washington DC, as a project engineer while earning a Masters’ degree in Engineering Management at Catholic University of America. In 2005 Juan returned to Venezuela and worked over six years in the public sector.
Kelley has a passion for organizational excellence. Her strengths include building strategic vision and developing repeatable processes that align with that vision. Kelley spent 20+ years in the Information Technology field on the technical side as a computer programmer and a certified project manager and on the operational side managing business development, human resources, and all back-office processes and procedures.
Kelley grew up in a small town in eastern North Carolina. She left her home and moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue her career. Missing the east coast, she relocated and settled in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001. Kelley is a graduate of East Carolina University and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two beloved Boston Terriers.
John brings an extensive background in leadership skills and project organization to the LEFKO team. His 42+ years working with Georgia State University, the last 15 as Associate Director for Facilities/Department of Recreational Services, proves valuable in our client relationships. Working in a personal and dynamic field like higher education has led him to appreciate quality teams and strong interpersonal skills that are essential to LEFKO construction methodologies. He served as president of the GSU Federal Credit Union and a public-address announcer for GSU Athletics and the 1996 Olympic Games. John grew up in Belle Plaine, Iowa, came south after graduate school from the University of Iowa and never left. John is married, lives in Marietta and has two adult children. He enjoys woodworking, travel and all kinds of sports.