151 Shelby Street Kingsport, TN 37660-4225 | p. 423.246.6185
Armstrong Construction



With three generations of experience, Armstrong Construction is a extraordinary and dependable contractor for your building needs.


“The staff at Cherokee was extremely complimentary of Orville and the job he did in setting the standard for the expectations of all the workers on the site. Specifically they commented to me, on several occasions, as to the professionalism of all of the workers on site when they were in the presence of students. Also, the custodial staff at Cherokee indicated to me the willingness of the workers to help them when a need arose and how much they are missed now that the job is completed.”

Jim Hageman, Hawkins County Board of Education

“We have found Armstrong Construction to be very competitive and fair in their pricing, as well as being very professional and cooperative while working in the often difficult environment of retail banking services”

Roddy A. Varnell, First Tennessee Corporate Properties

“In my dealing I find them to be men of integrity and ability. They conduct their business in a professional manner with high level of competency and have demonstrated good character in their business dealings.”

Michael H. Simpson, Senior VP Bank of Tennessee

“From estimation to physical construction to financial matters, their staff and procedures have always been professional. The quality of their work is exceptional.”  

Dave Clark, President Clark and Company

Leland C. Leonard – CEO

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee 1962 Over 58 years of construction experience Experience with commercial, residential, industrial, educational, financial and medical construction As CEO of Armstrong Construction, Mr. Leonard is responsible for preconstruction services including constructability reviews, interdisciplinary coordination, cost estimating, scheduling and value analysis. Other responsibilities include financial analysis, purchasing, liaison with Owner and Architect and providing necessary resources to the Project Manager.

John W. Leonard, President

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of South Carolina 1994 Over 20 years of construction experience Experience with commercial, residential, industrial, educational, financial and medical construction Responsibilities include estimating, scheduling, coordinating subcontractors and supervising field employees. Coordinate and supervise the construction process from concept to final construction within a detailed schedule and budget. Other responsibilities include business operations, procurement & personnel management.

Janet Chapman

Janet received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Steed College, 1980. She began working at Armstrong Construction in 1978 doing part time payroll while finishing college. After graduation Janet became a full time employee and her responsibilities grew. She is the Controller for Armstrong Construction and her duties include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Human Resources.

Benjamin L McMurry, Estimator

Benjamin L McMurry, Estimator Master of Science, Engineering Technology, East Tennessee State University, 2011 Bachelor of Science, Construction Management and Engineering, East Tennessee State University, 2009 Responsibilities include estimating potential projects, coordinating with subcontractors and preparing necessary proposal information and records