Deacon Construction Gold Sponsor Spotlight

March 27, 2023

Deacon Construction is a general contractor specializing in general construction, remodels and tenant improvements, repair and renovation with offices in Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and Pleasanton. Their portfolio is a variety of commercial buildings in a wide variety of markets including: hospitality, retail, industrial, multifamily, dealerships/automotive, mixed use, offices, restaurants, healthcare, grocery, sports and entertainment. Services include feasibility support, preconstruction, value engineering and more. Project delivery is based on a philosophy of teamwork with the owner, designer, end-user, contractor, subcontractors and property manager to establish goals and a vision for the project, before design begins.

Having been in business since 1981, many things in the world have changed, but the company's core values remain the same: treat every relationship with honesty & fairness, teamwork, open communication and cooperation. Deacon completes between $400 and $500M of work each year and over 2/3 of that business is with repeat clients. Whether your project is large (over $100M) or small ($10K), Deacon Construction wants to help clients be successful and commits to providing the best service possible. What sets them apart from their competition is the relationships the Deacon team builds and the resulting experience that their clients, designers and subcontractors have.
Kelly Leanos, WELL AP
Business Development, Deacon Construction
Kelly began her career in commercial real estate 25 years ago in architecture and design. Her passion for great design and ability to build relationships helped her grow to a Principal at Ware Malcomb. Kelly continues her career at Deacon Construction in business development to build great spaces and develop client relationships in the retail, industrial, office and healthcare markets. She is an active member of CREW and has been involved in both the Silicon Valley and East Bay Chapters for over a decade. She is currently serving as President, Chapter Champion and Delegate for CREW East Bay.

When asked what Kelly is most proud of, she responded, “I’m proud of the company because of the values we stand on – to treat people with respect and integrity. It is important to us to take care of our clients and do what is right and enjoy what we do every day.”

For more information about Deacon Construction, visit their website at You can contact Kelly at