Marc Leathers is the President and owner of Leathers & Associates and has been employed by L&A for 36 years. Six years prior to working full time for the firm, he owned his own construction company. It didn’t take him long to realize the positive impact L&A’s projects have on communities—especially the kids. When Marc decided to team up with his dad, Bob Leathers, and solely focus on L&A’s custom playgrounds, his design, management and construction background provided him the perfect balance required to lead L&A over the past 15 years.
As a hands-on owner, Marc is involved in all aspects of the company from design through project management and construction. In a team working environment, he works hand-in-hand with his staff to insure the firm is providing top notch design solutions and services to meet client needs. Marc also volunteers on the ASTM committee which helps create safety standards for public playgrounds.
Marc has a firm belief in the benefits of community building and is proud of L&A’s accomplishments. In his words, “We have been very fortunate to have worked with so many great people over the years. It’s amazing to hear the stories about individual experiences and the impact L&A’s projects have had on them. While we are building amazing play structures, we are also building a lifetime of relationships and true community gathering spaces.”
Marc enjoys sharing stories about his playground adventures! Whether it’s related to his childhood experiences of traveling around the world, being inspired by his dad, Bob Leathers, or recent projects, it is always with a smile and true love for what he does. Marc is an advocate for all-inclusive playgrounds and believes in the power of play!
In Marc’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, scuba diving, reading and taking walks with his wife and dog.