Founder and Owner of LS Smith, Inc.
Leslie founded LS Smith, Inc. in 2010, driven by a vision to revolutionize the role of General Contractors. With almost 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Leslie’s journey began as a painter and evolved into becoming one of the foremost general contractors and developers in Southeastern, North Carolina. He stands as the visionary developer and proprietor of the Cargo District, showcasing his innovative prowess in container construction – a specialty recognized across the United States. Beyond his container construction achievements, Leslie boasts an extensive portfolio of commercial and residential projects. His accomplishments have been honored with awards from both the Wilmington Historic Preservation Society and Cape Fear Crew. In 2023, the Cargo District secured the prestigious Best Development award from Cape Fear Crew. Leslie finds immense satisfaction working within the vibrant Cargo District, forging connections with new individuals, and cherishing quality time with his family.
Managing Director of LS Smith, Inc
Kelly has been with LS Smith, Inc. since 2015. A 2003 graduate of Bridgewater College, she brings over 20 years of management experience to her role. Kelly initially joined LS Smith as a project manager and later assumed the position of managing director. In her current role as director of the company, Kelly has worked tirelessly to expand LS Smith’s business portfolio, encompassing container construction and multifamily services. She is dedicated to maintaining the company’s reputation for professionalism, knowledge, and unwavering commitment to customers, setting LS Smith apart from its competitors. In recognition of her achievements, Kelly was honored with the Cape Fear Crew Award for Best Development in 2023 for the Cargo District. In her leisure time, Kelly enjoys reading, traveling, savoring fine wine, and cherishing moments with her partner, her dog, and her beautiful daughter.
Project Manager of LS Smith, Inc
Matthew has been with LS Smith Inc. for two years. He joined LS Smith after serving in the United States Marine Corps for five years. His passion for the industry and desire to solve complex problems for multi-family clients set him apart. He takes pride in the relationships he’s built with subcontractors and property management in the local Wilmington area. Matthew embodies the professional, reliable, and honest values that LS Smith strives to uphold. He enjoys learning about new facets of the construction industry and is always ready to tackle any challenges that come his way. In his free time, Matthew likes to watch sports, spend time with his two dogs, and explore local restaurants with his wife.
Chief Administrator of LS Smith, Inc
Caitlin joined LS Smith, Inc. in 2021, and her journey led her from Minnesota to North Carolina in 2013. Transitioning from a career in the restaurant industry, Caitlin took a leap of faith, committing to a full-time role with LS Smith. She quickly embraced her responsibilities and made a significant impact on the company’s operations. Caitlin’s unwavering commitment to organization and efficient communication significantly contributes to LS Smith’s ongoing success. Handling daily schedules, phone calls, and emails is second nature to her, and she welcomes every opportunity to connect with new individuals. You’ll often find Caitlin accompanying Kelly and Matt on visits to worksites and multifamily complexes, eagerly absorbing knowledge about the construction industry. Outside of work, Caitlin indulges in her passion for sports, enjoys the company of a good book, and relishes spending quality time outdoors with her two canine companions.
Chief Barking Officer of LS Smith, Inc
Winnie joined LS Smith, Inc. in 2021 and has a unique role at the office. She’s often found asleep in the office, diligently monitoring everyone who enters and warmly greeting her subcontractor friends when they come to visit. While she can be a bit shy at times, she’s genuinely passionate about her responsibilities. Winnie particularly enjoys getting pets on the head and back, basking in the sunlight, and indulging in her love for cookies.