Leo Linbeck Jr., who led Houston-based Linbeck Group LLC to become a regional building giant and took on high-profile causes in Texas and nationwide, died in Houston on June 8 at age 78 from complications of a heart attack suffered in March, say firm officials.
Linbeck, who was senior chairman, had been, since the mid-1960s, CEO of the firm his father founded in 1938. He pioneered the TeamBuild process in 1967 and championed lean construction and integrated project delivery. The firm ranks at No. 238 on ENR's 2013 Top 400 Contractors list, with $413 million in 2012 revenue and is among the Top 100 CM-at-Risk Firms. Leo Linbeck III is chairman.