Who's Who of Top Executives

Melvin Henley

Title: Founder, Owner, President
Company: PAC Leaders LLC
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Melvin Henley, Founder, Owner, and President of PAC Leaders LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction.

Since 2017, Mr. Henley has excelled as the founder, owner, and president of PAC Leaders LLC, a construction company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company is committed to serving its clients while maintaining the highest levels of integrity, honesty, attention to detail, and best industry practices. PAC Leaders LLC focuses on new construction and commercial projects, and Mr. Henley’s areas of expertise include carpentry and commercial construction. In his post as founder, owner, and president, he mentors and provides on-the-job training for apprentices from partner schools. He also attends meetings with his team and executives of other companies in which he reviews bids and the scope of projects. Mr. Henley has been a member of the Carpenters Local Union 54 since 2002 and maintains membership in Black Contractors Owners and Executives and the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association.

In preparation for his career, Mr. Henley attended DePaul University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2001. Alongside his degree, he holds numerous professional certifications, including being a Certified Instructor, Curriculum Performance Evaluator, and Curriculum Proctor with the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Prior to his current post, he served as a carpenter foreman and superintendent with the Path Construction Company in 2016, a journeyman carpenter with Ujamaa Construction Inc. in 2014, and a journeyman carpenter with Powers and Sons Co. from 2013 to 2014. Mr. Henley began his career as a journeyman carpenter with Kiewit in 2005, remaining in this position until 2013.

Committed to excellence and devoted to bettering the world around him, Mr. Henley was featured on the news for helping to rebuild a newsstand that was a historical landmark. The newsstand was destroyed by a drunk driver, and his company volunteered alongside two others to rebuild it. Mr. Henley is a lifelong learner and took career inspiration from his father, who was also a journeyman carpenter. Among his career highlights, he considers sponsoring five individuals who work for him as union carpenter apprentices, one of whom is his brother, to be his greatest professional accomplishment. In the coming years, he plans to focus on real estate development. Mr. Henley’s goal is to build schools and tiny homes for the homeless.

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