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Leath Company

Leath Company is a third generation family business with roots dating back to the 1940’s when its founder, George Leath, a pharmacist and businessman, developed and operated Leath’s Drug Store in three different Virginia cities.

In the late 1960’s Wayne Leath partnered with his father to expand into the hospitality industry. Over the next 30 years Leath Company, along with Joe Cowling and other partners, developed and/or acquired and managed nine hotels in Virginia, West Virginia, and North Carolina. Two of our notable achievements from this period include the construction and operation of the 25th Hampton Inn in Emporia, VA and the construction and operation of one of the first 30 Holiday Inn hotels in Fredericksburg, VA.

Today, Leath Company’s business is diversified between Hotel Development and Management, Commercial Real Estate Development, and Outdoor Advertising.