launch with the right team in place

Finish on time and under budget

For more than 36 years, Cortez Construction Company has provided construction services to large scale clients including the Colorado Department of Corrections, US Air Force Academy, Federal Aviation Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Carson and many more. Projects have come in under budget and on time. Cortez Construction Company Pueblo knows the ins and outs of construction like no one else and our knowledge can make the difference between a successful project and a costly one.


1015 Fir, Pueblo, CO 81001
Phone: 719-546-1377
FAX: 719-546-0723

makes all the difference in your construction project


past Projects


Our portfolio includes the successful construction of major projects including High Level Security Housing Units for the CO Dept. of Corrections, Field House Re-roof at the US Air Force Academy and a High Speed Services Building at the Transportation Test Center. We have a proven track record in projects with highly technical requirements.

Cortez Construction Company uses a homegrown and proprietary process for planning, tracking, and managing even the biggest construction project. Cortez Construction Company knows how to deliver what our client demands. Our track record is solid and references are quickly available.

Cortez Construction Company's team stands out among our peers.The staff holds numerous certifications including Lead Abatement, Renovation, Construction Quality Management and Premium Cost Containment. Carla, our President, is the 1st woman to obtain a Class A Contractor's license in Southern Colorado. 


What's more important than a deadline? Nothing.

Headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado, Cortez Construction Company is the Premier, Minority, Woman-Owned construction firm in Colorado. Founded in 1972 by Albino Cordova and Eugene R. Mares, Barela took the reins in 1978. Cortez Construction Company has since had successful performance on many contracts. 

WE get the job done. Period. 

Meet Our Team

Carla M. Barela, president

  • Professional Construction
  • On-site Management
  • Budgeting & estimating
  • Project Planning


l. richard velasquez

Daniel A. cordova

  • Honesty
  • Hard Work
  • Quality Work
  • Team Work


meet project Deadlines

OUR core values

we work hard.   we work smart.   we work late.