Mission

Our mission is to safely, accurately and reliably deliver all projects in an environment that benefits our clients, our employees and the communities we serve.

Results

We know that your reputation is only as good as the results of your last job. That's why we pride ourselves on a results-oriented approach.

Methodology

We carefully go through plans, specifications and ask questions of the project managers in order to provide the best possible product. We also work with our clients along the way to make sure the finished product meets their expectations.

OUR PRESIDENT

Carla Barela Photo

Construction with a Conscience

A building is not complete¬†until every door hangs properly, every window opens correctly and everything is built according to plan. It has to look, feel and smell right. We just won’t settle for anything less. I love making blueprints on paper come to life in real buildings. Buildings that positively impact the community.

Carla M. Barela

HISTORY

  • 1972 - Cortez Construction Company founded by Albino Cordova and Eugene R. Mares.
  • 1978 - Cortez Construction begins building single family homes and Carla M. Barela becomes a partner.
  • 1982 - Cortez Construction completes 1st Commercial Project: Veteran's Nursing Home in Florence, CO
  • 1984 - Cortez Construction accepted into the SBA's 8A program.
  • 2002 - Carla M. Barela is named Business Woman of the Year Region 2 by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
  • 2012 - Cortez Construction receives the Public Works Project Award for Engineering/Construction Management from the American Public Works Association for the Lake Avenue Reconstruction Project.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Carla Barela

CARLA M. BARELA

In her impressive 36 year tenure at the helm of Cortez Construction, Carla has had many “first’s” and has paved her own road. Carla spent 12 years as a nun in the order of the SIsters of Charity of Cincinnati, Ohio (1960-1972) during which she earned a BA from Mt. Saint Joseph College. She has also earned a MA in Music Education from CU Boulder. Carla now serves as CEO/President of Cortez Construction Company.

Daniel Cordova

DANIEL A. CORDOVA

Daniel received his AS degree in Engineering Technology from Trinidad State Junior College. While serving as the Corporate Secretary at Cortez Construction Company, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management through the Applied Science and Engineering Technology department at CSU Pueblo.

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