Advancing Latino Contractors

LatinoBuilt Association is an Oregon 501c(6) nonprofit. Learn about its sister organization, the LatinoBuilt Foundation.

Formed by Latinos

LatinoBuilt is a nonprofit trade association serving Latino business owners and entrepreneurs in construction.

LatinoBuilt supports and empowers Latino construction contractors with bilingual services that support and grow their businesses.

Working with our members, partners and sponsors across Oregon and SW Washington, LatinoBuilt works to eliminate inequities and expand opportunities for Latinos, and other underrepresented groups, in the construction industry toward a more equitable future.

of new U.S. workers will be Hispanic between 2020-30
of these new workers are in construction trades
1 in 5
workers will be of Hispanic decent by 2030

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Source: Bureau of Labor & Statistics

LatinoBuilt’s Formation for a Better Future

“The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.” – Maya Angelou

LatinoBuilt began in 2019 as a trade association with a purpose to serve and advocate for Latino construction contractors and business owners. Its conception and formation was championed by two Latina business owners in construction – Rosa Martinez and Berenice Lopez – based on their own experiences, journeys, and advocacy for other Latinos. Formed by Latinos, for Latinos, the Association’s membership and community partners met quarterly and continued to grow, offering access to business support services, trainings and workshops in Spanish.

When the 2020 pandemic hit, delaying construction projects and further exacerbating social inequities, LatinoBuilt’s bilingual member services became even more sought after. Then, the LatinoBuilt Foundation was formed in 2020 as an Oregon nonprofit charitable foundation to raise and distribute funding that support the broader needs of the Latino construction community, including the efforts of the LatinoBuilt Association.

After initially operating out of Lopez’s H.E.L.P. Group LLC offices, LatinoBuilt’s new design-built commercial office space opened in December 2022.

Join Our Community Today!

We invite you to join LatinoBuilt Membership, where you’ll find a supportive community dedicated to your success in construction. We’re here to help you and your team with education, training, business development, networking, advocacy, and access to professional resources.

Experience firsthand how LatinoBuilt can make a positive difference in enhancing your business capabilities. We can’t wait to welcome you into our community!