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Call for Board Members

LatinoBuilt Seeks Board Members; Expands Commitment to Community The LatinoBuilt Association board of directors today issued an open call for board member applicants and Foundation Advisory Board applicants. Founded in 2019, LatinoBuilt Association is an Oregon 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing Latino business owners and entrepreneurs in construction. Its volunteer, working board, upholds LatinoBuilt’s mission, guides its future, and delivers on the important duties and functions of

Business Development & Technical Assistance Coordinator

LatinoBuilt is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial individual to join in our success. The Business Development & Technical Assistance Coordinator (BD/TA Coordinator) will apply business consulting skills to help our Latino contractor members tackle simple to complex business tasks to help secure contracts in the construction industry. This position will provide holistic business support to small and medium-sized firms with the primary goal of generating growth and stability. The

Better Buildings DOE publishes case study on partner Earth Advantage and LatinoBuilt

Better Buildings DOE (U.S. Department of Energy) recently published a case study which talks about their partnership with non profit, Earth Advantage on the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) Training Program. In 2023 Earth Advantage partnered with LatinoBuilt and EnerCity Collaborative to deliver the SHP program to Latino Contractors looking to enter the home retrofit industry. » Read the Case Study here » Learn more about Better Buildings DOE » Learn

LatinoBuilt Celebrates Graduation of First Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Cohort Focused on Latina Women on December 13, 2023 from 4-7pm

Contact: Dulce Perkins, LatinoBuilt Training Program Manager (503) 889-0511 |  dulce@latinobuilt.org PORTLAND, OREGON — December 7, 2023 Portland Oregon - LatinoBuilt Association will hold a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, December 13th from 4pm - 7pm for their first pre-apprenticeship cohort focused on women. This new program provides intensive training in construction basics, employable skills, and workplace safety to individuals interested in

‘LatinoBuilt’ provee capacitación para latinos interesados en la industria de la construcción

Article by Univision Portland by Eduardo Antonio Hernández PORTLAND, Ore. - Latinos en busca de adquirir conocimiento en la industria de la construcción ahora cuentan con una nueva herramienta ya que el 30% de la industria está representada por latinos. En Portland, inició el primer taller de 8 semanas donde 12 estudiantes aprenderán lo básico de la construcción. Después de esta capacitación, habrá 2 talleres adicionales. “Este programa es un

LatinoBuilt Speakers Present at Home Performance Conference in Seattle

LatinoBuilt’s energy efficiency efforts were highlighted at the National Home Performance Conference and Trade Show (NHPC’23) held April 17-20, 2023 in Seattle.  Two featured speakers from LatinoBuilt included Berenice Lopez-Dorsey and Adrian Arenas, who shared their knowledge in residential energy efficiency with thousands of conference participants at the 37th NHPC’23 annual event. LatinoBuilt co-founder Berenice Lopez-Dorsey presented as part of a panel on “Building Bridges and Opening Doors: Creating and

LatinoBuilt earns two DJC Oregon Building Diversity Awards

The Daily Journal of Commerce 2023 Diversity Awards held March 30, 2023, recognized LatinoBuilt for its design-build commercial office project. In addition, Bryan Ortiz, LatinoBuilt Foundation advisory board member and AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Safety Management Consultant was recognized for his individual contributions to building equity. The new LatinoBuilt offices, which opened in spring of 2022, are critical to helping the trade association expand its mission to support and empower Latino-owned

LatinoBuilt Annual Toy Drive 2022

LatinoBuilt’s Holiday Toy Drive provides gifts for 150+ children from Morrison Child & Family Services and St. Anne Catholic Church in Gresham. We developed these two partnerships in our community last year and are continuing this year to help spread the holiday cheer among families and children in need! Contribute to the magic of the season ~ donate today! Drop items off at LatinoBuilt’s offices now thru Dec 11th. For more information, contact Dulce

Changemaker: Rosa Martinez paves the way for other Latino-owned business in the construction industry

Read Story on ETO's website Spotlight by LatinoBuilt Partner, Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) Rosa Martinez is the co-founder and president of Professional Minority Group (PMG), a facility asbestos and lead abatement company. Martinez started the company over 20 years ago with her husband after he was let go from his previous job. As small business owners, they faced many challenges, including a lack of access to industry

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