(Seated l to r) Edwin Villegas, Winmar Construction; Tyra Redus, Skanska Construction; Carlos Perdomo, Keystone Plus Construction and Carolyn Ellison, Turner Construction.
Metro DC Hispanic Contractors Assoc.
At the level of the construction site -those who actually build things- Hispanics are a dominant force in the construction industry in this country. We are the skilled trades people, the laborers, the small sub-contractors and the ones who clean up after it's done. But rarely, if ever, do we participate in the decision making process, in the mega-deals that get made every day or, most importantly, the enormous profits the industry produces.