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The Construction Management program last evening!

Message to our Construction Network Regarding the Bi-Lingual Construction Management Certificate Program.
Dear Construction Management Program presenters and our class of 2023, you were just superb at our 6th and final full session, on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. We are certain it is an evening our contractors will not forget for a long time. We have one more session, individual presentations before a panel of which Clark Constructoin and Grunley Construction  are a part. After the workshop on March 14 everyone should be fully prepared.  

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  1. Join us at our VII GALA Fundraiser at the Ritz
  2. Welcome - New Chairman
  3. Trainings
    a. OSHA 30
    b. Bi-Lingual Construction Management Certificate Program
  4. Networking sessions and Bids

1. Join us at our VII GALA Fundraiser at the Ritz

2.Welcome - New Chairman

Metro D.C. Hispanic Contractors Association is proud to announce the appointment of a new Chairman of our affiliated, 501c3 non-profit, D.C Hispanic Contractors Community Services Inc. (the Foundation).
Luis Clavijo of TD Bank has been a volunteer for MDCHCA for many years now and joined our Foundation Board when it began a year ago. He takes over Chairmanship of our sister organization from Pedro Alfonso, President of DCI, who completed one year as MDCHCA Board Chair and shepherded the Foundation in its first year. We appreciate Mr. Alfonso's continued commitment to our cause.
Mr. Clavijo is well known in the Hispanic Community as well as in the local banking industry. He is also this year's GALA Co-Chair and is leading the effort to produce our April 5th celebration at the Ritz. Luis has experience in law, fundraising and grantsmanship and we look forward to his leadership in 2023


a. Osha 30

An exhausting week. First our Construction Management program began Tuesday, then the first session of our OSHA 30 series Saturday & always the pressure to organize our April 5th GALA.
Now a new challenge - networking session w/Gilbane Construction February 21! @metrodchca
"If u love what you do u won't have to work one day in your life"

b. Bi-Lingual Construction Management Certificate Program

This is the 2023 class for our "Bi-Lingual Construction Management Certificate Program", yesterday, at our first session. All these folks are bonafide members of MDCHCA and successful construction professionals in their own right! Words cannot express how proud we are of all of them!
From left to right: Inmar Bonilla, Monument Marble; Cely Argueta, BNG Consulting & MDCHCA (my sidekick); Gloria Velez, JCP Contracting; Jackson Nichols, Cohen & Seglias (presenter), Guillermo Barral, R&G Heating & Cooling; Humberto Garces, Green Construction, Juan & Nisi Avalos, JAV Waterproofing; Ramon Aguilar, ASAP Core Drilling & Fire Safety; Godofredo Martinez, JR Remodeling; Anthony Chwastyk, Cohen Seglias (presenter); yours truly; Anthony Miller, Aprio (presenter), Nestor Lara, Artic Innovation; Alvaro Pardo, Green Construction; Elisa Arguello, AC Metals; Alexandra Lewis, JL Terrell; Jennifer Montoya, Lanigan Ryan (presenter) Not shown in the picture; Maribel Rodriguez, Eagle Point Roofing; Veronica Lucero C&M Contractors & David Amaya, Innovative Mechanical. Our thanks to the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs for making this possible.
Que Dios me los bendiga a todos! @metrodchca

4. Networking sessions and Bids

a. Gilbane Networking

b. Fort Myer Small Business Roundtable
DGS Director Keith Anderson

Evelyn Ross

c. Register to Attend The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

d. Balfour Beatty Bid

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Board of Directors:
Otto Madrid
JPN Masonry

Vice Chairperson
Joshua Lopez
Lopez & Assoc.

President & CEO
Jose Sueiro
SantiMarin &Assoc.

Maribel Rodriguez
Eaglepointe Roofing
Humberto Garces
Green Construction

Past Chair, MDCHCA &
DCHCA Community
Services Foundation

Pedro Alfonso

Former Char, MDCHCA &
Chairperson, Corporate Council
Carlos Perdomo
Keystone Plus Construction

Jose Ortiz
All State Floors

Edwin Villegas
Winmar Construction

Pedro Astudillo
RGA Engineering
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Elisa Arguello
AC Metals
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Press Release feb 2023

MDCHCA LetterheadFor Immediate Release:

Contact: Jose Sueiro
February 14, 2023
Information: 202-848-2493
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Hispanic Contractors Celebrate Successes

Honoring Diversity in Construction; Past, Present & Future

Metro D.C. Hispanic Contractors Association (MDCHCA) is ‘putting on the Ritz’. This year we celebrate 9 years of growth and success with our most elegant & elaborate GALA event to date, ‘Honoring Diversity in Construction: Past, Present & Future’ at the Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW, Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Our premier event highlights pioneers who have promoted local small businesses, construction industry mentors and future builders.

Our honorees include Courtland Cox, a civil rights activist with the SNCC and past Director of the Office of Minority Business in the District of Columbia. Together with Marion Barry, Courtland put in place the protections and requirements for builders to hire local businesses for their projects, leading the way for the prosperity and inclusion of our small businesses today.

Wes Stith, a Senior Vice President and founder of the Strategic Partnership Program at Clark Construction, who has coached and trained thousands of small businesses in the skills required to handle commercial building projects. He has created a pathway for thousands of business owners, workers and their families to become successful, enter the middle class and beyond.

Sean McGarvey, National President of the Building Trade Unions, who are at the forefront of safety, prosperity and inclusion of our workers in the workplace and at corporate headquarters. The BTUs are responsible for the increased training, safety and wage increases of the construction workforce and dedicated defenders of diversity, equity and wealth distribution in the industry.

Jorge Zamanillo, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino, will present the Museum’s successes and future plans for building the Museum on the Mall.

The evening will include:

  • The traditional welcome from Mayor Muriel Bowser, a key supporter of MDCHCA’s Multi-Cultural Construction Academy and the various training and networking activities of our Association.
  • The traditional salute from a member of the Diplomatic Corp, this year Colombian Ambassador Luis Gilberto Murillo.
  • An address from Paul Choquette, Regional President Gilbane Building Company who will present a video tribute to the late Jon Seavey, Senior Vice President at Gilbane and key mentor to our small businesses.
  • Exhibits show casing top projects from various world-class builders in the region.
  • Tributes to our OSHA participants, Construction Management students and our first ‘Sub-Contractor of the Year’ award.


Our partners and sponsors for the evening are Amazon, PEPCO/EXELON. Gilbane Building Company, Building Trades Unions, Clark, Grunley, Fort Myer, Winmar, Keystone Plus and more.

An evening filled with pride, beauty and achievement. Join us Wednesday evening, April 5th, putting on the Ritz, for a unique, joyful experience with top figures from the construction industry, finance, real estate and government worlds.

Visit our website for details and tickets or contact:

Jose Sueiro, 202-848-2493, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cely Argueta, 301-401-7317, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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