Leadership Team

The Gilmore team takes pride in every project and is steered by some of Colorado’s most experienced construction managers.

Jake Gilmore

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

For over 30 years, Jacob “Jake” Gilmore, Jr. has been building leadership within the construction industry.  Born on a military base in Japan, Jake largely grew up in Park Hill, and graduated from George Washington High School before heading off to the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he earned a degree in Architectural Engineering. He began his construction career under the direction of widely respected Denver builder Bill Roberts and the prominent firm, Roberts Construction Co. Jake started as a field engineer and eventually worked his way up to Operations Manager. In 1997, with the encouragement of his wife, Jake stepped out in faith and started Gilmore Construction Corp. Today, he has successfully built a solid reputation of excellence and consistency. Jake is a firm believer in empowering the professional success of Gilmore’s employees, giving back to communities, mentoring smaller minority-owned companies and educating youth about opportunities in the construction industry. When he’s not in the office or on a job site, you’ll find him golfing, fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Bob Bustos

Vice President, Construction Operations

Bob Bustos helps Gilmore ensure continuity and excellence from design through construction. Over his 40 years in the industry, Bob has worked in every aspect of the field, including as superintendent, senior project manager, division manager and executive leader. His rich experience and approachable work style have helped complete construction projects for the federal government, colleges and universities, technology companies and healthcare providers. More times than we ever could detail here, Bob’s sharp eye for detail has helped Gilmore clients maximize the value of their investment in myriad ways, including savvy material ordering and management and cost-saving innovation.

Edweena Gilmore

Executive Vice President, Administration

For nearly 30 years, Edweena Gilmore has focused on business development and marketing. As a co-founder of Gilmore who has worked in every aspect of our company’s administration, she is adept at building trusting and lasting business relationships, identifying joint opportunities, analyzing proposals and ensuring the administrative requirements and details of every Gilmore project are appropriately addressed. Edweena was born on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois when three months later her father and family were shipped off to Japan for three years. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and attended the University of Colorado before she and Jake left Colorado to pursue Jake’s career in construction. Edweena is a big believer in the power of community. Just as she expertly scouts business opportunities, she looks for ways Gilmore can make meaningful and positive changes in the communities we serve.

Kenneth MacGregor

dark_linen_grey_kmController  Ken, has proven to be operationally oriented and results-focused with the mission improve systems which ultimately impacts Gilmore’s business growth.  Prior to Gilmore, Ken was a founding partner and CFO of Newmark Diercks Design, an interior design firm serving the hospitality industry. Ken was instrumental in shaping the company from all areas to include accounting systems, procedures, business planning and marketing functions.  After 10 years, Ken oversaw the business merger to become Ricca Newmark Design.   A visionary, at Gilmore his desire to fuel revenue growth through creating more efficient systems, operational improvements and overall financial management directly impacts our clients avoid budgeting surprises and maximize the value of their investments. His keen attention to detail and need for efficiency is transforming Gilmore to include electronic and remote time keeping, integration of payroll and construction project management databases, proposal support with database utilization to track project metrics, revenue and receivable data.  Originally from Canada but a Colorado resident for the last 30 years, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, hockey or cruising in his yellow corvette.


 Kristy Rooks

Ofdark_linen_grey_kr2fice Manager Kristy may easily be the first voice or face to greet you at Gilmore.  She maintains office services by organizing business operations and procedures, preparing payroll and managing policies.  She also ensures Gilmore’s clients, vendors, subcontractors and employees have what they need to make every construction project a success. Since joining Gilmore in 1998, Kristy has risen through the administrative ranks to oversee Gilmore’s Human Resources and Project Coordination. Her keen eye for technical detail helps Gilmore run its projects as efficiently and successfully as possible.  Outside of the office you are guaranteed to find Kristy enjoying time with her grandchildren.


Vince Gilmore

Director of Business Development Vince has more than 20 years of construction experience, ranging from residential remodeling and new custom home projects to large commercial projects. He is a dynamic and intuitive team member with a sound track record of ensuring safe practices on all Gilmore job sites. His sunny disposition and keen focus on customer service help Gilmore build lasting business relationships — and plenty of repeat customers. Vince also has rich ties to nonprofit organizations throughout Colorado, which has helped Gilmore live up to its commitment to community service. His older brother, Jake, has always known Vince’s knack for building goodwill and friendships — which is why he hired him soon after Gilmore was founded.


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