Gilmore’s operations are led by Owner & Chief Executive Officer, Jake Gilmore, and supported by the Leadership Team, a knowledgeable group of construction and business professionals. Together, this team brings more than 150 years of experience and expertise to oversee the company.
Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer For more than 40 years, Jacob “Jake” Gilmore Jr. has been building leadership and community within the construction industry. Jake has dedicated himself to the Denver Metro area’s construction needs at a very personal level. Jake largely grew up in Park Hill, graduated from George Washington High School and received a Sacks Foundation scholarship 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, local minority-owned construction firm, and eventually worked his way up to Operations Manager. In 1997, he started Gilmore Construction Corporation with his wife Edweena. 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.
Vice President of Construction Operations Enrique brings 28 years of industry experience and his overarching role is providing leadership, guidance and direction for field management, crew staff and subcontractors. He supports our Operations through monitoring all projects for compliance of company policies, procedures and works closely with all project teams to maintain safety, quality, schedules, and budgets. Since joining our team in 2021, Enrique has made significant contributions and has helped support several critical projects for our company. He has also introduced innovative ideas to enhance our business processes and re-vamped training modules for our project engineers, superintendents and project coordinators. Furthermore, his impressive network of industry contacts has opened doors to new opportunities for our company, aligning perfectly with our core value of Lasting Partnerships.
Executive Vice President, Finance, Administration & Business Strategy 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. 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.
Chief Financial Officer 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 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. 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.
Chief Administrative Officer| Human Resources & Orgainizational Development Tanieka acts as the lead facilitator of our business operations within the organization. She is a top-tier leader responsible for handling human resources, government affairs, compliance, and legal matters. With over 25 years of experience as a business professional, she has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Tanieka attended the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Since joining Gilmore in 2016, she has held roles in marketing and proposal management, human resources management, risk management, information technology support, payroll, internal training, and strategic planning. She enjoys actively volunteering and supporting Gilmore’s core value of community engagement through participation on the Colorado Education Foundation (CEF) Board of Directors and mentoring college and high school students in resume and interview preparation.
Business Development Director Justin Gilmore leads the company’s opportunity, community and client relationship management initiatives. He provides strategic direction for Gilmore to navigate and expand brand presence in the Colorado construction market. Gilmore’s foundation is rooted in the communities where we work, live and play and giving back is a core value in our organization. Justin will build upon his management and field experience to support and connect small, minority/women-owned and emerging business to opportunities and resources as well as identify potential partnerships. Justin’s community service and outreach efforts support Denver’s youth and career pathways, and he is actively involved in the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists (CABPES), Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Hispanic Contractors of Colorado (HCC) and the Associated General Contractors of Colorado (AGC).