Founder, President & CEO, Gilmore Construction
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.