240.614.AHCC (2422)


Become a Member with the Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors

The Alliance of Hispanic Commercial Contractors (AHCC) was created to leverage the fast growing and impactful Hispanic population. By 2060, Hispanics will be the majority and today, they are opening businesses at 15 times the national average, predominantly in the Construction and Building/Materials Industries. Latinos comprise a large portion of the workforce on these job sites and Latinos subs and contractors, are often part of these teams.

Yet, many Hispanic entrepreneurs, although innovative and hard-working, are unfamiliar with our construction laws and procurement practices, as well as having very little understanding of surety bonding and other financial commitments. This lack of knowledge is increasing your risk and preventing their growth, and in turn YOUR growth.

For more than a decade, we have been searching for the right partners to launch an organization to focus on promoting the growth, prosperity and participation of Hispanic Commercial Contractors in procuring commercial and government contracts through education, training and guidance, especially with regard to surety, finance, banking, estimation, scheduling, project management, contract law and safety. Together Veronica Cool, Hispanic Strategist and Entrepreneur, along with Vanessa Lopez and Karen Barbour, of The Barbour Group, a strong advocate for small businesses, the AHCC was founded.

We invite you to join TODAY to support the building of a strong, financially sound and well-equipped pool of subcontractors and partners. You will also enjoy the benefits as a Partner of the AHCC that will engage hands-on with a local pool of Latino contractors. Become an AHCC Member TODAY and enjoy the following benefits:

    Support in Satisfying your Minority Participation Goals
    Teaming & JV Matchmaking
    Coaching & Mentoring Opportunities
    Branding & Exposure
    Access to an Untapped Labor Pool
    Networking Opportunities
    Opportunity to Conduct Customized Training Seminars
    And so much more!

Creating an environment that strategically supports, educates and empowers Hispanic Commercial Contrac-tors, the AHCC benefits MANY! Join today! Our partnership levels are attached for your consideration.

About Us

Karen Barbour, Founder, The Barbour Group is an innovator and veteran in the surety bonding industry for over 30 years. She established her business in 2002 and has received prestigious awards including the Ernst & Young Winning Women Entrepreneurial Award and the US SBA Small Business Person of the Year for Maryland.

Veronica Cool, Founder & Hispanic Strategist at Cool & Associates LLC. is an established community leader, financial expert and entrepreneur, focusing on bridging Latinos to the American mainstream. With 20+ years in banking, and deep connections to the Latino community, she effectively straddles two cultures to achieve sustainable economic development, through recruiting, training. community marketing strategies and entrepreneurial technical assistance.

Vanessa Lopez, Co-Founder, Surety Underwriter for The Barbour Group, LLC, with 15 years of experience in contracting and construction accounting working for a notable construction oriented CPA firm, she now extends her expertise in bookkeeping and financial consulting services to The Barbour Group’s clients and provides in depth underwriting knowledge to its surety markets to exponentially optimize bonding capacity and overall growth. Vanessa strives to mentor and develop contractors and can assist Hispanic contractors given her fluency in Spanish and her passion for their culture.

Get in touch and Let's Grow!

240.614.AHCC (2422)

Mailing Address
PO Box 346
Finksburg, MD 21048

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