President & CEO of Alvarado Construction and co-owner of the Colorado Rockies Baseball Team

Linda Alvarado started her “unplanned career” working as a laborer for a landscaping company. When she applied, the superintendent told her, “Don’t you understand? Girls do food service. Boys do landscaping,” and he sent her to her college advisor for counseling. 

Linda later became a contract administrator for a development firm developing large commercial construction projects. She was enamored by the design process and construction from the foundation to project completion.

While it seemed crazy, she started a concrete company installing curb, gutter, sidewalks, and foundations. Her first buildings were small transit shelters for people waiting to catch the bus. Today Alvarado Construction has successfully built convention centers, high-rise offices, hotels, retail stores, sports stadiums, and various projects across the US.