Walgreens Supplier Success Story: Trinidad Construction

Creating Jobs and Opening Doors

Brian Ortiz

From its first project in Chicago's Little Village community — one of the Midwest's largest Mexican neighborhoods — Trinidad Construction has assisted Walgreens in transforming a number of traditional drugstores into more open, holistic health and wellness destinations for consumers, while also enabling the stores to stay open and accessible during renovations. In the process, the Hispanic-owned company has succeeded in creating local minority employment and subcontracting opportunities with each project, and opening doors to more major corporate and national clients.

CEO Brian Ortiz says, "Our success with Walgreens has helped us continue to grow, both with Walgreens and with other companies, including Macy's, Harrah's Casino, Kraft Foods and Exelon."