Molinas Construction Company ("Molinas") is a family-owned and operated leading provider of construction material & equipment to government customers. The company was founded in 2015 on a shoestring budget and $3,000 loan. Founded by former Army Captain David Molina, Molinas has grown out of the family's garage to work on federal projects procuring mission critical material & equipment globally. David went into federal contracting shortly after exiting active-duty at Dover Air Force Base in 2013.
Over the past few years, Molinas has grown steadily with project management and logistics experience. In 2015, Molinas launched with the Mill Creek Levee Vegetation Maintenance Phase I project that propelled the company forward. This was the first major public works project by Molinas providing the owner project executive, project management, supervision, quality assurance, and day-to-day foreman experience. In early 2017, Molinas was awarded a 5-year IDIQ at Willamette National Cemetery with our founder operating a 316E CAT excavator to remove and load over 3,000 cubic yards annually. Year after year, Molinas experience has grown to support general contractors and agency requirements, from material handling equipment to specialty equipment for warfighters. In every role, Molinas fosters a spirit of innovation, cooperation and mutual respect toward a common goal: the end user. Known for building lasting and deep relationships, Molinas is dedicated to supporting sustainable infrastructure projects that move people, commerce and water. At Molinas we take great pride in doing everything we can to improve delivery.
Molinas is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) CVE Certified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), and SBA HUBZone-certified. In Oregon, Molinas is an DBE/MBE/ESB and proud VOSB certified firm (No. 9876) and Washington veteran-certified.
David Molina founded Molinas in 2015 after serving over a decade in uniform as an Army enlisted soldier and commissioned officer. David first enlisted as a private first class in 2000, and after 9/11 signed up for Army ROTC earning a degree in Political Science and Officer Commission in Infantry in 2004. As a Captain in his last active-duty assignment, David proudly served as the S-2/3 Officer in Charge (OIC), Plans, Training & Operations Officer at Dover Air Force Base in support of the Families of the Fallen mission culminating over a decade in uniform earning the Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Lt. Rowan Award. Throughout a decade of service as a citizen-soldier (2000-2014), David mobilized twice and served at the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade (Private), Aide-de-Camp to the Assistant Division Commander-Operations at the 104th Division (2nd Lieutenant), and Summary Court Martial Officer, Protocol and Public Affairs Officer at the Joint Personal Effects Depot-Casualty Mortuary Affairs Operations Center (Captain).
As a forward-facing leader, David understands the impediments for timely construction projects and works closely with owners to ensure timely supply chain. In its young history, Molinas has grown from a garage-based federal contractor to offices regionally and supporting agencies globally. As Molinas Founder, David oversees all aspects of business from request for proposals (RFP), supply chain to delivery coordination.
Outside of Molinas, David is an mentor to many small business owners, startups, and entrepreneurs. David serves on the board of directors of the Oregon State University Alumni Association, and previously served on the board of directors of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, LatinoBuilt, American Society of Professional Estimators Columbia-Pacific, Oregon Community Foundation Latino Partnership Council, Oregon State University Board for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs. A strong advocate for unemployed and transitioning veterans and their families, David founded and led Operation Code, a veterans nonprofit serving military veterans and military dependents across 19-time zones globally to learn to code and engineer the future. David is a life member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).Contact David | (253) 466-7960
David’s construction education experience and professional certifications, include: Port of Seattle Accelerator (2022), MESO (2022), Port of Portland Accelerator-incomplete (2022), Stanford University Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Education Scaling Program (2021), Skanksa BOOST (2020), University of Washington Ascend Program (2020), Clark Construction Group Strategic Partnership Program (2017), and Portland State University Business Outreach Program (2015).