Raimore Construction, an African-American owned and majority black company, is blazing the trail for small, minority-owned businesses by landing major contracts for construction work, including TriMet and the City of Portland. Pictured (from left) outside their northeast Portland headquarters are members of the diverse Raimore team, Jesse Jackson, Jeff Moreland Jr., Mike Taylor, Ashley Henry, Co-founder and Owner Jeff Moreland Sr., Deangelo Moaning, Bill Bruce, Lauri Moreland, and Deb O’Dell.
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Black owned firm grows into major employer
From humble beginnings to winning multi-million dollar contracts, the black-owned construction company Raimore Construction of northeast Portland has proved what positive benefits can happen to communities of color when government agencies and other private contractors invest in contracting with small and minority businesses.