Meet the Alumni

Angelica Rivera

New Orleans, LA

Year founded
Colmex Construction
Partner College
Delgado Community College
If someone asks me how I got to this point in my business, I always tell them the most important thing was the 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Business Overview

Angelica is the co-owner of Colmex Construction, a family-owned contractor for residential and commercial construction and renovation. Colmex specializes in working with nonprofit organizations, and has helped to rebuild houses after Katrina. Angelica formed Colmex Construction with her husband in 2008.


Angelica applied to the program to improve her company’s cash flow and learn more ways to pursue capital effectively. She also felt overwhelmed with the responsibilities of running the business and her family.


After graduating the program in 2011, Colmex Construction’s revenue has increased over 8X, and the number of contractors they work with has more than tripled. Delegation has been key to help Angelica grow her business as well as her family. Her goal is to grow from $3.5 million in revenue to $20 million within five years – and she feels she’s on the right track.