Who we are
Tina Cordova is a native New Mexican born and raised in the small town of Tularosa. She is president of Queston Construction, Inc. which she founded in 1990 with her partner Russ Steward.
The company is a commercial construction concern with a division devoted to roofing. Queston has completed projects throughout the state of New Mexico for customers such as Los Alamos National Labs, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Labs, The City of Albuquerque, The State of New Mexico, The Army Corp of Engineers, The Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many other private sector entities.
Tina served on the Board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for six years and served part of her term as Chairman of the Board. She is a passionate advocate on behalf of Hispanic owned business. Tina currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico 8(a) and Minority Business Association. In 2009 the New Mexico 8(a) Association co-hosted a very successful Department of Energy Small Business Conference in Long Beach, California. It was the largest DOE Small Business Conference ever held. Tina also serves on the Foundation Board for New Mexico Highlands University, and is the past Chair of The City of Albuquerque Small Business Committee appointed by Mayor Martin Chavez.
Tina has been recognized for her professional efforts and has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in New Mexico 1998, Female Small Business Owner by Hispanic Magazine 1998, Woman of Achievement Award 1999, Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in New Mexico 2000 & 2006, SBA New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year 2000, Working Woman Magazine Regional Entrepreneurial Excellence Award 2001, The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Woman of the Year 2001, Top 100 Latinas in the US by Hispanic Magazine, 2003, one of 6 women from across the country honored by the SBA at their 50th Anniversary Celebration, 2003, Outstanding Alumnus for New Mexico Highlands University, 2003 and was chosen to receive the MBDA Minority Construction Contractor of the Year Award for 2007. Under Tina痴 leadership Queston has been ranked as one of the largest Women Owned Businesses and one of the largest Roofing contractors in the State of New Mexico by New Mexico Business Weekly for the last six years. Tina was recently chosen as one of New Mexico痴 2009 Power Brokers and 2010 Women of Influence by the New Mexico Business Weekly.
Queston Construction Inc. was awarded an Outstanding Innovation Award by Sandia National Laboratories in 2005 for their development of a Tie Off Device (TOD) utilized in fall protection in the construction industry. Engineers at Sandia through the Small Business Assistance Program reviewed the design of the TOD. Queston has acquired a Provisional Patent for the TOD and a Permanent Patent is in process.
Tina has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree from New Mexico Highlands University where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry.
Tina has a son, David, and two grandsons, Demetrius and Marcus, and enjoys spending time with her family as well as being outdoors, camping and fishing.