106: Orlando Ordonez | Finding Passion and Purpose in Construction

On today’s episode of The Edge of Excellence, Sean talks with Orlando Ordonez, a project engineer at Sundt Construction.

Orlando grew up in Honduras, where soccer was a big part of his life. His love for soccer opened many doors for him, including scholarships to college. Despite having to work to support his family from the tender age of 12, Orlando persevered and eventually earned a degree in engineering. He shares his experiences immigrating to the U.S. and taking odd jobs, emphasizing the importance of being positive about all opportunities and believing there is always something to gain and learn.

You will learn how he got into the construction industry and discovered his passion for it. He is now a project engineer for a major construction company and recently worked on a billion dollar project. You’ll also learn how working in construction as a field engineer is different from what they learned in college, and how secure construction jobs and opportunities are despite the recession.

Orlando, an engineer at heart, tells why he left his position at Amazon as the area manager. He also shares how he returned to the construction company where he started and how he felt like he was back on the edge of excellence. You’ll learn more about his successful business back in Honduras, which he has operated for nine years. He shares his experience working multiple jobs while in college, including College Works.

Join Sean and Orlando for a fascinating discussion about the power of resilience and a positive mindset.


What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • Orlando’s definition of excellence.
  • Why he approaches all possibilities with optimism.
  • How he got started in construction.
  • The importance of believing in yourself and working hard.
  • Running his business back in Honduras.
  • The biggest takeaways from College Works.
  • How College Works skills translate to the construction industry..
  • And so much more…

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