About AGI Construction


Established in 2008, AGI delivers design-build projects predominantly in Southwest Detroit. As general contractors we contribute to Detroit’s ‘Built Environment Ecosystem’, we promote sustainability through green building practices and equitable neighborhood engagement. We take pride being from the city, growing our business here before the revitalization boom.  AGI’s business model stems from personal experiences and value business mentoring from Detroit leaders, paving the way for us. AGI has been resilient growing through business cycles starting in investments, property management, residential to a full construction project management firm through a hostile economy. We have grow as a trusted local contractor and build strong inclusive relationships with local our clients, community partners, residents, and stakeholders. Our mission is to educate and engage clients, preventing displacements through consulting, advocacy, and lean budgeting on projects that have a broader community social impact.

Our Certifications & Memberships

Meet Our Team

Luis Ali

Founder / City Builder/ MSgt

Master Sergeant Luis Ali is a native Detroiter and owner of AGI Construction.  

Ali joined the Air Force in 1995 and served in the United States Air Force for 18 years as a Command and Control Emergency Actions Specialist. Luis is a licensed electrician by trade and has over twenty years in the construction industry and project managing.  Luis is a 23 year veteran and still currently serves with the Ohio Air National Guard with the 200th Rapid Engineering Deployable Heavy Operational Readiness Squadron Engineer (REDHORSE), a mobile civil engineer response force to support contingency and special operations worldwide.  

Tanya Saldivar-Ali

Co-founder/Business Developer/Placemaker/Speaker

Tanya Saldivar-Ali is native Southwest Detroiter and is the Director of Business Development.

Tanya has over twenty years experience as a credible and strong Detroit community leader that has advocated for inclusiveness, employment, quality education and access to skilled trades. Her professional skill set varies from corporate administration and fund development within a non profit setting, corporate banking and manufacturing sectors.  

Tanya has been involved from the inception of AGI handling the purchase of real estate, property management, certifications, and seeking growth opportunities within various construction industries.