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Media Release: Denver Public Schools’ Honors Longtime Partnership with Martinez Fire Protection

Martinez Fire Protection are small business leaders in the Denver community and proud members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver

Denver Public Schools (“DPS”) highlighted the work of John Martinez, Founder and Owner of Martinez Fire Protection, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The relationship between DPS and Martinez Fire Protection spans across 18 years. John Martinez and his team have worked on ninety percent of DPS’ schools. 

John Martinez has a strong relationship with DPS’ Office of Business Diversity, a department that manages dollars directed toward capital construction projects for the district. In 2020 Denver voters agreed to pass a $795 million dollar bond providing DPS with the funds necessary to update and improve school buildings across Denver, as well as break ground on new builds. The Office of Business Diversity has a goal of allocating 24% of their bond budget to contracts with MWBE vendors, also known as Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises. John Martinez’ company falls under that title.

Montbello High School is part of the 2020 bond package put together by seventy-six community members as well as the Board of Education, and was passed by Denver voters in the fall of 2020. John Martinez and his team have been hard at work to bring the new Montbello High School building up to fire code. 

“We’re a family and that's the difference, when you’re a family you do anything you can to help your family members succeed,” said John when asked why his business is successful. In addition to his work with DPS, Martinez Fire Protection works on a number of projects for the Denver Broncos.

For more information on how DPS’ Office of Business Diversity meets equitable bond requirements visit the DPS Business Diversity and Bond websites.

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