While Lauren Martinez was earning an architecture degree at Clemson University, she felt drawn to the design-build studios and projects that impacted the community. It was a natural transition to continue her education in construction engineering, earning a master’s degree at the University of Colorado Denver and entering the construction world.
After a couple years in the field, Lauren took the advice of a close friend to join the Flintco team where her passion to positively impact the community and provide innovative solutions, perfectly matched up with Flintco’s Ethos and Mission.
“I tend to perceive challenges as opportunities, not obstacles, and excel at working within a team to find solutions,” Lauren said. “I also recognize the importance of volunteering and giving back.”
Her time volunteering with the Extreme Community Makeover and being a member of the Habitat Metro Denver’s Women Build Committee helps low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency.
As an ENR Mountain States 2020 Top Young Professional winner, Lauren is deeply committed to improving the industry and her community. “Being on site with a team that becomes your second family and knowing the project will positively impact the community is the best part of construction,” Lauren said.
Lauren also works with both students and faculty, helping to pave the way for symbiotic partnerships and mentorships that enhance professional development, as a current board member on the CU Denver Advisory Board. She believes it is imperative to “take initiative in important company efforts and consider joining local women in construction groups. You will have opportunities to grow your network and gain practical advice, encouragement, and support.”