Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrar, celebrar! September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month and we at Midwest Maintenance have much to celebrate. The original founders of our commercial cleaning services company, Paul and Alice Gutierrez, are of Mexican descent and proud to be Americans and successful business entrepreneurs.

The Gutierrez’ daughter, Jamie, purchased the janitorial and building services support enterprise in 1997. Today, under Jamie’s insightful leadership, Midwest Maintenance is now in six states with more than 500 employees and 70% are Hispanic.

The professional cleaning services company is the largest minority-owned and women-owned building service contractor in Nebraska. Midwest Maintenance is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise and recently earned the national distinction of a certified Women’s Business Enterprise.


Because the majority of our employees are Hispanic, we want to salute their rich cultural heritage. Every year on September 16, the people of Mexico and of Mexican ancestry worldwide celebrate Mexican Independence Day (Día de la Independencia de México). The date honors Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, starting with the “El Grito de Dolores” battle cry.

The country’s war in breaking free from Spain lasted 11 years, but on September 16, 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo who lived in Dolores rallied his countrymen with his clarion call to fight for national independence.

Independence Day in Mexico is now traditionally celebrated with lively festivities including parades, street parties, fireworks, rodeos, folk dancing and brass band and mariachi performances. Every September 16, streets throughout Mexico are filled with jubilant shouts of “Viva Mexico” or “Viva la independencia nacional (“long live independence”).

Those of Mexican descent in other nations, including the United States, honor Mexico’s Independence Day with their own smaller celebrations. Many of non-Mexican heritage sometimes think Mexican Independence Day is May 5, Cinco de Mayo. But this May date commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla.


We at Midwest Maintenance, we have much to celebrate too. We celebrate helping you keep your businesses and buildings in stellar condition. If you’re not yet a current client of ours, we applaud you for weighing your options for the best professional cleaning and janitorial services in the industry.

We’re here to help answer your questions and provide you with a customized cleaning plan and estimate. Just give us a call at 402-733-1114, and during Hispanic Heritage Month, we promise to put our celebrating aside to talk with you promptly.