Best of Colorado 2017 – Maintenance
Business services ranging from best dry cleaner to best plumbing service
Maintenance businesses are often seen as the clean-up crews, the trusted eyes and hands and effort to make our professional and personal worlds, look, feel and operate as we need. So much more than cleaning and tinkering, these services are the best out there, committed to perfection. Check them out:
BEST HEATING + AC SERVICE
Bowman Heating and Air offers a full range of heating ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration services to its industrial, commercial and residential customers. In addition to repairs, service and installation, Bowman offers preventative maintenance packages and services designed to ensure its customers’ HVAC systems last for many years. The company, owned by the husband-and-wife team of Mel and Bobbie Sue Bowman, also addresses indoor environmental issues related to allergies and asthma.
BEST DRY CLEANER
Don’t have time to drop your dry cleaning off at one of Dependable Cleaners’ 26 convenient locations between Boulder and Castle Rock? No problem. The family-owned business will pick it up for you — and bring it back for free. But if there’s a store on your way, it’s likely to have either a drive-thru or curbside service so you don’t have to bother with parking. Dependable also offers much more than dry cleaning. There are alterations, gown preservation and fine rug cleaning, as well as regular laundry service. The company also leads the industry in using green cleaning solutions and recycling everything, including hangars.
BEST CARPET AND RUG CLEANING
It’s in the water. At least that’s what sets Zerorez apart from other carpet cleaning services along the Front Range. Zerorez cleans without the use of soaps, shampoos or toxic chemicals using its patented Empowered Water technology — water that is electrolyzed and oxidized to create a powerful cleaning solution. In addition to carpet, Zerorez can remove grime from tile, upholstery and area rugs in both residential and commercial spaces. The company gets rave reviews on a variety of sites, with customers praising both the customer service and the quality of work.
“We really feel like the carpet is clean clear through,” one customer wrote. “It was easy to make an appointment, and they were here on time.”
BEST JANITORIAL SERVICE
Kleen-Tech meets with each customer to learn how they define excellence so that their specific needs are met. The company provides a variety of specialized services beyond routine cleaning, from lawn and grounds maintenance to construction cleanup to disaster recovery. The company has dispatchers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week and guarantees immediate action on all requests from customers. Its staff is trained in the areas of safety and security, as well as custodial tasks and restroom sanitization.
BEST LANDSCAPE/LAWN CONTRACTOR
Over the last 70 years, the tree surgery business founded by John Swingle has grown into one of the most respected and innovative landscape care companies in Colorado. Today, in addition to tree services, Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape provides lawn care, insect control ash tree protection and holiday lighting installation. The company has more than 40 certified arborists from the International Society of Arboriculture who provide tree trimming, removal and general care, whether the landscape has new trees, mature trees or a mixture of both.
BEST PLUMBING SERVICE
Applewood Plumbing, Heating and Electric is a family-owned and operated plumbing, heating, drain cleaning, cooling and electrical repair company that is based in Denver. The company with the orange trucks has been proudly serving Denver and Boulder for 40 years. The service has earned Applewood a more than 60 percent repeat customer ratio, and 150,000 loyal residential customers. Applewood aims to build trust and rapport even before service begins with an email photo and a short bio about the service technician scheduled to visit the customer's home. The company boasts a 96 percent on-time service record.
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BEST ROOFING CONTRACTOR
Greeley-based Front Range Roofing is celebrating 30 years in business this year. The company will likely throw some type of celebration for employees this summer, President Michael Trotter says. They are a little busy right now: Projects include Broomfield High School and the upcoming University of Norther Colorado's new Campus Commons.
"We kind of fly under the radar." Trotter says. "The new exciting stuff around here is we're growing."
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BEST PAINTING CONTRACTOR
Nick May painted houses when he was in college. Later he moved to Colorado and started his own painting company, Walls by Design, which for 18 years has painted homes from Erie to Elizabeth, from walls to trim, ceilings to cabinets.
"We work hard to not only make homes beautiful, but we strive to make the experience an enjoyable one," May says. "We not only help each homeowner find the right colors for their project, but we also give them a lifetime warranty on every surface that we paint."
Walls by Design hires artists and trains them on the art of painting homes. The company has more than 6,000 loyal and active Facebook followers.
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BEST WASTE + RECYCLING SERVICE
In Colorado, Waste Management (WM) has been part of local communities for more than 30 years, employing about 1,200 Colorado residents annually. WM has 45 facilities including recycling processing, landfills, hauling offices and administrative offices throughout the state. The company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services across the state.
WM has set a national goal of growing the recyclables managed from 8 million tons annually to more than 30 million tons by 2020 by working with educators to create the next generation of recyclers.