The Best of Colorado Maintenance 2019
The readers' favorites are in for taking care of both the inside and outside of your home
BEST CARPET/RUG CLEANING
Bear Steam Cleaning uses a hot-water extraction method that heats water to 180 degrees, which eliminates dust mites, carpet mites, bed bugs and any other live allergens. The company’s no hidden charges philosophy means pricing is straightforward and easy to understand. Carpet and rug cleaning pricing can be quoted over the phone, but pricing for upholstery cleaning must be conducted on-site. In most cases, Bear Steam Cleaning can arrive at your home the day after a request is made.
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BEST DRY CLEANER
Dependable Cleaners has more than 20 locations in the five-county Denver metro area and offers customers free pick-up and delivery services. The third-generation family-owned business gives back to the community, contributing to organizations such as Anschutz Medical Center Cancer Research, Denver Bridge Project and the Mask Ball. The most visible of Dependable Cleaners’ charitable activity is the Coats For Colorado campaign, which has distributed more than 2 million winter coats to the state’s most vulnerable residents since its creation in 1982.
BEST HEATING/AC SERVICE
Customer Service and technical excellence are priorities for Sunshine Plumbing, Heating & Air. Founded in 2006, the company has gained a reputation as a dependable heating, cooling and plumbing service. The family-owned business is led by Managing Partner Susan Frew, who grew the business 535 percent in its first year. Sunshine’s technicians are licensed and insured, including one with certification in backflow prevention and testing. Sunshine provides a two-year guarantee for all services and offers membership maintenance plans. There is no trip charge when work is performed, and financing options are available.
BEST JANITORIAL SERVICE
Kleen-Tech Services Corp.’s TRUE PARTNERSHIP program allows customers to choose the specific services and frequency they need them. The Denver-based company provides a variety of specialized services beyond routine cleaning, from lawn and grounds maintenance to construction cleanup and disaster recovery. It also handles parking-lot striping, power washing and window cleaning. Established in 1993, Kleen-Tech is a woman-owned business that services more than 24 million square feet of commercial and government facilities.
BEST LANDSCAPE/LAWN CONTRACTOR
Timberline Landscaping is committed to education. The Colorado Springs-based landscape design, construction and maintenance company says it has the most Landscape Industry Certified Technicians (certified through the National Association of Landscape Professionals) on a single staff in the U.S.
The company, established in 1982, has won national and local awards for projects including the Broadmoor Hotel West Entrance, the Broadmoor Hotel Estate House, the Manitou Incline Trail, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center. This year Timberline is moving into a new facility. “We are excited to continue to grow, while fostering a unique, family-like culture,” says Stephanie Early, chief strategic officer.
BEST PLUMBING SERVICE
A plumb line is a string attached to a weight, used for finding the depth of water, or to determine whether something is upright. Plumbline Services says its core values are faith, ethical (practices), character, excellence, leadership and stewardship. The Centennial-based company provides plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical services from Boulder to Larkspur.
BEST PAINTING CONTRACTOR
This year, Walls by Design is celebrating 20 years in business. The company attributes its success to its intricate systems and superb customer experience. “By specializing only in residential interior painting, we have perfected our processes to ensure your home is painted right, the first time,” owner Nick May says. The painting contractor offers a lifetime touch-up program.
Walls By Design offers financing through GreenSky. Specifically, May says, "WBD is now able to offer six months no interest if paid in full and no payments required during the promotional period, as well as a longer-term financing option that would bring our average project size to $60 a month.”
BEST ROOFING CONTRACTOR
As a family-owned company, J. Warren Exteriors prides itself on customer satisfaction and being honest and truthful with clients. “You'll never find us door knocking following a hail storm, which is a common practice among larger companies, most of whom are not local to the area,” says owner Jacob Hartung. “Instead, we rely on word-of-mouth referrals and work hand-in-hand with reputable insurance agents to guide their clients through every step of the claim, inspection and repair process.” J. Warren Exteriors does roofing, siding and gutters and is based in Denver.
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BEST WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE
Houston-based Waste Management picks up trash, recycling and compost materials. It also wants to educate people about recycling. The company is working to stop “wishful recycling,” which refers to putting non-recyclable materials in recycle bins. These trash items, such as plastic bags, Amazon lightweight (non-cardboard) mailers, and containers with liquid or food, cause recycling contamination, and workers have to stop the machinery to remove the offending items. Also, China, a major importer of recyclables, recently changed its rules about materials it will accept.