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The Fixers: A Diverse Collection of Colorado Service Providers to Watch

Colorado Companies to Watch 2018: From plumbers to project managers, accountants to retrofit home repair


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Keeping fixtures, finishes fully functioning, these local companies, scattered across the state, provide services ranging from plumbing to book-keeping and much, much more. Check out these Colorado Companies to Watch.

Neuworks Mechanical Inc.

Fort Collins | Since 2010  | Plumbing & HVAC

Neuworks calls itself a “choose your own adventure” company. Want to be an installer? A project manager? A worker in prefab or excavation?

Just say the word.

This technology-minded company has invested in a total robotics station, allowing every job to be laid out more efficiently and reducing room for error in design, schedule and installation.

Neuworks is creating an accredited apprenticeship program as a proactive way to confront labor shortages. Building a sustainable service department has been a priority to continue to grow the company when the current building boom ends. The company reaches out to local high schools with student work and job shadowing opportunities and is involved with the Geometry in Construction program at Poudre High School.

ATLAS CPAs & Advisors PLLC

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Colorado Springs | Since 2010 | Accounting, bookkeeping & tax services

ATLAS stands for “Advisors That Listen And Serve” — a philosophy that has fostered a positive work culture, positive attitudes and greater, impactful relationships. The firm takes pride in its employees' flexibility, willingness to go the extra mile for clients and the openness to innovation.

ATLAS employees practice accountability to each other and clients as well, something made easier with a flat management structure where everyone has the same opportunity for growth. The firm’s expansion from one to eight locations has given employees opportunities to advance faster, which helps them feel valued and makes it easier to recruit and retain top talent. The firm develops employees as holistic advisers and is committed to training and development.

Quality First Plumbing & Heating

Aurora | Since 2008 | Plumbing & HVAC

Howard Metz worked for his family plumbing and heating business for 23 years before he and his wife decided to start their own business from their home. The company now serves more than 500 job site clients on a regular basis in addition to residential clients.

As Colorado's first and only licensed “Green Plumbers” through the International Association of Mechanical and Plumbing Officials, the company embraces environmentally friendly repair methods, recycling all waste and avoiding toxic chemicals. Quality First uses technology to make sure that the right technician is dispatched to the right job at the right time and has seamless access to the proper materials and job history.

“We do not sell things to people they may not need, and we do the right thing when no one is looking,” Metz says. “The very heart of our core values and our mission statement is one of honesty, integrity and delivering WOW service.”

Peak Structural Inc.

Palmer Lake | Since 2002 | Home improvement & repair

In 2006, Peak Structural joined the Basement Systems international dealer network, an association of 350 of the best foundation and basement service companies throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. The change allowed Paul and Lisa Sutton to add patented, industry-leading waterproofing products to their service portfolio for improving below-grade spaces. In May 2015, Colorado Springs experienced the wettest month on record, causing many area homes to experience water and structural damage. Peak Structural grew during this time by more than 300 percent and moved into a 24,000-square-foot building.

At the end of 2017, Peak added a new division offering retrofit home insulation. Designed to provide complete home insulation for existing homes, this new SmartFoam insulation division has allowed Peak to help even more customers improve their homes and save money on utility bills. Peak is a donor and supporter of ACE Scholarships, giving talented and promising low-income students the opportunity to attend private school. Peak employees have volunteered with UpaDowna to clean up trails in Colorado.

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Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

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