Best of Colorado Business Choice 2016 maintenance winners
Our readers' picks for best in carpet cleaning, painting, roofing and more
Here are the Best of Colorado Business Choice 2016 winners and finalists in the maintenance category:
BEST CARPET AND RUG CLEANING
The family-owned Stanley Steemer was founded in 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. It is the first carpet cleaning service to be certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. There are 300 Stanley Steemer locations nationally, and four in the Denver/Fort Collins area. The company is committed to customer satisfaction and prides itself in giving their customers a cleaner and healthier home to live and breathe in.
Runners-up: Zerorez, ChemDry, A Cleaner Carpet LLC
BEST DRY CLEANER
The 26-location Dependable Cleaners offers free pickup and delivery and many of the locations have a drive-thru. The dry cleaner recycles hangers, safety pins, and garment bags, and uses environmentally friendly solvents and soaps. The place is probably best known for its Coats for Colorado drive, which has collected and distributed more than two million coats since 1982.
Runners-up: Green Care Cleaners, Continental Cleaners, Revolution Cleaners
BEST HEATING & AC SERVICE
Peak Heating and Air Conditioning
The Colorado Springs-based Peak Heating and Air Conditioning specializes in commercial HVAC construction, and is also a licensed sheet metal contractor and full line mechanical contractor. Peak Heating and Air Conditioning installs and services most brands.
Runners-up: MTech Mechanical, Four Seasons Heating Inc.
BEST JANITORIAL SERVICE
Kleen-Tech Services Corp.
A good custodial service does more than clean offices and other workplaces. Kleen-Tech prides itself on being a trusted supplier of reliable and consistent custodial services. Tracy White, corporate communications coordinator, says it’s all about the people. “Through our state-of-the-art work management system and 24/7 Mission Control call center, we provide transparency of our commitments and round the clock support to our customers and employees,” White says. “We hold ourselves accountable to routinely achieving excellence and exceeding your expectations.”
BEST LANDSCAPE/LAWN CONTRACTOR
Swingle Lawn Tree & Landscape Care
Swingle employs more certified arborists than any other landscape company in the region.
The company provides a wide range of lawn care and tree services, including fertilization and weed control; tree and shrub pruning and trimming; outdoor holiday lighting and decor; and sprinkler and irrigation systems.
Founded in 1947 by tree surgeon John Swingle as the Swingle Tree Surgery Company, the company now is led by Tom Tolkacz who bought it in 1998. Tolkacz focuses on the company’s past philosophy of creating a successful service company by applying Swingle’s original motto of “Stay Ahead of the Pack” to all areas of the business from management and product innovation to customer service and community involvement.
Runners-up: American Design and Landscape, Designs by Sundown, Tim Gantz Lawn Care, Weston Landscape and Design, Valley Crest Landscape
BEST PLUMBING SERVICE
Plumbline Services Inc.
Plumbline’s fully stocked trucks make it possible for the Centennial-based company to offer same-day service with affordable pricing and upfront quotes.
Plumbline’s technicians are licensed, bonded and insured, giving its customers people who have the experience and knowledge needed to perform quality installations, repairs and replacements of all plumbing and air conditioning systems.
Plumbline’s services include leak detection and repairs; kitchen and bathroom plumbing; sump pump repairs; water softener repairs and replacements; furnace repairs and replacements and HVAC services.
The company also offers financing programs so its customers don’t put off necessary repairs or forgo upgrades that increase the value of a home.
Runners-up: Brothers Plumbing, Martinson Mechanical, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
BEST ROOFING CONTRACTOR
Brian Pierce Roofing
Brian Pierce Roofing employs master craftsmen who are dedicated to providing professional, timely service. Owner/operator Brian Pierce, who has more than 25 years of experience, is involved in every job. In addition to installing roofs, the company also installs gutters, under decking and custom metal works. The company has its own metal shop in Colorado Springs, enabling it to fabricate custom products such as chimney caps, collector heads and roof flashing. The company guarantees its work with a warranty for as long as the home is owned by the original client.
Runners-up: Horn Brothers Roofing, Rescon Restoration and Construction, Roof Brokers
BEST PAINTING CONTRACTOR
Jayco Painting works with a variety of general contractors on commercial real estate projects throughout Colorado Springs. The 30-year-old company, founded by John Combs, has worked for Northrup Grumman, Quantum Commercial Group Inc. and a variety of projects for the military installations in town.
Runners-up: Vivax Pro Painting, Imhoff Painting
BEST WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE
Alpine Waste & Recycling
Since its inception in 1999, Alpine Waste & Recycling has grown from just one truck and one man into the largest independent waste and recycling company in Colorado.
Today, the company has a fleet of nearly 100 collection vehicles and offers trash, recycling and organics (compost) collection throughout the Denver metro area.
Built in 2007, Alpine’s Altogether Recycling is Colorado’s second-largest recycling facility, processing more than 6,000 tons of recycling a month. It’s the only company in the market to accept rigid plastics in its program.
Commerce City-based Alpine also has a compost processing plant that accepts food waste, coffee grinds and filters, waxed paper, paper napkins and towels and plants and flowers.
Runners-up: Bestway Disposal, Pro Disposal, Gallegos Sanitation Inc.