Best of Colorado Business Choice 2016 professional services winners
Readers' picks in law, accounting, PR, marketing and recruiting
Here are our Best of Colorado Business Choice winners in the professional services category:
BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM: LOCAL
Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
Formed in 2002, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP is a full service public accounting firm headquartered in Denver, with offices in Northern Colorado, Boulder and Laramie, Wyo. ACM provides assurance, tax and consulting services to public sector clients, exempt organizations, entrepreneurs and established companies. Clients range from individuals to start-up businesses to entities with multi-state and international operations.
Runners-up: Dalby Wendland & Co PC, Coet and Coet PC
BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM: NATIONAL
The Denver office of KPMG does more than accounting and consulting. The firm hosts conferences, including last year’s inaugural Growth Capital in the Rockies event, where 800 attendees networked and learned how to drive growth in their businesses. KPMG also had 12 relay teams running in the Colfax Marathon last year, and won the United Way Champion of Hope award for exceptional commitment to the community. These efforts go way beyond just preparing and signing a tax form, says managing partner Mike Bearup. “Really everything we’re doing is around trying to help the community,” he says. “That’s something that’s really important to us.”
Runners-up: EKS&H, Hein & Associates LLP, Deloitte
BEST LAW FIRM
Holland & Hart LLP
With more than 200 attorneys in metro Denver, Holland & Hart LLP is Colorado’s largest law firm. The firm provides a full complement of corporate and litigation legal services and an advanced trial preparation center and mock trial room. The team in Holland & Hart’s Denver office provides a complete range of legal services but also works with its offices throughout the country to make all the firm’s resources available to its clients.
Holland & Hart consistently leads the ranks of Colorado firms on the Best Lawyers in America list, Super Lawyers and Chambers & Partners.
Runners-up: Gutterman Griffiths PC, Benson Kerrane Storz & Nelson PC, Polsinelli
BEST MARKETING/ADVERTISING AGENCY
Automated Marketing Group
This Littleton-based firm specializes in creating sustainable and affordable integrated marketing strategies that give small businesses a way to reach high-quality customers.
The company helps business owners increase their brand recognition and build long-lasting customer relationships through customized and strategic marketing plans. AMG offers a suite of direct mail and online marketing services, including website design, search engine optimization and social media.
The AMG team takes time to get to know its clients’ businesses and customers to create a marketing plan that fits their budgets.
Runners-up: Greystone Technology Group Inc., Tool Box Creative, Vladimir Jones
BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
Linhart Public Relations
Linhart PR is the largest independent public relations firm in Colorado, representing a roster of nearly 25 regional, national and global clients, including Southwest Airlines, Comcast and the Daniels Fund.
Founded by Sharon Linhart in 1996, the Denver-based agency blends a mix of services to create a customized approach for each client. It helps its clients build brands through consumer marketing; handles corporate communications, including reputation and crisis management; integrates online and offline communications strategies; and provides coaching designed to help its clients communicate effectively with internal and external audiences, including the media.
The company’s culture promotes giving back to the community through its Linhart-to-Heart program, which includes giving employees time to volunteer, participating in the Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon and serving in leadership positions on non-profit boards.
Runners-up: B Public Relations, Jumel Public Relations, Groundfloor Media Inc.
BEST STAFFING, RECRUITING, EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM
IntelliSource works with an organization’s existing staff to ensure the company operates efficiently both inside its walls and out in the community.
IntelliSource first develops a thorough understanding of its customers business goals then combines its breadth of strategic resources with its process for sourcing, hiring and matching the best employees with its customers needs and culture.
The Denver-based staffing firm’s areas of expertise include contact center solutions; distribution and fulfillment center solutions; staffing services; technology solutions and implementation services. The company helps its customers eliminate the need to recruit, hire, train or manage staff internally.
Runners-up: Talent Navigation Experts, Add Staff Inc., Robert Half