Congrats to our 2013 Top Company winners!

Top Company is widely considered the most competitive professional award in the state for Colorado companies. To make the challenging assessment of which companies will take home the Top honors, the judging panel considers criteria including: financial performance and growth, community service, operations, timing, sustained excellence, competition within the market, perseverance, and noteworthy achievement.

This year, the program recognized exceptional businesses in 12 categories at the 26th annual awards ceremony Sept. 11 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Here are the winners:

Consulting & Professional Services — Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Consumer Business — WhiteWave Foods Co.
Financial Services — Mercury Payment Systems
Manufacturing — Sophono Inc. and Birko
Media. Ad. PR — GroundFloor Media
Nonprofit —  Project Angel Heart
Real Estate. Construction. Contracting — Oakwood Homes LLC
Services — Graebel Companies Inc.
Software — Confio Software
Technology — SpotXchange
Telecom — Level 3 Communications
Tourism. Hospitality — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers