Congrats to our Top Company 2016 winner: Davis Graham & Stubbs
The law firm topped the "Professional Services" category
This year’s Top Company winners and finalists represent large and small, old and new, high-tech and high-touch businesses and organizations in 11 industry categories. Like Colorado itself, these enterprises have undergone changes, endured tumultuous economic times, and overcome various hurdles to achieve distinction in their respective fields.
To be eligible for Top Company consideration, companies must be based in Colorado or have a significant presence in the state. Deloitte, a longtime program sponsor, selects up to three finalists per industry category from applications submitted online at cobizmag.com. A panel made up of ColoradoBiz magazine’s editorial board and representatives from the business community then selects the winners based on financial performance or other relevant metric, achievement in one or more operational aspect of their business, and community involvement.
Read on to learn about our 29th annual Top Company Awards winners and finalists in the "Professional Services" category.
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Davis Graham & Stubbs is the second-largest law firm in Colorado, with corporate finance, natural resources and energy law practices. With 145 lawyers, DGS offers its clients senior-level expertise in the areas of antitrust, appeals, commercial litigation, corporate finance, creditors’ rights, employee benefits, employment law, environmental law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, products liability, public lands, real estate and tax. The firm operates out of Denver headquarters and a satellite office in Reno, Nev.
DGS celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 by launching the Year of 100 Good Deeds. The staff was involved in nominating the charities and organizing volunteer activities, and the firm ended up performing 122 good deeds. Projects included volunteering for and supporting organizations such as Mile High United Way, Colfax Marathon, Boys and Girls Clubs, Colorado Lawyers Committee, and others.
“It brought people together,” says managing partner Chris Richardson. “You feel better when you give back. It meant a lot to a lot of different people.”
One service day took place in a park in Denver. DGA staff cleaned the park, painted all the tables, spread mulch, then played kickball. “It was the most fun picnic,” he says.
Many of the lawyers have been recognized not for their kickball skills but for their legal expertise. Nearly half the partners were listed in Best Lawyers in America and have received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent peer review rating. Also, DGS was selected as one of Martindale-Hubbell’s 2016 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm. “The talent we’ve been able to attract and retain is as good as it’s ever been,” Richardson says.
HB Management Group
HB Management Group was founded in 2003 and includes wholly owned subsidiaries Kleen-Tech Services Corp., a commercial janitorial services provider, and Options Home Care, an in-home care services provider. HB supports these companies with a 24/7 Mission Control call center and human resource services, as well as through continuous collaboration and strategic planning.
HB also gives back to the community by hosting food and clothing donation drives. During the past year the company collected more than 150 food items that were donated to the Bill Roberts School, collected 100 new toys for the Salvation Army holiday toy drive, and traveled to Argentina where several employees helped build an orphanage and two homes with Habitat for Humanity.
Summit Technical Solutions LLC
Summit Technical Solutions is a worldwide provider of sophisticated engineering solutions. The certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Veteran and Woman-owned Small Business (VOSB and WOSB) serves a wide range of Department of Defense and federal agencies. STS’s four core capabilities include systems engineering, software engineering, test and training and data management. The Colorado Springs-based company supports the Vanguard School, and in 2015 sponsored a group of 30 students in the STEM program to attend a one-of-a-kind tour of the 31st Annual Space Symposium. Students were given a hands-on experience of the space industry. STS has 267 employees, and hopes to have between 750 and 1,000 employees and revenue of more than $100 million in three to five years.