Here are the ColoradoBiz 2016 Top Company Consumer Business finalists
A Top Company winner will be chosen from these four great Colorado businesses
Each year, ColoradoBiz honors the Top Companies across the state in 11 industry categories. Here are the 2016 finalists in the Consumer Business category.
American Furniture Warehouse:
President and CEO Jake Jabs founded AFW in 1975 with only one store front in Denver. He now has 13 stores across Colorado and Arizona with about 2,000 employees. AFW also prides itself on being one of the largest privately owned businesses in state.
Elite Brands of Colorado
It’s very fitting that President Terry Cekola found a passion in the wine and spirits industry. She was raised and guided by her grandfather, Joseph Cekola, who launched Imperial Beverage in 1984. Elite Brands can be found in bars from LoDo to the Rocky Mountains.
Seattle Fish Co.
In 1918, 16-year-old Mose Iacino founded his company to bring fresh seafood to the Denver area. Seattle Fish Co. may have upgraded its business model since then, but they still have the same goal. The company now has a team of more than 135 employees and has become one of the largest seafood distributors in the Western United States, delivering fresh goods to more than 1,400 Colorado companies.
Schomp has been operating in Denver for 75 years, making it one of the state's largest and oldest privately owned automotive businesses. Schomp offers Colorado residents the largest new and pre-owned car selection in South Metro Denver.