The Best of Maintenance 2021

Maintain your home and business with these readers' choice companies


Best Carpet and Rug Cleaning

Bear Steam Cleaning

Offering free pre-treatment and standard deodorizer, Bear Steam Cleaning will have your carpets – residential or commercial – looking and smelling good enough to walk around bear-foot.

Bear Steam can also solve any of your carpet concerns related to pet odor, allergens or general stains. Regardless of the time, its team also has you covered 24 hours a day for any emergency water removal you may need.

Don’t live in a house? Not to worry, as Bear Steam also services motor homes.



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Best Dry Cleaner

Cache Cleaners

Serving the Boulder area for more than 25 years, this family-owned company prides itself on having a positive environmental impact.

Using the 100% biodegradable EcoSolv cleaning fluid, Cache Cleaners provides a service that is devoid of an environmental fee for transport and disposal. Have extra plastic bags after bringing your clothes home? Cache Cleaners will recycle them if you bring them back to the store during your next trip.

“We’re committed to giving you the high quality service only a small business can,” the company’s website says.


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Best Heating and AC Service

The Weather Changers

Family owned, The Weather Changers has been serving the Denver metro area and homeowners ’heating, cooling and air quality needs since 2009. With certified technicians, the Weather Changers can help with anything from standard maintenance concerns to new system installations.

“Our goal is to earn your trust and maintain a lasting, long-term relationship with our clients,” the company’s website states. “We offer upfront pricing, professional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service.”



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Best Janitorial Service


Headquartered in Denver, Kleen-Tech’s mission statement illustrates a focus on customer satisfaction with a desire to constantly improve its systems, processes, tools and culture.

The range of Kleen-Tech’s clients is a credit to the company’s adaptability. From rental facilities to military institutions and government laboratories to sports arenas, Kleen-Tech customizes its services to fit whatever environment it has to tackle next.

The company also offers 24/7 bilingual customer support to address any questions or concerns.


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Best Landscape/Lawn Contractor

Timberline Landscaping

Having more Landscape Industry Certified employees than any other provider in the country is certainly a driving factor behind Timberline Landscaping’s almost 40 years of quality craftsmanship.

Locally owned and operated since 1982, Timberline’s award-winning work can be seen through residential and commercial projects. Operating out of Colorado Springs, the company serves numerous nonprofits that directly benefit the local community.

“At Timberline Landscaping, we strive to deliver a convenient experience with personalized design and service that provides durability and values in a landscape you can take pride in,” the company’s website states.


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Best Plumbing Service

Applewood Plumbing Heating and Electric

Since 1973, Applewood has been providing plumbing, heating, cooling, electric and drain-cleaning services to the Denver area. Plumbing problems usually occur in the form of emergencies, and Applewood is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week to address those issues when they arise.

With a 96% on-time service record, the consistent availability has earned the company a customer base of more than 60% repeat customers.

Look for Applewood’s bright orange trucks, which are always fully stocked to ensure comprehensive repair for any issue.


Best Painting Contractor

Vivax Pros

Painting the Denver metro, Grand Junction and Fort Collins/Loveland areas, Vivax Pros is always looking to go the extra step when beautifying clients’ homes. Services include exterior painting, wood replacement, gutter maintenance and pressure washing.

The company prides itself on referrals from loyal clientele, and with more than 41,000 clients in the Denver metro area alone, the referrals don’t figure to slow anytime soon.

“We are well-trained individuals and promise to complete each job with integrity, the finest methods, materials and equipment,” the company says.


Best Roofing Contractor

J. Warren Exteriors

Specializing in exterior restoration, J. Warren Exteriors has been providing its services to the Denver metro area since 2017.

Although the company was founded relatively recently, its team boasts more than 20 years of construction experience. Tile roofs, stone coated steel roofs and the application of asphalt shingles are just a few of the roofing products that J. Warren Exteriors is licensed and insured to restore.

The family-owned and operated company also offers free inspections and estimates for homeowners.


Best Waste Recycling Service

Waste Management

Normally being synonymous with trash isn’t a good thing, but Waste Management is proud of its ability to provide waste and recycling options to communities across the country.

Waste Management offers waste and recycling options for residential communities and businesses alike. Just educating the public on better recycling habits is not enough for Waste Management.

It shows the country how it’s done, as the title sponsor of the Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament, which Waste Management has made a zero-waste event.


Best Architecture Firm

Galloway & Company

With five locations spanning three states, Galloway & Company has national influence with a localized feel. Despite the empire it has created, Galloway makes sure to stay true to its Denver roots. The company directly supports six Colorado-based nonprofits and volunteered a collective 500 hours in 2019.

“We’ve been investing in our people, our clients and our community for decades — long before it was fashionable,” the company’s website states. “As a legacy company, we are intentionally building a thoughtful, purposeful foundation for future generations — and that foundation revolves around people.”


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Best Interior Design

Elsy Studios

Since 2012, the team at Elsy Studios has taken the time and care to get to know you and understand what you desire from your space. The Denver-based company has past projects ranging from nonprofits to restaurants, showing that no project is too unique to bring to reality.

“We have built our business on the quality of design we deliver and the highly personalized experience we create for our clients,” the company’s website states.


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