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The Fixers — Colorado Companies to Watch 2023

B-Line Construction Services, Inc. 

Denver 

Whether it’s building a custom home or remodeling an existing residence, B-Line Construction Services listens to its clients to ensure it manages the construction process efficiently and delivers a high-quality project.  

B-Line, a Certified Passive Home contractor, provides full-service residential construction solutions for all phases of construction. Passive Home is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building that reduces the building’s ecological footprint. The company works with builders and developers to educate homeowners on the construction process. 

In addition to building and remodeling homes, B-Line handles community management. The company maintains, renovates and repairs single-family and multifamily communities. 

“While the residential construction market is being shaped by high costs and limited availability of materials and labor, B-Line’s systematic approach to growth will allow it to scale in the future,” company President Bryan Williams said.  

“We work on the front end to create systems to track and monitor quality in our projects to turn around a happy client and to limit warranty callbacks,” Williams said. “We also rely on systems to create a muscle memory approach to construction. This approach allows us to be both scalable and sellable in the future.” 

Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric 

Denver  

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Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric has been serving metro Denver for more than 40 years.  

The longtime contractor has built a reputation in the community and the industry for being honest and committed to customer satisfaction. Its mission is to develop lasting relationships with team members, clients and the community.  

The company offers two-hour appointment windows from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily with no overtime charges. Through its Precise Price program, Brothers’ clients approve the cost of the work before it starts. 

The company also offers membership to Brothers Home Care Club, which includes an evaluation of its customers’ home heating, cooling and plumbing annually and electrical systems every other year to identify potential problems before they become emergencies. 

Brothers recognizes that the home service business is changing with a decreasing labor force that’s the result of skilled tradesmen retiring and fewer people entering the trades. But Brothers is battling that challenge by establishing a culture that ensures the team enjoys coming to work.  

“We have a training program to develop new team members and continue to have a growth plan for apprentices so that they can become technicians,” Brothers President Lynn Tomasek said. “We also have a full-time recruiter to help find new talent and a culture coordinator to help with retention of current team members.” 

 

Citrine LLC 

Denver 

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Citrine is a consulting firm that specializes in engineering design, construction administration and commissioning services.  

The company’s owning principals have a strong network of industry professionals; client relationships that lead to other business opportunities; and a track record working the U.S. government.  

“Citrine has a GSA (General Service Administration) Schedule, which allows the federal government to purchase off a pre-negotiated contract, and Citrine has made significant contacts in the U.S. federal government market,” said Linda Andrews, senior counsel and director of business affairs. 

Among the company’s projects are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) design for the Boys and Girls Club expansion in Oshkosh, Wisconsin; airport generating stations in Pueblo and Cheyenne, Wyoming; and conceptual design and project estimating services for electrical project upgrades at the Carrolton Water Plant in New Orleans. 

Citrine also provided engineering and project management services related to the cooling facilities for Keystone XL pipeline in Calgary, Alberta. 

The company’s pricing is competitive with large consulting firms.  

“With a very low overhead structure, Citrine can always be price competitive while still maintaining attractive margins,” Andrews said. “Citrine’s strengths will help it capitalize on emerging opportunities.” 

Hydrate IV Bar 

Denver 

Hydrate IV Bar is a collection of IV therapy spas promoting wellness from within by delivering high-quality products and services administered by experienced professionals in a spa-like atmosphere.  

Clients visit Hydrate IV for the therapy but stay for the atmosphere, which features comfortable chairs and soothing music.  

“Hydrate IV Bar spas are a place to relax, recharge and refresh your routine,” said Katy McIntyre, the company’s director of marketing. 

Hydrate IV Bar’s menu of vitamin-infused IV therapy cocktails are tailored to meet a variety of needs, including recovery, jet lag, immunity, altitude sickness, athletic performance, anti-aging and general health and wellness.  

Clients can book appointments for individual treatments or become members for $139 per month, which allows them to enjoy one IV therapy cocktail, one b12 injection, 30% off NAD+ injections, 30% off additional visits and ad-ons, 10% off retail products and Friends with Benefits passes.  

Hydrate IV also offers The Shot Pass for $50 per month, which gives clients access to 50% off all injections all the time.  

MODSTREET 

Durango  

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When outdoor dining exploded during the pandemic, restaurants and other entities turned parking spots into comfortable spaces with tables and chairs. MODSTREET, founded in 2020, manufactures parklets, which are steel-fabricated, custom, modular spaces for restaurants, retailers, events and other uses by businesses and municipalities.  

The barricades, enclosures and parklets have durable powder-coated and composite finishes, and conform to local regulations such as removable floors for utility access and cleaning, latched panels for fire access, ADA-compliant ramps, and frames that are clear of the ground to allow for free stormwater flow. The clip-based assembly needs no tools and can be set up in 30 minutes.  

MODSTREET recently moved into a 5,000-square-foot facility that will allow it to double its capacity. The company is helping communities revitalize town centers and make downtowns pedestrian friendly. That’s a loftier goal than building a quick, temporary platform for outdoor dining during COVID-19. “Regulations and fees are increasing, which is forcing our traditional customer base to look for street solutions that are higher quality than what were used during the pandemic,” says CEO Roger Zalneraitis. “We have been diligent at monitoring regulatory trends and adapting our product to meet these new, higher standards.”  

SAFE Engineering 

Monument 

There are entire categories for how things can go wrong in engineering. SAFE, a woman-owned applied research engineering firm, specializes in developing and implementing novel solutions to a wide range of engineering problems. SAFE’s expertise encompasses various fields, including root cause failure analysis, aircraft structural repair development, and the certification of additive manufacturing processes for structural applications. 

SAFE has developed test methods, relevant sample designs, and demonstration parts for determining the applicability of additive manufacturing processes such as cold spray in aircraft components, which is of paramount importance for national defense. In the context of FAA certification, SAFE employs sophisticated fatigue and damage tolerance, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics approaches to ensure appropriate aircraft structural repairs.  

The engineers at SAFE have in-depth working knowledge of all aspects of the DoD research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) effort; basic research, applied research, advanced technology development, demonstration/validation and engineering/manufacturing development. SAFE also does engineering research for the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE). The firm is growing as the commercial, government and personal aviation industry is also growing.