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Best of Colorado 2023 — Maintenance

Many of this year’s Best of Colorado winners embody the art of specialization. They don’t pretend to be something they are not, rather they concentrate on one element and aim to perfect it. That in turn has clearly helped them make a name for themselves.

Our readers (Best of Colorado customers) not only remember them but make a concerted effort to vote for them. That’s a tremendous accomplishment in this era of overwhelming messages, marketing and mindshare. But that takes time. Here at ColoradoBiz, we’ve heard many serial entrepreneurs and CEOs depict their success as a climb rather than a meandering journey. After all, the highest summits are always uphill and rarely scaled on the first day.

So, here’s to this year’s Best of Colorado winners. They have found a way to perfect their craft, grow their brand, and be recognized for their specialization. They have scaled the summit of success.

Check out our Best of Colorado 2023 issue here!

BEST CARPET AND RUG CLEANING 

ISBERIAN RUG CO. 

Experts in the art of rugs for five generations, Isberian Rug Co. offers exceptional selection as well as master repair, cleaning and appraisal services. 

Isberian’s experts are able to identify the origin, age, fibers, dyes, weaves and type of every rug that comes in for service. “It is critical that you have an extensive knowledge of rugs in order to know how to clean them correctly,” the company says. The Basalt-based business offers two rug-washing specials per year – one in the spring and another in the fall. 

Runners-up:

BEST DRY CLEANER 

GREEN CARE CLEANERS 

Green Care Cleaners in Highlands Ranch uses wet cleaning to keep the sharpest jackets, fanciest dresses, most delicate gowns, and nicest shirts clean — without harsh chemicals. The end result? The folks at Green Care Cleaners say clothes last longer, resist staining, feel softer and never have the chemical smell sometimes associated with traditional dry cleaning. 

Green Care Cleaners combines 58 years of experience with EPA-approved, environmentally friendly methods to deliver stellar results for the same price as traditional dry cleaning. 

Runners-up:

BEST ELECTRICAL REPAIR 

Ward Electric Company truck in the snowy Rocky mountains

WARD ELECTRIC CO. 

Longmont-based Ward Electric Co. is a full-service, family-owned electrical contractor that has been meeting the electrical needs of customers since 2005. The company handles all aspects of power and services from its offices in Colorado, Iowa and Texas. 

That expertise includes the growing electric-vehicle market and demand for charging capabilities. Ward Electric is ChargePoint certified, meaning it can not only install, but also purchase ChargePoint devices. 

Runners-up:

The Weather Changers workers, in uniform, standing in front of their work vans.

BEST HEATING AND AC SERVICE 

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THE WEATHER CHANGERS 

As a Denver company that’s been locally owned and operated since 2009, the Weather Changers has experience working in homes in LoDo, Park Hill, Virginia Village and surrounding areas, so they are able to recognize and address specific challenges they’ve likely encountered before. 

Runners-up:

BEST JANITORIAL SERVICE 

KLEEN-TECH 

Established in 1993, Kleen-Tech is equipped to clean everything from high-rise offices, multi-tenant properties, retail facilities to corporate campuses. The Denver-based company provides custodial services across more than 24-million square feet of commercial and government facilities for long term customers throughout the U.S. That includes close monitoring of resources, labor, training and re-engineering as needed to maintain clients’ changing requirements, while ensuring its practices meet the facility service industry’s highest standards. 

Runners-up:

BEST LANDSCAPE/LAWN CONTRACTOR 

WARD’S LAWN SERVICE 

Longmont-based Ward’s Lawn Service excels in landscape and lawn care for both commercial and residential clients, from regular cutting to sprinkler systems to holiday lights. Family and locally owned and in business for more than 20 years, Ward’s also offers commercial snow-removal service in the winter – or whatever season it happens to snow in its service area from Boulder to Ft. Lupton.  

Runners-up:

BEST PAINTING CONTRACTOR 

VIVAX PROS 

In business for 20 years, Vivax has served more than 41,000 clients in the Denver area. The company also serves Grand Junction, Colorado Springs and Northern Colorado. Along with exterior painting, Vivax provides gutter service, wood replacement and power washing. 

Vivax continuously tests new products and processes and has partnered with Sherwin Williams to deploy the latest in paint technology, including Sherwin Williams’ Latitude and Duration lines that create a strong barrier against the unpredictable Denver climate. 

Runners-up:

BEST RESTORATION/REPAIR SERVICES 

WATER DAMAGE INC. 

Water Damage Inc. provides both residential and commercial services throughout the Denver area to restore areas damaged by water, fire, sewage or mold. The business offers 24/7 emergency service and works with all insurance companies. 

The company is locally owned and operated, founded by partners with more than 50 years of mitigation, restoration and construction experience. Its project managers and technicians have completed the latest in structural drying training for water and flooding damage cleanup services.  

Runners-up:

BEST PLUMBING REPAIR SERVICE 

APPLEWOOD PLUMBING, HEATING & ELECTRIC 

Applewood is a family-owned company that specializes in services exclusively for the homeowner. Those services include: plumbing repair and maintenance, drain cleaning, heating, cooling and electrical repair. 

Applewood operates 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, with no overtime charges. It boasts an on-time record for service calls of 96%. 

Runners-up:

BEST ROOFING CONTRACTOR 

CORE CONTRACTORS ROOFING SYSTEMS 

Founded in 2001, Core Contractors in Denver is well-known for getting the job done right on both residential and commercial roofs. The company’s certified roofing contractors perform detailed roof inspections before undertaking repairs or replacements, and at the Core Contractors office, a team of account managers helps clients with permits and insurance claims.  

Runners-up:

BEST WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICE 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management offers waste pickup and recycling for homes, businesses, municipalities, property-management firms, restaurants, construction and demolition, roll-off dumpster rentals, and more. 

It’s easy to understand why the Houston-based company would be top of mind with Best of Colorado voters in this category. The company’s network includes 346 transfer stations, 293 active landfill disposal sites and 146 recycling plants. With 26,000 collection and transfer vehicles, the company has the largest trucking fleet in the waste industry. Waste Management and competitor Republic Services handle more than half of all garbage collection in the U.S. 

Runners-up:

BEST WINDOW-WASHING SERVICE 

LEGACY WINDOW CLEANING 

In business for more than 20 years, Legacy does commercial window cleaning, residential cleaning, and Christmas and other holiday lighting. Other services by the Parker-based company include pressure washing, gutter cleanout, solar-panel washing, screen maintenance and snow removal. 

Runner-up:

  • Kleen-Tech 

BEST PEST CONTROL SERVICE 

MONSTER PEST CONTROL 

In business since 2017, Monster Pest Control handles both commercial and residential issues, including bedbugs, roaches, fleas, wood-destroying organisms, wildlife, pantry pests and more. The company also offers non-toxic mosquito control that yields results in 24 to 48 hours and lasts up to four weeks before re-application is needed. 

For residences with pest problems, Monster can develop a treatment plan, manage any issues and then follow up with routine maintenance visits. 

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This article is part of the 2023 Best of Colorado Business Choice Awards. Explore all the winners and runners-up:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES | TECHNOLOGY/ELECTRONICS | TRANSPORTATION | FINANCE
FOOD/BEVERAGE | LODGING/ACCOMMODATIONS | MAINTENANCE | REAL ESTATE
HEALTH | LIFESTYLEPERSONAL FULFILLMENT | OFFICE | RECREATION