A.J. Peak, CEO of Peak Dental Services, had a vision for his company before it began — but he needed help. That’s when his father entered the picture. “I wanted to do something entrepreneurial and I developed a business plan,” Peak said. “I talked my dad into being the guinea...
(Editor’s Note: The Colorado Springs Business Journal honors the city’s fastest-growing companies each year with a celebration in September. The eight companies that won are being featured in a series of articles discussing their business models, success stories and challenges.) Elevated Insights is a market research company that is moving...
Cousins Ian and Nick Lee opened the gin distillery, Lee Spirits Co., in Colorado Springs in 2013 — and the party hasn’t stopped since. Along with its speakeasy-style tasting room, Brooklyn’s on Boulder St., Lee Spirits pulls in nearly 20 times the revenue it did in 2015, making it...
Bobby Cotten has built a career and a multi-million dollar company installing insulation — fiberglass, cellulose and spray foam insulation for homes, offices and commercial buildings. After working for a national insulation company, he and his wife Liz started EcoFoam/ Insulutions. The business incorporated in June 2010 and now...
With 48 branches in the U.S., Mortgage Solutions Financial, the Colorado Springs-based loan company, is looking to add five more branches by the end of 2017.  The company, which was created by Roy Clennan, and is currently operated with his son and company President Rob Clennan, specializes in home...
For the past 14 years, Colorado Computer Support has been offering its clients a range of technological services and the company has sustained consistent growth through it all. Through achieving the company’s goal of making technology simple and accessible for businesses, Colorado Computer Support has also increased its annual revenue...
PeakMed Colorado is changing the way people go to the doctor. Under a direct primary care model, PeakMed bypasses insurance companies and gives patients direct access to a doctor “regardless of insurance, pre-existing conditions, age or illness,” for a fixed monthly membership fee. Also part of the model: same-day appointments, 24/7...
Revolution Jewelry Works is a custom design fine jewelry studio that’s true to its name. Its full-time staff, with a collective 95 years of experience, pride themselves on being approachable experts, not salespeople. Owner Jennifer Farnes, one of only about 100 master faceters in the country, took a leap...
Cherwell Software is a leading creator of IT service management tools, primarily focused on enabling IT teams to implement, automate and modernize their services. “In IT you run across dozens or more applications from different vendors with very little tie-in or integration,” said Scott Gainey, Cherwell’s newly appointed chief marketing...
Colorado Computer Support, a three-time Inc. 5000 award recipient, currently provides IT services for about 100 clients, many far beyond the stretch from Denver to Pueblo. CCS also does business in Arizona, Florida and Oregon. Small to medium-sized businesses, either with an existing IT team or without, rely on...
(Editor’s Note: The Colorado Springs Business Journal honors the city’s fastest-growing companies each year with a celebration in September. The eight companies who won are being featured in a series of articles discussing their business models, success stories and challenges.) Revolution Jewelry Works, founded in 2013, is a custom jewelry...
Paul Sutton attributes the phenomenal growth of his company, Peak Structural Inc., to the decision to move to Palmer Lake in 2015. “No question, the bigger building we have now spurred the growth,” he said. “If we’d moved in 2011 or ’12, we probably would’ve had a surge in growth...