(Editor’s note: The Colorado Springs Business Journal annually celebrates the city’s fastest-growing companies with a celebration and awards ceremony.) Summit Technical Solutions was founded in 2001 by CEO Kelly Terrien. A Department of Defense contractor, the company has grown from acting as a subcontractor to holding 21 prime contracts, with more...
Correction: The original list inadvertently left off BKD CPAs & Advisors as a finalist for best accounting firm. Accounting Firm The Shafer Group CPAs The Shafer Group CPAs, PC in Colorado Springs has provided personalized accounting services for businesses and individuals for nearly two decades. The Shafer Group, founded by Certified...
Kasia King is inspired and motivated by the bravest people in her life — her parents. “We came here in 1981 as martial law was going into Poland,” she said. “My parents escaped and took me with them. … I can’t imagine the courage it took to leave your family,...
Robin Roberts, Pikes Peak National Bank A community’s small businesses represent a key piece of its economic foundation. That’s why Robin Roberts devotes so much of her time to stewarding the health of Colorado Springs’ small businesses. And she believes those small economic drivers need support like never before. “People say the...
For years, Shannon Gast didn’t exercise; she was recovering from an injured back and fitness wasn’t part of her daily routine. An employee of Colorado Springs Health Partners, Gast was intrigued when the company started Vitality, a health-and-wellness program aimed at creating healthier employees. “I love it,” she said. “The points...
Growing up in Tennessee, Allison Moix carried a small camera with 110 film on her keychain. The middle-schooler who was always taking photos of friends blossomed into an in-demand professional and owner of Stellar Propeller Studio. Besides helping businesses to succeed and capturing her subjects’ special days, she contributes her...
Susan Payne has devoted her life to saving the lives of America’s youth. She founded the Safe2Tell program though the Colorado Office of the Attorney General in 2004 as a anti-violence initiative that has since resulted in the prevention of an estimated 1,600 youth suicides, 30 planned school attacks and...
Erin Hannan, U.S. Anti Doping Agency "We are battling the notion that there are shortcuts in life,” Erin Hannan said, “that you can just take a magic pill and excel.” Hannan, the communications and outreach director for the United States Anti-Doping Agency, lives that philosophy. She has spent over 20 years...
After 21 years in business, SocialSEO, the Colorado Springs-based digital marketing firm, has recently seen a significant increase in its clients and revenue. What is the digital marketing company’s secret to success? Being in the right place at the right time and generating new leads, said Greg and Darcie Walthour,...
Ann Fetsch, former owner of Colorado Classics Furniture, Operation 6035 volunteer As a former business and building owner, Ann Fetsch brings a solid point of view to her current endeavor: environmentally healthy businesses and buildings. “I’ve developed a passion for sustainability, in particular green buildings for a sustainable business community,” said...
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...
(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...