What started in a Westside, 960-square-foot garage has grown to a business that tallied $24.5 million in receipts in 2017. And PLS Mechanical, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary, is not done yet. It’s projected to grow another 10-20 percent this year, according to owner Brian Clark. PLS Mechanical has grown so much, it’s had […]
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It all began with a simple move. Well, as simple as moving a 1,500-pound billiard table can be. But Billiard Brothers progressed from just a moving business to staining used pool tables, adding cordless LED lighting, touching up nicks and scratches and more. Billiard Brothers has been in business since August 2016 and since then […]
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Go to any of the major construction projects in town, such as the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame or Children’s Hospital, and it won’t be hard to find construction equipment from one of Colorado Springs’ family-owned rental companies, Bill’s Equipment & Supply. Formerly known as Bill’s Tool Rental, the business was opened in […]
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The Sourdough Boulangerie Established: 2014 Employees: 4 Located: 6453 Omaha Blvd. Contact: 719-645-2905; shawnofthebread@gmail.com; thesourdoughboulangerie on Facebook Shawn Saunders is on the second go-round of owning his dream business, and this time he figures it will last. The 44-year-old baker opened The Sourdough Boulangerie in January 2014 and has seen substantial growth during the last year. Saunders...
Children from around the world can track Santa throughout the year thanks to a locally-owned company, the Globelink Foreign Language Center, which is the official translator for NORAD Tracks Santa. The Colorado Springs-based private company was started by Fadia Zaki-Gnoske, a former language professor who is fluent in five languages. She translates the popular Christmas […]
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A specialty ski and snowboard shop in Colorado Springs is celebrating 65 years in business. The Ski Shop opened in a barn by Colorado College in 1952, and was sold to Wolf and Julie Uhl in 1981, and then to Wolf’s son, Rick Uhl, in 2000. The shop has been located in the south end […]
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Though not approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the number of cryotherapy providers continues to climb as users claim the treatments help relieve chronic pain. Cryotherapy chambers, developed in Japan in the 1970s by a rheumatoid arthritis doctor, place clients in temperatures as low as negative 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Goosebumps Cryotherapy Established: 2017 […]
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Iron Springs Chateau Established: 1964 Employees: Up to 18 Location: 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs Contact: ironspringschateau.com; 719-685-5104 By Kristian DePue Located in Manitou Springs, near the base of The Incline, the Iron Springs Chateau sits over both Ruxton Creek and the Ute Iron Spring. Ruxton Creek flows underneath, while the Ute Iron Spring is […]
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Goat Patch Brewing Company Established: 2017 Employees: 12 Location: 2727 N. Cascade Ave. Contact: goatpatchbrewing.com; 719-471-4628 Some Colorado Springs startups continue to prove that, despite conventional wisdom, it can be cool to drink in school. Following up on the long established success of Bristol Brewing Company at the repurposed Ivywild School, the owners of Goat […]
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The Cupcake Doctor Established: 2011 Employees: 2 Location: 3312 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Contact: thecupcakedoctor.com; 719-271-0990 With flavors ranging from eggnog to hot dog, The Cupcake Doctor has the sweet and savory tooth covered. The company, founded in 2011 by owner Desirae Leipply, has grown from a small delivery-only service to a food truck and a […]
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RazMaTaz Established: 1988 Employees: 5 Location: 335 S. Union Ave., Pueblo Contact: shoprazmataz.com; 719-544-3721 While preparing to mark its 30th anniversary, a woman-owned store in Pueblo was recognized for its contributions to the business community. In September, RazMaTaz received the first Spotlight on Local Business Award from the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners. The store […]
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Tinkering schools are similar to makerspaces — teaching students creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.
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