Architectural Firms

Colorado Design Concepts, Inc.

3578 Hartsel Drive, E323

Phone: 380-1090


Year Established: 1997

Why do you think your business was chosen for the award? 

“We provide services for additions, renovations and new construction for residential, as well as architectural and landscape design. Someone must have been pleased with the service and design we provided and recommended us.” — Tim Ottaway, president.

Second: HB&A

Third: OZ Architecture

Engineering Firms

Lockheed Martin Information Systems

& Global Solutions

9970 Federal Drive

Phone: 277-4000


Year Established: 1965

Number of Employees: 1,500 in Colorado Springs

What makes your business stand out from all the others?

“We believe that [a ?] combination of customer focus, innovative people and strong community ties sets Lockheed Martin apart.”

— Kevin Barré, senior communications representative

Second:CH2M Hill

  Third: RMG Engineers

General Contractors

Bryan Construction

7025 Campus Drive

Phone: 632-5355


Year Established: 1978

Number of Employees: 140

What makes Bryan Construction stand apart from its competition?

“I think it’s the fact that we consistently try to improve our game in providing that customer service, in honesty and integrity. Companies don’t want to just negotiate a job; they are looking for a partner. The commercial construction company becomes that partner. We try to put ourselves in their shoes, in their seats. By doing that, we provide that value. At the end of the day, the product will probably look the same from one contractor to the next. It’s about the journey, the process getting to that ribbon-cutting stage and the follow-up after the project has been built. We’re not the largest construction company in town, and that pushes us to work harder.”

— Scott Bryan, owner

Second:GE Johnson

Third: Nunn Construction

Home Builders

Classic Homes

6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 200

Phone:  592-9333


Year Established: 1989

Why do you think your business was chosen for the award?

“Classic Homes is locally owned and operated and has been building homes in the Pikes Peak Region since 1989. Our team has delivered more than 11,000 homes to homeowners throughout Monument, Colorado Springs, Fountain and Falcon. Classic Homes builds in more neighborhoods and offers a larger selection of floor plans than any other builder in Colorado Springs. The Classic Homes team was recently honored with three 2016 Eliant Homebuyers Choice Awards for delivering excellence in customer service. One of the most notable traits about our company is the loyalty and dedication of our team. On average, our employees have worked for the company for 15 years or more. Some have been with the company since inception in 1989.”

— Kim Sandoval, director of corporate marketing

Second:Challenger Homes

Third: Aspen View Homes

Manufacturing Companies

Springs Fabrication, Inc.

850 Aeroplaza Drive

Phone: 596-8830


Year Established: 1986

Number of Employees: 180

What makes your business stand out from all the others?

“We are a unique company in that very few people in the region have our capabilities. We can build and design large and complex equipment in diversified areas. We’re currently supporting a large energy project in France and just finished building structures for large telescopes in Mexico. We are also working on a specialized project, shipping a machine that reconditions the inside of nuclear reactor vessels. It’s the biggest single thing we’ve built, and we also do small projects. Colorado Springs is a unique area, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the community. It’s a great place to do business.”

— Tom Neppl, owner


Third: Qualtek Manufacturing

Mechanical/Electrical Contractors

Berwick Electric Co.

3450 N. Nevada Ave., No. 100

Phone: 632-7683


Year Established: 1921

Number of Employees: 155

Why do you think your business was chosen for the award?

“Our reputation for customer service at a fair price and respecting our customers.” — Doug Berwick, owner

Second:Olson Plumbing

Third: Heating and Plumbing Engineers Inc.