Small Business of the Year Awards

Presenting 2019 Small Business of the Year FINALISTS

Winners will be revealed at the Small Business of the Year Award Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on May 23 at the Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road.

Small Business of the Year (1-10 employees)

Pinot’s Palette – discover a new way to unwind with your friends. Reconnect over your favorite beverages while a local artist guides you through painting your own masterpiece

Technical Framework – information technology (IT) and cloud systems support

Your True Nature – inspirational poetry, products, eCards and speaking events, helping you to find and live out Your True Nature

Medium Business of the Year (11-50 employees)

Ability Home Health Care – independently owned and operated home health agency

All Star Cleaning Service – reclaim your life with guilt-free GREEN house cleaning

Houska Automotive Services – repairing vehicles in Fort Collins since 1952

Large Business of the Year (51-200 employees)

Charco Broiler Restaurant – family owned and operated for three generations. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner

New Kid on the Block (a company that has been in business for less than three years)

Facetté Total Beauty Total Wellness – offers a broad spectrum of skin care, injectable treatments, laser rejuvenation procedures, dental hygiene, and Colorado’s only LightStim® LED bed

Junk King Fort Collins/Boulder – providing the Fort Collins/Boulder area with professional, fast and eco-friendly junk removal services

Snack Attack Specialty Sandwiches & Brews– local gathering joint where all ages are welcome to come hang for a handcrafted meal, amazing local craft beer and great conversations

More than 70 nominations were received. Businesses were judged on community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, overall business growth and innovation, and workplace culture and employee relations. To receive an award, the business must be a member of the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce at the time the award is presented.

Along with the Small Business of the Year Award presentation, the breakfast will also include a keynote presentation from father-son duo Dennis and Mat Dinsmore with Wilbur’s Total Beverage. For more information and to register for the breakfast, click here.

 2019 Small Business of the Year Award nominees!

Ability Home Health Care Centennial Leasing & Sales Daddy Cakes Bakery Hub Real Estate Light Center Safeguard Business Systems Total Facility Care
Action Signs Charco Broiler Restaurant. Inc. Denali Roofing Interstate Battery LoCo Think Tank Sather’s Leading Jewelers uBrakeiFix
All Star Cleaning Services Coldwell Banker Plains Real Estate Edible Arrangements I-Point NOCO Style Skillman Photography Wagner Rents
Alphagraphics of Northern Co Colorado Krav Maga Facetté Total Beauty Total Wellness IPS (Independent Plumbing Solutions) Northern Colorado Catering Snack Attack Specialty Sand & Brews Walker Manufacturing
Beavers Market Computer Resource Fort Collins Family Acupuncture Island Grill Old Firehouse Books Soukup, Bush & Associates CPA Watchdog Automotive
Bee Nails Conduct All Electric Geoffrey Goudy CPA Jax Outdoor Gear Old Town Media Sport About Waypoint Real Estate
Best Event Rental CopperMuse Distillery Gilsdorf Garage Jet Marketing Palmer Flowers Swallowtail Foods/Pi Chai Wilbur’s Total Beverage
Big O Tires Country Financial Goes Funeral Care Junk King Fort Collins/Boulder Performance Tune Auto Repair Technical Framework Young’s Cafe Vietnamese Cuisine
Brave Roots Chiropractic Craig Vollmer Photography Hot Corner Concepts Keller Williams – Double S Group Pinot’s Palette Sip & Paint Studio The Computer Guy Your True Nature
Burke Cleaners Culver’s Houska Automotive Services Kool Rides Detailing Rocky Mountain Life Plus Insurance Service Tornado Roofing & Gutters

Community members were encouraged to nominate area businesses for the awards that will be given to four companies:  1-10 employees, 11-50 employees, 51-200 employees, and to a company that has been in business for less than three years as part of the newest category, the New Kid on the Block award.  For these awards, a small business is defined as an independently owned and operated business headquartered in northern Colorado that is organized for profit.  The business is required to have 200 employees or fewer to be eligible.


The 2019 Small Business of the Year program is supported by:

Silver Sponsors: BizWest Media, Elevations Credit Union and LOCALiQ

Bronze Sponsors: Aspen Grove Veterinary Care, Dutch Bros Northern Colorado, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins, Mantooth Marketing, Total Facility Care and Williamson & Co P.C

Supporting Sponsors: AlphaGraphics, Front Range Event Rental and Sign-A-Rama

Previous Small Business Events Include:

2018 Small Business of the Year Awards 

2017 Small Business of the Year Awards

2016 Small Business of the Year Awards

2015 Small Business of the Year Awards

2014 Small Business of the Year Awards

2013 Small Business of the Year Awards

2012 Small Business of the Year Awards