Best of the Valley: Home 12

BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Coldwell Banker Mason Morse

Multiple Locations

970.925.7000

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With more than half a century of service to the local community, Coldwell Banker Mason Morse began in 1961 as a single operation in Aspen and has grown over the decades to include five more offices in Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, Redstone, and Glenwood Springs. With some 76 agents offering in-depth, historical and ongoing knowledge of each unique community and neighborhood within the valley, and for many customers this agency has become synonymous with Roaring Fork Valley real estate. -CC

BEST MORTGAGE PROVIDER

Bay Equity Home Loans

1319 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs

970.456.4821

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It’s the people at Bay Equity Home Loans who make the difference. Consistently rated as a top mortgage lender by locals, the team takes the time to not only answer any and all questions about a loan, but will walk with you through the process. -SWK

BEST NEW HOME BUILDER

Janckila Construction

75 Buckskin Drive, Carbondale

970.963.7239

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In a thank-you note, former clients Annett and Steen wrote, “We picked Janckila Construction over other well-reputed firms because you assured us that you would deliver a great result on time and on budget–and with no drama.” Focusing on high-end quality, while also being environmentally conscious, Janckila Construction has been building luxury homes for 14 years. –SWK

BEST PROPERTY MANAGER and BEST 
REMODELER/BUILDER

Integrated Mountain Group

1001 Grand Avenue, Suite 201, Glenwood Springs

970.945.7653

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As their mission states, Integrated Mountain Group’s goal is all about “elevating customer success.” Although the company itself is new to the valley real estate scene, the professionals who compose its team are anything but—among them is more than a century of combined local experience in the field. With four specialty divisions (Properties, Management, Financial, and Maintenance), this group offers comprehensive services throughout the valley with the expertise to help customers achieve long-term success with their goals. Integrated Mountain Group’s Scott Dillard also won “Best Realtor.” -CC

BEST REALTOR

Scott Dillard, Integrated
Mountain Properties

970.945.7653 ext. 211

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If you’re curious about why Founder/Broker Scott Dillard of Integrated Mountain Properties’ Glenwood Springs office is so popular, just Google him. You’ll find a host of five-star reviews from his clients, who have consistently given him top marks in service, expertise, and negotiation skills. Dillard’s background is in home construction, so he brings to the table a sharp knowledge of the homes he shows. -CC

BEST ARCHITECTURE FIRM

Land + Shelter

215 N. 12th Street, Unit C, Carbondale

970.963.0201

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With a deep understanding of and respect for ecology, the professionals behind this celebrated firm are, above all, stewards of the land. In addition to designing custom modern homes, their planning services extend into public realms, promoting valley-wide connection and culture. L+S are community-specific, with an abiding commitment to place. (They’re a fun bunch, too!) -GJV

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

A Great Find

52 Pottery Lane, El Jebel

970.963.9690

AGreatFind.net

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A hidden treasure trove in El Jebel, Nancy Maison’s shop offers beautiful home furnishings and accessories. Upholstery, lighting, rugs, bedding, window treatments, an on-site woodworking shop—they have it all. This unique boutique lives up to its name as “a great find.”  -CC

BEST HOME THEATER & 
SOUND SYSTEMS

AV by Design

2550 Hwy 82, Suite C-208, Glenwood Springs

970.945.6610

AVByDesignLLC.com

Lights, camera, action! Anyone in the market for their own theater, media room, or surveillance camera need look no further.  Co-owners David Oyler and Thomas Hiles have been providing exceptional service and support in the electronics field since 2009. Their company customizes, installs, and integrates systems throughout the Western Slope. –SWK

BEST PAINTING COMPANY

Swedish Painting

221 E. Fiou Lane, Basalt

970.920.2422

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Homeowners, architects, builders, and property managers attest to Swedish Painting’s exceptional quality. From restoring the facade of the historic Pitkin County Courthouse or applying steel coatings for Whole Foods, to working on multi-million dollar homes upvalley, the company has thousands of projects exemplifying their mastery of an art. -GJV

BEST HEATING AND 
COOLING COMPANY

Pacific Sheet Metal

0786 Industry Place, Carbondale

970.989.9973

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Their radio jingle is one of the most memorable you’ll hear on local stations! In a place like western Colorado, where weather conditions swing from hot and dry in the summer to frigid and icy in the winter, Pacific Sheet Metal helps local customers keep their homes comfortable and protected no matter the season. Family-owned since 1968, the company is a true homegrown local business with a focus on craftsmanship. -CC

BEST ROOFER

Umbrella Roofing, Inc.

20526 Highway 82, Basalt

970.704.9130

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A positive attitude—about products, services, and customer relations—is at the core of Umbrella Roofing. Not only do they offer durable roofing solutions capable of withstanding extreme mountain weather, but in 2011, owner Trevor Cannon also committed to donating 1 percent of the company’s gross revenues to local valley nonprofits and events. So far, $350,000 has been donated to help others make it through rainy days. –SWK

BEST PLUMBING COMPANY

Sopris Plumbing & Heating

7989 Highway 133, Carbondale

970.319.9420

Hiking the backcountry, founder Charles Hoge is that “one guy,” the one to score a matching set of six-by elk sheds. Hoge brings that keen vision and know-how to Sopris Plumbing & Heating, growing his company by word-of-mouth only. Every inch of pipe, every fitting—this team will get it done. -GJV

BEST LAWN CARE

Gopher Irrigation 
& Landscaping

6700 Hwy 82, Glenwood Springs

970.945.2034

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Gopher Irrigation & Landscaping isn’t “just landscaping.” They’ve been growing client relationships, too, since 1999. It speaks volumes when clients stand with you for 10 and 15 years. Fully licensed and insured, it’s fun times for owner Tim Cota and his reliable crews, keeping gardens and grounds looking sharp, valley wide. -GJV

BEST LANDSCAPER

Twisted Tree Landscape & Design

24505 Highway 82, Basalt

970.927.5025

TwistedTreeLandscape.com

Just as a handshake is a welcoming gesture, so too is the landscaping in the front of a home or business. Twisted Tree Landscape & Design co-owners Mike Jenkins and Roaring Fork Valley native Arlo Crymble combine their expertise to ensure that your property’s first impression is a positive one. –SWK

BEST CARPET & TILE STORE

Network Interiors Group

3768 Hwy 82, Glenwood Springs

970.984.9100

NetWorkInteriorsGroup.com

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Oh, the feel of things! Visit their showroom/warehouse to sink your fingers into carpet pile. Weigh the heft of stone, wood, or tile. Eyeball stains, finishes, and textures. With design and installation services for indoors and out, Network Interiors is an immersion into reality (versus online shopping). -GJV

BEST FIREPLACE COMPANY

The Fireplace Company

935 Cowan Drive, Carbondale

970.963.3598

TheFPCo.com

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For more than 20 years, The Fireplace Company has provided installation and service by certified technicians and friendly knowledgeable staff. Now under new ownership, the Carbondale-based showroom continues to feature more than 30 burn displays, highlighting exclusive brands, accessories, and the latest trends in fire appliances, gas, and log options. -GJV