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Pacific Sheet Metal Inc. has undergone a management buyout led by Casey Dallman-Walter and her husband R. Lowell Walter.The company, located in Carbondale with an additional Aspen location, manufactures metal roofs, gutters and HVAC ductwork as well as installs, gutters, back-up generators, HVAC systems (Premier Lennox dealer) and various roofing systemsPacific Sheet Metal has served the Roaring Fork Valley for 41 years. The current management team is led by a third generation family member who has more than 20 years in the industry.Dallman-Walter is the granddaughter of the company’s founder and will be the largest shareholder. She joined the company shortly after college and eventually met her husband, Lowell Walter, at Pacific Sheet Metal.Lowell Walter has worked at Pacific Sheet Metal for more than 10 years and has recently been the company’s chief operating officer. Ms. Walter will assume the role of chairman, and Mr. Walter will become the president and CEO of the company.It is also anticipated that the new management will qualify Pacific Sheet Metal as a woman-owned business enterprise, opening opportunities in the municipal construction market.”This transaction lets my father and his wife transition towards retirement, and Lowell and I can continue as a family-owned business,” Casey Dallman-Walter said. “We are thrilled that we could accomplish this in such a challenging economic environment.”As part of the acquisition, the Walters partnered with The Brynavon Group Inc. of Villanova, Pa., a private investment company that specializes in management buyouts of small manufacturing and service companies with revenues between $5 million and $25 million.

Local business executive Jerry Pradier received a scholarship to attend the Residential Coaching School of the Executive Coaching Business Development Programme (ECBDP) of the Institute for Independent Business (IIB). The IIB selected 30 out of 5,700 eligible business leaders from around the world to receive a full scholarship to attend the inaugural residential school in Watford, England, in October. Upon completion of the program, the graduates will be honored with the designation as Founding Members of the ECBDP.According to Linden Dyason, IIB principal executive, the ECBDP will provide a cadre of highly skilled executive coaches to meet the professional development needs of business owners and managers worldwide.Pradier, a business optimization expert, also coaches business executives across the United States. He agrees that this opportunity will provide him with greater skills and more tools to help those he serves through his company, the Progressive Business Development Network.Anyone interested in receiving a no-cost business analysis or in taking advantage of Jerry’s personal or professional coaching may contact Jerry Pradier at (970) 404-1389 or at

Bella’s House of Fashion & Gifts located at 312 W. Main St., unit B, in New Castle, is expanding its shop to carry “used” clothing and is in need of any gently used clothing. Please call Mirlo for drop-off information at 876-2248 or 984-0992.

Vicki Lee Green Realtor’s top sales team for August was Steph Harlan and Brad Mastro. Harlan and Mastro had the top dollar volume in sales for the month. Harlan and Mastro have been with Vicki Lee Green since 1994.LaPriel Armijo was the top listing agent from Vicki Lee Green for August. Armijo, who’s been with the company since 1993, had the highest number of new listings.

Hampton Hotels has announced the official opening of its newest property, the 92-room Hampton Inn & Suites, located at 499 Airport Road in Rifle. Rifle’s Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is located just minutes from Glenwood Hot Springs Pool, Rifle Falls State Park, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colorado Wine Country and Rifle Gap State Park. Hotel amenities include complimentary hot breakfast, access to the fitness center and business center, available meeting space, a suite shop, and an indoor pool. Guest rooms are equipped with complimentary high speed Internet access, in-room iron and ironing boards, in-room coffee makers, Cloud 9 beds and 32-inch flat screen HD TVs.”Hampton Hotels combine quality, service, comfort and plenty of value-added extras, making Hampton the brand of choice in the marketplace today,” said Edward W. Callison, general manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites. “Providing high quality accommodations and amenities combined with the friendly service of our team members, all backed by the 100 percent Hampton Satisfaction Guarantee, is why we will be highly competitive in our local market.”Hampton hotels pride themselves on being guests’ “Friend in Town.” Hotel websites emphasize local flavor, providing unique content on such topics of interest as area attractions, historical facts, and fun things to see and do around town. Additionally, hotels are infused with local photography and art work, highlighting each property’s area connections.Rifle’s Hampton Inn & Suites is owned by Rifle Hotel LLC and operated by RIM Hospitality Corp.For more information on Hampton Hotels, go to

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