Business Briefs Jan. 26, 2015
Electrical Outfitters wins third Circle of Safety Award
The Electrical Outfitters Inc. is three-time winners of the prestigious Circle of Safety Award from Pinnacol Assurance. This is the third year in a row that the company has won this award. It was recognized for exceptional commitment to safety and for setting an example for other Colorado companies to follow. This award is given to less than 1 percent of 55,000 policyholders, and even fewer receive this award multiple times.
JVA opens Glenwood Springs office
JVA Inc. announces the opening of a Glenwood Springs office. The new office is located in the historic Citizen’s National Bank Building at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue in downtown Glenwood Springs. This office location will offer all of JVA’s services including environmental, civil and structural engineering.
Cooper Best, PE, recently joined the firm as the Glenwood Springs regional manager. Best will lead the environmental department and office for the Western Slope. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 2000 and his M.S. in environmental engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2009. He has lived and worked in Glenwood Springs for the past five years.
Adam Racette, PE, has joined the firm as senior engineer in the Glenwood Springs Environmental Department. Racette received his B.S. in civil engineering in 2002 from Michigan State University and has worked more than seven years on the Western Slope for both private and public entities. He understands the complexities that often arise with working in the mountains through his extensive project history. Racette has work experience in all aspects of water and wastewater projects from planning to construction, as well as experience with distribution and collection systems.
JVA is a structural, civil, and environmental consulting engineering firm with offices in Boulder, Winter Park, Fort Collins, and Glenwood Springs. JVA has a 59-year history as a consulting engineering firm serving owners on projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region and nationwide.
Glenwood Insurance Agency’s
Ian Exelbert selected to serve on the Safeco Insurance Regional Advisory Council
Ian Exelbert, COO of Glenwood Insurance Agency, has been selected to join the Regional Advisory Council for Safeco Insurance.
The advisory council program, which consists of eight regional panels along with a national council, gathers feedback from agents across the country to enhance both service and business results for Safeco and independent agencies.
As a regional spokesperson for Safeco agents and customers, Exelbert looks forward to what his fellow agents and Safeco can accomplish in the year ahead.
“The Safeco Advisory Council is more than just another industry panel,” said Exelbert, who has been with Glenwood Insurance Agency for three years. “It’s a chance to become an even stronger voice for our customers and help Safeco and other independent agents continually improve our service. I’m honored and excited to take part.”
Roaring Fork Valley’s first far infrared sauna at Core Flex Chiropractic
Dr. Amy Denicke, board-certified chiropractor and functional medicine practitioner, has brought the first far infrared sauna for public use to the Roaring Fork Valley. Far infrared therapy is an increasingly popular treatment for conditions and illness related to the buildup of chemical and heavy metal toxins in the body.
“No matter how well we eat or how healthy our lifestyle, we are exposed to a great number of toxins daily,” says Dr. Denicke. “GMOs, pesticides, plastics in food packaging, mercury in fish and dental fillings, exhaust, treated water and common household cleaners are just some of the most common toxin sources. Many of these toxins mimic hormones, disrupt brain function and essentially terrorize our bodies.”
Dr. Denicke’s clinical practice, Core Flex Chiropractic, which has expanded to the Midvalley Health Institute in Basalt, is home to the Thermal Life far infrared sauna, considered one of the most “green” and effective saunas of its type. The booth itself is constructed from hypoallergenic, natural popular wood and is heated with far infrared heaters that are engineered to ensure optimal light-ray absorption and comfortable, controlled detoxification. “This sauna uses far infrared spectrum waves that penetrate up to two inches beneath the skin to vibrate toxins from the fat, which are then removed through sweat,” says Denicke. “During the process, the only sensations you feel are relaxation and warmth.”
James leads Vicki Lee Green
Vicki Lee Green Realtors congratulates Michelle James for being the top sales person for December. Michelle was also the top listing agent for December. Michelle has 20 years’ experience selling real estate in the Roaring Fork Valley. She began selling real estate with Vicki Lee Green Realtors in 1993 and became co-owner of the business in 2004.
Antlers Best Western in Glenwood changes hands
The Antlers Best Western Hotel in downtown Glenwood sold last week to a group of front range investors represented by The Fleisher Co. in the Roaring Fork Valley. This 100-room hotel plus the adjacent home of the original owner-developer of the Antlers sold for $7,618,000 in an all-cash transaction. This is one of the largest and most prominent real estate transactions in Garfield County in recent times and represents a continued interest by front range investors in this market.
“The new owners intend to make a number of improvements and enhancements to the property because of their strong belief in the Glenwood Springs year-round market. Those improvements are in the planning stages already,” reported Craig Rathbun of The Fleisher Co., who brokered this transaction.
For further information contact Craig Rathbun 970-948-7060.
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