Business Briefs May 23, 2016 |

Business Briefs May 23, 2016

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Realtors help build Habitat home in Carbondale

Members of the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) board of directors gathered in Carbondale on April 26 to help build a Habitat Home for the Sisneros family.

According to Amy French, volunteer coordinator and family services director for Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley, this is one of three homes currently being built in the Roaring Fork Valley; two are in the Keator Grove neighborhood in Carbondale, and one is in Silt.

“Selected families are our partners in every sense of the word,” said French. “Each applicant contributes 250 hours of labor on their own home and on the homes of other Habitat families. Future homeowners also participate in our Home Buyer Education program, a series of classes designed to help prepare them for the responsibilities of homeownership.”

FirstLight Home Care of the Western Slope receives national honor

FirstLight Home Care of the Western Slope, an award-winning provider of nonmedical in-home care, has received FirstLight Home Care’s 2016 Franchisee of the Year award. FirstLight — which has offices in Grand Junction, Montrose and Glenwood Springs — was selected from more than 110 FirstLight locations nationwide to receive the honor. The award was presented to local owner Judy Devincentis.

Franchisee of the Year award winners were evaluated based on a variety of criteria including: third-party client satisfaction survey scores, caregiver retention, quality of service provided and year-over-year revenue growth.

FirstLight Home Care of the Western Slope opened in February 2012.

FirstLight caregivers help area seniors and others in need of assistance with many needs — from personal hygiene and household duties such as cooking, cleaning and running errands, to respite and dementia care. Visit for more information on FirstLight Home Care of the Western Slope.

Diseno Homes now offers interior design

Alicia Herring and Devon Blanke, Carbondale natives, are expanding their home staging business to include interior design consulting. Besides working with homeowners to sell their vacant or occupied homes, they now offer interior design for projects large and small. Herring and Blanke have design and construction backgrounds and more than 30 years of collective experience.

For a free phone consultation, call 970-984-0711, and visit

Kyle and Talbott join Cheryl&Co. Real Estate

Shannon Kyle and Dennie Talbott have joined Cheryl&Co. Real Estate. In 2004 Kyle was voted president of the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors, and then named Realtor of the Year in 2007. Over the years, she has volunteered for both the state and local association of Realtors, was a member of the Garfield County Planning and Zoning Commission, and has volunteered for several different entities, including several chambers of commerce, and various nonprofits.

Talbott worked previously with Cheryl&Co. but took some time to serve as the director of Liberty Classical Academy in New Castle along with being on several boards in Garfield County including the Pregnancy Resource Center, Stonecroft Ministries and New Castle’s branch of the Rifle Regional Development Corp. Her integrity, honesty and thorough communication style will bring skills to the table in every transaction she is involved with.

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