Business Briefs May 25, 2015
Roaring Fork Sotheby’s International Realty opens in Glenwood Springs
Roaring Fork Sotheby’s International Realty has opened in downtown Glenwood Springs at 218 Eighth St. Suite 100 in the Vectra Bank building. As an affiliate of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty, Roaring Fork Sotheby’s International Realty shares its brand with eight other offices through out the valley in Aspen, Snowmass, Basalt and Carbondale. The Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to local, national and international clientele. Sean de Moraes, Phil Weir, Mike Elkins and Vicki O’Halloran are redefining the real estate business with a new approach to the business. When you visit the office, the office design is different than any other office in the area. There are no offices with closed doors, it is designed to be an open office environment where brokers share their education, ideas and thoughts among each other about the business, available properties, best buys, and any other business related topics. Feel free to stop by the office while in town, visit the website at http://www.roaringforksir.com or call 970-366-3511.
James leads Vicki Lee Green
Vicki Lee Green Realtors recognizes Michelle James for being the top sales person and top listing agent for April. Michelle has more than 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.
Morales joins JVA Inc.
Raul Morales has joined the JVA Civil Department as a design engineer and will be working in the Glenwood Springs office. Morales received his B.S. in civil engineering in 2014 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has seven years of experience in the land development field working in San Antonio and the surrounding area. His experience includes all aspects of civil site design for residential and commercial land development projects. Morales recently relocated to the Western Slope to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle offered by this region. JVA is a structural, civil, and environmental consulting engineering firm with offices in Boulder, Winter Park, Fort Collins, and Glenwood Springs.
OSM Delivery celebrates 20 years
OSM Delivery LLC reached a milestone last month by celebrating 20 continuous years of delivery services to the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. OSM has grown from 150 customers 20 years ago to more than 3,000 today.
Twenty years ago, owner Janet Principe worked for a small printing business that used “One Skinny Man” for delivery services. When Principe learned she could buy the delivery service for what she had just paid for a car, she decided to buy the company. Thus a new delivery service, and a new profession for Janet, was born. “That first day,” says Principe, “we were asking ourselves, ‘Well, do you think anyone will call?’ Ha! The phones never stopped ringing.” Given that OSM Delivery was now owned by a woman, the name needed changing, and “One Speedy Mama” was just the right fit.
Principe alludes there have been necessary adaptations to maintain OSM Delivery’s success. “About 10 years ago I bought out two competitors and moved from the car to the office. It was scary for me. I was worried about not having the ‘face-to-face’ with clients. But I realized afterwards [that] answering the phones, and dispatching to drivers was great.”
OSM Delivery won a Gold Locals Choice Award in 2014 and supports ongoing fundraising efforts of staff and supports Glenwood Springs High School, LIFT-UP, Rifle Animal Shelter and Loma Cat House in Grand Junction. A recent fundraising effort for local injured citizen snowboarder Tim Burr raised more than $1,000.
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