BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
EKS&H NOW PART OF PLANTE MORAN
Plante Moran co-founder Frank Moran set out to create an accounting firm where the best practitioners couldn't wait to get in the door, and clients were lined up to receive top-quality services. Nearly a century later, Moran's vision is instilled in the country's 11th largest accounting and business advisory firm. The company jumped up in the rankings in October when it combined with EKS&H, which was recognized as the largest CPA firm in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region with practices in energy, high tech, transportation and other areas that complement Plante Moran's offerings.
* Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
* Tobin Ruparel Konczak and Mundell PC
* Advanced Tax Solutions
BEST LAW FIRM
BROWNSTEIN HYATT FARBER SCHRECK
On the heels of celebrating its 50th anniversary, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck continues to work with high-profile clients and attract top talent from across the nation. They attribute this to the same values that the firm's founders practiced daily when it opened its doors in 1968--All In, Excellence, Respect and Giving Back. "When we make decisions that are in sync with our values, we can compete with any firm in the country when it comes to the quality and value of our work, our ability to acquire and keep clients and our recruiting and retention of talent," said Adam Agron, managing partner of the firm.
* Griffiths Law PC
* Holland & Hart LLP
BEST MARKETING-ADVERTISING AGENCY
WINNER: REVENUE RIVER MARKETING
Golden-based Revenue River offers custom website design, enterprise sales systems, video services, and other services that can help companies build their e-commerce, increase lead production, and do other tasks to build a credible online presence. The agency, founded in 2009, helps companies design and execute a digital growth plan, integrate their technology stack, build a world-class website, and deliver better code for clients.
* Automated Marketing Group
* Karsh Hagan
BEST PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
B PUBLIC RELATIONS
B Public Relations is a boutique agency in Denver. "We're hyper-specialized, working only with clients in the hospitality, tourism and culinary fields," says Jordan Blakesley, principal partner. "We not only employ PR, social media and influencer relations experts, but also industry experts. We have four certified sommeliers, a cicerone and an aspiring spirits expert on-staff."
The agency is growing rapidly, expanding the team and client roster. The agency recently welcomed new clients including Snowmass Tourism and Postino Winecafe, and continues to expand its influencer relations and partnerships practice. "Culture is key at B Public Relations, which allows us to maintain a very high client and team member retention rate," Blakesley says.
* Prim Communications
* Feed Media
* Linhart Public Relations
BEST STAFFING/RECRUITING/EXECUTIVE SEARCH
WINNER: Z3 TALENT
A local boutique firm with expertise partnering with entrepreneurial companies, Z3 Talent works closely with company founders or founding team members who are aggressively growing their business. "Given we're a low-volume firm, we are able to deliver exceptional outcomes," says Steve Ziegler, founder and chief talent partner. "We regularly receive feedback from clients and candidates that their experience with us is different than any other recruiting firm they have experienced."
The trend now, Zieglar says, is for clients to request executives who can implement processes and systems that allow them to scale. "Many of our clients are implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Model and are in search of 'Integrators' to support the founder, who is generally a 'Visionary.'"
* Add Staff Inc.
* Job Store Staffing
* Robert Half
BEST EVENT PLANNING SERVICE
WINNER: LACOME EVENTS
Lacome Events combines strategic planning with personalized experiences to produce events based on a company's brand and current market trends. The agency plans, manages and executes each step from conception to post-event analysis. Its services include budget allocation, fundraising, logistics, media outreach and press coverage, and new-identity launch. The team has produced events tor a variety of clients in Colorado, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C.
* Imprint Events Group
* RMC--Destination Management
BEST MOVING COMPANY
TWO MEN & A TRUCK
Based in Lansing, Michigan, Two Men & A Truck has 380 locations in 43 states. The franchised moving company offers comprehensive home and business relocation and packing services. The busiest season is May through September, and nationwide, the company has made more than 7 million moves.
* Majestic Mountain Movers
* Cowboy Moving & Storage
* Johnson Storage & Moving Co.
BEST FUNERAL/CREMATION SERVICE
HORAN & MCCONATY
Horan & McConaty has provided top-tier funeral and cremation services for more than 120 years. The family-owned business has seven locations serving the Denver area that are designed to offer customers a comfortable atmosphere where their loved ones are gracefully honored. Horan & McConaty's cremation gardens are a peaceful site for permanent cremation memorial. The funeral home also offers a complimentary pre-planning kit that helps people minimize the burden of death on their families.
* Cremation Society of Colorado
* Latina Funerals and Cremation
* Pipkin Braswell