The business of the month for June is Kerry L. Shackelford, CPA LLC. Kerry specializes in providing service organization control reports to clients. These reports are known in the industry as SOC reports and they are the deliverable of a “SOC audit.” This particularly distinguishes Kerry since, although he is a CPA, he does not provide the services most people attribute to the profession, like taxes, accounting or financial audits.
The September Business of the Month is Mountain Home Entertainment. Mountain Home Entertainment is a long-established mountain area business, and that’s intentional. When Bill Thompson founded his company in 1985, he thought the mountain environment was a thriving community that required commitment from its business owners, showing up and completing the job amidst the rugged terrain, in all seasons. “We don’t want to be a fly-by-night business. I picked a tough environment and made the decision to stay—followed an educational process along with the product. This is our underlying mission.”
“From the little blue building downtown to the people who opened its doors, Zuni Signs is an iconic Evergreen business. Todd Benbow became its latest owner in 2016, and his main goal is preserving that history and what it means to be a local business in Evergreen.”
The Business of the Month from the November edition is Rising Graphics + Printing.
In a digital age, it is nice to know that tangible things will stand the test of time. “When the digital thing exploded, everyone was predicting the demise of printing, but I think people are coming back to wanting something they can hold in their hand.” So says Shelly Houston, who co-owns and operates Rising Graphics with her husband, Russ Houston. The two have been meeting the design and printing needs of the mountain communities for more than 15 years.
The Business of the Month for February is Hodge Plumbing and Piping CO, Inc. Gary Hodge founded his plumbing business in 1982 and has been faithfully serving the mountain communities since. His son Luke joined the business, and together they are running one of the oldest remaining area businesses to still be run by its founding family. Learn more in this article by Sarah Ann Noel.
The March Business of the Month is Colorado Furniture.
“There are many gems in the Conifer Marketplace (affectionately known by locals as “the Staples shopping center”), and that includes Peggie Nikander’s design paradise, Colorado Furniture. This 10,000-square-foot haven of mountain rustic decor is the perfect place to begin your design journey.”
You can find out more about this gem in the article by Sarah Ann Noel.
The May Business of the Month is Wayland Law. Tamara Wayland is a University of Pennsylvania and Temple Law School graduate who has been practicing law for 30 years. Her office is located in the Stone House and we love sharing the building with her! To learn more about Tamara and her practice, please check out the feature story written by Sarah Ann Noel on our website at
or in the May edition.
Our July Business of the Month is Evergreen Health Insurance. Be sure to learn more about Ed and his business in this feature by Sarah Ann Noel.
Evergreen Health Insurance is situated in the old historic Bunkhouse, a picture-perfect setting for a mountain area business, and a perfect metaphor for how Ed Regalado prefers to do business, even in a complex and oft-changing industry like health insurance.