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Johnston Financial Services

While Johnston Financial Services (“JFS”) started as an effort to help a friend, it has grown into a financial services business that specializes in Healthcare and Small Business accounting solutions and reporting. JFS provides services to individuals and companies to assist them in achieving their financial and business goals. JFS also specializes in reporting and other needs for the healthcare industry. JFS team members help clients with financial statement preparation, creation and implementation of startup financial systems, assistance with the Medicare Cost Report, ad hoc reporting, tax preparation and other …


Doehling Law

Doehling Law is a boutique civil tort litigation firm founded in 2007. They specialize in personal injury, automobile accidents, and oil field related accidents on the Western Slope of Colorado. Managing Partner, Gary Doehling, has been practicing law for over 35 years and he has specific knowledge of the inner working of insurance companies, as he defended them for 25 years of his career. This intimate knowledge of their Managing Partner is just one factor that sets Doehling Law above the rest in civil tort litigation. Doehling Law was fortunate …


Joint Development Associates

Joint Development Associates (“JDA”) might not ring a bell for you, but the work they do overseas advances the lives of thousands of people. The non-profit organization’s creation happened in 1994 by Bob and Cathy Hedlund. It started out by drilling thousands of clean-water wells in Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan and now has grown to improve community health and farming techniques for the northern population in Afghanistan. When the organization first started working in Afghanistan in 2001, Bob spoke with the elders to ask what they needed most.  The elders answered that …

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Bassett Home Furnishings

Before Bassett Furniture opened in February 2005, owners Rick and Susan Wise were approached by Bassett Furniture Industries to open a store on the Western Slope of Colorado. From 1993 until 2004, they had owned and operated a smaller store called Home Front Interiors in Montrose, Colorado. By analyzing the market potential, they realized that Grand Junction would be the perfect location for their new store. They purchased the old roller rink building at 325 W. Gunnison Avenue in 2004. Bassett furniture is different from other furniture stores because their …

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Colorado West Land Trust – Lands for Tomorrow

Colorado West Land Trust began with a small group of farmers in 1980 who wanted to protect the farmland in Palisade from being quickly built out during the growing oil shale boom. The team wasn’t sure how to shield fruit producing land from development, but they wanted to try at least. Three of the founders completed the conservation process in 1982 and very slowly grew the amount of land under conservation to 64,000 acres, present day. Of those acres, 800 are fruit producing parcels located in Palisade, with the hopes …


FHE – Fruita, CO

FHE is in Fruita, Colorado and used to be part of Frank Henry Equipment in Canada. In 2013 FHE was sold to Basin Holdings. They are the most profitable company in all their business holdings. FHE focuses on delivering superior tools and equipment to help the oil industry be successful. What once started as a five- man operation is now up to 80 employees, and growing, within three years. During the slow industry period, FHE chose to dedicate their time and energy into two products that have helped bolster sales …

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Fisher’s Liquor Barn

What you visualize as Fisher’s Liquor Barn and Meat Market today, started out as an inconspicuous Dairy Farm. Fisher’s Dairy Farm closed in 1973, and the Fishers obtained a liquor license in 1978 to open a small version of Fisher’s Liquor Barn in 1980. During that time, all the land that the Dairy occupied started selling for the development of the mall and other businesses in that area. The sale of land allowed the Fishers to create a 10,000-square foot addition in 1998. When it was complete, they thought there was …

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Blythe Group

Blythe Group was formed in 1996 (formerly known as Blythe Design) and rebranded to encompass all of the services they offer. They are a full-service architecture firm, which means they handle conceptual design and programming, architecture, interior design and project management services. Blythe is a team of 8, which is one of the largest firms on the Western Slope of Colorado. Everyone on staff has a passion for creating unique, amazing projects, but they also strive to learn about their client’s wants and needs to enhance and customize each design …

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Daniels Law Group

Martelle Daniels graduated from the University of Denver, College of Law in 1983, thus beginning her career in the field of law. Growing up, she was always interested in politics and government. In 1987, she was appointed as Magistrate for the 21st Judicial District. During her tenure, she was named to the Child Support Commission and helped create the current child support guidelines and legislation. In 1994, Martelle hung up her Magistrate robe and ventured into private practice. She opened Daniels Law Group in 2005 and specializes in dissolution of …

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Western Filament, Inc.

Western Filament, Inc. was founded in 1938 and has focused on textile manufacturing fibers since the beginning. While the early days were primarily concentrated on laces for shoes and corsets, Western Filament is now an approved supplier for Panasonic, Boeing, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, USA and NASA!