Best of Boulder 2021 – Home & Garden

The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

1805 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-3454
Silver: Harlequin’s Gardens
Bronze: The Tree Farm Nursery & Garden Center

It all starts with a seed. Then a little tender love and care, some sunshine and water. Next thing you know, it’s been 50 years and the little garden store you started is still thriving and thriving, while being voted Best of Boulder. At least that’s the story of it The flower box, which has been serving Boulder County gardeners since 1971. With five acres of land, you can find almost any flower, vegetable, herbs, cactus or houseplant you are looking for. New to gardening? Do not you worry. These people know a thing or two about planting seeds.

Bee Smart Pest Control

3468 E. 138 Ave., Thornton, 720-937-0527
Silver: EnviroPest
Bronze: Bugs & Beyond

Bee Smart Pest ControlThe number one priority is your health and safety. As a family-owned, local business, Bee Smart prides itself on on-time service and thorough preparation so they can get the job done right first time. The friendly and knowledgeable technicians will always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have. When our readers notice that their home or business is overrun with ants, spiders, wasps, mosquitoes, cockroaches or rodents, they mention Bee Smart.

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

Multiple locations
Silver: Cottonwood Custom Builders
Bronze: Thrive Home Builders
Registration: Sloan Construction

Our readers think so Boulder Creek Neighborhoods is the best home builder out there. From Boulder County to Denver and beyond, Boulder Creek offers low-maintenance homes and neighborhoods designed around how you want to live your life. Every Boulder Creek community is formed with a Neighborhood Lifestyle Association licensed to do a handful of home exterior maintenance chores so you can do more of the things you love. Homeowners in Boulder Creek can say goodbye to time-consuming chores like mowing the lawn and shoveling snow.

west elm

1750 29th St., 303-443-1181
Silver: Arhaus
Bronze: Not a place like home
Registration: Dust & Spark

We’ve all gotten really cozy at home in 2020, highlighting everything about our spaces that we love – or can’t wait to change. A house is nothing but personal, and west elm know it should reflect each of us, who we are and what we love. That’s why 95% of what you can buy at West Elm has been designed in-house, taking local feedback into account. In addition, the company has been committed to fair trade products since 2014, assembling 65% of its sofas in the US, while 60% of its wood furniture is sustainably sourced. It’s just good design that’s good for you.

Eco handyman

4845 Pearl East Circle, Suite 101, 303-444-2181
Silver: Todd Crist
Bronze: Green Mountain Home Repair and Remodeling

Things in your house break. The longer you live in a house, the more things seem to break. Sure, you can try to fix it by watching YouTube videos and going to the hardware store, but we all know it’s probably best to hire a handyman. When a job needs to be done, our readers call Eco handyman, a boulder-based outfit specializing in insulation, radon control, indoor air quality and more.

The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

1805 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-3454
Silver: Way to grow
Bronze: GroSupply

A hydroponic gardening system can conserve water, reduce the need for pesticides, produce higher yields and allow you to grow all year round. Interested? The Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery is our reader’s favorite spot for hydroponic gardening needs. As an authorized reseller of General Hydroponics, The Flower Bin’s trained staff can provide you with the system, nutrients and supplements to suit your growing needs. Maybe that’s a two-gallon grow chamber Water Farm system or a 20-gallon grow chamber MegaFarm system. You don’t have to figure it out on your own: The Flower Bin is here to help.

Karen’s Company

210 S. Public Road, Lafayette, 303-664-0607
Silver: Eco paint
Bronze: Elite painting Colorado
Registration: Painting Plus or Boulder

Painting a house, inside or out, is difficult. You have to get the tape, the sails, the rolls, make sure the paint is the right color … the list of tasks goes on and on. However, hiring a painter makes the job easier, and when our readers make that decision, they’ll go to Karen’s Company. These people paint the outside of your home, the inside of it, as well as cabinets and decks. Owner Karen Van Dehy has been painting since the age of 13, and she and her team will help you choose colors and make sure the job is done right.

Precision plumbing

5035 Chaparral Court, 303-581-1455
Silver: Planet plumbing
Bronze: Bernie’s plumbing and heating
Register: Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric

There are some things in life that don’t require precision, but plumbing isn’t one of them. Good thing Precision plumbing promises accuracy in its name. These professional technicians are punctual, fully licensed, and able to assist you with all of your plumbing needs. While you may be good at improvising while cooking or drawing outside the lines, don’t take the risk with your plumbing. Trust our readers and give these guys a call to fix that leak for you. Whatever you need to keep your water flowing, they can help.

Denver mattress

Silver: Urban mattress
Bronze: Boulder furniture and mattress

Why do our readers love Denver mattress? For starters, it is a local family business. Then there’s the commitment to better products and better customer service. Denver Mattress gives you a “100-night sleep trial” to make sure you love your mattress, exchange it or get a refund. In terms of customer service, Denver Mattress offers free “white gloves” delivery and free disposal of your old mattress (recycled, never to landfill). And since the sales consultants are not paid on a commission basis, you will never suffer from pressures or upsells.

Green guys

196 Western Sky Circle, Longmont, 303-775-7412
Silver: Mountain Sky Landscaping
Bronze: Ecoscape Environmental design
Registration: Native Edge Landscapes

Growing things in Colorado can be difficult. It’s dry, it’s hot, it’s hail – and that’s only one season. So a landscaper is worth gold in these parts, and when our readers turn to such an expert, they go to Green guys. The Green Guys are experts in landscape design and construction projects, sprinkler installation and lawn repair. So spare yourself the headache of ineffectively tending patchy lawns and gardens; call the Green Guys.

Precision plumbing

5035 Chaparral Court, 303-581-1455
Silver: M and M Heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical
Bronze: Save home heat
Register: Meyers Heating and air conditioning

The weather in Colorado can be tough. One day it is snowing and cold, the other day 80 degrees. That erraticness can wreak havoc on our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and so if you need a system like that, our readers say you should call Precision plumbing, who has been doing the job for over 30 years.

Boulder roofing

3551 Pearl St., 303-443-4646
Silver: Bulldog roofing
Bronze: Scott’s roofing
Registration: GreenPoint Roofing

Getting a new roof is a big deal – hopefully you don’t have to do it more than once in your life. But if you have to do it, you better get it right. And for that, our readers recommend that you call Boulder roofing, which has been covering Boulder homes since 1988. It has experience with steep and low pitch roof systems and has a high reputation.


1235 Pearl St., 303-449-5847
Silver: McGuckin hardware
Bronze: On the table
Register: Ace Hardware

There is a reason why Boulder weekly readers love local. For that reason, they say that there is nothing better than the kitchen items Peppercorn. Independently owned and operated on Pearl Street since 1977, Peppercorn has an inviting atmosphere full of style and warmth. From simple to elegant, there is no shortage of beautiful imports, premium appliances, unattainable kitchen gadgets, gourmet and imported foods, and more. No wonder it has earned the nickname ‘the Smithsonian of Cookstores’. There is something for everyone at Peppercorn.

Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Kas

2851 Valmont Road, 303-442-6663
Silver: Boulder is thriving
Bronze: Flowers Flowers
Registration: Bluebird Floral Design

Sturtz & Copeland Florist & Kas is no stranger to the Best of Boulder winner’s circle. Sturtz & Copeland has been serving Boulder since 1929 and has a legendary tradition of quality customer service. The knowledgeable staff can help you design the perfect flower arrangement for any special event that comes your way. So let these experts help you design a dozen roses for mom, or a spring bouquet for your sweetheart, or a basket for your recent graduate.

Woodley’s Fine Furniture

1400 S. Main St., Longmont, 303-651-1015
Silver: Arhaus
Bronze: Not a place like home
Registration: westiep

This family-owned furniture and design store started with a simple vision: to create quality wood furniture that can be passed down from generation to generation. Now with six locations in the Front Range, including a Longmont warehouse, Woodley’s Fine Furniture has lived up to his vision, with an emphasis on ‘fine’. Whether you are looking for ergonomic office furniture or a new bedroom suite, you will find quality furniture in a wide variety of styles. Combine that with unparalleled service and pricing, and you have a deal. With precision in mind, the production team can create a custom piece of furniture from six different hardwoods and an assortment of hardware and finishes.

Done by Dad

1630A 30th St., Unit 261, 303-667-6133
Silver: AAA Electric Company
Bronze: M and M Heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical
Registration: Precision plumbing

After 30 years in the appliance and home repair industry, Brian Thulson (we’ll call him Daddy from now on) started his own company, Done by Dad. Dad has been repairing appliances, boilers and electrical systems for over ten years. It’s Dad’s expertise as an electrician that earned him a Best Of award; our readers say he is trustworthy, dependable, affordable and gets the job done well. Thanks Dad.

Atlas floors

4920 28th St., 303-442-3221
Silver: Carpet Exchange
Bronze: Go for green floors

You know a business is a community favorite when it has a dog on the staff page. Bee Atlas floors, don’t forget to ask Hank, a golden lab with a cute smile. Or if you want to get help from someone, these folks can help you with all your home and office flooring needs, whether you want to do it yourself or work with a contractor. (They may also recommend a contractor if you change your mind mid-way through your project!) In business since 1958, this has been Boulder County’s go-to for a wide selection of hardwood, tile, carpet, and vinyl planks (as well as cabinets, countertops, accent walls, window coverings and interior accessories).

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