Loveland Enviropest wins award

Enviropest_Loveland   EnviroPest of Loveland won and award recently.   Thanks to my good buddy Jerry Swanson for alerting me to this news.

Here is what Enviropest’s Kevin Lemaster had to say:

EnviroPest has been providing pest and wildlife services to the front range for almost 50 years.  They are a Loveland-based company with 15 employees servicing north of Longmont into southern WY, from Estes Park to the Nebraska border.  EnviroPest provides services to both residential and commercial customers.  Part of their success has been a relationship with Copesan Services based in Menomonee Fall, WI near Milwaukee.  Copesan is a National Pest Management company that utilizes over 80 local companies throughout North America to provide service to National Clients.  They are recognized as a leader in the food processing and retail industry regarding pest services.

Copesan has recognized EnviroPest as the Small Partner of the Year for 2013.  This award is based on delivering consistent quality service to the national clients.  In the seven years EnviroPest has worked with Copesan, this is the first year receiving this award.  “We are honored to be recognized for this achievement”, states President and GM Kevin Lemasters.  “Our staff takes pride in taking care of their customers, they are why we do what we do.  The average tenure of our staff is about 7 years, it makes a difference when you can provide that consistency to the customer.”

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Northern Colorado craft breweries — how many?



Loveland and northern Colorado– How many craft breweries exist in the area????


Acccording to The Group, Inc.  Real Estate’s electronic newsletter (The Buzz) the number is 37.

(These numbers are a week old, so it may be higher now.  Also, it does the news item does not mention one in Berthoud, too.)

The breakdown according to the Brewer’s Association is 20 craft breweries in Fort Collins, nine in Loveland and eight in Greeley.

How many can you name?



Loveland Realtor finds a new home

Nanci Garnand 970-227-1327 (m) 970-251-7124 (o)


New Growth and Opportunity Spurs Move for The Nanci Garnand Team



Loveland Realtor sees great potential in relocating to RE/MAX Eagle Rock

Loveland, CO – Nanci Garnand of The Nanci Garnand Team and RE/MAX is pleased to announce her move to RE/MAX Eagle Rock, located near the Budweiser Event Center at 6028 Stallion Drive in Loveland, CO.


With more than 18 years of success in the Colorado real estate market, Garnand looks forward to being headquartered in an area with increasing potential.   According to state demographers, northern Colorado, particularly Larimer and Weld counties, will see its population double within the next 25 years. Windsor, Colorado boasts a current growth rate of almost 17 percent, compared to the 9.7 percent national average.  


Nanci’s new location at RE/MAX Eagle Rock puts her in the center of activity in northern Colorado. The new, more convenient location, right off I-25 and Crossroads Boulevard, places her in a prime spot to assist clients in Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Johnstown, Milliken, Berthoud, Wellington, Ault, and Kersey.


With new residential and commercial properties now being built and new schools being proposed in Loveland and Windsor, Garnand will use her expertise and knowledge of the area to help families and business find the perfect place.   Nanci has utilized her commercial banking background in helping commercial clients and is looking forward to doing more of that at RE/MAX Eagle Rock with her team.


Nanci’s team consists of one assistant, Rachel Mathis, who moved to the area from Atlanta, Georgia. Rachel’s background in new construction and loan processing will continue to be an asset at the new location. New Marketing Manager Robin Westcott worked in a high-volume accounting practice as office manager prior to making a change and attending school for physical therapy. Also on the Garnand team is Beth Jackson. Beth has a background in web design and will be overseeing the lead-generation system.  


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When God left the building?

When_God_Left_the_Building blog tackles religion?  Well, I do tend to stay away from religion and politics (other than mentioning so what’s up?

This Loveland-based blog post does have ties to Loveland.

Last Friday night and Saturday, I attended the Fourth Annual Lifetree Film Fest produced by Group Publishing. My wife and I volunteer at the Rialto, so we had dual roles of ushering, making popcorn and then being participants at the film fest.

This year the venue for Lifetree Film Fest played at the Rialto for the first time this year. In prior years, it has been at the Group Publishing location in town and last year at the Pullium Building. The Rialto is a great fit for this event, so it pleased me to hear that the annual event will be back at the Rialto next year.

The Saturday’s feature film’s title is When God Left the Building (Directed by Thom Schultz.).  More than 330 people filled the old theater to see what a film with such a provocative (controversial?) title was all about.

As a full disclosure statement, my wife and I do have ties to Group Publishing.  My wife, Rhonda, served as temp employee at Group for some eight years, and we have attended and volunteered at Group’s weekly Lifetree Café. I am also a big fan of Thom Schultz blog—

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Peloton Cycles pedals again

Peloton Cycles in Loveland was the topic of discussion last week.  It disappeared being replaced by Foundations Pawn Shop.
Here is the full scoop from my faithful reader, Brad Shannon.

It is with both a heavy heart and with excitement for the future that we’re announcing the selling of Full Cycle’s Fort Collins shop. We closed our doors this week, and they will be opened again soon under the ownership of Peloton Cycles.

The decision to sell was not easy, but Full Cycle is a family-owned business and we all live in Boulder. Given the distance between our homes and Fort Collins, this decision will allow us to spend more time with our families and give a family from the Fort Collins community the opportunity to run a great new shop.

We loved our eight years in Fort Collins, and send heartfelt well wishes to our customers, our employees, and our friends there. May your future be filled with fun and lots and lots of riding bikes and we hope to see you out riding or at our Boulder shops.

Full Cycle in Boulder will of course honor all warranties and service plans for bikes sold in Fort Collins. Peloton Cycles also intends to extend its normal basic adjustment plan to people who bought bikes from Full Cycle Fort Collins.

Most of the crew you know and loved at Full Cycle will remain on with Peloton Cycles. So please stop in and say hi to Brad, Mike, Bryan and the crew. If you have any questions, you can email directly


NOTE: Full Cycle’s address is 2101 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins.