CHFA Certified Renovator

CHFA is sponsoring a Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certified Renovator Training in Aspen on July 12 at the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority.  Class begins at 8:00 and ends at 4:30. Who should attend: Staff members who work in pre-1978 housing and may disturb painted surfaces The eight-hour EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Initial Certified Renovator course prepares, trains, and certifies workers in EPA lead-safe work practices in order to comply with the EPA’s RRP rule and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule during the course of their renovation, repair, or painting activities. The course curriculum will review a variety […]


Save the date now for our 2017 Parade of Homes tour: Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8 Friday, October 13 – Sunday, October 15 Download our builder contract form Download our Sponsorship form.  Thanks again to Guild Mortgage for being our exclusive lending company sponsor! And For our 2018 Home Improvement Expo at Two Rivers Convention Center: March 2-4, 2018 Information will be mailed to our members and those on our mailing list in late October.  To make sure you are on our list, please email us

Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association Luncheon and Seminar

Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association Luncheon and Seminar

For more information and to register, click here. CMLA has partnered with GJARA to bring you this exclusive Ninja Selling event! Event Details 11:00am – Registration Opens 11:30am – 12:30pm – Luncheon 12:30 – 3:00pm – Speaker Session Two Rivers Convention Center 159 Main St. Grand Junction, CO 81501 Seminar Fee: $35.00 (Includes lunch and speaker session) Registration and Sponsorship Deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017 at Noon Thank You to Our Sponsor! Sponsorship Perks Member Price Non-Member Price Logo on event emails Logo on event signage Logo on event web page Recognition at the event Opportunity to talk about company for […]

Tides are turning with increased commercial and residential activity in Northwest

The northwest area was hit hard by the downturn in the economy, with a lot of companies that occupied space in the commercial and industrial areas moving out, and a lot of expensive homes that stayed on the market longer than entry level homes. The tide seems to be slowly turning in the area, especially on the commercial real estate side. Many of the buildings that have been vacant for years are selling or leasing, and brokers are busy negotiating other deals. “It’s mostly people moving around,” said Theresa Englbrecht with Bray Commercial, who added that she arranged a five-year […]

Builder Spotlight: Mesa Turf Masters

Builder Spotlight: Mesa Turf Masters

When did you start Mesa Turf Masters? My wife and I moved to Grand Junction in January of 1991 and I started Mesa Turf Masters in 1992. How did you get started in the industry? I had my first mowing job at 13 and by the time I was in high school I was maintaining about 25 lawns. In 1985 I started a summer job with a national lawn care company. I learned how to fertilize lawns and care for trees. Before moving to Colorado I worked in various locations around Michigan, each with their unique needs.  In addition to […]

Builder Spotlight: Land Title

Serving Coloradoans Since 1967 Land Title is proudly celebrating their 50th year celebration.  Founded in 1967 with the need for a better company, better service, and a better way of doing things. Our company is based on treating people well, building long term relationships, and being respectful with our clients and employees. We know and understand Colorado real estate laws, customs, and markets like its our own backyard because it is. 100% of our work is done locally, so we respond more quickly to issues due to our local management and ownership are intimately involved in 
the operations. Building Relationships […]

Whitewater and Gateway, Colorado

The Whitewater area is zoned, approved, and ready for growth, with available sewer and water to many areas. “There’s been plenty of planning done in Whitewater,” said Linda Dannenberger with the Mesa County Planning Department. “Clifton Water is ready for growth; there’s a sewer district. Land’s End Fire has been formed as a taxing district. CDOT did a highway access plan. We put a land use plan in place with zoning.” The only thing missing from the pro-growth agenda is people who are committed to living or opening businesses in the area. “There’s so much land that’s ripe,” Dannenberger said. […]

Opportunities for more lodging and dining are prime-picking in Palisade

Opportunities for more lodging and dining are prime-picking in Palisade

By Penny Stine Monday, May 8, 2017 There is new activity in Palisade, with several businesses hoping to open in time to provide services to residents and the many guests who come to Palisade in the summertime. Varaison Vineyards will hold a ribbon cutting for its new cider tasting room and bistro, 13 Brix, on May 13 at 1 p.m., or 1300 hours, if you speak military-style. Andrew West, the cider maker and son of Varaison’s founders, Andrew and Kristin West, has been working on the the bistro for more than a year. “We’ve been working on the remodel for […]

Builder Spotlight: Home Loan Insurance

By Special to the Sentinel Monday, April 17, 2017 Experience Counts Home Loan Insurance’s expertise is unparalleled in the Grand Valley. Since 1897, Home Loan has been the premier insurance agency of Western Colorado, serving all sizes and types of businesses. Our multitude of valued relationships in the insurance industry, as well as those we have with loss control specialists, claims management providers, safety professionals and more allow us to partner with you to manage your company’s risk. Here at Home Loan Insurance, we have a different approach. We’re not your typical insurance agency offering you a quote and maybe […]

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