Accounting firm earns recognition

A Grand Junction-based accounting firm has earned recognition in two publications.

Dalby, Wendland & Co. was named runner-up for best local accounting firm in the Best of Colorado Business Choice program conducted by ColoradoBiz

Dalby, Wendland & Co. also was recognized as a top regional firm in the Mountain States Region by Accounting
Today magazine.

“It is an honor to be recognized, and we thank our communities, clients and team members,” said Greg Keller, president of Dalby, Wendland & Co.

The Best of Colorado program showcases the best businesses in the state in 74 categories as determined through online people’s-choice style voting.

Today ranks firms by revenue. Dalby, Wendland & Co. has been named a top firm for five years for a region that includes Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Dalby, Wendland & Co. operates the largest public accounting firm headquartered in Western Colorado.

Keller attributed the success of the firm in part to investing in the professionals who work for the firm so they can in turn provide expertise and services to their clients. “Ever-changing regulations and compliance mandates we must continue to excel to help our clients be successful.”

Dalby, Wendland & Co. provides a range of services that include accounting, auditing, bookkeeping, business consulting and tax preparation. Based in Grand Junction, the firm also operates offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, Rifle and Telluride.

For more information, call 243-1921 or visit the website at

Firm expands operation with new painting booth

      An industrial painting and sandblasting company in Grand Junction has expanded by opening a new paint booth.

Hammerhead Paint Services has opened what’s been dubbed Megatron, a 63-foot long paint booth.

Justin Hemmer, owner of the business, said the booth expands the capacity of the business 50 percent and has created three new positions. Hemmer said he expects to soon hire three more employees.

The company invested $850,000 in the expansion. Hemmer said he expects another $250,000 in spending over the next 18 months as the operation expands further and takes on new markets.

The booth also allows Hammerhead Painting Service to reach new levels of safety compliance, he said.

Hammerhead Paint Services is located at 2263 Logos Court. For more information, call 589-7910.