Grand Junction businesses rank among top minority owned firms

Jerome Gonzales

Two Grand Junction businesses continue to rank among the top minority  owned firms in Colorado.

JG Management Systems and Rocky Mountain Sanitation are included in the latest Colorado Biz Magazine listing of the top 50 minority owned businesses in the state. JG Management ranks 17th on the list, while Rocky Mountain Sanitation ranks 30th. Both firms moved up two spots from last year.

JG Management Systems has made the list for the last six years, Rocky Mountain Sanitation the last four years.

Colorado Biz Magazine has compiled its list of top minority owned businesses for 18 years. The listing takes into account gross revenues, staffing and years in business.

According to the latest listing, JG Management Systems reported gross revenues of more than $8.2 million in 2011, an increase of 10 percent from 2010. The technical management and consulting firm employs 74 people and has been in business for 11 years.

Jerome Gonzales started JG Management Systems in 2011, drawing on his experience working for the Energy Department to secure contracts with a variety of government agencies.

Today, the firm serves government and private-sector clients nationwide with services that range from engineering analysis and design to facility assessments to project and program management.

Rocky Mountain Sanitation, a company that offers trash removal and other services to residential and commercial customers, reported more than $3.1 million in gross revenues in 2011. That’s a 5 percent increase from 2010. The firm employs 20 people and has been in business 15years.

Lisa Mullen

Lisa and Loren Mullen started Rocky Mountain Sanitation in 1997 with two trash trucks and one employee. Today, the company operates 16 trucks in serving 10,000 customers.