Grand Junction firms among companies to watch winners

Four Grand Junction-based firms are among the latest winners of awards honoring fast-growing Colorado companies.

Aspen Technologies Group, Cloudrise, Growl Agency and Phoenix Haus are among the 50 winners in the 2021 Colorado Companies to Watch program. MLS Senior Care and Timberleaf Trailers were finalists.

The awards will be presented in a gala scheduled for Oct. 22 in Denver.

The program honors second-stage companies for their innovative products, unique processes and performance in the marketplace as well as philanthropic efforts. 

To participate, firms must be privately held, headquartered in Colorado, employ the equivalent of six to 99 full-time employees and generate $750,000 to $50 million in annual sales or working capital.

Aspen Technologies Group provides consulting services to improve customer user experiences as well as cloud-based contact center solutions. 

Cloudrise provides a range of services to companies to assess their capability to protect data and offers them automated processes and other resources as well as management services.

Growl Agency, a design and marketing firm, helps clients drive more revenue and results.

Phoenix Haus is a prefabricated home designer manufacturer that specializes in environmentally friendly homes.

MLS Senior Care provides a range of home care services, including companionship, housekeeping, meal preparation, respite care and transportation.

Timberleaf Trailers builds custom teardrop trailers with sleeping quarters and rear galley kitchens.