West Slope companies rank among top private firms

A Grand Junction-based construction firm once again tops a list of Western Slope businesses that rank among the top 250 privately owned companies in Colorado.

FCI Constructors ranks eighth in the 2018 list compiled by ColoradoBiz magazine.

The 2018 rankings are based on self-reported gross revenues for 2017. Companies must be headquartered in Colorado to appear on the list.

FCI reported revenues of more than $513 million, a 21 percent increase over the previous year. The company employs 402 people.

Alpine Bank moved up 13 spots to 15th in the 2018 list with nearly $165 million in revenues, a 13 percent increase. Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 39 banking offices and employs almost 690 people across Colorado.

Geostablization International, a hazard mitigation company based in Grand Junction, climbed six spots to 23rd. The company reported revenues of almost $119 million, an 11 percent increase, and employs 415 people in operations across the United States and world.

Dalby, Wendland & Co., a public accounting and business consulting firm based in Grand Junction, jumped 30 spots to 77th with $17.2 million in revenues. The largest public accounting firm in Western Colorado, Dalby, Wendland employs 85 people with offices in Grand Junction as well as Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, Rifle and Telluride.

WSI Global, a Grand Junction company that manufactures machines that make folding cartons and liquid packaging, moved up 25 spots to 137th with revenues of $6 million. The company employs 50 people.

Networks Unlimited, an information technology services company based in Grand Junction, jumped 69 spots to 168th. The company reported revenues of more than $4 million, a 47 percent increase. The firm employs a total of 33 people at offices in Grand Junction and Montrose.