West Slope firms rank among largest private companies in state

Alpine Bank tops the list of Western Slope businesses that rank among the largest privately owned companies in Colorado.

Alpine Bank edged up one place to 29th on the on the latest list of the top 250 privately owned companies compiled for ColoradoBiz magazine. The 2016 rankings are based on self-reported gross revenues for 2015. Companies must be headquartered in Colorado to appear on the list.

Alpine Bank reported revenues of more than $126 million. Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, the bank operates 38 locations across Colorado and employs a total of more than 600 people.

Geostabilization International, a hazard mitigation company based in Grand Junction, climbed 13 spots to rank 34th on the 2016 list. The company reported revenues of nearly $96.4 million and employs 319 people in operations across the United States and around the world.

Dalby, Wendland & Co., a public accounting and business consulting firm based in Grand Junction, slipped five spots to 101st with revenues of $17.1 million. The firm has made the list four consecutive years. The largest public accounting firm in Western Colorado, Dalby, Wendland & Co employs a total of 86 people in 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, ranks 158th with revenues of $7 million. The company employs 61 people.

Action Publishing, a Grand Junction company that manufactures day planners, calendars and other accessories, fell 18 spots to 218th with revenues of $3.2 million. The firm employs 46 people.

Networks Unlimited, an information technology services company based in Grand Junction, ranked 223rd with revenues of $3 million and a staff of 25. Networks Unlimited also ranked 86th in a separate ranking  of the top 100 cloud services providers compiled earlier this year for Talkin’ Cloud.

Revel Interactive, a digital marketing firm in Grand Junction, fell 12 spots to 245th with revenues of more than $2.3 million and a staff of 11.

Still other Western Slope firms on the latest list were the RMC destination services management firm in Aspen, R&A Enterprises electrical firm in Glenwood Springs, DCS destination management firm in Avon, Serious Texas BBQ restaurant in Durango, GO Alpine transportation service in Steamboat Springs, SoundTraxx digital sound company in Durango, Talon Grips gun grip manufacturer in Steamboat Springs and Technology by Design lighting fixture company in Basalt.