West Slope firms rank among top privately-owned Colorado companies

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 20th in the 2014 list compiled by ColoradoBiz magazine.

The 2014 rankings are based on self-reported gross revenues for 2013. To be included on the list, companies must be headquartered in Colorado.

FCI, a construction management and contracting firm, dropped five spots in the latest rankings with revenues of nearly $232 million, a decrease of 11 percent from the year before. The 36-year-old company employs 265 people.

Shaw Construction, another large construction firm with operations in Grand Junction, is new to the list at 24th. The company had $169 million in revenues in 2013, up 16 percent. The 52-year-old firm employs 96 people.

Alpine Bank also is new to the list at 30th. The bank, headquartered in Glenwood Springs, reported $114 million in revenues, up 1 percent. The 41-year-old bank employs nearly 600 people.

Dalby, Wendland & Co., a public accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Grand Junction, dropped from 78th to 112th on the list, although its reported revenues held steady at $16 million. The 66-year-old firm employs a total of 95 people at six offices spread across the Western Slope. “We are honored to be among so many of Colorado’s greatest,” said Steve Carver, president and firm principle.

Western Slope Industries, a Grand Junction company that manufactures the machinery that makes folding cartons, is new to the list at 160th. The firm reported revenues of $6.3 million, up 5 percent. The 31-year-old business employs 70 people.

Rocky Mountain Sanitation in Grand Junction slipped from 188th to 198th on the latest list, although its revenues increased 7 percent to nearly $3.5 million. The 17-year-old waste removal services business employs 22 people.

Wiggy’s, a Grand Junction company that manufactures sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment and clothing, was new to the list at 204th. The company reported revenues of more than $3.2 million, up 8 percent. The 27-year-old firm employs 35 people.

Action Publishing — a Grand Junction company that manufactures manufactures day planners, calendars and other accessories — also was new to the list, tied for 213th. The company reported revenues of $2.7 million, down 7 percent. The 13-year-old firm employs 13 people.