Best of Boulder 2023 — Home & Garden

The Flower Bin. Photo by Susan France.


Atlas Flooring

920 28th St., Boulder, 303-442-3221

Silver: Carpet Exchange 

Bronze: Lafayette Flooring

You never know a good floor until it’s gone. With a massive selection of stock inventory, this family-owned business in North Boulder is the go-to for people looking to maintain or upgrade their floors. The building’s red tin exterior and large “Carpet and Tile” printed on its roof draws you in, but Atlas Flooring also has a wide selection of hardwood, vinyl plank, cabinets, counter tops, accent walls and more. 


Precision Plumbing

5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303-581-1455

Silver: Done by Dad

Bronze: M&M Heating/Cooling

It may have won our Electrician category, but Precision Plumbing does it all. For more than 40 years, the company has offered plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical services throughout the Boulder and Denver regions. These guys are known for their excellent service and attention to detail. 

Sturtz & Copeland. Photo by Susan France.


Sturtz & Copeland

3550 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 7, Boulder, 303-442-6663

Silver: Boulder Blooms 

Bronze: Lafayette Florist

Is it possible to have enough plants or flowers? We don’t think so. Sturtz & Copeland won Best Florist this year because it has something for everyone. College students could check out the lower-priced “SKO BUFFS!” bouquet. Just engaged? Sturtz & Copeland has you covered with everything from bridal bouquet to boutonnieres and everything in between. 



1755 29th St., Boulder, 303-449-1528

Silver: Woodley’s

Bronze: West Elm

Write-in: Forma Furniture

We know it’s been with you for countless gatherings, movies and naps, but it’s time to trade in that old recliner. When our readers are looking to modernize their home or outdoor furniture, they turn to Arhaus. With its broad selection of decor and lighting to rugs and dining, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to upgrade.  


Precision Plumbing

5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303-581-1455

Silver: M&M Heating/Cooling

Bronze: Meyers

Write-in: Bernie’s

Our readers keep it cool all summer and warm all winter with the help of Precision Plumbing’s excellent HVAC services. Its fast same day service will have your HVAC fixed before you even flip on the fan. 


Cottonwood Custom Builders. Photo by Susan France.

Cottonwood Custom Builders

4439 N. Broadway, #E, Boulder, 303-449-3076

Silver: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

Bronze: Markel Homes

For nearly 30 years, Cottonwood Custom Builders has built and remodeled homes in the Denver and Boulder markets — two of the most desirable locations in the country. By focusing on green building techniques, the company diverts waste from the landfill while promoting sustainable housing. 


Mountain High Appliance

​​130 Pine St., Louisville, 303-665-6850

Silver: Arhaus

Bronze: West Elm

Mountain High Appliance prides itself on a robust offering of some of today’s most desirable brands, along with reliable delivery and professional installation. After Brad Barnett started the company selling appliances out of his garage, it has now expanded to five locations around the state, including Denver and Louisville. If you can’t envision your dream kitchen, check out the company’s showroom displaying the latest styles, designs and trends.   


Way to Grow

6395 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, 303-473-4769

Silver: GroSupply

Bronze: Green Piece Pipe & Hydro

Sick of growing plants in the clay soils of the Front Range? Way to Grow helps you lose the soil and start a hydroponic gardening system. With five locations scattered from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs and everywhere in-between, its selection of products both online and in-store and its knowledgeable staff keep our readers coming back for more. 



1235 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-449-5847

Silver: McGuckin Hardware

Bronze: Sur la Table

Peppercorn has offered locals and tourists alike upscale cookware, gifts and more for 35 years on the pride of Boulder — the Pearl Street Mall. Founder Doris Houghland keeps a little  something for everyone, from simple cookware and tableware to other elegant housewares.  


Native Edge

4625 Broadway, Boulder, 303-245-9166

Silver: Green Guys

Bronze: Mountain Sky Landscaping

There’s nothing like some high-quality landscaping to bring an outdoor space together. Native Edge won this year’s best landscaper because of the consistently excellent work from the architects and artisans on staff. The company’s purpose — “to help individuals, families and communities connect to the outdoors they inhabit and live their best lives outside” — drives its landscape architecture, construction and management services.


Denver Mattress

1945 28th St., Boulder, 303-413-1314

Silver: Urban Mattress

Bronze: Boulder Furniture & Mattress

If you are looking for an extra nudge to upgrade your mattress, look no further than the blue italic print high on a wall in Denver Mattress: “A better tomorrow starts tonight.” Its selection of premium brand name mattresses are conveniently located on 28th and Walnut, making it walking distance from both CU and Naropa University and easily accessible from anywhere in town. 


Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

1805 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-3454

Silver: Sturtz & Copeland

Bronze: Harlequin’s Garden

Hot off winning Best of Boulder East County 2022, Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery is back again winning the Best Nursery/Garden Center category. Need a plant? The indoor growing space, greenhouse and outdoor nursery has annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs, succulents, house plants, vegetables and herbs. We know it’s a lot to take in — make sure to ask someone in a purple Flower Bin staff polo for their advice.  


Karen’s Company Inc.

210 S. Public Road, Suite B, Lafayette, 303-6640607

Silver: Eco Paint

Bronze: Jacobsen Brothers

Karen started Karen’s Company because she loved the process and result of painting. Now she helps spread that love by helping you reach your painting goals, from new colors and stains to custom finishes and repairs. The company offers free estimates for its customers — which span throughout both Boulder and Broomfield counties. 

©Jonathan Castner Courtesy Precision Plumbing


Precision Plumbing

5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 303-581-1455

Silver: Planet Plumbing

Bronze: Bernie’s Plumbing

With plumbers scattered around the Front Range, it’s time to let Precision Plumbing’s knowledgeable staff take care of your leak, shower, drain, toilet or sump pump. This company has offered fast, same-day plumbers for more than 40 years. 


Boulder Roofing

3551 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-4646

Silver: Bulldog Roofing

Bronze: GreenPoint

Write-in: Black Roofing

This full-service residential and commercial roofing company has kept a quality roof over our readers’ heads since 1988 by guaranteeing 100% satisfaction on all its projects. When community members need a new roof, a roof replacement or repair, metal roofing, or custom siding or gutters they turn to this reliable company.