Best of Boulder East County 2023 — Home & Garden


Home Builder / Contractor  

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

712 Main St., Louisville, 303-544-5857

First Runner-Up: Cottonwood Custom Builders

Second Runner-Up: Cornerstone Homes 

Home is where the heart is, and Boulder Creek Neighborhoods’ homes are designed to give you more time to do the things you love. Every Boulder Creek community has a neighborhood lifestyle association that helps manage chores like exterior maintenance, lawn mowing, snow shoveling and yard work to give you more of your time back. The production home builder is also working to rebuild nearly 100 homes for families impacted by the Marshall Fire, offering a range of floor plans with limited customizability to make building as efficient as possible. 

Home Furnishings 

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Multiple locations, 303-404-2008

Longmont Winner: Front Range Mercantile Indoor Flea Market 

With the cost of living ever on the rise, buying brand new furniture often feels out of reach. But at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, you’ll find new and gently used furniture at a fraction of the price. In addition to furniture, you’ll also find appliances, home improvement products and building materials that have been donated by community members and local businesses. Plus, you can feel good knowing that proceeds from the store help build homes in the local community. 

Home Improvement 

BlueBird Windows & Doors

1200 Diamond Circle, Unit J, Lafayette, 303-848-3835

Longmont Winner: Budget Home Supply

If you’re tired of the drafts in your home or throwing money away on heating and cooling that’s ultimately lost to subpar windows and doors, it might be time for an upgrade. And when it comes to improvements on windows and doors, our readers turn to Lafayette’s BlueBird Windows and Doors. The family-owned business offers high performance windows and doors to fit a wide range of needs, budgets and preferences.


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Precision Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electric

5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 720-797-0579

Longmont Winner: M and M Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical 

Precision has been serving Denver and Boulder areas for more than four decades with fast and friendly service our readers trust. Their phone lines are open 24/7 and they provide up-front, per job pricing, meaning you pay the same price regardless of work time. They offer a range of heating and AC repair and installation services as well as an array of indoor air quality solutions to ensure the air in your home is fresh, clean and free of pollutants. 

Hydroponic Store

Way to Grow 

6395 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, 303-473-4769 

Whether you’re a master gardener with a seasoned green thumb or a newbie looking to try your hand at hydroponic gardening, Way to Grow in Gunbarrel is sure to have the tools and resources you need. It’s a one stop shop for taking your indoor gardening to the next level with nutrients, climate control, lighting and an array of hydroponic systems. Their staff is knowledgeable and they also offer a host of educational resources. With several locations across the state, Way to Grow is rooted firmly in our readers’ hearts. 

Kitchen Supply Store 

The Singing Cook 

728 Main St., Louisville, 720-484-6825 

Longmont Winner: Cheese Importers 

Lafayette Winner: JAX Farm & Ranch 

Like the smell of fresh-baked cookies or slow-simmered spaghetti sauce, the Singing Cook’s small yellow storefront and cozy interior feels like home. But don’t let the small space fool you — owner Jenni Hlawatsch’s mission is to have whatever elusive ingredient or kitchen tool you may be searching for. And yes, the cook sings. With a degree in musical theater, Hlawatsch will sing by request — just be ready to tell her your favorite musical! 


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Native Edge 

1435 Yarmouth Ave., Suite 102, Boulder, 303-245-9166

Louisville Winner: Wild Heritage Gardens and Design 

At Native Edge, landscaping goes beyond aesthetics. The Boulder-based company’s mission is to “establish, nourish and sustain new and lasting connections between people, nature and the land we inhabit” with services ranging from design and construction to property care. Our readers appreciate the creative and personal service Native Edge brings to their outdoor spaces.

Mattress Store 

Denver Mattress

48 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 100, Longmont, 303-774-1150

A good night’s sleep is worth a million bucks — but at Denver Mattress you won’t have to break the bank to find a mattress to keep you comfortable through the night. The Longmont store offers mattresses to satisfy a range of budgets and preferences. They also offer custom mattress fitting to help you find the mattress and pillow that best suit you. 

Nursery / Garden Center

Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery

1805 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-3454

Lafayette Winner: Lafayette Florist 

Flower Bin Garden Center & Nursery has been helping East County grow their gardens for more than 50 years. With five acres of land, nearly 80,000 square feet of indoor growing space, a 20-acre farm and a large greenhouse, The Flower Bin’s collection of plants can’t be beat. The family-owned store has a knowledgeable staff to help your green thumb blossom.  


Karen’s Company 

210 S. Public Road, Suite B, Lafayette, 303-664-0607

Runner-Up: Foothills Painting 

A fresh coat of paint can transform a tired old room into an exciting new space. And while painting is the type of chore that can feel daunting, Karen Van Dehy started the company because of her love of painting and making others happy. The Lafayette-based company aims to bring fun and refreshing service to your home through a highly-trained and talented team that provides color consultation, staining, and interior and exterior painting. Karen’s Company serves Boulder County, Broomfield County & surrounding communities and has been a reader favorite for years.  

Pest Control 


923 Main St. Unit C, Longmont, 720-712-3246

Mice pooping in your cupboards and chewing through your chip bags? Bed bugs making your skin crawl? When our readers have a pest problem, they call EnviroPest. The company has been serving the Front Range with friendly and reliable service since 1965. In addition to bed bug extermination and mosquito and tick control, EnviroPest offers Anticimex SMART, an electronic rodent control system that operates around the clock to predict and prevent infestations in an environmentally-friendly way. 


Precision Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electric 

5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder, 720-797-0579

Longmont Winner: Planet Plumbing & Drain

Louisville Winner: Louisville Master Plumbing

Plumbing problems are a major bummer for any homeowner, and when you’ve got a leaking sewer pipe or a blocked drain “the right decision is to call Precision,” as the company’s motto goes. Their phone lines are open 24/7 and they provide up-front, per job pricing, meaning you pay the same price regardless of work time. Their 40 years of experience in the Boulder area means they understand local construction, water quality and soil characteristics and know how to work within the local environment. 

Roofing Contractor 

Greenpoint Roofing

1030 Boston Ave., Longmont, 720-684-5500 

Lafayette Winner: Scott’s Roofing 

Whether your roof’s been damaged in a hailstorm, general wear and tear has led to a leak or it’s just time for an upgrade, our readers turn to GreenPoint Roofing for their top-of-house work. They’re fully insured, licensed in area municipalities, and have a reputation for reliability and high quality materials. They also offer a unique lifetime workmanship warranty on shingled roofs, so that repairs on issues caused by workmanship are covered for life.