Best of Boulder 2024: Home and Garden

The best spots for furniture, flooring, flowers and more

The Flower Bin took home multiple categories in this year's Best of Boulder contest. Credit: David Harwi Photography


Taddiken Tree Company
1726 63rd St., Boulder

The trees are our friends, and we want nothing but the best for our friends. For our readers, that means turning to the certified arborists at Taddiken Tree Company. Whether you’re in need of pruning, trimming, removal, fertilization, disease diagnosis or planting, Taddiken Tree Company won’t leaf you hanging. 

Silver: Berkelhammer Tree Experts
Bronze: Blue River Forestry & Tree Care


Atlas Flooring
4920 28th St., Boulder

When it comes to starting the day off on the right foot, where you put your foot first matters. That’s why our readers go to Atlas Flooring for all their carpet and flooring needs. Family- owned and operated since 1958, the company has a vast selection of hardwood, vinyl, carpet and more. 

Atlas Flooring gets extra points for their long-running employee of the month, a yellow lab named Hank who is a very good boy. Find him on Instagram: @hankthegoodboy. 

Silver: Carpet Masters of Colorado
Bronze: Carpet Exchange

Precision Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical 

Winner: HVAC, electrician, Plumber

413 S Arthur Ave., Louisville
5035 Chaparral Court, Boulder

It’s all in the name. With same-day service and upfront pricing, it’s no shock our readers turn to Precision for all things plumbing, HVAC and electric. Sure, you can try to MacGyver the flooding toilet yourself, but why not trust the professionals? The company has been serving the greater Boulder area for more than 40 years with polite, personable service and 24/7 phone lines. 


Silver: M and M Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical 
Bronze: AAA Electric Company


Silver: Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning
Bronze: Bernie’s Plumbing & Heating


Silver: Planet Plumbing & Drain
Bronze: Applewood Plumbing, Heating & Electric

The Flower Bin

Winner: florist, nursery/garden center
1805 Nelson Road, Longmont

From daisies and daffodils to fruits and vegetables, The Flower Bin has been blooming with locally grown flowers and plants for more than 50 years. With thousands of perennials and an array of annuals, not to mention a bevy of cacti, shrubs and herbs, it might seem easy to feel lost in the shop’s jungle of options. But The Flower Bin’s staff prides itself on expert customer service, tending to your needs just as any good gardener tends to their seeds. 


Silver: Sturtz & Copeland
Bronze: Fiori Flowers

Nursery/Garden Center

Silver: Harlequin’s Gardens
Bronze: Sturtz & Copeland

Furniture Store

1400 South Main St., Longmont

Since 1979, Woodley’s has offered quality furniture for every room in the home. With six stores across the Front Range and more than 200,000 square feet of furniture on display, the options are plenty, and Woodley’s has design staff on-hand to help you make the right choice for your taste and lifestyle. If you can’t find exactly what you had in mind, Woodley’s has a design center where you can customize your perfect piece. 

Silver: West Elm
Bronze: Pig + Pearl Secondhand

Home Builder/Contractor

Cottonwood Custom Builders
4439 North Broadway, Unit E, Boulder

In a world full of cookie-cutter homes, the creations of Cottonwood Custom Builders are anything but. Specializing in green and fire-resistant builds, our readers depend on Cottonwood Custom Builders for homes tailor-made for their tastes and our climate. The Cottonwood team calls attention to detail its forte and only takes on a select number of projects to ensure each one gets the attention it deserves. 

Silver: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
Bronze: Thrive Home Builders

Home Furnishings/Appliance

Mountain High Appliance
1130 Pine St., Louisville

With more than 30 years of experience under their belt, Mountain High Appliance has the know-how to get you the right appliances “whether you need a new dishwasher or an entire new kitchen.” With a range of price points and brands, our readers have relied on Mountain High Appliance for their Energy Star-rated products, live demos and certified installers. 

Silver: Woodley’s
Bronze: West Elm

Hot Tub/Spa

Mr. Pool
2347 South St., Boulder

For a dip in the pool, a trip to the (home) spa and endless days in their chaise right in their own backyard, our readers look no further than the fabulous Mr. Pool. Serving Boulder swimmers and poolside sitters since 1978, Mr. Pool is now equipped with design, construction, maintenance and service departments to make sure their customers spend more time relaxing than working on their pool. 

Silver: Wind River Spas
Bronze: International Hot Tub Company

Kitchen Supply Store

1235 Pearl St., Boulder

With cookware, gifts and snacks galore, it’s no wonder Peppercorn has been a Pearl Street staple since 1977. Behind its unassuming storefront is 12,000 square feet of anything you need to make your culinary dreams come true. From kitschy to elegant and everything in between, Peppercorn has what you need for any and every kitchen.  

Silver: McGuckin Hardware
Bronze: Cheese Importers


Native Edge
1435 Yarmouth Ave., Suite 102, Boulder

It’s no secret that Boulderites love the outdoors — and so do the landscape professionals at Native Edge. They know the local ecology, geology and community well, allowing them to create designs with purpose and mindfulness. Plus, Native Edge puts their money where their mouth is — every year, they donate 5% of their profits back into the community. 

Silver: Wild Heritage Gardens and Design
Bronze: Green Guys

Mattress Store

Denver Mattress
1945 28th St., Boulder

Denver Mattress isn’t any old mattress store. They manufacture all their mattresses in their own factory, meaning they have full control over the materials used in your mattress and can cut out the middle-man markup. That means up to 50% lower prices (at least according to the company’s website). With free shipping on every mattress, you won’t have to borrow your friend’s truck or break the bank to get your new bed home. 

Silver: Urban Mattress
Bronze: Boulder Furniture & Mattress


CertaPro Painters of Boulder and Longmont
1515 Main St., Unit 15-102, Longmont
5311 Western Ave., Suite 115, Boulder

A fresh coat of paint can give a space new life. And when Boulder Weekly readers want to revive their home or business, they turn to CertaPro Painters. “Not only has the interior of our building taken on a whole new, brighter and modern look, but CertaPro’s crew also did a great job to ensure that they weren’t disturbing customers during business hours,” said one reviewer. With everything from exterior painting and color consultation to drywall repair and cabinet refinishing, CertaPro provides worry-free and timely service. 

Silver: Karen’s Company
Bronze: Jacobsen Brothers Painting

Roofing Contractor

Boulder Roofing
3551 Pearl St., Boulder

Our readers are raising the roof for Boulder Roofing, a full-service roofing company with more than 30 years of experience. With a 100% satisfaction guarantee and an in-house fabrication and metal shop, this company is committed to getting your roof right. They also donate labor, material and financial support to a range of local groups like the Longmont Humane Society, Emergency Family Assistance Association, Community Food Share, Boulder County Hospice and Colorado Trail Foundation.

Silver: Bulldog Roofing
Bronze: Black Roofing & Waterproofing

Solar Company

Namaste Solar
6707 Winchester Circle, Unit 700, Boulder

As temperatures rise, we’re all looking for ways to be a little easier on Mother Earth. With Colorado’s famously sunny climate, why not harness the power of the sun? Namaste Solar has been in the biz for almost two decades, and the certified B-Corp has a range of community, sustainability and equity initiatives. Its stated mission is to “propagate the responsible use of solar energy, pioneer conscientious business practices, and create holistic wealth for ourselves and our community.”

Silver: Flatiron Solar
Bronze: Independent Power  


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