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Top builders and subdivisions announced

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Littleton-based Home Builders Research has released the year-to-date rankings of El Paso County’s top builders and top subdivisions through February. Analyst David Laffoon of Home-Based Research said the research is based on recorded closings and permits issued. In the first couple of months of the year, a builder may pull a lot of permits. However,… Continue Reading Top builders and subdivisions announced

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After David Wiggins was injured working as a construction structural superintendent, he set about carving out a new career for himself. He started a business, Tech-Machine Inc., that saw earnings rise from $168,000 in 1995 to $460,000 in 1996. This year, the company that started literally by accident is projected to achieve earnings in excess… Continue Reading "Accidental" business shows record growth during year

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With the signing of a lease valued at $2 million over the next five and a half years, the Tiffany Square mall is 100% leased. The mall was purchased in 1994 by California-based TMP Partners for $3.5 million. It was turned into a class A office complex and leased to tenants such as MCI Mass… Continue Reading Fluke Corp. signs $2 million lease with Tiffany Square

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Pinkard Construction opens local office

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Lakewood-based Pinkard Construction Co. has opened an office in the Bank One Building to better serve its growing list of customers in Colorado Springs. The office represents the first expansion the 35-year-old general contractor has undergone. Pinkard specializes in providing preconstruction and construction services specifically in the Rocky Mountain Region. Jim Mellor, director of business… Continue Reading Pinkard Construction opens local office

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Rockies Fund to build $5 million headquarters

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The Rockies Fund will venture into the arena of speculative office building after seeing a 63% appreciation of its 26,000-square-foot Northpark building, which it sold in March for $1.08 million. The fund bought five acres of land earlier this month on Woodmen Road, west of Lexington Dr., for $390,000. It will build two office buildings… Continue Reading Rockies Fund to build $5 million headquarters

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Recent Leading Edge graduates won’t be wearing caps and gowns to their April 29 graduation, but they will receive three hours of college credit for their work in the small business development training program. Jan Martin, of Martin Business Group, and Jamie Allen, owner of Ergometrics, served as the group of 27 students’ instructors for… Continue Reading "Leading Edge" gives graduates marketing, financial skills

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Optika reports first quarter gains

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Optika Imaging Systems Inc. announced first quarter 1997 results earlier this week. Revenues were up 46% to more than $4.5 million, compared to $3.1 million in the first quarter 1996. Net income was up from $2,000 to $73,000 for the comparable quarters. “Our growth in the quarter was driven by several factors, including an outstanding… Continue Reading Optika reports first quarter gains

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Fountain drive-in developed

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Buoyed at the outset by record population growth in the Fountain area, Fountain Drive-In Partners last month closed on a 10.6 acre parcel of land for One Fountain Place, a retail development in the 5500 block of S. Highway 85/87. Site clearing operations are under way. The project will be a mix of retail and… Continue Reading Fountain drive-in developed

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R.V. firm's growth continues

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Adventures in R.V.’s has continued its growth spurt with the recent acquisition of a local competitor, Motorhome Rental, on April 1 and the pending purchase of Motorhome’s facilities on North Murray Boulevard. Adventures paid $25,000 for Motorhome’s business, including a roster of 14 privately-owned motorhomes, $100,000 worth of rental reservations for this summer, and taking… Continue Reading R.V. firm's growth continues

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Software Company New in Town

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Programmed Logic Corp. recently leased 4,700 square feet of office space at 5801 N. Union Blvd. Mitchell Miller, the company’s buffer developer at the headquarters in New Jersey, said the office was up and operational about a month ago. This is the second office for the software development company. “Colorado Springs had the people we… Continue Reading Software Company New in Town

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