While the names of these businesses may be familiar, we wanted to give the people behind the logo's an opportunity to have a brief conversation with our readers. On some level, every business we partner with has been affected by COVID-19. Some have had to reinvent themselves, while others have had to cease operations completely.
The following businesses allow Boulder Lifestyle to exist, and we are so very grateful for their support.
All Terrain Landscaping
We are convinced that we’ll all come out of this stronger than before, and we want to thank everyone for their continued support of our entire community during this trying time. While we’re all spending more time than ever in our homes and yards, we look forward to continuing to build beautiful, usable outdoor living spaces for your family to enjoy for years to come. - Justin, Josh, Jason and the All Terrain Landscaping team
Alleman Family Dental
We are all adapting to working at home and are very grateful to have such a wonderful team and patients! We are amazed to see how the community has rallied around each other in this critical time of need. If you have lost your employer-sponsored dental benefits, do not worry, we are here to help! Visit our website at www.allemanfamilydental.org/membership to sign up for our in-office membership program that covers regular preventive and diagnostic visits. You do not have to wait for a new dental insurance plan to take effect to receive high level dental care. You can book your appointment online at any time. Come see what a luxurious dental experience and service is like at Alleman Family Dental. We are strong. We are resilient. We are Boulder. - Dan Alleman, DDS
Big Red F Restaurant Group
Centro Latin Kitchen | Jax Fish House | The Post | West End Tavern | Zolo Grill
WOW. An apocalyptic zombie invasion would be easier to deal with than this—at least there would be targets and prizes. Having been a part of this Boulder community almost my whole life, it’s so incredible to watch everyone come together to help each other out and support one another. We’re focused on feeding our staff and our community as best we can during this time, slinging hot chicken and cold beer at all the Post Brewing Co. and lots of love and comforting food and bourbon from West End Tavern. We’re open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. We can't begin to tell you how appreciative we are to have all the support of our communities in an effort to try and keep as many people working as possible. Let's all lead with love and we will get through this. - Dave Query
Bolder Insurance is proud to be a small business that is locally owned and operated.
To assure that we maintain appropriate social distancing, we are working remotely so our clients and potential clients can still receive great customer service. We are very committed to giving back to the community that has supported us. Bolder Insurance will give $10 to a local non-profit when you get a quote for your personal or business insurance.
Together, we make a BOLDER difference! - Brent & Jackie Friesth
Boulder Country Day School
Kersey Cares, Boulder Country Day School’s Community Service Program, is in full swing despite the school being on extended spring break and moving into a virtual learning environment. Students from all grades, preschool through 8th, made cards for the elderly and dropped them off or emailed them to the school. Cards were then sorted, divided and delivered to various nursing and residential homes around Boulder County.
“Service projects like Kersey Cares help us teach our students that their community is larger than their immediate family, neighborhood or our school. We aim to show students that they can have a significant impact on the lives of others, even at such a young age,” says John Suitor, BCD Head of School.
Boulder Plastic Surgery
Since 1984, Boulder Plastic Surgery and IV Seasons Skin Care has been committed to providing high quality comprehensive medical and skincare for our community. As many of us continue to face uncertainty, we stand fast in our support for our community. We will remain committed to providing safe, comprehensive care always preserving the Beauty of You.
Dr. Kuisle, Dr. Hartley, Dr. Maxhimer
Care Enichen, Attorney at Law
Our small, boutique law firm is open for business! Attorney Care Enichen and paralegal Gabby Vermiere are each working from home with phones, laptops and Zoom at the ready. Gatsby aka “Law Dog,” is enforcing social distancing while Ellie Enichen studies nearby.
Crimes and family issues do not stop in times of a national crisis. People still exercise poor judgment and need our help. The world feels scary and uncertain. We provide the personal lifeline and peace of mind our clients need. We will get through this together and be better on the other side!
Cedar & Hyde
Even in times like this, with social distancing, self-isolation and mass quarantines, it remains true that we are better together. If you are healthy and comfortable with getting out, we are offering curb-side pick up at our downtown stores. If you feel best staying at home, we are happy to drop off packages to your front door in the Boulder area. If you are at a distance, our online store is exploding with new arrivals, and we are here to answer any questions you have on fit or form. Give us a call, an email, a DM or a shout! We are listening to our bodies, our employees and our customers every step of this journey. We are immensely thankful for our community’s continued support of small business, especially in times such as these.
Public safety and good health is always in style, Poss and Christie
At Cocktail Squad - Squad, Krewe, Family - is the fabric of our brand. We value social connection and letting the good times roll. Although circumstances have changed, and we are physically apart, we remain committed to bringing people together through music, community and crafted cocktails.
We cordially invite you, our Boulder Squad, to join us for SQUAD SESSIONS: Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 5 p.m. MT we will be releasing a music set from an artist, recorded from home for you! In lieu of a tip jar, we encourage donations to local front-line causes if you can. Follow us: Instagram @cocktailsquad for more information/links to causes we will be giving back to, listed in our bio.
Cottonwood Custom Builders
Most importantly, we are grateful for our incredible team and building community. With health and safety as our top priority, we are continuing to work on our home building and remodeling projects. Our office team is working from home and discovering new ways to stay connected. Our project managers and carpenters are implementing physical distancing practices, such as staying at least 6 feet apart and routinely disinfecting the job site. Our office dogs are doing their best to keep our spirits lifted.
We are so grateful to call Boulder home. Let’s continue to support each other as we navigate these challenging times.
Despite the overwhelming uncertainty of late, the thing we have loved about this “pause” is seeing everyone, including ourselves, reconnect with their kitchen. With more meals than ever happening around the family dinner table, we’ve found our team, our guests and ourselves more connected to what we are cooking on a daily basis. The more you cook, the more inspired you are to learn about your food, to be proud of the choices you’re making and of who those choices support. Through food we can still virtually connect to a greater community, something more important now than ever. - Will & Coral Frischkorn
Elton R. Construction
ERC is continuing to serve the Boulder community during these challenging times as an essential service. Staff is working remotely while PMs and crews are onsite taking appropriate precautions. We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your project.
We also want to let the community know that after a three month pilot, we are excited to announce our new Handyman Division. Over the years, many clients and partners have strongly requested this. We listened, devised an efficient process and assigned a special team. Please go to https://www.eltonrconstruction.com/handy-man-page to learn more and submit a request.
Dermatology Center of the Rockies
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boulder County’s medical community has come together in such an unforgettable way. We are grateful to be part of such an incredible group of physicians, nurses and health care workers.
Dermatology Center of the Rockies has been able to offer support by continuing to see urgent dermatologic conditions, offering virtual appointments, and providing Mohs surgery for appropriate skin cancers which keeps patients out of PCP offices and ERs during this crisis. We are able to spread awareness, educate on proper handwashing and give tips for a good skin care regimen for those dry hands.
A special thank you to all the health care workers and first responders on the front lines!
Design Studio Interior Solutions
“Normal” is not what it used to be—our homes have become our worlds. So, now, more than ever, we need beautiful, functional spaces, and Design Studio Interior Solutions remains committed to providing you with great ideas and excellent service.
We are currently offering complimentary FaceTime design consultations so you can stay safe and healthy. Working virtually, you can review new sofas; consider wallpaper choices; select new lighting options; or walk through our retail space to see all of the furniture, artwork and accessories ready for delivery right now. No one said staying at home has to be boring—let us help you love your home!
The Dragontree is a wellness company committed to peace. We’re known for our spas, but did you know we have an online lifestyle apothecary? To support you during crazy times, my husband, Dr. Peter Borten offers personalized tele-herbal consults and time-tested herbal formulas to boost immune function, lower anxiety and treat pain effectively. I’ve created online courses to help you navigate turbulent waters and find peace and personally trained coaches to help you one-on-one. Find these and more at https://dragontreeapothecary.com/
In the meantime, we invite you to our online community. We share wellness advice and connection. thedragontree.com/community
With love, Briana and Peter Borten
Ecoscape Environmental Design
Our stonemasons and landscape maintenance team use protective facemasks regularly, so imagine our surprise when this item became such a hot commodity! For almost 20 years, Ecoscape Environmental Design has helped families make their outdoor space more beautiful and water wise. With COVID-19, we quickly realized how critical the simple things are, like food security in your own backyard. With a little ingenuity (& Zoom) our team is able to work on new landscape projects and keep a safe distance when working outside. We are even sewing our own facemasks for fellow crew members!
At Fanas Architecture, we feel grateful that we have the capability for our employees to work remotely. Projects are moving forward, and we are all looking forward to when we will be able to meet face to face again. The challenges are evident, but we have all come to realize some of the unexpected benefits that come from being forced to slow down, such as more family time, different exercise routines, new recipes and a bit more time to simply ‘be.’
This pandemic has been very difficult on everyone’s family, but through everyone’s support, we know that life will resume to normalcy very soon. Our staff is all healthy, something we celebrate. All our vendors and customers have been great in helping and showing how everyone is in this together. Forma Furniture is locally owned, and our staff has a “family” vibe. We know we will all support our local economy and get our community back and healthy.
Full Cycle Bikes is here to fill your cycling needs in these unprecedented times. We encourage you to ride your bike to meet your essential needs, which includes getting out for fitness of body and mind, while respecting our Shelter-in-Place order.
While we are limiting our in-store experience to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines, Full Cycle Bikes is OPEN at 1795 Pearl Street to take care of your bike repairs, rentals, and shopping.
See us at our pick-up window on Pearl Street, or shop online at fullcyclebikes.com for home delivery or curbside pick-up, or set up a shopping or service appointment in advance.
Ten percent of all of our gift card sales go to Feed the Frontlines Boulder, a program by local restaurants to donate meals to local health workers on the frontlines.
HMH Architecture + Interiors
Tending to the mental and emotional health of our team has become a top priority. In this time of uncertainty, we want to be sure everyone is connecting and not feeling alone. We recently held our first virtual happy hour, with people joining in on a video call with their favorite drink after work. Discussing what we are grateful for, experiencing joy from sharing with the ones we love and letting the planet rest and recover for a bit has been a welcomed new custom.
Incredible Smiles - Lori Kemmet, DDS
While we may not currently be able to make your smile incredible, we are here and ready to talk with you on the phone. Additionally, emergencies are being seen and offering remote consultations.
My husband Jeff Bailey and I own Yoga Loft in Boulder (Table Mesa & Gunbarrel). We are bringing the live stream of yoga to you! I have been Jeff’s student while streaming his Avita Yoga from home. No time like now to heal in body (do yoga, brush, floss and water pik). By the way—Charlie, our official greeter (photographed)—he’s exhausted from all the walks. He’d rather be boating in Minnesota!
These last many weeks have turned our lives upside down in so many ways, as it has for all members of our community. Each day presents new challenges, and hour-by-hour audibles adjusting how we navigate through each day. At the same time, it has instilled an unwavering commitment to our staff, to our community, our family (a baby girl due in three weeks) and friends to do whatever it takes to get back to normal and give back as much as we possibly can. We want to make our staff whole again and continue to be part of such meaningful programs, such as feeding our healthcare workers. All we can do is thank our staff, our family and the overwhelming support that we have received from the community. Thank you all, and please, everyone hang in there, we are here for you! - Jon & Erin Banis
Jennifer Egbert | MileHiModern
During this difficult chapter, there is one thing we have come to realize: our homes have become our sanctuary. We are writing to you today to share stability in this time of uncertainty—our commitment to our mission and community is stronger than ever. We are confident of one powerful thing in this challenging time—we are here for you.
Homes are where we feel safe. We are still here to help you find yours when you are ready.
Julie Meko | Compass Real Estate
“Obstacles don't block the path, they are the path.” — Zen Proverb
Boulder, you are an amazing, strong community! We are here for you in these times of uncertainty, so please reach out if you are in need. We pray that you and your families are safe and healthy. Let love be our guiding force and let us take good care of one another. We will get through this and be stronger than ever. Remember to "Be around for the Rebound!"
- Julie Meko
John McElveen Real Estate
The John McElveen Team is wishing you well during these challenging times. We’re taking this moment to reflect on what we’re grateful for, stay connected with our loved ones and create content to promote our listing inventory for spring and summer. Our team is following all social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines to ensure we stay healthy and available for our clients. Our services are fully adapted for meeting remotely as we continue to serve our community with any of their real estate needs. We’d love to hear from you! Stay safe and be well.
LIV Sotheby’s International Realty
Now more than ever, we recognize that home is where the heart is. That’s why we are grateful for the dedicated brokers, trusted client relationships and innovative technology that allow us to continue to buy and sell homes during this unprecedented time.
From truly unique online property listings and virtual open houses, to an exceptional team working remotely to provide you with the unparalleled service you rely on, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty has everything you need to complete your real estate transactions from the comfort of your home. We are honored to support and serve the community we love.
We are, now and always, in this together. #InThisTogether
McDonald Carpet One
In light of COVID-19, and how this has temporarily changed our shopping habits, we are still here for our community. Facetime consultations allow you to tour our showroom, including our in-stock inventory. A floor expert will be there to answer all your questions. Give us a call to schedule your appointment at 303-449-0011 or you can visit our website.
We are also offering 20 percent off all carpet and upholstery cleaning services until May 30. Just let us know you saw us in Boulder Lifestyle!
Melton Design + Build
Melton Design Build has worked tirelessly to provide proactive communication and navigate this ever-changing situation. Our employees', clients', and communities' safety are our top priority. Our office and design teams worked from home, and we temporarily paused construction work to support “Stay Home Order” guidelines. We also offered our help to local hospitals and organizations with potential needs for emergency construction services.
With more time at home, people are noticing more things they want to renovate. To help, now is a great time to start those new projects. We remain positive and excited to continue to be a part of this community.
Mosaic Architects + Interiors
Here at Mosaic Architects + Interiors, we are all adapting to working at home and are very grateful to have our design assistants—no matter how small! We are amazed to see how the community has rallied around each other in this critical time of need. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Mountain Aviation has continued to operate state, nationwide and worldwide for our clients.
Our flights include missions getting Colorado families home to Colorado, helping Colorado businesses move their teams around the nation for critical and essential business operations, transporting regional life-saving medical teams and coordinating international flights with partners to get guests home as international border status updates change daily.
We have gone above and beyond all recommendations for essential personnel care for our technicians and flight crews and aircraft cleaning. We are poised to launch right into immediate action when we all get through this together on the other side. We are always available to help with whatever charter need your family or business may have.
- Malachi O’Niell, VP Business Development email@example.com
Mountain Sun Pubs
When our pubs closed for in-store dining, and most of our staff lost their livelihood, we committed to covering their health insurance premiums and feeding them two meals a day for the entire crisis. Moreover, 100 percent of the tips you leave on pick-up orders at any of our locations are deposited into an employee-controlled emergency fund. The usage of this fund is democratically decided by a vote of the entire staffs from all locations. Thank you for your continued support of all the Mountain Sun family of pubs and restaurants, as well as the entire local restaurant community.
In this new 'normal,' The Nail Studio was part of the 'non-essential' service closures. We, of course, disagree that taking care of yourself is non-essential but agree that for the safety of all we closed temporarily. Opening 12 years ago, creating a space for our family of staff and clients has been a dream! We can’t wait to see everyone again and provide the best nail and skincare, a relaxing experience and friendliest atmosphere in town when we reopen. Follow us on Instagram to keep up with our team and also visit our website to purchase gift cards, which is more help than you can imagine! We miss our regulars and welcome all new clients to give us a try and become part of our family.
As a brick and mortar business, it’s been tough to close our doors to in-person shopping—especially as so many people are keen to get outside hiking, skiing, climbing or camping. Neptune hopes that you will consider shopping on our website for your outdoor pursuits. We’re offering free shipping on orders more than $50 and a flat $5 rate on orders less than that. We can even arrange for pick up at the store. We’ve also got a 10 percent bonus value offer on gift cards right now. As an independent, locally owned store, it’s the support of our local community that will get us through.
Andrew and Shelley Dunbar, co-owners Neptune Mountaineering
Pat Guyton Pilates Conservatory
Pat Guyton Pilates Conservatory® is eager to assist everyone sustain balance while staying at home. Exercise is one of the best tools for keeping the mind calm and the body fit! We are social animals, and we love the studio environment because of the energy and fellowship. We miss you!
These are some suggestions to assist you staying fit:
Exercise - Be realistic - 15 minutes of Pilates is doable and fun!
Mix it up! Pilates and other activities.
Get some fresh air.
Calm your nervous system with deep breathing for your diaphragm and organs.
PGPC is posting some short videos that focus on cues and reminders on our Facebook page, check us out!
Petra Custom Builders
As a small, locally owned business, we’re grateful for and inspired by the homeowners we work with, who have entrusted our pack to carry their projects forward. Our clients and their families have supported our business by allowing us to serve them in whatever capacity we currently can. This trust deems our clients and their families "heroes" in our minds.
While these past few months have presented us with new challenges, requiring flexibility to navigate this fast-changing situation, we owe our gratitude to these homeowners for their trust, commitment and support.
Proud House Studio & Co.
We are truly grateful for the support from our clients and community. We are offering new virtual interior design packages to assist with design needs wherever you are. While our showroom is closed, we can still help with your cabinetry and building materials orders. We have an online shop featuring home decor and gifts ready for orders while our team is working safely at home.
“I wanted to say that in the midst of all this chaos, the work you are doing is notable and significant. You have transformed my house into my home, something that I am truly excited about being quarantined in!! Thank you.” - Kim Hullett Porch Light Real Estate Group
We wish you all love and good health!
Rodwin Architecture + Radiance Power Yoga
Through modern technology, our business has become largely remote, even before COVID-19. We feel fortunate to continue the work for our clients, and our construction projects have continued to be built.
In late March, we (Radiance Power Yoga) suspended classes as was required. Yoga teachers aren’t in it for the money, but now they have zero income. I sent a “check-in” email to all my two dozen teachers in late March, asking if there was anything I could do to help them. In response, one teacher wrote back that they wanted to donate their last paycheck to any of our teachers who were experiencing financial crisis due to COVID. I was touched at her generosity and courage (as she has no idea if she will be financially secure through the pandemic herself) and offered to match her contribution. Over the next two days, a dozen more of our teachers (many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck themselves) asked to donate their paycheck as well. With the match we created a substantial emergency fund that I just distributed to a few teachers that are in desperate financial straits. If the community wants to help support yoga teachers, please subscribe to online classes at your favorite yoga studio. - Scott Rodwin
During these trying times I hope you and your families are taking the opportunity to focus on the important things. In Colorado, that can best be done in a professionally designed outdoor environment. RSL is continuing to build and design retreats that create healthier and happier families during this time. We are committed to the health and safety of our team and our clients. Give me a call or drop me a line, I would love to chat about your project. 303.772.4736 / firstname.lastname@example.org - John Herron, Designer / General Manager of RSL Outdoor
Maserati | Volvo | Lincoln | Ford | Mazda
As we approach our 60th year in business, the team here at Sill-TerHar has been reflecting on the struggles we’ve faced as we adapt and adjust to the current situation. Our staff has always understood the decisions we’ve had to make and been willing to help, and our customers’ loyalty has validated our way of doing business all this time. We know that we will come out of this stronger than ever, and we’re looking forward to the next 60 years.
The quote “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” by Neale Donald Walsch seems fitting in these times as we are finding ways to adapt and stay connected with those around us, without physically being together. We are now called upon to develop creative ways to keep our businesses going, our families safe, and to see this as an opportunity to grow stronger together. This time has opened up more quality time with our kids: cooking, baking, and working in the garden together while home-schooling and running a business.
We are finding boundaries with working from home, which has required us to set up work spaces in every nook and cranny in our small ranch house and encouraged us to start happy hour at 4 p.m. each day! - Dave & Hanna Sloan
SmithKlein Gallery, Nathan & Ann Klein
SmithKlein Gallery has been a fixture of Boulder for the past 36 years. We are in our second generation of ownership and wish to continue serving the community of Boulder for years to come. We specialize in fine art paintings, sculpture, glass and art jewelry. We need your support now more than ever. Call us today for a gift certificate, virtual appointment, digital mockup & art consultation, 303-444-7200 or email email@example.com.
Steve Remmert - Compass Real Estate
Times like these ask us to rethink how we define “home.” We are asked to look well beyond the walls that create it. Its meaning becomes more intangible yet abundantly more significant. I’ve noticed that our community, while in isolation, looks to each other for support, encouragement and care. There is an ironic unity found in our isolation.
In these uncertain times, we want everyone to know we are here for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or requests. We are a resource for you and your family. Real Estate is a personal business that is harder in a world of social distancing but with technology and a bit of creativity, it can work quite well.
Two Sole Sisters
Laurel and Lindsey have really tried to keep the spirit of Two Sole Sisters alive and well during these stressful times. Although we cannot physically assist customers in the store, we are having so much fun with our video sales. Customers are setting up appointments through FaceTime and Zoom, and we are walking them through fittings by trying on shoes and talking fit, style and wardrobe needs. We love filling web orders and are offering free nationwide shipping and free doorstep delivery in Boulder County. Stay healthy and happy!
Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers
Walters & Hogsett Jewelers has enjoyed being a cornerstone specialty retailer in Boulder and the front range for almost 40 years. We have a long love story with our community. What matters most during this time is the health and well-being of our families and continuing our collective support of our dedicated charities and our business community. This helps us all thrive. Let’s commit to kindness, to being grateful, to finding joy in our everyday lives, and together we will stand strong after this moment in time. — Mark Vieregg
At Yoga Loft we have restructured to bring yoga classes to a live-streaming format. Now (and always) we need ways to soothe the body and calm the mind. That is what our yoga offers. I am the founder of Avita Yoga, and I’d like to invite you to try a class. Anyone can do Avita and now, in the comfort of your own home! Visit us at YogaLoftBoulder.com and sign up for an Avita class or choose from other styles and talented teachers. Join us online and calm your mind and heal your body. — Jeff Bailey
Zach Zeldner - Compass Real Estate
At Compass, our focus on technology-driven solutions allows me to continue to work with clients while still following the guidelines of distancing.
I am offering Zoom meetings for appointments or property analysis, and video walkthrough tours for showings. Historically, the Boulder real estate market has always been a safe haven during times of volatility. During the recession of 2008 and immediately after 2008, when most of the country experienced significant losses, the Boulder housing market was down only 1.5 percent at its very worst, and then bounced back quickly. While the markets fluctuate, and we all experience change in our daily lives, I am providing real time data to keep friends and clients informed of the market. Remember, Boulder was recently named the happiest city in the country, and the healthiest city in the country. Wishing you and your family health and safety!
Katie Manz - Sweep Balayage Bar
While we certainly didn't expect to be celebrating our one-year anniversary from home, our entire team remains grateful for our health, and many other blessings. I dearly miss the day to day interactions at Sweep, but am soaking up the days with our four kids - and trying to maintain sanity in the process. We are so thankful for all of our amazing clients who have purchased gift cards during this challenging period. Our community is resilient, and feel that although we have been physically separated, we are more connected than we've ever been. merci beaucoup!