Whole Family Dentistry/Dr. Ted Kawulok, DDS
When you go to the dentist, the last thing you want is a long wait. Whole Family Dentistry makes sure they’re on time so patients can get on with their day says Brandi Martinez, front office administer. Martinez said customers like the friendly staff and each patient receives personalized attention. The quality care from Dr. Ted Kawulok is evident based on his solid reviews on Google, she said. “We offer the latest technology and Dr. Kawulok is always learning the newest techniques. He also keeps up the latest research.” Patients also appreciate that Dr. Kawulok sticks with only the necessary procedures, something that builds their trust. “One patient said he does the necessary work and he does not overcharge patients,” Martinez said. 1400 28th St., #4, Boulder, 303.442.8625, wholefamilydentistry.com.
Runner Up: North Boulder Dental, 1001 North St., Boulder, 303.447.1042, boulderdental.com.
Best Local Employer
Boulder Community Health
Employees at Boulder Community Health feel like family. And that’s intentional, says Patricia Harris, associate vice president of human resources. “BCH is committed to providing holistic health care to the community and strives to recruit and retain amazing talent to make that happen,” she says. “We’re extremely active with developing programs to engage and reward ‘our family.’” In keeping, lighthearted employee-engagement events, such as Tube to Work Day, Walk with a Doc or even the old “gurney race” race at the annual BCH Olympic Games, have been longstanding traditions. A yearly confidential employee opinion survey also helps build family-like trust. Harris says, “There is no better way to maintain and grow a dynamic culture than to listen to the team that helps to create it!” 4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303.415.7000, bch.org.
Runner Up: Yoga Loft, 633 S. Broadway St., Boulder, 720.612.4321, yogaloftboulder.com.
Humane Society of Boulder Valley
“We are so fortunate to have the Boulder community as our partner in helping make life better for pets in need and supporting the people who love them,” says Lindsay Scott, director of philanthropy and community relations for Human Society of Boulder Valley (HSBV). HSBV serves as a near perfect model for any non-profit organization through its fundraising efforts, garnering of community-wide support, treatment of its clients, customers and volunteers, and adherence to its core values. With the support HSBV receives, they’re able to provide life-changing resources through their Transfer, Behavior Modification, Shelter Medicine and Safety Net programs. Together, says Scott, these services extend Boulder’s compassion to pets in need, when they need it most. Scott also says it’s an honor to work with the people of Boulder in “strengthening our community through kindness and collaboration, making life better for not only pets, but people, too.” 2323 55th St., Boulder, 303.442.4030, boulderhumane.org.
Runner Up: Emergency Family Assistance Association, 1575 Yarmouth Ave., Boulder, 303.442.3042, efaa.org.
Best Real Estate Company AND Best Customer Service
WK Real Estate
What really makes WK Real Estate different is not just the personalized experience, but the value they place in every single relationship. Dan Kingdom, broker/owner of WK Real Estate, says, “This award really hits home as we take great pride in our personal connections with clients.” WK prioritizes knowing the hopes and dreams of its buyers and sellers, treating them like family, while also ensuring they take extra good care of their agents and employees. Retention rates are high in every category with WK Real Estate, proving that when an organization places its people and clients first, it reaps the rewards. 4875 Pearl East Circle, Boulder, 303.443.2240, wkre.com.
Runner Up for Real Estate: RE/MAX of Boulder, 2425 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.449.7000, boulderco.com.
Runner Up for Customer Service: North Boulder Physical Therapy, 3000 Center Green Drive, Boulder, 303.413.9903, northboulderpt.com.
Terri Taydus, WK Real Estate
“Every home buyer and seller has their own story,” said Terri Taydus, “and I believe that providing a personal touch, listening with compassion, working hard to understand my clients’ personal wants and needs, and using my knowledge and experience to help educate my clients so that they can make informed decisions, is what sets me apart from other agents.” Taydus admits she loves her job, bringing her joy of selling real estate into every transaction. “Professionalism and marketing are important skills in this industry, but they only take you so far,” Taydus said. “Authenticity and genuinely caring for the clients who choose to work with me, and a passion for the community as a whole, is what really matters and is at the heart of my business philosophy.” Taydus feels honored and grateful to all those who voted, and counts it a privilege to work with WK Real Estate, voted best Real Estate Company, a local brokerage that has strong roots in the community. 4875 Pearl E. Circle, #100, Boulder, 303.938.1920, territaydus.wkre.com.
Runner Up: Jennifer Egbert, Porchlight Real Estate Group, 2500 Broadway, Boulder, 303.619.3373, jenniferegbert.com.