Business briefs: Summit homebuilder celebrates 10-year anniversary |

Business briefs: Summit homebuilder celebrates 10-year anniversary

The cost of gas in Colorado is going up.
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Summit builder celebrates 10 years

Pinnacle Mountain Homes celebrated its 10th anniversary at the end of April, surpassing $100 million in cumulative revenue. The Summit County-based homebuilder also celebrated a National Homebuilders platinum award for “Best in American Living,” and being shortlisted for the 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch.

Since Chris Renner started the company with just a staff of two in a Wellington neighborhood garage, Pinnacle has built more than 70 homes. The company has since expanded to home management and vacation rentals, working with more than 130 properties.

“Pinnacle can now offer a continuum of services to our clients. At this point, we’re designing, building, managing, furnishing, and renting properties for our clients,” Renner said in a statement. “It’s the complete life cycle.”

Colorado gas prices rise

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Average retail gasoline prices in Colorado have risen 3.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.14 per gallon on Tuesday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,158 gas outlets in Colorado. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22 per gallon.

In Summit County, current gas prices topped both the state and national average, at $2.26 per gallon.

According to GasBuddy historical data, gasoline prices on May 2 in

Colorado have ranged widely over the last five years: $2.46/g in 2015, $3.50/g in 2014, $3.52/g in 2013, $3.85/g in 2012 and $3.66/g in 2011.

Wolfe and Company teams up with Sothetby’s

Jack Wolfe and Bailey Jefferson have joined LIV Sotheby’s International Realty team in Breckenridge to offer an expanded range of benefits to clients. The expansion includes the sale of residential real estate.

Sotheby’s is a worldwide leader in marketing, networking and referrals and is rapidly growing their firm in Breckenridge. As a part of their expansion they wanted to add commercial expertise, bringing in Wolfe and Company as a win-win opportunity for both parties. To contact Wolfe, call 970-368-0018.

Workshop aims to help cottage food producers

The Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center and Town of Dillon are teaming up to offer a Cottage Food Producers Certification Workshop. The event will teach vendors how to safely operate a food business from a home kitchen, including foods permissible under Colorado’s Cottage Food Act, ingredient labeling, food preparation at high altitude and safe food preparation, storage and transport.

The class, which satisfies Colorado’s food safety training for Cottage Food sellers, will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s Dillon Campus on May 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Celebrate small business week

Every year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from across the nation through National Small Business Week. Colorado Small Business Week, May 1-7, is a statewide collaboration between cities, community organizations, financial institutions and small businesses to support and highlight the critical contributions of Colorado’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. With over 560,000 small businesses and half of our workforce employed by small businesses, this week of workshops, events and festivities will celebrate Colorado’s entrepreneurial spirit. For a full list of events, visit

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