Sheila Brennise has found a home for her business whose purpose is to do that for others.
Brennise, who has owned RE/Max About You real estate office since October 2005, recently moved the business from 415 W. Victory Way to 390 Yampa Ave. The new location opened Dec. 22.
"We're just experiencing some wonderful growth and needed more room," Brennise said.
The new space offers nearly five times as much space as the former location's 1,000 square feet.
"It was a great place to start, but growth is good," Brennise said.
Attorneys Sherman Romney and Erik Olson are moving from their 458 Yampa Ave. Suite 110 office to the Victory Way location, and will be open for business there Tuesday.
Brennise said RE/MAX's growth is two-fold: the number of agents on staff and volume of homes listed through the office have increased. RE/MAX has eight licensed agents and two other employees.
Brennise attributes the growth to having the multiple listing service in Craig and Steamboat Springs, her Hayden office and nationwide exposure via the company's central Web site.
Brennise said she is pleased with the new location's appearance and functionality, and hopes to have a community open house there in February.
"It turned out just to be a comfortable, beautiful place to work," Brennise said. "It just exceeded my expectations."
She still has a few plans for adding to the exterior, however, which she is waiting until spring or summer to begin.
getting off the ground
Jeanne and Shaun May believe in family-operated businesses.
Their two sons, Jeremy May and Robert May, manage their two Craig-based companies, Western Slope Builders Supply and Western Slope Truss Company, respectively.
The couple founded the Truss Company 11 years ago, and moved the business from Steamboat Springs to Craig in 1999 when they moved here.
The Mays started Builders Supply in 2003, which they operated out of the truss plant. In June, the Builders Supply office at 176 Clay Ave. was completed, and Jeanne May said it's been booming ever since.
"Business has been huge," she said. "It's just been amazing, the response that we've gotten."
Builders Supply focuses on high-end products for contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners.
"I can sell you anything you need to build a house with the exception of plumbing and electrical supplies," Jeanne May said. "It's not as much the hardware as it is the bones of the house."
Those products include custom doors and individualized closet plans.