No. 1

Custom Made Meals

Years ranked: 4
Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Denver
Employees: 505
Locations: 2
Facts: Custom Made Meals creates fresh oven-ready entrees and appetizers for more than 15,000 groceries nationwide.

No. 2

RE/MAX Professionals

Years ranked: 3
Founded: 1982
Headquarters: Lakewood
Employees: 560
Locations: 10
Facts: RE/MAX Professionals leads the real estate industry in sales, technology and professionalism.

No. 3

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.

Years ranked: 1
Founded: 1996
Headquarters: Madison, Wis.
Employees: 501
Facts: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, a mortgage lender, has more than 500 branches and over 10,500 employees nationwide.

No. 4


Years ranked: 11
Founded: 2001
Headquarters: Seattle
Employees: 9,000 with 588 in Colorado
Facts: Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. The company has strong partnerships with more than 200 leading technology providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Salesforce, and Tableau.

No. 5

Fidelity Investments

Years ranked: 6, 4 consecutive
Founded: 1946
Headquarters: Boston
Employees: 14,500, with 1,001 in Colorado
Locations: 2 in Colorado
Facts: Fidelity offers financial and retirement planning services and is one of the first U.S. companies to provide student loan repayment assistance for its employees. More than 330 Colorado employees have saved $1.3 million since the program started in 2016.

No. 6

Keysight Technologies

Years ranked: 4
Founded: 1939
Headquarters: Santa Rosa, Calif.
Employees: 14,500, with 1,001 in Colorado
Facts: Keysight manufactures equipment and software to design, test, manufacture and optimize electronics technology.

No. 7

Panda Restaurant Group

Years ranked: 3, 2 consecutive
Founded: 1973
Headquarters: Rosemead, Calif.
Employees: 44,956 with 692 in Colorado
Facts: Panda Restaurant Group is the parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San. The family-owned company has 2,200 locations worldwide.

No. 8

Charles Schwab & Co.

Years ranked: 10
Founded: 1973
Headquarters: Westlake, Texas
Employees: 30,000, with 4,400 in Colorado
Location: 8 in Colorado
Facts: Charles Schwab offers a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors.

No. 9

Edward Jones

Years ranked: 10
Founded: 1922
Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.
Employees: 48,803, with 859 in Colorado
Facts: Edward Jones has more than 19,000 financial advisors who work directly with more than 7 million clients and help them create personalized investment strategies.

No. 10


Years ranked: 5
Founded: 1937
Headquarters: Mayfield Village, Ohio
Employees: 42,912, with 2,518 in Colorado
Facts: Progressive was the first auto insurance group to launch a website, the first publicly held company to report results monthly, and the first insurance company to offer pet injury coverage.

No. 11

Canvas Credit Union

Years ranked: 1
Founded: 1938
Headquarters: Lone Tree
Employees: 729
Facts: Canvas is a full-service financial cooperative with more than 232,000 members and 729 team members. It is the third-largest credit union in Colorado at $2.3B in assets.

No. 12

Encore Electric Inc.

Years ranked: 4
Founded: 2003
Headquarters: Lakewood
Employees: 850, with 837 in Colorado
Facts: The award-winning team at Encore Electric excels at complex technical projects like hospitals, universities, data centers, office structures and museums.

No. 13

Bright Horizons Family Solutions LLC

Years ranked: 9
Founded: 1986
Headquarters: Watertown, Mass.
Employees: 32,388, with 622 in Colorado
Facts: Bright Horizons operates more than 1,000 child care centers worldwide and partners with more than 1,100 leading employers across nearly every industry.

No. 14

Breckenridge Grand Vacations

Years ranked: 8, 3 consecutive
Founded: 1985
Headquarters: Breckenridge
Employees: 640
Facts: Breckenridge Grand Vacations is a family-owned company that builds, sells and manages fractional resorts in Breckenridge.

No. 15


Years ranked: 5
Founded: 2001
Headquarters: Chicago
Employees: 50,000, including 1,012 in Colorado
Locations: 28 in Colorado
Facts: Accenture provides professional services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

No. 16

American Financing

Years ranked: 5, 3 consecutive
Founded: 2001
Headquarters: Aurora
Employees: 900
Facts: American Financing is a family-owned, minority-owned mortgage banker licensed in all 50 states specializing in residential mortgages and home refinancing.

No. 17

Craig Hospital

Years ranked: 8
Founded: 1907
Headquarters: Englewood
Employees: 1,056
Facts: Craig Hospital is a nonprofit rehabilitation and research hospital specializing in the neurorehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord and brain injuries.

No. 18

Davita Inc.

Years ranked: 9
Founded: 1999
Headquarters: Denver
Employees: 60,000, with 3,284 in Colorado
Locations: 1 in Colorado
Facts: Davita provides kidney dialysis services through more than 3,000 outpatient dialysis centers in the United States and other countries.

No. 19

MTech Mechanical

Years ranked: 2
Founded: 2002
Headquarters: Westminster
Employees: 507
Facts: MTech Mechanical provides mechanical design, building and maintenance services to commercial and industrial clients across Colorado. The company offers full-service HVAC and plumbing services.

No. 20

Liberty Oilfield Services

Years ranked: 1
Founded: 2011
Headquarters: Denver
Employees: 3,042, with 850 in Colorado
Facts: Liberty is a leading North American oilfield services firm that offers innovative suites of completion services and technologies to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies

No. 21

Vectra Bank Colorado

Years ranked: 1
Founded: 1998
Headquarters: Denver
Employees: 585
Facts: Vectra serves Colorado’s small and middle-market businesses and their owners, managers and employees through full-service branches.

No. 22

Jefferson Center For Mental Health

Years ranked: 10
Founded: 1958
Headquarters: Wheat Ridge
Employees: 625
Facts: The Jefferson Center has served as a nonprofit, community-focused mental health care and substance use treatment provider for more than 60 years. The center is part of the statewide mental health crisis system.

No. 23


Years ranked: 1
Founded: 1891
Headquarters: Greenwood Village
Employees: 7,600, with 2,548 in Colorado
Facts: Empower offers industry-leading solutions to help people manage their money for today while saving more for their tomorrow.

No. 24


Years ranked: 11
Founded: 1963
Headquarters: Lakewood
Employees: 2,730, with 2,574 in Colorado
Locations: 101
Facts: Colorado’s largest locally-owned bank offers retail banking and financing solutions to consumers and businesses.

No. 25


Years ranked: 4
Founded: 1993
Headquarters: Greenwood Village
Employees: 14,800, including 1,022 in Colorado
Facts: Greystar provides property management services for residential housing, apartment homes, furnished corporate housing, and mixed-use properties that incorporate retail space.

No. 26

Rose Medical Center

Years ranked: 8
Founded: 1948
Headquarters: Denver
Employees: 1,200
Facts: Rose Medical Center is a leader in comprehensive women’s health, surgical and endoscopy services, heart and vascular, orthopedics and spine surgery, total joint replacement, bariatrics and sports, internal and aesthetic medicine. It was the first Denver hospital to allow Jewish, African American and female physicians to practice medicine.

No. 27

Aurora Mental Health Center

Years ranked: 1
Founded: 1975
Headquarters: Aurora
Employees: 586
Facts: Aurora Mental Health is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic offering mental health services. The staff of physicians, nurses, psychologists, therapists, and peers works with all age groups, from children to seniors.

No. 28

UC Health

Years ranked: 9
Founded: 2012
Headquarters: Aurora
Employees: 25,723
Facts: The UC Health University of Colorado Hospital is a Level I trauma center and the principal teaching hospital for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

No. 29

CACI International Inc.

Years ranked: 5
Founded: 1962
Headquarters: Arlington, Va.
Employees: 22,000, with 1,181 in Colorado
Facts: CACI International Inc. provides information technology services to many branches of the federal government, including defense, homeland security, intelligence, and healthcare.

No. 30

Mental Health Center of Denver

Years ranked: 10
Founded: 1989
Headquarters: Denver
Employees: 867
Facts: The Mental Health Center of Denver serves people with mental illness, trauma, and co-occurring substance abuse disorders. The center provides a walk-in clinic and respite care as part of a statewide mental health network, substance use and emotional crisis help.

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