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Lakewood Transplant Guide

Mandi Pacer

Welcome to the Mile-High City. Home of Bronco Buster, one of the most beautiful amphitheaters in the entire world, some really great beer, and now, you. We don't have to tell you how great this town is—you chose it! What you might not know is who to call to get your HVAC serviced. Or where to go when you've got a toothache. That's why we put together a handy guide of some of the best businesses and professionals in Denver to help get you started. So you can worry less about stuff like hunting down a mechanic that won't try to swindle you and worry more about the fun stuff—like getting settled into your new community.

Lakewood Transplant Guide

Welcome to the Mile-High City. Home of Bronco Buster, one of the most beautiful amphitheaters in the entire world, some really great beer, and now, you. We don't have to tell you how great this town is—you chose it! What you might not know is who to call to get your HVAC serviced. Or where to go when you've got a toothache. That's why we put together a handy guide of some of the best businesses and professionals in Denver to help get you started. So you can worry less about stuff like hunting down a mechanic that won't try to swindle you and worry more about the fun stuff—like getting settled into your new community.

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Handyman: Neighborhood Helping Hand

5135 S Julian St, Littleton, CO 80123
Mandi Pacer

What started as a lawn cutting company in 1997 has now grown into a full service grounds maintenance and handyman operation. Cody and his dedicated team can do everything under the sun including snow removal, tree grooming, lawn care, painting, carpentry etc. They currently partner with quite a few apartment complexes and elderly neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Helping Hand

Contractor: Hondo's LLC

Mandi Pacer

My brother and his fiance purchased their first home late last year and had some big renovations requiring contractors. Hondo was recommended to them as a one-stop-shop general contractor and ended up being the perfect fit. They had a giant, outdated stone fireplace that needed to be demoed out. They prematurely put in their beautiful marble flooring before having the fireplace taken out- oops. Hondo was meticulous, clean and very careful with his work given the challenge of keeping the floor pristine and protected from potential damage. I couldn't believe the results of the before and after, I was completely floored. Not only was he professional, skilled, and courteous he was very reasonable when quoting out pricing.

Hondo's LLC

HVAC: Blue Spruce Heating and Cooling

6436 S Pierce Ct, Littleton, CO 80123
Mandi Pacer

Jeff and his team have over 29+ years combined experience in the industry specializing in commercial and residential HVAC inspection, repair, and installation. With over 80 five-star reviews on multiple platforms, it's clear that they are one of the leading HVAC contractors in the Denver Metro. Highly recommend for your next in-home or business space HVAC need.

Blue Spruce Heating and Cooling

Painter: Jurado Best Painting LLC

1020 17th Ave Apt C, Longmont, CO 80501
Mandi Pacer

German specializes in both residential and commercial indoor and outdoor painting. His most notable project was the Oskar Blues Brewing Co. in Longmont. He is polite, professional and comes in at a reasonable price.

Jurado Best Painting LLC

Auto Mechanic: Master Collision

2223 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223
Mandi Pacer

Wil, Julie, their son Dean and their team of auto body experts are keen on getting you back on the road as quickly as possible. As a Colorado Native who has had their fair share of fender benders, I have taken my car to Master Collision for both major repairs and cosmetic fixes and have been pleased every time.

Master Collision

Dentist: Dr. Daniel K. Duvall

3333 S Wadsworth Blvd D316, Lakewood, CO 80227
Mandi Pacer

I've been seeing Dr. Duvall since being a toddler. When my dad's insurance changed and we were forced to go to a new guy I wasn't a happy camper. Into adulthood, I decided to go back to Dr. Duvall and I am sure glad I did. Getting your teeth cleaned or any sort of oral procedure isn't always a comfortable experience and this dentist and his team ensure all procedures are quick and painless - pun intended!

Dr. Daniel K. Duvall

Doctor: Dr. Lisa K. Lewis

12600 W Colfax Ave A110, Lakewood, CO 80215
Mandi Pacer

A few years ago I had a cancer scare and was referred to a GYNO in Littleton that charged me an absurd amount of money for routine visits and treatments. I threw in the towel on that office and after a quick Google search stumbled upon Dr. Lisa K. Lewis in the Golden/Lakewood area. The receptionist, assistant, and doctor are always welcoming and make a yearly visit as comfortable as can be. Dr. Lewis is down-to-earth and nothing is off the table when you need to ask seemingly odd questions she takes the awkwardness out of it instantly.

Dr. Lisa K. Lewis

Salon: Lauren Hair Artistry

Denver, CO
Mandi Pacer

Lauren has transformed my hair not once, but twice now! I wanted some funky teal and turquoise peek-a-boos in the summer last year and she gladly obliged. When it was time to tone down and get ready for an upcoming wedding she took me back to more of my natural roots with a pretty cherry dark brown and a fresh cut. I won't go to anyone else! She currently has a booth up at Ara Spa in Ameristar, but also does in-home visits.

Lauren Hair Artistry

Veterinarian: Neighborhood Pet Clinic

5856 S Lowell Blvd #20, Littleton, CO 80123
Mandi Pacer

We found Dr. Montz while living in Littleton temporarily and now we commute 20+ minutes to his office. He's a sweet, Southern Gentleman who is so incredibly caring with all creatures who come in. The biggest selling point for me was that his pricing was reasonable and fair for the highest level of care you receive. My pup had to have TPLO surgery and it was a costly procedure, but he talked through options with me and put my mind at ease. My dog is almost back to 100% after having the surgery a few months ago.

Neighborhood Pet Clinic

Doggie Day Care: Camp Bow Wow

13101 W 43rd Dr STE 102, Golden, CO 80403
Mandi Pacer

Leaving your furbaby at a doggy daycare can be daunting, but I felt at ease at The Camp Bow Wow location for my dog Luna. They are friendly, professional and offer what I believe is fair pricing for daycare and boarding services. The best part is being able to check in on your critter during the day as they have live web cams always streaming what the doggos are up to.

Camp Bow Wow - Golden

Nursery: Fae Foilage

8567 W 108th Ave, Broomfield, CO 80021
Mandi Pacer

Plants make any space more brilliant and inviting. I had the pleasure of doing a popup with Morgan and Wendy of Fae Foliage late summer 2020 and they had such an amazing selection of plants to pick from. They now have a beautiful She Shed filled with green beauties. Highly recommend swinging by to see their shop.

Fae Foilage

Restaurant: Iwayama Sushi

5500 S. Simms St., Unit C, LIttleton, CO 80127
Mandi Pacer

Your first sign this restaurant is a total gem is that it is always filled the brim and is it difficult to get a table. It really fits the bill of "small hole in the wall" with the welcoming family feel. A perfect blend of Hawaiian and Japanese inspired dishes make this spot one of my top places to support. If you go, order the Veronica Roll, you will not be disappointed!

Iwayama Sushi

Boutique: The Chill Squirrel

12 Rosalie Rd, Bailey, CO 80421
Mandi Pacer

If you find yourself up 285 in Bailey, this is a pitstop you need to add to your list. Jeff has curated a beautiful shop filled to the brim with exciting local treasures and gifts. The best way to describe this shop is eccentric and eclectic since it houses a little bit of everything under one roof. Bonus points, it's very reasonably priced throughout.

The Chill Squirrel

Breakfast Spot: The Cow Eatery

316 Bear Creek Ave, Morrison, CO 80465
Mandi Pacer

My local go-to for delicious and hearty breakfast food. Their green chile is the perfect complement to any dish and the service is always so welcoming and quick!

The Cow Eatery

Shopping: Found Antique & Artisan Mall

4501 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Mandi Pacer

Three floors of trinkets, treasures and unique finds- holy cow! As the owner of a creative co-op, I found this shop to be such a neat space that I aspire to have my shop be like someday. I spent an hour in here, but could have easily spent 3 if I wasn't on a time crunch. The shop features over 100 local artists and vendors and it has an eclectic, everything under the sun, new and old vibe! It's in an unassuming part of town, but not to be missed!

Found Antique & Artisan Mall

Art/Gifts: The Emporium

200 Perry St, Castle Rock, CO 80104
Mandi Pacer

I recently visited this huge Creative Co-Op and was really impressed by the layout and the sheer amount of fun, local items to peruse. As a small business owner in the Creative Co-Op industry, I aspire to reach this size someday. There's at least 50 local artisans and vendors to check out in this massive space and you should dedicate at least a few hours to take it all in.

The Emporium

Recreational Activity: Adam's Mystery Playhouse

2406 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
Mandi Pacer

I've been here for a few birthdays and it's always a riot! The food served up was tasty and the entertainment was phenomenal. I love a good mystery and the gamify aspect of figuring out "who done it" in a Clue murder type setup. If you enjoy theatrical fun and plays this would be a good date night.

Adam's Mystery Playhouse