Growth in Timnath can no longer be measured solely by head counts in residential subdivisions. Including the Oct. 2 opening of Costco, business numbers within the town limits have increased. Several other companies have chosen to relocate here and another is soon scheduled to open.
Dean Contracting moved its 12-employee operation from Windsor in February. Specializing in fencing, its product line includes cedar, chain link, vinyl, ornamental iron and gate operators. Owners Cole and Lisa Dean both worked for another fence company until 2001, when they opted to start their own venture. Its customer base now includes the Poudre School District, the cities of Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and Timnath and Weld RE-4 School District, for which it has erected fencing for schools, water treatment plants, parks and jails. Dean’s cedar rail products appear at Wildwing Community Park and Timnath Reservoir; Timnath Ranch Community Center sports their ornamental iron fencing.
Parents of 11-year-old Abi and Emi, age 7, the young couple not only wanted their own business but also the financial security of owning land. So Dean Contracting moved from a leased property in Windsor onto two purchased acres at 4900 Goodman Road in Timnath.
Lisa Dean explained they also wanted to be centrally located. “We do lots of business up and down I-25,” she said. “So Timnath is a great location.”
In addition to its regular workforce is one full-time watchman who prefers his bonuses in dog treats. Rocky is an 8-year-old Lab mix the Deans rescued about eight months ago when an elderly couple moved into assisted living. They were unable to take their beloved dog and Rocky’s age made him an unlikely candidate for adoption through a shelter, so the Deans stepped up to save him. He’s a happy, kindly gent but one whose eyes never leave visitors. He sticks like Velcro to make certain they mean no harm to his new and beloved human family.
Dean said she and her husband anticipate a long, positive and profitable business experience for their company in the town of Timnath.
Dean Contracting is online at www.deancontracting.org and can be reached by phone at 970 686-0351.
On a pad just west of Costco, a building under construction will reportedly be the first restaurant ever in Timnath. The Freddy’s franchise, owned by Mark Siffring, is scheduled to open for business in early April. Siffring, who resides in Larimer County near Windsor and operates other Freddy’s stores in the Loveland area, is excited to join Timnath’s big march forward. He said the Harmony Road at Interstate 25 junction is a great business hub.
“We love being a part of Timnath’s growth,” Siffring said.
Freddy’s will certainly draw hungry customers and provide salaries to locals. When the franchise opens, it will initially employ approximately 75 people.
Freddy’s was begun by WWII veteran Freddy Simon in Wichita, Kansas. The original 1950s taste for savory steakburgers soon broadened to include an affinity for a signature menu item: frozen custard, now a Freddy’s specialty. Diners can choose from many portion sizes, five flavors and 30 toppings served as sundaes, Freddy’s famous Concretes, shakes, malts, in dishes or waffle and cake cones. More mouth-watering offerings include burgers, hot dogs, Chicago dogs, patty melts, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, fries, onion rings, chili and more. Carry-out is also available.
Risk Removal, Inc.
In September, founder/owner Steven Morrow moved his company from a leased location on Timberline Road in Fort Collins to its current location at 6250 Iron Forge Road in Timnath.
Since 1989, Risk Removal has specialized in the removal of asbestos, mold/mildew, lead and hazardous materials. Fifteen employees currently comprise the company’s workforce. Risk Removal, Inc. can be reached by phone at 970-221-9121.
Unofficially, it’s reported that at least one additional business will soon begin building adjacent to Costco. Also, Lisa Dean advised that her company has given bids for steel fencing to a storage unit business soon going in across the street from Dean Contracting.
So, it appears that it’s not business as usual for old-time Timnath, but rather that a growing Timnath is getting down to business in a big way while planning for a bold and bright future.