BUSINESS BEAT: Peak Hot Tubs carries on in wake of owner’s death

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Peak Hot Tubs & Spa Services is in good hands despite the death of former owner “Hot Tub Charlie” Ganse.

The new owner, Rod Hunt, was a good friend of Ganse’s. In fact, the two had lunch together three to five times a week.

“People thought I should buy (the business),” Hunt said. “I want to try to keep his legacy going.”

Hunt’s daughter Sheila, who also works at the store at 27866 Meadow Drive, said the family was touched by how welcoming the community had been, especially since Ganse, who died in September, had been so well known.

Hunt continues to run his own business, Blue Moon Hot Tubs, and has melded the two. He’s been doing hot tub and spa repair for more than 25 years.

The business hours have been extended, and the Peak website now has a section where people can write their memories of Ganse.

If you still miss Hot Tub Charlie, just call Peak; his voice is still on the answering machine.

The store is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 303-674-8033.

Interior designer provides affordable service

Hiring an interior designer doesn’t have to be a luxury for the wealthy.

Lynn Bisiar of Evergreen has begun Affordable Design, and she hopes to help everyone — no matter what their budget — with interior design and home staging needs.

“Most people assume they can’t afford design help,” Bisiar said. “I want to be for everyone.”

She says she can walk into a home of any size or price range, and within moments make suggestions to make the house look nicer and to better use the space.

While Bisiar does not have formal interior design training, she has worked staging furniture showrooms. She also spent several years as manager of Rocky Mountain Log Furniture in Evergreen, which entailed keeping the furniture and accessories in the store looking fresh.

To see examples of her work, visit www.affordable-design-interior.com. For more information, call 303-885-6844 or e-mail lynn@affordable-design-interior.com

Evergreen Automotive Repair continues quality tradition

For the past 10 years, Bill Kemp has owned Evergreen Automotive Repair on Hilltop Drive.

With six lifts, the mechanics can repair snowplows in the winter and work on antiques, classics and hot rods in the summer — and everything in between.

Kemp, who has been a mechanic here since 1976, says the most interesting time during his 10 years of ownership was the storm in March 2003 that dumped 7 feet of snow in Evergreen. The heavy weight on the shop’s roof caused it to collapse. He wound up erecting a new steel building that could withstand Evergreen’s unpredictable weather.

For more information or to learn more about the repair shop, call 303-674-0214.

Evergreen resident offers hairstyling, mural-painting businesses

Jules Grundtner is a jill of many trades.

She has two separate but equal businesses in Evergreen: one a mobile hairstyling and make-up service, the other a home mural-painting business.

The mobile hairstyling service brings everything from a shampoo bowl to the hair color to your door.

Grundtner says the in-home service is for people who work out of their homes or who have small children, which makes it more difficult to get to a traditional hair salon.

“I’m a full-service stylist,” Grundtner said, adding that her fees are typically about $5 more than brick-and-mortar salons. And driving long distances will bring an additional fee for gas.

Grundtner has worked as a stylist at several Evergreen salons and now has a booth at Parkway Salon in Evergreen. She’s been a cosmetologist for more than 20 years.

As part of her traveling services, she does hair and make-up for weddings. She will come to the church or where the bridal party is getting ready with all of the needed materials for doing up-do’s and makeup.

Grundtner also is an artist, and she paints children’s characters and other scenes on walls. She suggests that having a child’s bedroom wall painted with her favorite storybook character would make a great Christmas present.

She’s done murals for Kittredge Bible Church, the Colorado Hotel in Glenwood Springs, the Parade of Homes in Evergreen and the Junior Symphony Guild.

For any of Grundtner’s services, visit www.mobileweddingstylist.net or call her at 303-679-9255.

Have tips about businesses in Evergreen? Contact Evergreen resident Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com.