Celebrate the Fourth of July With These Local, Veteran-Owned Businesses

This July, we are highlighting local, veteran-owned businesses across Colorado to honor the Fourth of July holiday. If you know of any veteran-owned businesses in your area or are exploring new veteran-owned businesses with this list, we encourage you to shop your local, veteran-owned small businesses. 

Aloha Builders LLC

Aloha Builders is a business that manages design build, additions, remodels, custom projects and outdoor kitchens and living spaces. The family-owned and veteran-owned business maintains a reputation of delivering quality work with family values. With three decades of experience, Aloha Builders promises attention to detail, reliability, unparalleled quality and old fashion values. They’ve built not only the reputation and positive reviews, but a family of satisfied customers. 

1350 Distilling

1350 Distilling is a business that sells spirits with a lot of heart. Their mission is to reward honest, hard work with an appropriate drink. With 47 years of combined service among their leadership, the veteran, teacher and woman-owned business creates a welcoming atmosphere, tasty cocktails and best-in-class spirits. With their local and American-made ingredients, they pledge 10% of their profits to veteran and local charities. 

Spice Island Grill 

Spice Island Grill might be familiar if you watch Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. This Colorado Springs-based Jamaican restaurant is known for their curry goat and incredible jerk chicken. As a 24-year veteran of the US Air Force, the owner has always been drawn to cooking and started her restaurant with her husband in 2011. The fun, spacious and relaxed setting attracts food lovers that want to experience authentic Jamaican cuisine. 

Vail Brewing Co. 

Vail Brewing Company is a veteran-owned business with a team made of mountain lovers. Started in 2014, the business has an appreciation for the Colorado lifestyle and the adventurous spirit found here. The location was strategically chosen so that the leadership could serve the local community of Vail Valley, Eagle River Valley and ski areas of Vail and Beaver Creek. Serving a variety of handcrafted beers, Vail Brewing Co. is right there beside adventurers of all kinds, and aims to serve Coloradans in both big explorations and good conversations. 

Feldmann Nagel Cantafio & Song PLLC

Feldmann Nagel Cantafio & Song PLLC is a boutique law firm formed in 2004. Feldmann’s roots included training as a JAG prosecutor and defense attorney with the US Marine Corps. With beginnings in Steamboat Springs, the founders specialized in “mountain law” but rapidly grew into metropolitan areas. The firm services corporate and individual clients, supporting diverse needs and interests.  

To find more veteran-owned businesses to support this July, visit the Veteran Owned Business directory or the Minority Business Office Directory

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