Awards

2017

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Commercial Property Management Company
Best Residential Property Management Company
Best Place to Work

2016

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Commercial Property Management Company
Best Residential Property Management Company
Best Place to Work

2015

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Commercial Property Management Company
Best Residential Property Management Company
Best Place to Work
Best Social Media Presence

2014

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Residential Property Management Company
Best Place to Work (runner-up)
Best Boss (BJ Hybl)

Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
Owner Operator of the year – Pat Stanforth (Griffis/Blessing)

2013

Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
Best Management Company
Best Portfolio Manager (Carmen Azzopardi, CPM®)
Best Community, 1996-Present (Preserve at Hidden Creek)
Best Community, 1980-1996 (Clearview Apartments)
Best Community Manager, 150+ Units (Tricia Marsh, Preserve at Hidden Creek)
Best Curb Appeal (Cascade Park Apartments)
Best Maintenance Supervisor, 150+ Units (JR Weldon, Mesa Ridge Apartments)

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Commercial Property Management Company
Best Residential Property Management Company (runner-up)
Best Place to Work (runner-up)

2012

Apartment Association of Southern Colorado
Ethel Horton Award (Sandy Thrash)

2010

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Real Estate Management Company

2009

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Real Estate Management Company

2008

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Real Estate Management Company
Best Commercial Real Estate Company

2007

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Real Estate Management Company
Best Commercial Real Estate Company

Colorado Springs Business Journal – Rising Stars
Carmen Azzopardi, CPM®

Colorado Springs Business Journal – Women of Influence
Pat Stanforth, CPM®

Colorado Biz Magazine, Colorado State Council of Society of Human Resource Management and Jobing.com
Best Companies to Work for in Colorado
Finalist, selected as number 12 in the state of Colorado

2006

Colorado Springs Business Journal “The Best in Springs Business”
Best Commercial Real Estate Company
Best Real Estate Management Company
Best General Contractor (runner up)
Best Commercial Property Management Company
Best Multifamily Property Management Company

Apartment Association of Colorado Springs
Maintenance Instructor of the Year (Bob Wines)
Ethel Horton Award (Sheridan Carter)

2005

Apartment Association of Colorado Springs
Ethel Horton Award (Pat Stanforth, CPM®)
Volunteer of the Year (Ginoe Bunck)
Property of the Year (Creekside at Palmer Park)

Independent Newspaper
Best Apartment in Colorado Springs
•   1st – The Oasis Apartments
•   2nd – Creekside at Palmer Park
•   3rd – Cascade Park Apartments

BOMA – Gold Trophy, Best Amenity/Clubhouse
Creekside at Palmer Park

Apartment Association of Metro Denver
Best Clubhouse for 1970’s Building (The Lakes at Monaco Pointe)

2004

Colorado Springs Business Journal
Best Metro Business Leader (Buck Blessing)
Best Female Business Leader (Pat Stanforth, CPM®)
Best Up and Coming Business Leader Under 40 (BJ Hybl, MBA)
Best Web Site Design (David Graham)
Best Place to Work
Best Business to Support a Local Charity
Best Small Company with a Promising Future
Best Real Estate Management Company
Best Commercial Real Estate Company

2002

Colorado Springs Business Journal – 40 Under 40 Achievers
Buck Blessing
Sheridan Carter
BJ Hybl, MBA

Dynamic Women of Colorado Springs
Pat Stanforth, CPM®

2001

Colorado Springs Business Journal – Top 25 Influential People in Commercial & Residential Real Estate
Buck Blessing
Rick Davidson, CPM®
Steve Engel, CPA, MBA
Pat Stanforth, CPM®

2000

Colorado Springs Partners in Philanthropy
Outstanding Corporate Philanthropic Program Award

1999

Apartment Association of Colorado Springs
Owner/Operator of the Year for 1998-1999

1998

Pikes Peak Region Better Business Bureau
Excellence in Customer Service Award

1996

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Buck Blessing (finalist)

1992

Inc. Magazine 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.
#361

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Person of the Year (Buck Blessing)

Certifications

In addition to academic credentials, Griffis/Blessing personnel possess a wide variety of professional certifications. Individual designations include: CPM® (Certified Property Manager), CAM (Certified Apartment Manager), ARM (Accredited Residential Manager), CSM (Certified Shopping Center Manager), LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and FMP (Facility Management Professional).

Griffis/Blessing is also the only Accredited Management Organization (AMO®) based in Southern Colorado. AMO® is the designation awarded by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), to firms offering unquestioned management expertise, financial stability, professional excellence and integrity. Only a select few firms in the United States and Canada have been awarded this coveted designation. For over 50 years, these elite organizations have set the standards for excellence in real estate and asset management.

Griffis/Blessing received the Pikes Peak Region Better Business Bureau’s award for Excellence in Customer Service in 1998. This award, modeled after the Malcolm Baldridge National Award’s segment on Customer Focus and Satisfaction, is intended to recognize company’s processes used to ensure quality customer service rather than its products or services. The application process is rigorous enough to identify the best providers of customer service from thousands of Pikes Peak Region firms.

Griffis/Blessing is proud of its employees, their commitment to our core values, and their commitment to outstanding customer service.