Outdoor Recreational Equipment Manufacturers
Ranked by number of local employees
Rank
Company
Local
employees
Products/Services
Phone
Website
Person in charge, Title
Year founded
1
Otter Products LLC
209 S. Meldrum St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
1,000
Creates waterproof, protective cases for phones and other electronic devices.
970-493-8446
www.otterbox.com
Steve Nisbet, president; Curt Richardson, founder & chairman; Jim Parke, CEO
1998
2
Crocs Inc.
13601 Via Varra
Broomfield, CO 80020
3201
Casual footwear.
303-848-7000
www.crocs.com
Andrew Rees, president & CEO
2002
3
Carefree of Colorado
2145 W. Sixth Ave.
Broomfield, CO 80020
300
Develops, manufactures, markets and sells shade products and accessories in recreational, residential and commercial applications.
303-469-3324
www.carefreeofcolorado.com
Scott Thompson, president
1971
4
Nite Ize Inc.
5660 Central Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301
225
Nite Ize designs and manufactures inventor-driven products that organize your life, protect your gear, light your way, and creatively solve your everyday problems.
303-449-2576
www.niteize.com
Rick Case, CEO & founder
1989
5
Spyder Active Sports Inc.
4740 Walnut St.
Boulder, CO 80301
100
High-end performance skiwear, outerwear and accessories.
303-544-4000
www.spyder.com
Nicholas Adcock, CEO
1978
6
Product Architects Inc., dba Polar Bottle
4601 Nautilus Court S.
Boulder, CO 80301
50
Manufactures and distributes reusable insulated water bottles with three lines of insulated water bottles as well as a new backpack hydration system.
303-440-0358
www.polarbottle.com
Judy Amabile, president
1994
7
Fanatics Inc.
1877 Broadway, #701
Boulder, CO 80302
45
Operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including managing ecommerce for major professional sports leagues such as the NFL, NBA, MLB and others, as well as media companies.
N/A
www.fanatics.com
Jim Oxenhandler, senior director of engineering
1997
8
Newton Running Co.
3665 Frontier Ave.
Boulder, CO 80301
40
Makers of specialty running shoes.
303-442-1113
www.newtonrunning.com
Jerry Lee, CEO/Founder; Joe O'Neil, CEO
2006
9
Head Rush Technologies
1835 38th St.
Boulder, CO 80301
40
Engineers and builds innovative solutions to bring new adventure-recreation equipment to the climbing, zip line, adventure and amusement industries.
720-565-6885
www.headrushtech.com
John McGowan, CEO & co-founder
2009
10
Backcountry Access Inc.
2820 Wilderness Place, Unit H
Boulder, CO 80301
35
Backcountry skiing and avalanche rescue equipment.
303-417-1345
www.backcountryaccess.com
Bruce McGowan; Craig Hatton, general managers
1994