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Winter Outdoor Design Resources

The Colorado Restaurant Association has compiled resources that may help you with winterizing your outdoor space. Participants in the Winter Outdoor Design Workshop are denoted.


Xcel Energy is offering restaurants free energy assessments and no-cost upgrades including select LEDs, bathroom sink aerators and pre-rinse spray valves. We’re also offering a limited time, 25% bonus rebate on qualifying equipment – available only to restaurants – until March 31, 2021. CLEAResult implements the Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency program on behalf of Xcel Energy.

Architecture & Design

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A design firm deliverIng creative solutions and enduring benefits for your project. Erin Braunstein, AIA is a licensed architect with 27 years of experience in Colorado. Collaborating with clients and contractors we look for sustainable means to build the project vision.

Design Workshop is a Colorado-based Landscape Architecture, Planning and Urban Design firm with 50 years of experience working in both urban and mountain environments. From streetscape design to public plazas and resorts, our firm designs the public realm experiences that build lasting memories.

At CSHQA, we deliver Custom Solutions and High-Quality Architecture. We are a 100% employee-owned architecture and engineering design firm. Our experienced team holds licenses in all 50 states, so whatever your project, we can help. With CSHQA, you get the resources of a large firm, and the personal attention of a small firm. We are professional listeners who love what we do. How can we help?

Hord Coplan Macht is an integrated firm offering planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and environmental graphic design located in Downtown Denver.

Business Consulting and Executive Coaching in the Architecture/Engineering industry. My unusual “talent stack” includes a background in psychology + mechanical engineering + MBA + entrepreneur + adjunct professor in business, which allows me to bring a unique set of skills and perspective to your business or talent challenges. Consulting services: strategy, financial assessments, operations, quality control, and ownership and leadership transition. Executive coaching from PMs to principals and for committees/teams created to address critical firm initiatives. As an entrepreneur and trusted advisor I have the expertise, desire, and flexibility to help you achieve your goals.

FAM Architecture & Interior Design is a full-service practice with more than 34 years of combined experience in architecture and interior design. Our diverse portfolio includes both commercial and residential work with an emphasis on hospitality and residential design. This experience allows us to offer our clients thoughtful and strategic design solutions.

Since 1972 CSNA Architects has been providing team-based hospitality, higher education and public education dining solutions.

Roth Sheppard Architects
Gen Hicks, Marketing + Business Development

For over 37 years, Roth Sheppard Architects has provided our clients with superior design services that add significant value to their lives, businesses, communities and the built environment through meaningful, context-driven and people-focused design. Our portfolio of diverse projects spans municipal buildings, large-scale office buildings, single-family residential homes, chef-driven restaurants, and retail spaces across North America. We have earned a reputation for providing designs that are tailored to each client’s brand, push industry trends, and are rarely commonplace. Our fundamental mission in every collaboration is to improve lives by design.

Verso is a boutique architecture and interiors firm based in Boulder, Colorado. Each project is crafted like a verse, merging artistry and technique to shape functional spaces that inspire.

Ricca is a culinary design firm. We collaborate with architects and engineers on projects to assist with foodservice programming and design. We work in throughout all the sectors of the industry: hospitality, education, corporate, etc.

Semple Brown
Sarah Brown, FAIA, Principal
Haily Tweedie, Associate
Lauren Dundon, Associate

Semple Brown is known for beautiful, functional, and memorable bar and restaurant destinations. We create thoughtful, authentic spaces that inspire and delight. With compelling connections between inside and out, diners enjoy Colorado’s famed indoor-outdoor experience. Using design excellence as a tool to meet our clients’ budgets and schedules, we offer imaginative and collaborative design responses to the chef’s vision of the guest experience. We’d love to help you with your vision.

StudioAtlantis specializes in restaurant design with services that include interior design, kitchen design, architecture, branding and graphics. From first sketch to final walk-through, our team provides thoughtful, detailed partnership to bring your project to life.


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Ridge Prefabrication & Manufacturing can work with your designer to construct high-quality outdoor dining pods to keep you serving your customers.

Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment

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BHDC has been the FFE provider to CO restaurants for 7 years. We now have solutions for outdoor, all-weather dining via our mobile pods. Warm, safe, and cozy. We are offering a 10% discount to our friends in the CRA.

JMC Food Equipment is focused on delivering fantastic products and customer service. From equipment to furniture, JMC is here to help you serve your customers!

Denver Tent is a proud manufacturer that has been in operation for over 130 years in the Denver area. We are a large format textile manufacturer that specializes in custom tents, tarps, enclosures, covers and virtually everything sewn. We have a skilled team to perform prototyping to large runs and cater to our customer’s specific needs. We can make most anything out of any material including canvas, vinyl, Sunbrella, leather, packcloth or whatever is requested from our library of over 10000 fabrics.

The PATIOBOX is an outdoor shipping container patio designed to meet COIVD guidelines. We have multiple sizes available and they look cooler than a tent!

We offer the best high quality KN-95 & 3 ply surgical face masks certification GB/T 2626-2006 & GB/T 32610 -2016 with more than 95 % filtration efficiency FDA EUA ( test results included) and UV-C germicidal lamp devices for fast and free delivery by USPS & UPS. Outdoor winter dining geodesic clear domes. Great solution for social distance & easy tables and chairs layout. String lights & electric heater included. Free shipping & PayPal financing.

General Contractors

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General Contractor with a dedicated Special Projects Group that provides tenant improvement, renovation, building repositioning, and facilities services. We understand the complexities of working side by side with owners to minimize disruption to operations and neighbors.

Haselden Construction is a Colorado family owned business, that has been building in Colorado and Wyoming since 1977. As leading general contractor in Colorado Haselden specializes in Healthcare, PK-12, Higher Education, Hospitality, Municipal, Office/Parking, Cultural/Worship and Senior Living. Haselden also has a the On-Call division that specializes in the beforementioned projects that are under $10M as well as HRS (Haselden Restoration Services) that specializes in disaster restoration and mitigation.

Greenhouses & Heating

TGM manufactures the most durable, elegant and efficient greenhouse kits on the market. Now offering Unique outdoor dining solutions to help restaurants with social distance protocols during/after COVID.

Outdoor Kitchen Distributors, a Colorado company distributing grills, heating units and cookers for indoor and outdoor use since 1984.

All Seasons can help you with all of your tenting and heater needs whether you would like to lease or purchase!


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Don’t let your restaurant be associated with an outbreak of COVID-19, and have done nothing to prevent this. Signup for a free consultation.

LONG Building Technologies engineers, secures, services, and automates systems in commercial buildings. As a systems integrator, our services include HVAC equipment, building automation, HVAC service, security solutions, and parts. Our experience and expertise in each of these industries ensures you get the right solutions for your building’s specific needs.

Our commercial air purification systems are proven to kill more than 99.99% of airborne pathogens – Viruses, Bacteria, Mold, Fungi, Mycotoxins, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), & Odors – including Wildfire Smoke. Our systems use patented technology developed for NASA and are certified FDA Class II Medical Devices. No HEPA Filter. No Cleaning. No Harmful Byproducts. No Kidding.

Landscape Architecture

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Stream Landscape Architecture + Planning (Stream) is a Denver-based consulting firm that specializes in the planning and design of integrated high-functioning public landscapes in the Colorado / Rocky Mountain region. Our specialized expertise includes urban area design (plazas and streetscapes), green infrastructure design, and site development design (building and facility site planning).

Since COVID struck, SHIFT has helped reconfigure streets, alleys, and parking lots for safe, productive outdoor commerce and one-of-a-kind placemaking. By facilitating regular organizational efforts through an ad-hoc CO “Streets as Marketplaces” coalition, and leading efforts of commercial districts in Denver and Grand Junction, Matthew and SHIFT’s project partners are helping CO’s commercial corridors learn from one another and connect to shared resources for design, funding, and logistical planning. SHIFT can help your restaurant or commercial district rapidly engage primary stakeholders, quickly characterize unique challenges and opportunities, and collaboratively develop a plan that makes financial sense and is embraced by the public. Share your vision for COVID-safe commerce with SHIFT and it’s practiced team of partners today, and we will describe for you how our expert and efficient process for design, permitting, implementation, and programming can ensure your project’s success.

With a multi-disciplinary approach to design issues, STUDIOPLAATS focuses on large-scale urban master planning and design, ecological restoration, parks, plazas, squares and gardens. We also develop concepts and visions for climate forward projects, making sustainable building and ecosystem restoration priority one. We work at all scales and would love to hear about your project.

Mechanical & Engineering

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We are a multidisciplinary engineering firm with structural and MEP capabilities locally.

We provide mechanical, plumbing, and electrical engineering for restaurant spaces throughout Colorado. Our deep experience in heating, kitchen ventilation, lighting and power coordination helps us create some of the state’s best spaces. We love helping clients through each step of the construction process from site selection, lease document review, concept, design, to construction and beyond.

We move clients forward with innovative ideas and solutions.  Your success is our success.  Contact us for engineering design services including STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, CIVIL, ARCHITECTURE, and SURVEY.

KLOK Group is a full-service mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering firm. We work on a wide variety of projects, including hospitality, commercial, laboratory, education, and government.

Ayres is a multi-specialty architectural/engineering consulting firm that has assisted public and private clients since 1959. We specialize in context-sensitive, sustainable, and low impact site design solutions. Currently we are working with a half a dozen businesses in several municipalities in Colorado and Wyoming to develop outdoor dining solutions in response to the COVID crisis. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way with site design, furniture selection, code compliance, or grant writing.

KL&A Engineers & Builders, established in 1994, is a Rocky Mountain based company of consulting structural engineers and builders. We believe that the combination of highly detailed engineering and a coordinated, integrated design process drives successful, economical construction.

HR & Insurance

Fourth is the only industry-specific HR and Payroll company that supports restaurants and hospitality to reduce costs and mitigate risk to protect your business. Book a 30 Minute Meeting with Rebecca Berry

AAA supports Colorado Restaurants with discounted roadside assistance memberships for food delivery drivers.

Marking & Public Relations

Consider us your shop for everything print, event, and experiential marketing related. Regardless of where you are, the scope of your project, or the size of your imagination, we have the machines, the manpower and the capabilities to enhance your brand and provide you with more visual impact than your ever thought possible.

Denver-based agency specializing in hospitality PR, social media and influencer management. Contact us for a complimentary one-hour consultation in any of these areas!

POS Systems

RDS continues to solve restaurants’ challenges by providing Online Ordering, Tableside Ordering/Payment, and POS System solutions. Local 24/7 support across Colorado!

Toast is a restaurant specific, all-in-one POS platform helping restaurants grow revenue and succeed in today’s fast-paced environment. Now offering 3 free months of online ordering to ALL restaurants, regardless of POS.

Communications Technology & Facemasks

Stop losing customers to fear of getting sick, communicate COVID-19 guideline adherence to your customers with Klēn. Claim your free month now!