Did you know that for every $100 spent in independently owned stores, $68 of it returns to the community through taxes, payroll, and other expenditures? If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online, and nothing comes home… Think of 3 stores that you would miss if they were gone and spend $50 at each store. Stimulate your local economy!
Did you also know that shopping locally doesn’t mean spending more? Check out your local store before ordering online, you may be pleasantly surprised by how competitive stores are, and they offer more than just a great price. They provide customer service and expertise so you know you are getting the right product for you specifically.
Why should I purchase from Mountain Colors versus an online dealer?
When you purchase products from Mountain Colors, the products that you purchase from are fully backed by the manufacturers warranty as well as our company and the local manufactures representative. Your decision to purchase your product from us will ensure that if there is ever a problem with your product, you can depend on all of us to help you resolve it effectively.
Internet dealers generally do not participate in this manner. In fact, it is likely that the products that they advertise are partially flawed factory seconds, defective returns or discontinued. Often, if there is a problem, you may be on your own. The manufacturer does not generally warranty and internet dealers don’t have any local representative to assist you whatsoever.
Additionally, we have invested in a brick and mortar business that provides you the opportunity to actually see, feel, touch and possibly even try our displayed products. Also, our staff is continually educated on the features, benefits, and new design trends of all our the products we carry and can provide you with the means to select the proper products based on your requirements. Your decision to do business with a local company helps drive our local economy; it keeps our doors open and provides an establishment for trade professionals to conduct business with their clients. Your support also provides a means for our showroom to continuously provide current up to date product displays and employ a staff of professionals at your service.
Mountain Colors is proud to support many superior local businesses in an effort to provide the highest quality customer service throughout the Upper East River Valley.
In a small town, word of mouth is our main form of advertising. Local companies work well together to point prospective customers in the right direction. We all live in Crested Butte because of the community, the scenery, and the overall feel of the town. Whether your stop a local on the street or walk into one of our stores, you will be welcomed with a smile and offered a hand in finding your way. Please contact us with any questions or contact our friends below directly.
Visit Crested Butte – A plethora of information on business’s and information about Crested Butte
Crested Butte Nordic Center – Information on Nordic Skiing in the Crested Butte Area
Crested Butte Mountain Resort – Information about Downhill Skiing in Mount Crested Butte
Crested Butte News – Crested Butte’s Local newspaper
The Peak – A yearly home magazine for the Upper East River Valley. Check out the owners profile for this year!
Casa Bella – great accessories and gifts for your kitchen, bedrooms, and baths
Office for Resource Efficiency (ORE) – Crested Butte’s local “green” resource group
1% for Open Space – Mountain Colors is proud to voluntarily collect 1% of our sales to preserve our beautiful surroundings. 1% for Open Space was created to raise funds for organizations dedicated to the preservation of open lands in Gunnison County, Colorado.
Channing Boucher, Benson Sotheby’s Real Estate – Crested Butte’s premier real estate firm and best agent, I think!
Elk Mountain Lodge – a great bed and breakfast located in downtown Crested Butte
Another great movement happening on Facebook is the 3/50 project. Think of three businesses you’d hate to see disappear, then pop in and spend $50. Save your local economy.
There are so many great shops in Crested Butte, I know I missed many. Please think local first and ask us for any suggestions on your needs. We are happy to point you in the right direction, even if you don’t need any paint!