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Puja and Udgar Parsons own and operate Growing Spaces. The State of Colorado recently recognized second-stage growth companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state. “CO Companies to Watch” had several hundred companies in the annual competition, and 50 were named as 2010 CO Companies to Watch award winners. One of those companies was Growing Spaces, LLC, the manufacturer of the geodesic Growing Dome® greenhouse. Growing Spaces was nominated by Joe Keck and Lynn Asano of Southwest Colorado’s Small Business Development Center.

Located in Pagosa Springs, Growing Spaces has been in business for over 21 years. The company has supplied its Growing Domes to more than 1,200 clients in 48 states and 11 countries. Best-known customers include Toyota Motor Co., Shumei Natural Gardens at Rodale Institute and Naropa University. Over the last few years, the company has tripled its sales and continued to expand its workforce, with all of its hiring coming from the Pagosa Springs area. Growing Spaces is a direct-based business, meaning it contributes to the local community by having 50 percent or more of its sales coming from outside of the community.

To contact Growing Spaces, call (800) 753-9333 or visit