Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C., Announces 2016 “Spirit of Western Colorado” Award Recipients- Home Loan & Investment Co. & Talbott Farms’

November 8, 2016 – Grand Junction, CO — Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C., recently announced the 2016 recipients of its “Spirit of Western Colorado®” award. Home Loan Investment Company and Talbott Farms each received a beautiful bronze eagle statue during the luncheon ceremony on November 4th.

Since 2004, DWC has proudly and publicly recognized individuals and businesses that create lasting legacies throughout western Colorado. The awards honor the pioneer spirit of the west, which embodies vision, skill, and a can-do attitude that contribute for the better in our communities.


Congratulations to these recipients for representing the true Spirit of Western Colorado!

About Home Loan & Investment Company

To watch a video of the Home Loan & Investment Company Award, click here: https://youtu.be/XdqPqHQ7yIg 

About Home Loan Investment Company In 1897, Home Loan & Investment Company began providing financial and insurance solutions to residents and businesses of Western Colorado. Home Loan not only watched Grand Junction grow and prosper over the last 120 years, but helped make it happen.

From the start, Home Loan’s founders, William Marsh and Samuel McMullin, were much more than insurance agents and bankers. Marsh served as the city’s treasurer, a member of the school board, and as a county judge. McMullen was a district attorney and attorney general. Sam Suplizio, Home Loan’s President from 1983 to 1996, is known as the man who brought baseball to Grand Junction through the Junior College World Series (JUCO). Today Home Loan’s CEO, Jamie Hamilton, sits as the Chairman on the JUCO Committee and is excited to welcome in the 60th anniversary of JUCO, bringing in an estimated 100,000 baseball fans and significant revenue to local businesses… to say nothing of some of the best baseball and family fun anywhere!

Each year, Home Loan helps thousands of people through support of local community organizations and charities. They understand when our community as a whole prospers, we can all be proud and consider ourselves successful. Moreover, Home Loan’s company culture encourages employees to get involved in their community and you will see several employees dedicating time to organizations like CASA, Crime Stoppers, HopeWest, United Way and more.

About Talbott Farms’

The Talbott Farms’ tradition began in the early 1900’s when Joseph Evan Yeager travelled to the scenic Grand Valley of the Western Slope of Colorado. In 1907, he made the long journey from Iowa to Palisade and planted some of the early orchards in the mineral rich soils of this region. Among the early settlers, Joseph helped construct canals that delivered the snowmelt waters to the valley floor and surrounding mesas. It wasn’t long until Joseph’s granddaughter caught the eye and heart of a young Talbott boy, Harry A. Talbott, from a neighboring county. Harry later founded Talbott Farms and developed it into the fruit-growing business that it is today. Through the decades, Talbott Farms has continued to expand orchard and vineyard production.

Currently, Talbott Farms is run by the 4th generation of Talbott’s — brothers Bruce, Nathan, and Charlie. Their father Harry C. Talbott, son of Harry A. Talbott, still remains a daily participant in the business, supporting and mentoring his sons and grandchildren. Talbott Farms has roughly 300 acres of peaches, 160 acres of wine grapes, and 10 acres of pears. Talbott Farms manages the largest peach packing facility in Palisade and it is capable of processing 150 tons of fruit in a day.

The 5th generation of Talbott’s is also embracing the family traditions and learning the industry. The 5th generation, Harry “Charles” Talbott and Christopher Leader, have embarked on another way to showcase their harvests through a hard cider enterprise.
The Talbott Farms mission, simply stated, is to “produce value from the land” and they strive every day to conduct business in a wholesome and sustainable manner. The Talbott family works towards a common purpose and goal while maintaining the values and traditions of past generations. They are farmers of the land, leaders in their industry, givers to their community, friends to anyone they meet, and have created a legacy that will last for decades.

About Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C. (DWC)

For more than 65 years, Dalby, Wendland & Co, P.C. (DWC) has been a leader in the public accounting and business consulting profession. With offices in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Rifle, and Telluride, DWC provides tax, accounting, bookkeeping, business consulting, and audit services to businesses, organizations, government, and families and individuals. DWC is the largest public accounting firm headquartered in western Colorado.


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