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Vail Valley Bizwatch: Knight Planning Services

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
The planners at Knight Planning Services in Eagle are, from left, founder Terrill Knight, Jena Skinner-Markowitz and Tom Boni.

Business name: Knight Planning Services, Inc. (KPS, Inc.)

Date opened: Knight Planning Services, Inc., has been representing clients in Eagle County and in the mountains of Colorado since 1980.

Owner: Terrill Knight.

Contact info:

403 Broadway, Eagle, 81631-0947

(970) 328-6299

What goods or services do you provide? We do land use planning, development and permitting services.

What strategy do you use to differentiate your business from your competition? Honest representation that is affordable – especially in this economy. We will tell you up front how we can help you achieve your goals, but we are not going to pretend that everything will be easy and simple. We earnestly want to help people realize their dreams, and we are prepared to take on whatever challenges come with the development environment – no matter how difficult it may be. We will also work within a budget, so there are no big surprises down the road. We have the good fortune to be able to take on those projects that we believe in.

What philosophy do you follow in dealing with your customers? What can your customers expect from you? At Knight Planning Services, Inc., our clients come first. We strive to use our skills, honesty, and experience in order for our clients to achieve their development objectives. Whether you are splitting a duplex, or are developing a large, mixed-use commercial project, we can help you achieve your land use goals knowledgeably and affordably. All our clients get treated with the same respect, no matter how big or small the project is. We are quite proud of the fact that much of our business is generated from former, and repeat customers.

Tell us a little about your background, education and experience: We have three planners on staff at KPS, Inc., all from different areas; all with a multitude of experience in both the public and private sectors. Our newest member also brings in graphic design skills that further expand what KPS, Inc. can provide to a client- think photo-simulation!

Our services include, but are not limited to, project entitlements, project management, site design, and site plan rendering. We provide expert land planning consultation for either small or large-scale land use applications: subdivisions, zone changes, use determinations, property summaries, community design, 35-acre subdivision layouts, etc.

Our firm is adept in preparing graphic-oriented documents such as site plans/designs, master plans, public documents, and can create formal presentations in any medium, to suit our client’s needs.

What is the most humorous thing that has happened at your business since you opened? It incredible how many ways people misspell or misspeak Terrill’s name. Some examples we get: Terrell, Ter-rill (phonetic, mispronunciation with the emphasis on the latter syllable instead of the first) Tarryl, Terell, Terrance (no idea where that one came from), Tarall, Terelle, Terrible (we’re not kidding), Tarell, Terri (very common- yet wrong)… His mother would not approve. She was a stickler on this matter!

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