Darnauer Group’s first client in 1991 was the energy “think-and-do-tank”, Rocky Mountain Institute, quickly followed by Gerry Hines, one of world’s foremost builders and developers, for whom we provided public affairs, community relations, special event production and marketing work for ten years at Aspen Highlands Village.

At Rocky Mountain Institute, we handled all the communications work for founders Amory and Hunter Lovins for eight years. We developed and implemented the concept for The Energy Directory, a resource booklet of energy efficient products and services in the Roaring Fork Valley.  We also helped to develop, and we edited and promoted such books as Homemade Money, a Primer on Sustainable Building and The Community Energy Workbook.  We staged two successful Washington DC press conferences on RMI’s ground breaking work, including “Greening the White House”.  We also successfully staged national book tours to promote their innovative Green Development book and CD.

Our record of creating happy clients for 21 years speaks for itself. For example, our firm was the agency of record for one of Kimpton Group’s most successful hotels, the Sky Hotel. In the first quarter following our public relations programs, revenues were up 28% and room nights increased nearly 9%. For nine years, we provided marketing, advertising and PR services for Community Banks of Colorado in Aspen, Basalt, Crested Butte and Gunnison.  We created and developed their Community Touch outreach program.

We have been involved with opening and promoting three of Colorado’s most exclusive, private golf clubs, and three distinguished public courses, which meant providing public relations, marketing and event planning services around great golf course architects like Jack Nicklaus and Jay Morrish. One of our clients was the G100, a global network of 100 of the Fortune 500 companies.

Here are more examples of our clients, past and present.

Real Estate and Golf

Abberdon Development Group — San Diego, CO — Strategy, Branding, Publicity, Design

Aspen Glen Golf Company — Carbondale, CO — Media Relations, Special Events, Strategy

Cottle Graybeal Yaw Architects — Aspen and Basalt CO — Branding, Marketing Strategy

Glenwood Land Company— Glenwood Springs, CO — Marketing, PR Strategy, Public Affairs

Habermann Construction — Basalt, CO — Research, Marketing Strategy, Design

Hines/Aspen Highlands Village — Aspen, CO — Public Affairs, Community Relations, Media Relations

Ken Caryl Business Center — Denver, CO — Marketing Plan, Design, Publicity, Broker Relations

Limelight Lodge — Aspen, CO — Public Affairs, Community Relations, Media Relations

Lowe Enterprises — Aspen, CO Office — Public Affairs, Community Relations, Media Relations

Maroon Creek Club — Aspen, CO — Public Relations, Marketing Strategy, Member Communications

Meadow Ranch —Denver, CO — Brand Strategy, Naming, Corporate Identity, Design, Publicity, Broker Relations, Advertising

Michele Hughes Development Co. — Kauai, HI — Marketing Strategy, Publicity, Advertising, Web Analysis

Michael Gassman Architects — Basalt, CO — Marketing Strategy, Promotions, Design

River Valley Ranch Golf Club — Carbondale, CO — Communications Strategy, Media Relations, Advertising, Special Events, Design

Roaring Fork Club — Basalt, CO— Media Relations, Publicity, Community Relations, Event Production

Rose Ranch  (now Ironbridge) — Glenwood Springs, CO — Strategy, Branding, Corporate ID, Publicity, Special Events, Advertising

Snowmass Real Estate Company — Snowmass Village, CO — Newsletters, Community Relations

The Colony at White Pine Canyon — Park City, UT —Community Relations, Public Affairs, Publicity

Trail Mountain Development — Lake Granby, CO — Marketing Strategy, Vision Process, Research

Vail Resorts Development Co. — Avon, CO — Marketing Strategy, Publicity Campaign

Non-Profit/Public Sector

American Renewable Energy Day — Aspen, CO — Publicity Campaign

Aspen Global Change Institute — Aspen, CO — Publicity Campaign

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport — Master Plan Update – Community Outreach, Public Affairs, Website

City of Aspen — Aspen, CO — Community Relations, Public Affairs Strategy for Transportation Plans

Colorado Rocky Mountain School — Carbondale, CO — Publicity Campaign

COMPASS — Woody Creek, CO — Marketing Strategy, Branding, Corporate Identity, Publicity, Events

Crown Mountain Park & Recreation District — Communications Strategy, Public Outreach

Jackson Hole Airport – Jackson Hole, WY – Community Relations, Public Outreach, Media Relations

Public Affairs

Dance Aspen Festival — Aspen, CO — Advertising, Publicity, Community Relations, Strategy

Kid’s First Child Care Resource Center — Aspen, CO —Strategy, Community Awareness,

E Source — Boulder, CO — Publicity Campaign

National Environment Resource Center – Brand Identity, Logo

Rocky Mountain Institute — Snowmass, CO — Product Launch, Media Relations, Publicity, Marketing

Save America’s Forests — Washington, DC — Publicity, Media Relations, Image Building

Windstar Foundation — Snowmass, CO — Publicity Campaign, Media Relations

State of the World Conference — Aspen, CO — Publicity, Event Management, Design, Advertising

Youth Zone — Glenwood Springs, CO — Re-positioning, Branding, Naming, Corporate Identity

Voters for Choice w. Gloria Steinem — New York, NY — Event Concept Development and Management, Publicity


Aspen Base Operation — Aspen, CO — Video Production

Aspen Alps Condominiums — Aspen, CO — Web Site

Aspen Highlands Village Merchants Association — Aspen, CO — Research, Branding Strategy, Design, Advertising, Publicity, Community Relations, Events

Hotel Aspen — Aspen, CO — Strategic Communications, Media Relations

Lost Creek Ranch and Spa — Jackson Hole, WY — Marketing Plan, Design

Molly Gibson Lodge — Strategic Communications, Media Relations

Sardy House/Hotel Lenado — Aspen, CO — Marketing Strategy, Design

Sky Hotel — Aspen, CO — Strategic Communications, Media Relations

St. Regis Aspen Resort — Marketing, Advertising, Strategic Communications, Media Relations

Corporate Communications

Aveda — Aspen, CO — Event Management, Community Relations, Publicity, Advertising, Strategy

Community Banks of Colorado — Marketing Strategy, Advertising, Design, Publicity

Cracks & Racks — Aspen, CO — Naming, Corporate Identity, Branding, Logo, Advertising, Direct Mail

David Bork Family Business Consultant — International — Advertising, Social Media, Branding

G100 — Aspen, CO-based network of Fortune 500 companies — Brand Strategy, Design

Hyde Park Jewelers — Aspen, CO — Publicity for Grand Opening

Mal Architects of Japan — Sapporo, Japan — Video Production

Manrico Cashmere — Aspen, CO — Event planning for New Product Introduction

Pen Perfecto — Aspen, CO — Publicity for Grand Opening

Six Sigma Academy — Branding, Corporate Identity, Brochure

Susan Gurrentz Artist — Marketing Strategy, Media Relations, Advertising, Artist Representation

The Aspen Catalogue — Aspen, CO — Advertising, Publicity, Event Management for Anniversary