In the fall of 1996, Gold Leaf Directories was founded and began selling yellow page advertising in the Mesa County area. The company’s ownership and employees brought a wealth of prior experience in the industry to the new venture and as a result, the start-up company was able to gain inroads into the market as an independent publisher. The first edition of the Mesa County Telephone Directory was published in the fall 1997. The book immediately gained favor as the phone book of choice across the Grand Valley. In 1999, Gold Leaf Directories opened a new directory for Delta, Montrose, Telluride, and other surrounding areas. The first publication of the Uncompahgre Telephone Directory took place in 2000 and gained immediate acceptance from those communities as well.
Throughout the last decade, Gold Leaf Directories has grown tremendously and has cemented its reputation in the community as a dependable source of quality information and advertising that is more than capable of competing with the products offered by large, national companies. Today, Gold Leaf enjoys success across the Western Slope and has thousands of businesses, both large and small, as satisfied advertisers. In addition, community residents continue to value the quality of information available through the company’s products. The company has also become deeply rooted in the community, and enjoys partnerships with local media and marketing outlets that are second to none.
Notwithstanding the success over the years, Gold Leaf Directories is part of the community it serves. The recession of 2008 coupled with changing times and technologies have presented the company with many of the same challenges facing all businesses. While its success has been great and its reputation stellar, transition to match the changing times remains at the core of any successful business.
As online marketing has gained popularity, Gold Leaf Directories has also gone online, first with its directories and mobile app and now with additional products. In late 2010, GrandJunction.biz was created as a community website and local internet marketing tool encompassing a local business and residential search engine along with multiple advertising and community features. At present, the company also provides custom website design and direct delivery advertising. These more recent additions have allowed the company to continue to provide quality advertising and marketing options to the host of businesses with which it has been establishing relationships since 1997.
Given the company’s history of success, its commitment to quality and service, and its reputation as a reliable source of community information, Gold Leaf Directories has met business needs in the past, continues to meet those needs today, and is prepared to meet those same needs well into the future.