Outdoor equipment manufacturer, Big Agnes, is well known and regarded by outdoor adventurists across the globe. Owners Bill Gamber, Richard Hager and Len Zanni take inspiration when creating their products, including sleeping bags, tents and sleeping pads, from the wilderness that surrounds them in Steamboat Springs. They even have a line of products made from recycled materials that utilizes environmentally sensitive manufacturing processes named Re-Routt after their home county of Routt.

Big Agnes has received numerous awards and accolades for their products from publications such as Backpacker, Outside, Rock and Ice, National Geographic Adventure and Men's Journal.

Their passion for what they do has translated into steady growth of the business, and with growth comes the need for more physical space. Utilizing financing provided by Colorado Lending Source through the Small Business Administration's 504 loan program, Big Agnes expanded their operations to include an additional 7,500 square feet of commercial real estate.