About Us

Colorado Springs Professional Real Estate Stagers and Designers

Anything that is highly-desired sells faster.  Anything greatly admired sells at a higher price.  This is a simple equation mastered in 29 years of experience designing and marketing corporate training programs and 14 years of professional Real Estate Staging and Design.  Front Range Stage uses a team approach of having several stagers on-hand in order to meet customer demand.  The entire staff of designers and/or certified stagers brings many years of experience working with sellers with special needs, elder needs, and military families.  We excel at catering to first-time buyers who make up 1/3 of the market.   Their taste in decorating a home may not be your taste…let us ensure your home appeals to the greatest number and widest variety of home buyers!

Front Range Stage has a team of experts ready for any challenge!

Cathi Rios

Cathi Rios

Cathi Rios, President and Owner of Front Range Stage, started her business with a passion towards staging excellence.  She is a graduate of Home Staging Resource (the first truly “Accredited” staging training program) and has led her PREMIER staging company for 14 years. Cathi utilizes a team of talented stagers she personally trains using her Master of Science degree in Corporate Training and Development and Instructional Technologies and Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She has traveled the world with her military veteran husband and has mastered how to incorporate old world charm into new world design. Her team has been featured on the news and radio programs as well as the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She completed Interior Design training from Rhodec International and has won numerous awards for her Model Homes and Parade of Homes including Peoples’ Choice award in the $1M+ category in 2016 and 2020 as well as Best Interior Design and Peoples’ Choice in 2018 and 2019 and Best of Houzz Service Award in 2018 and 2020. She is a sought-after publisher (Training Multimedia) and international conference speaker (Quality and Productivity, Society of Applied Learning Technology, Real Estate Conferences) in Florida, New Orleans, Texas, California and Colorado. Cathi is a seasoned entrepreneur with holdings in many successful small businesses including science and engineering, data analytics and staging/interior design. She has assisted local residents with transforming their spaces into enviable, top-selling homes. She uses her experience with proven real estate staging strategies to guide her entire team which functions with the same high standards she offers her clients.  She is proud to help keep Days On Market averages between 20-30 days even in a luxury market.


Monica Holcomb

Monica Holcomb

Monica Holcomb, a new team member with FRS, owned her own staging business in San Francisco dressing homes for sale in a highly competitive, fast moving luxury market. As a Home Stager and Re-Design specialist, she has staged over 1,000 homes and earned the coveted “Best of Tours” distinction alongside her Realtor Partners . She offers a warm, professional experience to sellers and Realtors during the home prep process and is a natural at taking the stress and guesswork out of marketing homes for sale. She brings a unique perspective on where the market is headed in Colorado pushing beyond classic trends. Her favorite part of staging is transforming a home into its best light!


Karen Callen

Karen Callen

Karen Callen has a degree in Interior Design and over 24 years of experience in both commercial and residential design. She has extensive experience in new building design, new construction, renovations, interior design, and is a Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD) 2020 pro. She has completed design work in 12 states and 4 international locations. Karen has done everything from renovating the “War Room” in the Pentagon, the Ronald Reagan Building and Department of Interior Building to flipping homes. She is passionate about partnering with clients who are frustrated with their spaces to help bring workable solutions resulting in high customer satisfaction. This solution-oriented approach earned her 5 customer service awards during her commercial design career. Karen grew up in Colorado Springs and after college moved to the Washington DC area. For 22 years she worked the renovations of many buildings as a senior on-site designer and space planner. Karen enjoyed her time living and working in DC and abroad but decided to move back home to Colorado Springs for a simpler pace of life. Karen is excited about partnering with both design clients wanting spectacular spaces to those selling homes who need an expert to assist them in creating enviable spaces for potential buyers.

Amy Bobro

Amy Bobro

Amy Bobro has lived in Colorado Springs for most of her life. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University and earned a Masters degree from Colorado College. She recently gained her certification as a Certified Real Estate Stager and Home Design Specialist from the prestigious Home Staging Resource program so knows all the latest trends and practices in the industry.  Amy’s father was an architect and she grew up visiting many historical cities and architecturally significant buildings. She still loves to travel. She has an eye for detail and good design which she uses when assisting Colorado Springs Realtors prepare homes for a quick sale. She enjoys using her 13 years of teaching experience when performing home staging consultations as she teaches clients how to re-design their homes for living or transform their spaces for selling!


  • Best Interior Design Award – 2018, 2019 Parade of Homes
  • Peoples’ Choice Award – 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020 Parade of Homes
  • Front Range Stage featured in Sep 17 Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Model Home Design – Masterbilt Homes
  • Model Home Design – Stone Cottage Homes
  • Model Home Design – New Generation Homes
  • Custom Mirror Frame Designer – Copperleaf Homes
  • Custom Mirror Frame National Wholesale Vendor of the Month
  • Merchant Circle, SkillWho.com, Active Rain, Thumbtack, Allignable, Assist2Sell, LinkedIn, Real Estate Shows, and Home Staging Resource Directory of Home Stagers and Re-Designers
 
For Realtors – Contact me via email to learn how to take as many Continuing Education courses you want in a virtual learning environment…For Free!

 

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