About Service First Permits

Service First Permits was founded in 2009 by Andrew Fairbairn and has become one of the leading permit management services in the western United States. SFP oversees every aspect of the building permit process including implementation of a permit management strategy; coordination with the design team for production of submittal information in the proper format and content; submittal to relevant jurisdictions and agencies; and oversight of the review and permit issuance process.

Whether you’re a general contractor, architect, design professional, project manager, developer, business owner, or property manager, our team of experts will you save time and money.

Our Team

Andrew S. Fairbairn

Andrew S. Fairbairn

Principal and Owner

Andrew’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College in NYC, and a master’s degree in Global Studies from The University of Denver. Working for over 20 years in the landscape design and construction industry, he understands the importance of construction and development for economic growth. Enforcement of International Building Code, and the municipal regulatory review process, is important for public safety and protections. The regulatory review process should be streamlined and made more efficient, allowing the private sector to flourish and innovate. As Principal and Owner of Service First Permits, Mr. Fairbairn has had the opportunity to represent private sector companies through the submittal of construction project proposals, improving the dialogue between the public and private sectors.
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Noelle Mantas

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Noelle has been in the construction industry, overseeing development finance and investment since 2007. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus on business and finance. Noelle began her career in Marine Construction Project Management in San Francisco and the East Bay region of Northern California. Her work experience includes consulting services for Fortune 500 companies, city and county municipalities, state and federal agencies and various trade associations. She specializes in developing public/private partnerships which include project development, financial oversight and coordination of construction activities. Her expertise and experience are integral to Service First Permits overall operations.
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Kevin Ritter

Chief of Operations - Colorado Division

Kevin has over 10 years of experience in government operations, specifically in the areas of revenue management, licensing, and permitting. For the two years prior to joining the Service First Permits’ team, Ritter served as a contractor to the City of Centennial, CO building division, assisting contractors and applicants to help meet their building permit and contractor license needs. Before his role in the building division, he worked as a consultant to local government entities in Colorado and Georgia, successfully supporting the incorporation of three new cities. His diverse background in government services has given him the proficiency to effectively navigate the complex regulatory processes, helping expedite complex projects.
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Trina Borja

Office Manager

Trina has worked in many capacities with managerial, supervisory, administrative and project coordination duties throughout her career. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Washington State University. She has over 17 years in the Child Care Industry as a Director of centers as well as an Adjunct Faculty member at Guam Community College. Her other work experience includes Director of Operations at a non-profit placement agency; project coordination for a college grant; administrative duties-both in a college health department as well as a staffing agency; and manager in a food & beverage establishment. Her organizational skills are an asset to the growing and thriving Service First Permits.
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Jim Fouch

Director of Product Software

Jim has over 17 years of user interface design and development experience coupled with 7 years of product management experience planning, producing, and marketing Software-as-a-Service platforms. He has worked for and consulted with enterprises and start-up ventures helping them create new and unique software products from conception to production. His unique combination of technical expertise, user interface understanding, design savvy and business knowledge make him an integral part of SFP’s exciting new software products. His education includes a Bachelor of Fine Art with an emphasis in Digital Design from Colorado State University – Pueblo with a minor in Business Administration/Marketing.
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Sean Garvey

Project Manager

Sean has more than 10 years of experience in planning and development-related consulting, working with the full spectrum of private and public clients and stakeholders. He started out as a GIS Analyst working on public-facing interactive websites for municipal clients in his home state of Connecticut before moving to Colorado where he was involved in the development of Denver International Airport’s enterprise GIS initiative. Prior to coming to SFP Sean was a research analyst for a local land use economics firm. In this role, he developed a strong knowledge of the planning and development processes in western markets including Colorado’s front range. Sean holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and a Master of Business Administration University of Colorado Denver.
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Mandy Peetz

Project Manager

Mandy has an eclectic work history in international travel, luxury sales, and hospitality. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Journalism Advertising/PR from the University of Arkansas, she held a variety of management positions including Principal Auctioneer, VIP Art Associate, Sales & Event Manager, and Service Manager. Mandy’s management experience in these different fields gives her the ability to adapt to any situation, take on a project, and see it through to the end with proficiency. To continue her studies, Mandy is currently working towards an MBA at Johnson & Wales University in Denver. Mandy is referred to as a “people person.” She has the skill set to communicate with clients and design teams, and to represent and negotiate on clients’ behalf through various municipal agencies.
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Brit Vigil

Project Manager

Brit graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Having started out working in her community and volunteering in different schools she quickly advanced in her studies and began working for a U.S. Senator and Colorado Representative. She remains informed with close ties to key leaders in and around the city of Denver. Having previously worked at an Engineering firm in Denver West Highlands, Ms. Vigil acted to improve organizational practices and efficiencies, drafted proposals, and worked on a residential rezoning project. Ms. Vigil then decided to continue her studies and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with an emphasis in Urban Development and Design at the University of Colorado Denver. Ms. Vigil is an entrepreneur who enjoys designing houses and has a background in AutoCAD and other various design software.
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Angelina Denson

Project Manager

Angelina, a Denver native, has a career history in diverse backgrounds including social media marketing, graphic design, IT, and construction project management. Angelina’s career blossomed in the construction industry when she began working for a semi-custom home builder in Denver. Beginning in 2013, she began working closely with the reviewers of the City and County of Denver for residential and commercial projects. With five years of ongoing experience in permitting for construction, Angelina has maintained great connections with City officials and has in-depth knowledge of many jurisdictional processes and submittal requirements. Without doubt, Angelina’s knowledge and connections aid in Service First Permits permit management and project consulting expertise.
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Bethany Mitchell

Project Manager

Bethany Mitchell graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and has worked in many different industries including recreation, insurance, and construction.  The past four years, she worked as a Permit Technician for a large jurisdiction in Naples, FL where she reviewed documents during the building process for accuracy and to make sure code requirements were met.  She is detailed oriented and has the experience and knowledge to manage projects from beginning to end.
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Vanessa Long

Executive Administrative Assistant

Vanessa Long graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Vanessa has worked for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe and Dish Network in the areas of marketing and finance. Currently, she serves as the Executive Assistant to the CAO/CFO.
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