Brian Lacertosa, Denver Escape Room’s founder, first saw the potential in bringing an escape room to Colorado after a visit to New York in the summer of 2014. Although he did not escape, he was immediately intrigued by the idea of a completely immersive entertainment experience that required brainpower and teamwork. As a result, he visited numerous escape rooms across the U.S. and Canada and with the help of Tim Maxwell they crafted a business plan. Brian has continued to try escape rooms all over the country: New York City, New Orleans, Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, Vancouver BC, Clearwater, FL. His success rate is getting better (and so are his listening skills, says his wife) and he continues to try new rooms everywhere he travels.
Fast forward almost one year and the Denver Escape Room has become a huge success. It was awarded the Rookie Business of the Year and People’s Choice Award from the city of Northglenn on October 21, 2015. The success and accolades are only a result of the hard work that the entire staff has put in and the experiences that people have had over this past year. We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to both the staff and the public for making us successful. When we started out there were 3 of us, now we employ 10 people. The key is having the right people in place. One of our employees has been re-writing some of our games and creating new ones. One of our employees has taken over as the manager of the place. It is hard to believe the evolution of Denver Escape Room. The games have evolved over this past year. The immersion factor has skyrocketed. The puzzles have grown to be a lot more fun. Technology now has a place in Denver Escape Room. The Corporate Team Building program is going places that we never dreamed of.
Denver Escape Room has also been able to expand in 2015. By the end of the year we will have a location in Bakersfield, CA, Bend, OR, and 2 in Phoenix, AZ. There is also another store in the works somewhere in Colorado (still a little too early to disclose the location).
Brian, Tim, Angie, Courtney, Cody, Christine, Nate, Davis, Mallory, Shayla, Julia, Miranda, Jason, Sidney, Sam, Nick, and Sebastian would like to say thank you to everyone for this past year!