100 Best Winners from 2020

How many times have we heard it? This year has been a year like no other.

Most businesses, restaurants and service providers have had to change the way they operate in some form or fashion.

No-contact shopping, increased online services, curbside pickup and Zoom meetings have become standard procedure. And while some of these changes might be temporary, others might stick around for a while.

Regardless of the way these entities have adapted to the challenges of 2020, one aspect of their operations has remained constant. They did their best for their customers – and their customers took notice.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do you choose the winners?
We don’t choose the winners — you do. Readers fill out the ballots in our fall issues, and the people or places with the most votes win.

Q. Don’t advertisers automatically win?
No, but we love it when they do. The results are entirely based on the ballots.

Q. How can I vote?
Ballots are available in our August, September and October issues. Be sure to vote for your favorites!

Retail Therapy
Best Women’s Boutique
1st Place: The Ivy Boutique & Gifts
We know, we know. We haven’t had as many places to go and things to do this year, but that hasn’t stopped ladies from staying in or stepping out in fashions from their favorite shop, The Ivy.
2nd Place: The Swank Company
3rd Place: The Peppy Poppy

Best Men’s Apparel
1st Place: Boardroom Clothing Company
Conference room or living room. In person or on Zoom. All business or strictly casual. The best dressed men are ready for it all with Boardroom.
2nd Place: Low Country Clothier
3rd Place: Jos. A Bank

Best Bridal Gowns
1st Place: House of the Bride
It doesn’t matter if a couple ties the knot in front of 10 people or a crowd. Every bride looks beautiful on her big day, and House of the Bride helps lovely ladies find the dress of their dreams.
2nd Place: Elegant Bridals
3rd Place: Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Boutique

Best Fine Jewelry
1st Place: Windsor Fine Jewelers
Don’t be overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of its inventory. With its exquisite collection, experienced staff and competitive prices, Windsor makes it as easy as one, two, three to purchase fine jewelry.
2nd Place: Martinez Gold
3rd Place: Jared

Best Gift Shop
1st Place: Cudos2u
It can be much more fun to shop for someone else, and Cudos2u tops your list as the place to start. Of course, if you want to pick up something for you, that’s OK, too.
2nd Place: Mish Mash Interiors
3rd Place: Southern Landscaping Garden & Gifts

Best Home Accents
1st Place: Mish Mash Interiors
Sometimes you need finishing touches for a room. From pillows and paintings to lamps and lanterns, Mish Mash offers a winning selection.
2nd Place: Southern Landscaping Garden & Gifts
3rd Place: Curtain Call

Best Home Furnishings
1st Place: Great Deals on Furniture
When you’re looking for great deals on the best furniture to enjoy in your home for years, you turn to the experts that have been in the business for years.
2nd Place: Weinberger’s Furniture and Mattress Showcase
3rd Place: Merry’s Home Furnishings

Best Outdoor Furniture
1st Place: Casual Furniture of Augusta
In 2020, there has never been a better time to enjoy sitting outside – even if you have to stay 6 feet apart from your companions. You choose Casual Furniture to enjoy the outdoors in comfort and style.
2nd Place: Carolina Pottery
3rd Place: Home Depot

Best Outdoor Kitchens
1st Place: Fireside Kitchens & Grills
Did we mention that this is a great time to enjoy the fresh air and ambiance in your own backyard? Well, it gets even better if you add the aromas that outdoor kitchens from Fireside bring to the table.
2nd Place: Pete Alewine Pool & Spa
3rd Place: Lowe’s

Best Appliances
1st Place: Kelley Appliance Center
Whether you’re building or remodeling a home, or replacing an existing appliance, Kelley gets your votes as the chief cooks and bottle washers in the business.
2nd Place: Lowe’s
3rd Place: Best Buy

Best Kitchen & Bath Fixtures
1st Place: W. A. Bragg & Co.
Kitchens and baths need to be functional, of course, but it’s even nicer when they look good, too. For this, you look to Bragg.
2nd Place: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
3rd Place: Landrum Supply Co.

Best Fabrics & Textiles
1st Place: Curtain Call 
Window treatments, bedding, trim. When it comes to custom fabrics and designs, customers say Curtain Call takes center stage.
2nd Place: Signature Interiors
3rd Place: Decorator’s Outlet & Interior

Best Flooring
1st Place: A&D Carpets & Hardwoods
So many choices — carpet, hardwood, tile, area rugs… When choosing their favorite for foot traffic, homeowners and businesses choose A&D. Full stop.
2nd Place: Hardwood Floors & More
3rd Place: Merit

Best Cabinets
1st Place: Looper Cabinet Company
Starting with showroom consultations and ending with deftly crafted cabinetry, the expertise of Looper is open and shut. Their knowledge plus their skill equals customer satisfaction.
2nd Place: Crawford Cabinets
3rd Place: Martinez Cabinet & Millworks

Best Countertops
1st Place: StoneWorks of Augusta
For beautiful countertops, vanities or surrounds in residential or commercial settings, the top names in the business have surfaced, with StoneWorks of Augusta leading the way.
2nd Place: CounterSync
3rd Place: Augusta Granite

Best Lumber
1st Place: Maner Builders Supply Co.
Local lumber companies have built their reputations on impeccable service and excellent customer relationships. Maner nails it home with first honors.
2nd Place: Howard Lumber Co.
3rd Place: Mulherin Lumber Co.

Best Fencing
1st Place: East Georgia Fence
With so many options, choosing the right fence could send anyone off the rails. Customers say they feel completely secure with East Georgia Fence.
2nd Place: Maner Builders Supply Co.
3rd Place: Miracle Fencing

Best Nursery & Garden Center
1st Place: Greenbrier Nursery & Gifts
No doubt about it. Plants make us happy. Green things make us happy. And gardeners have grown to love Greenbrier Nursery & Gifts.
2nd Place: Sanderlin Greenhouses
3rd Place: Bedford Greenhouses

Best Consignment Shop
1st Place: Consign Design
There’s nothing like a second chance. Consignment shops know how to repurpose and reuse furniture and home décor, and customers say Consign Design does it best.
2nd Place: Second Time Around
3rd Place: Home To Home Consignment

Best Place to Buy a New Car
1st Place: Gerald Jones Auto Group
Whether you choose to search online or on the lot for a new car, Gerald Jones is ready to get customers on the road in the ride of their dreams. The ballots say they’re driven to make their customers happy.
2nd Place: Jim Hudson Lexus
3rd Place: Napleton Infiniti

Best Place to Buy a Used Car
1st Place: Master Buick GMC
For the budget-conscious consumer, customers say Master knows how to remove any roadblocks to helping them find the right new-to-you vehicle. Quality and service are the keys to keeping their customers satisfied.
2nd Place: Milton Ruben
3rd Place: Gerald Jones Auto Group

Best Place to Buy a Boat
1st Place: Platinum Marine
Going outside is one of the best things we can do these days, and is there any better way to enjoy the outdoors than by being in a boat on the lake? Platinum Marine is your choice for the best water toys to help you get some well-deserved R&R.
2nd Place: Augusta Marine
3rd Place: SouthTown Watersports

Best Beer Selection
1st Place: Toast
Whether beer lovers prefer imported, domestic or craft, they can drink in the selection at Toast. And if anyone has questions, they’re on tap with answers.
2nd Place: Beverage Outlet
3rd Place: Woody’s Spirits

Best Wine Selection
1st Place: Toast
Savoring a fine wine is one of life’s great pleasures. And choosing that wine at Toast is your favorite way to do just that.
2nd Place: Cork & Flame
3rd Place: Beverage Outlet

Out & About
Best Public Golf Course
1st Place: Bartram Trail
Searching for a public option to play golf? Then bank on it. Bartram Trail is hard to beat.
2nd Place: Forest Hills
3rd Place: River Golf Club

Best Private Golf Course (besides Augusta National)
1st Place: West Lake
Eagle-eyed golfers look to West Lake for a course with pristine conditions. For 18 holes on a beautiful layout, the golf course is way above par – and in this case, that’s a good thing.
2nd Place: Champions Retreat
3rd Place: Augusta Country Club

Best Annual Festival
1st Place: Arts in the Heart
We remember festivals – celebrations full of food, fun, the arts, people. Here’s hoping these local favorites will be back next year bigger and better than ever. Arts in the Heart leads the list, but we’d love to see them all.
2nd Place: Oliver Hardy Festival
3rd Place: Thunder Over Evans

Best Place to Take Visitors
1st Place: Savannah Rapids Pavilion
Perfect for a socially distanced outing, this combination of scenic views, bicycle and running paths, kayak water trails and picnic pavilions is your top spot for showcasing the area’s beauty.
2nd Place: SRP Park
3rd Place: Clarks Hill Lake

Best Place Only Locals Know About
1st Place: Heggie’s Rock Preserve
A giant rock is the winner? Absolutely. So exceptional that it’s been designated a National Natural Landmark, this 130-acre rock outcrop (think of it as a smaller cousin of Stone Mountain without the bells and whistles) gets your vote as the best kept local secret. Take a tour in the spring and see how it supports diverse plant and animal life and rare dish gardens.
2nd Place: La Cantina
3rd Place: Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre

Best Park
1st Place: Evans Towne Center Park
When you’re ready for recreation and special events – it even was pressed into service for high school graduations this year to rave reviews – Evans Towne Center Park is ready for you. No wonder area residents appreciate all of the versatility and fun the park has to offer.
2nd Place: Wildwood Park
3rd Place: SRP Park

Best Campground
1st Place: Wildwood Park
Some people like primitive camping; others opt for cabins or their RVs. Regardless of preference, though, people made some noise for all of these campgrounds, with the biggest applause for Wildwood.
2nd Place: Mistletoe State Park
3rd Place: Petersburg Campground

Best Place to Kayak
1st Place: Augusta Canal
Serenity – check. Beautiful scenery – check. Glimpses of wildlife – check. There’s nothing quite as soul-cleansing as climbing into a kayak with oar in hand to take a peaceful paddle through the water. Area paddlers say start with the canal, but make sure to explore all three.
2nd Place: Betty’s Branch
3rd Place: Savannah River

Best Place to Launch a Boat
1st Place: Wildwood Park
Clarks Hill Lake is such an asset to the area, and it’s a shame not to take advantage of everything it has to offer. From family fun and personal fishing expeditions to professional fishing tournaments, Wildwood helps water lovers and angling enthusiasts appreciate it in waves.
2nd Place: Cherokee Recreation Area
3rd Place: Lake Springs

Let’s Eat
Best Restaurant, Period
1st Place: French Market Grille West
We love our food, and ballots show that locals love it best when the restaurants also are locally owned. French Market gets your votes for the top spot.
2nd Place: Cork & Flame
3rd Place: Cadwalladers

Best Breakfast
1st Place: Ruth’s Family Restaurant
Ready for a wakeup call? To start the day off right, you say nothing com-pairs to Ruth’s for good eatin’ like bacon and eggs, biscuits and gravy, toast and jelly, pancakes and syrup. . . you get the idea.
2nd Place: Sunrise Grill
3rd Place: Flying Biscuit Café

Best Place for a Power Lunch
1st Place: French Market Grille West
Going out for lunch isn’t just an excuse to have someone else wait on you. It can be just as much about wheeling and dealing, seeing and being seen. And French Market is the top spot that makes it all happen.
2nd Place: Goolsby’s
3rd Place: Ruth’s Family Restaurant

Best Salad
1st Place: California Dreaming
Salads come in many forms – mixed greens, Caesar, chef – and sometimes it’s all you need. When you want to keep lunch or dinner on the light side, California Dreaming is the heavy hitter that brings it to the plate.
2nd Place: Frog & the Hen
3rd Place: Raes Coastal Café

Best Desserts
1st Place: French Market Grille West
It’s the sweet taste of success. When you want to save room for dessert – and why wouldn’t you? – French Market offers the happiest endings.
2nd Place: TBonz Steakhouse
3rd Place: Honey from the Rock

Best Sweet Tea
1st Place: WifeSaver
People around here take their sweet tea – the nectar of the South – seriously, and so does WifeSaver. Customers say nothing else makes a meal go down so easily.
2nd Place: Belair Donuts
3rd Place: Inner Bean Café

Best Southern Food
1st Place: Ruth’s Family Restaurant
Everyone knows that Southern food is good for the soul – we’re looking at you, fried chicken, country fried steak, mac and cheese, collard greens. And ballots show that Ruth’s is the place to go for customers who love their taste of the South.
2nd Place: Goolsby’s
3rd Place: Frog & the Hen

Best Barbecue
1st Place: Shane’s Rib Shack
On a plate or on a bun, barbecue is a favorite of any self-respecting Southerner, and customers say Shane’s knows what they’re doing when it comes to prepping pork. After all, they’ve been in business for years, and we hope they continue for many more years to come.
2nd Place: Sconyers Bar-B-Que
3rd Place: Edmunds Bar-B-Que

Best Fried Shrimp
1st Place: TBonz Steakhouse
Fried shrimp at a steakhouse? You bet. Battered, fried and flaky, they’re a must-have at TBonz, customers say. Have them as a meal or as an appetizer before your steak.
2nd Place: Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar
3rd Place: Big T’s Seafood Restaurant

Best Fried Chicken
1st Place: WifeSaver
Wings, legs, breasts, thighs. Light meat or dark meat. Everyone has their preferences for fried chicken, and WifeSaver fixes them all to their customers’ complete satisfaction.
2nd Place: Frog & the Hen
3rd Place: Goolsby’s

Best Chicken Fingers
1st Place: WifeSaver
Is there any other grab-and-go food than hits the spot quite like chicken fingers? We didn’t think so, either, and customers say WifeSaver is spot-on when it comes to making the best.
2nd Place: Chicken Fingers
3rd Place: Zaxby’s

Best Chicken Wings
1st Place: TBonz Steakhouse
Don’t tell the folks in Buffalo, but here in the South we know how to make chicken wings as well as anyone. OK, better than anyone. Spicy or mild, sweet or seasoned, the wings at TBonz are top-flight.
2nd Place: Wild Wing Café
3rd Place: Frog & the Hen

Best Pizza
1st Place: Mellow Mushroom
There’s no getting around it. From gourmet specials to build your own pies, Mellow Mushroom is the customer favorite for the finest pizzas.
2nd Place: Pizza Central
3rd Place: Your Pie

Best Burger
1st Place: Farmhaus Burger
Crowned with cheese, smothered with toppings or even plain, it doesn’t matter how you like your burger. You just like it from Farmhaus.
2nd Place: Ironwood Tavern
3rd Place: Olde Time Burgers

Best Steak
1st Place: TBonz Steakhouse
We can practically hear the sizzle and smell the aroma from TBonz. It’s rare when their steaks don’t make your mouth water.
2nd Place: Cork & Flame
3rd Place: French Market Grille West

Best Sushi
1st Place: Toki Japanese Steakhouse
A drum roll, please, for your favorite sushi rolls. You say Toki can’t be beat. And not just because the food is so good – although it is. You say it looks just as good as it tastes.
2nd Place: Izumi
3rd Place: Takosushi

Best Mexican
1st Place: Poblano’s Mexican Grill
There’s no need to travel far for good Mexican food. Not when all you have to do is travel right down the road to Poblano’s. Customers say they’re numero uno.
2nd Place: El Alazan
3rd Place: Taqueria El Patron

Best Chinese
1st Place: New China
Colorful, aromatic and tasty. These are the hallmarks of Chinese cuisine. And for you, New China delivers all three time and time and time again.
2nd Place: Great Wall
3rd Place: China One

Best Japanese/Hibachi
1st Place: Toki Japanese Steakhouse
Japanese food is as much about the preparation and presentation as it is the food itself. With fresh and seasonal ingredients, simplicity is the key. And Toki is the place you like to go most for Japanese cuisine.
2nd Place: Hokkaido
3rd Place: Izumi

Best Bakery
1st Place: A Piece of Cake
If you knead (sorry) a sweet ending to a meal or want to treat yourself just because you’re worth it, A Piece of Cake doesn’t miss a beat. It’s the frosting on the cake.
2nd Place: Nothing Bundt Cakes
3rd Place: Lil’ Dutch Bakery

Best Happy Hour
1st Place: TBonz Steakhouse
These restaurants are known for more than their food – which is simply delicious in its own right. With TBonz in the lead, raise a glass to its happy hour as well.
2nd Place: Bonefish Grill
3rd Place: Rhinehart’s Oyster Bar

At Your Service
Best Dentist
1st Place: Myers Family Dental
We know that going to the dentist may not be tops on your list of favorite things to do, but when you go, Myers is your top choice.
2nd Place: Augusta SmileCare
3rd Place: Jordan Family Dentistry

Best Orthodontist
1st Place: Trotter Orthodontics
Orthodontics is about much more than creating beautiful, healthy, confidence-boosting smiles. Orthodontic treatment has health benefits as well. With the availability of more treatment options than ever, Trotter is the top place you opt to go.
2nd Place: Powell Orthodontics
3rd Place: Crawford Orthodontics

Best Pediatrician
1st Place: Pediatric Partners of Augusta
Choosing someone to care for their children is one of the most important decisions that parents ever make. And they choose Pediatric Partners to help their little ones thrive and grow.
2nd Place: Antonio Rosa
3rd Place: Covenant Pediatrics

Best Family Physician
1st Place: Evans Medical Group
From childhood to the golden years, Evans Medical Group doctors treats patients and their families like their own. Giving primary care is their primary concern.
2nd Place: Family Physicians of Evans
3rd Place: Center for Primary Care

Best Eye Doctor
1st Place: The Eye Guys
The physicians at the Eye Guys are all laser-focused on eye care. From their state-of-the-art technology to their compassionate manner, they make optimum patient care look easy.
2nd Place: Augusta Eye MD
3rd Place: Steve Brooks

Best Dermatologist
1st Place: Dermatology Specialists of Augusta
The skin is the body’s biggest organ (strange but true fact), and ballots show that you give top honors to Dermatology Specialists for medical, surgical or cosmetic care.
2nd Place: Savannah River Dermatology
3rd Place: Evans Dermatology

Best Allergist/ENT
1st Place: Augusta ENT
Itchy eyes, nosebleeds, allergic reactions, hearing problems. None of these are fun, but patients say Augusta ENT can make everything better.
2nd Place: Augusta Allergy & Asthma
3rd Place: Allergy & Asthma Center

Best OB/GYN
1st Place: George W. Williams
To provide the best in women’s healthcare, physicians partner with their patients in all stages of their lives. And women say they count on Dr. Williams to always deliver the best care.
2nd Place: William Barfield
3rd Place: Tania Serrano

Best Orthopedist/Sports Medicine
1st Place: Champion Orthopedics
Sometimes muscles and bones need a little TLC because of conditions that have been present since birth. Other times the need results from injury or wear-and-tear. Regardless of the cause, Champion Orthopedics gets top votes for making patients feel like new.
2nd Place: Orthopaedic Associates of Augusta
3rd Place: Augusta Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

Best Place for Plastic Surgery
1st Place: Augusta Plastic Surgery
Let’s face it – we all want to look our best. Clients say Augusta Plastic is their favorite to make that happen.
2nd Place: Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery
3rd Place: The Georgia Center

Best Chiropractor
1st Place: Larson Chiropractic
Patients say Larson Chiropractic really has their backs. With state-of-the-art techniques and treatments, they take great pains to help their patients heal – no matter where the problem lies.
2nd Place: Goss Chiropractic Center
3rd Place: Grovetown Chiropractic

Best Assisted/Senior Living
1st Place: Brandon Wilde
Regardless of the level of care that seniors require in their golden years, voters say Brandon Wilde is here to help. From companionship and social activities to specialized and skilled care, it provides just the right balance of independence and support.
2nd Place: Camellia Walk
3rd Place: Elmcroft

Best Lawyer
1st Place: Michelle Harrison
If it pleases the court of public opinion, we’ll be brief. For legal expertise, you say Michelle Harrison provides the most appealing services to clients.
2nd Place: Mack Taylor
3rd Place: Harry Revell 

Best Veterinarian
1st Place: Care More Animal Hospital
Local vets are not just one-trick ponies. All offer the latest advances in veterinary technology – along with a healthy dose of TLC. But, from upset tummies to major surgery, you say Care More is the pick of the litter for the health and care of your furry, four-legged family members.
2nd Place: Greenbrier Veterinary Services
3rd Place: Martinez Animal Hospital

Best Accountant/CPA
1st Place: The Cleveland Group
Clients understand that finding an accountant or a CPA is about more than finding someone to help manage their money. It’s also about building personal relationships. They say Cleveland is tops at both.
2nd Place: Anderson, Adkins & Company
3rd Place: Hall, Murphy & Associates

Best Financial Advisor
1st Place: Fehrman Investment Group
Mapping out a plan for financial security can be a daunting proposition. Clients say Fehrman expertly guides them every step of the way.
2nd Place: The Riverwalk Group
3rd Place: Strategic Financial Management

Best Real Estate Agent
1st Place: Gardelle Lewis, Jr.
When it’s time to close the sale, home buyers and sellers know who to call. They say Gardelle tops their listings.
2nd Place: Greg Oldham
3rd Place: Kathryn Stone

Best Insurance Agent
1st Place: Hoke Brantley
Life can throw a lot of curveballs, and Hoke and his staff spend their days helping clients be prepared for them. It’s no accident they say he leads the list of the area’s best.
2nd Place: Michael Taylor
3rd Place: Beau Brandenburg

Best Mortgage Lender
1st Place: Silverton Mortgage
When it comes to rating mortgage lenders, area residents have a real appreciation for Silverton. They give these mortgage lenders their whole-hearted approval.
2nd Place: First Choice Mortgage
3rd Place: PrimeLending

Best Staffing Company
1st Place: Augusta Staffing
To meet essential staffing needs for employers and employees, Augusta Staffing is on the job. Whether the needs are temporary, seasonal or permanent, they work with their clients to find the right fit for everyone.
2nd Place: Sizemore Inc.
3rd Place: MAU Workforce Solutions

Best Financial Institution
1st Place: Queensborough
In the interest of finding the best financial institution, Queensborough makes quite a statement. Customers note that it’s a real asset to the community.
2nd Place: Security Federal
3rd Place: First Community Bank

Best Builder
1st Place: Ivey Homes
There are so many decisions to make when building a house. However, homeowners say one decision is easy – having Ivey guide them through the process.
2nd Place: First Choice Homebuilders
3rd Place: BEC Custom Homes

Best Home Audio Video Installation
1st Place: Aiken Augusta Audio
Sometimes it’s good to sound off – especially when you’re talking about the best company to install electronics in your home. Customers say Aiken Augusta Audio is wired for success.
2nd Place: Mac Electronics
3rd Place: Best Buy

Best Interior Designer
1st Place: Michael Siewert
New construction or remodeling projects, single room or whole house updates, contemporary flair or traditional designs. When people want expert advice and assistance for their homes, they look to Michael Siewert of Signature Interiors.
2nd Place: Brittany Wallace
3rd Place: Brittany Cason

Best Housekeeping Company
1st Place: Merry Maids
Everyone loves a clean house, but not everyone loves cleaning house. No worries, though. Merry Maids can tidy things up from top to bottom.
2nd Place: The Housekeepers
3rd Place: Living Spotless

Best Florist
1st Place: Ladybug’s Flowers & Gifts
To mark a special occasion, to wish someone well or simply to bring a smile to someone’s face, customers always count on Ladybug’s to deliver with beautiful floral designs.
2nd Place: Martina’s
3rd Place: Charleston Street

Best Hair Salon
1st Place: D.J. & Co.
There’s nothing hair-raising about these results. Just chic sheen. With a team that knows how to make customers look and feel great, D.J. is a favorite in the area.
2nd Place: Tangles
3rd Place: Studio 285

Best Spa Services
1st Place: Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa
Breathe in, breathe out, relax. There’s nothing like a spa visit to clear your mind, sooth your soul and pamper your person. Sol Himalayan adds a whole new dimension with therapeutic salt caves, Zen room and salt cave yoga.
2nd Place: Tuscany
3rd Place: D.J. & Co.

Best Place to Work Out
1st Place: Evans Fitness Club
Gyms have had to up their games considerably to remain safe places for clients to work out this year. Evans Fitness Club fits right in with this brave new world, and there are no restrictions on your appreciation for their efforts.
2nd Place: The Family Y
3rd Place: Gold’s Gym

Best Place to Board a Pet
1st Place: Paradise Kennels
When travelers hit the road for work or for play, the last thing they need to worry about is their pets. Happy customers say that Paradise Kennels offers all the amenities of home – and then some.
2nd Place: Paws in Paradise
3rd Place: D’Tails

Best Groomer
1st Place: Paradise Kennels
Even if pets don’t have to think about the way they look on Zoom meetings, Paradise Kennels still helps them put their best paw forward. As an added bonus, grooming keeps them healthy, too.
2nd Place: Paws in Paradise
3rd Place: D’Tails

Best Doggie Daycare
1st Place: Paws in Paradise
All of us like to get together with our friends. Well, so do our pets. With human playmates, play groups and lots of toys, Paws in Paradise is top dog in doggie daycare.
2nd Place: D’Tails
3rd Place: The Animal House

Best Pest Control
1st Place: Horne’s Pest Control
Indoors or outdoors, it’s always time to social distance from household pests. And — we think you’ll agree, here — more than just 6 feet. Customers count on Horne’s to keep the little buggers compliant.
2nd Place: Hargrove Pest Solutions
3rd Place: Advanced Services Pest Control

Best Heating & Air
1st Place: Busby’s
Perhaps we’ve all heard more than we ever wanted to know about ventilation this year. For comfortable indoor ventilation, however, Busby’s has the trust of its clients to make their homes as safe and as energy efficient as possible.
2nd Place: Gold Mech
3rd Place: Connell’s

Best Plumbing
1st Place: Universal Plumbing
When it comes to singing the praises of local plumbing companies, satisfied customers have quite a set of pipes. They find Universal reliable and always ready to help.
2nd Place: Yohe Plumbing
3rd Place: Caputo Plumbing

Best Electrician
1st Place: BZ Electric
In the search for the area’s best electricians, BZ generated a lot of enthusiasm. It’s a win-win circuit for the electricians and their clients.
2nd Place: Ferrell Electric
3rd Place: Rob Zapata’s Electric

Best Appliance Repair
Washers, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers… no matter the item, customers say the reputation of Mr. Appliance is unbreakable. The company brings its appliance-saving solutions to almost any brand.
2nd Place: Rawlins Appliance Service
3rd Place: Qwick Appliance Service

Best Roofing
1st Place: Lovelace Roofing
Home and business owners are shingle-minded when it comes to preventing or repairing leaks overhead. They give a shoutout to the roofing pros at Lovelace.
2nd Place: Penn Roofing
3rd Place: Enon Hopkins

Best Pressure Washing
Sometimes DIY just doesn’t pay, especially when it comes to pressure washing a home or business. For washing away dirt and grime, adding curb appeal and increasing the health of their property, customers say MEGAH is a must.
2nd Place: Veterans Pressure Washing
3rd Place: Ace Pressure Washing

Best Paint & Body Shop
1st Place: Rick’s Paint & Body Shop
When it comes to auto paint and body shops, local residents’ wreck-amendations are clear. They choose Rick’s.
2nd Place: Cushman Paint and Body
3rd Place: John Harris Body Shop

Best Auto Maintenance & Repair
1st Place: C&C Automotive
The tried and true adage that prevention is better than the cure not only applies to illness. It is especially true when it comes to automotive maintenance. Customers say C&C never leaves them stranded.
2nd Place: Quality Car Center
3rd Place: Butler Automotive

Best Car Wash
1st Place: Sparkle Express Car Wash
It’s easy to come clean in the search for the best local car wash. And Sparkle does its best to make vehicles, well, sparkle.
2nd Place: LuLu’s Express Car Wash
3rd Place: Tidal Wave Auto Spa

Best Tree Service
1st Place: Eben Gray’s Tree Service
For the tops in tree service, customers say Eben Gray’s stands tall. Tree removal, tree trimming, stump removal, storm damage cleanup, land clearing – they do it all.
2nd Place: Big Dog Stump & Tree
3rd Place: Stallion Tree Professionals

Best Trash Service
1st Place: Augusta Disposal & Recycling
Customers notice that Augusta Disposal is in it for the long haul. With pickup for waste materials, recyclables and yard waste, the environmentally conscious company just keeps on truckin’.
2nd Place: Advanced Disposal
3rd Place: Waste Management

Best Landscaping Design Company
1st Place: Dalzell Design Landscaping
Residential and commercial clients surveyed the landscape, and they liked what they saw. Dalzell edged out competitors as the favorite for creating beautiful outdoor oases.
2nd Place: Pebble Creek Landscaping & Maintenance
3rd Place: Between the Edges Lawn Care & Landscaping

Best Lawn Care Company
1st Place: Pebble Creek Landscaping & Maintenance
Mowing, planting, trimming, adding walkways and decks. To keep homes and businesses the envy of their neighborhoods, Pebble Creek goes the whole nine yards.
2nd Place: Adams and Sons
3rd Place: Georgia Outdoor Services