Minnesota’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: South Paw Pet Grooming

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that South Paw Pet Grooming is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will give your pet the individual attention it deserves, look no further than this award-winning company!

South Paw Pet Grooming has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.04 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five pet groomers in Minnesota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This place is the best. It’s clean; the staff is friendly, and their prices are reasonable. We simply do walk-in nail trims and always get in right away. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.” – S.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that South Paw Pet Grooming is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Groomers

We were excited to learn all about how South Paw Pet Grooming has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Nicholas Taylor.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes South Paw Pet Grooming stand apart from their local competitors. We learned that they take a different approach, and choose to take the time that is needed for every individual client. They help a lot of dogs that have special needs, whether that is due to disposition, health, or aggression. Nicholas says:

“We are just trying to provide the pets with the best possible experience. We make sure the clients are happy with the service they received. The goal is to provide the community with quality, faith, and a pleasant experience for the animals.”

Building Success Through Referrals

With as impressive a reputation as South Paw Pet Grooming has managed to create, it came as no surprise to us that their business has been 100-percent referral based.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as South Paw Pet Grooming has managed to. We asked if Nicholas could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Stick to what you know. A lot of people spread themselves too thin by doing too much. Focus on a few things, and let your passion drive your business.”


Congratulations to South Paw Pet Grooming for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Nicholas for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Conrad Consulting & Remodeling

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Conrad Consulting & Remodeling is an award winner for home contractors in 2019.

If you are looking for a home contractor that will always do right by the customer, look no further than this award-winning company!

Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.73 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three home contractors in Michigan!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“We needed some light chimney repair and were given the name of this excellent contractor. He communicated with us through the whole process, was prompt, and did what he said he would do. The workmen were responsible and careful with no residual damage or debris. The business scheduled us very rapidly with no wait time. Overall, we were completely satisfied, and have given his name to others.” – M.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Conrad Consulting & Remodeling is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Home Contractors

We were excited to learn all about how Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Chris Conrad.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Conrad Consulting & Remodeling stand apart from their local competitors. Chris told us that their company works and operates under the understanding that their products are investments for their customers, so they take the time to do the job right. They pay attention to the details. Chris says about their work style:

“Do it right the first time. Treat them right. Be there for the customer, and correct your mistakes.”

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has managed to build an impressive reputation, so we were excited to learn about some of the ways they have marketed themselves over the years. It came as no surprise that community involvement has been an important part of their business. They participate in community events, including 5k runs. As a result, word of mouth has been their greatest source for new business.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has managed to. We asked if Chris could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Always do right by the customer. Give the best service. Be transparent with the customer.”


Congratulations to Conrad Consulting & Remodeling for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Chris for taking the time to speak with us!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Neighborhood Grill

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Neighborhood Grill is an award winner for restaurants in 2019.

If you are looking for some phenomenal home-cooking, look no further than this award-winning company!

Neighborhood Grill has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.53 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and one of the top three restaurants in Mississippi!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“When I get a chance, I love going to this restaurant. [They are] nice people, [and offer] good service. [This is a] great family atmosphere and [has] good home cooking. This is one of my wife and I’s favorite places to go for breakfast. Thank you, Steve, Sandy, and Neighborhood Grill. You’re doing an incredible job. Keep up the good work!!” – J.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Neighborhood Grill is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about how Neighborhood Grill has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Sandy Stewart.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Neighborhood Grill stand apart from their local competitors. We learned all about the great food they offer, like the fried green tomatoes and the pork brains and eggs. The way they serve is important to them, and they believe in living by their Christian faith, treating all customers with the utmost respect.

Building Success By Caring

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Neighborhood Grill has managed to. We asked if Sandy could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Take care of your customers. Be true to yourself, and provide the best product possible.”


Congratulations to Neighborhood Grill for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sandy for taking the time to speak with us!

Kansas’ Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: WSU Child Development Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that WSU Child Development Center is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable and compassionate child care provider, look no further than this award-winning company!

WSU Child Development Center has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.13 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 child care providers in Kansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I love this place! I feel very comfortable leaving my son there. I love how organized and clean they are. They do fun activities and cute art projects all the time, and I get daily emails telling me all about my child’s day. All the staff is friendly and knew me before I knew them.” – A.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that WSU Child Development Center is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Providers

We were excited to learn all about how WSU Child Development Center has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the Director, Jillian Hoefer.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes WSU Child Development Center stand apart from their local competitors. To start, they have a highly reliable staff with very little turnover. They offer a strongly play-based program, and provide hands-on learning experiences for the children. Jillian shared:

“We want to give our parents the best place to give their children a place to learn and grow while they are learning at school.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

With as impressive a reputation as WSU Child Development Center has managed to build, it came as no surprise that their business has grown partially in thanks to word of mouth. They also have a presence on social media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as WSU Child Development Center has managed to. We asked if Jillian could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Develop relationships with families. It’s really not a business; it’s a family.”


Congratulations to WSU Child Development Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jillian for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Limousine Services Award Winner: SuFu Cruise

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that SuFu Cruise is an award winner for limousine services in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable and affordable limousine service, look no further than this award-winning company!

SuFu Cruise has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three limousine services in South Dakota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I highly recommend Justin with SuFu Cruise! He was super easy to communicate and work with, and helped make our wedding day run smoothly! His bus is extremely clean and comfortable, and he did everything he could to make sure our ride was enjoyable! Everyone looking for transportation for their wedding or special event should definitely check out SuFu Cruise! You won’t regret it!!” – T.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that SuFu Cruise is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Limousine Services

We were excited to learn all about how SuFu Cruise has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Justin Wallin.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes SuFu Cruise stand apart from their local competitors. Not only is Justin running a business focused on honesty, but also one that cares about the customer experience. Justin takes care of his customers and is incredibly communicative.

Building Success Through Community Involvement

SuFu Cruise has managed to build such an incredible reputation that we were keen to know all about the ways they have marketed themselves over the years. We learned that they are quite active in their community, where they give away gift certificates at silent auctions and donate tickets for sporting events. He is proud that he can provide the area with safe, fun, reliable, and affordable transportation.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as SuFu Cruise has managed to. We asked if Justin could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Word of mouth is very important. Treat people well. Don’t take advantage of them, and they will help you.”


Congratulations to SuFu Cruise for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Justin for taking the time to speak with us!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Private Investigators Award Winner: ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator is an award winner for private investigators in 2019.

If you are looking for a quality private investigator, look no further than this award-winning company!

ALIAS Detective Agency- Private Investigator has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 87.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five private investigators in North Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“They went above and beyond to help me. We all know how sensitive the situation must be to reach out to a private investigator. I highly recommend ALIAS. I have a very unique circumstance, and instead of brushing me off like the others did, they cared and did what they could to assist me. Thanks again!” – E.F.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Private Investigator

We were excited to learn all about how ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Jason.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator stand apart from their local competitors. To start, Jason focuses on gathering as much evidence as possible, and does not look to run through his clients’ retainers. He told us that they hold people accountable by being a ‘bloodhound.’

Building Success Through Consistency

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator has managed to. We asked if Jason could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Use what is at your disposal; keep information consistent.”


Congratulations to ALIAS Detective Agency – Private Investigator for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jason for taking the time to speak with us!

Kansas’ Top Rated Local® Award Winner: BuildBuyRefi

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that BuildBuyRefi is an award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted home loan expert, look no further than this award-winning company!

BuildBuyRefi has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses in Kansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Richie and his staff were very thorough with all my needs. They made sure everything was done quickly and correctly. They kept me informed throughout the process of my refinancing. I want to thank them all again for the hard work they did for me.” – D.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that BuildBuyRefi is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Loan Experts

We were excited to learn all about how BuildBuyRefi has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Richie Duncan.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes BuildBuyRefi stand apart from their local competitors. Richie told us that not only do they offer unique products in their field, but they also make it a point to be available for their clients by working seven days a week, even taking calls on Sundays, holidays, and at all times a day. He said:

“We roll our sleeves up to best serve our clients.”

As a means of providing exceptional customer service, they are adamant about offering transparency to their clients. That means giving them options and as much knowledge as possible, even if that means that they end up taking their business elsewhere.

In these ways and more, they are working towards their company mission, which he described to us as:

“We’re trying to get folks in homes,from credit challenges and renovations to any situation. We’re trying to get families into homes that are affordable, and give the chance of home-ownership to our clients to achieve that goal. [We want to help them] follow through on the American Dream.”

Building Success Through Relationships

We were excited to hear more about the ways BuildBuyRefi have marketed themselves in order to gain a reputation as phenomenal as they have. We learned that they do a lot of work in the digital space. Ultimately, what they work on are relationships. They develop relationships with their clients based on their services, and they build their platform from one client to the next.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as BuildBuyRefi has managed to. We asked if Richie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“You gotta keep grinding. We started with a $700 marketing budget and an idea. From there, we grew into some niches in our market and figured this out. Keep building, keep working, and make good decisions over time, but it comes down to the work you put in. Have trust, and your system will work.”


Congratulations to BuildBuyRefi for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Richie for taking the time to speak with us!

Kansas’ Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: Simple Elegance

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Simple Elegance is an award winner for event planners in 2019.

If you are looking for an event planner that will help you to craft the event of your dreams, look no further than this award-winning company!

Simple Elegance has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.59 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three event planners in Kansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[They are] the best in town! This team of dedicated, focused, professionals will take the work out of event planning. It’s worth the freedom and lack of stress when you hire a planner. Ultimately, they save you time and dollars. But, saving your precious time — that’s the best part!!” – A.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Simple Elegance is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Event Planner

We were excited to learn all about how Simple Elegance has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Kindra Browne.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Simple Elegance stand apart from their competitors. For Simply Elegance, their years of experience is what sets them apart. With over 23 years in business and a combined 50 years of experience between their staff, the crew at Simple Elegance know a thing or two about weddings. They also have corporate backgrounds running venues, so their wealth of resources and experience is vast. This helps them to work towards their mission, which was described to us as:

“[We work on] crafting wedding days for our couples that represents them, and by celebrating that time and day with their families. You only do it once, right?”

Building Success Through Networking

With as exceptional a reputation as Simple Elegance has developed over the years, we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have marketed themselves. It came as no surprise that networking was a big part of their marketing strategy. They also take care of the VIP clients and vendors that get referred to them. In addition to this, they are active on social media, and are about to launch a brand new website!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Simple Elegance has managed to. We asked if Kindra could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Take your time; make sure you are being genuine. It’s so easy to be insincere, and people can see that.”


Congratulations to Simple Elegance for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kindra for taking the time to speak with us!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Lumina Gem

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lumina Gem is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store that will help you to find or create the piece of your dreams, look no further than this award-winning company!

Lumina Gem has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.49 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top six jewelry stores in North Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“When I began my search for the perfect engagement ring, I was a little lost. A friend suggested I go see Brad at Lumina Gem, and it was some of the best advice I ever received. I visited many times over several months and got ideas and tips from Brad, who was always patient with me and never pushy. Over that time, I researched and learned, and my vision became clear for exactly what I wanted. Then Brad helped me make it happen, assisting as I chose the perfect setting, and waiting patiently to find the perfect loose diamond. The end result was a stunning, gorgeous ring that I was proud to give to my fiance, and she loves it. I have since gone back and purchased our wedding bands as well, and the experience was just as great. [They have] high-quality jewelry with honest and patient service. I would recommend anyone looking for any type of stone or jewelry to go see Brad at Lumina Gem and not waste your time with anyone else.” – P.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Lumina Gem is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about how Lumina Gem has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Brad Bass.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Lumina Gem stand apart from their local competitors. At Lumina Gem, they are able to offer a little bit of everything: appraisals, repair, custom, and estate jewelry. They have designer pieces at affordable prices. Brad shared:

“We try and treat everyone fairly. Ours are low-pressure sales with no intimidation. We want them to leave with the best piece of jewelry possible.”

As a way of being able to best serve their customers, they make sure to always keep up with the latest technology. Because of this, they are able to quickly check-out their customers, as well as offer quick turnaround for repairs. Since timeliness is an important piece of their customer service, they always have at least one jeweler on-site.

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Lumina Gem has managed to build a truly impressive reputation, so we were excited to learn more about some of the ways they have marketed themselves. We learned that they have a large email following and an in-house marketing coordinator who handles their email blasts and social media. Offline, they just make sure to stay present in their community. They try to give back however they can, and will donate and sponsor local charities.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Lumina Gem has managed to. We asked if Brad could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Treat people with respect. Form solid partnerships with vendors and customers and anyone else involved with the business.”


Congratulations to Lumina Gem for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Brad for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctors & Optometrists Award Winner: Anderson Eye Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Anderson Eye Care is an award winner for eye doctors & optometrists in 2019.

If you are looking for an optometrist that has proudly served their community for over 90 years, look no further than this award-winning company!

Anderson Eye Care has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.56 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 74.61 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 eye doctors and optometrists in Michigan!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“A huge thank you to Anderson Eye Care for going above and beyond for this community. I came into the office today with a hospital patient’s glasses. The glasses had a broken nose pad, which was distracting the patient from therapy, and causing a great deal of discomfort. Although this patient was not a patient of yours, your staff was committed to providing this patient with a replacement pad, glasses case, and cleaner. Thank you for reminding us all that our jobs are so much more than the “bottom line.” You have my business any day. Thank you, thank you! Kindness…pass it on.” – A.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Anderson Eye Care is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Eye Doctors & Optometrists

We were excited to learn all about how Anderson Eye Care has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, and main doctor, Dr. Gary Anderson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Anderson Eye Care stand apart from their competitors. For Dr. Anderson, it all comes down to the personal care they offer to every one of their patients. This practice genuinely believes and operates under the belief that every patient is unique. He says:

“We could have three different patients that have the same problem, but we will have three different ways of treating them.”

He continued by telling us that they provide this care with all up-to-date equipment, and they make sure to always keep their qualifications updated. He shared:

“Every day we are trying to do what is best for the patient, not the practice.”

Building Success Through years of Community Service

Anderson Eye Care has been in business for 91 years, and have proudly served many generations of families. Over those years, referrals and word of mouth have been their main source for new clients, in fact, they don’t do any other kinds of advertising. With as deep a connection as they have in their community, we also learned that Dr. Anderson participates in worldwide eye care mission trips where he takes old glasses and gift them to the needy.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Anderson Eye Care has managed to. We asked if Dr. Gary Anderson could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Do the best for your client or patient — don’t try to push anyone into what they don’t want to do.”

He ended our conversation with this touching sentiment:

“Thank you to our patients for saying such nice things!”


Congratulations to Anderson Eye Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dr. Gary Andersonfor taking the time to speak with us!