Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Electricians Award Winner: Mister Sparky

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mister Sparky is an award winner for electricians in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable local electrician, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mister Sparky has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.82 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.21 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 25 businesses and the number one electrician in Alabama!

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

“The electrician was very friendly, and he found out that my unit had no power, even though all of the breakers were on. Mister Sparky does great work and tells you up-front about what’s wrong, how to fix it, and for what cost. They have done other work for me, and they did a great job. I recommend Mister Sparky to fix your electrical problems.” – A.V.

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

Not Your Average Electrician

We were excited to learn all about Mister Sparky and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Jay Stutts. Jay purchased Mister Sparky six years ago. He is a third generation electrician and in his 36th year of electrical contracting.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mister Sparky stand apart from its competitors. Jay told us about the personal care they offer. He said:

“The number one thing that sets us apart is that we answer the phone when you call. Customers tell us how happy they are to be able to talk to somebody in the office and not a machine or answering service. Candy is usually the one in our office answering the phones, and she is phenomenal with customers. A lot of our success is because of her. We also have software that we use that sends a text that allows customers to see the name and picture of the technician. We have clean uniforms and vans, and are very professional as well.”

When we asked Jay about the Mister Sparky business mission, he said:

“You’re busy, and your time is valuable. Having to wait on any service contractor simply isn’t acceptable, and that’s why when you call Mister Sparky. We’re on time; you’ll see, or the repair Is free!”

Building Success, Online and Off

Mister Sparky has earned an incredible reputation, so we were excited to hear about how they have managed to get their name out. While their corporate team handles most of their marketing, they have greatly benefited from their wonderful online reviews. We asked Jay what the secret is behind getting those online reviews. Jay said:

“We’ve educated our technicians to push getting reviews. We will ask customers for reviews in person and through follow-up texts and emails. We know how important it is for potential customers to see reviews before deciding on an electrician. We are only as good as the people out there doing the work, and I’ve been lucky to have great technicians. Our reputation comes from their hard work and diligence”

Mister Sparky is also committed to giving back to their community. Jay told us a bit about how they get involved:

“My team and I try to get involved in the community as much as possible. I support a lot of local charities, and at least once a year, our technicians will get involved with charity work as well. We’ve done a lot of great things with Habitat for Humanity over the years.”

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

“The biggest thing is that you will need enough capital to start, because it can take some time to build a customer base. You also have to be prepared for at least four years of grinding and getting your name out there. You are only as good as your reputation in the service business.”


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

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Backus Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Backus Orthodontics is a 2019 award winner in Alabama!

If you dream of a healthier, more beautiful smile, there’s no better orthodontics office to turn to in Hoover than Backus Orthodontics.

Backus Orthodontics has received almost 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 97.34 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in all of Alabama!

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

“Dr. Backus did my braces over 15 years ago! People who don’t even know me keep coming up to me to tell me how straight and beautiful my teeth are. I am so thankful that he was my orthodontist. My smile is one of my favorite things about myself, and it always gives my ego a boost when other people recognize it as well. I’ve even had several dentists ask me who did my braces because they are amazed as well.” – C.K.

Not Your Average Orthodontics Clinic

We wanted to learn all about Backus Orthodontics and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Aimie Marshall, who handles their patient relations and marketing.

The first question we had for Aimie was what is it that sets Backus Orthodontics apart from their competition in Alabama. Here’s Aimie’s response:

“Dr. Backus started his practice in Alabama 20 years ago. Because we only have one doctor, we can be very personable and try to make every patient feel at home. We are also very big on technology and have some of the latest and most advanced in the industry. That helps us achieve the perfect smile for the patients.”

We also wanted to know how Backus Orthodontics works to make their community a better place. Here’s what Aimie had to say:

“We are very big into working with the schools, such as attending their events and fundraisers. We also do a lot of sponsorships with their athletic programs.”

Building Success With a Personal Touch

Aimie attributes Backus Orthodontics’ strong online reputation to the personal touch they provide their patients. Aimie added:

“We will occasionally send out emails to patients asking for feedback and/or reviews, and let them know where they can leave a review.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Backus Orthodontics has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and referrals. They also get a lot of business from repeat patients.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Backus Orthodontics has. Here’s Aimie’s expert advice for them:

“When you are starting and building a business, word of mouth is very important. Marketing your business correctly is also key.”


Congratulations to the team at Backus Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Aimie, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Backus Orthodontics in Hoover. Visit their website today!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison)

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will compassionately care for your pet while getting them squeaky clean look no further than this award-winning company!

Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.77 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 90.92 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three pet groomers in Alabama!

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

“This is the spot to have your dog groomed! The staff does a great job. They don’t keep your dogs all day. They are groomed, and you pick them up immediately. My dogs never come home stressed out; it’s truly like spa time for them.” – P.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Grooming Facility

We were excited to learn all about Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Amy Holt.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) stand apart from its competitors. Amy told us that their focus is always on the dog, and they will always do what is right for the pup in their care. They do express grooming, which means that dogs only have to be away from home for a few hours, which helps them to not feel as much anxiety. In order to do this, they only take a limited number of appointments every day, ensuring that they can provide a quality grooming experience to each client.

Building Success, Online and Off

Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) has earned a fantastic reputation, which Amy says is mostly thanks to word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) has managed to. We asked if Amy could share any expert advice with these companies. She said to make sure to use pictures and videos to connect with your community.


Congratulations to Tangled Tails Pet Salon (Madison) for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Amy for taking the time to speak with us!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: Chris Francis Tree Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Chris Francis Tree Care is a two-time 2019 award winner in Alabama!

When you need professional, reliable tree care services in Mobile, there’s no better company to turn to than Chris Francis Tree Care.

Chris Francis Tree Care has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an impeccable average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 98.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one tree care company in all of Alabama!

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

“These guys did an absolutely stupendous job. They go above and beyond, AND do so much cheaper and faster than anyone else. We had Chris give us a very thorough and fascinating survey first, then went with his recommendations. He quoted less than anyone else. His team had the job done in a single working day, removing two huge laurel oaks very close to our house, plus trimming branches. They cleaned up after themselves extremely well and did way more than we expected. We couldn’t be happier with their service or feel better about the decisions we made. I felt much more confident knowing that Chris is a proper arborist. Everyone on his team was friendly, polite and extremely helpful with answering all questions and taking all requests. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!” – Astoria J.

Not Your Average Tree Care Company

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Chris Francis himself the owner of Chris Francis Tree Care.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Chris Francis Tree Care a one-of-a-kind tree care company in Alabama. Here’s what Chris had to say:

“I am a board-certified Master Arborist. It’s definitely something clients look for. The licenses and worker’s comp is something that we also have. This protects our workers, who we value.”

We also asked Chris what their mission is at Chris Francis Tree Care and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“My mission is to be a safe and professional arborist in caring for your trees.”

Chris went on to tell us that he and his team see trees as our most valuable resource, which is why they use the most advanced scientific practice in order to provide structure to trees and help to preserve them for future generations.

Building Success by Never Settling

Chris attributes Chris Francis Tree Care’s strong online reputation to their commitment to never settling and always striving to get better for their customers:

“We value training and education a great deal. I continue and maintain certain degrees and certifications. We’re always striving to get better for our customers. We never settle. We also take care of our clients, and we’re always putting them first. They almost feel obligated to leave a positive review.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Chris Francis Tree Care has gotten their name out there through Facebook, their website, minimal advertising on the radio, their branded trucks and word of mouth. Additionally, all of their employees also wear company shirts.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Chris Francis Tree Care has. When we asked Chris what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Be a decent human being, and treat other people how you want to be treated.”


Congratulations to the team at Chris Francis Tree Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Chris, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Chris Francis Tree Care in Mobile. Visit their website today!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: ProTek

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that ProTek is a 2019 award winner for computer IT services in Alabama!

From data recovery to computer repair, ProTek is the company to turn to in Huntsville.

ProTek has received more than 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.66 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 92.62 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 computer IT services in all of Alabama!

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

“I truly appreciate the honesty of ProTek. The technician found a loose connection and brought that to my attention. Most places would have ordered unnecessary parts and charged me some outrageous price.” – Anthony D.

Not Your Average Computer Repair Company

We wanted to learn all about ProTek and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Clint Silver.

The first question we had for Clint was what is it that sets ProTek apart from their competition in Alabama. Here’s Clint’s response:

“We don’t specialize in one thing; we work on everything — the hard stuff that nobody else wants to deal with. They might take it somewhere else, and they won’t want to work on it, so they bring it to us. We are the only company in town that has a clean room for data recovery.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at ProTek and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Clint had to say:

“We just want to help out the local community and do their repairs. We get out of the community what we put into it. [With our help,] people don’t have to buy new products, reducing the creation of more waste, etc.”

Building Success by Providing the Best Service at the Best Price

Clint attributes ProTek’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing the best service for their customers at the best price while always being transparent:

“I think we get all of the reviews because we do good work and we stand behind that work with a great warranty.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, ProTek has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and organic search results online. Clint told us that they used to do Adwords, but these days, their reviews are what lead their customers to them. He added:

“It’s really all about taking care of the customer.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation ProTek has. Here’s Clint’s expert advice for them:

“Be personable with as many clients as you can. It is very, very difficult to do. Even if you have a great staff, you want to make that one-on-one [interaction] a priority. You want people’s feedback. If there is a problem, you need to address it immediately. Every single customer that is mad is going to tell at least five or 10 other people, and it will cost you a lot more in business than it will to make it right. Customer service is essential. It is very easy to get negative reviews; it is very hard to get positive reviews.”


Congratulations to the team at ProTek for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Clint, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend ProTek in Huntsville. Visit their website today!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Senior Living Communities Award Winner: Crimson Village

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Crimson Village is an award winner for senior living communities in 2019.

If you are looking for a senior living community that will encourage healthy living in a fun and active environment, look no further than this award-winning company!

Crimson Village has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.66 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 81.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 senior living communities in Alabama!

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

“We had a wonderful afternoon yesterday at Crimson Village for their first-ever Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting and interacting with the staff and residents. It is a beautiful, cheerful environment. I would love to live there!” – J.B.

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

Not Your Average Senior Living Community

We were excited to learn all about Crimson Village and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Executive Director, Rebecca Dennis.

Rebecca told us that Crimson Village stands apart from its competitors thanks to the care they offer, which is always of the most outstanding quality. She said that they always strive to be the best.

In addition to the excellent care they provide, they also have great facilities and a fun and active atmosphere. They are one of the newest and most outstanding assisted living communities in the area, and are also owned and operated by a physician.

We asked Rebecca to tell us more about their business mission or how they work to make the world a better place. She said:

“Seniors live longer if they are active and can enjoy being in a community. We do a lot of exercise with our patients and have lots of activities available for them to do.”

She also told us that their business motto is:

“We own FUN!”

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Crimson Village has earned a remarkable reputation, so we wanted to know more about how they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Rebecca told us that they stay very involved in the community. They do bingo at churches, sing at nursing homes, and bring in local youths to spend time with the seniors.

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

“Encourage feedback from vendors and family, and use that to improve and get visible.”


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

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Amy P Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Amy P Photography is a 2019 award winner for photographers in Alabama!

When you need a photographer in Birmingham unlike any other, you need Amy P Photography.

Amy P Photography has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning her a fabulous Rating Score™ of 85.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 photographers in all of Alabama!

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

“Amy has been capturing our family moments since my daughter was born in 2014. We bought the Watch Me Grow package and loved all of the pictures so much that we did it again with our son. The quality of her pictures is unmatched, and we will cherish them forever. It is such a treasure to capture those moments in time. Oh, and she has the best Santa around as well for holiday pictures. We have done those annually! I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs family pictures done.” – Karen P.

Not Your Average Photographer

We wanted to learn what makes Amy P Photography different from other photographers in Alabama, so we took a few minutes to sit and talk with Amy Pate herself.

The first question we had for Amy was what is it that sets her apart from the many other photographers people could choose to work with in Alabama. Here’s her response:

“Having a studio in a trendy area definitely helps. Customer service is, of course, really important. You need to make the client feel special and individualized. Every client is a relationship.”

We also asked Amy what her mission is and how she works to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“I want people to remember me not just from the photos but for their experience.”

Building Success by Providing a Great Experience

Amy attributes Amy P Photography’s strong online reputation to her commitment to not just providing photos they can cherish but also a memorable experience.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Amy has spread the word about her services through Instagram.

There are so many photographers out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Amy P Photography has. Here’s her expert advice for them:

“Don’t expect to have a huge consumer base right away; be patient. Don’t be afraid of hard work.”


Congratulations to Amy P Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Amy P Photography in Birmingham. Visit her online today!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Family Doctors Award Winner: Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD is a 2019 award winner for family doctors in Alabama!

If you’re looking for a family doctor who can help to manage your health care needs, look no further than Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD in Madison.

Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.58 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 88.84 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 family doctors in all of Alabama!

Here’s just one of this award-winning business’ many five-star reviews:

“Dr. Mancuso is simply fantastic. She always takes the time to listen to my issues and then find the best methods to improve my health. She is extremely easy to talk to; I never feel rushed, and never feel any lack of concern. I feel so privileged to have found such a caring, concerned person to help me figure out the path to good health!” – Sharon B.

Not Your Average Family Doctors Office

We wanted to learn all about Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Dr. Dawn Mancuso.

The first question we had for Dr. Mancuso was what is it that sets Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD apart from her competition in Alabama. Dr. Mancuso pointed to her one-on-one care, and told us that, with a smaller practice, the provider can work with each patient more efficiently.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Dr. Mancuso had to say:

“[Our mission is] to treat the patients as family.”

Building Success Through Events and Word of Mouth

Dr. Mancuso attributes Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD’s strong online reputation to strong backing they get from their marketing association.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD has gotten their name out there through events held at the facility and word of mouth — which comes from establishing a rapport between the patient and the provider.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD has. When we asked Dr. Mancuso what advice she has for them, she emphasized the importance of communication.


Congratulations to the team at Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Mancuso, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Dr. Dawn B. Mancuso, MD in Madison. Visit their website or call today to learn more about their services!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Self Storage Centers Award Winner: Maxwell Mini Storage

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Maxwell Mini Storage is a 2019 award winner for self storage centers in Alabama!

Gain peace of mind knowing your possessions are safe and secure by choosing Maxwell Mini Storage in Montgomery for all of your self storage needs.

Maxwell Mini Storage has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.63 stars, earning them an amazing Rating Score™ of 97.29 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 self storage centers in all of Alabama!

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

“I have to say, with all the people you deal with these days and all the different types of attitudes, the staff there on-site was very nice with wonderful hospitality. Thank you for the great service, and we are very happy to do business with you all. We will definitely, definitely recommend you to all of our friends.” – Rick S.

Not Your Average Self Storage Center

We wanted to learn all about Maxwell Mini Storage and their tremendous online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the Office Manager, Kathryn Fletcher.

The first question we had for Kathryn was what is it that sets Maxwell Mini Storage apart from their competition in Alabama. Kathryn pointed to their great customer service and the one-on-one experience they provide for their clients. The team at Maxwell Mini Storage knows everyone by their first name, and with U-Haul rentals available for their customers, they offer more than just storage.

Kathryn went on to tell us that their property has been open since 1999, they have 551 units and are in the process of building another 50 to 60 climate-controlled units.

Building Success by Helping People Out

The team at Maxwell Mini Storage is committed to doing everything in their power to helping people out as much as they can, and Kathryn attributes their strong online reputation to this commitment. They also make it a point to encourage their clients to write reviews as much as possible.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Maxwell Mini Storage has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Google Adwords and SEO (search engine optimization).

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Maxwell Mini Storage has. Here’s Kathryn’s expert advice for them:

“Get to know your customers, and know their pain points. Reply as much as you can. Take the time to listen to your customers (no matter what they are talking about), and help them out as much as you can. Treat everyone like family.”


Congratulations to the team at Maxwell Mini Storage for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kathryn, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Maxwell Mini Storage in Montgomery. Visit their website today!

Alabama’sTop Rated Local® Lawn Care Companies Award Winner: Alabama Lawn Pros

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Alabama Lawn Pros is an award winner for lawn care companies in 2019.

If you are ready to have the nicest yard on the block, look no further than this award-winning company!

Alabama Lawn Pros has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 90.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five lawn care companies in Alabama!

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

“[This is an] honest and dependable company. Jason is very knowledgeable about lawn care and is always willing to take time to explain what he is about to do to correct your lawn issues. I highly recommend Alabama Lawn Pros!” – M.D.

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

Not Your Average Lawn Care Company

We were excited to learn all about how Alabama Lawn Pros has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Jason Creel.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Alabama Lawn Pros stand apart from their competitors. Jason uses premium products, which means there isn’t room to cut corners. He backs up those premium products with quality service. He says that being a smaller company allows him to focus more on service and on making sure that all of his customers know that he values their business. Jason cares about lawn care and wants to provide people with an experience that they can depend on.

We learned that Alabama Lawn Pros specializes in weed removal and fertilization, but Jason has many local connections with people who can provide an array of other services!

Building Success By Building Strong Relationships

Alabama Lawn Pros is well recognized in its local community, and Jason enjoys being able to contribute to that community. While he recognizes that digital marketing is important, Jason knows that building strong relationships is the most important aspect of helping a business grow.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Alabama Lawn Pros has managed to. We asked if Jason could share any expert advice with these companies. Jason suggests that business owners build relationships with their customers in order to earn reviews and referrals.


Congratulations to Alabama Lawn Pros for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jason for taking the time to speak with us!