Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: Bailey Dance Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bailey Dance Studio is a 2019 award winner for dance schools and studios in Alabama!

Whether you’re looking for a dance studio that can help you master your first dance as newlyweds or a studio where your kids can learn to dance, look no further than Bailey Dance Studio in Hoover.

Bailey Dance Studio has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.76 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 99.62 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one dance studio in all of Alabama!

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

“The best studio in my opinion! You are treated like family the moment you walk in the door! Chris and Emily are both very knowledgeable in dance and just terrific people all around!” – Amanda H.

Not Your Average Dance Studio

We took a few minutes to chat with Emily Bailey, the owner of Bailey Dance Studio, to learn a little more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know is what sets Bailey Dance Studio apart from the many other dance studios in Alabama. Emily points to their family-friendly atmosphere, and she told us that they pride themselves on that atmosphere.

At Bailey Dance Studio, they offer first-time, introductory specials, so that new students can save more while they try out their first class. They do wedding specials as well.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Bailey Dance Studio and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Emily had to say:

“We want to use our God-given gifts and abilities and share them with others!”

Building Success by Providing a Great Customer Experience

When asked what their secret is to such a strong online reputation, Emily told us that they don’t ask for reviews or push their clients to do anything for them, which means that their reviews are an organic result of the great customer experience they provide each and every day.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, word of mouth has been the main source of growth at Bailey Dance Studio, and Emily shared with us that they don’t do any advertising.

Clearly, Emily understands a thing or two about how to build an online reputation and grow a business. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there working to do the same thing:

“Just be true to yourself, your beliefs and your values!”


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

Whether you’re interested in learning to dance for your wedding or just for fun, we highly recommend signing up for dance classes at Bailey Dance Studio. Visit their website today.

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Paradise Nail Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Paradise Nail Salon is a 2019 award winner for nail salons in Alabama!

For a manicure or pedicure that can’t be beat, turn to Paradise Nail Salon in Enterprise.

Paradise Nail Salon has received more than 150 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.68 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 92.83 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 nail salons in Alabama!

“Jeremy is the BEST nail tech ever. He does my nails perfect every time. Just the way I want them. And we always have great conversations. I moved here from NM and went to the same lady for 16 years. I’ll never go anywhere else here in Enterprise.” – Jessica S.

Not Your Average Nail Salon

We took a few minutes to chat with Jeremy Tran, the manager of Paradise Nail Spa, to learn a little more about the business and their stellar online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what sets Paradise Nail Spa apart from the many other nail salons in Alabama. Here’s what Jeremy had to say:

“We treat our customers as our friends, not just customers.”

We also asked Jeremy why they do what they do at Paradise Nail Spa and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“We try our best to please our customers and make them feel beautiful.”

Building Success Through Honesty and Work Ethic

Jeremy credits Paradise Nail Spa’s strong online reputation to their commitment to approaching every customer interaction with honesty and a good work ethic:

“That’s what we do here! We don’t ask for reviews. Our clients leave them themselves!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, the good work they do day in and day out at Paradise Nail Salon has also led to referrals:

“We do good work, so our customers love us and send more people our way!”


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

For an unbeatable manicure or pedicure in Enterprise, we highly recommend Paradise Nail Spa.

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shop Award Winner: R & R Automotive

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that R & R Automotive is a 2019 award winner!

“Highly recommend these guys! My son goes to college in Mobile, about 5 hours away from me. His car broke down and needed repair. [I] called R&R [and they were] super nice, took care of calling a wrecker, quickly told me what happened, and gave me all my options. We agreed on the repair, he ordered the parts and [the] car was ready the next day. The price was great, the communication was great, [they] took payment over the phone, and now I have someone I can trust with my son’s car. [They] even told me that [they] could check it over anytime before he headed home. Awesome service…” -Kevin D.

Reviews just like this have helped R & R Automotive to earn a 92.00 Rating Score™, a 4.90 average star rating on verified sites, and a place among the top 10 auto shops in Alabama.

Not Your Average Auto Shop

Rhyne Huey, the owner of R & R Automotive, took some time to chat with us about his business’ online reputation and overall success.

We were particularly interested in finding out what sets R & R Automotive apart from all of the other auto shops in Alabama. Rhyne said, “We’re a locally-owned business with the best mechanics. We provide great service and have a lot of knowledge. Bottom line: we take care of the customer! We go above and beyond to get the job done right the first time and take care of the customer.”

Rhyne knows that it is incredibly important to make sure that R & R customers are getting the best bang for their buck. In his words, “We take care of the customer and provide quality automotive repair with honest fair pricing.”

Building Success Through

Rhyne shared the R & R Automotive secret to success with us as advice to other businesses that are looking to create, boost, or maintain their positive online reputation. Here’s what he had to say:

“Offer quality service and fair pricing and treat people right.”


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

 

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Center Award Winner: Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa is a 2019 award winner!

“Iron Tribe Fitness is fantastic! The coaches are wonderful; the workouts are challenging, and you always leave feeling better than when you came. ITF is a family, and they care about their athletes. Their six-week challenge was hard, but one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Extremely worth it, and I miss them already!” -Sarah B.

As one of the top three fitness centers in Alabama, Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa has a 96.00 Rating Score™, as well as a five-star average rating on verified sites, and tons of enviable reviews just like the one above.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We spoke with Anna Arsenault, the general manager of Iron Tribe Fitness of Tuscaloosa, about the award-winning fitness center’s impeccable online reputation.

We were particularly interested in finding out what sets Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa apart from other gyms in the area. Anna credits the Iron Tribe difference to their phenomenal staff. “Our coaching staff is certified and really well-qualified to teach the high-functional movements. Iron Tribe is fitness for all people, with nutrition and accountability built in. We place major emphasis on making sure we teach the proper movements for the right level of the athlete so that all athletes are safe in their gym. Also, our facility is professionally cleaned and sanitized every night.”

Throughout our conversation, Anna made it very clear that Iron Tribe is a welcoming place for absolutely everyone. From athletes to the elderly, they provide a safe and encouraging place to get and stay healthy.

Building Success With A Great Team

If you ask Anna about the Iron Tribe’s secret to success, she’ll say it’s a stellar team and a great social media presence. She said, “ It’s consistently good social media. Members who are really present online have good words for the facility and coaches. Having a good social media team at the club helps.”

This is Anna’s advice to other businesses that are looking to build their online reputation:

“Consistency is key. Making sure you have a good team of people that share ideas and their visions together — bring small ideas to the table to make one project work”


Congratulations to the team at Iron Tribe Fitness Tuscaloosa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Anna, for taking the time to speak with us!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Urgent Care Center Award Winner: Urgent Care For Children

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Urgent Care For Children is one of the top three urgent care centers in Alabama for 2019!

With a 92.00 Rating Score™ and a 4.90 average star rating, as well as more than 200 online reviews on verified sites, Urgent Care For Children is a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner! These are just two of the fabulous reviews they’ve received:

“This place is exactly what we needed. The staff was friendly, and there was hardly any wait to see the doc — maybe three minutes. We made an appointment online. Very clean and comfortable waiting area. Easy parking, and a nice building. The doc was great and got us in and out quickly. She was knowledgeable and friendly. We’ll definitely be back when we need urgent care again.” -Flip F.

“Brought my son for a check up on a Sunday and was seen promptly by the kindest staff that was extremely thorough in helping us diagnose the issue. Will definitely be bringing him the next time we need to see a doctor!” -Caroline L.

Not Your Average Urgent Care Center

Dr. Allury Arora, the co-founder and COO of Urgent Care For Children, took some time to speak with us regarding her business’ impressive online reputation.

Dr. Arora and her talented team are wholeheartedly dedicated to providing the children in their community with the highest standard of care, and that is abundantly clear based on the many positive online reviews they’ve received. When asked what it is that really sets her urgent care center apart from others in the area, she said, “Quality care, less waiting, continuity of care, and impeccable service.”

Building Success Through Unparalleled Care

In Dr. Arora’s words, beyond giving children the fantastic healthcare they require, Urgent Care Center for Children’s mission is “to be the first -ate Pediatric Urgent Care in the region and nation.”

This is Dr. Arora’s advice to other businesses, particularly urgent care centers, that want to improve their online reputation:

“Do not compromise on the quality of your care”


Congratulations to the team at Urgent Care For Children for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Arora, for taking the time to speak with us!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Locksmith Award Winner: Locktec

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Locktec is a 2019 award winner!

“I would like to recommend this service to anybody in the area that needs a locksmith. They came out to me and less than 30 minutes I had my new key. The service is professional and was recommended by my car dealership. I’ll be recommending them to my friends.” -Daniel N.

That’s just one of the many positive reviews that helped Locktec earn an 88.92 Rating Score™, a 4.29 average star rating, and a spot among the top 10 locksmiths in the entire state of Alabama!

Not Your Average Locksmith

Mark Wiegmann, the owner of Locktec, spoke with our team about the business’ excellent online reputation.

Mark told us that the difference between his business and other locksmiths in the area comes down to the high level of service they provide to their clients. “I think it’s more of a family approach. We’re a small company and growing. The faces that are here have been here with me for a long time. About 60-percent have been with me 10 years or more. The customer enjoys seeing the same familiar face to help with their security needs… there’s a personal relationship there, because our guys took the time to build that rapport. We also offer insurance and benefits to keep good employees here and take care of them, and in return they take good care of the customer…” he said. “Our techs will even know how many family members are in the home including pets and we’ll ask if everyone with the customer is safe and sound. We’re then able to identify which entry point was opened or even accidentally left open by the kid. Our customers respond all the time with how pleased they are with our quick response and caring to their safety. Everyone just wants that warm fuzzy feeling when they go to bed at night that somebody has your back.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

As an award-winning business owner that is no stranger to success, Mark knows what it takes to run a business in a way that makes people want to leave good reviews. Here’s his advice to other businesses that want to build up an awesome online reputation:

“It’s getting harder and harder to start a new business. I’ve seen people try it and each year I see less and less family-owned businesses because of the expense and trying to keep up . But it can be done. And that way is to focus on customer service, treat your employees fairly and make sure everybody’s needs are kept. Everyone wants to make a little money, have family time and come to work each day ready to be successful and know that if they have to work that day be glad to work where you do!”


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

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontist Award Winner: University Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that University Orthodontics is not only one of the top five orthodontists in the state of Alabama, but one of the top 100 businesses overall!

With a 99.25 Rating Score™, a 4.90 average star rating, and more than 100 stupendous reviews across verified review sites, University Orthodontics is a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner! This is just one of the rave reviews they’ve received:

“I would highly recommend University Orthodontics to anyone who needs dental work in the area. Every member of their staff was friendly and professional. While I’m sure they have dozens of patients, within my first couple visits, every staff member knew my name. The doctors answered all my questions clearly and concisely and were truly a joy to work with. Almost three years of braces were made bearable thanks to University Orthodontics.” -Jason G.

A One-of-a-Kind Orthodontist’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Jason Goltz, owner and orthodontist at University Orthodontics, took some time to speak with us about his business’ online reputation.

If you ask Jason, the business’ secret to success is simply being great at what they do. “We try to deliver the best orthodontics that the country has to offer,” he said. “We’ve tried to foster the existing relationships that were there when we bought the practice. We try to deliver an excellent experience and always ask for the review.”

University Orthodontics doesn’t do much in way of marketing. In fact, they gain most of their business through word of mouth and referrals. Although, they do utilize social media and work hard to keep with the times.

Making the World a Better Place By Helping People Smile More

Jason and the rest of the University Orthodontics team put an emphasis on environment. They strive for a “Disney-like atmosphere” and want their patients to leave not only having been given optimal service, but having enjoyed themselves. Beyond providing a pleasant atmosphere, Jason and his team are highly committed to helping people feel great about their orthodontic health. He told us, “We want to make people happy about their smiles! We want to give them confidence.”

What’s Jason’s advice for other businesses that want a phenomenal online reputation?

“Make it easy for people to leave you the review. We recently bought iPads for the office so that people can leave them right then.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Jason! Congratulations to the team at University Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Trisha Conyers Interior Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Trisha Conyers Interior Design is a 2019 award winner for interior designers in Alabama!

Whether you want to completely redesign your home or to simply spruce it up with a little more style, there’s no better interior design firm to turn to than Trisha Conyers Interior Design in Tuscaloosa.

Trisha Conyers Interior Design has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 94.18 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one interior design firm in all of Alabama!

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

“Trisha essentially designed my home to match my vision. We sat down for our initial meeting and she listened to my style ideas, looked at my Pinterest boards, gave feedback and provided three options (flooring, paint, stone) that met my vision. Walking through my house, I am fully aware that Trisha created this beautiful space and that it would have never been this perfect if not for her! She was so responsive to messages, met us to pick out light fixtures on a Saturday, was kind and helpful with my children and became a friend in the process. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone who needs help making their dream become a reality!” – Beth B.

Not Your Average Interior Design Firm

We sat down with Trisha Conyers herself, the owner of Trisha Conyers Interior Design, to learn a little bit more about who they are, what they do and how they’ve managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know is what sets Trisha Conyers Interior Design apart from the many other interior design firms in Alabama. Here’s what Trisha had to say:

“Attention to detail is so important, and that is what determines the results. Spaces empower people I believe that we are trying to help every person that we encounter and empower them. We care, and we show you that in the work we do by always being one step ahead of your expectations.”

The team at Trisha Conyers Interior Design is so detail-oriented, that they even care how the toilet paper is folded!

We also asked Trish why she does what she does and how she works to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“I truly believe — to the bottom of my tippy toes — that spaces empower people. If you are in a space that isn’t beautiful and properly decorated, you simply cannot be as happy and productive as you could be when your space is as beautiful as it can be. I make people happy; I make spaces happy, and I go home at night and enjoy a glass of wine by the fireplace to decompress.
I want the same thing for my clients, for them to be able to go home at night and put their feet up in the proper lighting and enjoy their beautiful space. Then their lives just become better. And when your life becomes better, you can focus on helping other people; it’s like a stack of dominos.”

Building Success by Doing Great Work From Start to Finish

Trisha credits her business’ strong online reputation to the fact that they maintain a consistent effort and focus throughout every step of the projects they take on:

“We believe in a phrase called ‘completing a circle.’ Most designers are so artistic that they can’t get themselves to come back and complete the job once that artistic ‘thrill’ wears off, as it does a lot of the time for projects that last multiple months. We pride ourselves on our ability to get the client, sit down with the client, listen to the client and do exactly what they ask for in a timely manner. When you have a project that lasts four, six or even eight months, you have to put the same amount of effort into that project on day 180 that you did on day one. That takes a lot of discipline, and that is what separates us and helps us deliver the best quality work and capture all the details.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Trisha has grown her business through networking — which includes joining Business Networking International, the Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau — as well as SEO. They’ve also critiqued final projects for seniors at the Interior Design School at the University of Alabama.

There are many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Heres’ Tisha’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Number one, believe in yourself. You can’t let doubt and fear hold you back. Once you realize that you’re in the same boat as everybody else, that we all have those feelings, you have the power to move on. No one gets to be where they want to be by staying comfortable; get out there and do things you may not want to do and that might be uncomfortable to do. Failure brings you one step closer to success. Be susceptive to what other people have to say, and empower other people; that will also empower you. Be completely transparent with your business to your customers. Be clear and transparent with your prices, and if you can, tell them how long it should take.”


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

For all of your interior design needs in Tuscaloosa, we highly recommend Trisha Conyers Interior Design. 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 a 2019 award winner for senior living communities in Alabama!

Whether you’re looking for memory care or assisted living, look no further than Crimson Village in Tuscaloosa.

Crimson Village has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.66 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 86.02 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 senior living communities in all of Alabama!

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

“Very special place! The care given to my mother while she was in the Tides was wonderful, and the people there are so caring. They will still ask me about her even today, six months after she was moved to a nursing home. Each person is an individual to them and is treated with great respect! I highly recommend Crimson Village!” – Lynn D.

Not Your Average Senior Living Community

Crimson Village is an absolutely gorgeous senior living community, and the team that works there is committed to providing the very best service for their residents.

We sat down with Tim, a transition specialist at Crimson Village, to find out why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“We’re here to build a better way of life for seniors…”

Building Success by Helping Seniors Live Their Best Lives

Tim credits Crimson Village’s strong online reputation to the fact that they take care of their community and are committed to helping seniors live their best lives. Tim also says that they focus on their reputation through and through.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Crimson Village has gotten their name out there through referrals, walk-in traffic and by being involved in almost every event in town. They are also very active on Facebook and Instagram.

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Tim’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Focus on quality and standards, and the rest will fall into place.”


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

We highly recommend Crimson Village in Tuscaloosa. Visit their website today to learn more.

Alabama’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Centers Award Winner: Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu is a 2019 award winner for martial arts centers in Alabama!

If you’re looking for expert Jiu-Jitsu training for all ages and experience levels, look no further than Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu in Mobile.

Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu has received dozens of reviews on two verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 84.60 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 martial arts centers in all of Alabama!

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

“We love Corey and everyone at Gulf Coast. Our daughter loves training, and at six years old, she is already establishing some serious ground game! I look forward to watching her grow in class, and I also appreciate how she takes home the ‘off the mat’ life lessons from Corey!” – Julie S.

Not Your Average Martial Arts Center

We sat down with Corey James Richardson, the owner of Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu, to learn a little more about who they are, what makes them unique and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what sets Gulf Coast apart from the many other martial arts centers in Alabama. Here’s what Corey had to say:

“We focus on traditional Jiu-Jitsu. We come from the Hicks and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. I earned my black belt from one of ten people trained by Hicks and Gracie. Self defense is our number one focus: our first priority is making sure our students are able to prevent being punched in the face. You don’t have to be a master of Jiu-Jitsu, but with a little instruction, the average person can effectively defend themselves. We always teach to the lowest experience level in the room, so everyone benefits from the training session. Every class starts by putting our students in a tough situation that shows flaws in perception or skills that are lacking. By the end of the class, we have worked through these issues and trained our students how to be successful in these types of scenarios.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Corey’s response:

“We’re here to make sure the average person can protect themselves and be confident in their community and day-to-day interactions. In order to be eligible to test for the next belt level, we require our students to complete a certain amount of community service hours. This allows us to expand our mission to the local community, and has also allowed us to retain customers and get referrals at a high level. We want our students to reflect our own values of preventing violence and supporting the local community, and to continue to share this message. We are true mentors to our students, not just their technical coach.”

Building Success by Living by Their Mission and Values

Corey credits Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu’s strong online reputation to their commitment to always living by their mission and values, and to always training their students in a way so that they are an extension of that culture. They currently don’t ask for reviews very often, and they’ve had plenty of students write reviews on their own, so asking for reviews has never been something they’ve focused on.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, all of the growth at Gulf Coast is a result of word of mouth from their happy students.

“We live our values, and it shows through our actions and the actions of our students. By staying true to who we are and why we are doing this, we have been able to continue to attract new students who believe in and appreciate what we are doing.”

There are so many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Corey’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Figure out what kind of business you want to be, and align every interaction and goal with that mission. People who align with your business’ values will stick along and be advocates for new customers. Treat them right, be honest and consistent, and your business and reputation will grow.”


Congratulations to the team at Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Corey, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you or your child is interested in learning Jiu-Jitsu in Mobile, we highly recommend Gulf Coast Jiu-Jitsu. Visit their website today!