Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Electricians Award Winner: Supreme Electric

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

If you are looking for dedicated and professional electricians, look no further than this award-winning company!

Supreme Electric has received positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.51 and two 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three electricians and one of the top 25 businesses in all of Alaska!

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

“If you are looking for a responsive, well-organized electrical contractor, this is the Anchorage company to use. They give you clear and reasonable time frames to schedule out work, are flexible, and provide you with the name of the electrician and a picture of them to boot. They provide clear verbal follow-up to the work they executed and reflect that within their invoices…They are a premium outfit that has their act together. Seriously, I’ve worked with multiple contractors, including plumbers, electricians, and general contractors. Supreme Electric is, by far, the best company I’ve hired.” – Forest K.

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

Not Your Average Electricians

We were excited to learn all about how Supreme Electric has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Keith Willard. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Supreme Electric stand apart from their local competitors. Keith says:

“We do things right the first time, and we care about customer service. We use certified technicians, and we show up in uniform and eager to assist with electrical issues that they might have.”

This dedication to customer service is apparent in the many overwhelmingly positive reviews, which, Keith says, the customers leave naturally:

“We do not ask for reviews; people review us because we provide excellent customer service.”

Building Success By Providing Excellent Customer Service

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Supreme Electric has managed to. Keith credits their commitment to service as the driving force behind their success. Keth says that at Supreme Electric, they strive to provide service whenever Alaska is in need.


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

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Imagination Station

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Imagination Station is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Alaska!

Ensure that your child is in great hands by relying on the team at Imagination Station in Anchorage.

With 49 reviews posted on four verified review sites, Imagination Station has an average rating of 4.58 stars. This earns a Rating Score™ of 88.80 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 child care providers in Alaska!

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

“[I] had my kids there for most of their pre-k lives. For the most part, they loved it. There is formal instruction, and both my kids tested into private schools and were well prepared.” – Tiffany B.

Not Your Average Child Development Center

We took a few minutes to talk with Pete Cyril, Operations Manager at Imagination Station, to learn a little more about the business and the impressive online reputation they’ve built.

When Pete was asked about what sets Imagination Station apart from the other child care providers in Alaska, he said:

“Kids are a labor of love for us.”

Pete was emphatic about the importance of building rapport with their clients. As a family-owned business, Imagination Station is fully aware of the importance of family. Imagination Station likes to create a partnership rooted in family ties because they like to form personal relationships with their patients, making them part of the Imagination Station family!

Building Success by Enriching the Lives of Kids

Pete credits Imagination Station’s strong online reputation to the love the parents they work with have for them, to the fact that they are family-owned and to the great rapport they have with parents.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Imagination Station has grown through word of mouth and by extending an open invitation to prospective students and families to come take a tour of their child care center.

There are many business owners out there who would love to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Imagination Station has. Here’s Pete’s advice for those business owners:

“Be honest and forthcoming because that is what people are looking for.”


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

For all of your child care needs in Anchorage, we highly recommend Imagination Station. Visit their website today.

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Dentists Award Winner: Family First Dentistry

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Family First Dentistry is two-time 2019 award winner in Alaska!

For all of your dental needs in Anchorage, there’s no better option than Family First Dentistry.

Family First Dentistry has received hundreds of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them spectacular Rating Score™ of 95.17 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards — one for ranking among the top 100 businesses in Alaska and one for ranking among the top 10 dentists in Alaska!

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

“I love Family First! Dr. Chappell is awesome and very personable, which is not always the case with dentists. He has consistently gone above and beyond for me, including giving me his cell number after a procedure. Another occasion, he called to check on me after I called with a question. The entire staff is awesome. I won’t go anywhere else for my dental needs. Another plus, they have a comfort menu.” – Gillian E.

Not Your Average Dental Clinic

We wanted to learn about what makes Family First Dentistry unique, so we took a few minutes to talk with Kelly Thompson, the Office Manager at Family First.

Kelly points to the fact that they always listen to their patients and hear what their needs are. She also told us that they’ve been in business for more than 40 years now.

Building Success With the Best Patient Care

Kelly credits Family First Dentistry’s strong online reputation to the fact that they take the best care of their parents when they come in the door.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Family First Dentistry has gotten their name out there by doing health fairs and helping out in their community, including visiting schools in town.

There are many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Family First Dentistry has. Here’s Kelly’s advice for those business owners:

“Really know what your vision is, be compassionate and take care of your patients or customers.”


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

We highly recommend Family First Dentistry for all of your dental needs in Anchorage. Visit their website today!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® HVAC Award Winner: HeatSource Mechanical

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that HeatSource Mechanical is a 2019 award winner for HVAC companies in Alaska!

For all of your heating and cooling needs in Wasilla, you won’t find a better HVAC company to turn to than HeatSource Mechanical.

HeatSource Mechanical has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.54 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 90.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 HVAC companies in all of Alaska!

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

“The techs are always very professional. They always answer your questions and provide honest service. If something shows signs of wear, but can wait another year, they let you know that. Everything is written down on the service sheet so keeping track of work done and/or forecasted maintenance is always available.” – Michael G.

Not Your Average HVAC Company

We took a few minutes to talk with Shawn Buller, owner of HeatSource Mechanical, in order to learn a little more about his business and their impressive online reputation.

The first question we had for Shawn was what sets HeatSource Mechanical apart from the many other HVAC companies in Alaska. Here’s his response:

“The difference in our organization is that we have internal staffing, and the majority in our area don’t…Plus, we go out of our way to make it customer-centric. We’re there; we’re on time; we have one brand.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Shawn credits HeatSource Mechanical’s strong online reputation to their internal staffing and process, to their commitment to following up and to their customer service, which is paramount in everything they do.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, HeatSource Mechanical has grown through referrals, shows, events, Facebook and Instagram, and they incentivize their techs to bring in leads.

It’s clear that Shawn knows a thing or two when it comes to growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners working to do the same thing:

“If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of you.”


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

For all of your heating and cooling needs in Wasilla, we highly recommend HeatSource Mechanical. Visit their website today!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Award Winner: Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense is a 2019 award winner for martial arts in Alaska!

If you are looking for a top notch martial arts school in Fairbanks, it would be hard to do better than Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense.

Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense has over 25 reviews on 2 verified review platforms with an average star rating of 5.00 earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being one of the top 10 martial arts schools in the state of Alaska.

Here is just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Thank you so much for our self defense class today. I learned a lot and had a great time. I am so glad I can brag to my son about breaking a board. You guys are amazing and I really appreciate everything that my son (and now myself and my daughter) has learned here. Thank you!” – Karin L.

A One-of-a-Kind Martial Arts School Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

We took a few minutes to speak with Jerry Potts, the owner of Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense, to learn a little bit more about the business and how they have managed to build such an incredible online reputation.

The first thing we asked Jerry was what he feels is the secret to his business’ strong ratings and reviews. Here is what he had to say:

“We are very proud that our students and clients make it a priority to help promote the business. It is so helpful when our customer base shares their stories online to let everyone know about their experience.”

With so many options for the potential student, Jerry knows that they have to do something different to stand out. At Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense, the staff creates a true family atmosphere, often encouraging entire families to train together to help strengthen their relationships. Jerry happily indicates that his job is not to simply teach martial arts, but to also create better citizens as well.

Making the World a Better Place By Fortifying Family Bonds

One of the things we wanted to understand when we spoke with Jerry was how Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense creates a better community and what the business believes is its mission. Jerry said this:

“Our motto is changing lives, one belt at a time. No matter the background of the student and their family situation, we make it our goal to create stronger relationships and better people all around.”

Outside of their unbelievable online reputation, Jerry said that advertising on unique channels, such as television has really helped Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense stand out.

Finally, we wanted Jerry to provide some words of advice to the other business owners who want to have a similar reputation to Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense. Here was his expert advice:

“You have to make a true investment in marketing. It takes a certain amount of repetitive action to stay in front of your customers but it is worth it.”

Congratulations to the team at Orion’s Belt School Of Self Defense for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner! Take a look at their business online today.

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: Blackhawk Works LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Blackhawk Works LLC is an award winner for tree care companies in 2019.

For all of your tree-care needs in North Pole, Alaska, look no further than this award-winning company!

Blackhawk Works LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across a variety of verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top five tree care companies and one of the top 100 businesses in all of Alaska!

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

“Blackhawk Works was great to work with! They were the first ones to respond and give an estimate. [The] crew did a great job. The price was very reasonable, and they were quick to schedule and get the job done. We will definitely use them again!”

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

Not Your Average Tree Care

We were excited to learn all about how Blackhawk Works LLC has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Derek Broderick. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Blackhawk Works LLC stand apart from their local competitors. Derek says that they work hard to keep their prices low, and they make it their mission to treat every customer as if they were the only one. They believe in providing a service to the community.

Building Success Through Service

Blackhawk Works LLC doesn’t do advertising, and have instead relied on allowing their excellent service to speak for itself. They send out review links at the end of a job, and the reviews really speak for themselves. Here are the words of another happy customer:

“After getting the runaround from a competing company, we were relieved to have such a positive experience with Blackhawk. We were able to get an appointment for an estimate that was convenient for us. The estimate was thoroughly explained, and our questions were answered. Instead of a flat-rate fee for each tree, the estimate was customized based on the size and location of our trees. On the day of the tree removal and stump grinding, our plans were discussed with the team, and concerns were addressed thoughtfully. Our estimator came out to make sure we were receiving the care we had agreed on, and to answer any further questions or concerns we may have had. During the time the Blackhawk team was working, they seemed to have great communication with each other. Not to mention, it was quite entertaining to watch, as they worked exceptionally hard together and had fun doing so. We highly recommend Blackhawk Works and their team, and we will definitely use them in the future.” – Kristen R.

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

“Focus on the customer and not on the money.”


Congratulations to Blackhawk Works LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Derek for taking the time to speak with us!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons and Spas Award Winner: Blu Birch Spa and Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Blu Birch Spa and Salon is a 2019 award winner for beauty salons and spas in Alaska!

Whether you’re looking for a haircut, a manicure or eyelash extensions, Blu Birch Spa and Salon in Wasilla has what it takes to make you look and feel your best.

Blu Birch Spa and Salon has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 97.01 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 beauty salons and spas in all of Alaska!

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

“This is the best salon in Alaska. These girls get to know you. They become family. They are taking service to the next level. They go so far above and beyond; no salon could compete.
They do such amazing jobs; they are the very best in the industry at what they do. They are on time and never ever make you feel rushed. They honestly CARE. I will never go anywhere else.” Gresha W.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon and Spa

We took a few minutes to talk with April Barber, owner of Blu Birch Spa and Salon, to learn a little more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we asked April was what sets Blu Birch Spa and Salon apart from the many other beauty salons and spas in Alaska. Here’s her response:

“I’m very picky with our stylists. I only choose the best of the best, with a positive and welcoming personality. We treat everyone that walks through the door as family regardless of whether they’re a personal client or not. “

We also wanted to know why April does what she does at Blu Birch Spa and Salon. Here’s what she had to say:

“I can affect how people feel about themselves, and I take pride in that. When I bought this salon, I knew it was going in the wrong direction. I wanted to keep this great group of girls together because I know we could have an impact in The Valley.”

And when asked how they work to make the world a better place at Blu Birch Salon, April shared this with us:

“We adopted over 60 people for Christmas. We put up trees around the salon with presents under them and then donated them to Set Free Alaska for struggling families to have. We also did Toys For Tots, and this was the only way for a lot of families to get gifts.”

Building Success by Treating Clients Like Family

April credits Blu Birch Spa and Salon’s strong online reputation to the fact that they treat their clients like family:

“Our clients are family, and we treat them as such. I do not ask for reviews, and that’s how it happens. I would say that it’s a karma thing.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, April has grown her business largely through Facebook and Instagram, which is how they build communication and word of mouth. In fact, they’ve had to scale back their marketing due to popular demand!

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

“I jumped into this business humbly, and I wanted feedback from my girls on what would make them love coming to work every day. I made the necessary changes and loved on these ladies. I think, in return, they love coming to work every day, and they pass that love and care to their clients, which has led to great reviews. Make your employees happy, and give them a voice!


Congratulations to the team at Blu Birch Spa and Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, April, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for a little pampering in Wasilla, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment at Blu Birch Spa and Salon.

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctors and Optometrists Award Winner: Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD is a 2019 award winner for eye doctors and optometrists in Alaska!

If you need an exceptional eye doctor near Eagle River, head on over to our award winning company Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD.

Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD has nearly 30 reviews on Google with an average star rating of 4.80 earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 91.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being one of the top ten eye doctors and optometrists in the state of Alaska.

Here is just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Dr. Kosterman was very thorough, taking time to explain what he was doing, and even explaining the importance of different elements of the exam. I felt like Dr. Kosterman genuinely cared about doing a good job instead of just rushing through to get the next patient in. This is not something I have had with previous eye doctors, and it feels great! Thank you Dr. K!” – Hailee J.

A One-of-a-Kind Eye Doctor Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

We took a few minutes to speak with Dr. Daniel Kosterman, the man known as Dr. K and owner of the business, to learn a little bit more about Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD and how they have managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we asked Dr. Kosterman was what he feels is the secret to his business’ strong ratings and reviews. Here is what he had to say:

“We always make sure we put the patient first. Our goal is to offer exceptional service at an affordable rate. We always try to go the extra mile, which includes everything from an important retinal photo in a basic exam to being as thorough as possible with each patient.”

There are many different options for patients in Alaska, and Dr. Kosterman has made it a point to ensure his practice stands out from the crowds. He believes the fact that he truly takes the time that each patient’s vision deserves means all the difference in the world.

Better Vision Can Be A Life Changing Experience

One of the things we wanted to understand when we spoke with Dr. Kosterman was how Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD creates a better community and what the business believes is its mission. Dr. Kosterman said this:

“While it is true that anyone can sell a pair of glasses, if you can find and fix a problem that a patient is experiencing then you can change their life.”

Outside of their amazing online reputation, Dr. Kosterman makes sure he stays in front of potential patients in a number of different ways including advertising in print publications and utilizing social media such as Facebook.

Finally, we wanted Dr. Kosterman to provide some words of advice to the other business owners who want to have a similar reputation to Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD. Here was his expert advice:

“Never stop being passionate about what you are doing. Respect is the most important thing you can give your patients or clients, so don’t forget that.”

 

Congratulations to the team at Dr. K’s 20/20 Vision Center: Daniel Kosterman, OD for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shop Award Winner: Man Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Man Spa is not only one of the top three barber shops in Alaska but one of the top 100 businesses in the entire state!

“So, I’m not normally a barbershop kind of guy. I went and saw Cole and I’m definitely sold. Cole was professional, friendly, skilled and it was the absolute best haircut and hot towel beard trim (I think that’s what he called it) of all time. I normally wear hats, and I had one in my car that I intended to put on after. The haircut was so good I left my hat sitting in the car. You’re a fool if you don’t use Cole and Man Spa.”

Reviews just like that have helped Man Spa earn a 95.00 Rating Score™, a perfect five-star rating, and a 2019 Top Rated Local award!

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Cole Crawford, the owner of Man Spa, took some time to speak with us regarding her business’ online reputation and overall success.

We were particularly interested in knowing what it is that Cole believes to be the difference between Man Spa and competing barber shops. Cole said, “I treat every client consistently like I want to be treated. Getting haircuts for 34 years before I started my business gave me a lot of negative experiences. After seeing what didn’t work at a lot of other different places, I made sure my business didn’t have those problems (long lines, no conversation, and the like). We only do business by appointment, which really helps make sure the experience is great! I don’t just come to work to cut hair, I come to serve people… I make sure I have the same passion with every person that sits in my chair!”

When we asked Cole why he does what he does, he told us about how he simply feels that barbering is his calling. “I feel like I was chosen by God to do this. I moved to Alaska from Texas 18 years ago, and I decided to cut hair on the side because I didn’t want to pay the premium of moving here. I did that for 14 years before I opened the shop,” he said. “I enjoyed the conversation, I enjoyed serving people, and it was really something I loved doing! Barbering was my brother’s dream, but it never worked out for him. I wrote up the business plan in two hours on the airport shuttle, and I feel that it was God guiding my hand.”

Building Success By Putting The Customer First

As an award-winning business owner with an incredibly loyal customer base, Cole has quite a bit of wisdom to share. Here’s his advice to other business owners that want to build, maintain, or improve their online reputation:

“Don’t settle! Sometimes we have this misconception that we’re the most important thing. I live my life to make other people look better, literally! Through knowledge, expertise, technical skills, and questions and answers we hide your weak points and accent your strong points. That can apply to every business. It’s not about me or my family, it’s about you! You could have gone to any of 100 shops in Alaska, and when you’re here you have 100% of my attention. Love the clients you have and treat them like gold. Whether you give sparingly or generously, they know that I’ve got their back. People know when someone is being genuine. Always be a servant!”


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

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: Underground Dance Co

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Underground Dance Co is a 2019 award winner for dance schools and studios in Alaska!

Whether you want to take your first dance class or join a competitive dance team, you won’t find a better dance studio than Underground Dance Co in Anchorage.

Underground Dance Co has received almost 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 87.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the Top 10 dance schools and studios in Alaska!

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

“The teachers are very friendly! They’re great at teaching, and if you’re looking for some place to learn how to dance, I really suggest this place. Thanks, guys.”

Not Your Average Dance Studio

We took a few minutes to talk with Gabriel Steven Harvey, owner and Artistic Director at Underground Dance Co, 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 was what sets Underground Dance Co apart from the many other dance studios in Alaska. Here’s what Gabriel had to say:

“We have many programs within the studio to make peoples’ days better. We have a special program here called Dream Team that specializes in people with disabilities. We’ve partnered with LEWK, which specializes in cancer awareness. We also provide a free class for parents of children who dance at the school. The parents have turned it into a competitive dance program. Also, we go to low income areas and schools to provide programs for them for free.’

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Gabriel credits Underground Dance Co’s strong online reputation to the fact that they are very community oriented, and they stay engaged with their community by focusing on social media.

Not only has community engagement helped to build a powerful online reputation for Underground Dance Co, but it has also led to word of mouth, which according to Gabriel, is their best tool for growth. As a testament, they are always full.


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

We highly recommend Underground Dance Co in Anchorage. Visit their website today.