Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: McCann Plumbing and Heating

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that McCann Plumbing and Heating is a 2019 award winner for plumbers in Alaska!

Turn to a plumber you can trust to get the job done right the first time by turning to McCann Plumbing and Heating in Anchorage.

McCann Plumbing and Heating has received multiple reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an excellent Rating Score™ of 70.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 plumbers in all of Alaska!

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

“We had a pipe burst, and I called McCann [Plumbing and Heating]. He was already on a call and so recommended a couple of others. They never responded, so McCann [Plumbing and Heating] came as soon as they could. They found the problem and fixed it, and the bill was less than expected. [They were] professional, nice, affordable and got the job done. Will definitely use [them] again and recommend [them] to others.” – Mel H.

Not Your Average Plumbing Company

We wanted to learn all about McCann Plumbing and Heating and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Don McCann.

The first question we had for Don was what is it that sets McCann Plumbing and Heating apart from their competition in Alaska. Here’s Don’s response:

“We try to make sure the customer is taken care of. “What sets us apart is that we [not] going to charge overtime for weekends, holidays and after five o’clock. We’re just straight hourly, no matter what day of the week it is, [whether it’s] Christmas or New Year’s Eve. That makes a difference.”

Don went on to add:

“We’re not the cheapest in town, but all of our people are licensed. This is a licensed trade. We don’t have a bunch kids going out and learning the trade on your dime…”

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

“We try to recycle as much as we can. We ask the customer what they’re going to do with their waste if we leave it on site. We help in that way so it gets to the right landfill or where it needs to go…”

Building Success by Getting the Job Done Right

Don attributes McCann Plumbing and Heating’s strong online reputation to their commitment to getting the job done right, treating people right, being available for their customers as quickly as possible and being upfront if there’s a job they can’t do. Don also pointed to his 50 years of experience.

Don went on to add:

“In Anchorage, good news travels really slow, and bad news travels really fast. So if you’re not worthy in the industry, it will come back on you real quick in Anchorage. We’ve been lucky enough to try to do the best we can. You can see that through our reviews. Not everybody gives a review, but it’s nice when they do.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation McCann Plumbing and Heating has. Here’s Don’s expert advice for them:

“Just treat the people right, and that’s about all you have to do in any business. Let them know if there’s a problem upfront so that they can ticket for it, and if you see something that should be addressed while you’re there [that can help them] save them money, it goes a long way.”


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

We highly recommend McCann Plumbing and Heating in Anchorage. Visit their website today!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: First Class Plumbing and Heating LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that First Class Plumbing and Heating LLC is a 2019 award winner for plumbers in Alaska!

When you need a plumber you can rely on to get the job done right the first time, you need First Class Plumbing and Heating LLC.

First Class Plumbing and Heating LLC has received multiple reviews with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 87.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 plumbers in all of Alaska!

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

“First Class Plumbing and Heating is my go-to company. They are always on time, quick and honest! If it’s something I don’t need, they won’t try to convince me I need it. I have recommended all of my friends/family to them.” – Cody B.

Not Your Average Plumbing Company

Joell, the owner of First Class Plumbing and Heating, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about his award-winning business and its outstanding online reputation.

The first question we had for Joell was what is it that sets First Class Plumbing and Heating apart from their competition in Alaska. Here’s his response:

“We are honest and treat people the way we would want to be treated.”

Joell went on to add:

“From minor service to major install, give us a call.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at First Class Plumbing and Heating and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Joell had to say:

“We try to save the world one household at a time.”

Building Success Through Reviews and Referrals

Joell attributes First Class Plumbing and Heating’s strong online reputation to the many good reviews they’ve received from happy customers.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, First Class Plumbing and Heating has gotten their name out there through by encouraging customer referrals.

Clearly, Joell knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many business owners out there:

“Be involved in your website, and add as much content as possible.”


Congratulations to the team at First Class Plumbing and Heating LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Joell, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend First Class Plumbing and Heating LLC in Anchorage. Visit their website today!

Alaska’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: Forever Dance Alaska

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Forever Dance Alaska is an award winner for dance schools and studios in 2019.

If you are looking for a dance studio that will welcome dancers of all ages and abilities, look no further than this award-winning company!

Forever Dance Alaska 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 92.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three dance schools and studios in Alaska!

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

“The love, encouragement, and talent shared by the staff with all the kids and families who participate is beyond words. My daughter has fallen in love with dance, and can’t stop talking about her amazing teacher. This is a studio where you feel welcomed and part of a family, even in the beginning classes. I look forward to many many more years with Darcy and her staff, and I highly, highly recommend Forever Dance Alaska.” – H.B.

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

Not Your Average Dance Studios

We were excited to learn all about how Forever Dance Alaska has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Darcy Swanson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Forever Dance Alaska stand apart from their local competitors. Darcy told us all about the diverse class offerings Forever Dance has. They are even able to market their classes to both adults and children. At Forever Dance, all of their staff is professionally trained and able to offer that high level of training to their dancers.

The motto at Forever Dance Alaska is: “Dance is for everyone and dance is forever.” They believe that dance is a powerful activity for everyone, and wholeheartedly welcome anyone into their dance family. In their dance instruction, they work to make sure that kids get to stay kids; they want to train them to be both good dancers as well as good people.

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Forever Dance Alaska has certainly managed to create an impressive reputation, so we were excited to learn more about some of the ways they have gotten their name out there. Darcy said that being from a small town in Alaska means that community is everything to them. They try to stay involved by doing showcase dances at schools.

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

“Take care of your customers. Keep the line of conversation open with your customers. Keep the trust with parents high. Know your market, and know what type of clientele you’re trying to build into your program.”


Congratulations to Forever Dance Alaska for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Darcy for taking the time to speak with us!

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.