Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Garage Door Contractor Award Winner: Don’s Garage Doors

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Don’s Garage Doors is a 2018 award winner!

“My garage door would only open halfway, without going up or down. I called Don’s in the morning, and they had a technician out there within two hours. His name was Jess, and he was great. He explained in detail what he was going to do and was super helpful. I had left a message with the office after the service because I had a question/issue, and not only did a technician call me back but Don himself called later to follow up. EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for help with their garage door!” -Tina M.

That’s just one of the many outstanding reviews Don’s Garage Doors has received, giving them a 96.98 Rating Score™ and 4.90 average rating and making them one of the top 10 garage door companies in Colorado for 2018.

Not Your Average Garage Door Company

We spoke with Alexis, the office manager at Don’s Garage Doors, about the business’ impressive online reputation.

When asked what it is that sets Don’s Garage Doors apart from other garage door businesses in Colorado, Alexis said it’s mainly their experienced and talented team. In her words, “We have 30 years experience in business, we have a big team that we train constantly to ensure everyone can expert troubleshoot; we warranty our work; we take great pride in making sure our customers are happy all the way through.”

What’s the Don’s Garage Doors secret to success? According to Alexis, it’s their service. She said, “Our technicians are incredible at what they do. Customers are happy, we make sure to ask [for reviews].”

Building Success By Focusing On Doing It Right

Alexis and the rest of the Don’s Garage Doors are passionate about doing their job well. They focus on giving each and every one of their clients a phenomenal product and experience. This commitment to excellence has given Alexis quite a bit of knowledge regarding what it takes to run an award-winning business. Here’s her advice to other businesses:

“From a marketing perspective, you have to get your name out there. Focus on social media and networking.”


Congratulations to the team at Don’s Garage Doors for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Alexis, for taking the time to speak with us!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Window Cleaner Award Winner: I Do Windows

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that I Do Windows is a 2018 award winner!

“What a breath of fresh air! There is a small business owner who actually cares about his customer and the work he does. Not only did Wayne meet my expectations, he exceeded them. After nearly a year in our new home, I did not think I would ever see out of my windows clearly. With construction dirt, rain, and snow residue on all my windows, it would have taken me days to clean. Wayne was in and out in a short time and what he left behind is nothing short of spectacular. [I] will call again for sure.” -Suzann R.

“Wayne and his staff are amazing… [they offer] quality work at a fair price. His staff is well trained, very courteous, and really easy to have in your home. Wayne sends a text message to remind you of your appointment then a follow-up after the work is completed to make sure you’re happy with the work. I can’t say enough good things about these guys!” -Tom K.

Those are just two of the stupendous reviews that contributed to I Do Windows’ 96.00 Rating Score™ and five-star rating average on verified sites, as well as their spot among the top 10 window cleaning businesses in the entire state of Colorado.

Not Your Average Window Cleaning Company

Wayne Sombric, the owner of I Do Windows, took some time to speak with us regarding his business’ fabulous online reputation.

We first wanted to know what he believes it is that sets his business apart from other window cleaners in the area. Wayne chalks it up to experience and thorough service. “I’ve been in business 15 years, and I always show up and do my best work,” he said. “After that long, the name holds weight. I have three trucks that people see driving around town. We use lawn signs when working at a job site. Word of mouth has been really good for us.”

Building Success Through Trustworthy and Reliable Professionalism

Of course, we also were interested in finding out this impressive business’ secret to success. Wayne says it’s “offering people a good service at a good price. It’s important to build trust and be professional.”

Having achieved great success online, Wayne has some advice to offer other business owners that want to build up their online reputation:

“Take care of the customer and put them first. It takes a long time to build a reputation and you can lose it overnight. It’s not worth it to take shortcuts. Just do the right thing time after time.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Wayne! Congratulations to the team at I Do Windows for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Limousine Service Award Winner: Denver 5star Limo

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Denver 5star Limo is one of the top three limousine services in Colorado for 2018!

“Thank you so much! Above and beyond spectacular customer service! I needed a little extra help, and Dale was amazing. He knew exactly where I was when I didn’t. He knew exactly where he was going, as well. Plus, I loved the car, spacious and smooth. Even after the airline delivered my bag in pieces, he fixed all the problems and got me to my hotel safely quickly and in wonderful comfort.” -Jennifer W.

“We hired Denver 5star Limousine for our transportation after our wedding. Our driver was actually the owner of the company, and he was very professional, and the car was very nice. He was so kind and accommodating, I could not have asked for better service! He was even kind enough to drive us through the McDonald’s drive-thru because that was, of course, what we needed after a long day! I would recommend this company to anyone as they are affordable AND one of the most professional transportation services I have ever used. Thanks for ending our night perfectly and making it as easy as possible!” -Lauren A.

Reviews just like these have earned Denver 5star Limousine a 98.38 Rating Score™, a 4.94 average star rating on verified review sites, and a 2018 Top Rated Local award!

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

We spoke with Dale Harbi, the owner of Denver 5star Limousine, about his business’ success online.

Of course, one of the first things we wanted to know was what sets Denver 5star limo apart from their competitors. He said, “We distinguish ourselves from the crowd. You have to be the best of the best to survive. We work hard to give excellent service and stay true to our promise.”

Dale has been in the transportation business for quite a long time, giving him a unique insight into what it takes to run a limo business successfully. This is his story:

“I was a sales manager at Budget for 12 years of my life. In 2008-2009, it was a bad year for everyone and I was let go. So, I wanted to start another business and didn’t want to work for anyone else again.” He learned that it takes incredible dedication to make things work, saying, “When you want to be successful, you have no choice. You have to build it and make it big and make it your own. You have to be consistent; you have to distinguish yourself from the crowd and give 110 percent every day. By giving quality customer service, professionalism, and strong work ethic, you will get you noticed.”

Making the World a Better Place By Providing Reliable Service

As an award-winning business owner. Dale has some wise words to offer other businesses that want to improve their online reputation:

“You have to be honest, prompt, have to have a great work ethic like no other. You have to be on top of each and every day, be at clients’ expense. Consistency is key.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Dale! Congratulations to the team at Denver 5star Limousine for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Smooth Ride Auto Repair

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Smooth Ride Auto Repair is a 2018 award winner for auto shops in Colorado!

For all of your auto repair and maintenance needs in Northglenn, choose the experts at Smooth Ride Auto Repair.

Smooth Ride Auto Repair has received more than 100 reviews from five verified review sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an astounding Rating Score™ of 99.65 and two 2018 Top Rated Local awards — one for being ranked among the top 100 businesses in Colorado and one for being ranked among the top 10 auto shops in Colorado.

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews they’ve received from their happy customers:

“I had to get some front shocks for my Tundra in a hurry before we went out of town. I found the ones I needed but still needed to get them installed. I called Phil based on a recommendation from Toytec, and that was one of the best decisions I could have asked for. Phil was amazing, and the price was unbelievable. He got me in same-day and did an amazing job. When I took my truck in for an alignment, the tech asked me how I got it so perfect. All it needed was a tweak on the toe. I told him Smooth Ride did it. I think he’ll be contacting them soon for his lift as well.” – I.L.

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

When asked what his company’s secret is to such a solid online reputation, Phil Padelio, the owner of Smooth Ride Auto Repair, credits his team’s commitment to always taking great care of their customers.

“Take care of your customers and reviews happen naturally.”

Although some places push their customers to leave reviews, at Smooth Ride Auto Repair, they trust that the wonderful service they provide is enough to convince their customers to spread the word.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Phil has partnered with a professional who helps them with online marketing on Google. Personal referrals have also led to growth at Smooth Ride Auto Repair. In fact, reviews and referrals have been so impactful that they haven’t had to do a lot of additional advertising to get their name out there.

Making the World a Better Place One Vehicle at a Time

Phil understands how big of an issue not having a reliable car is for his customers. When you don’t have a car you can depend on, you’re always worrying about if you’ll get from point A to point B safely, and it can impact your enjoyment in life. Phil set out to not only to take care of his own vehicle’s needs but also to help others.

We asked Phil what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are the simple yet powerful words of wisdom he shared with us:

“Treat customers the way you would want to be treated, and be honest with people”


Congratulations to the team at Smooth Ride Auto Repair or being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Phil, for taking the time to speak with us!

Whether your vehicle needs something simple, like an oil change, or something more complex, like engine repair, we highly recommend turning to Phil and his team at Smooth Ride Auto Repair in Northglenn. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Nailuxe Boutique

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Nailuxe Boutique is a 2018 award winner for nail salons in Colorado!

Whether your nails are looking a little worse for the wear or you’re simply due for some pampering, choose Nailuxe Boutique in Golden!

Nailuxe Boutique has received dozens of online reviews from four verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them a fabulous Rating Score™ of 95.78 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 nail salons in all of Golden!

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

“Absolutely FABULOUS! The ambiance is upbeat, friendly and relaxing. I felt welcomed, relaxed and comfortable during my visit. Overall five stars, [I would] definitely recommend, and I will be returning as a regular! Refer your friends; this is the ultimate salon experience!” – Morgan A

Not Your Average Nail Salon

From the moment clients walk into Nailuxe Boutique, they immediately realize that it isn’t your typical nail salon. That’s because the space itself is incredibly unique, and clients very much enjoy the atmosphere Nailuxe has created. However, it’s not just the atmosphere that makes Nailuxe Boutique different.

The team at Nailuxe is always focused on providing a higher quality experience for their clients. Here’s what Karen Kennedy, the owner of Nailuxe Boutique, had to say on the matter:

“We want to take our time, make sure they are comfortable and really go above and beyond to deliver an exceptional experience.”

We asked Karen why they do what they do at Nailuxe Boutique and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“Quality of service in the industry has really lacked over the last several years. More and more salons take shortcuts or don’t use quality products on their clients. It’s important to us to save face for the industry and to create an environment and an experience our clients really enjoy.”

Building Success Through Outstanding Service

Karen credits Nailuxe Boutique strong online reputation to their commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality with every client they help. They take the time to develop personal connections with their clients, and they ensure that each one is 100-percent satisfied before they leave.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Karen has grown Nailuxe Boutique through word of mouth and by being active on Facebook.

When asked what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation, Karen had these words of wisdom to share with us:

“Really focus on the quality of service you provide. The difference between the quality of products and the time you take with each client really goes a long way.”


Congratulations to the team at Nailuxe Boutique for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Karen, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re due for a manicure or a pedicure, we highly recommend stopping by Nailuxe Boutique in Golden. Visit their website today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Acupuncturist Award Winner: Boulder Community Acupuncture

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Boulder Community Acupuncture is a 2018 award winner!

Thanks to a 4.98 average star rating on verified review sites, a stupendous 97.84 Rating Score™, and hundreds of positive online reviews, Boulder Community Acupuncture is one of the top five acupuncture clinics in Colorado for 2018!

“What a wonderful place! I was not sure at first if I would like it being in a ‘community’ setting, but no problem at all. It is quiet, beautiful and serene and Katie Kelly is fantastic. I arrived nothing more than a teary-eyed mess from a gallbladder attack and 20 minutes later I felt like I could fly I was so energized and healed! She really knows what she is doing and I highly recommend her.” -P.K

“I came to BCA for PTSD treatment. It has been incredibly intense — I had no idea how I much was suppressing/holding in. Purging myself of the trauma and emotions has been hard but I’ve been steadily feeling lighter, regaining energy and feeling like my true self for the first time in years. Jennifer is very supportive and BCA has a safe, nurturing environment.” -N.S

“I first began seeing Jen at BCA for help with my fatigue. With her intuitive and thorough treatments, I’ve experienced not only relief from fatigue, but a deeper sense of healing and well-being. Jen has taken so much time and thought to help me understand ways I could alter my diet and lifestyle to help relieve my fatigue. She remembers me from visit to visit, and it is clear that she genuinely cares about her patients.The clinic is warm, clean, and nurturing. Highly recommended!” -K.W

Not Your Average Acupuncture Clinic

Owner and acupuncturist at Boulder Community Acupuncture, Jen, took some time to speak with us about her business’ remarkable online reputation, overall success, and how she and her team handle it all.

When asked what sets Boulder Community Acupuncture apart from all of the other acupuncture businesses in the area, Jen said, “Boulder Community Acupuncture was the second community style clinic in the country. [Our] community style and price structure (sliding scale) allow us to treat more frequently. We keep it down to earth!”

Building Success Through Passion and Care

As a business with such a solid online fan base, it goes without saying that Boulder Community Acupuncture would have some sort of secret up their sleeves, but according to Jen, it’s very simple. ”We love what we do [and are] passionate about the medicine and the format (community style). We’re very dedicated to our practice, we’re all compassionate and passionate about what we do.”


Congratulations to the team at Boulder Community Acupuncture for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

For expert acupuncture in Boulder, we wholeheartedly recommend Boulder Community Acupuncture!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Photographer Award Winner: Sonja Wilkinson Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sonja Wilkinson Photography is a 2018 award winner!

An average 5-star rating, a 71.00 Rating Score™, and tons of overwhelmingly positive reviews combine to make Sonja Wilkinson Photography a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner. Here are just two of their incredible reviews:

“I would give her 100 stars if I could! I felt special to be asked to be in her photos. I enjoyed dressing up in my own dance costumes and in the fancy dresses she has on hand. She made me feel like a princess while taking the photos! When we took the photos, she let me pick the poses I wanted and felt comfortable doing. The photos turned out super amazing! When I saw them I felt so beautiful. Sonja was patient with me. She seems to really enjoy being with others and taking photos. I would highly recommend her to take kids photos! They’ll have so much fun!” – Cristen A. (dictated by her daughter, Eden)

“Sonja captured my daughter and her dance friends in Rocky Mountain National Park and the results were stunning! She has a way of bringing out the personality of each person she shoots. She is patient and responsive to each person which helps them feel comfortable and confident. A friend who saw the pictures described them as magical and that is exactly the word for her work! I loved the pictures so much that I am looking forward to a family shoot in the future. I am sure you will love working with her as much as we did…and be blown away by how beautifully the pictures turn out!” -Julie P.

Not Your Average Photography Company

Sonja Wilkinson, owner of Sonja Wilkinson Photography, took the time to chat with us about her business’ stellar online reputation.

We were particularly interested in finding out why she does what she does. “I love being behind a camera, I love shooting photos,” she said, “I’ve always had a camera and have been passionate about taking photos since I was in high school. I took some photography classes in college while I was getting my engineering degree. Worked in hi-tech storage for 18 years and then went on to work on my passion — photography.”

Building Success Through a Clear Web Presence and Personalized Experience

Sonja credits most of her online success to the detailed reviews she receives, as well as her boutique-style work. She focuses strongly on providing a personalized experience, meeting with clients beforehand top ensure that she is giving them what they really want. Understanding the importance of user-friendliness, she updates her website often to provide the best possible information to both current and potential clients.

As an award-winning business owner, Sonja certainly has wisdom and knowledge to share. Her advice to those looking to build and maintain a great online reputation?

“Keep trying different things, if one thing fails do not get discouraged. If you are generous with your customers they will end up giving back to.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Sonja! Congratulations to you and your team for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

For beautiful and unique photos in Colorado, we wholeheartedly recommend Sonja Wilkinson.

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Sign Companies Award Winner: FASTSIGNS

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that FASTSIGNS is a 2018 award winner for sign companies in Colorado!

If you’re looking for a sign company that can help to make your business stand out and be more visible, look no further than FASTSIGNS in Longmont.

FASTSIGNS has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.90 stars, a superb Rating Score™ of 95.05 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 sign companies in all of Colorado!

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

“We were moving the location of our organization when the sign company I was working with told me at the last minute that the large sign I needed was not something they could handle. In a pinch, I called Tom at FastSigns, and he and the staff were right on it. In a short timeframe, we were able to get a quality design, an impressive sign and installation. I highly recommend FastSigns. [They are] fast and professional.” – Alisa D

Not Your Average Sign Company

The team at FASTSIGNS does a great job of listening to their clients, which gives them the information they need to find the best solution for their clients’ needs. They also make it a point to go the extra mile with each and every service they provide.

We asked Tom Ramirez, the owner of FASTSIGNS in Longmont, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“Our mission is to deliver a quality product and service for our clients. We offer huge discounts to schools and to those who advocate for young people continuing their education in our community. This is something we are truly passionate about.”

Building Success By Putting Customers First

Tom credits FASTSIGNS’ strong online reputation to his team’s commitment to always putting the customer first. No matter how big or small the service may be, the focus is always on customer service and quality work.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Tom has grown FASTSIGNS mostly through word of mouth, but they’ve also done some social media marketing and have sent email blasts to their customers.

We asked Tom what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“Always keep your customer at top of mind, and never cut corners on doing a job well done.”


Congratulations to the team at FASTSIGNS for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tom, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for the right sign company to work with in Longmont, we highly recommend FASTSIGNS. Visit their site today!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Window Washing Company Award Winner: Absolutely Clear Window Washing

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Absolutely Clear Window Washing is a 2018 award winner and the number one window washer in Colorado, thanks to their perfect 100.00 Rating Score™ and an average rating of five stars on verified review sites!

As the top ranking window washer in the entire state of Colorado, Absolutely Clear Window Cleaning has made it, well, Absolutely Clear that they are phenomenal at what they do. Here are just three of the fantastic reviews that earned them this award:

“We bought a new home last year. It’s a two-story house with vaulted ceilings so the roof on the second floor is pretty high up and my husband didn’t want to have to deal with getting up there to clean out the gutters. We found Absolutely Clear on Yelp and after reading other reviews, it was a no-brainer. We called Jason and he came out the next day to take a look and then came back 2 days later to complete the job! Highly recommend! He was on time, courteous, and efficient.” -Kristina H

“Absolutely Clear is an awesome company. We are facing a huge storm this weekend and called Jason [on] Friday morning to see if we could get a bid for cleaning our gutters. Not only did he come out the same day to give us a bid, but he also did the work. Where do you find that kind of customer service? Absolutely Clear… that’s where. Give them a try.” -Vickie V.

“Recent storms gave us a gutter emergency. Jason responded immediately and solved our problems. We would use this company again. Service was quick and complete. Next time we have the windows washed, we’ll use them for that as well. Plus they are nice and friendly. Every company should be this good!” -Barbara W.

Not Your Average Window Washing Company

Nik Fedorczuk, owner of Absolutely Clear Window Cleaning, took some time to speak with us about his business’ impressive online reputation.

For 14 years, the Absolutely Clear team has been providing unparalleled window cleaning services to the Colorado Springs area. It is widely known that they not only are the best in town at what they do, but that they include many things in their services that many other window cleaners don’t, without an additional charge.

Building Success By Going Above and Beyond

Nik made it entirely clear that he and the Absolutely Clear team are wholeheartedly dedicated to going the extra mile for their customers. They truly enjoy the looks on their customer’s faces when they see their home with clean windows and notice the giant difference it makes.

We wanted to know what advice Nik had for other businesses that want to improve their online reputation. He said:

“Do the work like you’d do for yourself. The biggest asset is people that work with you. Always put the customer first.”


Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Nik! Congratulations to the team at Absolutely Clear Window Cleaning for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

For expert window cleaning in Colorado, we highly recommend Absolutely Clear Window Cleaning!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Landscapers Award Winner: Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design is a 2018 award winner for landscapers in Colorado!

For landscaping services in Colorado Springs that are second to none, choose Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design.

Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design has earned dozens of online reviews with an average rating of 4.67 stars, a stellar Rating Score™ of 96.68 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 landscapers in all of Colorado!

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

“Bella Giardino is the best! We wanted to decrease the fire hazard around our house by removing a lot of scrub oaks and blue chip evergreens without losing the natural look. Bridget and her team were extremely helpful and professional. She spent a lot of time with us discussing the project and coming up with a design that exceeded our expectations. She used a variety of landscaping rocks and planted a lot of beautiful shrubs and flowers. The overall effect was natural as well as beautiful. Her team is very efficient and professional. They worked very hard to please us and get the best possible result. We highly recommend them for any of your landscaping needs.” – Keyes T

Not Your Average Landscaping Company

There are a lot of things that make Bella Giardino a different kind of landscaping company, but according to Bridget, the owner of Bella Giardino, it’s the fact that they prioritize quality over quantity that makes them stand out the most.

Every person who is a part of the Bella Giardino team truly cares about the end results they provide, as well as about their clients.

We asked Bridget why she does what she does and how she works to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“I’m a down-to-earth kind of girl. I love to be in the earth, creating beautiful things for people.”

Building Success Through Care and Quality

Bridget credits Bella Giardino’s strong online reputation to the care and quality they provide for their clients from the very first meeting to the end of the project. They generally don’t ask their clients for reviews, but many of their clients go online and leave reviews anyway because they are so happy with Bella Giardino’s service.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bridget has gotten the word out about Bella Giardino by advertising on Howe’s and Angie’s List.

We asked Bridget what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“Customer service and customer service, and also, customer service.”


Congratulations to the team at Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Bridget, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re in need of professional landscaping services that you can rely on in Colorado Springs, we highly recommend Bella Giardino Landscape & Garden Design. Visit their website today.