Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: All State Plumbing & Heating LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that All State Plumbing & Heating LLC is an award winner for plumbers in 2019.

If you are looking for a prompt and efficient local plumbing company, look no further than this award-winning company!

All State Plumbing & Heating LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.53 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five plumbers in Connecticut!

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

“I’ve been working with All State Plumbing for several years. They are the best! They return my phone calls quickly and always do whatever it takes to get the job done. I can’t say enough good things about this company. I refer them to everyone I meet with plumbing needs; they’ve never let me or anyone I’ve referred them to down.” – R.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that All State Plumbing & Heating LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Plumbing Company

We were excited to learn all about All State Plumbing & Heating LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Asim.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes All State Plumbing & Heating LLC stand apart from its competitors. Asim told us that they are honest and respectful, and always treat their customers’ homes well. He shared:

“We work hard to help in any way possible. Small or big jobs, we do it all: plumbing, drain cleaning, heating, water pumps, and water treatment.”

Building Success And Giving Back

All State Plumbing & Heating LLC has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Asim how they have managed to grow their business and get such fantastic reviews. He said that they do their best to offer phenomenal service and to be quick with their response times. They offer a 24-hour service, and they really try to uphold that.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, All State Plumbing & Heating LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do by staying involved with their local community. Asim said that do all sorts of sponsorships, like for soccer teams, baseball teams, and animal shelters. They also offer discounts for teachers, military, and local authorities.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as All State Plumbing & Heating LLC has managed to. We asked if Asim could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Honestly, it takes time and patience. Things won’t happen overnight. Over time, as you do your job, you’ll learn how things work or don’t work.”


Congratulations to All State Plumbing & Heating LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Asim for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Flooring Contractors Award Winner: All Hardwood Floors LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that All Hardwood Floors LLC is a 2019 award winner for flooring contractors in Connecticut!

For all of your hardwood flooring needs, you won’t find a better, more professional company to work with than All Hardwood Floors LLC.

All Hardwood Floors LLC has received almost 150 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 99.21 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five flooring contractors in all of Connecticut!

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

“Andy is honest and great at communicating with you on your level of knowledge regarding hardwood floors. My knowledge was very low before meeting Andy, who is open to sharing his expertise with his clients. He set up a schedule that worked with my work schedule, and everything was done just the way he explained it to me. My hardwood floors were transformed from old and petrified to naturally enhanced hardwood flooring. My feet feel amazing on the natural wood floor, and my mind was at ease because it was done right the first time.” – Lorraine A.

Not Your Average Flooring Company

Andy Ross, co-owner of All Hardwood Floors LLC, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets All Hardwood Floors LLC apart from the many other flooring companies in Connecticut. Andy pointed to their commitment to maintaining communication with their clients and responding to them within a five-minute timeframe. He added:

“I also send out a personal, handwritten thank you card to customers, as well as a mass text to all my customers during the holiday season, not to sell them anything, but to tell them happy holidays and to have a safe season. We care about our customers afterward. After the job’s done, we keep in touch and even give them advice and tips for future use. Everyone wants instant gratification/results, and I have the ability to respond in such a small amount of time and the ability to go out and do quotes for customers so fast that people appreciate the instant access.”

Andy went on to say:

“We stress education and like to give out as much information about our products and processes as possible, as well as to provide a thorough education on why/how we do the job.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at All Hardwood Floors LLC and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Andy had to say:

“We are born again Christians, and we try to volunteer for the church. My wife is fluent in Spanish and is a translator for the immigrant programs. We do our best to help those in need, outside of our customers in need. We look to help our community and others in less fortunate situations as best we can.”

Building Success With a Commitment to Communication

When we asked Andy about All Hardwood Floors LLC’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“It comes down to quality, service and price. We follow up with customers beyond ‘as much as possible.’ I am an uber communicator. A lot of people complain that there is a lack of communication from other service providers. We strive to communicate and respond to any customer inquiries as much and as fast as humanly possible.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, All Hardwood Floors LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do through postcards, Google ads, SEO (search engine optimization), Yelp, Angie’s List and by dropping information off at real estate offices.

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

“There is not a single magic bullet. It takes trial and error, and you must track everything. We keep statistics about all of our customers and jobs, as we track all data and information.”


Congratulations to the team at All Hardwood Floors LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Andy, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend All Hardwood Floors LLC in Norwalk. Visit their website today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC is an award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a photographer that will expertly capture your most precious moments, look no further than this award-winning company!

Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses in Connecticut!

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

“Stacy is absolutely one of the most talented and creative photographers I know. She has a great eye to capture the most natural memory in a photo shoot. Stacy is so down to earth and will work with you to make your vision come to life in any photo she takes. I highly recommend her for any kind of event! She’s truly amazing, and her heart is in her work.” – T.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Photographer

We were excited to learn all about Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Stacey Milliken.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC stand apart from its competitors. Stacey said:

“I’m personable. It’s not just about capturing a picture; I want to capture the moment, as it’s your ticket to the past. I want to capture the memory and the moment so that when you look at the picture, you don’t just see the image, but it brings back the moment and the laughter, the love, or the tears you felt when we took it.”

Building Success By Following Her Passion

Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Stacey how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. She said that she focuses on offering a personable experience. She said that most of her business’ growth has been thanks to word of mouth.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to give back to the community. She shared:

“I volunteer my work to a lot of non-profits. I genuinely want people to be happy because of pictures, or to help them through pictures. Photography is a gift to me, and I try to share that gift and use it for good.”

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

“You have to start somewhere; it may be by offering free or low-price sessions, but your name will get out there. Do good work; work hard; take care of your clients, and success will follow. If your measurement of success is more than just dollars and cents, but is instead about creating joy and happiness in others, you can’t help but be successful.”

Stacey ended our chat with this invitation to follow your passion:

“You don’t need to be classically trained in something to have success; just have passion. I started out with a cheap Kodak and found I had a talent for the art. My passion has carried me, and I’ve worked hard to get better and better at my art.”


Congratulations to Stacey Lynn Photography, LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Stacey for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Cellini Design Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Cellini Design Jewelers is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store with a reputation as sparkling as their incredible selection of jewelry, look no further than this award-winning company!

Cellini Design Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.70 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three jewelry stores in Connecticut!

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

“I have been shopping at Cellini Jewelers for over 25 years. They have a beautiful selection of quality jewelry, and the staff is so helpful and personable. Shopping there is like spending time with family.” – M.K.

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

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Cellini Design Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Marketing Manager, Marisa Laros.

Cellini Design Jewelers has been in business for 70 years and has been run by one family for three generations. Marisa told us that her grandfather was a family man and put that over everything else. She told us:

“I am a third-generation family member at the business; we have all grown up in this. There is no training quite like on-the-job training, so I have been absorbing the knowledge since I was a little girl.”

Cellini Design Jewelers is a member of the Independent Jewelers Organization, which gives them access to top designers and vendors.

Building Success Over The Years

Cellini Design Jewelers has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Marisa how they have managed to grow their business and get such excellent reviews. She said:

“Everything we do online starts here in the store. We focus on customer service and want to make people feel like part of the family. If we are conveying that to our customers, they are willing to leave us feedback online.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Cellini Design Jewelers has spread the word about who they are with a local billboard and by partnering with local charities.

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

“Be involved in your community, and know who your customers are. Provide the best customer service that you can.”


Congratulations to Cellini Design Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Marisa for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Olea

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Olea is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Connecticut!

When you want a mouth-watering meal and an incredible atmosphere in New Haven, there’s no better option than Olea.

Olea has received almost 1,200 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.66 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 96.62 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five restaurants in all of Connecticut!

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

“Bravo, Chef Manuel Romero! Thank you for bringing the authentic flavors of Spain and Galicia to Connecticut! [He has a] fresh, authentic, as well as an innovative take on timeless recipes. His lovely wife, Andrea, keeps the front of the house running as a five-star restaurant.” – Luis S.

Not Your Average Restaurant

Manuel Romero, the Chef at Olea, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Olea apart from the many other restaurants in Connecticut. Manuel told us that what makes people want to stop by Olea is their unique menu, as well as their many positive reviews.

Manuel went on to say:

“I think that New Haven is a really nice town for foodies. To me, it’s the best town in all of Connecticut because people got different choices. They can find any kind of restaurant in New Haven, and I’m proud to be working here. I’ve been here since 2001.”

Building Success by Taking Care of Their Customers

When we asked Manuel about Olea’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he told us that they try to take care of their customers as much as they can and to provide them with a meal that they enjoy.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Olea has spread the word about who they are and what they do by focusing on providing specials and a unique menu for their guests.

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

“Success is a result of working hard and taking this business very seriously. Love what you do; enjoy it, and try to do it the best. Try to take care of other people. I just want to do the best I can so people can enjoy their meals. It’s one of the best ways of enjoying life — just having a nice meal with the right people at the table. Try to keep the flavors of the ingredients, too, so people will notice what they eat.”


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

We highly recommend Olea in New Haven. Visit their website today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Carpet Cleaners Award Winner: Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning is an award winner for carpet cleaners in 2019.

If you are looking for a carpet cleaner that will get your grungiest carpets looking like new, look no further than this award-winning company!

Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.69 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five carpet cleaners in Connecticut!

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

“They provided excellent communication, a great price, and outstanding results. I just found my go-to carpet guy!! This was really a great interaction.” – A.A.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Carpet Cleaner

We were excited to learn all about Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Anderson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning stand apart from its competitors. Anderson told us about the detailed and thorough work they provide, saying:

“I just want to make sure that every person is satisfied. I might charge a little more, but that’s because I do an awesome job. I make sure that we pay attention to the details and make sure all the corners and floors aren’t damaged. I take my time and make sure that everything is perfect.”

We asked Anderson what the Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning business mission is, or how they work to make the world a better place, and he said:

“I use green chemicals for our cleaning supplies. I also just try to go above and beyond for my customers and make sure everyone is satisfied.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Anderson how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. We learned that he used to work for a marketing firm, so he knows a thing or two about how to get his company’s name in front of people. He told us that he does all of his own marketing, which includes using Facebook, Instagram, and Google.

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

“Try and take the time to understand the customer and what they need. Make sure your customers are happy, and take care of them.”


Congratulations to Lavsecco Steam Carpet Cleaning for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Anderson for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: Millennium Computer Services of CT

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Millennium Computer Services of CT is a 2019 award winner for computer IT services in Connecticut!

When you need professional, reliable computer IT services, there’s no better company to rely on than Millennium Computer Services of CT.

Millennium Computer Services of CT has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 95.55 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five computer IT services in all of Connecticut!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“We’ve been doing business with Millennium for many years now and have always found their services to be top notch! They are trustworthy, which for me, is a very important necessity given the line of work they do. They are always ready to accept any challenge and work diligently to keep me up and running. Five stars all the way!!” – Alaine M.

Not Your Average Computer IT Service

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Michael Begin, the President of Millennium Computer Services of CT.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Michael about what makes Millennium Computer Services of CT unique compared to the many other computer IT services in Connecticut. Michael told us about their many years of experience and said:

“We are a Managed Services Provider (MSP), so we have a lot of services that we have standardized on to keep computers running well all of the time. …We are certified in Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR). There are nine of us here who are all dedicated to providing the best practice services to all of our clients. We have six techs who are specialized and certified in servers, workstations and complex networks. We are accessible to our clients during and after hours. Our billing is very transparent and simplified, so that our clients do not receive surprise invoices. We provide inventory reports yearly to our clients so that they know at any point in time what they should be budgeting for to replace aging computers. We have had a 99-percent retention since 1995 because of the attention to detail, the attention to service and our commitment to providing managed services, meeting our service level agreements with our clients and having the talent to do the work that they need us to do.”

Michael went on to add:

“We do another thing that not too many people do. We have something called Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO). We are the Chief Information Officer for our clients, where we have a partnership and where we get involved in all of their IT decision-making, whether it’s choosing an ERP system or an EMR system, or implementing that solution. We work very closely with the client. We don’t just wait for the phone to ring… We actually prevent problems before they happen, so that we’re not fighting fires.”

We also asked Michael about the Millennium Computer Services of CT mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Michael shared with us that their mission is to utilize proactive measures to keep computers running safely and well. Michael told us a little bit about how they give back to their community:

“We contribute charitable donations to organizations; we do work for nonprofit organizations, and we lower our rates for them.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

Michael credits Millennium Computer Services of CT’s strong online reputation to their many organic reviews.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Millennium Computer Services of CT has grown through digital marketing and word of mouth.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. When we asked what advice he has for them, Michael told us a little bit about his company’s growth in the early years:

“A lot of luck and perseverance came into play. Being honest with my clients and getting them to talk me up to help me build the company, it was hard. It’s hard work. But if you are fair to your clients and don’t just try to make a ton of money upfront but to make money over the long-term, then you’re going to retain your clients. That’s probably the most important thing — to not lose your clients. If a company wants to be successful, it takes a lot of hard work, a lot of luck and long hours…”


Congratulations to Millennium Computer Services of CT for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Michael, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Millennium Computer Services of CT in Prospect. Visit their website today!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Senior Living Communities Award Winner: Middlewoods Of Farmington

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Middlewoods Of Farmington is an award winner for senior living communities in 2019.

If you are looking for a compassionate and excellent senior‌ ‌living community in Hartford, look no further than this award-winning company!

Middlewoods Of Farmington has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.60 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 92.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five senior living communities in Connecticut!

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

“My mother recently decided to do a 60-day trial. It took a full year for her to make that decision, and two days into her ‘trial,’ she doesn’t want to go back home!! The entire staff, and I truly mean everyone, has gone above and beyond to make the transition pleasant and easy. Middlewoods is a safe, clean, and caring facility, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.” – L.B.

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

Not Your Average Senior Living Community

We were excited to learn all about Middlewoods Of Farmington and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Director of Community Relations, Ginny Brown.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Middlewoods Of Farmington stand apart from its competitors. Ginny said that the non-profit part of their job is a big piece of what they do. They focus on helping people find what’s right for them, even if that means they help them look somewhere else.

Ginny also told us about how having the right staff makes a difference:

“Happy staff makes happy residents. We have a lot of staff longevity; we have people that have been here 10+ years.”

Ginny spoke about the importance of giving back to the community, starting with their residents and extending out from there. She said:

“We think it’s very important to make people feel like this is not their last chapter. We encourage that they have so much more to give, so we get people involved and give them purpose. We also do a lot of outreach in the outside community.”

She also shared the Middlewoods Of Farmington business mission:

“Our mission is to provide a continuum of services that supports health, independence, and dignity. We build this continuum on the belief that a relationship-centered philosophy best sustains body, mind, and spirit.”

Building Success And Community

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Middlewoods Of Farmington has spread the word about who they are and what they do by hosting community events, like luaus, identity theft seminars for seniors, and by sharing their space with neighbors.

Ginny told us about how it can be scary for people to make this transition, so she extends the invitation to do a trial run, which is something not all communities offer. She told us:

“Something I like to do for people is to offer people a trial stay option. It’s hard to move from home and start living with 70 people. I tell people to ask about our trial stay option, which is something that sets us apart from other communities.”

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

“Be consistent, do the right thing, and always put the customers first. Listen, and follow-through.”


Congratulations to Middlewoods Of Farmington for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ginny for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® House Cleaning Companies Award Winner: Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC is an award winner for house cleaning companies in 2019.

If you are looking for a house cleaning company that will get your home to sparkle and shine, look no further than this award-winning company!

Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.31 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one house cleaning company in Connecticut!

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

“Tony and his crew did a deep clean as the start of a bi-weekly cleaning for our home. They did a superb job, were very professional, and very courteous. They were a joy to work with. They were also on time. The house was impeccably clean, every nook and cranny, and it smelled wonderful when they were done. I highly recommend them!” – T.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average House Cleaning Company

We were excited to learn all about Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Antonio B. Magalhaes.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC stand apart from its competitors. In talking to Antonio, we found out a bit about how important his customers are to him. He takes pride in giving them the best service possible. Antonio said:

“We are number one. We give our customers peace of mind. We offer the best quality and the best cleaning possible. You may be able to find someone that will charge you a little bit less, but I can guarantee you 100-percent that they won’t offer the service we offer. One thing I always tell people is that my business is very important to me and how my customers feel is very important to me.”

We asked Antonio what Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC does to make the world a better place. He told us:

“We make the world a better place by working with green products. Our mission is to enrich the lives of our clients by consistently maintaining a clean and healthy environment in your home. We provide quality, trust, and respect to your property in a partnership you can count on.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Antonio how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. He said that their reputation is something they invest in. He uses Home Advisor and works with a company that helps them get recognition on Google. His business is also accredited with the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

Ultimately, Antonio said that their success has been thanks to hiring the best employees and treating people with respect.

Thanks to their outstanding service, they get many referrals. They also offer a $50 discount to their clients for referring friends and family.

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

“Building a business is about investing back into your business. You have to have charisma. Even if you have the money, without the charisma, you won’t be successful.”


Congratulations to Healthy House Cleaning Services LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Antonio for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Ascot Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ascot Catering has won two 2019 awards in Connecticut!

From weddings and other private events to corporate events and bar services, there’s no better catering company to rely on in Wethersfield than Ascot Catering.

Ascot Catering has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 99.82 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 25 businesses and the top five catering companies in all of Connecticut!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Ascot Catering did a fantastic job on my father-in-law’s 80th birthday party. We were worried we had too much food, but it tasted so good that we all had seconds and thirds. The chicken marsala was excellent, and the beef tenderloin was the best I’ve ever had! All of the guests loved the food. I highly recommend Ascot Catering for your next function.” – Kevin B.

Not Your Average Catering Company

Tom Sapia, the owner of Ascot Catering, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind catering company and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Tom what it is that sets Ascot Catering apart from their competition in Connecticut. Here’s what he had to say:

“We think of all of our events as if they are our own. How would I want the event to go if I was planning it for me? What would I expect during the event if it was mine? We constantly think about the event that way, so we come from an overabundance state of mind, and we give that to our customers. We really don’t look at it from a price perspective as much as a service standpoint.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Ascot Catering and how they give back and make the world a better place. Tom told us that he’s very involved in the community and that’s he’s working to open a storefront so that can be even more connected with it. They make donations to local organizations, including providing meals for fundraisers.

Tom went on to add:

“Our mission is just to feed people. We want to provide people with the highest quality and convenience. We’re not here for ourselves; we’re here to take care of our customers.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

When we asked Tom about Ascot Catering’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he attributed it to their organic reviews. He told us that they are planning to start asking for reviews in the future, but as of right now, all of their reviews are organic.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Ascot Catering has spread the word about who they are and what they do through social media and their website.

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

“Always remember where you started. Create a service that will really reflect what you’re all about. Really try to strive to solve someone’s problem and make it worth it for them. Don’t get all caught up in the cents. Look at the bigger picture. Make sure you pay your staff well and train them well. The biggest asset to a great company is the employees. At the end of the day, we’re all just people, and we’re just coming from different places. That’s why training is so important — you have to provide direction and training for what you expect from your employees.”


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

We highly recommend Ascot Catering in Wethersfield. Visit their website today!