Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics is the winner of two 2019 awards.

If you are looking for an orthodontics office that will help you to have a healthy and beautiful smile, look no further than this award-winning company!

Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.41 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and one of the top three orthodontists in Delaware!

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

“I couldn’t be happier with Alpine And Rafetto! The doctors are well-respected experts in their field, the staff is friendly and competent, and the office is efficient and well-managed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for orthodontic services!” – L.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Orthodontic Care

We were excited to learn all about Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Office Manager for their Pike Creek location, Vickie Dobroski.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics stand apart from its competitors. The staff at Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics truly care about the way their patients’ smiles look, and they try to make them smile as much as possible. They even answer the phone by asking, “How can I make you smile today?”.

They have an awesome team and a handful of employees that have been there for over 30 years! Their doctors rotate to all three locations, so staff and patients can get to know all of them.

Building Success And Giving Back

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics has spread the word about who they are and what they do by getting involved with the community.

The doctors at Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics have lunches with local dentists to let them know what they do and how they can help. They refer to these as “lunch and shares,” and they are meant to educate the staff.

They also do a couple of pro bono cases every year. Alpine And Rafetto also helps with local schools and organizations by offering money off of treatment or, in some cases, free treatments.

Vickie told us that they are planning on participating in National Dog Day on Monday, August 26. The staff will bring in pictures of their furry friends to post on Facebook and will encourage others to do the same!

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

“You need to get to know the community and the other dentists within the community.”


Congratulations to Alpine And Rafetto Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Vickie for taking the time to speak with us!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms and CPA Award Winner: Mitten & Winters CPAs

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mitten & Winters CPAs is an award winner for accounting firms and CPAs in 2019.

If you are looking for a professional and reliable accounting firm, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mitten & Winters CPAs has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.55 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three accounting firms in Delaware!

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

“Our company has been working with Mitten & Winters for three years now. We cannot praise the exceptional customer service we receive from the entire staff [enough]. Whenever I have questions, they are available and willing to offer advice. We here at Forrest Fence are very happy we made the change to Mitten & Winters.” – K.G.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mitten & Winters CPAs is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

We were excited to learn all about Mitten & Winters CPAs and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Accountant, Kevin Mitten.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mitten & Winters CPAs stand apart from its competitors. We learned that, at this family-owned and -operated business, they believe in taking care of their clients, and do so by focusing on quality service and offering a quality product.

Building Success Through Community Involvement

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Mitten & Winters CPAs has managed to. We asked Kevin how they have gotten their name out and grown their business over the years. He said that they are active in their community, where they sponsor local events and give back when they can.


Congratulations to Mitten & Winters CPAs for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kevin for taking the time to speak with us!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants is the number one event planning company in all of Delaware for 2019!

Make your dream wedding come true with the help of Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants in Wilmington.

Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one event planning company in all of Delaware!

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

“Christina and her group did my wedding back in October, and she really hit it out of the ballpark. Everything was done in two weeks, and the attention to detail was amazing. I could not have done this good of a job myself. Thank you, Christina, for all the hard work that you put in.” – Steven C.

Not Your Average Event Planning Company

We wanted to know what makes Delaware’s number one event planning company so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner and Founder, Christina D. Maddox.

The first question we had for Christina was what makes Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants unique compared to their competition in Delaware. Here’s what he had to say:

“We help everyone under the sun and the moon. We do all events and all travel destinations — all in a one-stop shop! Clients only have to deal with us. We’re transparent and comfortable with our clients.”

Christina went on to tell us that she’s the State Director for the National Association of Bridal Consultants, a Mexico Destination Wedding Expert, an International Travel Agent, a member of the National Association of Bridal Consultants and a graduate of the Temple University Wedding Planning and Consulting Program. She is certified in wedding planning, event planning and meeting planning, as well as a certified Interior Designer.

She added:

“With a BA in Business, I have a strong legal administrative and customer service background, an artistic flair and an impeccable sense of style. I am uniquely qualified to assist couples in planning a wedding that meets and exceeds their dreams. I am always looking out for the latest in-style wedding trends and advancing my knowledge of the business of weddings.”

We also asked Christina about Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Christina told us:

“At Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants, our creativity and service is truly heaven sent, and our greatest hope is that you will treasure it for the rest of your life! We think of everything, so you don’t have to!”

Building Success by Making Clients Happy

When we asked Christina what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants, she said:

“I’ve been in business for 18 years, and I love what I do! My work speaks for itself. I work, plan and make clients happy! I ask for feedback about our services and what it’s like to work with me.”

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants has spread the word about their service through an annual bridal expo, social media and International Travel Agency, as well as through the exposure they get from being published in The Knot, The Philadelphia Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer, and from being featured on the Lifetime Channel show, Get Married.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants has. Here’s Christina’s advice for them:

“Be consistent, and represent your brand effectively. You create the brand; you are the brand! Dress for success and always in uniform…”

Christina ended our conversation with this sentiment:

“I am happy and excited to have served the world for 18 years and look forward to serving the world for 18 more.”


Congratulations to the team at Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Christina, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants in Wilmington. Visit their website today!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Anytime Fitness of Newark

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Anytime Fitness of Newark is a two-time 2019 award winner in Delaware!

When you need a great workout and an unbeatable gym experience, there’s no better fitness center to turn to than Anytime Fitness of Newark.

Anytime Fitness of Newark has received more than 100 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them a superior Rating Score™ of 95.94 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top 10 fitness centers in all of Delaware!

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

“Looking for a place that makes you feel inspired? Look no further! From my initial tour to my now weekly group sessions, this gym has been the most welcoming place I could have ever imagined. Their holistic approach to health creates an environment where all fitness levels can start their journey to a healthier lifestyle. They offer one-on-one and group training; plus, they have recently staffed someone to help people also focus on the nutrition side of health. There is no one-size-fits-all fitness here. Whether you want to find an amazing gym family for tailored support or you just want to stop in for your own individual workout, this is the place for you! [The facility is] clean, not too busy, [open] 24 hours, [has a] hydro massage bed, [a] 3D body scanner and [a staff that is] beyond friendly. Check it out!!” – Arianna H.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Devon, the owner of Anytime Fitness of Newark.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Anytime Fitness of Newark a one-of-a-kind fitness center in Delaware. Devon told us that the difference with them is they want to make their facility one where someone can come in and get outside of their comfort zone to form healthy habits. One of the hardest things is starting out that journey, but when someone enters the door at Anytime Fitness of Newark, they feel at home.

We also asked Devon what their mission is at Anytime Fitness of Newark and how they work to make the world a better place. Devon shared with us that they don’t attempt; they do. They’ve set out to create an environment where members can be successful in their journey. They approach it holistically, helping members not only physically but also mentally. Their goal is to make fitness easy and a part of their members’ lives and routines.

Devon went on to tell us that he opened Anytime Fitness in Newark because he wanted to get his community to a healthier place by creating the right environment to make healthy happen.

Building Success by Making it About the Members

Devon attributes Anytime Fitness of Newark’s strong online reputation to the fact that they make everything they do all about their members. He told us that their members are why they do what they do.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Anytime Fitness of Newark has gotten their name out there through internal promotions for members, through referrals from members and by implementing programs aimed at giving back to their community, like Workout Warriors and Calories for Charity.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Anytime Fitness of Newark has. When we asked Devon what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Be authentic, and live your purpose.”


Congratulations to the team at Anytime Fitness of Newark for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Devon, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Anytime Fitness of Newark. Visit their website today!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® House Cleaning Companies Award Winner: MaidPro of Middletown

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that MaidPro of Middletown is the number one house cleaning company in all of Delaware for 2019!

If you’d love to come home to a clean, stress-free space at the end of the day, rely on the experts at MaidPro of Middletown.

MaidPro of Middletown has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 95.06 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one house cleaning company in all of Delaware!

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

“I highly recommend this service! After going through two other companies and being disappointed time and time again, MaidPro is a welcome change for the better. And when I say better, I mean outstanding! We work hard for our money and just want to feel we are getting what we pay for. MaidPro blew our expectations away! Just reading their check list made me more confident in choosing them. But actually seeing the job after they were done was amazing! There’s no need to clean AFTER these ladies leave, as I was doing in the past. Thank you, MaidPro! My search is over. You are the one!” – Lauren R.

Not Your Average House Cleaning Company

We wanted to know what makes Delaware’s number one house cleaning company so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Caron Doering.

The first question we had for Caron was what makes MaidPro of Middletown unique compared to their competition in Delaware. Caron pointed to the fact that they are local to Middletown and that she was born and raised in Delaware:

“Being local makes us different, and caring about our community makes us different.”

Caron went on to tell us that they make donations of cleaning to Cleaning For a Reason — an organization that provides free cleaning to women battling cancer — and to Warriors Helping Warriors —a historical house for homeless veterans.

We also asked Caron about MaidPro of Middletown’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Caron told us that they offer more than just cleaning:

“Knowing you’re coming home to a clean home allows you to enjoy your precious time with your family instead of focusing your time and energy at home on cleaning, or on being upset if your husband or kids are not doing their fair share of the work. You will be thankful that you don’t have to clean, and you’ll enjoy spending time with your family so you don’t miss out on life.”

Building Success With the Best Staff

When we asked Caron what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at MaidPro of Middletown, she told us that they focus on hiring the best staff, treating them with respect and training them to provide quality and consistency with every job. Their reviews are legit and a result of their next-level service.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way MaidPro of Middletown has. Here’s Caron’s advice for them:

“Be the right person as a business owner. Be sincere and more than about making money. Have a vision. You must plan a list of goals and have some idea of the path you want, and head in that direction every day! Hire the right people.”


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

We highly recommend MaidPro of Middletown. Visit their website today!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: The Parker Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Parker Group is a two-time 2019 award winner in Delaware!

If you’re buying or selling a home in the Bridgeville area, there’s no better team to have on your side than the one at The Parker Group.

The Parker Group has received more than 175 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 97.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one real estate broker in all of Delaware!

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

“They sold my house within a week and helped me buy a house at the same time. They were quick and very helpful. No matter how many times I called and bothered them, they never seemed aggravated at all. Special thanks to my team that helped me, Mary Helen, Dustin, Lindsay and Rachel. I’m sure I’m missing a few, but thank you to everyone! When you think there is no hope, call The Parker Group!” – Crystal K.

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Dustin Parker, The CEO of The Parker Group.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes The Parker Group a one-of-a-kind real estate brokerage in Delaware. Dustin told us that they use technology that helps them sell more homes than the competition. He added:

“We are a marketing company that happens to sell more real estate.”

We also asked Dustin what their mission is at The Parker Group and how they work to make the world a better place. Dustin told us that they are a local, independent company that chooses to keep their dollars local and give back to their community in many different ways. They are a part of the “Get Local” program, which is a video series that teaches the community about local businesses. A portion of each sale goes toward Habitat for Humanity, and they participate in the local hero’s program, which highlights teachers, firefighters and law enforcement in the community.

Building Success With a Young Team

Dustin attributes The Parker Group’s strong online reputation to their commitment to his team of millennials and the fact that they stay prominent online because of their focus on marketing properties on the internet.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Parker Group has gotten their name out there through Facebook and other social media sites, by participating in a real estate experts program and through a heavy television ad campaign.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation The Parker Group has. When we asked Dustin what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“The cost of social media is undervalued. Use Facebook and Instagram.”


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

We highly recommend The Parker Group in Bridgeville. Visit their website today!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Lee Ann Wilkinson

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lee Ann Wilkinson is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in Delaware!

Whether you’re buying or selling property, having the right team on your side makes all the difference. Luckily, in Lewes, you have Lee Ann Wilkinson on your side.

Lee Ann Wilkinson has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 95.77 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of Delaware!

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

“As a very inexperienced homebuyer, I needed a great deal of guidance. David from the Wilkinson Group was absolutely amazing. He explained every step of the process as we moved forward. The Wilkinson Group also referred a team of highly talented mortgage agents and lawyers [to us] that made the process smoother than I could have ever imagined. I can’t thank David and his team enough for guiding me to homeownership.” – Jason M.

Not Your Average Real Estate Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Beth Heid, Communication Coordinator at Lee Ann Wilkinson.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Beth about what makes Lee Ann Wilkinson unique compared to the many other real estate brokers in Delaware. Beth told us:

“The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group has earned the distinction of being number one locally and number four nationally in sales for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices for several reasons — all of which boil down to service. We have a team of nearly 20 members, most of whom are licensed REALTORS® and all of whom live in and love the beach area where we work. We have mastered every step of the sometimes-overwhelming home buying and selling process, because we recognize it is the biggest purchase most of us make in our lifetimes, both emotionally and financially. We have an unparalleled referral network of past clients. Our clients become our neighbors, and we want to help them find the best fit for themselves when buying a home.”

We also asked Beth about the Lee Ann Wilkinson mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Beth shared with us:

“Our team members have diverse interests, and we are proud to be able to support many local causes to improve our community and its members. We want to maintain and promote the quality of life in coastal Delaware. Lee Ann personally sits on the board of local healthcare, civic and entrepreneurial organizations, and we are regular and frequent sponsors of the arts, education, animals/pets and health care causes.”

Building Success by Keeping the “Real” in Real Estate

When we asked Beth what Lee Ann Wilkinson’s secret to such a strong online reputation is, she said:

“Since a reputation is earned and built over time, the answer depends on learning a bit about the beginning. Lee Ann Wilkinson grew up in Lewes and in the real estate business, so the coastal Delaware real estate market is a lifetime passion. Her parents, Bette and Sal Gallo, started their Gallo real estate company, now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty, over 40 years ago, and Lee Ann has been a Realtor for more than 30 years — and the top-selling agent in Sussex County (and much of Delaware) for nearly 20 years. Lee Ann built and continues to guide her team, The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group, on the foundation of personalized service, reaching out to people by phone still, meeting people around town and keeping the ‘real’ in real estate.”

Beth went on to add:

“Of course, the shift from agent-only access to real estate listings and sales information to internet-based searching has opened an ocean of information available to home buyers and sellers. The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group consistently upgrades its online access and functionality with our website and through home search platforms to help people navigate through this information, but the ‘secret’ is no secret at all: making sure the online connections are matched with personal contact is the key to success — all of us on the team firmly believe that.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Lee Ann Wilkinson has grown through local magazines, well-placed commercials, movie theater ads, billboards, print ads, sponsorships that matter to the team and by building brand awareness in their community. However, their best source of new business is through testimonials and word-of-mouth endorsements from their satisfied clients.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Beth’s expert advice for them:

“Consistency and follow up are essential to success and reputation building. It is one thing to earn a customer and have an initial contact; it is another altogether to earn the customer’s trust and loyalty. It all goes back to personal follow up and reaching out beyond the sale.”


Congratulations to Lee Ann Wilkinson for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Beth, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Lee Ann Wilkinson in Lewes. Visit their website today!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Landscapers Award Winner: Nature’s Call Landscaping

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Nature’s Call Landscaping is an award winner for landscapers in 2019.

If you are looking for a professional landscaper that will turn your yard into the envy of the block, look no further than this award-winning company!

Nature’s Call Landscaping has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.63 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 90.34 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 landscapers in Delaware!

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

“Thank you for making our house look amazing!! I didn’t think it would ever look as beautiful as you and your team made it. [They are a] very hardworking and talented group of people. We are very pleased.” – J.L.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Nature’s Call Landscaping is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Landscaper

We were excited to learn all about Nature’s Call Landscaping and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Kevin Cleaver.

Nature’s Call Landscaping provides exceptional service with a focus on quality work and customer satisfaction. Kevin says that their exceptional customer service is what sets them apart. He said:

“From the first call, to the completion of the build, we give our clients an experience like no other. We have an exceptional office staff that is very attentive to our customers’ needs and provide the right person to come to their house. Our staff is very well trained, too. They’re all in uniform, and are all employees, not subcontractors.”

Building Success With Excellent Communication

We asked Kevin about how Nature’s Call Landscaping has marketed and grown their business over the years. He said:

“80-percent of our work is repeat clients, and the rest is all referral based. We do little to no advertising these days. People are consistently pleased with our service!”

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

“One of the biggest weaknesses in the service industry is communication. You have to stay in contact with your clients throughout the process to make them feel important!”


Congratulations to Nature’s Call Landscaping for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kevin for taking the time to speak with us!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: Geek Tweek

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Geek Tweek is an award winner for computer IT services in 2019!

If you are looking for a computer IT service that will work hard to get you up and running, look no further than this award-winning company!

Geek Tweek has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an excellent Rating Score™ of 97.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five computer IT services in Delaware!

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

“My experience with Geek Tweek was five-star. Mike was able to cater to my schedule (I do not have a car) and he did the work on my custom build exactly how I had envisioned. He even helped carry stuff up three flights of stairs. I will be a return customer, no doubt.” -Paul S.

It is because of enthusiastic reviews like this that Geek Tweek is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Computer IT Service

We were excited to learn all about how Geek Tweek has been able to build such a terrific reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Mike.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Geek Tweek stand apart from their competitors. In Mike’s words, “Not everything is about price if you provide an awesome service. I think what is linked to that is a lot of people see the reviews I get when they talk to me on the phone and can understand the quality of work that I do. The personal piece is missing, as business owners today we forget this, there is an art to being personal and that’s what I strive for.”

When asked about the Geek Tweek mission, Mike said, “Taking care of one person at a time, everybody is not cookie cutter, everyone’s issue is different, if a customer gets talked down to, or customer service is off par or it feels odd, people do not want to go to that place again. Customers trust me, they have allowed me to go to their homes and work on their computers. Handling users one at a time, individually and personally, this is what causes it to keep going.”

Building Success Through Online Presence

According to Mike, the secret to Geek Tweek’s success is keeping up with their online presence. “I keep up with my online presence and the ratings, and know what the customers are saying. When it comes down to it, you’re going to be a business person and a computer repair person, you’ve got to love what you do but you have to love the people even more,” he told us. “We get personal with the customers. I had a lady bring a laptop to me about a year ago that she thought had a broken screen. I told her what I would charge her, but I was able to identify that the problem was actually a power issue and I got it fixed for much cheaper. A lot of the IT community has forgotten it’s about the customer, not just money. I normally do not ask people for reviews at all, people will leave you the good reviews.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as phenomenal a reputation as Geek Tweek has managed to. We asked if Mike could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“One day at a time. I have dealt with confusion, anxiety, depression, stress – especially starting out a business. You are not competing with big box stores, (not at that level) keep it simple, keep throwing out enough seeds and eventually [they] begin to grow. You can not have the mindset that you can be on Facebook and people will flock to you. Be humble, reach out everywhere, one day at a time. Do not be afraid to try different things.”


Congratulations to Geek Tweek for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Mike for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!

Delaware’s Top Rated Local® HVAC / Heating & AC Companies Award Winner: Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning is an award winner for HVAC companies in 2019!

If you are looking for an HVAC company that will make sure your building is safe and comfortable, look no further than this award-winning company!

Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them an exemplary Rating Score™ of 95.53 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 HVAC companies in Delaware!

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

“My experience with Above and Beyond was great [from] start to finish. My request for a quote was done in a timely manner and was scheduled right away after acceptance. The workman showed up right on time, even called me and let me know when they would be there. The job was done professionally and in the amount of time they told me. The workmen were courteous and cleaned up when they [were] done. I would recommend Above & Beyond for all your Heating and Air Conditioning needs.” -Kevin O.

It is because of fantastic reviews like this that Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average HVAC Company

We were excited to learn all about how Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning has been able to build such an excellent reputation, so we sat down with the owner, GL.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning stand apart from their competitors. In GL’s words, “We are honest and answer the phones. A lot of companies don’t even answer the phone!”

When asked about his business’ mission, GL said, “We want to provide the best customer service and be the best HVAC company on the coast!”

Building Success Through Service

According to GL, the secret to his business’ success is simply excellent customer service. When it comes to marketing, Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning focuses on word of mouth and online presence.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as fabulous a reputation as Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning has managed to. We asked if GL could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“If you say you are going to do something, do it! Communicate well with your customers. Put the customer first. You can’t make money without customers.”


Congratulations to Above & Beyond Heating and Air Conditioning for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to GL for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!