Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Physical Therapists Award Winner: Kauai Therapy & Wellness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Kauai Therapy & Wellness is a 2019 award winner in Hawaii!

If you’re looking for fast pain relief and wellness services in Lihue, look no further than Kauai Therapy & Wellness.

Kauai Therapy & Wellness has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.83 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 94.33 and a 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top five physical therapists in all of Hawaii!

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

“I did a full massage with Heidi last Thursday, and it was as GREAT as expected!!! I felt really comfortable, and the environment was excellent! Everyone was so nice! Thank you, Kauai Therapy & Wellness. You have my whole family’s business! Five stars for you!” – Emily M.

Not Your Average Physical Therapy Clinic

We wanted to learn more about this award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Devin Darby, clinic director at Kauai Therapy & Wellness.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Kauai Therapy & Wellness a one-of-a-kind physical therapy clinic in Hawaii. Here’s what Devin had to say:

“We find a need and fill it. …Do you like to golf or pick up your grandkids? We are a wellness center that responds to patients’ needs, as simple as they might be.”

We also asked Devin what their mission is at Kauai Therapy & Wellness and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“We try to improve people’s lives emotionally, spiritually and physically. We focus on the needs of the community, and they are constantly changing. Right now, we’re sponsoring a shoe drive and a school art program…”

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

Devin attributes Kauai Therapy & Wellness’ strong online reputation to their commitment to asking for reviews:

“We ask our clients to be honest, whether their feedback is good or bad. We work in a very ‘ohana’ (family) area, where everybody knows each other.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Kauai Therapy & Wellness has gotten their name out there through Instagram and Facebook, in-house customer relationships management and word of mouth.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Kauai Therapy & Wellness has. When we asked Devin what advice he has for the other physical therapy clinics out there, he said:

“Do your homework in regards to insurance supplements. You need to know your insurance, and that will let you build a strong business foundation and allow you to focus on your community and your patients.”

Devin ended our conversation with this:

“We’re always looking for talented people who are interested in living and working in paradise.”


Congratulations to the team at Kauai Therapy & Wellness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Devin, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Kauai Therapy & Wellness. Visit their website today!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Carpet Cleaners Award Winner: Red Carpet Cleaning Service LLC

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

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

Red Carpet Cleaning Service LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 90.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five carpet cleaners in Hawaii!

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

“Stacey was very professional. He shot me a text when he was on his way and showed up on time. I moved out of a rental house into my own house and needed to get four bedrooms and a staircase cleaned. He was very thorough with his work, which came out looking awesome! His price was reasonable and worth it. I would highly recommend and use Stacey for future work in my new house.” – O.A.

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

Not Your Average Carpet Cleaning Company

We were excited to learn all about Red Carpet Cleaning Service LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Stacey “Red” Johnson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Red Carpet Cleaning Service LLC stand apart from its competitors. Red shared:

“I think my work ethic helps me stand out. I try to put everything into the job that I am doing and give my customers great service.”

He said that their overall business mission is to provide professional service at an affordable price.

Building Success, Online And Off

Red Carpet Cleaning Service LLC has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Red how they have managed to grow their business and get such great online reviews. Red said that he focuses on providing excellent service, and that is what leads to people leaving reviews.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Red Carpet Cleaning Service LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do, mostly through word of mouth, but also by utilizing Google My Business and their website.

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

“My motto has always been to be honest and to treat people fairly.”


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

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Lahaina Loft

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lahaina Loft is a 2019 award winner in Hawaii!

If you’re looking for an unbeatable event venue with breathtaking views, look no further than Lahaina Loft.

Lahaina Loft has received dozens of reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 94.73 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 businesses in all of Hawaii!

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

“Lahaina Loft is AMAZING!!! We had such a great experience, and it was oh so beautiful! The place itself is in the perfect view of sunsets and the ocean! Then, when you add your own personal touches to the loft, it is breathtaking! Denise was so awesome to work with! [She was] very accommodating and very helpful [and also] very easy to work with! I would highly Recommend the Lahaina Loft for any event you have coming up!!!” – Lance V.

Not Your Average Event Venue

We wanted to learn all about Lahaina Loft and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Managing Partner Denise Black.

The first question we had for Denise was what is it that sets Lahaina Loft apart from their competition in Hawaii. Denise pointed to the personalization they offer and said:

“We are not cookie cutter. We design and create for the individual person. We don’t tell them how they have to do their event or who they have to use.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Lahaina Loft and how they work to make their community a better place. Here’s what Denise had to say:

“We are on the historic Front Street. I really work hard to work with local vendors on Front Street and on Maui to not only support my business but to support their business. We’re stronger together. We can’t do this alone; we all need each other. I really believe in working together with the community to create something special for everybody.”

Building Success by Making Events Personal and Fun

Denise attributes Lahaina Loft’s strong online reputation to their commitment to personalizing every event for their clients:

“Everything I do is from the heart. Each event is unique to the person or group. I take the time to get to know them, understand their vision and make it personal and unique to them. A lot of times, guests feel like planning is a daunting task. By listening and guiding them, they get to be an active part of the planning process and have it done as stress-free as possible. Whether it’s a wedding, birthday party or a corporate event, I take each event personally. It’s their day, and it needs to be flawless and really represent them. Because of the personalized service they have received, they are excited to share with their friends and family online about their experiences at Lahaina Loft.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Lahaina Loft has gotten their name out there by working with other small businesses and partnering with Lahaina Town for community events, such as nonprofit fundraisers, full-moon yoga classes and more. They get a lot of business through word of mouth as well.

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

“I believe in keeping it real and keeping it organic. People want to see real things that are happening, and they want to see you. All of the events shown on our social media outlets are real events and photo opportunities that we have done…”


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

We highly recommend Lahaina Loft. Visit their website today!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Kauai Wedding Blessings

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Kauai Wedding Blessings is an award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for an unforgettable wedding or vow renewal, look no further than this award-winning company!

Kauai Wedding Blessings has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses in Hawaii!

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

“Christine is so joyous, and the ceremony was very special and memorable. Besides how great the wedding was, she arranged everything, apart from us showing up with the rings. I love how simple it was so that my husband and I could just enjoy the day. I highly recommend her.” – K.J.

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

A One-Of-A-Kind Wedding Experience

We were excited to learn all about Kauai Wedding Blessings and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Christine Kube.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Kauai Wedding Blessings stand apart from its competitors.

“I provide totally one-on-one service. It’s only me. Some places are more like companies, and they have more people. At some places, you don’t ever get to talk to the minister until the day of the wedding. I’m everything. I’m the minister, I’m the coordinator, and they always deal with me.”

Christine told us about her clients, who come from all over the world to experience this gorgeous, wonderful wedding or vow renewal.

Building Success, Online And Off

Kauai Wedding Blessings has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Christine how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. She said that, as far as the reviews are concerned, she just asks for them and does as great a job as she can.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Kauai Wedding Blessings has spread the word about who they are and what they do by staying involved in the community and by staying active on social media.

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

“Truly pay attention to social media because that’s where it’s at right now. Do all the social media stuff you can do, and if you can afford it, hire someone to help you with your branding. I managed to figure it out on my own, but it’s not easy.”


Congratulations to Kauai Wedding Blessings for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Christine for taking the time to speak with us!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Extreme Exposure

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Extreme Exposure is a 2019 award winner in Hawaii!

If you can’t get enough of Hawaii’s limitless beauty, you’ll love the Extreme Exposure art gallery in Hilo.

Extreme Exposure has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 98.59 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 50 businesses in all of Hawaii!

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

“I love this gallery and all their works of art. My practice walls are lined with his work. My patients admire and love his work, and so do I. We are very lucky to have this artisan and photographer on our island.” – Misako M.

Not Your Average Photographer and Art Gallery

Bruce Omori, the owner of Extreme Exposure, 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 Extreme Exposure apart from the many other art galleries in Hawaii. Here’s Bruce’s response:

“I sell prints of my work at Extreme Exposure. The service part isn’t a huge component. I also do photography workshops. I am local, born and raised. I know the island like the back of my hand, and I pride myself on having a high level of integrity, personally and in my work. It is hard to believe everything you see in photos these days, so because of my background, that is how I present my work. I maintain a high level of photographic integrity in my shots. I don’t edit my photos to where everything was in the picture in that photo. I am committed to authenticity and integrity. I am also easy-going, so I don’t use high-pressure sales to sell my work or put pressure on my clients to sign up for future workshops. I am also an award-winning photographer.”

We also wanted to know why Bruce does what he does at Extreme Exposure and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Bruce had to say:

“There are a couple of reasons why I do what I do. I love being able to expose the qualities and beauty of our island. The big island is very unique, and the wildlife and birdlife here are so diverse. Not many people know about the aspects of life here on the island, so I like bringing attention to that. These plants and birds have been here for thousands of years, and now, within the past 200 to 300 years, we have seen an influx of other species. My mission is to help educate the public about how special our islands are. Everyone likes to see beautiful scenery, and I love shooting things that are beautiful. I love sharing that with the world as well.”

Building Success Through Quality Products and Services

When we asked Bruce about Extreme Exposure’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“I don’t solicit reviews but we do pride ourselves on giving quality products and quality service.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Extreme Exposure has spread the word about who they are and what they do through social media:

“I maintain a strong social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. I feel that, as a business person, it’s important to be consistently in front of potential clients and maintain a relationship with them. When the opportunity comes around or when a need arises to buy art, then, hopefully, they go to me.”

Clearly, Bruce 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:

“I think you can’t go wrong with providing quality service or products. That is first and foremost; that is why people will start talking about you. Also, be consistent with that.”


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

We highly recommend Extreme Exposure in Hilo. Visit their website today!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Architects Award Winner: Tropical Architecture Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tropical Architecture Group is a 2019 award winner for architects in Hawaii!

When it comes to resort-style living, there’s no better architecture firm to turn to in Hawaii than Tropical Architecture Group.

Tropical Architecture Group has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 89.50 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five architects in all of Hawaii!

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

“[It was a] truly wonderful experience to have worked with T.A.G. on our beautiful home in Bali, Indonesia. We were thrilled with the result and grateful for the dedication, professional approach and attention to detail by the entire team. We felt taken care of at every stage of the process. Good job, guys.” – John D.

Not Your Average Architecture Firm

We wanted to learn all about Tropical Architecture Group and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Lani, one of the Principals.

The first question we had for Lani was what is it that sets Tropical Architecture Group apart from their competition in Hawaii. Here’s Lani’s response:

“The first thing is that we specialize in luxury, tropical architecture, so we incorporate lots of indoor-outdoor living with expansive glass sliding doors for panoramic views of nature. Resort-Style Living is our tagline, because when you live in the tropics, your home can be designed with the romantic ambiance of a resort. People love our tropical style with oversized outdoor lounging Bale’ gazebos — a look that we pioneered here in Hawaii. The second thing is that we know what works in tropical climates and what doesn’t, which helps us avoid expensive mistakes. The third thing is that a client can experience their home in 3D augmented reality at the first phase of their conceptual design. That means that they can place their design on their land, walk around it, go inside and see what their views are, as well as get a sense of the size of rooms and how it will feel when it’s built. That’s VERY exciting for people, and it’s exciting to see their reactions when they first see their conceptual design in 3D.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Tropical Architecture Group and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Lani had to say:

“Our mission is to create aesthetically beautiful tropical designs with warm, livable spaces that inspire people’s lives.”

Lani went on to say:

“We utilize low-maintenance, sustainable materials, and encourage the use of solar and other natural energy resources to have as little impact on the environment as possible.”

Building Success by Creating Designs Clients Love

Lani attributes Tropical Architecture Group’s strong online reputation to their commitment to creating designs that their clients love. They become close with their clients during the process, and by the end, they think of their clients as friends. Lani told us that all of their reviews are organic.

When we asked Lani how Tropical Architecture Group has gotten their name out there outside of building a powerful online reputation, he said:

“I believe that the most important way to grow your business is to do a great job for every client and to have open, positive communication with everyone involved. In my opinion, word of mouth is key to growing a business. Having beautiful images and videos of our work get people excited. We also have a marketing company that helps us with search engine optimization.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Tropical Architecture Group has. Here’s Lani’s expert advice for them:

“Have a good website that targets your clients, and make clients happy. People really pay attention to reviews, and your business will grow organically. Being savvy about social media will expedite your growth.”


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

We highly recommend Tropical Architecture Group in Kilauea. Visit their website today!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Plastic Surgeons Award Winner: Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center is a two-time 2019 award winner in Hawaii!

If you’re looking to work with one of the leading plastic surgeons in Honolulu, look no further than Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center.

Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center has received hundreds of reviews on seven verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 98.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one plastic surgery center in all of Hawaii!

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

“I had been debating for many years if I should have the surgical procedure done. The main reason was that I didn’t know who I should trust. Then, I found Dr. Wong from online reviews and decided to see him for a consultation. The impression I got at the first meeting was that Dr. Wong was very patient, experienced and trustworthy. He was also very candid when answering my questions. My instinct told me that I could trust him. He performed the surgery successfully and delivered the results better than I expected. It has been six months since the procedure, and I am really happy with his work. I highly recommend Dr. Wong to anyone who is seeking a plastic surgeon you can trust.” – Paul M.

Not Your Average Plastic Surgery 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 Dr. Randy Wong M.D., the owner of Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center a one-of-a-kind plastic surgery center in Hawaii. Here’s what Dr. Wong had to say:

“Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center is an integrated surgical practice. I have been teaching tai chi for 30 years. The basis for training is energy movement, and I apply those principles in surgery to help patients heal faster. …They are able to go through these intense surgeries without having to take narcotics. I take a holistic approach.”

Dr. Wong went on to add:

“We have happier patients. In the mid-90s, I was trained as a western physician under scientific methods. Western science doesn’t have all the answers, and so my mind was open to that holistic approach and practice. …My patients know that they are going to have pain, but the mental preparation is the key.”

We also asked Dr. Wong what their mission is at Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“My goal is to help people change their perspective of their body and mindset by changing their perception of how they look.”

Building Success by Focusing on The Mind-Body Connection

Dr. Wong attributes Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center’s strong online reputation to the fact that they focus on the mind-body connection:

“It took me half my career to realize that patients who came to me and didn’t have all their questions answered ended up not doing as well. They have to be very trusting, and I understood that there was a specific mindset that needed to happen.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center has gotten their name out there through word of mouth:

“Word of mouth is the strongest asset that we have. People will find us on the website because people don’t want to talk about it with other people because they are self contentious. It’s about the patient and figuring out what they need and what they want, and helping them find a procedure that will help them. We try to take an honest approach and figure out what is best for the patient.”

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center has. When we asked Dr. Wong what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Focus on having a client-centric process. It is your customer, and their needs need to be the priority. The most important concept in business is relationships. Everything that follows is just a result of having good relationships. Without those relationships, you have no business.”


Congratulations to the team at Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Wong, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Honolulu Plastic Surgery Center in Honolulu. Visit their website today!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Thundering Seas Jewelers

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

If you are looking for a trusted, local jewelry store, look no further than this award-winning company!

Thundering Seas Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.02 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three jewelry stores in Hawaii!

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

“This jeweler store is the BEST ever! They know their business and put only the highest quality work into their pieces. I love these guys!” – G.R.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Thundering Seas 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 Thundering Seas Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Manager, Evan Clark.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Thundering Seas Jewelers stand apart from its competitors. Evan told us about how important transparency and trust are to them. He said:

“One of the things we do differently is that we try to be 100 percent honest and transparent with everybody. There’s a lot of worry and skepticism in our industry about trustworthiness, so just developing an honest relationship with customers is really our mission statement.”

One of the ways they have worked on building trust with their clients has been by doing all of their work in-house. Evan said:

“We do everything in-house. We don’t send anything out, and that is something that other stores don’t offer. They typically send repairs to the mainland, and that makes a lot of people uncomfortable — mailing grandma’s diamond to who knows where. And we’re the people who actually do the work, developing personal relationships with the customers and making sure they leave happy. That’s our objective.”

When we asked Evan about the Thundering Seas Jewelers business mission, he told us that they are not just about making a sale, but instead focus on making sure their customers get exactly what they want. He shared:

“It seems like, at a lot of other jewelry stores, their objective is to sell lines of credit, and all they care about is closing a deal. That’s not what we do. We’re about making sure they get specifically and exactly what they’re looking for, not just that they buy something.”

Building Success Through Honest Work

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Thundering Seas Jewelers has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth and networking. They also make sure to take the time to get involved and help out in their community.

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

“Honesty is key.”


Congratulations to Thundering Seas Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Evan for taking the time to speak with us!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Landscapers Award Winner: Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery is an award winner for landscapers in 2019.

If you are looking for a versatile landscaping company that will provide the most reliable, professional, and top-notch service, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery 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 94.65 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three landscapers in Hawaii!

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

“I love working with the Mulkerns. This is a real family business. They offer expertise and reliability in a field that often falls short. They are expert landscapers, very friendly, and highly recommended.” – E.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Landscaping Company

We were excited to learn all about Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Susan Mulkern.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery stand apart from its competitors. Susan said:

“I ask my customers, ‘What is it you want to accomplish?’ We will do everything we can to help you. We are constantly learning from our customers and our competitors, and love the challenge.”

She said that their business mission is to do the best work they can.

Building Success and Staying Involved in the Community

Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Susan how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. She said that they tend to ask their clients for feedback and if they wouldn’t mind leaving them a review.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery has spread the word about who they are and what they do by staying involved in the community. Susan shared:

“We took care of a local stream for years. We work with our agricultural community on street cleanups, [and we] participate in trade conferences and in our industry-certified training program. We do a free workshop once a month on aspects of landscaping and gardening. We try to stay in tune with what is going on in the community and stay involved.”

In addition to staying involved with the community, Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery have used a few different methods to spread the word about their services. Susan told us:

“We participate in the Best of Honolulu competition. We advertise on the radio and will go on live to talk about our workshops and any special promotions we are running. The best advertising for us is our vehicles…We are very visible in our trade because we were one of the first to label our trucks and started wearing uniforms with the idea of promoting professionalism.”

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

“Stand behind your work. If there is something wrong, own it and fix it.”


Congratulations to Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Susan for taking the time to speak with us!

Hawaii’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: CIH Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that CIH Design is an award winner for interior designers in 2019.

If you are looking for an interior design company that will transform your space into the place you want it to be, look no further than this award-winning company!

CIH Design has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 91.16 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three interior designers in Hawaii!

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

“[Shelly is an] AMAZING designer! She was super fun and easy to work with. Her ideas were all very unique and innovative, and the whole process was very streamlined, from start to finish. I’d hire Shelly again in a heartbeat for my next home.” – R.R.

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

Not Your Average Interior Design Company

We were excited to learn all about CIH Design and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Shelly David.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes CIH Design stand apart from its competitors. Shelly said:

“I’ve worked globally, and I travel extensively, so I bring a unique perspective to all my projects because I integrate furnishings from around the world and ideas from all my travels.”

When we asked Shelly about the CIH Design business mission, she told us:

“I try to create spaces that allow people to live a life that is memorable for them, a place where they celebrate their life, their family, their home, and a place that offers comfort for them.”

Building Success Through Satisfied Clients

CIH Design has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Shelly how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. She said that, by providing good work and making sure her clients are left happy, they, in turn, have provided referrals, which has helped her business grow. Word of mouth has been their most valuable form of growth.

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

“Just continue to put one foot in front of the other, and leave a line of happy clients.”


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