Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Businesses: 2020

While there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, we didn’t want to let that stop us from celebrating the amazing small businesses of Idaho!

Best known for its potatoes, amazing outdoor recreational areas, miles of wilderness and scenic mountain views, Idaho is a wonderful state to live in and visit. Home to 72 different semi-precious and precious gemstones, as well as Sacagawea, Ernest Hemingway and Aaron Paul, the Gem State is also home to a number of truly incredible local businesses — from acupuncturists to window cleaners — that work to serve their communities and make the world a better place.

Top Rated Local® is here to recognize the many local businesses that work to make Idaho such a phenomenal place to live and visit. There are so many amazing businesses that serve the people of Idaho, but only the best of the best have made it on our list of Top Rated Local award winners for 2020. Today, we’re ecstatic to announce our 2020 award winners in Idaho.

To calculate our 2020 winners, we’ve looked at each business’ Rating Score™, which is determined by the total number of verified review sites the business is listed on, the total number of ratings/reviews the business has on those review sites and the business’ average overall star rating. The more review sites a business is listed on, the more reviews or ratings a business has and the higher the average star rating, the higher the Rating Score will be, with the highest being 100.00.

There are a large number of businesses that work hard to serve the people of Idaho and provide them with everything they need to thrive, and this year, we’ve identified 396 total businesses that have made the cut. These one-of-a-kind, local businesses have clearly made an impact on the customers and clients they serve each and every day, as evidenced by their impressive average Rating Score of 96.48 and average star rating of 4.89. For comparison, businesses across Top Rated Local average a 68.87 Rating Score and a 4.20 star rating. These businesses are truly the best of the best.

There are so many stand-out businesses in Idaho that deserve to be recognized for their success, but we’re especially excited to give a shoutout to the number one award-winner in Idaho for 2020 — Owyhee Oral & Facial Surgery. With a commitment to providing outstanding service with honesty and compassion, Owyhee Oral & Facial Surgery has become Nampa’s premier source for oral health. Owyhee Oral & Facial Surgery has received 325 reviews across 5 verified reviews sites with an average star rating of 5.00, which has earned it a phenomenal Rating Score of 100.00 and the bragging rights of being the number one Top Rated Local business in all of Idaho for 2020.

Congratulations to all of our award winners in Idaho for 2020. We commend you for the outstanding service and support you provide for your community day in and day out.

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Blush Floral

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Blush Floral is a 2019 award winner in Idaho!

For exquisite customer floristry in Twin Falls, there’s no better option than Blush Floral.

Blush Floral has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 98.83 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 50 businesses in all of Idaho!

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

“Chandra Carr is such a wonderful person. She listened to what I wanted and pulled together arrangements so lovely they brought a tear to my eye. She dealt with my last-minute ‘Wait! I changed my mind!’ with professionalism and kindness, and worked with me to meet and discuss options. I came in with seven completely different ideas of what I wanted, and she was able to get to the root of all of these and create bouquets and centerpieces that were EXACTLY what I wanted. If you are looking for an innovative and fresh florist who will customize to your wishes, this is the place! I can’t possibly thank her enough for everything.” – Ellie G.

Not Your Average Flower Shop

We wanted to learn all about Blush Floral and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Chandra.

The first question we had for Chandra was what is it that sets Blush Floral apart from their competition in Idaho. Here’s Chandra’s response:

“Every arrangement that we do is custom. We source our flowers locally. We don’t do any FTD or Teleflora, so you never get the same arrangement twice. We do flowers that are in season as opposed to your cookie-cutter grocery store flowers.”

Chandra went on to say:

“I put a lot of time and effort into every arrangement that leaves my store, and I would never send anything out that I wouldn’t want personally. It’s just kind of the motto that we go by.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Blush Floral and how they work to make the world a better place. Chandra told us that their mission is to source locally and said:

“We also grow our own flowers during the summer months. We’re all about slow flowers and the whole green flower movement.”

Building Success by Taking the Job Seriously

Chandra attributes Blush Floral’s strong online reputation to the fact that they take the job seriously and put a lot of detail into every arrangement, which results in good responses from their customers. Chandra told us that she never asks for reviews.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Blush Floral has gotten their name out there solely through word of mouth, which says something about the kind of service they offer.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation that Blush Floral has earned. When we asked Chandra what expert advice she had for them, she emphasized the importance of customer service and ensuring that the customer is happy.


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

We highly recommend Blush Floral in Twin Falls. Visit their website today!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Award Winner: Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo is a 2019 award winner for martial arts centers in Idaho!

If you’re looking for a martial arts center that will help you feel empowered, disciplined and respected, look no further than Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo in Meridian.

Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo has received dozens of reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five martial arts centers in all of Idaho!

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

“Our family has been a part of this dojo for over three years. My children love their Sensei. He is patient with the children and will take the time to show proper technique, not only during the class but also after class if a child asks for help. He is very knowledgeable about the origins of Bujinkan and shares his knowledge with both the adult class and the children’s class. It also helps to know that he goes to Japan to train with the Grand Master. I highly recommend this dojo!” – Cheri T.

Not Your Average Martial Arts Center

We wanted to learn all about Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Muir Sensei.

The first question we had for Muir Sensei was what is it that sets Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo apart from their competition in Idaho. Here’s Muir Sensei’s response:

“The martial arts that I teach has a deep history that goes back 1,000 years. We have a Grand Master that is over the whole martial arts system, whom I regularly travel to Japan to train with. That’s something that very few dojos offer.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Muir Sensei had to say:

“Essentially, the vision for the dojo is to teach Japanese military arts, along with enlightenment philosophies that originated in the 12th century, in modern-day Idaho.”

Building Success by Focusing on the Students

Muir Sensei attributes Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo’s strong online reputation to his commitment to always focusing on the students:

“As a Sensei, I focus on what I can do for my students versus what they can do for the dojo or for me. My focus is on making the training focussed towards my students so they are learning and improving, and in turn, I grow also. I think that translates to students who feel respected and that their time is well-spent training with me.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and a Google ad. They also have an incentive program to help them get referrals, where they offer half-off one month’s tuition to students who make referrals.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo has. Here’s Muir Sensei’s expert advice for them:

“Focus on what students are looking for, and try to meet those needs as best as possible. But also take the time to understand the expectations of new students, and if your core model doesn’t reach their expectations, then have somewhere you can recommend them to try out instead. For example, if they really want to compete in the MMA, a traditional Japanese martial arts dojo may not be what they are looking for.”


Congratulations to the team at Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Muir Sensei, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Bujinkan: Living-Warrior Dojo in Meridian. Visit their website today!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® House Cleaning Companies Award Winner: Rodda’s Reflections

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Rodda’s Reflections is a 2019 award winner for house cleaning companies in Idaho!

If you’re looking for professional, high-quality house cleaning services, look no further than Rodda’s Reflections in Coeur d’Alene.

Rodda’s Reflections has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 94.49 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five house cleaning companies in all of Idaho!

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

“[They are], hands down, the best cleaning crew around. They are very fast, efficient and their attention to detail is incredible. They go the extra mile to leave our house looking perfect! The whole crew is kind, professional and extremely trustworthy. I would recommend them to anyone.” – Carrie M.

Not Your Average House Cleaning Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Charity, the owner of Rodda’s Reflections.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Charity about what it is that makes Rodda’s Reflections unique compared to the many other house cleaning companies in Idaho. Charity pointed to their commitment to cleaning homes as if they were their own and said:

“We treat each client’s home as if it were our own home. We genuinely care!”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Rodda’s Reflections and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Rodda’s response:

“Our mission has always been to tackle the client’s every cleaning need. We even love doing things for them that some are no longer able to do, such as raking their leaves, lifting and moving heavy things, and even shoveling their snow.”

Building Success by Doing Great Work

Charity credits Rodda’s Reflections’ strong online reputation to the fact that they are dedicated to doing great work. She added:

“Our motto is, ‘We don’t cut corners; we clean them!’ I have been very blessed by my amazing group of clients who have no problem sharing the great work that we do for them with their friends and family.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Rodda’s Reflections has grown through word of mouth, which speaks to the kind of service they provide:

“Everything is pretty much word of mouth around this small town, in the area that we’re in. I have never had to do any marketing or advertising. My business has pretty much been built on word of mouth and personal references.”

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

“Keep it personal. Don’t always make it about business. Interact with the clients. Make them like family, not just another client.”


Congratulations to Rodda’s Reflections for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Charity, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Rodda’s Reflections in Coeur d’Alene. Visit their Facebook page today!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Electricians Award Winner: Same Day Electric

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Same Day Electric has won two 2019 awards in Idaho!

From electrical repair to solar light tube installation, Same Day Electric in Boise has you covered.

Same Day Electric has received hundreds of reviews on six verified sites with an average rating of 4.76 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 97.55 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five electricians in all of Idaho!

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

“This company is great. They do what they say they are going to do, and they do a great job. We have used them a couple of times on larger type jobs, and everything went very well. They stand by their work, and the followthrough is incredible. Everyone we worked with was prompt, polite, helpful, and they know what they are doing. [We are] very happy that we found this company.” – David D.

Not Your Average Electrical Company

Jason Anderson, the owner of Same Day Electric, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind electrical company and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Jason about what it is that sets Same Day Electric apart from their competition in Idaho. Here’s what he had to say:

“If you want the state’s best craftsmanship warranties and the most reviewed electrical contractor, someone who’s been doing it since 2003, then we’re a great choice for you.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Same Day Electric and how they give back and make the world a better place. Here’s Jason’s response:

“We are not a franchise. We’re locally owned and operated. We’re trying to recruit locally and provide added value for people here in Boise, Idaho. We’re trying to provide opportunities for them, so they can make a great living. It starts with putting our employees first.”

Jason went on to tell us that they give back to their community by making charitable contributions annually, by doing community service and by adding to their clients’ lives. This year, they’re planning to do Secret Santa in their community.

Building Success by Providing Outstanding Customer Service

When we asked Jason about Same Day Electric’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“We never pay for our review process or anything like that. We just try to provide outstanding customer service, and we tell our customers that we care about our reputation, and if we’ve done a great job, we’d love to hear about it.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Same Day Electric has grown through repeat business and by earning lifelong customers, which says something about the kind of service they offer.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Same Day Electric has. Here’s the expert advice Jason has for them:

“Put your employees first. If you put those guys first, then they’ll take care of your customer, and the rest will take care of itself. But you’ve got to make sure that those guys are taken care of.”


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

We highly recommend Same Day Electric in Boise. Visit their website today!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Attorneys & Law Firms Award Winner: Jacques Law Firm

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jacques Law Firm is a 2019 award winner for attorneys and law firms in Idaho!

If you’re looking for representation from Boise’s best criminal defense lawyer, look no further than Jacques Law Firm.

Jacques Law Firm has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 95.22 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five attorneys and law firms in all of Idaho!

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

“[This is a] great firm! They explained everything thoroughly and were patient, understanding and well-informed. They went above and beyond in helping me, not only with being prepared but with getting me through the emotional roller coaster. I recommend them highly.” – B.H.

Not Your Average Law Firm

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Michael Jacques, the owner of Jacques Law Firm.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Michael about what it is that makes Jacques Law Firm unique compared to the many other law firms in Idaho. Michael told us that, in addition to sincerely caring for his clients’ interests, he has forged his career in the arena of the courtroom, having worked as a prosecuting attorney for two and a half years and in defense work for more than 11 years. The courtroom familiarity equips him with the skill of fighting for his clients’ rights and negotiating for their best resolution, regardless of the legal arena. As an attorney, he can never make a guarantee other than he guarantees that he likes to win!

We also asked Michael about the Jacques Law Firm mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Michael’s response:

“The criminal defense work Jacques Law does regularly involves fighting for our constitutional rights and protecting our citizens from overzealous government agents. Bankruptcy allows Jacques Law to offer people a fresh start financially and, in so doing, redirects their spending back into U.S. goods and services, inspiring economic growth and strength to our economy. Personal injury clients experience the freedom to pursue necessary medical treatment without the shackle of burdensome medical bills while generally experiencing some financial relief for the suffering they have endured. Estate planning allows us to work through tough financial planning issues while conferring the peace of mind that clients have created a well-thought-through and deliberate plan for the estate that they have worked so hard during their lives to amass and to benefit their families.”

Building Success Through Hard Work

Michael credits Jacques Law Firm’s strong online reputation to their commitment to working hard for their clients and told us that the results reflect their work ethic. He added:

“Our work ethic comes from our genuine concern for the people for whom I have the privilege of working. We want to see the best result for our clients, and over the years, it has resulted in many satisfied clients.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Jacques Law Firm has grown through word of mouth and by advertising in other areas. They also provide face-to-face consultations and believe that you should feel comfortable with the attorney you decide to work with.

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

“Genuinely care for those you are privileged to serve. Work hard, and maintain your integrity.”


Congratulations to Jacques Law Firm 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 Jacques Law Firm in Caldwell. Visit their website today!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Self Storage Centers Award Winner: Boulevard Storage

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Boulevard Storage is an award winner for self storage centers in 2019.

If you are looking for a self storage center that will safely and securely care for your belongings, look no further than this award-winning company!

Boulevard Storage has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.62 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.19 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five self storage centers in Idaho!

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

“I wish there were more honest and caring people, like at Boulevard Storage. Not only do I trust them, but I made friends with them. I will recommend them to all my friends and family.” – S.R.

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

Not Your Average Self Storage Center

We were excited to learn all about Boulevard Storage and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the manager, Merrell.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Boulevard Storage stand apart from its competitors. Merrell said that they do their best to provide a great service at a reasonable price. He said that they give people what they need and want. He said that they are upfront about the fact that they do not offer 24-hour access. He said that he and his wife live right on-site and watch over the property day and night.

Merrell told us about their mission statement, saying:

“Our mission statement is providing a safe and secure environment and a friendly environment to store your extra things until you find a place that will accommodate all of your goods.”

Building Success By Treating Their Customers Right

Boulevard Storage has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Merrell how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. He said:

“It’s customer service and being a people person. My wife and I love people. We’ve been in the people industry for many, many years. We truly enjoy having the people come in and chat with us whenever they want to. They’re always met with a smile.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Boulevard Storage has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth and by treating their customers right.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Boulevard Storage has managed to. We asked if Merrell could share any expert advice with these companies. He stressed the importance of providing outstanding customer service and caring about the work you do and the people you are doing it for. He said:

“I think that’s the secret of success in whatever field you do, and that would be my advice for the other storage facilities, to treat your customers the way you want to be treated, and hopefully, that’s with a smile.”


Congratulations to Boulevard Storage for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Merrell for taking the time to speak with us!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Posh Paws Pet Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Posh Paws Pet Spa is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will pamper and polish your pooch, look no further than this award-winning company!

Posh Paws Pet Spa has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.47 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three pet groomers in Idaho!

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

“I was nervous about taking my adopted Goldendoodle to a groomer for the first time, but I was so happy I picked Posh Paws! They were very accommodating and friendly! They did such a great job, and I was very impressed with their services. We will definitely go back!” – K.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Posh Paws Pet Spa is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Pet Grooming Facility

We were excited to learn all about Posh Paws Pet Spa and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the manager, Sara Binkley.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Posh Paws Pet Spa stand apart from its competitors. Sara told us about her highly skilled and fun staff, saying:

“We’re really nice… we all get along, there’s a really good kinship here, and we’re very family-oriented. We like knowing what’s coming up next, who our customers are, when they go on vacation or have graduations, and things like that. It’s a personal experience because it’s a personal service.”

Sara went on to tell us about their commitment to their customers, saying:

“We’re probably one of the only grooming places in this area right now that has a private pick-up and drop-off service for the elderly or disabled. There’s a lot of grooming parlors that do mobile grooming, and even though we don’t [do] mobile grooming, we have a taxi service between our clients. It’s a personal thing that we have going on. We don’t want to put somebody in a car that can’t drive the best. If they don’t have someone to help them out, we like to be the ones to help them out. It’s a very, very large industry, and I think our overall performance, our presence, and who we are as people definitely make us different than a lot of groomers.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Posh Paws Pet Spa has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Sara how they have managed to grow their business and get such great online reviews. She said:

“First and foremost, all of our employees here are very, very good at their customer service skills. I think that any time you have any kind of business, making a close connection and relationship with your clients is a big deal. These people’s animals are their children, and in a lot of cases, it means the world to them and they want the best. We strictly provide the best.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Posh Paws Pet Spa has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to give back to the community.

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

“Make sure you have a social media platform, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, things like that. Advertise yourself as an effective and respectful business… Really reach out and try to get to know people.”


Congratulations to Posh Paws Pet Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Sara for taking the time to speak with us!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: The Beardsmith

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Beardsmith is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a barber shop that will get you looking and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

The Beardsmith has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.85 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three barber shops in Idaho!

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

“This place has amazing service and provides an awesome atmosphere. It is the only place in the area that offers a legit beardsmith service to go with your old school barber experience. Wendy and her crew are talented and trained to the highest standards of the beard and barber game. They offer great beard, mustache, and hair products, including their homemade products, which really stand up to the high-end companies. For an added bonus of customer service, they offer a free beer. If you want the best service and products to keep your beard epic and on-point, The Beardsmith is the only place to be.” – J.G.

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

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about The Beardsmith and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Wendy Rose.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes The Beardsmith stand apart from its competitors. Wendy told us:

“What makes us different is that we do all the old school stuff that nobody wants to do. Everyone that comes to our shop, they get a hot towel and they get a straight razor. We use quality straight razor devices that are not just your chintzy cheap razors. We use top-of-the-line Feather razors and all of the shaving cream is hot-lather. It’s just the old-school stuff that nobody does anymore. We do all of that.”

Wendy went on to tell us about their mission statement and how they work to make every guest feel special. She said:

“Our mission statement is: ‘We provide a service for the regular guy, and we make him the king.’ He’s the king when he comes in. It’s all about the client, it’s all about our patrons.”

Building Success, Online And Off

The Beardsmith has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Wendy how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. Wendy told us that, by going above and beyond with their customer service, they end up standing out to their customers. She said:

“People leave us reviews because we offer more than just a haircut or a beard trim; we offer an experience, and our experience is very consistent. Every time someone comes and sees us, it’s more than what they think it’s going to be. It ends up being more than just a haircut or a beard trim. That experience resonates with people, and it all comes from our heart and soul. People love us, so they write about us.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, The Beardsmith has spread the word about who they are and what they do mainly through word of mouth. Wendy also told us about how they give back to their community, saying:

“We align ourselves with men’s mental health, and we donate and work with veterans. We bring awareness to veteran suicide, and we have an open-door policy with people. If anyone, veteran or not, wants to come in because they feel alone or want to be around people, anyone and everyone is welcome to come into our shop and hang out like back in the day. People can come to the barber shop and tell jokes and just kind of hang out and sit with us. We have a real open-door policy for anyone that wants to come in, whether they have an appointment or not, just to come in and hang out and enjoy being with people.”

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

“Do your own thing. Find your true passion, and [do] that. Embodying your true passion is the most important thing. If you’re trying to copy something to gain some sort of status, people see right through it… The minute you start copying things and make someone else’s dream your own, it doesn’t work. You have to stay authentic to your passion; that’s the only way to do it. Also, get your butt up and work every single day.”

Wendy concluded our chat with this touching message:

“I lost my partner, Jeff, the big bearded guy who helped me start this company. It’s been really hard to do this without him. We’re trying to carry on. Everyone has been very supportive, and it really touches my heart that people are still supporting us even though he has passed on.”

She told us that she is trying to keep it all going despite losing Jeff, and said that she is currently looking to hire barbers.


Congratulations to The Beardsmith for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Wendy for taking the time to speak with us!

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Flooring Contractors Award Winner: Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. is a 2019 award winner for flooring contractors in Idaho!

Whether you’re looking to restore or repair your existing hardwood floors or the time has come to upgrade your home with new flooring, look no further than Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. in Nampa.

Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. has received dozens of reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five flooring contractors in all of Idaho!

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

“Joe and his team did an amazing, professional job on the original 1955 oak floors in our living room, hallway and three bedrooms. They also installed three vent covers in the living room, replacing the original metal vent covers, which I’d highly recommend getting. We got a bid from another contractor, but went with Classic because of their responsiveness, the ‘dustless’ method they utilize for sanding, their professional recommendations/consultation and, ultimately, their lower overall cost. Our floors look and feel brand new, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I highly recommend Joe and Classic for refinishing your floors.” – Andrew W.

Not Your Average Flooring Company

We wanted to learn all about Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Joseph Wallace.

The first question we had for Joseph was what is it that sets Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. apart from their competition in Idaho. Here’s Joseph’s response:

“What it comes down to is 20 years of hard work. People have a lot of options to choose from, and I’m not saying that we’re better than anybody else, but I think we’re as good as anybody else.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. Joseph shared their mission statement with us, which is:

“Treat other people like you want to be treated.”

Building Success by Doing Good Work

Joseph attributes Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc.’s strong online reputation to their commitment to always doing good work.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. has gotten their name out there by doing lead groups, as well as through their online presence and referrals.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Classic Hardwood Floors, Inc. has. Here’s Joseph’s expert advice for them:

“Make sure that you do what you like. Instead of having to work, you want to go to work.”


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

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