Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

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

Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals 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 two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three jewelry stores in Maryland!

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

“I have always had a great experience with this company. The master jeweler is able to think creatively and charges reasonable prices for his work. The turnaround time is usually faster than promised. I would recommend this company.” – K.E.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with James Burick.

Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals has been serving the Crofton, Bowie, and Annapolis areas since 1991. James said that they are making the world a better place one piece of sparkle at a time. At Annapolis Jewelers, they listen to their customers, know their needs, and execute superior design. With years of experience, they know how to get the job done right, from start to finish.

Building Success, Online And Off

Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals has earned a phenomenal reputation, and James says it’s all thanks to offering exceptional customer service. They have been able to reach new customers and grow their business with help from social media, as well as word of mouth and a reward system for returning customers.

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

“Buy another business that is doing well.”


Congratulations to Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to James for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® House Cleaning Companies Award Winner: Susana’s Cleaning Services

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Susana’s Cleaning Services is an award winner for house cleaning companies in 2019.

If you are feeling busy, stressed, or just want to come home to a clean house at the end of the day, look no further than this award-winning company!

Susana’s Cleaning Services 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 93.21 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five house cleaning companies in Maryland!

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

“The owner is very professional and friendly; their rates are extremely reasonable, and my house looks amazing. It’s so nice to be able to trust someone in my house when I’m not there, and to be able to come home to it so nice and clean. I highly recommend them.” – T.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Susana’s Cleaning Services is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average House Cleaning Company

We were excited to learn all about Susana’s Cleaning Services and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Susana Donis.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Susana’s Cleaning Services stand apart from its competitors. Susana told us about how much she loves what she does and her willingness to help their customers:

“I like to help people and I like the look on people’s faces when they come home and see how nice their house looks. I am willing to go above and beyond, and I am affordable.”

Building Success Through Referrals

Susana’s Cleaning Services has earned a fantastic reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Susana said that they end up getting a lot of referrals thanks to their Facebook page

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

“The most important thing is having a good relationship with your customers. They are the ones that will help you grow your business by referrals of friends and family members.”


Congratulations to Susana’s Cleaning Services for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Susana for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms & CPAs Award Winner: Michael K Shelby CPA LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Michael K Shelby CPA LLC is a 2019 award winner for accounting firms and CPAs in Maryland!

When you need professional, reliable tax services in Annapolis, you need Michael K Shelby CPA LLC.

Michael K Shelby CPA LLC has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.84 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 96.39 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 accounting firms and CPAs in all of Maryland!

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

“Mr. Shelby has been doing our taxes for quite a number of years. We certainly prefer using a professional CPA with the expertise and knowledge that we have experienced here. Any problems we have had, even later in the year after tax time, have been handled efficiently. The office staff is also very pleasant on the phone and in person. It gives great peace of mind to know our taxes are done correctly. We will definitely keep coming back to Mr. Shelby!” – Felipe and Sherry J.

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

We wanted to learn all about Michael K Shelby CPA LLC and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Principal, Michael Shelby.

The first question we had for Michael was what is it that sets Michael K Shelby CPA LLC apart from their competition in Maryland. Here’s Michael’s response:

“We like to find out if we are a good match. We don’t compete for low prices, but you get better quality with us. Most of our business comes from small firms. We are in the higher end of pricing, but we deliver service and expertise as needed. We give that high level of attention. We also council.”

Michael went on to tell us a bit about how he came to start Michael K Shelby CPA LLC:

“I grew up in a poor family, and not having money became an issue. Along the way, I wanted to make a good living and be comfortable in my life. I saw business as that opportunity. I thought the language of business and accounting would be my future. I liked the idea of knowing how to read financial statements and use that to help a business run better. That led me into wanting to be a CPA. I’ve always been a people person, and this gives me the opportunity to work with people every day and a chance to help those people. I get satisfaction from being able to help clients navigate the complicated tax laws.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Michael K Shelby CPA LLC and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Michael had to say:

“Our mission is to provide the best accounting and tax services for their clients with the highest level of professionalism, excellence and integrity.”

Building Success Through Expertise and Client Attention

Michael attributes Michael K Shelby CPA LLC’s strong online reputation to their high level of expertise and commitment to client attention. He added:

“We are very research-oriented and not afraid to say that we don’t know the answer. We find it through research.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Michael K Shelby CPA LLC has gotten their name out there by building up relationships with bankers, attorneys and other people throughout the community, which builds their pipeline for referrals. They also use Google Adwords, and they have a company that writes articles for them.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Michael K Shelby CPA LLC has. Here’s Michael’s expert advice for them:

“Consider getting on various listings and social media sites.”


Congratulations to the team at Michael K Shelby CPA LLC 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 Michael K Shelby CPA LLC in Annapolis. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Boatyard Bar & Grill

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Boatyard Bar & Grill is a 2019 award winner for restaurants in Maryland!

Whether you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite or to host a private party, look no further than Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis.

Boatyard Bar & Grill has received thousands of reviews on eight verified sites with an average rating of 4.43 stars, earning them a superb Rating Score™ of 89.33 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 restaurants in all of Maryland!

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

“This was an exciting place. Out of the many places nearby that have competitive happy hour specials, this place wins. The food is served fresh, fast and hot. The plates are generous and very tasty. They have a nice selection of beers and alcoholic beverages at prices you can’t beat. The servers were very happy to promptly provide whatever we needed, and all the staff had great personalities.” – Leavy P.

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

Boatyard Bar & Grill has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the General Manager, Kevin Schendel.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Boatyard Bar & Grill unique compared to the many other restaurants in Maryland. Kevin told us that Boatyard Bar & Grill is a locally owned restaurant that has a different vision — a vision to be more than just a restaurant.

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Boatyard Bar & Grill, Kevin pointed to their focus on engaging each and every person who comes to the Boatyard to try their amazing crab cakes.

Making the World a Better Place by Being Environmentally Conscious

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Boatyard Bar & Grill and how they work to make the world a better place. Kevin shared with us that they are a very environmentally friendly restaurant that recycles food waste, oyster shells and more. Everything they use is compostable, not just recyclable.

Kevin went on to tell us about the many ways Boatyard Bar & Grill has given back to their community, including donating 1 percent of their profit to environmental causes and raising more than $4 million for fundraisers.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Boatyard Bar & Grill has grown through regional marketing.

It’s clear that Kevin knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. When we asked what advice he has for the many other business owners out there, he shared some words of wisdom from the owner of Boatyard Bar & Grill, Dick Franyo:

“People like to spend money where there’s meaning”


Congratulations to the team at Boatyard Bar & Grill for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Boatyard Bar & Grill in Annapolis. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Physical Therapists Award Winner: Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion is an award winner for physical therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a physical therapist that will work with you as an individual on your path to recovery, look no further than this award-winning company!

Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion has received over 100 overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 physical therapists in Maryland!

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

“I have been seeing Dr. Jung for three months post-foot surgery and have made tremendous progress, all thanks to him. Dr. Jung is kind, patient, and encouraging, on top of being extremely effective, knowledgeable, and professional. He makes it a point to meet you where you are, both physically and mentally, and builds your confidence and strength. What I really appreciate is that at the beginning of each appointment, we discuss any progress and/or problem areas, and then he tailors the rest of the session to address those specific areas, which is further proof of his expertise and the effort he puts in to meet each of his patient’s needs. Anyone in the Columbia area who is in need of physical therapy should see Dr. Jung.” – A.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Physical Therapy Clinic

We were excited to learn all about Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Dr. Francis Jung.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion stand apart from its competitors. It all comes down to the experienced staff and their commitment to understanding their patients. They provide every patient with the one-on-one attention they deserve. At Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion, they provide many treatment methods, and they offer a free consultation so that patients can find the therapist that is the best fit for them.

“Our mission is to help clients as much as we can and try to avoid medicine and surgery as much as we can!”

Building Success By Providing The Best

Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion has earned such a fantastic reputation that it came as no surprise to hear that word of mouth and referrals were their number one source for new patients.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion has managed to. We asked if Dr. Jung could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Try to provide the best service you can, and be conscious about what the clients need.”


Congratulations to Columbia Physical Therapy In Motion for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dr. Jung for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Home Health Care Providers Award Winner: Right at Home of Central Maryland

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Right at Home of Central Maryland is a 2019 award winner for home health care providers in Maryland!

If you’re looking for a home health care provider that can help you or your loved one gracefully age in place, look no further than Right at Home of Central Maryland.

Right at Home of Central Maryland has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.71 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 95.09 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 home health care providers in all of Maryland!

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

“Right at Home took care of my mother. Kudos to the caregivers for providing excellent and compassionate care for my mom. I could not express enough gratitude for her caregivers… I would recommend RAH to anyone in the community.” – Debbie B.

A One-of-a-Kind Home Health Care Provider’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Right at Home of Central Maryland has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with Community Liaison, Eileen McGlaughlin.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Right at Home of Central Maryland unique compared to the many other home health care providers in Maryland. Eileen told us:

“Our 16 years of experience is very unique. Some of our competitors have only been around for one or two years. We can reassign from our variety of employees that we have if a client isn’t happy with their caregiver.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Right at Home of Central Maryland, Eileen pointed to the fact that they’ve been providing high-quality home care for 16 years now, and that they are a family-owned business.

Making the World a Better Place by Improving the Quality of Life of Their Clients

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Right at Home of Central Maryland and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Eileen had to say:

“We are here to improve the quality of life of those we serve. We keep people healthy, clean and thriving in their homes. We like to maintain their independence.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Right at Home of Central Maryland has grown by giving back to their community. They support local charities and hospice centers.

It’s clear that Eileen knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Put your best foot forward. Do what you say you’re going to do. Let the whole world know how much you care about your clients.”


Congratulations to the team at Right at Home of Central Maryland for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Right at Home of Central Maryland in Frederick. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Victor Llewellyn Group

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Victor Llewellyn Group is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell, you’ll want to work with a reputable and trusted Realtor®. Look no further than this award-winning company!

Victor Llewellyn Group has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.59 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 real estate brokers in Maryland!

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

“Victor Lllewellyn and his team are the best at what they do. Their knowledge of Montgomery County and the surrounding areas is vast and deep. Victor provides a personal touch to each of his clients that is genuine and professional. He guided us through selling and purchasing a new home and deftly navigated negotiations in both instances, ensuring top-dollar and fair market value for our former and current homes, respectively. Without hesitation, I would recommend Victor and his son, Paul, for any future real estate needs.” – J.D.

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

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

We were excited to learn all about Victor Llewellyn Group and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Victor Llewellyn.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Victor Llewellyn Group stand apart from its competitors. Victor said that they always create a win-win situation because they are the best negotiators. They focus on an eight-mile radius around Rockville, Maryland, and have partnered with over 1,800 agents, who they continue to work with. Victor told us:

“We have 36-plus years of experience, and we treat people like the kings and queens they are! We have sold thousands of homes with a team of just three!”

Building Success Over the Years

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

“You need to stick to it and work at it for many, many years! You need to be satisfied with a long-term commitment and doing a great job at it! Put in the time, and do it at a phenomenal level while caring for people!”


Congratulations to Victor Llewellyn Group for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Victor for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Maryland!

Whether you’re looking for a custom piece made just for you or a wide selection of stunning jewelry to choose from, look no further than Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals.

Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals has received dozens of reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an amazing Rating Score™ of 95.98 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 jewelry stores in all of Maryland!

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

“I feel like I’m wearing a brand new ring — [I am] so glad I brought it here for cleaning, repairing and appraisal. The repairs completely blend in, and the ring looks like a new piece of jewelry! The owner worked with me to salvage silver earrings that weren’t particularly valuable but had great sentimental significance. I’m so happy I can wear them again. [I had a] great experience at Kensington Jewelers.” – Rachel B.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We wanted to learn all about Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Master Goldsmith and co-owner, James Burick.

The first question we had for James was what is it that sets Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals apart from their competition in Maryland. James pointed to the price, quality, variation and variety of the pieces they have and told us that they offer everything from tailoring and modifying to custom design.

James went on to add:

“Buying jewelry doesn’t have to be as complicated as it may sound. Trust Kensington Jewelers to make the buying experience a pleasurable and memorable one for you!”

Building Success With Satisfied Customers

James attributes Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals’ strong online reputation to their satisfied customers who take the time to give them feedback via reviews, which is a result of their great and diverse selection of products, as well as their cutting-edge designs.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals has gotten their name out there through social media and email campaigns through Constant Contact.


Congratulations to the team at Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, James, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Kensington Jewelers and Precious Metals. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Electricians Award Winner: Dynamo Electric LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dynamo Electric LLC is a 2019 award winner for electricians in Maryland!

If you’re looking for an electrician who will make your electrical needs their top priority, look no further than Dynamo Electric LLC.

Dynamo Electric LLC has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 95.45 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 electricians in all of Maryland!

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

“I used Dynamo Electric services over 10 years ago. Kenny Daniels, the owner, had done an excellent job then, and I was excited to find the name Dynamo Electric when in need of an electrician again. The electricians, Sean and Kevin, were prompt, courteous, knowledgeable and did a fantastic job. It’s what I have come to know and expect from Dynamo Electric. I would highly recommend and use their services again!” – Demetrios K.

Not Your Average Electrical Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Kenny Daniels, the owner of Dynamo Electric LLC.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Kenny about what makes Dynamo Electric LLC unique compared to the many other electricians in Maryland. Kenny told us:

“We’re going to follow through and make sure the job is complete and you’re happy. There are no games. For most jobs, I try to get pricing out and stick with that pricing. I’m not going to give a low bid on jobs and then charge more once we find out everything that’s involved. My crew has been doing this for a long time as well, has a lot of expertise and provides great customer service.”

Kenny went on to tell us that he started Dynamo Electric in 2004 and that he got started after graduating from high school when he was offered training and a job from his friend’s dad, who was an electrician.

We also asked Kenny about the Dynamo Electric LLC mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Kenny shared with us that, above all, their goal is to generate happy customers.

Kenny added that Dynamo Electric likes to work for nonprofit organizations and give back to local churches and other nonprofits by offering special pricing for their electrical maintenance needs.

Building Success Through Customer Service

Kenny credits Dynamo Electric LLC’s strong online reputation to their commitment to customer service:

“We are very customer-service based. We always are going the extra mile to make things right. Some jobs go easier than others. Sometimes, things don’t go the right way, and even if it’s not our fault, we do everything we can to make things go smoothly. Communication is also extremely important, and getting back to customers in a timely fashion. This is very important to customers, and we get a lot of feedback about how responsive we are.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Dynamo Electric LLC has grown from the leads generated on NextDoor, but most of their business comes from word of mouth.

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

“It’s a roller coaster ride; there are good and bad days. You have to keep working at things and changing things.”


Congratulations to Dynamo Electric LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kenny, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Dynamo Electric LLC in Towson. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Pool Service & Repair Award Winner: GN Pool Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that GN Pool Service is a 2019 award winner for pool service and repair companies in Maryland!

When it comes to pool service in Rockville, no other company beats GN Pool Service.

GN Pool Service has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them a superb Rating Score™ of 95.36 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pool service and repair companies in all of Maryland!

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

“Excellent in every way! My filter was broken, and Chris and his wife, Gehan, were kind enough to go to Home Depot and replace the broken parts the same day. [They were] reasonably priced and extremely personable. [I] will continue to use [them] to clean and maintain my pool.” – Amit P.

Not Your Average Pool Service Company

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Chris Osgood, the owner of GN Pool Service.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Chris about what makes GN Pool Service unique compared to the many other pool service and repair companies in Maryland. Here’s his response:

“[It’s the] experience that we can provide the customer and the family-oriented quality of our workmanship.”

We also asked Chris about the GN Pool Service mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“[Our mission is to] provide a quality service in a timely manner and to try to work within the customer’s budget.”

Building Success Through Great Service

Chris credits GN Pool Service’s strong online reputation to their commitment to performing the service their clients request in a timely manner and within budget.

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

“Meet the customer’s needs; provide the service that they want, and try to work within the customer’s budget.”


Congratulations to GN Pool Service for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Chris, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend GN Pool Service in Rockville. Visit their website today!