Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: Profiles of Baltimore

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Profiles of Baltimore is a 2019 award winner for employment agencies in Maryland!

With a team of experienced recruiters and a dedication to excellence, Profiles of Baltimore has what it takes to handle all of your hiring and employment needs.

Profiles of Baltimore has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a stupendous Rating Score™ of 91.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five employment agencies in all of Maryland!

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

“My experience working with Profiles was very positive. A former colleague referred me to Rachel Coonan, and she was wonderful to work with. She made me feel at ease throughout the hiring process and was extremely helpful in determining what would be the best fit for me. Rachel was always responsive and professional and did everything in a caring manner. Rather than just trying to fill a role or check a box, she made sure I was happy with my placement. I am very grateful for her and Profiles because, if it wasn’t for them, I would not be where I am today.” – Kara F.

Not Your Average Employment Agency

We wanted to learn all about Profiles of Baltimore and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Digital Marketing Specialist, Christy DeAngelo.

The first question we had for Christy was what is it that sets Profiles of Baltimore apart from their competition in Maryland. Here’s Christy’s response:

“We are a relationship-driven company with a focus on creating meaningful connections to best pair top candidates with our top clients. Our Recruiters go beyond resumes and skill sets to develop deeper relationships with our most talented professionals seeking jobs. Our Business Development Managers take the extra time to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs and expectations, as well as their culture, brand, business strategy and goals. We are there for our customers every step of the way.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Profiles of Baltimore and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Christy had to say:

“Externally, our mission is to partner with our clients to deliver the most dynamic talent-pool while aligning with industry trends and technology, thus, enhancing the brands and technologies of enterprise corporations through the expertise of our consultants. Internally, we aim to empower our team to be real advocates for our clients, cities and talent.”

Building Success Through Consistency, Data and Engagement

Christy attributes Profiles of Baltimore’s strong online reputation to their data-minded marketing department that constantly strategizes ways to reach their audience, which includes trying new technologies, testing copy and channels, tapping into analytics and hyper-targeting. She added:

“It’s a no brainer that consistency is important to brand and online activity, but it truly does make a difference. But lastly, what helps foster our strong online presence is employer branding and candidate relationship management — tapping into reviews, messaging platforms and NPS (Net Promoter Score) ratings. The engagement from our audiences is what feeds our brand.”

Christy went on to say:

“Our online presence encompasses one entity, but we have brick and mortar locations in four cities — Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, Richmond, VA, and Washington, DC. This works for us, considering we place candidates nationwide. Where appropriate, we build out separate profiles or additional location pages to alleviate any confusion…”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Profiles of Baltimore has gotten their name out there through a robust digital footprint, by connecting with professionals and prospects at networking events and conferences, and by running a number of digital campaigns and initiatives to reach their audience.

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

“Explore processes. Explore technologies. From there, decide what works for your business. If Pinterest does not bode well with the nature of your business or your audience, do not waste your time. With that, demo new technologies. Even if you are not in the running for any new resources, it is always beneficial to learn what is available, where the tech is going and what the new trends are.”


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

We highly recommend Profiles of Baltimore. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Award Winner: Bowerhouse MMA

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bowerhouse MMA is a two-time 2019 award winner in Maryland!

Whether you’re looking for martial arts classes for yourself or your child, there’s no better option than Bowerhouse MMA in Federick.

Bowerhouse MMA has received more than 150 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them a remarkable Rating Score™ of 97.65 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one martial arts center in all of Maryland!

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

“Bowerhouse is an excellent place to train and make new friends. They have expert instructors who are very patient and knowledgeable. They make learning fun. There is a wide variety of programs to choose from. They also will let you have a free trial to check the gym out. I highly encourage anyone to come give it a try. Whether you want to learn martial arts or to just join a fitness class, it is definitely worth it.” – Phillip M

Not Your Average Martial Arts 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 Chris Bower, the owner of Bowerhouse MMA.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Bowerhouse MMA a one-of-a-kind martial arts center in Maryland. Here’s what Chris had to say:

“Our success in competition blows everybody away around us. We actually go out and do what we say we’re going to do and lead by example. We’ve created a culture and an atmosphere here for families… It’s a very welcoming and energetic atmosphere. I think that’s important. We’ve created a good community.”

We also asked Chris what their mission is at Bowerhouse MMA and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“Our mission is to have fun and change people’s lives.”

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

Chris attributes Bowerhouse MMA’s strong online reputation to their commitment to asking for reviews.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bowerhouse MMA has gotten their name out there through lots of word of mouth, which says something about the kind of programs they offer.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Bowerhouse MMA has. When we asked Chris what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Just do the right thing. Don’t stick it to people. Just provide good service, follow through with it and go above and beyond what you say you’re going to do for them. Just be you. Don’t fake it. Just be yourself.”


Congratulations to the team at Bowerhouse MMA 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 Bowerhouse MMA in Frederick. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Sign Companies Award Winner: High Mountain Signs LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that High Mountain Signs LLC is an award winner for sign companies in 2019.

If you are looking for a sign company that will get your company noticed, look no further than this award-winning company!

High Mountain Signs LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three sign companies in Maryland!

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

“Ian and his team did a fantastic job with the sign for our brewery down in Virginia. He was polite; the price was great, and most importantly to us, he was an excellent communicator! We were never left in the dark, as we had been when trying to get quotes from other places. The turnaround was also very speedy. We had a tight deadline, and he nailed it. I plan to come back to High Mountain Signs for additional signs in the future!” – N.G.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that High Mountain Signs LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Sign Company

We were excited to learn all about High Mountain Signs LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the President, Ian Hochberg.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes High Mountain Signs LLC stand apart from its competitors. Ian told us that you can see their signs all around town. He said:

“We are building trusting relationships; that is why we do what we do. We provide a service and a product that I would want to receive myself.”

Building Success Over The Years

High Mountain Signs LLC has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Ian how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. Ian said that he simply asks for them. He said that they also send out monthly emails to keep in touch with their clients.

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

“Be willing to change when change is apparent. When it’s time to grow and do something better, go ahead with it. Being willing to adapt and planning is a good practice to get familiar with. Respect other people in your industry as well. The best lessons that I have learned are from the biggest mistakes that I have made.”

Ian also shared these sincere words of gratitude for his clients:

“Thank you for your ongoing trust in us.”


Congratulations to High Mountain Signs LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ian for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: Beginning Ballroom

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Beginning Ballroom has won two 2019 awards in Maryland!

Make your first dance as a married couple memorable with the help of Beginning Ballroom in Baltimore.

Beginning Ballroom has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 20 businesses and as the number one dance school and studio in all of Maryland!

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

“The experience my husband and I have had with Beginning Ballroom has been amazing!! We decided to take private lessons in the few months leading up to our wedding, and we cannot thank Lee and Christine enough for their expert teaching and guidance. They helped us feel so confident and comfortable, were super flexible with scheduling, and we had so much fun at every class! Many guests at our wedding told us how fantastic we looked during our first dance. If you’re looking for the best dance instructors, we highly recommend Beginning Ballroom!” – Megan T.

Not Your Average Dance School

Lee Gedansky, who co-owns Beginning Ballroom with his wife, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind dance school and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Lee what it is that sets Beginning Ballroom apart from their competition in Maryland. Here’s what he had to say:

“Ballroom is different. In particular, you have to learn to work as partners. We watched a lot of people come and go when we were just students, so when we opened our school, we made the big changes that made people stick around. It’s a more nurturing learning environment. We are trying to make dancing natural, comfortable and fun.”
Lee went on to tell us that he and his wife fell in love with ballroom when they were learning to dance for their own wedding. Lee and his wife have been dancing for 28 years now, and they started Beginning Ballroom 17 years ago. They both have backgrounds in music and judo, so dance came naturally to them.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Beginning Ballroom and how they give back and make the world a better place. Here’s Lee’s response:

“Learning is all individual; not everyone learns at the same pace. You have to cater to the needs of the individual. Even their perceptions make a difference, especially when you’re working with a partner. For us, it’s a very careful balance of teaching a student the pace and keeping them in their comfort zone. We don’t want to push people into an anxious environment. We work with people to reach realistic goals within their timeline. We ain’t to make people more comfortable and more natural.”

Lee shared their mission statement with us, which is:

“Real dancing, for real people”

Building Success With a Love of Dance

When we asked Lee about Beginning Ballroom’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“We just love dancing, and we stuck with it, but when it came to teaching, we wanted our company to be everything our experiences hadn’t been. Our methodology is more effective and advanced; we are much more nurturing, and our prices are lower than just about anyone else’s. We are always focusing on our students’ needs.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Beginning Ballroom has spread the word about who they are and what they do through SEO (search engine optimization), The Knot, Wedding Wire and word of mouth. They also make it a point to network with other wedding professionals, like tux shops and dress shops, and they target their advertisements to them. For Beginning Ballroom, targeted advertisements for their specific radius are very important.


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

We highly recommend Beginning Ballroom in Baltimore. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Financial Advisers Award Winner: Quantum Financial Advisors

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Quantum Financial Advisors is the number one financial adviser in all of Maryland for 2019!

If you’re looking for a financial adviser who can help to make your future friendly, look no further than Quantum Financial Advisors.

Quantum Financial Advisors has received dozens of reviews on two verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 92.64 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one financial adviser in all of Maryland!

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

“Quantum Financial has been excellent for me. They have been transparent, forthright and always available to help. I couldn’t have picked anyone better to turn to.” – Erika E.

Not Your Average Financial Advisory Firm

We wanted to know what makes Maryland’s number one financial adviser so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the President and CIO, Joe Rinaldi.

The first question we had for Joe was what makes Quantum Financial Advisors unique compared to their competition in Maryland. Here’s what he had to say:

“First, it is the experience level that we have on the institutional side managing banks and asset management firms. Second, we’re not just practitioners; we’re all adjunct professors at the top 10 business schools in the nation. Third, we manage our clients’ money the same way we manage our own money — meaning that many of the clients have similar investments as our own — different sizes and allocations, but we all have a vested interest.”

We also asked Joe about Quantum Financial Advisors’s mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Joe told us:

“Our mission is to promote financial literacy, financial inclusion and empower people to be financially independent.”

Joe went on to say:

“We give free lunch-and-learn sessions. We work with Big Brothers and do some stuff for kids. We are also trying to start a foundation to promote financial literacy and financial inclusion, and we’re collaborating with a few government agencies to do that.”

Joe told us that they promote financial literacy in their community and throughout the world:

“We are teaching a financial class in China, Russia and potentially Korea, so we are international as well as domestic.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

When we asked Joe what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at Quantum Financial Advisors, he attributed it to their organic reviews and said:

“We are very humbled that people are cognitive enough to leave a review.”

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, Quantum Financial Advisors has spread the word about their service through word of mouth. Joe also told us that they have a 90-percent retention rate.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Quantum Financial Advisors has. Here’s Joe’s advice for them:

“Treat people the way you want to be treated, number one. Number two, branding is very important. It’s not about returns all the time; it’s about how you focus on the client experience. Each person demands a different experience. If you have 10 clients, there are some common drivers, but each one wants their own unique customer experience, so you have to tailor-make that for each person.”


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

We highly recommend Quantum Financial Advisors in Rockville. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Corcoran Caterers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Corcoran Caterers is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Maryland!

From weddings to corporate events, there’s no better catering company to rely on in Silver Spring than Corcoran Caterers.

Corcoran Caterers has received almost 200 reviews with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 98.88 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in all of Maryland!

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

“We couldn’t be happier with Corcoran Catering and their amazing service at our wedding reception. Laura and her team were very professional, knowledgeable and experienced. We were able to meet with them several times before the big day and had a very thorough walkthrough at the actual venue with them that made us feel calm and confident going into our wedding weekend. Everything from the floor plan to the food selection to the service staff was perfection! We can’t thank them enough for all their wonderful work and highly recommend [them] to any couples in the DC metro area!” – Christine R.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn all about Corcoran Caterers and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Event Designer, Martha Corcoran.

The first question we had for Martha was what is it that sets Corcoran Caterers apart from their competition in Maryland. Here’s Martha’s response:

“We believe in honest food, real food, good customer service and transparency, and we respect the ingredients.”

Martha went on to tell us that they’ve been in business since 1984, have a team of six event designers and a fantastic staff in the kitchen and warehouse.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Corcoran Caterers and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Martha had to say:

“We support a lot of different organizations. For the last 15 years, we support the Relay for Life with meals. …We support different schools and churches.”

Building Success Through Organic Reviews

Martha attributes Corcoran Caterers’ strong online reputation to their organic reviews; however, they do occasionally ask when a customer has a really good experience.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Corcoran Caterers has gotten their name out there by reaching out to different local venues. Monday through Friday, they do corporate catering, and they reach out to different companies to help them meet those needs.

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

“Always say the right things to the customer. if you work with honesty and integrity, you’ll succeed.”


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

We highly recommend Corcoran Caterers in Silver Spring. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Award Winner: Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis is an award winner for martial arts in 2019.

If you are looking for a martial arts community in Annapolis, look no further than this award-winning company!

Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five martial arts centers in Maryland!

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

“No other martial arts gym in the area even comes close. The training techniques, the coaching, and the community are all first class. You are not too old, and your kids are not too young to start. You owe it to yourself…JOIN!” – D.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Martial Arts Academy

We were excited to learn all about Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Alfred Hogan.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis stand apart from its competitors. Alfred told us:

“First of all, we try to build the gym on three basic pillars: we want it to be affordable; we want it to be safe, and we want them to receive the best level of instruction possible. We work with all demographics, and we want to be able to make it work for anybody willing to put in the work.”

Alfred went on to tell us a bit about their mission and goals at Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis. He said:

“My goal is to increase awareness of the sport of martial arts, and in doing so, the by-product is to enhance the person’s character by giving them confidence, discipline, a sense of self-worth, and to shape and form them into a positive and contributing member of society. We’re trying to build leaders; that’s the goal, especially with the kids. We are building them to be the leaders of tomorrow. People today aren’t put in difficult positions, and they lose the ability to systematically solve problems and use techniques, logic, and problem-solving skills while in the face of a difficult situation.”

Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis offers kids’ classes for ages three to six and six to sixteen. They offer adult classes, as well.

Building Success By Treating People Right

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis has spread the word about who they are and what they do, mostly through word of mouth. Alfred said that they have been able to succeed because of their commitment to treating people right.

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

“Just be honest. My advice is that it’s not a money job; it’s a marathon. If you have customers and you treat them right, you are going to be successful.”

Good luck to Alfred and one other coach, who are competing in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas!


Congratulations to Team Randori Martial Arts Annapolis for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Alfred for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Redhead Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Redhead Design is a 2019 award winner for interior designers in Maryland!

From space planning to color consultations, Redhead Design has what it takes to meet all of your interior design needs in Baltimore.

Redhead Design has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 95.09 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 interior designers in all of Maryland!

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

“My husband and I LOVED working with Meghan! We recently did a large renovation, which included our master bedroom, closets, makeup room and large spa/bathroom. Meghan turned this renovation into our dream come true. Her availability to work with contractors, making sure every detail was done correctly, was very helpful. Her selection of colors, scale of furniture and design were perfect. [We] can’t wait to start another project with Meghan.” – Sandy G.

A One-of-a-Kind Interior Design Firm’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Redhead Design 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 owner and operator, Meghan Friedman.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Redhead Design unique compared to the many other interior design firms in Maryland. Meghan told us:

“It is important to meet the client’s goals. The true magic of what I do is to push my clients and their style to a new place — a new place that they would not have thought of but still absolutely love. If you do your job correctly and they trust you, you will end up having spectacular results.”

Meghan went on to add:

“I do a lot of custom-built millwork and cabinetry. You can fully customize every aspect of your design while improving functionality. The process is very collaborative from start to finish with my design company. I take great pride in providing an amazing, hands-on experience and service at a fair price.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Redhead Design, Meghan pointed to her commitment to communication and doing what they say they will:

“If you have good communication with your clients and do what you say, they will be pleased with your work. Everybody needs to be a part of the process from start to finish. I take pride in my work, and I truly love what I do.”

Clearly, that commitment has made a difference because, in addition to being a Top Rated Local award winner, Redhead Design has also won a Best of Houzz award in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Making the World a Better Place by Making Every Space Feel Like Home

We also wanted to know what her mission is at Redhead Design and how she works to make the world a better place. Meghan said:

“My mission is to make every space I design feel truly like home.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Redhead Design has grown through Facebook, Instagram and word of mouth.

It’s clear that Meghan 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:

“…You have to look professional, have a great website and stay up with the times.”

Meghan ended our conversation with this sentiment:

“Interior design is a luxury service that is often not cheap. Do your due diligence, and make sure you have a good relationship with a designer before beginning to work with them.”


Congratulations to the team at Redhead Design for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Redhead Design in Baltimore. Visit their website today!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Colonial Jewelers

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

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

Colonial Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.72 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.24 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three jewelry stores in Maryland!

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

“This was the best experience. My fiance is very particular, and she had a vision in mind. Colonial brought her vision to life. We are so beyond pleased with both of our rings. We will definitely be going back for any future jewelry needs! We highly recommend them for your future needs as well.” – P.E.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Colonial 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 Colonial Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Marketing Director, Megan.

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

“We have been in business for seven decades, and through that time, we have built a great reputation. Our sales team goes through extensive training. They really are experts, and you leave with more knowledge than you came in with. Jewelry is something you want to touch and feel, and we help give you that personal experience.”

Making sure that customers are talking directly to an expert that goes through extensive training helps build trust with the community. In addition to having some of the most highly trained staff around, the owners are both gemologists. They can tell you all about the products because they hand select everything themselves, including which diamond dealers they work with. They choose dealers who follow certain ethics, like Forevermark.

Building Success, Online And Off

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Colonial Jewelers has spread the word about who they are and what they do by networking and being present in their community. Megan said:

“We are really big in our community. We raise money to bring cancer research to our town. We do some in-store events and do some blogging. We do a big wedding event where we invite brides to talk to hundreds of local vendors. Our online focus is to display what we have to offer and encourage and educate the customers to come in to the store.”

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

“Instill confidence in your customer. Leave people confident in their purchase.”


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

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® HVAC / Heating and AC Award Winner: Pro-Tech HVAC Home

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Pro-Tech HVAC Home is an award winner for HVAC / heating and AC in 2019.

If you are looking for a HVAC / heating and AC company that will save you money and help you live better, look no further than this award-winning company!

Pro-Tech HVAC Home has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.47 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five HVAC / heating and AC companies in Maryland!

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

“No one ever calls an HVAC company because they’re happy. It’s always because there is a problem. In an industry built around ‘remove and replace,’ Pro-Tech really impressed me with a service call on the coldest day of the year, replaced a small part, and got my system working again. Pro-Tech is one of a new wave of service providers that are decidedly ‘new school’ in the way they think and operate. They will have 100-percent of my service and replacement business for as long as they are around. Thanks again.” – A.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Pro-Tech HVAC Home is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average HVAC Company

We were excited to learn all about Pro-Tech HVAC Home and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Co-Owner, Chris Mahoney.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Pro-Tech HVAC Home stand apart from its competitors. Chris said that, in this complicated industry, they set themselves out from the rest by making sure they have the best equipment, the best service, and the longest-lasting fixes. He said that they want to make sure that once you choose them, the only time you’ll need to call them back is for regular maintenance.

He went on to tell us about their business mission:

“Our mission is to save you money so you can live better. By taking care of you, being fair, being up-front with our pricing, offering proper design and installation services, and having integrity in everything we do, we will create the best experience for YOU.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Pro-Tech HVAC Home has spread the word about who they are and what they do mostly through referrals and word of mouth.

Of course, Pro-Tech also has the kind of online reputation that any small business owner would envy. When we asked Chris what their secret is behind their awesome online reviews, he said that they ask their customers for feedback at every job site. They also send out emails requesting online reviews. Chris said that he refers his customers to Top Rated Local.

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

“It’s going to take time. Ask for reviews, and do your best for the customer. Do your best to get on the top of Google so customers can find you. Get on every review site you can!”


Congratulations to Pro-Tech HVAC Home for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Chris for taking the time to speak with us!