Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Painting Contractors Award Winner: New Look Painting

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that New Look Painting is a 2019 award winner for painting contractors in Michigan!

For your residential and commercial painting needs, there’s no better company to turn to than New Look Painting in Grand Rapids.

New Look Painting has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 99.13 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five painting contractors in all of Michigan!

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

“The crew working at our home was excellent. They were not only professional and did exceptional work, but they were also kind and considerate. We could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you again for tackling a big and complicated project. The crew went above and beyond, and the results are amazing.” – Lain C.

Not Your Average Painting Company

We wanted to learn all about New Look Painting and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Mike Beaulieu.

The first question we had for Mike was what is it that sets New Look Painting apart from their competition in Michigan. Here’s Mike’s response:

“I have employees, so I never sub-contract out to other places. Customer service is our biggest focus. We are easy to reach; we stay on top of our schedules and provide full transparency, so our clients are getting the attention and quality that they deserve.”

We also wanted to know what Mike’s mission is at New Look Painting and how he and his team work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Mike had to say:

“I got into the business to give painters a good name again. I wanted to bring back the integrity and craftsmanship of being a painter. It’s about understanding the right products, finishes or techniques for each job/customer. I wanted to empower every single homeowner to be educated on the process and on the right choices to make.”

Mike went on to add:

“When you pay a painter, you’re paying for something you haven’t even seen yet, and I am looking to bridge the gap between the unknown at the beginning of the job and the finished product. We want customers to be paying for a true craftsman.”

Building Success by Having the Right System in Place

Mike attributes New Look Painting’s strong online reputation to the system that they have in place:

“We don’t look at what we do as putting paint on a surface, but rather the whole process, which includes everything from the communication with customers to our employees getting to the site and offering great customer service and to our commitment to staying up-to-date with current trends and techniques that make us the best at what we do. We also ask for reviews…”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, New Look Painting has gotten their name out there by working to stay on page one of Google, as well as by posting on social media every day, including Pinterest, LinkedIn and Facebook. They also get the word out by building relationships with different contractors and sending out monthly newsletters.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation New Look Painting has. Here’s Mike’s expert advice for them:

“You really have to maintain your social media accounts; just merely claiming something doesn’t help you unless you’re posting relevant material. Understand that with social media, it’s a lot more about the ‘long-game’ rather than immediate reactions or resultant. You’re building your reputation online, and it takes time.”


Congratulations to the team at New Look Painting for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Mike, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend New Look Painting in Grand Rapids. Visit their website today!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Grooming With Love

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Grooming With Love is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in Michigan!

Ensure that your pet stays healthy, happy and looking their best with the help of Grooming With Love in Berkley.

Grooming With Love has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 96.04 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five pet groomers in all of Michigan!

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

“I brought my puppy to Grooming With Love for his first-ever grooming experience. He looks great and had fun there playing with Cash. They are very knowledgeable and were able to customize my dog’s cut to my liking. I would never dream of going anywhere else.” – Marissa L.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn all about Grooming With Love and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Tina Taylor.

The first question we had for Tina was what is it that sets Grooming With Love apart from their competition in Michigan. Here’s Tina’s response:

“We do not crate dry. We do hand drying, so the finished product is better and lasts longer. It’s a quieter environment, and the dogs stay happy. We use high-velocity dryers made for pets…”

Tina went on to tell us that they’ve been in business for almost six years now, are looking to expand into daycare and boarding, and to open another shop in Detroit.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Grooming With Love and how they work to make the world a better place. Tina told us that they donate to churches and schools in their community.

Building Success by Offering a Different Service

Tina attributes Grooming With Love’s strong online reputation to the fact that they offer a different service than most other groomers, and she told us that they have mostly organic reviews.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Grooming With Love has gotten their name out there through their Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as their newly launched website.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Grooming With Love has. When we asked Tina what advice she has for them, she emphasized the importance of using software that will auto-send messages asking for feedback after appointments.


Congratulations to the team at Grooming With Love for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Tina, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Grooming With Love in Berkley. Visit their Facebook page today!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: Beautiful Day Planning

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Beautiful Day Planning is an award winner for event planners in 2019.

If you are looking for an event planner that will take the stress out of your next big event, look no further than this award-winning company!

Beautiful Day Planning 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 event planners in Michigan!

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

“I am so thankful for the recommendation to get a wedding coordinator. It was well worth it! Heather was amazing and covered every detail. She was responsible for setting up pretty much 75 percent of my venue decorations, and I am amazed at how it turned out. She took my dream and turned it into a reality. The day was flawless thanks to her. I could honestly say that if there was a problem, I had no idea. I am so grateful for her and Beautiful Day Planning! Thank you!!” – N.L.

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

Not Your Average Event Planner

We were excited to learn all about Beautiful Day Planning and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Jennie Wiegand.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Beautiful Day Planning stand apart from its competitors. Jennie said:

“We have 10+ years of experience. We have a really good system worked out and are really confident that the packages we have are the best for the client. Our packages are very flexible in nature. We’re also a lot more all-inclusive, and we have a whole network of preferred vendors that we feel we are the best in the industry.”

She went on to tell us a bit about how they work with others in the industry, including their competitors:

“We try to empower our [vendors] to do their job rather than trying to micromanage. We’re very cognizant of how we’re treating everyone around us… and it creates a fun working environment! We also try to keep in close contact with our competitors because we can bounce ideas off each other and support each other; plus, it gives me someone I trust that I can refer people to if I’m booked up. We build off our competition and collaborate them, and it’s really fun to talk to people who do what you do. It’s really served us well.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Beautiful Day Planning has earned a marvelous reputation, and Jennie said that the vast majority of their business has come from word of mouth and referrals from past clients and venues. They also use their social media pages as a driving force for getting their name out.

Beautiful Day Planning also does what they can to give back to their community. They have recently gotten involved in their county’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity. They are currently helping them with their fundraising and event planning needs.

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

“The biggest thing is the way you treat the people around you, not only clients, but also vendors and really anyone you come into contact with.”


Congratulations to Beautiful Day Planning for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Jennie for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Private Investigators Award Winner: Eye Spy Detective Agency

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Eye Spy Detective Agency is an award winner for private investigators in 2019.

If you are looking for an experienced private investigator that can expertly handle even the toughest case, look no further than this award-winning company!

Eye Spy Detective Agency has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.28 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 85.85 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three private investigators in Michigan!

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

“Their experience and success rate is what made me hire them. I am very satisfied with my results. I am also grateful that the details of my case remained confidential.”- M.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Eye Spy Detective Agency is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Private Investigator

We were excited to learn all about Eye Spy Detective Agency and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the company President, Michael Torrice.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Eye Spy Detective Agency stand apart from its competitors. Michael told us about how hard they work to be available to their clients. He said:

“We operate 24 hours a day and always answer our phones. When you call us, you’re not going to get a voicemail; you’re going to get a human being. We also have the ability to start cases immediately.”

When we asked Michael about the Eye Spy Detective Agency business mission, he told us:

“We strive to get the evidence that our clients need and deserve. We do everything within our means to satisfy our clients’ needs.”

Building Success Over The Years

Eye Spy Detective Agency has earned a wonderful reputation, so we wanted to know about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Michael told us that they spread the word about their services by attending networking events. They have been in business for over 25 years, so they have the experience to back up what they do.

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

“I would advise other businesses to hire someone that is able to build a good website.”

Michael ended our chat with this important advice to the reader:

“If you are ever going to hire a private investor, make sure they are licensed so that their evidence will be admissible in court.”


Congratulations to Eye Spy Detective Agency for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Michael for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Janitorial Companies Award Winner: Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC is an award winner for janitorial companies in 2019.

If you are looking for a licensed, insured, and qualified professional janitorial company, look no further than this award-winning company!

Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five janitorial companies in Michigan!

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

“Star Shine was beyond our expectations. They are punctual, friendly, and provide excellent service. I would highly recommend them.” – L.T.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Janitorial Company

We were excited to learn all about Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Vice President, Elvir Omerasevic.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC stand apart from its competitors. To start, the staff at Star Shine focuses on making a personal connection with their clients. Elvir said that they have a down-to-earth, honest, and respectful crew.

Star Shine also offers unmatched options to take care of all manner of commercial cleaning needs, janitorial services, and carpet cleaning; there’s definitely something for everyone. They offer a one-stop shop for cleaning services. They are always looking for new ways to help people and to figure out what they need.

He went on to tell us a bit about the Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC business mission:

“Quality is what we strive for. Our mission is to grow and strive to do better. We are respectful, honest, and use integrity in businesses; these are the principles that have truly allowed us to become the leading, full-service, and Eco-Friendly commercial businesses that truly cares.”

Building Success, Online and Off

Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC has earned a remarkable reputation, so we were excited to know more about how they have gotten their name out and grown their company. Elvir told us that they make sure that they are able to be found on Google and that the owner works a lot on marketing since he has an educational background in that field.

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

“It’s important to get out there online. Hire someone that is good at advertising.”


Congratulations to Star Shine Pro Cleaning, LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Elvir for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Self Storage Centers Award Winner: Delta Self-Storage

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

If you are looking for a safe and reliable self storage center, look no further than this award-winning company!

Delta Self-Storage 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 self storage centers in Michigan!

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

“This is the best and friendliest storage place ever. If you can get in here, do it. I feel like there are not many units that free up very often because they treat you like family, or better than family. Prices are also on the lower side. The storage area is clean and gated with a passcode.” – D.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Delta Self-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 Delta Self-Storage and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Resident Manager, Mary Horton-Colling.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Delta Self-Storage stand apart from its competitors. Mary told us that their clients are like family to them, and they truly and sincerely take care of them. They strive to exceed their customers’ expectations and work hard to win their respect. They are also not in the habit of raising their rates because for them, it’s not about the bottom line, it’s about helping others out.

Building Success By Treating The Customers Well

Delta Self-Storage has earned quite a remarkable reputation, and Mary says it’s mostly thanks to word of mouth. They also do some networking by visiting local apartments that don’t offer garages. To encourage referrals, they give out gift cards!

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

“Treat your customers better than you would treat yourself!”


Congratulations to Delta Self-Storage for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Mary for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Jeff Darwish

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Jeff Darwish is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in Michigan!

When you need professional guidance and support for buying or selling property in the Dearborn area, you need Jeff Darwish.

Jeff Darwish has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning him a marvelous Rating Score™ of 95.35 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of Michigan!

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

“Our experience with Jeff was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, and he made himself available at all times to answer our questions. Simply put, Jeff gets the job done. We highly recommend his services.” – J.P.

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

We wanted to learn what makes Jeff Darwish different from other real estate brokers in Michigan, so we took a few minutes to talk with him.

The first question we had for Jeff was what is it that sets him apart from the many other real estate brokers people could choose to work with in Michigan. Jeff told us that a lot of agents are in the business out of desperation. He doesn’t bury his buyer for a house that is $150k by offering $151k or $165k to ensure that he gets a commission. He values honesty and integrity, and is committed to treating people right, being nice to everybody and never being desperate.

We also asked Jeff what his mission is and how he works to make the world a better place. Jeff shared with us that his goal is to take care of the people who call him. He doesn’t care how many houses he’s sold; it’s all about taking care of his clients.

Building Success Through Experience

Jeff attributes his business’ strong online reputation to the 34 years of experience he has in real estate, which has helped him to get to know the area well and to develop a ton of contacts.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Jeff hasn’t had to do a lot to spread the word about his services. He told us that his growth has simply come from being in a community where everyone knows everyone.

There are so many real estate brokers out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Jeff Darwish has. Here’s is expert advice for them:

“Be nice to people — be nice to everyone. Don’t take things personally. Be on time. Be credible. Be humble. Don’t swear as much as I do.”

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

We highly recommend Jeff Darwish in Dearborn.

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Family Doctors Award Winner: Richards & Richardson PC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Richards & Richardson PC is a 2019 award winner for family doctors in Michigan!

If you’re looking for a doctor’s office that can care for your entire family, look no further than Richards & Richardson PC.

Richards & Richardson PC has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 96.11 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 family doctors in all of Michigan!

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

“Dr. Richards is smart, caring and efficient. She really cares about her patients and her staff. The staff is wonderful and make the visits easy. I would trust Dr. Richards’ opinion over most physicians.” – Gail S.

Not Your Average Family Doctor’s Office

We wanted to learn all about Richards & Richardson PC and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the Office Manager, Rob.

The first question we had for Rob was what is it that sets Richards & Richardson PC apart from their competition in Michigan. Rob pointed to the fact that they are a great family practice that has watched many children grow up.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Richards & Richardson PC and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Rob had to say:

“We treat everyone like family! “

Building Success With Excellent Physicians

Rob attributes Richards & Richardson PC’s strong online reputation to the practice’s excellent physicians.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Richards & Richardson PC has gotten their name out there through health fairs, referrals and word of mouth.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Richards & Richardson PC has. Here’s Rob’s expert advice for them:

“Always have oversight, and make the customer number one.”


Congratulations to the team at Richards & Richardson PC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rob, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Richards & Richardson PC in Rochester. Visit their website today!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: The Classy Canine

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Classy Canine is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will safely and lovingly get your pet to look and feel their best, look no further than this award-winning company!

The Classy Canine has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.83 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 pet groomers in Michigan!

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

“They consistently do a fabulous job. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Daisy isn’t even afraid to go there like she is with the vet and other salons we have visited.” – J.F.

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

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about The Classy Canine and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Karina MacIntosh.

The Classy Canine has been pampering pooches in East Lansing in a safe and loving atmosphere and offers incredible services, like jojoba hot oil treatments and shea butter paw pad treatments, as well as standard grooming. Every pet’s groom also includes a blueberry facial and, of course, a bandana or a bow! Karina told us that her business mission is to make sure people’s dogs get cleaned up in a timely manner and to always treat them well.

We learned how personable their services are at The Classy Canine:

“We take the time to talk to people, and we realize these pets are their family! I try to treat every dog like they’re my dog.”

Karina also told us about the time that goes into making sure the dogs are comfortable and safe, which is their top priority:

“I don’t rush things. It takes as long as it takes to make sure the dog is comfortable. We take care of a lot of dogs that haven’t done well at other places. They do well here because I tell people I’d rather send your dog home with a few hairs out of place than force them to do something else. If you want your dog in and out quickly, this probably isn’t the place for you.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

The Classy Canine has managed to build their incredible reputation primarily thanks to word of mouth. Karina told us about the value of a great review:

“Your pets are like your kids; you want to hear good experiences from other people. Anyone can say they’re a groomer, so I let other people speak for me to back me up! I want people to feel comfortable leaving their dogs here.”

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

“You need to have perseverance! I opened the grooming shop in the middle of a recession when there was a grooming shop on every corner. You have to listen to your customers, but you also have to know how to run a business.”

Karina ended our chat with this touching sentiment:

“Thank you to all of our customers for always believing in us and trusting us with your animals!”


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

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Accounting Firms Award Winner: The Accounting Office, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Accounting Office, Inc. is an award winner for accounting firms in 2019!

If you are looking for an accounting firm you can count on, look no further than this award-winning company!

The Accounting Office, Inc. has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across verified sites with an average rating of 4.60 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 83.97 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five accounting firms in Michigan!

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

“The Accounting Office is very helpful and good at what they do. I can always come to them with odds-and-ends accounting questions, and they are always on top of getting things finished in a timely manner. They are all very positive, helpful people over there, and that in itself is a blessing, being that dealing with money can be stressful in and of itself. I’d say go to them with any of your accounting needs!” -Katrina S.

It is because of rave reviews like this that The Accounting Office, Inc. is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Accounting Firm

We were excited to learn all about how The Accounting Office, Inc. has been able to build such an exemplary reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Ted.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes The Accounting Office, Inc. stand apart from their competitors. In Ted’s words, “The thing that sets us apart is generating financial statements, tax projections, and tax planning and tax returns. We take a holistic approach; we start at the beginning with proper planning to help clients avoid tax season problems…”

Building Success Through Feedback

According to Ted, the secret to his business’ success is taking feedback. He told us, “We ask our customers for feedback! We value their opinions.”

When it comes to marketing, Ted and his team focus on community involvement and referrals.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as stellar a reputation as The Accounting Office, Inc. has managed to. We asked if Ted could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Do something that nobody else does, something unique that [hasn’t been done before]. Have your processes and procedures down.”


Congratulations to The Accounting Office, Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ted for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!