Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Conrad Consulting & Remodeling

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Conrad Consulting & Remodeling is an award winner for home contractors in 2019.

If you are looking for a home contractor that will always do right by the customer, look no further than this award-winning company!

Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.73 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three home contractors in Michigan!

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

“We needed some light chimney repair and were given the name of this excellent contractor. He communicated with us through the whole process, was prompt, and did what he said he would do. The workmen were responsible and careful with no residual damage or debris. The business scheduled us very rapidly with no wait time. Overall, we were completely satisfied, and have given his name to others.” – M.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Conrad Consulting & Remodeling is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Home Contractors

We were excited to learn all about how Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Chris Conrad.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Conrad Consulting & Remodeling stand apart from their local competitors. Chris told us that their company works and operates under the understanding that their products are investments for their customers, so they take the time to do the job right. They pay attention to the details. Chris says about their work style:

“Do it right the first time. Treat them right. Be there for the customer, and correct your mistakes.”

Building Success Through Community Involvement

Conrad Consulting & Remodeling has managed to build an impressive reputation, so we were excited to learn about some of the ways they have marketed themselves over the years. It came as no surprise that community involvement has been an important part of their business. They participate in community events, including 5k runs. As a result, word of mouth has been their greatest source for new business.

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

“Always do right by the customer. Give the best service. Be transparent with the customer.”


Congratulations to Conrad Consulting & Remodeling for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Chris for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctors & Optometrists Award Winner: Anderson Eye Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Anderson Eye Care is an award winner for eye doctors & optometrists in 2019.

If you are looking for an optometrist that has proudly served their community for over 90 years, look no further than this award-winning company!

Anderson Eye Care has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.56 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 74.61 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 eye doctors and optometrists in Michigan!

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

“A huge thank you to Anderson Eye Care for going above and beyond for this community. I came into the office today with a hospital patient’s glasses. The glasses had a broken nose pad, which was distracting the patient from therapy, and causing a great deal of discomfort. Although this patient was not a patient of yours, your staff was committed to providing this patient with a replacement pad, glasses case, and cleaner. Thank you for reminding us all that our jobs are so much more than the “bottom line.” You have my business any day. Thank you, thank you! Kindness…pass it on.” – A.P.

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

Not Your Average Eye Doctors & Optometrists

We were excited to learn all about how Anderson Eye Care has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, and main doctor, Dr. Gary Anderson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Anderson Eye Care stand apart from their competitors. For Dr. Anderson, it all comes down to the personal care they offer to every one of their patients. This practice genuinely believes and operates under the belief that every patient is unique. He says:

“We could have three different patients that have the same problem, but we will have three different ways of treating them.”

He continued by telling us that they provide this care with all up-to-date equipment, and they make sure to always keep their qualifications updated. He shared:

“Every day we are trying to do what is best for the patient, not the practice.”

Building Success Through years of Community Service

Anderson Eye Care has been in business for 91 years, and have proudly served many generations of families. Over those years, referrals and word of mouth have been their main source for new clients, in fact, they don’t do any other kinds of advertising. With as deep a connection as they have in their community, we also learned that Dr. Anderson participates in worldwide eye care mission trips where he takes old glasses and gift them to the needy.

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

“Do the best for your client or patient — don’t try to push anyone into what they don’t want to do.”

He ended our conversation with this touching sentiment:

“Thank you to our patients for saying such nice things!”


Congratulations to Anderson Eye Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dr. Gary Andersonfor taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Children’s Creative Center Inc

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Children’s Creative Center Inc is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Michigan!

If you’re looking for the right child care center in Ann Arbor for your child, look no further than Children’s Creative Center Inc.

Children’s Creative Center has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.83 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 94.27 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 child care providers in all of Michigan!

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

“Children’s Creative Center is a wonderful place for a child to learn and grow. The staff is actively involved in all aspects of care and play with the children. Laurie Atwood and her staff have created a community that supports one another with love and friendship.” – Fred P.

Not Your Average Child Care Provider

Laurie Atwood, the owner of Children’s Creative Center, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about her award-winning business and its impressive online reputation.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Laurie what it is that sets Children’s Creative Center apart from their competition in Michigan. She told us that Children’s Creative Center is really involved with their community with local performances. They’ve raised thousands of dollars for their foundation, “Friends of Children’s Creative Center,” which donates to homeless and less-fortunate people in the community.

Laurie went on to tell us that she started Children’s Creative Center with the goal of providing child care to all children, not just those who can afford it.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Children’s Creative Center and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Laurie had to say:

“[Our mission is] to provide a safe, nurturing, enriching environment that will enhance the personal development of each child. We are deeply committed to providing a quality child care experience to all children with the support of our families and our community. We believe that every person deserves to be treated with respect, kindness and dignity.”

Laurie also shared Children’s Creative Center’s motto with us:

“’Respect, Kindness, and Dignity,’ from the staff to the students, everyone is expected to strive for this, and this is a main goal.”

Building Success With a Strong Community

Laurie attributes Children’s Creative Center’s solid online reputation to the community they’ve created:

“Children’s Creative Center has built a really strong community with both students and parents. A lot of the students return year after year and even come back for internships and jobs once they’re all grown up!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Children’s Creative Center has spread the word about who they are and what they do by supporting families around Christmas time and holding benefits for their community, where food and fun are provided to raise awareness about Children’s Creative Center and their mission.

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business the way Children’s Creative Center has. Here’s Laurie’s expert advice for them:

“…Creating an environment that people want to be a part of is important for growth and community.”’


Congratulations to the team at Children’s Creative Center Inc for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Laurie, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Children’s Creative Center Inc in Ann Arbor. Visit their website today!

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

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Somerset Painting is a two-time 2019 award winner in Michigan!

Make your home look like new again with professional painting services from Somerset Painting in Bloomfield Hills.

Somerset Painting has received hundreds of reviews on six verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 97.76 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top painting contractor in all of Michigan!

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

“We were so pleased with how our house turned out. We went from having one of the worst-looking houses in our neighborhood to the best. It looks great and was done with excellence. [This is the] best painting crew out there! These guys pay attention to the details.” – Cody W.

Not Your Average Painting Company

Rick, the owner of Somerset Painting, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about his award-winning business and its wonderful online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Somerset Painting apart from their competition in Michigan. Here’s his response:

“We love customer service, and we are hassle-free. We hate bad customer service.”

We also wanted to know how the team at Somerset Painting works to make the world a better place. Rick told us that they rescue human trafficking victims.

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

Rick attributes Somerset Painting’s strong online reputation to their commitment to asking their clients for reviews and to never accepting a dime from a client until the job is finished.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Somerset Painting has spread the word about who they are and what they do through SEO (search engine optimization), Angie’s List, HomeAdvisor and word of mouth.

As the owner of a successful business, Rick clearly knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Shoot for excellence, not perfection…”


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

We highly recommend Somerset Painting in Bloomfield Hills. Visit their website today!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Adore Hair and Nail Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Adore Hair and Nail Studio is a 2019 award winner for nail salons in Michigan!

Whether you’re looking for a haircut, facial waxing or an incredible manicure or pedicure in Saginaw, Adore Hair and Nail Studio is your number one choice.

Adore Hair and Nail Studio has received hundreds of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 93.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 nail salons in all of Michigan!

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

“I just got my hair cut and colored by Amanda, and she also tinted my eyebrows! I am absolutely thrilled with the way everything turned out. Not only was Amanda very nice but she listened to what I wanted and made sure I liked everything as she was doing it. It was an added bonus that her prices were very fair, too. I absolutely love my highlights, and my eyebrows are amazing, I had no idea tinting could make such a big difference. Thanks, Amanda!!” – Haley L.

Not Your Average Salon

Jacki Johnson, the owner of Adore Hair and Nail Studio, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us a little more about her award-winning business and its superb online reputation.

The first question we had for Jacki was what sets Adore Hair and Nail Studio apart from their competition in Michigan. Here’s her response:

“We stay on top of the latest trends. We are energetic and fun. Everyone says that they feel warmed and welcomed when they come in.”

Jacki went on to tell us that, in addition to being a nail salon, Adore is also a beauty salon, and she said:

“We all get along really well, which our clients notice.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Adore Hair and Nail Studio and how they work to make the world a better place.

“We like to make people feel great on the inside and outside at the same time. We give back to the community at the end of the year around Christmas time! We do a giving wreath every year.”

Building Success With Amazing Stylists

Jacki attributes Adore Hair and Nail Studio’s strong online reputation to the group of amazing stylists they have who promote themselves online, and she told us that they have many different stylists their clients can choose from.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Adore Hair and Nail Studio has gotten their name out there through Facebook, Instagram and word of mouth.

There are so many business owners looking to build the kind of online reputation Adore Hair and Nail studio has. Here’s Jacki’s expert advice for them:

“Have a good foundation and team. Make sure every person who walks out the door is 100-percent satisfied.”


Congratulations to the team at Adore Hair and Nail Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jacki, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Adore Hair and Nail Studio in Saginaw. Visit their website today!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Intermission Deli

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Intermission Deli is a two-time award winner in Michigan for 2019!

For a great bite to eat in Saginaw, there’s no better restaurant to turn to than Intermission Deli.

Intermission Deli has received more than 700 reviews on six verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an impeccable Rating Score™ of 98.48 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 business and the number one restaurant in all of Michigan!

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

“Listen people, this place is no-joke delicious. I have tried several different sandwiches, and they were all amazing. I went in this morning and asked about the tuna because I had heard great things on other reviews. When I asked how the tuna was, both people making subs stopped and proceeded to let me know it was the best tuna ever. That was the last push I needed to do it. Let me just say this, I should have eaten it in a room by myself because I’m pretty sure I looked feral while I was slamming down; indeed, [it was] the best freaking tuna I have ever had. The prices are amazing; the food is absolutely delicious, and the people who work there seem to take pride in working there, and I don’t blame them. [This is a] top-notch sandwich shop!” – Jeannette B.

Not Your Average Restaurant

We wanted to learn a little more about Michigan’s number one restaurant and its truly impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Dan Stoney, the Manager of Intermission Deli.

The first question we had for Dan was what sets Intermission Deli apart from their competition in Michigan. Dan points to the fact that they are a family-owned business that’s been around since 1982 that always serve fresh, high-quality food — their meats are sliced daily, and their bread is baked fresh every morning.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Intermission Deli. Dan shared with us that their goal is for every customer to leave with a smile and a full belly.

Building Success With Customer Loyalty.

Dan attributes Intermission Deli’s strong online reputation to their solid clientele and customer loyalty.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Intermission Deli has gotten their name out there through word of mouth, which according to Dan, comes from their local community foundation.

There are so many business owners looking to build the kind of online reputation Intermission Deli has. Here’s Dans’ expert advice for them:

“Work hard, and be present every day. [You] must be dedicated to the overall goal.”


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

We highly recommend Intermission Deli in Saginaw. Visit their website today!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Event Planners Award Winner: Silver Bean Events

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Silver Bean Events is an award winner for event planners in 2019.

If you are looking for an event planner that will help to ease the stress of your big day, look no further than this award-winning company!

Silver Bean Events has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.10 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top event planners in Michigan!

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

“We are so grateful to Silver Bean Events for helping our wedding run so smoothly! Colleen is professional, warm, and detail oriented. She put so much work into our day-of coordination, from finalizing details with each wedding vendor to setting up and tearing down at each venue, she minimized our stress so that we could focus on celebrating our marriage. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to help us make our vision a reality.” – H.I.

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

Not Your Average Event Planners

We were excited to learn all about how Silver Bean Events has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the company owner, Colleen Anthony.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Silver Bean Events stand apart from their local competitors. Colleen shared that their excellent team helps to make them stand out from the crowd. She also told us that the biggest factor that helps Silver Bean Events to make a strong impression is the fact that they are a part of the entire process, and that the rehearsal is included in the wedding package. Colleen shares:

“We are there from the beginning to end — we are the last ones to leave the event.”

Building Success Through A Good Reputation

With as impressive a reputation as Silver Bean Events has grown over the years, we were excited to learn about some of the ways they have marketed the business over the years. While they do have an online presence over social media platforms, they also greatly value word-of-mouth reviews and referrals. They also work on giving back to their community by donating the leftover floral arrangements to local senior centers and nursing homes.

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

“Be authentic and real, offer tips and tricks for weddings, and create realistic expectations.”


Congratulations to Silver Bean Events for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Colleen for taking the time to speak with us!

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Ron’s Garage

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ron’s Garage is an award winner for auto shops in 2019.

For all of your auto care needs, we highly recommend this family-owned business who prides themselves on quality service paired with honest, professional pricing and repairs.

Ron’s Garage has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.69 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.88 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 auto shops in Michigan!

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

“I took my truck to Ron’s Garage after neighbors recommended it. I was not disappointed. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The ability to see service records and make appointments online is very convenient. Ron himself gave me a ride home after I dropped off my vehicle. They gave me honest feedback about repairs I should prepare for in the future. [They offer] reasonable prices, [are] honest, quick and [have] friendly service. If you are interested in putting your money into local businesses, Ron’s is the place to get your vehicle serviced.” – C.L.

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

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We were excited to learn all about how Ron’s Garage has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Ron Cowen.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Ron’s Garage stand apart from their local competitors. We learned that Ron’s is a family-owned business that has been operating since 1982. Their knowledgeable staff have been with the company for a long time, and all work hard to meet the company’s mission, which Ron described to us as:

“To provide every single customer with the quality care and respect they deserve.”

Building Success Through Quality

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

“Use quality technicians, quality parts, and quality people.”


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

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Pest Control Companies Award Winner: First Choice Pest Control, Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that First Choice Pest Control, Inc. is a 2019 award winner for pest control companies in Michigan!

If you want to employ the services of one of the best pest control businesses in the state of Michigan, look no further than First Choice Pest Control, Inc. in Davison.

First Choice Pest Control, Inc. has over 150 reviews on 4 verified sites with an average rating of 4.61 stars earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 94.10 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being one of the top 10 pest control companies in the entire state of Michigan.

Here is just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I needed an appointment today due to my extreme phobia concerning mice! The appointment was scheduled within 2 hours of my call. The dispatcher was very courteous. The techs were very courteous and efficient. They answered all my questions and concerns. I will call them should another pest issue arise. Thanks, First Choice!” – Joanne B.

Not Your Average Pest Control Company

We took a few minutes to speak with Trish, owner of First Choice Pest Control, Inc., to learn a little bit more about the business and how they managed to build such an incredible online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was how First Choice Pest Control, Inc. separates itself from the other pest control businesses and why clients should choose their service. This is what Trish had to say:

“We have an incredible knowledge about what we are doing and that makes a huge difference.”

We also wanted to understand what Trish and the rest of her team’s mission is every single day. With each and every job, their primary goal is to create a pest-free environment for their clients. Based on the reviews, they are knocking it out of the park.

Building Success Through Asking For Reviews

We also asked Trish how First Choice Pest Control, Inc. had built their impressive online reputation. Trish told us:

“Our great reputation is a result of always asking for customer feedback. Occasionally, we will get reviews organically but it is important to make sure you ask.”

Outside of simply building a strong online reputation to grow the business, First Choice Pest Control, Inc. will offer different types of incentives to their clients. You can also find them at many different events in the community.

We know there are many small businesses that are striving to achieve the same level of success as Trish and her team at First Choice Pest Control, Inc., so we asked her to provide some advice for other business owners. Here is the expert recommendation Trish provided:

“Don’t be afraid to bend over backwards to get the job done.”

Congratulations to the team at First Choice Pest Control, Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Trish, for taking the time to speak with us! Learn more about this business online today.

Michigan’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: L&S Home Improvements

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that L&S Home Improvements is an award winner for home contractors in 2019.

If you are looking for a home contractor that will treat you like family while offering top-quality service, look no further than this award-winning company!

L&S Home Improvements has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.72 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 home contractors in Michigan!

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

“[Do you] need a new roof? Don’t hesitate to call L&S Home Improvement. They did
what they said they were going to do, when they said they would do it, and did a great job for a very fair price. [I am] 100-percent satisfied, from sales to complete installation and the thorough clean-up.” -T.W.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that L&S Home Improvements is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Home Contractors

We were excited to learn all about how L&S Home Improvements has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the Director of Sales and Operations, Katherine Castiglione.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes L&S Home Improvements stand apart from their local competitors. Katherine told us about the personal attention their clients receive. She told us about how big an emphasis they put on communication. They make it a point to be readily available for any of their customers who might have questions. They also do a personal follow-up appointment with every customer. The owner himself goes to visit every job. Katherine told us:

“When [a client] decides to go with us, they become part of the L&S family.”

Building Success Through Reliability

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as L&S Home Improvements has managed to. We asked if Katherine could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Do what you say you’re going to do. Show up on time, provide the quality that you say you’re going to provide, and follow up with your homeowners. Keep communication strong between staff and higher-ups in the business, as well as with homeowners. Try to get yourself out there. Post pictures of your jobs. Tell people about yourself.

Work with other companies if you don’t know what you’re doing on the web — get with a professional web designer and a marketing team that can help you get started. Maintain [your web-presence]; you have to keep it up to date. You have to be watching it and add new content to it.

Don’t forget to ask your homeowners for reviews when you go out. That’s a huge one on its own — getting those reviews so people can see the first-hand experience from people that you have worked for.”


Congratulations to L&S Home Improvements for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Katherine for taking the time to speak with us!