Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Philip LeBlanc

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Philip LeBlanc is an award winner for real estate brokers in 2019!

If you are looking for a real estate broker that will help you find the home of your dreams, look no further than this award-winning company!

Philip LeBlanc has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top three real estate brokers in Mississippi!

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

“I have worked with Philip before. Both times, the experience has been delightful. Philip is very personable, responds to concerns immediately, gives advice, explains things as necessary, and has a great sense of humor.”

It is because of rave reviews like this that Philip LeBlanc is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Real Estate Broker

We were excited to learn all about how Philip LeBlanc has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with Philip.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Philip LeBlanc stand apart from his competitors. We found out that Philip’s ultimate drive is not the money; it is to help his clients and the community. Philip has all of the connections. He puts his clients first, and works by the philosophy that if you take care of the people, everything will follow.

When asked about how he makes the world a better place, Philip said, “I try to leave whatever I touch better than the way I found it.”

Building Success Through Service

Beyond an awesome online reputation, Philip believes his business’ secret to success is social media and internet savvy, as well as being heavily involved in the local community.

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

“Show up to work, and answer the phone. Get involved in the community. Always help people.”


Congratulations to Philip LeBlanc for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Philip for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!

Mississippi Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Shane McClendon Builder

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Shane McClendon Builder is an award winner for home contractors in 2019!

If you are looking for a home contractor that will bring your ideas to life, look no further than this award-winning company!

Shane McClendon Builder has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.71 stars, earning them an excellent Rating Score™ of 95.09 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking not only among the top three home contractors in Mississippi, but among the top 100 businesses in the state overall!

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

“Shane does great work and is very dependable. He does not take shortcuts but does high-quality work. We have always been very pleased with his work. He is very knowledgeable and brings new ideas to help with the project.” -Robert W.

It is because of impressive reviews like this that Shane McClendon Builder is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Home Contractor

We were excited to learn all about how Shane McClendon Builder has been able to build such an incredible reputation, so we sat down with Shane McClendon.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Shane McClendon Builder stand apart from their competitors. Shane told us it’s all about service, saying, “It’s my personal service. People like to see the owner on the job, and they trust me because they’re hearing what I’m saying directly from me.”

When asked about his business’ mission, Shane said, “I’m trying to do things that fit people’s needs and their budgets. I make sure that I go through everything with them to make sure that what they have in their head is feasible.”

Building Success Through Empathy

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

“I always put myself in my customers’ shoes. I treat them the way I would want to be treated myself.”


Congratulations to Shane McClendon Builder for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Shane for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Eye Doctors & Optometrists Award Winner: Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center is a 2019 award winner for eye doctors and optometrists in Mississippi!

From routine eye exams to eye emergencies, the team at Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center in Tupelo have you covered.

Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center has received more than 150 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 98.06 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 eye doctors and optometrists in all of Mississippi!

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

“I have used Wesson eye clinic since I had RK surgery in early 2000. I was extremely satisfied then and have been ever since! Dr. Wesson and staff have always been caring and professional throughout the years. I highly recommend Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center for being caring and considerate and very knowledgeable for your eye-care needs! And you can bet on getting a sugar-free sucker at the end of every appointment!!” – Jina A.

Not Your Average Eye Care Center

We wanted to learn a little more about Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center and their fantastic online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with one of the four owners, Dr. Dax Eckard.

The first question we had for Dr. Eckard was what is it that sets Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center apart from their competition in Mississippi. Dr. Eckard points to the fact that all of the doctors and staff members are friendly and up to date on the latest technology, ensuring that their patients always get top-notch customer service. He told us that it’s a blend of the technology they use and their customer-oriented staff that make them stand out the most.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center is and how they work to make the world a better place. Dr. Eckard told us that their aim is to provide continued education for both their team and their patients.

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

Dr. Eckard attributes Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center’s strong online reputation to the fact that they ask their patients for reviews and give them the opportunity to do so.
Dr. Eckard added:

“We have really nice reviews from the friendliness of the staff…”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center has gotten their name out there by working with a company that designs their website, by being active on social media, advertising on Facebook and running promotions. Community involvement is also huge for Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center, and they collect glasses twice a year to give to a community outreach program, called A Tree of Life, and do eye care and eye exams for the Samaritan Clinic.


Congratulations to the team at Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dr. Eckard, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Wesson & Mothershed Eye Center in Tupelo. Visit their website today!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: Ballet Mississippi

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ballet Mississippi is a 2019 award winner for dance schools and studios in Mississippi!

If you’re searching for a dance school in Mississippi like no other, look no further than Ballet Mississippi in Jackson.

Ballet Mississippi has received almost 20 reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 92.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 dance schools and studios in all of Mississippi!

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

“Ballet Mississippi is a gift to the state of Mississippi. David Keary and his staff work tirelessly to ensure that all classes are met with quality instruction by faculty and dancers who display a true passion for ballet. Additionally, these same people share a contagious desire to see the arts in Jackson thrive. Their willingness to share their vision and talents are inspiring to say the least. My daughter is beginning her fifth year as a Ballet Mississippi dancer, and it is my pleasure to give my resounding accolades to this wonderful company!” – Rana R.

Not Your Average Dance School

Cherri Barnett, the Associate Artistic Director at Ballet Mississippi, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this award-winning business and its impressive online reputation.

The first question we had for Cherri was what is it that sets Ballet Mississippi apart from their competition. Here’s her response:

“We have outstanding teachers. We teach classical ballet [and provide an] outstanding repertoire for the dancers to dance. We’re located downtown, and we dance all of our productions live on-stage at Thalia Mara (Hall).”

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

“[Our mission is] to keep classical ballet alive and to educate the people of Mississippi. I call it a good day if you just get someone to stand up straight. How about that? Look around at the population. The world needs beauty…”

Cherri went on to add:

“One thing we do at the end of class is we get in a circle and gesture to one another, and we call it ‘Passing Good Wishes.’ That’s how I end my class, and the dancers love it because it is so inclusive…”

Building Success by Aspiring for Excellence

When we asked Cherri what the Ballet Mississippi secret is to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“We’re just a great organization. We’re the premier dance organization in the state. We used to have a professional company here. We aspire for excellence. We care about people. We care about our dancers. It’s like my dance family. Our artistic director, David Keary, danced with New York City Ballet under George Balanchine. George Balanchine brought ballet to America. He’s Russian. He (David) also studied under Thalia Mara. So, you see the foundation of excellence there.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Ballet Mississippi has spread the word about who they are and what they do through ads in magazines and newspapers, promotion on social media, posts and by getting out in the community to dance, like at Arts on the Green, the Arts Museum and the Labyrinth of St. James.

Cherri ended our discussion with this sentiment:

“We just have a long history here, and we have a good product. We have a great staff, and we’re very invested in the community.”


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

We highly recommend Ballet Mississippi in Jackson. Visit their website today!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Roofing Contractors Award Winner: Gibson Roofing & Construction

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Gibson Roofing & Construction is a 2019 award winner for roofing contractors in Mississippi!

Your roof is vitally important, so you shouldn’t rely on just any roofer. Turn to a roofer you can trust by turning to Gibson Roofing & Construction in Vicksburg.

Gibson Roofing & Construction has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 roofing contractors in all of Mississippi!

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

“[I] had a leak at my house. [I] called several roofing contractors, and only one returned my call promptly, Johnny Gibson with Gibson Roofing & Construction. He then scheduled an immediate appointment to come by and assess the problem. He and his crew very professionally figured out where the problem was and gave me a written quote for the repair. I approved it, and shortly thereafter, the job was completed. [I] have had no problems since then. I’m obviously extremely pleased with the service and highly recommend Gibson Roofing.” – B.B.

Not Your Average Roofing Company

We wanted to learn about what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner of Gibson Roofing & Construction, Johnny Gibson.

The first question we had for Johnny was what is it that sets Gibson Roofing & Construction apart from their competition in Mississippi. Johnny pointed to their 33 years of business and told us that, in all of that time, they’ve never filed for bankruptcy.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Gibson Roofing & Construction, which Johnny told us is to simply “treat you right when it comes to roofing.”

Building Success Through Honesty, Integrity and Fair Prices

Johnny attributes Gibson Roofing & Construction’s strong online reputation to their commitment to honesty, integrity and fair prices. It doesn’t hurt that they always make it a point to follow up with their clients to ensure that they promptly fix anything that goes wrong.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Gibson Roofing & Construction has gotten their name out there through their website and by doing online advertising.

There are so many roofing companies out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Gibson Roofing & Construction has. Here’s Johnny’s expert advice for them:

“Start by learning the business and the requirements, [as well as] local and state laws. Learn the skills next, so you will know when your work is done right. Respect your workers, and pay them right and on time.”


Congratulations to the team at Gibson Roofing & Construction for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Johnny, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Gibson Roofing & Construction in Vicksburg. Visit their website today!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Roofing Contractors Award Winner: Custom Metal Solutions

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Custom Metal Solutions is a 2019 award winner for roofing contractors in Mississippi!

If you’d like to experience the many benefits of upgrading to a metal roof, there’s no better company to turn to than Custom Metal Solutions in Flowood.

Custom Metal Solutions has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.75 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 91.46 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 roofing contractors in all of Mississippi!

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

“[I am] very happy with the roof and the installers they led me to. [They have] the best sales rep I have worked with in this area. [They have] top-notch equipment and quality. My wife is so happy with the color selection.” – Jeff B.

Not Your Average Roofing Company

We wanted to learn all about Custom Metal Solutions and their outstanding online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner and founder, Jeremy Chrislip.

The first question we had for Jeremey was what is it that sets Custom Metal Solutions apart from their competition in Mississippi. Here’s his response:

“We have the highest quality in our competitive marketplace.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Custom Metal Solutions. Jeremy shared with us that they’ve set out to simply do what they say they are going to do.

Building Success by Following the Golden Rule

Jeremy attributes Custom Metal Solutions’ strong online reputation to their commitment to always treating people like they would want to be treated.

When we asked Jeremy how Custom Metal Solutions has gotten their name out there outside of building a powerful online reputation, he said:

“We have a variety of marketing channels that we use and execute. It’s a combination of a bunch of different weapons we use.”
There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Custom Metal Solutions has. Here’s Jeremy’s advice for them:

“Just follow the same principles. It’s not that hard.”


Congratulations to the team at Custom Metal Solutions for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jeremy, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Custom Metal Solutions in Flowood. Visit their website today!

Mississippi Top Rated Local® Therapists & Psychiatrists Award Winner: Kids Therapy Spot

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Kids Therapy Spot is an award winner for therapists and 1013psychiatrists in 2019!

If you are looking for a therapist that will take excellent care of your child, look no further than this award-winning company!

Kids Therapy Spot has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across two different verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 92.92 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five therapists and psychiatrists in Mississippi!

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

“I love this place. The therapists here are incredible. They have done, and are still doing an amazing job with my son. The staff here are very friendly and very caring. They treat you more like family than anything. My son has improved tremendously since coming to The Kids Therapy Stop” -Regina L.

It is because of impressive reviews like this that Kids Therapy Spot is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Therapists

We were excited to learn all about how Kids Therapy Spot has been able to build such an excellent reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Michelle Miller.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Kids Therapy Spot stand apart from their competitors. When asked, Michelle shared with us, “We provide physical and occupational therapies for just children. We are one location that provides speech, physical, and occupational therapy services for pediatrics.”

Michelle told us that Kids Therapy Spot puts their patients and their families first and they provide the best pediatric care that they can. Each family becomes a part of the Kids Therapy Spot family and the relationships built are long last.

Building Success Through Service

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as stellar a reputation as Kids Therapy Spot has managed to. We asked if Michelle could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“You must understand that patients and family come first and that it takes a lot of time, dedication, and energy to be able to improve the lives of those you treat.”


Congratulations to Kids Therapy Spot for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Michelle for taking the time to speak with us!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Albriton’s Jewelry

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Albriton’s Jewelry is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019!

If you are looking for a jewelry store with great products and excellent service, look no further than this award-winning company!

Albriton’s Jewelry has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different
verified sites with an average rating of 4.74 stars, earning them a dazzling Rating Score™ of 95.35 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top three jewelry stores in Mississippi!

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

“The best selection of uniquely designed jewelry. Good service and a friendly atmosphere. Some of the best looking emeralds I have seen.” -Janie C.

It is because of tremendous reviews like this that Albriton’s Jewelry is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about how Albriton’s Jewelry has been able to build such an awesome reputation, so we sat down with the owners, John and Cameron Albriton.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Albriton’s Jewelry stand apart from their competitors. John and Cameron told us, “Our business has been in the same family for 99 years (next year is the 100th year!). If you come in, there will be an Albriton in the store that you can talk to.”

John and Cameron told us that their business’ mission is “to provide our customers with the highest quality merchandise backed by impeccable customer service.”

Building Success Through Quality and Value

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as outstanding of a reputation as Albriton’s Jewelry has managed to build. We asked if John and Cameron could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“Always put the customer first and give good quality and fair value. It’s best to have a personal presence in the business. Having one-on-one presences is the most important.”


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

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant is an award winner in 2019!

If you are looking for a restaurant that will provide both excellent service and delicious food, look no further than this award-winning company!

Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.57 stars, earning them an excellent Rating Score™ of 90.72 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in Mississippi!

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

“Love this place! Excellent food, service and prices. The service is top notch and wait staff is very friendly. We’ve eaten here several times and never been disappointed.” -Victoria G.

It is because of phenomenal reviews like this that Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about how Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant has been able to build such an awesome reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Michelle Hernandez.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant stand apart from their competitors. She told us, “We do everything with love. Even from the food that we cook from scratch to the customers we care for them. We just want everybody to leave happy. Everybody here is not all family but some of us are but we just treat everybody with the most respect.”

According to Michelle, the Casa Jalisco secret to success is their service. She told us, “We just treat everybody with respect. We just want everybody to leave happy. We care a lot about our customers. We have a lot of our regular customers that we even know what they want as soon as they walk in because we pay attention to small little details that other people don’t.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as terrific a reputation as Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant has managed to. We asked if Michelle could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Word of mouth has a lot to do with it. Doing it online has a lot to do with the word of mouth and your customers.”


Congratulations to Casa Jalisco Mexican Restaurant for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Michelle for taking the time to speak with us!

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop is an award winner for barber shops in 2019!

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

7DS Ricky’s Barbershop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them a terrific Rating Score™ of 95.45 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top three barber shops in Mississippi!

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

“Ricky does a great job! He works hard and takes pride in what he does. Love the location in Gulfport; it’s easy to get to and conveniently located by WolfPack Athletics. The shop has two other chairs with barbers available to cut hair, too.” -Tosha D.

It is because of fantastic reviews like this that 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about how 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop has been able to build such a stupendous reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Ricky Underwood.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop stand apart from their competitors. When asked about that difference, Rick said, “We help the customer when they don’t know what they are looking for and provide a great experience.”

Ricky told us that the 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop secret to success comes down to service. “We treat every client with respect and give them what they are looking for and a little more. We make the experience a positive one,” he said.

Building Success By Keeping Up

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as incredible a reputation as 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop has managed to. We asked if Ricky could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Stay relevant; post as much as you can, and take pictures.”


Congratulations to 7DS Ricky’s Barbershop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ricky for taking the time to speak with us!