Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Old MacDonald Preschool

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Old MacDonald Preschool is a 2019 award winner for child care providers in Nebraska!

If you’re looking for the right preschool for your child in North Platte, look no further than Old MacDonald Preschool.

Old MacDonald Preschool has received dozens of reviews on verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an exemplary Rating Score™ of 92.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 child care providers in all of Nebraska!

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

“We are very glad we decided to send Gavin to Old Macdonald. They have been wonderful to Gavin. I’ve never heard a negative comment about this school. And you know your child is being treated properly and fairly when they can’t wait to go to school. With that being said, I would like to thhank the entire staff for all you have done for Gavin and all the kids.” – Vanessa H.

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

Old MacDonald Preschool 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, Madonna Masden.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Old MacDonald Preschool unique compared to the many other child care providers in Nebraska. Madonna told us that they are a preschool that offers old-fashioned teaching to help kids get ready for kindergarten. She added:

“Kids are our future. We are the foundation of our future.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Old MacDonald Preschool, Madonna pointed to the fact that she’s built up experience in her time at Old MacDonald and that she loves what she does.

Making the World a Better Place by Making Learning Fun

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Old MacDonald Preschool and how they work to make the world a better place. Madonna shared with us that their goal is to make learning fun!

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Old MacDonald Preschool has grown over their many years in business through word of mouth. Madonna added:

“Hundreds of kids have come through Old MacDonald Preschool — even second- and third-generation kids!”

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

“Treat your kids and their family like they are your own, and love what you do!”


Congratulations to the team at Old MacDonald Preschool for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Old MacDonald Preschool in North Platte. Visit their Facebook page today!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Pest Control Companies Award Winner: ABC Termite & Pest Control

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that ABC Termite & Pest Control is a 2019 award winner for pest control companies in Nebraska!

When you need professional pest control solutions in Omaha, there’s no better company to rely on than ABC Termite & Pest Control.

ABC Termite & Pest Control has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.69 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 92.87 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pest control companies in all of Nebraska!

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

“They came promptly and were straightforward about what needed to be done. We really appreciated their professionalism and courtesy as well as their willingness to work with our neighborhood group to devise a treatment plan for the vole problem. I would call them if another pest problem arises.” – Sharyn W.

Not Your Average Pest Control Company

We wanted to learn all about ABC Termite & Pest Control and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner of the Omaha location, Ryan Ross.

The first question we had for Ryan was what is it that sets ABC Termite & Pest Control apart from their competition in Nebraska. Here’s Ryan’s response:

“We’re problem solvers! We’re not trying to sell you a one-size-fits-all program. We’re going to tailor your program to your needs. If clients don’t need or want a service, we don’t include it. We also run off of a pretty strict appointment schedule, not a window of time. We give long-range scheduling, too. Our recurring customers will know a year in advance when their appointment is. We want the homeowner to be there to interact with the technicians, so that they and we have the full picture of the pest problems. We’re local, too. We only have two offices, one in Lincoln and one in Omaha. We have 12-13 customer service representatives, and you’ll always talk to someone local!”

Ryan went on to add:

“We are a full-service pest control company. We do all the creepy-crawlies that you’ll find out here. We also do quite a bit of termite abatement, treatment and inspections. We’ll do rodent control, mosquito control and have quality companies that we’ll recommend for larger pest control (like squirrels, owls and the like).”

Ryan also told us about how ABC Termite & Pest Control was founded and how get got started in the company:

“Both Nick (Nick Helzer owns the Lincoln location) and I have a long-standing pest control background. Nick’s family owned a pest control business in Missouri, and he built ABC from the ground up when he moved up here. He had an unfortunate accident about 10 years into the company and was fortunate to have friends that helped him run the business while he recovered. That’s a big motivation for him. It gave him a second wind and really drove him to make sure that we were the best! I came on in 2006. Our sons were friends, which is how we met each other. I was a science teacher, and there’s a lot of science in this business. I taught school for 15 years and have been here for 13 since then.”

Building Success by Doing a Good Job Each and Every Day

When we asked Ryan about their secret to such a strong online reputation at ABC Termite & Pest Control, he said:

“A lot of times, if we hear that customers have had a good experience, we ask them to share it. We want other people to hear about it! Our customer service speaks for itself, and we get a lot of reviews because we’re out there doing a good job day in and day out.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, ABC Termite & Pest Control has gotten their name out there through Google and television ads, and they plan to get into radio advertising soon. Ryan added:

“We’re trying to do some branding and keep our marketing model simple. We want our customer service to be what we’re known for. In fact, we’ve won the Best of Omaha for the past three years!”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation ABC Termite & Pest Control has. Here’s Ryan’s expert advice for them:

“It’s really important for any business to always take an ethical stance on everything it does. Do what’s right by your customers! You need to do what’s fair and reasonable. You also need to be available and responsive to your customers. Be happy to talk to them, too! They’re looking for a solution, and you need to be happy to provide that solution.”


Congratulations to the team at ABC Termite & Pest Control for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Ryan, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend ABC Termite & Pest Control in Omaha. Visit their website today!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: Puppy Junction

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Puppy Junction is an award winner for pet groomers in 2019.

If you are looking for a pet groomer that will pamper and polish your pooch, look no further than this award-winning company!

Puppy Junction has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 pet groomers in Nebraska!

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

“I absolutely love how my baby Bo looked after he got all pampered. He was in such a good mood, as he got to play with new friends and actually was able to run around and not be locked in a cage. You guys are amazing! Thank you.” – J.A.

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

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We were excited to learn all about Puppy Junction and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Amy Johnson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Puppy Junction stand apart from their competitors. She said:

“We give the pets a little more homelike atmosphere, and everyone gets a neat finish at the end. We just try to put out quality work.”

Building Success By Working Hard

Puppy Junction has gained an incredible reputation and has marketed and grown their company by advertising in the local newspaper, but they have primarily seen new business thanks to word of mouth.

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

“You need to work hard and to find a perfect technique to get a good trim on every dog. You also need to build a good rapport with your customers, both with the dog and the human!”

Amy ended our chat with a friendly reminder:

“Think ahead when you book appointments, and remember when holidays come up.”


Congratulations to Puppy Junction for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Amy for taking the time to speak with us!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: Open Doors Computer Services, LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Open Doors Computer Services, LLC is an award winner for computer IT services in 2019.

For all of your residential or commercial computer needs, look no further than this award-winning company!

Open Doors Computer Services, LLC has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three computer IT services in Nebraska!

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

“This is an awesome computer service place. The staff is very helpful, friendly, and patient. Robert is one of the friendliest computer technicians that I have utilized. He makes you feel like a part of the family. He takes care of my personal PC, iPad, and iPhone, in addition to my friends’ businesses. No question is too small, other than the one that was not asked.” – L.F.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Open Doors Computer Services, LLC is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Computer IT Service

We were excited to learn all about Open Doors Computer Services, LLC and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Robert Danner.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Open Doors Computer Services, LLC stand apart from their competitors. Robert told us that they provide excellent service and always follow up after service with an email or a text. He said:

“We are the humans in the technology and the friend in the business.”

We also wanted to know about what their business mission is at Open Doors Computer Services, LLC. Robert told us:

“Our mission is to provide service, quality, and confidence.”

He also told us that they are starting a classroom that will help people use their devices more efficiently!

Building Success Through Referrals and Word of Mouth

Open Doors Computer Services, LLC has earned a phenomenal reputation, so we were excited to hear about how they have marketed and grown their business. Robert told us that they have used Google AdWords and Facebook ads, but that word of mouth and referrals have remained their number one source for new business.

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

“[Take it] slow and steady; tomorrow will come.”


Congratulations to Open Doors Computer Services, LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Robert for taking the time to speak with us!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Award Winner: Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness is a 2019 award winner for martial arts centers in Nebraska!

If you’re interested in learning martial arts, there’s no better option than Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness.

Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness has received dozens of reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 martial arts centers in all of Nebraska!

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

“Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness is a great place to learn mixed martial arts and self-defense techniques. They offer classes in boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing and wrestling. The instructor is there to teach you the right fundamentals and help you reach your goals. Don’t be shy, and give it a try.” – Richard M.

Not Your Average Martial Arts Center

We wanted to learn all about Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Richard Barajas.

The first question we had for Richard was what is it that sets Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness apart from their competition in Nebraska. Here’s Richard’s response:

“I’ve been more about it than they have — I’m all in with my business.”

Richard went on to tell us that Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness opened in 2016 and currently has 56 members.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Richard had to say:

“[Our mission is] to provide a culture that’s determined to reach a new level of fitness, discipline and focus through training in a variety of martial arts. I’m huge on providing a culture that is focused on striving for the best and on never being lukewarm.”

Building Success by Building Relationships

Richard attributes Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness’ strong online reputation to their commitment to building authentic, genuine relationships with their members from the moment they come through the door. They also make it a point to always encourage people to write reviews.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness has gotten their name out there through Instagram and Facebook. They also work with UNK videographers to help with their video content.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness has. Here’s Richard’s expert advice for them:

“If there’s anything that I wish someone could’ve told me is about the amount of anxiety and stress it is, but you have to keep pushing and know it’s worth it. You have to love it.”


Congratulations to the team at Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Richard, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Kearney Combat Sports & Fitness. Visit their website today!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Electricians Award Winner: Sentry Electric Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sentry Electric Inc. is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a qualified and reputable electrician, look no further than this award-winning company!

Sentry Electric Inc. has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.92 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 15 businesses and the number one electrician in Nebraska!

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

“I have never had such a kind and considerate individual come to perform electrical work or any other kind of work in my home or for the ranch. [They are] unequaled! I am so grateful for…the work [they do]! The office personnel has [also] been so considerate and accommodating. This is one of the best businesses I have ever worked with, professionally and personally.” – C.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Sentry Electric Inc. is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Electrician

We were excited to learn all about Sentry Electric Inc. and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Estimator Project Manager, Aaron Allison.

At Sentry Electric Inc., customer care is the number one priority, and they always work to provide quality, professional electrical services with honesty, integrity, and competitive rates. He said that they make sure to always hire the best of the best, so they are always sure that their team is the best one for the job.

One thing is clear; at Sentry Electric, the customer matters, and hiring them means that a qualified, professional electrician will work their hardest to make sure your job is done, and is done well. Aaron shared:

“We try our hardest to give the customers what they want and need. Our customers are our top focus on the job.”

Building Success by Being Honest With Their Customers

Sentry Electric Inc. has earned an incredible reputation, so we were eager to hear about how they have marketed and grown their company. Aaron said that while they have utilized various ads on the radio, the internet, and TV, what has been most important to them is reaching their customers. To keep in touch with their clients, they have utilized social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram. Aaron said that they like to show their customers what they are up to. Because of their dedication to excellent customer service and the close-knit community they have created, 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 Sentry Electric Inc. has managed to. We asked if Aaron could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Be honest with your customers, and do the best you can for them — it shows!”


Congratulations to Sentry Electric Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Aaron for taking the time to speak with us!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Catering Companies Award Winner: Colleen’s Catering

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Colleen’s Catering is a 2019 award winner for catering companies in Nebraska!

When you need catering services that will satisfy your guests’ appetites and delight their taste buds, you need Colleen’s Catering in Beatrice.

Colleen’s Catering has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.87 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 96.72 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 catering companies in all of Nebraska!

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

“Colleen catered our wedding reception at our home, and we couldn’t have been happier. The food was hot, fresh and absolutely delicious. Colleen and her staff were so friendly and easy to work with. We would highly recommend Colleen’s to our friends!” – Holly H.

Not Your Average Catering Company

We wanted to learn all about Colleen’s Catering and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner/operator, Colleen Schoneweif.

The first question we had for Colleen was what is it that sets Colleen’s Catering apart from their competition in Nebraska. Here’s Colleen’s response:

“We cook as much as we possibly can from scratch! We are very driven to make sure our customers are happy. We are always early to events. We are organized and efficient, and we always work with what our customers want.”

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

“My love for food and creating things and cooking has driven me to make the best food! We want to serve our clients with the best food possible.”

Building Success by Following Through

Colleen attributes Colleen’s Catering’s strong online reputation to their commitment to following through on their promises each and every day with service, quality and punctuality.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Colleen’s Catering has gotten their name out there through bridal fairs, which are basically bridal expos where brides can taste test the food, meet the catering staff, listen to different DJs, check out wedding dresses, etc.

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

“Read your current reviews! Respond to bad reviews, and give people feedback, especially in the service industry. It’s about listening to what your customers want.”


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

We highly recommend Colleen’s Catering in Beatrice. Visit their website today!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School is an award winner for dance schools and studios in 2019.

If you are looking for a reputable and encouraging dance studio, look no further than this award-winning company!

Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 dance schools and studios in Nebraska!

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

“Everyone is so welcoming here. From the time I first walked through the door, it felt like home. The teachers are very nice and have fun choreography that is age appropriate, with age appropriate costumes. I went to a 10-day dance camp with teachers from a well-known dance company, and they taught the same techniques that I’m getting at this studio. I highly recommend this studio.” – E.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Dance School

We were excited to learn all about Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Emily Fullerton.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School stand apart from their competitors. Emily said that their highly trained staff teach with a classical approach and that their studio focuses on an educational approach to dance.

Emily also told us a bit about their overall business mission at Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School:

“Our mission is to bring the art and passion of dance to the community of Lincoln.”

Building Success by Putting in the Work

Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School has gained an incredible reputation, and Emily says that it’s all thanks to word of mouth. She also said that they never ask for reviews and that all of the great reviews they have gained online have been organic. They have also gained some recognition around Lincoln, where they host free events for the community.

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

“Put in the hard work, and ask questions.”


Congratulations to Nebraska Ballet Theatre & School for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Emily for taking the time to speak with us!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: Herman Plumbing Co Inc

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Herman Plumbing Co Inc is an award winner for plumbers in 2019.

No matter your plumbing needs, Herman Plumbing Co Inc is here to assist you!

Herman Plumbing Co Inc has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.80 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 plumbers in Nebraska!

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

“I always use Herman plumbing. I have always been treated very well; they have been courteous, fast to respond to the situation, and very fair in pricing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.” – D.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Herman Plumbing Co Inc is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Plumbing Company

We were excited to learn all about Herman Plumbing Co Inc and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Erin Herston.

Herman Plumbing Co Inc has been in business for 81 years, far longer than anyone else in the area. She told us that their business mission is:

“Our mission is to try to provide quality service and repairs to the community.”

Building Success with Great Partnerships

Herman Plumbing Co Inc has gained a remarkable reputation, so we wanted to know more about how they have gotten their name out and grown over the years. Erin told us that they have partnered with a marketing agency that is able to take care of their reputation management and marketing. They have also been recognized within their community, thanks to their numerous donations to local charities.

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

“Find a good marketing or advertising company that has capable people who can execute these things for you.”


Congratulations to Herman Plumbing Co Inc for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Erin for taking the time to speak with us!

Nebraska’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons and Spas Award Winner: Texture Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Texture Salon is an award winner for beauty salons and spas in 2019.

If you are looking for a beauty salon that will help get you looking and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Texture Salon 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 96.94 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 beauty salons and spas in Nebraska!

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

“I have been getting my hair done at this place for about a year now, and I just love it! Everyone is so friendly and so accommodating!” – C.R.

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

Not Your Average Beauty Salon

We were excited to learn all about Texture Salon and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Co-Owner, Mary Macias-Cox.

Texture Salon has an incredible team who are empowered to be a part of the success of the salon. With their high retention rate and friendly atmosphere, Mary said that it is their team and great culture that makes their salon so comfortable for guests.

Building Success Through Diligence

Texture Salon has gained quite an impressive reputation, and Mary says that their success is thanks to word of mouth and referrals.

This business is also well known in their local community, where they are known to support the military and autism awareness.

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

“Be diligent, and commit to having an online presence that you take care of every day.”

Before ending our chat, Mary had one last bit of advice for her supporters:

“Dare to be different.”


Congratulations to Texture Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Mary for taking the time to speak with us!