New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Smiles For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics Westside

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Smiles For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics Westside is a triple award winner in both our dentist and orthodontist categories, as well as the category for New Mexico overall!

“I love the doctor here. He is kind to our son and patient with our questions. He also has six kids of his own which helps calm our nerves as well. Our son was not even a year old for his first visit because we had a concern and the doctor was so gentle with him and my husband was even able to hold him in his arms while he gave a super quick exam. He didn’t waste any time and wasn’t long and drawn out to overwhelm our baby.” -Valexia G.

That’s just one of the more than 3,000 phenomenal reviews Smiles For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics has received, giving them a 4.96 average star rating and 95.61 Rating Score™.

Not Your Average Dentist and Orthodontist

Our team got a chance to speak with Deanna Andrew, the marketing director at Smiles For Kids, about the business’ excellent online reputation.

First things first, we asked Deanna what it is that sets Smiles For Kids apart from their competitors, both online and in their community. “The things we put out there are more about our culture and our attitude when working with patients. We have people specially trained to work with kids and want to make sure the kids are comfortable with it… Smiles For Kids is a child-friendly office with TVs in treatment rooms playing movies,” Deanna said. “We have iPads, too, and are staffed with certified pediatric dentist specialists and certified orthodontic specialists. We even have an oral surgeon on staff for tooth extractions. The office can perform hospital dentistry as well.”

Building Success Through Unparalleled Treatment and Service

Deanna and the rest of the Smiles For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics Westside team put their patients and their families first at all times, and because of that, their patients want to leave positive reviews. When asked what the business’ secret to success is, Deanna said, “Asking people to review us when they leave. People willingly do it because the practice treats them well. Want to make sure their clients are happy and if there are any issues, they are resolved quickly and personally”


Congratulations to the team at Smiles For Kids Dentistry & Orthodontics Westside for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Deanna, for taking the time to speak with us!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Dentist and Orthodontist Award Winner: Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West is a 2019 award winner!

Thanks to a 97.57 Rating Score™, a 4.96 average star rating, and more than 400 online reviews, Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West is a dual Top Rated Local award winner, in both the dentist and orthodontist categories. This is just one of the reviews that got them here:

“We recently moved to the area. My son had never been to the dentist here, but he had a bad tooth. They got me in on the same day and extracted the tooth the very next day. All his fear from past dentists is gone. They did a great job in a timely manner.” -Brandy S.

Not Your Average Dentist and Orthodontist

We spoke with Deanna Andrew, the marketing director of Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West, about the business’ online reputation.

We first wanted to know what it is that makes Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West different from other children’s dentists and orthodontists in New Mexico. Deanna said, “We have the parents come into the treatment rooms with the kids, and we explain everything to both the kids and the parents and even have sedation options for the kids. We never use forced treatment with restraints. We have Periodontists on staff and the office can perform hospital dentistry as well.”

Building Success By Asking For Reviews

So, what’s the Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West secret to success? In Deanna’s words, it’s, “Asking people to review us when they leave. People willingly do it because the practice treats them well. We want to make sure our clients are happy and if there are any issues, they are resolved quickly and personally.”

As the marketing director of a highly successful business, Deanna knows quite a bit about maintaining a positive online reputation. This is her advice to other businesses that are looking to improve their online standing:

“You have to have an array of social media to go along with an easily findable, readable website. Video is good as well.”


Congratulations to the team at Route 66 Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics West for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Deanna, for taking the time to speak with us!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shop Award Winner: Basement Barbers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Basement Barbers is a 2019 award winner!

As one of the top 10 barbershops in the entire state of New Mexico, Basement Barbers has earned a 91.06 Rating Score™ and a 4.61 average star rating on verified review sites. This is just one of the fantastic reviews that got them here:

“I’ve been going to Basement Barbers to get a haircut for almost two years now. Joey is, by far, the best in town. Not only is he my barber, but he’s also family. He legitimately loves and cares about all his customers like family. [Heck], I don’t even go to school in town and every time I wait to come back just to get a cut from Joey. He IS THE MAN.” Amit B.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We spoke with Joey Brixx, the ower of Basement Barbers, about his business’ tremendous online reputation.

Of course, as an award-winning business, Basement Barbers has something that makes them stand out among their competition. When we asked Joey what that is, he said, “It’s my attention to detail. You don’t feel uncomfortable in my shop. It’s an intimate experience getting a hair cut, and you don’t want to be around a bunch of people who make you feel like you are going to be overlooked. It’s a personalized experience.”

Joey has dedicated himself to making people feel great throughout the time they’re in his shop. He believes firmly in making people feel cared for. “We need to take more time taking care of each other,” he said. “Our goal is to make people feel valued. We value so many other things than people. Making people feel like they matter in that time they are in the chair.”

Building Success Through Consistency and Vigilance

We wanted to know the Basement Barbers’ secret to success. According to Joey, it’s “Consistency — consistency in your work ethic. I am consistently at the shop and you get the consistency of a good hair cut.”

Joey is an expert when it comes to customer care. That’s why our team wanted to know what advice he had for other businesses that want to improve their online reputation. Here’s what he had to say:

“Truly pay attention to your numbers and to the demographic you are serving. You have to pick a direction and go with it. Even if you make a change, it’s okay. Go with what you know.”


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

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Electrician Award Winner: Fixmatic Electric

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Fixmatic Electric is a 2019 award winner!

“This was the best experience I have had with electricians. From the receptionist who made the appointment to the technicians who came when they said they would (a rarity these days), they were very professional and easy to work with. Audie was able to quickly assess the situation and see what needed to be done. I will definitely call them in the future, and would recommend them to anyone!” -Evangeline E.

That’s just one of the many fantastic reviews Fixmatic Electric has earned from happy customers! Through those phenomenal reviews, they’ve earned a 94.00 Rating Score ™, a five-star average rating on verified sites and a spot in the top three electricians in New Mexico!

Not Your Average Electrical Repair Company

We spoke with Audie Herpel, the owner of Fixmatic Electric, about his business’ impressive online reputation.

He said that the main difference between Fixmatic Electric and other electrical repair companies in New Mexico is their highly trained and certified staff. He said, “We are drug-free, background checked, uniformed, well-groomed, professional technicians. upfront pricing. Highly organized and customer focused.”

The Fixmatic Electric team is passionate about doing good work and making their customers happy. In Audie’s words, their mission is “To provide the best possible product, service and customer experience in our industry.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

So, what’s the Fixmatic Electric secret to success? “Proper handling of the telephone, taking exceptional care of the client, and presenting all options available to them. It’s important to be mindful of the holistic customer experience,” Audie said.

As an award-winning business owner, Audie knows what it takes to maintain a positive reputation in your community, both online and off. Here’s his advice to other businesses that are looking to build an outstanding online reputation:

“Your message has to be clear, concise and honest. Customer experience is first and they want to know you are being 100% transparent.”


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

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Acupuncturists Award Winner: Original Medicine Wellness Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Original Medicine Wellness Center is a 2019 award winner for acupuncturists in New Mexico!

If you’re looking for an acupuncturist who can help you say goodbye to pain and let go of stress, look no further than Original Medicine Wellness Center in Albuquerque.

Original Medicine Wellness Center has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 95.46 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 acupuncturists in all of New Mexico!

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

“Dr. Eagles and her staff are very caring and concerned about the welfare of their patients. She is very knowledgeable about chronic illnesses that most mainstream doctors neither have the time or the desire to deal with. Thank you for all that you do. For once, my daughter and I have hope that she will get her life back!” – Janice F.

Not Your Average Acupuncturist

We took a few minutes to talk with Reba Eagles, the founder and CEO of Original Medicine Wellness Center, to learn a little more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we asked Reba was what makes Original Medicine Wellness Center different. Here’s her response:

“The purpose of our clinic is to make disease and chronic pain optional for as many people as possible. The goal for everyone is to live on as few drugs as possible and eliminate the need for any unnecessary surgery, and we want everyone that comes through our doors to live as far away from the emergency room as possible. People have been taught to expect sickness and symptoms. We believe that is a myth and that what we should expect is health. We transform people’s lives and help them have the life they want, rather than the life they have had to learn to live with because of their symptoms.”

Reba went on to add:

“As an integrated functional medicine clinic, we have many amazing tools to be able to help people achieve their health goals, including regenerative medicine. We are constantly researching the newest methods and the best research to help our patients and transform their lives. We consider ourselves the lucky ones because we get to help people live their dreams every day.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Original Medicine Wellness Center and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Reba had to say:

“As I said, our mission is to make disease and chronic pain optional for as many people as possible. Ours is a mission of joy for the people we serve, and that joy is reflected back to us and we experience it as well. We see miracles here in our office every day. What better purpose is there?”

Building Success by Asking for Feedback

Reba credits Original Medicine Wellness Center’s strong online reputation to their commitment to asking their patients to write reviews:

“We believe in helping people, and our whole team is committed 150 percent to each and every patient that comes into our clinic. We dig deep to determine the underlying cause of a person’s symptoms and treat that cause so their symptoms disappear. We are not afraid to ask for a reference if we did a good job, which most often, we do.”

When asked how she’s grown Original Medicine Wellness Center outside of building a powerful online reputation, Reba shared this with us:

“We advertise and ask for referrals. If people know someone who has been successful, it is much easier to take a leap of faith. We advertise the opportunity to come into the clinic for education first, so people can see we care about them and that our goal is to teach them that there are more options available than what they have been taught. Once people come into our clinic and see it, the people who work here and that we just want them to be informed so they can make better choices for themselves, their families and their health, they are much more likely to become patients. We have used newspaper, radio, TV and social media advertising to do this.”

Clearly, Reba has a lot of wisdom when it comes to building an online reputation and growing a business. Here’s her expert advice for the many business owners out there working to do the same thing:

“Do good work. Don’t cheat your customers. Underpromise and over-deliver. Customer service, really good customer service, has been lost behind too many screens. Get your people in direct communication with your customers, and make sure that each person knows that the employee is really listening and really cares about them. Give that employee some autonomy. Let them know they can make decisions and that you will back them up. You might ask them to do it differently the next time, but help them feel strong enough to help people. People will work much more for a feeling of autonomy than they will for more money. But pay them well. How did you get to be a successful business except for the people that went on the journey with you?”\


Congratulations to the team at Original Medicine Wellness Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Reba, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Original Medicine Wellness Center in Albuquerque. Visit their website today to learn more.

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools & Studios Award Winner: HD2 Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that HD2 Studio is a 2019 award winner for dance schools and studios in New Mexico!

If you’re looking for a competitive hip hop dance studio in Las Cruces, look no further than HD2 Studio.

HD2 Studio has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a remarkable 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 New Mexico!

Not Your Average Dance Studio

We took a few minutes to chat with Aaliyah, the co-owner of HD2 Studio, to learn a little more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we asked Aaliyah is what sets HD2 Studio apart from other dance studios in New Mexico. She points to their family-oriented environment, as well as to the fact that they provide an outlet and a second home for people who may not be going through the best situation in life.

We also asked Aaliyah what their mission is at HD2 Studio and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“We want to provide an outlet for art in our studio and in the community, where there was a void before.”

Building Success Through Great Work, Community Involvement and Word of Mouth

When asked what HD2’s secret is to such a strong online reputation, Aaliyah told us that they don’t really ask for reviews; instead, they let their work speak for itself.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, HD2 Studio has grown through word of mouth, which is a result of their referral process for bringing new dancers in the door, as well as by handing out fliers for events, through table-top ads, by doing a couple of radio spots and by building their community up through their support of other local businesses.

Aaliyah wanted us to pass on that the team at HD2 Studio is so grateful for where they come from and for their community for trusting and representing them.

“We wouldn’t be where we are without that!”

There are so many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Aaliyah’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Be a real person, and be yourself because people respond to that, and if they don’t, at least you did your best and put your best foot forward.”


Congratulations to the team at HD2 Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Aaliyah, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend HD2 Studio in Las Cruces. Visit their website today to learn more.

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Locksmiths Award Winner: The Lock Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Lock Shop is a 2019 award winner for locksmiths in New Mexico!

From roadside emergencies to keyless entry and key replacement, The Lock Shop in Albuquerque is there for you when you need them.

The Lock Shop has received hundreds of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 93.81 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 locksmiths in all of New Mexico!

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

“My son’s keys were stolen, and The Lock Shop was awesome! [They] had the house and car completely rekeyed the next day. The price was reasonable, and the work is professional. Thanks, The Lock Shop.” – Bonnie D.

Not Your Average Locksmith

We took a few minutes to talk with Leon, the owner of The Lock Shop in Albuquerque, to learn a little bit more about the business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what sets The Lock Shop apart from the many other locksmiths in New Mexico. Here’s what Leon had to say:

“We’re licensed, bonded and certified, and if we say we’ll do something, we’ll do it. We know how to handle any lock and are trusted by people whose security is their top priority.”

We also asked Leon what their mission is at The Lock Shop and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“We’re here to provide good customer service without making people wait. When someone calls us, they need us as soon as possible. We do our best to respect that and take care of them in a timely manner.”

Building Success by Taking Care of Customers

Leon credits The Lock Shop’s strong online reputation to his team’s commitment to always taking great care of their customers.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, The Lock Shop has grown through longevity — they’ve been in business for 20 years now — by working with Google, Angie’s List and Yelp and by handing out business cards and keychains after every job. However, word of mouth is their largest driver of growth, and the team at The Lock Shop does whatever they can to earn new business.

There are so many other business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Leon’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Respond to reviews, and try to get reviews. Also, hire a good SEO company to get you on the top of Google.”


Congratulations to the team at The Lock Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Leon, for taking the time to speak with us!

For everything from lockouts to rekeying, we highly recommend The Lock Shop in Albuquerque. Visit their website today!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque is the number one home health care provider in New Mexico!

Thanks to a 93.07 Rating Score™, a 4.71 average star rating, and tons of positive online reviews on verified sites, Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque is a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner! This is just one of the enthusiastic reviews they’ve received:

“Home care assistance is very reliable and knowledgeable. They’re just very helpful compared to the other provider we were using. They’ve always been there for us..” -Wallace A.

Not Your Average Home Health Care Provider

Susan Bruketta, the geriatric care manager of Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque, spoke with us about the business’ extraordinary online reputation.

We asked Susan what it is that she would call the Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque secret to success. She pointed to their ability to handle an issue that all businesses face. She said, “The biggest hurdle we, and any business faces, is asking a family to consider giving you feedback. We have no problem soliciting feedback because we have made it part of our process. Once you standardize it, it starts to become second nature. It just needs to become part of your business.”

The difference between Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque and other home health care providers is their ability to handle complicated cases of memory loss. “We truly are memory loss experts — we have proprietary cognitive therapeutics methods,” Susan said. “We aren’t just your standard support. We are all about focusing on improving the lives of our patients through exercise and engagement that they truly need. We don’t just talk the talk; we walk the walk as well. We are very serious about what we do, and it shows.”

Building Success Through Flexibility

As an integral part of an award-winning business, Susan has quite a bit of wisdom regarding what it takes for a business to thrive. She knows that in order to succeed, flexibility is key. This is her advice to other businesses that want to build up an online reputation, like that of Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque:

“You have to be very engaged with your online presence. As your market base changes, you need to be able to adapt year over year. You need to be adaptable and agile”


Congratulations to the team at Home Care Assistance of Albuquerque for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Susan, for taking the time to speak with us!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: 4Leet

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that 4Leet is a 2019 award winner for computer IT services in New Mexico!

From IT support for small businesses to virus removal and computer upgrades, 4Leet is the company to turn to in Santa Fe.

4Leet has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impeccable Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 computer IT service providers in all of New Mexico!

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

“The staff at 4Leet are patient and helpful, and they are true experts in their field. They really know their stuff! We are grateful for the knowledge and expertise. Nina is a very talented web designer, and all the staff is up to date on all the latest technology and security trends. We are grateful for their services and frequently refer our customers. Thanks 4Leet!” – Alisha C.

Not Your Average Computer IT Service Provider

We sat down with Nina Pilgrim, the President of 4Leet, to learn a little more about who they are, what they do and how they managed to build their award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know is what sets 4Leet apart from their competition in New Mexico. Here’s what Nina had to say:

“We’re a client-centric company, and we have a strong focus on the ideal client experience. We make sure that our clients are highly secure, more efficient and more profitable! We always go above and beyond what the client is expecting!”

We also asked Nina why they do what they do at 4Leet and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s her response:

“We love helping people, and we love technology, so this has been kind of an organic, amazing experience! Security is so important, which many companies don’t know. We like to educate and protect people from online threats!”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth and Online Visibility

Nina credits 4Leet’s strong online reputation to their amazing team, the services they provide and the next-level customer experience they create.

“We never settle for second best when serving our clients, so our customers have great experiences and are willing to share them! We try to make it as easy as possible for our customers to share reviews. If we notice that someone is especially pleased, we’ll ask them to leave a review!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, 4Leet has gotten their name out there through their online presence, which helps them stay visible, and to the referrals they get from their satisfied customers:

“We want to make every customer super happy, and that brings us more clients!”

Clearly, Nina understands a thing or two about how to build an online reputation and grow a business. Here’s her advice for the many other business owners out there working hard to do the same thing:

“People should start internally. Business owners should focus on their clients and their staff and make sure that they’re happy. Make it easy for your clients to leave reviews, too! Get a facebook page, verify your Yelp page, and make sure you are where the client looks. Also, it never hurts to ask for the review in person. In my experience, that yields better results! Staying active on social media and providing good content for potential clients is key! Last but not least, always make sure to put your customers first, and make sure they’re happy! Build a strong office culture, and don’t forget to have fun!”


Congratulations to the team at 4Leet for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Nina, for taking the time to speak with us!

Whether you need IT support for your small business or computer repair, we highly recommend 4Leet in Santa Fe. Visit their website today!

New Mexico’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: The Center Barber & Beauty Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Center Barber & Beauty Shop is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in New Mexico!

If you’re looking for a classic barber shop experience, look no further than The Center Barber & Beauty Shop in Santa Fe.

The Center Barber & Beauty Shop has received more than 150 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.62 stars, earning them a superb Rating Score™ of 92.19 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 barber shops in New Mexico!

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

“This barber shop is the best in Santa Fe. I go to Jude, and no matter what I ask for, I always get a great cut that both men and women compliment. As a professional female with a short style, it is extremely hard to find a person (barber or stylist) that I am comfortable with but who can also do a cut that fits my style. Jude is that guy. He’s a rare talent. The Center definitely has a higher quality staff than other shops I’ve been to. I’ve seen all the barbers and stylists send out AMAZING work. I just happen to think Jude is the best.” – Jody

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We sat down with Jude, the owner of The Center Barber & Beauty Shop, to learn a little more about what makes them stand out and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what sets The Center Barber & Beauty Shop apart from other barber shops in New Mexico. Jude points to the traditional barber shop feel and look they offer, as well as to the higher level of service they offer compared to their competition.

Building Success Through Persistence

Jude credits The Center Barber & Beauty Shop’s strong online reputation to his team’s persistence.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Jude has grown The Center Barber & Beauty Shop through word of mouth, which is a testament to the next-level service they provide day in and day out.

There are so many other business owners out there working to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Jude’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Keep quality constant, and stay persistent.”


Congratulations to the team at The Center Barber & Beauty Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jude, for taking the time to speak with us!

For an unmatched barber-shop experience in Santa Fe, we highly recommend The Center Barber & Beauty Shop. Visit their website today!