North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Interior Designers Award Winner: Design Direction

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Design Direction is a 2019 award winner for interior designers in North Dakota!

When it comes to interior design, no other company in Fargo can compare to Design Direction.

Design Direction has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 93.80 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one interior design firm in all of North Dakota!

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

“They were a wonderful team to work with. They took the stress out of the home building process and were there from start to finish. They were very professional, really took my vision and made it even better. I am looking forward to working with them again in the future.” – Tamara J.

Not Your Average Interior Design Firm

Sylvia Lunski, the owner of Design Direction, took a few minutes of her time to tell us a little bit about her business and its impressive online reputation.

The first question we had for Sylvia was what sets Design Direction apart from other interior design firms in North Dakota. Here’s her response:

“We are unique based on our experience and team. We pay attention to our clients’ needs to make sure their home or business is a place that is relaxing, motivating and a place to truly enjoy — a place of inspiration.”

Sylvia went on to say:

“We aren’t just a design studio. We are also a floor covering retailer! We do custom blinds and draperies, including installation.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Design Direction and how they work to make the world a better place. Her’s what Sylvia had to say:

“We are really involved with community projects both with our time and our resources. We are involved with the Home Builders Association, North Dakota Interior Designers and the Rotary Club.”

Building Success by Meeting Clients’ Needs

When asked about the Design Direction secret to a strong online reputation, Sylvia told us:

“We work really hard to make sure each of our projects meets our clients’ needs. The projects we work on reflect our clients’ tastes and visions, not ours. It is about them.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Design Direction has grown through print ads, online advertising and, most importantly, referrals from previous clients and contractors.


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

For all of your interior design needs in Fargo, we highly recommend Design Direction. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: S.T.H. Automotive Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that S.T.H. Automotive Center is a 2019 award winner for auto shops in North Dakota!

When you need auto repair in West Fargo, there’s no better auto shop to turn to than S.T.H. Automotive Center.

S.T.H. Automotive Center has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 93.76 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 auto shops in all of North Dakota!

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

“This is a very professional automotive center to have your vehicle serviced. [I] took my 03 Buick Rendezvous there in January after it broke down. In no time, it was fixed and ready to move again. The cost of repair was also very reasonable as compared to other shops. These are very friendly people. And do you know the most amazing part? They called later to find out if the vehicle was still great and running well.This is my new repair shop and would recommend it to anybody.” – Allain C.

Not Your Average Auto Shop

Scott Adams, owner of S.T.H. Automotive Center, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us a little more about his award-winning business and its impressive online reputation.

The first question we had for Scott was what sets S.T.H. Automotive Center apart from the other auto shops in North Dakota. Here’s his response:

“We get to know our customers. Even though we’re in the Fargo/West Fargo area, I grew up in a small town, and I treat the customers like they are in a small town.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at S.T.H. Automotive Center and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Scott had to say:

“Our mission statement on the wall is, ‘S.T.H. automotive strives to provide excellent service, quality repair at a fair price to our customers in an honest and timely manner.’”

Building Success Through Online Advertising

When asked about the S.T.H. Automotive Center secret to a strong online reputation, Scott told us that he mainly focuses on digital advertising these days, and that he works with a company that helps them stay active on Facebook and Twitter.

Scott clearly knows a thing or two about how to grow a business and build an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there working to do the same thing:

“The biggest thing is getting as many reviews as you can.”


Congratulations to the team at S.T.H. Automotive Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Scott, for taking the time to speak with us!

For auto service in West Fargo, we highly recommend S.T.H. Automotive Center. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: Spherion of Fargo

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Spherion of Fargo is a 2019 award winner for employment agencies in North Dakota!

For both employers and job seekers alike, Spherion is the employment agency to turn to in Fargo.

Spherion of Fargo has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 90.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 employment agencies in all of North Dakota!

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

“Spherion treats people with respect and works hard to secure employment as quickly as possible. They follow-up and submit information to quality places for employment. Also, Spherion always returns emails and answers questions in a professional, timely manner. I would highly recommend Spherion as the only employment agency to use in Fargo and the surrounding areas because of their continuous persistence to serve both clients and area businesses with a high level of excellence!” – Ginger J.

Not Your Average Employment Agency

In order to learn a little more about this award-winning business and its impressive online reputation, we took a few minutes to talk with Connor, the Marketing Coordinator at Spherion.

The first question we had for Connor was what sets Spherion apart from other employment agencies in Fargo, as well as in North Dakota as a whole. Here’s his response:

“A big thing that makes us different is how active in the community we are. We are involved in local food banks and schools; we just really try to pride ourselves on being very community focused and providing a top-notch experience to our candidates. A lot of students these days don’t know what an employment agency is. We really want to make sure they are aware that we are who we are and we do what we do. I think it’s important because that is our next generation of people, and that’s going to be a differentiator going forward.”

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

“We try to make it a unique experience. We cater our skill and knowledge to all of our clients and provide the best service we possibly can.”

Building Success with the Spherion Experience

When asked what their secret to a strong online reputation is at Spherion of Fargo, Connor said:

“We know our reputation is important. We know that’s a way that people are finding out about us. We want to acknowledge every experience, whether is bad or good. We reach out to them and see where we missed a step, and try to correct it and minimize the chance that it’ll happen in the future. We want to make sure they get a true Spherion experience.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Spherion of Fargo has gotten their name out there through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. They also get out in their community to talk to people and hand out flyers.

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

“I would tell them to really focus on growing their online reputation through social media, that’s where the next generation is, and it’s very effective. You need to accept it and make the most out of it.”


Congratulations to the team at Spherion of Fargo for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Connor, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend turning to Spherion for all of your staffing needs in Fargo. Visit their website today.

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: Advanced Mechanical Inc.

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Advanced Mechanical Inc. is an award winner for plumbers in 2019.

If you are looking for a hard-working plumber who supports their community, look no further than this award-winning company!

Advanced Mechanical Inc. has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.96 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five plumbers in North Dakota!

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

“Excellent installation of the carrier furnace and central air. The techs were friendly, hard workers, and did a professional job. They cleaned up when the project was finished. The COR wifi controller was programmed and explained. The billing was exactly as quoted. [I] highly recommend [them].” – Roger B.

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

Not Your Average HVAC and Plumbing Experts

We were excited to learn all about how Advanced Mechanical Inc. has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the Vice President, Jamie. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Advanced Mechanical Inc. stand apart from their local competitors. Jamie told us about the owner (Brian)’s journey through the company, starting by doing ductwork in 1986 and working his way to ownership.

“He strongly believes in a solid, strong work ethic. He works alongside all level employees.”

In fact, Jamie says (of Brian):

“His motto is always ‘with hard work and dedication, anything is possible’.”

This level of dedication and work ethic has led to phenomenal customer service, as indicated by the excellent reviews left by happy clients.

Building Success Together

In addition to their commitment to hard work, Advanced Mechanical Inc. is also very involved in their local community. Jamie shared:

“We stay very active in the community. Bismark cancer center does Project Hope. The weeks that they do that, we pick one of the five cancers that they recognize, and we buy t-shirts to match the color associated with that cancer. Our whole crew will wear those shirts. We ask employees to donate petty cash into a pool, and then, we as a company will match that amount.”

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

“I would say just to constantly use as many tools as possible. Ensure your website is mobile-friendly. Stay up with the latest, pay-per-click advertising and SEO. Don’t dwell too much on these things and do so within your budget.”

On top of all of their success, Advanced Mechanical Inc. is a family business. Jamie shared that her and Brian’s kids all work for the company in some capacity. On that note, Jamie left us with these parting words:

“Our work family (staff) have taken our kids under our wings because they see our kids’ eagerness to learn and grow. We are blessed to have that support from our employees. I believe this can be seen by our customers and is even more of a testament to our motto.”


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

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Moving Service Companies Award Winner: MINN-DAK Movers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that MINN-DAK Movers is an award winner for moving service companies in 2019.

If you are looking for an outstanding moving service company, look no further than this award-winner!

MINN-DAK Movers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across two different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 90.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five moving service companies in North Dakota!

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

“These guys were friendly and always had smiles on their faces. No profanity or unkind words were heard, and I feel like they truly did an outstanding job! They worked quickly and didn’t mess around. Their rate was fantastic and worth it! They moved me from Fargo to Jamestown. I would use them again in a heartbeat! Thanks, guys!”

It is because of excellent reviews like this that MINN-DAK Movers is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Moving Company

We were excited to learn all about how MINN-DAK Movers has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Dylan Reitan. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes MINN-DAK Movers stand apart from their local competitors. Dylan quotes his personal involvement in every move as one of the things that make MINN-DAK stand out the most. He is personally involved in every move-in and is sure to oversee every project.

Building Success Through Excellence

MINN-DAK Movers has certainly stood out from their competition, thanks to their many positive reviews across Google and Facebook. In fact, Dylan says, they have not had to spend any money on advertising.

Here’s one of those fantastic reviews:

“These guys are awesome. They were extremely flexible on our moving day. We had some hiccups with our plans, but these guys adjusted to our schedule without any fuss. Extremely efficient and professional, they moved our two bedroom apartment in less than an hour and a half. [I] would recommend them any time.” – Gunjan D.

We know that there are plenty of companies out there who are working hard to create as impressive a reputation as MINN-DAK Movers has managed to do. Here is Dylan’s expert advice for them:

“Go in and make great connections with not only customers but competitors as well.”


Congratulations to MINN-DAK Movers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dylan for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Dentists Award Winner: Polished Dental

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Polished Dental is an award winner for dentists in 2019.

If you are looking for an excellent local dentist with years of experience and hundreds of positive reviews, look no further than this award-winning company!

Polished Dental has received hundreds of overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.91 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top three dentists and one of the top 15 businesses in all of North Dakota!

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

“I can’t say enough great things about this office! We love them, including the warm greeting when we enter, the friendly hygienists and the doctors. [They] are all ready to help you get the best smile possible! They will answerany questions and never leave you feeling hurried! We love you polished Dental Staff! Thanks for helping Bismarck smile big!” – Nickie B.

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

Not Your Average Dentists

We were excited to learn all about how Polished Dental has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the manager, Dawn. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Polished Dental stand apart from their local competitors. Dawn shared that at Polished Dental, the clients are treated like family. As a business that has been operating for 30 years (four as Polished Dental), they know the importance of having a genuine staff.

We asked Dawn to share Polished Dental’s mission. She said:

“Work one day at a time, and do the best work you can provide. Each patient gets the best work possible; the doctors never rush through them.”

Building Success Through Communication

In addition to excellent customer reviews and word-of-mouth referrals, Polished Dental has also marketed their business through the use of Facebook ads, local magazines, phone books, and, at one point, they had even distributed flyers.

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

“Success depends on a lot of communication; it involves trust in all the employees, and trust in the doctor. Work together as a team. Customer service is key.”


Congratulations to Polished Dental for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dawn for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Electricians Award Winner: Double D Electric

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Double D Electric is an award winner for electricians in 2019.

If you are looking for an excellent electrician who will combine quality workmanship with prompt service, look no further than this award-winning company!

Double D Electric has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 88.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three electricians in North Dakota!

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

“Their response time was great, very professional and also affordable!! I will definitely call them again when I need an electrician!” – Trude H.

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

Not Your Average Electricians

We were excited to learn all about how Double D Electric has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Dustin Scott Dodd. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Double D Electric stand apart from their local competitors. Dustin believes that a big part of what sets his business ahead of the others is that he shows up promptly and personally. He works hard towards his company’s mission of helping maintain electric power to the masses.

Building Success For the Clients

Double D Electric believes that lighting is an essential part of a cozy home, and they want to help you to create an inviting space for your friends and family.

Whether residential or commercial, Double D Electric is committed to a high standard of workmanship, quality components and on-time project completion.

We know that there are plenty of companies out there who are working hard to create as impressive a reputation as Double D Electric has managed to do. Here is Dustin’s expert advice for them:

“Do good work and be fair.”


Congratulations to Double D Electric for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dustin for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Physical Therapists Award Winner: Optimum Therapies of North Dakota

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Optimum Therapies of North Dakota is an award winner for physical therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a compassionate and high-quality physical therapist, look no further than this award-winning company!

Optimum Therapies of North Dakota has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across a variety of verified sites with an 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 five physical therapists in North Dakota!

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

“[They] helped me overcome obstacles (flexibility/mobility) that kept me from running, an issue that had persisted for 16+ months. After an assessment of my running, [they] identified the issue within one session, and we went to work. After several months, I have progressed back to a steady routine of training for races. From the first day, [they] assured me that if I was willing to put in the work (following a prescription of stretches and exercises), I would one day run again. [They] kept [their] word, and I kept mine. [They have] been instrumental into getting me back to where I wanted to be. Thanks, Collin and Optimum Therapy Staff!” – Devin W.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Optimum Therapies of North Dakota is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Physical Therapists

We were excited to learn all about how Optimum Therapies of North Dakota has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the president, Collin Kudrna. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Optimum Therapies of North Dakota stand apart from their local competitors. Collin said that Optimum Therapies focuses on putting quality and value into their one-on-one treatments. They are also able to differentiate themselves because of their use of pilates-based treatments.

Optimum Therapies of North Dakota’s phenomenal reviews showcase that the patients have certainly noticed the quality of care:

“I highly recommend [them]! My shoulder and neck had bothered me for six months. After only five sessions, my mobility is significantly improved and pain is almost entirely gone.”-Jessica S.

Building Success Through Service

In addition to their commitment to service and excellence, as well as their focus on promoting personal health. Optimum Therapies of North Dakota also works to maintain a strong presence in their local community. They attend North Dakota Safety Council Events, host a weekly local radio segment, and host events to educate the community about physical therapy.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Optimum Therapies of North Dakota has managed to. We asked if Collin could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Take care of each person individually. Be cost-conscious. Do not be afraid to ask people to review their experience.”


Congratulations to Optimum Therapies of North Dakota for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Collin for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness is two-time 2019 award winner in North Dakota!

If you’re looking for a great massage in Grand Forks, look no further than Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness.

Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 96.50 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards — one for being ranked among the top 100 businesses in North Dakota and one for being ranked the number one massage therapist in North Dakota!

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

“I had my first massage with Erin, and it was wonderful. She is professional, knowledgeable and welcoming. I am excited to schedule my next massage with her.” – Tyler H.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Clinic

Erin Mass, owner of Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to talk to us about her business and its impressive online reputation.

The first question we had for Erin was what sets Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness apart from other massage therapy clinics in North Dakota. Here’s her response:

“I worked for a couple of other therapists. I learned a lot about what I liked and what I didn’t like.”

Erin added that she’s dedicated to making her clients feel comfortable.

We also wanted to know what Erin’s mission is at Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness and how she works to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“My mission is to make everyone take a step back and take self-inventory.”

Building Success With 24/7 Marketing

When asked about their secret to such a strong online reputation at Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness, Erin said:

“I keep up with what is going on in the world and keep others involved.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Erin has grown Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness by being involved in their community, including sponsoring the Tri City Northstars and a race car, by passing out flyers and by donating to the Humane Society.

Erin also told us that she markets 24/7 and that she’s very serious about her business’ reputation. And because of that reputation, she’s been contacted by circuses and bands.

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

“Stay present. Stay relevant with the times. Stay involved in current events…Keep with the times or you will fall behind quickly.”


Congratulations to the team at Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Erin, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with Erin at Lotus Massage Therapy & Wellness in Grand Forks. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Physical Therapists Award Winner: Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness is a 2019 award winner for physical therapists in North Dakota!

If you are on the search for a high quality physical therapist in North Dakota, look no further than Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness in Fargo.

Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness has over 40 reviews on two verified sites with an average star rating of 5.00 earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 94.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being one of the top ten physical therapists in the state of North Dakota.

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

“I love the classes and instructors and the close-knit friends feel. I also love that I don’t feel like I need to dress up, fix my hair and/or put my face on to go to the gym! I love that’s it’s non-intimidating. I love I can find a parking space at any time. I love the nutritional guidance of Total Balance because it doesn’t matter how much you work out if you’re not fueling your body with the right foods. I love that they now offer physical therapy. I could go on and on but these are just a few things that come to mind” – Billie C.

A One-of-a-Kind Physical Therapist Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

We took a few minutes to speak with Matt, the clinic manager at Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness, to learn a little bit more about the business and how they have managed to build such an impressive online reputation.

The first thing we asked Matt was what he feels is the secret to his business’ strong ratings and reviews. Here is what he had to say:

“We are consistently developing new and innovative content for our clients. This approach has really helped us generate a positive online reputation.”

There are many different options for clients in North Dakota, and Matt has made it a point to ensure Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness stands out from the crowd. Matt explained that they are fully invested in every single patient that walks through the door. They are dedicated to making sure the patient feels that they made the right choice for their care.

Creating The Connection Between Rehabilitation and Wellness

One of the things we wanted to understand when we spoke with Matt was how Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness creates a better community and what the business believes is its mission. Matt said this:

“At Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness, our goal is to truly bridge the gap between rehabilitation and wellness by providing a safe and positive environment for the individual to achieve their fitness goals.”

Outside of their amazing online reputation, Matt says that Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness has built their brand through connecting with their community. The company can often be found sponsoring local events that line up with their mission and connecting with their neighbors one on one.

Finally, we wanted Matt to provide some words of advice to the other business owners who want to have a similar reputation to Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness. Here was his expert advice:

“Find ways to consistently develop new content that’s engaging and relevant to your business and the clientele that you want to work with.”

Congratulations to the team at Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner! Learn more about this business online today.