North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: White Lace Bridal

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that White Lace Bridal is an award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a locally-owned bridal boutique with a stunning collection and a commitment to exceptional customer service, look no further than this award-winning company!

White Lace Bridal has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.77 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.75 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 20 businesses in North Dakota!

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

“I had the best experience finding my dress here! They have a large selection and were so helpful. I liked that we got to pick some out to start with, but my consultant is actually the one who found my dress after seeing what I liked. [She] was so great to work with!” – K.D.

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

Not Your Average Bridal Salon

We were excited to learn all about White Lace Bridal and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Anne Cleary.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes White Lace Bridal stand apart from its competitors. Anne told us about their younger staff and their commitment to staying on top of trends:

“A lot of why we view ourselves as the best option has a lot to do with our customer service. [Most of our] employees are the same age as most brides, so they can relate to them. I’m in my 20s, so I’m a relatively young business owner for this type of business, so I can relate to them, too. I try to stay very current, so that brides don’t have to feel like they have to hop on a plane and go to the big city to get a trend-forward gown.”

Building Success And Giving Back

White Lace Bridal has earned a fantastic reputation, so we wanted to hear about how they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Anne said that it’s been a combination of word of mouth and using social media pages like Facebook and Instagram.

White Lace Bridal has also seen the benefit of positive online reviews. We asked Anne what their secret was behind getting so much feedback. She said:

“We tend to ask for reviews at the end of their experience. It’s one of the things my staff is trained to do. Our industry is more prone to reviews in general, since brides are more involved in the process, they are more likely to leave a review, because of how important the experience is.”

Anne also told us about her involvement in the community. She sits on the board of an association downtown. She also runs a shopping community page on social media that supports and promotes local businesses. She is committed to making donations to local fundraisers, and provides suits and tuxes for local homecoming courts.

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

“Always remind yourself that customer service is the most important thing. Preach that to your employees, and try to be relatable and honest with your customers.”


Congratulations to White Lace Bridal for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Anne for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Auto Shops Award Winner: Elite Automotive Center

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

When you need reliable, professional auto service in Fargo, there’s no better shop to turn to than Elite Automotive Center.

Elite Automotive Center has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.60 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 86.99 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 the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Hands down, [this is] one of the best places in Fargo/Moorhead that I’ve been to. [They have] great customer service. They take the time to explain things without even having to ask, and that really makes me feel like a valued customer. [They have a] nice, clean, welcoming environment and friendly staff. I’ll definitely be going here for all my vehicle needs.” – Kenzie L.

Not Your Average Auto Shop

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Philip, who co-owns Elite Automotive Center with Bryan.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Philip about what makes Elite Automotive Center unique compared to the many other auto shops in North Dakota. Philip told us:

“We will take care of people’s needs, whatever it takes to get the repairs done. We work with their budget instead of forcing them to pay for everything and the kitchen sink.”

Philip went on to tell us that Elite Automotive Center is Fargo’s best-kept secret!

We also asked Philip about the Elite Automotive Center mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“Our mission is to make auto repair affordable for all our customers. We are a lot more transparent, and we never settle for standard service.”

Building Success by Meeting Clients’ Needs

Philip credits Elite Automotive Center’s strong online reputation to their commitment to tailoring their service to their customers’ vehicles and needs, whether they want to keep their vehicle in the family or to keep it going for another year.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Elite Automotive Center has grown through Facebook, by networking with other local businesses and by advising more from their hearts than their wallets — which leads to repeat customers.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Philip’s expert advice for them:

“Take care of your customer, and keep it personal. You are not going to be able to service customers how you like. …Keep the right people in place; keep your team members happy; be cordial with everyone. Build the right culture with your team…”


Congratulations to Elite Automotive Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Philip, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Elite Automotive Center in Fargo. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Chiropractors Award Winner: CORE Family Chiropractic

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that CORE Family Chiropractic is an award winner for chiropractors in 2019.

If you are looking for a chiropractor that will help you to feel your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

CORE Family Chiropractic has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as not only one of the top 100 businesses but also one of the top 10 chiropractors in North Dakota!

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

“My son and I have both been adjusted by Dr. Josi. She was very thorough when adjusting my three-month-old and is always willing to share her knowledge with me. I’m glad she is a Gonstead chiropractor, because I know I’m getting the best type of adjustments for myself and my family. She also makes it very affordable for families to achieve wellness.” – A.Y.

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

Not Your Average Chiropractor

We were excited to learn all about CORE Family Chiropractic and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Dr. Josi Jenson.

Dr. Jenson first started her chiropractic business almost three years ago. She had always had an interest in healthcare, even as a kid, and somewhere along the way, she found chiropractic care.

We wanted to know was what it is that makes CORE Family Chiropractic stand apart from its competitors. First of all, she told us about her ability to focus on more than just back pain:

“As a chiropractor, we are always seen as back pain specialists, but I really try to focus on the whole body, as well as on mental and emotional health.”

She also told us about how she has continued her training to be able to focus on helping moms and kids, as well as treating chronic issues:

“I’ve had a lot of training in taking care of small children, families, and pregnant moms. As a woman, I felt that I’d be able to connect with my patients really well if I learned that type of care. Over the last few years, I’ve been diving into more chronic issues that haven’t been able to be resolved with other treatment.”

She continued by telling us about her small practice and how she is able to create a warm and inviting atmosphere:

“Being a smaller office, I can customize the care I give according to what each patient is needing. I also try and create a family-like atmosphere, which is important.”

Building Success, Online and Off

CORE Family Chiropractic has grown and earned a wonderful reputation over the years, so we wanted to know more about how they have gotten their name out and marketed their business. Dr. Josi told us that word of mouth and referrals are their primary source of new business, and she also told us about the importance of social media:

“Almost all of my business is from word of mouth and referrals. It’s important to educate people about what you can do for them. Social media helps patients figure out who I am and what they can come to me for.”

She continued by telling us about the value of reviews:

“I always ask for reviews because it’s important to have feedback. We want to make sure we are treating everyone great!”

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

“Be a great listener, and ask questions. Make sure people can find you and connect with you online.”


Congratulations to CORE Family Chiropractic for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dr. Josi for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: iRepair

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that iRepair is a two-time 2019 award winner in North Dakota!

From cracked screens and battery replacements to networking and integration, the professionals at iRepair are your go-to Apple experts in Bismarck.

iRepair has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.89 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 95.89 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one computer IT service in all of North Dakota!

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

“Chris was awesome to work with and really helped me through a sticky situation with my iPhone X. The display settings went out completely — he was able to fix it quickly and allowed me to make arrangements with my AppleCare entirely out of kindness. He also assisted me with retrieving all of my data, and when all was said and done, the price was extremely reasonable. This is, by far, the best place in the area to take your Apple products.” – John H.

Not Your Average Computer Repair Company

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Chris Lippert, the owner of iRepair.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes iRepair a one-of-a-kind computer repair company in North Dakota. Here’s what Chris had to say:

“I have over 20 years of experience and have seen almost every Apple product. We use the best parts we can get, not any cheap parts. We specialize in Apple products, which nobody else in town does. We offer a lifetime warranty on our parts as long as you have your phone. We sell refurbished Apple products as a national supplier”

Chris went on to tell us that the first computer he owned was an Apple and that he worked in Apple tech for many years before starting iRepair. iRepair was started after Chris’ daughter’s phone screen broke and they didn’t have insurance on it. Chris got the parts and fixed it himself, and he realized that phones were just mini computers and that he already had a lot of knowledge to fix them.

We also asked Chris what their mission is at iRepair and how they work to make the world a better place. Chris told us that they aim to be their community’s Apple experts.

Building Success by Striving to be the Best

Chris attributes iRepair’s strong online reputation to the fact that they are always striving to be the best in what they are doing:

“Our customer service and expertise are very important for us, and it shows in our reviews. We have a lot of customers that appreciate our work and leave great reviews.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, iRepair has gotten their name out there through the bench sign they have in town and some radio advertising, but their biggest source of business is word of mouth and referrals.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation iRepair has. When we asked Chris what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Take care of your customers; always strive to go above and beyond. Both happy and unhappy customers talk. If you do something wrong, make it right.”


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

We highly recommend iRepair in Bismarck. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Aspire Realty

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Aspire Realty is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in North Dakota!

When you need a great real estate team on your side in Fargo, there’s no better company to work with than Aspire Realty.

Aspire Realty has received multiple reviews on verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of North Dakota!

Not Your Average Real Estate Brokerage

Katherine Kiernan, the owner of Aspire Realty, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Aspire Realty apart from the many other real estate brokers in North Dakota. Katherine shared with us that they put their clients front and center and are dedicated to giving them a next-level overall experience and personalizing their journey.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Aspire Realty and how they work to make the world a better place. Katherine shared their mission statement with us, which is:

“Living your best life starts now.”

Building Success by Being Visible

When we asked Katherine about Aspire Realty’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she attributed it to the fact that they are very visible on social media.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Aspire Realty has spread the word about who they are and what they do through open houses and mailers, and by knocking on doors and being present and volunteering in their community.

Clearly, Katherine knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Reflect your clients and team in their best light. Our team posts an accurate reflection of ourselves and clients. Be engaged in every aspect. Follow up with vigor, and be consistent every day!


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

We highly recommend Aspire Realty in Fargo. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Verity Homes

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Verity Homes is a 2019 award winner for home contractors in North Dakota!

When you want a home centered around your family and your budget, there’s no better home contractor to work with than Verity Homes in Fargo.

Verity Homes has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 90.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 home contractors in all of North Dakota!

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

“We had a great experience working with Verity Homes. They were thorough with the paperwork, making sure we understood every detail, and have communicated with us multiple times since we closed on our home to make sure everything is up to our standards. They have been proactive and provided us with excellent customer service.” – Eric C.

A One-of-a-Kind Home Contractor’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Verity Homes 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 Graphic Art Designer/Marketing Manager, Sebastian.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Verity Homes unique compared to the many other home contractors in North Dakota. Sebastian told us that they not only build homes for their clients but peace of mind and that they are very committed to others. The team at Verity Homes operates with transparency throughout every step of the process, and they aren’t afraid to be upfront and let clients know when they aren’t a good fit to work with them.

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Verity Homes, Sebastian pointed to their process and their commitment to transparency. They have zero hidden fees, and once the service is complete, they have a third party reach out to the client to ask for feedback. If the client doesn’t like their services, they reach out and fix it.

Making the World a Better Place With Efficient Service

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Verity Homes and how they work to make the world a better place. Sebastian shared with us that they give back locally to several charities and participate in Homes For Hope, whose mission it is to fight global poverty by building homes locally.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Verity Homes has grown through Facebook, Instagram, billboards and newspaper ads, but their number one source of new business is word of mouth.

It’s clear that Sebastian knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. When we asked what advice he has for the many other business owners out there, Sebastian emphasized the importance of being personable and working hard for your clients.


Congratulations to the team at Verity Homes for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Verity Homes in Fargo. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shop Award Winner: The Barber’s Wife

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Barber’s Wife is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a talented and experienced barber shop that will get your hair done right, look no further than this award-winning company!

The Barber’s Wife has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.84 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 94.37 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 barber shops in North Dakota!

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

“If you are looking for a premium haircut, then this is the place to go. The stylists there are absolute professionals at what they do and are very friendly. I can say with confidence that whatever stylist you choose, you will get an absolutely amazing haircut and experience.” – A.D.

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

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about The Barber’s Wife and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, David Vetter.

The Barber’s Wife is able to stand out from the crowd because of the incredible skill level this team has. David recently took second place at an international barbers’ competition, and his wife (who is also a barber) was the runner-up in a similar competition. They believe in finding ways to always continue their training and education and are excited for an upcoming trip to New York for even more professional training.

David shared their company’s motto with us:

“You can’t get sh*t done if your hair ain’t right.”

Building Success by Keeping Their Standards High

The Barber’s Wife has gained such an incredible reputation that we were surprised to hear that they don’t encourage or ask for online reviews. David said that they focus on growing their business by providing outstanding customer service and that they stay connected with their clients through Instagram and their website.

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

“Hold yourself to a high standard and keep learning.”


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

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Nail Salons Award Winner: Serene Pedicures

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Serene Pedicures is a 2019 award winner for nail salons in North Dakota!

When you need a manicure or pedicure you’ll be proud to show off in Dickinson, there’s no better nail salon go turn to than Serene Pedicures.

Serene Pedicures has received multiple reviews on verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an out-of-this-world Rating Score™ of 92.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 nail salons in all of North Dakota!

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

“Kayla puts ‘time’ into you. If you want in and out, this is not your place. If you want to be pampered and adored, you’ve found the perfect place!!” – Cami H.

Not Your Average Nail Salon

Kayla, the owner of Serene Pedicures, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Serene Pedicures apart from the many other nail salons in North Dakota. Kayla shared with us that they only use the top brands, are clean and very credible, and that they don’t cut corners.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Serene Pedicures and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Kayla had to say:

“We make people feel confident and pretty!”

Building Success by Doing Quality Work

When we asked Kayla about Serene Pedicures’ secret to such a strong online reputation, she pointed to the top-quality work she and her team provide day in and day out.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Serene Pedicures has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, which is a testament to the high level of service they provide.

Clearly, Kayla knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Establish your name, and hold true to what you’re worth.”


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

We highly recommend Serene Pedicures in Dickinson. Visit their Facebook page today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: Brokers 12

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Brokers 12 is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in North Dakota!

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need the right real estate team on your side. Luckily, in Minot, you have Brokers 12.

Brokers 12 has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 94.84 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of North Dakota!

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

“Sammy just helped us buy our new house, and we couldn’t have asked for a better Realtor®! She was extremely patient (we looked for about a year and a half before we found the one) and very helpful. Being first-time home buyers can be confusing, but she made it stress-free and fun! We fully recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.” – Mariah B.

Not Your Average Real Estate Agency

Ashley Lawson, Marketing Specialist at Brokers 12, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Brokers 12 apart from the many other real estate brokers in North Dakota. Here’s Ashley’s response:

“We’re locally owned, not a franchise, and we’re a multi-million dollar business. We strive to dominate the local market, because we actually live here. We’ve been in business for 38 years, so we’re extremely active and involved with our community.”

She went on to add:

“We have three full-time office staffers to ensure that you’re buying and selling as quickly as possible. That means there’s always at least one agent at our home base. We specialize in relocation investments, commercial properties and other services outside of just home buying. Since we’re broker-owned, we have 14 people who all own the company equally and 24 agents.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Brokers 12 and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Ashley had to say:

“We have a unique real estate company with a group that is trying to sell the right home to the right people…. We try to match prospective clients with agents who have personalities that we think would fit with theirs. We’re trying to represent their best interests while also getting them the best price.”

Building Success by Being Active on Social Media

When we asked Ashley about Brokers 12’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“We passively solicit reviews by being active on social media, which is especially important.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Brokers 12 has spread the word about who they are and what they do through community involvement — they serve at banquets, soup kitchens and more — and they are planning to start doing mailers with a digital marketing campaign to match in the future.

Clearly, Ashley knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“The biggest thing that I push our agents to keep in mind is what they are looking at when they’re surfing online for services. Think of it as though you are the client — what would you look for? What platforms make sense for your vertical as a consumer?”


Congratulations to the team at Brokers 12 for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Ashley, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Brokers 12 in Minot. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Pet Groomers Award Winner: All Fur Paws

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that All Fur Paws is a 2019 award winner for pet groomers in North Dakota!

Is your pet due for a bath or a cut? If so, there’s no better option than All Fur Paws in Fargo.

All Fur Paws has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an amazing Rating Score™ of 93.75 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 pet groomers in all of North Dakota!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Yes! Our dogs looked fantastic. We had been going to one of the large pet stores in town for grooming out of default; however, after years of dissatisfaction, we switched to All Fur Paws. As an added bonus, whatever shampoo she uses smells amazing, and the scent lasts forever. I am so happy we found All Fur Paws!” – Amy D.

Not Your Average Pet Groomer

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Rhiana Gallagher, the owner of All Fur Paws.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Rhiana about what makes All Fur Paws unique compared to the many other pet groomers in North Dakota. Rhiana told us that it’s their great location, reasonable prices, one-on-one service and work, which speaks for itself.

We also asked Rhiana about the All Fur Paws mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Rhiana shared with us that they aim to offer extremely personalized service for you and your pet, and to make sure everyone is comfortable and taken care of.

Building Success Through Great Service

Rhiana credits All Fur Paws’ strong online reputation to their commitment to great service, which includes maintaining great communication with their clients, providing a low-stress environment for animals and owners, accommodating people’s schedules and lots of face-to-face time with their clients.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, All Fur Paws has grown through some social media ads, but thanks to their commitment to next-level service, most of their business comes from repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Rhiana’s expert advice for them:

“Be clear with your vision. Keep it simple; everything can be really complicated. Be a good person, and it will be recognized. Be honest, and take pride in your work.”


Congratulations to All Fur Paws for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rhiana, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend All Fur Paws in Fargo. Visit their Facebook page today!