South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Funeral Homes & Services Award Winner: Goldfinch Funeral Home

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce Goldfinch Funeral Home is a 2019 award winner for funeral homes and services in South Carolina!

Honor the life of your loved one with Goldfinch Funeral Home in Conway.

Goldfinch Funeral Home has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 92.77 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 funeral homes and services in South Carolina!

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

“At the worst time of my life, Goldfinch came and made the process of saying goodbye a much less painful experience. I cannot say enough good things about them. They will be the last stop for all of my family members, pets or humans.” – Robin P.

Not Your Average Funeral Home

In order to learn a little more about Goldfinch Funeral Home and its impressive online reputation, we sat down with Steven Barfield, a Funeral Director at Goldfinch.

The first question we had for Steven was what sets Goldfinch Funeral Home apart from other funeral homes in South Carolina. Here’s his response:

“We’re really good at accommodating our families’ wants and needs. Whether it’s a beach-style funeral, a military-style funeral, a small and private funeral or a large and catered funeral, we try to give families exactly what they want.”

Steven added:

“We believe in serving people with integrity, and make a healing experience for our families. We have aftercare programs to help ease suffering after a funeral, including our grief therapy dog, Murphy!”

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

“[Our mission is to] do our best to serve families the best that we can at their most difficult time. Not all families’ needs are the same. We make sure that the experience is as easy as possible on the family during the most difficult time in their lives.”

Building Success by Putting Families’ Needs First

Steven credits Goldfinch Funeral Home’s strong online reputation to their commitment to always putting the needs of the families they service first:

“The first thing we do is try our level best to make every family pleased with our services. We put their needs first. Once we’ve done that and established a rapport with them, we ask them to share their experience with others.”

When asked what Goldfinch Funeral Home has done to grow the business outside of building a powerful online reputation, Steven said:

“We have a director that is in the community getting our name out there so folks know what we can provide. We did a theatrical re-enactment of the death and burial of Abraham Lincoln that was well attended by our community! We try to find unique ways to educate people and do things for the community. All of our funeral directors are involved in humanitarian clubs in the community, where we give back our time and efforts. We do a lot of advertising on Facebook. Outside of our posts, and we do run some ads.”

As an important part of this award-winning business, Steven has a lot of knowledge to share when it comes to growing an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many business owners out there:

“I think the most important thing is honesty, integrity and sincerity. Everyone is trying to make money, but you’ll get repeat business when people see that you’re honest and are trying to do your best by them.”


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

We highly recommend Goldfinch Funeral Home in Conway. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Timeless Arts Photography

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Timeless Arts Photography is an award winner for photographers in 2019.

If you are looking for a photographer who is dedicated to an individualized client experience, look no further than this award-winning company!

Timeless Arts Photography has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.98 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.78 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 photographers in South Carolina!

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

“I hired Rakiya Burkett of Timeless Arts Photography to do a photo shoot for my mother’s 70th birthday, and she FAR EXCEEDED my expectations! Not only was she extremely professional and fun to work with, but she threw in a few surprises for the photoshoot that made it all the more special and memorable. My mom had such a blast, and the pictures turned out BEAUTIFULLY! If you’re looking for a top-notch experience and exceptional photography services, Rakiya of Timeless Arts Photography is the one to hire. I definitely plan to use her again in the future!” – Porlan C.

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

Not Your Average Photographer

We were excited to learn all about how Timeless Arts Photography has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Rakiya Burkett. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Timeless Arts Photography stand apart from their local competitors. Rakiya says:

“We put our clients first and truly have a heart to serve. We take the clients’ wishes and visions and put them towards the final product. It’s really servitude that sets us apart.”

That dedication to service shows up in the company mission as well. We asked Rakiya to briefly describe the business mission. Here’s what she had to say:

“We like to be a part of people’s special moments, and we are passionate about providing an artistic memory of that moment…We want to give our clients a point to refer to when recalling those memories that will last for generations.”

Building Success with Heart and Soul

Communication has been key for growing Timeless Arts Photography’s business. Rakiya says that she always provides links to review platforms for her clients and sends surveys out after a session. Word of mouth has been their strongest market. At 11 years in business, Timeless Arts Photography boasts a strong and happy customer base.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Timeless Arts Photography has managed to. We asked if Rakiya could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Put your clients first. Endeavor to serve them. For us, it’s beyond business. We treat our clients like family. We try to understand them, and we go a step beyond business to help build rapport.”

Rakiya ended our chat with this sentiment:

“Every client experience is different, so every shoot should be different. We want to serve our clients and their personalities, and make our shoots unique to every client and who they are as individuals. We are a spiritually driven business.”


Congratulations to Timeless Arts Photography for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Rakiya for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Bohemia Salon

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

If you are looking for a quality salon that cares about its clients and community, look no further than this award-winning company!

Bohemia Salon has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.74 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five beauty salons & spas in South Carolina!

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

“I can’t even begin to say how amazing this salon is! I was a fried/ brassy blonde, and they turned me into a beautiful healthy platinum that I didn’t even think could be achievable. I was embarrassed by my hair, and they never once criticized or said anything about it. They made me feel right at home and went above and beyond to make my hair beautiful again. I never knew I could get highlights and have it actually look healthier (and thicker)… [They were] incredibly amazing, and I couldn’t be more thankful for them taking the time to do my hair. After two years of trying to find the right salon, I’m so happy I found this place and couldn’t recommend it more.” – Meghan B.

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

Not Your Average Salon

We were excited to learn all about how Bohemia Salon has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Shauna Amelia. The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Bohemia Salon stand apart from their local competitors. Shauna attributes the difference in service to the fact that at Bohemia Salon, they work to curate as clean a product as possible. Personal referrals and word of mouth has been a truly valuable source of business for Bohemia Salon.

Building Success By Caring

Bohemia Salon cares deeply about their clients as well as their community. Keeping in line with that passion, they make sure to always recycle and donate to local charities.

We know there are plenty of businesses out there who are looking to grow their reputations the way Bohemia Salon has. Here is Shauna’s advice for them:

“Work hard, and help the customer right.”


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

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Classic Remodeling & Construction

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Classic Remodeling & Construction is a 2019 award winner for home contractors in South Carolina!

For all of your remodeling and construction needs in Johns Island, there’s no better company to turn to than Classic Remodeling & Construction.

Classic Remodeling & Construction has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 94.75 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 home contractors in all of South Carolina!

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

“Classic is amazing. We chose them because of the amazing design work, the ease of selection and consulting on making our home renovation choices, and the offered warranty. Our project began the day it was supposed to; we had a project manager on site every day and never had to chase subs or call for details — it was an incredibly customer-service-oriented experience. Our project was finished a week ahead of schedule. We couldn’t be happier with the work, and we will use Classic for all of our construction work going forward.” – Dan S.

Not Your Average Remodeling and Construction Company

We wanted to learn a little more about Classic Remodeling & Construction and its impressive online reputation, so we talked with Marketing Director Autumn Callahan, General Manager Kim Williams and Bob Fleming, the owner of Classic.

The first question we had for Autumn, Kim and Bob was what sets Classic Remodeling & Construction apart from their competition in South Carolina. Here’s their response:

“Classic Remodeling has been in business for 30 years in the Charleston area. Over the course of those 30 years, we have worked to develop and refine processes that make the remodeling experience as easy and stress-free as possible for our clients. As a design-build firm, we are able to guide the client through design and selections straight to construction. Our design department goes to a level of detail not always found in the construction industry, providing detailed plans that show how finish materials intersect and lifelike renderings so the client can really see the renovation. Having designers and project craftsmen/carpenters who are all part of the same team allows for greater communication throughout the project and a more satisfying experience for the homeowner.“

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Classic Remodeling & Construction and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Autumn, Kim and Bob had to say:

“Our goal is to deliver a high-quality project in a seamless manner to our clients. Whether we’re making a living space more functional for a busy family or making a home more safe and accessible, we enjoy the challenge of finding the best way to update a home so that it better meets the clients expectations and lifestyle.”

Building Success Through Customer Service and Client Satisfaction

Autumn, Kim and Bob credit Classic Remodeling & Construction’s strong online reputation to their commitment to customer service and client satisfaction:

“The majority of our business comes from repeat clients and client referrals. As a result, our company places a strong emphasis on customer service and client satisfaction throughout the renovation process. We have regular check-ins and survey all projects — some at multiple points throughout the project — to gauge how the client is feeling, and adjust accordingly if necessary. By building strong relationships with our clients over the course of their home renovation, we create evangelists for our company who are happy to share their experiences on various online platforms. We frequently reach out to clients directly to ask them if they would be willing to review us online, and we consistently remind our social media and newsletter followers of the opportunities available to them to provide online feedback to others who may be interested in our services.”

When asked how Classic Remodeling & Construction has gotten their name out there outside of building a powerful online reputation, Autumn, Kim and Bob told us:

“We have a number of ways to keep in touch with past clients, as well as to reach out to new prospects. We advertise in various home magazines, as well as some niche neighborhood publications, and we maintain and frequently post to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We also send out a monthly newsletter to both past clients and prospects. Our biggest event of the year is a client appreciation party and oyster roast, which allows us to keep in contact with our clients and meet some of their friends.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build the kind of online reputation that Classic Remodeling & Construction has. Here’s the expert advice Autumn, Kim and Bob have for those business owners:

“Customer service and client satisfaction are key! If your clients have a good experience working with you, they are generally more than happy to provide online reviews of your business. It’s also important to ask for reviews on a regular basis.”


Congratulations to the team at Classic Remodeling & Construction for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Autumn, Kim and Bob, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend working with the experts at Classic Remodeling & Construction in Johns Island. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Chiropractors Award Winner: Stone Chiropractic

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Stone Chiropractic is a two-time award winner in South Carolina for 2019!

When it comes to chiropractic care, you won’t find a better option in Mt. Pleasant than Stone Chiropractic.

Stone Chiropractic has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ 98.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards — one for ranking among the top 100 businesses in South Carolina and one for ranking among the top 10 chiropractors in South Carolina!

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

“Dr. Stone (and her wonderful staff) have been a lifesaver for my whole family. My husband and I both have had bad experiences with chiropractors in the past, and we were skeptical of trying it again, but she totally changed our perspective! We have been seeing her religiously for two years, and she has helped my neck pain and my husband’s shoulders and lower back so much. We trust and value her opinion immensely, and we even took my son to see her when he was just six weeks old. I cannot say enough nice things; I recommend Dr. Stone to everyone I know!” – Leslie M.

Not Your Average Chiropractic Center

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 Victoria Lewis, Office Manager at Stone Chiropractic.

The first question we had for Victoria was what sets Stone Chiropractic apart from their competition in South Carolina. Victoria points to the fact that Dr. Carrie Stone is a specialist in the field and that she utilized the Blair Technique.

We also wanted to learn what their mission is at Stone Chiropractic and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Victoria had to say:

“[We make the world a better place by] healing one body at a time.”

Building Success Through Quality Care

Victoria credits Stone Chiropractic’s strong online reputation to the quality care they provide their patients day in and day out, and to their commitment to asking their patients for reviews.

Not only has quality care led to the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, but it has also led to a lot of word of mouth, which, according to Victoria, is Stone Chiropractic’s main source of growth.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation that Stone Chiropractic has. Here’s Victoria’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Be passionate about what you do.”


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

We highly recommend Stone Chiropractic in Mt. Pleasant. Visit their website today.

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Home Health Care Providers Award Winner: Home Care Assistance in Greenville

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Home Care Assistance is a 2019 award winner for home health care providers in South Carolina!

If you’re looking for the right home health care provider for yourself or a loved one in Greenville, look no further than Home Care Assistance.

Home Care Assistance has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 91.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 home health care providers in South Carolina!

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

“Home Care was a lifesaver! So glad we got the referral to them; everyone has been helpful and in tune to our needs and crazy schedule…” – Trishia K.

Not Your Average Home Health Care Providers

We wanted to learn a little more about Home Care Assistance in Greenville and the impressive online reputation they’ve built, so we took a few minutes to talk with Shawanna Gibson, Client Care Manager at Home Care Assistance.

The first question we had for Shawanna was what sets Home Care Assistance apart from the many other home health care providers in South Carolina. Here’s what she had to say:

“I think it’s because we offer something a lot of other home care agencies do not; we offer client care management. We make sure that not just our customers are happy, but that our employees are happy as well.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Home Care Assistance and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Shawanna’s response:

“We just want to make sure people can stay independent for as long as possible!”

Building Success Through Referrals and Community Outreach

Growing a business involves more than just building an online reputation, and when asked how Home Care Assistance has gotten their name out there, Shawanna points to the referrals they get from A Place for Mom, to the word of mouth they get from happy customers and families and to the community outreach efforts by Shawanna and her partner, Gracie.

There are so many business owners out there who would love to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Home Care Assistance has. Here’s Shawanna’s expert advice for those business owners:

“You’ve got to provide quality service from the bottom to the top of the organization.”


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

When it comes to home health care in Greenville, we highly recommend Home Care Assistance. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Home Health Care Providers Award Winner: Elite Home Care

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Elite Home Care is an award winner for home health care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a home health care provider who will show you or your loved one kindness and understanding, look no further than this award-winning company!

Elite Home Care has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across a variety of verified sites with an average rating of 4.64 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 90.35 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking in the top 10 home health care providers in South Carolina!

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

“Elite Home Care is amazing. They have the best office staff and caregivers. After the great experience I’ve had with them, I recommend that everyone thinks of Elite as an option for their loved ones.” – Isabella S.

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

Not Your Average Home Health Care Providers

In order to better understand Elite Home Care and how they were able to create and build such a stellar reputation, we took the time to sit down with the executive director, Victoria Spencer. The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Elite Home Care different than any other home health care provider. On that topic, Victoria mentioned the affordability of care at Elite Home Care.

Building Success Through Care

The goal at Elite Home Care is to provide the highest quality non-medical care tailored to each client’s individual needs. Friendly, respectful, professional care can make all the difference to a person who wants to continue living independently in the comfort of their own home. In reading some of the many positive reviews that have been left for Elite Home Care, it is clear that this mission is important to their team, and that the clients they work with have felt loved and supported by this amazing company. Victoria’s parting advice to other companies hoping to grow their own reputations the way Elite Home Care has was short and sweet. To those companies, Victoria shares:

“Be present.”


Congratulations to Elite Home Care for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Victoria Spencer for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Orangetheory Fitness Greenville

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Orangetheory Fitness Greenville is a 2019 award winner for fitness centers in South Carolina!

Reach your fitness goals in Greenville by turning to Orangetheory Fitness on Woodruff Road.

Orangetheory Fitness Greenville has received hundreds of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of South Carolina!

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

“[The workouts are] challenging but can be modified, and you still get maximum burn! The coaches and staff are amazing and always willing to help and answer any questions you might have. They’re so encouraging, and they make you feel like family. This is the best gym I’ve ever been to, and I have had the most success in my health journey with them. I wouldn’t recommend any other gym but Orangetheory Fitness!” – Krista H.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

In order to learn a little more about Orangetheory Fitness Greenville and their impressive online reputation, we sat down with Amanda Wright, Assistant Manager.

The first question we asked Amanda was what sets Orangetheory Fitness Greenville apart from the other fitness centers in South Carolina, to which she told us that they connect with members on an individual level and take the time to know each person by name. She also points to their workouts, which are HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training) and provide the maximum calorie-burn during and after the workout for up to 24 hours, which is called the afterburn effect.

We also asked Amanda what their mission is at Orangetheory Fitness Greenville and how they work to make the world a better place Here’s what she had to say:

“We strive to add more life and energy to each person who comes here. The focus is to help people do more in life because of the healthy life they now have, which is a result of the fitness program they get at Orangetheory.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Amanda credits Orangetheory Fitness Greenville’s strong online reputation to their outstanding customer service:

“Members are treated well and have a great experience each time they come here.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Orangetheory Fitness Greenville has grown by getting involved in the community, doing ads with the corporate team, posting on social media every day with stories of their clients and culture and taking videos to post on Facebook and Instagram.

There are many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their reputation the way Orangetheory Fitness Greenville has. Here’s Amanda’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Be honest and personable, and enjoy what you do and the people you serve.”


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

We highly recommend Orangetheory Fitness in Greenville when you want to reach your fitness goals. Visit their website today!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Architects: Christopher Rose Architects

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Christopher Rose Architects, is an award winner for architects in 2019.

If you are looking for an architecture firm that will pay attention to your needs and who understands the local environment, look no further than this award-winning company!

Christopher Rose Architects has received dozens of overwhelmingly positive reviews across a variety of verified sites with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 92.09 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking in the top ten architects in South Carolina!

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

“It always amazes me how Chris can handle any design whether you are looking for that low-country beach house or a more modern approach.” – Stephen W

Not Your Average Architect

With years of experience and a team who has spent extensive time working together, Christopher Rose Architects operates with a design philosophy that is deeply entrenched in South Carolina’s architectural history and dynamic climatic landscape. Their approach to architecture operates with a rich awareness of regional traditions coupled with ever-evolving technologies to produce homes with a lasting, distinct appeal. Christopher Rose Architects prides themselves on having a deep understanding of how to work in a difficult local environment. When you’re dealing with humidity, earthquakes, hurricanes, and flooding, you want to be confident that you are working with a team that understands these environmental hazards.

Building Success Through Attention to Detail

Christopher keeps up with clients across four different social media platforms, making sure to follow up and keep in touch with clients. This kind of reliability feeds into the way he works with those clients, making sure to give each client the attention he believes they deserve. When we asked Christopher about his mission, he had this to say:

“We like to go through the same process with every client, paying personal attention to the needs of each client, always making each project special”.

Quality of product and paying attention to the requests of the client are very important to this company, and the reviews speak for themselves here. Christopher Rose Architects has clients who feel confident and excited about how Christopher Rose Architects has improved their spaces.


Congratulations to Christopher Rose Architects for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Christopher for taking the time to speak with us!

South Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Veterinarian Award Winner: Shuler Veterinary Clinic

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Shuler Veterinary Clinic is an award winner for veterinarians in 2019.

If you are looking for a veterinary clinic who will work hard to offer your pet the best possible attention and care, look no further than this award-winning company!

Shuler Veterinary Clinic has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.71 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five veterinarians in South Carolina!

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

“We have been going to Shuler for a few months now and have had a great experience! Their staff is very friendly and thorough, I was able to get a same-day appointment quickly and their teams followed up to see how my dog was feeling post-appointment. Would highly recommend!” – Katherine T

Not Your Average Veterinarian

In order to learn more about this business and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, we took a few minutes to talk with Kristine McNaney, office manager at Shuler Veterinary Clinic. According to Krystine, caring is key! It is clear that empathy and understanding are foundational for Shuler Veterinary Clinic. Loyalty plays a big part in the way this business achieves such a high level of success. This loyalty is seen not only in customer retention but also in the longevity of their staff:

“Loyalty of the company is a big deal, employees have been here a long time. They care about animals as if they were their own.”

Building Success Through Compassion

When asked if she had any advice to offer other businesses looking to grow their reputations, Krystine had this to say:

“Just do the best that you can, provide a service that makes you and the client comfortable and part of the family. You do that by caring for the little creatures and liking what you do.”


Congratulations to Shuler Veterinary Clinic for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Krystine for taking the time to speak with us!