South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Real Estate Brokers Award Winner: RE/MAX Professionals Inc. in Sioux Falls

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that RE/MAX Professionals Inc. is a 2019 award winner for real estate brokers in South Dakota!

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell in the Sioux Falls area, there’s no better real estate team to work with than RE/MAX Professionals Inc.

RE/MAX Professionals Inc. has received multiple reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 88.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 real estate brokers in all of South Dakota!

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

“My experience with RE/MAX in Sioux Falls, SD was excellent. My agent was Julie Johnson, and I would highly recommend her. The word I first think of is TRUST when speaking of Julie. She sold us our home when we moved to Brandon, SD, in 2000. When needing to move in the summer of 2017, she was the person I called because I totally TRUST her. She made the transition go smoothly. Thank you, Julie Johnson.” – Susan S.

Not Your Average Real Estate Company

We wanted to learn all about RE/MAX Professionals and their superb online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the co-owner, Joan Cota.

The first question we had for Joan was what is it that sets RE/MAX Professionals apart from their competition in South Dakota. Here’s her response:

“We are part of a worldwide franchise. The agents here are experienced agents. We treat others how we would like to be treated and help them to be successful in their real estate.”

Joan went on to add:

“We have been in business here since 1985. We have very loyal agents and clients. We have valuable companies that we work with.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at RE/MAX Professionals and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Joan had to say:

“We are focused on providing buyers and sellers with the best results and service in the industry. We listen carefully to understand our clients’ real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for them. Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, we have the expertise, a proven track record and the resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.”

Building Success Through Recognition

RE/MAX is a well-known franchise, and Joan attributes the strong online reputation RE/MAX Professionals in Sioux Falls has built to name recognition.

When we asked Joan how RE/MAX Professionals has gotten their name out there outside of building a powerful online reputation, she said:

“Most of our agents work with referrals and past clients. We have happy, lifelong clients that come back and use our agents.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation RE/MAX Professionals has. Here’s Joan’s expert advice for them:

“Keep on working at it. Have a person dedicated to working on the online presence.”


Congratulations to the team at RE/MAX Professionals Inc. for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Joan, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend RE/MAX Professionals Inc. in Sioux Falls. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Moving Service Companies Award Winner: Dakota Moving

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dakota Moving is a 2019 award winner for moving service companies in South Dakota!

Take the stress out of your move by relying on the experts at Dakota Moving in Sioux Falls.

Dakota Moving has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 96.10 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 moving service companies in all of South Dakota!

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

“Dakota Moving was awesome. They were very professional and polite. I was very happy with their service and fee. I will definitely recommend Dakota Moving to others and use them again if I need to move in the future. Thank you for all of your hard work!” – Angela D.

Not Your Average Moving Company

We were interested in learning more about Dakota Moving and its outstanding online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Derek Fox.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Dakota Moving stand out when compared to the many other moving companies in South Dakota. Here’s Derek’s response:

“All of our employees are full time. We’re not hiring day laborers. We go coast to coast, but our pricing is fair. A lot of times, we’re cheaper than a lot of other people. We charge a flat rate, including truck, fuel and tax. We’re not adding on charges per box or overnight or anything like that.”

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

“We just want to do good work and help everyone! At the end of the day, we want people to be happy because they don’t have to do the work themselves. People are busy with work and kids and their own lives, and they don’t want to spend all their time moving. A lot of people also don’t have the proper equipment. We want to make it easy and less stressful.”

Building Success With Happy Customers

Derek attributes Dakota Moving’s strong online reputation to their commitment to making their customers happy:

“It’s not easy! Volume is really the key. There are a lot of people that say they’ll leave a review, but they end up forgetting. We just try to make people happy!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Dakota Moving has gotten their name out there through a commercial that airs on the local news channel, by sending out postcards and sponsoring local sports teams, but most of their new business comes from Google or word of mouth.

There are so many business owners out there who would love to build the kind of online reputation Dakota Moving has. Here’s Derek’s expert advice for them:

“It takes a lot of work! It never slows down. Respond to quotes; send emails, and answer your phones. Do what you can to make people happy!”


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

We highly recommend Dakota Moving in Sioux Falls. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Woelfel Jewelry Store

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Woelfel Jewelry Store is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store that can offer unique pieces and incredible customer service, look no further than this award-winning company!

Woelfel Jewelry Store has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.62 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 92.20 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 jewelry stores in South Dakota!

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

“Woelfel’s is an amazing store! They have an unbelievable selection of jewelry and gifts. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They work with you to find exactly what you need at a cost you can afford. Their diamonds are the real deal! It’s a wonderful family and local business!!” – D.S.

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

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about how Woelfel Jewelry Store has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Brad Jamison.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Woelfel Jewelry Store stand apart from their competitors. Brad told us that there aren’t many independent jewelers around anymore and that since they are so small, they are able to provide better customer service than a chain could. Brad also told us that they are the fourth generation, so they know what they’re doing. Brad said:

“I don’t have the same 20 rings that the chain stores have, so my rings really stand out.”

In addition to their ability to provide unique pieces and exceptional service, Brad also told us that they pride themselves on having three full-time goldsmiths. He says they can size new rings in one hour and they can get a wedding set soldered in three hours. They Also offer in-store financing options. At the end of the day, they are doing their best to take care of people honestly and quickly.

Building Success By Doing What They Love

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

“Find something that you enjoy! Once you’ve found that run it the best way you can. You’ve got to have some money to start with, too. It’s tough to get things started. You’ve got to be able to pay for advertising.”


Congratulations to Woelfel Jewelry Store for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Brad for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Fitness Centers Award Winner: Revive Fitness

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

If you’re looking for a fitness center where you can get fit, have fun and make friends, look no further than Revive Fitness in Dell Rapids.

Revive Fitness has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 95.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 fitness centers in all of South Dakota!

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

“Each workout I do at Revive Fitness is great!!! There are a variety of classes that all have things I love about them. I never thought I could Zumba, and now it is one of my favorite things to do. The classes are each designed to work you to your potential and then some. Brittani has done a great job changing the health and strength of the women in Dell Rapids by opening Revive.” – Jacque L.

Not Your Average Fitness Center

We wanted to learn a little more about this award-winning fitness center and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Brittani Bollock.

The first question we had for Brittani was what is it that sets Revive Fitness apart from their competition in South Dakota. Brittani told us that the group of trainers they have is second to none, and they have created a supportive community in the five years they’ve been in business.

Brittani went on to tell us that they are now offering a joint membership with Rapid fitness. That way, they can capitalize on the whole market by sharing a building.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Revive Fitness and how they work to make the world a better place. Brittani told us that they are out to change people’s lives. They are there to encourage people in their journey. They are trying to help make better people.

Brittani added:

“A river cuts through a rock, not because of its power but its persistence. It’s not about strength; it’s about becoming better people.”

Building Success With an Amazing Community and Loyal Members

Brittani attributes Revive Fitness’ strong online reputation to the amazing community they are a part of and their loyal members.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Revive Fitness has gotten their name out there by supporting schools and churches in town and through Facebook and word of mouth.

Clearly, Brittani 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:

“Be passionate, and have a lot of heart. Work hard. Not every day is easy.”


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

We highly recommend Revive Fitness in Dell Rapids. Visit their Facebook Page today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: Loyal Plumbing

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Loyal Plumbing is a 2019 award winner for plumbers in South Dakota!

When you need a plumber you can rely on to get the job done right the first time in Rapid City, you need Loyal Plumbing.

Loyal Plumbing has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 89.91 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 plumbers in all of South Dakota!

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

“[They provide] great service! [They were] fast, on time, friendly and affordable, too. [I] will only be calling them when I need anything done again. Thank you!” – Angela D.

Not Your Average Plumbing Company

We wanted to learn a little more about Loyal Plumbing and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Kirsten Falcon.

The first thing we wanted to know was what is it that sets Loyal Plumbing apart from their competition in South Dakota. Kirsten points to how innovative the team at Loyal Plumbing is and told us that they are just getting their feet wet in the industry. They’ve set out to change the stereotype and dynamic of plumbers:

“We are taking our money and training young guys out of high school to help them get experience, and once a week, we have someone come in and train them on the code.”

Kirsten went on to tell us that they offer a lot of services and equipment that others don’t, they do the job better and faster than their competition, and they provide their services for commercial and residential customers, including for new construction.

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

“[We aim to be] your local, loyal plumbers. We are all about Rapid City and the community — we pride ourselves on staying local and loyal…”

Building Success Through Availability, Convenience and Customer Service

Kirsten attributes Loyal Plumbing’s strong online reputation to the fact that they make themselves available to their clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are very innovative, they make their service convenient for their clients by making it possible to request service online and customer service is very important to them. They also encourage online reviews by incentivizing their techs.

For seven years, Loyal Plumbing’s sole source of business came from word of mouth, but they’ve recently started getting their name out there through print ads in local magazines, door-to-door sales, social media and some paid aids from time to time.

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Loyal Plumbing has. Here’s Kirsten’s expert advice for them:

“Stay honest; have integrity, and be cost effective. Cater to your customer — it’s hard work but if you know your values (the work you want to do), you can do it…”


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

We highly recommend Loyal Plumbing in Rapid City. Visit their Facebook page today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Orthodontists Award Winner: Horner Barrow Orthodontics

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Horner Barrow Orthodontics is an award winner for orthodontists in 2019!

If you are looking for an orthodontist that will make your smile shine, look no further than this award-winning company!

Horner Barrow Orthodontics has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 96.07 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five orthodontists in South Dakota!

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

“As a patient who got braces later in life, looking back I would definitely do it all over again. Dr. Horner and his team were super caring and helpful and guided me through the whole process which turned out fantastically.” -Pat M.

It is because of rave reviews like this that Horner Barrow Orthodontics is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Orthodontist

We were excited to learn all about how Horner Barrow Orthodontics has been able to build such an extraordinary reputation, so we sat down with the Clinic Lead, Kylie Klemme.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Horner Barrow Orthodontics stand apart from their competitors. Kylie said it’s all about family. She told us, “We’re a father/daughter practice. Dr. Barrow is the only female orthodontist in Sioux Falls, which puts her in high demand. We also make sure that treatment is necessary before we provide it. We don’t just treat to treat!”

Kylie and the Horner Barrow Orthodontics team work tirelessly to provide excellent care to their clients. In her words, “We create beautiful smiles every day! We help people build self-confidence and help their mouth and teeth function better.”

Building Success Through Integrity

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as fabulous a reputation as Horner Barrow Orthodontics has managed to. We asked if Kylie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Just be you! Don’t over promise things. Stay practical and client focused. Communication is a big thing, too. Be sure to communicate with your employees and your customers. We also keep in close communication with our dentists.”


Congratulations to Horner Barrow Orthodontics for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Kylie for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota Top Rated Local® Moving Service Companies Award Winner: Advanced Moving

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Advanced Moving is an award winner for moving service companies in 2019!

If you are looking for a moving service company that is both safe and speedy, look no further than this award-winning company!

Advanced Moving has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.71 stars, earning them an awesome Rating Score™ of 93.07 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five moving service companies in South Dakota!

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

“These guys were great. Very affordable, courteous, kept our belongings protected. They took our items where we wanted them in the new house and did so with the utmost respect for our new home. I would like to thank Chris, Derek, and Trevon for the excellent work they did. Highly recommend this company.” -Joseph B.

It is because of phenomenal reviews like this that Advanced Moving is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Moving Service Company

We were excited to learn all about how Advanced Moving has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Dondi.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Advanced Moving stand apart from their competitors. According to Dondi, it all comes down to their nearly three decades of industry experience. Dondi and her team take immense pride in making the moving process easier for their clients.

Building Success

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

“Reputation is key.”


Congratulations to Advanced Moving for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dondi for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Home Contractors Award Winner: Deffenbaugh Homes

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

If you’re looking to reinvent your home and make your dreams come true, there’s no better company to turn to than Deffenbaugh Homes in Sioux Falls.

Deffenbaugh Homes has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 95.27 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 home contractors in all of South Dakota!

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

“If you are looking for a contractor that builds beautiful high-end homes and remodels, look no further. From the initial design and development through the construction, this is the team you hire in Sioux Falls.” – Cole W.

Not Your Average Home Contractor

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Cailyn Schreurs, Marketing and Operations Assistant at Deffenbaugh Homes.

The first question we had for Cailyn was what is it that sets Deffenbaugh Homes apart from their competition in South Dakota. Here’s her response:

“We are very focused on the details. We are very personable and want to get to know our clients one on one. Our clients become family with us because we are constantly building and improving their forever home.”

Building Success by Focusing on Reviews

Cailyn attributes Deffenbaugh Homes’ strong online reputation to their focus on getting reviews on Google, Houzz and Facebook.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Deffenbaugh Homes has spread the word about who they are and what they do through digital marketing and by putting on seminars every couple of months in their community.


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

We highly recommend Deffenbaugh Homes in Sioux Falls. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Martial Arts Award Winner: Hoover’s Martial Arts

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hoover’s Martial Arts is a two-time 2019 award winner in South Dakota!

When it comes to martial arts in Sioux Falls, there’s no better option than Hoover’s Martial Arts.

Hoover’s Martial Arts has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 96.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the number one martial arts center in South Dakota!

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

“I think the best-kept secret every family in Sioux Falls needs to know is Hoover’s Martial Arts. They understand the challenges most parents face today and create a positive environment for kids and adults. Master Hoover is simply world-class. The value they give far outweighs any cost (and it’s incredibly affordable). You could shop around, or you could trust 40 years of service in the greater Sioux Falls community.” – Ken H.

Not Your Average Martial Arts Center

Larry Hoover, the owner of Hoover’s Martial Arts, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about his award-winning business and its outstanding online reputation.

The first question we had for Larry was what is it that sets Hoover’s Martial Arts apart from their competition in South Dakota. Larry points to the child-specific programs they offer.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Hoover’s Martial Arts and how they work to make the world a better place. Larry shared that their goal is to give kids a sense of understanding and clear expectations. Through proper discipline, Hoover Martial Arts teaches kids that they can accomplish the goals that they set.

Building Success by Focusing on the Children

Larry attributes Hoover’s Martial Arts’ strong online reputation to their focus on children’s martial arts and told us that they’ve been in business since 1986.

Hoover’s Martial Arts gets a healthy mix of new and repeat business, and they’ve gotten their name out there strictly through word of mouth.

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. When we asked Larry what advice he has for them, he emphasized the importance of working on your reputation and being an active part of your community.


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

We highly recommend Hoover’s Martial Arts in Sioux Falls. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® House Cleaning Companies Award Winner: Merry Maids of Rapid City

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Merry Maids of Rapid City is a 2019 award winner for house cleaning companies in South Dakota!

Say goodbye to stress and hello to a spotless home by relying on the experts at Merry Maids of Rapid City.

Merry Maids of Rapid City has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.14 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 86.42 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 house cleaning company in all of South Dakota!

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

“I appreciate Merry Maids so much; they do an amazing job, and they help me in my busy work life be able to enjoy my off time! I highly recommend [them]!” – Jama S.

Not Your Average House Cleaning Company

Debbie Hansen, the owner of Merry Maids of Rapid City, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about her award-winning business and its fantastic online reputation.

The first question we had for Debbie was what is it that sets Merry Maids of Rapid City apart from their competition. Here’s her response:

“We’re the number one company in the industry.”

Building Success by Doing Great Work

Debbie attributes Merry Maids of Rapid City’s strong online reputation to their commitment to doing great work for their clients day in and day out.

When we asked Debbie how Merry Maids of Rapid City has gotten their name out there outside of building a powerful online reputation, she said:

“We have an awesome web page. We give back to the community through donations, and we have a lot of customer referrals.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s her simple yet essential advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Be a trustworthy business.”


Congratulations to the team at Merry Maids of Rapid City for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Debbie, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Merry Maids of Rapid City. Visit their website today!