Texas’ Top Rated Local® Dance Studio Award Winner: Move Dance and Fitness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Move Dance and Fitness is the number one dance studio in Texas for 2018!

“Last year was our son and daughter’s first year at Move. It has been great being a part of the Move family! Meeting and bonding with the other parents is really nice. The owners and instructors are so passionate and talented. Our son did the hip hop class. He loves to dance and we have seen the growth, control and confidence in him. Our daughter loves her ballet class and looked forward to it every week. We are back again this year!” -S.P.

“Just had my daughter’s 3rd birthday here and it was perfect. The little playroom is perfect for the younger kids and keeps the older kids entertained as guests arrive. The teacher was so bubbly and sweet; the kids had a blast with her. She helped us stay on schedule and helped us manage our guests and the kids. The setup and decorating they did was beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday party for my little girl. Thank you, Move Dance and Fitness, for making my daughter’s birthday so special and memorable. All my friends and family said they had a blast!” -S.G.

These are just two of the phenomenal reviews Move Dance Fitness has received that led to their awesome 98.76 Rating Score™, 4.98-star average rating, and 2018 Top Rated Local award.

Not Your Average Dance School

Move Dance and Fitness owner, Julien Marion, took some time to discuss his business’ extraordinary online reputation.

He credits the business’ impressive online reputation to the family environment the Move Dance and Fitness team creates. “There are numerous things that make us different. The environment is important to us. We are a family business that puts a focus on making our clients feel comfortable with bringing their kids out,” he said. “The community we have built is focused on making each member feel as comfortable as possible because our studio feels like home. It’s safe and filled with love, and that provides value.”

Building Success By Taking Good Care of The Team

Julien makes one thing abundantly clear — Move Dance and Fitness is all about the people. What wisdom does he have to pass on to other businesses that want to rock their reputation online?

“My advice is that you need to take care of your family first, and treat your customers and employees like family as well. The reputation will follow.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Julien! Congratulations to the team at Move Dance and Fitness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: Natural Expressions Inc

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Natural Expressions Inc is a 2018 award winner for photographers in Texas!

Whether you’re looking for a great photographer for wedding photos, senior portraits or anything else, look no further than Natural Expressions Inc in Houston.

Natural Expressions Inc has received dozens of reviews from their happy clients with an average rating of 4.99 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 99.88 and two Top Rated Local awards for 2018 — one for being ranked among the top 100 business in Texas and one for being ranked among the top 10 photographers in Texas!

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

“Dan and Christine are amazing photographers. Both are professional, very friendly, easy to work with and creative. Natural Expressions has taken photos of my kids since they were babies, and I have always had good results. I referred them for a friend’s wedding, and the photos were great. They definitely know how to capture the moment.” – Marvin B

Not Your Average Photographer

Dan O’Keefe, the President of Natural Expressions Inc, is 100-percent extroverted, and that alone makes Natural Expressions a different kind of photography company in an industry that is typically populated by more introverted people.

Because of his extroverted nature, Dan looks for photographers for his team who are not only talented but who are also personable and friendly.

“My staff can truly help to take the best pictures by making people comfortable. I have people on my team who can put people at ease. I would put our work up against anyone else’s in the industry because we have the best team.”

We asked Dan why he does what he does and how he works to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“I do this because I truly enjoy it and because I need other people to be happy. Whether it’s the birth of a baby or a wedding, people allow us to be and trust us to be a part of really special moments. I get to give people something to remember those moments by.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Natural Expressions Inc has been around for about 35 years now, and they’ve always been customer-service driven from the beginning. They want their clients to know that they are always right, and as a result, their clients spread the word about their business and give them reviews.

Apart from building a powerful online reputation, Dan has invested in SEO for his website, and that has made a huge impact on their growth.

“We always ask how people find us. We show up for so many keywords related to our business, and our new customers can find us online. If you don’t find a way to drive people to your website, they will never find you.”

We asked Dan what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are his words of wisdom:

“SEO cannot be overstated. The rules are changing in SEO, and you really need a company who is an expert and can help get new customers to your site. You have to be online. Without being online, you are fighting an uphill battle.”


Congratulations to the team at Natural Expressions Inc for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Dan, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re looking for the right photographer for an upcoming event or a simple portrait, we highly recommend working with Natural Expressions Inc. Visit their website today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Window Cleaners Award Winner: Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning is a 2018 award winner for window cleaners in Texas!

Looking for expert window cleaning, hard water spot removal or gutter cleaning in Amarillo? If so, look no further than the experienced team at Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning.

Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning has received dozens of online reviews from two verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 95.00 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 window cleaners in all of Texas!

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

“Here at Destiny’s Garden, we really appreciate the work these guys do for us! We originally had them restore several cloudy windows.They made them look brand new! We currently have them come quarterly to maintain the large windows in our event center. I highly recommend this company! They are affordable, and they do a great job!” – Sheila C

Not Your Average Window Cleaning Company 

Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning is a locally owned family business that really cares about quality. They always strive to get the job done right and to do great work, but if there is ever an issue, they own up to it and do whatever they can to make it right.

We asked Rachel Bentley, the owner of Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning, why they do what they do and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“We have four daughters, and we do this business for them. We also love our staff and want them to grow financially, and we want to take the best care of our staff that we can. Watching our staff succeed and watching them grow is so rewarding.”

Building Success by Making it Easy for Clients to Leave Reviews

Rachel credits Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning’s strong online reputation to the fact that they make it so easy for their clients to leave reviews.

“…whenever we invoice a customer, it also automatically sends an email asking them to rate us, and allows us to respond to it. Most people are willing to write [a review] when we make it easy for them.”

They’ve found so much success with this strategy that they haven’t had to do a lot of other marketing. Apart from their powerful online reputation, word of mouth has been their biggest source of growth; although, they have recently started being active on Instagram and they have a website as well.

Rachel also credits Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning’s success to her staff:

“I want to say thank you to our amazing staff. We really couldn’t do this without them.”

We asked Rachel what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“You need to find something that works for you, and if you can find good software that helps you manage your business, that is really important. When you’re customer-facing, finding business software that takes care of invoicing and reviews is super important.”


Congratulations to the team at Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Rachel, for taking the time to speak with us!

For expert window cleaning that you can rely on, we highly recommend that you choose the team at Texas Glass Restoration & Window Cleaning. Visit them online today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Landscapers Award Winner: Dream Image & Landscape Service

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dream Image & Landscape Service is a two-time 2018 award winner for landscapers in Texas!

From residential and commercial landscaping to professional tree services, Dream Image & Landscape Service is the company to turn to in Texas when you want the job done right the first time.

Dream Image Tree & Landscape Service has earned hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.98 stars, an awe-inspiring Rating Score™ of 99.79 and two 2018 Top Rated Local awards — one for being ranked among the top 100 business in Texas and one for being ranked number three out of all landscapers in Texas!

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

“I can’t brag enough about the excellent work Matt and his crew have done for me. I have used his service at least four times, and one was a complete landscape redo of my front yard to include a watering system and stone wall around the flower beds. I would recommend Dream Image Tree & Landscape Service to anyone. Matt, you are good!” – Randy W

Not Your Average Landscaping Company

There are so many things that set Dream Image Tree & Landscape Service apart from other landscaping companies. For one, the owner, Matt JedLicka, works hand in hand with his crew and his customers to ensure that the job gets done professionally and promptly. Attention to detail is always a focus for the team at Dream Image, and they make it a point to get projects done in a timely manner for their clients.

We asked Matt why he does what he does and how he works to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“I enjoy what I do. I get fulfillment by being able to make people’s lives more enjoyable and by making their dreams come true.”

Building Success By Meeting Needs

Matt credits Dream Image’s strong online reputation to his commitment to ensuring that his customers get what they want. Their goal is to provide products or services for their customers that fit them and bring their dream alive. Additionally, customers relations are always their top priority.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Dream Image Tree & Landscape Service has gotten their name out there by giving back to their community. They have a lot of new people in their small community, and they focus on helping everyone they come into contact with. They also volunteer within the community.


Congratulations to the team at Dream Image Tree & Landscape Service for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Matt, for taking the time to speak with us!

Whether you have a tree that needs to be pruned or you’re looking to redo your backyard, we highly recommend working with Matt and the team at Dream Image in Boerne. Visit their website today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Garage Door Contractors Award Winner: Reliant Overhead

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Reliant Overhead is a 2018 award winner for garage door contractors in Texas!

Whether you need garage door repair or it’s time to have your residential or commercial garage door replaced, you need the professionals at Reliant Overhead on your side.

Reliant Overhead has earned hundreds of online reviews from five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.82 stars, a spectacular Rating Score™ of 98.24 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 garage door contractors in all of Texas!

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

“Wow! It’s been years since I’ve come across a company, of any industry, with such great service and great people. [They] responded to my Angie’s List inquiry within seconds (yes like five seconds), [and] they were able to make a same-day service call and 100 percent fixed my issue for a very reasonable cost.” – Lawrence

A One-of-a-Kind Garage Door Company’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Reliant Overhead is a garage door company like no other, a company that prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else and always goes the extra mile for their clients.

Reliant Overhead has an experienced staff with technical abilities that other garage door contractors do not, allowing them to take on jobs other companies aren’t equipped for. They’ve even had other companies send them jobs when they cannot handle them.

Every single job they take on might not go perfectly, but they always make it a point to take care of any issues right away until the customer is satisfied, even if it means losing money.

When we asked the owner of Reliant Overhead, Russ Brown, what his company’s secret is to such a strong online reputation, he credited the outstanding work and customer service they provide.

“If we focus on taking pride in our work, the reviews will follow.”

This amazing service comes from having a staff who truly enjoys what they do, and who are all focused on the same goals and on providing the same level of service.

Outside of building an online reputation that speaks for itself, Reliant Overhead has received a lot of word of mouth from their satisfied customers, which is responsible for the majority of their growth. They’ve also had a good amount of repeat business.

Making the World a Better Place By Getting the Job Done Right

We asked Russ why they do what they do at Reliant Overhead and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“We want to make our customers feel well-informed, and we always do a thorough job of explaining everything, from why the problem happened to what the customer’s options are. We focus on getting the job done right and in a timely manner, making a good experience out of a bad situation.”

When asked what advice he has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation, Russ shared these words of wisdom with us:

“Listen to the customer. Don’t focus on getting the job done; focus on the customer’s problem and their satisfaction. Ask for reviews, and reward your staff for getting reviews for the company.”


Congratulations to the team at Reliant Overhead for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Russ, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you’re in need of garage door repair or replacement, we highly recommend working with the expert technicians at Reliant Overhead. Visit their website today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Computer IT Services Award Winner: Economy Computer Repair

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Economy Computer Repair is a 2018 award winner for computer IT service providers in Texas!

Located in Round Rock, Economy Computer Repair is the company to turn to when you need professional, reliable computer repair services in Texas.

Economy Computer Repair has earned more than 100 online reviews from six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.74 stars, a spectacular Rating Score™ of 97.36 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 computer IT service providers in all of Texas.

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

“I had a great experience with Economy Computer Repair! I didn’t have a big issue with my computer; however, it was a frustrating one. I took it over to…the team at ECR, where they took care of it in under 10 minutes and didn’t even charge me for the services! I’ll be back next time I have CPU issues in the area!” – Courtland D

Not Your Average Computer Repair Company

Economy Computer Repair is not your average computer IT services provider. According to Matthew Webster, the owner of Economy Computer Repair, it’s his dedication to treating his customers right and educating them that makes the biggest difference.

“When establishing a good relationship with my clients, I treat them well, give them the best information and educate them on making a good decision.”

We asked Matthew why they do what they do at Economy Computer Repair and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what he had to say:

“We make people feel more relaxed and comfortable with their machine, so that they can stay connected and stay in touch with the world.”

Building Success Through Great Customer Service

When asked what Economy Computer Repair’s secret to such a strong online reputation is, Matthew credited it to the next-level customer service they provide:

“We make sure that our customers get what they need when they come in, and we keep meeting their needs with ongoing service after the fact.”

Through their commitment to outstanding customer service, Economy Computer Repair has managed to build such a powerful online reputation that Matthew hasn’t had to do any other marketing to get his company’s name out there.


Congratulations to the team at Economy Computer Repair for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Matthew, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Economy Computer Repair for all of your computer repair needs in Round Rock and the surrounding areas. Visit their website today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Amber’s Designs

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Amber’s Designs is a 2018 award winner for jewelry stores in Texas!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring, a great piece of custom jewelry or expert services, like jewelry repair and appraisal, look no further than Amber’s Designs in Katy.

Amber’s Designs has earned hundreds of online reviews with an average rating of 4.89 stars, a dazzling Rating Score™ of 98.88 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top 10 jewelry stores in all of Texas!

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

“I went into Amber’s Design to pick up a birthday gift for my niece. I found a beautiful pair of earrings. The staff was great. Everyone was knowledgeable, friendly and kind. It was busy in the store with last-minute Christmas shoppers, but as always, Amber took time to give a personal hello and wish me a Merry Christmas. Amber’s Design is a gem of a store in Katy, Texas.” – Lynette P

A One-a-Kind Jewelry Store’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

We sat down with Amber herself to learn about her secret to building such a strong online reputation for her company. She told us that they utilize Podium, an app that helps them gather reviews. She also takes advantage of her store’s POS system to get reviews, and they send emails or texts to customers asking for a review after they leave her store.

In addition to making it a point to always ask for reviews, Amber credits her store’s success to the superb customer service they provide, as well as the prices they offer, which are especially good considering how talented a jeweler Amber is.

Making the World a Better Place By Exceeding Dreams and Expectations

When we asked Amber why they do what they do at Amber’s Designs and how they work to make the world a better place, she shared her company’s mission statement with us:

“Our mission is to design and create jewelry with exceptional quality, value and service that exceeds our clients’ dreams and expectations.”

Amber’s Designs is not like other jewelry stores, which are generally just merchants who sell stuff made by manufacturers. Amber’s Designs is a bench jewelry store, which means that they actually make their own jewelry from the ground up, and they travel the world to find the stunning gems they use for their custom creations. And they’ve been doing so for 17 years now.

We asked Amber what advice she has for other business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here are her words of wisdom:

“Keep persevering, keep regular hours, be consistent in your quality and be good to your staff.”


Congratulations to the team at Amber’s Designs for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Amber, for taking the time to speak with us!

If you want jewelry that goes above and beyond the cookie-cutter pieces you find at most jewelry stores, we highly recommend shopping at Amber’s Designs in Katy. Visit their website today!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Architect Award Winner: Cusimano Architect

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Cusimano Architect is a 2018 award winner!

With a 94.16 Rating Score™ and an exemplary 4.91 average star rating on verified review sites, Cusimano Architect is one of the top five architectural firms in Texas. The following are just three of the fabulous reviews they’ve received from happy clients:

“We hired Kelly to renovate our house that was built in 1938 as well as to design a garage apartment. Kelly was a joy to work with. He has wonderful ideas and he also welcomed our ideas, which made our collaboration fun and easy. Kelly designed a garage apartment that made the most of the space while having charm and remaining in keeping with the look of our house. He executed his designs efficiently and was always available for a meeting. Kelly is extremely personable and easy going. We give Kelly the highest recommendation and would love to hire him for any future projects.” -Melissa

“Kelly Cusimano is a truly visionary Architect. His team instilled gracious balance and harmony in every room in our home, while designing every room beyond our expectations using a Transitional type design. During the design process, he also taught us about the importance of certain Architectural elements, for which now, we appreciate.” -Niki

“Kelly is a brilliant architect. He directed the remodel of our bungalow in Garden Oaks, and I have gone on to recommended him to several of my colleagues and friends. He brings a lot of fresh ideas to a project and is very willing to listen to the client…” -Mark

Not Your Average Architectural Company

We got a chance to chat with Kelly, the principal architect at Cusimano Architect.

As an award-winning company, Cusimano Architect stands out from the crowd. As for what sets them so far above and ap[art from the competition, Kelly said, “Since 2010 we’ve offered refreshing and inventive design solutions. We provide more hands-on involvement throughout the entire process and our design and construction services continue until the process is complete. Ours is a one of a kind product.”

Building Success Through Passion and Focus

A good business requires both inspiration and hard work to survive, and that fact is certainly not lost on the team at Cusimano Architect. “We’re passionate about our work and utilize social media to share our work and passion,” Kelly said, when asked what his secret to success is.

He and his team believe wholeheartedly in providing an excellent end product, as well as phenomena service along the way. He left us with some wise words for other businesses that want to create an awesome online reputation:

“Focus on quality over quantity. Focus on what is in front of you. This allows you to specialize.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Kelly! Congratulations to the team at Cusimano Architect for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Funeral Home Award Winner: Mansfield Funeral Home

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mansfield Funeral Home is the number one funeral home in Texas for 2018!

As a group of dedicated individuals in the death care industry, the team at Mansfield Funeral Home exhibits an incredible level of compassion and professionalism. That became abundantly clear when reading through the many positive reviews they’ve received online. The following are just two of those reviews:

“Thank you, Christie Moore and staff. You held our hand while we were lost and guided us through a painful process. You went above and beyond to put together a wonderful service to honor our son. Thank you for praying for our family. I hope not to need you again for a long while but I know where to turn.” -Christi D.

“If I could do a higher rating I would. My husband passed away pretty unexpectedly in April. We went to this funeral home since it was in Mansfield. We could not have been treated better. They were extremely helpful and gave us suggestions and just met our every need. The facility is beautiful, not the old ‘funeral home’ feeling at all. We had his service in the garden area, which is amazing. They did his DVD which was perfect, as was the program for the service and the guest book. I had never seen a program or guest book so beautiful. I just can’t say enough about the owner, Christie, and her staff. She even checked on me a week or so after the funeral to see how I was doing.” -Merryl K.

Not Your Average Funeral Home

We got the chance to speak with Christie Moore, the CEO and one of the owners of Mansfield Funeral Home, about their online reputation and success.

What makes them different from other funeral homes in the area? In Christie’s words, “Our business is a ministry, it’s not a job for us. It’s something we were called to do. When service is given from the heart, there is nothing but excellence that can follow. We believe in educating our families first, so when all the decisions are made, they are clear and they understand the value of every single purchase.”

Building Success Through Community Building

A lot of things go into making this funeral home such a welcoming and caring place — a compassionate team, a state-of-the art facility that is 100% solar powered, and a peaceful atmosphere, for example. As for the Mansfield Funeral Home secret to success, Christie said, “[We] set expectations for our families, when they tell us they receive excellent service, we ask them to share that with the community.”

As an award-winning business owner, Christie has a great deal of wisdom to pass on to anyone that is working on building or maintaining a positive online reputation. This is what she had to say:

“Focus on building your brand and the community will respond appropriately.”


Congratulations to the team at Mansfield Funeral Home for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!

Texas’ Top Rated Local® Child Care Center Award Winner: Wonderland Montessori Academy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Wonderland Montessori Academy is a 2018 award winner!

“The best decision we ever made was to put our daughter in Wonderland Montessori. She was potty trained in one week and has completely thrived. At three, she knows her ABC’s, counts past 20 and also counts and speaks in Spanish. They hold several different classes to get the children engaged and to learn. They have splash pad days during the week in the summer and field trips! The director is so passionate about this school that she directs and more so, she has immense love for every single child under that roof. I highly recommend Wonderland!” -Kristin L.

“Wonderland has been a great place for our three-year-old. The staff is friendly and communicative, and the teachers are more stable than other [childcare centers] we have used. Our daughter loves the weekly activities included in tuition — music, Spanish, drama, and Monkeynastics. The school also offers a parent app so you can see what your child has done each day. Highly recommend.” -Amy H.

“Both of my daughters started at eight weeks old at Wonderland. We absolutely love it here! The staff treats your children as their own. They are more than a daycare. They have become family to us and it makes dropping off our one- and three-year-old daughters a little easier each day knowing they love going to school!” -Jennifer S.

These are just three of the tremendous reviews that led to Wonderland Montessori Academy being one of the top 10 child care providers in Texas for 2018! Reviews like this have given Wonderland a phenomenal online reputation, as well as a 97.26 Rating Score™, 4.73 star average, and a Top Rated Local award.

Wonderland Montessori Academy’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Laquala, Head of School at Wonderland Montessori Academy, took some time to speak with us about the school’s spectacular reputation both online and otherwise.

Of course, one of the things we most wanted to know was what the secret to success is for Laquala and her team. When we asked, she said, “We love what we do! We have awesome communication between our staff and families/kids. Great staff and kids!”

Making the World a Better Place By Helping Kids Learn and Grow

Throughout our conversation with Laquala, we learned a lot about the Wonderland Montessori Academy’s formula for success. Something that became abundantly clear is that they take immense pride in setting their students up for success. Her advice to other businesses? “Make sure you’re doing your best. do your homework. Follow [and attain] appropriate certifications. Strong communication with the families.”


Thank you for speaking with us, Laquala! Congratulations to the team at Wonderland Montessori Academy for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner!