Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Carpet Cleaners Award Winner: Steam Plus Carpet & Floors

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Steam Plus Carpet & Floors is a two-time 2019 award winner in Wisconsin!

Make your carpets look like new again with the help of Steam Plus Carpets & Floors in Madison.

Steam Plus Carpet & Floors has received almost 200 reviews on four verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 93.10 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top 10 carpet cleaners in all of Wisconsin!

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

“Steam Plus Carpets did an excellent job, and I would highly recommend them! Alex was prompt in responding to my request for a quote and did a great job on our carpets. He was efficient and courteous. Thanks again!” – Ellie S.

Not Your Average Carpet Cleaning Company

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such the owner of Steam Plus Carpet & Floors.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Steam Plus Carpet & Floors a one-of-a-kind carpet cleaning company in Wisconsin. Alex told us that it’s their experience, customer service and advanced equipment that set them apart. In addition to carpet cleaning, Steam Plus Carpet & Floors also offers water damage restoration.

We also asked Alex what their mission is at Steam Plus Carpet & Floors and how they work to make the world a better place. He shared with us that their aim is to keep cleaning.

Building Success Through Quality Service

Alex attributes Steam Plus Carpet & Floors’ strong online reputation to their commitment to providing quality service to their clients, as well as to completing all parts of the puzzle.

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Steam Plus Carpet & Floors has. When we asked Alex what advice he has for those business owners, he said:

“Hard work pays off.”


Congratulations to the team at Steam Plus Carpet & Floors for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Alex, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Steam Plus Carpet & Floors in Madison. Visit their website today!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Restaurants Award Winner: Sanford

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sanford is an award winner for restaurants in 2019.

If you are looking for a fantastic dining experience in Milwaukee, look no further than this award-winning company!

Sanford has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.84 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.40 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one restaurant in all of Wisconsin!

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

“Sanford’s is a unique dining experience. It is an exceptionally intimate small setting with exceptional staffing… The menu of creative and unusual dishes, combined with the presentation and service, makes one feel culinarily pampered. This is a stellar choice for a special occasion. [They provide] outstanding service and a chef who has amazing vision and utilizes the local market for seasonal dishes that taste out of this world.” – H.L.

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

Not Your Average Restaurant

We were excited to learn all about Sanford and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the General Manager, Sarah.

Sanford pays close attention to the needs and wants of their customers, and their level of service and attention to detail are unmatched. Sarah said that they pay close attention to celebrations, too! This fantastic service is paired with even more outstanding food.

Sarah shared a bit about their general mission and philosophy at Sanford:

“It is the philosophy of Sanford Restaurant to start with the finest possible ingredients, coming from as close to home as possible, and supporting local farms and artisans whenever possible. We then treat those ingredients with the utmost respect, coaxing and elevating their natural flavors to the highest possible level. We treat people with the highest level of respect.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

Sanford has grown their incredible reputation thanks to word of mouth and recommendations from nearby hotels. Sarah said that while they appreciate the online reviews, they don’t usually ask for them! Their reviews are organic.

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

“Do not procrastinate!”


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

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Family Doctors Award Winner: Armando Sanchez, MD

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Armando Sanchez, MD is an award winner for family doctors in 2019!

If you are looking for a family doctor that will put your wellbeing as their top priority, look no further than this award-winning company!

Armando Sanchez, MD has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking not only as the number one family doctor in Wisconsin but as one of the top 100 businesses in the state overall!

It is because of rave reviews from happy clients that Armando Sanchez, MD is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Family Doctors

We were excited to learn all about how Armando Sanchez, MD has been able to build such an extraordinary reputation, so we sat down with Dr. Sanchez himself.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Armando Sanchez, MD stand apart from their competitors. In Dr. Sanchez’s words, “I run a bilingual practice. Lots of my patients like the fact that I am part of the boxing world, and it is a nice conversation piece. I have been a ‘ringside doctor’ for a couple of decades. I am able to build a relationship with the patient, which helps to break the ice and build a rapport.”

When asked about his practice’s mission, Dr. Sanchez said, “I want to improve the health of my patients. I listen, talk, guide, and medicate.”

Building Success Through Honest Care

In Dr. Sanchez’ eyes, the secret to his business’ success is simply taking care of and helping people. When it comes to marketing, he focuses on word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as stellar a reputation as Armando Sanchez, MD has managed to. We asked if Dr. Sanchez could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Listen to the concerns of your clients/patients; that goes a long way.”


Congratulations to Armando Sanchez, MD for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Dr. Sanchez for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Physical Therapists Award Winner: Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic is an award winner for physical therapists in 2019!

If you are looking for a physical therapist that will work hard to help you feel better and get back to life as usual as soon as possible, look no further than this award-winning company!

Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.78 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 physical therapists in Wisconsin!

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

“They are the best. No one else could help my frozen shoulder. I also found the pool workout most helpful to start out, then, hands-on was good too.” -Bonnie Y.

It is because of enthusiastic reviews like this that Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Physical Therapist

We were excited to learn all about how Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic has been able to build such an exemplary reputation, so we sat down with their IT and marketing manager, Justin Sobojinski.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic stand apart from their competitors. In Justin’s words, “We make sure to treat the patient as a whole, we will treat an injury but try to find the root of the problem.”

Building Success Through Service

According to Justin, Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic’s secret to success is the high quality of service they provide. As for marketing, they focus on organic traffic through social media and word of mouth.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as remarkable a reputation as Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic has managed to. We asked if Justin could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Do the right thing for the customer and that will help your reputation, your reputation is what people will see online.”


Congratulations to Fox Valley Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Justin for taking the time to speak with us! Check out their website here!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Dance Schools and Studios Award Winner: Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee and Brookfield

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee and Brookfield  are award winners for dance schools and studios in 2019.

If you are looking for a graceful and fun exercise outlet, dance might be for you! We highly recommend you turn to the award-winning, most trusted dance studio in the Greater Milwaukee and Brookfield areas!

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.72 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.94 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three dance schools and studios in Wisconsin!

In addition, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield has an impressive average rating of 4.99 stars, which earned them a Rating Score™ of 97.88. This also earned the Brookfield location the top spot among dance schools studios in Wisconsin.

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

“I’ve been a student at the Milwaukee studio since 2012 and have enjoyed every minute of my lessons with my excellent and inspiring teachers. The parties are always fun, and even though I come alone, the teachers make sure I dance most of the dances. As a senior, I can vouch that ‘motion is lotion.’ Dancing here is the joy of my life! I highly recommend taking ballroom lessons here!” – B.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee and Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield are now able to call themselves Top Rated Local award winners!

Not Your Average Dance School

We were excited to learn all about Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee and Brookfield and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Marketing Director, Natalie Noggle.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Fred Astaire Dance Studio stand apart from their competitors. They have a strong brand name to live up to, so their standards are very important to them. Their staff is professionally trained and dedicated to upholding consistency in representing their brand.

“We are a global family in pursuit of the excellence of life through dance.”

Building Success Through Community Outreach

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee is the second franchise in the Fred Astaire franchise history, and this location started in 1948, which means they are 71 years in the making! In that time, they have kept up with their incredible reputation by doing extensive community outreach, like weekly dance parties. This also enabled them to open their 2nd Wisconsin location, Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield.

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

“Overdo the showcasing of what the business has to offer. Use free online advertising, like social media, and ask customers to spread the word for you as well!”


Congratulations to Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Milwaukee and Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield for being 2019 Top Rated Local award winners, and special thanks to Natalie for taking the time to speak with us!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Child Care Providers Award Winner: Mother’s Day Out

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mother’s Day Out is an award winner for child care providers in 2019.

If you are looking for a child care provider that will provide a safe and nurturing environment to your little one, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mother’s Day Out has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.42 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 child care providers in Wisconsin!

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

“All three of my children are attending or have attended MDO. It is a wonderful program! The teacher-to-student ratio is small, which allows for lots of learning. My oldest just completed kindergarten this past school year, and he was WELL prepared for school. I attribute a lot of this to the great 4-K program at Mother’s Day Out.” – C.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mother’s Day Out is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Child Care Center

We were excited to learn all about Mother’s Day Out and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Director, Michelle Halstead.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mother’s Day Out stand apart from their competitors. Their hands-on educators make it fun for the kids to be in their care. She shared:

“Our goal is to enrich the lives of families within a Christian environment so that they know that their children are safe, nurtured, and challenged appropriately, while gently receiving the individualized support needed to move them towards success and contentment in the future.”

Building Success Through Consistent Care

Mother’s Day Out has managed to gain an impressive reputation. Michelle said that since they are attached to Faith Bridge Church, that’s where their primary enrollment comes from. After the church families have enrolled, they open registration to the public. Michelle said that all of their growth and recognition is thanks to word of mouth. They are excited to be expanding their program in the fall to offer care to infants!

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

“Offer good quality care; be consistent, and be welcoming to everyone, regardless of race or needs.”


Congratulations to Mother’s Day Out for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Michelle for taking the time to speak with us!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Employment Agencies Award Winner: Drake & Company Staffing Solutions

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Drake & Company Staffing Solutions is a 2019 award winner for employment agencies in Wisconsin!

If you’re looking for a great and reliable staffing agency in Madison, you need to go to Drake & Company Staffing Solutions.

Drake & Company Staffing Solutions has received 20 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.71 stars, earning them a fabulous Rating Score™ of 93.05 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 employment agencies in all of Wisconsin!

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

“I had a very positive experience working with Drake & Company. They helped me find a job that fit my schedule and worked with me with whatever questions or concerns I had. I would highly recommend working with them if you are in need of a job and don’t know how to go about it.” -Tabitha

Not Your Average Employment Agency

We wanted to learn a little more about Drake & Company Staffing Solutions and its tremendous online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the CEO and Co-owner, Kelly Starr-King.

The first question we had for Kelly was what is it that sets Drake & Company Staffing Solutions apart from their competition in Wisconsin. Here’s her response:

“For us, it’s not about the almighty buck. It’s about what’s right. We go beyond matching skills and we match personality.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Drake & Company Staffing Solutions and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Kelly had to say:

“By placing generation after generation after generation in the career of their desires.”

Building Success by Quality Service

Kelly attributes Drake & Company Staffing Solutions’ strong online reputation to her commitment to giving her customers quality service. You treat people right and they will reward you with kind words. From that, people will recommend you to their close group of friends.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Drake & Company Staffing Solutions has gotten their name out there with local advertising, word of mouth, and building a great online presence.

Kelly went on to explain to us:

“Everything online now, from Careerbuilder to ZipRecruiter…We get out there in the community and meet our neighbors and get to know them and focus on quality placements looking beyond skill.

There are so many business owners out there looking to grow their business and build their online reputation the way Drake & Company Staffing Solutions has. Here’s Kelly’s expert advice for them:

“Do the right thing even if it means it’s going to cost you.”

Congratulations to the team at Drake & Company Staffing Solutions for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Kelly, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Drake & Company Staffing Solutions in Madison. Visit their website today!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Plumbers Award Winner: Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC is a 2019 award winner for plumbers in Wisconsin!

When you need a plumber you can rely on to get the job done right the first time in Appleton, you need Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC.

Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an incredible Rating Score™ of 94.95 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 plumbers in all of Wisconsin!

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

“Tim Rausch Plumbing was awesome when they helped with our failed water heater. I was amazed when I got immediate help and options, too, for the best solution — a tankless system that will save us money! The team was great, and we had hot water again within hours. Thank you so much, Tim and crew! I would highly recommend this company.” – Cindy M.

Not Your Average Plumbing Company

Tim Rausch, the owner of Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC, generously gave us a few minutes of his 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 Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC apart from the many other plumbers in Wisconsin. Here’s Tim’s response:

“We give a say to the employees — everyone holds themselves accountable. Our guys are their own toughest critic.”

Tim went on to say:

“For a person to really be successful, you have to love what you do. I have the highest respect for my employees, and I’m so grateful for them.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Tim had to say:

“[We] take pride in doing a job well done. When we see a need, we give back. We aren’t here to make a profit; we are here to help our customers. We offer a senior discount.”

Building Success With the Right Team

When we asked Tim about Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“The secret is in our employees — they are the ones who provide the service that our customers love. We encourage people to go online and write reviews, including the specific guy who went to their house — ‘Would you recommend us to our neighbor?’ We encourage both positive and negative feedback because we are always wanting to improve.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC has spread the word about who they are and what they do by posting online and by utilizing technology. Tim also told us that they work hard to keep their repeat customers happy.

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

“You’re never too old to grow — every industry is always changing. You have to have a business that is diversified and well staffed with people who love what they do. Surround yourself with people who are happy to be there.”


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

We highly recommend Tim Rausch Plumbing LLC in Appleton. Visit their website today!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Photographers Award Winner: De La Teja Studio

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that De La Teja Studio is an award winner for photographers in 2019.

If you are looking for a photographer that will capture your most special moments, look no further than this award-winning company!

De La Teja Studio 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 97.68 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 photographers in Wisconsin!

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

“Heidi is professional, fun, and personable. We just connected with her from our first meeting, and we are so glad we are getting an opportunity to work with her and the studio! We just completed our engagement pictures over the weekend, and Heidi had them done within a few hours; they were beyond amazing! We would highly recommend De La Tija Studio to anyone looking for a photographer!!” – S.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that De La Teja Studio is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Photographer

We were excited to learn all about De La Teja Studio and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Heidi, who co-owns the company with her husband, Gerry.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes De La Teja Studio stand apart from their competitors. Great customer service and follow-through is key, and Heidi says that hard work and perseverance are their secret to success. Many of the reviews speak to the level of comfort clients had working with Heidi and Gerry, and how much they knew about what kinds of photos to capture. Heidi said of their photography:

“We capture the in-between moments that no one notices during busy events. Most people take straight-forward pictures, but we specialize in the in-between moments that nobody realizes are even happening.”

Building Success Through Hard Work and Commitment

De La Teja Studio has such an incredible reputation, so we asked Heidi about some of the ways they have marketed and grown their company. She told us that she originally went to college for marketing, so marketing is incorporated into everything they do. She works to always make connections with the clients and to keep up with trends that are happening around the world. She told us that they have someone who does a great job with their website and social media, and that she also makes sure to attend wedding shows where she can meet potential clients face-to-face.

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

“If you want to open your own business, prepare to work very hard — over 40 hours and for sure, seven days a week. You are the owner, not the employee.”


Congratulations to De La Teja Studio for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Heidi for taking the time to speak with us!

Wisconsin’s Top Rated Local® Urgent Care Centers Award Winner: Popcareplus Urgent Care Center

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Popcareplus Urgent Care Center is an award winner for urgent care centers in 2019.

For a kind and professional business that is here for your everyday urgent care needs, look no further than this award-winning company!

Popcareplus Urgent Care Center has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews with an average rating of 4.70 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 89.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three urgent care centers in Wisconsin!

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

“[This was] one of the best experiences I’ve had at a doctor’s office to date. Everyone was beyond friendly, helpful, and efficient; you can’t beat the price points (I went without insurance), and… they offer most common medications at their location for low prices. [I] highly recommend [them]!” – P.H.

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

Not Your Average Urgent Care Center

We were excited to learn all about Popcareplus Urgent Care Center and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Office Manager, Irma Doering.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Popcareplus Urgent Care Center stand apart from their competitors. Kindness is key here, and Irma tells us that they believe in seeing their patients for a reasonable amount of time, offering them quality care, and not bogging them down with medical bills. They also offer immigration physicals. Their company is independent, which gives them the freedom to offer a personal touch and form meaningful relationships with their patients. Irma said:

“We treat our patients like they are our family members. We put their needs first above anything else.”

Popcareplus Urgent Care Center is also owned by ER physicians, and they have PAs on site at all times.

Building Success By Listening to Others

Popcareplus Urgent Care Center has managed to gain an incredible reputation, despite working against major corporations. Irma told us that they have had done very minimal advertising, and that they focus on boosting posts on Facebook, attending local events, like health fairs, food drives, and coat drives, and by placing flags on graves at memorials. Irma said:

“We are real people taking care of real people.”

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

“Listen to, not only your clients, but also to the needs of your employees. Give your workers the tools that they need to be successful. Keep a cool and calm work environment.”


Congratulations to Popcareplus Urgent Care Center for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Irma for taking the time to speak with us!