Simply the Best 2012

Our 15th Annual Readers’ Poll Results


Best “Wine List” and Best “Downtown” Restaurant: Bricco

Photographs by Jadrian Klinger

After Dark

Alternative Bar

Simply the Best: Stallions

Readers’ Choice: Café Fresco

Dance Club

Simply the Best: Hardware Bar

Readers’ Choice: Level 2

Local Pub

Simply the Best: McGrath’s Pub

Readers’ Choice: Coakley’s Restaurant and Irish Pub; Molly Brannigans

Place To Be Seen

Simply the Best: Level 2

Readers’ Choice: Stock’s On 2nd; Ceoltas Irish Pub

Pool Tables

Simply the Best: Gilligan’s Bar and Grill

Readers’ Choice: Appalachian Brewing Company: The Quarter

Sports Bar

Simply the Best: Arooga’s

Readers’ Choice: Gilligan’s Bar and Grill; Champions Sports Bar & Grill



Simply the Best: Kipona Festival

Readers’ Choice: Patriot-News Artsfest

Free Entertainment

Simply the Best: Kipona Festival

Readers’ Choice: WoofStock


Simply the Best: Cleve J. Fredricksen Library

Readers’ Choice: McCormick Riverfront Library


Auto Detailer

Simply the Best: Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

Readers’ Choice: Faulkner Sutliff Auto Group

Car Wash

Simply the Best: Team Blue Hand Car Wash

Readers’ Choice: Triangle Car Washes; Capital City Car Wash

Best Upholsterer: Neil Choquette of Neil Choquette Fine Upholstery

Carpet Cleaning Service

Simply the Best: Gelco Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Readers’ Choice: Service 1st Restoration & Remodeling, Inc; Stanley Steemer

Dry Cleaner

Simply the Best: Classic Drycleaners

Readers’ Choice: George’s Cleaners; Quality Cleaners

Floor Cleaning

Simply the Best: Gelco Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

Readers’ Choice: Stanley Steemer; Duraclean Carpet Cleaning


Simply the Best: Morris Laundromation

Readers’ Choice: Classic Drycleaners

Maid Service

Simply the Best: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: Wade’s Maids

Best Music Supply Store: JW Music


Alternative Medical Specialist

Simply the Best: Tian Shi Acupuncture

Readers’ Choice: Linda C. D’Agostino Acupuncture; Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc.

Barber Shop

Simply the Best: Franklyn Men

Readers’ Choice: Semoff’s Barber Shop; Camp Hill Shopping Mall Barber


Simply the Best: Laguna Pointe Salon & Day Resort

Readers’ Choice: The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Changes Salon and Day Spa

Gym / Health Club

Simply the Best: Planet Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Gold’s Gym; Momentum Fitness

Best Lawn Care: Gran-u-Lawn

Hair Salon

Simply the Best: Changes Salon and Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Laguna Pointe Salon & Day Resort; Franklyn Studio Hair Specialists

Day Spa

Simply the Best: The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

Readers’ Choice: Laguna Pointe Salon & Day Resort; Changes Salon and Day Spa

Massage Therapist

Simply the Best: Elements Therapeutic Massage

Readers’ Choice: The Spa at the Hotel Hershey; Changes Salon and Day Spa

Personal Trainer

Simply the Best: Bentz Tozer, Jr. (Max Fitness)

Readers’ Choice: Ignite


Bed and Breakfast

Simply the Best: Pheasant Field Bed & Breakfast

Readers’ Choice: Blair Mountain Bed and Breakfast; The Inn at Westwynd Farm


Simply the Best: The Hotel Hershey

Readers’ Choice: Hilton Harrisburg; Radisson Hotel Harrisburg

Romantic Getaway

Simply the Best: Ocean City, MD

Readers’ Choice: Cape May, NJ

Travel Agent

Simply the Best: AAA Central Penn

Readers’ Choice: Ultra Tech Travel; Rosenbluth Vacations



Simply the Best: Nancy Eshelman (The Patriot-News)

Readers’ Choice: Mary Klaus (The Patriot-News); Sara Bozich (The Patriot-News)

Jazz Artist

Simply the Best: Steve Rudolph

Readers’ Choice: Jazz Me Band

Best Caterer: JDK Catering, Inc.

Local Band

Simply the Best: Jazz Me Band

Readers’ Choice: The Luv Gods; Green Eggs

Role Model

Simply the Best: Rick Santorum

Readers’ Choice: Brad Koplinski; Sister Romaine Niemeyer



Simply the Best: Becker Chiropractic

Readers’ Choice: Olivetti Chiropractic; Herd Chiropractic Clinic


Simply the Best: Verber Family Dentistry

Readers’ Choice: Mendelson, Foer & Harrison; Locust Lane Dental Group

Family Doctor

Simply the Best: Good Hope Family Physicians

Readers’ Choice: Azizkhan Internal Medicine Associates; Heritage Medical Group

Best Wedding Photographer: Elaine Gates Photography

Health Insurance Company

Simply the Best: Capital BlueCross

Readers’ Choice: Highmark



Readers’ Choice: Holy Spirit Hospital; Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lasik Surgery

Simply the Best: Memorial Eye Institute

Readers’ Choice: Premier Eye Care Group; Schein Ernst Eye Associates

Medical Specialist

Simply the Best: Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania

Readers’ Choice: Moffitt Heart and Vascular Group; Urology Of Central PA, Inc.


Simply the Best: Premier Eye Care Group

Readers’ Choice: Dailey Harvey Eye Associates; Armesto Eye Associates

Best Museum: AACA Museum


Simply the Best: Morrison Associates

Readers’ Choice: Memorial Eye Institute; Premier Eye Care Group

Oral Surgeon

Simply the Best: Wood, Myers &  Hartman OMS

Readers’ Choice: Craig Lahar, D.M.D.; Donald D. Dinello, DDS


Simply the Best: Minium and Kearns Orthodontics

Readers’ Choice: Dr. Fred Alba (Alba Orthodontics); Apicella-Lorei Orthodontics


Simply the Best: JDC Pediatrics

Readers’ Choice: Charles Darowish & Associates, PC; Tan & Garcia Pediatrics

Best Dentist: Verber Family Dentistry

Plastic Surgeon

Simply the Best: James A. Yates, MD, Plastic Surgery Center, Ltd.

Readers’ Choice: Leber & Banducci Plastic Surgery Ltd; Dr. Robert E. Wolf


Simply the Best: Jose Delerme Ph.D.

Readers’ Choice: Jeffrey Verrecchio, MS; Nancy DeMuth, Ph.D.


Bagel Shop

Simply the Best: Bob’s Bagels

Readers’ Choice: Bagel Lovers Cafe; Ressler’s Bagel & Deli


Simply the Best: The Pennsylvania Bakery

Bread Bakery

Simply the Best: The Pennsylvania Bakery

Readers’ Choice: Wegmans


Best Power Lunch: Cafe Fresco

Candy Store

Simply the Best: Zimmerman’s Nuts & Candies

Readers’ Choice: The Virginia Nut Shop; Gertrude Hawk Chocolates

Organic Foods

Simply the Best: Wegmans

Readers’ Choice: The Healthy Grocer


Simply the Best: GIANT Food Stores LLC

Readers’ Choice: Wegmans; Weis Markets



Simply the Best: Kinship Kennel

Readers’ Choice: Greenlin Kennel Pet Resort; Bark of the Town

Pet Groomer

Simply the Best: Teg’s Canine Clippery

Readers’ Choice: Happy Tails Pet Grooming; Angie’s Bark Avenue

Best Japanese Food: Mikado Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Pet Supplies

Simply the Best: Abrams & Weakley

Readers’ Choice: Benny’s PET DEPOT


Simply the Best: Winding Hill Veterinary

Readers’ Choice: Good Hope Animal Hospital; Colonial Park Animal Clinic



Simply the Best: Jim Holland, CPA

Readers’ Choice: Gift & Associates, LLC; Reed & Reed Associates, Inc.


Simply the Best: M&T Bank

Readers’ Choice: Fulton Bank; Metro Bank

Credit Union

Simply the Best: Members 1st FCU

Readers’ Choice: PSECU; Belco Community Credit Union

Best Kennel: Kinship Kennel

Financial Planner

Simply the Best: Jay G. Penica (Ameriprise)

Readers’ Choice: Andy Steele (Members 1st FCU); Ed Gormley (Susquehanna Financial Advisors, LLC)


Simply the Best: Ed Gormley (Susquehanna Financial Advisors, LLC)

Readers’ Choice: Fred Peggs (Merrill Lynch)

Tax Accountant

Simply the Best: Gift & Associates, LLC

Readers’ Choice: Boreman & Babb CPAs; McKonly & Asbury, LLP



Simply the Best: Blooms By Vickrey

Readers’ Choice: Hammaker’s Flower Shop; The Garden Path Gifts and Flowers

Garden Shop

Simply the Best: Stauffers of Kissel Hill

Readers’ Choice: Ashcombe Farm

Best Veterinarian: Winding Hill Veterinary


Simply the Best: Black Landscape Contracting, Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Davis Landscape, Ltd.; PA Landscape Group Inc.

Lawn Care

Simply the Best: Gran-U-Lawn

Readers’ Choice: TruGreen; Black Landscape Contracting, Inc.


Radio Morning Show

Simply the Best: WINK 104

Readers’ Choice: BOB 94.9

Radio Station

Simply the Best: WINK 104

Readers’ Choice: BOB 94.9; 105.7 the X

Talk Show Host

Simply the Best: RJ Harris,whp 580

Readers’ Choice: Bob Durgin, WHP 580


Best Tobacco Shop: Rae’s Tobacco Shop

 Traffic Report

Simply the Best: John Wilsbach

Readers’ Choice: Al Gnoza, abc27

TV Local News

Simply the Best: abc27

Readers’ Choice: CBS 21 News; WGAL News 8

Weather Report

Simply the Best: Tom Russell, CBS 21 News

Readers’ Choice: Brett Thackara, abc27


Arts Attraction

Simply the Best: Patriot-News Artsfest

Readers’ Choice: Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

Dance Studio

Simply the Best: Studio ‘91

Readers’ Choice: The Richie School of Dance; Arthur Murray Lemoyne


Best Vintage Rags: Checkered Past

Golf Course

Simply the Best: Armitage Golf Club

Readers’ Choice: Hershey Links; Liberty Forge

Independent Movie Theater

Simply the Best: West Shore Theatre

Readers’ Choice: Midtown Cinema; Allen Theatre


Simply the Best: AACA Museum

Readers’ Choice: The National Civil War Museum; The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Performance Hall

Simply the Best: Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Readers’ Choice: Hershey Theatre; The Forum

Tourist Attraction

Simply the Best: Hersheypark

Readers’ Choice: Gettysburg Battlefield



Best Bistro: Nino’s Bistro


Beer List

Simply the Best: Appalachian Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Market Cross Pub; Brewhouse Grille


Simply the Best: Nino’s Bistro

Readers’ Choice: Sophia’s On Market; Café Fresco

Breakfast (Chain)

Simply the Best: Cracker Barrel

Readers’ Choice: Bob Evans

Breakfast (Local)

Simply the Best: The Hershey Pantry

Readers’ Choice: Sophia’s On Market; Diener’s


Simply the Best: The Hotel Hershey

Readers’ Choice: Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey

Best Margarita: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Burger (Chain)

Simply the Best: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Readers’ Choice: Red Robin

Burger (Local)

Simply the Best: Jackson House

Readers’ Choice: T.J. Rockwell’s American Grill & Tavern; The Glass Lounge


Simply the Best: Ho Wah

Readers’ Choice: Chef Wong’s Chinese Restaurant; Hong Kong Ruby


Simply the Best: Harbour House Crabs

Readers’ Choice: Red Lobster


Simply the Best: Mr. Deli and Mrs. Too

Readers’ Choice: Simply Turkey & More; The Sandwich Man



Best Thai: Bangkok Wok


Simply the Best: Colonial Park Diner

Readers’ Choice: Capitol City Diner; Middlesex Diner

Dining Bargain

Simply the Best: The Brownstone Cafe

Readers’ Choice: Middlesex Diner; Neato Burrito


Simply the Best: Bricco

Readers’ Choice: Stock’s On 2nd; The Fire House Restaurant

Hot Dog

Simply the Best: DK Dogs

Readers’ Choice: Hamilton Restaurant; Summit Family Restaurant


Simply the Best: Passage To India

Readers’ Choice: Aangan Classic Indian & Nepalese Cuisine


Readers’ Choice New Restaurant: Home 231

Italian (Chain)

Simply the Best: Olive Garden

Readers’ Choice: Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Italian (Local)

Simply the Best: Fenicci’s of Hershey

Readers’ Choice: Piatto Regional Italian Cuisine; Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant


Simply the Best: Mikado Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar

Readers’ Choice: Sapporo East; Tokyo Diner


Simply the Best: El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice: El Sol Mexican Restaurant; Fiesta Mexico Bar & Grill

New Restaurant

Simply the Best: The Fusion Fire

Readers’ Choice: Luna Mexican Bar & Grill; Home 231


Best Framer: Artworks

Outdoor Dining

Simply the Best: Duke’s Bar and Grille Riverside

Readers’ Choice: Dockside Willies; T.J. Rockwell’s American Grill & Tavern

Overall Dining

Simply the Best: Black N Bleu

Readers’ Choice: What If…Café Harrisburg; The Progress Grill


Simply the Best: The Pizza Grille

Readers’ Choice: Al’s Pizza and Subs; JoJo’s Pizza & Pasta

Power Dinner

Simply the Best: Tavern On the Hill

Readers’ Choice: Mount Hill Tavern; Devon Seafood Grill

Power Lunch

Simply the Best: Café Fresco

Readers’ Choice: Stock’s On 2nd; Devon Seafood Grill

Best Kitchen & Bath Experts: Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry


Simply the Best: Alfred’s Victorian

Readers’ Choice: Mangia Qui; The Melting Pot

Sandwich (Chain)

Simply the Best: Subway

Readers’ Choice: Isaac’s; Panera Bread

Sandwich (Local)

Simply the Best: The Sandwich Man

Readers’ Choice: Simply Turkey & More; Philadelphia Steak & Hoagie

Seafood (Chain)

Simply the Best: Red Lobster

Readers’ Choice: Phillips Seafood

Seafood (Local)

Simply the Best: Devon Seafood Grill

Readers’ Choice: Rock Bass Grill; The Progress Grill


Simply the Best: Devon Seafood Grill

Readers’ Choice: The Progress Grill; Bricco

Best Facial: Karen Uhlig of Laguna Pointe Salon & Day Resort

Steakhouse (Chain)

Simply the Best: Texas Roadhouse

Readers’ Choice: Outback Steakhouse

Steakhouse (Local)

Simply the Best:Final Cut Steakhouse

Readers’ Choice: The Glass Lounge; Culhane’s Steak House


Simply the Best: Flinchy’s

Readers’ Choice: Sophia’s On Market; Theo’s Bar & Grill


Simply the Best: Sapporo East

Readers’ Choice: Miso Sushi and Grill; Mikado Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar


Simply the Best: Bangkok Wok

Readers’ Choice: Chalit’s Thai Bistro; Pakha’s Thai House



Best Dance Studio: Janice Brougher and class of Studio ’91


Simply the Best: Neato Burrito

Readers’ Choice: Chalit’s Thai Bistro; Green Room Bistro & Juice Bar

Wine List

Simply the Best: Bricco

Readers’ Choice: Zia’s at Red Door; Tavern On the Hill


Simply the Best: Arooga’s

Readers’ Choice: Eagle Hotel; Ted’s Bar & Grill


Assisted-Living Facility

Simply the Best: Messiah Village

Readers’ Choice: Country Meadows; Bethany Village

Estate Planner

Simply the Best: Ed Gormley

Readers’ Choice: Heather Royer (Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP)

Funeral Home

Simply the Best: Parthemore Funeral Home

Readers’ Choice: Malpezzi Funeral Home; Neill Funeral Home, Inc.

Long-Term Care Facility

Simply the Best: Messiah Village

Readers’ Choice: Homeland Center; Bethany Village


Auto Body Shop

Simply the Best: Dellinger’s Auto Body Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Major’s Select Collision Center; Thomas E. Brown

Auto Dealer

Simply the Best: Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

Readers’ Choice: Sutliff Auto Group; Sun Motor Cars

Auto Service Department

Simply the Best: Bobby Rahal Automotive Group

Readers’ Choice: Lehman Volvo; Sutliff Auto Group

Auto Supply Shop

Simply the Best: Pep Boys

Readers’ Choice: Advance Auto Parts

Tire Dealer

Simply the Best: Jack Williams Tire & Auto Service Centers

Readers’ Choice: The Tire Mart; CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services

Used Auto Dealer

Simply the Best: Wessels

Readers’ Choice: Sutliff Auto Group; Zimmerman’s Automotive


Black-Tie Charity Ball

Simply the Best: Capital Region Heart Ball

Readers’ Choice: Summer Solstice Celebration

Themed Fundraiser

Simply the Best: Light the Night Walk

Readers’ Choice: Fur Ball Gala and Auction

Volunteer Organization

Simply the Best : Humane Society of Harrisburg Area

Readers’ Choice: Leukemia & Lymphoma; American Red Cross



Simply the Best: Bedford Street Antiques, LLC

Readers’ Choice: Old Sled Works; Antique Marketplace of Lemoyne

Art Gallery

Simply the Best: 2nd Floor Gallery

Readers’ Choice: Smith Custom Framing & Fine Art Gallery; Susquehanna Art Museum


Simply the Best: Costea’s Auction Gallery

Readers’ Choice: Chuck Bricker

Bike Shop

Simply the Best: Holmes Cycling & Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Pedal Pusher Bike Shop

Casual Men’s Clothing

Simply the Best: Kohl’s

Readers’ Choice: Boscov’s

Casual Women’s Clothing

Simply the Best: Kohl’s

Readers’ Choice: Ann Taylor Loft; Bon-Ton

Consignment Shop

Simply the Best: Wears Like New

Readers’ Choice: Hello Gorgeous; Consignment Boutique

Ethnic Specialty Shop

Simply the Best: Oxford Hall Celtic Shop

Readers’ Choice: Bombay Bazzar; Ten Thousand Villages

Fine Men’s Clothier

Simply the Best: Jos A. Bank

Readers’ Choice: Men’s Wearhouse; Filling’s at College Row


Simply the Best: Artworks

Readers’ Choice: Smith Custom Framing & Fine Art Gallery; Walker’s Art & Framing, Inc.

Gift Shop

Simply the Best: Rhoads Pharmacy & Gift Shop

Readers’ Choice: Kathie’s Christmas; Susan’s Treasures

Home Furnishings Store

Simply the Best: Wolf Furniture

Readers’ Choice: NB Liebman Furniture; Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Independent Bookstore

Simply the Best: Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Readers’ Choice: Cupboard Maker Books

Intimate Apparel

Simply the Best: Victoria’s Secret

Readers’ Choice: Underneath It All


Simply the Best: Mountz Jewelers

Readers’ Choice: Kay Jewelers; Joseph James Jewelers

Ladies Boutique

Simply the Best: Creative Elegance Boutique

Readers’ Choice: Maggie Adams; Leaf Of Eve


Simply the Best: Capital City Mall

Readers’ Choice: Park City Center; Harrisburg Mall

Music Supply Store

Simply the Best: JW Music

Readers’ Choice: Triple R Guitar

Specialty Footwear

Simply the Best: Just Clogs

Readers’ Choice: Plum Bottom Appalachian Running Co./ Dutrey’s Shoes

Tattoo Artist

Simply the Best: Stephan Karlisch, 717 Tattoo

Readers’ Choice: Permanent Impressions

Tobacco Shop

Simply the Best: RAE’s Tobacco SHOP

Readers’ Choice: Puff ‘n Snuff; Smoker’s Express

Vintage Rags

Simply the Best: Checkered Past

Readers’ Choice: Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region


Beer Distributor

Simply the Best: Westy’s Beer Distributor

Readers’ Choice: Glenn Miller’s Beer & Soda Warehouse


Simply the Best: Cornerstone Coffeehouse

Readers’ Choice: St. Thomas Roasters; Smoothie Joe’s Juice & Java

Local Beer

Simply the Best: Troegs Brewing Company

Readers’ Choice: Appalachian Brewing Company; Lancaster Brewing Company


Simply the Best: El Sol Mexican Restaurant

Readers’ Choice: Luna Mexican Bar & Grill; El Rodeo


Simply the Best: Stock’s On 2nd

Readers’ Choice: Theo’s Bar & Grill

Pennsylvania Wine

Simply the Best: Nissley Vineyards

Readers’ Choice: Allegro Winery and Vineyards; Benigna’s Creek Vineyard & Winery


Business Law Attorney

Simply the Best: Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP

Readers’ Choice: Pecht & Associates, PC; Lowell R. Gates

Commercial Photographer

Simply the Best: Camera Box

Readers’ Choice: Meredith Kaminek Photography; Conte Photography

Criminal Attorney

Simply the Best: William C.Costopoulos

Readers’ Choice: Schmidt-Kramer; Brian W. Perry (Gover, Perry & Shore)

Divorce Attorney

Simply the Best: Lee Smigel (Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP)

Readers’ Choice: Maria Cognetti; Barbara Sumple-Sullivan

Family Law Attorney

Simply the Best: Law Offices of Peter J. Russo, P.C.

Readers’ Choice: Ann Levin (Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP); Douglas Miller (Irwin & McKnight)

Insurance Agency

Simply the Best: Strock Insurance Agency

Readers’ Choice: Enders Insurance Associates; Fetrow Insurance Associates, LLC

Law Firm

Simply the Best: McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Readers’ Choice: Smigel, Anderson & Sacks, LLP; Johnson, Duffie, Stewart & Weidner

Portrait Photographer

Simply the Best: Portrait Innovations

Readers’ Choice: Colleen & Co. Camera Box

Staffing Service

Simply the Best: JFC Staffing Companies

Readers’ Choice: Abel Personnel


Childcare Center

Simply the Best: KinderCare Learning Centers

Readers’ Choice: The Goddard School; U-GRO Learning Centers

Children’s Entertainer

Simply the Best: Monkey Joe’s

Readers’ Choice: Mr. Music (Lenny Tepsich); Clown Around Town (Sean Straining)

Kids Clothing Boutique

Simply the Best: Baby Bug & Me

Readers’ Choice: The Children’s Place

Kids Menu

Simply the Best: Friendly’s

Readers’ Choice: Red Robin


Bridal Shop

Simply the Best: David’s Bridal

Readers’ Choice: Taylored For You Bridal Boutique


Simply the Best: JDK Catering, Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Premier Caterers; Karen’s Catering, LLC


Simply the Best: Mixed-Up Productions

Readers’ Choice: Juke Box Hits; DJ Klock Entertainment

Limo Service

Simply the Best: Unique Limousine

Readers’ Choice: Premiere #1 Limousine Service

Place For Reception

Simply the Best: THE Hotel Hershey

Readers’ Choice: AACA Museum; The Peter Allen House

Rental Items

Simply the Best: Event Central Rental & Sales

Readers’ Choice: JDK Catering, Inc.

Wedding Photographer

Simply the Best: Elaine Gates Photography

Readers’ Choice: Conte Photography; Thomas Beaman



Readers’ Choice:Murray Associates


Simply the Best: Parker Home Renovations

Readers’ Choice: HOME-TIME Renovation Co.


Simply the Best: J.A. Kolva, Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Radle Electric, LLC; Fetrow Electric


Simply the Best: Handyman Matters of Harrisburg

Readers’ Choice: Handyman USA


Simply the Best: Farinelli Construction

Readers’ Choice: Musser Home Builders, Inc.; Roland Builder, Inc.

Interior Designer

Simply the Best: Barbara Tabak, Decorating Den Interiors

Readers’ Choice: Brian Miller, Excel Interior Concepts; Jane Smigel, Interiors Naturally

Kitchen & Bath Experts

Simply the Best: Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry

Readers’ Choice: Bath Fitter; R.F. Fager Company

Painter / Paperhanger

Simply the Best: Anderson Pro Painting

Readers’ Choice: The Wallpaper Guy (Morrell E. Sipe); CertaPro Painters

Pest Control

Simply the Best: Orkin

Readers’ Choice: JC Ehrlich Co., Inc; Terminix


Simply the Best:Cropf Brothers Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Zimmerman’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning;
Gingrich’s Plumbing & Heating

Real Estate Agent Commercial

Simply the Best: Andrew L. Lick, RSR Realtors

Readers’ Choice: Bill Gladstone, CCIM, SIOR; Thomas T. Posavec, SIOR Landmark Commerical Realty, Inc.

Real Estate Agent Residential

Simply the Best: Steve Bickford, Coldwell Banker

Readers’ Choice: Ray Davis, ReMax; Joy Daniels Real Estate Group

Restoration Services

Simply the Best: Service 1st Restoration & Remodeling, Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Tuckey Restoration, Inc.

Storage Facility

Simply the Best: Capital Self Storage

Readers’ Choice: Storage Depot


Simply the Best: Neil ChoquetteFine Upholstery

Readers’ Choice: Morgan’s Upholstery

Window Replacements

Simply the Best: Renewal by Andersen

Readers’ Choice: Advanced Sash & Door; West Shore Window & Door

Window Treatments

Simply the Best: Barbara Tabak, Decorating Den Interiors

Readers’ Choice: Budget Blinds


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