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Best of Denton: Services

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Best Attorney / Law Firm

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

512 W. Hickory St., Suite 100


What started out as a two-person law office in 1985, Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant has been a staple of Denton law firms for the past 30 plus years.

With a reliable collection off 11 attorneys that each specialize in their own practice area, Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant has been able to meet an array of client's needs including real estate, family, business, bankruptcy, municipal and criminal law.

The firm as a whole sports a total of more than 150 combined years of experience and also has three board certified lawyers on hand including Richard Hayes and Don White, who are Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law as well as Residential Real Estate Law. Also, Brian Tackett is the firm's Board Certified Family Attorney.

Runner-up: Minor & Jester, P.C.

Honorable Mention: Leigh Hilton

Best Bail Bonds

Shawn Cagle City Hall Bail Bonds

1602 E. McKinney St.


People in trouble have relied on Shawn Cagle's City Hall Bail Bonds for the past 20 years.

When a person is charged with a crime, he or she is eligible to be released from jail until their trial by posting a bail bond. Bond services provide that bail money for a fee.

City Hall Bail Bonds provides honest and trustworthy bail services. "When people need us, we are there for them," Cagle says.

Runner-up: Webb's Statewide Bail Bonds

Honorable Mention: A-AA Bail Bonds

Best Bank/Financial Institution


5940 Interstate 35E


DATCU has been helping residents make the most of their money for 80 years now.

From providing loans for a dream home to making sure retirement is relaxing, the credit union continues to provide financial services to the members who own it.

Because it was "born in Denton," DATCU stays committed to giving back to the community.

Staff members volunteer with local schools, nonprofits and civic organizations while the credit union makes donations to make sure Denton continues to thrive.

Runner-up: NORTHSTAR Bank

Honorable Mention: PointBank

Best Bed and Breakfast

The Heritage Inn

815 N, Locust



Joining the ranks of a new winner in the Best of Denton voting is The Heritage Inn.

Located on North Locust and just a short distance from downtown Denton, The Heritage Inn offers a relaxing haven with wonderful rooms and delicious food.

Runner-up: Old Irish Bed & Breakfast

Honorable Mention: Horse Country Lodge Bed & Breakfast

Best Computer Service Repair

Geek Squad

1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 380


These days nearly everybody has experienced computer problems at one time or another and there's a better solution that tossing the keyboard across the room or slamming a fist through your monitor screen. With 14 years of experience behind them, the Geek Squad can handle all computer-related issues, including software and hardware repair, technology education and data services.

Working with Best Buy, the Geek Squad can offer attentive and personalized service with a large network of resources available to assist their clients. After being nominated for a Best of Denton honor a year ago and finishing runner-up, the Geek Squad knows it is it's dependable and predictable service that has earned them this year's top honor.

"It feels good," said Rachel Conway, the Geek Squad's deputy of counter intelligence, "to know that we are seen as the best in Denton and that people know they can come to us for quality service."

Runner-up: Techvera (formerly Geek on Wheels)

Honorable Mention: Local Circuit

Best Dry Cleaning

Marky's Dry Cleaning

507 W. University Drive

940 381-1182

Marky's Dry Cleaners takes care of your clothes, from wedding dresses to every day household items with extra special care.

Mark Kerr and his wife, Malinda, have been in the dry cleaning business since 1988.

They have been in their University Drive location for 18 years with lots of satisfied customers.

"We provide dry cleaning and laundry of many household items with same-day service, rush service, wedding dress cleaning and preservation, hanger recycling, folded shirts, water repellent and many others,' Mark Kerr says.

Murky's offers free laundry bags and free pick up and delivery.

"They (the voters) recognize that we do our very best to take care of our customers and their clothing," Mark said.

"It (winning) makes us proud of our employees. I've always believed that happy employees make happy customers."

Runner-up: Best 1 Hour Cleaners

Honorable Mention: Zenith Dry Cleaners

Best Event Vendor

PJ's Party Rental and Essentials

Runner-up: 5 Star Rental

Honorable Mention: Yoli Fine Event Linens

Best Financial Planning

Edward Jones Financial Advisor

Kyle A Nayf

324 Sunset St. #100


At Edward Jones Investments, Kyle Nayfa has put clients first in the business of financial planning and advice and has gained the trust of the Denton community over the last 13 years.

The company offers services for wealth management, retirement, college savings, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance, annuities and more. With an emphasis on one-on-one service, Edward Jones ensures its clients are always satisfied.

Runner-up: Grunden Financial Advisory, Inc.

Honorable Mention: Robinson Financial Group

Best Florist

Denton Florist

2926 E. University Drive, Suite 103


Denton Florist has been the one-stop shop for your entire flower and plant needs since the late 1930s when Selby's Florist & Greenhouses opened. Christine Dear purchased the business 27 years ago and has continued the excellence first started by the Selby family.

Denton Florists take extra special care with each customer because they truly care. It is proud of the floral arrangements, which are always innovative and beautiful.

With its 16th straight Best of Denton win, Denton Florist gives all the credits to its loyal customers.

Runner-up: Flower Garden

Honorable Mention: Holly's Gardens and Florist

Best Hospice Care

VNA Ann's Haven

1204 W University, Suite 150


The Visiting Nurse Association was established in 1934, and local branch Ann's Haven has been providing hospice care and grief counseling to Denton County since 1978. Ann's Haven was founded at a time when the concept of hospice care was fairly new, and is Texas' oldest hospice care provider.

Ann's Haven is a nonprofit organization, and all proceeds go toward patient care and community programs for those dealing with grief.

Runner-up: Accolade Home Care

Honorable Mention: Gentiva Hospice

Best Hotel

Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites

2450 Brinker Road


For the third consecutive year, Best Western Premier Crown Chase Inn & Suites takes home the Best of Denton's Hotel award.

What makes the hotel unique is it gives back to the Denton community. It is actively involved with various initiatives such as the Denton Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Greater Denton Arts Council and the Homeless Coalition.

"We are elated with winning this honor for the third straight year," vice president Zach Glenn said. "We are honored and blessed to be a part of such an amazing community.

"We have the freedom to be unique, just as Denton is unique. With our Best Western brand, we can stray from the traditional and trend more toward the original. You'll never find another hotel like ours."

Runner-up: Courtyard By Mariott

Honorable Mention: Hilton Garden Inn

Best Independent
Insurance Agency

Ramey King Insurance

320 Eagle Dr., Suite 210


The history of Ramey King Insurance dates back to the late 1800s and while there has been many changes in the business over the past 136 years, one thing that hasn't changed is the professional service that is offered.

Jeff and James King now carry on the tradition of the company that provides personal and business insurance, property and casualty, life and health insurance.

Jeff King believes the company's involvement in the community has been a benefit to the success the business has experienced.

Runner-up: Hutcherson Insurance Services

Honorable Mention: Century Insurance

Best Pest Control

Adams Exterminating Co.

1201 E McKinney St.


Adams Exterminating Co. has been popular with customers in Denton for 70 years. Not so much so with termites and other pests.

"We are a four generation business that treats both our employees and our customers like family," says Dustin Adams, manager of Adams Exterminating Company.

He thinks voters chose his business as Best in Denton because, "We are reliable, friendly and effective."

Adams said: "We are honored and thankful to be named Best in Denton."

Runner-up: Affordable Pest Control

Honorable Mention: ABC Home & Commercial Services

Best Photographer
/Photography Studio

Eagleton Photography

721 S. Elm St., Suite 101


On a fine spring day, you may catch the photographer at work outside the studio, taking advantage of a sunny afternoon to capture a senior graduation picture or a couple's engagement portrait.

Eagleton Photography has been creating fine portraits and photographs for 22 years. The studio aims to provide exclusive customer portraits with a unique presentation, offering excellent value along with the great experience and personal attention that make the difference.

Readers have named Eagleton the best of Denton many times, but that doesn't diminish the excitement for the studio. "We are so excited and happy!" owner Brittanie Marion wrote. "We are grateful to the residents for their support and votes for Eagleton Photography!"

Runner-up: Timeless Images Photography

Honorable Mention: Ed Steele Photography

Best Print / Copy Shop

ImPress Graphics

7333 Fort Worth Dr. Ste. 100


Phyllis and Scott Kessel opened IMPress Graphics to offer a one-stop shop for professionals who needed a more comprehensive way to promote their own businesses. The Kessels have more than 25 years of industry and marketing experience, and when you combine that with their state-of-the-art equipment and systems, IMPress is able to produce high-quality products to meet any budget - and any need.

IMPress handles printing and signage on everything from interior and exterior signs to real estate signs and other signage needs. They also offer customer vehicle wraps and direct mail and promotional items such as pens and writing products, bags and totes and drinkware.

"Our staff is dedicated to helping our customers and producing high-quality products," Scott Kessel said. "We are excited and honored to have been chosen. We love the Denton community and are proud that they chose us for this award."

Runner-up: AlphaGraphics

Honorable Mention: Cooper's Copies & Printing

Best Promotional Products

Groggy Dog Sportswear

4017 Mesa Drive


Groggy Dog provides promotional products, such as screen printing, embroidery and others.

"We pride ourselves on great customer service, outstanding graphic design and fast turnaround time," says owner Craig Jones.

Groggy Dog has provided consistent service for 17 years. It has locations in Denton, McKinney, Frisco, Plano and Lewisville and coming soon to Keller

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized as the best company in our industry," Jones said."We really work hard at servicing those residents who voted for us."

Runner-up: Pan Ector Industries

Honorable Mention: AlphaGraphics