Best Architects/Building Designers

KIRKPATRICK ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

100 W. Mulberry St.

940-387-8182

www.k-a-studio.com

www.facebook.com/KirkpatrickArchitecture Studio

www.twitter.com/KirkpatrickArch

What does your business specialize in?

Commercial architectural design.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

Attention to every detail. Extremely good customer service!

How does your experience serve your customers?

With over 41 years in service to the area, and having worked in multiple states and Mexico, we have strong knowledge of many different construction methods and site challenges.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We are a family-owned business that lives and works in the Denton area, and we keep our resources here.

What is your business management philosophy?

To deliver a quality product within a reasonable time at a fair price, followed by the best construction administration anywhere.

Runner-up: Bates Martin Architects

Honorable Mention: Design Services

Best Builders

KEY CUSTOM HOMES

2421 Fort Worth Drive

940-566-3239

www.keycustomhomes.com

www.facebook.com/keycustomhomes

What does your business specialize in?

Since 1982, Key Custom Homes Residential and Commercial has been bringing elegance and luxury in the form of personalized custom homes and commercial buildings throughout the North Texas metroplex.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Working with Key, our clients have the ability to direct the project with their vision but are assisted by our experienced designers and project managers to ensure that we maximize the functionality and structural soundness of their project. The team at Key coordinates and organizes the building process from start to finish, with quality and precision, while the unparalleled customer service surpasses each homeowner’s expectations.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

Owners Kent and Cheryl Key are both born and raised in Denton. Their best interest is in the community and the homes that are being built in Denton County. Building a home is a major decision for a homeowner, but building a home with Key becomes a positive experience and a relationship that will last a lifetime. Many of our clients are repeat customers and on their second and third projects with our company.

What is your business management philosophy?

Our goal is to create a superior product, to maintain positive personal relationships with our clients and provide a tremendous value with quality workmanship. Our dynamic team will be working toward building the most energy-efficient home available.

Runner-up: Tim Beaty Builders

Honorable Mention: Design Classics

Best Carpet/Flooring Store

SMITTY’S FLOOR COVERING, INC.

1815 N. Elm St.

940-382-3232

www.smittysfloorcovering.com

What does your business specialize in?

We specialize in all types of floors. We have carpet, tile, laminate, wood and luxury vinyl plank samples to choose from. Besides doing tile floors, we also do showers, tub surrounds and kitchen backsplashes. We also offer carpet cleaning and ceramic title cleaning.

How does your experience serve your customers?

We are celebrating 61 years in business, and with that comes 61 years of experience for our customers to get expert advice. You know when you are in need of a specialist in any field of business you go to them. Well, we are the specialist in flooring.

What is your business management philosophy?

We want our customers to be happy with their new floors and we strive to do just that. If they aren’t happy, then we will do whatever it takes to make them happy.

Runner-up: CW Floors & Lighting

Honorable Mention: The Design House (formerly Carpets Plus)

Best Carpet Cleaning

O’BRYAN’S CARPET CLEANING AND RESTORATION, INC.

5045 Golden Circle

940-566-5899

www.Chooseobryans.com

What does your business specialize in?

Carpet, upholstery and tile cleaning; carpet repairs and stretching; and pet deodorization, water extraction and structural drying.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

Actively taking part in day-to-day operations and implementing proven systems.

How dos your experience serve your customers?

With over 30 years in the cleaning and reconstruction business, we bring a very unique set of skills and equipment to our customers.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

Excellent results day-in and day-out with no badgering the customer or bait-and-switch tactics. We know that knowing what not to do is as important as knowing what to do.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Our ability to not only provide a high level of quality and results, but also to get to know our customers on a more intimate level to better understand their needs, so we may personalize their service. Most of our customers are high performers who are able to differentiate our service from the rest.

What is your business management philosophy?

Very simple: Make the customer happy and sleep good at night.

Runner-up: Denton County Carpet Cleaning

Honorable Mention: Champion Carpet Cleaning

Best Cleaning Service for the Home

MAID IN AMERICA

519 S. Carroll Blvd. Suite 104

940-243-8164

www.texasmaidinamerica.com

www.facebook.com/texasmaidinamerica

www.twitter.com/maid_in_america

What does your business specialize in?

Residential and commercial cleaning services.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We concentrate on high-quality cleaning with a customer-service focus. We back this with our 100 percent satisfaction guarantee on all cleanings. All our employees are thoroughly screened and legal to work in the United States. We are family-owned and operated out of Denton.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We are a nonfranchise, family-owned business with emphasis on customer service.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

We are an established business of 23 years. Due our experience, we have been able to not only provide residential service but commercial cleaning as well.

What is your business management philosophy?

We are involved in the day-to-day operations of the business and try to work closely with our team members.

Runner-up: Molly Maid

Honorable Mention: Maryson’s Cleaning Services

Best Roofing

DENTON TRINITY ROOFING

1314 Johnson St.

940-382-0664

www.dentontrinityroofing.com

What does your business specialize in?

Denton Trinity Roofing provides commercial and residential roofing services to homeowners and building owners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Over the last 38 years, Denton Trinity Roofing has helped create custom solutions for building owners and homeowners alike. Our staff has over 148 years of combined experience in solving leaks, handling insurance claims, working with insurance companies and finding the best solution for each customer.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Denton Trinity Roofing relies on previous customers, insurance referrals and word of mouth for our source of business.

Runner-up: Gillean Brothers Roofing

Honorable Mention: TriStar Quality Roofing

Best Electrical

DENTON ELECTRIC INC.

4205 Mesa Drive

940-387-1312

www.dentonelectricinc.com

What does your business specialize in?

New and remodel residential, commercial and service work.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

All our employees take great pride in their work. We provide apprenticeship training thru IEC Fort Worth. Each employee knows that their name as well as Denton Electric’s is on everything we do. We are proud of that!

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

We work very hard to provide the very best product and/or service at a reasonable price with a humble attitude. We have very qualified technicians that strive to install a professional product and service. Someone is always available to talk to by phone and direct to the right person at our shop.

What is your business management philosophy?

Denton is still a small-town community in a lot of ways. We are happy to provide a service to this great community. The customer is still first, many of which are personal friends. We’re proud to have been in business since 1922 and plan on being here providing the same honest, humble service to Denton for a long time.

Runner-up: C&G Electric, Inc.

Honorable Mention: Terry Poeschi Electric, Inc.

Best Fencing

ALL TEXAS FENCE, LLC

4000 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lake Dallas

306A Dallas Drive, Denton

940-321-2174

www.alltexasfence.net

www.facebook.com/alltexasfence

What does your business specialize in?

A family-owned business offering many types of fences including wood, iron, farm and ranch pipe, vinyl and chain link. We also specialize in repairing and staining existing fences.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

Satisfied customers are our best advertisement. We have commitment to customer satisfaction with a dedication to quality and fast, friendly service.

How does your experience serve your customers?

We are experts in our field with over 35 years of experience. We can help you with any size or type of fencing project from start to finish.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We are a family-owned business as well as competitive pricing, knowledge, quality workmanship along with commitment to customer satisfaction.

What is your business management philosophy?

We listen to our customers’ needs and focus on helping meet those demands. Whether it’s a repair or a complete replacement, we focus on providing a product for our customers.

Runner-up: Texas Roof & Fence

Honorable Mention: J&J Fencing Pros LLC

Best Heating & Air Conditioning Company

WORK ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, INC.

2321 Fort Worth Drive

940-387-1911

www.hotorcold.net

www.facebook.com/workenvironmental

www.twitter.com/hotorcold_HVAC

What does your business specialize in?

Air conditioning and heating. We do both residential and commercial, existing and new construction. Anything you need from a simple repair to a complete new system, we can handle it all.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Having experienced technicians that know how to diagnose a problem is crucial. Less experienced technicians tend to replace parts and even complete systems when it’s not needed.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We have a low employee turnover, unlike many companies in our industry that hire new employees for the summer only to lay-off in the slower months. We strive to keep our employees long-term and hire quality people.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

One thing that makes us unique is that we don’t pay our employees commission. We believe a technician can do a better job for our customer if they’re not worrying about making a sale to increase the size of their own paycheck.

What is your business management philosophy?

We believe if we take care of our employees, they will take care of our customers. This works out for everyone in the end.

Runner-up: Strittmatter Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Roofing

Honorable Mention: BCI Mechanical, Inc.

Best Home Furnishing Store

ADAMS FURNITURE

417 FM156, Justin

940-648-3145

www.ShopAdamsFurniture.com

What does your business specialize in?

Adams specializes in offering quality home furnishings.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Adams employees collectively bring more than 80 years experience in the furniture business to assist the customer in every aspect of their home furnishing needs.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

Adams has been family owned since 1929 and continues to have a generational following.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Although Adams keeps up with all the market trends and fashions, Adams is the oldest furniture store in North Texas.

What is your business management philosophy?

Treat the customer the way you would want to be treated, and the rest comes easy.

Runner-up: Rooms To Go

Honorable Mention: Home Zone

Best Kitchen/Bath Remodeler

IMAGINE RENOVATIONS

PO Box 794

940-765-3316

www.imaginerenovations.com

What does your business specialize in?

Our company specializes in whole house renovations with an emphasis in bathroom and kitchen renovations.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

Luis, owner and lead foreman, is actively on-site throughout the project making sure that everything is done to a high standard.

How does your experience serve your customers?

We are constantly learning and looking for ways to be better as a team. We have veteran tradesmen on our team.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

Luis is part of the team. He doesn’t dictate from a distance, he is present with the team, and they all have fun, respect each other’s expertise and hold each other to a high standard.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

We take great pride in our work and do our best to live up to our motto: “Quality you can trust!”

Runner-up: Irwin Construction

Honorable Mention: TriStar Repair & Construction

Best Landscaping Service

FRENCHY’S LAWN AND TREE

600 S. Elm St.

940-387-3164

www.frenchyslawns.com

www.facebook.com/FrenchysLawns

What does your business specialize in?

We specialize in anything associated with lawn maintenance and landscaping.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

For the last 45 years, I have overseen all the properties that we do to ensure that my standards are always met.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Having spent 20 years in the Air Force as an air traffic controller and 2019 is the anniversary of my 45th year as owner of Frenchy’s Lawn and Tree Service it has given me an unique experience as far as managing people and getting the job done.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We pride ourselves on doing the best job possible and treating our customers as we would want to be treated.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

The amount of experience that my crew has. We have three supervisors who have each been with me for at least 30 years, and the rest of the crew has been working with me for at least 15 years. Our customers always see the same people taking care of their property and are appreciative of their attention to detail. We do whatever it takes to make the customers happy.

What is your business management philosophy?

We believe in always taking care of our employees because if you take care of them, they will in return take care of their customers.

Runner-up: Meador Nursery

Honorable Mention: Samuel’s Tree Service, LLC

Best Storage Facility

BELL AVENUE SELF STORAGE

304 E. Sycamore St.

940-382-5548

www.bellavenuestorage.com

What does your business specialize in?

We specialize in storage and moving solutions by providing residential and commercial storage and Penske moving truck rentals.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We strive to create a seamless process when renting the proper size unit or truck for each and every customer. Our staff works hard to provide quality facilities and truck rentals.

How does your experience serve your customers?

Our company is family-owned and operated since 1984. With years of service, we have learned to serve our customer’s needs with the best possible solutions in the industry.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

Our personal customer service, quality and competitive pricing set us above the rest.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Our downtown location offers many solutions for the local businesses and residential needs.

What is your business management philosophy?

Our customers are our business. We strive to provide quality care and attention to each and every customer’s needs.

IRON GUARD STORAGE

550 Fort Worth Drive

281-734-3102

www.ironguardstorage.com

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We strive every day to make sure our units are clean, well maintained and are the best to offer our customers.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

When a person comes into our store looking to rent a unit, we educate them on our property, the rental process and what would be the best unit for their needs. We go beyond just renting space. We care about our customers’ needs and do everything we can to make their stay the best we can.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

I feel we do have a great location. Also, the size of our property helps. We may not have the most units in Denton, but if you are moving in from out of town and your home is an 18-wheeler, that truck can pull on our property, unload, turn around and drive off. Not many storage facilities in Denton can say that.

Runners-up: Golden Triangle Storage, Macho Self Storage

Best Nursery/Garden Center

CALLOWAY’S NURSERY

1601 Dallas Drive

940-591-8865

www.calloways.com

www.facebook.com/callowaysnursery

What does your business specialize in?

At Calloway’s Nursery, our garden center is more than a place to pick up plants. We are known for our unique varieties, exceptional value and high quality of plants and products, as well as for providing expert-level knowledge. We have a passion for gardening and believe our expertise should be shared with the community. Our combined mastery of botany, horticulture and customer service affords our customers a retail experience that exceeds their expectations.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

“Calloway’s Quality” is a term we have both defined and become defined by. Through well-cultivated, long-lasting relationships with the best growers in Texas and around the country, Calloway’s has been able to provide the highest quality plants to gardeners in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

How does your experience serve your customers?

With over 30 years in the industry, we believe gardening to be a creative process for families, friends and the community to come together and grow a better environment. Calloway’s employs more Texas Nursery & Landscaping Association certified nursery professionals than any other garden center. This level of expertise, along with our unparalleled approach to customer service, is what makes shopping at Calloway’s stand out. Our team is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly!

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Our nurseries are designed to inspire our customers. Through our expansive, curated selection of the finest plant available, presented in eye-catching, thoroughly unique displays, Calloway’s supplies gardeners of all levels with the inspiration and the raw materials to create their own masterpieces.

Runner-up: Meador Nursery

Honorable Mention: Dennis’ Farm Store

Best Pool Company

GOHLKE POOLS

909 Dallas Drive

940-384-7665

www.gohlkepools.com

What does your business specialize in?

Swimming pool and spa construction, renovation, service, repairs and retail.

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We continually train our staff not only about the importance of quality products and service, but also the rich legacy of our business and the high level of quality that got us to this point.

How does your experience serve your customers?

With us being in the pool business for 60 years in Denton and having over 250 years of combined staff experience, we have seen most everything, and we know how to deal with anything that comes up.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We believe that our level of training and our commitment to continual improvement is unsurpassed in the pool industry. That has not only allowed us to receive local recognition but also national recognition.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

Our experience and depth of knowledge is unique.

What is your business management philosophy?

At Gohlke Pools, we strive to provide the highest level of customer service, professionalism, service response time, and workmanship possible in order to ensure the longevity of our company through repeat and referral business.

Runner-up: Brakefield’s Pool Service

Honorable Mention: Larsen Pools, LLC

Best Plumbing

STRITTMATTER PLUMBING

3309 S. Fort Worth Drive Suite 992

940-566-1122

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We train daily on new products and technical issues. A couple of times a month we bring in different manufacturers to train us on their products.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

Our warranties. Most competitors offer 30- to 90-day warranties. We offer a minimum of two years on our service.

What makes your business unique in the marketplace?

We are still a family-owned and operated company, and our name is on the company.

Runner-up: BCI Mechanical, Inc.

Honorable Mention: AM Plumbing

Best Specialty Services

LONGHORN SCREENS, SHADES & SHUTTERS

1100 S. Woodrow Lane

940-565-8200

www.longhornscreens.com

What steps do you take to ensure a quality product or service?

We document our processes, identify quality issues and fix the problem for the customer.

What differentiates your business in the marketplace?

We choose to offer the highest quality of product to ensure customer satisfaction. We are family-owned and operated.

What is your business management philosophy?

Our philosophy is to lead productive employees and have happy customers.

Runner-up: Samuel’s Tree Service, LLC

Honorable Mention: Finishing Touch Designs

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