The Best of the Best 2014

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Architect, Commercial Firm

Whether it’s an office building or a church, a museum or downtown renovation, commercial architecture should be functional as well as beautiful. Tulsa firm Kinslow, Keith & Todd completes a wealth of projects yearly and has won several industry awards. Selser Schaefer Architects creates structures across the country and locally that represent the firm’s modern aesthetic. CJC Architects has designed buildings all over Tulsa, including one of the newest downtown office buildings. Matrix is a full-service firm that has completed both private and civic projects. Frankfurt-Short-Bruza is a nationally recognized firm based in Oklahoma City that designs commercial buildings in many markets, including health care, transportation, education and federal government. TAP Architecture’s staff designs in a variety of markets; the firm also specializes in urban planning and is integral to Oklahoma City’s Core to Shore project. Miles Associates is an architecture, interior design and planning firm that specializes in several areas, including research, health care and educational facilities.

Architect, Residential

When planning a dream home, it’s best to start with an experienced architect. Tulsa architect Jack Arnold specializes in luxury house plans inspired by European retreats. Arnold has also designed a line of Old World-style chimney pots and home accessories. Brian Freese of Freese Architecture adds a modern touch to his beautiful residential designs. Sleek lines combined with natural materials add warmth and comfort to the homes. John Duvall of Duvall Architects defines luxury in the homes he designs. Keeping the client’s lifestyle and personality in mind, Duvall designs each home to reflect its residents. Sculptural, forward-thinking design is what defines Rand Elliott of Oklahoma City-based Elliott + Associates. Bruce Bockus, president of Bockus-Payne Associates, is involved in all phases of the design process. He is celebrated for making clients’ visions a reality in the designing of their home. Rick Chambers, principal of Fillmore & Chambers Design Group, continues the tradition of this 54-year-old firm by creating luxurious, European-inspired homes.

Mill Creek Carpet & Tile, Best Flooring Company. Photo courtesy Mill Creek Carpet & Tile.

Mill Creek Carpet & Tile, Best Flooring Company.
Photo courtesy Mill Creek Carpet & Tile.

Bathroom Fixtures

Beautiful fixtures are the finishing touch to a dream bathroom. Tulsa’s Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery provides a wide variety of fixtures in many finishes and price ranges. Heatwave Supply Company, with showrooms in Tulsa, Bartlesville and Ponca City, sells both simple and decorative plumbing fixtures. Hoffman Fixtures Company specializes in custom countertops, cabinets and showers in addition to selling an array of bathroom fixtures. Morrison Supply Company carries a large selection of faucets, sinks, showerheads and tubs. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery displays the latest technology in bathroom fixtures available for purchase. Oklahoma City mainstay Designer Hardware by Faye may have recently changed hands, but the intricate detail put into creating each piece of hardware is still impressive.

Cabinetry

Cabinetry plays a vital role in a home, so it’s important to aim for quality. Mill Creek Lumber & Supply can customize cabinetry for any home’s needs in the company’s architectural millwork manufacturing operation, located in Tulsa. Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry does custom cabinetry work, from traditional to modern designs. Jay Rambo specializes in traditional cabinets and has operated its Tulsa manufacturing facility for more than 60 years. David Bradley & Co. has provided custom cabinetry to the Oklahoma City metro area for more than four decades from his small business. Patternwork Veneering Inc., based in Norman, specializes in creating the decorative panels and veneers that are incorporated into cabinet design by cabinetmakers. Monticello Cabinets & Doors offers a wide variety of styles in cabinetry and doors for any home.

Designer Home Furnishings

Furniture sets the stage for a home, and nothing reveals a homeowner’s personality more than how they furnish their home. SR Hughes is renowned in Tulsa for providing luxurious home furnishings for every room. The showroom carries pieces from designers like B&B Italia, Kartell and Knoll. Urban Furnishings, located in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood, specializes in designer furnishings from Natuzzi Italy and other Italian, American and Canadian luxury brands. Richard Neel Interiors offers shoppers upscale designer furnishings as well as modern, transitional and vintage furniture and home accessories. Hawley Design Furnishings sells furniture for every room in the home crafted by a variety of designers, as well as original creations by owner Mark Hawley. Fifteenth and Home offers internationally recognized designs that are contemporary and eco-conscious. Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design focuses on traditional home furnishings from designers such as Henredon, Bernhardt, Hooker Furniture and Karastan. Dane Design Contemporary Furniture offers vintage-inspired modern furnishings for both the home and office. BD Home carries contemporary furniture lines like Tom Dixon, Chilewich and Varenna Poliform.

Stuart Harle, Best kitchen Designer. Photo by Natalie Green.

Stuart Harle, Best kitchen Designer. Photo by Natalie Green.

Flooring Company

What’s under the feet is just as important as what’s on the walls. Tulsans turn to Carpet One Floor & Home for carpeting, hardwood floors and tile options and more. Free estimates and special financing offers make it easier to afford the floor of your dreams. Midwest Tile, Marble & Granite provides quality granite, travertine, onyx and other natural material for flooring throughout the home. Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery offers customers premium carpet brands as well as hardwood, laminate, natural stone and vinyl flooring options. Mill Creek Carpet & Tile claims the largest selection of carpet, tile, stone, hardwood floors and granite – as well as the lowest prices – in the Southwest. Offering low pricing and a wide selection of quality materials, Mill Creek Carpet & Tile is also a favorite in the Oklahoma City metro area. Bryan’s Flooring features a large showroom full of carpet samples as well as hardwood and vinyl flooring options. Brewer Carpet One Floor & Home offers a wide variety of flooring options from traditional to sleek and modern.

Furniture Store

Form meets function when it comes to furniture. There are great pieces to be found at Mathis Brothers Furniture’s location in Tulsa. With a huge showroom and a wide range of price options, Mathis Brothers can outfit any home with the perfect pieces. I.O. Metro features sleek furniture for all rooms of the home as well as specialty, one-of-a-kind art pieces. Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors offers furniture with stylish dependability. Mathis Brothers Furniture is also the place to go in Oklahoma City for great deals on furniture from designers like Henredon and La-Z-Boy. Bob Mills Furniture sells a variety of furniture for all rooms and price ranges. Norwalk Furniture can customize just about any piece from its collection of more than 850 fabrics and leathers. Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors continues to be dependable for Oklahoma City residents.

Heating & Air

Heating and air conditioning are two things we take for granted until we don’t have them; it’s important to have a dependable heating and air service on speed-dial. Airco Service is a premier dealer of Lennox Home Comfort Systems and employs highly trained technicians to work on a variety of units. Air Assurance provides both residential and commercial heating and air service. The company is also a Lennox dealer. DaVco Mechanical Contractors offers reliable service to both HVAC and geothermal systems. McKinney Heat & Air staffs technicians ready to work on defunct systems. Comfort Control of Tulsa also receives rave reviews for quick and reliable service. Air Comfort Solutions provides repair service to the Oklahoma City metro area as well as tune-ups for the air conditioner and furnace. Hinton Refrigeration is a Lennox dealer as well as a service company specializing in both residential and commercial jobs. York Heating & Air Conditioning is a national supplier of home air conditioning systems, furnace systems and residential heat pumps.

Home Builder

Blueprints are useless without a quality builder to bring them to fruition. Jordan & Sons are mainstay homebuilders in the Tulsa area known best for overseeing the construction of quality and luxury homes. Barron and McClary General Contractors offers a wide variety of general contracting services, ranging from pool installation to landscaping. Simmons Homes constructs new homes all around the Tulsa metro area at affordable prices. Heartland Homes has built thousands of quality homes across the Oklahoma City metro area. Ideal Homes specializes in new construction in many affordable additions. Kent Hoffman Construction is another reliable option for homebuilding in the Oklahoma City area.

Home Improvement/Appliance Store

Washers, dryers, refrigerators – we can’t live without them. Tulsa’s multiple Lowe’s locations offer great deals on appliances. Hahn Appliance Warehouse sells brands like Whirlpool, GE and Samsung from its new showroom in Tulsa. Home improvement store The Home Depot is also a great place to get items both large and small to upgrade a home. Metro Appliances & More specializes in selling upscale brands, including Electrolux, Thermador, Viking and Wolf. The Home Depot locations in Oklahoma City are great destinations for customers looking for deals on appliances, outdoor furniture and more. Lowe’s offers great customer service as well as a wide range of appliances and other home essentials. Anthony’s TV & Appliance is a family-owned appliance and electronics store that reliably services the Oklahoma City area.

In-Home Theater

Sure, you can watch the latest releases on a regular ol’ television, but why not pump up the viewing experience with an awesome in-home theater? Video Revolution carries only the best electronics brands and provides design and installation expertise. Audio Advice is dedicated to helping customers realize their dreams of a home cinema experience with skilled design and installation. Elite Sound & Cinema provides a full array of services to make sure that each in-home theater is perfectly designed and calibrated to provide an authentic experience. Dynamic Audio oversees home audio and theater design from the planning phase through completion. Audio Dimensions, based in Oklahoma City, specializes in customizing home theaters to homeowners’ desires, providing a great experience to bring the whole family together. Castle Home Entertainment is operated by a father-and-son team who began the business 13 years ago with the goal “to help families spend quality time together,” according to the company’s website. Best Buy in Oklahoma City offers the latest in in-home theater technology and a staff with the expertise to help customers find the right system for their needs.

Peter Walter of Walter & Associates, Best Real Estate Company. Photo by Natalie Green.

Peter Walter of Walter & Associates, Best Real Estate Company.
Photo by Natalie Green.

Interior Designer

Making a house a home takes a little style and great design. Chris Murphy, owner of Christopher Murphy Designs, based in Tulsa, is the go-to designer for homeowners looking for sophisticated design coupled with a little playfulness. SR Hughes’ design team creates modern, stylish looks in clients’ homes. Doug Campbell of Campbell Design Associates captures contemporary, current looks for his many clients in Oklahoma and beyond. Rick Phillips, owner of Designs With Intention, pleases clients with luxurious design with impeccable detail. Carson See, owner of Sees Design, takes an eclectic approach to design, mixing and matching old and new to create a custom look for each client. Cool and sophisticated, Jennifer Welch, owner of Jennifer Welch Designs, designs chic yet comfortable living spaces. Paige Smiley, co-owner and interior designer at Bella Vici, creates spirited design, whether it’s in a small bungalow or a large home.

Kitchen Designer

Cooking in a decked-out kitchen is an experience that every novice chef yearns for. Tulsa firm Kitchen Ideas reinvents the kitchen with clever design that makes a space both functional and beautiful. Wood-Stone Home Design Studio owner Russell Pippin is ready to make homeowners’ dreams come true with his elegant kitchen designs and attention to what the client desires. Carriage House Design specializes in kitchen remodeling that combines high-quality products with high-quality service. Showcase Kitchens and Baths works with nationally renowned manufacturers to ensure quality products go into each of its designs. Oklahoma City’s A Karen Black Company believes that timeless design, functionality and attention to detail are keys in each of the firm’s kitchen designs. Architecturally inspired design is the premise behind Urban Kitchens in Oklahoma City. The company is also a dealer for premier cabinetry and wood product lines. In business for 30 years, Classic Kitchens’ trained designers and staff to handle all aspects of a project, from start to finish.

Landscape Designer

Designing the exterior of a home is just as important as designing the interior. In Tulsa, Kingdom Landscape creates beauty in landscape design. The firm handles everything from simple tasks to the designing of patios and decks, sidewalks, driveways, arbors and water features. Clare Ashby ASLA Landscape creates beautiful outdoor spaces for homes in Tulsa and beyond, from planting to hardscapes. Hardscape Materials carries products that every do-it-yourselfer needs to create a great outdoor design. Calvert’s Plant Interiors is recognized in Oklahoma City for creating beautiful indoor landscapes, from fountains and containers to custom arrangements. Tony’s Tree Plantation works with clients to customize landscape design, creating an outdoor space that reflects their tastes. TLC Florist & Greenhouses provides complete residential and commercial landscape design and installation.

Lawn and Garden Store

Once you’ve achieved that perfect lawn, the best thing to do is to show it a little TLC. Tulsa customers go to Lowe’s for lawn and garden needs. From mowers and hedge clippers to supplies to build a beautiful garden, Lowe’s carries it all in one building. Southwood Landscape & Garden Center is a great place to find flowers, planters, mulch and more to bring a garden to life. Ted & Debbie’s Flower Garden provides flowers and plants ready for planting. The Home Depot’s numerous Oklahoma City locations provide great material for any type of lawn or garden. Marcum’s Nursery offers an array of beautiful flowers and plants ready to be part of a garden as well as trees, fountains and birdbaths. TLC Florist & Greenhouses also offers a great selection of floral and edible garden plants straight from its greenhouses.

Lawn Maintenance

Keeping up with the lawn can be a chore. Luckily, LawnAmerica is ready to help with fertilization, weed control and lawn maintenance. Spirit Landscape Management provides quality lawn care to its customers in the Tulsa metro area. TruGreen delivers care and maintenance for lawns, shrubs and trees. Irish Green Lawn Care is a top-notch lawn maintenance company in the Oklahoma City area that provides weed control, fertilizing and maintenance for both residential and commercial properties. Scotts Lawn Service in Oklahoma City is a full-service maintenance company dedicated to providing services that keep the lawn growing green. Turf Appeal specializes in doing whatever it takes to provide clients with great lawn service while keeping in mind the health of the environment.

Caviness Landscape, Best Pool Designer. Photo courtesy Caviness Landscape.

Caviness Landscape, Best Pool Designer.
Photo courtesy Caviness Landscape.

Lighting Store

Garbe’s can provide the perfect ambience for every home, from table lamps to lavish fixtures. Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery carries just about any type of lighting imaginable, from specialty light bulbs to chandeliers, celling fans and wall-mounted lanterns. Lifetime warranties are part of every fixture sold at LifeStyles Lighting, Furniture & Hardware, a great place to find the perfect fixture for any room. Lighting Concepts is Oklahoma City’s go-to place for home and exterior lighting options, from chandeliers and pendant lights to sconces. Hunzicker Lighting Gallery offers an array of specialty lighting, including recessed lighting, sconces and lamps. It also offers the expertise of designers on-site. LifeStyles Lighting and Furniture also boasts an Oklahoma City location that provides top-notch service and variety in lighting.

Paint Store

A fresh coat of paint can spruce up just about any space. Sherwin-Williams’ several Tulsa-area stores provide customers with plenty of colors from which to choose for their latest paint project. Anchor Paint, whose company headquarters are located in Tulsa, provides paint supplies for residential, commercial and architectural projects, along with a selection of coatings for longer wear. Spectrum Paint carries a wide variety of paint brands for various uses as well as protective coatings in its more than 30 locations throughout the Midwest and the southern U.S. Elder Paint & Wallpaper is a Benjamin Moore and Pratt & Lambert dealer that also stocks a large selection of wallpaper and coverings. Sherwin-Williams also helps do-it-yourselfers in Oklahoma City tackle their painting projects at its multiple locations. H-I-S Paint provides paint and supplies for those who want to tackle the job, but it also has a staff of professional painters ready to take on any project. Spectrum Paint has a host of stores in the Oklahoma City metro area taking care of loyal customers.

Pool Designer

Oklahoma summers are the best excuse to build a backyard oasis. Vivion Pools is one of Tulsa’s most respected pool design firms. Owner Jeff Vivion offers luxury touches, such as mosaic tile inlay, rock waterfalls and sheer water features to complement his pool designs. Pool Creations specializes in providing clients personal attention throughout the design and construction process. Baker Pools walks customers through the experience of pool construction, from consultation and design to showing homeowners how to care for their new pool. Blue Haven Pools and Spas offers a variety of options in pool design, from outdoor and enclosed pools to lap pools, saltwater pools and rock pools. Caviness Landscape’s pool designs have been featured nationally on networks such as HGTV. The Edmond-based business creates luxury pools and poolscapes for customers across Oklahoma. Pristine Pools is a family owned and operated pool design service that customizes each design to the client’s specifications. Blue Haven Pools and Spas recognizes that pools should be aesthetically pleasing, but the company also installs smart features in pools that make them run efficiently, meaning less upkeep for homeowners.

Real Estate Company

When it’s time to buy or sell a home, it’s best to call the best. Walter & Associates is a boutique real estate company that helps clients in the Tulsa metro area find the perfect deal, whether they are buying or selling. McGraw Realtors, with its wide network of Realtors, sells homes in all price ranges. Keller Williams Realty boasts hundreds of agents, all working hard to meet the needs of their clients. Coldwell Banker is a national firm with a large presence of Realtors in the Tulsa area that help customers looking to buy and sell. Churchill-Brown is a locally owned real estate company in Oklahoma City that helps customers with buying and selling, whether it’s a first-time homebuyer or a client searching for a luxury estate. Keller Williams Realty represents a wide variety of customers in both residential and commercial transactions. Century 21 is known for the stellar service offered by its agents in the Oklahoma City area. The Covington Company is a locally owned and operated real estate company selling homes in the Oklahoma City, Nichols Hills and Edmond areas.

Remodeler

Sometimes it’s preferable to remodel an existing home than bother with moving. That’s where Powers Design & Build comes in. A Tulsa-based company specializing in remodeling homes, Powers has transformed everyday homes into luxurious dream spaces. Cowen Residential tackles renovations from a single room to a whole house, all with design and functionality in mind. David Trebilcock is a general contractor that works with clients to achieve the perfect remodel of their existing homes. Oklahoma City-based Maccini Construction specializes in interior remodels of residential as well as commercial projects. Barkocy Construction is a full service general contractor for residential, commercial and civic projects. Kent Hoffman Construction provides guidance to clients throughout the renovation, from the planning phase to completion.

Jack Arnold, Best Residential Architect. Photo by Nathan Harmon.

Jack Arnold, Best Residential Architect.
Photo by Nathan Harmon.

Roofer

A quality roof on a home is an important investment. Tulsa’s A-Best Roofing can help with roof repair or a whole new install and provides long-term warranties on each job completed. Elliott Roofing offers free estimates and deals with insurance companies directly so customers don’t have an added hassle. T-Town Roofing offers an array of services, from roof installation and repair to maintenance and gutter installation. Elliott Roofing has more than 30 years of experience in both residential and commercial roofing installation. The Oklahoma City company is committed to providing quality roofing, excellent service and fair pricing. Basey’s Roofing offers free estimates and consultation. The company is a full-service roofing contractor that also provides references to assure the quality of its work. Salazar Roofing & Construction is a family owned and operated roofing company that has serviced satisfied customers in the Oklahoma City area since 1978.

Security

A secure home is a happy home. TNT Security Services is a full-service security installation and monitoring company that offers smart systems – a home alarm and a home automation system, all in one device. Advance Alarms provides equipment to protect against burglary and alert the monitoring company if a fire is detected. Cameras and video surveillance are also services offered by Advance Alarms. Guardian Security Systems’ first priority is the safety of the client and his or her family; that’s why the company offers free security evaluations to potential customers. ADT Security Services is Oklahoma City’s trusted security company. Offering home security, home automation and health monitoring services, ADT safeguards clients and their homes with around-the-clock protection. Offering free consultations, TNT Security Services aims to tailor a package to meet each client’s needs. ASG Security offers Oklahoma City customers safe and reliable home security and home automation.

Title/Escrow Company

A title company helps close a real estate deal. Tulsa’s Guaranty Abstract Company makes home-buying and selling a seamless process. First American works with mortgage companies and Realtors to ensure that closing a deal is as smooth as possible. Tulsa Abstract & Title Company offers three locations in the Tulsa metro area for easy accessibility for buyers and sellers. First American Title has offices throughout the Oklahoma City metro area to help facilitate real estate transactions. Stewart Abstract & Title brings more than 100 years of experience to the table, ensuring all parties walk away satisfied. American Eagle Title Insurance Company is Oklahoma’s largest statewide land title service company and a favorite in Oklahoma City.

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