The Best of the Best 2015

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Architect, Commercial Firm

We typically think of architects as designing homes, but they also design every building we walk into. Kinslow, Keith & Todd has designed some of Tulsa’s most well-known structures, including the renovation of Sequoyah State Lodge Park and the Woody Guthrie Center. Selser Schaefer Architects’ projects include medical and educational facilities, including the TCC Center for Creativity in downtown Tulsa. Matrix is perhaps best known for engineering the building of the BOK Center as well as several prominent buildings in downtown Tulsa.

A principal at TAP Architecture, Anthony McDermid has spearheaded many public projects in Oklahoma City, including Core To Shore and Central Moore Park. D5 Architecture specializes in both commercial and hospitality and retail projects, including the Seminole Nation Casino. Frankfurt-Short-Bruza has a vast portfolio that includes the Capitol Dome renovation and the Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center.

Cowen Residential, Best Remodeler Photo courtesy Cowen Residential.

Cowen Residential, Best Remodeler
Photo courtesy Cowen Residential.

Architect, Residential

A home is a reflection of its owners, but it also shows the talent and creativity of the architect. Jack Arnold is an architect renowned for his sophisticated home designs. Alan Madewell of Alan Madewell and Associates specializes in large, custom homes for loyal clients. Brian Freese of Freese Architecture has a unique aesthetic that combines modern lines with nature. John Duvall of Duvall Architects designs elegant homes for those hoping for a homey yet elegant feel.

Rand Elliott of Elliott + Associates continues to wow readers in Oklahoma City with his modern, minimalist home designs. JGF Design Studio specializes in custom homes in Oklahoma and beyond. Bruce Bockus of Bockus-Payne Associates builds luxury homes for clients with discerning tastes.

Bathroom Fixtures

The difference between a good bathroom and a great bathroom is the quality of the bathroom fixtures. Heatwave Supply Company carries quality brands like Kohler, Delta and BainUlta. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery offers a wide variety of faucets, plumbing, bathroom lighting and sinks and vanities. Empire Plumbing Supply has been supplying fixtures to customers and wholesalers for more than 50 years. Hoffman Fixtures Company provides quality sinks, cabinets, shower doors and countertops for new builds or bathroom remodels.

Morrison Supply Company carries a wide variety of fixtures from companies such as Bosch, Kohler and Moen. Designer Hardware by Faye carries luxurious, custom bath fixtures to spruce up any home. Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery rounds out the top three in Oklahoma City for its wide selection in all price ranges.

Morrison Supply Company, Best Bathroom Fixtures Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Morrison Supply Company, Best Bathroom Fixtures
Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Cabinetry

Jay Rambo tops the Tulsa list for best cabinetry, manufacturing its cabinets in Tulsa for jobs all over the country. Mill Creek Lumber & Supply does custom millwork for cabinetry, moldings and doors. Sullivan’s Custom Cabinets builds custom cabinets to any specification.

Suburban Cabinet Shop is a family-owned custom cabinetry shop that has created unique work for 55 years. David Bradley & Co. creates cabinetry and custom millwork. Monticello Cabinets & Doors puts a luxurious spin on cabinets with dramatic finishes.

Designer Home Furnishings

When looking for a piece of furniture to add the wow factor to any room, head to one of these designer home furnishing stores. SR Hughes carries a wide variety of chairs, tables and more from top U.S. and European brands. Mark Hawley of Hawley Design Furnishings creates many of the pieces in his showroom, ensuring that the one you take home is one of a kind. Fifteenth and Home carries modern home furnishings at reasonable prices. Richard Neel Interiors carries unique furnishings that will complement any room.

Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design in Norman carries luxury brands such as Henredon, Jessica Charles and Karastan. BD Home specializes in modern design from brands such as Chilewich, Poliform and Modkat.

Carpet One Floor & Home, Best Flooring Company Photo courtesy Carpet One Floor & Home.

Carpet One Floor & Home, Best Flooring Company
Photo courtesy Carpet One Floor & Home.

Flooring Company

There’s nothing like the feel of fresh hardwoods or plush carpet under the feet. Carpet One Floor & Home in Tulsa was voted tops this year for its wide selection and expert installation. C&C Tile and Carpet offers hardwood, carpet, laminate and vinyl flooring, and Renaissance Hardwood Floors specializes in unique hardwood floors with expert installation. Superior Wood Floors & Tile, Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery and Floorhaus Flooring round out this year’s winners.

Mill Creek Carpet & Tile provides carpet, tile, stone, wood and laminate flooring from a variety of respected vendors. Beckett Bros. Wood Floor Systems specializes in both commercial and residential hardwood flooring. Brewer Carpet One Floor & Home offers free estimates and competitive pricing at its multiple stores in the Oklahoma City area.

Furniture Store

Whether furnishing an entire house or just looking to add a piece to a room, there are great furniture stores in the state that can provide quality furnishings at a great price. In Tulsa, Mathis Brothers Furniture and West Elm are the two places readers most often go to find great furniture for any room. I.O. Metro offers funky furnishings that can add pizzazz to existing furniture. Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors offers classic looks at classic prices.

Mathis Brothers Furniture has furnishings for every room from brands such as Bernhardt, Ashley and Serta. Heenan’s Home Furnishings is a locally owned store that has been selling classic pieces of furniture since 1950. Edmond Furniture Gallery offers classic and contemporary brands in its Edmond showroom.

Heating & Air

Airco Service beats the heat when it comes to the best heating and air company. With friendly staff and easy-to-schedule service requests, it’s a favorite in the Tulsa metro area. Air Assurance and McKinney Heat & Air both service existing systems as well as oversee the installation of new HVAC systems. DaVco Mechanical Contractors and Comfort Control of Tulsa are popular choices in Tulsa for friendly and prompt service.

Air Comfort Solutions repairs HVAC systems as well as installs new systems and works to make units more energy-efficient. Locke Supply Co. is a multi-state business that began right here in Oklahoma. Hinton Refrigeration is a Lennox dealer and specializes in both residential and commercial installation and repair.

Home Builder

You’ve got the blueprints for a new home, but now what? It’s time to hire an expert builder, and readers say Jordan & Sons is the one to call. This father-and-son duo oversees some of Tulsa’s most luxurious and complex home builds. Barron & McClary General Contractors offer a wide variety of services, overseeing everything from kitchen remodels to custom home builds. Brian D. Wiggs Homes also specializes in custom home builds, from start to finish. Simmons Homes and Pinnacle Properties are two homebuilders with solid reputations that pair well with their excellent work.

Heartland Homes has overseen the building of thousands of homes in the Oklahoma City area since its inception in 1988. Kent Hoffman Construction is a full-service home improvement firm with extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction. Ideal Homes builds in neighborhoods across the Oklahoma City metro area, including in Edmond, Piedmont, Moore and Mustang.

Home Improvement/Appliance Store

Home improvement projects can be as small as painting a room or as large as renovating an entire home. In Tulsa, Metro Appliances & More is the go-to place for those looking to spruce up their place. With 50 brands from which to choose, new kitchen appliances can easily improve the look of a home. Lowe’s is also a popular choice for Tulsa DIYers, while Hahn Appliance Warehouse earns high marks for its quality brands at reasonable prices.

Metro Appliances & More also impresses readers in Oklahoma City. With brands like KitchenAid, LG, Sub-Zero and Thermador, it’s easy to transform a so-so kitchen into a showstopper. The Home Depot provides homeowners with all the tools they need for that special project. Lowe’s and Anthony’s TV & Appliance also offer appliances and other gadgets to spruce up the home.

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Bringing the theater experience home has never been easier. The folks at Video Revolution have just the right equipment to transform your family room into a full-blown theater experience with products from Canon, Yamaha, Samsung, Sony and more. Audio Advice sells and installs only the finest in equipment and design. Dynamic Audio is a home audio and theater design firm that can transform any room in your home into a home theater.

Onyx Theaters specializes in home theater, hi-fi audio and home automation systems. Audio Dimensions provides expert staff to help guide you through the process of selecting the right equipment for your media room or home theater. Castle Home Entertainment has been installing home theater equipment in the Oklahoma City metro area for more than a decade.

Interior Designer

Designers see wonderment where the rest of us see nothing. Doug Campbell of Campbell Design Associates tied with SR Hughes in this year’s reader survey for offering the best interior design services. Chris Murphy of Christopher Murphy Designs brings his sophisticated and colorful touch to every project he works on. The design firm Austin Bean has only been in Tulsa a few years, yet it has several wonderful and impressive projects under its belt.

Carson See of Sees Design evokes his eclectic design in homes in Oklahoma and beyond. Jennifer Welch of Jennifer Welch Designs has an aesthetic that crosses high-end, modern furniture with more comfortable surroundings. Ketch Design Centre offers design services and a sneak peek of its ability in an Oklahoma City showroom.

Kitchen Designer

It’s arguably the most important room in a home, so it’s no wonder many people choose to spend the most money for a remodel in the kitchen. Wood-Stone Home Design Studio offers customers top-of-the-line design and products for a dream kitchen. Carriage House Design provides luxurious cabinets, countertops and hardware with sophisticated, classic designs. Showcase Kitchens and Baths and Kitchen Ideas both provide clients with diverse design ideas, from traditional to modern.

a karen black company offers kitchen and bathroom remodeling with designers that have more than 30 years of experience. Kitchen & Bath Gallerie received votes for its classic designs, and Classic Kitchens specializes in kitchen remodeling and design.

Landscape Designer

A home that is beautiful inside needs beauty outdoors, also. Kingdom Landscape undertakes jobs of all kinds, from building decks and patios to creating an entire outdoor design. Hardscape Materials carries materials for everyone from weekend warriors to professional landscapers looking to add the wow factor to an outdoor space. Clare Ashby ASLA Landscape creates beautiful outdoor landscapes and yards for homes in the Tulsa area.

Moyer Lawncare and Landscaping takes pride in helping Oklahoma City homeowners add beauty to their lawns and landscapes. John Fluitt Landscape Design and TLC Florist & Greenhouses both score big in the landscape designer category. Bella Rose Landscape and Lawn Care does custom design for customers in the Mustang area and beyond.

Metro Appliances & More, Best Home Improvement/appliance Store. Photo courtesy Metro Appliances & More.

Metro Appliances & More, Best Home Improvement/Appliance Store
Photo courtesy Metro Appliances & More.

Lawn and Garden Store

There are some great stores that can be the go-to for all your outdoor needs. Southwood Landscape & Garden Center is one of those, with a wide selection of plants, flowers and other yard accessories. Lowe’s is popular for its friendly and helpful staff as well as a large variety of annuals, perennials, potted plants and trees. Ted & Debbie’s Flower Garden is a local favorite for its unusual plants and great selection of pots.

Davison’s Nursery is a family-run business with a great selection of plants and flowers year round. The Home Depot is also a popular choice in Oklahoma City. TLC Florist & Greenhouses, a locally owned business, offers everything a homeowner needs to build a beautiful lawn or garden.

Lawn Maintenance

LawnAmerica tops this year’s list for lawn maintenance. The friendly staff takes care of lawns year round, from fertilizing to mowing. Kingdom Landscape comes in second, and GreenGrass Lawn Care & Landscapes rounds out the top three.

Turfguard’s excellent lawn service keeps Oklahoma City residents happy, and it also keeps them No. 1 on our list. A+ Lawn and Allmighty Lawns make their debuts on this year’s list.

Lighting Store

A beautiful light can set the mood in any room. Garbe’s has a wide selection of pendant lights, fixtures and chandeliers, which means there’s something for every room. Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery offers a variety of fixtures and bulbs for a unique look. LifeStyles Lighting, Furniture & Hardware offers a lifetime guarantee on any of the beautiful fixtures it sells.

Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery has provided quality fixtures at its Oklahoma City showroom for more than 30 years. Hunzicker Lighting Gallery offers lighting options to designers and customers looking to spruce up a home. Lighting Concepts provides exterior and home lighting in its new showroom in Oklahoma City.

Paint Store

A soothing blue or bright red can make any room look new again. In Tulsa, readers turn to Spectrum Paint for paint and supplies to transform walls from drab to drama. Elder Paint & Wallpaper also offers the tools to touch up any look, while Sherwin-Williams, with its three metro locations, provides convenience for novice and professional painters.

Sherwin-Williams also wins big in Oklahoma City. HIS Paint, locally owned and operated, provides professional painters as well as all the tools for DIYers. Spectrum Paint offers three locations in the Oklahoma City area.

Pool Designer

A backyard with a pool is a private oasis. Vivion Pools continues to win tops in this category for imaginative designs and solid craftsmanship. Baker Pools takes care of a job, from layout to the cleanup. Fiesta Pools and Pool Creations both score big for creative and innovative design and pristine quality.

Caviness Landscape is famous in Oklahoma City, and its luxurious and over-the-top creations are also popular on national TV shows. Thunder Pools and Spas builds luxury pools that fit a customer’s exact needs. Blue Haven Pools and Spas rounds out the top three.

Real Estate Company

When buying or selling a home, you want someone you can trust in your corner. The Realtors at Walter & Associates provide world-class representation for their clients and ensure only the best deals are made. Coldwell Banker associates and brokers work hard for their clients. McGraw Realtors and Keller Williams Realty tie for third place in this year’s survey.

Coldwell Banker is Oklahoma City’s trusted real estate firm, followed by First Source Real Estate. Keller Williams Realty rounds out the top three.

Remodeler

Maybe you want to add a bath to the master bedroom, or perhaps a whole-house renovation is in order. Who do you call? The talented staff at Cowen Residential can tackle any job, large or small. Bill Powers of Powers Design & Build transforms spaces into show-stopping works of art. David Trebilcock designs and renovates homes all over the Tulsa area.

Heritage Renovations are renovation and remodeling experts working out of the Oklahoma City and Edmond area. Kent Hoffman Construction does custom renovations for loyal clients. Maccini Construction is also a trusted builder and remodeler in the metro area.

Roofer

A beautiful house can’t survive long without a good roof. Elliott Roofing is Tulsa’s best bet for shingle and specialty roofs. Turner Roofing is a full-service roofing company serving northeast Oklahoma since 1966. A-Best Roofing specializes in both residential and commercial roofing. T-Town Roofing has more than 30 years of industry experience.

Elliott Roofing also brings home the top prize in Oklahoma City, boasting locations throughout the entire state. Majestic Construction & Roofing provides roof repair, re-roofing and new roof construction. Basey’s Roofing is a re-roofing specialist for both commercial and residential products.

Security

Security is a growing need for homeowners. TNT Security Services provides installation and monitoring of homes and businesses. Guardian Security Systems offers free consultations to customers looking to secure their property and possessions. ADT Security Services and Advance Alarms are both popular choices for security monitoring.

ADT Security Services keeps Oklahoma City homes safe. ASG Security and TNT Security Services round out this category.

Title/Escrow Company

You can’t own a home without a title and escrow company. Guaranty Abstract Company serves clients in the Tulsa area. Tulsa Abstract & Title Company and First American are also top picks in the metro.

First American Title in Oklahoma City has several offices in the metro for convenient service. American Eagle Title Insurance Company and Stewart Abstract & Title are also popular choices for Oklahoma City homebuyers.

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