Oklahoma has so many talented architects, it’s tough to choose which one is right to turn your dreams into a new home reality. Our Tulsa readers have once again placed Jack Arnold, renowned for his ability to translate classic European designs for modern living, at the top of the list. Alan Madewell of Alan Madewell and Associates comes in next with his exacting designs that recall classic Americana. Rounding out the list are Brian Freese of Freese Architecture and John Duvall of Duvall Architects.
At the top of our Oklahoma City list is the innovative and versatile Rand Elliott of Elliott + Associates Architects, know for truly noteworthy buildings, including select residential projects. Next is Brian Fitzsimmons of Fitzsimmons Architects, whose team creates artistic and unexpected spaces, and is active in OKC urban renewal. With 50-plus years experience, Robert Fillmore of Fillmore & Chambers Design Group rounds out the list.
Architect, Commercial Firm
Matrix Architects Engineers Planners takes the top spot in this new category. This full-service firm has played a role in numerous Tulsa landmarks from the BOK Center to the Hotel Ambassador. Next is the multi-disciplinary team at Kinslow, Keith & Todd, who have put their stamp on projects ranging from shopping centers to country clubs to churches. The 47-year-old firm of Crafton Tull finishes the list.
With more than 30 years in business and extensive experience weighted toward health care and academia, Miles & Associates comes in first in OKC. TAP Architecture is next up for their wide-ranging project list with an emphasis on urban development and preservation. The 65-year-old firm of Frankfurt Short Bruza firm rounds out the list.
When building the perfect bath, our Tulsa readers turn to Heatwave Supply Company with popular brands, such as Moen and Kohler and national retailer Lowe’s with its top brands and convenient service. Wide selection and expert service land Ferguson Bath and Kitchen Gallery and The Home Depot the next spot in our poll. Empire Kitchen & Bath, with 20 years in business, is another popular choice with our readers.
When creating a new master suite or powder room, OKC readers most often turn to Morrison Supply Company for their extensive inventory, including Grohe and Kallista. Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery comes in next on our list for their years of superior service and a wide selection of trusted brands. OKC readers also look to Designer Hardware by Faye for original and custom pieces.
If you’re in the market for new kitchen cabinets, Oklahoma Magazine readers suggest you head to Lowe’s or The Home Depot. The two national retailers offer a range of styles and expert advice and installation. Mill Creek Lumber and Supply, with an inspiring showroom and products from Dura Supreme and Western Cabinets, takes our second spot in Tulsa. Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry and Jay Rambo share the next place on the list. Both firms have created custom work found in some of Tulsa finest homes.
Classic Kitchen takes top honors with Oklahoma City readers. The exclusive Wood-Mode dealer has been serving the area for almost 30 years. Suburban Cabinet Shop has been designing and building cabinets for OKC dream kitchens for more than 50 years. The award-winning a karen black company and the Old World-style craftsmen at Monticello Cabinets & Doors share the final spot on the list.
Designer Home Furnishings
Whether you’re completely redecorating or just looking for that perfect chair for the living room, there is a furnishings store that will suit your tastes. In Tulsa, our readers love the store of famed interior design firm SR Hughes for its curated collection of furniture from Kartell and Cassina, unique art pieces and global finds. The globally inspired Richard Neel Home, the eponymous store of the noted interior designer, is next on our list, and Natuzzi specialists Urban Furnishings is also popular with readers.
BD Home, located in the posh new Classen Curve, has quickly become the go-to space for OKC readers with an eye for design and a taste for exclusive lines such as Ligne Roset and Moroso. Next, readers looking for traditional furnishings and Old World flair head to Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design in Norman. Dane Design is another popular choice for readers looking for contemporary furniture.
A fence is the tried and true way to add both privacy and security to your property. In Tulsa, our readers trust Jenks Fence for innovative designs, superior service and quality installation. More than 30 years of service and quality products in a range of materials puts Arrow Fence in the next spot on our list, and A-1 Fence Company, with more than 40 years under their belts, is another trusted name.
Our OKC readers looking to get fenced in most often turn to the experts at Bidwell Fence & Deck for everything from chain link to vinyl. With just over 10 years in business Big Fish Fence Service in Piedmont has gained a legion of satisfied customers, taking the second spot in our poll. Marshall Fence, known for everything from ornamental iron to ranch rails, finishes our list.
No matter what material you’re looking for to cover your floors, Oklahoma Magazine readers have two favorites in Tulsa, Carpet One and Mill Creek Carpet and Tile. Both stores offer a range of products to fit any budget, as well as expert installation. Three more names trusted by our readers, Midwest Marble, Paschal Tile and Tiles & Stones share the next slot, and Floorhaus Design Center and Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery round out our survey.
With locations throughout the metro, trusted brands and helpful service, Brewer Carpet One is the top choice for OKC readers looking for carpet, hardwood, tile, laminate or vinyl. Next up is The Floor Trader, which utilizes its national network to offer great prices on most any flooring material you desire. Brim’s Carpet, an OKC favorite for more than half a century, is also a sure bet.
This year our readers put Hawley Design Furnishings, featuring original designs by Mark Hawley along with those of more than 50 other brands, at the top of the list for place to find The Best of the Best furniture. Mathis Brothers Furniture, an Oklahoma institution for more than 50 years, takes the next spot on the list. Finishing the list are I.O. Metro and Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors.
In OKC, readers also turn to industry stalwart Mathis Brothers Furniture for everything from high-end names to value brands at everyday low prices. I.O. Metro takes the next place in our survey, and our readers love their selection of contemporary furniture. Finally, readers looking for everything from modern to traditional also choose Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors.
Heating & Air
Oklahoma’s extreme weather requires heating and air conditioning that can keep pace and professionals to install and maintain those systems that know what they’re doing. In Tulsa, our readers give top billing to Airco Service, with more than 50 years experience and the industry’s top brands at their disposal, and DaVco Mechanical Contractors, also offering top brands and superior service. Air Assurance in Broken Arrow takes the next spot on our list and McKinney Heating & Air Conditioning rounds out our top three.
Air Comfort Solutions is once again the top choice among Oklahoma City readers for quality heat and air installation and repair. The pros at OKC favorite Drabek & Hill earn the next spot on our list, and Hinton Refrigeration Co. completes our survey.
Anyone that has ever built a home or lived through a remodel knows having the right builder on your team is essential. Tulsa readers have once again selected Jordan & Sons, the builders behind some of the city’s finest homes, for the top position in our survey. Barron & McClary General Contractors’ stellar reputation earns them the next spot on our list, and luxury builders Hollinger and Associates are another trusted resource.
Top The Best of the Best honors in OKC go to David Giasson Construction, the team behind many of the metro’s most elegant homes. Ideal Homes also got our readers’ attention for their developments throughout the OKC area. Well-known south Oklahoma City developer Odom Construction is another trusted name.
When purchasing a major appliance or picking up the materials for their next weekend warrior project, our readers look for selection, value and expert advice. In Tulsa, readers know that Lowe’s has it all under one roof and Hahn Appliance Warehouse has great selection and deals. In a tie for second place we have The Home Depot and Metro Appliances & More, and The Maytag Store takes the third spot.
Lowe’s is also the top choice for OKC readers with a knack for DIY or a need for a new fridge. Sharing the second spot we have national retailer The Home Depot and local hero Harry’s TV, Video & Appliance. Metro Appliances & More is also a trusted resource for OKC readers.
More Oklahomans are equipping their homes with state of the art audio-visual equipment to create in-home theater experiences. In Tulsa, our readers’ top choice to bring the multiplex experience home is Video Revolution. The Phonograph Electronic Architecture is also a popular choice for home theater design as are Elite Sound, Dynamic Audio and Audio Dimension.
OKC readers give Audio Dimensions the edge when it comes to making dreams of a hi-tech theater a reality. HESI comes in a close second with complete home automation that goes far beyond theaters, and the team at Onyx Theaters can create the custom design of your dreams.
Once again, the King of Country French, internationally known interior design legend Charles Faudree is at the top or our list for The Best of the Best interior designer in Tulsa. Sharing the second space on the list are two well-known and immensely talented design firms, Doug Campbell of Campbell Design Associates and SR Hughes. Rounding out our survey are Chris Murphy with Christopher Murphy Designs and Dindy Foster of Dindy Foster Interiors.
Carson See of the family-run Sees Design firm makes his debut on our Oklahoma City list for his sophisticated designs with a thoroughly modern sensibility. Jennifer Welch of Jennifer Welch Interior Design, who has worked with notable OKC residents including Wayne Coyne and Michelle Martin-Coyne also debuts on the list, and up-and-coming design guru David Stinson of Stinson Design Group completes the survey.
It’s the heart of the home, the place where everyone congregates during a party. When looking for someone to design this most important space, Tulsa readers recommend Kitchen Ideas, nationally known for custom designs, and Pohlenz Cucine Moderne, an exclusive representative of the sleek Valcucine line. Next up are Kitchen Concept and Carriage House Design. Showcase Kitchens and Baths wraps up our Tulsa list.
This year, Urban Kitchens rises to the top spot on our Oklahoma City list with innovative designs meant to seamlessly blend with surrounding architecture and reveal the clients’ personality. Classic Kitchens, designing distinctive kitchens since 1984, takes the silver and Edmond Kitchen & Bath makes their debut on our list.
Whether looking to add a little curb appeal or create a new hobby, many homeowners make substantial investments in landscaping. Hardscape Materials tops our Tulsa list again this year; they’ve been helping homeowners for more than 15 years and specialize in stone and water features. Tied for second are Derek McCall’s DRM Design Group and the team at Big Star Outdoors in Sand Springs. Kingdom Landscape and Oklahoma Landscape share the third spot.
In OKC, our readers give the top nod to Michael Pullen of Michael Pullen Design. Pullen pulls double duty with spectacular outdoor spaces and interior design, and you may know him from HGTV. Next up is EverGreen Landscaping in Edmond, known for providing expert landscaping and lawn care across the metro. Arbor Masters is also a trusted source to care for trees and much more.
Lawn and Garden Store
If you’re looking for plants, supplies and expert advice to create a personal outdoor oasis, our readers know where to go. In Tulsa, they recommend two well-known, full-service businesses, Southwood Landscape & Nursery and Sanders Nursery & Distribution Center. Smith Farm & Garden, specializing in lawn and garden machinery, earns the next spot on our list. Ted & Debbie’s Flower & Garden and Under The Sun, two businesses known for beautiful plants and great service, share the third spot.
In Oklahoma City, readers head to one of TLC Florist & Greenhouses’ two locations. This family owned company has been providing homegrown plants and friendly service since 1980. Precure is another OKC favorite with two locations. They’ve been beautifying the metro since 1959. O’Connor’s Lawn & Garden, specializing in mowers and other machinery, finishes our survey.
We’d all like our lawns to look like the greens at Southern Hills, but that requires so much time and work. If you’re looking for a little help, our readers have their own secret weapons for beautiful lawns. In Tulsa, a favorite for creating a thick, green, weed free lawn is LawnAmerica, serving all of the metro area. The nationally known experts at TruGreen are another safe bet. Third place Tulsa Sod & Mulch can install the lawn of your dreams and more.
Our OKC readers say Turf Appeal is the top place to call when looking for someone to keep your lawn looking lush. The full-service team at Absolute Lawn Management & Landscaping is also a big winner with OKC readers, and Scotts Lawn Services is a nationally trusted brand.
Lighting is not only essential for your home, it can also create a true sense of beauty and drama. In Tulsa, Garbe’s is at the top of our list once again. It’s no wonder, they’ve been shedding light on homes for more than 40 years. Also making a return to our list is Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery, followed by LifeStyles Lighting, Furniture & Hardware.
Forty-year-old LifeStyles Lighting, Furniture & Hardware’s Edmond showroom is the top place to go in OKC when our readers are looking for new light fixtures. Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery is also a top three vote getter in OKC, and Voss Lighting makes its debut on our list.
There is probably no more impactful yet simple way to transform a space than with a fresh coat of paint. In Tulsa, our readers say two stores stand out for quality products, selection and expert advice. Spectrum Paint and Sherwin-Williams share the top spot. Anchor Paints and Kelly-Moore Paints tie for the next spot on the list, and Elder Paint & Wallpaper earns the final spot in our top three.
The nationally trusted brand Sherwin-Williams wins in our Oklahoma City race – they’ve sought to “Cover the Earth” since 1866. Spectrum Paint offers brands our readers know they can trust and third place H-I-S Paint has been crafting its own paint since 1972.
When summers heat up in Oklahoma, we all want to head to the pool. If you’re looking to build your own, our Tulsa readers recommend the nationally certified designers at Baker Pools, responsible for the pools of some of Tulsa’s finest homes. Sharing second place is perennial favorite Vivion Pools and Pool Creations. Fiesta Pools & Spa is also a widely respected name in the Tulsa market.
Oklahoma City readers looking to create a slice of heaven in the backyard vote for Blue Haven Pools & Spas. Its staff of experts has been making dreams come true since 1954. Prestige Pools & Spas creates quality gunite pools and beautiful spaces to surround them. Aquascape, which creates pools and other watery habitats, rounds out the survey.
Real Estate Company
Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest and most important transactions most of us make, and it’s imperative you have the right team on your side to guide you through the process. Tulsa readers have long looked to McGraw Realtors, one of the region’s oldest real estate firms, and Keller Williams Realty, a national network of realtors and agencies. Independent boutique firm Walter & Associates and Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, with a community of realtors throughout Green Country, share the second spot. Nationwide realtor Coldwell Banker completes our list.
National realtor Keller Williams Realty takes first place with our Oklahoma City readership – offering listings and committed agents across the metro. Century 21, another nationwide real estate network, is also a popular choice with our readers. Local independent company Churchill-Brown earns the final spot in our top three.
Once more, it’s Bill Powers whom our readers place at the top of the list for the best company to call on to convert an old home to modern standards. Red Dog Construction, known for remodels and a range of construction services, also returns to our list. Ashton Homes, Cowen Construction and David Trebilcock are also among the top winners in our poll.
In OKC, Greg Smith Homes received the most votes in the remodeler category. Tramba Construction is close behind to claim the second spot, and Remodeling Concepts is another trusted source for home remodeling in Oklahoma City.
Though often overlooked, the roof is one of your home’s most important structural components, so you shouldn’t trust it to just anyone. Our Tulsa readers have selected three firms known for quality workmanship value. A-Best Roofing, a trusted name for more than 20 years, climbs to the top of our poll. Elliott Roofing, a name known throughout the state, is next, followed by All American Roofing, which has been roofing Tulsa homes for more than 30 years.
Elliott Roofing is once again the cream of the crop among our OKC readers, followed by re-roofing specialists Basey’s Roofing. Salazar Roofing & Construction, with more than 30 years under its belt, take the final spot in the top three.
Once a luxury, home security systems are quickly becoming a necessity. TNT Security Services, promising “twice the service, half the cost” is the top pick in Tulsa. Nationally recognized ADT Security Services takes the next spot with state-of-the art technology, and long-time local favorites Guardian Security Systems and Advance Alarms finish our Tulsa survey.
The top-ranked national experts with ADT Security Services are the top choice among OKC voters. TNT Security Services also ranks highly with our readers on the south end of the turnpike, earning them the second place in our poll. Last but not least, All American Security Systems finishes the list.
It’s an integral part of any real estate transaction, and you’ll need an ally on your side to seal the deal in a timely and efficient manner. Guaranty Abstract Company takes the number one spot in Tulsa in this new category in our survey, and it’s little wonder, they’ve been at it for 84 years. With offices in Tulsa, Owasso and Broken Arrow, FirsTitle and Abstract Services fills the next spot on our list, and Tulsa Abstract & Title Company finishes our poll with three offices in the metro area.
In Oklahoma City, our readers turn to Stewart Title to manage their real estate transactions. They’ve been in business since 1893. With more than 10,000 closings per year, Capitol Abstract is also a reliable choice for our readers. First American rounds out our survey in this category’s debut.
Woodwork is the icing on the cake, adding unmatched beauty and detail to a home. In Tulsa, Mill Creek Lumber & Supply, which has been supplying the building industry since 1934 and even has its own architectural millwork operation, is once again the top choice of our readers. Woodcraft, providing tools and supplies to pros and hobbyists alike, also returns to our list. C&W Custom Woodworks and Sooner Custom Wood Molding share the next spot in our top three.
In OKC, our readers recommend you choose Woodwright Products, making their debut at the top our poll. Woodcraft is also a popular choice for OKC readers looking to “make wood work,” and The Carpenter Shop makes its debut in our survey to complete the list.