Accounting services are needed for everything from tax season to helping a business with day-to-day bookkeeping and financial advice. In Tulsa,
HoganTaylor receives top spot as Best Accounting Firm. HoganTaylor provides not only tax and assurance services, but it also has several niche practice groups who are experts in highly specialized areas of accounting. Ernst & Young, a global firm with offices in Tulsa, comes in second this year. The firm provides a wide variety of services to its large client list. Richard T. Robinson CPA and Carl Webb CPA round out the list in the third spot. Robinson is best known as a tax preparer that has served clients loyally for years. Taxes, bookkeeping, payroll and other services are offered by Carl Webb CPA, which has been in business in Tulsa for more than a quarter-century.
HoganTaylor also wins the top slot in Oklahoma City. Specialties of HoganTaylor include health care, not-for-profit and government, oil and gas, private foundation and public companies. Cole & Reed, this year’s second place winner, focuses on building relationships and achieving goals with its loyal clients. Early & Means, located in Nichols Hills, rounds out this year’s top three.
There are several places to go to get that skin smooth and radiant. However, in Tulsa, readers recommend Gabriel Horn of Dr. Joey Manduano Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Horn’s specialties include chemical peels, microdermabrasion and waxing, and he does them very well. Lee Beasley of Bella Vita Spa & Salon comes in second place. Beasley’s services of microdermabrasion for the face, neck and chest as well as collagen eye and lip treatments make her a sought-after aesthetician. Laura Downey of Skin Care Institute rounds out this year’s top three. Offering services such as Hydraclean Facial, Dermaplaning and laser acne therapy, Downey is one of the most trusted in Tulsa.
Vanessa Velasquez of The Medical Spa earns the first place nod for Best Aesthetician in Oklahoma City. Services include skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal and Fraxel. Having worked in the Oklahoma City area for more than 25 years, Suzanne Kelley of Bella Strada Salon Spa has amassed a loyal legion of customers who insist that she is a true professional and will make anyone feel comfortable. Brenda Livingston of Medical Aesthetics rounds out the top three. As owner of Brenda Livingston Beauty & Aesthetics, Livingston offers a variety of the latest treatments, including Restylane, Juvederm and spider vein therapy.
When Oklahomans fly the friendly skies, they like to hop on the planes of Southwest Airlines. With special offers, Rapid Rewards points and a focus on customer satisfaction, Southwest wins across the state with Oklahoma Magazine readers. Coming in second this year is American Airlines. The airline has had its share of struggles this past year, but passengers still enjoy the amenities offered by American, including updated planes, AAdvantage Rewards and plenty of flights to and from Oklahoma airports. United Airlines, offering direct flights to big cities and a pleasant experience for passengers, rounds out this year’s top three.
Assisted Living Center
Assisted living centers should put the care of you or your loved one at the forefront of their missions. In Tulsa, Montereau does just that, offering luxurious amenities for its residents as well as assistance as needed while maximizing independence. St. John Villas and Inverness Village both take second place. With three facilities, St. John Villas are committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care to individuals who need a little help but still want to maintain their independence. Situated on a beautiful campus in Tulsa, Inverness Village offers a diverse selection of residence and lifestyle options along with maintenance-free living for its residents. Emeritus at Tulsa offers direct assistance with everyday tasks and has trained staff available and monitoring 24 hours a day. The care that Emeritus offers helps residents maintain dignity while aging.
Epworth Villa garners the top spot in this year’s Oklahoma City survey. The community views assisted living as a path to greater independence and provides amenities that all residents enjoy. Emeritus at the Village and Sterling House Assisted Living both share the second slot. Emeritus at the Village provides all the amenities of assisted living, plus transportation to doctor’s appointments and busy activity calendars to keep residents engaged with others. Sterling House Assisted Living provides trained caregivers to offer attention and assistance with a variety of day-to-day activities at its several Oklahoma City locations. Emeritus at Quail Creek and Tealridge Assisted Living both round out the top three. Emeritus at Quail Creek offers housing, health care, meals, recreational programs and extra amenities for seniors who can no longer live on their own but want to improve their health and maintain independence. Tealridge Assisted Living offers a variety of floor plans and activities to keep individuals engaged and healthy in its network of assisted living communities.
There are plenty of attorneys competing for business, and it’s certainly an important choice to make. Tulsa readers recommend William R. Grimm of Barrow & Grimm. His practices primarily lie in business and commercial litigation. Robert P. Coffey Jr. is a senior partner at Coffey, Gudgel & McDaniel. His area of expertise is in defending motor carriers, product manufacturers, construction companies, insurance companies and their insured. He is also a member of the American College of Transportation Attorneys. Bruce Edge of Edge Law Firm and Michael Barkett of The Barkett Law Firm round out the top three. Edge is Tulsa’s only attorney who is board certified in DUI defense law. He has also written books on the subject, including the Oklahoma DUI Survival Guide. Barkett specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability.
Randall K. Calvert, founder and managing partner of Calvert Law Firm, focuses on complex business litigation. His past experience as a CPA and entrepreneur influence his approach to cases. Donelle Ratheal of Ratheal, Maggard & Fortune has extensive trial experience, and in 2007 she created the Oklahoma County Guardian ad Litem Project to represent the children of low-income families in custody disputes. Mark E. Hammons Sr. of Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & Associates rounds out the top three. Hammons has practiced law for nearly four decades and spent six years as an Oklahoma state representative. He rounds out our top three in Best Attorney in Oklahoma City.
For rotations, tune-ups or oil changes, Oklahomans prefer the services of Robertson Tire. With 11 locations in the Tulsa metro area, Robertson employs ASE-certified technicians, and provides spacious waiting rooms to enhance the auto service experience. Hibdon Tires Plus boasts 25 locations across the state. For more than 60 years, Hibdon has been servicing the vehicles of Oklahomans, which earns them the second spot. Firestone Complete Auto Care has 22 locations in Oklahoma and provides quality service in a comfortable environment. For this, they have been voted into the third slot in our The Best of the Best survey.
Where’s the best place to park your funds? Tulsa readers say it’s Bank of Oklahoma. Mobile deposit and many ATM locations throughout the metro area make BOK an easy and customer-friendly bank. ONB Bank and Arvest Bank tie for second place. ONB Bank offers several locations throughout northeast Oklahoma and personal and commercial banking as well as brokerage and trust services. Arvest Bank offers personal banking for a customer-friendly service. Competitive interest rates also make Arvest a top spot. RCB Bank and F&M Bank tie for the third spot. RCB Bank boasts locations in 16 cities across the state. RCB offers personal checking and savings accounts as well as mobile deposit and comparable loan and CD rates. F&M Bank offers personal banking services as well as home mortgages, cash management and energy lending.
Bank of Oklahoma is also a top banking spot in Oklahoma City. QuickSave, a savings-matching program based on debit card purchases, is a perk of BOK. First Fidelity Bank offers banking, loan, investment and money protection services to its customers. MidFirst Bank rounds out the top three. With banks in many communities across the state, MidFirst offers personal, business and commercial services as well as wealth management.
When planning a party, large or small, sometimes it’s best to let professionals do the food preparation. In Tulsa, Just Catering By Orr earns the top spot for Best Caterer. Owner Orr Nalp provides the best in service, quality and value with a wide menu from which to choose. Catering Kitchen, which comes in the second spot, offers varied menus, from heavy hors d’ouevres to a pasta bar and a dinner buffet. Ludger’s Catering and Catering Connection both tie for third place in Tulsa. Ludger’s Catering provides both plated meals and buffet-style dining options for events such as weddings, holiday parties and corporate events. Bartending services are also available. Catering Connection provides everything from party trays to plated entrees for events from weddings to corporate gatherings.
Cheever’s Catering & Events offers gourmet catering services to Oklahoma City. With upscale preferred venues, menus are complete, from appetizer to dessert. Weddings, corporate events and benefits are all specialties of Cheever’s Catering & Events. Aunt Pittypat’s Catering specializes in formal and casual weddings, black tie galas, cocktail parties and casual and formal dinners. Choose among Aunt Pittypat’s menu options, including stand-up cocktail, breakfast and lunch and dinner menus. Deep Fork Catering has operated in the OKC metro for more than a decade, providing catering services to everything from anniversary parties and weddings to political events. Lunch and dinner catering menus are available through Deep Fork Catering.
Many chiropractors are ready to help patients get back in line, so how does one decide the best chiropractor for his or her needs? Tulsa readers recommend Dr. Chuck Zoellner of Zoellner Chiropractic. Specializing in safe, high-quality care by using traditional techniques as well as cutting-edge technology, physical therapy modalities and advanced neuromusculoskeletal treatments, Zoellner can help reduce pain, speed healing and enhance performance. Dr. Chris Barnes of Tensegrity Chiropractic takes a unique approach in examining each patient. Dr. Barnes has patients perform several functional tests that help him find out what the cause of pain is. Dr. Ben Swacha of Complete Care Chiropractic rounds out the top three. Dr. Swacha’s mission is to educate his patients on true health and where it comes from in order to restore a quality of life that may have been lost due to health problems.
Dr. Kyle Griffith of Griffith Chiropractic & Nutrition is tops with our Oklahoma City readers. His Norman practice focuses on nutritional healthcare and clear chiropractic options to reach optimum health. Dr. James Bugg provides friendly and helpful service in his clinic. With a friendly and professional staff, patients of Dr. Bugg’s leave satisfied and often feeling much better. Dr. Wes Hill of Hill Chiropractic rounds out the top three. Dr. Hill provides advanced spinal correction using state-of-the-art chiropractic techniques. Years of training and experience in spinal adjustment is an asset to Dr. Hill’s patients.
So the house is a little messy, and no matter what, it won’t stay clean. It’s time to call in reinforcements. Merry Maids is Tulsa’s top pick for cleaning service. Offering a variety of cleaning services, Merry Maids’ most popular is weekly cleaning service, though many other frequencies are available. Clean Freaks offers basic cleaning services as well as one-time cleanings. Special requests are available, such as laundry, dishes and cleaning ovens and refrigerators. Mommy Maids provides free consultations and excellent references for commercial, residential, new construction and special occasion cleanings.
Merry Maids, with more than 30 years of home cleaning experience, also earns the top spot in Oklahoma City. Molly Maid of Metro OKC offers to take the burden of keeping your home clean, leaving you more time for friends and family. Maid OK, having served the Oklahoma City metro area since 1997, provides home, carpet and window cleaning services.
Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon
Whether it’s the need for a little tuck or a reconstructive procedure, Tulsans most often turn to Dr. Angelo Cuzalina and Dr. James Koehler of Tulsa Surgical Arts. From breast augmentation, tummy tucks and liposuction to Botox, Juvederm and Latisse, Drs. Cuzalina and Koehler provide great care to satisfied patients. Dr. Joey Manduano of Manduano Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery and Dr. E. Bradley Garber share the second spot. Dr. Manduano specializes in facial, breast and full-body procedures as well as skin care. He also specializes in Neograft hair restoration. Dr. Garber practices cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery, including those to repair cleft lip and palate, ears, nasal septoplasty, head and neck cancer treatment and reconstruction, and reconstruction for trauma and complex wounds. Dr. Ladd Atkins of Face and Body Medical Aesthetics rounds out the top three. Dr. Atkins specializes in facial, skin, breast and body surgery as well as procedures for men.
In Oklahoma City, Dr. Tim Love wins the top spot. Dr. Love’s wide range of specialties includes hair transplants, breast augmentation, face, body, arm and thigh lifts, rhinoplasty and facial fat grafting. Dr. Michell Cohn of Cosmetic Surgical Arts & Rejuvenation of Oklahoma comes in second place this year. Her practice focuses on cosmetic surgery of the breast, body contouring and facial procedures. Dr. Cohn also performs non-surgical procedures, including Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. Dr. Juan Brou of The Medical Spa rounds out the top three. In addition to overseeing a medical spa, Dr. Brou specializes in body contouring, breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation.
There are great dentists throughout the state who utilize the latest in technology to keep smiles their healthiest. Dr. Mike Hinkle of Utica Dental and Dr. Chris Ward share the top spot this year. A leader in Tulsa cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Hinkle balances technique and compassionate care to deliver amazing smiles to his patients. Dr. Ward’s specialties include cleanings and preventative care, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal disease and restorations. Dr. Andrew Carletti of Carletti Dentistry & Associates and Dr. Mark Argo of Owasso Sedation Dentistry share the second spot. Dr. Carletti specializes in beautifying smiles and helping patients maintain optimal dental health. He assures patients that veneers, fillings, crowns and bridges will look as good or better than natural teeth. Dr. Argo has served the Owasso community for more than two decades, offering patients a high level of care through continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Dr. Michael Kincaid and Dr. J. Bert Johnson round out this year’s list. Dr. Kincaid creates and improves beautiful smiles by providing exceptional diagnostic information, replacing metal-mercury fillings with tooth-like material and restoring health to supporting tissues. Dr. Johnson offers preventative dental care as well as implants, veneers and whitening. His goal is to be a friendly dentist who counsels patients on the best ways to maintain and improve dental health.
OKC Smiles earns the top spot from Oklahoma City readers. Dr. Sterling Stalder and Dr. Mark Phan, OKC Smiles’ two dentists, provide a wide variety of dental services, including preventative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. J. Ashley Hancock of Classen Dental is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of his patients’ smiles using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures. Dental Depot rounds out this year’s survey. With a dozen locations in Oklahoma, Dental Depot provides comprehensive services for children as well as adults.
Skin conditions can be particularly damaging because they are often laid bare for all to see. Luckily, Oklahoma boasts wonderful dermatologists. Tops this year is Dr. David Adelson of OU Dermatology. Dr. Adelson regularly makes an appearance on Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors list, published each year in Oklahoma Magazine. Dr. Jeff Alexander of Skin Care Institute has more than 30 years of experience in skin care. Dr. Alexander combines cutting-edge technology with aesthetic and medical procedures to treat skin conditions. Dr. David Minor of Skin Renewal of Tulsa rounds out this year’s survey. Dr. Minor specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of several conditions, including acne, rosacea, dry skin eczema, spider veins and rashes.
Dr. Blaine Lehr of The Dermatology Clinic takes the top spot in the 2013 The Best of the Best survey. Dr. Lehr’s interests are in general and surgical dermatology; he is also an expert in male and female pattern baldness and has published a book on hair loss and transplantation. Dr. Michael D. John of Edmond Dermatology Clinic treats a wide variety of skin illnesses, from acne, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, hives and contact dermatitis. He also provides special services for hair loss, fungus, skin cancers, excessive perspiration and sun damage. Dr. Julie Lowe of Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Associates treats patients of all ages with conditions ranging from acne to skin cancer.
Where’s the best place to take those suits, dress shirts or laundry you just don’t want to mess with? Tulsa readers vote for Yale Cleaners. With 12 locations, Yale ensures same day service: in by 12, out by 5. LaMode Cleaners offers pick-up and delivery service in the Tulsa area. The service promises to make life a little easier at no additional cost. Fox Cleaners and WaterStone Cleaners tie for the third spot. A full-service dry cleaner with more than 25 years serving the Tulsa metro area, Fox Cleaners offers dry cleaning, laundry and garment preservation services. WaterStone Cleaners offers shoe repair and shining and alterations in addition to dry cleaning and laundry services.
Legacy Cleaners & Laundry, Oklahoma City’s top spot for laundry and dry cleaning services, has operated for more than 15 years. During that time, the business has expanded to eight locations in three cities. Round-Up Cleaners offers several locations in the Oklahoma City metro area with standard services, including dry cleaning, gown preservation and laundry and ironing. Nichols Hills Cleaners has been owned and operated by the same family since 1969 and provides free pick-up and delivery in addition to cleaning drapery and specializing in stain removal.
Event or Party Planner
When it comes to throwing the ultimate party, only the ultimate event or party planner will do. Phil Long is once again tops in Tulsa. His memorable bashes have wowed Tulsans, whether it is an intimate birthday party or an all-out gala event. Talmadge Powell of Talmadge Powell Creative was also recognized this year for his event planning experience. Clients include Tulsa CARES (Red Ribbon Gala), Mental Health Association in Tulsa (Carnivale) and country singer and Food Network star Trisha Yearwood. Lynn Wheatley of Lasting Impressions rounds out the top three event planners in Tulsa. Wheatley specializes in corporate and social events as well as weddings.
Veteran event planner Judy Lehmbeck of Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party takes the wedding cake in this category for 2013. Lehmbeck has planned weddings, receptions and parties for more than 25 years and has a great reputation for sophisticated design and execution. Bea Penhall of About Last Night…Event Planning takes second this year. About Last Night’s events have been seen in People magazine, Southern Living and several local publications. Penhall guarantees to make any occasion memorable, from a pet’s birthday to a tailgate party. Allyson VinZant Events offers both partial planning and full planning of weddings and also designs weddings on all scales, from casual to glamorous.
There’s nothing quite like receiving flowers on a special day, or really any day at all. Tulsa readers call on Toni’s Flowers & Gifts for the freshest and most original flower designs in the city. Petal Pushers and Mary Murray’s Flowers tie for second place. Petal Pushers offers specialty arrangements as well as provides flowers for a host of special occasions, including weddings. Mary Murray’s Flowers are fresh and pop with bright color. Whole Foods Market’s floral department rounds out the top three as Best Florist in Tulsa. Flowers are Veriflora certified and guaranteed Whole Trade and organic, ensuring the highest quality buds.
Tony Foss Flowers, voted tops in Oklahoma City according to readers, is best known for his signature and tropical flower designs. Whether for a birthday, anniversary or something larger, like a wedding, Tony Foss Flowers puts together stunning arrangements. French Tulip provides flowers for weddings, birthdays and all occasions. Soft and sweet or bright and eye-catching, French Tulip creates beauty with floral arrangements. Trochta’s Flowers & Garden Center rounds out this year’s top three in Oklahoma City. Trochta’s designs range from beautiful plants to stunning floral arrangements in all price ranges. Trochtas also provides flowers for weddings and parties and can also do landscaping.
When it’s time to say a final goodbye to a loved one, Tulsa readers recommend Moore Funeral Homes. Assisting Tulsa families since 1932, the team at Moore can assist with all funeral and cremation needs. Ninde Funeral Directors is an independent, family-owned funeral service and cremation provider that is ready to assist families with any need presented. Floral Haven offers a funeral home, cemetery, crematory and floral designs to bereaved families, and rounds out Tulsa’s list this year.
Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Oklahoma City was voted as the Best Funeral Service by readers. Care and compassion by funeral directors are what make Mercer-Adams an appropriate place to visit after the passing of a loved one. Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors offer ease of pre-planning services to lessen stress on loved ones. Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary has been family owned and operated since 1957 and offers four locations as well as the Heritage Burial Park at South Lakes cemetery.
A blow-out, a color, or perhaps you want it all off. Tulsa readers recommend ARCS as the top hair salon in the city. Talented stylists bring the latest in hair trends to satisfy customers. iidentity Salon and Ihloff Salon and Day Spa tie for the second spot. iidentity Salon, located along Brookside, is a Bumble & Bumble salon with stylists that regularly attend competitions and seminars. Owners Julie Hudson and Jane Huggins strive to offer clients the best salon experience: a comfortable setting, superior service and exceptional style and craft. Ihloff Salon and Day Spa is an Aveda salon that provides stylists of all levels, meaning there’s a stylist at almost every price point. Services include cut and finish, keratin, perms, color and highlights. Bella Vita Spa & Salon and Cypress Avenue Salon take the third spot. Bella Vita provides cut, color and highlights as well as keratin treatment and deep conditioning. Cypress Avenue Salon employs a variety of talented stylists ready to cater to any client’s hair needs.
Salon W, located in Oklahoma City, is a favorite among those who crave specialty salon services in an elegant setting. Hair design as well as coloring and texture are all offered by Salon W stylists. Eden Salon & Spa is a favorite among readers for its convenient hours, latest style trends and a commitment to staff development and training. Duncan Brothers Salon rounds out the top three salons in Oklahoma City. Offering services in three locations, Duncan Brothers’ stylists are well versed in hair design and hair color as well as products.
There are plenty of ways to work up a sweat, and the gym is one of the most popular. In Tulsa, Saint Francis Health Zone wins the top spot as Best Health Club. A medically-based, state-of-the-art, 70,000 square-foot fitness facility, Health Zone offers exercise equipment and a wide variety of classes and programs. St. John Siegfried Health Club takes the second spot this year. A wide range of group fitness classes as well as knowledgeable personal trainers and fitness equipment satisfy members of this health club. Sky Fitness and LifeTime Fitness round out the top three. Sky Fitness offers two locations as well as fitness and nutrition classes at both locations. Offering indoor and outdoor pools, a full-service spa and group fitness instructors as well as personal trainers, Life Time Fitness provides a whole approach to fitness for a lifetime.
In Oklahoma City, Anytime Fitness takes the top spot. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the gym offers a wide variety of fitness equipment as well as personal training and tanning, all in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Transformation Fitness Center, located in Edmond, offers everything from aquatics and group fitness to personal training, Pilates and a wellness spa. With several locations throughout the Oklahoma City area, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City rounds out this year’s top three. Fitness equipment, along with a variety of group classes, make the YMCA a popular gym.
We all hope to remain happy and healthy, but sometimes the unexpected happens. When it does, it’s important to have the best insurance available in your corner. CommunityCare, based in Tulsa, provides coverage to Oklahomans across the state. Friendly customer service and great coverage are two highlights of CommunityCare. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma provides free instant rate quotes as well as wellness programs that help those insured maintain optimum health. UnitedHealthcare also scores points with our readers for its comprehensive coverage and wide network of doctors. It rounds out the list at number three.
We all want our families to feel safe and secure. But when disaster does strike, it’s nice to know that the reassuring face of an insurance agent is there to help. State Farm Insurance wins the statewide contest as offering the best home and auto insurance. Agents provide reasonable quotes and great customer service at locations across the state, in large metro areas and small towns. Farmers Insurance grabs the second slot for best home and auto insurance. Farmers’ educated agents can provide the best advice on what type of coverage is ideal. An easy-to-navigate website also makes it easy to get fast quotes or talk to an agent. Allstate assures its customers that they’re in good hands, and Oklahomans believe it. With a vanishing deductible for auto insurance and a personalized quote for home insurance, Allstate rounds out the top three in Oklahoma.
Unfortunately, there comes a time in life when hard decisions must be made. When it comes to end-of-life care, Grace Hospice earns the most votes this year. Grace’s focus on community, stability and diversity combined with the experience and expertise of the highly qualified staff make Grace a great hospice. Saint Francis Hospice is dedicated to providing quality and compassionate end-of-life care for patients. It is also Medicare-certified program and accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Hospice of Green Country offers specialized care programs for those with a limited life expectancy. Medical and emotional needs are nourished in the home or home-like setting.
In Oklahoma City, INTEGRIS Hospice House provides the latest trend in patient-centered health care and is dedicated to nurturing and supporting families in a home-like atmosphere. Crossroads Hospice offers unique programs for patients, like veteran’s recognition, Hispanic outreach and grief recovery. Lifecare Oklahoma’s goal is to provide compassionate care at home for those faced with terminal illness.
From bumps and bruises to more serious procedures, Oklahoma’s hospitals are equipped to handle it all. In Tulsa, readers say that Saint Francis Health System provides quality care. With two full-service hospitals as well as The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis and Heart Hospital at Saint Francis, as well as the Warren Clinic, Saint Francis is ready to treat its patients with compassion. St. John Health Systems earns the second spot this year. Boasting knowledgeable physicians, sympathetic nurses and comfortable amenities, St. John treats patients of all ages and varying stages of health. Hillcrest HealthCare System boasts hospitals located throughout northeast and central Oklahoma along with a network of clinics ready to treat anything from colds to more serious diagnoses.
In Oklahoma City, readers have chosen INTEGRIS Health as the top hospital network in their area. With more than a dozen facilities under the INTEGRIS banner, the health system is bringing health and relief to residents across the state. Mercy Health System and OU Medicine tie for second place. Mercy offers top-notch doctors, nurses and staff to its patients at its hospitals and specialty clinics. OU Medicine, with its expansive campus just west of downtown Oklahoma City, offers the latest in technology and research; OU Medical Center also houses the state’s only Trauma One Center. Deaconess Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital round out this year’s list. Deaconess is a 291-bed, full service facility that includes emergency services as well as cancer, cardiac, orthopedic, rehabilitation and wound care. St. Anthony’s Hospital provides a wide array of services to its patients, from surgical weight loss and physical therapy to emergency care and alcohol and drug abuse treatment.
It’s important to plan for the future. Whether it’s saving for retirement, a home or tuition for college, it’s best to have someone reliable looking out for your money. The financial team at Morgan Stanley tops the 2013 list for Best Investment Firm. Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has focused on wealth management with an eye on the most important entity: the consumer. Merrill Lynch’s wealth of qualified advisors and Certified Financial Planners make it a great place to trust growing funds, as well. Charles Schwab offers its clients online trading and investment services at its offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
It’s important, when facing legal issues, to have the best representation possible. In Tulsa, Conner & Winters and GableGotwals share the top spot in this year’s survey. With more than 100 attorneys working in firms throughout the central United States and Washington, D.C., Conner & Winters is one of the leading business and litigation law firms in the country. GableGotwals provides representation in a wide range of areas; the firm’s more-than-70 attorneys represent clients throughout the nation. Jones Gotcher & Bogan P.C. and Latham, Wagner, Steele & Lehman tie for the second spot. Jones Gotcher has varied areas of practice and represents some of Oklahoma’s largest and most influential companies. Latham, Wagner, Steele & Lehman is a full service law firm that has been in business for more than a decade. Its client list ranges from Fortune 500 companies to individuals looking for good attorneys. Hall Estill is comprised of more than 150 attorneys that represent local, national and international clients.
In Oklahoma City, Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson and Echols & Associates tie for the top spot. A vast array of areas of practice and more than 40 attorneys ensures that Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson are well-equipped for most any case. Specializing in family law, Echols, Echols & Smalley attorneys stay busy providing the best representation in matters involving everything from divorces to adoptions and guardianships. Crowe & Dunlevy and Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom share the second slot in Oklahoma City. Crowe & Dunlevy has been recognized by many national industry publications and organizations as one of the top firms in the nation. Since 1949, Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom has tried cases all over the country in a wide variety of areas. Areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and professional negligence. The Tawwater Law Firm and McAfee & Taft both round out this year’s annual survey. The Tawwater Law Firm has represented many clients in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death or catastrophic injuries in its 36 years. McAfee & Taft maintains only the highest standards of legal excellence, and a record 97 McAfee & Taft attorneys were named to the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Life insurance is about peace of mind. New York Life Insurance Company comes in first this year. New York Life recognizes that each client has specific needs, and the company works hard to make sure that insurance plans are tailored for each person. American Fidelity Assurance Company, based in Oklahoma City, provides both term and permanent life insurance to ensure families are protected financially in times of loss. Offering affordable policies and instant rate quotes, MetLife is a favorite among Oklahomans looking for life insurance coverage
Years of sun exposure and other occurrences can leave skin looking less than stellar. Thankfully, Utica Square Skin Care does its best to fix those imperfections and leave skin looking new by utilizing the latest in skin technology. Skin Care Institute and BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center share the second spot on this year’s list. Skin Care Institute offers services such as Botox and laser hair removal. BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center not only performs skin treatments and fillers, but it also offers medically supervised weight loss plans. Skin Renewal of Tulsa and Clinical Care Skin Solutions round out the top three. Skin Renewal’s physician-supervised services include Botox, Juvederm and Fotofacials as well as tattoo removal. Clinical Care Skin Solutions offers a wide variety of skincare treatments and fillers as well as selling its own line of skincare products.
In Oklahoma City, Advanced Aesthetics offers a wide variety of services, including Fraxel, acne treatment, hand rejuvenation and permanent cosmetics. Its loyal clientele and stellar work, which includes physician Dr. Michael Elder, is what continues Advanced Aesthetics’ reputation. Wrinkle erasers, body contouring and even vampire facelifts are available at Mariposa MedSpa. The spa also offers standard services like skin rejuvenation, hair removal and therapeutic massage. Rejuvena Cosmetic Medical Center, helmed by Dr. Joan Hardt, provides liquid face-lifts, lip contouring, SlimLipo, Smartlipo and VASER as well as full facial rejuvenation. This medical spa, with professional and courteous staff, rounds out this year’s top three.
When it comes to relocation, it’s best to hire the top team of movers to trust your most prized possessions with. In Tulsa, Two Men and a Truck sweeps first place this year with 3,500 movers working on 1,400 trucks. With both residential and commercial moving services, Two Men and a Truck is tops with our readers. Mayflower and Allied Van Lines tie for second this year. Mayflower is a national company that can move customers all around the country as well as anywhere in the world. Allied Van Lines is a full-service moving company that will pack, unpack, assemble, disassemble and also coordinate extra services, such as connecting appliances and even arranging for cleaning services. Oklahoma’s premier relocation service, 2 Fellas Moving Company rounds out the top three. Offering everything from a complete relocation to truck loading, unloading and a host of other services, 2 Fellas can also call upon its sister company, 2 Gals & A Lil Vehicle packing company, to help with the move.
With a motto of “Movers Who Care,” Two Men and a Truck also wins in the Oklahoma City market as Best Moving Service. For Two Men and a Truck, there is no job too large or small for the skilled team of movers. All My Sons Moving & Storage, with the second place vote in this year’s survey, offers local and long-distance moving, as well as corporate relocation, auto transport and storage space rentals. This all-in-one company is a great choice for moving services in OKC. A-1 Onsite Moving and Storage provides free estimates, flexible payment options and expert packing, loading and hauling teams. For these reasons and much more, A-1 has been named to the third spot in the annual survey.
There are certain decisions that no one wants to ever have to make, but sometimes we must. When it comes to choosing an appropriate nursing home for a loved one, Tulsa readers vouch for Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home, which provides several levels of care, including medication assistance, dressing and grooming, whirlpool baths or showers and daily housekeeping services. This level of care is what makes Saint Simeon’s tops in Tulsa. Oklahoma Methodist Manor, coming in second this year, offers smaller houses for residential nursing care. Each home accommodates up to 16 members that enjoy their own living, dining and outdoor spaces. An attentive nursing staff means your loved one will be well cared for. Forest Hills Assisted Living provides extended-stay nursing care to patients who need constant assistance. The facility, located in Broken Arrow, rounds out the top three in Tulsa.
Epworth Villa, located in Oklahoma City, offers options such as memory care, long-term care and skilled nursing. The number one goal of Epworth is to keep residents healthy through skilled service, which is why readers voted them number one in Oklahoma City. Sterling House in Oklahoma City offers a wide variety of skilled nursing services to its residents, as well as amenities including pet care, room service and escorts to outside appointments. The high level of care is what earned Sterling House the second spot in this year’s survey. Spanish Cove Retirement Village offers 71 private rooms and suites at the Pavilion, a level of continuing care. Residents have their own assigned staff, and high security and privacy means that loved ones can feel safe. For this, and many other reasons, Spanish Cove rounds out our top three in Oklahoma City.
When there’s something wrong with the eyes, ophthalmologists can be the saviors. Dr. Mark Abel at Triad Eye Medical Clinic specializes in removing cataracts, corneal transplants, laser surgeries and refractive surgeries. He is an experienced eye surgeon that has performed more than 25,000 LASIK surgeries. Up next is Dr. Marc Goldberg of the Eye Institute and Dr. Ned Reinstein of Reinstein Eye Associates, who tie for second. Dr. Goldberg has devoted the majority of his practice to medical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of corneal diseases as well as a cataract and anterior segment diseases of the eye. Dr. Reinstein specializes in laser vision correction and cataract surgeries. Dr. Dan Langley, ophthalmologist at EyeCare Associates South Tulsa, specializes in refractive and cataract surgery and is certified to perform LASIK procedures. He is also one of the few surgeons in Tulsa certified to use INTRALASE and Allegretto lasers.
Dr. Jay Leemaster, recognized by readers as the top ophthalmologist in Oklahoma City, is president of Eye Care Oklahoma. He oversees the clinic that performs cataract and glaucoma surgeries, diabetic eye care and LASIK as well as routine vision care. Dr. Russell Crain provides routine vision care and screenings as well as solutions for dry eye and glaucoma treatment. He also specializes in senior vision care. Dr. Amalia Miranda is an experienced ophthalmologist who, at her clinic in Oklahoma City, provides comprehensive eye care and specialized treatment for a range of conditions, including glaucoma, dry eyes and diabetic eye conditions. She places third in Oklahoma City’s survey.
Whether it’s for a routine vision exam or something out of the ordinary, these optometrists are the ones to call, according to Oklahoma Magazine readers. Dr. Blane Snodgrass and Dr. Robert Zoellner share the top spot this year. Dr. Snodgrass specializes in eye examinations, as well as treating infections and injuries. His office also offers the latest in contact lens technology. Dr. Zoellner, who has two locations, offers the latest in technology to help evaluate and find the best way to correct vision. Dr. Zoellner also treats eye conditions like myopia, astigmatism, hyperopia and presbyopia. Dr. Denise Bode Johnson and Dr. Denise Roddy share the second spot. Dr. Bode Johnson specializes in exams for patients with diabetes, eye infections and eye injuries and provides standard eye care. Dr. Roddy also provides standard eye services and can help patients suffering from low vision and eye diseases, including cataracts and glaucoma. Dr. Norman Hinkle and Dr. Jerry West share the third spot on this year’s Tulsa survey. Dr. Hinkle provides comprehensive eye exams for adults as well as for children. He also provides several specialty services, such as digital retinal imaging and corneal mapping. Dr. West, a member of the Tulsa Eye Clinic, also provides a wide range of services for his patients, including comprehensive eye exams and specialty contact fittings.
Dr. Scott Forester of Oklahoma City Vision Source offers the latest in technology when it comes to eye exams, including the Optomap Retinal Exam, which performs a thorough exam of the eyes without dilation. Standard eye exams as well as laser vision correction are also offered by Dr. Forester. In the second spot is Dr. Lance Ledbetter, whose office in Moore serves residents with eye exams, preventive eye care and treatment for conditions and eye emergencies. Dr. Adam Geurkink at Norman Eye Associates offers a wide variety of services, including diagnostic services and cataract and refractive surgery consultations. Dr. Geurkink has served the Norman community since 1988.
The need for a better smile will sometimes compel adolescents and adults to visit an orthodontist’s office. Cooper Chockley Orthodontics offers a wide variety of orthodontic services, from traditional braces to Invisalign and the Damon System. The husband-and-wife team of Dr. Brenda Chockley and Dr. Jonathan Cooper work together to ensure each patient leaves with a smile of satisfaction. The Brace Place, helmed by Dr. Anand Patel, offers orthodontic services in both Tulsa and Claremore. A beautiful smile and healthier teeth are the top priorities of the staff at The Brace Place. Dr. Mark Andregg has specialized in orthodontics for more than 20 years. His expertise is often sought out by those looking to improve the look of their teeth. He rounds out this year’s top three.
The Brace Place, with offices in Edmond and Clinton, places first in the Oklahoma City survey. Dr. Mike Steffen and Dr. Melissa Farrow provide quality service and a variety of orthodontic treatments for all ages. Specialties include Invisalign and Damon System methods. Orthodontic Associates, with offices in Oklahoma City and Edmond, employs five orthodontists who are ready to fix those smiles. Whether it be braces, Invisalign or other corrective appliances, Orthodontic Associates provides the best tool for the job. Rounding out the top three this year is Heim Orthodontics. Dr. Matt Heim serves patients of all ages to help improve the appearance of their teeth. Crowded teeth, bite problems, protruding teeth and difficulty in chewing are just a few orthodontic issues that Dr. Heim tackles.
These doctors are pretty important; after all, what would humans be without their bones? Dr. Scott Dunitz of Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates and Dr. Greg Holt of The Orthopaedic Center both top the list as Best Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Dunitz’s primary specialty is in adult reconstruction surgery and total joint replacements. In practice since 1988, Dr. Dunitz also serves as an assistant professor at OU-Tulsa Medical College. Dr. Holt is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Yogesh Mittal, also of The Orthopaedic Center, comes in second this year. Dr. Mittal specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ronald LaButti of Central States Orthopedic Specialists and Dr. Bradford Boone of Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center share the third spot this year. Dr. LaButti’s areas of special interest include total joint replacement, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of lower extremities, sports medicine and trauma. Dr. Boone specializes in sports medicine and serves as team physician for the Tulsa Drillers and various local universities and high schools.
Dr. James Odor of Oklahoma Spine Hospital is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon whose specialties include correcting disorders of the spine, including spinal deformity, spinal fusion surgery and disc herniation. Dr. David Teague of OU Medicine currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. His specialties include orthopedic trauma and complex, multiple injuries. Dr. Carlan Yates of McBride Orthopedic Clinic rounds out the top three in Oklahoma City. Dr. Yates completed a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.
A child’s first doctor can make a huge difference. That’s why it’s wise to take your little tyke to the best. In Tulsa, readers recommend Dr. Linda Murphy. Dr. Murphy receives high praise from her patients (and parents of patients) for bedside manner and ease of appointments. Dr. Loren Miller is the second pick this year for top pediatrician. Having practiced in his clinic on 51st Street for decades, Dr. Miller has treated generations of patients and is known for always having a smile on his face. Dr. Charity Pollak of Utica Park Clinic rounds out the top three pediatricians. With her office located in Jenks, Dr. Pollak sees patients from newborn through adolescence.
Dr. Patrice Aston, who places first in the Oklahoma City category of this survey, is a pediatrician with more than three decades of practice. Dr. Albert Harvey comes in second as Best Pediatrician. He has served patients in Oklahoma City for 35 years. Dr. Victor Wilson, whose clinic in Norman stays very busy, is renowned for his bedside manner and patience with patient concerns.
Pet Grooming Services
Where do you take your pooch to get pamepered? In Tulsa, PetSmart is the place readers recommend. With full-service grooming, including shampooing and nail-cutting, PetSmart has flexible hours that are great for busy professionals. Petco’s grooming services also receive high ratings. The store uses natural products to ensure your dog’s utmost safety. Choose from basic services to extras, from “nose to toes.” Rounding out the top three is Cathy’s Critter Cuts, which specializes in making your pooch look fabulous.
}Lucky Dog Lodge in Oklahoma City is readers’ choice as Best Pet Grooming Services. Lucky Dog Lodge provides full-service, professional all-breed bathing and grooming. The groom room is state-of-the-art, boasting two raised washing tubs, a walk-in shower and custom caging. Rose Rock Vet Hospital & Pet Resort offers full-service grooming for both dogs and cats. Comb-outs, scissor cuts, stripping and shaving – Rose Rock will do whatever is best for your pet. Rounding out the third spot is Prissy Pampered Pups, whose specialties include clipping and trimming fur, bathing, brushing, nails, glands and ear cleaning.
Pharmacies provide a vital service, whether we’re ill or just trying to maintain good health. Walgreens is the top vote-getter in Tulsa for Best Pharmacy. With many locations across the metro, the accessibility and convenient drive-through service make it a great pharmacy. CVS comes in second place, with an expanding roster of stores across Tulsa and great customer service. The Apothecary Shoppe is a compounding pharmacy that can mix specialized medications for customers.
In Oklahoma City, Walgreens also takes the top spot for friendly staff and speedy service. CVS also gains the second spot in OKC. With conveniences like express refill for in-store pick-up, CVS is popular with loyal customers. Locally owned and operated, Conrad Marr Drug Company rounds out the top three. In the age of big box pharmacy, Conrad Marr will still deliver prescriptions to clients’ doors.
Place to Call When You Smash Your Luxury Car
Where do we go to repair those dents and dings that happen to cars over time? In Tulsa, Hourglass Collision Repair is in the top spot for vehicle body repair. A Mercedes Benz-certified repair center, Hourglass provides luxuries like rental car service to clients while their vehicles are under repair. Karoll Martin Paint & Body Shop comes in second for a commitment to customer satisfaction. Without an affiliation with any insurance company, Karoll Martin ensures customers get the final say in repairs. Since 1947, Barron & Hart has dedicated itself to giving time and attention to customers’ vehicles, no matter how little or how much repair work needs to be done. For this, they have earned the third place spot.
Collision Clinic, family owned and operated for more than 35 years, offers a convenient location and unmatched customer service to ensure your repair goes as smoothly as possible. Xclusive Collision & Towing, located in Yukon, uses the best materials, and all repairs are done to factory specifications, which is why Xclusive has been voted in second place. Mills Collision Center does it all, from custom paint jobs to serious engine repair. Mills’ technicians can manage projects of any scale.
Whether it’s time to buy or sell, the first call should be to a professional realtor. In Tulsa, Peter Walter of Walter & Associates has represented a wide swath of Tulsans in the negotiations of home purchases. Walter works with clients with homes in all parts of Tulsa and in all price ranges. Blake Loveless, also of Walter & Associates, has represented the firm since 1997. In addition to representing families buying and selling homes, Loveless volunteers his time to various causes in Tulsa, earning him a second place spot. Jacki Crews of McGraw Realtors rounds out this year’s survey. With more than 30 years of real estate experience, Crews is a top producing agent for the local MLS board.
Kurt Swink, an associate with Metro First Realty, has been a realtor for more than two decades in the Oklahoma City metro area, representing both buyers and sellers. Brad Reeser has a proven track record with Keller Williams Realty and was voted second this year by readers. Marta McCubbin of First Source Real Estate represents both buyers and sellers with homes in a wide variety of price ranges. She rounds out this year’s survey in Oklahoma City.
Retirement is usually something for which we strive. And when the moment comes, it’s also an opportunity to evaluate our living situation. Montereau provides excellent options when it comes to independent living in a community setting. Choose from apartments or garden homes where retirees can participate in arranged activities and lead an independent life. Senior Star Living believes that allowing residents to age in place enables each person to remain part of the Senior Star community longer through receiving the proper support and services needed should their health circumstances change. Brookdale Town Village Tulsa, Tulsa Jewish Retirement Health Care Center and Country Club of Woodland Hills all share the third spot. Close to shopping, entertainment, medical facilities and churches, Town Village Tulsa provides retirees with lush amenities, with eight floor plans from which to choose. Tulsa Jewish Retirement Health Care Center provides a wide variety of amenities plus wellness activities encourages to keep retirees healthy. Country Club of Woodland Hills offers several floor plans, all with full-size kitchens, balconies or patios and walk-in closets.
Epworth Villa offers apartments and cottages for retirees ready for the easy life. Each home can be tailored to the resident’s exacting standards, which makes Epworth the numer one pick. Coming in second is Tealridge Christian Retirement Community, which includes 24-hour emergency call systems in apartments, free access to a fitness center, concerts, musicals and special guest speakers and outdoor amenities like walking trails, vegetable and flower gardens and fishing ponds. Emeritus at Statesman Club provides a serene and upscale living environment for seniors who are used to a particular way of living. A small lake and fountain, large apartments and on-site pool, library, salon, fitness club and dog park are just a few of the amenities that Statesman Club has to offer its residents.
There are many places to relax, but none are quite as luxurious as a spa. In Tulsa, Spa Southern Hills comes in first this year and offers facial and body treatments, including various massages, mineral polish treatments and manicure services. Bella Vita Spa and Salon, second in this year’s voting, provides a full service of hair care in addition to waxing, skin care and facials, massages and body treatments. Spa packages are also available geared toward both men and women. Ihloff Salon & Day Spa rounds out our top three with services including facials and massages.
Cottonwood Salon Spa, a staple in Edmond for decades, offers a wide variety of spa services, including waxing, manicures and pedicures, facials, massages and IonCleanse, a treatment that pulls petrochemicals, plastics, pesticides and other toxins out of the body through a food bath. Cottonwood takes first in this year’s survey. Renaissance Salon & Spa, taking second place this year, offers everything from body exfoliation and body wraps and masks to massage, solar bronzing and makeup services. Eden Salon & Spa’s spa services include massage, and hydrotherapy, which earns it third place in this year’s The Best of the Best.
Staffing agencies can provide temporary help, or they can assist companies in finding a more permanent employee. Key Personnel, with agencies in Tulsa and Bartlesville, have served the area with temporary employment and temp-to-hire for more than 35 years. Hire Call specializes in the placement of professionals in the clerical, medical, legal and industrial areas. Express Employment Professionals and Part-Time Pros round out the top three. Express provides job placement in a wide variety of sectors and provides job testing and training programs. Part-Time Pros seeks to match up degree-holding professionals with companies looking for part-time and full-time work.
In Oklahoma City, Express Employment Professionals, with more than 550 locations throughout the country, wins first. The employment agency has put more than 335,000 people to work in a single year. The Addison Group specializes in administrative, engineering, finance and accounting, health care, IT and executive searches. Sooner Medical Staffing, rounding out the top three, was founded in 2006 as a way of matching CNAs, caregivers, LPNs and RNs with new and exciting career opportunities.
We all need someone to talk to at some point in our lives. Luckily, there are plenty of licensed clinicians ready to help us work through life issues. Dr. Courtney Linsenmeyer-O’Brien specializes in anxiety and depression as well as sexual health and self-image issues. Her treatments include helping clients develop his or her own life plan to help evaluate perspectives while working toward personal goals. Chris Giles of Giles Family Therapy is devoted to strengthening individuals, couples and families through compassionate, solution-focused support and practical feedback. His areas of focus include men’s issues, premarital counseling, marital therapy, divorce recovery, anxiety, stress and sexual addictions. Dr. Charles Cobb, a psychiatrist that specializes in panic, anxiety and phobias rounds out our top three in Tulsa.
Gina Jordan Kishur takes the top spot in Oklahoma City. As half of Kishur and Associates, Jordan Kishur works in high conflict divorce and custody matters to help patients through these tough life situations. Dr. Wendy Fine-Thomas, placing second in this year’s survey, encourages her patients to explore their personal histories as well as current life circumstances to understand the roots of their problems. Rounding out this year’s top three is Licensed Professional Counselor Anita Walker.
For many, our pets are just extensions of the family. That’s why, when it comes to healthcare for these special loved ones, only the best will do. In Tulsa, Care Animal Hospital tops the list as Best Animal Hospital. With three veterinarians on staff, Care Animal Hospital handles everything from routine exams to emergency procedures. Family Animal Medicine and Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital tie for the second spot. Providing care to pets in the Owasso area, Family Animal Medicine employs two veterinarians to care for those family animals. Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital treats both domestic and exotic pets, from dogs and cats to birds and bunnies. VCA Woodland Animal Hospital and Dr. Rodney Robards of Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital round out the top three. VCA Woodland provides excellent care for pets, including check-ups, surgeries and boarding services. Dr. Robards specializes in general care as well as laser surgery, endoscopy and orthopedics in animals.
Nichols Hills Veterinary Clinic takes the top spot in Oklahoma City. The mission of the clinic is to provide service throughout the life of the pet, from routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of diseases. Ranchwood Veterinary Hospital has provided services to the residents of south Oklahoma City and Moore since 1977. In addition to standard veterinary services, grooming and boarding are also offered. Oklahoma City residents drive out of their way to visit the veterinarians at West Yukon Animal Hospital. Attentive service and reasonable prices are two reasons this animal hospital was voted as number three in the annual survey.
Weddings are great and all, but the icing on the cake is always, well, the wedding cake. Merritt’s Bakery wows Tulsa with creations for nuptials. Creativity, sophistication and taste all add up to great cakes by Merritt’s bakeries. Nibbles by Grandeur Affaires creates cakes to suit any bride. Whether the cake is inspired by color, theme or location, the team at Nibbles delivers beautiful creations for happy couples. Ann’s Bakery and Ludger’s Bavarian Cakery, both Tulsa staples, tie for the third spot. At Ann’s, wedding cakes are the specialty. With many flavors and fillings from which to choose, Ann’s certainly pleases the most discerning palate. From the simple to the most elaborate, Ludger’s provides quality wedding cakes to couples in Tulsa.
Amy Cakes doesn’t just create wedding cakes; it creates edible works of art. Tiers of delicious cake surrounded by beautiful sugar creations are the specialties of Amy Cakes, winner of this year’s Best Wedding Cakes survey in Oklahoma City. Sliding into the second spot is Mishelle Handy Cakes. Colorful cakes that can be sophisticated, playful or exotic are a hallmark of a Mishelle Handy creation. Rounding out the top three is Madison’s on Main. Specializing in wedding cakes and groom’s cakes, Madison’s can also create the ultimate bridal cupcake for a wedding.
When it’s the biggest day of your life, you want to be able to trust the guy or gal behind the lens to capture the best moments. Chris Humphrey Photographer is tops for his attentive service to brides and grooms. He’s photographed weddings in Tulsa, throughout the state and around the world. Second is Ervin Photography, whose talented team of photographers provides innovative and beautiful shots at weddings. Expect lots of quality shots from which to choose when hiring Ervin Photography for your wedding. Rounding out the top three is Montag Photography. With more than 1,500 weddings under its belt, Montag provides beautiful images of the big day throughout Tulsa, northeast Oklahoma and Oklahoma City.
Specializing in weddings, Jesse Reich Photography focuses on what’s important to the happy couple. Creative images that best showcase the big day are what Jesse is known for, and it’s what earned the studio a first place nod. Shannon Ho Photography has photographed weddings for more than a decade. Her desirable and discerning eye help create beautiful portraits of couples in love. Aaron Snow Photography has traveled around the globe to capture Oklahoma City couples’ beautiful days, and for that, he’s earned a third place spot in our The Best of the Best.
Estimates are that around 80 percent of Americans own cell phones. That’s quite a large market for wireless services. In Oklahoma, AT&T takes the top spot for its wide coverage, reasonable pricing and the friendly service offered by staff at its numerous stores statewide. Verizon is also popular with the state’s cell phone users, with thousands using the service. Sprint and US Cellular round out this year’s top three. Headquartered in Kansas, Sprint provides large coverage areas throughout the United States, ensuring calls go through. US Cellular boasts one of the highest customer retention rates of any wireless carrier; that’s definitely something to be proud of.