Best Ad Agency in the Triangle (Two-way tie)

Aubrey’s Marketing Services

BluePrint Business Communications

Finalists: Abundant Marketing; Heights Digital

Best Architect / Architecture Studio in the Triangle

Sophie Piesse

Finalists: BuildSense; Coby Linton; Ellen Casilly

Best Attorney in the Triangle (Two-way tie)

Arnette Law Offices, PLLC

Christopher Mann

Finalists: Allyn Sharp; David Morgan

Best Auto Dealership in the Triangle

Fred Anderson Toyota

Finalists: BMW of Southpoint; Johnson Subaru of Cary; Leith Chrysler Jeep

Best Auto Repair in Durham County

Wasp Automotive

Finalists: Ingold Tire & Auto Service Center; Massey Brothers; Neal’s Garage

Best Auto Repair in Orange / Chatham County

Chapel Hill Tire

Finalists: A Better Wrench; Auto Logic; East Franklin Car Care

Best Auto Repair in Wake County

Gower’s Brake & Alignment

Finalists: 55 Auto Works; LLC; Auto Remedy; CarFix Raleigh

Best Bed & Breakfast in the Triangle

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

Finalists: Fuquay Mineral Spring Inn and Garden; The Guest House; The Small B&B

Best Caterer in the Triangle

Mediterranean Deli

Finalists: Catering by Design; Catering Works; Rocky Top Catering

Best Contractor in Durham County

Actual Size Builders

Finalists: AG Builders; BuildSense; P & R Property Consulting Group. LLC

Best Contractor in Orange / Chatham County

Actual Size Builders

Finalists: BuildSense; Grey Star Woodworks & Design; LLC; Hollow Rock Construction

Best Contractor in Wake County              

One Team Restoration

Finalists: All American Carpentry; Big Monkey; Tingen Remodeling

Best Coworking space in the Triangle

Frontier RTP

Finalists: Coworking Station; HQ Raleigh; Locale 321

Best Dance Studio in the Triangle

Holly Springs School of Dance

Finalists: Academy for the Performing Arts; CC & Co Dance Complex; Prestige Dance Institute Inc

Best Early Childhood Learning Facility in Durham County

Montessori School of Durham

Finalists: Children’s Campus At Southpoint; Nido: Coworking + Childcare; Primrose School at Hope Valley Farms

Best Early Childhood Learning Facility in Orange / Chatham County

Chapel Hill Cooperative Preschool

Finalists: Casa Club Spanish Immersion Preschool; Children’s Campus; Learning Outside

Best Early Childhood Learning Facility in Wake County

Temple Beth Or Preschool

Finalists: Follow the Child Montessori School; Little by Little; Preschool for the Arts at APA

Best Electrician in the Triangle

Bonneville Electric

Finalists: ARC Electric; Carol’s Electric; Dynamic Electric

Best Event/Wedding Planner in the Triangle

The Perfect Plan

Finalists: A Southern Soiree; Enchanting Events; Lillian Suarez Weddings & Events

Best Hotel in the Triangle

The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Finalists: 21c Museum Hotel Durham; Aloft Durham Downtown; The Durham Hotel

Best House Cleaners in Durham County

Carpe Diem Cleaning

Finalists: Best Clean Ever; Enovana Green Cleaning of Durham; Lucie’s Home Services Inc.

Best House Cleaners in Orange / Chatham County

Carpe Diem Cleaning

Finalists: Donna Berry; Enovana Green Cleaning; Lucie’s Home Services Inc.

Best House Cleaners in Wake County

Go 2 Girls

Finalists: All Aces Carpet Cleaning; Best Clean Ever; Spotless Home Cleaning Services; LLC

Best House Painter in the Triangle

Anderson Painting

Finalists: Bianco Painting; Brush Up Painting; Zarazua Painting

Best HVAC Company in the Triangle

Boer Brothers Heating & Cooling

Finalists: Alexander Heating; Air Conditioning & Plumbing; Jay’s Heating and Cooling; Newcomb and Company

Best Insurance Agent in the Triangle

Amanda Hagood, State Farm

Finalists: Harrison Wicker, Insurance People; J. Scott Rutter, Goosehead Insurance; James Zewe, State Farm                          

Best Landscape Company in the Triangle

TROSA Lawn Care

Finalists: Barefoot Grass Lawn Services; Gem Landscaping; Peak Sodding

Best Moving Company in the Triangle

TROSA Moving

Finalists: Bee Line Moving; Crabtree Family Moving; Miracle Movers Raleigh; Movin’ On Movers

Best Music Lessons in the Triangle

High Strung School of Music

Finalists: Gabe Pelli; Jon Shain; Triangle Music School

Best Natural Hair Salon in the Triangle

Taji Natural Hair Styling

Finalists: Color Salon & Spa; Loxxe on Jones; Salon Serenity Spa

Best Nonprofit in Durham County


Finalists: Animal Protection Society of Durham; Durham Arts Council; Hope Animal Rescue

Best Nonprofit in Orange / Chatham County


Finalists: Caramore Community; Club Nova Community Inc.; Music Maker Relief Foundation; Paws4ever

Best Nonprofit in Wake County

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Finalists: Bridge the Gap Mission/ Carolina Cares; SPCA of Wake County; St. John the Merciful Outreach Ministry

Best Pet Boarding in Durham County

Camp Bow Wow – North Durham

Finalists: The Pet Wagon Hotel – Boarding and Daycare; Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa; Sunny Acres Pet Resort; Willow Oak Veterinary Hospital

Best Pet Boarding in Orange / Chatham County

Green Beagle Lodge

Finalists: Doggie Spa & Day Care; Dogwood Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort; Top Dog Training and Resort

Best Pet Boarding in Wake County

Suite Paws Pet Resort & Spa

Finalists: Dog Holiday Resort; The K9 Kabana; Wag’n’ Tails Bed and Biscuit

Best Pet Groomer in Durham County

Elliotte’s Pet Spa & Salon

Finalists: Beth’s Barks and Bubbles; Connie Crysler; U-Dirty Dog Selfwash Spa

Best Pet Groomer in Orange / Chatham County

Hair of the Dog Grooming Studio

Finalists: Emily Harris; Sparklin’ Pets Mobile Grooming Spa; Top Dog Training and Resort

Best Pet Groomer in Wake County

Wags to Riches

Finalists: Dog Holiday Resort; Mayfair Grooming; Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Best Pet-sitting Service in Durham County

Kate’s Critter Care

Barbie & Company Pet Services; Bull City Pet Sitting; Camp Bow Wow – North Durham

Best Pet-sitting Service in Orange / Chatham County

Kate’s Critter Care

Finalists: Fetch! Pet Care of Hillsborough / Burlington; Laughing Dog; Rachel McNeil; Walk & Wag- Chapel Hill, NC

Best Pet-sitting Service in Wake County


Finalists: Dog Holiday Resort; Funny Bone Pet Sitting & Dog Walking; Furbaby Pet Sitters; Peak City Puppy

Best Place to Adopt a Pet in the Triangle

Saving Grace NC

Finalists: Animal Protection Society of Durham; SPCA of Wake County; Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC

Best Plumber in the Triangle

Sparrow & Sons

Finalists: Cary Plumbing; Modern Plumbing & Backflow; NC Waterheaters

Best Realtor Group in the Triangle

Wolgin Real Estate Group

Finalists: Core Realty Advisors; Premier Agents Network; Samantha Gradle Realty Team

Best Realtor in Durham County

Cory Sherman; Homegrown Real Estate

Finalists: Chip Barker, Core Realty Advisors; Justin Burleson, Fonville Morisey/Premier Agents Network; Samantha Gradle                    

Best Realtor in Orange / Chatham County

Martha Newport, Keller-Williams, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Justin Burleson, Fonville Morisey/Premier Agents Network; Kelly Alexander; Yvonne Beal, Realty World Carolina Properties                            

Best Realtor in Wake County

Beatriz Negrin

Finalists: Annie Freed Coldwell Banker HPW; Justin Burleson, Fonville Morisey/Premier Agents Network; Kelli Kaspar

Best Retirement Community in the Triangle

Carol Woods

Finalists: Capital Oaks Retirement Resort; The Cardinal at North Hills; Carolina Meadows

Best Summer Camp in Durham County

Museum of Life and Science

Finalists: Durham Academy Summer Programs; Levin Jewish Community Center; Schoolhouse of Wonder

Best Summer Camp in Orange / Chatham County

Carolina Friends School

Finalists: Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center; Learning Outside; Schoolhouse of Wonder

Best Summer Camp in Wake County

Raleigh Little Theatre

Finalists: Arts Together Inc; Schoolhouse of Wonder; YMCA

Best Tattoo Studio in the Triangle

Dogstar Tattoo Company

Finalists: Ethereal Tattoo Gallery; Ratatat Tats; Welcome Tattoo        

Best Veterinary Practice in Durham County

Eno Animal Hospital

Finalists: Carver Street Animal Hospital; Southpoint Animal Hospital; Willow Oak Veterinary Hospital

Best Veterinary Practice in Orange / Chatham County

Carrboro Plaza Veterinary Clinic

Finalists: Cats Love Housecalls; Healing Paws Veterinary Hospital; Piedmont Veterinary Clinic

Best Veterinary Practice in Wake County

Trinity Animal Hospital

Finalists:  Bayleaf Veterinary Hospital; Magnolia Animal Hospital; THRIVE Affordable Vet Care

One reply on “Best of the Triangle Readers’ Poll – Services”

  1. Please include ‘computer services’ in the next best of publication. Thanks!

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