Best of the Best 2014
Results for The Norman Transcript's Best of the Best for 2014.
N E OR H T AN TRA M BEST BEST of the 1 NS CRIP T 2 0 14 • • Best of The Best 2 2.26.14 N DID WE WIN? Every January, The Norman Transcript sends out a call to the community to nominate favorite local businesses and individuals for the newspaper’s Best of the Best awards. This contest has become very popular among local residents who vote for their favorites in food, drink, nightlife, shopping, retail, services, people, culture and more in Norman. Here’s how it works: The Norman Transcript (print edition) publishes a ballot several times during the month of January encouraging readers to nominate their favorites in several categories. This year’s categories included Eats, Entertainment, Health & Wellness, Services & Professionals. On a nomination form, readers name individuals and businesses in 189 subcategories, which are extensive but by no means inclusive of every aspect of life in Norman. These nomination forms are counted by an outside group that calculates the results to determine the top ﬁve nominees in each category. In the event of a tie, both businesses or individuals are deemed nominees. This year thousands of nomination forms were submitted. Once the top ﬁve nominations have been determined, readers are asked to vote online via normantranscript.com for Best of the Best in each category. This voting is free and readers can vote once a day during the contest period. This year almost 6,000 ballots were cast online. Today, you hold in your hands Norman’s 2014 Best of the Best section that highlights the Best in each category plus other top vote recipients. We would like to thank everyone – both readers and advertisers – who participated in this year’s contest – we believe it was our best ever. Also, we look forward to next year’s contest, and if there is a business or individual category you would like to see included in the 2015 contest, please let us know. Congratulations to all 2014 Best of the Best winners. DEBBI KNOLL DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING NORMAN TRANSCRIPT MEDIA GROUP WELL, YOU DID BEST EATS BEST ASIAN BEST: O Asian Fusion 2nd: Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine 3rd: Thai Thai Asian Bistro 4th: Coriander Cafe 5th: T.E.A. Cafe BEST BREAKFAST BEST: The Diner 2nd: Syrup Breakfast Boutique 3rd: Ozzie’s 4th: Jimmy’s Egg 5th: Waﬄe House BEST CHICKEN BEST: Raising Canes 2nd: Chick-ﬁl-A 3rd: Charleston's 4th: O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille 5th: Pub W BEST DELI BEST: Penny Hill Deli and Subs 2nd: Bison Witches 3rd: Midway Grocery 4th: Jason’s Deli 5th: The Deli BEST BURGER BEST BAKERY BEST: La Baguette Bakery and Cafe 2nd: Dara Marie’s 3rd: Waving Wheat Bakery 4th: Gigi’s Cupcakes 5th: Crimson & Whipped Cream BEST COLD BEER BEST: McNellies 2nd: O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille 3rd: The Garage 4th: Louie's 5th: Diamond Dawgs BEST DESSERTS BEST: La Baguette 2nd: Legend’s 3rd: Fancy That 4th: Sweets & Spurs 5th: Charleston’s BEST: The Garage 2nd: Sooner Dairy Lunch 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: S&B Burger 5th: Red Horse Grill BEST BARBEQUE BEST: Ray’s Smokehouse BBQ 2nd: Van’s Pig Stand 3rd: Rudy's Country Store 4th: Billy Sims BBQ 5th: Earl’s Rib Palace BEST CANDY BEST: Candy Basket 2nd: Cookies & Cards 3rd: Michelangelo's 4th: Candyopolis 5th: Lohmann's Good Things BEST COFFEE SHOP BEST: Gray Owl 2nd: Starbucks 3rd: Michelangelo's 4th: Cool Beans Coﬀee 5th: Syrup Breakfast Boutique BEST DONUTS BEST: Donut King 2nd: Daylight Donuts 3rd: Gourmet Donuts 4th: Donut Palace 5th: Tasty Donuts Best of The Best 3 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 4 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 5 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 6 2.26.14 N BEST DRIVE-IN BEST: Classic 50’s 2nd: Sooner Dairy Lunch 3rd: Sonic 4th: Del Rancho BEST MEXICAN BEST: Tarahumara’s 2nd: Ted’s Cafe Escondido 3rd: Pepe Delgados 4th: Mamaveca 5th: Chelinos BEST SUSHI BEST: O Asian Fusion 2nd: Full Moon Sushi 3rd: In The Raw 4th: Wright’s Family Market 5th: Sushi Master BEST WAIT STAFF / SERVICE BEST: Tarahumara’s 2nd: Charleston’s 3rd: Legends 4th: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 5th: Blu Fine Wine & Food BEST FRENCH FRIES BEST: The Garage 2nd: Red Robin 3rd: Freddy’s Frozen Custard 4th: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 5th: Blackbird Gastropub BEST PIZZA (DINE -IN) BEST: Hideaway 2nd: Sandro’s 3rd: New York Pizza 4th: Mazzio’s BEST LUNCH BEST: Bison Witches 2nd: La Baguette 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: Red Horse Grill 5th: Blu Fine Wine & Food BEST ENTERTAINMENT BEST BAR BEST: The Mont 2nd: McNellie’s 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: Louie’s BEST HOME COOKING BEST: Kendall's 2nd: The Diner 3rd: Cracker Barrel 4th: Local 5th: Ozzie's BEST PIZZA (DELIVERY) BEST: Pizza Shuttle 2nd: Marco’s 3rd: Domino's 4th: Papa Murphy’s 5th: Pickleman’s BEST LATE NIGHT DINER BEST: The Mont 2nd: Louie’s 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: Local 5th: New York Pizza 5th: Pub W BEST BARTENDER BEST: Emily Redman, McNellies 2nd: Johnney Jones, O’Connell’s 3rd: Justy Nichols, Louie’s (westside) BEST HOT DOG BEST: Diamond Dawgs 2nd: Top Dogs 3rd: Sonic 4th: Freddy’s Frozen Custard 5th: The Library BEST SALADS BEST: Cool Greens 2nd: Cafe Plaid 3rd: Bison Witches 4th: Blackbird Gastropub BEST RESTAURANT BEST: Charleston’s 2nd: Benvenuti’s 3rd: Legend’s 4th: The Mont 5th: Blu Fine Wine & Food BEST MARGARITA BEST: The Mont 2nd: Fuzzy’s 3rd: Charleston’s 4th: Chimy’s 5th: Louie’s BEST ICE CREAM BEST: Braum's 2nd: Freddy’s Frozen Custard 3rd: Custard Factory 4th: Coldstone Creamery 5th: Cookies n Cards BEST STEAK BEST: Charleston’s 2nd: Saltgrass Steak House 3rd: Outback Steakhouse 4th: Legend’s 5th: Local BEST UNDISCOVERED RESTAURANT BEST: Scratch 2nd: Blackbird Gastropub 3rd: The Library 4th: Tres Cantina 5th: The Brewhouse BEST CASINO BEST: Riverwind 2nd: Firelake Grand Casino 3rd: Thunderbird Casino 4th: Remington Park BEST ITALIAN BEST: Victoria’s 2nd: Benvenuti’s 3rd: Gaberino’s 4th: Sergio’s 5th: Othello’s BEST SEAFOOD BEST: Red Lobster 2nd: Blu Fine Wine & Food 3rd: Charleston’s 4th: Local 5th: Pub W BEST VEGGIE SELECTION BEST: The Earth 2nd: Jason’s Deli 3rd: Local 4th: Misal’s 5th: Coriander Cafe BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT BEST: HeyDay 2nd: Sooner Theatre 3rd: National Weather Center 4th: Celebration Station 5th: Thunderbird Stables Best of The Best 7 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 8 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 9 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 10 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 11 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 12 2.26.14 N BEST GOLF COURSE BEST: Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma 2nd: The Trails 3rd: Belmar 4th: Westwood BEST MUSEUM BEST: Sam Noble 2nd: Fred Jones 3rd: OKC National Memorial 4th: Jacobson House 5th: OU Robert Bebb Herbarium BEST LIVE MUSIC BEST: The Deli 2nd: Othello’s 3rd: Opolis 4th: Rivermont 5th: The Library BEST PLACE FOR A NIGHT OUT BEST: Warren Theatre 2nd: 2nd Friday 3rd: Sooner Theatre 4th: Sooner Bowling 5th: Riverwind BEST HAPPY HOUR LOCATION BEST: The Mont 2nd: The Library 3rd: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 4th: Louie’s 5th: Pub W BEST SPORTS BAR BEST MOVIE THEATRE BEST: Warren Theatre 2nd: Regal Spotlight BEST: O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille 2nd: Buﬀalo Wild Wings 3rd: Louie’s 4th: Pub W 5th: Brewhouse BEST PLACE TO HOST AN EVENT BEST: Embassy Suites 2nd: The Depot 3rd: NCED 4th: Hilton Garden Inn 5th: Norman Chamber of Commerce BEST LOCAL FESTIVAL BEST PATIO BEST: The Mont 2nd: The Library 3rd: Interurban 4th: Louie’s 5th: Pub W BEST: Norman Music Festival 2nd: Medieval Fair 3rd: Jazz in June 4th: Chocolate Festival 5th: Mayfair BEST PLACE FOR A KID’S PARTY BEST: Andy Alligator’s 2nd: HeyDay 3rd: Sooner Bowling 4th: Be Wild for Art 5th: Westwood Park BEST PLACE TO SHOP BEST: Campus Corner 2nd: Sooner Mall 3rd: Farmers Market 4th: Stash 5th: Carriage Plaza Best of The Best 13 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 14 2.26.14 N BEST SHOPPING BEST ANTIQUES BEST: Antique Garden 2nd: 405 Imports 3rd: Antique World 4th: Elusive 5th: Bruce’s Vintage Guitars & Antiques BEST AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP BEST: Reynolds Ford 2nd: Fowler VW 3rd: Ferguson Buick GMC 4th: Bob Moore Nissan 5th: Big Red BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING STORE BEST: Tulip Tree 2nd: Children’s Place 3rd: The Gap 4th: Dillard’s 5th: Goodwill BEST COMPUTER STORE BEST: Best Buy 2nd: OU IT Store 3rd: Norman Computer 4th: Oﬃce Depot 5th: Oﬃce Max BEST AUTO PARTS STORE BEST APPLIANCE STORE BEST: Lowe’s 2nd: Danny’s TV & Appliance 3rd: Best Buy 4th: Home Depot BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE BEST: Dillard’s 2nd: Threads 3rd: Jos. A. Banks 4th: Goodwill 5th: Buckle BEST: O’Reilly Auto Parts 2nd: Autozone 3rd: NAPA 4th: Keith’s 5th: Bethany Imports BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE BEST: Two Hip Chicks 2nd: Cindy's Resale Shop 3rd: The Salvation Army BEST ART EXHIBIT VENUE BEST: Fred Jones 2nd: Firehouse Art Center 3rd: Dreamers Concept Studio 4th: Mainsite 5th: Standing Buﬀalo Indian Art Gallery BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE BEST BIKE SHOP BEST: Al’s Bicycle 2nd: Buchanans 3rd: 405 Bicycles 4th: Sun & Ski BEST DEPARTMENT STORE BEST: Dillard's 2nd: Target 3rd: Kohl's 4th: TJ Maxx 5th: Old Navy BEST: Blush 2nd: Cayman’s 3rd: The Webb 4th: Stella Raes 5th: Antique Garden Best of The Best 15 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 16 2.26.14 N BEST ELECTRONIC STORE BEST: Best Buy 2nd: OU IT Store 3rd: Gamestop 4th: Walmart 5th: Oﬃce Depot BEST GARDEN (NURSERY) STORE BEST: Marcums 2nd: The Greenhouse 3rd: Atwood's 4th: K&K Nursery 5th: Ellisons BEST HOME DECOR STORE BEST: Hobby Lobby 2nd: Mister Robert 3rd: Theo’s 4th: Kern’s 5th: ReStore BEST LUMBER STORE BEST: Forest Lumber Co. 2nd: Lowe's 3rd: Home Depot 4th: McGee Lumber Co. 5th: Oaks Timber BEST FLOORING STORE BEST: David's Carpet & Tile 2nd: Lowe's 3rd: Mill Creek Carpet 4th: Home Depot 5th: Carpet Center BEST GROCERY STORE BEST: Crest 2nd: Sprouts 3rd: Wright's Family Market 4th: Homeland 5th: Natural Grocers BEST MATTRESS STORE BEST HEALTH FOOD STORE BEST: Sprouts 2nd: Dodson’s 3rd: Natural Grocers BEST: Mathis Brothers Sleep Center 2nd: Norman Mattress 3rd: Mattress Firm 4th: Marquis Furniture 5th: Sleep Number BEST FURNITURE STORE BEST: Mister Robert 2nd: Theo's 3rd: Norman Bargain Center 4th: Blair Furniture 5th: Kern’s BEST BUILDING MATERIAL STORE BEST: Lowe's 2nd: Forest Building Materials 3rd: Home Depot 4th: ReStore 5th: Metro Materials BEST JEWELRY STORE BEST: Mitchell's Jewelry 2nd: Brockhaus Jewelry 3rd: Lewis Jewelers 4th: Goodno's Jewelry 5th: Crown Jewelers BEST MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP BEST: Fort Thunder Harley Davidson 2nd: School House Cycles 3rd: Big Daddy O’s Best of The Best 17 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 18 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 19 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 20 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 21 2.26.14 N BEST LIQUOR & WINE STORE BEST: The Spirit Shop 2nd: The Cellar 3rd: Joe’s Wine & Spirits 4th: Corkscrew 5th: Thunderbird Liquor BEST OUTDOOR FURNITURE STORE BEST: Thompson Pools 2nd: Lowe’s 3rd: Home Depot BEST BOOT STORE BEST: Atwoods 2nd: DSW Shoe Warehouse 3rd: Brown’s Shoe Fit 4th: Sweet & Spurs 5th: Shoetopia BEST SWIMMING POOL STORE BEST: Thompson Pool and Patio 2nd: Spartan Pools 3rd: Sapphire Pools BEST PAINT STORE BEST: Sherwin Williams 2nd: Lowe’s 3rd: Home Depot 4th: Kelly Moore BEST TIRE STORE BEST: Hibdon Tires Plus 2nd: Firestone Tires 3rd: Discount Tires 4th: Ron’s Automotive 5th: Big O Tires BEST OFFICE SUPPLY STORE BEST: Copelin’s 2nd: Oﬃce Depot 3rd: Oﬃce Max 4th: Staples BEST SPECIALTY GIFT SHOP BEST: In Your Dreams 2nd: Candy Basket 3rd: Christmas Expressions 4th: Melting Pot 5th: Tulips BEST RV DEALERSHIP BEST: Floyd’s RV 2nd: Sooner Motor Sports 3rd: RV General Store BEST TOY STORE BEST: Kidoodles 2nd: Toys R Us 3rd: Target 4th: Hobby Shop BEST OU APPAREL STORE BEST: Balfour 2nd: OU Bookstore 3rd: Fan Outﬁtters 4th: Apothem 5th: Dillard’s BEST SHOE STORE BEST: Brown's Shoe Fit 2nd: DSW Shoe Warehouse 3rd: Metro Shoe Warehouse 4th: Shoetopia 5th: Dillard’s BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE BEST: Academy Sports & Outdoors 2nd: OK Runner 3rd: Backwoods 4th: Sun & Ski 5th: Push Pedal Pull BEST WESTERN WEAR STORE BEST: Atwoods 2nd: Teners Best of The Best 22 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 23 2.26.14 N BEST HEALTH & WELLNESS BEST COSMETIC SURGERY BEST: Norman Surgical Arts 2nd: Dr. James Magnusson 3rd: Oasis Medical Spa 4th: Bloom Medical Aesthetic BEST EYE CARE BEST: Norman Vision Source 2nd: Dr. Lee Slatten 3rd: Classic Vision 4th: Miller Vision Care 5th: Eyecare Center BEST YOUTH FITNESS BEST: YMCA 2nd: Bart Conner Gymnastics 3rd: Youth Performance 4th: Vision Martial Arts Academy 5th: Victory Martial Arts BEST HOSPITAL (OR HEALTH CARE FACILITY) BEST: Norman Regional Healthplex 2nd: Mercy Healthcare Systems 3rd: Integris SW Medical Center 4th: Variety Care BEST FACIAL/SKIN CARE BEST DANCE STUDIO BEST: Massay’s Dance Studio 2nd: Modern Dance 3rd: Shall We Dance 4th: Julia’s Academy 5th: Classical Ballet BEST HAIR SALON BEST: Salon Zen 2nd: Andrew Freeman Creative Studio 3rd: Mystique Hair Salon 4th: Salon Essentials 5th: Behind The Scenes BEST WALK-IN CLINIC BEST: Immediate Care of Oklahoma 2nd: Classen Urgent Care 3rd: Access Medical Center BEST: Le Visage Day Spa 2nd: Eileen's Face & Body 3rd: Merle Norman 4th: Ihloﬀ Salon 5th: Next Level BEST MEDICAL GROUP BEST: Norman Regional Healthcare Systems 2nd: OU Physicians Norman Clinic, Inc. 3rd: Integris Family Care 4th: Classen Urgent Care 5th: Norman Internal Medicine BEST DENTAL GROUP BEST: Norman Smile Center 2nd: Dental Design Studio 3rd: Smile Solutions 4th: Gabriel Bird, DDS 5th: Robert Wells, DDS BEST FITNESS CENTER/GYM BEST: YMCA 2nd: Fitness One 3rd: Downtown Fitness 4th: Norman Regional Health Club 5th: BA Fitness BEST HOSPICE BEST: Loving Care 2nd: Heartland Hospice 3rd: Heavenly Hospice 4th: Lifecare 5th: Faith Hospice Best of The Best 24 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 25 2.26.14 N BEST MANICURE/PEDICURE (NAIL SALON) BEST: Joe’s Nails 2nd: VIP Nails 3rd: LA Nails 4th: Savvy Nails 5th: Expert Nails BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY BEST: Therapy In Motion 2nd: Norman Physical Therapy 3rd: Valir Physical Therapy 4th: Medical Park West 5th: Connect Health Professionals BEST TANNING SALON BEST: At The Beach 2nd: Riveria Tanning 3rd: The Beach Club 4th: Sunroom Tanning 5th: Payneless Images BEST BANK/FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BEST: Republic Bank & Trust 2nd: First American Bank 3rd: Arvest 4th: First Fidelity Bank 5th: Communication Federal Credit Union BEST MASSAGE BEST: Le Visage Day Spa 2nd: Elements 3rd: The Energy Field Massage & Bodywork 4th: The Middle Path 5th: Crews & Co. BEST PLACE TO WORSHIP BEST: Journey Church 2nd: St. Thomas More University Parrish 3rd: McFarlin Memorial UMC 4th: First Baptist Church 5th: St. Stephens UMC BEST SERVICES BEST APARTMENT COMPLEX BEST: Links 2nd: Savannah Square 3rd: Stoneridge Apartments University Cottages BEST AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR/SERVICE CENTER BEST: Ron’s Automotive 2nd: Hibdon Tire 3rd: Fowler Honda 4th: Leon Pierce Body Repair 5th: Eurosport BEST PHARMACY BEST: Doctor’s Park Pharmacy 2nd: CVS 3rd: Ken’s Discount Pharmacy 4th: Walgreens 5th: P & S Pharmacy BEST SPA BEST: Le Visage Day Spa 2nd: Ultimate Realm of Serenity 3rd: Belle Vie 4th: Ihloﬀ Salon & Spa 5th: The Phoenix Salon BEST CAR WASH BEST ABSTRACT COMPANY BEST: Cleveland County Abstract 2nd: First American Title 3rd: Old Republic BEST: Boomerang 2nd: Auto Valet 3rd: Fast Lane 4th: Carl’s Auto Detail 5th: 3C Car Wash Best of The Best 26 2.26.14 N BEST CARPET CLEANER BEST: Sooner Carpet Cleaning 2nd: ServPro of Norman 3rd: Clean & Dry Carpet Cleaning BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE BEST: Food & Shelter for Friends 2nd: Bridges of Norman 3rd: United Way 4th: Big Brothers/Big Sisters 5th: Full Circle Senior Adult Care BEST DRY CLEANERS BEST: Walden Dry Cleaners 2nd: Today’s Dry Cleaners 3rd: Liberty Dry Cleaning 4th: Sharp’s Dry Cleaning BEST HEATING & AIR SERVICE BEST: Waggoner’s Heating & Air 2nd: Lashar Home Comfort 3rd: Kelso Heating & Air 4th: Leon’s Plumbing 5th: Arthur’s Air & Heat BEST CATERER BEST: Abbey Road 2nd: Legend’s Restaurant 3rd: Fancy That 4th: Catering Creations 5th: HH Concierge BEST FLORIST BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE BEST: Chick-Fil-A 2nd: Norman Public Library 3rd: Starbucks 4th: Norman Regional Hospital BEST: Earl’s Flowers 2nd: Betty Lou's 3rd: Redbud Floral 4th: Design 2000 Flowers & Gifts 5th: City Florist & Gifts BEST HEARING AID SERVICE BEST: Pioneer Hearing 2nd: Hear Again BEST HOME BUILDER BEST CELLULAR PROVIDER BEST: AT&T 2nd: Verizon 3rd: T-Mobile 4th: Sprint BEST DAY CARE PROVIDER 2nd: Creative Kids Learning Center 3rd: Norman Kindercare 4th: The Goddard School BEST FUNERAL HOME 2nd: Primrose Funeral Serivces 3rd: John Ireland Funeral Home 4th: Sunset Memorial BEST: Ideal Homes 2nd: CA McCarty Construction 3rd: Armstrong Homes 4th: Fosters Signature Homes 5th: Muirﬁeld Homes BEST: McFarlin Child Care Center BEST: Havenbrook Funeral Home Best of The Best 27 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 28 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 29 2.26.14 N N BEST HOME HEALTH BEST: Loving Care 2nd: Heavenly Hospice 3rd: Lifecare 4th: Doctors Park Home Health 5th: Carter Home Health BEST INTERIOR DESIGN BEST: Mister Robert 2nd: Theo’s 3rd: Kern’s 4th: Blake Ham, Foster Signature Homes 5th: JP Designs BEST LAWN CARE BEST: K&K Landscaping 2nd: Green Acres Landscape 3rd: Mikes Lawn Care 4th: Enchantment 5th: Obee Lawn & Landscape BEST PET CARE FACILITY BEST: Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital 2nd: Annie's Ruﬀ House 3rd: University Animal Hospital 4th: Top Dog Pet Resort 5th: Fur Night & Day BEST MARKETING/ADVERTISING/PR AGENCY BEST HOTEL BEST: Embassy Suites 2nd: Sooner Legends 3rd: Montford Inn 4th: NCED 5th: Hilton Garden Inn BEST INVESTMENT FIRM BEST: Republic Bank and Trust 2nd: Edward Jones 3rd: DM Wealth Management 4th: Investment Center of America 5th: Arvest BEST: McMahon Marketing 2nd: Bramlett & Assoc. BEST PET GROOMING BEST: Steve’s Grooming 2nd: Rose Rock Veterinary Hospital 3rd: Sparkly Spot 4th: Top Dog 5th: Posh Pets BEST MORTGAGE BEST: Republic Bank & Trust 2nd: Bank of Oklahoma 3rd: CityWide Mortgage 5th: First Mortgage BEST LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY BEST: Julia Chew State Farm 2nd: Cindy Nashert State Farm 3rd: Jim Chowins State Farm 4th: Ed Preble Insurance Agency 5th: Tom Cohoon State Farm BEST LAW FIRM BEST: Talley Law Oﬃces 2nd: Cain & Cain Estate Planners 3rd: Bailey & Poarch Law Oﬃces 4th: Flagler & Flagler 5th: William Velie, PLLC BEST OIL CHANGE BEST: Hibdon Tires Plus 2nd: Firestone 3rd: Fowler Honda 4th: Big O Tires 5th: Goodyear BEST PEST CONTROL BEST: Atlas Pest Control 2nd: Pest Arrest 3rd: Safeguard Pest Control 4th: Schendel Pest Services Best of The Best 31 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 32 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 33 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 34 2.26.14 N BEST PLUMBING SERVICE BEST: Bob Usry 2nd: Leon’s Plumbing 3rd: City Plumbing 4th: Don Shaver Plumbing 5th: MDS BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY BEST: Brookhaven Mansions 2nd: Rivermont and The Gardens 3rd: Rambling Oaks 4th: Arbor House 5th: Sterling House BEST PROFESSIONALS BEST ARCHITECT BEST: Krittenbrink Architecture 2nd: Boynton & Williams Assoc. 3rd: Rick McKinney Architects 4th: D5 Architecture 5th: Architects In Partnership BEST BARBER BEST: Ken’s Barber Shop 2nd: University Barber Shop 3rd: Mane Man II 4th: Bill’s Barber Shop 5th: Sculptur Kut BEST PRINTING FIRM BEST: King Kopy 2nd: Transcript Press 3rd: Hooper Printing 4th: Action Printing BEST BOSS BEST TAG AGENCY BEST: Fuson Tag Agency 2nd: Norman Tag Agency 3rd: Sooner Tag Agency 4th: Cleveland County Tag Agency BEST ATTORNEY BEST: Sam L. Talley 2nd: Tim Kuykendall 3rd: R. Lindsay Bailey 4th: Rita Flagler 5th: Marty G. Cain BEST: Korey McMahon 2nd: Melva Noakes 3rd: Evan Nixon 4th: Courtney McLaughlin 5th: Peggy Wright 6th: Karen Vahlberg BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY BEST: Don Cies Real Estate Inc. 2nd: Keller Williams 3rd: Dillard Group 4th: Learia Group 5th: Kerr Team BEST BANKER BEST TATTOO BEST: Hall of Tattoos 2nd: Think Ink 3rd: Main St. Tattoo BEST NEW CAR DEALER BEST: Fowler Honda/VW 2nd: Reynolds Ford 3rd: Ferguson Buick GMC 4th: Bob Moore Cadillac Nissan 5th: Big Red Auto BEST: Chuck Thompson 2nd: Jim McAuley 3rd: Charles Hollingsworth 4th: Jim Wade 5th: Matt Clouse Best of The Best 35 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 36 2.26.14 N BEST USED CAR DEALER BEST: Reynolds Ford 2nd: Fowler Honda/VW 3rd: Ferguson Buick GMC 4th: Ricky Stapleton Autos 5th: Lindsey Street Motors BEST CPA BEST: Robert Castleberry 2nd: Don Armstrong 3rd: Steve Corley 4th: Susan Beyer 5th: Kevin Watley BEST DERMATOLOGIST BEST: Dr. David Duncan 2nd: Dr. Jennifer Roberts 3rd: Dr. Joel Holloway BEST FUNERAL HOME DIRECTOR BEST: Chad Vice, Havenbrook 2nd: John Davenport, Primrose 3rd: Shane Vice, Havenbrook 4th: Solon Daniels, John Ireland 5th: Sonny McMahan Hamill, Noble BEST DOCTOR/PHYSICIAN BEST: Dr. Nicole Jarvis 2nd: Dr. Stephen Lindsey 3rd: Dr. Patrick Livingston 4th: Dr. Tom Merrill 5th: Dr. Sherri Durica BEST CARDIOLOGIST BEST: Dr. Jeﬀery Crook 2nd: Dr. Paul Ayers 3rd: Dr. Katherine Hayes 4th: Dr. Michael Sellers BEST DENTIST BEST: Dr. Jamie Belknap 2nd: Dr. Susan Whiteneck 3rd: Dr. Sarah Spurlock 4th: Dr. Gabriel Bird 5th: Dr. Ronald Williams BEST GOLF INSTRUCTOR BEST: Tyler J Woodward, Jimmie Austin 2nd: Charles Candler, Belmar 3rd: Alan Hager, The Trails 4th: David Lisle, Westwood 5th: Johnny Johnson, Jimmie Austin BEST CHIROPRACTOR BEST: Snodgrass Chiropractic 2nd: Sparks Clinic 3rd: Griﬃth Chiropractic 4th: Childs Chiropractic 5th: Spaulding Chiropractic BEST ELECTRICIAN BEST DENTAL HYGIENIST BEST: Belinda Jain, Dr. Bird 2nd: Jo Tarver, Dental Design 3rd: Marti Davies, Norman Smile Center 4th: Lollie Lenker, Dr. Herndon BEST: Waters Electric 2nd: Wade Electric 3rd: Doyle’s Electric 4th: Terrell Electric 5th: Schaﬀner-Valouch Contractor Inc. BEST HAIR STYLIST Nathan Andrew 2nd: Amy Meek 3rd: Tina Stong 4th: Charles Young 5th: Erya Zook Best of The Best 37 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 38 2.26.14 N E NO H R T M AN TRA 1 BEST 20 14 BEST of the Congrats to all of the nominees! NS CRIPT N BEST INSURANCE AGENT BEST: Julia Chew, State Farm 2nd: Cindy Nashert, State Farm 3rd: Jim Chowins, State Farm 4th: Tom Cohoon, State Farm 5th: Ed Preble Insurance BEST MANICURIST BEST: Kim, VIP Nails 2nd: Kim, V Nails 3rd: Nicky, Classic 4th: Katherine Keeling BEST NURSE BEST: Pam Levy, Dr. Merrill 2nd: Lesley Lynch, Norman Regional 3rd: Jackie Moss, Legacy Home Health 4th: Julie, Dr. Ratliﬀ 5th: Owen Harrington, Baptist BEST OPHTHALMOLOGIST BEST: Dr. Kimberly Wise 2nd: Dr. Jay Leemaster 3rd: Dr. Joshua Powell 4th: Dr. Robert King 5th: Dr. Robert Bales BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST BEST JEWELER BEST: Newt Mitchell 2nd: Katherine Brockhaus Maloy 3rd: Glenn Lewis 4th: Randy McGuckin 5th: Osi Parek BEST: Cindy Merrick, Therapy In Motion 2nd: Susan Grisso, The Massage Center 3rd: Kathy, Le Visage 4th: Stephanie Ferguson, Therapy In Motion 5th: Trinia, Le Visage BEST OBSTETRICIAN/GYNECOLOGIST BEST: Dr. Nicole Jarvis 2nd: Dr. David Porter 3rd: Dr. Carol Anderson 4th: Dr. Bruce Parker 5th: Dr. Shelba Bethel BEST ORTHODONTIST BEST: Dr. Timothy Shannon 2nd: Dr. Robbi Craig 3rd: Dr. Jay Fitzgerald 4th: Dr. Richard Gilman 5th: Dr. Mark Revels BEST OPTOMETRIST BEST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER BEST: Joe Lester 2nd: Carl Pendeleton 3rd: Tim Smith 4th: Ray Goins BEST PASTOR BEST: Clark Mitchell, Journey Church 2nd: Linda Harker, McFarlin United Methodist 3rd: James Goins, St. Thomas More 4th: Randy Wade, First Baptist 5th: Bob Rice, First Presbyterian BEST MORTGAGE LENDER BEST: Republic Bank & Trust 2nd: Bank of Oklahoma 3rd: Arvest Bank 4th: First Mortgage BEST: Dr. Pepper Martin 2nd: Dr. Troy Flax 3rd: Dr. Lee Slatten 4th: Dr. Jeﬀ Pettigrew 5th: Dr. Kevin Young Best of The Best 40 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 41 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 42 2.26.14 N BEST PEDIATRICIAN BEST: Dr. Eileen M. Fox 2nd: Dr. Tadgy Stacy 3rd: Dr. Sylvia Lopez 4th: Dr. Shelly Springer BEST PODIATRIST BEST: Dr. Scott Hosler 2nd: Dr. Charles Anderson 3rd: Dr. Allan Rhode BEST TEACHER - HIGH SCHOOL 2nd: Beth Freihofer, Norman North 3rd: Mike Ramsey, Norman North 4th: Nicole Copeland, Norman High 5th: Candace Dragg, Norman High BEST PRINCIPAL 2nd: Bryan Young, Norman North 3rd: Peter Liesenfeld, Longfellow 4th: Robye Kay Jackson, Truman 5th: Dana Wade, All Saints BEST: Gayle St. John, Norman High BEST: Scott Beck, Norman High BEST POLITICIAN BEST: Scott Martin 2nd: Tom Coburn BEST PERSONAL TRAINER BEST: Jason Bushers, Brookhaven Mansions 2nd: Sara Polston, The Health Club 3rd: Chase Livingston, Fitness One 4th: Ashley Armstrong, Next Level 5th: Brian Andrews, BA Fitness BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT BEST: Lisa Talley 2nd: Wally Kerr 3rd: Sallie Vawter 4th: Patti Krings 5th: Barry Hurley 6th: Joel Regnier BEST TEACHER - MIDDLE SCHOOL BEST: Frank Berry, Whitter 2nd: Andrea Anthony, Alcott 3rd: Michelle Bratcher, Longfellow 4th: Mary Hendrick, Irving 5th: Amber Stocks, Alcott 6th: Matthew Houston, Whitter BEST VETERINARIAN BEST: Dr. John Otto, University Animal Hospital 2nd: Dr. Greg Emmert, McGee Street 3rd: Dr. David Biles, Westwood 4th: Dr. Laura Blazek, Rose Rock 5th: Dr. Beverly Fitzler, Rose Rock BEST PHOTOGRAPHER BEST: Shevaun Williams 2nd: Benita Cloward BEST TEACHER - ELEMENTARY BEST: Sherri Bennett, Roosevelt 2nd: K. Ulrich, Truman 3rd: Jennifer Crow, Kennedy 4th: Stephanie Lowery, Reagan 5th: Lindsay Berry, TerraVerde 6th: Wendi Stripling, Reagan BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST BEST: Cindy Merrick, Therapy In Motion 2nd: Erin Allen, Norman PT 3rd: Jay WendorďŹ€, Encompass 4th: Patrick Boyles, Therapy In Motion BEST TEACHER - PRE-SCHOOL BEST: Sherri Ward BEST PLACE TO WORK BEST: University of Oklahoma 2nd: McMahon Marketing 3rd: Boynton Williams 4th: Rivermont 5th: Keller Williams BEST TEACHER - PRIVATE SCHOOL BEST: Melany Pattison, All Saints 2nd: Judi Bendure, All Saints Best of The Best 43 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 44 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 45 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 46 2.26.14 N Best of The Best 47 2.26.14 N