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Editorial PUBLISHER Murray Media Group EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kelly Murray SENIOR EDITOR Jana Melton SUB EDITOR Kristin Maurer

Small businesses are the lifeblood of local communities from Flower Mound to Denton or Argyle and everywhere in between. The privilege of spotlighting those exceptionally brilliant stars in our community has been the passion of Murray Media Group for 10 wonderful years. We love our job: to discover local folks who perform their callings with enthusiasm, professionalism, and southern grace, and to introduce them to you so you can shop locally with confidence. We believe it's only right to give honor to whom honor is due, so this award is our way of thanking these businesses for their contributions that make Denton County such a beautiful, classy, family friendly place to live. Our "Best of Denton County" award is presented to these winners, and this prestigious logo is available for them to present in their advertising year round. If you've been around here long, you understand the honor bestowed upon these businesses by this award. As a local business ourselves that has been blessed with international success, now publishing over 5 million magazines, we believe in these folks and understand the importance of a strong, mutually supportive community. After all, every great company has

to start somewhere. According to one ambitious entrepreneur, "You need a lot of passion for what you're doing because it's so hard. Without passion, any rational person would give up." His name? Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of both Apple and Pixar: he understood the importance of rewarding a job well done. So do we. Our talented team of designers, photographers, sales reps, and copywriters have put together a beautiful magazine that will inspire you with all that our area has to offer. We are so thankful to each of them for using their talents so energetically to highlight these businesses for you. We really think you'll enjoy this issue: you can check it out and sign up for our newsletter at www.bestofdentoncounty.com. To see our posts in your Facebook feed, like our page, w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / b e s t o f d e n t o n c o u n t y. Feel free to leave us comments and input; we look forward to meeting you out in our great community and thank you so much for helping us make Denton County the best it can be!

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Publisher: Murray Media Group Presidents: Kelly & Scott Murray 1011 Surrey Lane, Bldg 100, Ste #101 • Flower Mound, Texas 75022 • 972.899.3637 Best of Denton County Magazine is published once a year for Denton area residents, students and businesses. All nominations were voted on BestofDentonCounty.com. Winners were chosen by the readers of GO! Pages Magazine, The Campus Pages Magazine, and other Murray Media Group Publications. The editor, publisher, owner and staff were not responsible for choosing winners nor did they participate in voting. Over 200 business categories were available and readers nominated or voted on no more than one business per category and required a valid email address and name. The businesses and institutions with the most votes were named Best of Denton County 2014 by Murray Media Group Publication readers and an additional Award for Student's Choice was crowned from the readers of The Campus Pages Magazine. All Rights Reserved ©2014. This magazine may not be reproduced in whole, in part, or by any means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, without permission from the publisher. The publisher assumes no responsibility for care and return of unsolicited materials. The publisher assumes no responsibility or liability for advertisements printed or the views and opinions of the advertisements. Many images attained via www.shutterstock.com.

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Religious & Non-Profit — Mission Moms

Greatest Show In Town PointBank currently has nine branch locations throughout Denton County, with continuous plans for future expansion and growth. PointBank also has a mortgage division known as PointBank Mortgage.

Aging Gracefully RSR Medical looks out for its clients and community. For Rebecca Romanucci, when attempting to age gracefully, less is definitely more.

Legal Services A Thanks from Coffey & Peace The law firm of Coffey and Peace want to thank Denton County for voting Dan Coffey best family lawyer.

11 12 Passion and Friendship A Winning Combination . . . . . . . . . 20 Having been friends for over 10 years, the two women turned their passion for making women feel beautiful and special into award-winning Salon Sage.

Special Care: Staff Sets Flower Mound's Envy Nails Apart . . . . 19 Envy Nails serves up to thousands of customers annually, many of whom Nguyen and Vu know by name.

Sutera Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 When a client walks into Sutera Spa, they are immediately put into comfort by the relaxing setting, and welcoming employees.

Entertainment The Science of Texas Music at LSA Burger Want to know how two highly skilled Texas scientist buddies developed a winning formula? (Ok, we admit “scientists” is a loose term to describe these two!)

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Financial & Real Estate Bookkeeper Girl Goes National, Yet Remains Loyal to Local Roots . . . . 39

Independence is Twice as Nice for Fellers Insurance Agency . . . . . . . 38 As an independent agency you work for your customers. You put the right program in place for the client and not necessarily the company.

Longacre Construction, A Family Approach . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Anyone that welcomes Longacre Construction into their home when choosing a contractor can feel an immediate connection to their team.

Carpet Cleaning Just Part of Rainbow International . . . . . . 90 Owners Tom and April Johnson, along with their certified mitigation team and technicians, specialize in residential and commercial restoration and full reconstruction for water, fire, mold, asbestos, odor, biohazard and smoke damage.

Minor & Jester specializes in civil matters such as bankruptcy, business law, litigation, family law, personal injury, probate and estate administration, and real estate.

Award Winning Care At Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, They pride ourselves on how they care for you.

Painting-Remodeling Company . . . . . 87 Right Choice Painting & Construction has won another award for 2014 and this time it’s Denton County’s Best Painter. That makes the twelfth 2014 award for this local family owned and operated Painting and Remodeling Company.

Putting Customers’ Needs at The Forefront . . . . . . . . . 88

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All who welcome Mayco into their home feels an immediate sense of connection and trust because each technician is not only properly trained on what to look for, but attentive to what the customers may be seeing.

Award-Winning Dental Care, An Exceptional Dental Experience . . . 122

Strong Local Ties Brian always saw his company being a one-stop shop. Grassperson's services include chemical application and irrigation, trimming shrubs, landscape design, mowing and Christmas light installation.

Over the last 28 years, Steven W. Titensor, D.D.S., has treated patients to state of the art care for the full scope of dental services.

Giving Kids and Parents a Reason to Smile . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 A trip to the dentist should be a positive experience for a child. That credo is at the heart of what Dr. Jason Clapp and his wife, Dr. Jessica Bell, do at Pediatric Dental World.

Creating the Best Client Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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Legacy of Partners Continues at Minor & Jester . . . . . . . 30

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Pollard is the owner of Bookkeeper Girl, an online affordable bookkeeping service for small businesses located in Denton.

Meeting a customer’s needs from all angles typically is rewarded by repeat business, new referrals and community recognition at Primary Residential.

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S2S Just Keeps on Growing . . . . . . . 71 85

Never in Meredith Tittle's wildest dreams could she imagine growing her business enough to already be outgrowing her fourth location. facebook.com/BestofDentonCounty


Overcomes Challenges to Shine as Top Pediatrician . . . . . . . . 66 Dr. Butler and Office Manager Gus Farr opened Lantana Pediatrics in February 2012. Together they make Lantana Pediatrics a true “medical home” for the families they serve.

Where Smiles Are a Specialty . . . . . . 69 Dr. Pomerance’s specialty in and out of office is smiles. See what makes him the best family dentist in Denton County.

Shopping & Retail Combining Family, Passion and a Flair For Design We want people to remember how wonderfully they were treated when in Bella Designs, and be remembered by how much they love their space or the items they have purchased from us.

Pet Services Changing Lives: It’s Part of What We Do Each year, 6-8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters throughout the United States. TCAP helps pets find their forever home.

58 Paula Kratohvil: From Her Heart To Your Home . . . . . . . . . 61 Learn how this successful local business woman juggles a thriving business with her passion for community service and citizenship at Complete Interior Solutions.

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Sports, Fitness & Nutrition A Hidden Gem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Restaurant & Food Services

In just two short years, Premier Prospects has become a preferred training site for several state and nationally-ranked select softball and baseball teams/ organizations.

For the Love of BBQ . . . . . . . . . . . 98

No Ordinary Health Club . . . . . . . . 51

Fat Cow BBQ is passionate about serving amazing BBQ with old school customer service.

Going The Distance for Quality Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 In order to provide the most authentic dishes possible, Fresco's makes an annual trip to Mexico to better understand the history and culture behind the cuisine that has helped make his restaurants so popular.

It's Hard to Beat The Rising Sun Café Rising Sun Cafe offers unique items like fried pork tenderloin sandwiches and pulled pork burritos. It also has had enough repeat customers to name some offmenu items after them.

Strada Fitness promotes a healthy lifestyle. We educate our clients on the importance of eating organically, finding health through nutrition and losing weight through nutrition in a healthy way.

Have Your Kids Taught By Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 D-BAT stands for Developing Beliefs, Attitudes and Traditions. That’s at the core of why Legner got involved because he understood the importance of teaching more than just baseball.

Improving your Life with Pure Barre . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Barre is a total body workout that utilizes a ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements that burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

Pilates Instructor “Lawyer” a Winner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 “On Point Pilates” opened in August, 2014. Her studio is fully equipped with professional Stott Pilates equipment which allow her to find the routine to help each client by utilizing the Stott Pilates method.

94 More than Just An Average Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . 103 Twelve Stones Restaurant offers a seasonally-inspired menu using locally-sourced ingredients. It means that as the season’s dictate which foods or ingredients are at their peak, so goes their menu.

New Name, Same Great Food and Staff . . . . . . . . .

Jesse James Fit is all about creating an accepting, inviting place where people are able to work together and achieve their goals. Learn how this personal approach is helping many in Denton County to become healthier, happier and more successful.

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The restaurant formerly known as "The Grotto," has recently received a beautiful remodel and a new name; "BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse." But the food remains as it always has been and will be: top-notch steakhouse cuisine. www.BestofDentonCounty.com

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Nominees

Mixer August 14th, 2014

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Nominees were invited to a mixer hosted by the Best of Denton County staff. Finalists enjoyed appetizers and wine tastings courtesy of Winestyles & Swirl Bakery.

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A Bank that juggles for you By Steve Gamel

In today’s world, it seems there is at least one giant financial institution on every street corner. In some instances, there are competing banks sitting in the same parking lot. Quite simply, customers have options. One bank continues to stand out while surrounded by its big-box competitors, not only with the products and services it provides, but as a bank that lives and breathes with the communities it serves. PointBank has been a staple in Denton County for more than 130 years and continues to buck the trend of the stodgy and impersonal styles that tend to dominate most too-big-to-fail banks. Sitting in one of the nine PointBank branches is a little different, where its president, Ray David Jr., is very much the Ring Master he is described to be -- energetic and eager to get the “show” going for his audience. Anyone who sees him at one of the many community events around town knows he is always “on”. “We pride ourselves on the fact that we have that personal touch, that we can provide the customer with what they need and cater to the needs of each customer,” said David, who has served as PointBank’s president since 2004. “I am always out meeting with customers or at community events. I think there are maybe four banks in Denton County where you can actually shake the hand of the president. www.BestofDentonCounty.com

As we move forward, everything we do must meet our culture of customer service.” For lack of a better phrase, so far so good. PointBank’s approach to treating every customer like its only customer has not only survived in an ever-changing financial environment -- it’s thrived. This year, PointBank finished as the leader in four categories in Best of Denton County. Voters awarded the bank top ranking in Commercial Banking, Personal Banking, Business Banking and Best Student Bank. “It’s a gauge of how we’re doing,” David said of being recognized by customers. “Our goal is to be exactly what each of these awards represent. When you win one of these awards, it lets you know you are on track. We do not take these awards lightly. We strive for this and are proud when recognized for it. We believe it to be a necessary element of a community bank. It’s not by accident that we win in these areas. We’ve shown we want to stay around as a community bank.” PointBank -- which has approximately $400 million in assets -- treats its customers like family because, well, PointBank is a family. The bank has 125 employees and nearly all shareholders are from Texas and live in Denton County. That leads to an intense desire to give back to each community in as many ways as possible. Article Continued on Page 42

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AGING By Steve Gamel with Rebecca Romanucci,RN, and Owner/Manager, of RSR Medical RSR MEDICAL LOOKS OUT FOR ITS CLIENTS AND ITS COMMUNITY

For Rebecca Romanucci, when attempting to age gracefully, less is definitely more. Rebecca started RSR Medical Skin Rejuvenation, LLC six years ago with the belief that a conservative approach to skincare rejuvenation is not only the safest way to treat people, but it is also what people want. A TWO-TIME BEST OF DENTON COUNTY WINNER When asked what Rebecca believes makes RSR Medical different, she responded, “We believe in aging… gracefully; slowing down the negative effects of the aging process,” Romanucci said. “As we age, we carry with us the results of every smile and fun under the sun event. We wear these like badges: lines, crinkles and wrinkles. But, we

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also lose volume, and thanks to gravity, our face starts to sink and then sag, (jowls) and those are not badges we carry proudly. We at RSR Medical focus on slowing down the negative effects of aging.” BOTTOM LINE: BEAUTY AS GOD CREATED US

RSR specializes in advanced techniques and procedures of medical aesthetics, including Botox/ Dysport, dermal fillers, IPL/laser, the Skin Pen, and Obagi prescriptive t -up Artis skin care. RSR Medical rick, Make Holly Hed has also been recognized Tracey Pette Certified Fitn r, ISSA ess by Obagi as one of the works with Re Trainer becca With that National, top 50 skincare providers at comes an the National 2012 Obagi Medical added level of responsibility. Rebecca Leadership Summit. RSR Medical is admits that RSR isn’t for everyone. a recipient of the triple diamond level “We focus on enhancing, and not Obagi award. altering, a person into someone they never were created to be, and one size does not fit all.” Rebecca explains, “When someone brings in a photo of a movie star or model, and asks for lips or cheeks like them, we remind them that they were not born with Angelina Jolie’s lips, or Michelle Pfeiffers’ cheek bones, and that they are beautiful -- as God created them. If you weren’t born with voluminous lips you may want to ask yourself what the outcome would be if you added too much volume, more than they were designed to hold,” Romanucci said. “We have all seen facebook.com/BestofDentonCounty


certifications under the supervision and guidance of their medical director, a surgeon who is actively practicing, and certified by the American Board of Surgery. Rebecca, is in high demand, and travels the country to

nominations, and votes. Six years ago, we began with caring for a few people here and there. Their friends recognized the difference, and came to see us too. It just kept growing. I believe people were looking for the right fit, the place they could trust to have an RN listen, treat conservatively, and have people wonder if you have had a facial, or changed your hair style, and not that you have drastically altered your appearance.” A CHAMPION FOR THE COMMUNITY

the results of those who have gone to places who WILL over-inject their lips (duck lips), or cheeks, resulting in a distorted appearance. Or be treated with Botox/Dysport to ‘freeze’ their face, resulting in the inability to make any expressions at all. At RSR, we feel that weakening specific facial muscles, and avoiding others, provides both a reduction of lines and wrinkles, as well as the ability to continue to make expressions.” REGISTERED NURSES: KEY DIFFERENCE TO CONSIDER Perhaps the most important consideration for any aesthetic injectable treatment is the expertise of the person doing the injection. All procedures and services at RSR are performed by Registered Nurses, licensed by the Texas Board of Nursing, -- all of whom have completed advanced training and

Rebecca Romanucci, RN, Owner/Manager

Michelle Shepard, RN, BSN Aesthetic Registered Nurse Injector

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teach other nurses and doctors, the proper way to assess and treat patients. “We reach a point where we finally accept reality; there are no shortcuts to being healthy or to beauty. Shortcuts lead to short results, like crash diets. Eating responsibly, exercise and reducing stress all contribute to not only a healthy body, but also healthy skin. COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY “I’m humbled by it all,” Rebecca said. “We are all so grateful for the

Ruthanna Wilde, RN, BSN Aesthetic Registered Nurse Injector

Tracy Sack, RN, BSN Aesthetic Registered Nurse Injector

Lindsay Frazier Licensed Esthetician

At the end of the day, Rebecca is simply an extremely genuine person who lives for God, recognizing that “we all have a responsibility to act, where we are able to make a positive impact.” The growth of RSR Medical has provided me with the opportunity to give back.” She is on the advisory board of Public Affairs and Community Service, at UNT, and also passionate about serving the needs of our country’s Veterans. Rebecca is a familiar face at her children’s school, where she volunteers at least once each week, and is also her daughters’ volleyball coach. To contact Rebecca at:

www.RSRmedical.com email: Rebecca@RSRmedical.com

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Tish O'Brien, Master Technician & Certified Instructor of Interdermal Cosmetics

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Thank You for Voting Us Best Hair Color in Denton County!

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www.DavidRyanSalons.com 4151 Cross Timbers Road Suite 150 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (We are Located on Cross Timbers Road, North of Long Prairie Road in The Shopping Center Next to The New Tom Thumb.) Sun & Mon Closed | Tues-Fri 10am-7pm Saturday 9am-7pm 14 | Best of Denton County | 2014 |

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Inspiring Hair Services We specialize in creating high quality, fashionable hairstyles that bring out the natural beauty in everyone. Beauty should be simple; our goal is to help ease any stress you may have when it comes to the care of your hair and appearance.

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at Cloud 9 Salon Cloud 9 is located in a beautiful 8,000 square-foot salon that blends the high energy of a Salon downstairs with the serenity of a Spa upstairs. Cloud 9 Salon and Spa offers spa treatments that are typically only found in destination spas. With a team of over 40 full time professionals, from hair stylists and colorists to massage therapists, nail technicians, and estheticians, Cloud 9 provides you with the highest quality of services available in North Texas. The people of Denton County consistently vote Cloud 9 Salon and Spa the # 1 Salon, Spa, and Nail Salon. Salon Today magazine has recognized Cloud 9 Salon and Spa as one of the Top 200 fastest growing salons in the nation.

C9 Boutique is the best kept secret in town! Located inside Cloud 9 Salon and Spa, C9 Boutique is 1,000 sq. ft. of Fashion, Home Decor, Gift Items, Jewelry, Art, Boots, Scarves, Junior Clothing, Sandals, Purses and more! If you are looking for a trendy, cost conscious Boutique with in-the-now fashions, C9 Boutique is for you!

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Body Treatments Massage Skin Treatments Hair Removal Waxing Other Treatments Include Hand & Foot Therapy Eyelash Extensions Permanent Makeup

Be pampered and primped "To The Nines" by our professional staff. For any reason or occasion come in and get just the right hair style with new nails and fresh makeup, giving you that terrific feeling of confidence and exceptional look.

A nonprofit founded in 2006 that raises money for other established organizations that help women and children. Cloud9Charities.org please visit our facebook page for upcoming events.

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Spa Packages | Body Treatments | Facials | Nail Care | Products | Massage | Waxing Sutera Spa has enjoyed 10 years of service excellence in Flower Mound. Sutera originated from the idea of two successful business owners in the Flower Mound community, Stacey Maness and Luane McWhorter. They recognized a need for a high quality neighborhood spa in the area. Stacey and Luane used their knowledge of business, and their experience in excellent customer service, to create Sutera Spa in 2004. The

“We want to provide our Flower Mound neighborhood with world class services at affordable prices,” says Maness. Stacey and Luane believe the true reason for such success is due to the dedication and hard work of their professional staff. Numerous staff members have work experience throughout some of the finest spas in the country. When a client walks into Sutera Spa, they are immediately put into comfort by the relaxing setting, and welcoming employees. Customers are assured to receive topquality care and service with every appointment.

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Special Care

Staff Sets Flower Mound's Envy Nails Apart Written by Mark Miller

Seemingly located on nearly every corner, there are a wealth of choices for people needing somewhere to go for manicures and pedicures. Best of Denton County voters said their favorite such place for 2014 is Envy Nails of Flower Mound, not to be confused with venues of similar name elsewhere. It's the original one that has been at the same location and in the same family since 1999. “We've been around for 15 years which is unusual,” said Thang Vu, who with wife Vanessa Nguyen co-owns Envy located in the same complex as Sprouts. “A lot of other places either close or change owners after two years or their staff turns over a lot.” The Envy Nails staff has stayed relatively the same for quite awhile including two employees who have been there for more than 10 years. Nguyen and Vu help ensure such continuity by offering benefits most other venues don't including being closed on major holidays. “The longer they've worked here, the better they will serve the customers,” said Vu, whose salon has 10 staffers. “At most places the people work long hours seven days a week. Ours don't work so many hours and only work five days a week.

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Equipment is cleaned with the same type of sanitizers as many hospitals.

Envy Nails serves up to thousands of customers annually, many of whom Nguyen and Vu know by name. They pride themselves on their relaxing atmosphere with soft music and no televisions.

Nguyen and Vu also pride themselves on learning the latest trends and techniques from research and annual industry trade shows. They've been offering long-lasting manicures such as Shellac nail gel and Vinylux polish. They also specialize in pink and white solar nails.

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"Nguyen and Vu also pride themselves on learning the latest trends and techniques from research and annual industry trade shows. " The couple opened Envy after owning a Carrollton dry cleaner for seven years after moving from Vietnam in 1991. When they first opened Envy, nail salons in the area were scarce and not as regulated as today.

“Sometimes people do nails because they want to look good and they want to feel good at the same time,” Nguyen said. “After work they want a place where they can hang out with their friends, relax, and feel good at the same time. It's not just about getting their nails done.”

Envy Nails has tried to be at the forefront of sanitation. Each pedicure customer is given a disposable Footsie Bath plastic liner.

Envy Nails

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2221 Cross Timbers Rd., Suite 145 Flower Mound, TX

Best Nail Salon

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Passion and Friendship,

A Winning Combination! Written by Kelly Murray

Salon Sage seemed like a dream to Shauna McCabe and Kendra Schmidt when they started doing hair 9 years ago. Having been friends for over 10 years, the two women turned their passion for making women feel beautiful and special into an award-winning salon. Shauna and Kendra help others by offering salon services that customers are truly satisfied with, something that they are passionate about. Thanks to their commitment to continuous learning Salon Sage won Best of Denton County for a secondstraight year. "It's very flattering," Shauna said. "Last year was amazing, and to be able to do it again is so exciting." One of the biggest reasons they're able to give their clients beautiful hair is their dedication to keeping up to date on current trends and fashions. Another key to their success is the enjoyment that they get from hair styling. "Going to work doesn't feel like work when you truly love what you do and you get to do it with your best friends every day while making new ones with all our clients." is how Shauna and Kendra explain it. It is easy for them to put their heart and soul into their work when it is something they are so passionate about.

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The women take a welcoming, laid back approach to hair styling, something else that makes the Salon Sage unique. They make sure that anyone can enjoy time at their salon thanks to this relaxed attitude and their sincere desire to help each customer feel their best. This plays a big part as to why they are considered the best in Denton County for the second-straight year.

"One of the biggest reasons they're able to give their clients beautiful hair is their dedication to keeping up to date on current trends and fashions." Shauna and Kendra enjoy spending time with their husbands and children as well as staying active in their church when not at the salon working hard to make their customers feel special and beautiful. Shauna is from Tennessee and Kendra grew up

Salon Sage 3301 Long Prairie Road, Suite 145 Flower Mound, TX

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right here in DFW. It should be noted that Shauna loves it here and has quickly adopted DFW as her home stating that "Texas is better!" The salon is a place where these two have the privilege of helping women feel beautiful, important, and confident. Salon Sage is Shauna and Kendra's dream come true and they are committed to ensuring that all women who take advantage of their services also have their dream of looking and feeling their best come true as well.

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Patrick & Paul Wright: Patrick A. Wright founded The Wright Firm, L.L.P. together with his twin brother Paul Wright. Patrick is a licensed attorney and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To provide his clients with a wider range of options, Patrick has also been trained in collaborative law, and is a certified Family Law Mediator. Paul Wright is a partner with the firm and the managing partner of the firm's Dallas office. Paul is a licensed attorney and a Certified Public Accountant. A Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas graduate, he received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Masters of Science in Taxation degrees from the University of North Texas.

In addition to being named Best Law Firm in Denton County, we were also voted BEST Criminal Lawyer, BEST Bankruptcy Firm And BEST Wills & Estates Planning Lawyer.

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Voted

BEST Law Firm 2013 and 2014 in Denton County

by The Readers of Murray Media Group Publications

New Location! ~ Frisco

7000 Parkwood Blvd., Ste. E300, Frisco, TX 75034

Ph (972) 353-4600 • Fx (972) 712-7556 Lewisville

1422 W. Main St., Ste. 201, Lewisville, TX 75067

Ph (972) 353-4600 • Fx (972) 353-4602 Divorce | Custody | Mediation | Visitation | Child Support Modification | Grandparent Rights | Divorce Planning Estate and Probate Planning | Criminal Bankruptcy | Personal Injury

FREE Family Law Consultation ($200 min. value with this ad) Mention Best of Denton County when booking. Some restrictions may apply. Limit one per client.

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Denton

1308 Teasley Lane Suite 119, Denton, TX 76205

Ph (940) 387-5300 Dallas

8150 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 775, Dallas, TX 75206

Ph (214) 780-9696 • Fx (214) 780-9797 Offices in Dallas (Principal Office), Lewisville, Fort Worth, Frisco & Denton Scan to meet our team

(Denton & Fort Worth By Appointment Only)

Patrick A. Wright and Cynthia Palmer are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. All Other Lawyers Are Not Board Certified Unless Noted.

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BEST CIVIL

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Elsey & Elsey Attorneys & Counselors at Law

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At the law offices of Elsey & Elsey located in Flower Mound, Texas we bring our unique approach to the practice of law to clients in the communities of Denton, Dallas, Collin and Tarrant Counties. The how and why of the continued successful representation that we provide to our clients is based on the combination of our knowledgeable expertise in each of our practice areas and the exceptional level of client care and support that we offer in a very personal and relaxed environment.

Divorce and Family | Corporate Law and Business Transactions | Employment Law | Energy Law Estate Planning & Probate | Real Estate and Commercial Law | Civil and Commercial Litigation | Personal Injury

Chuck L. Elsey

Winner Best Business Lawyer Winner Best Oil & Gas Lawyer

Chad D. Elsey

Named a Texas Superlawyer Rising Star for 2011-2013, 2014

Cameron J. Cox Winner Best Civil Attorney

This designation represents the top 2.5% of Texas lawyers under the age of 40

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Elsey & Elsey Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Chad D. Elsey

Top 40, Under 40 for 2012, 2013 and 2014 As Selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association

Pictured from left to right Chad D. Elsey, Chuck L. Elsey, & Cameron J. Cox

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A Thanks from

Coffey Peace for Voting Us Best of Denton County

Dan C. Coffey Amie S. Peace Amanda Coffey

Dan C. Coffey Dan C. Coffey was admitted to bar, 1979, Texas. Preparatory education, Baylor University (B.B.A., 1977); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D.,1979). Board Certified Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Member: State Bar of Texas (Family Law Section); Texas Academy of the State Bar of Texas (Fellow); Practice limited to Complex Family Law Issues.

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At the Law Firm of Coffey & Peace, we pride ourselves on our ability to work through complex family law issues. Whether your case involves a divorce with large amounts of property, such as retirement accounts, oil wells and stock options, or it is related to an ongoing dispute over the custody of your children, our family law attorneys are prepared to help. We understand the impact these matters have on your life, so we treat them with the appropriate care and consideration. We take the time to learn about your situation and then work with you to create a case designed to meet your needs. When you choose us to represent you in your family law case, you choose experience, ethics, and integrity. We will work hard to show you how important you are to us. We have more than 40 years of experience helping clients in Denton, Lewisville, Frisco, Corinth, and the surrounding areas of North Texas. We will work with you to find an effective solution to your family law or divorce issue. Denton County Attorneys Dan C. Coffey and Amie Peace started a law firm that has grown to serve the expanding &

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complex legal needs of Denton County. The full-service firm provides quality legal services for all types of family law matters. The level of satisfaction we provide to the people we work with is demonstrated by the fact that the majority of our cases are referrals from past clients and other attorneys. We want to provide that same level of satisfaction to you by helping you through your family law case, whether it involves a complicated divorce or a challenging child support matter. Dan C. Coffey is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This title is given to a very small percentage of attorneys who meet stringent and ongoing standards of experience and ability. This is the level of knowledge that we apply to all of our cases.

To find out more about how we can help you, be sure to contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

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Best Family Lawyer Dan Coffey

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Coffey & Peace

513 W Oak St, Denton, TX 76201 (940) 591-6006 | www.csplaw.net Handling Difficult Cases Effectively and Efficiently

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Expert Advice for Families

From Left to Right: Marci B. Martinez, Bonnie S. Bundens, Jacqueline D. Cannon, Kelly K. E. Robb, Kimberly Killebrew, Duane L. Coker

Denton County Office: 1413 E. McKinney Street, Denton, TX 76209 Collin County Office: 9320 Dallas Parkway, Suite 190, Frisco, TX 75033 Phone: 940-566-6649 | www.cokerlegal.com

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Our Practice Areas Divorce • Child Custody • Family Law • Adoption • Enforcement Orders Modification Orders • Collaborative Law • Guardianships

CokerLegal is honored to be voted as the Best Family Law Firm and Duane L. Coker to be acknowledged as a finalist for Best Family Lawyer. Opened by founding shareholder, Duane L. Coker, CokerLegal has been providing expert advice for families since 1998. CokerLegal is a full service family law firm representing divorce, family law, and guardianship clients primarily in Denton County and Collin County, Texas. Our family law and divorce attorneys have nearly 75 years of combined experience and always counsel our clients to preserve relationships to the extent possible and to act in a dignified, child-centered way to preserve and protect the best interests of their families. Our offices in Denton (just across the street from the Denton County Courts Building on McKinney Street) and Frisco (next door to The Boardroom Salon for Men in World Cup Plaza) are conveniently located. We are happy to meet with our clients at whichever location that accommodates their busy schedules.

Duane L. Coker

Kelly K. E. Robb

Founding Shareholder Texas Super Lawyer for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Shareholder Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2013, Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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Jacqueline D. Cannon Shareholder Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star for 2014

Kimberly Killebrew

Bonnie S. Bundens

Marci B. Martinez

Attorney Texas Tech Bob Black Bar Leaders Award for 2014

Attorney

Attorney CASA of Denton County Ad Litem of the Year for 2013

CASA of Wise & Jack Counties recognition for 2013

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Legacy of Partners Continues at Minor &Jester By Mark Miller

Walk into the downtown Denton office of Minor & Jester, P.C., and you can immediately feel the law firm's great history. On display are a relic typewriter, an adding machine from Fred Minor, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, who founded the firm in 1917, and an early bag-mobile phone of partner and former Denton Mayor, Tom Jester, Jr. On the

“We take that kind of response to heart. Our reputation means a lot to us. We're here for the long haul. One of our big priorities is commitment to people and the relationships we have. Minor & Jester has been around for a long time and we plan to be around for a long time. So we would rather shoot you straight, be honest, look out for clients’ the next time they need something we do.” Minor

joined the firm in 2010.

matters such as bankruptcy,

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best interests, and hopefully they will come back

wall is a photo of Mr. Jester and daughter Jill, who Now the owner, Jill Jester is proud that she and

“Everyone here enjoys the practice of law,” she said. “We enjoy working with people. We enjoy the research and writing. I'm really lucky with the group we have here that we're all like-minded in that we want to put the client first and be passionate advocates.”

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Best Business Collections & Civil Law Firm

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TCAP

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Changing Lives Is Just Part of What We Do Each year, 6-8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters throughout the United States. Due to low adoption rates, most of these animals never find a forever home. Animal shelters are forced to cope with animal overpopulation through euthanasia. That’s where Texas Coalition for Animal Protection steps in to make a difference.

“The staff was very friendly and professional. The whole process was quick and simple. I will continue to use Texas Coalition for Animal Protection for my vet pet needs.” – Jessica O.

“The answer to stopping euthanasia and overpopulation starts with prevention” says TCAP Executive Director, Stacey Schumacher. The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) has been a leader in animal welfare since its formation in 2002. TCAP provides compassionate solutions to pet overpopulation and euthanasia. As a Denton-based non-profit, TCAP provides the lowest prices for preventative animal care throughout North Texas. In 2007, the Humane Society of the United States named TCAP as the "Most innovative approach to animal welfare in the nation."

TCAP currently operates standalone clinics in Denton, Fort Worth, Hurst, and Burleson, but chances are that TCAP is never far from your home with one of their travel “MASH”style clinics. “We understand that people have jobs and cannot always make the drive to one of our main clinics, so we make ourselves available throughout DFW at local animal shelters and community centers,” says Schumacher.

TCAP's skilled and caring veterinary team has spayed/neutered more than 209,000 North Texas animals and has vaccinated more than 335,000 animals against the deadly rabies virus. TCAP's ultimate goal is to substantially reduce animal overpopulation and euthanasia throughout North Texas, while promoting animal welfare. Spaying and neutering pets is the most effective way to reduce animal overpopulation and many problems that result from overpopulation such as malnutrition, abandonment, high euthanasia rates, and neglect.

In addition to providing an invaluable service to pet owners, the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection strives to provide its support to animal shelters and rescue organizations. “We truly value these institutions for their contribution to their communities. We want to be there to help make their rescued animals more adoptable and improve the number of animals they can help as a result” says Schumacher. TCAP’s Executive Director goes on to state that the combination of reducing animal overpopulation and increasing adoption rates can actually lower the cost of city-funded programs and in-turn lower the cost to North Texas taxpayers.

If you have a pet that you would like to get sterilized, scheduling an appointment is easy. You can call TCAP at 940-566-5551 or visit their website at www.texasforthem. org and click “Request Appointment”. Prices for sterilization begin as low as $35.00. Annual vaccinations for a dog or cat can be purchased for $25 on a walkin basis from 9 am – noon at all three main TCAP locations and 10 am – noon at all travel locations. North Texans can learn more by visiting TCAP’s website at www.texasforthem.org.

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A Bank That les for You Jugg

greatest Show in town

James Pierson first planned to build a town in north Denton County in 1853 and Pilot Point’s first bank opened its doors 31 years later. It was 1884 and the bank, Pilot Point Bank, served as the forerunner according to records from the Pilot Point Chamber of Commerce. Pilot Point National Bank was chartered on July 13, 1892, 8 years after opening its doors as a non-chartered bank.  On November 15, 1995, Pilot Point National Bank shortened its name and officially became PointBank. PointBank currently has nine branch locations throughout Denton County, with continuous plans for future expansion and growth. 

Why Bank with a Community Bank? Our Strength We are here for you today — and tomorrow. We've been providing banking services since July, 1884. We have money to lend and a desire to see the businesses in our community grow and strengthen the local economy. Our Products and Services Technology combined with personal service is how we provide solutions.

In February 1987, PointBank opened its first branch office in Aubrey, Texas. Since that time, seven additional branches have opened in Argyle, Denton (two locations), Lake Cities, Lewisville, Little Elm and the newest location, Flower Mound.

• Free Small Business Checking • Free Personal Checking  • Commercial Loans   • Real Estate Loans   • Interim Loans • Consumer Loans   • Debit Card Rewards • Local Business Marketing Programs   • Mascot Logo Debit Cards that give back to your schools   • On Line Banking  • Mobile Deposit Capture   • On Line Account Opening

The officers, directors, shareholders and employees of PointBank are proud of the record of service the bank has achieved over its long history.

Our People The entire PointBank family of staff is friendly, courteous and dedicated to helping our customers.

PointBank has been an independent, locally owned bank serving the Denton County community since 1884—over 130 years!

Expert bankers who are passionate about helping you grow your business and manage all of your family banking needs.

A.H. Gee was the first president of the bank, which was capitalized with $80,000. J.A.L. McFarland was named the bank’s first cashier.  Other bank presidents through the years have been H.W. Gee, 1929-1938; J. Earl Selz, 1938-1963; Walter Ray, 1963-1976; Ralph Burton, 1976-1981; J. Raymond David, Sr., 1981-2004; and Ray David, Jr., 2004-present. Originally built in 1892, the building was remodeled in 1940.  In 1965, the bank’s operations were moved to 324 South Washington Street in Pilot Point.

A President who is available to speak directly with you

(972) 434-3200 www.pointbank.com

(940) 686-700

PointBank has nine convenient locations and 25 ATM's to serve our community.

Argyle • Aubrey • Denton • Flower Mound • Lake Cities • Lewisville • Little Elm • Pilot Point

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We invest our time and our money right here where we live, work and play, as it should be. This always has and always will be a foundation of what we stand for. Our Legacy We have been a locally owned, independent Denton County bank since 1884. We know the area and the people.  We make decisions here at home — not in some other state. facebook.com/BestofDentonCounty


The Amazing Davids! Ring Master

Strong Man

Lion Tamer

Ray David, Jr., President

Jonathan David, EVP, Sr. Lending Officer

Raymond David, Chairman

The ringmaster is the most important, since he stagemanages the performance, introduces the various acts, and guides the audience through the entertainment experience. Likewise, Ray’s role as President requires that he manage the day to day and guide the Bank Executives as they “perform” their roles. Ensuring that the customers in the end have the best experience possible is always the goal.

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The Strong Man would perform various feats of strength such as the bent press (not to be confused with the bench press, which did not exist at the time), supporting large amounts of weight held overhead at arm's length, steel bending, and chain breaking, etc. The strength in a bank lies with its lending capabilities, as senior lending officer, it is Jonathan who manages this for PointBank, leading a team with diverse loan products designed to strengthen our customer’s business.

Lion taming is the training and taming of lions, either for protection, or more commonly, entertainment, particularly in the circus. Raymond tames the PointBank bond and investment portfolio. Much like lion taming, investment taming requires focus and dedication, managing active risk, while keeping an eye on all movement and staying calm and patient.

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Independence

is Twice as Nice for

Fellers

Insurance Agency By Mark Miller

Tommy Fellers knew enough of his father's construction and commercial concrete business to know it wouldn't be his life's calling. Five years working for someone else in the insurance industry also didn't cut it. “I always had a desire to own my own business and the challenges that go with that opportunity,” he said. So in 2000, he became an independent insurance agent and has been happy ever since. Customers of his Fellers Insurance Agency apparently agree by choosing it as winner in both the auto insurance and insurance agency categories of the 2014 Best of Denton County contest. It was the first time the agency was nominated in either category. “This says our customers think we treat them right,” Fellers said. “There's a lot of choices out there. This gives us credibility. It gives us

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respect. Coming from our peers and customers it says these guys are who they say they are.” Being an independent insurance agent has plenty of advantages, according to Fellers. “When you are a captive agent, you work for one company,” Fellers said. “As an independent agency you work for your customers. You put the right program in place for the client and not necessarily the company. We like to think we have more options when others may have significant increases in their rates when life changes.”

“We have gained the trust of our clients,” Fellers said. “As a result, we receive referrals which help us build upon the cornerstones of our agency; quality coverage, superior value and personal service.”

"As an independent agency you work for your customers." In business since 2000 and at its current location on Main Street in Lewisville since 2012, the Fellers Insurance Agency handles policies for autos, home, boats, motorcycles, business and life. “Just about anything you see or come across daily, we can insure” said Fellers, who has lived all of his life in Denton County in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village. Fellers and his team of seven sales and account executives represent Safeco, Progressive, Travelers, Mercury, The Hartford, Liberty Mutual, Zurich, MetLife, Kemper, ASI Lloyds, Foremost and Republic Group. Fortunately for Fellers Insurance Agency, business has grown each year it's been in business.

Fellers Insurance Agency 1422 W. Main St. #100 Lewisville, TX Don't worry about your insurance,that's our job

www.fellersinsurance.com (214) 222.2886

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Yet Remains Loyal to Local Roots

No matter how busy Kim Pollard gets or how successful her company becomes, she’ll always be that local girl who wanted nothing more than to dream big and help other women do the same. Pollard is the owner of Bookkeeper Girl, an online bookkeeping service located in Denton. She created it in 2008 with the idea of making bookkeeping affordable for small businesses. By using Intuit QuickBooks and tools like Skype, email and texting, she can still provide that ever-important personal touch for clients without the expense and time-drain of a faceto-face meeting.

As more clients jumped on board, Pollard realized she was on to something. Over the years, she went from a single office in Denton to remote offices in Dallas and Austin. But Pollard didn’t stop there. “The next logical step was to share my formula with other entrepreneurs who could help me expand this business model more quickly,” Pollard said. “I wanted Bookkeeper Girl to be the No. 1 provider of outsourced bookkeeping and payroll services nationwide.” So in September of this year, Pollard went national and announced a licensing model starting with seven new consultant locations in Abilene, Dallas (2), Denton, Illinois, Iowa and Kentucky. Essentially, she opened her business up to other talented bookkeepers across the country to come on board and allow her to brand them under the Bookkeeper Girl name in their respective cities.

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Bookkeeper Girl Goes National,

“I have always had a vision of taking Bookkeeper Girl nationwide and growing it into America’s online bookkeeper,” Pollard said. “I’m able to make this vision a reality and help other entrepreneurs make their dreams a reality as well...all the while providing clients online, trusted, loyal bookkeeping services from East Coast to West Coast.” Pollard feels blessed that she has a successful business, and being a Best of Denton County winner further validates all of her efforts. When she’s not working, Pollard uses her company to help support the local community and the communities of her consultants, including collaborating with the local universities to create internships. She also provides free bookkeeping services to area non-profits and works with another Denton non-profit group, TechMill, to help kick-start a co-working space for local startup businesses. For Pollard, it’s really all in a day’s work.

Bookkeeper Girl 100 West Oak St., Suite 103 Denton, TX 76201

940.566.9787 • Bookkeepergirl.com

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Creating The Best

Client Experience Written By Steve Gamel

Meeting a customer’s needs from all angles typically is rewarded by repeat business, new referrals and community recognition. That client experience is crucial in the mortgage business, which is why Jim Mitzel and his team at Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. want to be the best at it. Tucked away in a quaint office building just south of Justin Road off FM 2499 in Flower Mound, Primary Residential Mortgage stands out in a rapidly growing and competitive industry by staying true to its clients. Instead of solely touting various loan options and competitive pricing – which everyone seems to be able to provide – Mitzel has put together a staff of mortgage planners and client service staff who all call Denton County home and want to be your lender for life. “For us it’s all about putting the right people in the right spots because we strive so hard to provide a solid client experience,” Mitzel said. “Anyone can offer a mortgage. The reality is, how much is your client enjoying their experience? How well are you treating your referral partners? We want to take the stress away and make it as easy as possible.”

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That down-to-earth mentality is paying off. Primary Residential Mortgage was named Best Mortgage Company in this year’s Best of Denton County awards while loan officer Beth Elston – a staple within the growing company – was named Best Mortgage Banker. Within Primary Residential Mortgage, which is a national company, Mitzel and Elston recently came in second and sixth, respectively, out of 1,000 loan officers in a customer satisfaction survey. On a more personal and local level, Mitzel pointed to an office wall adorned with thank you cards and letters from satisfied clients. “When we get a call from an excited client who found the perfect house and they want us to help them get into it, that’s rewarding,” Mitzel said. Mitzel and his team are heavily involved in the community and regularly help local women’s groups and animal rescue companies. Best of Denton County 2014

Best Mortgage Company Best Mortgage Loan Banker

Jim Mitzel, Branch Manager MLS# 274161

Beth Elston, Sr. Loan Officer MLS# 254160

“For us it’s all about putting the right people in the right spots because we strive so hard to provide a solid client experience,” Mitzel said. “You hope you can build relationships with the people you work with and for, and having someone like Beth on our team is tremendous,” Mitzel said. “She grew up here, went to Marcus High School and UNT. People love working with her.

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. 2800 Corporate Dr., Ste 200 Flower Mound, TX

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Longacre Construction, Celebrating

25 Years of Serving Our Community By Kelly Murray

Not too many businesses get the opportunity to celebrate 25 years of service in a community but the team at Longacre Construction is doing just that. They have built their thriving business by providing small-town friendliness and service, combined with a reputation for excellence and professional results. If you are looking for good old fashioned, hardworking, honest folks then Longacre Construction is just the company you are looking for. Longacre Construction has spent the last 25 years building a reputation for being a quality remodeling company that values relationships with its clientele and community. Anyone that welcomes them into their home when choosing a contractor can feel an immediate connection to their team. That is a great thing for clients, because Longacre prides itself on their team approach that provides their clients attentive guidance through every step of the project. This guidance offers a managed remodel process designed to give the customer peace of mind,

The Longacre team has a knack for producing a high quality product and building long lasting relationships within the community. The company and its employees not only enjoy working together in a supportive team environment, but they also love to give back to their community through extensive volunteerism and contributions. When asked about their community and philanthropic involvement, Dan responded, “We are blessed to have so many nonprofits in this community that naming just one would be a disservice.” This unpretentious attitude carries through everything that Dan and Carol do. Longtime employee Liesel Herrera remarks, “Dan and Carol have a hard time praising themselves.” Longacre Construction has a long list of satisfied clients and an extensive portfolio of completed projects, from residential kitchen remodels to commercial additions and everything in between. Despite all of this professional success, Longacre Construction insists that it’s their greatest passion to produce a satisfied client. “While we have received accolades from top remodeling magazines, as well as the associations and community organizations, we really take pride in the work that we do. The awards

we have received don’t compare to the satisfaction we get from our clients after a project is completed beyond their expectations.” When they aren’t busy serving the community, Dan and Carol are happiest watching their daughter play volleyball or relaxing with family and friends at the lake, and above all else want to be remembered as having been a good friend to others. Joking about each other, Dan can poke at Carol for being opinionated, and Carol follows right back by pointing out that Dan is overly detail-oriented. But as the sun sets on another weekend at the Lake, Dan and Carol are ready to head back to work to serve the community that they call home. “As a company, we are all very family oriented and dedicated to the Longacre name - what it stands for in the community as well as what it provides our families. If we can give our clients peace of mind during the remodeling process, and build our satisfied clientele, that’s why we come to work every day.”

from concept and original design, to budget and cost analysis, to day-to-day worksite management, to completion and cleanup. The company office recently relocated to 411 Harn, Lewisville, TX, and currently serves the Flower Mound, Highland Village, Coppell, Argyle, Dallas, Carrollton, Denton, and Lewisville areas. Information can also be found online at www.longacreconstruction.com, on Facebook, You are always welcome to give them a call at 972-436-6200. Dan Longacre, COO and founder of the company, began building this community focused construction business on his own in 1986. A true American entrepreneur, Dan was soon joined by Carol Longacre as the business began to grow. Carol’s contributions to the business helped to connect Longacre with other enterprises and trade associations in the area. That’s when Longacre Construction began building relationships with the community in earnest. With a reputation for quality, responsibility, excellence, and personal commitment, their continued growth comes as no surprise to those who know them well. The modest duo approach their customers like

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family. Once they’ve committed to doing a job, the customer can sit back and let Longacre Construction push the project through.

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A Bank That Juggles for You

. . . Continued from Page 11

Jonathan David, the youngest of the David family, has dove head on into the family business, utilizing his uncanny ability to work with numbers to provide unrivaled quality and growth in the bank’s loan department. Because of its size and dedication to the community, PointBank is able to offer a wide-array of loan options, including real estate, residential, farm, agricultural, aviation and personal options. Jonathan is the face of PointBank in that regard and can be found out and about visiting with local businesses face to face. The David family has served consumers in Denton County for more than 30 years. Raymond David Sr. became president of the bank in 1981 before handing the reigns over to Ray in 2004. All the while, Raymond has instilled faith and philanthropy into his sons and the bank as a whole. They openly express these values daily with their employees. In fact, every meeting at PointBank starts with thanks to the Lord, and each employee is encouraged to give back to the community with their time, talent and treasure. It is in hiring individuals who fit this culture that PointBank remains strong and a leading example in the community. Each year, PointBank employees, including the David family, hold themselves accountable by volunteering their time for a variety of charitable organizations. The bank also recently hosted its 24th annual golf tournament, where all net proceeds benefit local libraries. When it comes to products and services, Ray David prides himself on running a bank that has grown and adapted to its customers’ needs. For area entrepreneurs, that means having a bank willing to be there when they need loans to start, grow or even save their businesses. “Unlike bigger banks, we have the opportunity to get to know the person behind the business when working on their loans,” David said. So what are the differences between a community bank and a large bank? Mr. David provides this answer. “Consumers are needlessly paying higher fees and being denied loans by big banks that received billions in taxpayer bailout dollars,” David said. “We are letting them know that this can stop today by moving to locally-owned community banks that are financially strong and focused on the customer relationship, whether it be business or personal.” Community banks generally charge lower fees than those of large banks and are more likely to reinvest money back into the community and local economy. 42 | Best of Denton County | 2014 |

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PointBank is also one of the only financial institutions to offer debit card rewards with local businesses. It’s a program where the customers earn points whenever they use their PointBank debit card to shop. They can earn even more points if they shop local with merchants who are also branded within the program. As customers earn gift cards, those gift cards go right back into helping local merchants. On top of that, the bank recently began offering Sponsorship debit cards for Marcus, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Liberty Christian, Argyle, Denton, Denton Ryan, Guyer, Lake Dallas, Pilot Point and Aubrey high schools. The mascot-branded cards are designed for both the bank and its customers to show off their school spirit. In so doing, PointBank donates $25 to the customer’s favorite school booster club upon the opening of a new checking account. “All of this is just another way for us to show how much we care about our clients and how in tune we are with Denton County residents and businesses,” David said. “We want to be different, and while we realize we aren’t for everyone out there, we are a popular option.” And that’s just what PointBank has going on RIGHT NOW. Ray David truly means it when he says he is constantly peering into the future. As the first bank in Denton County to have real-time online banking, followed by the first depository ATMs, PointBank has always led the way in banking technology. Last year, PointBank was the first community bank to have mobile deposit capture and, more recently, launched online account opening. David is looking at several more options to improve the customer experience. “We’re going to be forever innovative,” Ray said with a smile. And forever a Ring Master of c o m m u n i t y banking.

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Best of Denton County 2014 • Best Personal Trainer • Best Personal Training Facility • Best Weightloss Center • Best Sports Massage

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Strength Passion Discipline “He’s all heart,” is how clients, employees, peers and friends describe Jesse Leyva, owner of Jesse James Fit (JJF) in Flower Mound and Outlaw Bootcamp in Little Elm. When people think of personal training, nutritional consulting and supplemental counseling, they tend to think of big gym environments or bodybuilding. This isn’t the case with Jesse or his trainers. They transform lives with every client’s well-being a top priority. “Immediately after receiving the ‘all clear’ from my oncologist to return to normal activities, I walked into JJF and asked for help. I was weak after an 18-month battle with cancer. I barely had any muscle mass. I lost 25 pounds, had no balance due to side effects of chemotherapy and absolutely no endurance,” Karen, a client for nearly a year, said. Karen recalls how Jesse visited with her for more than an hour listening and talking about her fitness goals. “I simply stated with tears how I wanted to feel strong and healthy again. Jesse looked straight at me and said, ‘I can help you. We can do this together.’ I knew right away I was in the right place.” One year later, Karen firmly believes JJF has given her, her life back. “I can run with my small boys and am stronger than ever before, but there’s more to it. At JJF, everyone is family. I know the trainers and they know me. I have met so many other clients and know their goals. We support and celebrate together.” Today, Karen’s mom, a breast cancer survivor, is now a JJF client. Karen’s mom suffered many of the same side effects from chemotherapy and wanted to regain her strength. Her mom is now on the road to living a stronger and healthier life. “Our relationship has always been close. Fighting cancer together made it even stronger

and now we spend most of our conversations talking about our workouts, tips and tricks to stay on track,” said Karen. There are many more special stories of families who come together to train and learn how to make healthy choices at home, restaurants and while on the run. One family, the Kennemer family, has been training with Jesse for nearly 14 years. He’s watched this family grow up – literally. Now, the Kennemer’s weekly family night consists of the parents, their grown children and spouses working out together. From adults to young students, Jesse is part of each client’s life. Josh has been with JJF for four and a half years. Josh has made

"At JJ F, it’s about giving knowledge and empowering others.”

Jesse has a big heart and so do his trainers. While clients work with one particular trainer, all JJF trainers motivate and celebrate success together. Each trainer helps make the JJF family more loving and supportive. During the transformational process, clients may struggle at times and JJF trainers help them overcome their obstacles as a team. Transformational stories abound at JJF and at the heart of each one are the trainers. As Jesse and his trainers hear these stories, they get emotional. “It’s hearing these stories that make me a better person. At JJF, it’s about giving knowledge and empowering others.” At JJF, the tagline is “No Excuses,” because everyone is given the tools to succeed, but really the tagline should read, “We’re all heart.”

tremendous progress in strength training, but he mainly shares how Jesse is a mentor. “He has mentored me and helped me mature into a confident young man. Really, the whole JJF team has been there for me throughout the years and you know you are somewhere special each time you walk in the JJF door.” Recognizing strong supportive relationships is key to any client’s success. Jesse encourages spouses and children to work out together. “We can help anyone lose weight and get fit, but true transformation occurs when a client is supported by their spouse and friends. These key relationships are critical to the emotional and psychological aspect of living a strong and healthy life. Because this is critical, we focus on including spouses and friends to join them in this journey.”

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Improving your life with By Steve Gamel

When Amy Weir decided it was time

believes in what she’s doing. Barre is a total

none were close to home in Flower Mound.

body workout that utilizes a ballet

She

Pure Barre fitness studio to Flower

barre

to chase her dream of bringing a Mound, she said the hardest part

was convincing her family that giving up being a school teacher after 12

years and a Master’s Degree was a great idea.

“I think it probably would have been easier to convince them I was joining the circus,” she laughed.

"Amy excels at driving results for her clients because she believes in what she’s doing." Amy stuck to her guns, won over her family, and in less than a year -- since January 7, to be exact -- was voted the top fitness center in Denton County. Weir had 27 women show up for her first class at 5:30 a.m. and hasn’t slowed down since. They host 42 classes a week and see anywhere between 600-800

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to improve flexibility, posture and strength. “The

chair

position

may

look

easy, but if you hold it for two minutes it gets hard,” Amy said. “Then move up an inch and down an inch. The goal is to take the muscles to fatigue, stretch out, then do it again.” Amy said years of running and CrossFit took a toll on her body, plus there was no teamwork or community. She fell in love with

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Have your Kids

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When Cory Legner bought D-BAT Lewisville in 2011, he still had a full-time job and merely saw the new opportunity as a way to invest in his son’s love for baseball. Before he knew it, Cory's own passion for the sport was reinvigorated – and three years later, he can’t imagine doing anything different. Legner has teamed with other baseball and softball instructors who, like him, have either played at the college level or higher. They provide a friendly and inviting atmosphere where kids of all ages can learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball to play at various levels including rec, select, high school and beyond. The fully

“Our backup plan became the full-time job, and we love it,” said Legner, who owns the academy with his wife, Jen. “It all started when our oldest son reached a point where he was done listening to Dad and needed further baseball instruction so we brought him here. He loved it, and so did we. We were fortunate to have an opportunity to purchase this location and look forward to what lies ahead. D-BAT stands for Developing Beliefs, Attitudes and Traditions. That’s at the core of why Legner got

involved

because

he

understood

the

importance of teaching more than just baseball. It meant developing skills, relishing in the success stories and teaching in a way that benefits all kids

climate controlled indoor academy – which

regardless of skill level.

originally opened in 2009 – is equipped with 10

“It was important that we focus on customer

batting cages, including two pitching tunnels

service and take care of the little things,” Legner

and three token machines. D-BAT also offers

said. “It’s what keeps our customers coming back.

private and group lessons, camps, clinics and a

It’s a great pat on the back for all of our instructors

fully-stocked pro shop.

and us as an academy.”

Because of its growing popularity – D-BAT was

Legner hopes D-BAT is viewed as a community-

voted Best of Denton County in two categories

minded business that teaches a profound love for

(Batting Cages and Sports Facilities) – the plan

the game (baseball and softball). When he is not

is to expand the academy before the end of

at the office, he can be found coaching or taking

2014. Legner was hush-hush on any details, but

in a game with his family. After all, what else

promised it will make the experience even better.

would he be doing?

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Pilates Instructor Michelle

A Winner By Mark Miller

Wherever She's Located The Marcus High School graduate began dance as a young girl at Ballet Conservatory of Lewisville and then went on to perform for several years with the Texas Ballet Theatre. After retiring from dance she went on to earn a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurial business at the University of North Texas. Michelle’s dream was of owning her own fitness-related business.

When asked of the business name the 31 year old said, “I wanted something that said precise and focused like ballet dancers.” Her growing clientele voted her their favorite Pilates instructor in the Best of Denton County contest for the second straight year. “It's exciting, definitely,” she said "I didn't know if I could win it again. I have a lot of respect for all of the finalists.” She is fully certified in the Stott Pilates method a contemporary, biomechanically safe version of the traditional methods developed in the early

She started her journey in 2009 as a personal trainer

1900s by Joseph Pilates.

at Precision Personal Training in Flower Mound,

She is also a fully certified breast cancer exercise

where she also began to focus on her Pilates

specialist helping survivors through the Pink

training.

From there she began

Ribbon Program. The program is a

work as the Pilates Instructor

six-week post-operative workout

at Flower Mound's Strada

that enhances recovery and

Why Pilates?

Fitness. She continued

is recognized world-wide.

to further her training

The program is offered for

Strengthen Core Muscles

in Stott Pilates.

FREE to survivors thanks

Increase flexibility

to the wonderful donors

Low impact, yet challenging workout!

As the need for more

and sponsors that support

space and equipment

the program.

grew, she knew it was time

She has a passion for helping

to go out on her own. “On Point Pilates” opened in August, 2014.

breast cancer survivors’ gain back their strength and self-confidence after surgery.

Located just north of Marcus High School, her studio is fully equipped with professional Stott Pilates equipment which combined allow her

On Point Pilates

to find the right routine to help each client by

6021 Morriss Rd #100 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 961-9395 www.OnPointPilatesStudio.com

utilizing the Stott Pilates method. Lawyer's new studio provides plenty of room for her private, semi-private, and training for three’s. She prefers small groups over the larger classes of other exercise programs. “I want to keep it personal,” she said. “Every person's body is different and it's hard to get the benefits with too

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Injury prevention and Post-rehab workout What we offer: Pilates reformer training Fully equipped Pilates Studio – we have reformers with towers, stability chairs, barrels and full Cadillac! Dance specific training with an experienced professional ballet dancer Private and small group sessions available Offering the Pink Ribbon Program for free! A Pilates program for any survivors led by a Breast cancer Exercise Specialist to help you safely regain strength, mobility and self-esteem. Our next sessions begin in November, contact us today to reserve your space!

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Premier Prospects:

A hidden gem

By Steve Gamel

PremierProspectsSoftball.com • 825 E Business SH 121 Lewisville, TX 75067

0VER 6 ACRE COMPLEX! When Ron Vaughn first came up with the idea of Premier Prospects, his vision was to create a one-of-akind facility that placed softball and baseball on an equal playing field. Too many times, he said, softball players and/ or teams needing a place to practice or train individually are stuck trying to squeeze in wherever they can since most facilities are geared predominately toward baseball. Vaughn pursued his goal, putting Premier Prospects Softball & Baseball Academy on the map. “That was one of the main reasons behind it; oftentimes softball plays second fiddle” Vaughn said. “I wanted to give these baseball and softball players the best facility, or at least the most complete facility.” In just two short years, Premier Prospects has become a preferred training site for several state and nationally-ranked select softball and baseball teams/organizations, including American Freedom Fast pitch Softball,

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Glory Adkins and the Dallas Mustangs select baseball organization. The business has grown so much that Vaughn is even starting a Premier Prospects select baseball club. And when he said he wanted a complete facility, he meant it. The bulk of Premier Prospects’ amenities include eight indoor and six outdoor batting cages of various lengths, one indoor pitching lane, two clay softball pitching lanes, a multi-use turf infield and two regular fields. And the best part is, there is still room to grow. The facility hosts children of all ages and does everything from general practice to lessons, select showcase camps and one-on-one training. There is a scouting tower that overlooks all three infields, a media room and a 170-foot dugout. On Dec. 6th and 7th, he’ll have Rudy Jaramillo -- a batting

coach most recently with the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs -- hosting a camp. Jaramillo is already at the facility 2-3 days per week. Vaughn tries to bring in only the best instructors in DFW, including Jaramillo and Ron “PaPa Jack” Jackson along with Michael “Rookie” Boughton, Bart Alfred, Calvin Jones and Matt Derner. In softball, instructors include Rone Robinson, Keith Allen, Tim Soefje, Kristen Smith, Amber Dodson, Lynn Snodgrass, Erin JayJohn and Shawn Lynch to name a few. “Everything, really, is designed to be multipurpose,” Vaughn said. “We are in the process of putting up four, forty-foot lighting banks so teams can practice after the sun goes down.” Vaughn loves being part of the community, and is excited to see Premier Prospects gain so much attention. The funny thing is, the facility doesn’t exactly stand out when you’re driving down Business 121 in Lewisville. Vaughn said people have been driving past him for years and never knew he was there. The good news is, once they stop in they never leave.

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No ordinary Health Club What makes Strada Fitness different from large health clubs and other personal training studios? “Our edge comes from our commitment to the individual and our fully equipped exercise facility that is never crowded and allows you to train in the comfort of a private, appointment-only environment.” With their third straight year of Best of Denton County awards, Strada Fitness continues to deliver professional personal training in a private, family friendly atmosphere. This year’s honors go to: Best Sports Coaching to Jake Camp, Strada’s Pilates program with Best Pilates studio, and Best Student Fitness Center. “It’s always an honor to be recognized for the hard work and effort our trainers put into their clients and the community.“ said owner Chani Overstreet. The programs at Strada Fitness accommodate people of all ages, sizes and conditions; clients exercise in a non-intimidating environment and enjoy working out with an educated personal trainer by their side. The name Jake Camp rings a bell to many of our community. Having grown up here in the Flower Mound area, Jake’s caring and enthusiastic personality lead him right into the spotlight of Best of Denton County. “Jake’s ability to connect with his clients, young and old, is an incredible attribute to his success. His after school groups have a great time while Jake builds up their confidence and strength.” said Overstreet.

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Best Pilates Studio, lead by Carolyn Leslie is an exciting achievement. “We built a private room specifically for the Pilates program here at Strada. Now clients can improve their practice in a quieter area of the studio.” What is Pilates? “Pilates is the power of finding strength from your center that then flows outward. It will literally, not figuratively, build your body from the inside out. Meaning, you will learn to engage your inner most abdominal muscles, your entire core, while continuously moving through space.” Carolyn applies her extensive athletic background and her 5 years of Pilates experience to her client’s movements. The advantages to Pilates are many, from pain relief to functional movement. “Many people seek out Pilates to relieve neck or back pain, then fall in love with the strong, yet gentle movements they find.” says Overstreet. Strada continues to offer nutritious food options from Cedars Wood fire Grill.

“It's hormone-free and all fresh ingredients,” Overstreet said. “We're always perfecting what we've always been doing and just building on it.” “We promote a healthy lifestyle. We educate our clients on the importance of eating organically, finding health through nutrition and losing weight through nutrition in a healthy way. We do not deprive people. We teach you how to eat nutritiously because our society in general is overfed and undernourished.” Perhaps the biggest keys to Strada’s success are the continuity of its staff as nearly everyone has been with Overstreet since inception. “We have a great cohesion among our team,” she said. “We're all on the same page. And I think that's the thing people talk about when they come here. It's a positive place. It's positive from our clients to our trainers to everybody. It's just a happy place.”

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Combining Family, Passion and a Flair for

Design

Best of Denton County 2014

Best Interior Decorating Shop When Lisa McCarty closed the doors to her almost decade old arts and crafts store in the early 1990s, it was to start a nobler calling of raising a family. As a testament to how Lisa approaches all jobs, her kids are also successful. Her eldest son Cole is an intricate part of her new endeavor, Bella Designs. Beyond her many years of being a professional in the business, Cole’s degree in theatre design from the University of Evansville brings a unique perspective to Bella Designs. In addition, Cole has worked with some of the largest theater design firms in the entertainment industry. When Lisa was asked about her business approach she responded, “I am not going to sell someone a product simply because I need to make a sale. If I do not believe that it is something that the customer will love and enjoy, then I don’t want to encourage it.” She goes on to describe her design philosophy with “the design process can take some time, and if someone is looking for a cookie cutter design then that is something that they would not find a Bella Designs. Each customer and client is unique and each room should be treated as

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such.” Her and Cole’s business model has proven successful because in only it’s third year it was awarded Best Interior Decorating Shop of Denton County.

were treated when in Bella Designs, and be remembered by how much they love their space or the items they have purchased from us.”

In her two decades of raising her children Lisa noticed a need for her expertise in the design world in the areas around her home. This combined with her natural desire to design led her to bring Bella Designs for fruition. She defines her top design principles as “I believe strongly in the design principle of mixing the old and new. Not every piece in the landscape of a room should be an antique, but not everything should be brand new either.” Lisa says she designs in this manner because, “ When you mix pieces you love that have a history whether they be a family heirloom or a cool antique with great new pieces, it immediately starts wa conversation.” This desire has been honed in over two decades of being a wife and mother, as well as, as a design professional and is best summed by Lisa and her family’s philosophy of, “We want people to remember how wonderfully they facebook.com/BestofDentonCounty


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From Her Heart

Paula Kratohvil

To Your Home Paula Kratohvil comes from a long line of business professionals. It is this kind of background that set her up to run her own business: Complete Interior Solutions. She has long been a believer in the value of hard work and it is this kind of attitude that makes most of her customers the repeat kind. In fact, most state that she makes the process quite easy for them. She has enjoyed building a great team environment at Complete Interior Solutions. The only competition is about who can best take care of the client’s needs. It’s so refreshing to see everybody on the same page, working toward the same goal. As anybody who is successful in running their own firm knows, there is value in establishing a good name in the community. Paula has been a member of this area for more than 27 years, which has allowed her to build up a number of relationships with different families. She has even worked through the cycle of life with many of her clients. The most gratifying part of this entire process has been to watch the growth and development of the people and their families that continue to patronize her store. It is at this point in her life that Paula enjoys the teaching aspect the most. The next generation of leaders needs a good mentor and she has stepped up to fulfill that role admirably. Ms. Kratohvil has long since known about the value of relationships and their ability to foster a good working environment. Besides the aforementioned business, Paula has also been quite active in the community, garnering a number of awards and commendations, including Rotarian and Citizen of the year and Chamber

Ambassador of the year among others. She is probably the most proud of these accomplishments since they show that others value her efforts in the public eye. This is a direct result of her upbringing in the mountains of Alabama, a place that she calls “the most beautiful place in the world.” Outside of her business interests, Ms. Kratohvil has a number of interesting hobbies including watching football – especially the Cowboys and going out with her Razor in the mud. She has stated that some

"...most gratifying part of this entire process has been to watch the growth and development of the people that have continued to patronize her store." people might find that particular fact quite surprising. For more than 35 years, Paula has enjoyed running this type of business. She has a stated goal of making the most of each and every day. Being a creative in Retail can take a lot of energy but Paula’s a people person wouldn’t have it any other way. This extends to her family time and the nonprofits n the community. Her legacy will be as one who made a difference.

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Pediatric Dental World is Giving Kids and Parents

A Reason to Smile By Steve Gamel

A trip to the dentist should be a positive experience for a child. That credo is at the heart of what Dr. Jason Clapp and his wife, Dr. Jessica Bell, do at Pediatric Dental World and they’ve taken extra care to make sure their facility looks and feels like much more than a dental office. That may sound like a tall order, but one step into Pediatric Dental World and you realize this is not your typical dental office. After spending several years in a different location in Highland Village, Clapp and Bell opened a new state-of-the-art facility three years ago off FM 2499 just north of FM 407. The entire facility was designed from the ground up with both children and their parents in mind and represents a stark shift from your traditional dental office. “Our clients are aware we place huge emphasis

Clients are drawn in for a number of reasons -- which we will get to in a bit -- but the most obvious treat as they step in the door is the large patient area with a one-of-a-kind mural that includes hundreds of floating butterflies and a kids’ play area decked out with video games and touch-screen displays. Everything is bright and colorful including the furniture, the elaborate fish tanks and the vibrant artwork on the walls. When the kids are seen by the dentists, parents can choose to sit in the adult only room complete with WiFi and refreshments or

I

think

they

They have also learned the importance of customizing

are also several other areas of the office that are fun

plans for each individual child.

and inviting for the kids.

“For us to say, this is how you must do it (plan), it

“We wanted to be able to design an office that was

is not a true collaborative effort,” Clapp said. “Our

appealing to kids of all ages and their parents,” Bell

goal is to provide quality care while working with the

said. “A lot of thought went into this. Since we work

parent to provide what is best for their child. Some

with babies all the way to high school age, we wanted

parents, for example, might want their child to be

it to appeal to all ages.”

sedated while receiving dental treatment. For others,

A NOTEWORTHY DISTINCTION

their child may not need sedation. We customize

Both Dr. Clapp and Dr. Bell are recognized as Diplomates, meaning they are board-

appreciate

certified, by the American Board

that,” Clapp said. “Our main focus

is

on

making

"Our main focus is on making the kids feel comfortable and relaxed. . ."

accompany their child in the treatment area. There

on serving them and their children, and

dentist at Baylor College of Dentistry, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Having received the exact same training enables Drs. Bell, Clapp and Lee to provide consistent, quality care since they all share identical philosophies regarding treatment and patient management.

of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Lee is

the

recognized as a board-eligible

kids feel comfortable and

pediatric

with us in their child’s dental health.” CONTINUING EDUCATION As much as they know about dentistry, both doctors realize it takes much more than that to have a

American Board of Pediatric

successful dental office. Drs. Bell and Clapp focus on

Dentistry.

general

constantly improving all aspects of their dental office

dentists can help patients

including customer service, office management and

So far, so good. Pediatric

of all ages, being a board-

team building while staying up to date on the latest

Dental

certified

in dental procedures and technology.

consideration the parents’ needs and wants as well.” World

has

won

While

or

board-eligible

pediatric dentist means you are

five-straight Best of Denton

formally recognized as specialists

County awards for Pediatric

in the oral health of children.

Dentistry. Since opening the new facility, they now have a staff of three

“We spend a ton of time on continuing education,” Clapp said. “Every year we close the practice for a few days and take the entire team for training that is

After completing a traditional dental

specific to pediatric dentistry, customer service and

school program, all three doctors spent two

team building. We also have in-office training in each

additional years training to become a pediatric

of these areas on a quarterly basis. I think our focus

doctors including Dr. Jennifer Lee and 14 team members.

by

Bell agreed, saying, “We want parents to be partners

the

relaxed, while taking into

dentist

each treatment plan based on the child’s needs.”

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on continuing education for ourselves and our team members has helped tremendously in creating an environment that allows us to serve our patients at such a high level.” Amanda Shaw, the office manager for Pediatric Dental World, has been in the dental industry since 1993 and couldn’t agree more with her team’s everevolving approach to education in the workplace. “Our practice places a huge emphasis on continuing education,” she said. “We are up to date and always looking for ways to be better.” MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY Dr. Clapp will tell you that he and his wife regularly seek out feedback on how their office is doing from their clients. “We can improve our services by listening to our clients when they make suggestions on what we can do better, along with continuing to do what they like about their experience in our office, Bell said.” “Our focus is to take care of kids, but to hear that we are making a difference in someone’s life or to hear that our patients look forward to coming to the dentist... it’s special. That makes me more passionate in what I do,” stated Clapp. Because Pediatric Dental World has become such a success, the team has more of an opportunity for community involvement. According to the company website, Pediatric Dental World proudly supports many elementary and middle schools in the area. They’re also heavily involved with the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Cure Starts Now and Children’s Advocacy Center. “It’s great to be in Denton County,” Bell said. “We’re grateful to the community we work and live in and for the opportunity we have to give back.”

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Rebecca Butler Overcomes Challenges

to Shine as Top Pediatrician Dr. Rebecca Butler knew that she always wanted to be a doctor. She always wanted to be the one who could fix things and make people feel better. A Lubbock, Texas native, Rebecca Butler received her undergraduate education, medical degree and completed her residency at Texas Tech University. All through school, she had the desire to give back to the community and do it through medicine. Because children are sick more often than adults and require love and comfort when they’re afraid, she knew that pediatrics was her passion and where she wanted to be. After completing her residency she moved to the DFW area in search of the perfect community to make her start. Dr. Butler and Office Manager Gus Farr opened Lantana Pediatrics in February 2012 just two months after making the move into the Lantana community themselves. Together they make Lantana Pediatrics a true “medical home” for the families they serve. “It’s just fun. I get to play with kids all day. Even when kids do not feel well they are generally happy and optimistic. Days full of making children smile is very rewarding. Gus and I could not be any happier with the place we have chosen to make our home,” Dr. Butler said. Lantana Pediatrics has been a blessing in many ways for Dr. Butler. Three short months after opening the office she was diagnosed with cancer. She said, “The new practice and the amazing people I had already met kept me going strong throughout my treatment. I truly believe being a patient myself has shown me the importance of compassion in medicine and allowed me to better recognize the needs of the families I care for.” Dr. Butler is now cancer free and Lantana Pediatrics is continuing to grow steadily due to referrals from her patients and families who have just voted her Best Pediatrician in the 2014 Best of Denton County contest. With the rate at which the practice area is growing, Dr. Butler and Gus look forward to meeting many more families in the near future and expanding the practice to continue providing a comfortable medical home for those in the area. Lantana Pediatrics provides acute care and wellness checkups for children of all ages, tackles challenging behavioral issues including ADHD, and offers allergy testing and immunotherapy for children and adults.

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Where Smiles are

a Specialty

Dr. Pomerance’s specialty, in and out of the office, is smiles.

children in his office referred to him by the Clinic,

He was in practice there for 15 years. About 20 years

he volunteers for the many fundraisers that support

ago, friends in Texas invited him to visit, and that’s

the clinic.

when he discovered Denton. “I loved it,” he recalls.

His passion for animal welfare comes naturally,

“I actually packed up and moved within weeks to

as evidenced by his love for his rescue puppies.

begin my new life here in 1995.”

Championing the needs of creatures who can't

Dr. Pomerance said he came to Denton because

As a successful Denton dentist, Dr. Pomerance is committed to improving his patients’ lives by saving their teeth and creating attractive smiles. “I am most passionate about helping patients who have given up on their dental health and think nothing can be done except to remove their teeth,” he said. “It is gratifying to witness the dramatic difference a healthy dentition and a beautiful smile make on someone's outlook.” Dr. Pomerance has also touched the lives of many people through his efforts on behalf of animal welfare and involvement in the Kiwanis Club’s Children’s Clinic in Denton. The Clinic provides free medical and dental care and prescriptions for children who don’t otherwise qualify for assistance. Dr. Pomerance, a member of the Denton Kiwanis Noon Club since he moved to the city, has been Clinic Chairman for 19 years. “I am proud to be part of an organization of citizens, business people and professionals who care so much about Denton and its children,” he said. In addition to personally treating

speak for themselves, Dr. Pomerance works tirelessly to promote dog and cat adoption, and, whenever possible, he enjoys melding his interests in dentistry and animal rescue. In recognition of these important contributions to the community, Kiwanis International bestowed on Dr. Pomerance the Hickson Award, its highest honor. Dr. Pomerance grew up in Detroit, Mich., and is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he completed his undergraduate and dental studies. “While I was in school, I often worked with my dad, a pharmacist, but I realized I wanted to do something

he wanted to live and work in a smaller town environment with colleges close by that mirrored his own educational experiences. Dr. Pomerance, who described Denton as “just what a city should be,” is impressed by the community’s appreciation for the arts and admirable support of organizations that take care of its citizens. Dr. Pomerance, who has been a dentist since 1977, attributes his success to his commitment to lifelong learning. He and his staff of caring employees strive to make patients feel at ease. “Over the years, I have worked on patients with

different,” Dr. Pomerance explained. “I liked working

the full gamut of dental issues,” Dr. Pomerance

with my hands, enjoyed working with people on

said. “Each patient receives my complete attention

a one-to-one basis and excelled in science, so my

and expertise.” Dr. Pomerance performs all types of

interest turned to dentistry.”

dental procedures, including braces, whitening, root

Dr. Pomerance’s record of academic excellence

canals, fillings, crowns, extractions and implants.

at the University of Michigan (ranking fifth in a

Dr. Pomerance brings his personal touch to

class of 150) earned him a prestigious general

ensure that each patient experiences the best

practice residency at a New York hospital. Out of

possible outcome. “I have a passion for every

800 applicants, only five dentists, including him,

aspect of dentistry,” he said. “I am always looking

were selected.

for new techniques, equipment and procedures to

Dr. Pomerance worked in New York City after his

make my patients’ smiles more attractive and their

residency, and then relocated to Los Angeles in 1980.

mouths healthier.”

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Tittles, S2S Functional Performance

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Never in Meredith Tittle's wildest dreams could she imagine growing her business enough to already be outgrowing her fourth location in the Bartonville Town Center within 10 years. But that's exactly where the 1995 Marcus High School graduate and husband Matt find themselves with their successful physical therapy and training operation. Such growth hasn't gone unnoticed by her clients and others who voted her the Best Physical Therapist and their S2S Functional Performance as Best Physical Therapy Practice in the 2014 Best of Denton County contest. “I'm just super thankful for the opportunity,” she said. “I started it because I loved it and wanted to give to people and share the knowledge we had. I never thought it would support our whole family and my husband could come on board.

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I'm just grateful to be given the opportunities we've been given.” Meredith Tittle and S2S have won 3 years in a row by maintaining a strong internal culture and hiring additional personal therapists to meet a growing demand. It is their consistent devotion to clients that has led them to be voted best, year after year. “We're just growing that side of the practice,” she said. “We focused on growing the wellness side and it's rolling in steady! Now the physical therapy side is taking off, too.” Such growth allowed Matt, a quarterback at Marcus, Texas Tech University and the Arena Football League, to leave high school teaching and football coaching to join her in 2010. It's also allowed him to grow QB1 Premier, where he serves as a private coach, mentor, and tutor to aspiring quarterbacks. Additionally, he has more time with daughters Rylie, 9, and Sadie, 5. Best of Denton County 2014

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A former personal trainer, Matt teaches the TRX training system of functional training exercises developed by Navy Seals as a way to stay in shape and exercise while in confined spaces without equipment. “What differentiates us is the ability to take a person from the front line and truly get them back to what they are unable to do again whether it's an athlete who wants to get back into a sport where he was pre-injury or offer them TRX hard core classes,” Meredith said. Another way S2S bridges the gap between wellness and rehabilitation is having the entire staff trained in the Stotts Pilates system. In addition, four of the five staff therapists have been professional or semi-professional ballerinas. Whether you're there for physical therapy or trying to keep your body as fluid as it can be, S2S will be there to provide you with the best in the business.

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Grassperson Maintains

Strong Local Ties By Steve Gamel

Brian Gasperson still has the first client contract he ever signed hanging in his office. The agreement was for Gasperson -- who was 12 at the time -- to mow the lawns of 10 foreclosed homes owned by the old Southern Savings & Loan Bank in Lewisville. His mom drew up the document, and it turned out to be a good deal for a local kid who originally wanted to make enough money to buy a new bicycle. “The bank signed it, I signed it and I got that bicycle,” he said. “It was such good money that me and a buddy would walk the street, hand out hand-drawn fliers, pull a wagon and do yards. That was our thing.” It’s safe to say Grassperson Lawn Care & Landscape was born on the principle of homegrown service done the right way, one lawn at a time. Gasperson’s business -- which he formally started with his brother, Wade, 14 years ago -- has become the lawn maintenance company of choice in Denton County. He has 45 employees and 15 trucks to help service his client base, which has grown every year.

It goes beyond that, though. Having worked in corporate America for many years as a partner for Outback Steakhouse, Gasperson learned that customers want someone who will listen to them and put their needs above everything else. “When I first started doing this, people were asking me to do everything,” Gasperson said. “So I figured out what was the most important thing for my customers and we got licensed to do it. I have guys who only trim shrubs or only handle chemical application. And they’ve all been here for a long time, so we know our customers. My concern, at the end of the day, is that we are results driven in the field. We take care of our customers.” Brian feels growing up in the area not only gives him a unique view of the community, but also adds a level of trust he feels no other company can match. “I was born and raised here and my family has been here since the 1940s,” he said. “I started this from nothing and I remember it taking me two hours to mow a house by myself. Here we are, though.”

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Gasperson always saw his company being a one-stop shop. Their services include chemical application and irrigation, trimming shrubs, landscape design, mowing and Christmas light installation. The company is licensed and bonded, and with so many employees, Gasperson has been able to train each of them for specific roles in the process. www.BestofDentonCounty.com

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Painting-Remodeling Company is the Right Choice! By Steve Gamel

Right Choice Painting & Construction has won another award for 2014 and this time it’s Denton County’s Best Painter. That makes the twelfth 2014 award for this local family owned and operated painting and remodeling company. Jeff Adkinson, together with his wife, Jan, literally started this painting and remodeling business from scratch just more than eight years ago. The Adkinsons pride themselves on a very simplistic business plan: Don’t leave the job until the customer is happy. As Jeff says, “it’s not rocket science. Do a good job and do it right the first time.” It’s

no wonder Right Choice Painting & Construction was voted Best of Denton County. This may be the company's first year to win a BODC award, but Right Choice Painting & Construction is no stranger to recognition. The company was voted Best Small Business in 2012 by the State of Texas. That same year, the Coppell Chamber of Commerce awarded it Business of the Year. Right Choice also has won several Reader’s Choice awards in multiple

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categories over the last five years. As well as Angie’s List Super Service Awards and LIVING Best of Coppell/Las Colinas and Flower Mound for multiple categories and multiple years.

these awards, they’re not a promotion for Right Choice. They are a way for us to say thank you for allowing us to work in your homes and we are truly appreciative.”

And it’s a family business; their daughter, Jordan is the Office Manager and their son-in-law, Kyle is the Director of Operations.

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“We work hard, and we work a lot,” Jan said. “We’re very customer-service oriented. We go to great lengths to provide outstanding service to each and every one of our customers and that often times sets us apart from our competition.” Jeff said that while he started the business in Coppell, the amount of work he’s getting in Denton County has grown significantly since they moved to the area. They could have up to 30 jobs going at one time and employ anywhere from 4060 people.

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“Fortunately, we live in Texas and our business has grown every year since we’ve started our company,” Jeff said. “If you had told me when I started this that we would have worked on over 12,000 homes in just over eight years, I would have said you were crazy. We are blessed, and all

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Putting Customers’ Needs at The Forefront By Steve Gamel

Todd Mabray knew he was doing a great job taking care of his customers when the day came that one of those same clients jokingly refused to send him some referrals. “I remember asking if he’d be willing to refer some of his friends to us and he said, ‘I’m not going to refer you to any of my friends because then you will get too big and won’t have time to take care of me,’” Mabray said with a chuckle. “They love how attentive we are and it’s exciting to have customers think so highly of us. We run our business with a small business mentality, taking personal care of each and every customer. It works, and gives us a company to be proud of.” Not bad for a guy who, just over five years ago, wasn’t even in pest control. A long-time member of the service industry, Mabray said he was traveling too much and missed being around his family. One day, he called his brother-in-law out to help him with his own termite problem. It didn’t take long for Mabray to fall in love with the idea of starting something new. Over the past five years, Todd, his wife Jennifer and longtime friend Brandon Winfree have built Mayco Pest & Termite Control on the idea that top-notch customer service should always come before the dollar and cents side of the business. Together, they built a company that utilizes their combined strengths and experience, education and skill sets.

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The plan has worked. This year marks their first Best of Denton County win. Anyone who welcomes Mayco into their home feels an immediate sense of connection and trust because each technician is not only properly trained on what to look for, but attentive to what the customers may be seeing. Mabray commented, “Our technicians attend

a weekly training to stay up-to-date on everything from customer service to bug and pest education.” “We want to know what type of issues people are having,” Winfree said. “We let them know ahead of time when we are coming and when we were there, if they happened to be at work. We call customers beforehand to see if there’s anything they need us to focus on. Building a relationship with each customer is a foundational goal we have put in place since the beginning.” More than just a general pest control company, Mayco handles everything from bed bugs to rodents and termites. And rather than simply treat the conditions, they go to the source of the problem and fix it. Bugs, pests and rodents have seasons of activity and sleep. Mayco takes the time to solve the problem in any season – dormant and active. “A company is only as good as their service,” Winfree says, “Our customers are very pleased and stay loyal to Mayco. Winning Best of Denton County is an honorable award we are really excited about! We can’t say thank you enough to all who continually think ‘Mayco’ when they see a bug and count on us to keep the bugs away.”

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Written by Mark Miller

Just Part of Rainbow International Restoration's Success Rainbow International Restoration of Denton was voted the “Best Carpet Cleaning” business in the 2014 Best of Denton County awards; however, carpet cleaning is only one of many services this family-owned business provides to home and commercial owners in Denton County. Owners Tom and April Johnson, along with their certified mitigation team and technicians, specialize in residential and commercial restoration and full reconstruction for water, fire, mold, asbestos, odor, bio hazard and smoke damage. They also provide floor installations, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning and air duct cleaning. The family business began under the leadership of Tom and his father, Gordon Johnson, in May 2013. Together, they laid the foundation of the business based on their family values and the strong Code of Values and Standards of Excellence established by Rainbow International, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. After Tom’s father passed away unexpectedly, his wife, April, stepped into the role of business partner and marketing manager.

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The Johnsons are committed to building their business based on their commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction. This commitment led them to earn the respect of Denton County voters, and win the Best of Denton County award. “I was thrilled when we found out we were nominated for this honor,” said April. “I was humbled to even be nominated, but to win it was very touching. We don’t just take care of client’s homes in a disaster; we take care of people and families.” The Johnsons believe that when they go into a customer’s home or business, they have a moral and ethical obligation to treat them as they would want to be treated. “Clients have entrusted us to restore their home” said April. “We take this seriously, and want to assure them that their property is in the hands of capable experts.” “Rainbow Restoration of Denton is fully licensed and certified in disaster restoration.” April explained “We work directly with insurance companies and we are always ready to offer fast, reliable, help from basic carpet cleaning needs to expert restoration services.”

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The Johnsons shared that they purchased the Rainbow franchise in order take control of their family’s future while building a business they could be proud of. The couple plans to teach their 3 sons: Thomas 11, Preston 9 and Casey 8, about the business and how important a code of values and standards of excellence are in the business world. Tom, a licensed mold and asbestos remediation expert who has worked nine years in restoration, leads the daily operations at Rainbow International of Denton. April, who previously taught pre-school, works alongside her husband as co-owner and marketing manager. Tom is a Cub Scout den leader and enjoys golf. April serves on two PTA boards, attends Rotary and is active in several women’s charity groups. “We want people to know we are their neighbor and using us supports a local family business. More importantly, we appreciate the value of their dollar and give each customer the highest quality service regardless of their financial circumstance.” said April. “We are passionate about what we do and enjoy being a part of this community where we use our business to serve by helping to restore value, stability and peace of mind.”

For information about Rainbow International Restoration of Denton and how they can help with cleaning and restoration needs, call them at (940) 483-9000, or visit rainbowintl.com/denton. You can also visit them on Facebook at facebook. com/RainbowRestorationofDenton.

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The SCIENCE of

Texas MUSIC Want to know how two highly skilled Texas scientist buddies developed a winning formula? (Ok, we admit “scientists” is a loose term to describe these two!)

One of the scientists is an award winning Texas singer-songwriter, Jon Christopher Davis, who is not only an incredible musician, but also an avid lover of the history of Texas music. He penned and recorded the song “Lone Star Attitude”. The other one, John “Sparky” Pearson, a Congress Junior High survivor, Denton High School Bronco, Baylor University undergraduate and the University of North Texas MBA graduate, knew they needed a place of community and love to conduct their experiment and test their hypothesis: “People will increase their love for Texas music history if they can learn about it while eating great food, drinking cold beer, laughing with family and friends, sitting in a super cool space, viewing the square from the rooftop, and listening to Texas artists perform live”. The search was on for the perfect laboratory and testing area to conduct their experiment and prove their hypothesis. That’s when they landed directly across from one of the greatest assets in Denton County, the iconic and historic courthouse in downtown Denton. Next step was to break out a big ol’ bowl of Texas Entrepreneurship that read “What the hell, we’re going to die anyway!” and began adding the highly explosive ingredients to begin the testing. They took the first items from the “Great Texas Music Elements Chart” which included “Wn”-Willie Nelson, “Tb”- T-Bone Walker, S-Selena, “Gj”- George Jones, “JJ”- Janis Joplin, “Ro”- Roy Orbison, “WJ”-Waylon Jennings, “BW”-Bob Wills, “RAG”-Scott Joplin, “FF”-Freddy Fender and last, but certainly not least “BH”- Buddy Holly and began to build the formula. Then they added a little faith in the mix, and out of the smoke rose a 6X24 oil

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painting worthy of any museum called “The Great Texas Supper”! Next, they collected old and neglected musical instruments and formed them into the shape of Texas. This jewel is hanging right behind the downstairs bar for all to see. They adorned posters and pictures throughout the downstairs showing the diverse musical catalogue of artists from this great state. To make sure that there is no downtime from the opportunity to learn, they added in the restrooms something they call the “bathroom classroom” which tells unique stories about the beginnings of many of Texas’ famous musical artists. After that, they built a back stairway that has a giant star window and if you pause at the second landing you look up and you realize you are standing in the Texas flag! Finally, they built the most amazing rooftop experience in North Texas complete with a beer bottle chandelier, album covered bar top, open-air roll up doors, and a magical view that extends for miles.

arugula, and pickled red onion combo), and for vegetarians, the Bohemian is a delicious mix of a brown-rice-and-black-bean patty topped with pepper jack cheese, spinach, and tomato. They needed something more that would entice the guests to smile at every bite, so they whipped up the best and most addictive Parmesan cheese fries known to mankind. They didn’t stop there, they created home-made cobblers and even had their own Honey-Whiskey Ice Cream developed to top them. It had finally come time to start and complete the experiment, so they opened. People flocked in, and they were amazed. Everything that they had hoped for and more occurred, and the results were extremely clear as they finalized their conclusion: People DO increase their love for Texas music history when they can learn about it while eating great food, drinking cold beer, laughing with family and friends, sitting in a super cool space, viewing the square from the rooftop, and listening to Texas artists perform live”. The hypothesis has proven true!

They elevated the stage over the piano key painted staircase so the backdrop to any artist playing is the beautiful courthouse directly behind them. When that was done, they sat down with their chef to create the best from scratch food you’ll find at any burger joint in the world. They created burgers honoring great Texas musicians like the Chili Willie (chili, cheddar, onion, and serrano peppers) and The Stevie (blue cheese, bacon, and hot sauce). They then created “Not Burgers” to continue their experiment on creating a fantastic experience with things like the Norah (grilled lamb, feta cheese, and tomato). Janis (a crab cake, Best of Denton County 2014

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“I try to make sure everyone gets an individualized experience that's just five stars all around,�

Owned by Chef Adam, Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Biscuits, English Muffins and Baked Goods All from Scratch Hand Made Walnut Tables Fine Art by Owners Mother Upscale yet Relaxed Atmosphere Available for Private Parties and Meetings Drive Up Window BYOB Permitted .com/RisingSunCafeDenton @RisingSunCafe @RisingSunCafe

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For

Breakfast

or Lunch It's Hard to Beat The Rising Sun Cafe By Mark Miller

Tucked away in the Unicorn Lake area of Denton across I-35E from the Denton Regional Medical Center is a place that's only been open since June but is already winning its way into customers' hearts through their stomachs. Perhaps that's why the Rising Sun Cafe was voted Best New Restaurant in the 2014 Best of Denton County contest. Owned by 21-year-old Adam Ekleberry, it serves some of the best and most reasonably-priced breakfasts and lunches around. “We were very, very excited,” Ekleberry said when he learned his cafe had won. “Seeing return customers is validation enough. It takes one thing to go once. It takes another thing to come back.” Trained in pastry and bakery at the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Academy in North Dallas, Ekleberry scouted many locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for his first restaurant before an aunt's realtor friend pointed him to the area he eventually chose.

cafe's paintings. Father Dan hand-carved the tables and chess and checkers sets patrons can use while visiting. Though Adam is the main cook, Dan helps in the kitchen along with seven other employees. Adam prides himself on using only fresh ingredients made from scratch including all baked goods, pancakes and sandwiches. Rising Sun Cafe is only open for breakfast and lunch throughout the week, but on Monday’s, it's available for special events and private parties in the evenings. Rising Sun Cafe offers unique items like fried pork tenderloin sandwiches and pulled pork burritos. It also has had enough repeat customers to name some off-

“I really like the general atmosphere of Denton,” he said. “There's lots of college kids and it's really nice for a young person to live here. There's lots of stuff to do. There's a lot of different people, all of whom are friendly.”

menu items after them.

The Rising Sun Cafe truly is a family affair. Mom Phyllis, who previously owned a salon in her native Pampa, designed the

a great group of employees who all do a wonderful job making

“I try to make sure everyone gets an individualized experience that's just five stars all around,” Ekleberry said. “I try to make sure their food comes out fresh. We were very fortunate to find sure customers enjoy every visit with us."

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Going the

Distance By Steve Gamel

for Quality Food

Fresco’s Mexicana isn’t a typical Mexican restaurant. Owners David Mitchell, Reagan Redus and Larry Folk have been operating restaurants together for over 30 years, including 100 Don Pablo’s restaurants. The Metroplex currently enjoys three Fresco’s: one in Watauga, one in Burleson, and the newest and largest in Highland Village, opened in October of 2013. Each restaurant differs in size and décor but shares a commitment to providing guests with Mexican cuisine that remains true to its south-of-the-border roots. Mitchell, a chef by trade and at heart, loves the challenge of “keepin’ it real,” so he spends 8-10 days per year learning and working hands-on with Mexico’s most talented chefs, from the Baja to the Yucatan. For more than 20 years he has made this annual trek to better understand the history, the culture and the culinary techniques which he then translates into the recipes which make Fresco’s such a popular destination. “I’ve gone on many trips, but each one is important to me because it refreshes my creativity,” Mitchell says. “We go to the growing fields, the plantations, the markets, renowned restaurants and private kitchens. We prep and cook, prep and cook; it’s very intensive. Only the most knowledgeable chefs can keep up.” On every trip, these chefs seek out only the finest ingredients and prepare meals from scratch -- typically in someone’s home kitchen. Mitchell says he is constantly learning and will never settle for status quo. “The Mexican food arena is vast, so I’m basically going to the actual source. It’s important to me to learn from world-famous chefs to study the history of regional Mexican recipes and how they’ve evolved. Very few chefs have the time or passion to invest in an annual trip like this. I just want to feel confident in what we’re doing with our recipes at Fresco’s.” Fresco’s menu includes the Tex-Mex dishes familiar to everyone, made special by starting fresh every day with the finest ingredients available. In addition, the kitchen prepares authentic, classical Mexican fare to delight the palate of the connoisseur as well as the guest who has an appetite for something different. “There are definitely some typical Mexican ‘comfort foods’ on our menu, but even these ‘basics’ are a cut above the subdued version of the cuisine at other restaurants,” Mitchell says. “I start with the best ingredients and recipes so that our patrons can taste for themselves the delicious difference between Fresco’s and other Mexican restaurants. I want our food to be an amazing discovery for our guests.”

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One special benefit of Mitchell’s Mexico excursions is Fresco’s Mexican Taste

Tour menu — a cornucopia of specialty dishes that are seasonally based. It’s

a unique blend of signature dishes which changes periodically to feature “star”

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cuisine that uses ingredients difficult to source except at specific times of year.

Mitchell plans to add to it using the knowledge attained during his last sojourn in Mexico. “And there’s plenty to use,” he says.

“That’s what makes him so good,” attests partner Reagan Redus. “As a team, we all

have our part to play, and he (Mitchell) is fabulous with his food and has an incredible

passion for it. He took me on one of these trips with him in 2001 and after watching him

for a little while, I saw that he knew more than many of the other chefs. And I’ve got to tell you, this trip is no walk in the park. They work your butt off.”

With Mitchell in full control of the menu and advertising for Fresco’s, Redus has turned the

Highland Village location into the largest Fresco’s yet, including an expanded patio area with some

private cabanas and an enclosed room on the back end for parties and events. It’s a lively atmosphere with a full bar and live entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

All told, these additions will allow Fresco’s in Highland Village to serve between 500-550 people.

The restaurant sits on four acres of land, and 1 1/2 acres of that are still undeveloped. This creates opportunities to add additional amenities and to expand the parking lot, Redus says.

“There are plenty of options, that’s for sure, and we know that it will be stunning when it’s all done. It’s been a lot of fun putting this together and ultimately, it’s about creating overall an outstanding experience for our customers.”

All three partners are also always looking for ways to be more involved in the community. “We understand our place in the community. We plan to play a part in supporting all the folks that

keep the community running and thriving and will do everything we can to be of service,” Mitchell says. “We love what we do and who we are, and we are excited about helping the community to create a better today and tomorrow.”

With so much hard work and great ideas being put into action since its doors opened in October 2013, Fresco’s has already endeared itself to the community. They won Best of Denton County for Family Dining and finished in the top three for Best Mexican Food and Best Place to Meet People.

“That’s pretty good company to be in,” Mitchell says. “We’re ‘right there’ after only a year in business, and we still haven’t had a chance to get our food in front of a lot of people. Once we do, I think we’ll be converting some folks to Fresco’s.”

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For the Love of to customers to see if they could get a few hits and all they received were home runs. To make a long story short Allen was able to go full time catering within 6 months and left his job while Henry kept the caterings rolling in until they had no choice but to find a retail space to take care of their catering needs (legally). Within 1 year of opening on October 30th, 2010 both Pam and Kathy were able to leave their full time jobs and make Fat Cow BBQ their full time occupation. To date they have had to expand the restaurant 2 additional times and have double digit % growth month over month since the last phase of construction which was in October 2012.

They arrived unconventionally‌ Henry Wall, P a m Lockett and Allen Lockett have an extensive coffee/ break room supply B to B background in sales, product delivery and customer service and Kathy Wall with a marketing background. Their coffee customers were continuously asking them if they knew of any good catering companies. This really got the wheels turning in Henry’s head knowing that Allen is one of the best pit masters and won many competitions years prior. Henry sent out a few catering emails

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They are most passionate about serving amazing BBQ with old school customer service. The Fat Cow menu is small but they put a lot of love in every product that is served and that's what made the biggest difference compared to most restaurants. Their customers always feel welcome and feel they are right at home as soon as they walk in the door. Fat Cow also does everything possible to contribute to the community and charities which makes this business even more rewarding. When they are not working you can usually find Henry and Allen on the golf course or on

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the boat at Lake Lewisville drinking a cold beer, brainstorming on how they can make this business even more successful. Pam spends her time with her grand children and is a magnificent country dancer which she wishes she had more time to do. Kathy spends most of her off time gardening, baking, working out and loving on their dogs Tiffany and Allen (named after their partner Allen). Henry grew up in Austin, Texas, Kathy in Plano, Texas, Pam in Mabank, Texas and Allen in El Paso, Texas. They won Best of Denton 2013 for BBQ and are the #1 rated restaurant (out of 209) in Lewisville on Trip Advisor, 4.5 Stars on Yelp and one of the highest on Urbanspoon and Google Places in all of North Texas.

"...passionate about serving amazing BBQ with old school customer service." They want to be remembered as 4 great friends who decided to go into business together to fulfill a dream, without the benefit of a business plan, formal culinary training, or even a college degree. Their hard work, dedication, and passion have made up for what may have been lacking. They're committed to superior customer service and serving the best damn BBQ in Texas!

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Chicago Style Subs - Salads Wraps - Sweets

Fresh Products, prompt service and fair prices.

We have served countless custom made to order sandwiches to an ever growing and loyal fan base. Come to Corinth to see what all the excitement is about!

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- Made to Order Dine In • Take Out

Catering • Sack Lunches • Trays & Platters Order your holiday food trays today! Chicago style, strong mix of flavors, hearty portions, butcher shop style deli with fresh sliced to order meats and cheeses, fresh bread baked daily. All while maintaining a charming, welcoming atmosphere.

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For the last twenty years, many Texans and Southwesterners alike have been visiting Highland Village, Texas for some of the best Italian-American steakhouse cuisine around.

by Kelly Murray

and Staff

The restaurant formerly known as "The Grotto," has recently received a beautiful remodel and a new name; "BISTECCA – An Italian Steakhouse." But the food remains as it always has been and will be: top-notch steakhouse cuisine. Executive Chef Morris Salerno opened the "The Grotto" way back in 1994 as a New American adjunct, to his highly successful, "Salerno's" in Flower Mound, Texas, known for its delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Morris has always been known to produce good cooks out of his restaurants. In 2005, two of his cooks from "The Grotto" each won the "Iron Chef of The Southwest" competition, hosted by The Texas Chefs Association. The great Chef Salerno also won many awards himself, with Team USA in the World Master Chefs Society, in competitions in France, England, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Sweden, as well as Thailand. His restaurants are always known for the delicious dinners, but many people are quickly finding out how absolutely divine his desserts are too. "BISTECCA" was featured on the hit Spike TV reality show called "Hungry Investors." The restaurant staff showed their excellent abilities and ended up winning an investment from the show. From top-to-bottom, the "BISTECCA" staff is professional, as well as happy to be a part of the business. Consumer websites, such as OpenTable.com, have dozens upon dozens of raving customer reviews of "BISTECCA," showing that impressing the customer is still their number one priority. Perhaps the most integral part of the "BISTECCA" staff is their General Manager, Stacey Miller Mahieu. She is the heartbeat of the truly fantastic staff that makes this powerhouse restaurant operate so smoothly, even maintaining their very busy Facebook page. Many restaurants are quite inactive when it comes to social media, but "BISTECCA" has a beautiful Facebook page, keeping all patrons up-to-date on events and specials. This is truly ahead of what many establishments are doing. Stacey is known to provide excellent service to all "BISTECCA" patrons, making every individual's dining experience as unique and enjoyable as the next.

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Supporting Families Through Challenging Times

Mission Moms began with one mother’s vision…to show love and support to families met with challenging times. To teach our children the importance of giving, serving within their communities and acting on the kindness within their hearts. Kathryn Flores, started Mission Moms in October 2012 after seeing their children’s (then 6 and 4 yrs) excitement about toys that would be available this Christmas.  Commercials and magazines flooded their innocent souls and, as children do, want everything they see.  As responsible parents, Joe and Kathryn have always tried to lead them along the path of helping others, but believe it takes action to make a lifelong impact.  “It’s our obligation to groom two boys into men that will lead great families and make a difference in the lives of others,” Kathryn says.  With the help of adored school counselors, the brainstorming began and Mission Moms was created. The group began by orchestrating ways to teach children about serving with kindness and appreciation for their blessings.  Each mission is personal, for a specific cause, with a unique focus, helping extraordinary people. “I believe our area was hungry to help.  There are so many fabulous causes and ways to give back, but seeing the needs here, in our backyard, was simply shocking.  We hope our missions will energize area residents, businesses and organizations to begin reaching out to those that have met challenging circumstances and give them the kindness that we have been fortunate and blessed enough to experience. We believe we will provide the assistance needed to provide positive opportunities to help others that may otherwise go unnoticed to bigger charities.  I am beyond humbled at such overwhelming reception that friends and their friends and relatives of friends have shown the families within our reach.” Mission Moms currently serves nearly 400 families in Denton County with several missions throughout each year. Blessings of the Backpacks, Thanksgiving meal, Christmas gifts, Prayer Rally for a young friend in our community, Valentines for class parties, Caps and Gowns for graduating seniors and Food and Books each week throughout summers. Additionally, the group serves many smaller, more personal needs on a family-by-family basis through the school counselors. All members and their children put a lot of heart and sweat into each mission and the group has big plans to change things systematically as well. “Every child should be able to experience the innocence and joy that adolescence brings. The challenges our families face are absolutely heart-wrenching and we will not stop and aim to help and do more every year!” 108 | Best of Denton County | 2014 |

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This this simple vision seems to be working… throughout Denton County, there are stories of gratitude from families receiving our gifts as well as equal stories from families giving and that their children are really understanding empathy paralleled with action and what their hands and hearts are capable of.   Flores often uses the analogy of a mother’s fear of her children’s hands releasing hers and growing up way too fast.  However, she says she’s learning when our children’s tight grip releases, it frees both hands to help someone else.  That’s what Mission Moms is all about.  TEACH. SERVE. ACT.

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. " - Proverbs 3:21

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Winners Automotive Services Auto Body Shop Repo’s Garage www.reposgarage.com

Auto Mechanic Shop

Kwik Kar Lantana Voted BEST Auto Repair in Denton County! www.kwikkarlantana.com 7100 FM 407 Lantana, Texas (940) 584-0852

Tire Store Discount Tire www.discounttire.com Truck Dealership Lewisville Ford www.5starfordoflewisville.com

Beauty Services Children’s Salon Pigtails & Crewcuts www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com /highlandvillage Color Salon David Ryan Salon www.davidryansalons.com

We are proud to announce the winners of Best of Denton County 2014! Nominations were made by the residents of Denton County and the readers of Murray Media Publications. Nominations took place June 16– July 18, and afterwards, the top 3 nominees went on to the final voting which took place July 25 – August 22. All nominations and voting were held at www.BestofDentonCounty.com. Final voting was hosted by an independent third party to ensure fair and accurate results.

Men's Salon

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Massage (Drop-In)

Facials Crystal’s Essentials www.crystalsessentials.com

Mel’s Barber Shop Thank You for Voting Us Best in Denton County! www.MelsBarberShop.com 5801 Long Prairie Rd #840 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 355-4767

Eyelash Extensions Boat Dealer Jerry Whittle Boats www.whittleboats.com Custom Paint Repo’s Garage www.reposgarage.com Domestic Car Dealership Bill Utter www.billutterford.com

Drive Thru Car Wash

Kwik Kar Wash of Lantana Express - Full Service - Detail Motorcycles – Boats - RV’s Headlight Restoration KwikKarWashLantana.com (940) 584-0830 7120 Justin Rd. (FM 407) Lantana, TX 76226 Mon-Sat 8am-6pm Sun 9am-5pm Family Owned & Operated Full Service Car Wash Kwik Kar – Flower Mound www.gokwikkar.com Import Car Dealership Eckert Hyundai www.eckerthyundai.com Motorcycle Dealer Harley Davidson- Corinth www.americaneaglehd.com New Car Dealership Bill Utter Ford www.billutterford.com Pre-Owned Car Dealership Charlton Motors www.garycharltonmotors.com

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EYE LASH EXTENSIONS

iLash Love Longer, Thicker Fuller Lashes Best of Denton County 2013 & 2014 200 Marketplace Ln. Highland Village TX facebook.com/ilashlove1 ilashlove.com (214) 693-5520

Hand & Stone Massage We Provide Professional Spa Experiences at Affordable Prices Seven Days a Week www.HandAndStone.com 3501 Long Prairie Rd #110 Flower Mound, TX (972) 355-3939 Medical Massage Flower Mound Medical Massage www.fmmedicalmassage.com

Med-Spa

Hair Extensions Strandz Boutique www.gostrandz.com

Nail Salon

Envy Nails Solar Nails Acrylics • Colored Tips Ultimate Manicure Shellac/Axxium Gel Manicure Vinylux • Facial Waxing Signature Pedicure Footsie Bath Pedicure 2221 Cross Timbers Rd, Ste 145 Flower Mound, TX (972) 691-3327

Hair Stylist Whitney Wheeler at Salon Sage www.salonsage.co

Spa

Laser Hair Removal Premiere Laser and Spa www.premierelaser.com Make Up Lindsi Oliver

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Tanning Salon Tantrum Airbrush Tanning www.airbrushtanningdallas.net

Women’s Salon

Public Middle School Mckamy Middle School http://mckamy.lisd.net Tutoring: General Focused Ed www.focuseded.com

Tutoring: Math

Salon Sage We are a full service hair salon that caters to each client’s unique style & personality. Escape into a world of total comfort, relaxation & rejuventaion. SalonSage.co 3301 Long Prairie Rd., Ste 145 Flower Mound, TX (972) 436-7243

Movie Theater AMC – Highland Village www.amctheatres.com/movie theatres/amc-highland-village-12 Paint Ball Facility Gatsplat Paintball www.gatsplat.com Place for Live Music LSA Burger Co. www.lsaburger.com Place to Bowl Main Event – Lewisville www.mainevent.com Place to Dance Los Toreros Restaurant www.lostorerosrestaurant.com

The Tutoring Center Flower Mound Our classrooms feature an intense learning environment that combines “The Rotational Approach to Learning” and One to One Instruction.

Skate Park Lone Star Indoor Sport www.lonestarrink.com

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ravel reations Travel Creations Catherine Johnston We offer leisure travel both internationally and within the US. Whether you are looking for a land or a cruise vacation, we are here to make your travel dreams come true. www.Travel-Creations.net (940) 565-9300

Travel Agency

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Education College Planning Guru Academic Advising www.guruacademicadvising.com Daycare Primrose of Hickory Creek www.primroseschools.com/schools/ hickory-creek Drop In Daycare Adventure Kids web.adventurekidsplaycare.com Hourly Childcare Service Adventure Kids web.adventurekidsplaycare.com K Private Preschool Lewisville Christian School lewisvillechristianschool.org Private School Pre-K – 12th Lakeland Christian Academy www.lakelandchristianacademy.org Public Elementary School Wellington Elementary wellington.lisd.net Public High School Guyer High School www.dentonisd.org/guyerhs

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Studio B Performing Arts Tutoring: Reading Focused Ed www.focuseded.com

Entertainment & Travel Acting Studio The Actors Conservatory www.getintotheact.org Bounce House Rental Julie’s Jumpers www.juliesjumpersdenton.com Event Facility MCL Grand Theater www.mclgrand.com Friendliest Staff Highland Village Dental www.highlandvillagedental.com Gaming Store GameStop – Flower Mound www.gamestop.com Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Denton www.marriott.com/hotels/travel dfwde-courtyard-denton

Acting • Musical Theatre Classes • Intensives Community Theatre Event Rentals • Workshops Live Theatre Performances 10+ Times/Year Voted Best of Denton County 6 Years in a Row! www.StudioBTheater.info studiobtheater@gmail.com 2400 FM 407, Suite 1 Highland Village, TX

Golden Ears Travel Specializing in Family Vacations, Theme Parks, Cruises and Tours. Magical Service is Always Free! Authorized Disney Vacation Planner www.GoldenEarsTravel.com (972) 816-2425

(972) 966-2787 To Meet People Denton Square

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Architect Bill Peck www.peckarchitects.com Architecture Firm The ML Group Inc www.mlgrouptexas.com

Auto Insurance Agency

Fellers Insurance Agency Thank You For Voting Us BEST Auto Insurance Agency & BEST Insurance Agency www.FellersInsurance.com 1422 W. Main St., #100 Lewisville, TX 75067

Point Bank Thank You for Voting Us Best Business Bank, Commercial Bank, Personal Finance Bank, and Student Bank in Denton County! www.PointBank.com 4920 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 434-3200

Certified Public Accountant Kristina Knowles www.formycpa.com/about Certified Public Accounting Firm Ken Hughes & Associates www.khacpa.biz Commercial Construction Longacre Construction www.longacreconstruction.com

Bookkeeper Girl Inc Individuals Sole Proprietors Small Businesses Corporations C.P.A.s Low Monthly Rates www.BookKeeperGirl.com 100 West Oak St., Ste 103 Denton, TX 76201

Electrical Company C&G Electric, Inc. www.candg-inc.com

Mortgage Loan Banker Elizabeth Elston

Exterminator Mayco Pest & Termite Control www.maycopest.com

New Home Builder Huntington Homes www.huntingtoncustomhomes.com

(214) 222-2886 Bookkeeping

Mortgage Company Primary Residential Mortgage Inc primaryresidentialmortgage.com

Commercial Landscaping Frenchy’s www.frenchyslawns.com Commercial Real Estate Weaver Commercial www.weavercommercial.com Commercial Real Estate Agent Agent Phyllis Garcia Credit Union DATCU www.datcu.org

Personal Finance Bank

Fence Builder Texas Best Fence www.texasbestfence.com Flooring Company Floor Accents www.flooraccents.com Garage Door Company AGS- A Garage Door Service www.springfixers.com

Point Bank Thank You for Voting Us Best Business Bank, Commercial Bank, Personal Finance Bank, and Student Bank in Denton County! www.PointBank.com 4920 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, TX 75028

Garden Center Schmitz (972) 724-3040 Granite Company Choice Granite www.choice-granite.com

Heating & Air Repair

(972) 434-3200 Real Estate Agency The Rhodes Team www.rhodesteamtexas.com Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Russell Rhodes www.rhodesteamtexas.com Real Estate Seller’s Agent Russell Rhodes www.rhodesteamtexas.com Title Company Freedom Title www.freedomtitleoftexas.com

Custom Home Builder

(940) 566-9787 Home Services

Southern Comfort Mechanical A/C & Heating Specialists

Residential & Commercial Sales, Free Estimates on New Equipment, Free Service Call with Repair, Preventative Maintenance Agreements, State Certified Technicians, 100% Financing Through Wells Fargo, Family Owned & Operated, 24/7 Emergency Service

www.scmdfwair.com 174 Lake Park Road Lewisville, TX 75057 (972) 420-1700

Business Bank Alarm Company DFW Alarm www.dfwalarm.com

Point Bank Thank You for Voting Us Best Business Bank, Commercial Bank, Personal Finance Bank, and Student Bank in Denton County! www.PointBank.com 4920 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 434-3200

Sundance Builders Thank You for Voting Us Best in Denton County! #1 Custom Builder/Remodeler Kitchen/Bath Renovations Outdoor Kitchens House Additions SundanceBuildersDFW.com 3129 Kimberlee Ln. Ste. 100 Highland Village, TX 75077 (214) 707-7502

Financial Advisor Ray Croff – Turtle Creek Financial General Contractor Longacre Construction www.longacreconstruction.com

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Home Improvement Company Longacre Construction www.longacreconstruction.com Home Inspection Company Corner Stone Home Inspection www.dentonhomeinspectors.com Insurance Agency Fellers Insurance www.fellersinsurance.com Insurance Agent Deena Clibbens www.txfb-ins.com

Carpet Cleaner

Home Theater/Home Entertainment Charlie Brown Sound flowermoundhometheatreinstaller.com/ House Cleaning Service Land of Clean

Internet Provider

Rainbow International Restoration of Denton Rainbow International provides “best practices” with integrity and the highest of standards in commercial and home cleaning and disaster restoration services. RainbowIntl.com/denton 3737 Mingo Rd, Suite 104 Denton, TX 76208 (940) 483-9000 Computer Repair Geeks on Wheels www.geekonwheels.com Dry Cleaner GK’s Cleaners and Laundry gkscleaners.com/newsite Electric & Natural Gas Provider Ignite Energy, Becky Bigbie bigbie.myignite.com

Verizon Fios SpeedMatch Takes The Internet to The Next Level www.Fios.Verizon.com 1 (888) 497-9276

IT Specialist GKW Technology

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Lawn Maintenance

Storage Units

Legal Services Bankruptcy Law The Wright Firm www.thewrightlawyers.com/

Grassperson Lawncare & Landscape A Full Service Lawncare, Maintenance & Landscape Installation Company Serving The Commercial & Residential Needs of The North Texas Metroplex. www.Grassperson.com

Lantana RV & Boat Storage “Your Neighborhood Storage Place!” Family Owned & Operated Great Prices! www.LantanaRVBoatStorage.com 1987 E. Hickory Hill Rd Argyle, TX 76226

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Office Cleaning Service Alta Clean altaclean.net Painter Right Choice Painting & Construction rightchoicetexas.com

Patio & Outdoor Lighting Contractors

Green Meadows Landscaping Thank You For Voting Us Best Patio & Outdoor Living Contractors

Sign Company Sigma Signs & Printing www.sigmaprintco.com Swimming Pool Builder Gohlke Custom Pools www.gohlkepools.com Swimming Pool Builders & Remodelers Outdoor Living Pools outdoorliving-poolandpatio.com

Weed Control

GreenMeadowsLandscaping.com

(972) 492-5495

C.E.S. Complete Exterior Solutions Patios & Arbors • Fences Outdoor Kitchens/Spaces Custom Stone Work Fireplaces & Fire Pits Tree Services • Drainage Landscaping & So Much More www.c-exteriors.com pj@c-exteriors.com

Weedex Lawn Care We’re Your Partner in Improving and Maintaining The Overall Health and Appearance of Your Lawn and Landscape www.WeedexLawn.com (972) 727-9207

Window Cleaning

Pool Maintenance Gohlke Pools www.gohlkepools.com

Roofing

Anderson Roofing Family Owned & Operated Free Inspections/Estimates Commercial & Residential Licensed & Insured www.andersonroofstexas.com tina@andersonroofstexas.com fax: (972) 318-1501 (972) 318-1500 www.BestofDentonCounty.com

Oil & Gas Lawyer Richard Hayes www.hbwvlaw.com Personal Injury Lawyer Rocky Haire www.hrj-law.com Traffic Tickets Lawyer The Wright Firm, LLP www.thewrightlawyers.com

Minor & Jester P.C. One of Denton County’s Oldest and Most Respected Law Firms. Practicing Divorce & Family Law Civil Litigation • Business Law Wills, Estate Planning & Probate Real Estate • Bankruptcy Personal Injury www.MinorAndJester.com 502 W. Oak St., Suite 200 Denton, TX 76201 (940) 387-7585

Business Lawyer

Wills & Estate Planning Lawyer Paul Wright www.thewrightlawyers.com

Medical Services Alzheimer’s Care Autumn Leaves autumnleaves.com/ Chiropractic Practice ProForm Clinic www.proformclinics.com/ Chiropractor Dr. Gordon Payne www.proformclinics.com/

Cosmetic Dentist

Elsey & Elsey Elsey & Elsey Divorce & Family Law, Business Litigation/Corporate Law, Employment Law, Energy Law, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate & Commercial Law, Civil & Bankruptcy Law, Personal Injury www.ElseyLaw.com 3212 Long Prairie Rd. Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 906-9695 Civil Lawyer Cameron Cox www.elseylaw.com/ Criminal Lawyer Brad Michelsen thewrightlawyers.com/ bradley-michelsen.php

Family Lawyer

(214) 735-1363 Plumber Strittmatter strittmatters.com

Notary Services Dash Notary www.dashnotary.com

Attorneys & Counselors at Law

724 Holford’s Prairie Rd Lewisville, TX 75056

Patio & Outdoor Living Contractors

Business Collections

Law Firm The Wright Firm www.thewrightlawyers.com

Windows by Will Licensed & Insured Interior and Exterior Windows Screen Cleaning & Repair Window Frame & Track Cleaning Weather Proofing/Caulking Window Restoration www.WindowsByWill.com 8700 Scarlet Trail Lantana, TX (214) 926-7474

Wireless Mobile Provider AT&T

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CP

Titensor Dental Thank You for Voting Us Best Cosmetic Dentist and Best Dental Implant Dentist in Denton County www.TitensorDental.com 1901 Long Prairie Road Ste 320 Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 355-9545 Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Ronald Friedman www.plasticsurgerydallas.com Dental Implant Dentist Titensor Dental www.titensordental.com

Dental Practice

Coffey & Peace Coffey & Peace Thank You for Voting Us Best Family Law Specializing in Complex Family & Divorce Issues www.csplaw.net 513 West Oak Street Denton, TX (940) 591-6006

Country Lakes Family Dental At Country Lakes Dental, we’re here to Proudly Serve Lantana, Texas and Surrounding Communities with World Class Dental Care! www.CountryLakesDental.com 74 McMakin Road #200 Bartonville, TX 70226 (940) 455-7645 2014 | Best of Denton County | 113


Mental Health Professional

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For Discounts on Medical Services Dermatologist Dr. Michael McGuiness www.mcguinessdermatology.com

Pediatric Dentist

Dermatology Practice

McGuiness Dermatology We are able to provide outstanding treatment for nearly all of your cosmetic needs. McGuinessDermatology.com 4471 Long Prairie Rd, Ste 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 316-4555

Emergency Care Texas Health Presbyterian Flower Mound ER www.texashealthflowermound.com

Family Dentist

Nextgen Counseling, PLLC Counseling for Teens and Young Adults. Depression, Anxiety, Self-Injury and More. www.NextGenCounseling.org 2648 FM 407, Suite 215-F Argyle, Texas 76226 (940) 228-2171 Midwifery Care Caring for Women www.cfwdenton.com OBGYN Physician Dr. Caren Reaves, MD www.cfwdenton.com OBGYN Practice Caring For Women www.cfwdenton.com

Optometrist

Lantana Family Dentistry Kellie K. Cleveland, DDS Thank You for Voting Us Best Family Dentist! Conservative Dental Care for Your Entire Family! LantanaFamilyDentistry.com 4110 FM 407 Ste 150 Flower Mound, TX 75077 (940) 455-7004 General Physician Dr. Lowell Phipps www.mcnt.com General Surgeon Dr. Eric Romanucci (940) 382-7321

Hospital

Ogletree Eye Care Comprehensive Vision and Eye Health Examinations for The Entire Family www.OgletreeEyeCare.com 3551 Justin Rd. Ste. 150 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 355-5152 Orthodontist

(469) 322-7000 In Home Care Home Instead Senior Care www.homeinstead.com/685/contactus/ Pages/FlowerMoundSeniorHomeCare. aspx

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To Develop a Lifetime Goal of Optimum Oral Health Within Our Patients and Their Families by Offering Them a Dental Home. Our Dental Home Provides Education, Prevention of Dental Disease and Positive Dental Experiences for Children as They Grow from Infants through Their Teenage Years.

www.PediatricDentalWorld.com 2300 Village Parkway Highland Village, TX 75077

Complimentary Consultations Specializing in Orthodontics Cutting-Edge Technology gronbergorthodontics.com 3000 Village Pkwy, Ste 430 Highland Village, TX (972) 966-2326

Orthopedic Practice Orthopedic Associates www.orthopedicassociates.org

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Rapid Med Primary Care Acute Illnesses & Injuries On Site X-Ray On Site Labs www.rapidmed.com 2940 FM 407, Ste 302 Highland Village, TX (972) 966-1980

Pet Services Animal Non-Profit

Pediatric Practice

18 and Under MD Dr. Debra Naylor Dr. Nikko Ullrich Wacker Alice Hildebrand PA-C Paul Boerger CPNP www.18AndUnderMD.com 3041 Churchill Drive Ste 300 Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 691-1240 Pediatrician

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection Vaccinations, Spay / Neuter Feline Declaws • Dentals Heart Worm Testing and Prevention www.texasforthem.org 713 Sunset St Denton, TX (940) 566-5551

Mobile Pet Sitting Angel Pet Watch www.angelpetwatch.com

Rebecca Butler Thank You for Voting Dr. Rebecca Butler as Best Pediatrician in Denton County www.LantanaPediatrics.com 74 McMakin Road #100 Bartonville, TX 76226 (940) 455-7200

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Urgent Care

(972) 317-6997

Dr. Kimberly Gronberg

Orthopedic Physician Dr. David Evanich www.orthopedicassociates.org

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound Making stays restful and comfortable and visits smooth and enjoyable is the goal for employees and physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. TexasHealthFlowerMound.com 4400 Long Prairie Rd Flower Mound, TX 75028

Pediatric Dental World

Podiatrist Thomas Matheson DPM www.DentonFootAndAnkle.com (940) 566-1919 2210 San Jacinto Blvd #5 Denton, TX 76205

Pharmacy Flower Mound Herbal Pharmacy www.flowermoundpharmacy.com/ Physical Therapist Meredith S. Tittle, PT www.s2sperform.com/ Physical Therapy Practice S2S Functional Performance www.s2sperform.com/

Plastic Surgeon Stuart Lipton, MD www.drlipton.com (972) 420-0023 591 W Main St Lewisville, TX 75057

Pet Photography Jenny Froh Photography www.jennyfroh.com Pet Spa & Boarding Happy Dog Spa www.happydogspa.com Veterinarian Dr. Leigh Anne Robertson Lantana Animal Hospital www.lantanaanimalhospital.com Veterinary Clinic Dr. Carol Eddy Corinth Veterinary Clinic www.corinthvetclinic.com

Religious & Non Profit Church Trietsch Memorial United Methodist www.tmumc.org Church Youth Group Garden Ridge Church of Christ www.gardenridge.org

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Non-Profit Organization

Cupcake The Flour Shop Bakery www.ilovetheflourshopbakery.com Deli Lenny’s – Denton www.lennys.com

Glenn Garcelon Foundation Glenn Garcelon Foundation Golf Classic March 29, 2015 Empowering and Supporting Brain Tumor Patients and their Families

Dessert Menu The Flour Shop Bakery www.ilovetheflourshopbakery.com Dinner Twelve Stones www.twelvestonesrestaurant.com Drink Menu Oak Street Draft House & Cocktail Bar www.oakstreetdrafthouse.com

Family Dining

glenngarcelonfoundation.org Gail Garcelon (503) 969-7651

Vacation Bible School Argyle Methodist Church www.argyleumc.org

Restaurant and Food Services Bagel Einstein’s Bagels www.einsteinbros.com Barbeque Bet The House BBQ www.BetTheHouseBBQ.com

Frescos Mexicana Celebrating Fiesta Foods Private Dining Rooms Available Patio & Cabanas for Semi-Privacy Brunch Saturday & Sunday Happy Hour Tue-Fri 4-7pm Black Angus Steaks & Fajitas Fresh Fish & Shrimp Gluten-Free Menu Catering Available www.FrescosMexicanFood.com 2420 Justin Road Highland Village, Texas 75077 (972) 317-3628 Fine Dining Twelve Stones www.twelvestonesrestaurant.com Frozen Yogurt Yogurt Story – Rayzor Ranch (940) 484-5407

Bistro

Swirl Bakery Swirl Bakery is Flower Mound’s favorite cafe, caterer, and in-house bakery. We are a local business. BEST Bistro, Catering and Salad! www.swirlbakery.com 3634 Long Prairie Rd Flower Mound, TX (214) 513-1334

Japanese Hibachi Asahi www.eatatasahi.com

Lunch

The Chestnut Tree Teahouse and Bristro Mon-Sat 9am-3pm Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Catering, Private & Special Events www.chestnuttearoom.com 107 West Hickory Street Denton, TX 76201 (940) 591-9475

Trent Tice (469) 583-0462 Pastor Matt Chandler thevillagechurch.net/flower-mound

Steakhouse

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Hamburger Burgers & Brats www.BurgersAndBrats.com (972) 539-9110 6100 Long Prairie Road #300 Flower Mound, TX 75028 Happy Hour Twelve Stones www.twelvestonesrestaurant.com Health Food Store Sprouts www.sprouts.com Ice Cream Shop Beth Marie’s www.bethmaries.com

Margarita Anamia’s Tex-Mex www.anamias.com Mexican Food Cristina’s www.cristinasmex.com

New Restaurant

Cake Bakery Jenny Layne Bakery www.thejennylaynebakery.com Catering Swirl Bakery www.swirlbakery.com Chinese Food Empress of China www.eocrestaurant.com Cup of Coffee Roots Coffee House www.rootscoffeehouse.com

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Sushi

Piranha Killer Sushi Premier Dining Destination for Exquisite Sushi and Cuisine and Killer Drinks Served in a Killer Atmosphere www.piranhakillersushi.com 5801 Long Prairie Rd. #870 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 539-6052

Rising Sun Cafe Biscuits, English Muffins and Baked Goods from Scratch. Hand Made Walnut Tables, Upscale Yet Relaxed Atmosphere. Available for Private Parties & Meetings.

Thai Andaman andamanthairestaurant.com/home

Wine & Spirits

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3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd Denton, TX 76210 (940) 381-1500

Pizza Palio’s Pizza Café www.paliospizzacafe.com/locations/ palios_flower_mound Salad Swirl Bakery www.swirlbakery.com Seafood Rockfish www.rockfish.com

Sports Bar

Italian Food

Breakfast Seven Mile Café www.sevenmilecafe.com Buffalo Wings Buffalo Wild Wings www.buffalowildwings.com

Bistecca Formerly the Grotto Award Winning Dining, Catering & Bar www.BisteccaSteakhouse.com 2300 Highland Village Road Highland Village, TX 75077

Salerno’s Italian Restaurant A Local Tradition for 30 Years Award Wining Dining Newly Remodeled bar Catering Available Now Open for Lunch Saturdays www.SalernosItalian.com 3407 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, TX 75028

Rusty Beagle Thank You for Voting Us Best of Denton County Again! www.rustybeagle.com 1301 FM 407 #109 Lewisville, TX

(972) 539-9534

(972) 317-1682

Grapes to Wine “Wine a Bit . . . You’ll Feel Better” Host a Party or Event Gift Boutique Wine on Tap & Bottles for Purchase www.GrapesToWine.net 2648 FM 407 #130 Bartonville, TX 76226 (940) 584-0089

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Shopping & Retail Birthday Spot Kids — WinKids www.winkids.net

Furniture Consignment Store Furniture Buy Consignment www.furniturebuyconsignment.com

Furniture Store

Bookstore Recycled Books www.recycledbooks.com

Extravaganza Voted Best Card & Gift Store www.extravaganza-gifts.com 6100 Long Prairie Rd #700 Flower Mound, Texas (972) 899-3550 Consignment Store Encore Encore Ladies Consignment www.encoreladiesboutique.com

Drapery

Adams Furniture Thank Your for Voting Us BEST Furniture Store in Denton County Making Happy Customers Since 1938! www.shopadamsfurniture.com 417 N FM 156 Justin, TX (940) 648-3145 Home Decor & Gifts Decor To Your Door www.decortoyourdoor.com Interior Decorator Decor To Your Door www.decortoyourdoor.com Interior Decorating Shop Bella Designs www.bella-designs.net Jewelry Store Beasley’s Fine Jewelry www.beasleysfinejewelry.com Jewelry Consignment Store Amyx Fine Jewelry www.amyxfinejewelry.com

Fashion Accessories Brightside Boutique www.brightsideboutique.net

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Ceramic Studio Color Me Mine – Flower Mound www.dfw.colormemine.com Chamber of Commerce Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce www.lewisvillechamber.org Children’s Clothing Boutique Small Fry www.smallfrychildrensclothing.com Coaching Service – Business Art Locke Focal Point Business Solutions www.artlockecoaching.com Coaching Service – Personal Penny Rackley www.pennyrackley.com Coaching Service – Sports Jacob Camp Commercial Printing & Postage PostNet – Flower Mound www.postnet.com/flower-mound Delivery Service Edible Arrangements www.ediblearrangements.com Embroidery Sew Write Embroidery www.sewwriteembroidery.com Floral Shop Mickey’s Florist www.mickeysflorist.com

Marketing Specialist

Men’s Clothing Jack’s Outfitters www.jacksoutfitters.com Music Store Music & Arts – Lewisville www.musicarts.com Shoe Store Specialty Foot Solutions www.footsolutions.com

Shopping Center

(972) 539-8258 Eyewear Ogletree Eye Care www.ogletreeeyecare.com

Art Studio Painting With A Twist www.paintingwithatwist.com

Business IT Specialist Resilient Intelligent Networks www.resilientiq.com

Kid’s Clothing Kid’s Closet Connection

Complete Interior Solutions Our Design Team will Meet The Challenges of Even Your Most Difficult or Detailed Window Treatments, Bedding and Upholstery Projects in Our Professional On-Site Drapery Workroom CompleteInteriorSolutions.net 4401 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, TX 75028

Photographer

Artist Melanie Brannan

Cards & Gifts

Extravaganza

Specialty Services

The Shops at Highland Village Shop & Dine All in One Convenient Place theshopsathighlandvillage.com 1701 Shoal Creek, Suite 245 Highland Village, Texas (972) 317-7500 Specialty Shop Wine — WineStyles www.winestylesflowermound.com Supermarket Market Street www.marketstreetdfw.com Women’s Clothing Megan’s Lifestyle Boutique www.meganslifestyleboutique.com

Total Package Marketing Paula Wagner Customized Small Business Marketing Solutions Since 2003 2 Time Winner of Best of Denton County Marketing Specialist TotalPackageMarketing.com (972) 839-1034

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Magazine GO! Pages Magazine www.gopagesmagazine.com Music Instructor Jen Christensen Music Lessons Lone Star Music Academy www.lonestarmusicacademy.com New Homeowners Service Your New Neighborhood www.wendylesage.com Online Publication Family eGuide www.familyeguide.com Party DJ Mobile Music – Poer Boy Productions www.mobilemusicpbp.com

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Party Supplies & Rentals

Picture This! Photo Booth & Video Booth Rentals Providing an Entertaining Addition to Your Next Event. Capture the Hilarious Outtakes and Give Your PartyGoers a Keepsake Photo. www.PictureThisDFW.com (817) 300-7469 Picture Framing Premier Gallery www.premiergalleries.com

Professional Organizer

Web Designer

Golf Course Old American Golf Club www.theoldamericangolfclub.com Golf Instructor Mike McCabe www.theoldamericangolfclub.com

Koda Digital Design

www.blissfullyorganizedllc.com (214) 384-9815 Publication Family eGuide www.familyeguide.com Publication Neighborhood Lantana Living www.allenpub.com Screen Printing Groggy Dog Sportswear www.groggydogonline.com Special Occasion Deliveries Edible Arrangements – Flower Mound www.ediblearrangements.com Summer Camp Sacred Ground Dance www.sgdance.org

Staffing & Recruiting

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Baseball Association Lewisville Baseball & Softball Association www.lbasports.net

Texas Lonestar Staffing Offering Affordable Staffing Services for Businesses of All Sizes and Types. Temporary, Temp to Hire and Direct Hire. Drug Screening, Criminal Checks, etc. All Included at No Extra Cost. TexasLoneStarStaffing.com Serving All of DFW Area (972) 436-6571

Wedding Planner Day of Bliss www.dayofbliss.com

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Best Gymnastics Voted “Best Gymnastics” Trained Coaches, Clean Facility, No Contract, Month to Month, Low Class Ratios, 14 Months-18 Years, Home School Classes & Events

Jesse James Fit Teen & Youth Training Athletic Performance Training Group & Family Training Strength Training Individual Training Couples Performance TrainingJesseJamesFit.com 1001 Cross Timbers Rd, Ste 1200 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 355-2639

Pilates Instructor

www.BestGymnastics.net 601 Cross Timbers Rd, Ste 100 Flower Mound, TX 75208 (972) 874-8800

Batting Cages

D-BAT Have Your Kids Trained by the Pros. Indoor Baseball and Softball Academy. www.DBATLewisville.com 1500 Fairway Drive #1201 Lewisville, TX 75057

Martial Arts Studio Mid Cities Martial Art www.midcities-martialarts.com Nutrition and Supplement Store Precision Sports Nutrition www.psnsupps.com Nutritionist/Dietitian Certified — Mary K. Payne, RD

Personal Trainer

(972) 353-3322

Cheer Studio Thunder Extreme Athletics www.thunderextreme.com Crossfit Crossfit of South Lewisville www.crossfitsouthlewisville.com Dance Studio Footlights Dance Studio www.footlightsdancestudio.net

Fitness Center

Pure Barre Thank You for Voting Us Best Fitness Center Everyone is Capable of Rocking Our Classes www.purebarre.com /TX-flowermound 5801 Long Prairie Rd, Ste 835 Flower Mound, TX

On Point Pilates Pilates Total BarreTM Halo Trainer® Personal Training and Group Classes www.OnPointPilates.com 6021 Morriss Rd. Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 961-9395

Bicycle Shop Bluebonnet Bicycles www.bluebonnetbikes.com

Equestrian Stables Storybook Sport Horses www.storybooksporthorses.net

TEXAS LONESTAR staffing

Gymnastics

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Sports Fitness & Nutrition

Small Business Optimize workflow to increase productivity, reduce stress and heighten profitability.

Personal Training Facility

Football Training Camp Competitive Edge Sports

(972) 805-8876

Blissfully Organized Residential Bring order, calm and control to your home & family life.

Football Association FMYFA www.fmyfa.com/

Pilates Studio

Jesse James Fit Teen & Youth Training Athletic Performance Training Group & Family Training Strength Training Individual Training Couples Performance Training JesseJamesFit.com 1001 Cross Timbers Rd, Ste 1200 Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 355-2639

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Strada Fitness Personal Training Pilates Reformers Weight Loss Nutrition Complete Wellnes www.stradafitness.com 3041 Churchill Dr., Ste 100 Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 330-4300 Soccer Association Liverpool Sporting Goods Store Academy www.academy.com Sports Facilities DBAT www.dbatlewisville.com

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Sports Massage

Automotive Services Auto Body Shop Dave’s Foreign Car Service davesautorepairservicedenton.com

Restorative Touch Massage Sports Massage Deep Tissue Pre - Natal Therapeutic Massage mallory@restorativetouch.net www.RestorativeTouch.net (214) 436-0996 Swimming Instruction

Auto Mechanic Kwik Kar Lube & Auto – Lantana www.kwikkarlantana.com Custom Paint Repo’s Garage www.reposgarage.com Domestic Car Dealership — James Woodwww.jameswood.com Drive Thru Car Wash Kwik Kar Wash Lantana www.kwikkarwashlantana.com Import Car Dealer Eckert Hyundai www.eckerthyundai.com Motorcycle Dealer Harley Davidson – Corinth www.americaneaglehd.com New Car Dealer James Wood www.jameswood.com

WinKids Gym Kids, Swim Kids, Cheer Kids, Dance Kids, Sports Kids, WK Martial Arts, Music Kids, Birthday Parties, Camps and Other Super Fun Activities! www.WinKids.net 3000 Waketon Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 355-9988

Weightloss Center

Tire Store Goodyear www.goodyear.com

Beauty Services Eyelash Salon Crystal’s Essentials www.crystalsessentials.com Hair Stylist Salon Sage www.salonsage.com

We work with our clients to take the weight off - and keep it off. You will develop healthy habits, gain confidence and be the best that you have ever been

Massage Drop-In Affordable Chiropractic dentonchiroclinic.com

Spa Wax and Lash Bar www.waxandlashbar.com Tanning Salon Tantrum Airbrush Tanning airbrushtanningdallas.net

Women’s Salon

JesseJamesFit.com 1001 Cross Timbers Rd, Ste 1200 Flower Mound, TX 75028

Yoga Studio Inspire Yoga www.inspireyogastudio.com Zumba Samantha Olson

Cloud 9 Visit Us Today and Enjoy a Clothing Boutique, Luxurious Spa, and Outstanding Salon. Support Cloud 9 Charities That Support Women & Kids www.Cloud9Salon.com 1651 Justin Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 317-4384

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Fraternity Kappa Sigma www.untksig.com Sorority Pi Beta Phi Tutoring Kumon – Highland Village www.kumon.com University University of North Texas http://www.unt.edu

Entertainment & Travel Bar/Nightclub Hooligan’s (940) 442-6950 Friendliest Staff Recycled Books www.recycledbooks.com Movie Theater Studio Movie Grill www.studiomoviegrill.com

Chiropractic Practice

Foster Chiropractic Chiropractic Care Acupuncture Sports Injuries • Auto Injuries Wellness Care www.FosterChiropractic.net 1901 Long Prairie Rd Ste. 312 Flower Mound, TX 75022 (972) 724-4357 Cosmetic Dentist Johnathan Golab www.drgolab.net Dental Practice Kellie Cleveland Lantana Family Dentistry www.lantanafamilydentistry.com Dermatologist Dr. Michael McGuiness www.mcguinessdermatology.com Dermatology Practice McGuiness Dermatology www.mcguinessdermatology.com/ Emergency Care Flower Mound Emergency Center www.fmemergency.com

Family Dentist

Financial & Real Estate Apartment Community The Forum www.forumdenton.com

Student Bank

Point Bank Thank You for Voting Us Best Business Bank, Commercial Bank, Personal Finance Bank, and Student Bank in Denton County! www.PointBank.com 4920 Long Prairie Road Flower Mound, TX 75028 (972) 434-3200

Dr. Pomerance DDS Thank You for Voting Dr. Pomerance As The Best Dentist In Denton County! Stop by Today and Get All Your Dental Needs Met! www.NJPomeranceDDS.com 1308 Crescent St Suite C Denton, TX 76201 (940) 382-3530 General Physician Caring For Women www.cfwdenton.com Hospital Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound www.texashealthflowermound.com Medical Massage Dr. Darner at Affordable Chiropractic www.dentonchiroclinic.com

Legal Services

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Yoga Instructor Tatiana Romero

College Planning Kumon – Highland Village www.kumon.com

Laser Hair Removal Premiere Laser and Spa www.premierelaser.com

Nail Salon Bella Nail Salon (972) 906-1244

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Orthodontist Smiles for Life Orthodontics www.smilesforlifeorthodontics.com

Criminal Lawyer Karen Alexander www.karenalexanderforda.com

Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Denton www.communitypharmacy.com

Law Firm Coker Legal www.cokerlegal.com

Physical Therapist Meredith S. Tittle, PT www.s2sperform.com

Medical Services Chiropractor Karl L. Foster www.fosterchiropractic.net

Physical Therapy Practice D&D Sports Med www.ddsportsmed.com

Pet Services Animal Non-Profit TCAP – Texas Coalition for Animal Protection www.texasforthem.org

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Pet Spa & Boarding Happy Dog Spa www.happydogspa.com Veterinary Clinic Corinth Veterinary Clinic Dr. Carol Eddy www.corinthvetclinic.com

Religious & Non Profit Church The Village Church thevillagechurch.net/flower-mound Non-Profit Organization Children Advocacy Center for Denton County

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Restaurants Bagels Royal’s Bagels www.royalsbagels.com

Barbecue

Happy Hour El Guapo’s www.elguapos.com

Dry Cleaner Comet Cleaners – Corinth www.dentondrycleaners.com

Health Food Store The Cupboard www.cupboardnaturalfoods.com

Embroidery Logonitro

Ice Cream Shop Beth Marie’s www.bethmaries.com Lunch Fuzzy’s Taco – Denton www.fuzzystacoshop.com

(972) 420-9398 Breakfast Old West Café www.oldwestcafe.us Cake Bakery Nothing Bundt Cake www.nothingbundtcakes.com Candy Store Atomic Candy www.atomic-candy.com Chinese Food Chinatown Cafe – Denton www.chinatowncafedenton.com Cupcake Sugar Queen Cupcakes www.sugarqueencupcakes.com Deli Joey O’s www.theoriginaljoeyos.com Dessert Menu Jenny Layne Bakery www.thejennylaynebakery.com Dinner Rusty Taco www.rustytaco.com Family Dining Babe’s Chicken Dinner House www.babeschicken.com Frozen Yogurt Yogurt Story at Rayzor Ranch (940) 484-5407 Hamburger Lone Star Attitude (LSA) Denton www.lsaburger.com

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Batting Cages

Margarita El Matador www.elmatadorrestaurant.com

Seafood Frilly’s www.frillysdenton.com Steakhouse Cartwright’s cartwrightsranchhouse.com Sushi J Sushi (940) 387-8833 Taco Fuzzy’s Taco www.fuzzystacoshop.com Thai Thai Ocha thaiochadenton.com

Bookstore (Recycled) Recycled Books www.recycledbooks.com Bookstore Campus Book Store (940) 383-2665 Consignment Store Encore Encore Ladies Consignment www.encoreladiesboutique.com Furniture Store Second Home Furniture www.secondhomefurniture.com Home Decor & Gifts Serendipity on the Square (940) 382-7685 Jewelry Store Beasley’s Jewelry www.beasleysfinejewelry.com Music Store Mad World Records (940) 591-3001 Resale Shop Plato’s Closet – Denton www.platosclosetdenton.com Specialty Shoe Store Suffolk Dance Boutique www.suffolkdance.com/boutique Women’s Clothing Store Megan’s Lifestyle Boutique www.meganslifestyleboutique.com

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Mexican Food Los Toreros www.lostorerosrestaurant.com

Shopping & Retail

Fat Cow Barbecue Brisket, Pulled Pork, Jalapeño Sausage, Pulled Rotisserie Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Baby Back Ribs and Delicious Side Dishes! www.FatCowBBQ.com 850 Valley Ridge Blvd # 128 Lewisville, TX 75077

Sports & Fitness

Enjoying

Premier Prospects Softball & Baseball Academy Indoor & Outdoor Pitching Tunnels 15 Batting Cages • 2 Clay Fields Lighted Laser Graded Turf Practice Fields • Kids Play Area PremierProspectsSoftball.com 825 E Business SH 121 Lewisville, TX 75057 (214) 499-6240

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Photographer Karisa Adams Photography karisaadamsphotography.com Dance Studio Dance Integrity www.danceintegrity.com Fitness Center Strada Fitness www.stradafitness.com Football Training Camp Competitive Edge Sports Gymnastics Best Gymnastics www.bestgymnastics.net Martial Arts Studio Mid Cities Martial Arts www.midcities-martialarts.com Nutrition and Supplement Store Precision Sports Nutrition www.psnsupps.com Nutritionist/Dietitian Certified Mary K. Payne, RD Personal Trainer Jack Camp Pilates Instructor Carissa Kniss www.twistedbodies.com Pilates Studio Twisted Bodies Pilates & Yoga www.twistedbodies.com Yoga Instructor Tatiana Romero www.inspireyogastudio.com/people/99tatiana-romero.html Yoga Studio Twisted Bodies Pilates & Yoga www.twistedbodies.com

Specialty Services

Artist

Carol Stoecker Pet Portraits Murals (Blue Goose) Textured Stone Art Classes (Grapes to Wine) Fast • Friendly • Professional www.CarolStoecker.com www.DabbleandDesign.com (214) 536-4274

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Award-Winning Dental Care,

Sedation Dentistry

Do not let fear keep you from being healthy! If you have sensitive teeth or experience dental anxiety, you will be glad to know Titensor Dental provides several options for sedation to make you feel more comfortable.

A Few of Our Other Services As a full-service practice Titensor Dental also offers: • Advanced C-T Guided Dental Implants • CEREC Same Day Crowns • Invisalign the Invisible Braces • ZOOM In Office Whitening • All Types of Cosmetic Veneers • Secured Dentures

An Exceptional

Dental Experience

Family | I mplant | C osmetic | S edation Over the last 28 years, Steven W. Titensor, D.D.S., has treated patients to state-of-the-art care for the full scope of dental services. From regular check-ups, fillings, cosmetics and crowns to complex dental procedures such as implants, TMJ, oral surgery and root canals, everything is done on-site and often in the same day and under relaxing sedation — Saving you time and money. Dr Titensor is excited to also have his son, Dr. Brett Titensor now in the office so they can

• TMJ Treatment

provide their patients even more available appointment times and services.... including

• Root Canals

fridays and some saturday appointment times as well as emergencies!

...anything in dentistry, we do!

Dr. Titensor has received top dental awards from local and national organizations and magazines. Recently, he was voted Best Cosmetic Dentist and Best Implant Dentist in Denton County, and voted Best at Endodontic Work (root canals) in Living Magazine's Best Of contest this year.

Voted

Best Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Dentist

Dr. Titensor adds, "I would like to thank my patients for their continued trust and support in nominating me for these awards. It is an honor to serve the wonderful families of this community." "Our family has been coming to Dr. Titensor for 24 years now. We drive quite a way to come to his office, but he is worth it. We have been so happy with his expert care and have recommended him to many friends. My children, who live out of state, still wait until they can come home to have him take care of their teeth. He is a perfectionist when it comes to dental care and I recommend him highly." — Diane P.

Best of Denton County 2014

Best Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Dentist

Titensor Dental

(972) 355-9545 | TitensorDental.com | DrTitensor@TitensorDental.com 1901 Long Prairie Road, Suite 320 | Flower Mound, Texas 75022 Patients' unsolicited reviews were taken from third-party websites. Some were edited for brevity.

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Meet Dr. Steven Titensor

Meet Dr. Brett Titensor

Dr. Steve Titensor is passionate about providing the best care to his patients. He has trained with some of the top instructors in the world in all phases of dentistry.

Dr. Brett Titensor has already amassed some impressive credentials as well.

He has received the International Implant Associations highest accreditation of Diplomate.

Completed hours of training from World Class Dentists one CEREC CAD/ CAM same day crown. He has been asked to become on of their CEREC Mentors to help other dentists learn this technology.

Founder of Dental Warranty Corp First National Third Party Dental Warranty Company Lifetime Member of the Prestigious Crown Council Association

First dental student to become a Qualified Member of the prestigious Crown Council in it's over 20 year history.

Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and recently returned from a dental humanitarian and teaching trip to Guilin, China.


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