Best of Denton County 2021

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Denton County’s Top

Businesses Keep Until November 2022


Winners were announced on August 27th, and to celebrate, a night out at Bistecca.

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It’s now a true game-changer

by Diane Ciarloni The treatment has been available for years, but Dr. Broadnax and Advanced Pain Institute invested a ton of time and effort technique and technology. As a result, it’s advanced to a new level of effectiveness. “It’s now a true game-changer,” said Dr. Broadnax. “We’re able to


provide huge, minimally-invasive pain

here is nothing positive about pain. It’s a simple statement of fact, with doctors John Broadnax and Eric Anderson standing in complete agreement.

relief quickly. Possible complications are limited, and most people return to their normal lives.” To remain in their leadership position,

The two doctors, who met in Chicago while

Advanced Pain Institute of Texas

The Lewisville practice has

working together at a pain management facility,

surpassed its original goals in just

spearheads several on-going clinical

combined their considerable experience to

four years by staying ahead of the

research trials to identify and test new

establish the Advanced Pain Institute of Texas from

curve in cutting edge procedures

therapies for chronic pain relief. That’s how

the ground-up in December 2017. While it didn’t

and equipment. One example is the

they return patients to the lives they knew

show in the architectural drawings, the foundation

Medtronic Differential Target Multiplex

and loved before pain interrupted.

for the practice was a combination of values,

(DTM) spinal cord stimulation waveform.

visions, and dreams. The shared goal was to reduce each patient’s

“It works by sending a pulse that interrupts the pain signal moving up the

pain to an unpleasant memory, including pain

spinal cord to the brain. If needed, multiple

related to musculoskeletal, spine, and nerve issues.

types of nerves can be targeted simultaneously.

“We wanted to create a world-class interventional pain practice to serve the needs of

The result is 80-100 percent of the chronic pain is eliminated,” Dr. Anderson said.

Best Pain Management Physician & Pain Management Practice

the community. A primary element of our focus in pain management. who, without us, might have only limited treatment options,” Dr. Broadnax said. Proof of their success rests in their multiple Best of Denton County awards.

Another procedure allowing people to say goodbye to chronic discomfort is radiofrequency ablation, which is especially effective for arthritisrelated back pain. Best of Denton County 2021

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hat an honor! For the sixth straight year we were awarded the title of “Best Med Spa in Denton County.” In addition to this award we were also voted the “Best of Denton County” for Cosmetic Injections, Laser Hair Reduction, and Cellulite Removal. What makes these titles all the more meaningful to us is that they come from you, our kind and loyal clients. We cannot thank you enough for your continued support. Because we truly care about our clients, we consider it an honor to continuously bring you premium services performed only by our top-of-the-line medical providers day after day. includes a full range of effective and non-invasive offerings. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that our staff is closely overseen by our Medical

We will strive to get you the best results. The results you deserve.

Director, Dr. Jesse E. Smith MD FACS, a renowned Reconstructive and Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. If you’re new to us, consider coming in for a free, no-obligation consultation. We look forward to


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“The look YOU want through a conservative approach.”


We know that you, our busy clients, have so many things on your plate. Looking and feeling


your best may not always be your priority, but it will always be our priority. We believe in taking


the conservative approach to bring out our client’s own natural beauty. You will never leave our med spa looking fake or like you’ve had work done.


We want you to feel like you. So, if you need a


little help to feel like your best self, let us enhance your inner and outer beauty with our treatments that utilize the most up-to-date products and technologies. We will strive to get you the best results. The results you deserve. Our staff at The Med Spa of Flower Mound will always make you feel comfortable and welcome. trained in every procedure they perform, which

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Congratulations FROM JUDGE ANDY


ongratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2021 Best of Denton County awards. It has been a challenging time for all of our businesses across the county in the past 19 months with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you continue to face challenges with labor and supply shortages. However, as Denton County continues to grow at a fast pace, we believe the horizon looks promising with increased demand from more residents. As you know, we earmarked more than $35 million in federal funds to assist our businesses last year to help tide them over. And we have heard from

more than 580 categories. Just do the math. The competition highlights more than 1,600 businesses,

Only in Denton County!

drawing the attention of many across North Texas. We are thankful that Murray Media Group recognizes our businesses across the county. Each and online, followed by a year of bragging rights. Residents across Denton County as well as neighboring counties use this annual edition as a guide as the plan where to eat, how to spend their free time and which services to use. As one of the fastest growing counties in Texas, Denton County attracts the best. We are fortunate to have such a close knit and vibrant business community. Let me offer a hearty congratulations to each

a number of you in the months since on how the business grants kept doors open and employees in their jobs.

deeply about the services you provide, and it shows with your commitment to outstanding

this year because of all that each of you have dealt with in both 2020 and 2021. Your ability to thrive in the midst of chaos and upheaval is to be commended. Launched in 2004 by the Murray Media Group,

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customer service. We are extremely glad you chose Denton County, and we wish you only the best in the coming years.

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L E T T E R to our readers

Editorial PUBLISHER Murray Media Group EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Kelly & Scott Murray V.P. of Operations Jana Melton EDITOR Bobbi Byrne CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Steve Gamel Brooke Ezzo Jean Eisenmann Diane M. Ciarloni Caylie Howard Mark Miller

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ith 2021 almost in the rearview mirror, local businesses and residents should be able to breathe a sigh of relief as we can see light at the end of the tunnel. We are fortunate that we live in Texas at a time when lockdowns and restrictions have plagued many states, hampered small businesses, and made living a normal life a challenge. While life may not have been “normal,”

County is not a readers’ choice award where the publication itself picks its top three advertisers and then allows readers to vote for their favorites. OUR award allows residents from the county to nominate their favorite local businesses by voting nomination period is over, the three businesses

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with the most nominations for each category are then placed on the ballot for voting. From there, the community votes for their favorite. It is our unique selection process that has made this award prestigious, coveted, and respected in our county. The Murray Media team is honored to present

progress. Owning a business is hard work, and

hard work these business owners put in each

success rarely happens quickly. It is the result of

and every day. The goal of the publication is to

offering great products as well as caring for your

spotlight business owners who are excited about

customers, employees, and community. We

their services and products and are committed to

encourage you to keep all of our local businesses in

offering you the BEST our county has to offer. Please enjoy reading through the pages

and services because, without them, our

of this magazine, and remember to keep it

community would not be as strong. As you use this

handy or visit us online throughout the year at

directory over the next year when you need to make when you are in

a purchase, please take the time to congratulate

need of a referral.

Since 2004, the Best of Denton County Directory has showcased local businesses that demonstrate


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Publisher: Murray Media Group • Presidents: Kelly & Scott Murray 3513 Yucca Dr., Ste. 200 • Flower Mound, TX 75028 972.899.3637 • Best of Denton County Magazine is published once a year for Denton County residents, students and businesses. All nominations were voted on Winners were chosen by the residents of Denton County. The editor, publisher, owner and staff were not responsible for choosing winners nor did they participate in voting. Over 550 business categories were available and residents 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 2021 by Murray Media Group Publications and an additional award for Student's Choice was crowned from the students of Denton County. Additional rules and regulations can be viewed at All Rights Reserved ©2021. 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. Certain graphic images attained via

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On The Cover

Beauty Services The Med Spa of Flower Mound: What An Honor

What an honor! For the sixth straight year we were awarded the title of “Best Med Spa in Denton County.” In addition to this award we were also voted the “Best of Denton County” for Cosmetic Injections, Laser Hair Reduction, and Cellulite Removal. . . . . . . . . 04

DFW ORAL SURGEONS: Your Patient-Focused Oral Surgery Experts Dr. John Shillingburg knows what his patients think when they walk in the door for their oral surgery appointment: “How much pain will I be in afterward, and how much time will it take to recover?” It’s an honest question, and we’ve all asked it – regardless of whether it’s a simple wisdom tooth extraction or a complicated reconstructive procedure.

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BEST OF DENTON COUNTY WINNER’S DIRECTORY. . .130 We are proud to announce the winners of Best of Denton County 2021! Nominations were made by the resi-

David Ryan Salon: Bringing Hair Color to Life 40

that took place July 21 - August 18. All Nominations and voting were held at Every winner is listed in the print and online directory for free.

Cloud 9 Salon: Go BIG or Go Home . . . . . . 42

Automotive Services WrapMasters: Setting Themselves Apart . . . 62 North Texas Truck Accessories: Continuing to Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Sam Pack Five Star Ford Lewisville: Taking Care of Texas One Family At A Time

Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville is in the business of selling vehicles and repairing with a valuable side “gig” of extending a helping hand to Texas families.

Classic of Denton: True Classic Among Car Dealerships

The Lash Lounge: Passionate About Your Lashes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Community & Non-Profit Services Texas Coalition for Animal Protection: Compassionate Solutions

Each year, 6-8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters throughout the United States. Due to low adoption

Classic of Denton: Thank You Denton County for Recognizing us as the BEST.

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Financial & Real Estate Services

Titensor Dental: Dental Journeys . . . . . . . 14

Point Bank: Your Neighbors Love Us, You Will Too! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Jay Marks Real Estate: All-The-Way Mindset . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Brand Properties Group: The Right Brand at the Right Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Chrissy Mallouf with Keller Williams: A Passion for Finding Your Dream Home . . . . . . . . 116 Fairway Independent Mortgage: Your Home Buying Caddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Scott Brown Commercial: The Best at Helping Others. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Home Services Closets By Design: Closets by Design We’ve all seen them, and we all know what happens

with our subconscious calling out: “YES! YES! I want one of those!”

Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine: Helping You Feel Better and Lead A More Active Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Country Lakes Family Dental: Your Favorite Dentist for a Reason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Lantana Pediatrics: Helping Kids With More Than Routine Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Family Hearing Practice: We Are Here for You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Pediatric Dental World: The Best Care Around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sante Center For Healing: Healing With Integrity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Apostol Integrative & Functional Medicine: Transform Your Health Today. . . . . . . . . . 27 Flourish Birth & Wellness Center: Come Discover The Flourish Difference . . . . 28 Orthopedic Associates: Care Close to Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Leatherwood Family Dental . . . . . . . . . 146

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Restaurant & Food Services

Bartonville Veterinary Center: Gold Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

72 Mosquito Joe: The Tools For Success . . . . . 74

Animal Medical Center of Highland Village: Your Other Family Doctors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Komodo Loco

Made In The Shade Blinds: Say Yes to Made in the Shade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Services

The Design House: Capturing Your Style at Every Turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Outlaw FitCamp and Jesse James Fit: Good Old Fashioned Hard Work

ABC Home & Commercial Services of DFW: Bringing Home Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 CR Plumbing: Providing Customers with a Personal Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Local Pint

The gym can ve a very intimidating environment for many people. It’s a common fear to feel like the other people in the facility are watching you and judging you based on your appearance and performance. That’s why BODC winner Jesse James Fit and Outlaw FitCamp is so special. They provide a safe space for people of all ages

Molly Maid: Not Just Another Name . . . . . 93

Circle Star Brands Verf’s Bistecca

An Italian Steakhouse

Legal Services Minor & Jester: Attorneys and Counselors . . 54

Thank You

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Nelson Law Group, PC: Growing to Meet Your Family Law Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57


Medical & Health Services Advanced Pain Institute of Texas: Goodbye To Pain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03 Connections Wellness Group: Sets The Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Your Patient-Focused Oral Surgery Experts by Steve Gamel

recovery and decrease pain is worth it. That’s always our goal. “We just care. We want to make a difference in people’s lives.” DFW Oral Surgeons is the best at doing exactly that. In our recent Best of Denton County contest for 2021, Dr. Shillingburg and his team were named Best Dental Implant Dentist, Best Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Best Maxillofacial oral and maxillofacial surgeon and is trained and credentialed in dentoalveolar surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, implant surgery, orthognathic surgery, facial reconstructive oral surgery, and dental anesthesiology. This allows him to treat everything from a simple tooth extraction to replacing every tooth in a patient’s mouth. He holds


r. John Shillingburg knows what his patients think when they walk in the door for their oral surgery appointment: “How much pain will I be in afterward, and how much time will it take to recover?” It’s an honest question, and we’ve all asked it — regardless of whether it’s a simple wisdom tooth extraction or a complicated reconstructive procedure.

membership with the American Dental Association and is a Diplomate of both the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Shillingburg has also spared no expense in surrounding himself with top-of-the-line technology

However, the problem many oral surgeons

major technological advancement and procedural

that makes his job seamless. Along with that was

have faced over the years is replying with an exact

adjustment to make your next trip to the doctor

his insistence on investing in the facility as a whole,

answer. They could take an educated guess, but

as comfortable as possible. This includes using

which is a true outpatient surgery center capable of

biologic materials that have been proven to limit

treating any mouth and jaw condition with ease.

differently to certain procedures.

discomfort and promote faster healing so you can enjoy your smile faster.

At DFW Oral Surgeons in Flower Mound — a Best of Denton County winner in three categories

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, so I kind

this year — Dr. Shillingburg and his amazing staff

of know which procedures hurt the most,” Dr.

work tirelessly to be at the forefront of every

Shillingburg said. “Anything you can do to speed

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They do it all, and they do it right. And that includes pain management.

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We use biologic materials that allow us to help our patients in the healing process,” Dr.

We just care. We want to make a difference in people’s lives.

with severe problems, the consequences can be overwhelming. Having a doctor like John

and making it so that it’s not a big deal.

Shillingburg in your corner is a lifesaver. “We spend time with patients, answer questions, What makes Dr. Shillingburg tick is being able to help people feel better about themselves. A

and take exceptional care of them. I can’t do what I do without my staff.”

former military man, he has worked with activeduty soldiers to celebrities and civilians. And as technology has improved, he’s jumped on board with treatment programs that improve a patient’s Shillingburg said. “There have been a lot of

recovery time and quality of life.

studies that have come out regarding platelet-rich Dr. Shillingburg and the amazing team at DFW enzymes that help increase blood vessel growth

Oral Surgeons are proud to serve the residents in

in bone grafts and bone healing. There’s also a

and around Argyle, Bartonville, Highland Village,

time-released local anesthetic we use that lasts for

Lantana, Double Oak, South Denton, Denton

3-5 days. As a result, patients tend to hurt less and

County, and surrounding areas.

Best Dental Implant Specialist, Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center

heal faster. It’s pretty amazing how people can heal so fast.”

“It gives me pride knowing patients can come in, and they will have a great experience,” Dr.

Many of us take our oral and dental health for granted, and when we are suddenly faced

Shillingburg said. “We have a great team here, and I have a lot of passion for what I do; We enjoy

Best of Denton County 2021

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Wellness Group sets by Diane Ciarloni

My intention was to support that team in every way

t would be almost impossible to raise the bar for excellence in mental health care any higher than the Connections Wellness Group has already set it.

Founded less than four years ago by owner/

simultaneously working closely within the

desire to create an opportunity for helping

183 employees spread across what will soon be 14

individuals achieve a state of overall wellness. The

locations throughout the Metroplex. I know it may

vehicle, according to Gregg’s vision, was a path leading to life-improving solutions that promote positive change.

community to offer care across all ethnic, social, and economic barriers

the need for a dynamic team that embraced his mission. “My intention was to support that team in

There are no typos in those numbers. The entire gamut of mental health treatment is available, from general to dissociative disorders and

every way possible while simultaneously working

all forms of trauma, geriatric, depression, anxiety

closely within the community to offer care across

with OCD, bipolar, etc. There are even dietitians

all ethnic, social, and economic barriers,” he said.

who can delve into the gut-brain connection.

Gregg’s credentials were well-suited to his

“Our patients actually determine their treatment programs,” Gregg stressed. “We don’t use any

vision. He has a Bachelor of Psychology, a

cookie-cutter, assembly line approaches. I know

Master of Social Work, a Master of Business

the numbers I quoted are huge, but all expansion

Administration, and a Master of Business

will shut down immediately if I see any evidence of

Analytics. He was Social Worker of the Year

dilution in our treatment programs.”

in 2018. He sharpened his leadership skills in several

Connections Wellness Group’s success percentages in all categories of mental health care

roles, including CEO for an inpatient hospital and

lead the nation, helping to keep their sky-high

residential treatment center. He’s felt the weight

standard in place.

of leadership stressors, putting him in a unique

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even more unbelievable is we anticipate booking 100,000 appointments in 2022.”

“To me, being able to do that is a great privilege.”

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“This dream, which started with the Denton

CEO Awstin Gregg, it all began with Gregg’s

possible while

CEO Awstin Gregg


the standard

Connections Wellness Group is also setting

position to counsel those in leadership positions

the standard for employee retention and overall

who experience mental trauma.

satisfaction with their job. Amanda Manchack,

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one of Connection’s Group Executive Directors,

created shined a light on the need for patient

Programs (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Programs

said “I have never worked for an organization that

centered mental health care in North Texas,”

(IOP), and traditional outpatient therapy, and

puts employee self-care as a cornerstone of their

Arwine said.

medication management services both in person

business model. We are continually encouraged to

and virtually.

take care of ourselves so that we can take care of

welcomed, embraced, and supported by the

those individuals who need us in the community.”

community and quickly attracted appointments

Connections Wellness Group is unique in that it is run by clinicians with years of experience in the

beyond its ability to keep up.” It was this recognition of the need for this model of mental health services that inspired Connections

understand the importance of helping the helpers.

Wellness Group to actively expand throughout

“Connections Wellness Group knows that one

the DFW metroplex. Locations include Arlington, Flower Mound, Ft. Worth, Keller, Plano, Prosper,

that kind of encouragement and focus on our own mental health is what keeps our employees here.” The focus on employee self-care is what initially

that are coming soon. In its expansion, Connections Wellness Group

attracted Group Executive Director, Anna Arwine,

will continue to focus on the entire gamut of mental

to join Connections Wellness Group in the summer

health treatment.


Best Children & Adolescent Therapist, Best Children & Adolescent Therapy Practice, Best Couples & Family Therapy Practice, Best Psychiatry Practice, & Best Trauma Counseling Outpatient Center

of 2021. “Beyond Awstin’s true passion towards hiring forever employees and a zero-turnover rate, the

will all stay true to the initial mission Awstin sought out less than four years ago,” Arwine said.

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e have the privilege of meeting patients at all

stages of their lives, and it’s our experience that there is no

adult age limit for dental cosmetic enhancement. These are some of the journeys that we have been on and the thoughts that come to our minds after we see their


transformations. -Dr. Brett Titensor


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and looks amazing with her new smile.

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30’s |

Her captivating beauty is shining through, and she is breathtaking.

His decision to move A dazzling smile has her

forward and improve his

40’s | looking gorgeous.

50’s | smile has left him with a

noticeable charming grin.

60’s |

Wow, what a handsome, ready for the open road.

With her new youthful

70’s | smile, you can see her

vivacious personality rise to the surface.

Best Cosmetic Dentist Titensor Dental 972.355.9545 1901 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 320 Flower Mound, TX 75022

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feel better and lead a more active lifestyle

by Steve Gamel


t was a typical weekday afternoon, and a young Wayne Starin was sitting in a local hospital wondering how his life could have fallen apart so quickly. He was 18 and a star athlete with his whole life in front of him, but a tragic motorcycle accident left him with a broken neck and a doctor’s diagnosis that wasn’t too promising. “My orthopedic surgeon said I’d never get my

tired treatments and expecting different results.

full range of motion back,” Starin said. “He said

this out.’ I had full range of motion; I wasn’t on

Simply put, he and his team want to help you get

I’d have chronic pain and be on pain pills, muscle

medication, and I wasn’t in pain,” Starin said. “So

out of pain and live a healthier, happier, and longer life.

on for the rest of my life.”

point forward, I was on a mission.” Yes, he can do that through chiropractic care.

It would have been easy to accept that fate.

Fast forward to today, and Dr. Wayne Starin DC

But that only represents a small piece to the holistic

Instead, Starin knew there had to be another route.

is the clinic director at Epic Healthcare & Physical

approach Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine

Through prayer and lots of research, he and his

Medicine in Flower Mound. After his recovery, he

takes with its patients. Their suite of services blends

family found a chiropractor. No one — even the

set a goal to earn his doctorate degree by the time

the professional expertise of medical doctors,

chiropractor — was sure if their plan would work.

he was 23. And he did, graduating with honors with

chiropractic physicians, nurse practitioners, and

But it was worth a shot to simply try

a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic

medical massage therapists to offer everything

something different.

degree from Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa.

from chiropractic to Class IV laser therapy, spinal

For more than 25 years, he’s been fueled by his own

decompression, neuropathy treatment, shockwave

journey to recovery and a passion for health and

therapy, rehabilitation, regenerative cellular therapy,

wellness that can be achieved without surgery, a

medical weight loss, functional medicine, PEMF

lifetime of medications, or going back to the same

and medical massage.

And lo and behold, Starin was a changed man six months after treatment.

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And that’s just a shortlist. Epic Healthcare uses a seemingly endless array of the most cutting-edge

Dr. Starin’s team continues to grow and includes over 20 professionals who collaborate under one roof to improve their patients’ quality of life

discover the root of your problem — and then

naturally and without medications or surgeries. There isn’t any other practice we’re aware of in Flower Mound that combines that level of

It’s a breath of fresh air to those who trust Epic Healthcare for their wellness needs. Conventional

experience and array of holistic treatments under one roof.

treatments such as prescription pain medications, steroid or cortisone injections, and surgery may

Epic Healthcare is that alternative you’ve been

offer some pain relief, but they often come with

looking for. Don’t believe us? Just look at this year’s

unpleasant side effects. On top of that, they only

Best of Denton County awards. The practice has

mask the symptoms you’re facing.

won BODC for the past four years in a row. This year, they took home top honors in Best medical

Surgeries are irreversible and can create further complications.

massage, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine.

Simply put, he and his team want to help you get out of pain and live a healthier, happier, and longer life

“I thoroughly enjoy seeing people get well naturally, get off medications, and avoid surgeries,” Dr. Starin added. He and his wife, Amy, have been married for 22 years and have two daughters, Reagan and Delaney. “We’ve been doing this for 25 years, and what amazes me is that there are so many people still out there who either don’t understand or don’t know there are alternatives. Chiropractic is one of them, but when you put everything we offer together, the results are

“We really do try to handle everything under one roof,” Dr. Starin said. “Flower Mound has been a great place for my family on a personal level, and it’s also been great for the practice. We are constantly striving to set a higher standard in healthcare for our Flower Mound community by staying up on the latest advancements and technology in healthcare to help our patients even more.”

Best Regenerative Medicine Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine 972.355.0083 1681 Justin Rd., Unit 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028

pretty amazing.”

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Everyone at ROOT cares for our patients as if they are family. I take a lot of pride in delivering my patients the highest quality care using the latest technology, and providing patients with options that best suit them. Amit M. Patel, DDS, MSD, Founder

joined in 2020, and Dr. Kimberly Sheppard joined the ROOT™ Family earlier this year. Currently, ROOT™ has 6 locations throughout DFW with two more coming in the near future. ROOT™ has been recognized as the “Best Periodontist” in Denton County for 7 consecutive years and recognized Call ROOT™ today to schedule a consultation regarding your dental surgery needs!


OOT™ is one of the largest periodontal groups in the United States and a leading provider of periodontal and implant dentistry in Texas. Dr. Amit M Patel and the ROOT Family are very proud to be a part of the Best of Denton County winners as BEST PERIODONTAL TEAM for the seventh consecutive year! Our award winning ROOT™ doctors are

The comprehensive and collaborative approach of ROOT™ with our referring doctors make our

(SAVING TEETH!), placement of dental implants,

patients feel at ease in our chair. Our patients

bone regenerative procedures, soft tissue grafting,

continually let us know how caring, attentive, and

wisdom teeth extractions and periodontal plastic

knowledgeable our doctors and team members are,

surgery/cosmetic procedures. Amongst all of the

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where he acquired advanced training in cosmetic and surgical procedures. Dr. Matt has also received additional training in orthodontics for both adults and children with traditional brackets and Invisalign treatment. His consistency in education earned him a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry


in 2020. Dr. Lauren Smits is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She received her dental degree from

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here is no finer example of a dental practice that seamlessly and almost effortlessly blends state-of-the-art technology and cosmetic dentistry with that elusive family-friendly, home-like feel quite like Country Lakes Family Dentistry. We can say that because, well, the proof is everywhere.

our family-friendly setting,” Dr. Matt said.

Led by Dr. Matt Artho, Dr. Lauren Smits,

Dr. Lauren agreed.

Country Lakes has served Argyle and surrounding best practice I have worked with. Dr. Matt and the

the Indiana University of Dental School. In addition to her heart of gold, Dr. Lauren’s experience with digital impression and digital crown fabrication services is out of this world. Together with Dr. Matt, they also do 3D imaging and laser dental treatment that replaces the common drill and doesn’t require an anesthetic.

Of course, the secret ingredient is and always has been their atmosphere. From

attitude where children look forward to going to technology for comfort and advanced dentistry, and and convenience are top priorities. This is true regardless of whether they need a simple cleaning,

know how to have fun all the while,” she said. Earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree

a full-mouth restoration, or something in between.

at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in 2011,

“My goal has always been to master advanced

Dr. Matt extended his stay to complete an

treatment in such a way that it is quick and

the team’s focus is

Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency Of course, the secret ingredient is and always has

The staff maintains a constant goal to make patients feel at home with welcoming and cheerful attitudes. If you have not experienced the great care of County Lakes Family Dentistry, schedule an appointment today!

Best Family Dentist Matthew Artho, DDS with Country Lakes Family Dental 940.455.7645 74 McMakin Rd., Ste. 200 Bartonville, TX 76226 22 |

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helping KIDS with MORE than routine visits by Mark Miller


othing in her nearly 10 years in practice could have predicted that Dr. Rebecca Butler and Lantana Pediatrics would need to help more children than usual during a pandemic. Before COVID-19, Butler was a sole practitioner who set aside one day a week to treat youth for mental health aid for depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Today, she and two others see someone every day as children’s mental health has escalated. “Kids are really struggling with all the changes with school. There’s a lot more anxiety and depression, really, in all ages,” she said. “I’ve never had to send so many kids to treatment because they’ve gotten so down and in a bad place. We actually brought back Children’s Medical Center that has a mental health and follow up.”

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practitioner Priscilla Vidal last year and Dr. Janet Webb in June. To keep patients safe during the pandemic and likely beyond, Lantana Pediatrics has well-child visit

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patients use the back door while sick kids use the front. It also has eliminated its waiting room. Butler aims to keep kids out of the urgent care facilities and into hers, including setting aside some of each day for same day appointments. “My goal is to keep things more like a family feel with a small practice where patients come in and know us and we know them,” Butler said. “It makes our families feel

Butler said her practice is now what she envisioned when she started – minus everything associated with the pandemic. “I’m so glad kids are back in school for their mental health. Overall development to adulthood is important to be in that environment,” she said.

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Y O U by Brooke Ezzo


r. Allison Liberio opened Family Hearing Practice in Flower Mound six years ago with the mission of improving quality of life for the community she loves.

“To be voted Best in Denton County makes me

Dr. Liberio added, “Scott O’Leary has been

feel like I truly do work that matters,” Dr. Liberio

practicing audiology in the Dallas-Fort Worth

said. “When people’s lives are changed through

area for the past 25 years, received his Masters

better hearing and the ability to interact with their

of Science in Audiology, and holds a degree in

family and friends without straining to hear, it just

Habilitation of the Deaf.”

makes me so proud that I get to be part of that.” As the practice continues to grace the winner’s circle for Best Audiologist and Best Audiology

Together, their passions are improving lives for those with hearing loss. As a full-service audiological practice, they provide complete hearing evaluations,

Practice, Dr. Liberio strives to offer her patients the very best. This includes adding two extraordinary

practice now includes pediatrics, cochlear implants,

audiologists to her team, Dr. Cristina Reddy and

and tinnitus. Dr. Liberio is enthusiastic about providing

Scott O’Leary.

thorough patient care and feels truly blessed for the

“Dr. Reddy’s passion and commitment to serve the deaf and hard of hearing community led her to work as a teacher for the deaf,” Dr. Liberio said.

ongoing community support. “We get to walk with people during the sometimes confusing and scary process of losing their hearing, and our patients feel like someone is

devices such as hearing aids, oseo-devices,

truly looking out for their best interest,” Dr. Liberio

and cochlear implants. She can treat tinnitus,

said. “I love when our patients feel less like patients and more like family. After all, that’s why it’s called

English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.”

Family Hearing Practice.”

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Every team member at Pediatric Dental World is

passionate about providing warm, compassionate, and quality care for patients and their families. “We believe in a collaborative approach,” explained Dr. Clapp. “We want to educate our parents and families on the various actions for And that collaborative approach is felt throughout

environment amongst colleagues. Dr. Clapp and Dr. Bell have built an incredible and dedicated team of hygienists, clinical assistants, and administrators – all of whom focus on providing an exceptional dental experience for all children and patients with special needs. Some of the team opened in 2002. With the goal and mindset of each doctor and team

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In a Row

member at Pediatric Dental World being to help every child achieve optimum oral health, it’s easy to see why this practice has won the title of Best of Denton County for the last 11 years in a row. You can feel secure in knowing that when you choose Pediatric Dental World, you will receive the best care for your child.


visit to the dentist, or just the thought of it, can be an anxiety-provoking experience for some children (and their parents). However, at Pediatric Dental World, the core philosophy is that every trip can be a positive experience. more than just another dental practice. The entire facility was designed Pediatric Dental World was created by Dr. Jason Clapp and his wife,

Best Pediatric Dental Practice Pediatric Dental World 972.317.6997 2300 Village Pkwy. Highland Village, TX 75077

Doctors Clapp and Bell, Dr. Jennifer Lee and Dr. Natalie Smith round out

50+ years of experience.

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Addiction is a chronic, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disease; why treat it any differently?”

by Caylie Howard

with integrity


anté was created by brother and sister clinical power duo, Rip Corley, RN, LMSW-ACP and Deb Corley, PhD, LMFT, LCDC, LSOTP, CSAT, CMAT. “The decision to open Santé came when the siblings decided they wouldn’t continue to work for companies where all decisions were based on what was best for the company instead of what was best for the client.” Santé’s Hollie Higgins said. “Their maverick spirits built Santé from the ground up with long-term recovery in mind for the client. We celebrate them and 25 years of impact this year.” “In the last 25 years the world has made

version of themselves; all involved will feel and experience the shift,” said COO Sam Slaton, M.Ed.,

addiction, the impact of trauma, the importance of

LPC-S, MBA. “There’s a shift in dynamics but it’s a

mental health, and research-based interventions

shift in the right direction towards hope, health and

for recovery. These are real and serious issues.”

continued healing.”

Hollie said. “Our hope is that in the next 25 years,

With a highly trained and credentialed staff, their

our world’s collective understanding shifts to treat

breathtaking facility located on 16 acres, and the

issues above the neck as seriously as we do below

entire staff’s commitment to care for each client

the neck. No one treats issues below the neck, like

individually and with integrity, it’s easy to see why

physical illnesses, as if they are a choice, a moral

Santé Center for Healing is held at an elite status in

From left to right: Dennis Wade, CEO (23 years at Santé), Sam Slaton, COO (18 years), Hollie Higgins, Development Director (9 years).

failure, or only needing minimal intervention. Addiction is a chronic, debilitating, and sometimes fatal disease; why treat it any differently?” Not only does Santé offer quality care for their clients (more than 5,000 in the last 25 years), they also offer support for their family and friends as well. “We teach them about addiction, family roles, getting their own support, in addition to how to best promote recovery for their loved one. The goal is for their loved one to come home a better

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your health today by Brooke Ezzo


ersonalized, functional healthcare is one of the biggest breakthroughs in the field of medical science, and thanks to physicians like Margaret Apostol MD, it’s here to stay. As a respected double board certified physician in Family & Integrative Medicine; she is also a certified Functional Medicine practitioner through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She developed her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and currently has developed a unique approach to the treatment of various conditions from the inside out. “We at Apostol Integrative and Functional

Medicine incorporate the best of both western medicine and alternative medicine; we take a multidisciplinary approach which combines standard of care medications and medical grade supplements to support a patient’s individual needs.” –Dr Apostol. As one of the few medical doctors that practice Functional Medicine, Dr. Apostol is highly sought after because of her ability to practice “root-

variety of prevalent conditions: hormonal support, thyroid, gut health, environmental toxicity, vitamin

Apostol strongly believes in asking the “why” instead of the “Band-Aid” approach employed by run-of-the mill physicians. “Our goal is to understand the reasons why a patient may not be feeling well. We do this by employing advance diagnostic tests in order to treat the underlying cause,” Dr. Apostol said. “We

Information is power, which is why Apostol

have successfully helped patients in their weight

Integrative and Functional Medicine takes the time

loss journeys, reversing cognitive decline, corrected

to truly investigate the symptoms of each patient

gut imbalances, putting auto-immune disease in

while arming them with the resources they need

remission, and much more.”

to achieve a healthier state. With longer visit times

Dr. Apostol’s practice is one of only a few in the state of Texas that utilizes world-renowned

and a personalized approach, Dr. Apostol is able to spend the extra time with her patients in order to

neurologist, Dr. Dale Bredensen’s RECOD protocol;

truly provide the next generation of

a protocol for the prevention and halting of the

medical therapies.

processes contributing to cognitive impairment. This protocol makes Apostol IFM one of the most exclusive clinics in the area when it comes to treatment of cognitive decline. “We address the cause of complex chronic diseases rooted in lifestyle choices, environmental said. “We treat every patient uniquely, as no two patients are alike. Together, we build a therapeutic partnership empowering our patients to take control of their health journey.”

cause” medicine. Her multi-disciplinary approach

Best Functional Medicine

covers a

Apostol Integrative & Functional Medicine

469.470.0726 4370 Medical Arts Dr., Ste. 315 Flower Mound, TX 75028

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flourish Come Discover the



by Diane Ciarloni

iving birth is the cornerstone moment of motherhood. It should be sacred and personal, with the mother in full control. The entire team at Flourish Birth & Wellness Center comes alongside women, helping meet their needs and encouraging them to take an active role in their birth through the midwifery model.

Flourish’s Owner and Clinical Director, Marsha

Flourish offers longer appointment times to build relationship and trust.

of experience working in birth as well as being a

“We want to know your heart’s desires. We trust

mother of two children. As an advance practice

your body and want to take time to listen to it. At

nurse, she has over six years of formal training and

Flourish, you are family,” stated Marsha.

decisions surrounding your pregnancy and birth, then Flourish is for you. Meet the team and book your tour today at

education. She has been a part of hospital, birth center, and home births. All these experiences have

comfort, and choice. It is made to feel like home for patients and their families. Medical equipment

birthing center.

is available but tucked away to ensure it feels like

“I am excited to bring our community what I feel and research supports has the best outcomes for

a sacred space and not a medical space. “We are prepared to assess and address your medical needs

low-risk mothers and babies,” Marsha said. Her scope of practice includes both obstetrical and gynecological care throughout all seasons of womanhood.

woman,” Marsha shared. “It’s what we do as midwives.” Flourish wants you to have an active, powerful

In addition to providing the same routine

role in your care. They help to educate and enable

care as obstetricians and gynecologists (such

women to trust their body in the awesome process

as sonograms, prescriptions, and lab work),

of growing, delivering, and nurturing a child. If

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Orthopedic Associates is home to 10 board each doctor with their own orthopedic care that they specialize in. Cantrell specializes in knee, shoulder, and

by Caylie Howard


magine having access to world-class orthopedic care right in your neighborhood. A medical facility that one might call a “one-stop-shop.” Look no further than Orthopedic Associates in Flower Mound and Denton. been offering communities a full spectrum of musculoskeletal care, including sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery, in-house imaging, in-house orthopedic surgery center, and orthopedic trauma. Orthopedic Associates is home to 10 board orthopedic care that they specialize in. Each doctor

also very excited to be adding to their successful practice by expanding and opening a facility in Northlake this November.

to be able to claim Orthopedic Associates as our very own. Whatever your need may be, you can be of the team will provide you with the absolute best treatment and care in the industry. For continuity of care close to home, your best choice is Orthopedic Associates.

Best Orthopedic Physician, & Best Orthopedic Practice

a commitment to offering the absolute best care to

beginning with the initial exam/diagnosis, followed

each patient. In fact, three of their providers were

by in-house surgery (as needed), in-house physical

nominated in the Top 3 Best Orthopedic Surgeons

therapy, and even follow-up visits to ensure

in Denton County with the esteemed Dr. Jeffrey S.

long-term improvement.

Cantrell being voted the winner in his category. Dr.

The entire staff at Orthopedic Associates is

process. That’s why Denton County is so fortunate

Since 1976, Orthopedic Associates have

They offer all-inclusive treatment under one roof,

elbow treatment.

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huge impact on our business. This award is something the community trusts and uses to make decisions on whom to do business with; I know my family does."

Dr. Shillingburg, DFW Oral Surgeons

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Eight years!


or eight years, the incredible community has voted David Ryan Salon as the Best Color Salon for Best of Denton County, and owner David Ryan Smith couldn’t be more grateful. With nearly 20 years of experience and a deep passion for educating stylists and their clients, Ryan has big dreams for the future.

ever-evolving industry. His stylists go through rigorous training year-round to stay on top of their craft and to ensure their clients’ vision comes to life. “Our team is our greatest strength,” Ryan said. “Each stylist has their individual artistic talents, but when the team at the David Ryan Salon comes together, there is an explosion of creativity.”

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provide quality products for people to enjoy and all of that.”

bring home to their family. Ryan and Addison have two children, Cohen and

All of our stylists are artists, but this industry is also very technical.

The driving force of the David Ryan Salon is

dreamer and doer and is excited for what the

and amplify the workspace for upcoming hair

future holds.

professionals. The success of the salon is founded on the balance of consistency and trust.

business and our reputation,” Ryan said. “Trust is the heart of this salon, and we are committed to keeping our client’s needs at the forefront.” The culmination of years of hard work is

hair color is to enhance natural beauty and boost

represented in the brand Ryan strategically created

together to achieve the perfect color.

should be upscale, welcoming, educational, and

“I believe we are hair color specialists because it isn’t just the individual hair stylist but the team as whole,” Ryan said. “We collaborate together to create a color formula to ensure the best possible result.” Creating a color that works best with hair type, skin tone, any previous color, and even a client’s daily routine takes experience and knowledge. It’s about maximizing the full potential of our hair, and Ryan believes this can only be mastered with proper training and continued education. “All of our stylists are artists, but this industry is also very technical,” Ryan said. “It is very important to me that our team is constantly being challenged

When asked what he’d like to be remembered for he simply said, “as someone who never gave up

“We put so much care into how we run this

It’s an all-hands-on-deck experience. The art of

Kinley. Ryan says he lives a very blessed life. He is a

growth: the ability to exceed client expectations

with David Ryan Salon. The salon experience professional with the simple goal of making people look and feel better about themselves. David Ryan Smith has done just that.

on anyone.” David Ryan Smith Owner David Ryan Salon Flower Mound 4151 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 150 Flower Mound, TX 75028 972.691.0022 Ext #1 Trophy Club 2210 SH 114, Ste. 240 Trophy Club, TX 76262 972.691.0022 Ext #2

“I love people; I love watching them grow and do what they love to do. That’s the point, isn’t it? Finding what you love and doing it,” Ryan said. “There is nothing better than to watch a hairdresser achieve their goals and being a part of that.” When Ryan isn’t behind the chair or working on the salons as a business, he and wife, Addison, are passionate about farming. After starting a small farm in Argyle and realizing how much they enjoyed it, they moved Permaculture Pastures to Sunset, Texas and are living another dream come true. With cattle, sheep, chickens, goats, pigs, and bees, they

to be better.” Ryan’s passions for education and hair extend far beyond the current Flower Mound and Trophy Club locations. As an entrepreneur, future goals include opening multiple locations and creating more jobs, including an education center. The “beauty school dropout” is a term he’d like to see eliminated.

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“With an education department, we’d be able to take incredibly talented stylists fresh out of school and send them in the right direction,” Ryan said. “The hair industry can be a lucrative business and turn into a career, but there are so many passionate stylists who eventually leave due to the lack of

David Ryan

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im Cloud Skidmore couldn’t tell you how or why the thought popped into her head. It was a weekend evening, and she and husband, Christopher, were enjoying a dinner date at Marty B’s in Bartonville – talking about everything except work. But once they hit the parking lot, it hit her. “I see this piece of land next to Marty B’s. I

Cloud 9 because all the salon and spa services like color and innovative cuts to special occasion styles,

cool to move the salon out here?’ It was a random

nails, waxing, all facial services, lash extensions,

thing,” said Kim, owner of Cloud 9 Salon & Spa.

brow blading, and massages will all be offered. And if that weren’t enough, Cloud 9 has

That was in July. Kim not only took Christopher

endeared itself as the perfect community partner with Cloud 9 Charities, which

up on his suggestion, but she is now less than a year away from catapulting what is already the most popular salon and spa in Denton County – complete with every beautifying and relaxing service under the sun – to another level with the grand opening of the new location. By the time Lantana Living magazine caught up with Kim her plans were well under way. Land purchased, check. Flower Mound building sold, check. Move to Pop-up in Lantana,

Kim hopes the reminder will inspire more positivity for businesses in the community and she is staying hopeful for the future.

holds events that raise money for Bedtime Rescue, a homeless program that houses our community’s homeless. With that being said, it’s up in the excitement of the move. Kim’s son, Nathan Dean, who has been voted Best Individual Color Specialist many years in a row, manages and partners in the day-today operations of the salon

check. Drawing being designed, check. In early May,

and couldn’t agree more with what Kim says. “We

she had purchased the piece of land, which sits in

are going to be the new thing in town again,”

a prime spot near Marty B’s roughly six miles west

he said.

of her current salon on FM 407. The plan is to break

The move makes sense for a variety of reasons.

ground at the end of the year, and make the move to

The Flower Mound salon that was at 1651 Justin

Bartonville early Fall of 2022.

Road sat back a bit from the road and had slowly

The team is excited, the clients are excited and

become hidden by other businesses. The new

Bartonville/Lantana is excited. That’s good news for

location is frontage property, granting instant

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Best Women’s Salon Cloud 9 Salon, Spa & Boutique 972.317.4384 7160 Justin Rd., Ste. 200 Lantana, TX 76226

“We asked our team what they would do differently,” Kim said. “From lighting to the layout of stations, private rooms, positioning, and size, we considered it all. We’ve tried to think of everything.” Proving once again that Cloud 9 will always be on another level. “If you’re going to do something, do it right,” Kim said. “Don’t mess around, and have fun with it!”

visibility in an area that is expected to see a properties over the next few years. Cloud 9 will also be a stone’s throw from Marty B’s, a wildly popular spot for families, residents, and visitors to hang out. “We did so many studies – what’s coming in terms of homes, the value here versus the value there, what the move will mean for our girls who are building their businesses, and the fact that most of our clients are already out that direction,” Kim said. “Taking all that and more into consideration, we felt moving west was the best option for everyone.” into that piece of land, the owner said it wasn’t for sale. But after a few months of looking around for something else, those owners changed their mind and entered into negotiations. Kim and Nathan can’t help but laugh as renderings for the salon get bigger and more detailed as they continue hashing out ideas and options. The existing space is 8,200 square feet. The new one being designed by Scott Arbuckle of GHA Architects is approximately 9,000 square feet. The entire facility has a modern look with better

for a quieter feel.

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above other salons is that they create volume fans – a strip of lashes having the look of a fan. “This is all done by hand, working with the client to customize the fans uniquely for them,” Yvonne said. “It’s very intricate work but very much worth the effort.” Second in popularity behind their lash extensions is the lash lift. “If you don’t want extensions, this


creates a semi-permanent lift and curl to your own lashes and lasts six to eight weeks,” Yvonne emphasized. Also on their menu, the Lash Lounge offers lash and brow tinting in a variety of colors. “Soon we will be offering brow lamination, which

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Yvonne announced.


ot many women are born with long, lush natural lashes. Lash extensions are the beautiful, practical, and effortless alternative to achieving beautiful eyes. Whether for natural-looking or glamorous semi-permanent lashes, the Lash Lounge in Flower Mound is the number one choice — hands-down. With one visit, you’ll understand why they were voted Best of Denton County this year for the fourth time! Owner Yvonne Hemphill and her staff are

designing,” Yvonne pointed out. “They have the

They are passionate about both their clientele and

tools and the talent to perform superior

their craft, so rest assured you’re being treated to

quality work.”

Yvonne herself is no stranger to the beauty

know that applying lash extensions isn’t a cookie-

appearance, and her knowledge of the lash industry

approach. “We customize each application using

is exceptional. continuing education to provide them with

In short, the Lash Lounge goes to great lengths for their clients.

Unlike some salons offering low-cost options and no customization, the stylists at the Lash Lounge

business. She has spent her entire career elevating

“Every year I invest in my stylists attending

you look fabulous.

training in the latest lash innovations and custom

dedicated to making you look and feel beautiful.

the best – by the best.

At the Lash Lounge, you’ll not only gain a

for each client,” Yvonne explained.

Best Eyelash Extensions The Lash Lounge 972.808.5274 5801 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 830 Flower Mound, TX 75028

Another technique elevating the Lash Lounge

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We hold ourselves to a higher standard


by Caylie Howard


or many of us, our pets are a special part of our family. We love them unconditionally and always want the best for them. That’s why quality veterinary care is so important. It’s essential to have a veterinary clinic that understands that special bond and is devoted to providing exceptional care. At familyowned Bartonville Veterinary Center, the entire team is committed to making you feel right at home with every single visit. When you walk into the open concept lobby

of care.

Friendly and AAHA accredited practice.” Dr. and her team have committed to providing the highest standard of excellence. “We hold ourselves to a higher standard of care.” BVC offers comprehensive veterinary services, including preventative care, emergency care, in-house diagnostics, dentistry, surgery, boarding, and so much more. The team at BVC believes in building strong relationships with their clients and is dedicated to the lifetime health and happiness of their patients. It’s safe to say that whatever your pet may need, there’s no better place than BVC. Come be a part of the Bartonville Vet family!

Best Veterinarian Bartonville Veterinary Center 940.241.2023 88 McMakin Road Bartonville, TX 76226

of Bartonville Veterinary Center, you’re met with a clean and quiet space that makes you feel right at home. “We really pride ourselves in providing a calm and welcoming environment.” Dr. Melissa Cordero said. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with smiles from any of the 17 kind and attentive team environment, and that extends to our team. We treat each other with respect and care. I am so proud of our team.” Dr. Cordero said. That family centered mindset isn’t only reserved for the team. “Our patients and clients are a part of the BVC family, and we treat and value them that way.” Dr. Cordero said. The entire team at Bartonville Veterinary Center truly goes above and beyond to provide the best possible care to all patients.

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That family feeling has extended to Dr. Lauren Carnes. She grew up bringing her pets to the practice and working there. Three years ago, she had the opportunity to return to the practice after graduating from veterinary school. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a number of challenges to doctors and their staff.

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“Learning how to adapt, we started with curbside appointments,” Pomroy said. “After realizing the client-doctor-patient relationship was strained we adjusted allowing one person to accompany their furry family member inside. Our other services remained curbside. We tried to do business as usual just in a different way.” Yet for everyone involved, the pandemic has


been rewarding as more furry family members

ith so many veterinary practices providing cat and dog care in Denton County, what separates one practice from another?

Relationships, says Susan Pomroy, practice

Animal Medical Center of Highland Village, a

manager at Animal Medical Center of Highland

four-doctor practice, opened in 2002 when Dr. L.

Village. They are a big reason why voters named

Austin Strauch and Dr. Paul McCullough merged

“Pets play such a vital role to people, always a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, and they will always Pomroy said.

it the No. 1 Veterinary Clinic along with Dr. Lorien Schoelkopf listed among the top three

in Highland Village in 1984 and Dr. McCullough the

veterinarians in the 2021 Best of Denton County

second, launching his practice in 1994.

contest. “We love our clients,” Pomroy said. “Their pets

their parents and animals. Now those children are coming back with their own pets,” Pomroy said. “It’s

other family doctors.’ ”

very rewarding as we get quite attached, they’re like an extended family member.”

Best Veterinary Clinic Animal Medical Center of Highland Village 972.317.7387 2810 Justin Road Highland Village, TX 75077

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Compassionate SOLUTIONS by Brooke Ezzo


ach 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 excessive animal intake through euthanasia. The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection knows that this problem is rooted in pet overpopulation and this is where they focus on making a difference.

and neutered more than 63,000 dogs and cats.

at local animal shelters and community centers,”

Since founding, TCAP has sterilized more than

says Schumacher.

577,000 North Texas animals and vaccinated more than one million against the deadly rabies virus.

to pet owners, the Texas Coalition for Animal

TCAP’s ultimate goal is to substantially reduce

Protection strives to provide its support to animal

animal overpopulation and euthanasia throughout

shelters and rescue organizations. “We truly

North Texas. Spaying and neutering pets is

value these institutions for their contribution to

the most effective and humane way to reduce animal overpopulation. In addition to reducing euthanasia rates, accessible and affordable spays and neuters also improve community animal welfare by decreasing the many problems linked to overpopulation, including malnutrition, abandonment, and neglect.

“The answer to stopping euthanasia starts with prevention,” says TCAP Executive Director, Stacey Schumacher. The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) provides compassionate solutions to overpopulation and improving community animal welfare. TCAP overpopulation and to lower euthanasia rates in local shelters and has been a leader in animal welfare since its formation in 2002. As a Denton-

In addition to providing an invaluable service

“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. TCAP currently operates standalone clinics in Denton, Fort Worth, Burleson, Hurst, Garland, Allen, Weatherford and Arlington, but chances are that TCAP is never far from your home with one of their MASH-style travel clinics. “We understand that people

prices for preventative animal care throughout

have jobs and cannot

North Texas. TCAP’s sole mission is to keep pet

always make the drive to

ownership affordable for families so that pets

one of our main clinics,

remain in their homes. In 2020 alone, TCAP’s

so we make ourselves

caring and highly skilled veterinar team spayed

available throughout DFW

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,” say 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 cityfunded 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 and click “Appointment Scheduling.” Prices for sterilization begin as low as $35.00. Annual vaccinations for a dog or cat can be purchased for $25 on a walk-in basis from 9am-noon on select weekdays at all eight TCAP locations and 10am-noon at all travel locations. North Texans can learn more by visiting TCAP’s website at

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Our long history of community involvement, as well as our integrity and dedication to the success of our clients distinguishes us from other choices


hen a law firm has been serving the community for more than 50 years, it is clear they have a solid history of success helping their clients navigate the legal system, and the team at Minor & Jester, P.C. takes great pride in that history. clients have so they can have a better outcome, and

for two years. He currently serves as Chair of the

founded by Fred Minor. Fred strongly believed in

we help guide them through uncertain times.”

Bankruptcy Section of the Denton County

serving his clients and his community. Along with

The team’s outstanding focus on customer

Bar Association.

service has garnered several awards including both the local community and the Texas Legislature,

awards for this year’s Best of Denton County.

serving as Speaker of the House in 1940. Tom D. build on the foundation of serving both, clients and

category for the second consecutive year, and Best

of our clients distinguishes us from other choices,”

Bankruptcy Attorney for Chris Henry. They were

says Jill. “The future is bright in Denton County! We are excited to continue working and growing

community. Tom was extremely active in the Denton community, including serving Denton as mayor.

“Our long history of community involvement, as well as our integrity and dedication to the success

Best Wills & Estate Planning Attorney for Jill Jester,

with people in the area and to continue making a

and Best Wills & Estate Planning Law Firm.

difference in this unique and vibrant community.”

Today, attorneys Jill Jester and Chris Henry believe their continued success comes from the

The team at Minor & Jester, P.C. isn’t just committed to helping clients in the community, they

in the areas of real estate, family law, bankruptcy,

are also committed to serving the community by

probate, civil litigation, and business law, they

giving their time and resources. Jill currently serves

understand that each client’s situation is different

on the Denton Chamber of Commerce Board of

and requires a different approach. “We are always

Directors and on Texas Woman’s University’s Board

learning and seeking new resources for our clients,”

of Regents. Chris was previously a member of the

said Jill. “We know that communication is key. We

Board of Directors of Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc.,

take the time to clearly explain all of the options our

where he also served as President of the board

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Best Bankruptcy Attorney Chris Henry, Best Law Firm Minor & Jester P.C. 940.387.7585 502 West Oak St., Ste. 200 Denton, TX, 76201

QQuantity uality OVER

by Steve Gamel


efore opening her own law office, Kimberly Shanklin spent 13 years working for a larger firm representing thousands of clients. While gaining valuable experience is important, she desired to scale down a bit and focus on personal attention. Kimberly understood many of her clients were

coming to her for help during a very stressful time in their lives. They needed a lawyer willing to make their individual needs a focus. So Shanklin did what any client-driven lawyer would do ... she opened

I’m proud of my strong reputation for

It’s all in an effort to help their clients get back to

delivering results.”

leading a normal life.

Shanklin, PLLC provides a comprehensive stop for

out of a jam, it takes them accepting how they got

“In criminal matters, in order to get someone all your legal needs with a focus on specialized from repeating a bad decision,” Shanklin said. “In decision making. Kimberly represents clients in all

family matters, it takes a well thought out plan that

types of family law cases, divorce, child custody,

will continue to work for the family dynamic in the

adoptions, and most misdemeanor and felony

future so that the client is comfortable and ready to

criminal cases, to name a few.

move on in a positive way. I love solving problems

Shanklin is tough in the courtroom, and what

and bringing a positive resolution to a

makes her tick is her clients. “Often people come to me lost, scared, anxious, and at their worst,” Shanklin said.

“It’s been the most rewarding decision of my career,” said Shanklin, the proud

“I love being able to show them a plan to help them out of it.” That mindset has helped her stand out among

“Quality and individualized representation is my focus, and I love that I know my clients and they

voted Best Criminal Law Firm in 2016, 2017, 2018,

know me.

2019 and 2020 by Best of Denton County voters.

CRIMINAL LAW: Assault, Boating While Intoxicated, Child Protective Services, Computer Crimes, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, Driving While Intoxicated, Expunction, Internet Crimes, Non-Disclosures, Occupational Drivers Licenses, Probation Violations/Revocations, Theft Crimes, Trespassing & White Collar Crimes FAMILY & CIVIL LAW: Adoptions, Business Disputes, Child Custody, Child Support, Contract Disputes,

Best Criminal Attorney 940.382.8216 1517 Centre Place Dr., Ste. 250 Denton, TX 76205

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Growing To Meet Your



hen Brett Nelson opened his family law firm in Flower Mound seven years ago, it was just him with a singular focus to provide value to his clients. He loved his practice and did not foresee that his office would grow larger than he and a handful of team members to help serve his clients and the community.

Brett says it’s all in a day’s work, and he’s blessed to be surrounded by the right team. “You can’t help but see God’s hand in how this the people we’ve served continue to recommend us to others in need.”

Fast forward to today; Nelson Law Group PC still to do good work with a servant’s heart, their loyal client base continues to grow. The Firm has grown from a couple of private

issues that may not matter in the long run.” Brett added that based on continued client referrals, “The clients keep coming, and I like to think it’s because they recognize they are getting

nine professionals, including three lawyers: Brett, Nancy Bouajram, and Ryan Thornhill. Their legal

value in their representation.” Nelson Law was voted Best Family Law Firm and

acumen, coupled with the fact that they uphold

Civil Law Firm in this year’s Best of Denton County

Brett’s philosophy on business and life, has enabled

awards. Brett was voted Best Civil Attorney and

Nelson Law to grow with their clients’ needs while

Best Business Attorney. They continue to represent

always providing solutions-minded legal advice.

people in the areas of family law (divorce, child

“The Lord continues to bring people into my life that He wants me to utilize to serve Him,” Brett said. “Nancy and Ryan have unique life experiences

custody, spousal support, etc.), personal injury, civil litigation, and estate planning. They are compassionate while focusing on clients’ needs and providing the best

Best Family Law, Best Civil Attorney, Best Civil Law Firm, Best Business Attorney Brett Nelson with Nelson Law Group, PC 972.808.7227 700 Parker Square Rd., Ste. 145 Flower Mound, TX 75028

possible outcomes.

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Setting Themselves

APART by Tracy Graham


n 2020, Chris Graham, a creative brand architect with over 20 years of experience, realized the shortage of well designed vehicle wraps that are effective and attention grabbing. He opened his doors to WrapMasters, a state of the art vehicle graphic installation company. Nestled in Corinth, WrapMasters delivers captivating graphics while also being committed to serving their local community.

of services and packages, we can customize each project.”

He went on to add, “We can do more than just wrap vehicles. At WrapMasters, we can provide logos, websites, wall graphics, signage, and much more.” One thing that sets this company apart is their 20-plus years of brand experience in marketing and advertising that enables them to create eyecatching designs. Being involved in the community is just as important to the WrapMasters family as providing excellent service. They have already made an

The family owned and operated business works personally with each of their clients to connect with their individualized needs.

this spring.

We want to work together with each customer to help create their story and set them up for success.

“We raised over $500 in cash donations and

“We want to work together with each customer to help create their story and set them up for

received more than 300 canned and boxed food

success,” Chris noted. “By offering a large variety

items for Lovepacs in Denton, an organization

created to provide meals to students who might otherwise go hungry,” Chris commented. They are also members of the Lake Cities Chamber and Rotary Club of Denton. Providing top-of-the-line service and connecting with the community is something that Chris Graham wants synonymous with the WrapMasters name. Already a Best of Denton County winner, WrapMasters is raising the bar in their industry.

Best Vehicle Wraps/Advertising WrapMasters 214.552.5165 1406 N. Corinth St., Ste. 407 Corinth, TX 76208 62

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fter nearly two decades in the truck accessories business, Mike Wills has learned many things — especially one that is very relevant today.

“If you think you can’t do it by yourself, you are wrong,” he said.

T-Mobile emergency response vehicles are among its biggest customers. All have helped keep NTTA open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

That has proven true with the success of Lewisville’s North Texas Truck Accessories. He and

“We do all your truck accessories,” Wills said.

wife Kayla and their partner Scott Hamer have

“Our main bread and butter are bed covers,

been in business just three years and have been

running boards, spray bedliners, lift kits, and

recognized each time in the Best of Denton County

suspension and RV stuff. We also have a full interior

voting. In 2021, it won for Custom Auto/Toy Vehicle


North Texas Truck Accessories continue to shine with their customers “One, you treat the company like it’s your own whether it’s your company or not,” he said. “Two, never lie. Always tell the truth even if it’s losing a sale. And the last thing is to be nice. That’s all you gotta do. And another thing, our customers are not our customers. Our customers are friends & family.” Wills is looking to build long-term relationships, including warranting competitors’ items. “I want your business forever, and I will do what it takes to keep your business forever,” he said.

Accessories and Auto Accessories. Wills previously worked for similar companies “I’m blessed,” Wills said. “I don’t know how we

in South Carolina and since 2010 in Texas. He

win. Do I think I’m the best? I think I’m the best

has a history of turning around under performing

at what I do. I don’t think I’m the best company

enterprises and has built his current business to

in general. But in selling truck accessories, there’s

revenues he never thought possible. One reason

nobody that can touch me.”

why is his background in sales. His philosophy of treating customers and employees right are among

The Lewisville Fire Department, Lewisville Police Department, various truck dealerships, and


the reasons that set North Texas Truck Accessories apart.

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Best Auto Accessories, Best Custom Auto/Toy Vehicle Accessories North Texas Truck Accessories 972.591.0400 901 E. State Highway 121 Lewisville, TX 75057

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t’s been quite a ride for Bryan McLarty since retiring from his corporate job at AT&T in 2013 and concentrating full-time on his passion for everything barbecue. From expanding a catering business that started

in 2000, then opening a trailer, later a shack, and

events. But within 3-4 years, he was routinely

for almost three years his own brick and mortar

handling 175-300 people. His biggest event was a

restaurant, McLarty has been showing his prowess

combined 6,000 people.

to much larger audiences. Those he served were obviously impressed as they voted his 407 BBQ

“It took 4-5 weeks and 28 staff to plan and

as the Best BBQ place in Denton County in

execute it, but we pulled it off without a hitch,”

consecutive years plus Best in the Catering and

he said.

Student BBQ divisions of this year’s Best of Denton County contest.

He has won a number of other BBQ competitions, including Grand Champion at the

The 57-year-old McLarty has been slow cooking meats since he was 10 — originally just for family and friends. When he started catering, he

North Texas State Fair in Denton. He opened his food trailer in October 2016 in Corral City next to the liquor store and changed the name to 407 BBQ.

went under the name of BigFish BBQ based on his former passion of bass

“It worked out. We’ve never had to advertise. It’s all been word of mouth,” he said. “When we opened up the trailer, there was no way I was going

“Working at the phone company,

with the name BigFish BBQ, so we chose the road

everybody called me BigFish,” he said. out there, I could go anywhere from Rhome to competition, and they

Lewisville with the same name.”

asked our team name. So as a joke I called

The trailer’s immediate success turned into a

it BigFish BBQ. The

small shack in July 2017 on an adjacent lot next to

sad part is, it stuck

City Hall in Corral City. Outgrowing that within 18

and sort of branded

months, he opened his current restaurant in front of

me. Once we began

the 407 Gun Club east of I-35W in February 2019.

getting our name out there in catering, it was very confusing talking to someone

years,” he said. “We’re still trying to add on another 950 square feet to our kitchen right now.”

about BBQ whose name One reason for his success is that he puts people

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regretted ever doing it.”

in the right positions in the kitchen to succeed.

“It’s all about a team. As long as everyone stays in their position we’re good. If they cross over, the

“We emphasize that above all, it’s the passion we put into our food every day. We’re not trying to

wheels fall off the bus. We’re just a big family at 407 BBQ. Whether it’s an employee or customer,

want to be the best BBQ restaurant on the day of your visit. We’re bare bones in our look, and that’s

It’s like I tell my people, 99 percent of what we do

by design. It’s sort of here we are; what you see is

is all about attitude. If you have the attitude, the

what you get, and we let the food speak for itself.

desire, and the passion to go the extra mile, you

We’re pretty transparent and hope to be doing this

will succeed. The other one percent is just cooking

for a lot longer. I get to work with my best friend,

dead animals.”

my wife (Leslie) every day, and I’m living out my dream every day.

McLarty said 407 BBQ tries make the meats be the only variable. While every animal is different,

“I have 5-10 good years left on these knees, then

being consistent in their process and work ethic are what separates 407 BBQ from a lot of the competition.

call me BigFish again.”

We emphasize that above all, it’s the passion we put into our food every day.

“We do many extra steps in how we prepare the product we turn out,” he said. “I’ve burned up a

Best Barbecue

lot of meat in 47 years, but I’ve also perfected a lot

407 BBQ 682.224.9225 831 FM 407 Argyle, TX 76226

of processes. It’s nothing different than a NASCAR driver who hits the marks on every turn. If you don’t hit your marks, you end up in the wall.

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by Diane Ciarloni


by Design

e’ve all seen them, and we all know what happens when we see them. We float into a semi-dream state, with our subconscious calling out: “Yes! Yes! I want one of those!” What exactly are we seeing? We’re focused on a full-page, color picture of

businesses for sale, including Closets by Design. “It was owned by the same couple for 19 years,” Jay said. “It had a strong client base and an

shelves, rows of perfectly displayed shoes, racks

excellent reputation. The service territory was the

of hanging blouses, enough drawers to house

entire Dallas-Fort Worth area, which meant we had

every sweater ever owned, along with charming

plenty of room to grow.”

compartments for lingerie. A beautiful chandelier hangs from the ceiling, and a few silver-framed Okay. You’re right. They’re not all that opulent, and they’re not all closets. There are also home

“Many of our customers will eventually move to new homes, but they can’t live without that laundry room once they’ve had it. Often, new home buyers ask us to work with them during the build stage, making these spaces an integral part of the

more. Sometimes, when it comes to closets, it may be a reach-in rather than a walk-in large enough for a king-size bed! The bottom line is: You may order

tremendous value for eventual resale,” Lisa said. There are, of course, other companies offering

as many bells and whistles as you desire but the

closet design, but Closets by Design is the only

ultimate objective is always, always organization

one in DFW to have consistently operated its

geared to making life easier and more enjoyable.

full-line production facility for over 20 years. “We

Jay and Lisa Hemby own the Closets by Design/ DFW franchise in Addison, purchasing it more than

components are fabricated” Jay stated. “All of our

two years ago.

projects are custom. Nothing is put together out of

“My college degree is in industrial engineering,” Jay said, “and I spent 25-years as a business consultant with an eye toward organization and

a box, and we can respond quickly to our customers because we do so much of the work on-site.” Jay continued, “There are many things you don’t

productivity. Lisa has managed many home

realize about a niche business like this one until

remodeling projects.”

you’re involved in the daily operation. For example,

“We decided we wanted a business of our own;

needs vary and lives change from one season to

one to complement our skillset, to help people

the next. We may design storage for a nursery, but

improve their lives, and one that had a

those needs change when the baby is six and then

local footprint.”

a teenager. Also, newer homes built with higher

Jay and Lisa began looking. They found several

ceilings allow for more overhead closet storage for seasonal clothing. We provide state-of-the-art pull-

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so important to ensure daily life operates pleasantly

down rods for ease-of-use. Slanted shoe shelves, hidden hampers, valet rods, jewelry trays, and much-desired puck/strip lighting are other popular features often selected.” “Our products are constructed with adjustability and functionality in mind. There are over 30

Our greatest

us how these projects, from small to large, change

when people tell

their lives,” Jay and Lisa revealed. “Those changes

colors and textures available, providing a choice

us how these

for every taste and desire. That being said, our

projects, from

expert design consultation helps bring the closet to life, embracing each customer’s own unique preferences,” Jay explained. Lisa agreed. “Our sales and design staff are one and the same. A designer goes to the home

“Our greatest rewards come when people tell

rewards come

small to large,

come because the new organization removes a mental burden they didn’t even know they had. We enjoy organizing people’s lives, one closet at a time!”

change their lives

and discusses the customer’s needs, including an inventory of what will be used or stored in the space. The design is drawn and reviewed with the customer in the home. They then select the customer to complete their dream space,” Lisa said. Jay added, “During the pandemic, with people refraining from dining out, travel and other leisure activities, much attention was then

focused on home remodeling,” Jay said. “Home continue working from home.” More than 75% of US homeowners completed at least one home improvement project since the pandemic began. Jay elaborated further, “With the average US household containing about 300,000 items, having a place for everything, and everything in its place, is

Best Garage Design/Organization Closets by Design 972.361.0010 4125 Billy Mitchell Dr., Ste. 100A Addison, TX 75001 Best of Denton County 2021 | Home Services

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Celebrating our 5 Year

Anniversary as Best of Denton County


e could talk for days about the awards Sam Pack Five Star Ford Lewisville has hauled in over the years. And that includes winning three categories on the 5th anniversary of them being part of the annual Best of Denton County awards. What’s not talked about enough, and where everyone’s attention really should be focused on, is how quickly this family dealership has become the standard-bearer for tireless and selfless community service.

From Mr. Sam Pack himself to the

really good at it — becoming one of the

knowledgeable folks who sold you your brand-

top dealers of cars and trucks in the nation.

by throwing the aggressive sales pitch out the

new truck, every employee has a servant’s heart

Especially in the eyes of Best of Denton County

window, opting instead for a no-pressure, fully transparent car buying experience from

and is committed to taking care of Texas — one family at a time. “We would not be here today if it weren’t for our wonderful customers, staff, and the

We are

best community,” Mr. Pack said. “What type of


neighbors would we be if we didn’t continually

one of the

look for ways to give back?” That list of community-minded initiatives

top dealers

is a country mile long. It includes everything

for offering

from donating to and hosting food pantries,


participating in charity golf tournaments, and taking part in some good old-fashioned


“reading time” with kids at area elementary

service and

schools. Sam Pack Five Star Ford Lewisville also routinely doles out scholarships to deserving high school students and recently donated 1,400 books to Title I schools. In the past, they’ve zeroed in on increasing literacy and STEAM learning for young students and regularly partner with both the Lewisville Education Foundation and Lewisville Noon Rotary. The dealership is also an active member of four local chambers. Yes, Sam Pack Five Star Ford in Lewisville is in the business of selling vehicles. And they’re

having a high commitment to the local

“We are considered one of the top dealers for offering renown customer service and having a high commitment to the local community,” Mr. Pack said. “Besides Ford vehicles, our dealership holds a high commitment to the Denton County community. All the volunteer activities are so much fun! From the golf outings to the schools, it is hard to pick one type of event.” It’s that level of commitment – both on the has helped separate Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville from the rest of the competition. Is there any other way to do business? Happy 5th anniversary to the best there is!

community. their award-winning sales and service department, commercial sales department, and after-sales service are second to none. Whether it’s a new hybrid, or something else with exceptional fuel economy, you can bet Sam Pack Ford has the vehicle for you. The folks at Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville treat everyone like friends,

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experiences separate CIRCLE STAR BRANDS from other area restaurants By Mark Miller


fter more than two decades working for other restaurant people, Marty Bryan opened Marty B’s in Bartonville in 2017. He followed two years later with Rustico Wood Fired Grill and Wine Bar and last year with 1845 Taste Texas, both in Flower Mound. Combined with partners Brian Gasperson and

“We’re only located in Denton County. We have

Alan Mann, they named the collection Circle Star

joked that we want to put in places 20 minutes

Brands. While their overall focus is to provide

from our houses,” said Bryan, who like Gasperson

amazing experiences for customers and staff, each

and Mann live in Argyle. “We want to shake our

location features its own clientele, music, and

customers’ hands. It is a requirement for our


managers to talk to every single customer, and if we’re in the restaurant, you’re going to see us

“For each of our restaurants, there’s a unique

talking to them. We’re visible.”

experience,” said Gasperson, who doubles as Marty B’s concentrates on families and is casual, fun, family friendly, open air patio with

designed like the country ranch Bryan grew up on in

great live music! At Rustico, it’s more of a boutique

central Texas. The menu features steaks, barbecue,

setting, intimate feel, with elevated service and

and Tex-Mex complete with plenty of drink options

an awesome playlist! At 1845, just think upscale

to be enjoyed while listening to live music on the

Texas with modern design, Texas inspired food and

weekends or catching a game on the big screen.

drinks. Even the playlist is made with all Texas born artists.”

Rustico is more of a date night place with a wood

the curb appeal. When people spend money on something, you can tell. We haven’t spared any

than 55 crafted wines to be paired with sugar free

expense on any of our restaurants. When people

and mostly organic dinner entrees. Desserts are not

visit our restaurants, we want them to escape their

sugar free, but sure to be worth every calorie.

life, whatever their challenges are, dive into our restaurants, and enjoy.”

1845 offers an upscale experience designed like Dallas with food that tastes like Fort Worth.

Rustico and 1845 are only open for dinner while

Everything from the menu to the atmosphere is

Marty B’s is open for lunch and dinner. Mann

inspired by all things Texas. 1845 is one of the few

emphasized that all three serve the highest quality

places in the area where you can expect upscale

of meats through hormone free, antibiotic free,

service while enjoying live music on the weekends.

naturally fed, and humanely-raised animals.

Those unique traits earned Circle Star Brands

Rustico and 1845 each feature half-off drinks

10 awards in this year’s Best of Denton County

between 4-6 p.m. every day, and 1845 and Marty B’s

contest. That included eight top selections – Live

will have holiday packaged foods including prime

Music, Place for Live Music, Family Dining, Patio

rib, a signature pork chop, hams, smoked turkeys,

Dining, Restaurant and Food, Bar Patio and Student

and barbecue.

Hamburger (Marty B’s), and Happy Hour (Rustico). Marty B’s also came in the top three for Barbecue and Rustico matched that in Drink Menu.

“At the end of the day, if you have a great product, great service, and great quality, customers are willing to pay whatever you charge,” Bryan said.

“We like to hire people with heart and a genuineness and sincerity about them,” Bryan said.

Thanks to their current and past customers,

“We build and maintain strong relationships with

Circle Star Brands will soon be expanding. Bryan

team members, the community, customers, and

hopes to open Marty B’s Coffee Company next

vendors. We only want to do business with people

door to his restaurant by February. And another

we like and that respect our brand.”

concept called Cactus Canyon with Southwesterninspired cuisine is slated to come to the Lakeside

“Our food is very good and what makes us

Village development in Flower Mound in 2023.

different is how much effort this team puts into the experience and the service that our customers receive,” Gasperson said. “People ask us all the time, ‘How do you have enough staff?’ You have people everywhere (more than 400 overall).’ ” For Circle Star’s owners, it’s about their customers escaping life for a while. “When you walk in our doors, we want you to forget everything that happened before that moment and just enjoy,” Gasperson said. “It’s about how we greet you, how dim the lights are, how loud the music is. Everything about the experience is energy.” Bryan agreed. “We want to appeal to all your senses,” Bryan said. “What you see, what you feel, what you touch; all those things. When you go into each

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ince the beginning of the pandemic last year, it seems many small businesses have needed some level of support, encouragement, and, more importantly, understanding. With these new found challenges, it has become increasingly obvious how important it is to support and give back to our local community and business partners. For Best of Denton County winner Mosquito Joe Metro Northwest DFW, giving back didn’t start with the pandemic. They’ve been building relationships, providing community support, and giving great service since their beginning. Hollie and Lee Woodham, owners of Mosquito

Joe Metro NW DFW, met twice six months apart on for 18 years and are parents to two teenagers, Ella and Jackson. Together, the couple shares over 50 years of experience in the business world which has proven to aid them in their success with their business. In 2014, after a lot of time, discussion and research, Hollie and Lee decided that it was time to pursue a different career path. “We weren’t necessarily looking for a franchise but did want something that was community focused and personally rewarding. We found Mosquito Joe and loved what they stood for.” Hollie said. Lee agreed. with the current CEO about the background of the company, their commitment to customer

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We are a team on a mission to deliver the best customer service in the business with class, communication, and expertise.

to provide comfort to these people and that is

expertise. That includes our relationships with local

rewarding in itself.” Hollie said.

partners, charities, and businesses. We believe in a

But providing peace of mind to the people of our community isn’t the only way that Mosquito Joe gives back. Locally, Mosquito Joe partners

more personalized approach to each and every person. With the growth of the company, Mosquito

with Ranch Hand Rescue, Casting for a Cause, and

Joe has a solid leadership team that has been in

Up Ministry to name a few. “We love that Ranch

place since the business was founded. Steven

Hand Rescue is taking in animals and giving them satisfaction, and their long term vision,” Lee said.

a second chance. And, as parents ourselves, we

“ After the meeting, we were extremely impressed

love the work they are doing with helping our local

with the commitment to franchisees, their

youth take their lives back.” Hollie said.

customer service approach, and the effectiveness

Even with the success that Mosquito Joe

Jednachowski and Devin Damian manage support

team wants to ensure the quality of care is there

of the natural based products used. In addition

has seen since opening their doors, Mosquito

for each and every customer. When you call them,

we appreciated what big proponents Mosquito

Joe makes sure to provide the best customer

you’re not going to get an automated voice; you’re

experience in the business. “We always teach our

going to talk to a live person.

approach.’ We knew whatever we decided to do

team that we’re not just a service. We are a team

we were going to focus on relationships, speak with

on a mission to deliver the best customer service

business that is not only dedicated to keeping

our customers, and make connections within our

in the business with class, communication, and

the same quality service to all of their increasing

It’s not often that you come across a growing

community. Those were critical components that

customers but is also committed to giving back

were extremely important to us.”

to their community in such a big way. Mosquito

But Hollie and Lee didn’t go into making this decision alone. “Our youngest child, who was

Joe has proven over the last seven years of being in operation that success can be a great tool in helping others in our local community. It’s safe to

minutes. So we decided to try out the product

say that this year’s Best of Denton County win is

before we began our journey to ownership. When

well deserved.

we saw how effective it was, it gave us peace of mind as parents.” Hollie said. “And what an opportunity it was to be able to give back to our community and be able to give them peace of mind as well.” Living in Texas, it’s no secret how much of a nuisance mosquitos are. They are something that we deal with on a constant basis. Hollie and Lee saw Mosquito Joe as a way to give back to their community. “We have customers that are battling cancer, that have autoimmune diseases, and

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hen building or buying your dream forever home, you want to make sure that every little detail is perfect. After all, there is nothing more disappointing than picking out the ideal home for your family and then realizing that a few details are not so perfect. Lana Smith knows this struggle and frustration personally, which is why she created the perfect solution for the residents of our local communities.

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background in fashion, I wanted jaw-droppingly beautiful, high-quality window treatments that that way.” The products that were on the market weren’t exactly the quality that Lana desired for her home. “I just wasn’t getting the effect that I desired,” Lana said. “Therefore, my lifelong fashion and design obsession coupled with my entrepreneurial spirit decided my fate, and Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW was born.” Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW was created in 2017 and has been very popular ever since. They have been named Best of Denton County in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. In 2019, they were also one of the top 10 franchises in this multinational corporation. quality, customization, service, warranty, and price,” Lana said. “Not only do we provide blinds, shades, shutters, and draperies, but we will also personally help you choose the perfect area rugs, accessories, and paint colors.”

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However, Lana doesn’t solely work with new homeowners. “In addition to working with my own clients, we work with home stagers, realtors, and home builders to bring even more value to their clients,” Lana said. No matter your issue, Lana and her team at Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW are up for the task. “There is nothing I love more than a great challenge,” Lana said. “Whether it’s a lighting issue or an odd-shaped window, we homeowners think they have a it’s really easy to solve once we get there.” Lana’s extensive career path has aided her in being the absolute fashion industry, my career took many twists and turns into account management, business development, and construction. All of that taught Made in the Shade,” Lana said. Even though Lana's team at Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW are true experts in every service they provide, they believe their true expertise is listening to their client's wants, desires, and needs. “We listen to exactly what our clients want and

need, and we narrow down the choices for them,” Lana said. “There are so many window treatment options to choose from that it can be daunting for homeowners. My ability to listen to their needs and wants and narrow down the selection to exactly what clients are looking for makes the process easy.” With the passion and drive that Lana and her staff have at Made in the Shade, it’s easy to see why the people of Denton County have fallen in love with their services. With high-quality products and top-notch customer service, it’s abundantly clear that Made in the Shade Blinds North DFW is the best choice in Denton County.

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At Every Turn by Steve Gamel

Their customers come from far and wide and range from everyday homeowners who need design ideas to spice up their outdated kitchen, rely on the steady hand of a proven general contractor. “When we bought the business, it was dying,” Jennifer recalled. She and her husband, Ty, bought the formerly-named Carpets Plus in 2008, weeks before the stock market cratered and the nation fell into a recession. It was renamed The Design House in 2018. “It was just me and one employee running it during those


ennifer Homeyer likes to joke that she’s lost count of the number of times her small business should have failed. But here she and her family are, the proud and blessed owners of an ever-evolving flooring and full-service interior renovation company called The Design House. Going on 14 years in business, it’s now a staple of our community — the type of place you’d expect to find in Dallas’ Design District conveniently tucked away on Colorado Blvd., in Denton.

measuring … it was just a baton handoff every single day. But there was never a choice for it not to work.” She added, “We are here because God has given us the opportunity when we should have failed many times.” The good news is that The Design House isn’t going away anytime soon. Timing is everything when preparing for a home renovation project — whether it’s a small bathroom upgrade or you want to gut everything and start anew. And there is undoubtedly a myriad of questions eager homeowners have about the process, price, materials. The Design House caters to all of that and more, offering experienced design cabinets to complete kitchen and bath options, and installation and building services. We mentioned their longevity and the fact that they are 100% family-owned and operated. They also boast a 10,000 square foot showroom, and they are their own granite and quartz countertop fabricator. Their in-house designers have a wealth of experience, and they corner the market in reliable project managers and licensed plumbers and electricians. Essentially, they can tackle as little or as much of your project as you need — now and well

The Design House caters to all of that and more, offering experienced design specialists, products ranging from flooring and cabinets to complete kitchen and bath options, and installation and building services.

into the future. “We have right at 40 employees now, and we even grew by a few during the pandemic,” Jennifer said. “So it’s not just our family that depends on this business; we have many others who depend on us, too. We are extremely proud and humbled to be where we are today.” Best of Denton County 2021 | Home Services

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he art of a family-owned and operated business is becoming more and more rare these days. We live in a world full of high-rise offices and chain restaurants. It’s not often that you find a business that is not only run by family but also treats you like family. That’s why Denton County’s very own ABC Home and Commercial Services is truly one of a kind. ABC Home and Commercial Services was


Best of Denton County winner, ABC Home and

ABC Home and Commercial

originally founded by acting CEO, Dennis Jenkins,

Commercial Services, truly is a family from the

Services, truly is

and his wife, Jennifer. “My dad came here not

inside out. You can be sure that every time you call

having a single customer in all of DFW.” Russell

ABC, you’ll not only receive the best service in the

a family from the

Jenkins, marketing director at ABC said. “He went

business, you’ll be bringing in family.

inside out.

around and knocked on every door and built up this business to what it is today. He is the heart, backbone, and drive of this company.” Jennifer is the acting Director of Anteater Advocates. “She is over all of our donated services, partnerships, and sponsorships.” Russell said. But the family line doesn’t end there. “My wife Mary Margaret is the HR Director.” Together, Russell and Mary Margaret have one daughter who just turned a year old. “Our hope is that she falls in love with the family business just like we did and wants to continue on our legacy.” Russell said. “The community has taken good care of us for over 30 years. We want them to know that we aren’t going anywhere. We have and always will be a family-owned and operated business. We are not for sale, and we never will be.” Russell said.

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layton Robinson recalls fixing his first plumbing problem at age 10 for his single mother and grandmother in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“We pride ourselves on honesty,” Clayton said. “None of my plumbers make commissions, and

“Our guys explain the problem and why they are Years later, when mixed martial arts wasn’t enough to support a young family, he turned

there. We teach customers how to maintain their plumbing as well, so they don’t have to call us.”

those skills into a real career. Now as owner of CR Plumbing, his company’s level of customer service, commitment, and community involvement has Best of Denton County voting.

Despite the pandemic, business has been booming. “People wanting to shop local and be with small businesses has been huge,” said Hannah, who

“I didn’t realize what plumbing was until I started

manages the business side. “People being home

doing it and kind of got caught up in it all,” he said.

more during COVID actually helped the business side of things. People were needing water heaters

Robinson started as an apprentice plumber working new construction jobs for a friend’s father’s

replaced, adding outdoor kitchens, and needing gas lines runs and remodels.”

plumbing company. He later worked for two before branching off on his own while earning his tradesman’s, journeyman’s, and eventually master a business. After beginning with one van out of the garage of he and wife Hannah’s Canyon Falls home, there They recently closed on a property to build a new facility in Argyle. CR Plumbing handles everything from single faucet installations to complete sewer line replacements for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Its 15 employees help customers primarily in Denton and northern Tarrant counties.

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t’s rare to find a place of work that not only respects you but also treats you like family. It’s so easy for a corporation to treat their employees as just another name to write a paycheck to and not appreciate each person as an individual. That’s why Denton County family run business Molly Maid of DFW Metro Northwest is so incredibly special. They pride themselves on their family like work environment and their care for each individual employee. Molly Maid of DFW Metro Northwest truly is a rare find. Molly Maid of DFW Metro Northwest would be

by Caylie Howard

customers have often referred to her staff as most

Metro Northwest isn’t just offering an amazing

dependable and professional. “Our customers love

cleaning service. They are offering a life changing

our employees. They become friends with them.”

opportunity for each and every one of their

Not only does Molly Maid of DFW Metro Northwest offer top notch service for your

Molly Maid of DFW Metro Northwest, you’re

residential or commercial spaces, but they also

choosing family.

are well known for giving back to their community. Molly Maid offers the Ms. Molly Foundation. “Molly to raise awareness and funds for victims of domestic violence. Philanthropy has always been a part of my life and I am thankful for this opportunity to contribute and bring awareness throughout the year to our local charity, GRACE, in Grapevine, Texas.” Katrina said. Molly Maid takes pride in the fact that they are making an impact in their employee’s lives. “We have employees that come from all over

staff prides themselves on being the absolute best said. “We’re a family. We treat our employees used as a training site.” Katrina Keith said. Her

employees. It’s safe to say that when you choose

Best Home Cleaning Service Molly Maid 972.899.9270 DFW Metro Northwest

with respect and kindness.” Molly Maid of DFW

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Good Old Fashioned Hard Work by Caylie Howard


he gym can be a very intimidating environment for many people. It’s a common fear to feel like the other people in the facility are watching you and judging you based on your appearance and performance. That’s why Best of Denton County winner Jesse James Fit & Outlaw FitCamp is so special. They provide a safe space for people of all ages, size, and lifestyles to help them reach their fitness goals.

different. Everyone here is trained by someone, and they have that individualized attention and accountability. It has become a safe place for many people.”There are many situations and conditions that often contribute to people’s anxiety about depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and many more. Because of this, Leyva saw a need for

Jesse James Fit is roughly 7,700 square


feet of pure awesome. They opened their doors in 2009 and have helped thousands


not a gym but rather a personal training

loss programs, FitCamp-group classes, individualized training, group training,



couples training, youth programs, senior programs, and military prep training and transformation challenges. The trainers at Jesse James Fit are salaried employees, including Leyva and his partners. Combined, this trio offers over 50 Their attitude of inclusiveness, respect, and good old fashioned hard work has helped Jesse James Fit become a trendsetter in multiple awards year after year – including those from their loyal Best of Denton County voters. From 2012-2021, Jesse James Fit has been recognized as Best Personal Trainer, Personal Training Facility, and Best Indoor Bootcamp for Leyva’s Franchise company, Outlaw FitCamp. “We are a big family,” Leyva said. “I

Jesse James Fit & Outlaw FitCamp have set out to make a difference in the lives of every person who walks through their doors.

love people, and I could tell from the very beginning that we had something

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those who were letting their fears hold them back. “Having spent over 20 years as a personal trainer and working with thousands of clients out of Jesse James Fit, I knew there was a need for both group training and individual training options.” Leyva said. Today, Leyva has perfected this ideal concept with seven locations open in the DFW metroplex and national growth opportunities in 2022. The goal for Outlaw FitCamp is to workout environment they can enjoy with a spouse, co-worker or friend in 30 minutes. During the trying times of COVID-19, Leyva and his team redesigned our whole brand and workout template.” Leyva said. “I didn’t want our franchisees to open, doing the same group thing, rotate and cross-contaminating. We spent weeks redesigning the FitCamp layout and then went to one of my corporate locations and tore it apart and reassembled it with my new crazy vision.” These new changes quickly established positive approval among their team and franchisees. “It was something and was widely accepted by our franchisees during a soft run invitation of owners and employees.” Leyva said. “All franchisees agreed to go for the redesign, rush ordered the new needed equipment, and within two weeks, our team had redesigned all of our locations to the new format.” These big changes have proven not only to be a success with the franchisees and employees but also with members and clients. “It’s here to stay for good. Our team, franchisees and the customers absolutely love it.” Leyva said. Another major change for Jesse James Fit and Outlaw FitCamp is their move to Lakeside this fall! Along with the move, Jesse James Fit will become Outlaw FitCamp by Jesse James. This change is due to the growth of the franchise. Lakeside will become Leyva’s signature location, and the Outlaw FitCamp Headquarters where future Outlaw FitCamp franchisees will come to learn the ways of running and operating an Outlaw FitCamp studio. It’s an exciting time as the new studio will be packed with a new design, of the art equipment. The new location will continue to offer the services members know and love plus much more with the same team they know, love, and trust. Jesse James Leyva and his team at Jesse James Fit & Outlaw FitCamp have set out to make a difference in the lives of every person who walks through their doors. With their to their clients, it’s easy to see why Jesse James Fit & Outlaw

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My dad had friends who were garbage men and others who were bank presidents. “It was a very valuable lesson that I never forgot. by Steve Gamel


ne thing Jay Marks couldn’t help but marvel at growing up was how his dad always knew everything young Jay was up to, even when he wasn’t physically there to see it happen. It didn’t matter where Jay went — to the grocery store, on a joyriding trip with friends, or simply sneaking out for a milkshake after supper — dad had eyes everywhere. Jay and his growing team believe in connecting

worked hard to make friends in every part of town,

with people at the highest level, providing the

every profession, and at every level,’” Jay said. “He

best service possible, and building relationships

was right. My dad had friends who were garbage

that stand the test of time — long after the initial

men and others who were bank presidents.

sale. For that reason alone, it’s no wonder that Jay Marks Real Estate earns the majority of its business

“It was a very valuable lesson that I never forgot.”

off repeat business and referrals. Through August, they’ve already matched their total volume in sales

As it turns out, the apple didn’t roll far from the

from 2020.

tree. Everyone knows Jay Marks. No, seriously — everyone. And he knows them, too. Of course,

And on top of that, they continue to grow. Jay has added two more agents to

helped buy or sell a home through his popular


incredible team and plans to add more relationship-focused professionals in

there are also people from all walks of life and in

the coming months.

every profession. “People say I’ve never met They’ve spent time with him at local charity

a stranger. We just want to be

events, read his Foodie Friday articles hyping

the ultimate resource for our

various local restaurants, partnered with him and

customers and friends,”

his team on business deals, and become a fan

Jay said.

simply because of his honest advice, down-to-earth personality, and uncanny ability to connect people. “Just today, I got two calls from people looking for a plumber and one who needed an air conditioning person. I had a realtor call for a referral for a well inspector,” he said. “People know we are a resource for anything, whether it’s real estate,

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taking care of their house, or personal stuff.”

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theright brand

at the Right Time by Steve Gamel


hen you’ve been in the real estate world for as long as Brand Properties Group has, it doesn’t take long to become known as the neighborhood guide everyone trusts. Therefore, the better question isn’t who have they helped along the way but rather, “Who haven’t they worked with yet?” The latter, in all honesty, is a pretty short list.

pudding, as they were just named Top 3 Best Real

for her problem-solving abilities and persistence,

Estate Team by Best of Denton County voters.

which, as we all know, are extremely important qualities for a real estate expert to have. In her

“I love being able to educate and help my clients with their ultimate goal, whether it’s to sell

the client.

done it all,” said Stacey Sauer, team lead and listing

means there is another way to do it,” Stacey said.

agent. “My favorite thing about it is that on closing day, I get to see these amazing clients happy and

last resource for any real estate need, whether it

Stacey has been in the industry for over 20 years and is part of a powerful and growing team at

churches, and everyone in between. They’ve gotten

Brand Properties Group. Owners Jeff Brand and

to this point by checking off some pretty important

Stacey Sauer are the visionaries behind it all and

community and market knowledge, marketing

navigate every stage of your transaction. This

savvy, effective negotiating skills, integrity, and a

includes Suzie Thole, Julie Dowd, Therese Peck,

high-quality professional network.

Jana Wren, Scott Maness and Cortney Spradling. In particular, Stacey used to be an elementary

with an unrivaled knowledge of what it takes to get

school teacher in the 1990s before transitioning

you into your dream home. And the proof is in the

to her lengthy career in real estate. She is known

the road.

successful. I love what I do.”

be buyers, sellers, investors, commercial clients,

They provide the very best service combined

And with Brand Properties Group on your side, you can rest easy that your next home is just down

dream home for many memories. It makes me feel For nearly 30 years, the realtors of Brand

eyes, it’s all about going above and beyond for

Best of Denton County 2021

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Real Community REALTOR by Caylie Howard


t’s rare to find someone who is solely dedicated to their community; someone who seeks to help and assist with the growth of the county’s local individuals. This is why Denton County is so privileged to be home to Keller Williams realtor and Best of Denton County winner, Chrissy Mallouf.

Chrissy moved to Denton County at 10 years old and has lived here ever since. But she didn’t start out as a realtor; she actually started out in banking. “People would tell me all the time that I would be a great realtor.” Chrissy said. Chrissy soon found that working her 9-5 banking

is important to me.” Chrissy said. Chrissy hosts a

job along with working Saturdays wasn’t the most ideal for her when it came to raising her children. “I

clients come and bring donations. “I’ve always had

didn’t get into this career for the money. I became

the heart to serve and give back.”

a realtor because I like helping people, and it gave

Chrissy said.

Chrissy said.

every person.”

She added, “I care. I care about each and Chrissy helps about 100 people a year buy and

When asked what sets her apart from the others

sell their homes. Chrissy actually ranked 61 this

she said, “You’re always going to get the real

year in the entire state of Texas for selling the most

Chrissy. I will never come across

homes. “The most rewarding part of my career is

as fake.”

that I get to be a part of someone’s story.” Chrissy

With Chrissy’s dedication to her community and

said. “I build relationships with these people, and I

to helping others, Chrissy has proven time and time

get to help guide them through this process.”

again that she is the true community realtor. It’s safe

Chrissy has always had a heart for volunteering and giving back to the community. “Community

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most certainly well deserved.

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That’s why he’s been voted Best of Denton

I am passionate,

three for the last seven years. It’s such an honor to be recognized by the community where

caring and fun

he serves.

and that shows

“My team and I make the process of buying a

in my work and

home fun with the least amount of stress,” said Tom. “If they have credit or any other kind of issues, I love

personal life.

getting them to qualify for a home.“ In fact, most of his clients say that he made the whole process fun and easy. When was the last time you said that about getting a mortgage? Tom says that when people easily qualify you make sure the rest of the process goes smoothly. But when they need help that’s when he really goes to work to follow up until he can get them to the closing table. His true passion is helping people and even if they needed extra help that’s just an exciting challenge to Tom. Tom grew up in Lubbock where his mother was a professor at Texas Tech. Once he got to the Dallas traveling and being around family and friends. One would think Fairway was named after golf, but it was named Fairway because our CEO, Steve Jacobson, insists our clients have the “fair way”!!! Tom supports his church, First Refuge Ministries and Sea Partners, which serves and educate the people of south Sudan. Serving people is a passion for Tom. “I am passionate, caring and fun and that shows in my work and personal life” said Tom.



or 21 years, Tom Tevis has loved his job. We don’t just mean he enjoys it, we mean he loves it and gets up every morning chomping at the bit to help someone buy a home.

Best Mortgage Company Top 3 Best Mortgage Loan Banker

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Best The

at helping others by Terri Guthrie


from his father, Dale Brown, who was also a successful businessman from Denton. Dale was

and mentors others by helping them learn to

family at their house at Moss Lake. Also, Scott enjoys hunting. He often heads west to Tulia where they have a ranch near Palo Duro Canyon. He loves League and Denton Main Street Association. They are members of Cross Timbers Church in Argyle. When asked how he’d like to be remembered, takes great pride in being professional and ethical!”

Best Commercial Real Estate

believe in themselves. He’s obviously done a good

almost three decades, Scott Brown Properties has

job at that, as 35 of his former employees have now

been dedicated to providing the residents and

started their own companies!

Scott is very passionate about his family. He and wife, Shari, have been married 33 years and have

One of the things that Scott has a knack for is helping others. Just like his father, Scott encourages

quality service. Scott’s leadership and diligence of

and a secret to his success.

be successful and continue to grow.

mentor… and still gives him good advice!

property owners of Denton County the highest

payment is sent.” This is a valued business practice

his employees is what has allowed his company to

and continues to be Scott’s encouragement and So what makes Scott Brown so successful? For

always paid early. “As soon as an invoice comes in,

Scott replied, “As a generous, caring man who

s a senior at Denton High School in 1982, Scott Brown purchased his very first rental house. Saving his money while working as a bus driver for years, and with some creative financing, he was able to purchase 10 rental homes by the time he had graduated college at the University of North Texas. This was just the beginning! By 1992, this young entrepreneur opened Scott Brown Properties. And his business continued to flourish! In 1999 Real T Team was started, and by 2002, Scott Brown Commercial was established. Scott says he learned so much about business

And if you call him, be assured he will call you back. He’s very particular that his vendors are

“I love doing deals. That’s the fun part,”

Scott Brown Commercial 940.320.1200 1400 Dallas Dr. Denton, TX 76205

Scott said.

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"Winning Best Of Denton County Has


Had A HUGE Impact On Our Business. Residents Of Denton County Respect This Award & Know That It Is A Brand They Can Trust"

- PJ & Ashlee Kratovhil, Owners Complete Solutions

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We are proud to announce the winners of Best of Denton County 2021! All Nominations were made by the residents of Denton County. Nominations took place June 9 - July 7, and afterwards, the Top 3 nominees went on to the final voting that took place July 21 - Aug 18. All nominations and voting were held at Every winner is listed in the print and online directory for FREE so that the whole county knows who’s the best of the best! Final voting was hosted by an independent third party to ensure fair and accurate results.

Winners Directory

Automotive Services


Lorentz Automotive Family Owned & Operated since 1982. Built on Honesty, Knowledge & Integrity. 600 N. Mill St. Lewisville, TX 75057


Classic Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Mazda. Our goal is to make your vehicle buying experience the best possible with prices and service that can’t be beat. 4984 South I-35E Denton, TX 76210


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972.382.9987 CENTERFOLD


TRUCK REPAIR SHOP Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Lewisville



NEW CAR DEALERSHIP Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford of Lewisville

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Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Thank You for Voting Us Best Truck Dealership in Denton County 1144 N. Stemmons Freeway Lewisville, TX 75067

FULL SERVICE CAR WASH Clean and Green Car Wash of Hickory Creek

BOAT & RV STORAGE Lantana RV & Boat Storage

CUSTOM PAINT Color Customs Collision of Denton

Metro Dent Your neighborhood hail repair center. Thank you for voting us Best Paintless Dent & Hail Repair for 2 Years in a row! 1620 E State Hwy 121, Ste. C100 Lewisville, TX 75056


MOTORCYCLE DEALER American Eagle Harley Davidson


Serving DFW for Over 25 Years!


Classic of Denton


BOAT DEALER Phil Dill Boats



AUTO BODY SHOP Advantage Hail Repair




AUTO ACCESSORIES North Texas Truck Accessories

AUTO GLASS REPAIR Safelite Auto Glass

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Kwik Kar Thank you for voting us Best in Denton County! 3507 E. University Dr. Denton, TX 76208 2303 W. University Dr. Denton, TX 76201 2233 Colorado Blvd. Denton, TX 76205

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Bosco Auto Group Wide array of vehicles in stock. Foreign & domestic - Diesels to Exotics. Locally owned and operated since 2006. 1401 Justin Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.833.1393 READ ON PG. 000 TIRE STORE Briscoe Alignment & Tire TOWING COMPANY All American Towing & Recovery Inc

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WrapMasters Whether you are a plumber, HVAC technician, roofer or landscaper, it’s time to breathe life into your brand. 1406 N. Corinth St., Ste. 407 Corinth, TX 76208

214.552.5165 (READ ON PG. 62)

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Our Local Businesses During These Hard Times


our patients


SERVICES Partial Hospital Intensive Outpatient Programs Psychiatry & Medication Management Dual Diagnosis Programs Nutrition Services Individual Counseling Couples Counseling Family Counseling Tele-Health Services Play Therapy EMDR

LOCATIONS Denton Flower Mound Southlake McKinney Frisco Arlington


Bar & Nightlife Services BAR PATIO Marty B’s

CHILDREN’S SALON Pigtails and Crewcuts of Highland Village


BAR STAFF Local Pint


Local Pint Thank you for voting us Best in Denton County! LocalPint.Beer 2750 Churchill Dr., Ste. 170 Flower Mound, TX 75022

214.285.3628 CRAFT BEER SELECTION What’s On Tap DRINK MENU Shoal Creek Tavern HAPPY HOUR 1845 Taste Texas LIVE MUSIC Marty B’s MARGARITAS Urbano Enchilada Taco Bar MIXED DRINKS Verf’s Grill & Tavern SPORTS BAR Lambeau’s America WINE & SPIRITS Hillside Fine Grill

David Ryan Salon A full-service salon that can cater to the needs of any customer, including men and women. 4151 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 150 Flower Mound, TX 75028 2210 SH 114, Bldg. A2, Ste. 240 Trophy Club, TX 76262


Mel’s Barbershop Whether you want a vintage, classic, or modern look, we’re the Barber Shop for you! 5801 Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.355.4767 BEAUTY ENDERMOLOGIE Flower Mound Vein Center CELLULITE REMOVAL The Med Spa of Flower Mound

(READ ON PG. 40 COSMETIC INJECTIONS The Med Spa of Flower Mound DAY SPA The Woodhouse Day Spa


The Lash Lounge

Eyelash Extensions Lash Lifts Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting Eyebrow Threading 5801 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 830 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.808.5274 FACIALS Live Young Wellness Spa HAIR EXTENSIONS Salon377


Amber Michelle Salon Cut, Color, Style and Make Up. We’re Dedicated to Making You Look Your Absolute Very Best! 2500 Lakeside Pkwy., Ste. 160 Flower Mound, TX 75022

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LASER HAIR REMOVAL The Med Spa of Flower Mound

MASSAGE (DROP-IN) Massage Institute of North Texas Formerly Institute of Bodywork Studies

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SUITE & CHAIR RENTAL SALON Legacy Salons & Day Spa - Flower Mound TANNING SALON Tan Evolution WAXING SERVICE Shelly’s Advanced Skin Care


972.899.5300 MASSAGE THERAPIST Tiffany Kelly with Mindful Massage & Spa


Cloud 9 Salon & Spa Specializing in Color, Cuts, and Brazilian Blowouts

The Med Spa of Flower Mound The Med Spa for the Sophisticated Woman and Distinguished Man. The Look You Want Through a Conservative Approach 2601 Lakeside Pkwy., Ste. 180 Flower Mound, TX 75022

972.874.0008 (READ ON PG. 4) MEN’S SALON The Bearded Barber MICROBLADING Brow & Blade


GrandLux Nail Salon Relax, Renew, and Rejuvinate at Grandlux Nail Salon 3651 Justin Rd., Ste. 120 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.539.0123 PERMANENT MAKEUP 7160 Justin Rd., Ste. 200 Lantana, TX 76226

972.317.4384 (READ ON PG. 42)

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Business & Professional Services BUSINESS BANK


MAKEUP LASH by Amber Michelle

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SUTERA SPA Thank You For Making Us The Best Massage Spa in Denton County. We Appreciate Your Loyalty! 2620 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75022



Beauty Services


Gold Permanent Makeup • Color and shape correction • Areola and scalp micropigmentation • Para-medical procedures (scars, burns, vitiligo) 2640 W. University Dr. Ste. 1266, Room 1 Denton, TX 76209

PointBank Thank You for Voting Us Best Business Bank and Best Personal Finance Bank 940.686.7000 972.434.3200 Argyle • Aubrey Denton • Flower Mound Lake Cities • Lewisville Little Elm • Pilot Point


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COMMERCIAL PAINTING Village Professional Painters

NOTARY SERVICES Flower Mound Notary Services


OFFICE CLEANING SERVICE Buckets & Bows Maid Service

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE AGENT Phyillis Garcia with Bridge Realty of Texas



Vested Networks Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. SIMPLE… Better service for a better price. 809 Office Park Cir., Ste.100 Lewisville, TX 75057

972.924.6488 (READ ON PG. 000) BUSINESS NETWORKING Lewisville Chamber of Commerce


POSTAGE & MAILING UPS Store #3322 of Flower Mound PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Fully Promoted - Flower Mound

Anderson Roofing Our Mission is to Provide a Professional & Honest Approach to Roofing Residential & Commercial New Roofs & Roofing Repair 197 Stonewood Blvd. Bartonville, TX 76226


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Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce The place to be for business. 700 Parker Square, Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028


ServPro of Flower Mound/Lewisville

Like it Never Even Happened.® ServProFlower 650 S. Edmonds Ln. Lewisville, TX 75067

972.420.4771 Integrity Commercial Group of Roanoke Providing our customers with the highest quality construction services in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex. 361 W Byron Nelson Blvd., Ste. 104 Roanoke, TX 76262

GRAPHIC DESIGN Mixed Media Creations


Triple A Air Conditioning & Heat



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WEB DEVELOPER & SEO Portside Marketing of Flower Mound

CHURCH Valley Creek Church CHURCH YOUTH GROUP HUB - Valley Creek Church

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For Supporting Our Local Businesses During These Hard Times

Community & Non-Profit Services ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County ANIMAL ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP)


Texas Coalition for Animal Protection



COMMUNITY GROUP Flower Mound Women in Business FIRE STATION Flower Mound Fire Station MAYOR Charlotte Wilcox of Highland VillageT ONLINE PUBLICATION Cross Timbers Gazette PASTOR Matt Chandler of The Village Church POLICE OFFICER Justin Buck with Flower Mound Police Department FlowerMoundPoliceDepartment ROTARY Cross Timbers Rotary


Cross Timbers YMCA We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living & Social Responsibility. Offering youth programs, wellness activities & so much more. 2021 Cross Timbers Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028



Providing professional heating and air conditioning services for families. 2624 Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75022


WEB DESIGNER Murray Media Group

Commercial & Residential Fire & Water Clean-Up & Restoration



972.318.1500 EMERGENCY RESTORATION Mr. Restore

Murray Media Group

Local Studio. Global Impact. 2300 Rockbrook Dr. Lewisville, TX 75067


Low Cost Spay & Neuter Vaccinations Dental Cleaning Heartworm Prevention Flea & Tick Prevention 713 Sunset Street Denton, TX 76201

Thank You For Our Denton County Sponsors

940.566.5551 (READ ON PG. 50)


Education Services CHARTER SCHOOL Founders Classical Academy of Flower Mound COLLEGE PLANNING KD College Prep DAYCARE Primrose School of Lantana

Want to Suggest a New Category for 2022? VISIT and click the FAQ section to submit a new category. PRIVATE PRESCHOOL - K Lewisville Christian School PRIVATE SCHOOL: PRE-K – 12TH Liberty Christian School PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Liberty Elementary School PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL Flower Mound High School


MOVIE THEATER Moviehouse & Eatery PLACE FOR LIVE MUSIC Marty B’s TEAM BUILDING Room 5280 DFW Escape Room THEATER (PERFORMANCE) Studio B Performing Arts TRAVEL AGENCY Cruise Planners - Ocean Blue Travel Sharee Harris & Associates TRAVEL AGENT Sharee Harris with Cruise Planners Ocean Blue Travel Sharee Harris & Associates

BestofDentonCounty Financial & Real Estate Services APARTMENT COMMUNITY Bexley River Walk

TUTORING: GENERAL The Tutoring Center


TUTORING: MATH Mathnasium of Flower Mound

AUTO INSURANCE AGENCY Tammy Edwards - State Farm

TUTORING: READING The Tutoring Center

AUTO INSURANCE AGENT Matt Tobben with State Farm Insurance Agency


Excellent, Timely Service with a Smile Every Time. 2100 Village Pkwy., Ste. 103 Highland Village, TX 75077

940.382.4311 The Actors Conservatory Theatre All-Inclusive Children’s Theatre Serving The Families of Denton County. Thanks For Voting For Us! 359 Lake Park Rd., Ste. 118 Lewisville, TX 75057

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT Kristina Knowles with Chandler & Knowles CPAs CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM Frenzel Consulting & Tax Services

LIFE INSURANCE AGENT Kay Braswell with Kay Braswell Insurance Agency

Noble Classic Homes As Certified Master Builders and Certified Green Professionals, Noble Classic Homes has a reputation for building homes of superb craftsmanship and unique design. 9998 Hilltop Rd. Argyle, TX 76226


Tom Tevis Fairway Independent Mortgage Co. Tom Tevis from Fairway Independent Mortgage in Flower Mound, TX, is committed to taking great care of people who are looking to buy or refinance a home. Tom has been in the mortgage industry since 2001. 2500 Lakeside Pkwy., Ste. 130 Flower Mound, TX 75022


Visionary Financial Group Retirement Planning, IRA’s/401K Rollovers, Life Insurance, Annuities, College Savings Plans

3305 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 140 Flower Mound, TX 75022

972.539.0002 FINANCIAL ADVISOR Shelly Dodge with Visionary Financial Group


Mike Martin with Healthmarkets Find the Insurance You Need in One Place!

Frenzel CPA

INSURANCE AGENT Laura Ferring with GEICO Flower Mound texas/dallas-fort-worth/laura-ferring/


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ARCHITECT Mike Love with The ML Group Architects





Entertainment & Travel Services


7201 Edwards Rd. Denton, TX 76208

972.786.4407 HOME INSPECTION COMPANY DFW Home Inspection Group HOME STAGING Eileen Ellis Staging & Redesign

INSURANCE AGENCY Laura Ferring - GEICO 469.390.6500 4630 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75028

Stacy Lynn Schriever Branch Manager NMLS #360310

Premier Nationwide Lending

Contact me today to make your homeownership dreams a reality! 1021 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 404 Flower Mound, TX 75022

972.537.0694 NEW HOME BUILDER Lingenfelter Custom Homes PERSONAL FINANCE BANK PointBank PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 3G Properties Group REAL ESTATE AGENCY Turner Massey Realty

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ELECTRICIAN Charlie Brown Sound & Electric


Chrissy Mallouf with Keller Williams A dynamic duo of customer focused, top producing, award winning and community minded realtors dedicated to maximizing your real estate experience.

2434 Lillian Miller Pkwy. Denton, TX 76205

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For Supporting Our Local Businesses During These Hard Times


Home Services APPLIANCE REPAIR J&J Appliance Service

Jay Marks Real Estate We Know What Home Means to You. We’re here to help. 3212 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 300 Flower Mound, TX 75022

972.724.2540 (READ ON PG. 114) REAL ESTATE TEAM

BBQ & GRILLING SUPPLIES Grill This BBQ Supply BLINDS, SCREENS, SHADES - SHUTTERS Longhorn Screens - Shades - Shutters CABINET PAINTING & REFINISHING Carnival Custom Painting CARPET CLEANING TLC Carpet Cleaning CHRISTMAS LIGHT INSTALLATION Denton County Christmas Lights CUSTOM CABINET BUILDER Gravley Custom Woodwork

Thank You


ABC Home & Commercial Services of DFW Pest & Rodent Control | Handyman Lawn Service & Fertilization Pool Services | Plumbing HVAC Services M-14802 | TACLA 23753C 997 Grandys Ln. Lewisville, TX 75077

866.TEAM.ABC (READ ON PG. 86) FENCE BUILDERS Goodman’s Firehouse Fence & Outdoor Living FENCE STAINING & REFINISHING Goodman’s Firehouse Fence & Outdoor Living

Hassle-Free Move! No Seller Repairs Free Moving Boxes + Labels Inside the Box© Packing Service


(READ ON PG. 115)

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Best of Denton County 2021 2100 Village Pkwy., Ste. 106 Highland Village, TX 75077

940.900.3641 GARDEN CENTER Schmitz Garden Center GRANITE COMPANY Stonemeyer Granite GUTTER INSTALLATION North Texas Gutters HANDYMAN SERVICES A Helpful Hand


Since 1958 we have served residential, homeowners, commercial clients, and builders with experience and knowledge.

1815 N. Elm St. Denton, TX 76201

940.382.3232 FOUNDATION REPAIR PROFOUND ™ Foundation Repair


Advent Air Thank you for voting Advent Air BEST Heating/Air Repair company in Denton County 500 S. Kealy Ave. Lewisville, TX 75057


Closets by Design


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The Genuine. The Original. Thank you for voting us BEST in Denton County!

Smitty’s Floor Covering

Sponsors 2611 Cross Timbers Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028

TITLE COMPANY Stewart Title - Shawn P. Black Associates

Overhead Door Company of Denton County


For Our Denton County Brand Properties Group


Made In The Shade Blinds Our collections are for the selective homeowner seeking a high-quality and unique experience. Our advantage is that we bring the showroom to you!

Imagine your home totally ORGANIZED! Custom Closets, Garage Cabinets, Home Office, Pantries, Laundries, Wall Beds, Wall Units, Hobby Rooms, Garage Flooring and More! 4125 Billy Mitchell Dr., Ste. 100A Addison, TX 75001

972.361.0010 (READ ON PG. 72)

Buckets & Bows Maid Service Creating Free Time For Busy People, Like You!



HOME RENOVATIONS Castle Painting and Home Services

(READ ON PG. 76)


HOT TUB & SPA SERVICES Southern Leisure Spas & Patio


SHOWER DOORS - FRAMELESS Expo Home Improvement

INTERIOR DECORATOR Elena Johnson with Inspirations Interiors

SOLAR SCREENS Longhorn Screens - Shades - Shutters


STONEWORK Texas Traditions Outdoor


Eco Construction Group, LLC Home Renovations Kitchen & Bath Design Center Design. Build. Remodel. Thank You for Voting Us Best in Denton County.

Complete Solutions We offer a full showroom and a turn key experience on your next patio, pool or landscape project 3513 Yucca Dr., Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028

Bowen Pools PLUMBER

2920 Justin Road, Ste. 600 Highland Village, TX 75077

469.865.0032 Strittmatter Plumbing & A/C

LANDSCAPING SUPPLIER - RETAIL Living Earth Landscape Supplies LAWN MAINTENANCE Frenchy’s Tree & Lawn


We Repair, Maintain and Replace All Makes and Models of Heating, Cooling & Plumbing Equipment. Serving Denton County since 1980 Locally Owned & Operated

940.566.1122 972. 436.6585 POOL MAINTENANCE Pretty Pools


Mosquito Joe Metro Northwest DFW At Mosquito Joe Metro Northwest DFW, we pride ourselves on providing superior outdoor pest control for families in our community. MetroNorthwestDFW.

972.584.1641 (READ ON PG. 74) MOVING SERVICE Firehouse Movers OUTDOOR KITCHEN CONTRACTOR Outdoor Living Pool & Patio OUTDOOR LIGHTING COMPANY Signature Illumination Designs PAINTER Nathan’s Painting & Home Improvement

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Tanning Ledges Pool Renovations Custom Pools & Spas Water & Fire Features 2605 Sagebrush Dr., Ste. 102 Flower Mound, TX 75028


Pearson Roofing Pearson Roofing is a reliable roofing company that has been serving DFW for over 40 years! 6113 Beau Ridge Ct. Flower Mound, TX 75028


Thank You Our Local Businesses During

Legal Services BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY Chris Henry with Minor & Jester, P.C.



Outdoor Living Pool & Patio

Call for your FREE design consultation & estimate to create your own vacation with the best. Custom pools & spas, outdoor lighting, patio covers, outdoor kitchens. 9067 Teasley Ln Denton, TX 76210


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LANDSCAPING Complete Solutions

STORAGE UNITS Argyle Storage Co.

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1-2-Tree Pruning, Removal Stump Grinding Emergencies Lot Clearing 111 Duncan Ln. Lewisville, TX 75028

972.989.9332 WEED CONTROL Weed Man WINDOW CLEANING Clear and Clean Window Cleaning WINDOW COMPANY My Affordable Glass and Remodeling

Byron Berry with Hayes, Berry, White, & Vanzant, LLP Family Law Commercial & Residential Real Estate Law Bankruptcy | Mediation hbwvlaw • iheartmylawyer

940.387.3518 BUSINESS ATTORNEY Brett Nelson with Nelson Law Group, PC BUSINESS COLLECTIONS FIRM Reib Law BUSINESS LAW FIRM Christman Attorneys, PLLC CIVIL ATTORNEY Brett Nelson with Nelson Law Group, PC CIVIL LAW FIRM Nelson Law Group, PC CONSTRUCTION ATTORNEY Don White with Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM Chandler Ross REAL ESTATE ATTORNEY Fon Doster with Doster Legal Group TRAFFIC TICKETS ATTORNEY Sarah Roland with Sarah Roland Law

Law Office of Kimberly Shanklin We are a full-service law firm focused on fulfilling each client’s specific needs and exceeding their expectations. 1517 Centre Place Dr., Ste. 250 Denton, TX 76205

940.382.8216 (READ ON PG. 55) CRIMINAL LAW FIRM

Peace & Associates, PLLC Premier law firm with over 20 years of experience. Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning, & Probate 3212 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75022


WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY Adam Burrows with Burrows Law Firm

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Jimenez Law Firm

1760 S. Stemmons Fwy., Ste. 170

Lewisville, TX 75067

214.513.0125 DIVORCE ATTORNEY Jennifer Ilarraza with Ilarraza Law, PC


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972.808.7227 (READ ON PG. 57)

KoonsFuller Family Law Divorce Child Custody Complex Property Division Prenuptial Agreements Paternity 320 West Eagle Dr., Ste. 200 Denton, TX 76201

940.442.6677 ELDER LAW ATTORNEY Leigh Hilton with Leigh Hilton, PLLC

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Best of Denton County 2021

JUDGE Judge Tiffany Haertling JUVENILE & DEFENSE ATTORNEY Brent Bowen with Law Office of Brent D. Bowen, PLLC


At Minor & Jester, P.C., we understand that each client’s case is different. Our top goal is clear communication between our law office and you. 502 West Oak St., Ste. 200 Denton, TX 76201

940.387.7585 (READ ON PG. 54) OIL & GAS ATTORNEY Richard Hayes with Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP OIL & GAS LAW FIRM Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY Tony Ross with Chandler Ross

Best Life Chiropractic Serving the DFW community for more than ten years 4335 Windsor Centre Trail Ste. 140 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.539.7500 (READ ON PG.34)


Medical & Health Services ALLERGIST

Flower Mound Allergy Asthma Center Sherry Barnett, MD

3121 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028

940.503.4447 ALLERGY CENTER Family Allergy & Asthma Care

Minor & Jester, P.C. Attorneys and Counselors


CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Matthew Gilbert with The Back & Body Clinic

Nelson Law Group, PC Brett Nelson is a Texas attorney with nearly three decades’ worth of experience and the founding partner of the Nelson Law Group. 700 Parker Square Rd., Ste. 145 Flower Mound, TX 75028




Let our compassionate attorneys help you through this difficult time with expert legal counsel.

CHILDREN & ADOLESCENT THERAPIST Michelle Dean with Connections Wellness Group michelle-dean/

AUDIOLOGIST Allison Liberio with Family Hearing Practice of Flower Mound


Family Hearing Practice

Brett Titensor D.D.S With Titensor Dental Thank You for Voting us Best Cosmetic Dentist in Denton County. 1901 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 320 Flower Mound, TX 75022

972.355.9545 (READ ON PG. 14) COUPLES & FAMILY THERAPIST Cara Strickland with Redeemed Life Counseling, LLC COUPLES & FAMILY THERAPY PRACTICE Redeemed Life Counseling

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All-Inclusive Hearing Care For Patients of All Ages

4491 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 400 Flower Mound, TX 75028


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For Our Denton County Sponsors CRYOTHERAPY CLINIC

CRYO CLINIC Thank you for voting us Best in Denton County 5 Years in a Row! 3200 Long Prairie Rd. Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75022

Dr. John C. Shillingburg with DFW Oral Surgeons Thank You for Voting Us Best Dental Implant Dentist, Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Best Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Denton County. 4421 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028

Microscopic Endodontics, Digital Radiology, Digital Record Keeping, Advanced Techniques & Expertise. 4421 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 400 Flower Mound, TX 75028


Matthew Artho, DDS Country Lakes Family Dental is family owned and operated providing quality care with a gentle touch. 74 McMakin Rd., Ste. 200 Bartonville, TX 76226

940.455.7645 (READ ON PG. 22) FAMILY DENTIST Dr. Lauri Barge with Lauri Barge D.D.S.


DOCTOR Broadnax Primary Care 972.833.2163 3201 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75028

The Back & Body Clinic An integrated, team approach to primary medical & chiropractic care that listens to your needs.


Learn More About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound 4400 Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028


Your birth matters at Flourish. We want your birth story to be one of strength, dignity, and empowerment. We strive to preserve the treasured moments of birth while anticipating and caring for your needs. 4061 Kirkpatrick Ln., Ste. 110 Flower Mound, TX 75028


940.241.0789 (READ ON PG. 28)

GENERAL PRACTICE PHYSICIAN Dr. Lowell Phipps with Phipps Family Medicine

MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY Kimberly White Speech & Myofunctional Therapy

GENERAL SURGEON Dr. Patrick Shovlin with Associates of Surgery

OB/GYN PHYSICIAN Dr. Lauren Banks with Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates

HOME HEALTH CARE Advanced RehabTrust Home Health


HOSPICE Ardent Hospice of Flower Mound

OPHTHALMOLOGY North Dallas Eye Associates of Flower Mound

HOSPITAL Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound


LABOR & DELIVERY Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Flower Mound

MEN’S WELLNESS & HORMONE THERAPY PHYSICIAN Dr. Drew Sanderson with Live Young Wellness Spa


Connections Wellness Group Our focus is treating anything causing you discomfort by connecting you to lasting solutions. 2701 Shoreline Dr., Ste. 151 Denton, TX 76210

940.222.2399 (READ ON PG. 12)

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New View Optometry Thank You For Voting Us Best Optometrist 4151 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 140 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.635.0943 571 W. Main St., Ste. 100 Lewisville, TX 75057


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.

Flourish Birth Center

Our mission is to provide the highest quality restorative dentistry and periodontal therapy in a comfortable and safe environment. Patients are welcomed into our practice with compassion and empathy. 4400 Teasley Ln., Ste. 300 Denton, TX 76210

MEDICAL MASSAGE Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine

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DERMATOLOGY PRACTICE McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

Leatherwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

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972.539.1491 DERMATOLOGIST Grace Brown with McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery


Endodontic Excellence



MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL Cara Strickland with Redeemed Life Counseling


Murray Media Group Print.Design.Web. Marketing

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972-899-3637 Best of Denton County 2021




PLASTIC SURGEON Drew Sanderson with Flower Mound Plastic Surgery



Gronberg Orthodontics At Gronberg Orthodontics, we are pleased to provide the best that orthodontics has to offer, ensuring our patients have the opportunity to achieve healthier, more aesthetic smiles in a high-tech, comfortable setting. 3000 Village Pkwy., Ste. 430 Highland Village, TX 75077

972.966.2326 ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICIAN Jeffrey Cantrell, MD with Orthopedic Associates

ORTHOPEDIC PRACTICE Orthopedic Associates 972.420.1776 1234 FM 407 Northlake, TX 76226 READ ON PG. 35 PAIN MANAGEMENT PHYSICIAN John Broadnax, MD with Advanced Pain Institute of Texas


Pediatric Dental World We specialize in pediatric dentistry so your child leaves our office with a healthy smile and a positive attitude towards dental health. 2300 Village Pkwy. Highland Village, TX 75077


Dental Care 4 Kids Our warm, friendly and always-positive approach helps to foster a lifetime of dental health.

2260 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.874.2800 PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CLINIC Stepping Stones Therapy For Kids PEDIATRIC PRACTICE Kid’s First Pediatrics PEDIATRICIAN Jennifer Pape with 18 & Under MD

Advanced Pain Institute of Texas

We provide cutting-edge, minimally invasive care of musculoskeletal, spine, and nerve-related pain in an environment that is compassionate and educational. 500 W. Main St., Ste. 230 Lewisville, TX 75057

972.866.4246 (READ ON PG. 3)




Best of Denton County 2021 2281 Olympia Dr., Ste. 200 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.899.2170 PSYCHIATRIST

Deanna Dial, D.O. with Dial Psychiatry Dr. Dial is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. 1033 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 4 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.755. 9435

Amit M. Patel, D.D.S., M.S.D., with ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center


PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine PHYSICAL THERAPIST Eric Huffman with Joints in Motion PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE Joints in Motion

Assessments, Medical Detox, Residential, Intensive Outpatient, Transitional Living, Individual and Family Therapy. 914 Country Club Road Argyle, TX 76226

940.464.7222 (READ ON PG. 26) TRAUMA COUNSELING OUTPATIENT CENTER Connections Wellness Group URGENT CARE Rapid Med Urgent Care WEIGHT LOSS - SURGICAL Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital: Bariatric Surgery WELLNESS STUDIO The Back & Body Clinic

Pet Services EQUESTRIAN SERVICES Bay Yard Farms FEED & HARDWARE STORE Argyle Feed Store MOBILE PET GROOMING/WASHING Paw Control PET BOARDING Canine Courtyard PET FOOD & SUPPLIES Hollywood Feed PET GROOMING Pride & Pedigree of Shady Shore PET SITTING / DOG WALKING Angel Pet Watch

Thank You for Voting ROOT™ as BEST PERIODONTIST!

PHARMACY Flower Mound Pharmacy

Thank You

Treat it right the first time.


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DFW Foot & Ankle

PSYCHIATRY PRACTICE Connections Wellness Group 651 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste. 102 Flower Mound, TX 75028

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Santé Center for Healing

Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine Treat your health and well-being without resorting to harsh treatment options. 1681 Justin Rd., Unit 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.355.0083 (READ ON PG. 16) SPEECH PATHOLOGIST Jamie Novitsky, M.S. CCC-SLP with Stepping Stones Therapy for Kids SPEECH PATHOLOGY CENTER Stepping Stones Therapy for Kids

PET TRAINING Paula’s Canine Academy

Thank You

For Supporting Our Local Businesses During These Hard Times


BUFFALO WINGS Rusty Beagle Sports Grill

LUNCH Verf’s Grill & Tavern

CAKE BAKERY The Flour Shop Bakery



Bartonville Veterinary Center Dedicated to the lifetime health and happiness of your pets. 88 McMakin Road Bartonville, TX 76226

940.241.2023 (READ ON PG. 48) VETERINARY CLINIC Animal Medical Center of Highland Village VETERINARY HOSPITAL Flower Mound Emergency Pet Clinic

Restaurant & Food Services BARBEQUE

407 BBQ Authentic Texas BBQ Done Right! 831 FM 407 Argyle, TX 76226

682.224.9225 (READ ON PG. 68) BREAKFAST Golden Egg Cafe


CHINESE RESTAURANT China Island Asian Grill COOKIES Tiff’s Treats CUP OF COFFEE 151 Coffee

DELI Joey O’s DESSERT MENU Buttermilk Sky Pie DINNER Hillside Fine Grill DONUTS Sara’s Donut Story FAMILY DINING Marty B’s


Stop in and enjoy one of 16 wines and 4 beers served on tap. 2601 Lakeside Pkwy., Ste. 100 Flower Mound, TX 75022


Bistecca - An Italian Steakhouse Formerly the Grotto Award Winning Dining Catering & Bar 2300 Highland Village Road Highland Village, TX 75077


ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Inspired Living Lewisville INDEPENDENT LIVING Lewisville Estates MEMORY CARE Inspired Living Lewisville SENIOR IN HOME CARE BrightStar Care Flower Mound


(READ ON PG. 70) PATIO DINING Marty B’s PIZZA GiroPizza & Trattoria SALAD Local Pint SEAFOOD Shoal Creek Tavern


Lori Williams Senior Apartment, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Residential Care Homes, Home Care/Home Health, Support Groups, Hospice, Rehab/Skilled Nursing



DESIGNED LIKE DALLAS, TASTE LIKE FT. WORTH. At 1845 we aim to tell the diverse story of what makes Texas bigger and better, through Texan-inspired foods, exclusively Texan artists (and some you might not realize!), and Texas-inspired interiors. 2401 Lakeside Parkway Flower Mound, TX 75022


SKILLED NURSING & LONG TERM CARE FACILITY Cross Timbers Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

Shopping & Retail Services CONSIGNMENT STORE Encore! Encore! Consignment Boutique FASHION ACCESSORIES Mainstream Boutique




Verf’s Grill & Tavern

Clink Wine Bar & Bites

CUPCAKE Cakewalk Creations of Flower Mound


We use our hands and knives to create our food from scratch and never compromise any of our dishes by taking shortcuts. 2221 Justin Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028


Senior Services

HEALTHY MENU Luna Grill INDIAN RESTAURANT Delhi6 Indian Kitchen & Bar ITALIAN RESTAURANT Salerno’s Italian Resturant JAPANESE HIBACHI Asahi Teppenyaki & Sushi

Adams Furniture in Justin Komodo Loco

Thank you for Voting Us Best of Denton County 4 Years in a Row! 109 Oakland St. Denton, TX 76209

Thank You for Voting Us BEST Furniture Store in Denton County Making Happy Customers Since 1938! 417 FM 156 Justin, TX 76247


940.808.0400 THAI RESTAURANT Thai Ruby

GIFT SHOP Studio 360 Boutique

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DRY CLEANER Robbins Dry Cleaners EMBROIDERY Everyday Image

Extensive Collection of Fine Jewelry

Custom Designs, Ring Sizing, Restoration of Heirlooms, Jewelry Repair, Watch Batteries, Appraisals & Stringing Celebrating 46 Years of Service 260 S I-35E, Ste. 200 Denton, TX 76205

940.382.5454 HOME DÉCOR Main Street Mercantile Lewisville JEWELRY STORE Ehrhart’s Jewelers RESALE SHOP Clothes Mentor - Highland Village


FIREARMS TRAINING Eagle Gun Range FLORAL SHOP Flourish Flowers & Gifts GOURMET CONFECTIONERIES Big Top Cake Pops MUSIC INSTRUCTOR Heather Parks with New Song School of the Arts MUSIC LESSONS New Song School of the Arts PARTY DJ DH Productions - David Hodges PHOTOBOOTH RENTAL Picture This PHOTOGRAPHER - FAMILY Your Candid Memories PHOTOGRAPHER - NEWBORN Your Candid Memories PHOTOGRAPHER - WEDDING & EVENT Miranda Longoria PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER Cloud Nine Organizing

The Shops at Highland Village Style In Store NW Corner of FM 2499 & FM 407


WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE Mainstream Boutique

Specialty Services AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE RushTrips Transportation ART STUDIO Art House ARTIST Anita Robbins with Art House BLOGGER The D. Diaries CARGO/TRAILER RENTAL Texas Cargo Trailers CBD STORE Nature’s Mercantile + CBD Store COACHING SERVICE - PERSONAL What’s Next Life Coaching with Penny Rackley



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AERIAL FITNESS Altitude Fitness Highland Village BARRE STUDIO Pure Barre of Flower Mound BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Cross Timbers Family YMCA BATTING CAGES D-Bat Lewisville BICYCLE SHOP Trek Bicycle Flower Mound BOOTCAMP INSTRUCTOR Danielle Cornett with Shapes Fitness CHEER STUDIO Excite! Gym & Cheer COACHING SERVICE - SPORTS Next Level Fitness & Athletic Development CROSSFIT CrossFit Flower Mound DANCE STUDIO Top Hat Dance Centre, Inc. EQUESTRIAN STABLES Flower Mound Farm


Win Kids Gymnastics • Karate • Dance Parent & Child Classes WK Ninja Warriors Sports Kids Tumbling & Trampoline Academic Preschool Birthday Parties • Summer Camps Holiday Camps • Parent’s Night Out 3000 Waketon Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028

972.355.9988 INDOOR BOOTCAMP Outlaw FitCamp KICKBOXING 9 Round of Flower Mound MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO Championship Martial Arts NUTRITION & SUPPLEMENTS STORE Precision Sports and Nutrition NUTRITIONIST / DIETITIAN - CERTIFIED Anna Wallander with Shapes Fitness for Women



SCREEN PRINTING Groggy Dog of Denton

PERSONAL TRAINER Jesse James Leyva with Jesse James Fit

SPECIAL OCCASION DELIVERIES Baskets by Frankie Lynn SUMMER CAMP Cross Timbers Family YMCA TATTOO ARTIST Danny Pando with Dark Age


Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Services

Dark Age Tattoo Creating Amazing Works of Art By Amazing Artists 124 W. Oak St. Denton, TX 76201

940.898.8200 TRANSPORTATION SERVICE Door 2 Door Shuttle WEDDING & EVENT FLORIST Mickey’s Florist

Shapes Fitness is a community of women empowering each other to be stronger together. We are a boutique fitness club for women, focused on helping women be the best version of themselves. 5801 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 180 Flower Mound, TX 75028


GOLF COURSE - PRIVATE Denton Country Club GOLF COURSE - PUBLIC Bridlewood Golf Club GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR Danielle Cornett with Shapes Fitness For Women

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Jesse James Fit Individual Personal Training Group & Family Personal Training Athletic Performance Training Couples Performance Training 811 International Pkwy., Ste. 460 Flower Mound, TX 75022

972.355.2639 (READ ON PG. 102) PILATES STUDIO Club Pilates of Highland Village SPORTS FACILITY D-Bat Lewisville

WEDDING & EVENT VENUE The Springs Event Venue - Aubrey

SPORTS MASSAGE CENTER Denton Sports Chiropractic

WEDDING PLANNER Haley Smithwick with A Time to Gather



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Amy’s Aquatics Where Kids Learn to Swim With Confidence! Thank You for Voting Us Best in Denton County


WEIGHT LOSS CENTER Shapes Fitness For Women WEIGHT LOSS TREATMENT Amazing Weight Loss YOGA INSTRUCTOR Kylie Riggs with Cross Timbers YMCA YOGA STUDIO Inspire Yoga

Student’s Choice


MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Kelly Knight with McKamy Middle School MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER Cathy Standifer with McKamy Middle School TUTORING Homework In A Cafe

LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL ATTORNEY Ben Hunsucker with Hunsucker Legal Group








The Ballet Conservatory This award-winning studio has been in Lewisville for over 30 years and has an excellent reputation for training and nurturing dancers. A highly qualified staff of 12 instructors specialize in their fields of dance to provide an excellent and versatile dance education. Former dancers are in major ballet companies and On Broadway.


SWIMMING INSTRUCTION 1400 FM 407 Lewisville, TX 75077

972.317.0194 GYMNASTICS Excite! Gym & Cheer MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO Championship Martial Arts - Lantana

BEAUTY SERVICES COLOR SALON Denton Color Lab EYELASH EXTENSIONS The Lash Lounge FACIALS Mod Facial Bar HAIR SALON Christi Danielle Salon NAIL SALON Envy Nails - Flower Mound TANNING SALON Tan Evolution

EDUCATION SERVICES COACH Coach Tyner with Wellington Elementary School ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Wellington Elementary School ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Tim Greenwell at Liberty Elementary in LISD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER Isela Russell with Wellington Elementary HIGH SCHOOL Flower Mound High School HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Chad Russell with Flower Mound High School HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER Lori Dodson with Marcus High School MIDDLE SCHOOL McKamy Middle School

Nothing Bundt Cakes Flower Mound We are grateful to the Best of Denton County readers for voting us Best Cake Bakery (Student’s Choice!) 3634 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 114 Flower Mound, TX 75022


CAKE BAKERY NOTHING BUNDT CAKES 972.539.8282 3634 Long Prairie Rd., Ste. 114 Flower Mound, TX 75022 HAMBURGER Marty B’s ITALIAN RESTAURANT Mio Nonno MEXICAN RESTAURANT Angelina’s Mexican Restaurant PIZZA Jet’s Pizza

SPECIALTY SERVICES MUSIC INSTRUCTOR Heather Parks with New Song School of the Arts PHOTOGRAPHER Mette McConnell Photography

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FINALIST DIRECTORY Denton County nominated businesses for Best of Denton County and from those nominations the Top 3 were crowned. Below are a few of the outstanding businesses who received this award.


Thank You

Apostol Integrative & Functional Medicine Serving patients who are looking for a more personalized approach to health care. 4370 Medical Arts Dr., Ste. 315 Flower Mound, TX 75028


Calvin’s Climate We service & repair all makes and models, along with custom design & installation. 2811A Justin Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028

For Supporting Our Local Businesses PLUMBER



The Ranch Arrangement

Volunteer, Donate, Get Help. Financial Assistance Food Pantry Children & Senior Citizen Programs Spiritual Care & Counseling 200 S. Mill St. Lewisville, TX 75057

We are a small business, big on quality. At The Ranch Arrangement, we believe style should be unique to you. 1200 Fort Worth Dr. Denton, TX 76205



Nasr Brother Jewelers Serving the Denton community with crisp, highquality jewelry from an array of trusted brands. 1800 Brinker Rd., Ste. 100 Denton, TX 76208


CR Plumbing CR Plumbing’s professional services include repairs, fixture installations, leak detection and repair, water heater repair and installation, remodels, and new construction.

940.367.3778 (READ ON PG. 87)




Private Preschool - K


Prestige Family Dentistry We take great pride in providing high-quality dentistry to our community. 4351 Cross Timbers Rd., Ste 100 Flower Mound, TX 75028


Ria Aesthetics Botox, Dermal Fillers, Kybella, Laser Hair Removal, HD Pdo Threadlift, Plexr, PRP Hair Rejuvenation and more! 1651 Justin Rd. Flower Mound, TX 75028


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The Design House Countertops, Window Treatments, Cabinets, Painting, Flooring, Wallpaper, Texture, Lighting, Turnkey Remodeling 2303 Colorado Blvd. Denton, TX 76205

940.382.4340 (READ ON PG. 78)



NAEYC Accredited Degreed Teachers Over 41 Years of Early Childhood Education Excellence. 1st Certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom in the State of Texas. 2425 Briarhill Dr. Highland Village, TX 75077

972.317.3494 TITLE COMPANY



Lewisville Grand Theater Performance Hall Black Box Theater Art Gallery • Special Events 100 N. Charles St. Lewisville, TX 75057


Golf Clubs at The Tribute

Rebecca Butler, M.D., F.A.A.P. with Lantana Pediatrics

Take yourself back in time and play the game as it was meant to be played. Learn more at: 1000 Lebanon Rd. The Colony, TX 75056

Dr. Rebecca Butler Would like to Thank You for Voting Her Best Pediatrician. 74 McMakin Rd., Ste. 100 Bartonville, TX 76226



Freedom Title Flower Mound - 972.899.5950 Denton (South) - 940.380.8822 Denton (North) - 940.220.4575 Lewisville - 972.436.8141 Southlake - 817.591.0490

Choose Local. Choose Freedom.

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We are focused on building relationships with each and every patient.

she decided to open her single, privately-owned practice in Denton, Dr. Leatherwood said, “I liked the familiarity of home and, geographically, Denton had the biggest need so it just made sense.” At Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, the entire staff is extremely relationship motivated. “We are focused on building relationships with each and every patient.” Dr. Leatherwood said. Building those relationships has aided in communication with each patient. “We pride ourselves in actually listening to the wants and needs of our patients, which helps us to customize each treatment plan.” Dr. Leatherwood said. She added, “Often times in our industry, the patient is an after thought — and I don’t like that.” Dr. Leatherwood said. At Leatherwood Family and


our smile is such a personal thing. Many times, it’s the first thing someone notices about you. However, having a fear of the person that helps aid you in a beautiful smile, the dentist, is fairly common. At Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Samantha Leatherwood not only provides a clean and safe environment for all of her patients, but she also focuses on customizing each and every smile to her individual patient’s needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry, the entire staff is focused on providing the best customer service to each person that walks through their doors. But not only does Dr. Leatherwood and her staff offer top notch customer service, they also provide high quality service. “I wanted not only my services but also my products I used to be as quality and high end as possible.” Dr. Leatherwood said. “The quality of the materials used and the customization of every treatment plan really does make a

Dr. Leatherwood graduated with honors from the Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. She then went on to serve a general practice residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los

huge difference.” At Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry,

Angeles, California. “This program was incredibly challenging and rewarding and helped me begin to think

Dr. Leatherwood is focused on the customization

about dentistry in a holistic and comprehensive manor.” Dr. Leatherwood said. “We’re not taught that in

and art of each smile as well as the connection

dental school.”

of the mouth and body. “We’re centered on the

Even though her studies took her all across the United States, Dr. Leatherwood is a Denton County native. She attended Denton schools from elementary school through high school. When asked why

overall wellness of our patients. Everything is connected.” Dr. Leatherwood said.

“It took years of practicing and seeing the

Dr. Leatherwood is focused on bringing back

The staff at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic

failures of other doctors to make me realize that

people’s healthy smile that feels good while also

Dentistry believes that everyone deserves a healthy

there’s a better way to do things.” Dr. Leatherwood

looks good. “I’m honored to be able to do that.”

and beautiful smile, and they are making it their

said. This is why Dr. Leatherwood believes so

Dr. Leatherwood said.

mission to give everyone just that. Their care and

strongly in continued education. “I take about three times more continued education a year than

With Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, the sky is the limit. “Our future goals

level of commitment to providing the best results to our community are just a few of the reasons why they have been voted Best of

is required by the state of Texas.” Dr. Leatherwood said. “Every patient and smile is different. At

Leatherwood said. “Right now, we have the dream

Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we

team. We want to make sure that we are hiring like-

like to present every person with every option

minded people to help us build and grow. So we’re

available to them. We’re not a cattle-call practice.

looking for more calculated growth. Our priority

Denton County.

at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is minutes and get a generic treatment plan. We’re

taking care of our patients, and our entire staff is

going to provide you with the highest level of

extremely invested in that.”

quality care.” While Dr. Leatherwood excels in family dentistry, she also provides incredible cosmetic dental care. “I like to focus on the whole picture. I treat the whole system, not just the tooth system.” Dr. Leatherwood said. “We deal with the functions. If things function well, they look pretty.” “Most people want the cosmetic side of dentistry. But they all go hand-in-hand.” Dr. Leatherwood said. At Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry,

General Dental Practice LEATHERWOOD FAMILY & COSMETIC DENTISTRY 940.220.5858 4400 Teasley Ln., Ste. 300 Denton, TX 76210

(972) 899-3637 • 3513 Yucca Drive, Suite 200 Flower Mound, Texas 75028



“This smile story is one of my favorites! It was a total pivot point for her life.” - Dr. Brett Titensor

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