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OMAHA’S NEWS LEADER IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES INVESTING IN OMAHA. MAKING IT A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE.

CONGRATULATIONS FROM EVERYONE AT KETV TO ALL OF THE WINNERS.

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We light up Omaha at night. That’s nothing compared to what we do every day.

Who We Are We’re a $10.85 billion1 not-for-profit life insurance company headquartered in Omaha since our founding in 1890.

What We Do We provide life insurance and retirement products for nearly 700,000 members across the United States.

What Makes Us Different Shared Values: Our members2 celebrate family, community and country. Community: We put millions back into local communities and give our members opportunities for giving back, connecting and leadership. Extras: Our members receive discounts3 to help their families today and benefits4 for when they need help most. These include nearly $1 million available with the WoodmenLife Focus Forward Scholarship, discounts at more than 30,000 national and local retailers, and benefits for natural disaster victims and first responders. SM

Thank you for choosing WoodmenLife, Omaha!

1. Total assets; liabilities of $9.58 billion; as of December 31, 2016. 2. An individual becomes a member by joining our shared commitment to family, community and country, and by purchasing a WoodmenLife product. 3. WoodmenLife has entered into sponsored marketing relationships with companies that agree to offer discounts to WoodmenLife members. 4. Fraternal benefits are not contractual, are subject to change and have specific eligibility requirements. D1460 10/17 Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society: Omaha, NE Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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BEST OF OMAHA 2018 VOLUME 35 // ISSUE 6

CONTENTS

Publisher TODD LEMKE

EDITORIAL Executive Editor DOUG MEIGS Managing Editor DAISY HUTZELL-RODMAN Managing Editor, Encounter ERIC STOAKES Editor-at-Large TAR A SPENCER Contributing Writer OTIS TWELVE (DOUGLAS VINCENT WESSELMANN)

C R E AT I V E Creative Director BILL SITZMANN Art Director MATTHEW WIECZOREK Senior Graphic Designer DEREK JOY Graphic Designer MADISON BESCH Graphic Designer K ATIUSK A NUÑEZ

D E PA R T M E N T S

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From the Editor

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List-o-Mania

Your Best of Omaha Team Omaha Magazine, KETV 7, and Baxter Arena

How Omaha Ranks Nationwide

10 Congratulations

Messages from Civic Leaders

35 List Opener &

Community Partner

167 Greatness Otis Twelve

SPECIAL SECTION

11 Stories of the Best Winner Profiles

ACCOUNTS Publisher’s Assistant & Omaha Home Contributing Editor SANDY MATSON Vice President GREG BRUNS Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing GIL COHEN Senior Sales Manager ALICIA HOLLINS Senior Sales Executive & 60Plus in Omaha Contributing Editor GWEN LEMKE Branding Specialists KYLE FISHER · GEORGE IDELMAN MARY HIATT · JOSHUA PETERSON Sales Associates DAWN DENNIS · SHERRY LORENCE Marketing Interns MARK MCGAUGH AND JAMES HILL

BEST OF OMAHA 2018 WINNERS

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Dining Family Health & Beauty Household Nightlife Retail Services Transportation

O P E R AT I O N S Vice President of Operations TYLER LEMKE Accountant HOLLEY GARCIA-CRUZ Distribution Manager MIKE BREWER For Advertising & Subscription Information: 402.884.2000

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We’re 1,000 smiles strong. Thanks, Omaha, for voting us #1.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Editor’s Letter

FROM THE EDITOR

O

MAHA IS THE best. You know it, I know it, and now, the community at large knows what was voted as the “Best of Omaha 2018.”

Since moving to the Omaha metro 20 years ago, I have found many places in Omaha that I consider to be the best. The best restaurants, best retail shops, best book shops (yes, that is its own theme, in my book), best transportation services, and many more. Each year brings new places I consider to be the best, as the city grows and my tastes change. More than 140,000 people have moved to Omaha in the past 20 years, and with that influx of people comes an influx of new businesses. Twenty years ago, a night out on the town often meant an Americana meal, whether at a steakhouse or a pasta place, and a movie. Now, my husband and I are more likely to try a gastro-pub before heading to a concert or arts venue. Even my favorite place to go for pizza has changed with the onset of brickoven pizzerias.

DAISY HUTZELL-RODMAN Associate Editor

That’s one reason I look forward to viewing the Best of Omaha results book. Like many in Omaha, I look through it each year to find new places to eat, and see if my favorites have made the list. Sometimes the answer is yes, and sometimes I am surprised. Each business listed in this special edition of Omaha Magazine is chosen by the Omaha public. Each business featured in this book is a winner. The Omaha Magazine staff spent countless hours to ensure the contest was as fair and accurate as possible. No advertisers were listed on the voting page, and no purchase was necessary to vote. We at the magazine do not choose the winners. The list contains only the businesses voted on by the public. The businesses are then given the chance to tell you more about their goods and services throughout the book, in a variety of ways. Many of the winners purchase traditional display advertising on the pages, and many others purchase sponsored profiles to let the readers know the story behind their businesses. And then there’s the list. One of the most useful parts of the Best of Omaha book, I believe, is the ability to look up the phone number or website for a business. Many winners have chosen to purchase two lines of text to include with their listing so the readers can find them easier. These two lines most often include phone numbers and websites, but may also include the number of locations or a physical address. Thank you, Omaha, for voting for the best each year. And congratulations to the businesses that supply the best goods and services in the area.  

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Event Organizers

YOUR BEST OF OMAHA TEAM

TODD LEMKE

MIKE KEMP

President and General Manager KETV 7

Publisher Omaha Magazine

UNO Associate Athletic Director Baxter Arena General Manager

My mom owned a restaurant when I was growing up. With five kids, we had our own army to feed and she worked hard to make ends meet. I saw firsthand the struggles small business owners go through. How important a “good Saturday” was, not only to the bottom line but also the people working to build a successful business. At KETV we take this to heart, giving our local businesses the best tools to help them thrive. We’re proud to partner with The Best of Omaha as it honors the drive, passion, and personal sweat the Omaha business owners put forth every day. Congratulations to the winners and everyone that was nominated.

Congratulations, Omaha!

Congratulations to all of the great Omaha businesses that are being recognized for their excellence by Omaha Magazine. Receiving the recognition as a “2018 Best of Omaha” carries the distinction of being singled out by the citizens of our community as the outstanding business in your particular sector. That is a tremendous honor for any business to receive.

ARIEL ROBLIN

We are excited to introduce the Best of Omaha winners. This entire publication is devoted to celebrating the businesses, institutions, and organizations that make the community an award-winning city. We are proud to be associated with every entity that received votes in Omaha’s original “best of” contest. Within these pages are the results of the votes for the best in the community—the best restaurants, services, shops, watering holes, golf holes, and more. Omaha has often been voted one of the top family-friendly towns in America, and I like to think of Omaha Magazine as one big family. As voters and readers of Best of Omaha, we are proud to welcome you to that family.

Baxter Arena is honored once again to host the 2018 Best of Omaha Festival. As a long-time fixture in Omaha, the University of Nebraska-Omaha appreciates the effort that Omaha Magazine makes to recognize so many deserving local businesses. This acknowledgement helps citizens from across the area identify companies that exude excellence. Baxter Arena strives for excellence in everything we do. With an incredible variety of recreation and entertainment options, we bring the community the finest in Division I athletics, concerts, trade shows, graduations, lecture series, and unique content such as the 2018 U.S. Olympic Curling Trials. We hope you enjoy your day at the Best of Omaha Festival, and we hope to see you at many Baxter Arena events in the future.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • List-o-Mania

HOW OMAHA

RANKS NATIONWIDE DAISY HUTZELL-RODMAN

O

MAHA RANKS AS the best for a lot of reasons—from being the best city for drivers to ranking in the top three best cities in which to find a job. We also have a slew of best places, from Henry Doorly Zoo to the Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing Arts Center.

Omahans already knew that—it’s why we live here. But it’s nice to get accolades from outsiders, and we have received many of those recently. Check them all out, do you agree with them? 

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Best of Omaha 2018 • List-o-Mania

No. 1s Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters

Livability.com—April 2016

Best Cities for C ar Drivers

NerdWallet.com—May 2015

Top 10 Best A merican Cities to Work in Tech

SmartAsset.com—September 2015

Best U.S. Cities for Paid Internships

Time.com/money—June 2015

U.S. Healthcare A ffordability Index

CastlightHealth.com—June 2015

Fastest Growing Tech Hubs in the U.S.

Uncubed.com—February 2015

Where People are Saving the Most by R efinancing in Nebraska (Douglas County) SmartAsset.com—February 2015

Top Five A nimal AttractionsHenry Doorly Z oo

Family Fun Magazine—2015

No. 2s Good Jobs, A ffordable Housing and High Quality of L ife Gizmodo.com—June 2016

Best Place to Live 2015 (Papillion)

Time.com/money—August 2015

Top Theater Venues in the M idwest (Orpheum Theater and Holland Performing A rts Center) Venues Today—April 2015

Lowest Unemployment R ate in the U.S. POLITICO Magazine— January 2015

Best U.S. Cities for M illennial College Students

OnlineColleges.com—March 2015 CNBC—May 2015

Top 10 Best Foodie Cities Livability.com—2015

Best City for R ecreation WalletHub.com—July 2015

Best Cities to Find a Job Fortune—June 2015

Most Debt Savvy R esidents

SmartAsset.com—September 2015

No. 3s Best Cities to Find a Job ZipRecruiter.com—January 2016

No. 4s Great Small Cities for Food L overs

Wall Street Journal—March 2015

No. 5s Best Cities to Work for a Small Business

WalletHub.com—May 2015

Best Metro A rea for STEM Professionals

WalletHub.com—January 2015

Best Big Cities in the M idwest

Time.com/money—August 2015

No. 6s Best L arge City for First-Time Home Buyers WalletHub.com—July 2017

The 12 Metro A reas with the L eastStressed Commuters

LawnStarter.com—October 2016

Best Cities for FirstTime Homebuyers

SmartAsset.com—March 2016

Best Places to Live If You’re Trying to Save Money GOBankingRates.com —February 2015

Top 10 Cities for FirstTime Homebuyers SmartAsset.com—March 2015

Top 10 Beer Cities TravelChannel.com— September 2016

No. 7s Best Cities for R aising a Family Forbes—2016

Best Cities to Get a Job ZipRecruiter/msn. com—January 2015 WalletHub.com—January 2015

Top Ten Cities for Creatives

SmartAsset.com—January 2016

No. 8s The Best Minor League Baseball Towns SmartAsset.com—2017

Best L arge R eal E state M arket

WalletHub.com—2017

State Well-Being R ank Gallup Healthways—2016

Top Cities for New College Grads SmartAsset.com—2015

No. 9s Best City for R enters WalletHub.com—July 2017

Most C aring Cities in A merica

WalletHub.com—December 2015

No. 10s 2016 Digital Cities: Transparency, Security, Infrastructure (250,000-499,999 category) Government Technology Magazine—March 2017

Best L arge City for First-Time Home Buyers WalletHub.com—July 2016

Top Tech Cities in the M idwest ComputeMidwest.com— September 2016

Best Cities to Start a C areer

WalletHub.com—May 2016

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Civic Leaders

CONGRATULATIONS!

J E A N S TOT H E RT

D AV I D G . B R OW N

KEITH BACKSEN

D O N K E L LY

Mayor City of Omaha

President and CEO Omaha Chamber of Commerce

Executive Director Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau

Chairman Sarpy County Board of Commissioners

We all strive to achieve our best. It’s a goal worth setting.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Best of Omaha winners and to Omaha Magazine for showcasing the 2018 class with the high caliber and style we’ve all come to expect.

Congratulations to the 2018 Best of Omaha award winners!

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Best of Omaha winners. What an amazing list of businesses, organizations, events, and festivals.

The Best of Omaha guide connects new and prospective customers with Omaha’s best products, services and businesses. There’s a smart business philosophy, “The customer is always right.” That’s why the Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha is so trusted; the results come from the customers. We live in one of the best cities in the country because we offer a great quality of life and opportunities to succeed and reach goals. It’s what brings people to Omaha and it’s why they stay. Thank you to Omaha Magazine for recognizing the Best of Omaha. I wish you all continued success.

This year’s slate of honorees— making their marks across the quality of life spectrum—have worked hard to establish a connectedness with their customers and our community. More than accolades, that bond has earned them well-deserved reputations, the reward of repeat business, and elevated levels of success. Individually and together, this year’s winners make Greater Omaha a better place to be. Keep serving and keep striving—just be sure to take some time to enjoy the applause. Congratulations once again!

As Omaha’s official tourism authority responsible for promoting our city to potential visitors, Visit Omaha commends you for being the best. You have earned both the respect of your peers and the loyalty of your customers. Because you give Omaha your best work, visitors are provided with a vibrant, innovative and dynamic destination. It’s your products, services, and talents that provide us with a great city to promote. Without you, this city simply would not be the same. Thank you for welcoming visitors and making their experiences here truly special. Again, congratulations—we wish you all the best in 2018.

Though the awards are called the “Best of Omaha,” many of the winners could hold the title “Best of Sarpy,” as you’ll find restaurants, stores, entertainment venues, and activities from across Sarpy County listed among the winners—proof that our region’s success is tied to the connections we have across the metropolitan area. Thanks in part to those connections, our region continues to attract new residents, visitors, businesses, and jobs every year. In less than 30 minutes people can travel from the vibrant urban centers filled with nightlife and entertainment to the beautiful outdoor recreational areas and activities found in Sarpy County. In Sarpy County, we’re working to keep those connections strong and growing. Congratulations again to the winners.

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WINNER

PROFILES

STORIES OF THE BEST SPONSORED BUSINESS PROFILES

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ROM REPLACING A window, to a creating a perfect smile, to providing places that care for people from age 3 to 93 and beyond, the Best of Omaha winners provide services and solutions to help with any situation.

Read the following profiles to learn more about noteworthy local businesses—and the people behind the scenes—working in a multitude of fields. Featured profile categories also include: mail marketing, plumbing, financial services, Mexican cuisine, home and office cleaning services, oral surgery, windows and doors, fencing, landscaping, and more.  

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PELL A W INDOWS & DOOR S OF OM A H A & LINCOLN

Windows and Doors

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OTED NO. 1 for Windows a nd Doors six years in a row. Thank you, Omaha!

Pella is locally owned and operated, serving the Omaha and Lincoln markets for nearly 50 years. The company is 90 people dedicated to supplying the Omaha market with the finest window and door solutions. They serve three distinct segments, from new construction and remodeling to replacement and commercial needs.


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When it comes to windows and doors, Pella can be trusted to help customers make smart choices. Unlike competitors who only offer you one product, Pella offers seven product lines, three material types, and the most popular styles, features and innovations. So customers find the right fit for your home and budget.

hear customers’ feedback. They manage their business in part by surveying every Pella customer. They have been awarded Pella Corp.’s President’s Award 12 out of the last 18 years.

Customer satisfaction is the key to Pella’s success. They strive to provide the best experience, and want to

Pella Windows & Doors of Omaha & Lincoln gives back to the community. The company, as well as their

The company says: “We are very excited to be voted No. One in Best of Omaha for the last six years.”

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individual employees, give time and financial resources in many ways. They donate windows and installation to several not-for-profits and those in need. Pella’s employees get involved in many community projects around the holidays, and throughout the year, to benefit those less fortunate.

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CURT HOFER & ASSOCI ATES

Custom Home Builder

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HER E WAS A time when the first meeting with a custom home builder carried with it a volume of magazines, photos, swatches, and maybe even an artist’s rendering or blueprint to detail the customer’s wants, wishes and must haves for rooms, finishes, and more. Now an initial meeting with Curt Hofer & Associates is very different.

“Technology and social media have changed the way homeowners are able to visualize what they want their home to be—and the ways they’re able to share those ideas with us,” says Steve Huber, president of Curt

Hofer & Associates. “We’re able get everyone around the table, connect their mobile device to the big screen, and make the creation of their home a highly personal and highly collaborative process.” That exchange of ideas and information between the homeowner and the team is really what makes the Curt Hofer & Associates experience different. In fact, Curt Hofer homes are so unique to the homeowners that they rarely want to leave. With the firm’s full-service capabilities—from design and building to remodeling, renovation, and service maintenance—they don’t have to leave.

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Building trust and a portfolio of true originals Award-winning design, people’s choice and industry awards, and referrals that include nearly every homeowner Curt Hofer & Associates has worked with continue to cement the firm’s position as one of the area’s most preferred highend custom homebuilders. Most cite the “experience” as the best part of the project. Even years later, homeowners keep in touch with Steve Huber; Marshall Wallman, vice president of design; and Craig Linnenbrink, vice president of construction.

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“It’s really a matter of trust,” Huber said. “That trust extends throughout a lifetime as needs, lifestyles, and preferences change. We ensure your home is always able to provide the ideal setting, environment, and amenities that enable you to make your home unique.”

16820 Frances St., Suite 102 Omaha, NE 68130 402-758-0440 curthofer.com


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L A M E SA M E X IC A N R E STAUR A N T

Mexican

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A MESA HUMBLY

thanks the people of Omaha for voting them Best of Omaha — 15 times in a row. “When we first won, we could not believe it,” says coowner and general manager Jose Salazar. “We are truly grateful to have been chosen so often.” La Mesa celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, and Salazar says he is happy to still be in a business he loves. “The best part is giving satisfaction to families,” says Salazar. “Knowing that we have been part of people’s lives. It might be a quick lunch or dinner, but it’s also

birthdays and anniversaries. We’re very thankful that they give us their trust to be part of their lives.”

“When we first started, we could only get about four or five pure tequilas,” Salazar says.

La Mesa prides themselves in their food selection, which ranges from enchiladas and burritos to seafood specialties and fajitas. Salazar especially appreciates recent trends towards authentic cuisine that allow him to showcase dishes he is used to eating in Mexico.

For 25 years, the staff of La Mesa has strived to be the best every day—to serve the best food, the best drinks, with the best quality they can bring to Omaha. They extend their thanks and hope Omaha continues to support them.

Another source of pride for La Mesa is its tequila selection. La Mesa carries over 100 types of 100% pure tequilas and hosts special tequila tasting dinners 2 to 3 times a year.

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“It’s overwhelming,” Salazar says of winning Best of Omaha again. “I never take this for granted.”

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H A R R ISON FINA NCI A L SERV ICES

Wealth Advisors

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A R R I S O N F I N A NC I A L SERV IC E S (HFS)

is the premier financial pla nning a nd wea lt h management firm serving decision makers, aff luent families, private family offices, and foundations. The firm’s purpose is helping clients create a better plan for their life, legacy, and community. HFS’s team of 15 professionals, help develop a comprehensive financial plan which defines their most important goals while coordinating with their attorneys, accountants, and insurance and investment advisors. Adding another level of strength is HFS’s affiliation with

Nor t hwestern Mutua l bringing unpa ra lleled f inancial securit y and institutiona l resources built only with the clients’ best interest in mind. Creating a reliable retirement income stream is becoming increasingly difficult in today’s economic environment. This challenge centers on people living longer, the US experiencing record low interest rates and lower than expected returns in the equity markets, and these conditions are impacted by inflation and high taxes. HFS is able to mitigate these risks and help clients achieve their financial goals through integrated low-cost, tax-efficient solutions.

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Continuously developing personally and professionally is paramount to the team’s continued ability to serve the community and their clients at the highest capacity. With over 20 professional designations and graduate degrees, to include CFA®, CFP®, MBA, MSFS, CIMA®, CPWA®, RICP®, their team has an unmatched dedication to being a thought leader within the financial industry. Additionally, HFS is committed to giving back to the community. The United Way, Salvation Army, EO Nebraska, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are some of the great organizations for which the team volunteers.

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Becoming the “Most Trusted Advisor” is HFS’s passion. Each client has a partner who will be with them as they build wealth, through their retirement years, and for the generations continuing the stewardship of their family’s legacy. Harrison Financial Services is a marketing name for Tim J. Harrison, a wealth management advisor with Northwestern Mutual. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. 

9300 Underwood Ave., Suite 500 Omaha, NE 68114 402-891-2302 harrisonfinancialservices.com


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G O R A C K E & A S S O C I A T E S , P. C .

Accounting Specialists

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OR ACK E ASSOCIATES,

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P.C., is truly humbled by the distinct honor of being voted the Best of Omaha in Accounting Services. The company says it would be nothing without their clients and are simply thrilled to be recognized by the community’s votes. In addition to thanking their clients for voting, the firm would also like to take this opportunity to introduce Goracke & Associates to any individuals or business owners that are looking for an accounting specialist. Goracke & Associates, P.C., accounting firm has been developing valued friendships, providing innovative

ideas, and delivering powerful results for their clients for over 60 years in the greater Omaha area. The firm is a great fit for those looking for a blend of personal service and expertise, and because Goracke & Associates listens to clients’ needs, they offer an everexpanding range of services for individuals, business owners, and executives. With a firm wide belief that the client is at the heart of everything they do and 11 core values that each employee lives day to day, clients can count on a different experience of warmth, fun, and functional advice that they won’t find anywhere else.

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Offering a full suite of services including tax planning, tax preparation, and resolutions to tax problems, audits, reviews, and compilations, as well as business services such as payroll, cash flow management, quick books, human resource consultations, talent development, and many more offerings—it is clear the firm can handle any size of portfolio. Goracke & Associates’ holistic approach to consulting services has led to an expansion of their services with a host of new offerings that will be launching in early 2018! Give them a call or simply stop by for a free consultation. The team at Goracke always loves meeting new friends.

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A MER IC A N NA ILS

Manicure and Pedicure

BROW NELL TA LBOT

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Private Elementary School MERICAN NAILS AND

Spa is Omaha’s Premier Nail Salon. Their friendly and always-smiling staff members are ready to greet customers, and their licensed technicians are highly trained and experienced. American Nails and Spa has been locally owned and operated for over seven years. They offer a wide variety of services for customers to have a one stop for their busy lives. Services include: multiple manicure/pedicures to choose from including their always favorite, handmade monthly

3618 N 165th St. Omaha, NE 68116 402.779.8700 americannailsandspaomaha.com

special, which changes flavor for each season or holiday. American Nails offers services to children, gentlemen, seniors age 60+ and large parties. Available services include shellac, solars, acrylics, dipping powder, waxing, body massage, VersaPro sunless spray tanning, and Microblading. Receiving regular manicures/ pedicures is beneficial to a customer’s health. Keeping the cuticles trimmed and clean helps air get into the nail beds, which helps new cell growth and makes them look pretty when polished. Massaging the hands and legs improves blood circulation and mobility in the joints. Having callus work will make feet feel soft and smooth. American Nails’ dedicated team of professionals dedicate quality services to their customers and makes sure the customer is the number one priority.

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H AT MAKES B R O W N E L L TA L BOT Lower

School the best in Omaha? BT creates opportunities that nurture the whole child. Opportunities to Be Known With a classroom ratio of 13:1, Lower School teachers are able to give students individualized instruction in all core academic classes, meeting students at their level with a plan specific to each student. Opportunities to Be Curious Students’ passions are most intense in their early childhood years— so BT students are taught world languages, sciences, music, art, physical education, and more from subject matter experts. Opportunities to Grow BT’s social emotional curriculum focuses on teaching students to identify their emotions and recognize them in others, so they are able to develop empathy and interpersonal skills at a young age. 18 | 

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Opportunities for College and Life As a school that teaches preschool through grade 12 students, BT offers a unique opportunity for each student to receive an educational experience that is purposeful. BT’s curriculum is thoughtfully designed to support and prepare all students as they advance through their educational journeys. Visit brownell.edu/goBT to explore the opportunities that await each child at BT! Nebraska’s only private, preschool through grade 12, independent, coeducational day school.

Brownell Talbot School 400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd. Omaha, NE 68132 402.556.3772 brownell.edu


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MADONNA R EH A BILITATION HOSPITA LS — OM A H A C A MPUS

Rehabilitation Facility

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EARLY 900 ADULTS and

children from 43 hospitals across 11 states have been admitted to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals— Omaha Campus for treatment of serious injury or illness during its first year of operation. Omahan John Abkes is one of those patients who received outpatient care for a spinal cord injury he sustained during a family vacation in Mexico. “If you’re in a position where you have to be someplace like this, Madonna is the only place I want to be,” said John. Madonna’s Omaha Campus fills a growing need for specialized, comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services in the metro area. The campus consists of 110 private rooms in two hospitals—an acute rehabilitation hospital with adult and pediatric units specializing in neurological rehabilitation, and a hospital specializing in complex medical rehabilitation. The Madonna Institute

of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering is on-site providing opportunities for advancement in rehabilitation research for patients. Madonna offers world-class medical rehabilitation and research, serving the nation’s top 2 percent of medically complex cases. Specializing in brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, pulmonary conditions, stroke, and neurological diseases for adults and children, Madonna provides hope and healing while returning patients to their community settings at a higher rate than industry benchmarks.

17500 Burke St. Omaha, NE 68118 402.401.3100 madonna.org

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M A D H ATTER

Muffler & Brakes

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AD H ATTER MUFFLER & Brakes

has been servicing cars and trucks in Omaha since 1979 and specializes in brakes and exhaust systems, from daily driving vehicles to award-winning hot rods. New owner Zach Haver is at the helm of expanding services to all aspects of customers’ vehicle needs, but not without keeping the same great customer service and quality work that Mad Hatter has been providing to the Omaha area for 38 years. A major step forward Mad Hatter is taking is to service hybrid and electric vehicles. The automobile future indicates that cars may not always be filled with big blocks and rumbling exhaust. Mad Hatter is seeing this and is now able to meet the new and growing needs of the vehicle industry, giving consumers a choice outside the confines of dealerships.

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Mad Hatter Muffler would like to thank all their customers for voting for them and is looking forward to meeting all of the new customers to come in, no matter if their vehicles are loud, rumbling, quiet, or running on electricity.

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JOEL SCHL E SSI NGER, M.D.

Dermatology

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OA R D-CERTIFIED DER M ATOLOGIST JOEL Schlessinger,

M.D., founded Skin Specialists, P.C., as the premier dermatology resource and clinic in the state of Nebraska, treating conditions ranging from acne to skin cancer. Dr. Schlessinger is an outstanding and caring professional who works to provide the best solutionoriented care for his patients and to find new treatments and innovative options for

medical conditions of skin including psoriasis, eczema, acne, skin cancer, warts, birthmarks, and more. His staff of dedicated professionals is committed to providing the best service to each and every patient and to find solutions that work. Dr. Schlessinger also offers a variety of professional, physician-only products for purchase, including his signature LovelySkin line, the prestige

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LovelySkin LUXE line and the patented FixMySkin Healing Balms with 1% hydrocortisone, invented by Dr. Schlessinger and his son, Daniel. After more than 20 years, his practice, originally a dermatology clinic, now includes cosmetic dermatology, a clinical research facility, a world-class day spa, a retail store, and an e-commerce site.

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JOEL SCHL E SSI NGER, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon

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OEL SCHLESSINGER IS

a world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other national publications. He personally performs all injections and cosmetic treatments for his patients. Dr. Schlessinger’s practice offers a variety of the latest cosmetic surgery procedures, including wrinkle treatments, DualSculpting, fillers, body treatments, cellulite treatments, laser treatments, and Kybella, a new fat-dissolver. This year, his practice also added the new breakthrough

Cellfina treatment for cellulite, EndyMed Microneedling Radiofrequency treatment, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC and Vollure to plump the lips and lines around the mouth, and CoolMini to address stubborn chin fat. Dr. Schlessinger is the single largest Allergan account in the world, offering more Botox, SkinMedica, JUVEDERM, and LATISSE to patients than any other practice across the globe. Additionally, his dedicated professional staff works tirelessly to make sure each patient is well-cared for and happy.

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Dr. Schlessinger is continually educating himself and his staff on the current trends and treatments in cosmetic surgery. He has extended this to also educating the cosmetic surgery community. As the founder of Cosmetic Surgery Forum, an annual conference held in Las Vegas, Dr. Schlessinger provides a multi-specialty educational symposium on the latest cosmetic surgery and dermatological procedures for hundreds of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

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LOV ELYSK I N R ETA IL STOR E

Beauty Supply Store—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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O V E L Y S K I N . COM, UNDER THE

direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D., has been offering premier skin care and beauty products since 1997, but it wasn’t until 2010 that the dreams of a brick-and-mortar home came true. The LovelySkin retail store offers more than 350 brands and 15,000 products, including cosmeceuticals, makeup, hair care, and beauty tools and devices from brands like Obagi, SkinMedica, Neocutis, SkinCeuticals,

jane iredale, Youngblood and more. Dr. Schlessinger is the single largest Allergan account in the world, offering more Botox, SkinMedica, JUVEDERM and LATISSE to patients than any other practice across the globe. The highly trained staff of licensed aestheticians and experienced sales associates, each handpicked and trained by Dr. Joel Schlessinger, work diligently to find what best suits an individual’s skin care needs.

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The LovelySkin retail store frequently hosts exclusive events with national brand educators and makeup artists, giving customers access to the latest in global makeup, cosmetic, and skin health trends. The store is also home to LovelySkin Spa Express, which offers spa procedures in a format specially designed to fit anyone’s schedule. It provides the pampering and relaxation the body needs on the client’s time, whether that is a few minutes or an hour.

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LOV E LYSK I N.COM

Local Website—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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OVELYSKIN.COM IS THE online market

leader in cosmeceuticals (cosmetics with pharmaceutical benefits). Developed by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Joel Schlessinger, it is the premier dermatologist-owned and operated cosmeceutical website, serving hundreds of thousands of customers from all over the world. LovelySkin.com offers more than 350 brands and 15,000 products, including skin care, makeup, hair

care, beauty tools, devices and more. Since its launch, LovelySkin.com has become the 14th largest health and beauty website in the world and the 539th largest online retailer in the world. LovelySkin.com started in 1997 as an off-shoot of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s dermatology clinic, filling only one or two orders per week. Over the course of 18 years, LovelySkin.com has expanded to a 30,000 square foot space that has

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changed the face of online cosmetic fulfillment, shipping all orders from Omaha with in-house support and unparalleled customer service that has won the Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for six consecutive years. Come visit the awardwinning LovelySkin retail store at Oak View Mall, or those interested in joining this dynamic team can go to LovelySkin.com/jobs to apply.

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L OV E LY S K I N S PA

Day Spa—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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OEL SCHLESSINGER, M.D. founded Lovely-

Skin Spa with the goal of taking spa treatments to a new level, uniting his passion for dermatology with the personal care and pampering that certified aestheticians could provide. Each professional is personally trained by Dr. Schlessinger, performing procedures that have been specially created for medical and cosmetic benefits.

LovelySkin Spa Express, located in the LovelySkin retail store, offers many of the same procedures in a format specially designed to fit anyone’s schedule. Each of the spa’s five fulltime aestheticians is trained to promote the skin’s beautification process while providing a medically and cosmetically strategic, multisensory experience. The services go

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far beyond what is offered at a standard day spa. The staff’s medical expertise and training by Dr. Schlessinger makes LovelySkin Spa a trusted resource to treat and improve the skin. The spa’s aestheticians perform facials, peels, microneedling, Pelleve, Pellefirm, SilkPeel, and SilkPeel 3 advanced treatments in addition to many other rejuvenating procedures.

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2802 Oak View Drive, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68144 402.334.1226 LovelySkin.com.com/spa


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L OV E LY S K I N S PA

Med Spa—Under the direction of Joel Schlessinger, M.D.

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OV E LY S K I N S PA ( F O R M E R L Y

Aesthetica Day Spa) was the first med spa in Nebraska and continues to offer the widest variety of spa-related services in addition to cosmetic treatments, including Botox and Dysport, fillers, and laser hair removal. The licensed and certified staff are trained to perform procedures that have been specially created in conjunction with medical director Joel Schlessinger, M.D., who personally performs all

filler and Botox injections himself for optimal medical and cosmetic benefits. The spa’s five full-time aestheticians perform facials, peels, Pelleve, Pellefirm, SilkPeel, and SilkPeel 3 advanced treatments in addition to many other rejuvenating procedures. Over the years, technology has improved, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the importance of seeking a professional worker whose main goal is safety and efficacy. The staff at Skin Specialists, Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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P.C., and LovelySkin Spa are highly trained on the latest equipment and the most up-to-date techniques. Dr. Schlessinger or his physician assistants personally oversee each cosmetic treatment to make sure procedures are both safe and effective. Skin Specialists, P.C., and LovelySkin Spa are proud to have been performing various cosmetic procedures since 1996, with a safety record unparalleled in this area.

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PH Y S I C I A N S M U T UA L I N S U R A N C E C O M PA N Y

Life/Health Insurance Company

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ETIREMENT HAS BEEN

everything Nebraskans Ron and Carol Koch hoped. “We love being able to do what we want,” says Carol. “We travel. We love bus tours. So much easier than having to plan it ourselves.” Ron enjoys collecting Santas and volunteering as a docent at the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln. “I love cars, and our museum has been called a ‘gearhead’s Smithsonian,’” he says proudly. “How does it get better?”

Ron and Carol credit good planning for their ability to direct their own path in retirement. They committed to enter retirement debt-free. And they chose Physicians Mutual for their health coverage. Ron’s parents had been Physicians Mutual customers, and Ron saw first-hand how the company addressed their needs. “Physicians Mutual was there for my parents. We were very pleased. That was why we chose Physicians Mutual too.” The Kochs have since purchased additional policies. “We are very happy to be part of the Physicians Mutual family,” says Carol.

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The Kochs recently spent some time with the “family” as guests of the company’s all-employee meeting. Carol said afterwards, “I really understand now why my insurance company is the Best in Omaha. I’m so proud to say it’s my company!” Founded in Omaha, Physicians Mutual is a premier provider of health, life, and retirement products nationwide. Comprised of Physicians Mutual Insurance Co. (est. 1902) and Physicians Life Insurance Co. (est. 1970), the companies are in a select group of insurance carriers that have been in business for more than 115 years.

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Today, Physicians Mutual offers a wide variety of health and life insurance products, with a focus on equipping those moving into retirement. The company has earned a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating.* *Physicians Mutual® Customer Satisfaction Survey, 2014, conducted by Wiese Research Associates

2600 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68131 1.800.228.9100 physiciansmutual.com


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R IDGEWOOD ACTI V E R ETIR EM ENT COMMUNIT Y

M A IDS & MOR E

Home Cleaning Service

Retirement Community

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IDGEWOOD RECEIVED THE prestigious

Hearthstone, I Am Still Here, Certification in 2017. I Am Still Here represents a groundbreaking model in dementia care by creating an unprecedented level of true engagement for those living with memory challenges. Through environmental adaptations, specialized communication techniques, staff training, and life enrichment programs, Ridgewood Memory Care provides the opportunity for those with dementia to remain creative, be actively engaged, and truly thrive. In addition, Ridgewood is a certified Time Slips Community. Time Slips opens storytelling to everyone by replacing the pressure to remember with the freedom to imagine. Ridgewood residents write stories, individually or as a group, based on their own creativity and imagination. Ridgewood is also a certified Music and Memory Community,

which allows residents to relive meaningful memories and connection in their lives through their own personalized music.

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ORN AND R AISED in Omaha, Stephanie and Jim Lovely have been cleaning homes locally since 1995. Initially, they purchased a nationally known franchise; however, they learned that customers wanted more than a company with name recognition. Customers really want personalized services from people they know and trust.

The Ridgewood memory care environment is one that allows residents to remain independent, feel safe, comfortable, and one that eliminates sources of frustration and stress. The environment includes areas that support The Lovelys founded their own personal choice and indepenlocal company not associated dence, quiet areas to eliminate with a franchise—Maids & distraction and stress, and subtle More—in 2005. A company physical cues that create confithat would show its commitment dence in everyday activities. To to professional and affordable WE WOULD ALSO APPRECIATE YOUR VOTE FOR: take a tourCOMMUNITY of Ridgewood, con- LIVINGhouse cleaning services. They BEST RETIREMENT • BEST ASSISTED EMPLOYER: UNDER 100 EMPLOYEES tactBEST Sarah or Halle. are proud to have earned an A+ BBB rating. They are honored to have received the Best of Omaha recognition from 2009-2015 and now in 2018. QVC: 39112 (BEST MEMORY CARE FACILITY)

12301 N12301 149th Cir, N 149TH CIRCLE | (402) 884-7644 .RIDGEWOODRETIREMENTCOMMUNITY. Bennington, NE 68007 402.884.7644 ridgewoodretirementcommunity.com www

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Their team of 30-plus service partners are true professionals. The team’s commitment is exhibited daily through the enjoyment shown in doing the job…and in the cleaning results. Over half of the staff has been company partners for 5 or more years, with six serving with the company for over 10 years. This longevity, maturity, and service knowledge really impacts the quality and consistency Maids & More delivers to each and every home.

6679 Sorensen Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68152 402.572.6243 maidsandmore.com


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S&W FENCE

Fence & Railings

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a familyowned business that’s been providing quality products and workmanship since 1960. We were started by Bill Welniak and Frank “Chic” Szeliga. They operated out of Bill’s garage until Bill’s son, Mike, purchased the company in 1982. Mike moved S&W Fence to its current location at 158th and Pacific Street in 1985. S&W Fence was built by hard work and dedication to quality, and we continue to operate with the same core values today! &W FENCE IS

S&W Fence offers a wide selection of fencing options including wood, vinyl, chain link, and steel, and we are constantly searching for new products to offer. S&W Fence also designs and fabricates custom ornamental iron and aluminum railings, fences, spiral staircases, and gates. All our products are expertly installed by a dedicated staff, most with over 10 years of experience. So, whether you want security, privacy, or elegance, S&W Fence has the product for you!

MOL LY M A I D OF C E N T R A L OM A H A /C B

Home Cleaning Service

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OLLY M A ID PROVIDES time to busy

people throughout the metro area along with peace of mind. Our bonded and insured cleaning crews are available to clean as little as one bathroom to as much as the entire house, and everything in between. Our clients know that they can count on us for caring and responsive customer service along with our quality cleaning service.

Being Best of Omaha is very important to everyone in our company. We strive to excel in every interaction we have with our customers and potential customers so that we uphold the standards of the best companies in Omaha. Our team celebrates our successes and being named the Best of Omaha is considered our greatest success! We’re MAID for this.

4614 South 50th St. Omaha, NE 68117 402.932.6243 mollymaid.com

15803 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68118 402.333.5722 sw-fence.com

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V ISITING NURSE ASSOCI ATION

In-home Nursing Service

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HAPING TOMORROW’S CARE. TODAY. Visiting

Nurse Association provides expert and compassionate care to all who need it—regardless of their age, station in life, or available resources. VNA is dedicated to shaping tomorrow’s care, today. For more than 120 years, VNA has been the face of care. They have helped build a stronger, healthier community through innovative in-home and community care programs delivered across the lifespan. As healthcare evolves, VNA advances. They believe everyone deserves the best care, kindness, and to feel better at home. Their team of more than 400 expert healthcare and caregiver professionals provides care to all, with a vision of how healthcare should be delivered next. VNA’s 17 programs foster independence and a high quality of life, promote safety and independence in the home, and help break the cycle of poverty for the most vulnerable.

These trusted programs include certified in-home healthcare, non-medical in-home supports, hospice and palliative care, and a range of community care programs that include breast cancer support, cooking matters nutrition education, parenting support, flu and immunization services, homeless shelter nursing services, and school health programs. VNA works with each client, their family members, and community partners to adapt to clients’ ever-changing needs.

12565 W. Center Rd, Suite 100 Omaha, NE 68144 402.342.5566 vnatoday.org facebook.com/visitingnurseassociation

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Chinese Dining

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OL DE N

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IS

owned and operated by Michael Liu and John Stevens, who felt that customers wanted fresh, delicious Chinese food with quick and friendly service. Michael has over 35 years of experience in Chinese restaurants. He was the original owner of house of Hunan on 132nd and Center streets. Michael is very meticulous with his food as the chef, and those details come through many of the dishes, especially in the hot and sour soup, which the staff at Golden Bowl often hears is the best hot and sour soup customers have ever eaten. John has been in the restaurant business for 14 years, including seven years learning from Michael at House of Hunan and three years as partner of Golden Bowl. John concentrates on the customer service and keeping customers satisfied.

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The customers have been satisfied with the service and many of the dishes are known as Omaha favorites, including peanut butter chicken, honey walnut chicken, hunan flower steak, yum yum shrimp, triple delight, and black pepper beef. Omahans craving Golden Bowl can visit their Bellevue location to eat in the restaurant or order takeout. They can also stay in the comfort of their homes and order delivery. Easier yet, their menu is available online.

513 Fort Crook Rd N, Bellevue, NE 68005 402.505.3101 goldenbowlbellevue.com


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PA R S O N S HOU S E O N E AG L E RU N

Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility

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quiet neighborhood of Champions Run, directly across the street from St. Vincent de Paul parish, Parsons House on Eagle Run is Omaha’s leading assisted living and memory care facility. This family-owned property has long ties to the Omaha community. Kim Reeves and her husband, Andrew, believe the primary focus should be entirely on compassion, quality care and living life to the fullest. As a single-family-owned property, there are no multi levels of management to navigate. A professional staff is at the core of the Parsons House experience. Their attentiveness and availability is evidenced by the interaction with the residents—the same residents with whom they know by first name, listen to their

life experiences, laugh and share a hug. They understand that above all of the services they provide, when they are at work, they are in someone’s home and home is where family and friends belong. Parsons House is uniquely designed to create a warm and inviting home atmosphere; the grand dining room overlooks the scenic landscape of Champions Run Golf Course. They take pride in their culinary trained chef, where homemade meals and fresh ingredients are served daily and not the exception! The landscaped grounds and secured courtyards provide a peaceful setting for residents to enjoy a walk or visit with friends and family; with Parson House’s Memory Care courtyard being the largest in the city. Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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The specially designated memory care division, known as The Cottages, addresses the unique and specific needs for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other memory disorders. From the generous use of natural light, vibrant colors, and familiar furnishings, The Cottages instill a sense of comfort, promote selfesteem and nurture independence, with the full spectrum of care to all their residents. The staff at Parsons House invite future patrons, and their families, to visit Parsons House to discuss their unique situations, and leave with the confidence that their loved ones’ needs will be met. Customers believe that this is the best in Omaha.

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S U N VA L L E Y L A N D S C A PI N G

Landscaping Service, Landscape Rock and Granite, and Mulch Provider

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UN VA L L E Y LANDSCAPING cus-

tomizes and cares for everything in the clients’ yards, all year round, so they can spend more time enjoying their own piece of the outdoors. From design to installation, maintenance, and materials, Sun Valley Landscaping wants people to have a perfect setting to enjoy. The company’s design process starts with an understanding of the site and the desired use of a space. The client and designer flush out the style, form, and function that will best make a dream

into reality. Sun Valley Landscaping will pay attention to the details—color, texture, and structure—to create a beautiful, balanced space that will stand the test of time. “The Sun Valley Way” is their promise to clients, and what also sets the company apart. Their landscape professionals are trained, educated, and certified in horticulture, turfgrass management, and landscape design, and will create one-on-one relationships with clients to fully understand their needs.

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Sun Valley Landscaping’s number one value is “people come first” for both clients and hard-working team members. The company strives to continuously focus on social responsibility by giving back to the community in a variety of ways. For 10 years, Sun Valley Landscaping has proudly donated their time and resources to provide mowing and snow removal services at no charge to military households that have a deployed family member.

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5601 Harrison St. Omaha, NE 68157 402.932.5704 sunvalleyomaha.com commit20.com


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THANK YOU FOR VOTING!

(...AND FOR READING)

Omaha Magazine’s special Best of Omaha issue is a reflection of your votes. The issue is your exhaustive guide to the best companies in the Omaha area in 2018. Refer back frequently, peruse the ads, and read the profiles. Everyone in this book has been voted Best of Omaha.

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4-H in Douglas-Sarpy Counties

Exceptional Learning Experiences for Youth 4-H youth learn through hands-on projects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), health, agriculture, and other areas. By participating in 4-H, youth grow confidence, independence, resilience, and compassion. 4-H is delivered by a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln!

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, and we empower young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H of Douglas and Sarpy counties offers projects, activities, and contests for all youth.

For more information, contact us: douglas-sarpy4h@unl.edu • 402-444-7804 4-H Personnel in Douglas-Sarpy counties include: Therese Laux, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator; Heidi Beckwith, Melissa Border, Marci Carroll, Mary Dierks, Ashley Goodman, Euwanda Jennings, Meganne Horrocks, Brett Kreifels, Cathy Raneri, Monte Stauffer, and Rachel Wright.


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Best of Omaha 2018 • Festival Sponsors

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M AHA M AGAZINE ’S BEST of Omaha contest has been in existence longer than most college kids have been alive (yes, even those fifth-year students). Twenty-six years ago, the Omaha Magazine staff created a contest as a fun service to the community. It remains a community service to this day, and is now synonymous with high standards.

Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha contest boasts 25,000 individual ballots annually with 300-plus different voting categories and more than 900 businesses nominated each year. That’s a total of over 637,400 votes. Voting is completely voluntary, and voters receive no monetary or physical incentives to vote. So why vote? Because you know Omaha, and you know the best.

The black-and-gold logo for Best of Omaha is iconic. When you notice this logo around town, we hope it offers assurance that the business or service-provider has the vetted support of the community.

Although we continue to expand and modify categories to make our contest more useful to the general public, less than 3 percent of Omaha-area businesses win a Best of Omaha award.

Businesses proudly hang the Best of Omaha logo and strive to maintain their status as the best of their kind in Omaha. This Best of Omaha issue provides a directory for those new to Omaha, as well as a resource for longtime locals to find the best of the best in the city.

Like the local businesses you love, our voting system is fair, convenient, and free from manipulation. It is strictly those businesses that you consider to be the best.

Being the best often means providing the best service, and most of our winners do just that. In fact, many of them even strive to provide great service in this book. Throughout the listings, you will find several that contain two additional lines of text that have been purchased by the winner. This is most often a website and phone number, but may also be a business address or number of locations. These businesses are doing this so customers current and prospective can find them easier. With our Best of Omaha contest, we are happy to give you the opportunity to give something back to the businesses that you frequent and love. 

While out and about in the community, why not take the results book with you and use it as a guide to direct you toward old favorites you may not always think about, and new places you have not yet tried. If it is in the book, it is sure to be a place people consider the best.

The 4-H youth development program of Douglas and Sarpy counties is delighted to be a part of Omaha Magazine’s Best of Omaha Festival for 2018. Since 4‑H began more than 100 years ago, it has become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The 4‑H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills needed to be proactive forces in their communities and develop ideas for a more innovative economy. 4-H of Douglas and Sarpy counties extends a hearty congratulation to this year’s winners. We look forward to working with the Best of Omaha Festival as we join together to work towards making Omaha a great place to live, learn, and grow! THERESE L AUX 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator Douglas-Sarpy Counties

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PIZZAS • LUNCH SPECIALS • CALZONES • PASTAS • MORE

VOTED

BEST PIZZA

FOR 27 YEARS! (PSST...THAT’S SINCE THE BEGINNING)

OLD MARKET | DODGE | WEST CENTER


Devotees of culinary trends need not look far for a restaurant. Omaha is home to 1584 eateries, serving everything from appetizers to Vietnamese food. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an average of 34 restaurants open in the area each year. The best three in any particular category, as voted by the public, are mentioned in this section. How does fried catfish sound for dinner? The votes are in for that new category as well.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Dining

Thank you Omaha for voting us Best American Dining! Just South of 144th & Blondo 1814 N 14th St. railcaromaha.com

AMERICAN DINING Jams American Grill 402-399-8300 | 402-614-9333 jamseats.com Railcar Modern American Kitchen 144th & Blondo railcaromaha.com Shirley’s Diner APPETIZERS Kona Grill Bonefish Grill Pitch Pizzeria BAGELS Bruegger’s Bagels Bagel Bin Swartz’s Delicatessen BAKERY Rotella’s Italian Bakery 402-592-6600 rotellasbakery.com Le Petit Paris Sweet Magnolias BARBECUE Famous Dave’s 402-779-8600 famousdaves.com Hog Wild Pit-Bar-B-Q Tired Texan BBQ B OW L O F S O U P WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 wheatfieldscatering.com Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 | 402-991-3000 paradisebakery.com Charleston’s Restaurant

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402-991-9994

HOURS: TUES. — SUN. 11AM-9PM Or until sold out of meat

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST IN OMAHA! 4702 S. 108TH STREET | OMAHA, NE 68137

WE KNOW GREAT TASTE WHEN WE SEE IT. Congratulations, Fareway, on being the Meat Department of the Year.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Dining

BREAKFAST Le Peep Three Locations lepeepomaha.com First Watch 402-932-5691 firstwatch.com Over Easy BREW PUB Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 upstreambrewing.com The Benson Brewery Nebraska Brewing Company BRICK OVEN PIZZA Pitch Pizzeria pitchpizzeria.com Dundee & West Omaha Locations Dante Ristorante Pizzeria Noli’s Pizzeria 402-359-1802 nolispizzeria.com BUFFET China Buffet - Mongolian Grill Valentino’s Pizza Grand China Buffet BURRITO Abelardo’s Mexican Food Burrito Envy & Tequila Bar 6113 Maple St. in Benson BurritoEnvy.com Fernando’s Cafe and Cantina 402-330-5707 fernandosomaha.com

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Us g n i t o V k s fo r

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177th & Center • 934-9914 | 156th & Dodge • 408-1728 | 120th & Blondo • 991-8222

Distinctively disruptive

Drive-Thru Open (Center St. Only) • Open Daily 6:30am-2:00pm Serving Breakfast & Lunch All Day!

BIG GREEN Q is now serving Farm to Table Street Food in the Benson location.

1120 Jackson St. • 402.341.5827 6023 Maple St. • 402.551.4420

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Dining

CAKES The Cake Gallery Nothing Bundt Cakes The Cake Specialist C H E A P E AT S R Taco Don & Millie’s Bronco’s Self-Service Drive-In CHEF IN OMAHA Clayton Chapman, The Grey Plume Jennifer Coco, j. coco Paul Kulik, Le Bouillon

Thank You Omaha!

We are honored to your choice for... Back to Back Best of Omaha, and always grateful to here for our wonderful customers!

CHINESE DINING Three Happiness Express Golden Palace Golden Bowl 511 Fort Crook Road N., Bellevue, NE goldenbowlbellevue.com

Come in everyday for Happy Hour until 7pm. $1.50 tallboys and $3 margaritas And remember... We Cater!

6113 Maple Street in Benson

www.BurritoEnvy.com

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST OF OMAHA!

2615 N. 90th St. · 402-397-2131 · razzysdeli.com

THANK YOU OMAHA

for Voting us Best Doughnuts 3 Years row!

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THE GREY PLUME HAS TO BE THE MOST OUTSTANDING DINING EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD IN MANY YEARS. THE IMPORTANT WORD HERE IS EXPERIENCE. YOU DON’T GO THERE TO EAT, YOU GO TO DINE.


Best of Omaha 2018 • Dining

SERVING NEBRASKA'S GREAT STEAKS AND AMERICAN CLASSICS!

Mandarin / Hunan Szechuan / Cantonese Shanghai COFFEEHOUSE Scooter’s Crane Coffee Hardy Coffee Co.

4040 N 132nd St (132 & Maple) 402.493.277 / GoldenPalaceNE.com

5914 Center • Petrows.Com • 402.551.0552

CUPCAKES Jones Bros. Cupcakes 402-884-CAKE jonesbroscupcakes.com Gigi’s Cupcakes Cupcake Island D E L I C AT E S S E N Jason’s Deli Gandolfo’s New York Delicatessen Razzy’s Deli D E S S E RTS WheatFields Eatery & Bakery 402-955-1485 wheatfieldscatering.com Farmhouse Cafe Delice European Bakery & Cafe DONUTS Krispy Kreme Doughnuts LaMar’s Donuts Dunkin’ Donuts FA M I LY R E S TAU R A N T Petrow’s Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

off premise

catering PITCHPIZZERIA.COM @PITCHPIZZERIA

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17808 BURKE ST. 402-289-4096


Best of Omaha 2018 • Dining

THANK YOU OMAHA

FOR VO TING US BES T FR I E D C ATFI S H!

FISH FRY Holy Name Fish Fry Mary Our Queen Fish Fry St. Patrick’s of Elkhorn Fish Fry

RESTAURANT Restaurant & Lounge & LOUNGE Fre sh f i sh, ch ic k e n, a n d h o us e - c u t s te a k s s e r ve d i n a r us t ic a n d f r ie n d l y at mo s ph e re 1006 Cunningham Road, Bellevue 402-292-9963 • catfishlakerestaurant.org

FOOD TRUCK 402 BBQ Food Truck La Casa Pizzaria Maria Bonita FRENCH DINING Le Voltaire Le Bouillon Dario’s Brasserie FRENCH FRIES Runza Five Guys Burgers and Fries Louie M’s Burger Lust

“Fresh fish, chicken, and house cut steaks served in a rustic and friendly atmosphere”

Always Local, Always Beautiful

F R I E D C AT F I S H Catfish Lake Surfside Club Joe Tess Place FRIED CHICKEN Jack and Mary’s Stroud’s Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles F RO Z E N YO G U RT Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt TCBY Frozen Yogurt Yoyo Berri

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Thank You For Voting Us

#1 GYROS

Age 10 and un 1 Chi ld per der. adult.

All you can eat Chinese buffet and Mongolian Grill

3 Omaha locations 1 Lincoln location kingkongfastfood.com

7051 Ames Ave. 68104 | 402.991.9400

Voted 16 Years in a Row! 3605 North 147th St. Omaha, NE 402.496.1199 THANK YOU OMAHA FOR VOTING US BEST BUFFET! www.gcbne.com

El Basha Thank You Omaha for voting us Best Middle Eastern Dining

2903 Samson Way Bellevue, NE 402.292.2944

Mediterranean

7503 Pacific St. 402.934.6266 elbashagrill.com

Mon.-Thur. 11:00am—8:30pm • Fri.-Sat. 11:00am—9:00pm • Sun. 12:00pm—7:00pm Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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2018 WINNER of Best Restaurant Beer Selection WE ARE THE CRAFT BEER AUTHORITY™ Serving daily over 90 craft beers, over 30 on tap.

VISIT ANY OF OUR FIVE OMAHA LOCATIONS 1111 Harney St 402.341.1616

13110 Birch Dr. 402.445.9393

425 N 78th St 402.384.8355

2643 S 144th 402.330.9001

7506 Olson Dr. 402.592.2739

GLUTEN-FREE MENU Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Evolve Paleo Chef and Holistic Juice Greenbelly GOURMET HAMBURGER Block 16 Charred Burger + Bar Omaha Tap House GREEK DINING Greek Islands 402-346-1528 greekislandsomaha.com Feta’s Gyros & Catering Legacy Gyros GYROS King Kong Jim & Jennie’s Greek Village Nalini’s Gyros and Burgers HAMBURGER Stella’s Bar & Grill 106 Galvin Road, Bellevue 402-291-6088 Dinker’s Bar Smitty’s Garage Burgers and Beer

Thank You, Thank You,

Thank You

For Continually Voting For Us! Family Owned & Operated Authentic Italian Cuisine Party Rooms Available Carry Out Available

Serving Lunch & Dinner Mon-Sat 3001 S. 32nd Ave / Omaha, NE 402.345.5656

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HOT DOG Chicago Dawg House B & B Classic Dogs Fauxmaha Hot Dogs


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THANK YOU FOR MAKING US THE BEST OF OMAHA

AGAIN!

CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE DELICIOUS STEAK AT A TIME...

HOT WINGS CHARBUFFED Oscar’s Pizza & Sports Grille Tanner’s Bar & Grill Addy’s Sports Bar & Grill HOT WINGS TRADITIONAL Buffalo Wild Wings Wingstop Ray’s Original Buffalo Wings

16920 Wright Plaza (The Shops of Legacy) 402.93.GYROS | LEGACYGYROS.COM

2620 River Road Drive Waterloo, NE 68069 402.779.2353 NO RESERVATIONS

FarmerBrowns.com

Thanks to our customers for voting us the “Best Burger in Omaha”

ICE CREAM Ted & Wally’s Ice Cream Benson - Downtown tedandwallys.com Coneflower Creamery Zesto Ice Cream & Grill INDIAN DINING Jaipur Indian Restaurant and Brewing Curri Fine indian Cuisine The Taj Kabob & Curry I TA L I A N D I N I N G Lo Sole Mio Ristorante Italiano 402-345-5656 losolemio.com Spezia 3125 S. 72nd St. speziarestaurant.com Vincenzo’s Italian Ristorante J A PA N E S E D I N I N G HIRO 88 Sakura Bana UMAMI

Stella’s Bar and Grill

“Serving World Famous Hamburgers since 1936” 106 Galvin Rd • Bellevue, NE • 402-291-6088 • Open Monday-Saturday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

THANK YOU OMAHA

for voting us BEST PASTRY

Thank you Omaha for voting us BEST HAMBURGER! 402.504.3737 3309 Oak View Dr, 68144 402.614.4949 7610 Dodge St, 68114 eatatthegarage.com

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THANK YOU

OMAHA

FOR YOUR VOTES!

La Vista

8146 S. 96th St. La Vista, NE 68128 402-614-5545

Midtown

715 N. Saddle Creek Rd Omaha, NE 68132 402-553-9270 Also, the filet is amazing!!

West ‘O’

15615 Pacific St. Omaha, NE 68118 402-933-5090 (and don’t forget the cannolis!!!!)

KOREAN DINING Maru Sushi Korean Grill Korea King Suji’s Korean Grill LUNCH

lunch Tues-Fri: 11AM-2PM Dinner Tues-Sat: 4:30PM-Close

Rockbrook Village (108th & Center) 402.391.2585 www.pastaamore.com

Meals to order prepared by Chef And owner Lillo Fascianella from Sicily. Specializing in seafood and pasta dishes.

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GOLDBERGS LOCALLY OWNED FOR 40 YEARS

Simply The Best! Burgers, Beers & Bloody Mary’s

Omaha’s Only Authentic German Restaurant Locally Owned Since 1976

Crescent Moon

Beertopia

Try Omaha’s Favorite Reuben!

N E W R E S TAU R A N T I N 2017 STIRNELLA Bar & Kitchen 402-932-0444 stirnella.com Ollie & Hobbes Craft Kitchen Au Courant Regional Kitchen ORGANIC DINING The Grey Plume Kitchen Table Modern Love

DANKESCHÖN OMAHA! Pan Fried Chicken Wednesdays Catering All Occasion Cakes, Pies & Strudel

5180 Leavenworth 402-553-6774 www.gerdasgermanrestaurant.com

MEXICAN DINING La Mesa Mexican Restaurant lamesaomaha.com Hector’s Romeo’s Mexican Food & Pizza Five Metro Locations romeosomaha.com MIDDLE EASTERN DINING El Basha Mediterranean Grill Ahmad’s Persian Cuisine 402-341-9616 ahmadspersianscuisine.com Mediterranean Bistro

BAR & GRILL

402.333.1086 | 2936 S. 132nd St. Bakers Square | Omaha, NE

The Market Basket Charleston’s Restaurant Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Omaha’s largest selection of craft beers.

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O U T D O O R PAT I O Marks Bistro Pitch Pizzeria Dundee & West Omaha Locations pitchpizzeria.com 1912 Benson PA S TA Olive Garden Pasta Amore e Fantasia Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare PA S T R Y Pettit’s Pastry Gerda’s German Restaurant & Bakery 402-553-6774 gerdasgermanrestaurant.com Le Quartier Bakery & Cafe

Gracias Omaha for Voting Us

Best Mexican Restaurant!

5 METRO Locations!

3 90th & Blondo . 402.391.8870 3 146th & W Center . 402.330.4160 3 96th & L . 402.331.5656 3 Galvin & Avery . 402.292.2028 3 29th & Farnam . 402.346.1110

PIZZA Mama’s Pizza Zio’s Three Metro Locations ziospizzeria.com La Casa Pizzaria

www.romeosOMAHA.com

PRIME RIB Jerico’s Restaurant 402-496-0222 jericosomaha.com Farmer Brown’s Steak House Johnny’s Cafe 402-731-4774 johnnyscafe.com R E S TAU R A N T B E E R SELECTION Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom LOCAL Beer, Patio and Kitchen Blatt Beer & Table

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST ITALIAN DINING! 15701 Pacific Street

402-498-3889

REUBEN SANDWICH Crescent Moon Ale House 402-345-1708 beercornerusa.com Goldberg’s Bar & Grill 402-330-1086 2936 S. 132nd St. Sean O’Casey’s

Village Pointe / Regency Court

R O M A N T I C R E S TAU R A N T V.Mertz Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery Flatiron Cafe SALAD Paradise Bakery & Cafe 402-934-5757 | 402-991-3000 paradisebakery.com Greenbelly Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

BELLEVUE EAGLE RUN MILLARD CATERING

402-934-2300 402-779-8600 402-829-1616 402-699-5555

famousdaves.com

The Difference is

REAL Fruit 4 Locations in Omaha

3693 N 129th Street 2506 S 171st Court 2119 S 67th Street 510 S 12th Street

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST SMOOTHIE

(402) 991-8084 17810 Pierce Plaza, Ste 120, Omaha, NE 68130

MIDTOWN 78th & Dodge

OLD MARKET 11th & Harney

jamseats.com

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SANDWICHES Jimmy John’s Jason’s Deli Firehouse Subs SEAFOOD Shuck’s Fish House and Oyster Bar 402-827-4376 shucksfishhouse.com Plank Seafood Provisions Bonefish Grill SMOOTHIES Juice Stop Smoothie King Tropical Smoothie Shadow Lake Shopping in Papillion 402-614-9050


Best of Omaha 2018 • Dining

Thank you for voting us #1 Steakhouse

THE ORIGINAL

Whiskey Steak STEAKHOUSE The Drover 402-391-7440 droverrestaurant.com Mahogany Prime Steakhouse Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm Cocktail Hour: 3pm-5pm Dinner nightly from 5pm Reservations Accepted Gift Cards Available

2121 South 73rd Street | 402-391-7440 | DroverRestaurant.com

S U N D AY B RU N C H Granite City Food & Brewery Mantra Bar & Grille Bailey’s

Thank You For Voting Us #1 Tacos!

SUSHI Blue Sushi Sake Grill HIRO 88 Sushi Japan Yakiniku Boy 402-778-0840 sushijapanomaha.com

Miracle Hills 117th & Dodge Aksarben Village 67th & Center Nebraska Crossing Outlets voodootaco.com

The Food Issue II Coming 2018...

TA C O Voodoo Taco Three Omaha Locations voodootaco.com California Tacos & More Maria’s Mexican Restaurant THAI Mai Thai Salween Thai Thai Spice /sushiJapan

WA I T S T A F F & S E R V I C E Charleston’s Restaurant Chick fil-A Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Thank you Omaha For Voting us

BEST SUSHI

14134 W. Center RD. . 402.778.0840 . sushijapanomaha.com Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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Flock, feather, folk—whatever it’s called, it’s family. In Omaha, family means spending time together bowling or attending festivals. It means finding the best for the kids, whether they are interested in music or martial arts. And it means keeping those memories alive through annual photographs.

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Lowering Barriers to Dental Care & Helping People Today.

Locally Owned & Operated for 30 Years!

Millard

(402) 509-1291 14406 Harrison St., Omaha, NE 68138

Elkhorn

(402) 810-7393 20211 Manderson St., Elkhorn, NE 68022

Voted Best Family Dentist 8 Years in a Row! mytodaysdental.com

Tranquility Park (402) 401-4874 12322 Emmet St., Omaha, NE 68164


Best of Omaha 2018 • Family

B OW L I N G A L L EY The Mark Maplewood Lanes Sempeck’s Bowling & Entertainment C H I L D D AY C A R E The Hills Montessori 402-884-8715 thehillsmontessoriomaha.com Hamilton Heights Child Development Center Premier Academy C H I L D PA R T Y P R O V I D E R BounceU Amazing Pizza Machine Pump It Up CHILDREN’S AT T R A C T I O N Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Omaha Children’s Museum The Rose Theater

OMAHA’S HENRY DOORLY ZOO AND AQUARIUM IS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND THE BEST THING ABOUT GROWING UP IN OMAHA—AND IT GETS BETTER EVERY YEAR.

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An

Unforgettable Smile for those

DANCE STUDIO Nebraska Dance Kitty Lee Dance Fusion Dance FA M I LY B E H AV I O R THERAPY Boys Town Behavioral Health Clinic Children’s Behavioral Health Behaven Kids FA M I LY D E N T I S T O F F I C E The Dentists 402-445-4647 thedentistsomaha.com Today’s Dental Three Convenient Locations mytodaysdental.com Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com

Unforgettable M oments in life

An unforgettable smile enhances confidence. An unforgettable smile is beautiful. An unforgettable smile turns back time.

Thank you for your confidence and for voting us Best Family & Best Cosmetic Dentist again for 2018!

FA M I LY E N T E RTA I N M E N T Amazing Pizza Machine Dave & Buster’s SkateDaze FA M I LY P H OTO G R A P H E R Carly Urbach Photography Katrina Bishop, C41 Photography Penny Layne, Penny Layne Photography F E S T I VA L Taste of Omaha Omaha Summer Arts Festival St. Stanislaus Polish Festival

17110 Lakeside Hills Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130 402.718.8741 PremierSmile.com

Call Today 402-718-8741 for a Complimentary Consultation to get your unforgettable smile!

Call us in the MORNING...we'll get you in TODAY—GUARANTEED! Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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THANKS OMAHA FOR VOTING BEST OF OMAHA!

June 1-3, 2018

Showcasing Omaha’s best restaurants, foods and exciting mix of free entertainment – All Weekend Long - THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

tas teofomaha.i n f o / P r o d u c e d b y : Mid - A me r ic a E x p osi t i ons 402. 346. 8003

ST. STANISLAUS POLISH FESTIVAL (THIRD SUNDAY IN AUGUST EVERY YEAR)

L A S E R TA G SkateDaze Family Fun Center XL Papio Fun Park

THANK

YOU

FOR VOTING US!

THANKS FOR VOTING US BEST OF OMAHA!

13 YEARS RUNNING!

3616 South 132 nd St reet 402.333.3555 . skatedaze.com

Thank you parents and teachers for voting THE HILLS MONTESSORI Best of Omaha four years in a row!

Exceptional Montessori programs for Infants, Toddlers & PreK

The Hills Montessori

CHILDCARE & LEARNING CENTER To schedule a tour, contact us at info@ TheHillsMontessoriOmaha.com or at 402.884.8715 Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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GYMNASTICS Metro Stars Gymnastics Premier Gymnastics Nebraska Gold Gymnastics 402-334-0396 nebraskagoldgymnastics.com

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M A RT I A L A RTS Midwest Tae Kwon Do 402-932-2999 martialartsomaha.com Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts Heartland Family Karate M O V I E T H E AT E R Aksarben Cinema Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Omaha Macrus Majestic Cinema of Omaha

WE’VE MADE LOTS OF MEMORIES AT AKSARBEN CINEMA. TAKING MY NIECES TO SEE A MOVIE IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES, WHETHER IT’S THE DEAD OF WINTER OR THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!


Best of Omaha 2018 • Family

T H A N K YO U F O R V O T I N G U S

B E S T FA M I LY D E N T I S T 11 YEARS IN A ROW!

of

HILLSBOROUGH 13808 W. Maple Rd. Omaha, NE 68164 402.445.4647

RALSTON SQUARE 5360 S. 72nd Street Omaha, NE 68127 402.733.4441

VILLAGE POINTE 302 N. 168th Circle Omaha, NE 68118 402.505.7474

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SELECTED BY THEIR PEERS AS

DUNDEE 119 N. 51st Street Omaha, NE 68132 402.502.5593


Best of Omaha 2018 • Family

MUSIC LESSONS SNJ Studio of Music Omaha Conservatory of Music 402-932-4978 omahacm.org Dietze Music P E D I AT R I C D E N T I S T OFFICE Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry Pedodontics PC Children’s Dental Specialists P E D I AT R I C I A N Dr. Lisa Whitcomb, CHI Dr. Kelli Shidler, Boys Town Dr. Erin Loucks, Children’s Physicians Dundee PRESCHOOL Montessori Educational Centers Primrose Schools Duchesne Preschool of the Sacred Heart 402-558-6250 duchesneacademy.org

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Thank You Omaha for Voting Us the # 1 Pre-School! 2013-2018

PROFESSIONAL OMAHA S P O RTS T E A M Omaha Storm Chasers Omaha Lancers Omaha Beef Football PUBLIC GOLF COURSE Indian Creek Elmwood Park Golf Course Johnny Goodman Golf Course

Come see and feel the difference Education for LIFE

TUTORING Access Results Tutoring 402-618-0057 accessresultstutoring.com

402.393.1311 / OmahaMontessori.com

Sylvan Learning Center Huntington Learning Center

Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha!

Y O U T H AT H L E T I C O RG A N I Z AT I O N YMCA of Greater Omaha 12 Metro Locations metroymca.org Millard United Sports Elkhorn Athletic Association

www.duchesneacademy.org

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2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

OMAHA, THANK YOU

FOR YOUR VOTES!

Youth Athletic Organization

Thank you for recognizing us as the Best of Omaha for three years in a row!

Summer Ca mp uth Yo

We are proud to be so much more than a gym to you and your family.

YMCA OF GREATER OMAHA www.metroymca.org

2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Youth Summer Camp

Bring this ad in for 1 FREE month + FREE uniform!

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Tap Ballet Jazz Prepointe Pointe Leaps & Turns Acrobats Hip Hop Tot Hop

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Lyrical Musical Theatre Adult Classes Stompin’ with the Boys Tinker Tots Preschool Combo Future Stars

www.DanceAtKittys.com

U O Y K N A H T CHOOSING US! FOR

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Providing quality dance education in a positive and encouraging atmosphere

YOUTH CHEERLEADING CLUB Elite Cheer 402-537-0855 elitecheer.com Airborne Academy Sue’s Stepper-ettes Baton & Dance 402-592-4545 stepperettestudios.com YOUTH SUMMER CAMP YMCA of Greater Omaha 12 Metro Locations metroymca.org Camp Legacy Hummel Day Camp YOUTH SWIM LESSONS DiVentures Scuba & Swim Center Swimtastic Swim School Little Waves Family Swim School 402-932-2030 littlewavesfamilyswimschool.com

Thank you Omaha for voting us BEST DANCE STUDIO

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YOUTH VOLLEYBALL S P O RTS C LU B The Volleyball Academy Premier Volleyball Nebraska Elite Volleyball

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NEBRASKA DANCE 11426 Davenport St, Omaha 402.895.0646 nebraskadance.com


Haleness & bewitching appeal are often ideals that people in Omaha take seriously. While many Omahans consider yoga studios their Om, others have chimed in on their favorite places to manage pain, procure a pedicure, or highlight their hair.

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LOOK YOUR BEST. FEEL YOUR BEST. BE YOUR BEST.

THANK YOU OMAHA, FOR VOTING US BEST PERSONAL TRAINING FACILITY AGAIN!

434 N. 76th St. • Omaha, NE. 68114 402-932-5841 • toddsmithfitness.com


WE WIN AWARDS TOO!

Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

NO BIG DEAL ...

ACUPUNCTURE CHIROPRACTOR Omaha Chiropractic & Accupuncture Essentials Family Chiropractic and Wellness balanced body Acupuncture & Chiropractic 402-932-8108 balancedbodyomaha.com

GREAT PLAINS JOURNALISM AWARDS

Magazine Photographer Of The Year: Bill Sitzmann, 2017 Magazine Portrait, Winner, 2017 Magazine Feature Photo, Winner, 2017 Magazine News Writing, Winner, 2017 Magazine Specialty Photo, Finalist, 2017 Multimedia Project, Finalist, 2017 Magazine Column Writing, Finalist, 2017 Magazine Cover, Finalist, 2017 Magazine Feature Writing, Finalist, 2016 Magazine Photographer of the Year, Finalist, 2016 Magazine Cover, Winner, 2015 Magazine Cover, Finalist, 2015 Multimedia Project, Finalist, 2015 Magazine Portrait Photography, Finalist, 2015 Magazine Profile Writing, Finalist, 2015 Magazine Column Writing, Finalist, 2015

ACUPUNCTURE LICENSED Thirteen Moons, Donna Huber Dunning Acupuncture and Massage Natural Health Center, Janis Regier BARRE FITNESS FACILIT Y Pure Barre Omaha-Loveland The Barre Code Well Mama 11043 Prairie Brook Road in Rockbrook Village wellmamastudio.com

NICHEE AWARDS

Best Niche Sales Executive: Gil Cohen, 2017 Best Niche Guide, 2017 Best Regional Magazine, 2016

B E AU T Y S U P P LY S TO R E LovelySkin 402-697-6565 LovelySkin.com/retail Beauty First Ulta Beauty

THE SHOW, AIGA NEBRASKA

Gold Photography, 2014 Gold Publication Design, 2014 Silver Photography, 2014 Bronze Photography, 2014 (x2)

EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM, OMAHA PRESS CLUB Best Enterprise Reporting, 2014 Best Critical Writing Review, 2014 Best Layout and Design, 2013, 2014 Best in Show, 2013 Best Magazine Cover, 2013 Best Feature Story, 2013

is about See what the fuss ine.com @ OmahaMagaz

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LOVELY SKIN BY DR. SCHLESINGER HAS FANTASTIC AESTHETICIANS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. BEST OF ALL, NO TIPS ALLOWED.


Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN FOR 2018!

B R E A S T AU G M E N TAT I O N Aesthetic Surgical Images Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery & Dreams Medspa Westfield Plastic Surgery Center C H A R I T Y WA L K / F U N RUN JDRF One Walk Race for the Cure Omaha Corporate Cup CHIROPRACTOR Koca Chiropractic 402-496-4570 KocaChiropractic.com Gary Elsasser, Elsasser Chiropractic Complete Balance Chiropractic ralstonchiropractor.com 402-452-3350

I HAVE BEEN A REGULAR CLIENT FOR ELSASSER FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS, AND HAVE RECOMMENDED HIM TO EVERYONE.

We are grateful for the outstanding community support.

From our family to yours,

The Koca Chiropractic Team. 402.496.4570 11420 Blondo St. Ste., 102 Omaha, NE 68164

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WE ARE EXPANDING!

Thank you for voting us “Best of Omaha ” Day Spa for 8 years running! ®

More space, more spa rooms, relaxation room and more! Holiday Parties, Spa Days, Holiday Gift Cards are available now! 2 blocks south of 108th and Q St. | 402.502.1850 |glosssalon.com

Thank you Omaha for your votes! Welcoming independent stylists to join us! 7517 Pacific St. | 402.913.6819 | thelavishomaha.com

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Smoothies Weight Loss Supplements General Health Men & Women’s Vitality CompleteNutrition.com 402.884.7664

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! 402.881.3638

13939 GOLD CIRCLE SUITE 100, OMAHA

ALLUREHEALTHMED.COM

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COSMETIC DENTIST Steven D. Wegner, DDS 402-498-0400 smilesofomaha.com Dr. Daniel Beninato, Premier Dental 402-718-8741 premiersmile.com Dr. Marty J. Matz, The Tooth Doc 402-397-8050 2thdoc.org COSMETIC SURGEON Joel Schlessinger, M.D. / Skin Specialists, P.C. 402-334-7546 LovelySkin.com/cosmetics Jeffrey Popp, Popp Cosmetic Surgery Steven Deneberg, Denenberg Facial Plastic Surgery CO U N S E L I N G S E RV I C E S Counseling Connections & Associates Boys Town Arbor Family Counseling CROSSFIT BOX CrossFit Omaha CrossFit Viral 402-289-2105 crossfitviral.com CrossFit Elkhorn 402-916-4623 crossfitelkhorn.com


Thank you for voting us #1 Trust us to transform your smile.

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D AY S PA Gloss Salon & Day Spa 402-502-1850 glosssalon.com LovelySkin Spa 402-334-1226 LovelySkin.com/spa Creative Hair Design Salon and Spa 402-330-5660 creativehairdesign.com

BEST SALON BEST MEN’S HAIRCUT BEST HAIRCOLORIST, Rebecca Forsyth

Thank You for Voting

Ricky Newton Best Hair Colorist

D E R M ATO LO G I S T Joel Schlessinger, M.D. / Skin Specialists, P.C. 402-334-7546 LovelySkin.com/dermatology Dermatology Specialists of Omaha Braddock Finnegan Dermatology FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Allure Health & Med Spa 402-881-3638 allurehealthmed.com Optima Medical Hormone Replacement & Aesthetic Center NuFemme Rejuvenation Clinic FITNESS CLUB Prairie Life Fitness Blue Moon Fitness Genesis Health Clubs

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BEST HAIR STYLIST IS RICKY NEWTON @ SALON INSPIRED, HE HAS AN EYE FOR WHAT FITS YOUR FACE AND PERSONALITY BEST.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

Four Generations of Hearing Care Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha again

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Every Eye Deserves Extraordinary Care!

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Eye Exams for the entire family (Infant See - 1 yr olds, See To Learn - 3 yr olds), Pre & Post Lasik, Cataract Evaluations, Glaucoma Testing & Dry Eye Treatment Optical Boutique with over 900 designer frames and sunglasses

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

MALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT CLINIC Mantality NuMale Medical Center Limitless Male Medical Clinic MANICURE & PEDICURE American Nails & Spa 3618 N. 165th St. americannailsandspaomaha.com Bali Bar Nails & Spa Minabella Beauty Resort 402-999-0927 minabellaspa.com MASSAGE THERAPY Massage Envy Palmer Massage Therapy Massage Heights M E D S PA Mid City Med Aesthetics LovelySkin Spa 402-334-1226 LovelySkin.com/spa Allure Health & Med Spa 402-881-3638 allurehealthmed.com

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

You’ve given us a reason to

Thank you for voting Igel Orthodontics Best of Omaha and earning us

ORAL SURGEON Oral Surgery Associates 402-397-1205 omfacialsurgery.com Village Pointe Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center 402-317-5657 vpoms.com Midwest Oral Surgery & Dental Implants 402-397-7777 midwestoms.com O RT H O D O N T I S T Dr. Kort Igel, Igel Orthodontics 402-330-1152 igelorthodontics.com Dr. Thomas J. Weber, Weber Orthodontics 402-896-4500 weberorthodontics.com Dr. Paul McAllister, McAllister Orthodontics 402-392-1516 mcallisterortho.com

FIRST PLACE 10 YEARS IN A ROW! At IGEL Orthodontics, you’ll receive more than customized, quality treatment from our friendly team— you’ll leave with an orthodontic experience worth smiling about. It’s as simple as that.

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DR. WEBER IS THE BEST. HE IS KIND AND CALMING TO THOSE WHO ARE NEW TO THE IDEA OF BRACES. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.


Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

Thank You for VotING US #1 IN Oral Surgery

DR. ADAM STANLEY, DR. STEVE COFFEY, DR. JOHN ANDERSEN, DR. JOHN ENGEL, DR. DAVID MARSHALL, DR. ROBERT PFEIFLE, DR. COREY AUCH, DR. STEVE WENDT

OR A L S U R G E R Y A S S OC I AT E S Specialists in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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OR NEARLY 50 years, the promise of Oral Surgery Associates has always been to put the patient first. “Our mission is to provide the very best care to our patients and their families,” says Dr. John Engel, the current president and a partner of Oral Surgery Associates for over 25 years.

“At Oral Surgery Associates, every patient matters. We take the time to talk with our patients, to listen to their concerns and put them at ease. The goal of Oral Surgery Associates is to make the patient experience as painless and stress-free as possible—no matter how difficult the procedure,” says Engel.

The group of eight board-certified oral maxillofacial surgeons specialize in a wide range of oral surgery procedures including the safe and comfortable removal wisdom teeth and the placement of dental implants. The doctors of Oral Surgery Associates introduced the innovative “Teeth-In-A-Day” procedure to the region. This allows for the transformation of an arch of broken or missing teeth to an implant-supported set of new teeth in a single day. The procedure is life-changing for the patient. Other oral surgery services include bone grafting, extractions, corrective jaw surgery, diagnosing, and treating oral cancer and other pathology. Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

“We pride ourselves in the care and patient experience we provide. Patients tell us what a great experience they had with our office and how we addressed any concerns they had,” says Dr. Steve Coffey, partner of Oral Surgery Associates for 10 years. “We are so grateful when our patients tell their friends and family about the care they receive from us. We want people to know that when they come to us, they will be taken care of. We realize patients have choices when it comes to their oral health but we are committed to being the best each and every day.”

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PA I N M A N A G E M E N T Midwest Pain Clinics 402-391-7246 midwestpainclinics.com Omaha Physical Therapy Institute, PC 402-934-8688 omahapti.com Methodist Pain Clinic PERSONAL TRAINING FACILIT Y Todd Smith Fitness Orangetheory Fitness The Bodysmith Fitness PHYSICAL THERAPY C O M PA N Y Excel Physical Therapy Makovicka Physical Therapy FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers PHYSICAL THERAPY EQUIPMENT Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare 402-408-1990 kohllsmodsquad.com Relax The Back Store Kubat Pharmacy Nebraska’s only licensed STOTT PILATES training center Thank you Omaha for voting us Best Pilates Studio again!

THANKS FOR THE LOVE THANKS FOR VOTING PALM BEACH TAN #1!

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A BETTER SHADE OF YOU®

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Thanks Omaha!

We are incredibly grateful to our patients and friends who felt passionate enough about their experience with us to vote McAllister Orthodontics as one of the “Best of Omaha” in only our fourth year since opening! We believe that passion is a result of our mission to treat everyone who walks through our doors like a member of our family. At McAllister Orthodontics you can expect excellent results in an atmosphere that’s as comfortable as home.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

P I L AT E S S T U D I O Pilates Center of Omaha Core10 Pilates Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More

John Cook, MD

Dave Johnson, PA

Rafal Krejza, DO

Kevin Balter, MD

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Voted FIRST PLACE Four Years in a row for Pain Management

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PALM BEACH TANNING IS CERTAINLY THE BEST IN OMAHA. I HAVE NEVER SEEN CLEANER FACILITIES. THE STAFF IS ALWAYS PLEASANT, WILLING TO ASSIST AND TAKES TIME TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. IF SOMETHING DIDN’T WORK FOR YOU THEY WILL FIX IT AND MAKE IT RIGHT IMMEDIATELY.


Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

TAT T O O PA R L O R Big Brain Downtown & West O Locations bigbrainomaha.com Liquid Courage Black Squirrel Tattoo TUMMY TUCK Aesthetic Surgical Images Finkle Cosmetic Surgery Center Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery | Dreams Medspa WA X I N G / H A I R R E M O V A L Authentic Brazilian Wax by Vanella Waxology Wild Prairie Spa

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Tha BIG BRAIN HAS THE BEST ARTISTS IF YOU’RE GETTING A TATTOO. WILL BE GOING SOON TO GET MORE PIERCINGS, IT WAS FAST AND PAINLESS. THANKS BIG BRAIN.

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Dental Implants • Cosmetic Dentistry • Sedation • Family Dentistry

Marty J. Matz, D.D.S. & Kate L. May, D.D.S.

402.397.8050

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15751 W Dodge Road Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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Sometimes heroes don’t wear capes, they simply wear a smile... and their superpowers are patience, empathy, and compassion.

Best of Omaha 2018 • Health & Beauty

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At Brookestone Meadows, we know heroes. Our team members are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those they care for. Our dedicated team members provide world class rehabilitation and skilled nursing to our residents, you’ll always find heroic care here.

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ONE TREE YOGA IS A GREAT PLACE TO RELAX AND GET A GREAT WORKOUT. THE INSTRUCTORS ARE AMAZING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. THEY HELP YOU WITH ACHIEVING THE CORRECT POSTURE AND MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE. OVERALL IT IS ONE OF THE BEST YOGA STUDIOS IN OMAHA!


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FOUTCH LANDSCAPING ENTERPRISES

Landscaping is our passion, just like creating a beautiful home is yours. Foutch Enterprises specializes in artful, unique designs to create, enhance, and maintain the backyard of your dreams. Together, we will work to achieve the look and feel you desire. Best of Omaha  •  2018 | 89 |  bestofomaha.com

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Household

It starts with a spark, an idea, a conversation, a process that transforms everything you’ve ever imagined about how you want to live into a Curt Hofer & Associates high-end custom home. For more than 25 years, we’ve earned top awards for our iconic design and inspired living spaces. What may surprise you most is how much you’ll enjoy the experience. Come to Curt Hofer & Associates to see how our innovation, creativity and flawless execution will move you beyond the here and now to discover all that’s truly possible.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Household

CARPET CLEANING ZEROREZ of Nebraska Stanley Steemer Top Gun Cleaning Specialists CO U N T E RTO P S Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Granite Transformations Martin’s Counter Tops CUSTOM CABINETRY Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Fox Custom Cabinets Wood Specialties CUSTOM CLOSETS Marco Closets & Storage 402-778-5818 marcoclosets.com/storage Consolidated Kitchens & Fireplaces Storage Concepts, Inc. CUSTOM HOME BUILDER Curt Hofer & Associates 402-758-0440 curthofer.com Pohlad Custom Homes pohladcustomhomes.com 402-445-0843 Mercury Builders 402-689-1423 mercurybuilders.com

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H E AT I N G & A I R S E RV I C E Burton A/C * Heating * Plumbing * and More 402-934-7018 justcallburton.com Thermal Services 402-397-8100 thermalservices.com SOS Heating and Cooling HOME ACCESSORIES Nebraska Furniture Mart House of J 12965 W. Center Road facebook.com/house-of-j Robin’s Nest 101 W. Main St., Springfield facebook.com/springrobinsnest HOME AUDIO & VIDEO Custom Electronics 402-397-4434 customelectronics.tv Echo Systems Intellegen HOME BUILDER Charleston Homes The Home Company 402-884-4854 thehomecompanyomaha.com Legacy Homes

Thank you Omaha for voting us Best Home Builder! Come see why we’re the best by visiting one of our furnished models. Visit LegacyHomesOmaha.com for a model location near you! Model Hours: Wed/Thurs 1pm-6pm • Fri/Sat/Sun Noon-4pm Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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ROOF REPLACEMENT & REPAIR SIDING REPLACEMENT & REPAIR WINDOW REPLACEMENT

We are a family and locally owned company working in the Metro area for the past 16 years, providing a great service at a reasonable price with integrity and honesty. 402.679.6000 | roofingomaha.com

Thanks for voting us as one of your favorite residental siding companies!

NEED EXPERT SERVICE? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 BEST OF OMAHA HOMEBUILDER FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW! • 100% OF HOMES CLOSED ON TIME • IN-HOUSE WARRANTY

• BUILDING ALL OVER THE OMAHA METRO

Come see why we are the Best Value in a Custom Neighborhood! Arbor View (1/2 mile north of 204th & Maple) 402.934.2212

Pebblebrooke 174th & HWY 370 402.502.5600

HOME CLEANING S E RV I C E Molly Maid 402-932-6243 mollymaid.com Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew 402-330-0930 pinkshoecleaningcrew.com Maids & More 402-572-6243 maidsandmore.com HOME DISASTER R E S TO R AT I O N Paul Davis Restoration 402-553-0373 pauldavis.com Steamatic 402-331-1116 steamaticomaha.com MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. HOME GLASS & MIRRORS Elite Glass Services Quality Glass & Mirror Elkhorn Glass, Inc. HOME INSPECTION AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service 402-393-3696 AmeriSpecNE.com Home Standards Inspection Service Home Buyers Protection Company

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For all your cleaning & restoration needs

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TOTAL CLEANING & RESTORATION RESIDENTIAL - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL DISASTER REPAIR & CLEAN-UP Carpet, Furniture, Tile and Drapery Cleaning • Free Estimates • No Hidden Charges • Area & Oriental Rugs

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Fire and Water Damage Specialists

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MOLLY MAID OF CENTRAL OMAHA/COUNCIL BLUFFS

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HOME REMODELING T Hurt Construction 402-510-9585 thurtconstruction.com Sanwick Remodeling Contractors 402-697-9300 sanwickremodelingcontractors.com Cornerstone Remodeling 402-598-1410 cornerstoneremodelers.com HOME SECURITY Security Equipment, Inc. (SEi) Cox Homelife American Electronics, an Atronic Alarms Company 402-895-1800 ae4u.com I N D O O R W I N D OW COVERINGS Custom Blinds & Design Ambiance Window Coverings All About Blinds INTERIOR DESIGN FIRM Interiors Joan and Associates Fluff Interior Design fluffinteriordesign.com 402-490-1884 The Interior Design Firm

Glass Shower Doors, Custom Mirrors & Custom Framed Mirrors Cabinet Glass & Shelving, Glass Back Splashes, Glass Furniture Tops, Glass Handrails, Transoms & Niche Areas

Visit Our Showroom for design ideas & inspiration

www.EliteGlassServices.com

10711 Chandler Rd La Vista, NE

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THANK YOU for voting us BEST OF OMAHA!

INTERIOR DESIGNER Lester Katz, LK Design Marilyn Schooley Hansen, FASID, The Designers 402-498-8777 9300 Underwood Ave., No. 260 Robin Lindley, The Interior Design Firm 402-334-8800 idfomaha.com K I TC H E N & B AT H PLUMBING FIXTURES Kitchens & Baths by Briggs 13827 Industrial Road kbriggs.com Ferguson Winnelson Co. K I TC H E N & B AT H REMODELING Re-Bath of The Heartland 4123 S. 84th St. myheartlandhome.com Kitchens by Design 402-334-8888 kitchensbydesignomaha.com Ward’s Kitchen & Bath, Inc.

For all your custom glass, mirrors, shower & bath enclosures needs

Visit our showroom. Monday—Friday | 8am – 5pm. 14242 C Circle Omaha, NE 68144 Commercial | Residential | Remodels | New Homes | Apartments | and More

qualityglassomaha.com | (402) 339-3737

Thanks for Voting for Us Three Years in a Row!

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Thanks for Voting Us: Best Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Fixtures!

LANDSCAPE CURBING CurbIt Curb Curb 402-889-5467 curbcurb.net Curb Appeal Landscape Curbing of Omaha LANDSCAPE DESIGNER Foutch Landscaping Enterprises 402-359-2154 foutchenterprises.com Jay Moore Landscaping Kinghorn Gardens

Visit BathandKitchenIdeaCenter.com to create a wish list.

Visit our Showroom for Quality, Professional Grade Plumbing Products that stand the test of time from the brands you trust that fit your budget and style. We are locally owned & operated!

9737 I Street, Omaha, NE 68127 | 402-592-2820

THANK YOU FOR VOTING MARILYN HANSEN BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday 9300 Underwood Ave, Suite 260 Omaha, NE 68114

402.498.8777

designersomaha.com info@designersomaha.com

SPECIALIZING IN COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

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LANDSCAPE LIGHTING McKay Landscape Lighting Midwest Lightscaping 402-516-4498 midwestlightscaping.com Executive Lawn & Landscaping LANDSCAPE ROCK & GRANITE The Rock Place Sun Valley Landscaping 402-932-5704 sunvalleyomaha.com Above & Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance 402-934-8866 aboveandbeyondcgm.com


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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US FIRST PLACE KITCHEN & BATH REMODELING!

VISIT OUR SHOWROOM 4123 S 84th Street 402-401-7050 myheartlandhome.com

Always Local, Always Beautiful

...Coming Early 2018...

OmahaHome is moving out of Omaha Magazine

& moving into its own stand-alone READ!

THANK YOU!

We Want to Thank Everyone that Voted for Us!

402-556-0595

With more local and beautiful homes in Omaha!

www.forestgreenlawncare.com

US ON

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My goal is to offer extaordinary services using the highest levels of honesty and integrity from beginning to end with 100% client satisfaction.

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National Association of the Remodeling Industry Member Registered Contractor through the State of Nebraska Certified Protect-All Installer Featured Contractor on House Crashers

402.681.4741 Floorsbydave.com . Omaha Metro Area Location Floors By Dave, Inc. is a locally owned flooring company, established in 2003 by Dave Blamble.

THANK YOU OMAHA for Voting Us #1 Kitchen & Bath Plumbing Fixtures! Please visit our Kohler Registered Showroom

Located at 13827 Industrial Road • Omaha, NE • 402.330.3400 • www.kbbriggs.com Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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L A N D S C A PI N G S E RV I C E Carson Enterprises 402-676-5579 carsonenterprise.com Sun Valley Landscaping Patera Landscaping

Thank you for voting us BEST OF OMAHA FOR 9 YEARS! 1263 S. 120th St. | Omaha, NE 68144 402.334.8888 kitchensbydesignomaha.com

Celebrating 35 years!

Thank you for voting Nature’s Helper Sprinklers Best of Omaha 9 years in a row www.NaturesHelperInc.com

(402) 334-2625

A Family Business Since 1975 A Family Business Since 1975 402-397-8884 A Family Business Since402-397-8884 1975

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Thank you Omaha Thank you Omaha for voting us best for voting us best of Omaha for all you you Omaha for voting us of Omaha for all you Thank Pest control Thank youofOmaha ‘Best of needs. Omaha™’ and ‘Best B2B™” Pest control needs.

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L AW N C A R E Heartland Lawns Omaha 402-492-8800 heartlandlawnsomaha.com Forest Green Lawn & Landscaping 402-556-0595 forestgreenlawncare.com Elkhorn Lawn Care, LLC 402-830-2907 elkhornlawncare.com L AW N I R R I G AT I O N & SPRINKLERS Nature’s Helper 402-334-2625 natureshelperinc.com Millard Sprinkler Quality Irrigation 402-672-9297 quality-irrigation.com LIGHTING FIXTURES Lighting World The Light Palace Echo Lighting Design Gallery


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8 YEARS IN A ROW, THANK YOU OMAHA!

You Dream It... We Build It... You Live It... Water Features • Fire Pits & Features • Hardscapes Outdoor Living • Pool Design & Poolscapes Project Management • Commercial Snow Removal 6828 N. 264TH CIR. VALLEY NE • 402-676-5579 • CARSONENTERPRISE.COM Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Household

WE PAD THE FURNITURE, NOT THE PRICE!

Residential/Apartment Moves Assisted Living/Estates • Pianos/Antiques/Safes • Office Relocation/Industrial Moves • Loading/Unloading of Self Storage Containers • Moving Statewide in Iowa & Nebraska • •

Quality Moving Professionals • Serving the Metro Area For Over 50 Years FREE ESTIMATES • Competitive Rates • Insured & Licensed

2006-2018 THANK YOU for voting us “Best Moving Company”

402.291.2490

Omaha, NE

jimsmovinginc.com

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MUDJACKING, INC. CONCRETE LIFTING & LEVELING Saves you time and money! Only 1/3 The Cost Of Replacement!

Mudjacking / Concrete Replacement / Void Filling Driveways / Sidewalks / Patios OMAHA / 402.253.2236 / MIXANMUDJACKING.COM

M O RTG AG E P ROV I D E R Regent Financial Group 402-955-0880 regentfinancial.com Eagle Mortgage Inc. 402-397-7180 eaglemortgagecompany.com Academy Mortgage Corp. M O V I N G C O M PA N Y TWO MEN AND A TRUCK I-Go Van & Storage Jim’s Moving & Delivery Co., Inc. 402-291-2490 jimsmovinginc.com MUD JACKING Thrasher, Inc. Mixan Mudjacking 402-253-2236 mixanmudjacking.com Omaha Mudjacking and Concrete Lifting

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2014 Winner MEDIA PARTNERS

KETV 7 • O98-Five

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Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha!

402.516.4498

midwestlightscaping.com

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US

8415 Maple Street, Omaha NE 402.397.8278 | www.maple85.com

• Back Spalshes • Bathroom Remodel • Custom Heated Tile Flooring • & more facebook.com/LegendaryTile legendarytile@yahoo.com 402-670-4459

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PE S T CO N T RO L S E RV I C E ABC Termite & Pest Control Lien Termite & Pest Control 402-397-8884 lienpestcontrol.com Orkin Pest & Termite Control

Visit our showroom at 9700 J St. Mon-Fri 8-5, Saturday 9-1 402.339.2220 sunderlandcompany.com

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST PEST CONTROL 2 years in a row!

A Family Operated Business Since 1991

Professional Control Of:

Unbeatable prices, unmatched service!

SPIDERS . TERMITES . CRICKETS . SILVERFISH ANTS . BED BUGS . BEES . FLEAS . WASPS RODENTS . ROACHES AND MORE...

ABCTermite-Pest.com

402.572.6070

Discount On Extended Services:

Power Sprays . Yard Sprays . Residential & Commercial . Rodent Control . Sensible Pay-As-You-Go Payment Schedule

11075 S. 204th St. Gretna, NE 68028 - Serving a 40 mile radius of Lincoln and Omaha!

4 0 2 -4 9 3 -15 67 11005 W Maple Road, Omaha, NE 68154 www.ceramictw.com

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P LU M B I N G S E RV I C E S Burton A/C * Heating * Plumbing * and More 402-934-7018 justcallburton.com Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air 402-731-2727 trusteyman.com Ak-Sar-Ben ARS Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing 402-331-1233 aksarbenars.com P O O L S & S PA S Classic Pool & Spa Premier Pools and Spas 402-513-8000 premierpoolspa.com Continental Pool & Spa RESIDENTIAL I N S U L AT I O N USA Insulation Seal-Rite Insulation Midwest Quality Insulation


COMPLIMENT YOUR ROOM WITH A SOFT DECORATIVE FINISH ON YOUR WALLS! Serving Omaha Since 1989 & Best of Omaha Winner 3 Years Running!

402.491.3289 Fefifauxstudios.com

Nineth year in a row!

Trusted Tree Care!

WATER, FIRE, OR STORM DAMAGE?

WHEN THE UNEXPECTED OCCURS,

CALL PAUL!

. Water & Flood Cleanup . Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration . Emergency Board-up & Tarping . Mold Removal . Residential and Commercial . Outstanding Customer Service Paul Davis Omaha Metro Omaha & Council Bluffs PDROMAHA.COM

www.HughesTree.com | 402-558-8198 Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Household

RESIDENTIAL ROOFING Pyramid Roofing 402-502-9300 pyramidroofing.com McKinnis, Inc. 402-513-6620 mckinnisinc.com McCoy Roofing Siding and Contracting 402-616-7304 mccoyroofing.com RESIDENTIAL SIDING Husker Hammer United Services Home Improvements 402-572-1144 unitedservicesohi.com Premier Exteriors 402-679-6000 roofingomaha.com RESIDENTIAL TRASH S E RV I C E Abe’s Trash Service 402-571-4926 abestrash.com Premier Waste Solutions Papillion Sanitation

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Household

Abe’s Trash Service, Inc. Quality, Dependable Trash & Rec ycling Ser vice SALES • SERVICE • RENTALS For Over 60 Years

Locally Owned & Operated

abestrash.com | 8123 Christensen Lane

402.571.4926

COMMERCIAL

Always Local, Always Beautiful COMPAC TORS

• Waste Disposal • Rear Load Containers • Front Load Containers • Recycling

• Stationary Compactors • Self-Contained Compactors • Cardboard Compactors • Recycling • Compactor Maintenance Performed

RESIDENTIAL

CONSTRUC TION & CLEAN-UP

• Dependable Weekly Trash Service • Trash Carts & Recycling Bins • Weekly Recycling • Weekly Yard Waste

• Roll-Off Containers • C&D Landfill • C&D Recycling • Green Build Services

Human interest pieces, profiles, maintenance columns, room spotlights, neighborhood profiles, home transformations, green design features, and much, much more.

Thank you for voting us

BEST LANDSCAPE CURBING!

402.889.5467

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INTERIOR DESIGNER, LEED AP

Office: 402.934.8088 / Cell: 402.889.9389 9323 Oak St, Omaha, NE 68124 w w w. l k d e s i g n . b i z

THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR US

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7722 F Street | Omaha, NE 68127 theamericanfencecompany.com | 402.896.6722

STONE & BRICK PROVIDER Fireplace Stone & Patio Watkins Concrete Block Baltazar’s Stone, INC. T I L E I N S TA L L E R Legendary Tile 402-670-4459 facebook.com/legendarytile Floors By Dave SkilledSet Tile & Stone TILE STORE Sunderland Brothers Company Ceramic Tileworks Center 11005 W. Maple Road ceramictw.com Imperial Tile T R E E S E RV I C E Terry Hughes Tree Service 402-558-8198 hughestree.com Enfield’s Tree Service, Inc. Mutchie Tree Service

Fi ve De ca des of Bu si ness Equ a l s 2 0 0 Ye a r s. Our staff of over 100 installers, fabricators and sales are grateful for the opportunity to serve Omaha. Thank you for the vote of confidence. Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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SHOP THE LOOK: Pella® 450 Series wood double-hung and fixed windows.

Best of Omaha 2018 • Household

COMFORT never looked so good.

With replacement windows and doors from Pella, you can give your home a makeover in as little as a day. Pella products are not only great-looking — they’re energy-efficient and durable. And they block out unwanted noise to offer more comfort. Don’t wait to replace your drafty old windows and doors. Find out what your local Pella Window and Door Showroom can do for you. Call today for your free in-home consultation. Or visit your Pella Showroom, now offering the best limited lifetime warranty for wood windows and patio doors.*

Voted #1 for Windows and Doors six years in a row. Thank you, Omaha! LINCOLN: 6891 A STREET, SUITE 118, CLOCKTOWER CENTER OMAHA: 9845 SOUTH 142ND STREET 4 02- 493 -1350 • 8 8 8 -74 4 -14 0 4

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Based on comparing written limited warranties of leading national wood window and wood patio door brands. See Pella written Limited Warranty for details, including exceptions and limitations, atBest pella.com/warranty, or contact Pella| Customer Service at 877-473-5527. of Omaha  •  2018  | 119 bestofomaha.com

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WA T E R T R E A T M E N T SYSTEMS Futuramic’s Clean Water Center 402-453-5730 omahawater.com Culligan Aqua Systems W I N D OW S A N D D O O R S Pella Windows and Doors of Omaha & Lincoln 402-493-1350 pellaomaha.com Omaha Door & Window 402-733-6440 omahadoor.com Window World of Omaha

Making the possibilities a reality.

W O O D F L O O R C O M PA N Y Heartland Wood Floors 402-334-8686 heartlandwoodfloors.com Tom Manley Floors, Inc. Mark David Floors

View the endless possibilities of species, grades, stains and finishes for the perfect wood floor for you. • Installation • Refinishing • Recoating • Cleaning

Thank You Omaha for voting us “the best” 5 years in a row!

Visit the Largest Hardwood Flooring Showroom at: 14621 Industrial Road, Omaha NE 68144 | 402.334.8686 Or visit us online at: www.HeartlandWoodFloors.com

Here’s to you Omaha! #1 Water Treatment Systems...AGAIN!

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Nocturnal people can rejoice that Omaha has a swingin’ bar scene. The city boasts of 309 bars and nightclubs throughout the area—an increase of at least 4 percent since 2015, according to the Omaha Chamber.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Nightlife

BAR FOOD Tanner’s Bar & Grill Blatt Beer & Table The Good Life Sports Bar & Grill 180th & Pacific, 202nd & Maple thegoodlifeomaha.com

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE! Left Chest 100% Options 7-31-13 Option A

CIGAR BAR Havana Garage 402-614-3800 thehavanagarage.com Jake’s Cigars & Spirits Safari Cigars & Lounge C O C K TA I L L O U N G E LIV Lounge Green Onion Lounge Holiday Lounge 402-391-4442 holidayloungeomaha.com

HAVANA GARAGE CIGAR LOUNGE

Omaha’s Premier Cigar and Spirits Lounge 1008 Howard St. Old Market 402.614.3800

Option THANK YOUBFOR VOTING US BEST COCKTAIL LOUNGE! The Foley Continues.. Open 362 Days a Year!

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COMEDY CLUB Funny Bone Comedy Club The Backline Comedy Theatre Lookout Lounge C R A F T C O C K TA I L S The Berry & Rye Krug Park Trio Cocktails & Company

(402) 391-4442 HolidayLoungeOmaha.com 7846 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68114

Thank you for voting us

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & BAR FOOD!

DISTILLERY Patriarch Distillers Cut Spike Distillery 402-763-8868 cutspike.com Brickway Brewery HAPPY HOUR Blue Sushi Sake Grill Kona Grill Catina Laredo

• Food & Drink Specials Daily • 31 Big Screen TV’s • Great Food & Customer service 18 0 th & P a c i f i c / 2 0 2 nd & M a p l e Thegoodlifeomaha.com Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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IRISH BAR Brazen Head Irish Pub Two Fine Irishmen Barrett’s Barleycorn L AT E - N I G H T D I N I N G Nite Owl Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops Mercury

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2016 Winner KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

1006 Dodge St, Omaha NE / 402.614.2121 / www.noshwine.com Check our website for daily specials and events

S.G. Roi Tobacconist the “Cigar Shop” In the Old Market and Bellevue 503 S. 11th Street | Old Market 1021 Galvin Road South Suite B | Bellevue

LIVE MUSIC VENUE Holland Performing Arts Center 402-345-0606 ticketomaha.com The Waiting Room Slowdown M A R G A R I TA Roja Mexican Grill Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Cilantro’s Mexican Bar & Grill M A RT I N I Charlie’s On The Lake Sullivan’s Steakhouse Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

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MICRO BREWERY Upstream Brewing Company 402-344-0200 upstreambrewing.com Infusion Brewing Company Nebraska Brewing Company NEIGHBORHOOD BAR The Good Life Sports Bar & Grill 180th & Pacific, 202nd & Maple thegoodlifeomaha.com Dinker’s Bar Jerry’s Bar 6301 Military Ave. 68104EVER.com

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Nightlife Sports Bar

THANK YOU OMAHA FOR VOTING US 1ST PLACE FOR

2016 Winner

BEST NEW BAR IN 2017

KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

Sun-Thurs: 11am to 1am Fri & Sat: 11am to 2am

162nd & Maple, Omaha NE

402.575.9111 162nd & Maple

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TAKE OUT & DELIVERY

NEW BAR IN 2017 Growler USA 402-575-9111 growlerusamaplecreek.com Proof Whiskey & Craft Cocktail Bar The Casual Pint Countryside Village REVERSE HAPPY HOUR Blue Sushi Sake Grill Kona Grill Ponzu Sushi and Grill S P O RTS B A R DJ’s Dugout Six Locations djsdugout.com Tanner’s Bar & Grill Varsity WHISKY BAR Proof Whiskey & Craft Cocktail Bar Liberty Tavern Proof at Midtown Crossing

varsityromancoinpizza.com 402.934.9439

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402.932.1944

World-renowned acoustics... Amazing artists...

Omaha’s Best Live Music Venue Thank you!

www.OmahaPerformingArts.org

THANKS FOR VOTING US BEST OF OMAHA AGAIN!

WINE BAR Corkscrew Wine & Cheese Vino Mas Nosh Wine Lounge 402-614-2121 noshwine.com

THREE YEARS IN A ROW

Come by & try Omaha’s award winning spirits in our tasting room Wednesday through Saturday. 11941 CENTENNIAL RD • LA VISTA, NE 68128 • 402.763.8868 INFO@CUTSPIKE.COM • WWW.CUTSPIKE.COM Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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Recall the last purchase that brought you joy. Perhaps a new box of art supplies brought out a creative streak, or a new Huskers shirt displays pride and provides warmth on game days. Omaha is home to thousands of retail stores, many of them local, that provide people with goods from antiques to yarn, and everything in between.

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Thank you for voting us

BEST GROCERY STORE!

14949 EVANS PLAZA | 13215 W. CENTER RD | 17550 GOLD PLAZA www.freshthyme.com


Best of Omaha 2018 • Retail

HUNDREDS OF MEDALS IN INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITIONS FINEST HAND CRAFTED BREWS TO BE FOUND

Blues Festival — June 2 Harvest Festival — Sept 29

FIRST PLACE EVERY YEAR!

Facility available for events with seating up to 2,000 Located just 10 minutes South of Omaha www.soaringwingswine.com • 402-253-2479

ANTIQUE SHOP Brass Armadillo 402-896-9140 brassarmadillo.com Found Vintage Market foundomaha.com 402-991-7780 The Imaginarium Now With Three Locations imaginariumantiques.com A RTS & C R A F TS S T U D I O/ STORE Mangelsen’s It’s Yours Pottery 402-330-3470 itsyourspottery.com The Makery BEER & SPIRITS STORE Spirit World Beertopia Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal BOOKSTORE The Bookworm Jackson Street Booksellers Parables Christian Bookstore

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CIGAR/TOBACCO SHOP SG Roi Tobacconist sgroitobacconist.com 402-341-9264 | 402-504-3991 Jake’s Cigars & Spirits Tobacco Hut CLOTHING CONSIGNMENT STORE Absolutely Her Women’s Consignment Scout: Dry Goods & Trade 5018 Underwood Ave. ilovescout.com Esther’s Consignment

Come see our extensive selection of art, lamps, decorative accessories and gifts. one week custom picture framing service.

Thank You for Voting Us

BEST RETAIL GALLERY & BEST CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING! MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. • 402.391.7733 • LEWISARTGALLERY.COM

COFFEE ROASTER A Hill of Beans Coffee Roasters Tap Dancers Specialty Coffee Beansmith Coffee Roasters

KNITTING CROCHET NEEDLEPOINT BUTTONS QUILTING FABRICS CLASSES AVAILABLE

COMIC BOOK STORE Legend Comics & Coffee Krypton Comics Dragon’s Lair Comics CONVENIENCE STORE Casey’s General Stores Download our app today! Caseys.com Bucky’s Convenience Stores 32 locations gobuckys.com Kum & Go

MON.-FRI. 9AM-6PM • SAT. 9AM-3PM

8600 CASS ST. •402.391.7733 • PERSONALTHREADS.COM

13 Years in a Row!

FLORIST Taylor’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse, Inc. Janousek Florist & Greenhouse Stems FURNITURE STORE Nebraska Furniture Mart Allens Home Ethan Allen

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GIFT SHOP House of J 12965 W. Center Road facebook.com/house-of-j Stella’s Belle The Afternoon GOLF STORE Golf USA Austad’s Golf Golf Galaxy GROCERY STORE Hy-Vee Baker’s Grocery Store Fresh Thyme Farmers Market 14949 Evans Plaza 13215 West Center Road 17550 Gold Plaza freshthyme.com H A R D WA R E S T O R E Westlake Ace Hardware Johnson Hardware Company Ideal Hardware & Paint Center

OMAHA:

H U S K E R A P PA R E L S T O R E Husker Hounds Lawlor’s Custom Sportswear SCHEELS

90th & Maple 24th & Q 29th & Leavenworth

JEWELRY STORE Borsheims Fine Jewelry Erwin’s Jewelers Co. Helzberg Diamonds

La Vista: 84th & Brentwood Dr.

M E AT D E PA R T M E N T Fareway Meat Market 402-393-7136 fareway.com Just Good Meat Rick’s Meats in Elkhorn

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

1ST PLACE FOR BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE

Since 1935

M E N ’ S A P PA R E L Lindley Clothing Co. Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear Parsow’s: A World of Fashion

811 TARA PLAZA | PAPILLION, NE 68046 www.AbsolutelyHerStore.com | 402.932.4668

OUTDOOR CLOTHING & GEAR STORE Canfield’s Sporting Goods Cabela’s Backwoods

High quality men’s clothing including suits, sportswear, shoes, accessories, and more from designer name brands.

PAW N S H O P Sol’s Jewelry & Loan Four Aces Pawn Shop Mid-City Jewelry & Loan PET STORE Pets Earth 73rd & Giles, 204th & Pacific petsearth.com The Green Spot Nature Dog 402-697-7156 naturedogomaha.com

402.491.4000 707 N 132nd St, Omaha, NE 68154 lindleyclothing.com

Thank you! Greater Omaha for the votes LOVE,

Would like to send a BIG KISS out to everyone that voted for us!

P E T S U P P LY S TO R E PetSmart Pets-R-Us Long Dog Fat Cat PHARMACY CVS Pharmacy THINK Whole Person Healthcare Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare 402-408-1990 kohlls.com

Thank You For Choosing Us To Look YOUR BEST

SOUTH 73rd & Giles, Papillion

SOUTHEAST 204th & Pacific, West Omaha

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POPCORN Vic’s Corn Popper Just Pop’d Jock & Jill’s Popcorn

8014 W Dodge Road 402-391-3200 OmahaTuxedos.com Best of Omaha  •  2018 |

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THANK YOU OMAHA FOR YOUR VOTES!

Thank You Omaha for Voting Us

BEST OF OMAHA

550 N. MAIN STREET Fremont, NE 68025 402.721.3192 2802 SOUTH 143RD PLAZA (South of 140th & Center) Omaha, NE 68144 402.502.2749

An independent family-owned bookstore featuring knowledge, service, and fantastic books! 402.392.2877 Loveland Centre, 90th and Center Streets BookwormOmaha.com

SINCE 1980

Thank You Omaha! Harvey Oaks Plaza: 402.333.1653 • Bel Air Plaza: 402.330.2106 Oak View Mall: 402.333.7272 • Downtown Brandeis Food Ct: 402.346.0204 Omaha Popcorn: 14935 Industrial Rd., 402.932.0426

Thanks Omaha For Voting Us

#1 Shoe Store

R E TA I L A RT G A L L E RY Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 lewisartgallery.com Blue Pomegranate Gallery Main Street Studios 2610 N. Main Street, Elkhorn mainstreetstudios2610.com SHOE STORE Haney Shoes 6060 Maple St. haneyshoestore.com Buck’s Shoes Peak Performance - The Running Store SHOPPING CENTER Village Pointe Shopping Center Westroads Mall Shadow Lake Towne Center S P E C I A L I T Y S TAT I O N E RY STORE Pulp Paperie and Gifts On A Whim City Limits S P O RT I N G G O O D S S TO R E SCHEELS Dick’s Sporting Goods Cabela’s

Custom Fitting . Multiple Widths Large Sizes For Men & Women Red Wing . ECCO . Florsheim New Balance . Birkenstock Clarks . Keen and More

32 Omaha Area Locations gobuckys.com

402.556.2022

6060 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68104 Mon - Fri 9AM - 8:30PM Sat 9AM - 5:30PM HANEYSHOESTORE.COM Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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SWEET SHOP The Cordial Cherry Candyopolis Hollywood Candy


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THRIFT STORE Goodwill St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Thrift World Four Stores in the Omaha area thriftworld.com VA P E S TO R E Alohma Vape Superstores Caterpillar Vapes L&L Vapes VINEYARD Soaring Wings | Vineyard & Brewing Cellar 426 James Arthur Vineyards WINE STORE The Winery Wine 121 WineStyles WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE Four Sisters Boutique Kajoma’s Fashion Boutique

Thank you for voting for us!

2610 N. MAIN ST. | ELKHORN, NE 68022 | 402-452-3088 WWW.MAINSTREETSTUDIOS2610.COM

Thanks for voting us Best of Omaha

10 YEARS IN A ROW!

104 E. 1st, Papillion 402-991-4477 Mesh Y A R N / Q U I LT I N G S H O P Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Personal Threads Boutique 402-391-7733 personalthreads.com Country Sampler

Bring this ad in and receive 25% OFF one regularly priced item!

*Excludes Brighton, Expires 1/15/2018

Text KAJOMAS to 36000

402.991.4477

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Supporting others is one thing Omahans do best. The city boasts service-oriented professions from caring for those who need assisted living facilities to those that need an annual rabies shot. Omahans’ favorite places to bank, send their dry-cleaning, work, and get help with the internet or legal needs are all mentioned here.

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Passionate about Patient Care Passionate about aboutPatient PatientCare Care Passionate

Now offering high-definition CT Scan services Now offering high-definition Now high-definition CToffering Scan services CT Scan services

“Thank you for voting us Best of Omaha – again! “Thank for voting voting us Best Omaha –again! again! you the for Best ofofwhat Omaha You’re reasonus we love we–do!” You’re the the reason reasonwe welove lovewhat whatwe wedo!” do!” West Maple Location 15230 West Maple Rd. West West Maple Maple Location Location Omaha, NE 68116 15230 West Maple 15230 West MapleRd. Rd. 402-445-4400 Omaha, Omaha, NE NE 68116 68116 402-445-4400 402-445-4400

Blondo Location 12031 Blondo St. Blondo BlondoLocation Location Omaha, NE 68164 12031 Blondo 12031 BlondoSt.St. 402-493-9650 Omaha, Omaha,NE NE68164 68164 402-493-9650 402-493-9650

Grant Street Location 8911 Grant Street Grant Street Location Grant Street Location Omaha, NE 68134 8911 Grant Street 8911 Grant Street 402-397-4344 Omaha, NENE 68134 Omaha, 68134 402-397-4344 402-397-4344

www.gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com www.gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com www.gentledoctoranimalhospitals.com


Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

“Best of Omaha” 10 YEARS IN A ROW!!

thank you for your vote Visit us for a tour and experience the difference at Elk Ridge Village on the Lake!

402.312.1198 Just North of 192nd & Dodge

Beautiful Location & Surroundings Tenured & Friendly Staff Continuum of Care Monthly Rental Excellent Restaurant Style Dining Intriguing Social Programs

INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING | MEMORY CARE • WWW.ELKRIDGESENIORLIVING.COM

ACCO U N T I N G S E RV I C E S Goracke & Associates 402-330-1200 Goracke.com Lutz 402-496-8800 lutz.us Bland & Associates ASSISTED LIVING FACILIT Y Elk Ridge Village 402-312-1198 elkridgeseniorliving.com Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Hillcrest Country Estates BANK First National Bank, Member FDIC Pinnacle Bank 402-339-0700 pinnbank.com Great Western Bank

Savor the experience Voted Best of Omaha EIGHT Years in a Row 402.558.3202 cateringcreations.com Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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GORACKE AND TEAM ARE AWESOME! THEY ARE FRIENDLY, SERVICE-ORIENTED, PROFESSIONAL AND TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY. TRUE PROFESSIONALS WITH TRUE, SINCERE CARE FOR THEIR CLIENTS.


Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

C AT E R E R Catering Creations 402-558-3202 cateringcreations.com Attitude on Food A Catered Affair C O M P U T E R R E PA I R Elkhorn Computer Sales & Service Ken’s PC Repair 402-933-7890 kenspcrepair.biz Friendly PC Omaha CREDIT UNION Centris Federal Credit Union 402-334-7000 centrisfcu.org SAC Federal Credit Union Metro Credit Union CUSTOM MADE FURNITURE Zongkers Custom Woods Long Grain Furniture Yoder’s Amish Furniture CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING Lewis Art Gallery 402-391-7733 lewisartgallery.com Mangelsen’s Malibu Gallery D AT I N G S E RV I C E Omaha Love 402-991-4053 OmahaLove.com Match.com eHarmony

c_OMA_OmahaMag_BestOfAd_FirstInOmaha_5x7.458 “First in Omaha.” / Job #16-0104 Misc print September 20, 2017 8:37 AM Publication: Omaha Magazine - Best of Insertion Date: 11/1 Insertion Order #: 2290 Color: 4/color Size: L - 5” x 7.458”

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Bark Avenue Omaha

Boarding• Daycare • Grooming 13706 C St. Omaha, NE 68144

402.933.4007

BarkAvenueOmaha.com

THANKS OMAHA FOR YOUR VOTES

Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

D I V O RC E M E D I AT I O N Nebraska Legal Group 402-509-7033 NebraskaLegalGroup.com Marks, Clare & Richards mcrlawyers.com 402-492-9800 Wesley Dodge wesdodgelaw.com 402-333-1604 D O G D AY C A R E The Paw Spa Pet Resort Thepawspapetresort.com Harrison & Blondo Location Bark Avenue Omaha Dogtopia of Omaha DOG TRAINING Dharma Dog Training BonaFide Dog Academy 402-250-9452 bonafidedogacademy.com Dog On It Training & Rehabilitation 402-578-1079 dogonitomaha.com DRY CLEANERS Max I. Walker 22 Locations MaxIWalker.com Fashion Cleaners FashionCleaners.com Six Locations NuTrend Dry Cleaners Six Locations nutrenddrycleaners.com

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DRY CLEANING • LAUNDERING • FREE PICKUP & DELIVERY • HOUSEHOLD ITEM CLEANING

THANK YOU FOR VOTING MAX I. WALKER BEST OF OMAHA 6 YEARS IN A ROW!

ACCEPTING DRESS DONATIONS AT ALL MAX I. WALKER LOCATIONS

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

DUCT CLEANING DuctMedic Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning MAXIM Cleaning & Restoration, Inc. E M P LOY E R - L E S S T H A N 100 E M P LOY E E S OBI Creative 402-493-7999 obicreative.com Capstone Consulting, Inc. Omaha SEO Company E M P LOY E R - M O R E T H A N 100 E M P LOY E E S PayPal PayPal.com University of Nebraska Medical Center Mutual of Omaha EVENT PLANNER planitomaha 402-333-3062 planitomaha.com Cherry On Top Events 402 Event Services

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Nu Trend Dry Cleaners

Serving Omaha For Over 30 years Family Owned and Operated

SAVE 30-50% EVERYDAY 6 metro locations nutrenddrycleaners.com

ELKHORN COMPUTER SERVICE

Thank You for voting us Best of Omaha!

(402) 350-0372 2720 N 206th Street

(1 Block West of Old Downtown Elkhorn) www.ElkhornService.com

Omaha’s Dog Training & Behavior Specialist LIFE CHANGING DOG TRAINING

TM

Training Dog

2016 Winner KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

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Nebraska’s Number One Duct Cleaning Service!

Thank you for voting us 1st place 3 years in a row! 402.512.0664 | ductmedic.com

Now Open!! WEST CENTER CHAPEL 7805 W. Center Rd.

402-391-3900

Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler 5108 F St, Omaha 402-731-1234 2466 S 16th St, Omaha 402-346-1144 Bellevue Memorial Chapel 2202 Hancock St, Bellevue 402-291-5000

www.heafeyheafey.com

HAYLEY FABIAN KYLE CHAD LESA BRENT MADDIE

First Place 2 Years in a Row!

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FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM Northwest Mutual Vintage Financial Group LLC Renaissance Financial FUNERAL HOME Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory 402-391-3900 heaftyheafy.com John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Roeder Mortuary FURNITURE REPURPOSING AND R E S TO R AT I O N Vintage 180 402-957-0996 facebook.com/chicchiffonier Southern Style Restorations/ Furniture Magic Found Vintage Market 402-991-7780 foundomaha.com

VINTAGE 180 HAS BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF FURNITURE AT REASONABLE PRICES. LOVE THEM. WISH I COULD BUY THEM ALL.


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HOTEL Magnolia Hotel Omaha Embassy Suites La Vista Hilton Omaha Bank

Defining what’s important.

noun

LOY-AL-TY

Being there for each other.

IN-HOME NON-MEDICAL CARE Home Instead Senior Care Right at Home 402-697-7536 rightathome.net Comfort Keepers 402-991-9880 ComfortKeepers.com/Omaha-NE IN-HOME NURSING S E RV I C E Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) 402-342-5566 vnatoday.org Home Nursing With Heart 402-614-4622 homenursingwithheart.com Advanced Home Health Care INTERNET PROVIDER Cox Communications CenturyLink Internet Windstream

pinnbank.com

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WESLEY DODGE ATTORNEY AT LAW

30+ Years of Service DIVORCE - CUSTODY - MEDIATION Working for the best result with the least harm

402-333-1604

WESDODGELAW.COM

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Thank you for voting for us! Retirement Community l Assisted Living l Nursing Community

402.829.9020 Immanuel.com Immanuel.com FY18_0975_LSV

Affliated with the Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Best of Omaha winner 6 YEARS in a row!

STANDING TALL FOR YOU! JENNINGS TEAM

Top Producing CBSHOME Team...2013-2016 Top Producing CBSHOME Individual...2009-2012 402.290.6296 | karen.jennings@cbshome.com

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hat sands T u o h T e h From Join Th e Switc h T e d a por Have M o to Va Tobacc

Vape Store

L AW F I R M Baird Holm LLP Kutak Rock LLP McGrath North

2016 First Place KETV 7 • Baxter Arena

THANK YOU OMAHA For voting us #1 four years in a row!

ALOHMA.COM

8 Metro Lo

cations

Including:

*Midtown * West O* *And Counc il Bluffs*

LOCAL PODCAST Grow Omaha NET - Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations Early Afternoon Tonight LOCAL WEBSITE Omaha.com KETV.com lovelyskin.com 402-697-1100 LovelySkin.com/Retail

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST OF OMAHA! ASK US ABOUT THE THRIVENT STORY Contact us at rfo378@thrivent.com.

Thrivent Financial was chosen by the community as one of the top Life/Health Insurance Companies in the Services category. Over 637,400 online votes in 326 categories resulting in 892 unique winners, some winners won more than one category. Omaha Magazine recognized the top three companies in each category. Voting took place during July 1 – August 20, 2017. In order for a vote to count individuals submitted their email address to Omaha Magazine, once verified they typed in the company name of their choice, and needed to select a minimum of 15 of the 326 categories. Only one vote per email address was allowed. Vice President of Operations for Omaha Magazine, tabulated the votes. Neither Thrivent Financial nor the Nebraska Regional Financial Office of Nebraska played a role in gathering or calculating the results, or determining winners. Past results are no guarantee of future results. Appleton, Wisconsin • Minneapolis, Minnesota • Thrivent.com • 800-847-4836 1908918-092817 Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

L I F E / H E A LT H I N S U R A N C E C O M PA N Y Physicians Mutual Insurance WoodmenLife Thrivent Financial 402-932-0109 thrivent.com

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

WEST

johnagentleman.com (402) 391-1664

Thank you Omaha

Dr. Michael Siggers & Staff Full service Veterinary hospital caring for cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, pocket pets; and a special interest in birds & exotics!

402-334-5975 13212 Cottner St. • Omaha, NE BestCarePetHospital.net Best Care Pet Hospital West

American Animal Hospital We care ff pets...and people

402.493.6767

O P E N 7 DAY S A W E E K !

402.250.9452

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

First-Class Daycare, Overnight Lodging and Grooming

· Open 7 days a week · King size suites (no cages ever) · Daycare included in overnights · Grooming 7 days a week · 6 hours of play in each day of daycare

Omaha’s only all-inclusive resort for dogs!

402.516.8888

402.800.6800

16912 Audrey St, 68136 1804 N. 168th St, 68118 Omaha, NE Omaha, NE w w w. t h e p a w s p a p e t r e s o r t . c o m

Thank You for Voting Us #1, 5 Years in a Row!

As healthcare evolves, VNA advances.

PERSONAL INJURY L AW Y E R Gross & Welch P.C., L.L.O. 402-392-1500 grosswelch.com Carlson Burnett Houghton Bradford Whitted PC, LLO

THANKS FOR VOTING VNA #1 for In-Home Nursing Service seven years in a row!

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NON-PROFIT EVENT Omaha Gives Powered by the Omaha Community Foundation omahagives.org omahafoundation.org JDRF One Walk Mile of Hope Relay For Life - American Cancer Society 402-393-5801 RelayForLife.org/GreaterOmahaNE NURSING HOME FACILIT Y Hillcrest Country Estates The Lighthouse by Immanuel 402-829-9070 immanuel.com Brookestone Village

Community Care Home Health VNA Help at Home Hospice & Palliative Care

v n a t o d a y. o r g

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY Penny Layne, Penny Layne Photography Amy Blanchard Photography Stephanie Reeves Photography

402.342.5566

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Thank you for making Omaha Gives! the Best of Omaha.

We’re celebrating the 200,000+ donations that have raised $35 million for our community since Omaha Gives! began in 2013. The next big give-together day is coming up May 23, 2018. Save the date!

THANK YOU

OMAHA!

1500 OMAHA TOW ER 2120 S 72 ND ST.

402. 392.1500

g r o s s w e l c h . c om

Family Owned for 3 Generations

West Omaha Location 3 ACRES

3505 N. 160th St. | Omaha, NE 68116 (402) 493-5151 clearview@clearviewpetcare.com

Northwest Omaha Location 14 ACRES 9223 N. 72nd St. | Omaha, NE 68122 (402) 573-5151 clearviewpet@yahoo.com

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THANK YOU

for voting us Best of Omaha, 6 years in a row!

Great service comes from the heart. -The Ritter Team

Lisa and Dennis Ritter RE/MAX Results 11212 Davenport St Omaha, NE 68154

PET BOARDING The Paw Spa Pet Resort Thepawspapetresort.com Harrison & Blondo Location Cottonwood Pet Resort Clearview Pet Care Centre PET GROOMING SALON The Paw Spa Pet Resort Thepawspapetresort.com Harrison & Blondo Location Park Your Pawz Susie’s Professional Pet Grooming PET PHOTOGRAPHY Dogtography by Kala Howard info@dogtographybykalahoward.com DogtographybyKalaHoward.com Katrina Bishop, C41 Photography Janine Cooper, JM Studios P R I VAT E S C H O O L E L E M E N TA RY S C H O O L Brownell Talbot 402-556-3772 brownell.edu/GoBT Saint Wenceslaus St. Vincent de Paul

Office: 402-612-2413 www.RittersSellHomes.com

P R I VAT E S C H O O L - H I G H SCHOOL Creighton Preparatory School Marian High School Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart 402-558-3800 duchesneacademy.org

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Remodeling Updates Mobility Needs - A Division of -

Kohll’s Pharmacy & Homecare R E A LT O R A G E N T Blythe Real Estate Team 402-960-2330 buyingomaha.com Lisa & Dennis Ritter, Re/Max Results 402-612-2413 ritterssellhomes.com Karen Jennings, CBS Home KarenJennings.cbs.com 402-290-6296

12739 Q Street 402.408.1990

RECEPTION VENUE A View Premier Event Venues 402-933-2929 aviewvenues.com Thompson Alumni Center @ UNO 402-554-2444 thethompsoncenter.org Omaha Design Center 402-819-8792 omahadesigncenter.com

www.KohllsModSquad.com

Nation’s Largest Mobility Showroom!

NEBRASKA’S ULTIMATE RESORT FOR PETS

RE/MAX RESULTS HELPED US SELL OUR HOME AND BUY OUR NEW HOME. DENNIS AND LISA RITTER MADE THE EXPERIENCE VERY EASY AND WALKED US THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Services 88 TA C T I C A L | E L I T E T R A I N I N G

THOSE WHO RESPOND, PREVAIL. 88 Tactical is an elite training organization focused on helping individuals, families, emergency service workers, and military members develop the confidence and ability to deal with any situation or crisis.

RETIREMENT COMMUNITY Lakeside Village by Immanuel 402-829-9020 immanuel.com Elk Ridge Village 402-312-1198 elkridgeseniorliving.com Ridgewood Active Retirement Community 402-884-7644 RidgewoodRetirementCommunity.com

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & FAMILY FRIENDLY INDOOR SHOOTING LANES PRO SHOP

CLASSES

EVENTS

VIP MEMBER LOUNGE

AMMO BOX CAFÉ

SHOOTING RANGE 88 Tactical I-80 & Hwy 370 88tactical.com Omaha Gun Club 2828 S. 82nd Ave. omahagunclub.com The Bullet Hole

THE THOMPSON CENTER

Omaha’s Premier Venue for Outdoor Weddings Indoor Receptions & Professional Functions Experience our amazing renovation with a new, modern décor and A/V! Midtown Location / Free Parking Exceptional Catering / Extensive Ameties A Public Event Space 6705 Dodge St., Omaha 402.554.2444 ssummers@unoalumni.org thethompsoncenter.org

THANKS OMAHA

FOR VOTING US 1S T PL ACE 4 Y E A RS IN A ROW !

Gretna Small Engine 405 S. Hwy. 6 · Gretna 402-332-4942 www.GretnaSmallEngine.com Omaha Magazine • 2018 |

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I TOOK MY CONCEAL/CARRY CLASS AT 88 TACTICAL AND COULDN’T HAVE BEEN HAPPIER WITH NOT ONLY THE COURSE BUT HOW IN DEPTH THE INSTRUCTOR WENT TO EXPLAIN AND TEACH EVERY PART OF THE CLASS. AMAZING FACILITIES AND STAFF!


Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

S M A L L E N G I N E R E PA I R Gretna Small Engine J & J Small Engine Services Ty’s Outdoor Power & Service S M A R T P H O N E R E PA I R iFixOmaha Digital Doc 531-200-3800 digitaldoc.com/omaha Fix It Fast STORAGE UNITS Dino’s Storage Milt’s Mini Storage StorageMart

THANK YOU FOR VOTING UNO BEST UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE Omaha is our campus and classroom. No fences or barriers separate students from the unique handson opportunities, internships, service learning, applied research, and other collaborative activities that the greater Omaha area provides. This is the “O” we want you to know.

TA I L O R S H O P Sy’s Tailor Shop Creative Tailor’s Alterations by Young Sen’s Tailor TUXEDO STORE Tip Top Tux Gentleman’s Choice Formal Wear Mr. Tuxedo

Get to know the O at

know.unomaha.edu The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 0274ADUC1017

VIEW THE 2018 BEST OF OMAHA RESULTS ONLINE! OmahaMagazine.com/Bestofomaha

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a national and regional powerhouse in meetings & events | planitomaha.com

REGENT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

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Best of Omaha 2018 • Services

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE University of Nebraska Omaha Creighton University Bellevue University VETERINARY CLINIC Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital Best Care Pet Hospital 402-334-5975 bestcarepethospital.net American Animal Hospital 402-493-6767 americananimal.net WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER JM Studios Chelsea Jo Photography The Mullers Photo Co.

GENTLE DOCTOR ANIMAL HOSPITAL HAS BEEN A FACILITY THAT OUR FAMILY HAS USED FOR OVER 24 YEARS. THE STAFF IS VERY PROFESSIONAL, COMPASSIONATE, AND GENUINELY CARES FOR YOUR PET AS IF IT WERE ONE OF THEIR OWN.

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Trucks, cars, SUVs, busses…Omahans rely on transportation each and every day. Omaha is home to nearly 1,000 businesses that specialize in the purchase or service of a vehicle, and Omahans have voted on their favorite places to get their vehicles’ oil changed, purchase a boat, and even plan for vacation.

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GREATNESS B Y O T I S T W E LV E

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T’S NOT A “BEST OF” CATEGORY

that we consider, but we should.

There’s a guy who works on the Yard Waste Truck that services my neighborhood, who I noticed one day, who should be considered for one of our “best.” It’s easy to forget the folks who keep everything going—the people who are at the foundation of our society. This guy is great. I don’t use the word great lightly. His greatness can be traced back 2,350 years. Let me explain. Back in the fourth century B.C.E., Alexander of Macedonia won so many battles, and marched his army over such great distances spreading Hellenistic culture, and named more entire cities after himself than our current president’s eponymous towers, he became “the Great,” or Alexander “the Best.” Then other conquerors came along to challenge Alexander. Julius “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres” Caesar made his claim. He spread the Roman Empire across Western Europe right up to the Rhine—where my tree-worshipping German ancestors on the far side of the river gave him reason to yearn for another summer on the French Riviera. He was good, but Julius had a rich, united, populous, hyper-organized society at his back, a society that knew the difference between X and C. Alexander came from a cultural backwater. A rocky province far from the core of a quarrelsome, city vs. city, fragmented Greek civilization that had been weakened by years of internecine warfare and hemlock overdoses. Julius falls short—Alexander the Best.

Mehmed the Conqueror took down the last vestiges of the Roman Empire when he took Constantinople in 1453. He spread the Ottoman Empire across the Middle East, the Balkans, the Crimea, and into Central Europe where he even bested Prince Vlad III, best known as Dracula. But he too, was the beneficiary of a well-organized, large base of operations—the Macedonians were but a speck on the map in a time when most maps were covered with dragons, monsters, and blank spaces. Again, Alexander the Best. Napoleon humbled army after army sent against him by the scions of a post-feudal, aristocratic system, that was, even then, feeling the tide of “modern” culture as it dampened the careworn threads of its fraying cloak. (But Napoleon had gunpowder, artillery, muskets, factories, powdered wigs, and crepes. Alexander had a one-eyed father and a homicidal mother. Nowadays the lad would have needed some serious therapy, but back then, he translated his trauma into a career of conquest. Alexander outranks him. So what made Alexander the “Best?” Was it his tactical skill in battle? His force of personality? His legendary horse Bucephalus? (Forget Roy Rogers and Trigger. Bucephalus was, by all accounts, the “best” horse ever.) All these factors are important, but the root of Alexander’s greatness starts in the forests of Macedonia’s rugged mountains and valleys. There was a tree in that wooded landscape that lent itself to being cut into long shafts. Tipped with a spearhead, these lances, known as sarissas, stretched up to 20 feet long. The Macedonian army, organized into square formations known as a phalanx, bristling with these elongated, fearsome

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weapons were simply unbeatable—at least until they ran into enraged elephants in the Indus. The wood of these trees has the perfect grain, the perfect blend of flexibility, weight, and strength that could be assembled in sections like fishing pole and used to conquer the world. Which brings me to those same trees, the trees that made the lances, the trees that grace my front yard—the mighty ash. My ash trees have grown old. They shed branches like I shed hair. I take those branches and cut, cut, and chainsaw them into shorter lengths that I bundle and leave at the curb. And then he arrives. Announced with the rumble of the green Deffenbaugh truck, he balances with one foot on a pad and one hand holding a rung at the rear of the vehicle. He performs a perfect semi-jeté off the running board towards my pile of wood before the truck has even made a complete squeaking stop, pirouettes as he snags the broken bundles, and flings them without a single wasted motion into the maw of the compactor. Then, in a blink, he is back onboard and the truck moves on, now carrying scraps of the same wood that made Alexander immortal. I watched it all from my porch. I thought to myself, “This guy is great.” He is the best.  Otis Twelve hosts the radio program Early Morning Classics with Otis Twelve on 90.7 KVNO, weekday mornings from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Visit kvno.org for more information.

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