Best Bank: Uwharrie Bank
Uwharrie Bank has always operated with the belief that good business is doing business the right away. It’s the same value they apply whether you’re a student looking to open their very first checking account or a couple with five kids looking to upgrade into a larger home. Uwharrie Bank recently opened another location at Rea Road at Stonecrest Shopping Center.
141 Providence Road; 5231 Piper Station Drive, Suite 100
Best Photographer: Stephen Dey/Charlotte Image Photography
The details make all of the difference in great photography, and Stephen Dey has been at the forefront of professional photography for more than three decades. He just celebrated his 30th year of business photography, but Dey and Charlotte Image specializes in weddings, events, graduation, portraits, families and they always get the shot.
3340 St. Vardell Lane
Best Funeral Home: Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services
Heritage isn’t the average funeral home because they treat each individual case as a healing experience with two parts. First is the burial, inurnment and entombments as the physical healing, but with grief counselors on staff, Heritage is equally concerned with the families’ emotional well being.
16151 Lancaster Hwy.
Best Florist: Proper Flower
Owner Melissa Martin Julien comes to Charlotte after spending seven years working for the world-renowned Matthew Robbins Design team in New York City. With them, she coordinated weddings and events at nearly every corner of the world. Now, she brings her sophisticated and thoughtful design approach to weddings, special events, creative workshops, etc. Proper Flower makes flower arrangements and prop rentals.
Best Real Estate Company: Helen Adams Realty
Helen Adams has more than 40 years of experience selling homes in Charlotte. But it’s not only that which separates the company. That comes from knowing that the market is always in flux and home prices can change based on individual zip codes, neighborhoods or streets. With that in mind, Helen Adams has the tools and know how to sell your home while treating you as an individual.
Multiple locations (2301 Randolph Road and 15235 John J. Delaney Drive)
Best Mortgage Company: Quail Hollow Financial Services
Owner Scott McQuay is a native Charlottean with over 20 years experience in the financial industry. He opened Quail Hollow Financial Services in 2002 and he and his staff bring a wide range of national and regional lenders with competitive products and rates. Their handy online mortgage calculator lets you know where you stand.
10015 Park Cedar Drive
Best Cleaning Services: You’ve Got Maids of South Charlotte
Whether it’s a one time move-in or move-out clean or the weekly maid service, You’ve Got Maids will leave you feeling clean. The 52-point clean gets every nook and cranny in a house, and on-site supervisors make sure it meets the standards. Weekly or bi-weekly maid service allows homeowners to throw away the cleaning products and put down the broom.
9635 Southern Pine Blvd.
Best Real Estate Agent: Christine Hotham /Helen Adams Realty
Christine Hotham was born into a family of Realtors, but ventured out first into an interior design business that she founded to a successful career working for two Fortune 500 companies. Now, as a Charlotte residential real estate specialist, Hotham brings her wealth of experience to work for her clients. Call her to get started at 704-607-2338
15235-J John J. Delaney Drive
Best Dry Cleaner: Collins Cleaners
Collins Cleaners can handle any job from one shirt to your whole laundry basket. They will even come to your horse farm and clean the riding blankets. In addition, the family-like atmosphere and friendly customer service keep patrons coming back. Collins Cleaners is open every day but Sunday and has another location in Matthews.
5647 Brookshire Blvd.
Best Attorney: Kate Kliebert
Kate Kliebert opened Kliebert Law after working for two of the country’s largest law firms in order to collaborate with clients on a more personal level. She specializes in privacy, trademark and copyright law but has successfully won litigations for clients both offensively or defensively. She also has been recognized for pro bono for working with an unassisted minor seeking special citizenship and more.
200 Providence Road
Best Custom Home Builder: Simonini Homes
The Simonini team is the only builder in the region to win the triple crown of awards, having been named national builder of the year, national quality award winner and America’s best builder. With all of the recognition, Simonini homes is committed to outstanding craftsmanship in single homes or neighborhoods and exceptional ethical responsibility.
501 E. Morehead St.
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