101. Best Real Estate Agent
If you are looking for your dream home in the CSRA, the first call you need to make is to Century 21 Realtor Larry Miller. Back in 1985, Larry Miller first began Century 21 Larry Miller Realty with a vision of leading an industry founded upon uncompromising integrity, unparalleled professionalism and unmatched expertise in the field of real estate. For more than 30 years, Larry Miller has helped thousands of families find the home of their dreams.
102. Best Home Builder
The locally-owned and award-winning Ivey Residential is a new home builder in Augusta, Evans, Grovetown, North Augusta and Aiken that offers gorgeous houses for sale ranging from townhomes to large custom homes. Formed by brothers Mark and Matt Ivey in 2004, Ivey Residential strives to build houses that residents are proud to call home. Offering floor plans and neighborhoods to meet almost every homebuyer’s needs, all of their beautiful new homes are quality construction and built energy efficient.
103. Best Lawn Care Company
Pebble Creek Landscaping
For more than a decade, Pebble Creek Landscaping has helped local businesses and homes throughout the CSRA really shine with outstanding landscaping and lawn service. Not only does this local company make homes and businesses more beautiful, but Pebble Creek Landscaping is also known for its incredible community service projects and friendly customer service.
105. Best Carpet Cleaner
You know the bright yellow van by sight! And though Stanley Steemer’s your choice of steam cleaning your carpets, this group of friendly pros can also clean your furniture, tile and grout, hardwood floors and air ducts. Need help with water damage repair? Yep, they do that too. Our local Stanley Steemer is also known for friendly, helpful techs and special offers.
106. Best Exterminator
Led by Jeff Annis and started in 1986, Advanced Services believes in hiring the best so they can give the best service to their customers. That’s why they hired Technical Director Bo Thomas, who they like to joke has a “degree in bugs” from Purdue University. They can joke all they want, but that Associate Certified Entomology (ACE) designation means Bo knows what he’s talking about when it comes to bugs. And fortunately for Advanced Services customers, he knows what to do about their little pest problems.
107. Best Insurance Agent
Not only can State Farm Insurance Agent Frank Spears offer you an incredible deal on auto, home, life and health insurance, he also knows what it means to be a community leader. While he is currently running for the District 3 seat on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, Spears has also served as commissioner from 2000 to 2004, he is a past president of the Augusta West Rotary Club, a past chairman of Leadership Augusta and the president of Augusta Flying Club, Inc.
109. Best Senior Living Center
The retirement community in Evans prides itself on its safe, carefree and all-inclusive retirement lifestyle with independent living areas. Chef-prepared meals, group and individual activities, beautiful surroundings and an ethos that supports and nurtures an excellent quality of life, Washington Commons is geared toward making its community feel like family.
110. Best Veterinarian
St. Francis Animal Hospital
St. Francis Animal Hospital is Augusta’s largest veterinary facility, but you wouldn’t know it from the personal care these trusted veterinarians provide each and every pet. St. Francis’ team is dedicated to improving the lives of animals and the people who love them. From your pet’s first wellness visit to its focused senior care down the road, St. Francis Animal Hospital is committed to being by your side through it all because these veterinarians understand exactly how much your pet means to you.
111. Best Place to Board your Pet
When you’re heading out of town and your dog needs a place to stay, Paradise Kennels is Augusta’s choice for boarding. Also open six days a week for grooming services, Paradise Kennels can accommodate dogs of all sizes and breeds for a very affordable price.
112. Best Hair Salon
Open in Martinez since 2005, Fringe is run by sisters Christy and DeDe who wanted to start a salon that cared for its clients and the community. Ten years later, they’ve grown from a 1,300-square-foot salon with eight chairs and three stylists to a 2,400-square-foot one with 15 stylists. That kind of growth isn’t surprising when you find out that the sisters take care when they pick their employees and dedicate their space and energy to fundraisers like Cut-a-Thons, food drives and more. Beauty on the inside and the outside is what it’s all about for these two.
Call 706-364-3722 or visit fringehaironline.com.
113. Best Spa
Tuscany Classic Spa
Modeled to resemble a classic Italian spa, Tuscany is located in Evans. Tuscany promotes relaxation and wellness with its various spa services including pedicures, manicures, hydrotherapy and detox wraps. Want to feel pampered? Check out packages like La Belleza Body Treatment — exfoliating vitamin-rich masques and creams are massaged into the skin followed by honeydew body lotion and a Vichy table shower. Brings out our inner Liz Lemon — we want to go there.
Call 706-210-5335 or visit tuscanyclassicspa.com.
114. Best Tattoo Studio
The uber-talented Phillip Jacobs heads up this team of talented tattoo artists. Why Allegiance Ink? It offers a squeaky clean studio, friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable artists and some of the best piercings and ink in town. Each artist’s creations are available to see on the website.