Best Apartments – Downtown

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Old Market Lofts

Readers’ Choice: Lofts at 15th

Readers’ Recommend: Tip Top Apartments, Cornerstone Apartments

Readers’ Refer: Kensington Tower, Orpheum Towers

Best Apartments – Midtown

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midtown Crossing Apartments

Readers’ Choice: Broadmoor at Aksarben Village

Readers’ Recommend: Urban Village

Readers’ Refer: Loveland Apartments

Readers’ Refer: Ontario Place Apartments, Spring Acres

Best Apartments – Uptown

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Embassy Park Apartments

Readers’ Recommend: Southwest Gables Apartments

Readers’ Refer: Bentley Apartments, Camelot Village, Park Terrace Apartments

Best Apartments – West

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Biltmore Apartments

Readers’ Choice: Breckenridge Apartments

Readers’ Refer: Benz Place, Harrison Hills Apartments, Steeplechase, Torrey Pines Apartments

Best Assisted Living

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Brookstone Village and Hillcrest Care Center

Readers’ Refer: Lakeside Village, Mabel Rose Estates, New Cassel Retirement Center

Best Carpet/Flooring Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Choice: Kelly’s Carpets

Readers’ Recommend: Carpet Land

Readers’ Refer: Do It Yourself Flooring, Lowe’s

Best College or University

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Creighton University

Readers’ Refer: Bellevue University, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Best Condo Development

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midtown Crossing

Readers’ Recommend: Riverfront Place

Best Electrician

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Advanced Electrical Services

Readers’ Recommend: Roberts Electric

Readers’ Refer: AC Electric, Andersen Electric, Miller Electric, Trede Electric, Vaughn Electric

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Lien Termite & Pest Control

Readers’ Choice: Presto X, Terminex

Readers’ Recommend: Orkin

Readers’ Refer: Affordable Pest Control, Pest Solutions

Best Furniture Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Funiture Mart

Readers’ Refer: 7 Day Furniture, Mrs. B’s, Niche

Best Garden Center/Nursery

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Earl May, Lanoha Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer Garden Center, Lowes

Readers’ Refer: Ace Hardware

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Lowes, Menards

Readers’ Recommend: Home Depot

Readers’ Refer: CJ’s Homecenter, Johnson Hardware, True Value

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hearthstone Homes

Readers’ Choice: Celebrity Homes

Readers’ Recommend: Charleston Homes, KRT Construction, Inc., Advanced Design & Construction, Malibu Homes

Best Home Theater Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Choice: Best Buy

Readers’ Recommend: Stereo West

Readers’ Refer: Custom Electronics, Schaefer’s

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Merry Maids

Readers’ Choice: The Maids

Readers’ Recommend: James Alan Carpet Cleaning, Jeannie’s Cleaning

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Furniture Mart

Readers’ Refer: House of J, Interiors by Joan, Target

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Choice: Sur LaTable

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Furniture Mart, William Sonoma

Readers’ Refer: Category One, Target

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s

Readers’ Choice: Lanoha Nursery

Readers’ Recommend: Green Life Gardens

Readers’ Refer: Carson Enterprise, Jay Moore’s Landscaping, Kinghorn Gardens, Patera Landscaping

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Men’s Wearhouse

Readers’ Choice: Jerry Ryan

Readers’ Recommend: Kohl’s, Lindley Clothing

Readers’ Refer: JC Penney, Parsows, Von Maur

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW and Haney Shoe Store

Readers’ Recommend: Von Maur, Younkers

Readers’ Refer: Dillards, JC Penney

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Burton Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Eyeman Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Micro Plumbing, Rybin Plumbing

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben Plumbing, Backlund Plumbing, Roto Rooter

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: CBSHome Real Estate

Readers’ Choice: NP Dodge

Readers’ Recommend: Deeb Realty, Prudential Ambassador

Readers’ Refer: Boyer Young, Century 21, Keller Williams

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dino’s Storage

Readers’ Choice: Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Recommend: Pods

Readers’ Refer: A Place to Store, Center Street Storage, U-Haul

Best 2-Year Degree, Tech or Vocational School

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Metropolitan Community College 

Readers’ Recommend: Iowa Western Community College (IWCC), ITT Technical

Readers’ Refer: Xenon International Academy

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kohl’s

Readers’ Recommend: J C Penney, Von Maur, Younker’s

Readers’ Refer: Be Yourself, Gap, Maurices

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Dillards, Payless Shoes

Readers’ Refer: Famous Footwear, Shoe Carnival, Younker’s


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