Best Living and Home 2012


Best Apartments – Downtown

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

Readers’ Choice: Tip Top Apartments

Best Apartments – Midtown

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midtown Crossing

Readers’ Choice: Urban Village Development

Readers’ Recommend: Aksarben Village, Broadmoor Apartments

Best Apartments – West

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Appletree Apartments, Breckenridge Apartments, Broadmoor Hills (Broadmoor Develoment), Residences at One Pacific Place, The Enclave Apartments, The Tradition Apartments, Westport on the Lake Apartment Homes

Best Assisted Living

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: New Cassel Retirement Center

Readers’ Refer: Brookstone Village, Papillion Manor, Parson’s House, Skyline Retirement Community, The Arboretum

Best Carpet / Flooring Store

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

Readers’ Choice: Kelly’s Carpet

Readers’ Recommend: McKean’s Floor to Ceiling, Smart Choice Carpet Outlet

Readers’ Refer: Carpetland, Lowe’s Home Improvement

Best College or University

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

Readers’ Choice: Bellevue University, Creighton University

Readers’ Recommend: Metropolitan Community College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Readers’ Refer: Clarkson College

Best Condo Development

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midtown Crossing

Readers’ Choice: Riverfront Place

Best Electrician

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

Readers’ Choice: Miller Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Mr. Sparky, Omaha Electric Service

Best Exterminator Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Terminex

Readers’ Choice: Lien Termite & Pest Control, Great Plains Pest Service

Best Furniture Store

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

Readers’ Refer: Allens Home, Mrs. B’s Clearance & Factory

Best Garden Center / Nursery

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

Readers’ Recommend: Canoyer Garden Center, Indian Creek Nursery, Lowe’s Home Improvement

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ace Hardware

Readers’ Choice: Lowe’s Home Improvement, Menards

Readers’ Recommend: Home Depot, Westlake Ace Hardware

Readers’ Refer: CJ’s Home Center

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Celebrity Homes, Charleston Homes, Lane Building Corp.

Readers’ Choice: Heavican Homes, Skarda Construction Inc.

Best Home Theater Store

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

Readers’ Choice: Best Buy, Custom Electronics

Readers’ Recommend: The Sound Environment

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Maids

Readers’ Choice: Merry Maids

Readers’ Refer: Daisy Fresh Cleaning, Delson’s Cleaning Services, Loupe, Ruth’s Cleaning Service

Best Interior Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Designer’s Touch

Readers’ Choice: The Designer’s Furniture Store

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sur La Table

Readers’ Choice: Bed Bath and Beyond, Williams-Sonoma

Readers’ Recommend: Category One Gifts & Gourmet, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Gadgeteer

Best Landscaper

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Greenlife Gardens, Lanoha Nurseries

Readers’ Choice: EC Lawn and Landscape, Kinghorn Gardens

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Aksarben Plumbing

Readers’ Choice: Backlund Plumbing, Burton Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Carmody Plumbing, Eyman Plumbing, Sherman Plumbing Service

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: NP Dodge

Readers’ Choice: CBS Home, Prudential

Readers’ Recommend: Deeb Realty

Best Storage Facility

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

Readers’ Choice: Chieftain Van Lines, Milt’s Mini Storage

Best Tech or Vocational School

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


Category: Best Of Omaha

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