If you are looking for the best services in town, Readers Choice lists will guide you to the right business for all your needs, as decided by you, the people.

Nominations and final voting: Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their category for about eight weeks at TheReader.com beginning in January and running through the end of February. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category who will appear on the final ballot. Final voting runs March 5 through April 30. Stringent procedures help insure one-person, one-vote and minimize vote-buying. An independent accounting firm Hancock & Dana, one of Omaha’s oldest, counts final votes to tabulate the awards.

Winners: This list represents what Omaha locals and Reader readers love — businesses that are the best at what they do. With deep thanks to everyone in the community who participated, we congratulate these amazing awardees!

Best Apartments

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Shadow Lake Square Apartments

Readers’ Choice: Vivere, Titan Springs

Readers’ Refer: Briar Hill Apartments, Old Mill Apartments

Best Appliance Repair

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: ServiceOne

Readers’ Choice: Andy’s Appliance Repair & Parts House, Nebraska Home Appliance

Readers’ Refer: Able Appliance Repair

Best Bathroom Remodeling

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Re-Bath Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Bathroom Designer Service

Readers’ Recommend: Bath Fitter, Superior Home Solutions

Best Carpet Cleaning

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: COIT Cleaning and Restoration

Readers’ Choice: Zerorez, Jones Services, L & M Carpet Cleaning, Maxim Cleaning and Restoration

Best Concrete

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Aksarben Concrete

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Concrete and Paving, Omaha Concrete Designs

Readers’ Refer: DPS Concrete Construction

Best Custom Cabinetry

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fox Custom Cabinets

Readers’ Choice: C R Custom Cabinets

Readers’ Recommend: Ed Grace Woodworking & Cabinetry, Moyer Cabinets

Best Custom Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Castle Brook Builders of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Denali Custom Homes, Silverthorn Custom Homes LLC

Readers’ Refer: River Stone Custom Homes

Best Drain Cleaning Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Major Drain

Readers’ Choice: Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air

Readers’ Refer: Affordable Sewer & Drain Cleaning, Bill’s Sewer Service

Best Duct Cleaning Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DuctMedic, Midwest Clean Air

Readers’ Choice: Maxim Cleaning and Restoration

Readers’ Recommend: Sharp Carpet & Air Duct Cleaningning, Bill’s Sewer Service

Best Electrician Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Miller Electric Co

Readers’ Choice: Vaughn Electric

Readers’ Recommend: Advanced Electrical Services

Readers’ Refer: Vierregger Electric Co

Best Fence Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: S & W Fence Inc

Readers’ Choice: American Fence Company Omaha

Best Fireplace Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Fireplace Stone & Patio of Nebraska

Readers’ Choice: Claxton Fireplace Center

Readers’ Recommend: Fireplace by Design, Table Rock Company

Best Floor Covering Store

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

Readers’ Choice: David Wood Floors

Readers’ Recommend: Midwest Floor Covering

Best Foundation/Basement Repair

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Thrasher Foundation Repair

Readers’ Choice: Quality Foundation Repair

Readers’ Recommend: CLS Foundation Repair & Waterproofing

Best Furniture Store

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

Readers’ Choice: Posh Peacock Consignment Furniture

Readers’ Recommend: HomeGoods

Readers’ Refer: Found Vintage Market

Best Garage Door Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Overhead Door Company of Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Door & Window, Precision Garage Door Service of Omaha, Midtown Doors & Services

Best Garden Center/Nursery

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

Readers’ Choice: Canoyer Garden Center, Benson Plant Rescue

Readers’ Recommend: Lanoha Nurseries

Best Gutter Install/Repair Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Gutter and Siding Company

Readers’ Choice: Home Pride Contractors, Omaha Gutter Company

Best Handyman Services

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Handyman Service

Readers’ Choice: Let Me Fix It Handyman Service

Readers’ Recommend: Hemminger’s Handyman Services

Best Hardware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Menards

Readers’ Choice: Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Ideal Hardware

Readers’ Refer: P & M Hardware

Best Heating & A/C Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: R Mechanical Heating & Air, Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., SOS Heating & Cooling

Readers’ Recommend: ServiceOne

Readers’ Refer: Eccles Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

Best Home Builder

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Landmark Performance Homes

Readers’ Choice: Castle Brook Builders of Omaha, Charleston Homes

Best Home Remodeler

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Cornerstone Remodeling, Inc.

Readers’ Choice: HC Remodel & Design, Stormberg Construction

Readers’ Recommend: Halo Construction & Remodeling

Best Home Window Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pella Windows

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Window & Door, Omaha Door & Window, Renewal by Andersen

Best Hotel

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Magnolia Hotel

Readers’ Choice: Omaha Marriott Downtown, Element Omaha Midtown Crossing

Readers’ Recommend: Hilton Garden Inn Omaha Downtown

Readers’ Refer: Aloft Omaha Aksarben Village

Best House Cleaning Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: COIT

Readers’ Choice: Pink Shoe Cleaning Crew, Maids & More

Best Interiors Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: HomeGoods

Readers’ Choice: Found Vintage Market, Allens Home

Readers’ Refer: Ehly’s Interiors

Best Kitchenware Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Williams Sonoma

Readers’ Choice: HomeGoods, Bed Bath & Beyond

Readers’ Recommend: The Container Store

Best Landscaping Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sun Valley Landscaping

Readers’ Choice: The Lawn Boyz, S & N Landscape Design

Best Lawn Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Heartland Lawns

Readers’ Choice: Ladybug Lawn Services, The Lawn Boyz

Readers’ Recommend: Turfbuilders Lawn Care, Inc.

Best Moving Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Two Men and a Truck

Readers’ Choice: Somebody With A Truck, Firefighters On the Move

Best Painting Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Painting Company

Readers’ Choice: Ultimate Painting, Brush & Roll Painting

Readers’ Recommend: Custom Colors Painting and Home Remodeling, Marshall Painting

Best Plumbing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air

Readers’ Choice: T & J Plumbing

Readers’ Recommend: Integrity Plumbing

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben ARS, Bill’s Sewer Service

Best Pool & Spa Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Platinum Pools

Readers’ Choice: Continental Pool & Spa, Outdoor Living Pool & Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Classic Pool & Spa

Best Realty Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Realty

Readers’ Choice: P.J. Morgan Real Estate, Berkshire Hathaway Ambassador Real Estate Jennifer Petak, Keller Williams Bronte Home Team Omaha Real Estate Agents

Best Residential Siding Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Home Pride Contractors, Inc.

Readers’ Choice: Midwest Siding, Inc., Midlands Siding & Window Co

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Gutter and Siding Company

Best Roofing Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Pyramid Roofing

Readers’ Choice: McCoy Roofing, Royalty Roofing

Best Storage Facility

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: StorageMart

Readers’ Choice: Dino’s Storage, Milt’s Mini Storage

Readers’ Refer: Redhawk Services, The Storage Loft

Best Tile Installation/Repair Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Midtown Tile

Readers’ Choice: Exclusive Ceramic Tile Specialist LLC, Keystone Carpet & Tile, Tile Formations

Best Tree Service

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Terry Hughes Tree Service

Readers’ Choice: Vinny’s Tree Service, Steve Torpy Tree Service, Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service

Best Window Covering Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Gotcha Covered

Readers’ Choice: All About Blinds, Custom Blinds & Design

Best Wood Floor Company

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: David Wood Floors

Readers’ Choice: Ohana Wood Floors Inc., Heartland Wood Floors


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