Nominations & Final Voting

Based entirely on community participation, Omaha businesses are nominated as the best in their industry at TheReader.com, starting in January, running through the end of March, a month later than normal. Tens of thousands of nominations inform the top nominees in each category to appear on the final ballot, which ran from April to the end of May. Stringent procedures help insure one-person, one-vote and to 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 that participated, we congratulate this amazing list of awardees.

Best Airline

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Southwest Airlines

Reader’s Choice: Delta Air Lines

Reader’s Recommend: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines

Reader’s Refer: Frontier Airlines

Best Auto Body Shop

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Dingman’s Collision Center

Reader’s Choice: B Street Collision Center, Shadow Lake Collision Center

Reader’s Recommend: CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts

Reader’s Refer: Inter-Tech Collision Center, Milt’s Body Shop, Charlie Graham Great Plains Auto Body, Hallett Auto Body

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: H&H Chevrolet

Reader’s Choice: Woodhouse Ford of Omaha, Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram La Vista, Baxter Volkswagen La Vista

Reader’s Recommend: Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bellevue, Huber Cadillac, Baxter Toyota La Vista, Superior Honda of Omaha, Beardmore Subaru

Best Auto Dealership Group

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter Auto

Reader’s Choice: Woodhouse, H&H Auto, Huber Auto

Best Auto Glass Repair Shop

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Safelite AutoGlass

Reader’s Choice: Omaha Glass Pro, Metro Glass Omaha, ABC Auto Glass 

Reader’s Refer: Auto Glass Now

Best Auto Repair Shop

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Jensen Tire & Auto

Reader’s Choice: Omaha Car Care, Auto-Tech Inc, Dave and Ray’s Complete Automotive Inc

Reader’s Recommend: Sparks Computerized Car Care, Exclusive Repair

Reader’s Refer: Auto Specialists Inc

Best Bike Shop

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Community Bike Project Omaha

Reader’s Choice: Greenstreet Cycles, Bike Rack, Trek, Olympia Cycle

Reader’s Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Company, Re-CYCLE Bike Shop

Best Buy Here/Pay Here Used Car Lot

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Prime Auto Sales And Service

Reader’s Choice: Automart 150, Jody’s Galaxy Motors, Dennis Cycle & Auto 

Reader’s Recommend: Sonny Gerber Auto Sales, Eckley Auto Brokers

Reader’s Refer: Auto World

Best Car Wash

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Russell Speeder’s Car Wash

Reader’s Choice: Bucky’s, Tommy’s Express Car Wash, Tornado Car Wash, Fantasy’s Food & Fuel 

Reader’s Recommend: Dolphins Car Wash, Cornhusker Auto Wash, Gorilla Car Wash

Reader’s Refer: Rocket Car Wash

Best Gas Station

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: QuikTrip

Reader’s Choice: Bucky’s Convenience Stores, Hy-Vee, Cubby’s

Reader’s Recommend: Kum & Go

Best Luxury Auto Dealer

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: H&H Premier Automotive

Reader’s Choice: Infiniti of Omaha, Baxter Audi, Huber Cadillac, Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Best New Auto Dealer

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Baxter Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Omaha

Reader’s Choice: Huber Chevrolet, Corwin Toyota of Bellevue, Mercedes Benz of Omaha

Reader’s Recommend: Village Pointe Toyota, Edwards Subaru, Woodhouse Nissan

Reader’s Refer: O’Daniel Honda, Superior Honda of Omaha

Best Pre-Owned Car Dealer

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: H&H Kia

Reader’s Choice: CarMax, Prime Auto, Village Pointe Toyota

Reader’s Recommend: Eckley Auto Brokers

Reader’s Refer: Auto World

Best Towing Service

Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: AAA

Reader’s Choice: Heartland Towing & Recovery, Young’s Auto Repair & Towing, Arrow Towing, 3B’s Towing, New Technology Towing & Recovery


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