2015 Best Of Service

Service    
BOARDER
Reader Pick: Arlington Heights Animal Hospital
Click on “Retreat” on the website and you’ll be treated to a variety of options for boarding your pet that will remind you of booking accommodations at a luxury resort. You might be tempted to book one for yourself. 1712 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, 817.735.1381, Website

Staff Pick: Spa Paws Hotel
They refer to the animals under their care as “guests” and compare themselves to a five-star hotel. Moreover, some members of our staff swear by Spa Paws. 251 Carroll St. , Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 817.850.9000, Website

BOOT CAMP
Reader Pick: Fort Worth Fit Body Camp
Fitness fanatics must also be Internet fanatics, because this category draws a lot of interest. More than 1,600 readers picked Fort Worth Fit Body Boot Camp. And that’s a lot of votes. 6481 Southwest Blvd., Ste. B, Benbrook, 682.704.9698, Website

Staff Pick: Gladiator Boot Camp
Camp Gladiator is a four-week adult fitness boot camp with a variety of training sessions that let participants push the edge toward a total body workout. Multiple locations, Website

CAR WASH
Reader Pick: Classic Auto Detail Shop
Well, 4,237 of you picked Classic as your go-to place for car care, nearly six times as many as the No. 2 nominee. We admire passion. 2713 W. 5th St., Fort Worth, 817.335.2011, Website

Staff Pick: Red Carpet Car Wash
This perennial Best Of pick features touchless wash, a quality detail department and a lube center to make it a one-stop destination for the routine services we need for our vehicles. 5829 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.732.8651, Website

CAR REPAIR
Reader Pick: Lone Star Bavarian
This is the fourth year in a row for Lone Star to make the Best Of list. It’s a local family-owned BMW, Mercedes and Mini service facility with factory-trained specialists. 3800 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.732.4888, Website

Staff Pick: Park Place Bodywerks
Park Place opened its newest full-service body shop in Fort Worth in Fort Worth last year to service all the brands Park Place represents. 5760 Bryant Irvin Road, Fort Worth, 817.263.3965, Website

DANCE STUDIO
Reader Pick: To The Pointe Dance Academy
More than 1,700 readers voted for To The Pointe, which teaches classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and tap in a 1,600-square-foot dance studio equipped with a floating hardwood floor to prolong dancers’ joint health and aid in injury prevention. 1700 S. Cherry Lane, Ste. 104, Fort Worth, 817.360.5255, Website

Staff Pick: DanceMakers of Texas
Getting ready to dance at a wedding? Or just want to learn some new steps or a new style? DanceMakers teaches social and competition ballroom dancing, Latin dancing, Salsa dancing, country dancing and swing dancing, and provides wedding choreography. You’ll need this when you are selected for Dancing with the Stars.
6201 Sunset Drive, Ste. 630, Fort Worth, 817.244.8500, Website

DAY SPA
Reader Pick: Salons of Volterra-Montserrat
Pamper yourself with the wide variety of services and professionals at this easy-to-access facility just off Loop 820 in Southwest Fort Worth. 9336 Team Ranch Road, Fort Worth, 817.244.2245, Website

Staff Pick: Relache Spa
This is a huge European-styled day spa with a variety of services in 12 treatment rooms. The spa caters to men, as well as women, and promotes specialty services for expectant moms.
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, 817.778.1800, Website

DRY CLEANERS
Reader Pick: Kite’s Dry Cleaners
This is a destination place for regular and specialty cleaning among many Fort Worth generations. It first opened in 1958 and remains in the family. Multiple Fort Worth Locations, Website

Staff Pick: Twin
Kell Cleaners
Twin brothers Kent and Kevin Kell — that explains the name — opened this business in 1989. But the family first went into business in 1932 in East Fort Worth and the third generation is in the business today. 4011 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.738.9975, Website

EXTERMINATION COMPANY
Reader Pick: Ideal Pest and Lawn
Ideal is a multi-service company providing pest control, landscape design and installation, fire protections and security. Coincidentally, Ideal is a partner in the 2015 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home.
6913 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 181, Fort Worth, 866.573.1795, Website

Staff Pick: Metro Guard Termite and Pest Control
Something bugging you? Metro Guard has been fighting bugs in North Texas since 1991 and offers same day service in many cases. Multiple Locations, Website

FACIAL
Reader Pick: European Skincare & Med Spa
Pampering is the order of the day here in this well-established spa. Services include laser hair removal, anti-aging and acne treatments, plus half-day or full-day pampering packages. 6038 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.731.0707, Website

Staff Pick: Camille Brown
Pamper yourself in luxury with treatments by Camille Brown at the luxurious Salons of Volterra. 9336 Team Ranch Road, Fort Worth, 817.244.2245, Website

FITNESS PROGRAM
Reader Pick: Pure Barre
A ballet bar is a hip-high handrail used to maintain balance during practice. And Pure Barre utilizes that to perform small isometric movements set to music in an hour-long routine to tone the hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms. Lots of readers apparently love the procedure. 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 220, Fort Worth, 817.677.8731, Website

Staff Pick: ZYN22
ZYN22 uses an indoor cycling class that combines cardio and weight training for a full body workout for 45 minutes.
3236 W. 7th St., Fort Worth, 817.778.4133, Website

HAIR SALON
Reader Pick: Lemongrass
Salon & Spa
Full-service salons are located in Fort Worth and Southlake, offering haircuts, hair color, skin care, makeup and waxing services. Multiple Locations, Website

Staff Pick: Hair on the Common
Hair on the Common specializes in hair and its treatment, including spiral perms and color weave. 6459 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.738.6686, Website


HOLISTIC HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Reader Pick: The
Cryo Spa
Athletes have long known the benefits of ice baths and therapy to work through injuries. But now the extreme form of that — cryogenic therapy — is available in Fort Worth for ordinary people. We’re just going to have to take their word for it, but Cryo Spa of Fort Worth says the subzero temperatures of the cryosauna stimulate the natural responses of your body, resulting in significant long-term medical and cosmetic benefits. 1011 Foch St., Fort Worth, 817.332.2796, Website

Staff Pick: The Wellness Center of Fort Worth
The Wellness Center was established Dr. Kari Rollins in 1986 and focuses on the prevention and treatment of illness by integrating ancient medicine with modern technology. Treatment options can include massage, yoga, acupuncture and herbal medicine. 2481 Forest Park Blvd.
Fort Worth, 817.926.9642, Website

HOME BUILDER/REMODELER
Reader Pick: HGC Residential Development/John Askew Custom Homes — Tie
HGC Residential Development
HGC started by building a garage in 2000 and has now morphed into one of Tarrant County’s most popular builder of high-end homes. HCG built the 2014 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home.
200 Bailey Ave., Ste. 309
Fort Worth, 817.336.5172, Website

John Askew Custom Homes
The fact that John Askew lists a series of very hard questions about choosing a builder speaks to his belief that he can meet every one of those challenges. He and his team have more than 30 years of experience in the home building industry and a well-known track record in the custom home category. 817.441.2350, Website

Staff Pick: Sean Knight Custom Homes
Sean Knight has been a Certified Master Builder and Remodeler since 1996 and has more than 25 years of experience in the building industry. He does custom home construction and renovation in Tarrant, Hood, Johnson and Parker counties and at Possum Kingdom Lake. 109 S. Ranch House Road, Ste. 107, Aledo, 817.560.0828, Website

HANDYMAN
Reader Pick: Spot On Services
In 1998 Jimmy Cox picked up where his father left off in the plumbing business and doing some other jobs on the side, and the company just grew from there. Amanda Cox says no job is too small, and they’ll do everything from hanging your ceiling fan to remodeling your bathroom or kitchen.
817.682.7112, Website

Staff Pick: Mr. Handyman of Tarrant County
Mr. Handyman is a nationally franchised home repair service for homeowners who either cannot or don’t have time to do their own work. There are four in Tarrant County. The company says no job us too small and that the repair workers will arrive on time and get it right the first time. Multiple Locations, Website

INTERIOR DESIGNER
Reader Pick: The Artec Group Inc.
Owner Debbie Chirillo started her design firm in 1995 and moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2000. Her interior designs have been published in books, magazines and newspaper articles. She lives in Fort Worth. 6040 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 43, Fort Worth, 817.528.1027, Website

Staff Pick: CWI
Design Group-Exquisite Interiors
Celeste Wegman, who has a store and design studio in Door County, Wis., partnered with HGC Development in Fort Worth in 2009, and opened a design office and studio here. She was the designer for the 2014 Fort Worth, Texas magazine Dream Home. She says that it is important to embrace the clients’ vision and help them achieve it, while remembering that sometimes, less is more.
200 Bailey Ave., Ste. 309
Fort Worth, 817.336.5172, Website

LANDSCAPE DESIGN/YARD CARE
Reader Pick: Mean Green Lawn and Landscape
Mean Green Lawn and Landscape is a full-service landscape design and yard care company, and brags that all its  projects are owner-operated and supervised. The mission is to create outdoor environments that are durable, practical and visually pleasing. 1525 W. Ripy St., Fort Worth, 817.995.0324, Website

Staff Pick: ProScapes Lawn and Tree Care
ProScapes is a full-service company including lawn care, landscaping, maintenance and mosquito control. 11865 Alta Vista Road, Fort Worth, 817.337.3336, Website

LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Reader Pick: The Skin Clinic
Laser hair removal ends the endless and sometime painful process of plucking, shaving and waxing. The experts here say it is fast and long lasting. 400 W. 4th St., Ste. 404-B
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
817.500.9403
Website

Staff Pick: Bella Retreat Spa and Salon
Bella opened in 2003 after Neiman Marcus announced it was closing the beauty salon at its Ridgmar Mall store in Fort Worth. Kay Geis Rose, the skin care aesthetician/manager, immediately began work to secure another location — and that happened in three days. Bella says its laser hair removal and skin restoration services return youthfulness to the skin. 5031 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.377.2457, Website

MANICURE OR PEDICURE
Reader Pick: Nail Time and Day Spa
You’ll find all the normal nail and pedicure procedures here, but you’ll also find something cute. There’s a specially designed children’s spa chair for both boys and girls. 6353 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.377.2282, Website

Staff Pick: Daireds Salon & Spa Pangea
Daireds is a full-service salon, spa, med spa and café in 18,000 square feet. Its Spa Pangea offers a range of mani-pedi options — and a whole bunch of other stuff as well. 2400 W. I-20 , Arlington, 817.465.9797, Website

MASSAGE
Reader Pick: Mokara Spa
You don’t have to be a guest in the Omni Hotel to enjoy a massage here. Options include Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage and mother-to-be massage, as well as many other offerings. Omni Fort Worth
1300 Houston St., Fort Worth, 817.350.4123, Website

Staff Pick: Hideaway Spa
Located at Bella Ranch in Southwest Fort Worth, Hideaway Spa offers Swedish massage and a couple’s Swedish massage, therapeutic massage and geriatric massage among its options. 12201 Bella Italia Drive, Fort Worth, 817.443.3890, Website

MOVING SERVICE
Reader Pick: Firefighting’s Finest Moving and Storage
If you can’t trust a fireman, whom can you trust? This locally owned moving company is staffed by firefighters, whose 24-hour scheduling shifts give them chunks of time-off to help you move down the block, across town or across the nation.
4021 Highway 377 S.
Fort Worth, 817.737.7800, Website

Staff Pick: All My Sons Moving & Storage
This is an employee-owned company, offering residential and corporate relocations and office moves across the Metroplex and the nation. 2165 E. Loop 820 N., Fort Worth, 817.583.7740, Website

PAINTER
Reader Pick: Southern Painting Co.
Southern is licensed, bonded and insured and backs its work with a three-year transferrable warranty 4701 Altamesa Blvd., Ste. 2A, Fort Worth, 817.732.0055, Website

Staff Pick: KGs Paint and Texture
We thought enough of painter Kevin Godbey to make him the Official Painter for the Fort Worth, Texas magazine office remodel. And he proved our trust. 3105 Sappington Place, Fort Worth, 817.696.7914

PET GROOMER
Reader Pick: Whisker Washers Mobile Pet Grooming
This is the rolling service provided by Your Pet Staff that offers professional grooming for pets at your home, office, hotel or apartment. No more struggling to get Spot into the car when he’s suspicious of your intentions. 3340 Pelham Road, Fort Worth, 817.735.3811, Website

Staff Pick: Kristy’s Pampered Paws
Mobile Pet Grooming
Services offered range from the basic bath for the stinky dog to the deluxe spa package complete with massage and “pawdicure.” And there’s a de-shedding treatment that gets rid of 90 percent of that hair of the dog you find everywhere. 817.350.7297, Website

PHOTOGRAPHER
Reader Pick: Brian Luenser
This was our hottest category this year with 13,226 votes. The nod went to Brian Luenser who chronicles the life of Fort Worth from his high-rise condo and by walking the streets and neighborhoods of Cowtown. We are forever indebted to early photographers who recorded Fort Worth. Future generations are likely to feel that way about Brian Luenser. Website

Staff Pick: Honey Russell
Honey Russell describes herself as a photojournalistic/lifestyle photographer. That leads her to shoot what her clients want, but also to look for capturing something they could not have imagined. Technical talent is necessary as a photographer. More elusive is unique creative work through the lens. 817.896.3069, Website

PLUMBER/HEATING & AIR
Reader Pick: Hawk Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning
The runaway favorite in this category is a full-service family-owned business backed with more than 40 years of experience, servicing both residential and commercial customers. 8506 Spring St., Fort Worth, 817.236.8482, Website

Staff Pick: J&S Air Inc.
Easy call for us here. J&S Air is a consistent partner in our Dream Homes, and we’ve come to know and respect both the owners and the work that they do. 7307 Business Place, Arlington, 817.717.4374, Website

POOL COMPANY
Reader Pick: Westside Pools & Service Inc.
The team at Westside Pools has a combined 85 years of experience in the industry, with several who date back to 1979. The company is full service and has been building and maintaining custom pools for decades. 9617 Santa Paula, Fort Worth, 817.560.0081, Website

Staff Pick: Outdoor Living and Pool
and Patio
From design and build through total renovation and maintenance, Outdoor Living is a turnkey supplier for a backyard environment meant for years of enjoyment and service. 2340 FM 407, Ste. 101, Highland Village, 972.317.3500, Website

ROOFER
Reader Pick: Texas Tile Roofing
Texas Tile Roofing has put roofs on residential and commercial buildings for more than 30 years. The company has access to supplies of what are called “historic tiles,” meaning that it can repair and match tile on vintage homes in older neighborhoods. We should also mention that the company has been a consistent participant in Dream Home projects for the magazine. 2616 Weaver St., Fort Worth, 817.838.6100, Website

Staff Pick: Ramon Roofing
From wood through metal and new construction to renovation, Ramon Roofing is an experienced and respected company. 3027 Ramona Drive, Fort Worth, 817.924.1645, Website

SUNLESS TANNING
Reader Pick: Tan 2 Glow Fort Worth
Airbrush tanning avoids the dangers of sun-based tanning, and individual application of the spray as is done here can achieve a natural look. The tan lasts one or two weeks depending on skin condition, maintenance and lifestyle.  4824 S.W. Loop 820, Fort Worth, 817.400.4569, Website

Staff Pick: Bronze Envy Tan
In addition to sun beds, Bronze Envy provides spray tanning for those who wish to avoid real or artificial sun. It’s locally owned and brags that it has the first and only Pura Spray tan machine in Fort Worth. 3000 S. Hulen St., Ste. 113, Fort Worth, 817.763.8707, Website

TAILOR
Reader Pick: Tailoring by Rios
You don’t have to go to Hong Kong for custom shirts and suits — let Rios do it right here. Tailoring by Rios has been around for 35 years now and always finishes at or near the top in our Best Of list. It’s full service, but the specialty is bridal and evening wear alterations. 6717 Calmont Ave., Fort Worth, 817.732.5235, Website

Staff Pick: Angel’s Tailor Shop
Lose weight, gain weight, buy new clothes. But Angel’s Tailor Shop has a better idea. Bring them in and they can take a nip here and a tuck there and make them fit again. Angel’s offers many alteration options including reweaving. Since the company went into business in 1982, it has dealt with people of all shapes and sizes, in some cases several times. 4831 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.735.4346, Website

BEST TEETH WHITENING
Reader Pick: Mitch Conditt, DDS
Cosmetic dentist Dr. Mitch Conditt works on a variety of conditions, among them teeth whitening. He cites a study by Kelton Research that showed that after teeth bleaching, the majority of participants were more likely to be hired and receive a higher salary, feel more confident and appear more outgoing on a simulated first date. 6316 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.900.0706, Website

Staff Pick: Susan
Hollar Art of Dentistry
Dr. Susan Hollar, DDS, limits her practice to restorative and cosmetic procedures, including teeth whitening. But she also provides a broad range of services within the limits of her practice. She is the first female dentist in Texas to become a Fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. 2411 Westwood Road, Arlington, 817.261.3392, Website

VETERINARY CLINIC
Reader Pick: A+ Animal Clinic
People are passionate about their pets, and they also are passionate about who they will let doctor them. Readers tell us that they trust this clinic greatly. 4990 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.731.1494, Website

Staff Pick: Chisholm Ridge Pet Hospital
This clinic serves Saginaw, Haslet, Blue Mound and Fort Worth. One special feature is that the vets will try to arrange for pet adoptions when they come across unwanted animals. 1100 N. Blue Mound Road, Ste. 160, Saginaw, 817.234.9919, Website

YOGA STUDIO
Reader Pick: Sumit’s Hot Yoga
When you exercise, your body produces heat as a byproduct, in part to protect its critical areas. In hot yoga, the heat is introduced ahead of time in a heated practice environment. That’s from Sumit Banerjee, who also says that the heats leads to more efficient burning of fat. 6370 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 112, Fort Worth, 817.924.1334, Website

Staff Pick: Indigo Yoga
Indigo Yoga teaches the Baptiste style of yoga, described as “a powerful flow that will challenge your body and mind.” 4812 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817.735.9642, Website