BEST REASON FOR ROAD RAGE

Edgewater Drive

Infrastructure improvements, especially roadway enhancements, are welcomed in the county. However, closing major roadways during season seems illogical. More...

BEST PLACE TO ROCK YOUR WORLD

Westchester Gold & Diamonds

As one of Southwest Florida’s largest buyers of gold, silver, diamonds, Rolex watches and antique and estate jewelry, Westchester Gold & Diamonds is guaranteed to have just what you need, whether you’re finally popping the question or More...

BEST FULL PROPERTY CLEANING SERVICE

MaidPro of Southwest Florida

Whether its MaidPro Muscle for your tough cleaning jobs or MaidPro Monitoring Services for your home watch needs, this full-service firm that launched in Naples in 1995 will more than meet your needs. More...

BEST PLACE TO BECOME GREEN WITH ENVY

Chris Black Landscape

For those of us who lack the green thumb gene (turns out you can kill a cactus in Florida), never fear. Chris Black is here to save the day and your wilting vegetation. More...

BEST SAFETY NET FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACY, WELLNESS SERVICES TO THE UNDERSERVED

Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic

Make no mistake: The uninsured, under-insured and underserved residents and the “working poor” of Charlotte County would be up the proverbial creek without the VBA Clinic. More...

BEST BUSINESS HOLIDAY DISPLAY

State Insurance / Brian Chapman Jr.

This second-generation company caters to all our insurance needs with a family-focused business philosophy and will scour its available resources to get us the best possible prices and coverage. More...

BEST STORYLINE FOR 21 YEARS

Gene Gorman’s Auto Sales

For two decades now, Gene Gorman has lovingly made his wife the scapegoat with the car dealership’s infamous tagline: “I’d give ’em away … but my wife won’t let me.” In business since 1996, Mr. More...

BEST POV IN WRITING

Amberg Insurance

It’s unlikely anyone in the history of the world has ever admitted to enjoying shopping around for insurance (except maybe that too-cheery lizard), but Amberg simplifies the process by providing home, health, auto, life and boat insurance under More...

BEST PLACE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center

From weddings to community-wide events, national and regional conferences, sports of all sorts and grand galas, the 44,000-square-foot center fulfills practically every scenario under the sun — and with a beautiful backdrop along the Peace Rive More...

BEST VISIONARY IN DENTAL CARE

Dr. Susan R. Brooks DDS PA

It takes a true visionary and a dedicated caregiver to provide day in and day out dental care for over 38 years. That’s Dr. Susan R. Brooks! She hails from Texas and has resided in Florida for the past 28 years. More...

BEST HEAD-TURNERS

Turning Heads on the Harbor Salon & Spa

Not only does Turning Heads perform complete makeovers with its full range of restorative beauty and spa services, the Charlotte Harbor salon recently underwent its own metamorphosis, creating a welcoming and upscale atmosphere. More...

BEST GIFT TO GIVE YOUR SPOUSE

Miracle Ear

“Huh? What’s that you say? I couldn’t make out what you said, honey.” Sometimes you’re not ignoring your spouse, you just really can’t hear very well – and who knows? More...

BEST KING OF COLONS!

Dr. Domingo Galliano

The king is in the building! Why? Dr. Galliano is Charlotte Counties only Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon. In fact, Dr. More...

BEST WAY TO FIX A PROBLEM

Frantz EyeCare

It’s not every day that you get to help solve a problem for a well known and well loved former NFL player and coach. So when Mike Ditka came to Frantz EyeCare for his cataract surgery, the team at Frantz EyeCare were grateful and humbled. More...

BEST DOCTOR WHEN YOU REALLY NEED A LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Dr. Elizabeth A. Triana, M.D., FAAFP

You can’t help feeling better when you first meet Dr. Triana. She is truly filled with happiness inside and out. It’s easy to see why…from her radio show to her commitment to patients, she goes the extra mile. More...

BEST ONE-STOP SHOP FOR HEALTH & FITNESS

Jenny Craig/Curves

Together under one roof, these two powerhouses of weight loss and good health pack a one-two punch by tackling the scientific approach to weight loss: Burn more calories than you eat. More...

BEST FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FOR YOUR INNER AND OUTER BEAUTY

Spa One

Caroline Thonon knows how to pamper you. As owner of this day spa located in the heart of downtown Punta Gorda, she offers an extensive menu of services including organic treatments. More...

BEST REASON TO LOVE YOUR LEGS

Advanced Vein Center

Dr. Laura A. Gruneiro can turn back time, restoring your glorious gams to their former splendor. Advanced Vein Center in Port Charlotte specializes in erasing unsightly spider and varicose veins and relieving that heavy leg feeling. More...

BEST HEALTH SPA FOR THE MIND

Peace River Psychology Center

Have you ever thought, “I need the joy and fun back in my life”?  More...

BEST REPORT CARE, THREE YEARS RUNNING

Fawcett Memorial Hospital

It’s important to know who to trust with your family’s health because you want the very “BEST.” Fawcett Memorial Hospital has been serving the community since 1975 and has been recognized as an America’s Top 100 Hospital More...

BEST HOME REMODELING COMPANY THAT MAKES YOU SAY WOW

Cornerstone Builders of Southwest Florida

Can you recall a time when you had an experience with a business that made you smile and say, “Wow!”? That is what more than 20,000 satisfied customers of Cornerstone Builders have been saying for almost 30 years. More...

BEST PLACE TO ENHANCE YOUR VIEW

Interiors by Design

Nothing says “home” like attractively dressed windows. Brenda Smith knows that and also knows how to dress up your home to look its best. More...

BEST PLACE TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS

Coldwell Banker Sunstar Realty

Are you looking to either buy or sell a home? Let Coldwell Banker Sunstar in Charlotte County help you. This team of professionals is dedicated to the needs of their customers. More...

BEST PLACE FOR AN UPSCALE LOOK FOR LESS

The Painted Cabana

For the last year and a half, the Painted Cabana has proven you can indeed enjoy champagne living on a beer budget. More...

BEST IN PROMOTING "PUNTA GORGEOUS"

Denise Henry

Award-winning Re/Max Realtor Denise Henry loves Punta Gorda so much she officially owns the “Punta Gorgeous” trademark, a catchy phrase she’s been using for some time to encourage homebuyers to discover the city’s historic hom More...

BEST SPECIALTY AND 24-HOUR EMERGENCY PET HOSPITAL

Specialized Veterinary Services

Whether the disappearing blanket (devoured by your pooch) or the lick of a Bofu toad in the rainy summer months, when your fur-baby isn’t feeling quite right you need a specialist fast! More...

BEST HIGH-TECH FOR TEETH

Cayo Costa Dental

As more evidence points to dental health’s role in overall health, Dr. Frederick J. Fox III continues to elevate dental care to the next level. More...

BEST ANGELS ON EARTH

Visiting Angels

When your loved ones need care, they need Senior Homecare by Angels from Visiting Angels, a national, private duty network of home care agencies, and the nation’s leading provider of non-medical senior care referral services. More...

BEST WINDOW SUPPORT FOR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE

Wealthcare4Widows

When a woman loses her husband, it’s traumatic in and of itself. But that can be compounded by the sudden decisions she has to face alone. More...

BEST PLACE FOR CLEANING UP

Martin Septic Services

Sure, this family owned and operated company takes care of customers facing certain predicaments, but it’s the environmental know-how of protecting the environment that’s even more important. More...

BEST CUSTOM CUT

Charlotte County Mower

In Florida’s tropical paradise, lawn care service is one service you don’t want to take a gamble on. In addition, many residential areas of the majestic Charlotte County have HOA regulations that enforce regular lawn care maintenance. More...

BEST FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Weiler Engineering

Businesses, municipalities and residential land developers have relied on the expertise of WEC since its founding by R. Jeffery Weiler in 1993. More...

BEST PLACE NOT TO BE CAUGHT UNPREPARED

Active Door & Window

Owned and operated by three generations of the Volk family, Active Door & Window celebrates 50 years in business in 2017 and 30 in Southwest Florida. More...

BEST MODERN MECHANIC WITH OLD-FASHIONED VALUES

Gregg’s Automotive Repair & Maintenance

For those of us who’ve come to believe new automotive technology and the computers in modern-day cars probably do incorporate a flux capacitor somewhere (and we just haven’t found it yet), we’re eternally grateful for owner Gregg Ma More...

BEST PLACE FOR TRANSFORMATION

Friendly Floors

Friendly Floors knows you can change your home’s mood simply by switching outdated flooring with right-now wood, wood-look tile, large-format tile and a host of new stone, hardwood and ceramic and porcelain tiles. More...

BEST DOCTOR TO LEND AN EAR

Harbor Audiology

If you find yourself nodding in disappointed agreement to a friend’s request to “call it a night” when they’re actually suggesting you go “find a bite,” it’s time to visit Dr. Ricardo Gauthier. More...

BEST REASON TO BREAK UP WITH YOUR MAKEUP

Will Anthony Permanent Cosmetics

Say goodbye to mascara with no staying power or eyebrows that melt in Southwest Florida’s sun. More...

BEST PLACE TO SEE AND LOOK YOUR BEST

Center for Sight

Center for Sight is one of the leading, multi-specialty vision, cosmetic and skin care ophthalmology practices in the United States.  More...

BEST COMPLETE HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN

Dr. Charlene Okomski

Now this is truly a health care practice that offers complete care for women. Dr. More...

BEST NATURAL LUXURY GIFT

Naples Soap Company

The skin struggle is real. Harsh commercial chemicals that you find in everyday soaps are most likely hurting more than helping. So why not give the gift of natural, organic ingredients used in the products at Naples Soap Company? More...

BEST IN BACK-END REPAIR

Dr. Alvaro R. Bada

No, we’re not talking about your car. Dr. Alvaro R. Bada is the self-proclaimed “King of Hemorrhoids” and other issues from the waist down. But his practice doesn’t “end” there. More...

BEST PLACE WHERE TRUST HAS A NAME "BAYFRONT HEALTH"

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte / Punta Gorda

When is comes to trust, Bayfront Health is second to none. The mission is to inspire trust and exceed the expectations of their patients, physicians and our community.  More...

BEST GOLDEN YEARS

Lexington Manor

You won’t find a warmer or more welcoming assisted living community than Lexington Manor. While they offer assistance with activities of daily living — bathing, dressing, medication management, etc. More...

BEST COMMUNITY BIKE SHOP

Acme Bicycle Shop

Sure, this Punta Gorda cycle shop offers some of the coolest bikes on two (or three) wheels but it’s the camaraderie and sense of community created by owner Karen Freeman, her customers and other cycling enthusiasts that engages people the mome More...

BEST COMMUNITY COMMITMENT IN A WILD SETTING!

Panter Hollow Dental Lodge

Panther Hollow Dental Lodge has been serving the dental needs of Charlotte County since 1970. Panther Hollow Dental Lodge opened in April of 2005, and we are celebrating our 12th anniversary at the current location.  More...

BEST WAY TO LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

Brothers Lighting & Fan Gallery

Brothers Lighting & Fan Gallery is one big happy family. Lights, chandeliers, pendants, bathroom fixtures, fans, outdoor, floor and table lamps, mirrors fill the two-story, 18,000-square-foot-plus showroom. More...

BEST PARK-LIFE EXPERIENCE

Pottery Express & Bamboo Farm

Don’t be surprised when the kids want to help you pick out your next Mexican Talavera pot or Oriental garden art. More...

BEST PLACE TO LIVE YOUR DREAM

Harborside El Jobean Beach & Yacht Club

The newest luxury waterfront property of its kind on Charlotte Harbor in almost a decade promises stunning sunrises over the Myakka River and sweeping water views within a resort-inspired community that recalls old Florida’s quaint beach towns. More...

BEST MINDS IN BLINDS

Absolute Blinds

Don’t let the name fool you: This locally owned and operated onestop shop sells more than blinds. More...

BEST HOMETOWN CONNECTION

Michael Saunders & Company

From the beaches along Manasota Key to waterfront properties overlooking Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River and inland real estate, Michael Saunders and her team of Realtors have connected homebuyers with dream homes and buyers with sellers for mor More...