Jack Arnold’s uncanny ability to take inspiration from the Old World and adapt it to gracious modern living once again earns him the top spot among Tulsa readers. The sophisticated designs of Alan Madewell and Brian Freese bring these two renowned architects in next on our list. The versatile Michael R. Dankbar rounds out our list of favorites.

OKC readers chose Rand Elliott, famous for world-class, dramatic, yet minimal, architecture. Brian Fitzsimmons, specializing in modern design with an eye toward sustainability takes our second spot, closely followed by Robert Fillmore, who has designed European-inspired homes for more than 50 years.

Bathroom Fixtures

Oklahoma Magazine readers know where to shop to create the bath of their dreams. In Tulsa, they most often turn to Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, which offers state-of-the-art appliances including extensive selections from GE. Heatwave Supply Co. is also a popular choice with brands such as Kohler and Moen. Empire Kitchen & Bath and Hoffman Fixture Company tie for their well-known brands and years of superior service.

OKC readers turn to Morrison Supply Company for the latest collections and design trends. Next on the list is Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery, another top choice for expert advice and trusted brands in OKC. Readers also look to Designer Hardware by Faye for their exclusive designs.


Once again, Jay Rambo Co. comes in at the top of our list in Tulsa. Rambo has created custom cabinetry for some of Tulsa’s finest homes since 1953. The exquisite workmanship offered by Sullivan’s Custom Cabinetry earns them the next spot on our Tulsa list, and Mill Creek Lumber & Supply completes the list with extensive lines of quality cabinetry for kitchens and baths.

In OKC, our readers appreciate Ward Wood Products for their handcrafted unfinished cabinetry and desire to help each client achieve their dreams. Classic Kitchens, an exclusive Wood-Mode and Brookhaven dealer, comes in next on our list, and the multi-talented a karen black company is also a popular choice.

Designer Home Furnishings

Looking for furnishings with the exacting details that only the best in the industry can provide? Our readers turn to the shop of Tulsa design legends SR Hughes for livable modern design. In the second spot, Hawley Design Furnishings offers cutting edge modern furnishings. Richard Neel Interiors and Urban Furnishings, both offering contemporary and eclectic pieces, round out the list.

In OKC, readers visit BD Home in Classen Curve for pieces with form and function from the likes of Knoll and Ligne Roset. Readers also appreciate the extensive contemporary line offered at Dane Design. OKC’s Drexel Heritage store is an ever-popular choice for timeless designs.


Whether you’re trying to keep the dogs in or prying eyes out, you want the best when fencing your home. Our Tulsa readers suggest Ace Fence & Gate as tops in the area, specializing in wood and chain link fences and custom gates. Jenks Fence is another popular choice for innovative custom work, and Aaron Fence Co. has been building top-quality enclosures since 1959.

In OKC, it’s Bidwell Fence & Deck our readers trust most often with their privacy and security needs. Lifetime Fence Co., in business since 1959, comes in second, closely followed by Allied Fence Company of Oklahoma City.

Flooring Company

Looking for the best carpet, tile or wood for your floors? C&C Tile & Carpet Co. is a name most Tulsans trust. It’s no wonder; they’ve been around since 1959. Mill Creek Carpet & Tile is another great choice for top brand names. Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery and Floorhaus Design Center complete our list.

Brewer Carpet One is the top choice in OKC for a full range of products and prices to fit any budget. Next up are the flooring experts Brim’s Carpet. Rounding out the list is The Floor Trader, a relatively new company making a big splash.

Furniture Store

Mathis Brothers Furniture has become a household name in Oklahoma, and the full-service retailer is the place Tulsans flock to most often. Tulsa readers also love top name brands and service at North Carolina Furniture Mart and I.O. Metro’s contemporary furnishings. Sunshine Furniture and Snow’s Furniture are also popular with our readers.

Mathis Brothers Furniture also reigns supreme among readers in the city where the store got its start back in 1960. OKC readers also love the Old World charm of everything at Hemispheres Furniture. Completing the list are Galleria Furniture and Castleberry’s Ethan Allen Home Interiors, two stores offering a range of styles and price points.

Heating & Air

Cold winters and sweltering summers mean we need professionals we can trust to keep us comfortable. In Tulsa, it’s Airco Service, celebrating its 50th anniversary, which our readers turn to most. Air Assurance in Broken Arrow comes in next on our list, and McKinney Heating & Air Conditioning and Robison Heating & Air tie to finish out the top three.

Air Comfort Solutions ranks tops in the OKC area for quality heat & air installation and repair. Hinton Refrigeration Co. is another popular choice; they’ve been keeping things comfy for more than 50 years. Drabek & Hill completes our list.

Home Builder

Building a home is a big deal, and choosing the right builder is imperative. Once again, luxury builder Jordan & Sons tops our list. Barron & McClary General Contractors are also a trusted source, as are the pros at Hollinger and Associates. Simmons Homes and Brian Wiggs round out our list.

David Giasson Construction gets top billing from OKC readers looking to build a new home. Brent Swift Design Build’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship place them next on the list, and a well-known name in OKC building, Odom Construction, also gets points from our readers.

Home Improvement/ Appliance Store

When you’re looking to DIY or find the latest washer and dryer, there are a few stores that have it all. In Tulsa, our readers say Lowe’s or Hahn Appliance Warehouse are the best places to go. The Home Depot and Metro Appliances & More come in next. Last but not least, The Maytag Store is a name you can trust.

With everything you need under one roof, Lowe’s is also the top choice in the 405. The Home Depot also gets high marks in OKC, as does Harry’s TV, Video & Appliance. Metro Appliances & More and Conn’s round out our list of top stores.

In-Home Theater

Ready to turn that spare room into a multiplex. Here’s where to go. In Tulsa, Best Buy and Video Revolution are the top choices to make your home theater dreams a reality. The Phonograph Electronic Architecture offers expert products and advice, and the folks at Audio Dimensions or Elite Sound can also hook you up.

The selection and value found at national retailer Best Buy makes it the top choice for readers in OKC, too. Next on the list is Onyx Theaters, offering custom design and automation for a luxury home theater. Audio Dimensions and HESI round out our top three.

Interior Designer

Topping our list of The Best of the Best interior designers are two Tulsa legends, the king of Country French, Charles Faudree of Charles Faudree Antiques and Interiors and Doug Campbell of Campbell Design Associates. Tulsans also love the timeless style of Chris Murphy and SR Hughes. Dindy Foster Interiors and Leslie Elliot are also names our readers trust.

In OKC, Stephen G. Edwards is widely known as the go to guy for high style and sophistication. Next on our list is David Stinson of Design House Interiors, an up-and-coming designer who’s already making a splash. And completing our list is David Gipson of David Gipson Design.

Kitchen Designer

More so than ever, the kitchen has become the hub of the home, and homeowners are turning to top designers to realize their kitchen dreams. Nationally recognized Kitchen Ideas tops our Tulsa list, followed by the ultra modern Pohlenz Cucine Moderne and Showcase Kitchens and Baths. Carriage House Design, Imperial Kitchen and 180? Kitchen and Bath Design Group tie for the bronze.

a karen black company is the kitchen designer most admired by our OKC readers. Her projects cover a range of styles. Urban Kitchens takes the second spot in our top three and Culinary Kitchens also scores points with readers.

Landscape Designer

When looking to add beauty to the outside of the home, Tulsa readers turn to Hardscape Materials, experts in stone features and water gardens. Well-known landscape architect Clare Ashby ASLA Landscape comes in next on our list, followed by a tie between Adam Roberts Landscaping and Pete Meyday.
In OKC, CLS & Associates is the number one choice to give your home a little curb appeal. Randy Marks is another top choice for design with the environment in mind, and nationally recognized landscape architect Brian J. Dougherty completes our list.

Lawn and Garden Store

When looking for beautiful flowers and hardy shrubbery with the expert advice to make them thrive, our readers have the 411. In Tulsa, they most often head to Southwood Landscape & Nursery or Lowe’s. Sanders Nursery & Distribution Center is another popular choice, as is The Home Depot. Tied for the third spot on our list are Ted and Debbie’s Flower & Garden and Ace Hardware.

TLC Florist & Greenhouses, serving the OKC area for more than 30 years, takes the top spot on our list. Next is Horn Seed Co.; it’s a great place for hard-to-find items. Finishing off our list of the best is Lowe’s.

Lawn Maintenance

Everyone loves a pristine lawn, but we don’t all have the time or patience to make it a reality. Luckily, there are professionals to help. In Tulsa, our readers say TruGreen is the place to go for complete lawn care. Lawn America ties for the second spot on the list along with Mother Nature’s Pest Control. Rounding out our top three is Superior Lawn Maintenance.

Absolute Lawn Management & Landscaping is the go to source for a lush, green lawn in OKC, say our readers. Also, on our list is Turf Appeal, offering a range of services for homeowners. Scotts Lawn Services is also a great choice in the OKC area.

Lighting Store

Whether you’re choosing lighting for form or function, these Oklahoma stores have it all. Garbe’s, a trusted source in Tulsa for more than 40 years, once again tops our list. The wide selection at Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery earns the next spot on our list, and LifeStyles Lighting, Furniture & Hardware completes it.

The top choice in OKC is Hunzicker Lighting Gallery, which started out selling light bulbs in 1920. Andrews Lighting & Hardware Gallery is a popular choice for lighting needs in OKC, too, as is LifeStyles Lighting, Furniture & Hardware.

Paint Store

Our readers know that paint is more than just color, and top quality products are worth the investment. In Tulsa, they turn to Spectrum Paint and Anchor Paints most often for the best paints and advice. Another trusted name, Elder Paint & Wallpaper, takes the next spot on our list. Sherwin-Williams and Kelly-Moore Paints share the next place in our top three.

Spectrum Paint is also the top choice for our OKC readers who appreciate their selection of well-known brands. Sherwin-Williams is another household name our readers turn to, and H-I-S Paint is an OKC institution that has been making their own paints since 1972.

Pool Designer

A home pool is a luxury Oklahomans truly appreciate, especially around August. In Tulsa, our readers turn to two renowned designers, Jody Crosby and Vivion Pools, to bring their dreams to life. The nationally certified builders at Baker Pools also ranked highly in our survey, and Fiesta Pools & Spas and Dolphin Pools also make our list.

Our OKC readers recommend Prestige Pools & Spas to create the perfect backyard oasis. Outdoor Escapes in Moore is another top choice for adding a little water to your life. Blue Haven Pools & Spas has been satisfying customers since 1959.

Real Estate Company

In today’s real estate market, it’s more important than ever to have a competent real estate company looking out for your interest, whether you’re buying or selling. In Tulsa, our readers choose McGraw Realtors and Chinowth & Cohen Realtors to seal the deal. Walter & Associates is another local firm known for its service and integrity. Two nationally known companies, Keller Williams Realty and Coldwell Banker, complete our list.

OKC buyers and sellers choose the worldwide resources of the experts at Keller Williams Realty as the top real estate company. Local legends Churchill-Brown take the next spot on our list, followed closely behind by national powerhouse, RE/MAX.


Remodeling an existing home is a particular job that requires specialized skills. Bill Powers and David Trebilcock are the two builders our readers turn to for turning an old home into a dream home. Red Dog Construction and Cowen Construction share the second slot on our list, and Rick Ellison of Chesapeake Builders finishes out our top three.

Brent Swift Design Build got its start remodeling homes around the OU campus. They’ve moved on to a variety of projects, but OKC readers still turn to them for remodeling. No job is too big or too small for Gibraltar Construction Company our second place winner, and the name says it all for our last business, Remodeling Concepts.


For such an important part of a home, you want the best money can buy. In Tulsa, our readers say that Roberts Roofing & Construction is the one to turn to. Next on the list is A-Best Roofing, a trusted name in Tulsa for more than 20 years, followed closely by 30-year-old All American Roofing.

OKC readers say the folks at Elliott Roofing will treat your roof as if it were their own. Basey’s Roofing, which specializes in re-roofing, takes the next spot on the list, just ahead of the 30-plus-year-old Salazar Roofing & Construction.


Your home is likely your biggest investment, and you need top quality security to protect it. Tulsa readers say it’s TNT Security Services that they turn to in order to provide peace of mind. Sharing the second spot on the list are ADT Security Services and Advance Alarms. Guardian Security Systems completes our list.

The state-of-the-art technology offered by ADT Security Services helps earn them the top spot on our OKC list. With more than 25 years experience, Comtec Security Solutions takes the next spot on the list, and finishing out the top three is Guardian Security Systems.


Handcrafted woodwork is a hallmark of a luxurious home. Mill Creek Lumber & Supply, in Tulsa, is the top choice for our readers looking for beautiful artistry rendered in wood. The exquisite workmanship of C&W Custom Woodworks earns them the next spot on our list. Woodcraft, servicing the DIY woodworker, also makes the list of winners.

Woodcraft, with top-of-the line supplies and tools, earns the No. 1 spot on the OKC list. Taking the second spot is Suburban Cabinet Shop, which has been creating works of wooden art for more than 50 years. Jerry McAlister’s Custom Woodworking and Custom Furniture rounds out our woodworking winners.

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