Accounting Firm

Crunching numbers is the specialty of Ernst & Young and the firm of Deloitte & Touche, Tulsa’s choice for accounting services. Voters put Eide Bailly and HoganTaylor mat second followed by two more stellar companies, Connally & Associates and Carl Webb, CPA, at third.
The Oklahoma City office of Ernst & Young is favored by readers for it diligence and professionalism. Eide Bailly, also with offices in the city, was a close second followed by HoganTaylor and Early & Means, CPA, tied for third.


We take our skin care seriously. In Tulsa, that means securing an appointment with a star aesthetician like T-Town’s go-to-guy Gabriel Horn of Dr. Joey Manduano Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Other favorites are Tara Tibbs of Emerge Medical Day Spa and Lee Beasley at Bella Vita Spa & Salon, followed by Jennifer Siddiki at the Skin Care Institute.

Brittney Waugh at BodyTrends Day Spa was favored above all in the Oklahoma City vote for her magic touch, but Suzanne Kelley of Cottonwood Salon Spa and Christine Epperson of Advanced Aesthetics weren’t far behind.


Not all airlines are the same, and readers statewide have made American Airlines the service of choice when taking to the skies for travel. As the second-largest commercial airline in the world (behind Air France), American takes passengers across the country and to international destinations. Southwest Airlines’ no nonsense approach to air travel and affordability puts it in second with United Airlines and Continental Airlines making up third place together.

Apartment Complex

The Links on Memorial apartment complex is Tulsa readers’ favorite choice of apartment residence for spacious floor plans, amenities, sports facilities and, of course, the golf course. Estancia at Tulsa and The Greens at Owasso take second and third places, respectively.

Oklahoma City’s The Lincoln at Central Park has much to offer residents, which is probably why the apartment complex was voted the top in its category. Voters, however, also like Regency Tower and Legacy Woods enough to make them second and third.

Assisted Living Center

The residents of Montereau in Warren Woods must have spread the word about their community. The resort-style retirement facility went straight to the top vote count along with Inverness Village at second and a tie for third between Emeritus at Tulsa and St. John Villas.

Emeritus Quail Creek took the most votes among OKC readers for excellence in care and community followed by Manchester House and Epworth Villa for commitment to the comfort of their residents.


Bruce Edge of the Edge Law Firm and Robert P. Coffey Jr. of Coffey, Gudgel & McDaniel tied for the Tulsa’s most-recommended legal counsel. Several other attorneys also made the top of our The Best of the Best list, including William R. Grimm of Barrow & Grimm and Elise Dunitz Brennan of Conner & Winters in second. Third place goes to Michael Barkett of the Barkett Law Firm and James R. Hicks of Morrel Saffa Craige.

Just as last year, Oklahoma City voted Randall K. Calvert of Calvert Law Firm to first place out of a highly competitive field. Robert H. Alexander Jr. of the Law Office of Robert H. Alexander Jr. placed second followed by Mark E. Hammons Sr. of Hammons, Gowens, Hurst & Associates.


There are many places to put your money, but Tulsa named a handful of institutions to the upper ranks of excellence. Bank of Oklahoma’s convenience and strength helped it get the nod for first place closely followed by both Arvest Bank and F&M Bank & Trust. A four-way tie for third place means there are plenty of places to go for financial peace of mind: Bank of America, ONB, RCB Bank and IBC Bank.

Oklahoma City is no different with Bank of Oklahoma taking the lead along with First Fidelity Bank and MidFirst Bank but a few paces back. IBC Bank rounds out the top three.


Somewhere in Tulsa, a wedding is being planned, which means there will be a reception, which means a lot of people are going to need to chow after the vows have been exchanged. Readers voted Just Catering by Orr as the best service up for the task along with Ludger’s Catering and Eats2U in second with the Catering Connection and Catering Kitchen placing third.

With more than two decades of experience, Aunt Pittypat’s Catering claims the prize in Oklahoma City along with Seasons Catering and Cooking Girl in second and third place with first-rate gourmet cuisine and service.


When that annoying neck pain just won’t go away, Dr. Tim Cole at Integrated Physical Health, by readers’ accounts, is someone you should seek out for help. Comprehensive care also helped South Tulsa Performance Health’s Dr. Jason Westemeir to second place in his category along with Dr. Gerald Chicoine of Chicoine Chiropractic Clinic to a third place climb above the rest.

Readers found honesty and comprehensive care in the hands of Dr. Rob Rowe and made him and his practice the best in Oklahoma City. In a three-way tie for second, distinction was given to Dr. Nathan Schacter, Dr. Damon Coffman and Dr. Harmony White of Harmony Chiropractic. Downtown Chiropractic earned the third place spot.

Cleaning Services

Tulsa’s Clean Freaks swept up recognition for The Best of the Best by bringing convenience and quality into the home since 2001. Customized service for home and business is the specialty of the cleaning services making the top of the list. Merry Maids found itself in second with Bliss Maids and Mommy Maids rising to the third spot.

Merry Maids of Oklahoma City took the top prize from readers ready to recommend the company to others. You’ve Got it Maid! and Magic Services were also in the top three.

Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon

There are businesses dedicated to making you look and feel your best, and then there are businesses that go beyond expectations. Tulsa voted Tulsa Surgical Arts’ Dr. Angelo Cuzalina and Dr. James Koehler as the best for everything from tummy tucks to facial reconstruction. Praise also goes to Dr. Joey Manduano, second, and to Dr. Mark Mathers of the Center for Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Jayesh Panchal and Genesis Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Tim R. Love are at the top of Oklahoma City’s list when you want to consider a procedure. Dr. Norman S. Levine placed second, and Dr. Justin Jones of Waterford Plastic Surgery placed third.


If you have to go in for some serious dental work, consider going to the best. Readers told us two docs that are tops in Tulsa. Dr. Michael Kincaid and Dr. Chris Ward both placed first as best dentists. Dr. Greg Smith and Dr. Mike Hinkle followed in second with Dr. Andrew Carletti winning the third spot.

Oklahoma City’s favorite dentist is Dr. Christopher Haffner, while readers selected Dr. Ashley Hancock and Dr. Nathan Guilford of Toothbrusher’s Dental close behind for second. Readers also like Dental Depot and its playful approach to family dental care.

Dry Cleaners/Laundry

Your best suits and dresses need special care, and Oklahoma Magazine readers tell us Yale Cleaners is hands-down the best for dry cleaning and laundering services around Tulsa. Fox Cleaners and Spiffy’s Cleaners made it to second. LaMode Cleaners and Brookside Cleaners round out favorites.

Trustworthiness comes in a clothes bag from Parkway Cleaners, Oklahoma City’s favorite care for those precious threads. BEST Cleaners and Nichols Hills Cleaners did well, too, with American Cleaners and Manhattan Cleaners rising to third place.

Event or Party Planner

To have a good time at your party or special event, you will need to plan. Better yet, hire someone to do it for you. Phil Long is once again Tulsa readers’ favorite event and party planner followed by Arin Robinson of Zinke Design and Lynn Wheatley of Lasting Impressions of Tulsa. Talmadge Powell comes highly recommended in third.

Little Surprises Design’s Rebecca Thai’s work has impressed the readers in Oklahoma City enough to give her honors for best in trade in town. In second are Sacha Patires of Whimsical Weddings & Events and Lindsay Gibson. Third are Judy Lehmbeck of Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party along with Jane Kelly of JJ Kelly.


Fresh flowers can send greetings, warmth and comfort to the receiver. When Tulsa gives, it goes to Toni’s Flowers & Gifts, readers’ best floral service. Petal Pushers came in at second while Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop, Mary Murray’s Flowers and Stems sealed the third place finish.

New Leaf Florist is Oklahoma City’s favorite place to find centerpieces and all the makings of a beautiful bouquet for every occasion. In second are Oh So Blush and Tony Foss Flowers, while Trochta’s Flowers & Greenhouses comes in third.

Funeral Service

Families need dignity and peace of mind when planning a funeral for a loved one. In Tulsa, readers go with Moore Funeral Homes for that assurance. The family has been serving the city since 1929, but goes back even further. Ninde Funeral Directors and Floral Haven are second on the list followed by Fitzgerald Funeral Service and Schaudt Funeral Service.

Not only is Hahn-Cook/Street & Draper Funeral Directors Oklahoma City readers’ top preference in 2011 for funeral service arrangements, it’s been that way for more than 100 years. Vondel L. Smith & Sons Mortuary and Mercer-Adams Funeral Service also made the cut in second and third.

Green Company

Green living is becoming more a way of life, and adventurous businesses are making the transition, too. With the motto of “Think Green, Save Blue,” Eco Green Mobile Detailing cleans your car without using any water, making the company golden. Also on the list are The Metropolitan Environmental Trust in second and a tie for third between Solatube and Sustainable Tulsa.

Green builder Dwellings rose from last year’s second place to the top in Oklahoma City. Sunrise Alternative Energy made its own impression followed by Airfield Systems.

Hair Salon

A good cut can make you feel better than you know, so make sure you go somewhere highly recommended, somewhere like Ihloff Salon and Day Spa and ARCS Tulsa. Tulsa voters made these two standout salons their top picks for The Best of the Best, but iidentity salon and Michael Brothers Hair aren’t far behind in second. Neither are Bella Vita Spa & Salon and Cypress Avenue Salon in third.

Eden Salon takes top honors with its reputation for style excellence in Oklahoma City. Cottonwood Salon Spa fared well in second followed by Schardin and Company, Trichology Salon and Velvet Monkey Salon in a three-way tie as best in third place.

Health Club

Your health is nothing to take lightly, and both Tulsa and Oklahoma City have the facilities to keep body and mind in shape. Tulsa’s big winners are Saint Francis Health Zone and St. John Siegfried Health Club sharing the No. 1 spot followed by Sky Fitness & Wellbeing. The YMCA and Gold’s Gym finished well at third.

Oklahoma City’s Aspen Athletic Club is this year’s readers’ choice for the best equipment, trainers and facilities followed by the YMCA and then Pacer Fitness.

Health Insurance

When readers in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City call on a business for their health insurance concerns and needs, they go to two more than any others. Both Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma and CommunityCare come highly recommended. UnitedHealthcare places second and Aetna is third.

Home/Auto Insurance

Just as important as health insurance, readers in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City put their trust in State Farm Insurance more than any other along with Farmers Insurance Group in second and a tie for third between AAA and Allstate.


Careful thought goes into choosing hospice care for a loved one. When making a loved one’s last days comfortable, Tulsa goes to Hospice of Green Country, readers’ first choice, followed by Saint Francis Hospice and Grace Hospice tying for second. The nonprofit Clarehouse once again makes the list in third.

Life Care Oklahoma in Norman was voted as best in Oklahoma City. Good Shepherd Hospices places second and INTEGRIS Hospice is third.


Tulsa has a fine assemblage of health care options and facilities, and this year, readers made Saint Francis Health System their top choice for everything from emergency room services to regular check-ups. Close behind is St. John Health System in second and three highly reputed systems – Hillcrest Medical Center, SouthCrest Hospital and Oklahoma State University Medical Center – in third place.

Oklahoma City readers made their choice and sent INTEGRIS Hospital to the top of the list along with Mercy Health System Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma Medicine in a tie for second. St. Anthony’s Hospital rounds out the top three places.

Investment Firm

When it comes to managing personal wealth and financial security, readers across the state trust Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch with their investments. Not far behind at the top of the list are UBS Financial Services and Charles Schwab in second. Ameriprise Financial and Wells Fargo tied for third.

Law Firm

Good, sensible legal counsel is a necessity at some point in life. In Tulsa, two law firms have been named The Best of the Best again. Conner & Winters and Gable Gotwals are tops in readers’ books followed by Hall Estill in second and Latham, Wagner, Steele & Lehman in third.

Oklahoma City preferred the expertise and experience of Crowe & Dunlevy. The team at Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & Bottom made the list at second followed by McAfee & Taft.

Life Insurance

Whose insurance would you trust your life with? Readers go with New York Life Insurance time and again for the assurance and confidence of caring for their loved ones. American Fidelity Assurance Co. came in a close second followed by two firms – MetLife and Liberty Mutual – in the top ranks.

Limousine & Transportation Service

So you want to ride in style, show a little indulgence or need extra comfort and a chauffeur for a special occasion? Tulsa likes Kristal Limousine and, for a large group, Party Express Bus. Galaxy Limousine and Old Urban Trolley make the list at second with Racing Limos of Tulsa roaring in at third.

Kings Worldwide Transportation is at the top of the list in Oklahoma City, but Paris Limousine isn’t far behind. A Luxury Limo pulls in for the last spot at the top.

Medical Spa

Medical spas are about serious care for your skin, and the results keep clients coming back for a good reason. In Tulsa, six businesses have been named the best. Skin Medic and Utica Square Skin Care tied for first followed in second by Skin Care Institute and Skin Renewal of Tulsa. Emerge Medical Day Spa and Clinical Care Skin Solutions fill out the ranks.

Of all the choices in Oklahoma City, readers made BodyTrends Day Spa their best pic along with Mariposa MedSpa in second and Advanced Aesthetics in final place.

Moving Service

You could call your friends and relatives with trucks to help you move all those boxes and furniture to a new dwelling, but why not call professionals, who you don’t have to feed afterward? Tulsa’s best are All My Sons Moving & Storage followed by Moving Solutions and All My Brothers Moving Co. in second and Castle Moving and Two Scots Moving & Storage in third.

In Oklahoma City, readers look to Little Guys Movers the most followed by 2 Fellas & A Big Vehicle and A-1 Bullseye Moving. Tying for third are All My Sons Moving & Storage and Amazing Movers.

Nursing Home

A quality, caring nursing home can make a healthy difference in the life of an elderly loved one. Saint Simeon’s Episcopal Home, voted best in town, is that place. Readers also like Oklahoma Methodist Manor and University Village.

Kindred Hospital Oklahoma City is tops in service for that city followed closely by Grace Living Center and then by Bellevue Health & Rehabilitation Center.


Your vision is precious, and Tulsa readers believe Dr. Mark Cascairo and Dr. Marc Goldberg are the ones to trust with your peepers. They were voted best in town, but also consider Dr. Ben Pettigrove and Dr. Marc Abel, both of whom many readers recommend in second, and Dr. Dan Langley.

Oklahoma City’s top choice is Dr. Stanley Muenzler followed closely by Dr. Jonathan Drummond. Dr. James Richard and Dr. Scott Forester of Forester Vision Source fill out the top places.


Need glasses? Tulsa readers recommend a visit to Dr. Denise Roddy for her experience and great customer service. Dr. Robert Zoellner comes in next for convenience and value. In third are Dr. Billie Walsh and Dr. Chad Edwards.

Oklahoma City voted Dr. Ralph Latimer as best followed by Dr. Pepper Martin of Norman Vision Source and, tying for third, Dr. Joseph Phillips and Dr. Travis Gittins of Brixton Opticians.


Your smile is your greeting card and makes you approachable. To keep your teeth in the best health, Tulsa goes to Dr. Jerry Smith and Dr. Thomas Kirkpatrick more than any other orthodontists. Second and third, however, are not far behind. Dr. Kevin Duffy and Dr. Mark Andregg have more than plenty of fans.

Oklahoma City readers have nothing to fear from Dr. Dale McCune, the city’s favorite, followed by Dr. J. Peter Kierl and Dr. Terry L. Cottrell, tied for second. Dr. Tim Shannon and Dr. Michael Kierl tied for third.

Personal Trainer

It’s easy to tell everyone you’re going to lose weight, but for those of us who need the extra motivation, personal trainers are the way to go. Tulsans get toned with Jimmy Lee of Jimmy Lee’s Total Fitness, but they also like Aaron Henson of Fitness Together South Tulsa. Pilates specialist Leah Ashlock of Carbon comes in at third.

At Oklahoma City’s BodyTrends Day Spa, readers flock to train with Joey Codner for his comprehensive workouts. Don Oliver of DO Fitness and Kesha Cross of Western Avenue Gym came in, respectively, at second and third.

Place to Call When You Smash Your Luxury Car

Driving on the highway, you come upon big truck hauling debris. A pebble flies out of the haul and hits your windshield, damaging it. When this happens, Tulsa relies on Hourglass Collision Repair more than any other. Karoll Martin Paint & Body Shop, second, is also a favorite for quality and efficiency. Barron & Hart isn’t far behind in demand.

Collision Clinic in Oklahoma City has most others beat when it comes to readers, but Collision King isn’t far behind. Tying for third are Legends Auto Collision and GW and Son Auto Body.


House hunting is less excruciating when you have a good Realtor. McGraw Realtors’ Jacki Crews is Tulsa’s favorite and most recommended, according to readers’ votes. Peter Walter of Walter & Associates also has a great reputation for helping clients find the right dwelling space, as does Janet Tinkler Youngblood of Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, who rounds out the top in third.

Simon Shingleton of Keller Williams and Tim Rasmussen also of Keller Williams tied for top honors in the Oklahoma City market, but they were followed by Karen Johnston of Metro Mark and Marta McCubbin of First Source Real Estate. Wendy Chong of RE/MAX in third means there’s no shortage of great Realtors in the city.

Retirement Community

Retirement should be like a permanent vacation following those many years of hard work. Readers told us that Montereau in Warren Woods is one of the best in Tulsa along with two stellar facilities tied for second, Senior Star Living and Inverness Village. Also look for comfort and care at Town Village Tulsa and Country Club of Woodland Hills.

Residents find comfort at Statesman Club Retirement Community in Oklahoma City, making it the top choice in OKC followed by Epworth Villa in second and Spanish Cove Retirement Community in the final spot.


Everyone deserves to be pampered from time to time. Spa Southern Hills does it so well that Tulsa readers voted it best for facial and body treatments, massages and everything that makes you look and feel refreshed. Also high on the list are Bella Vita Spa and Salon and Ihloff Salon and Day Spa tying for second and European Spa and Salon at third.

Edmond’s Cottonwood Salon Spa’s comprehensive approach to grooming and conditioning made it OKC readers’ top choice. Eden Salon follows, and Renaissance Salon & Spa rounds out the top at No. 3.

Staffing Agency

Time doesn’t stop for the understaffed, so businesses rely on staffing agencies for everything from temporary employees to searches for temp to full-time workers. In Tulsa, Part-Time Pros has the distinction of The Best of the Best. Key Personnel and Express Employment Professionals tie at second followed by Green Country Staffing and Premier Staffing, both in third.

Oklahoma City’s Express Employment Professionals went straight to the top for reliability. Addison Group finished in second, while readers gave third to Accel Financial Staffing.

Veterinarian/Animal Hospital

People love their pets and want the best for them. When health is a concern, owners also want an esteemed professional’s opinion. Once again, that choice in Tulsa is VCA Woodland Animal Hospital. Coming in second is Dr. Dan Danner of Animal Medical & Surgical Hospital. Jacox Animal Clinic and McKinney Animal Hospital tied for the final place at the top.

Readers in Oklahoma City prefer Nichols Hills Veterinary Clinic to any other, but Neel Veterinary Hospital and Classen View Veterinary Clinic came close in third.

Wedding Cakes

Shows on adventures in cake baking are all over television, but you really only need to know where the locals go to buy wedding cakes. In Tulsa, Ann’s Bakery and Merritt’s Bakery are the most recommended establishments when it’s time to fill that tall order. Readers also like Nibbles by Grandeur Affaires and Ludger’s Cakes, second and third, respectively.

Sugar is the word and the name of Oklahoma City’s favorite local shop from which to order four tiers of fondant. Sugar is the city’s top choice, followed by Edmond’s Mishelle Handy Cakes and Amy Cakes in second and Rosebeary’s Designs in Baking in third.

Wedding Photographer

Wedding memories last forever, especially when a great photographer captures the nuptial date through a lens. In Tulsa, Chris Humphrey Photographer is the first-place choice for documenting everything from the bride putting on make-up to toddlers dancing together at the reception. Ace Cuervo has left his own mark on wedding photography and portraiture. He is second followed by enCre Photography Gallery and Gallery Wedding, tied for third.

Jesse Reich Photography edged out all the other shutterbugs to be named Oklahoma City’s favorite. He is followed by Colorband Photo Artisan and Shannon Ho Photography in second and Josh McCullock and David Baxter Photography in third.

Wireless Service

Admit it, you can’t remember how you ever made it through life before your cell phone. You can, however, remember the companies that make having one a hassle. Fortunately, Oklahomans know a good thing when they hear and see it. AT&T is the best in state. U.S. Cellular and Sprint keep people connected, reserving a second place finish, while Verizon users speak their minds to put the company in the final top-tier space.

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