Best of the Big O: 2022 Readers’ Choice –Professional and Health Services Winners – The Reader

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Best of Omaha Professional and Health Services

Best Appliance Repair 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: ServiceOne 
  • Reader’s Option: Andy’s Appliance Repair & Parts House, Nebraska Home Appliance 

Best Auto Body Shop 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Don & Ron’s Carstar Collision Center
  • Reader’s Choice: B Street Collision Center, Dingman’s Collision Center, Charlie Graham Body and Service / Great Plains Auto Body & Car Care, Hallett Auto Body 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Dave’s Auto Body Co.  
  • Reader’s Refer: 2 Men and a Shop, A-1 Entire body Inc., Midwest Auto Repair, Precision Auto 

Best Auto Dealer Service Shop 

  • Reader’s Choice Most of the Big O: Superior Honda of Omaha 
  • Reader’s Choice: Gregg Young Chevrolet, Sid Dillon Chevrolet – Blair  
  • Reader’s Recommend: Baxter Subaru, Baxter Volkswagen La Vista 
  • Reader’s Refer: Baxter Ford – West Dodge, Lexus of Omaha, Sports & Imports Auto Sales & Repairs, Village Pointe Toyota 

Best Car Glass Repair Shop 

  • Reader’s Selection Best of the Big O: Safelite AutoGlass 
  • Reader’s Choice: Omaha Glass Pro, Auto Glass Now, ABC Auto Glass 

Best Auto Restoration Shop 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Dingman’s Collision Center 
  • Reader’s Choice: Brakes Plus, Jensen Tire & Auto, Omaha Car Care   
  • Reader’s Recommend: Auto Specialists Inc., Toyo Techs
  • Reader’s Refer: 2 Men and a Shop, Exclusive Honda & Acura Fix, Gino’s Automotive Services, Lantz Brothers, Midwest Auto Maintenance, Tuffy Auto Service Centers 

Best Bank 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: First National Bank of Omaha 
  • Reader’s Choice: American National Bank, 1st State Bank, Dundee Bank 
  • Reader’s Recommend: ACCESSbank 
  • Reader’s Refer: Great Western Bank, Security Nationwide Bank, Arbor Bank, i3 Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Wells Fargo   

Best Bike Shop 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big U: Bike Rack 
  • Reader’s Choice: Greenstreet Cycles, Community Bike Project Omaha, Trek Bicycle Store associated with Omaha 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Omaha Bicycle Company 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Olympia Cycle, Re-CYCLE Bike Shop

Best Bookstore 

  • Reader’s Option Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble 
  • Reader’s Choice: The Bookworm, The Next Chapter Bookstore, Hearthside Candles & Curios, Jackson Street Booksellers 
  • Reader’s Refer: Half Price Books 

Best Brake Service 

  • Reader’s Selection Best of the Big O: Brakes Plus 
  • Reader’s Choice: House of Mufflers & Brakes, Midas 

Best Vehicle Wash 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Russell Speeder’s Car Wash 
  • Reader’s Choice: Tommy’s Express Vehicle Wash, Rocket Carwash, Cornhusker Auto Wash   
  • Reader’s Refer: Club Car Wash, Fantasy’s Car Wash, Gorilla Car Wash, Symphony of Suds Vehicle Wash, Tornado Car Wash 

Ideal Catering Company 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Abraham Catering 
  • Reader’s Choice: Eddie’s Catering, Catering Creations 
  • Reader’s Relate: A Catered Affair, Global Gatherings 

Best CBD Shop 

  • Reader’s Option Best of the Big O: Total CBD 

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier 

  • Reader’s Selection Best of the Big O: Verizon Wireless 
  • Reader’s Choice: T-Mobile, AT& T, U. S. Cellular 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Google Fi 
  • Reader’s Refer: Total Wireless 

Best Chiropractic Practice 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Platinum Chiropractic + Wellness 
  • Reader’s Choice: Martin & Schrage Chiropractic 
  • Reader’s Refer: Koca Chiropractic, Millard Family Chiropractic & Wellness, Essentials Family Chiropractic/Essentials Natural Family Health, Becker Chiropractic and Acupuncture, Special Kneads LLC, Awaken Chiropractic, Heartland Chiropractic Clinic 

Best College or University 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska at Omaha 
  • Reader’s Choice: Creighton University, Metropolitan Community College, College of Nebraska Medical Center 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Bellevue University 
  • Reader’s Refer: Clarkson College, Midland University 

Best Counseling Clinic 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big Um: Psychiatric Services, P. C.  
  • Reader’s Choice: Heartland Family Service, Arbor Family Counseling, Omaha Integrative Care 
  • Reader’s Refer: Becker Counseling Services, Healing Tree Counseling, Spence Counseling Center, The Center for Mindful Living 

Best Credit Union   

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Centris Federal Credit Union 
  • Reader’s Choice: Metro Credit Union, Cobalt Credit Union 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Omaha Police Federal Credit Union 
  • Reader’s Send: Creighton Federal Credit Partnership, Omaha Firefighters Credit Marriage, Veridian Credit Union 

Best Dentist Office 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Creighton University School of Dentistry, Premier Dental 
  • Reader’s Suggest: Bolding Dentistry, Roger K Curry, DDS, The Dentists at Village Pointe 
  • Reader’s Refer: Apple Family Dental Care, City View Dental, Elizabeth Sand, DDS / Panneton Dental Group, Gum Disease Specialists, Husker Dental, Millard Oaks Dental, Parra Family Dentistry, Portal Ridge Dental, Quality Dental care, Sanders Family Dental, Smith & Hascall Family Dentistry, SpringHill Dental, Today’s Dental-Tranquility Park 

Best Dermatology Clinic 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Midwest Dermatology Clinic P. Chemical.  
  • Reader’s Choice: Skin Specialists P. C. Joel Schlessinger, M. D. / LovelySkin Spa, Nebraska Medicine Dermatology Clinic at Lauritzen Outpatient Center, Braddock Finnegan Dermatology, G. C.  
  • Reader’s Recommend: MOD Dermatology 
  • Reader’s Direct: Skin P. C.  

Best DJ Service 

  • Reader’s Choice Most of the Big O: A Lasting Impression DJ 
  • Reader’s Choice: Bryan Hill Entertainment, Inc., The Jack Entertainment, Something Blu 

Best Dry Cleaner 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Camelot Cleaners 
  • Reader’s Choice: Fashion Cleaners, Max I. Walker, Nu Trend Dry Cleaners 
  • Reader’s Pertain: Tide Dry Cleaners 

Best Fitness Center 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Planet Fitness 
  • Reader’s Option: Genesis Health Clubs, Life Time Fitness 
  • Reader’s Recommend: SuperSlow Zone Pacific Springs 
  • Reader’s Refer: Body Masters Fit Club, The Exercise Coach – West Omaha, Exodus Athletic Club, Todd Jones Fitness, YMCA of Greater Omaha 

Best Florist 

  • Reader’s Choice Most of the Big O: Piccolo’s Florist 
  • Reader’s Selection: A Flower Basket, Purple Orchid Flowers, Taylor’s Flower Shop 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Loess Hills Floral 
  • Reader’s Promote: Blooms, Bouquet Flowers & Fine Gifts, District two Floral Studio, Janousek Florist & Greenhouse, John Fox Design 

Best Garden Center/Nursery 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Mulhall’s 
  • Reader’s Option: Benson Plant Rescue, Canoyer Garden Center 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Lanoha Nurseries 
  • Reader’s Reference: Cirian’s Farmers Market, Indian Creek Nursery 

Best Gas Station/Convenience Store 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Casey’s General Store 
  • Reader’s Selection: QuikTrip 
  • Reader’s Refer: Anderson Convenience Market & Anderson Auto Care, Kum & Go, Kwik Shop 

Best Grocery Store 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee 
  • Reader’s Option: Trader Joe’s, Fareway Grocery, Natural Grocers 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Whole Foods Market, Baker’s 
  • Reader’s Refer: ALDI, Family Fare-SpartanNash (Family Fare was nominated) 

Best Hardware Store

  • Reader’s Selection Best of the Big O: Menards 
  • Reader’s Choice: ACE Hardware-Center, Westlake Ace Hardware, Home Depot 
  • Reader’s Refer: Petersen & Michelsen Hardware, Ideal Hardware & Paint Center 

Best Health Clinic 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Methodist Physicians Clinic 
  • Reader’s Choice: University of Nebraska Medical Center, OneWorld Community Wellness Centers, Essential Family Medicine of Omaha   
  • Reader’s Recommend: Skin Specialists P. C. Joel Schlessinger, M. D. or LovelySkin Spa, Boys Town Pediatrics 
  • Reader’s Refer: Strada Healthcare, CHI Health- Parent Account, Think Whole Person Healthcare 

Best Hospital   

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Methodist Hospital 
  • Reader’s Choice: Nebraska Medicine Nebraska Medical Center, University or college of Nebraska Medical Center, CHIHUAHUA Health Lakeside Hospital 

Best Insurance Agency 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: State Farm Insurance coverage – Greta Ritchie 
  • Reader’s Choice: State Farm Insurance – Steve Skidmore, American Family Insurance policy – Steve Grow 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Condition Farm Insurance – Beau Iske   
  • Reader’s Refer: Farmers Insurance plan – Douglas Blasing

Best Jewelry Store 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Borsheims Fine Jewelry   
  • Reader’s Choice: Kay Jewelers   
  • Reader’s Recommend: Goldsmith Silversmith, JR’s Jewelry 
  • Reader’s Point: AAA Ultimate Pawn, Perspective Jewelry Design Studio, Riddle’s Jewelry 

Best Kitchenware Store 

  • Reader’s Option Best of the Big O: Bed Bath & Beyond 
  • Reader’s Choice: Williams Sonoma, HomeGoods, The Container Store 

Best Lasik Center 

  • Reader’s Selection Best of the Big O: Omaha Eye & Laser Institute 
  • Reader’s Choice: Omaha LASIK Eye Surgery Vision Center
  • Reader’s Refer: Kugler Vision, Brumm Eye & Laser Vision 

Best Law Firm – Divorce 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Koenig Dunne Divorce Law 
  • Reader’s Choice: Husker Law, McGill Law, P. C., L. L. O.  
  • Reader’s Refer: The Law Office of David Riley 

Ideal Law Firm – Personal Injury 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Hauptman O’Brien Wolf & Lathrop, P. C.  
  • Reader’s Option: Dyer Law, Inserra l Kelley l Sewell, Injury Lawyers 
  • Reader’s Recommend: The Law Offices of Ronald J. Palagi 

Best Moving Company 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Firefighters On the Move 
  • Reader’s Suggest: Two Men and a Truck   
  • Reader’s Refer: Somebody With A Truck 

Best OB/GYN Practice

  • Reader’s Choice Most of the Big O: Mid-City OB/GYN 
  • Reader’s Selection: Omaha OB/GYN Associates, Olson Center for Women’s Health

Best Oil Change Shop

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big U: Brakes Plus 
  • Reader’s Choice: Midas, Tires Plus 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Tuffy Auto Service Centers 
  • Reader’s Refer: Charlie Graham Body and Service / Good Plains Auto Body & Car Care, Jensen Wheel & Auto 

Best Optical Store   

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Malbar Vision Center 
  • Reader’s Choice: Pearle Vision, ViewPointe Vision 
  • Reader’s Recommend: LensCrafters, Omaha Primary EyeCare 
  • Reader’s Refer: America’s Best Clocktower Village, Commercial Optical, Shopko Optical, Target Optical, Vision Professionals of Omaha 

Best Optometrist Practice 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big Um: Malbar Vision Center 
  • Reader’s Choice: Midwest Eyecare, Millard Family Eyecare, Pearle Vision 
  • Reader’s Refer: Eye Treatment West, Illumin, Omaha Primary EyeCare, Vision Specialists associated with Omaha 

Best Orthodontist Office 

  • Reader’s Option Best of the Big O: Igel Orthodontics 
  • Reader’s Choice: Omaha Orthodontics, Hawley Orthodontics 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Huerter Orthodontics 
  • Reader’s Refer: Dr . Clarke Stevens-Braces Omaha, Weber Orthodontics, McAllister Orthodontics, Olson Orthodontics 

Best Pediatric Office 

  • Reader’s Selection Best of the Big O: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Reader’s Choice: Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha Children’s Clinic 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Reader’s Recommend: CHI Health Lakeside, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Heartland Family First

Best Pet Grooming 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Ashley’s Pet Spa 
  • Reader’s Choice: Wag, Downtown Hound 
  • Reader’s Recommend: Pawfect Choice
  • The Paw Spa Pet Resort, Dogtopia of Omaha-West, That Dog Wash 
  • Reader’s Refer: Dakota’s Mobile Pet Nail Trimming Support, PawPrince & Princess, Shelly’s Pet Parlor, Susie’s Professional Pet Grooming, The Paw Spa Pet Resort 

Best Dog Store 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart 
  • Reader’s Choice: Long Dog Fat Cat, Petco, Woof & Whiskers 
  • Reader’s Refer: The Green Spot, Pet Supplies Plus 

Greatest Pharmacy

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the best O: Walgreens 
  • Reader’s Choice: Kohll’s Rx, CVS Pharmacy   
  • Reader’s Recommend: Nebraska Medicine Outpatient Pharmacy at Bellevue Health Center 
  • Reader’s Refer: CHI Health Pharmacy, Nebraska Medication Outpatient Pharmacy at Durham Outpatient Center, Ed’s Rexall Drug, Elmwood Pharmacy   

Ideal Realty Company 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: PJ Morgan Real Estate 
  • Reader’s Choice: Better Homes & Gardens Denton-Erickson Team, Nebraska Realty 
  • Reader’s Refer: Celebrity Houses Inc., Coldwell Banker NHS Real Estate, Complete Real Estate Group 

Best Tattoo Shop 

  • Reader’s Choice Most of the Big O: Big Brain 
  • Reader’s Option: Eye Candy Tattoo, Black Squirrel Tattoo, Liquid Courage/Sailor’s Grave
  • Reader’s Recommend: Viking Tattoo Inc.  
  • Reader’s Refer: Evil Eye Tattoo, Strategic Tattoo   

Ideal Tire Service 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Discount Car tire Store 
  • Reader’s Choice: Midwest Tire Company, Inc.  
  • Reader’s Recommend: Tommy’s Wheels & Custom Wheels 
  • Reader’s Refer: Marion Tire Pros, Tuffy Auto Service Centers, Firestone, Jensen Tire & Auto 

Best Veterinary Clinic 

  • Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O: Ralston Vet 
  • Reader’s Choice: American Animal Hospital, Best Care Pet Hospital, Millard West Veterinary Clinic             
  • Reader’s Suggest: Walnut Creek Veterinary Medical center, Westgate Animal Clinic 
  • Reader’s Refer: Chance Ridge Veterinary, 24th Street Animal Clinic, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, Benson Animal Clinic, Dobesh Vet Clinic, Gentle Doctor Animal Hospital, Heartland Pet Hospital, Langley Pet Hospital, Lone Tree Animal Care Center, Ridgeview Pet Hospital, Rockbrook Animal Center, Western Hills Pet Medical center

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