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BEST REALTOR

 

TONYA REGAN | THE MCKEEL TEAM, KELLER WILLIAMS

(863) 602-7742 | FB: Tonya Regan Realtor | IG @tonyaregan_realtorkw | Tonyaregan.kw.com

Praised for her market knowledge, communication skills, and work ethic, realtor Tonya Regan has earned her spot on our Best Of LKLD list. One client wrote, “As a real estate broker myself, I know quality professionals when I see them. My wife and I chose Tonya as our Realtor due to her exceptional knowledge of the market and attention to detail. She was patient, communicative, and always available throughout the process. I highly endorse her for her, and will always use her for my real estate transactions.”

 

2nd: Brock Jennings | Jennings Realty Group

3rd: Donna Barron | LaRosa Realty Prestige

 

BEST  REALTY COMPANY

 

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SMART

218 E Pine St. Lakeland | (863) 577-1234 | FB @kwlakeland | IG @kwrealtysmart | Polk.yourkwoffice.com

Clients rave over the level of service and integrity from Keller Williams Realty Smart agents. It’s no wonder they come highly recommended for professionalism and quality from home buyers and sellers alike! Using local data and expert knowledge, Keller Williams Realty Smart agents assist Central Florida clients in the buying and selling process.

 

2nd: Century 21 Myers Realty

3rd: Coldwell Banker Realty

 

BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

 

THE MORTGAGE FIRM LAKELAND

2020 Edgewood Dr S, Lakeland | (863) 937-8024 | FB @TheMortgageFirmLakeland | IG @homeloankeys | homeloankeys.com

What began as a small company in Winter Park in 1995 has grown into one of the largest private lenders in the state. The Mortgage Firm Lakeland offers many home loan options including USDA, FHA, Veteran’s Affairs, Conventional, and Bond Loans. One Mortgage Firm Lakeland client reviewed, “Our experience with The Mortgage Firm was absolute professionalism, expediency, knowledge and one-to-one interaction. They are awesome and I would definitely recommend them. Attention to details and we were informed every step of the way.”

 

2nd: Compass Mortgage

3rd: Home Solution Lenders

  

BEST HOME REMODELING

 

WALLER CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN CENTER

1065 Florida Ave S, Lakeland | (863) 688-8870 | FB @WallerDesignCenter | IG @wallergroup | Wallergroup.com

Does your kitchen need a facelift? Waller Construction has provided top of the line residential and commercial construction services to Central Florida clients for 60 years! A family-owned and operated company, Waller offers everything from design and build, to management, consulting, and renovation. Construction services include commercial and residential construction as well as kitchen/ bath remodeling. Waller covers your restoration needs for water damage, fire restoration, mold remediation, and hurricane/ wind. Their excellent work and professionalism have clients returning to Waller for new projects. One homeowner wrote, “We had a bathroom remodel done by Waller Construction. We enjoyed working with everyone on their team from start to finish. We are loving our new beautiful bathroom.”

 

2nd: Green Construction Services

3rd: Complete Kitchen & Bath

 

BEST PAINTING COMPANY

 

BILL’S PAINTING

(863) 648-9577 | FB @billspaintingpolkcounty | billspaintingflorida.com

Bill’s Painting services all of Polk County for any interior and exterior painting, drywall repair, or pressure washing needs. Bill Fulkerson founded the company in 1992 and continues to oversee every job in person and deliver each quote directly. Bill’s Painting backs their nearly 30 years in business with integrity, attention to detail, and customer service, guaranteeing 100% client satisfaction with the finished product. “Bill and his son were on time, professional, informative, and very personable. Did a great job repairing, painting and making sure the job was done to our satisfaction. I would highly recommend his company for any of your painting needs,” writes one happy customer.

 

2nd: Mike’s Painting and Home Improvements

3rd: Lakeland Painting Co.

 

BEST HOME INSPECTOR

 

MAX HOME INSPECTIONS

(863) 529-8604 | FB: MAX Home Inspections | maxinspections.com

No matter how big or small your home, MAX Home Inspections will work to provide excellent service while educating and protecting property buyers. “At MAX Home Inspections, our comprehensive inspections and commitment to honesty and accuracy bring peace of mind to every client,” reads their website. Inspection services include: Full Home, Four Point, Radon, Pool, Mold, Pre Listing, New Construction Inspections and Wind Mitigations. One MAX Home client writes, “Love working with MAX Home Inspections. They have completed a few inspections for us. They are friendly, thorough, and go above and beyond. Worth every penny!”

 

2nd: Lakeland Home Inspection Service

3rd: RJD Home Inspections

 

BEST AC REPAIR

 

WARDS AIR CONDITIONING

865 Creative Dr, Lakeland | (863) 225-7202 | FB: Wards Air Conditioning | wardsairconditioning.com

Wards AC has been recognized year after year for how cool they keep Polk County! They have provided HVAC products and services, replacement advice, and new installation for residential and commercial customers since 1961. One customer raved, “Prompt, thorough, friendly. always does a great job.  Wards has serviced my air conditioner for many years and always does a fantastic job.” Some may like it hot, but we in the sunshine state do not, and Wards has kept the community from melting by installing over 50,000 systems in Polk County over the past 60 years!

 

2nd: United Refrigeration Inc.

3rd: Springer Bros. Air Conditioning & Heating

 

BEST ROOFING COMPANY

 

R.I.G. CONSTRUCTION AND ROOFING

2001 Havendale Blvd NW #1, Winter Haven | (863) 294-4477 | FB @RIGroofing | IG @rigroofing | rigroofing.com

Results. Integrity. Grounded. That’s what their name stands for and that’s what customers can expect from this “SHINGLE Best Roofer” around. R.I.G. puts the core values in their name at the forefront of every job. Serving the areas of Polk County and Central Florida, R.I.G. Construction and Roofing brings 30 years of experience to your next residential or commercial roofing project. Winner for Best Roofing Company on the east side of the county in our Best Of Haven last year, word seems to be spreading about their ‘through the roof’ results.

 

2nd: Springer-Peterson Roofing & Sheet Metal

3rd: K.L. Smith, Inc. Roofing Experts  

 

BEST PLUMBER

 

GILLUM-WADDELL PLUMBING CO.

2450 Commerce Point Dr, Lakeland | (863) 665-6222 | FB @GillumWaddellPlumbing | gwplb.com

What began as Gillum Plumbing in 1949, now Gillum-Waddell Plumbing, is the Best Of LKLD plumbing company this year! They offer services including line inspections, sewer jetting and drain cleaning, leak detection and repair, water heater replacement and repair, 24-hour emergency service for existing customers, and more. Plus, Gillum-Waddell has a showroom with top brands like Kohler, Moen, Delta, and American Standard for the plumbing items you need. “These people are life savers. They are so kind and professional, communication is top notch and their service is excellent. If only all vendors were so easy to work with!” wrote one happy client.

 

2nd: Curry & Co. Plumbing

3rd: Cypress Plumbing

 

BEST PATIO SCREENING COMPANY

 

MID-FLORIDA ALUMINUM & RESCREENS

(863) 289-2368 | FB @Midfloridaaluminumrescreens

Voted Best Patio Screening Company again! Mid-Florida Aluminum & Rescreens are a Licensed and Insured full-service aluminum, vinyl and screen company specializing in screen rooms, seamless gutter, vinyl siding, soffit/fascia, sliding garage screens and more. Based out of Polk County and serving all of Central Florida, Mid-Florida Aluminum is a certified dealer for LifeStyle Screens, Genius Retractable, & Rollaround Screens. This allows them to offer more than the standard type of screen enclosure for any home or business. Call or message them for more information or a free quote today!

 

2nd: Jack Hall Jr’s Construction and Aluminum

3rd: Cool Screens Florida

 

BEST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

 

WALLER CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN CENTER

1065 Florida Ave S, Lakeland | (863) 688-8870 | FB @WallerDesignCenter | IG @wallergroup | Wallergroup.com

Claiming another spot on our Best Of LKLD list, Waller Construction is a force to be reckoned with for remodeling and construction! A family-owned and operated company for 60 years, Waller offers design and build, management, consulting, and renovation. Construction services include commercial and residential construction as well as kitchen/ bath remodeling. One client said, “We have used Waller Construction on several projects, both large and small over the past several years. We have enjoyed working with Brian Waller and the Waller  team. We have found Waller’s personnel to be both completely professional and personally concerned with assuring that the project was done to our complete satisfaction. The projects were completed on time and on budget. We can recommend Waller Construction without reservation.”

 

2nd: Springer Construction

3rd: Green Construction Services  

 

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

 

THE ESTATES AT CARPENTERS

1001 Carpenters Way, Lakeland | (863) 279-4503 | FB @TheEstatesAtCarpenters | IG @theestatesatcarpenters | estatesatcarpenters.com

The Estates at Carpenters is a not-for-profit 55+ Continuing Care Retirement Community with over thirty years of experience in the senior living space. According to their website, “We know retirees have worked hard and planned well for their retirement, and we want our residents to experience the ideal carefree, vibrant retirement lifestyle. That’s why The Estates at Carpenters is meticulously designed to meet all of your needs – and exceed your expectations – so you don’t have to settle on anything.” They offer independent living with an array of amenities and services, as well as assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. A family member of one Estates at Carpenters resident said, “The Estates has taken great care of my family member who lives there. We are no longer worried about them. Thanks to your entire team!”

 

2nd: Florida Presbyterian Homes

3rd: Lake Ashton

 

BEST HOTEL

 

THE TERRACE HOTEL, TAPESTRY COLLECTION BY HILTON

329 E Main St, Lakeland | (863) 688-0800 | FB @TerraceHotel | IG @terracehotellakeland | terracehotel.com

A Lakeland landmark, The Terrace Hotel is a full-service luxury hotel overlooking Lake Mirror and just a short walk from Munn Park and all that downtown has to offer. This historic hotel described as “old-world glamour that is classic and timeless” is perfect for a Lakeland staycation with 73 guestrooms and 15 suites, and the newly renovated on-site restaurant, The Terrace Grille.

 

2nd: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lakeland

3rd: Hampton Inn Lakeland

 

BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

 

LAKELAND GRAND

4315 Talon Loop, Lakeland | (863) 308-7279 | FB @lakelandgrand | IG @lakelandgrand | lakelandgrand.com

Lakeland Grand is a fresh-faced community delivering Lakelanders a slice of ‘the good life.’ “With premium finishes and wide-open spaces, each floor plan from Lakeland Grand brings you unparalleled luxury without sacrificing on comfort.” Lakeland Grand’s premier amenities include a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, sauna, on-site maintenance and management, playground, business center, garage, free weights, and high speed internet.

 

2nd: Town Center at Lakeside Village Apartments

3rd: NOBAY

 

BEST MOVING COMPANY

 

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

3220 Atlantic Ave, Lakeland | (863) 594-1002 | FB @TwoMenandaTruckPolkCounty | twomenandatruck.com/movers/fl/lakeland

Two Men and a Truck have been shouldering boxes, lugging couches, and taking the stress out of moving for Lakeland residents since 2007. Over the years these “Movers Who Care” completed more than 30,000 moves. They offer local moving, junk removal, long-distance moving, parking services, loading and unloading services, and boxes and supplies. With no minimum charges, you only pay for the actual time Two Men and a Truck professionals spend on your move!

 

2nd: Lakeland Moving & Storage

3rd: College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

 

BEST CLEANING

 

PARAGON HOME SERVICES

303 Florida Ave S, Lakeland | (863) 666-1199 | FB @ParagonCleans | paragonhomeservice.com

Floor care, pressure washing, lawn care, deep cleaning, handyman services, pest control, and many more cleaning and maintenance services – Paragon does it all! Whether you’re simply looking for help maintaining your home or have the bigger task of home sales prep, home purchase prep, or vacation home turnover, keep Paragon in mind because they are, well… the paragon of cleaning services. Best Of LKLD voters love that services can be bundled into a package or subscription too!

 

2nd: On The Spot Cleaning Solutions

3rd: The Cleaning Authority

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