BEST REALTOR

 

Erin Floyd

Coldwell Banker Realty

(863) 294-7541

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Best Of Haven voters agree it’s nothing but smooth ‘selling’ when you work with Erin Floyd. Clients note Floyd’s organization, responsiveness, professionalism, and overall effectiveness resulting in a seamless selling and buying process. One client writes in part, “Special thanks to Erin and her whole team for selling our condo in one day for full price. Everyone on the team was professional, friendly, helpful, patient, and knowledgeable. They took all the stress off of us and made the whole process a pleasure.”

 

2nd: Tiffany Ellis

The Fortify Group at Keller Williams Reality

3rd: Michael Noris

NextHome Norris & Company Realty

 

 

BEST REALTY COMPANY

 

Keller Williams Realty Smart 1

407 1st St S, Winter Haven, FL

(863) 508-3000

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Keller Williams Realty is regarded as an industry leader in real estate, and clients say Smart 1 in Winter Haven is too. Keller Williams Realty Smart 1 pride themselves on being customer service-oriented and integrity based. “This is the best as far as Real Estate companies I have been represented by. The staff is a caring bunch of professionals I have had the pleasure in working with,” reads an excerpt from one five-star review.

 

2nd: TIE – The K Team

Town & Country Real Estate

3rd: NextHome Norris & Company Realty

 

 

BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

 

Home Solution Lenders, Inc.

1445 E Main St, Bartow

(863) 607-4663

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There’s no place like Home…Solution Lenders! “Home Solution Lenders is a great team! They were professional and informative throughout the whole process. Thank you for helping my family and I move into our dream home. You guys are swift and friendly, and I can’t thank you enough!” writes one happy HSL customer. This Bartow-based company prides themselves on exceeding client expectations by closing loans promptly and efficiently. Founded in 2008, HSL serves the entire state of Florida and specializes in FHA, USDA, VA, Conventional, Construction, Florida Bond Programs, and Refinancing. They simplify the application process with options to apply securely online, over the phone, or in person.

 

2nd: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

3rd: Carlos Unzueta | CrossCountry Mortgage

 

 

BEST AC REPAIR

 

Ridge Energy Savers

135 S Acuff Rd, Lake Wales

(863) 676-2665

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Ridge Energy Savers, a second-generation family-owned and operated company, backs its residential and commercial HVAC services with 48 years of stand-out service. The NATE-certified team at Ridge Energy Savers is qualified as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, ensuring proper HVAC design, installation, repair, and maintenance. Their extensive service menu includes heating, cooling, air quality, duct services, commercial refrigeration, and sheet metal fabrication. Best Of Haven voters agree that Ridge Energy Savers is the coolest AC repair company around!

 

2nd: A-1 Air Conditioning

3rd: Winter Haven Air Conditioning

 

 

BEST ELECTRICIAN

 

Kincaid Electrical Services

56 W. Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-0198

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Say watt?! Clients of Kincaid Electrical Services won’t be shocked to hear they won Best Electrician. This family-owned and operated business was founded in 1973 by Alan Kincaid. Operating under a Master Florida Electrical License, most of Kincaid’s electricians have been with them for over twenty years. One five-star Kincaid review reads, “They installed MULTIPLE fixtures, flood lights, and fans in the same day. My wife was home alone and said the technician made her feel VERY comfortable and that he was very professional even with my kids running around. The owner Chris is unmatched. You can’t go wrong here.”

 

2nd: A & T Electric

3rd: Cassady Electric

 

 

BEST PLUMBING COMPANY

 

Cypress Plumbing Inc.

1776 Executive Rd, Winter Haven

(863) 294-7319

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Best Of Haven voters piped up to vote Cypress Plumbing Best Plumbing Company again! Cypress Plumbing has served Polk County for nearly 40 years, offering drain cleaning, plumbing installation, plumbing repairs, water heaters, and backflow testing. They can fix a leaky faucet or mystery clog any time of day or night with their 24-hour emergency service. Cypress Plumbing also has warranties available and offers senior discounts. Noting their responsiveness and value, one customer wrote, “The service was fast, and the problem was repaired in a very short time. We will use them again!”

 

2nd: Sun State Plumbing

3rd: Daughtry Plumbing

 

 

BEST ROOFING COMPANY

 

EZ Roofing Systems

120 W Central Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 875-1033

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It’s hard to beat over 60 years of roofing made EZ! This family-owned and operated business earned a reputation as a top-tier roofing company by providing expertise and exemplary services in roof replacement, repairs, roof cleaning, flat roof restoration, and insurance inspections. EZ even offers free estimates! “With years of industry experience, you can count on us for speedy, reliable service. We offer affordable solutions for everyone. Protect your investment with a reliable roof by a reliable company.”

 

2nd: R.I.G. Roofing

3rd: Guy’s Diversified

 

 

BEST PATIO SCREENING COMPANY

 

Bobby Kelton Aluminum Inc.

(863) 287-9208

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Bobby Kelton Aluminum customers have it made in the shade with their specialties in swimming pool enclosures, re-screens, screen rooms, carports, and seamless gutters. Whether your project is new construction or a repair, this licensed and insured screening company has you covered in Polk County and surrounding areas – and even offers free estimates. One client raved, “Bobby Kelton came out quickly to provide an estimate and scheduled the work promptly. The crew was on time and professional and rescreened my small lanai fast and with an eye for quality. The price they charged was very fair. I would definitely recommend Bobby Kelton Aluminum!”

 

2nd: Mid-Florida Aluminum & Rescreens

3rd: Advanced Screening Solutions

  

 

BEST CONTRACTOR/ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

 

Whitehead Construction

601 6th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 293-6473

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One of the most respected names in general contracting throughout Florida and the south, Whitehead Construction is a leading name in large-scale contracting. Established in 1954 and rooted in three generations of family ownership, Whitehead Construction is approaching 70 years of experience in design-build, commercial, and industrial construction. They have created some of the most impressive and recognizable buildings in Polk County, including the RainGarden Apartments, Bond Clinic, Grove Roots Brewing Company, Heartland Church, and Treatt Manufacturing. Clients consistently recommend Whitehead Construction using words like “polished,” “quality,” and “knowledgeable” to describe their Best Of Haven winning services.

 

2nd: Alan L. Ulch

3rd: Guy’s Diversified

 

 

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

 

Lake Ashton

4140 Ashton Club Dr, Lake Wales

1(866)-525-3274

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“Never before has elegance and value been so perfectly defined in a master-planned, active adult community. Lake Ashton sets the standards of excellence in design, construction, amenities, lifestyle, location, security, and affordability for Florida retirement communities.” This premier community is set on over 1,200 acres, including three lakes and nature preserves. Lake Ashton’s vast list of amenities and activities include a 26,000-square-foot clubhouse, 24-hour manned gatehouses, sauna, movie theater, bowling alley, library, 30,000 square foot health and fitness center, lighted tennis, shuffle and bocce ball courts, life-sized chess, and two 18-hole golf courses – just to name a few.

 

2nd: Spring Haven

3rd: Lake Howard Heights 

 

 

BEST HOTEL

 

Hampton Inn Winter Haven

202 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven

(863) 299-9251

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Located just a half-mile from Lake Lulu, Hampton Inn Winter Haven is central to LEGOLAND Florida Resort and just 45 minutes away from both Orlando International Airport and Tampa International Airport. This hotel has a desirable list of amenities, including connecting rooms, complimentary hot breakfast, free parking, free wifi, non-smoking rooms, digital key, an outdoor pool, fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, and a business center. Giving Hampton Inn Winter Haven five out of five stars, one guest writes, “Great Value! The room was clean, the breakfast was phenomenal, super friendly staff, short drive to Legoland. Walmart directly across the street and lots of restaurants close by.”

 

2rd: LEGOLAND Hotel

3rd: Courtyard by Marriott Winter Haven

 

 

BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

 

Carlton Arms of Winter Haven

7676 Carlton Arms Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 875-1700

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What better place to call home than Carlton Arms of Winter Haven? This repeat Best Of Haven winner is located on 122 acres of wooded lakefront property with 23 floor plans to fit residents’ needs. Described as a “resort-style community,” Carlton Arms of Winter Haven boasts a fitness center, lakeside pools, 24/7 emergency maintenance, and is pet-friendly. Apartment features include valet trash removal, high-speed internet access, private patios/ balconies, and Spectrum Select Cable TV. Community residents enjoy the luxuries of two lakeside pools, a heated pool, a social lounge, a car care center, and more!

 

2nd: 20 on Second Apartments

3rd: RainGarden Apartments

 

 

BEST CLEANING COMPANY

 

Orchid Cleaning Service

5820 K-Ville Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 324-2000

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I would start this blurb with a vacuum joke – but they always suck. Could your home or office use a one-time deep clean or maybe a regular refresh? Orchid Cleaning Service offers residential/ home, construction, commercial, move-in/ out, and vacation home cleaning. Clients often remark on their professionalism, punctuality, quality, and value, with one happy customer reviewing, “I highly recommend Orchid Cleaning. The ladies that come to my home are honest, reliable, and do a great job. Use this service. You won’t regret it.”

 

2nd: DPM Janitorial

3rd: Inspection Ready Enterprises

 

 

BEST POOL SERVICE COMPANY

 

Pinch A Penny

Multiple Locations

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There’s no reason to dip into your savings when you just want to take a dip in your pool. The cannonball king of the summer goes to Pinch A Penny for the pool service value they provide to Polk County customers. ‘The perfect people for the perfect pool’ offer pool cleaning and maintenance, equipment installation and repair, renovations, acid washing and stain treatment, and leak detection and repair. “With more than 260 stores and over 45 years in the business, Pinch A Penny has the knowledge and expertise to handle any pool care problem. Plus, we have more Certified Pool Operators than any other pool supply store, so why trust your swimming pool or backyard to anyone else?”

 

2nd: Mannix Pools and Grills

3rd: Pool Works

 

 

BEST STORAGE FACILITY

 

The Extra Closet

231 5th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 877-1876

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Who couldn’t use some Extra Closet space? Secure and centrally located, The Extra Closet is a Best Of Haven voter favorite year after year. They offer short and long-term storage with climate-controlled units, portable storage, vehicle, boat, and RV storage at affordable prices. One Extra Closet client wrote, “What a perfect place! Chose this storage unit after reading great reviews and due to its location close to my parents’ apartment. The facility was always clean, well-lit, and the staff was so helpful. Thank you for all that you do.”

 

2nd: Century Storage

3rd: Extra Space Storage

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