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Best Of Haven Home 2020

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Best Realtor


Karen Myers | Century 21 Myers Realty

304 E Park St, Auburndale

(863) 651-4636

FB @realtorkmyers


Buyers and sellers agree that Karen Myers is the realtor you need to get the job done. An expert agent with Century 21 Myers Realty, Myers prides herself in her attentiveness and professionalism with clients. One happy homeowner noted in their review, “Karen is always there for you as her client. She is honest, reliable, and has a tremendous work ethic. I have been both a buyer and seller working with Karen Myers. I will deal with NO ONE ELSE!!!!”


2nd:Cole Bataille

3rd: Cathy “K” Kluytenaar


Best Realty Company


Century 21

Multiple locations


Location, location, location, we are living in one of the hottest real estate markets in the country right now!  It goes without saying that if you’re buying or selling, you need a realtor that is personable, knowledgeable of the area, and willing to go the extra mile for you.  Century 21 is all of that and more.  They have offices conveniently located with agents working around the clock.  Century 21 has been a trusted name in real estate since 1971.


2nd: Town & Country Real Estate

3rd: Keller Williams


Best Mortgage Broker


Carlos Unzueta | CrossCountry Mortgage

141 East Central Ave., Ste #310, Winter Haven

(863) 877-4298


Carlos Unzueta is the Branch Manager for CrossCountry Mortgage here in Polk County.  With over 27 years of experience, Mr. Unzueta is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of mortgage financing and the real estate trends in Central Florida.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Florida Southern.  Whether you’re looking to purchase your first house or refinance the one you’ve lived in for years, Mr. Unzueta can answer all of your questions and will stay with you from the very beginning until closing.  


2nd:Amerifirst Home Mortgage

3rd:Home Solution Lenders 


Best Home Remodeling Company


Alan L. Ulch

343 Ave C SW, Winter Haven

(863) 294-7240

FB @AlanLUlchInc


Do you have a case of the ugly bathrooms?  Has the quarantine time at home really highlighted that terrible kitchen you’ve been meaning to update?  Look no further.  Our readers voted Alan Ulch Construction the best company to handle your remodels!  This firm was established in 1971 and has since grown into an award-winning company.  They handle both residential and commercial projects, large and small in Central Florida.  


2nd:A.O. Construction

3rd:Olson Construction


Best Painting Company


Gator Pressure Cleaning & Custom Painting

1115 6th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 294-7917

FB @GatorIndustries86

IG @gatorindustries86


What started as a pressure cleaning business in 1986, has grown into one of the most respected businesses in Polk County.  They’ve been the local favorite because of their innovative techniques, excellent customer service, and of course their impeccable history of quality work.  Large or small, residential or commercial, they have everything covered.  Literally… with paint.  


2nd: Central Florida Painting Co.

3rd:  B&L Pressure Washing & Painting


Best Home Inspector


Ryan Bataille | White Inspection Services

(863) 412-4012

FB @mrbinspector


Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s the inspection that everything is teetering on.  Ryan Bataille works with a team at White Inspection Services and will give you a complete analysis of the home.  His expertise will help guide you through this time and give you the information you need to make the right decisions.  


2nd:AllPro Home Inspections, LLC

3rd:Future Home Inspection Services


Best AC Repair


Springer Bros. Air Conditioning & Heating

412 Dixie Hwy, Auburndale

(863) 967-0449

FB @SpringerBrosHVAC


Springer Brothers is a family-owned and operated HVAC services company that has served Polk County for over 30 years.  They provide a 24-hour emergency service because the AC always seems to break down on the weekends, am I right?   Certified technicians are background-checked so they will provide quality work that you can trust.  It’s Florida and it’s hot, we need our AC to work.  When it doesn’t, try Springer Brothers, our reader’s choice for the best.  


2nd: A 1 Air Conditioning Of Central Florida

3rd: Accurate Air Services


Best Roofing Company


R.I.G. Construction and Roofing

2001 Havendale Blvd NW #1, Winter Haven

(863) 294-4477

FB @RIGConstructionandRoofing

IG @rigroofing


We love a good pun, and R.I.G.’s tagline is, “The SHINGLE Best Roofer,” so our excitement is through the roof for this Best Of winner. Their core values are in the name: Results. Integrity. Grounded. R.I.G. puts these core values 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.


2nd:Taylor’s Roofing

3rd:Budget Roofing Service


Best Plumber


Sun State Plumbing

305 Gandy Rd, Auburndale

(863) 967-6970



Leaky faucet, clogged drain? It’s nothing Sun State Plumbing can’t handle. The Sun State team brings over 25 years of experience with an emphasis on efficiency and timeliness, using the highest quality material for each job. One person ‘plumb’ happy with their handiwork said, “Had two separate plumbing crisis at my business and they were able to fix them both within hours of me calling them. Fast and professional.”


2nd:Cypress Plumbing

3rd:Paul Walker Plumbing


Best Patio Screening Company


Bobby Kelton Aluminum

5852 State Road 544, Winter Haven

(863) 287-9208

FB: Bobby Kelton Aluminum Inc.


They don’t call it the Sunshine State for nothing. Screens in Florida are a MUST. New construction or repair, Bobby Kelton Aluminum can fix you up with swimming pool enclosures, re-screens, screen rooms, carports, and seamless gutters. Don’t burn your buns this summer, call your screen specialist, Bobby Kelton!


2nd:Mid-Florida Aluminum & Rescreens

3rd: Pittman and Sons Outdoor Living


Best Construction Company


A.O. Construction Company, Inc.

3535 Lake Alfred Rd, Winter Haven

(863) 299-4444

FB @AOConstructionCoInc


Their projects can be seen across Polk County and beyond from The Florida Brewery, Fantasy of Flights Ropes Course, LEGOLAND Florida, All Saints Academy, to Gaylord Palms – they are A.O. Construction. Formerly Tucker Construction, A.O. provides full-service General Contracting, Construction Management, and Design/ Build Construction to Central Florida. When 75% of business is from repeat clients, you know they’re doing superior work!


2nd:Everett Whitehead & Son

3rd:Alan L. Ulch


Best Retirement Community


Lake Ashton

4140 Ashton Club Dr, Lake Wales


FB: Lake Ashton

IG @lakeashtonresales


Lake Ashton is the Gold Standard for enjoying the golden years. A safe, active, and entertaining community, Lake Ashton is set on over 1,200 acres including three lakes and nature preserves. Retire in the lap of luxury with so many amenities it could fill a page – a 26,000 square foot clubhouse, Grand Ballroom, movie theater, library, indoor basketball, 30,000 square foot health and fitness center, and two 18-hole privately owned golf courses – just to name a few.


2nd:The Estates at Carpenters

3rd:Orchid Springs


Best Hotel


Hampton Inn

Multiple Polk County Locations

FB @hamptonbyhilton


With locations conveniently located around the county, Hampton Inn is the place to be – literally (you guys voted so)! Free hot breakfast, wifi, and parking are just a few of the perks of staying at Hampton Inn. Of Hampton Inn Winter Haven, one guest wrote, “Rooms are comfortable, well maintained, very comfy bedding. Staff is polite, helpful and do everything possible to ensure a good stay.”


2nd:Courtyard by Marriott

3rd:LEGOLAND Hotel


Best Apartment Community


Carlton Arms of Winter Haven

7676 Carlton Arms Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 875-1700

FB @CarltonArmsofWinterHaven


Well landscaped and surrounded by natural beauty and lakefront views, are you on vacation or chilling at home? Winter Haven’s apartment paradise, Carlton Arms of Winter Haven is located on 122 acres with 23 spacious floor plans to fit your needs. Apartment features include valet trash removal, 24/7 emergency maintenance, high-speed internet access, and more. Residents enjoy community luxuries like 2 lakeside pools, a heated pool, social lounge, fitness center, and more. Oh, and their pet-friendly – so bring your furry friend!


2nd:Della Vita Apartments

3rd:20 on Second Apartments


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