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Haven Best of 2023 - Home Services



BEST REALTOR

ERIN FLOYD COLDWELL BANKER REALTY

(863) 412-2286

FB: Erin Floyd - Coldwell Banker Realty - Winter Haven

IG @erinfloydteam

Florida native Erin Floyd lives in Lake Wales, where she is an active member of East Polk County Association of Realtors. She started her career in real estate in 2008 and according to Coldwell Banker, “Erin has an astute knowledge of the real estate markets with numerous career-long awards and achievements that verify her ambition and success. She is passionate to provide her clients with her utmost attention by listening and understanding their wants and needs, then helping them weigh their wish list with price point.” Clients make note of Floyd’s organization, responsiveness, professionalism, and overall effectiveness resulting in a seamless selling and buying process.

2nd: Jack Myers | Century 21 Myers Realty

3rd: April Spaulding | Keller Williams Realty Smart 1


BEST REALTY CO.

CENTURY 21 MYERS REALTY

304 East Park St, Auburndale

(863) 875-5656

FB: Century 21 Myers Realty

IG @century21myersrealty

CENTURY 21 Myers Realty is a full-service realty and property management company specializing in single-family and commercial properties, with offices in Winter Haven, Auburndale, and Haines City. Their mission statement reads in part, “Our strength is generated from our commitment to our clients, our investors, our people, our industry, and our community. We are fair, courteous, honest, and professional. We are sensitive to our clients’ needs and dedicated to their satisfaction.”

2nd: Keller Williams Realty Smart 1

3rd: Webb’s Realty


BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

HOME SOLUTION LENDERS, INC.

1445 E Main St, Bartow

(863) 607-4663

FB @homesolutionlenders

IG @hslenders

Home sweet Home Solution Lenders! 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 make the application process simple with options to apply securely online, over the phone, or in person. One client writes in part, “For anyone looking to work with true proven professionals that know exactly what they are doing based on experience and ethics, then I would recommend Home Solution Lenders. [...]”

2nd: Lori DeWitt | Movement Mortgage

3rd: Carlos Unzueta | Lifetime Mortgage Lending


BEST AC REPAIR

RIDGE ENERGY SAVERS

135 S Acuff Rd, Lake Wales

(863) 676-2665

FB @RidgeEnergySavers

Congrats to the coolest AC repair company around! Ridge Energy Savers, a second-generation family-owned and operated company, backs their 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.

2nd: Winter Haven Air Conditioning, Inc.

3rd: Refrigeration & Electric Service, Inc.


BEST ELECTRICIAN

KINCAID ELECTRICAL SERVICES

56 W. Central Ave, Lake Wales

(863) 676-0198

FB @kincaidelectric

Say watt?! Clients of Kincaid Electrical Services won’t be shocked to hear they won Best Electrician again this year. 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, “I needed my tankless water heater hooked up after replacing. I called and Chris Kincaid came out later that day. He walked me through all options and solutions and saved me quite a bit of money. I greatly appreciated the honesty and knowledge Chris showed. They did the repairs within a couple of hours and [were] very reasonably priced. I will definitely use them again!”

2nd: Cassady Electric, Inc.

3rd: Top Flight Electric


BEST PLUMBING CO.

CYPRESS PLUMBING INC.

1776 Executive Rd, Winter Haven

(863) 294-7319

FB: Cypress Plumbing Inc.

We were totally ‘drained’ after counting the number of votes for Cypress Plumbing! This repeat Best Of Haven winner 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 professionalism, punctuality, quality, value, and responsiveness in a five-star review, one customer called them the “Best plumber I’ve used in this area in over 20 years.”

2nd: Sun State Plumbing

3rd: Daughtry Plumbing


BEST ROOFING CO.

RIG ROOFING

2001 Havendale Blvd NW, Winter Haven

(863) 294-4477

FB: RIG Roofing

IG @rigroofing

Results. Integrity. Grounded. Your shingle best roofer is at it again! This locally owned, award-winning roofing contractor serves residential and commercial customers across Polk, Hillsborough, Orange, Lake, and Osceola counties. One customer gave them five stars, saying, “We are so happy with our new roof. They had the best price and the best warranty out of all the companies that provided estimates. I am still shocked by how quickly they were able to get everything completed! They did a fantastic job and provided excellent customer service. I would absolutely recommend them for a roof replacement!”

2nd: EZ Roofing Systems

3rd: WCM Construction & Roofing, LLC


BEST PATIO SCREENING CO.

MID-FLORIDA ALUMINUM & RESCREENS

(863) 289-2368

FB @Midfloridaaluminumrescreens

Mid-Florida Aluminum & Rescreens is a Licensed and Insured full-service aluminum, vinyl, and screen company specializing in screen rooms, seamless gutter, vinyl siding, soffit fascia, and more. Based out of Polk County and serving all of Central Florida, Mid-Florida Aluminum is a certified dealer for LifeStyle Screens, Mystic Motorized 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 and a free quote today!

2nd: Pool Screens R Us

3rd: D.C. Screen & Aluminum


BEST TREE TRIMMING CO.

DURHAM’S TREE SERVICE

(863) 557-9416

FB: Durham’s Tree Service

Durham’s Tree Service cut off the competition this year! They offer safe tree removal and free estimates. Services include stump grinding and stump, close-quarter tree, dead tree, and storm debris removal. Durham’s team is fully insured and covered for worker’s compensation, and they use the latest techniques and proven equipment. One client wrote, “Excellent service. On time, reasonable in cost and had the right equipment and manpower to do the job safely. Removed three large Queen Palms next to house and ground out stumps. Also removed several large branches in rear overhanging the house. No damage to property and left property like before work was started. Excellent crew. Will use again without question if need arises.”

2nd: Monkey Business Tree & Crane Service

3rd: The Tree Lady Company


BEST LAWN SERVICE OR LANDSCAPING

BLACKBURN & SONS LAWN CARE

(863) 324-9104

FB: Blackburn & Sons Lawn Care

Lawn care you can count on! The grass is greener with Blackburn & Sons Lawn Care. They offer tree and bush removal, gutter cleaning, clean up, moving, and mulch. One customer wrote, “Blackburn & Sons have been amazing to work with! They were able to get me on their schedule in a timely manner. The lawn at our rental property had become a little unruly as we flip between tenants. John took the time and got the yard looking amazing! Already have him scheduled to return in 2 weeks!”

2nd: Viking Lawn Care and Irrigation, LLC

3rd: C-Jones Lawn and Tree


BEST DOCK CONSTRUCTION

LARRY GOHN MARINE CONSTRUCTION

2215 Ave C NW, Winter Haven

(863) 412-0292

FB: Larry Gohn’s Marine Construction

Way to go, Larry, you really docked it out of the park! Backed by 20 years of experience, Larry Gohn Marine Construction designs and constructs custom outdoor living spaces tailored to their client’s needs. They utilize various materials, including No. 1 Grade pressure-treated yellow pine, aluminum, composite decking, plastic and vinyl, and different premium lumbers to withstand the Florida elements. In addition to their unique designs, Larry Gohn stocks the latest available decking products and accessories.

2nd: EMC Docks

3rd: Don B Construction


BEST POOL CONSTRUCTION

RODEN POOL CONTRACTING

3500 Cypress Gardens Rd, Winter Haven

(863) 299-2828

FB: Roden Pool Contracting

Look who’s making a splash in Best Of Haven this year! That backyard oasis could be yours with Roden Pool Contracting. Roden says, “We’ve built our reputation on integrity, quality, and outstanding customer service.” This licensed, bonded, and insured swimming pool and spa builder specializes in pool remodeling and pool resurfacing. Customers laud Roden’s quality and professionalism, with one happy swimmer noting, “Roden Pools did a phenomenal job with our new pool construction. They came with great personal recommendations, and we were not disappointed. Robbie is great, and his employees and contractors all do fantastic work. Would absolutely recommend. They’ll build you a beautiful pool!”

2nd: Mike Dean Pools, Inc.

3rd: Mannix Pools and Grills


BEST POOL SERVICE CO.

PINCH A PENNY

Multiple Locations

FB @PinchAPennyPool

IG @pinchapennypool pinchapenny.com 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.

2nd: Mannix Pools and Grills

3rd: Pool Works


BEST PEST CONTROL

COUNTRY BOY PEST CONTROL LLC.

2103 K-Ville Ave, Auburndale

(863) 356-1616

FB: Country Boy Pest Control LLC

Are bugs bugging you at home or work? You need a country boy for that – actually, Country Boy Pest Control. This lawn care and pest control company out of Auburndale provides comprehensive residential and commercial pest control and lawn management services across Polk and Highlands Counties. Country Boy Pest Control started in 1990 and today employs a staff of 15 full-time technicians trained and licensed with the State of Florida to handle any pesky pests. “Country Boy has gone above and beyond to help handle our ant problem. The service is impeccable, I felt safe and comfortable letting them into my home. They stand by what they say and have truly handled our ant problem since day 1. We will never use another company. 10/10 recommend Country Boy pest control!!!” raves one customer.

2nd: Rayburn

3rd: Massey Services Pest Control


BEST FENCING CO.

WALKER’S FENCE CO

1028 U.S. 92 West, 1008 US-92, Auburndale

(863) 967-7748

No o-fence to the competition, but Walker’s does it better, according to Best Of Haven voters. Since 1985, Walker’s has offered personalized service and friendly experts to discuss your fencing ideas and help you choose the right products for your property and budget. Locally owned and operated, Walker’s Fence Co. offers the best selection of wholesale fencing and free estimates on all new installations.

2nd: Fence Central

3rd: Superior Fence & Rail


BEST CONTRACTOR OR CONSTRUCTION CO.

ALAN L. ULCH, INC.

343 Ave C SW, Winter Haven

(863) 294-7240

FB: Alan L Ulch, Inc.

Want to hear a construction joke? Hold on, I’m still working on it. Established in 1971, Alan L. Ulch Inc. entered the commercial market in 1974, building establishments for Burger King, Ponderosa, and Steak & Shake. Today, Alan L. Ulch, Inc. offers commercial, residential and industrial construction, pre-engineered metal buildings, design build services, construction management, industrial maintenance, kitchen and bath design services, remodel and renovation, and historical renovation.

2nd: Whitehead Construction

3rd: WCM Construction & Roofing, LLC


BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

LAKE ASHTON

4140 Ashton Club Dr, Lake Wales

1(866)-525-3274

FB: Lake Ashton

“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 includes 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: Lake Howard Heights

3rd: Four Lakes


BEST HOTEL

HAMPTON INN WINTER HAVEN

202 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven

(863) 299-9251

FB @hamptonbyhilton

IG @hamptonbyhilton

Located just a half-mile from Lake Lulu, Hampton Inn Winter Haven is central to LEGOLAND Florida Resort and 45 minutes away from 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, a digital key, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, pet-friendly rooms, and a business center. Giving Hampton Inn Winter Haven five stars, one guest writes, “Great hotel stay. The room was clean & organized nicely. The staff were very friendly & accommodating. The complimentary breakfast was plentiful and huge. Very good! The place was quiet despite being pretty booked, which means good sound dampening between rooms. I would stay again.”

2nd: Courtyard by Marriott Winter Haven

3rd: LEGOLAND Resort Hotel


BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

CARLTON ARMS OF WINTER HAVEN

7676 Carlton Arms Blvd, Winter Haven

(863) 875-1700

FB: Carlton Arms of Winter Haven

Lakefront views, a fitness center, lakeside pools, pet-friendly, 24/7 emergency maintenance – what more could you want in an apartment community? 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 apartment features include valet trash removal, high-speed internet access, and private patios/ balconies. Community residents enjoy the luxuries of two lakeside pools, a heated pool, a social lounge, a car care center, and more!

2nd: RainGarden Apartments

3rd: 20 on Second Apartments


BEST CLEANING CO.

ORCHID CLEANING SERVICE

5820 K-Ville Ave, Winter Haven

(863) 324-2000

FB @orchidcleaningservice

Orchid Cleaning Service is mopping the floor with their competition! 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’ve used other cleaning companies, but Orchid is by far the best! Every cleaner I’ve had does a great job and pays close attention to detail. They are also very responsive.”

2nd: Inspection Ready Enterprises

3rd: Whittaker’s Cleaning


BEST STORAGE FACILITY

THE EXTRA CLOSET

231 5th St SW, Winter Haven

(863) 877-1876

FB @ExtraCloset

Saddled down with too much stuff? Get an Extra Closet! 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 affordable prices for climate-controlled units, vehicle, boat, and RV storage. They even provide portable storage solutions which allow customers to pack a unit that the Extra Closet drops off wherever you are. Then, they’ll pick it up and store it at their facility. Extra Closet clients rave about their cleanliness, reasonable prices, and customer service.

2nd: A+ Storage

3rd: Century Storage

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