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LKLD Best of 2023 - Home Services



BEST REALTOR

TONYA REGAN

THE MCKEEL TEAM, KELLER WILLIAMS

(863) 602-7742

FB: Tonya Regan Realtor

IG @tonyaregan_realtorkw

Tonya Regan is a repeat winner in the Best Realtor category. Clients give Regan five stars for her responsiveness, negotiation skills, professionalism, communication, and market expertise. One client wrote of Regan in part, “Tonya was wonderful! We were moving from out of town to Lakeland and could not make visits in person due to our jobs. She FaceTimed us every house and gave us all the details of every home, including the smells, small details, both loving remarks and any issues she saw about all the homes while FaceTiming! She also sent us videos of the neighborhoods and looked around the area to really give us all the information we would normally get if we were in town. She was very honest about every house and felt as if we had a friend helping us find our home since we could not be there. [...]”

2nd: Christine Hubbert Team Hubbert, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

3rd: Tammy Storie | Regal Real Estate


BEST REALTY CO.

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SMART

218 E Pine St. Lakeland

(863) 577-1234

FB @kwlakeland

IG @kwrealtysmart

Keller Williams Realty Smart gets high marks from clients and agents across the board. Serving all of Central Florida, KW Realty Smart can help you buy or sell your residential and commercial property. Clients who use this realty company often remark on their professionalism, quality, responsiveness, and value. According to Keller Williams, “Our agents have local data and expert knowledge to guide you through the process of selling and buying.”

2nd PWH Realty

3rd: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Fine Living


BEST MORTGAGE BROKER

LEGACY MUTUAL MORTGAGE

2020 Edgewood Dr. S, Lakeland

(863) 937-8024

IG @homeloankeys

FB: Legacy Mutual Mortgage Lakeland

NMLS 278675

Legacy Mutual Mortgage has grown to be one of the largest private lenders in the state. They’ve gotten there by adhering to core values of doing the right thing, showing people they care, and doing their personal best. “What this translates to for Legacy employees, referral partners, and customers is a company that operates with the highest of integrity, respect, and a culture of customer service that is not only expected but required,” according to Legacy. One customer raves, “Your company walks you through a process that can be very daunting and overwhelming. You take the complex and make it simple. In addition, extra effort is made to make what seems like a dream at first become a reality. The promptness, professionalism, and personal contact with your lender was incredibly helpful. Thank you for my new home.”

2nd: The Mortgage Firm

3rd: Compass Mortgage LLC


BEST AC REPAIR

THE LAKELAND AIR CONDITIONING COMPANY

1220 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland

863-859-4090

FB: The Lakeland AC Company

IG @lkldac

It’s getting hot in here, so call Lakeland AC! Lakeland Air Conditioning Company is the coolest in the residential and commercial AC business. “Very professional and courteous. Did a great job, providing a portable air conditioning unit while I wait[ed] on my part from the factory. First time working with this company and this is the second visit and both times have been excellent. My go-to new company for any air conditioning needs,” writes one happy customer. They offer heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and maintenance plan services. “As a Florida-based company, we understand the importance of a functioning air conditioner, especially in the summertime. Knowing this, we actively stay on top of our jobs to ensure an efficient and professional experience from start to finish to get you back into a comfortable indoor environment.”

2nd: Payne Air Conditioning & Heating

3rd: Wards Air Conditioning


BEST ELECTRICIAN

LEWMAN ELECTRIC

2930 Barneys Pumps Pl, Lakeland

(863) 398-0495

FB: Lewman Electric

We’re not shocked that Lewman Electric won – they’ve got watt you need! After all, they are the ‘bright’ choice! Lewman Electric is qualified for any residential, commercial, or industrial electrical job. Owner Ryan Lewman has years of experience as a master electrician and electrical contractor backing his work. Fully licensed and insured, Lewman serves Polk County, Hillsborough County, Orange County, and surrounding areas offering a host of services with no job being too small. One customer writes, “Lewman team showed up and was very professional and helpful. Stephen explained everything to me and responded to all of my questions. Also, the team was on-time and cared about the quality of work they were doing. To add, they cleaned up their work area. I was impressed.”

2nd: The LKLD Electrical Company

3rd: Cross Wired Electrical Services


BEST PLUMBING CO.

RICHARD C. FOX PLUMBING

1103 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland

(863) 816-9414

FB @richardfoxplumbing

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Richard C. Fox Plumbing provides commercial and residential plumbing services. Plumbing problem in the middle of the night? They offer 24/7 emergency services too! Sewer camera, sewer jetting, water heater repair, plumbing repipes – no matter the service you need, Richard C. Fox Plumbing has a 100% satisfaction guarantee backed by a one-year warranty on all services and a manufacturer’s warranty on products. One customer wrote, “We had a leak situation after hours, and Fox Plumbing responded within a couple of hours. The plumber, Tommy, quickly found the problems and corrected them. The charge was reasonable for the after-hours work, and the problem was professionally resolved. We would definitely use Fox Plumping again.”

2nd: Stuart’s Plumbing

3rd: Curry & Co. Plumbing


BEST ROOFING CO.

RIG ROOFING OF LAKELAND

122 E Main St #173, Lakeland

(863) 294-4477

FB @RIGroofing

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. RIG offers free roof repair and replacement estimates. One RIG Roofing of Lakeland customer gave them five stars, saying, “RIG was a pleasure to work with from the quoting process to finished project. Javier did a great walking me through the quote and exactly what to expect. I highly recommend RIG Roofing to anyone needing roof repairs or a new roof.”

2nd: High Tower Roofing

3rd: Bob & Jerry’s Roofing Inc.


BEST PATIO SCREENING CO.

BOBBY KELTON ALUMINUM INC.

(863) 287-9208

FB: Bobby Kelton Aluminum Inc.

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. Clients rave that they arrive promptly, the crew is professional and fast with an eye for quality and the prices are very reasonable.

2nd: Pool Screens R Us

3rd: Hardy Screens LLC


BEST TREE TRIMMING CO.

THE TREE LADY COMPANY

2080 FL-540, Winter Haven

(863) 293-5867

FB: The Tree Lady Company

At The Tree Lady Company, their number one goal is tree preservation. “Just because your tree has decay does not mean it needs to be removed! Call us for an assessment.” The Tree Lady Company, open since 2002, provides tree care services, tree pruning services, tree removal services, and hazardous branch removal services throughout Polk County. Their company is led by a team of ISA Board Certified Arborists and a Board Certified Master Arborist who is TRAQ Qualified. One customer writes, “As a repeat customer, we value Kim’s professional opinion about taking proper care of our oak trees. The team is courteous, professional, and safety-conscious. Certificate of Insurance is provided with the quote. Our property was cleaned up and all debris taken away. We have been very happy with The Tree Lady Company.”

2nd: Monkey Business Tree & Crane Service

3rd: Tree Tune-ups


BEST LAWN SERVICE OR LANDSCAPING

EVOLVE CONTRACTING, INC.

897 E Lemon St, Bartow

(863) 358-0056

FB: Evolve

This family-owned business will evolve your lawn! Established in 2010, Evolve Contracting, Inc. offers various high-quality landscaping and hardscaping services, both residential and commercial. From landscape design and lighting to patio and driveway installation, customers can expect exceptional customer service to be a priority with Evolve. “Evolve has been taking care of my property’s landscaping since 2018. They are simply a great asset to have! They have helped me with weekly lawn cutting, mulching, planting, sod, sprinkler system, and tree cutting which has helped make our home one of the most beautiful properties in the neighborhood, [...]” writes one client in part.

2nd: LawnStarter

3rd: Franco’s Lawn & Landscaping Service


BEST FENCING CO.

MY FENCE COMPANY LLC

2810 Maine Ave, Lakeland

(863) 440-0292

FB: MyFenceCo

IG @myfenceco

From a small chain link perimeter fence around your home to a large aluminum swing gate at the entrance of your commercial business, My Fence Company can get the job done right! This locally-owned fencing installation team offers cost-efficient solutions for homes and businesses in Lakeland. Jessica writes, “It was a pleasure working with Mo and his team. We needed the fence ASAP due to having a toddler, and they were able to fit us in right away. They were also very patient with us since we had a few changes throughout the process, and communication was fantastic. The fence looks great, we have had many compliments. I highly recommend My Fence Company and will definitely work with them again!”

2nd: Williams Fence Co.

3rd: Danielle Fence & Outdoor Living


BEST PEST CONTROL

SUPERIOR SPRAY SERVICE, INC.

5611 Commercial Blvd, Winter Haven

(833) 682-0700

FB: Superior Spray Service, Inc.

IG @superior_spray_service

Being pestered at your home or business? You need Superior Spray Service! Superior, founded in 2003 by Kevin Blanks, offers a full range of indoor/outdoor pest control, including termite control, aquatic pest control, mosquito control, lawn/shrub/tree spraying, moss removal, and tree injections. One customer writes, “Superior Spray Service has consistently helped maintain our yard’s health, and keeps the things we don’t want to have in house out of it. They’re on time, reliable, and responsive. Highly recommend them. Our peace of mind from our subterranean termite system and the annual maintenance has been smooth since the day it was installed. We appreciate the entire team and the literal Superior Service they deliver.”

2nd: Massey Services Pest Control

3rd: Country Boy Pest Control LLC.


BEST CONTRACTOR OR CONSTRUCTION CO.

TRUE BUILDERS

2829 Badger Rd #19, Lakeland

(863) 624-6123

FB: True Builders

It’s true… you heard it here first – True Builders is the Best Of LKLD! Founded in 2010 by best friends Issac Turpin and Mark Lever, True Builders has served 50,000 customers across Central Florida. Today, the contractor has over 50 full-time employees and every piece of state-of-the-art equipment needed to handle the job. In 2017, True Builders made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies and remains the leading restoration company for water damage, fire damage, and general remodeling services in Central Florida. Noting their professionalism, one customer writes, “The guys at True Builders did a great job repairing my home after my floor was damaged from water. Thank you True Builders.”

2nd: Waller Construction and Design Center

3rd: Strickland Construction, Inc.


BEST POOL CONSTRUCTION

GRIFFIN POOLS

3404 Reynolds Rd, Lakeland

(863) 665-8080

FB: Griffin Pools By Bosse

IG @griffinpoolsbosse

Family-owned since 1975, Griffin Pools is lauded for its stunning custom pools and unmatched customer service. The largest pool builder in Polk County, Griffin, has built over 7,000 pools. To ensure your pool is masterfully crafted, the team at Griffin only uses the highest-quality material and a highly experienced crew. “From helping you understand all of the design options to clearly communicating what you can expect during the construction process, we make sure that you are well-informed during each phase of the project.” A look through the gallery of this industry leader in new pool construction is sure to give you pool envy and new ideas for your summertime space.

2nd: Goldsmith Pools

3rd: Roden Pool Contracting, Inc.


BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

THE ESTATES AT CARPENTERS

1001 Carpenters Way, Lakeland

(877) 849-7815

FB: The Estates at Carpenters

IG @theestatesatcarpenters

For over 30 years, the Estates At Carpenters have worked to create a meticulously designed environment for seniors to live carefree and thrive in their golden years. The Estates At Carpenters offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. Their resort-style amenities and activities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, heated swimming pool and spa, chef-prepared cuisine, a billiards room, an art studio, two libraries, a pet-friendly park, and cultural and recreational events. According to the Estates At Carpenters, “We are continually evolving in our senior care practices, life-enrichment programs, and health services offerings to meet changing needs and desires.”

2nd: Florida Presbyterian Homes

3rd: Beacon Terrace


BEST HOTEL

THE TERRACE HOTEL, TAPESTRY COLLECTION BY HILTON

329 E Main St, Lakeland

(863) 688-0800

FB @TerraceHotel

IG @terracehotellakeland

A historic boutique hotel overlooking Lake Mirror, the Terrace offers full-service luxury a short walk from Munn Park. Guests don’t have to roam far to grab a bite to eat with the on-site restaurant, The Terrace Grille, which boasts fresh, madefrom-scratch dishes and upscale dining space with floor-to-ceiling arched windows and black and white patterned floors. The Terrace Hotel offers 88 guest rooms and three meeting rooms, including the grand Cypress Ballroom, an ideal space for wedding and corporate events. One guest wrote, “This hotel is quite nice. Updated and the location is perfect if you are visiting Lakeland. We love to have the ability to walk to restaurants and go for walks to explore the city. This gives both.”

2nd: Staybridge Suites Lakeland West, an IHG Hotel

3rd: Home2 Suites by Hilton


BEST APARTMENT COMMUNITY

CARLTON ARMS OF NORTH LAKELAND

4500 Williamstown Blvd, Lakeland

(863) 695-1544

FB: Carlton Arms of North Lakeland

CARLTON ARMS OF SOUTH LAKELAND

1000 Carlton Arms Dr, Lakeland

(863) 277-6902

FB: Carlton Arms of South Lakeland

Carlton Arms has communities suitable for any lifestyle. Minutes from Lakeland Square Mall, Carlton Arms of North Lakeland is a lakefront property with 950 apartments surrounded by dreamy landscaping, with spacious interiors, and on-property activities, including tennis, basketball, and a fitness center. While Carlton Arms of South Lakeland sprawls across 137 wooded acres with six gleaming lakes and lighted fountains. These South Lakeland luxury apartments provide a dog park, freshwater fishing, a playground, and two swimming pools (one heated). Both locations offer various floor plans to accommodate residents’ needs.

2nd: Mirrorton Apartments

3rd: Preserve at Lakeland Hills


BEST CLEANING CO.

ONE CLEAN MOM CLEANING & ORGANIZATION

(863) 670-9615

FB: One Clean Mom

Need a refresh or a deep clean? One Clean Mom can help! After all, they did mop the floor with their competition again this year. According to this Lakeland-based cleaning and organization service, “Cleaning messes is our passion.” Owner Ashley Miller and her staff provide initial/ deep cleaning, standard clean, and move-in/move-out cleaning services. Additionally, One Clean Mom offers organizing services, with or without side-byside client help. “Ashley and her team were able to help us with a last-minute request around the holidays! She’s very responsive and takes great care in [...] providing quality service.” writes one squeaky-clean client.

2nd: Busy Bees Cleaning Service

3rd: The Cleaning Authority


BEST POOL SERVICE CO.

PURELY POOLS, INC.

863-738-9075

FB: Purely Pools

Customers have purely sparkling pools thanks to Purely Pools. “Friendly. Dependable. Quality.” That’s their motto! Purely Pools was established by brothers-in-law Joel and Josh in 2014. Their services include weekly pool service (chemical balancing, PH balancing, tile scrub, deck cleaning, vacuum or sweep, netting, and filter cleaning), repairs, system changeovers, and cleanouts. Go from green to gleaming with Purely Pools, Inc.!

2nd: Pinch A Penny Pool Patio Spa

3rd: Aquatone Pool Care


BEST STORAGE FACILITY

EXTRA SPACE STORAGE

Multiple Locations

(877) 540-3698

FB @extraspace

IG @extraspace

If you’ve got a lot of stuff – you need a lot of space… Extra Space! Founded in 1977, Extra Space Storage is now the second-largest operator of self-storage facilities in the United States. Their facilities are equipped with video surveillance, personalized security codes to access gates and entry points, and are well-lit throughout the property so you can ensure your belongings stay safe. Extra Space Storage offers climate-controlled storage, vehicle storage, and more. Their online Storage Unit Size Guide can even help you determine what size storage unit would best fit your needs!

2nd: Life Storage

3rd: Storage King USA

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