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2011 Best of Home

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From building and renovating to landscaping and design, we bring you our first annual list of all the people and places you’ll need to make your home your castle as voted by the readers of Augusta Magazine.
Best of Home 2011

Best Appliance Store

First Place

Kelley Appliance Center
191 Baston Rd.  | (706) 863-7098
Purchase standard appliances plus wonderful additions like icemakers, wine coolers and dish drawers that bring convenience and luxury to life while staying within your budget.

Second Place | Appliance Land
3855 Washington Rd., Martinez | (706) 863-1111
A wide array of appliances and electronics, from cooking to home entertainment with features to fit your lifestyle, are displayed on the sales floor.

Third Place | Prestige Appliances & Accessories
2575 Whiskey Rd. Aiken |  (803) 644-6113
The home for distinguished kitchens aids homeowners in design and renovation with a collection of top quality brands from which to choose, including Viking, Thermador and Bosch.

Best Bath Supply Showroom

First Place

Landrum Supply Co.
1440 Reynolds St., Augusta | (706) 722-2042
As a second-generation family-owned business, Landrum Supply Company is staffed with professional design associates who go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service.

Second Place | Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
3610 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta | (706) 860-7677
When it comes to putting together a well-appointed bathroom, Ferguson’s will give you everything you expect and more.

Third Place | W.A. Bragg & Co.
420 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans. Six locations  including Aiken. (706) 860-9790.

Showroom consultant Darlene Lindsey helps customers decide on the perfect fixtures for their homes. 

Best Cabinetmaker

First Place

Looper Cabinet Co. Inc.
418 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans | (706) 863-1505
Owner Charles Looper and his staff continue a 60-year Looper family tradition of designing, building and installing custom-made European frameless and traditional cabinetry for every room in the house.

Second Place | Crawford Cabinets
3831 Oak Dr., Augusta | (706) 868-6329
116 Pendleton St. SW, Aiken | (803) 641-2000
Winner of numerous design awards, Crawford Cabinets custom designs affordable and functional cabinetry for homeowners.

Third Place | Borum Cabinets
105 Walden St., Wrens | (706) 547-0363
Furniture-grade solid wood and wood veneer cabinetry custom built by owner James Borum and his craftsmen is accented with custom paint colors and faux treatments such as glazing, distressing and old world finishes.

Best Carpet/Rug Company

First Place

The Carpet Shop
2114 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta |  (706) 736-1491
398 Town Park Blvd., Evans | (706) 863-5839
1530 Whiskey Rd., Aiken | (803) 649-0961
The Carpet Shop, one of the first specialty carpet stores in the Southeast, was awarded 2008 Retailer of the Year by AmericasMart and the Oriental Rug Dealers of America.

Second Place | Hardwood Floors & More
4696 Washington Rd., Evans | (706) 868-7030
550 Silver Bluff Rd., Aiken | (803) 642-3232
Owners Ray and Suzanne Lilly offer excellent customer service and a wide range of products to make remodeling easy.

Third Place | Kirkland’s Flooring
657 North Belair Rd., Evans | (706) 650-1905
Lose yourself in the beautiful Kirkland’s Flooring, formerly the Carpet Warehouse, showroom.

Best Carpet Cleaning Service

First Place

Stanley Steemer
2007 Westside Dr., Augusta | (800) 783-3637
Using a hot-water extraction process, Stanley Steemer gets carpets deep-down clean.
Second Place | Knight Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners
5162 Fairington Dr., Evans | (706) 860-5529
James Takacs founded Knight Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners in 1984 and continues to place emphasis on the core values of reputation, experience, education, systems and guarantee.

Third Place | Duraclean Systems of North Augusta
847 Edgefield Rd. #A, North Augusta | (803) 279-8842
The on-call staff of this family-owned and operated business is prepared to respond to any emergency in addition to providing regular carpet cleaning, stain removal and fire and water restoration.

Best Countertop Company

First Place

1296 Jones St., Augusta | (706) 828-7544
Countersync specializes in solid surface counter tops for the home and office, with a team of design and fabrication professionals offering the best in craftsmanship, timely delivery and expert installation.

Second Place | Augusta Granite Co.
202 John Deere Pkwy., Grovetown |  (706) 513-3557
Since 1995, Augusta Granite Co. has created custom countertops and vanities in granite and marble.

Third Place Tie | Star Granite Interiors
2803 Wrightsboro Rd., Suite 15, Augusta | (800) 351-9790
View and choose from slabs of stone imported from around the world in 500 colors and finishes and let Star Granite’s skilled craftsmen use state of the art technology to provide accurate, professional and safe installation.

Third Place Tie | Stoneworks of Augusta
1067 Franke Industrial Dr., Augusta | (706) 798-3005
Stoneworks of Augusta brings the handiwork of Mother Nature inside with natural stone and quartz surfaces, emphasizing customer education in choosing the type of stone best suited to his or her purposes.

Best Decorator Fabric Store

First Place

Curtain Call
320 Baston Rd., Martinez | (706) 868-5757
Since 1996 Curtain Call has boasted a fabulous selection of decorator fabrics and special order trims.

Second Place | Park Avenue Fabrics
3328 Washington Rd., Augusta | (706) 868-0306
The new gallery-style showroom, manned by a professional staff of designers, triggers ideas and creativity.

Third Place | Mish Mash Interiors
4090 Washington Rd., Evans | (706) 814-7380
Gorgeous decorator fabrics and a friendly helpful staff make Mish Mash Interiors a wonderful place to shop.




Best Fence

First Place

Maner Builders Supply Co.
3717 Washington Rd. | (706) 863-6191
The Maner Fence and Specialties division installs fences across the Southeast, offering hundreds of different styles of fencing from utilitarian chainlink to ornamental aluminum, steel and vinyl.

Second Place | American Custom Fence Co.
4595 Fulcher Rd., Hephzibah | (706) 833-0428
James Enfinger has been building custom picket, chainlink and commercial/industrial fences in the CSRA since 1975.

Third Place | Boyd Fence
1492 Atomic Rd., Beech Island | (803) 278-4420
Residential and commercial fences and gates, plus access control systems, that stand the test of time are available in finishes to suit every need.

Best Garage Door Company

First Place

Overhead Door Company of Augusta
1529 Crescent Dr., Augusta |  (706) 736-8478
A stylish and technologically advanced garage door is waiting for you at Overhead Door Company, established in 1975.

Second Place | Southern Door & Fireplace, Inc.
3019 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta | (706) 868-8118
With more than 300 residential garage doors from which to choose, plus accessories for added convenience and security, homeowners will find a fit that compliments their home and lifestyle.

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