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2011 Best of Home

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Best Landscape Design Architect

First Place

Greenbrier Nursery and Gifts
4749 Washington Rd., Evans | (706) 651-0838

Wayne Logan listens to and advises homeowners to design a plan that meets their desires and works well in Augusta’s climate.

Second Place | Four Seasons Landscaping Inc.
525 Chamblin Rd., Grovetown | (706) 860-5832
George Fuller expertly designs landscapes using native trees, shrubs and foliage grown on-site in the Four Seasons nursery.

Third Place | Home Pro Services Lawn Care
1734 Forest Creek Rd., Augusta | (706) 373-3771
Bringing curb appeal to your home with a complete package of landscape design, installation and maintenance, Home Pro accepts no payment until the customer is satisfied.

Best Lighting Showroom

First Place

Southern Lighting Gallery
215 Bobby Jones Expwy., Martinez | (706) 868-5014
Chandeliers, lamps, sconces, bathroom and kitchen fixtures, landscaping lighting, carriage lamps and so  much more are available to brighten your days and your nights.

Second Place | Hardwood Floors & More
4696 Washington Rd., Evans | (706) 868-7030
550 Silver Bluff Rd., Aiken  | (803) 642-3232
Peruse the lighting gallery for the perfect fixture to fit your unique style and wash your rooms in ambiance.

Third Place | Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery
3610 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 860-7677
Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery glows with a large display of lighting choices.

Best Lumber

First Place

Howard Lumber
475 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans
(706) 868-8400
Since 1946, professional contractors and  homeowners have relied on Howard to provide products that meet distinctive design requirements and stringent material standards.

Second Place | Maner Builders Supply Co.
3787 Martinez Blvd., Martinez
(706) 863-6191
The Maner company has sold quality lumber for small and large projects for more than 50 years.

Third Place | Mulherin Lumber Co.
705 Industrial Park Dr., Evans | (706) 863-6070
While the Mulherin family has been associated with the timber industry since the 1800s,  the company officially opened in 1937, selling affordably priced lumber.

Best Mortgage Lending Institution

First Place

First Bank of Georgia
(706) 821-6000
First Bank recognizes that no two homebuyers are alike and tailors home loans to fit individual borrowers. Six branch locations serve the CSRA.

Second Place | Georgia Bank & Trust 
(706) 739-1780
Loan officers educate home-loan applicants on the mortgage process so they know what to expect as they proceed through it. There are three branches in the CSRA.

Third Place | Queensborough National Bank and Trust Co.
(706) 869-6975
A no-obligation loan comparison and local processing make Queensborough a convenient choice for homebuyers. There are eight CSRA branches.

Best Home Builder

First Place

Ernie Blackburn Home Builders LLC
502 Thompkins Ln., Evans
(706) 863-2475
Ernie Blackburn is an on-site builder who gives each project his personal attention while keeping the customer’s budget and specifications his utmost concern.

Second Place | Garren Construction
1427 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta
(706) 737-5785
Garren Construction has been building quality single-family homes in the CSRA since 2007.

Third Place | LRP Investments Group LLC
4120 Columbia Rd., Augusta
(706) 860-2114
Partners Ron Lewis and Jerry Reynolds specialize in building moderately-priced custom homes as well as renovating and restoring existing homes.

Best Paint Store

First Place

Gerald Robinson’s Paint and Decorating Center
3850 Washington Rd. #5A, Augusta | (706) 863-4593
The CSRA’s exclusive Benjamin Moore Paint dealer advises customers on choosing paint colors and provides information about proper painting techniques.

Second Place | Culpepper Lumber
Co. and Ace Paint
4532 Washington Rd., Evans | (706) 863-7109
Paint technicians specialize in custom matching paints and stains and will consult one-on-one with you, your contractor or both.

Third Place | Sherwin Williams
3238 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta | (706) 733-9405
201 Casa Linda Dr., Martinez | (706) 863-3523
Sherwin Williams associates walk customers through color collections, paint tools, techniques and product details.

Best Pool Installation

First Place

Pete Alewine Pool Co. Inc.
4470 Washington Rd., Evans | (706) 863-1207
116A Pendleton Street, SW, Aiken | (803) 641-3117
Pete Alewine and his staff have installed more than 2,000 pools, both vinyl lined and Gunite, in the CSRA in the past 30 years.

Second Place | Carefree Pools and Spa
4300 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 650-0874
Creating custom Gunite pools is their specialty, ensuring that every pool they build is unlike any other.

Third Place | Indigo Pool and Spa Inc.
2101 Reynolds Walk Trail, Greensboro
(706) 999-1413
James Parker Brown, owner of Indigo Pool and Spa, an Aqua Magazine 2010 Award winner, designs vibrant poolscapes.

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