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Best of Home 2012

From building and renovating to landscaping and design, we bring you our second 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.

Augusta Magazine's BEST OF HOME 2012

Best Appliance Store

First Place
Kelley Appliance Center
191 Baston Rd., Martinez
(706) 863-7098
www.kelleyappliance.com
Add convenience and luxury to your life with ice makers, wine coolers and dish drawers plus standard appliances like refrigerators, freezers, vent hoods, ovens, ranges and so much more while staying within your budget.

Second Place
Appliance Land
3855 Washington Rd.
Martinez
(706) 863-1111
www.appliancelandinc.com
Outfit the kitchen, laundry room and home theater with brand-name appliances without shopping multiple stores.

Third Place
Prestige Appliances
& Accessories
2575 Whiskey Rd. Aiken
(803) 644-6113
www.prestigeappliance.net
Whether designing a new kitchen or renovating an established one, at Prestige Appliances, the headquarters for distinguished kitchens, homeowners’ plans become reality.

Best Bath Supply Showroom

First Place
Landrum Supply Co.
1440 Reynolds St., Augusta
(706) 722-2042
www.landrumsupply.com
Landrum Supply Company’s professional design associates go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service.

Second Place
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and
Lighting Gallery
3610 Wrightsboro Rd.
Augusta
(706) 860-7677
www.ferguson.com
When it comes to putting together a well-appointed bathroom, Ferguson specializes in inspiration.

Best Appliance Store

First Place
Kelley Appliance Center
191 Baston Rd., Martinez
(706) 863-7098
www.kelleyappliance.com
Add convenience and luxury to your life with ice makers, wine coolers and dish drawers plus standard appliances like refrigerators, freezers, vent hoods, ovens, ranges and so much more while staying within your budget.

Second Place
Appliance Land
3855 Washington Rd., Martinez
(706) 863-1111
www.appliancelandinc.com
Outfit the kitchen, laundry room and home theater with brand-name appliances without shopping multiple stores.

Third Place
Prestige Appliances & Accessories
2575 Whiskey Rd. Aiken
(803) 644-6113
www.prestigeappliance.net
Whether designing a new kitchen or renovating an established one, at Prestige Appliances, the headquarters for distinguished kitchens, homeowners’ plans become reality.

Best Bath Supply Showroom

First Place
Landrum Supply Co.
1440 Reynolds St., Augusta
(706) 722-2042
www.landrumsupply.com
Landrum Supply Company’s professional design associates go the extra mile to provide exceptional customer service.

Second Place
Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and
Lighting Gallery
3610 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 860-7677
www.ferguson.com
When it comes to putting together a well-appointed bathroom, Ferguson specializes in inspiration.

Third Place Tie
W.A. Bragg & Co.
420 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans
(706) 860-9790
#4 Caldwell Ct., Aiken
(803) 642-6000
2513 Mike Padgett Hwy., Augusta
(706) 798-8257
www.wabragg.com
Visit the W.A. Bragg Showroom to see and touch wow-factor fixtures while benefiting from showroom’s professional expert advice.

Third Place Tie
Lowe’s Home Improvement
4305 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 868-4112
224 Bobby Jones Exp., Augusta
(706) 651-8600
www.lowes.com
Store associates knowledgeable in every aspect of bathroom design from towel hooks to designer basins arm even the most hesitant homeowner with expertise.

Best Cabinetmaker

First Place
Crawford Cabinets
3831 Oak Dr., Martinez
(706) 868-6329
www.crawfordcabinets.com
The Crawford Cabinets design team listens to clients’ visions for their homes and custom-designs affordable and functional cabinetry to suit.

Second Place
Looper Cabinet Co. Inc.
418 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans (706) 863-1505
www.loopercabinet.com
This family-owned business boasts a rich 60-year tradition of designing, building and installing custom-made European frameless and traditional cabinetry for every room in the house.

Third Place
Cedar Ridge Cabinet Company, Inc.
476 Flowing Wells Rd., Suite H, Martinez
(706) 364-7866
www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Ridge-Cabinet-Company-Inc/120316031324746
Since 2002, partners Dwayne Schultz and Montey Secord have served the CSRA’s custom cabinetry needs, completing every project, big and small, with quality workmanship.

Best Carpet/Rug Company

First Place
The Carpet Shop
3114 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 736-1491
398 Towne Park Blvd., Evans
(706) 863-5839
1530 Whiskey Rd., Aiken
(803) 649-0961
www.carpetshop.com
At The Carpet Shop, associates understand that flooring is the foundation for décor and, with that in mind, guide customers through selecting the right carpet or rug for their home.

Second Place
Hardwood Floors & More
4696 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 868-7030
550 Silver Bluff Rd.
Aiken (803) 642-3232
www.facebook.com/pages/Hardwood-Floors-More-Evans-and-Aiken/
With more than 25 years in the business, owners Ray and Suzanne Lilly offer excellent customer service and a wide range of products to make remodeling easy.

Third Place
Floors 360
476 Flowing Wells Rd., Unit B, Martinez
(706) 855-6902
www.floors360aug.com
Floors 360 proudly offers big store brands with small town service and prices.

Best Carpet Cleaning Service

First Place
Stanley Steemer
2007 Westside Dr., Augusta
(706) 860-3774
www.stanleysteemer.com
Using a hot-water extraction process recommended by most carpet manufacturers, Stanley Steemer gets carpets deep-down clean.
 
Second Place
Knight Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners
5162 Fairington Dr., Evans
(706) 860-5529
www.carpetcleaningaugusta.com
A 10-step process that begins with a pre-inspection and includes moving furniture, pre-vacuuming and spot treatment before soil extraction and rinse, ensures clean carpets and customer satisfaction.

Third Place
ChemDry of Augusta
4263 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 868-0191
www.chem-dry.net/augusta.ga
Consumers trust ChemDry’s reputation, built on 30 years in the industry, for using innovative equipment and fast-drying, powerful cleaning solutions.

Best Countertop Company

First Place
Countersync
2014 Westside Crt.
Masters Industrial Park Augusta
(706) 828-7544
www.countersync.net
A team of design and fabrication professionals offers the best in craftsmanship, timely delivery and expert installation of solid surface countertops for the home and office.

Second Place
Stoneworks of Augusta
1067 Franke Industrial Dr., Augusta
(706) 798-3005
www.stoneworksofaugusta.com.
Granite, marble, limestone, soapstone, onyx and quartz are Mother Nature’s masterpieces perfected for the home by Stoneworks of Augusta. Give them a call for help choosing the type of stone best suited to your purposes.

Third Place
Augusta Granite Co.
202 John Deere Pkwy., Grovetown
(706) 513-3557
For more than 15 years, Augusta Granite Co. has fabricated and installed custom countertops and vanities in granite and marble.

Best Decorator Fabric Store

First Place
Curtain Call
320 Baston Rd., Martinez
(706) 868-5757
www.curtaincallfabrics.com
Fabrics by Duralee, Fabricut, Thibaut, Beacon Hill, Lee Jofa and Kravet join a host of others available, either in stock or by special order, to Curtain Call’s customers.

Second Place
Décorator’s Outlet & Interiors
615 NW Frontage Rd., Martinez
(706) 855-5070
www.decoratorsoutlet.com
At Decorator’s Outlet peruse an extensive selection of decorator fabrics, priced 30-75 percent below retail, plus accessories such as drapery hardware and designer trims.

Third Place
Signature Interiors
502 Fury’s Ferry Rd., Martinez
(706) 447-1503
http://michaelsiewert.com
Interior designer Michael Siewert introduces his clients to fabulous fabrics for custom drapes, bedding and upholstery.

Best Fence

First Place
Maner Builders Supply Co.
3717 Washington Rd.
(706) 863-6191
www.maner.com
The Maner Fence and Specialties division installs fences, custom-built gates, residential gate operators and commercial gate operators across the Southeast. Hundreds of different fencing styles, from utilitarian chain link to ornamental aluminum, steel and vinyl, are available.

Second Place
American Custom Fence Co.
4595 Fulcher Rd., Hephzibah
(706) 833-0428
www.facebook.com/pages/American-Custom-Fence-Company/
Whether you have white picket fence dreams or a man’s best friend who needs a place to romp and roam, James Enfinger will design a fence that fits your needs beautifully.

Third Place
Boyd Fence
1492 Atomic Rd., Beech Island
(803) 278-4420
Fences, gates and access control systems in a variety of finishes will withstand the elements and the test of time.

Best Garage Door Company

First Place
Overhead Door Company of Augusta
1529 Crescent Dr., Augusta
(706) 736-8478
www.ohdaugusta.com
Pick your material—wood, fiberglass, vinyl, aluminum, steel—and your style, from traditional to modern, and Overhead Door Company will do the rest.

Second Place
Access Garage Door
2083 Heckle St., Ste. 900, Augusta
(706) 738-5505
Access Garage Door, under the ownership of Michael Johnson, sells services and repairs garage doors and openers.

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

Best Heating and Air

First Place
Busby’s Heating and Air-Conditioning
1236 Gordon Park Rd., Augusta
(706) 722-8855
www.busbys.com
Serving the CSRA since 1945, Busby’s skilled professionals use top quality materials, plus a quality assurance specialist inspects every completed job.

Second Place
Gold Mech Services
1559 Broad St., Augusta
(706) 724-4653
www.goldmechservices.net
Gold Mech Services will keep you comfortable in your home through the hot months of summer and the cold months of winter.

Third Place
Doc Savage Heating and Air
Conditioning, Inc
2530 Ivey Rd., Augusta
(706) 793-4131
www.docsavageair.com
The customer-focused home comfort professionals of Doc Savage Heating and Air put their expertise to work for customers.

Best Historic Preservation

First Place
Rex Property and Land LLC
307 11th St., Augusta
(706) 722-4962
www.rexgroup.com
The character and charm of lovingly restored historic homes and buildings in Augusta’s downtown, Summerville and Hill neighborhoods capture the heart and soul of Augusta architecture.

Second Place
Haltermann Partners Inc.
753 Broad St. #410, Augusta
(706) 722-3961
www.haltermannpartners.com
Bringing downtown Augusta’s historic buildings back to life, Haltermann Partners buys and renovates existing structures for commercial, office and residential tenants.

Best Hardwood Flooring

First Place
Hardwood Floors & More
4696 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 868-7030
550 Silver Bluff Rd., Aiken
(803) 642-3232
www.facebook.com/pages/Hardwood-Floors-More-Evans-and-Aiken/
Visit the Evans and Aiken showrooms to discover the latest trends in home design and get assistance incorporating them into your décor.

Second Place
Southern Wood Floors
472 Flowing Wells Rd., Augusta
(888) 488-7463
www.southernwoodfloors.com
Southern Wood Floors manufactures and sells solid and engineered wood flooring, including wide plank, heart pine, reclaimed antique heart pine and Southern pine.

Third Place
Kirkland’s Flooring
657 North Belair Rd., Evans
(706) 650-1905
www.kirklandsflooring.com
Kirkland’s special payment options and financing mean customers don’t have to compromise on quality flooring.

Best Kitchen Supply Showroom

First Place
Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and
Lighting Gallery
3610 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 860-7677
www.ferguson.com
Associates in the Ferguson’s showroom help patrons determine their personal style and select design elements that reflect it.

Second Place
Landrum Supply Co.
1440 Reynolds St., Augusta
(706) 722-2042
www.landrumsupply.com
An extensive inventory of products ensures that your kitchen design will be beyond the ordinary.

Third Place
Artistic Kitchens & Design
3124 Washington Rd. #C, Augusta
(706) 733-5396
www.artistickitchensdesign.com
See your kitchen design in a 3-D computerized model before the dependable professional installation team makes your dream a reality.

Best Landscape Design Architect

First Place
Southern Landscaping & Lawncare Inc.
4749 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 855-5035
www.southernlandscaping.net
Professional landscape designers craft a plan to suit the customer’s preferences and budget and to make sure the right plant is in the right place every time.

Second Place
Jeff Tilden Gardens & Stones
Augusta
(706) 799-6132
www.jefftildengardens.com
Jeff Tilden’s goal isn’t to install landscapes; he aspires to design gardens that move people’s souls.

Third Place
Environmental Life Plantings
3489 Greenway Dr., Evans
(706) 825-8220
Jack Blue and his team cover all the bases of high-end residential and commercial landscaping, from design through complete installation, with a staff that includes an arborist, a landscape architect and Blue, who is an expert in agronomy and ornamental horticulture.

Best Lighting Showroom

First Place
Southern Lighting Gallery
215 Bobby Jones Exp., Martinez
(706) 868-5014
www.slgonline.com
This award-winning showroom, featuring lifestyle vignettes, displays an assortment of lighting fixtures, from crystals to basics.

Second Place
Hardwood Floors & More
4696 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 868-7030
550 Silver Bluff Rd.
Aiken (803) 642-3232
www.facebook.com/pages/Hardwood-Floors-More-Evans-and-Aiken/
Find the perfect fixtures to layer your home in light and wash your rooms in ambiance.

Third Place
Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and
Lighting Gallery
3610 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 860-7677
www.ferguson.com
From traditional to contemporary, functional to fabulous, Ferguson’s Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery glows with lighting choices.

Best Lumber

First Place
Mulherin Lumber Co.
705 Industrial Park Dr., Evans
(706) 863-6070
www.mulherinlumber.com
The Mulherin family has supplied Augusta and surrounding areas with quality building materials since 1937.

Second Place
Maner Builders Supply Co.
3787 Martinez Blvd., Martinez
(706) 863-6191
www.maner.com
Maner Builders Supply sells top-grade lumber with a smile and great service for small and large projects.

Third Place
Culpepper Lumber Company and
Ace Hardware
4532 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 863-7109
816 Augusta Hwy., Thomson
(706) 595-3512
www.culpepperace.com
At Culpepper Ace Hardware, a CSRA fixture for over 50 years, customers receive top-quality products and service coupled with friendly advice and utmost convenience.

Best Mortgage Lending Institution

First Place
Georgia Bank & Trust
(706) 739-1780
www.georgiabankandtrust.com
Through Georgia Bank & Trust’s commitment to caring, connecting and doing the right thing, loan officers make the dream of homeownership a reality. Three branch locations in the CSRA.

Second Place
First Bank of Georgia  
(706) 821-6000
www.firstbankofga.com
This team of experienced, local bankers tailors home loans to fit individual borrowers. Six branch locations serve the CSRA.

Third Place
Queensborough National Bank and
Trust Co.
(706) 869-6975
www.qnbtrust.com
Enjoy Queensborough’s simple and straightforward process for receiving a loan. There are eight CSRA branches.

Best Home Builder

First Place
Garren Construction
1427 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta
(706) 737-5785
Garren Construction builds beautiful and exceptionably livable single-family homes.

Second Place
Ivey Homes
7013 Evans Town Center Blvd.
Ste. 401 Evans
(706) 868-9363
www.iveyhomes.com
GuildQuality surveys of each and every Ivey Homes buyer have resulted in top scores in customer satisfaction for five years running.

Third Place
R.T. Bailey Construction, Inc.
723 Industrial Park Dr., Ste. 1, Evans
(706) 210-5488
www.rtbailey.com
Building in Columbia County and Aiken neighborhoods, R.T. Bailey attends to the details in each home and backs up its construction with a Quality Builders Warranty.

Best Paint Store

First Place
Gerald Robinson’s Paint and
Decorating Center
3850 Washington Rd., #5A, Augusta
(706) 863-4593
www.geraldrobinsonspaint.com/sb.cn
Knowledgeable specialists provide advice about surface preparation, proper painting techniques and assistance with choosing the correct tools and paints for each job.

Second Place
Sherwin Williams
3238 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 733-9405
201 Casa Linda Dr., Martinez
(706) 863-3523
2709 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta
(706) 796-3865
www.sherwin-williams.com
Sherwin Williams provides innovative solutions for painting almost every surface.
 
Third Place
Culpepper Lumber Company and
Ace Hardware
4532 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 863-7109
816 Augusta Hwy., Thomson
(706) 595-3512
www.culpepperace.com
Receive one-on-one consultation with a paint technician who specializes in custom matching paints and stains.

Best Pool Installation

First Place
Pete Alewine Pool Co. Inc.
4470 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 863-1207
816 Augusta Hwy., Augusta
116A Pendleton St., SW, Aiken
(803) 641-3117
www.petealewinepools.com
A custom-built vinyl or Gunite Pete Alewine pool will meet or exceed your expectations.

Second Place
Carefree Pools and Spa
4467 Washington Rd., Evans
(706) 650-0874
www.carefreeaugusta.com
Carefree Pools & Spas creates backyard retreats with one-of-a-kind pool designs for each client.  

Third Place
Indigo Pool and Spa Inc.
2101 Reynolds Walk Trail, Greensboro
(706) 999-1413
www.indigopoolandspa.com
James Parker Brown, owner of Indigo Pool and Spa, designs vibrant poolscapes that become timeless pieces of art.

Best Home Security

First Place
ADS
4210 Columbia Rd. #2B, Martinez
(706) 733-5555
www.adssecurity.com
Peace of mind comes with burglary detection, wireless monitoring, fire protection, video surveillance and other security solutions.

Second Place
ADT
4210 Columbia Rd. #2B, Martinez
(706) 733-5555
www.adt.com
Protect what matters most with affordable home security that offers options such as a personal emergency response system and the power to remotely arm and disarm your home security system.

Third Place
Security Specialists Inc.
3450 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta
(706) 796-7084
www.securityspecialistinc.net
Security Specialists incorporates cutting edge technology into security systems that monitor for intruders, fire and other dangers.

Best Tile Company

First Place
Traditions in Tile
1712 North Leg Ct., Augusta
(706) 738-3960
www.traditionsintile.com
Tile from around the world in ceramic, glass, porcelain, stone and metal speak to endless possibilities for the home.

Second Place
Tile Center
2582 Whiskey Rd., Aiken
(803) 649-5411
1331 Reynolds St., Augusta
(706) 722-6804
3905 Washington Rd., Martinez
(706) 863-5818
www.tilecenter.com
Selections at each location are tailored to meet the needs of the market served and enable the Tile Center to carry the largest possible inventory of unique products.

Third Place
The Carpet Shop
3114 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta
(706) 736-1491
398 Towne Park Blvd., Evans
(706) 863-5839
1530 Whiskey Rd., Aiken
(803) 649-0961
www.carpetshopflooringamerica.com
The Carpet Shop pros will help you personalize your home with beautiful, durable tile from their vast sampling of colors, shapes, sizes and finishes.

Best Home Furnishings Consignment

First Place
Consign Design
318 Baston Rd., Martinez
(706) 945-0176
www.facebook.com/pages/Consign-Design/
With a constantly changing inventory, there’s always something fresh for the home at the original upscale home consignment shop in the Martinez/Evans area.

Second Place
Designed for Change
139 D Davis Rd., Martinez
(706) 922-5106
www.designedforchangeaugusta.com
Upscale furniture and accessories help the homeowner on a budget confidently turn any room into a comfortable, inviting space.

Third Place
ReQoop Consignment Shows
3157 Washington Rd., Augusta
(706) 394-3108
www.reqoopconsignment.com
Decorationg options for the home abound at ReQoop’s two home décor and fine furnishings shows each year, featuring gently used items as well as overstocks and liquidated inventory.

Best Outdoor Furniture

First Place
The Wicker Barn
3910 Washington Rd., Augusta
(706) 364-3570
www.wickerbarn.com
Furnish your patio, deck, sunroom or porch with all-weather, durable resin wicker.

Second Place
Casual Furniture of Augusta
3725 Washington Rd., Augusta
(706) 504-4547
www.casualfurnitureaugusta.com
Outdoor furniture from Windham, TC Castings, Tropitone, Seaside Casual and others adds comfort and style to your deck, swimming pool or spa.

Third Place
Weinberger’s Furniture and Mattress Showcase
3137 Washington Rd., Augusta
(706) 860-9494
www.weinbergersfurniture.com
Let the Weinberger’s staff help you create an exceptional outdoor living environment at an affordable price point.  

Best Outdoor Lighting

First Place
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
493 Walton Ford’s Ct., Grovetown
(706) 722-5711
www.outdoorlights.com
Highlight the best aspects of your home’s architectural details, landscape and open spaces with strategically placed outdoor lighting.

Second Place
Christmas and Nite Time Décors
3504 Saxon Rd., Martinez
(706) 860-9919
www.christmasdecor.net
Light up the night and expand your entertaining space with outdoor lighting by Nite Time Décor.

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