OF SAVANNAH by jennyyingdi


									                                         THE 2012

                    OF SAVANNAH
                    LikE TruSTEd friEndS,                          Savannah magazine’s
                    savvy readers are ever-ready to recommend the local businesses
                    they turn to time and again for their design, decorating, renovation
                    and repair needs.
                       in this fourth annual Best of savannah hOmes poll, our readers
                    reaffirm steadfast favorites and fête fresh new faces.
                       Ready to repair, redesign or remodel? make this invaluable
                    local resource your guide.

                                       Compiled by Amy Paige Condon
                                        Photography by Beau Kester

                                                                                           BEST nEiGHBOrHOOd
                                                                                           ArdSLEY PArk

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BEST AccESSOrY                                               BEST APPLiAncE                          BEST ArcHiTEcTurAL
STOrE                                                        STOrE                                   SALvAGE firM
Villa Savannah                                               Livingood’s                             Pinch of the Past
(Formerly DC2 Design)                                        The Livingood family has                You can lose yourself for hours
Landing on the list for the first                            provided top-of-the-line appli-         in this emporium filled with
time, L.a.-based owners Dean                                 ances, value and customer               antique hardware, vintage tiles,
Calderelli and Dimitri Chami                                 service to households                   chipped-paint mantels and
travel the world to stock their                              throughout the Lowcountry               of-the-period ephemera.
elegant and edgy store with                                  since 1976.                             2603 Whitaker St., 232-5563,
tasteful and trend-setting discov-                           6700 Skidaway Road, 352-4392,           www.pinchofthepast.com
eries—from coffee and clothing                               and 63 Riverwalk Blvd., Okatie, S.C.,   runnEr-uP: Southern Pine,
to chandeliers and chairs.                                   (843) 379-5800,                         616 E. 35th St., 236-4133,
109 W. Broughton St., 233-2870,                              www.livingoodsonline.com                www.southerpinecompany.com
runnEr-uP: One Fish Two                                      runnEr-uP: Ferguson Bath &
Fish, 401 Whitaker St., 447-4600,                            Kitchen Gallery, 1275 Chatham           BEST AudiO vidEO
www.onefishstore.com                                         Parkway, 234-2211, www.ferguson.com     cOMPAnY
                                                                                                     Audio-Video Warehouse
BEST AnTiquE STOrE                                           BEST ArcHiTEcTurE                       even though owner Phillip
J.D. Weed & Co.                                              firM                                    Perrie has been outfitting
For more than 50 years,                                      Lynch Associates Architects             savannah’s finest cribs with
savannahians have collected                                  making its debut on the list, this      custom systems for more than
the finest american antiques at                              client-driven firm has left an          30 years, Perrie founded a
this family-run institution, which                           indelible mark on savannah’s            club last year to celebrate the
offers a full-service restoration                            cityscape with historically             virtues of vinyl.
and preservation shop.                                       sensitive, yet decidedly urbane,        7700 Abercorn St., 354-5398,
102 W. Victory Drive, 234-8540,                              designs.                                www.theaudiovideowarehouse.com
www.jdweedco.com                                             102 E. Liberty St., No. 108,            runnEr-uP: Custom Audio
runnEr-uP: Jere’s Antiques,                                  349-5116, www.lyncharch.com             Video, 48 Pennington Dr., Ste.
9 N. Jefferson St., 236-2815,                                runnEr-uP: Hansen Architects,           B, Bluffton, S.C., (843) 815-5130,                                                                                                                                                BEST AccESSOrY STOrE
www.jeresantiques.com                                        24 Drayton St., 234-8056,               www.custom-audio-video.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       viLLA SAvAnnAH
                                                                                                     BEST BATH dESiGn
P h OT O C O u R T e s Y C Oa s Ta L B aT h & K i TC h e n                                           cOMPAnY
                                                                                                     Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery
                                                                                                     With three locations show-
                                                                                                     casing the latest products,
                                                                                                     finishes and styles, home-           BEST BATH SuPPLY                  for home exteriors, fireplaces    runnEr-uP: Coastal Bath                  Interiors, 9133 White Bluff Road,          “Dean Calderelli and Dimitri
                                                                                                     owners can work with profes-         cOMPAnY                           and garden paths.                 & Kitchen, 133 Southern Blvd.,           925-3638, www.poppellbrothers.com        Chami travel the world to
                                                                                                     sional, on-site consultants          Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery   506 Bourne Ave., Garden City,     238-3400, www.coastalbath.com                                                     stock their elegant and edgy
                                                                                                     to imagine and realize their         Once you determine whether        963-1123, www.jenkinsbrick.com                                             BEST cArPET                              store with tasteful and trend-
                                                                                                     dreams for a spa-worthy bath.        your tastes run beach chic or     runnEr-uP: Daniel Brick,          BEST cArPET/ruG                          cLEAninG SErvicE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                setting discoveries.”
                                                                                                     1275 Chatham Parkway, 234-2211,      modern, you can choose from       4919 Ogeechee Road, 232-1551,     cOMPAnY                                  Chem-Dry of Savannah
                                                                                                     www.ferguson.com                     thousands of fixtures that suit   www.danielbrick.com               Culver Rug Co.                           since 1995, area homeowners
                                                                                                     runnEr-uP: Coastal Bath              your budget.                                                        Founded in 1945 as a rug                 and businesses have relied on
                                                                                                     & Kitchen, 133 Southern Blvd.,       1275 Chatham Parkway, 234-2211,   BEST cABinET MAkEr                cleaning service, this family-           this firm’s unique quick-drying,
                                                                                                     238-3400, www.coastalbath.com        www.ferguson.com                  Peacock Cabinetry                 owned business expanded to               environmentally friendly, carbon-        BEST cHiMnEY SwEEP
                                                                                                                                          runnEr-uP: Coastal Bath           The custom designs and crafts-    include sales and installation of        ating cleaning process.                  Bloomquist Construction
                                                                                                                                                                            manship of husband-and-wife       the finest names in carpet and           200 E. Montgomery Crossroad,             erik Bloomquist has mastered
                                                                                                     « “Coastal’s creative                & Kitchen, 133 Southern Blvd.,
                                                                                                                                          238-3400, www.coastalbath.com     team hunter and Terry Peacock     rugs, including Karastan, shaw           352-8400, www.chemdryof                  the art and science of keeping
                                                                                                     design professionals
                                                                                                                                                                            have been featured in the 2008    and Kalaty.                              savannah.com                             savannah’s historic fireplaces
                                                                                                     make kitchen renovation                                                                                                                                                                    and chimneys safe and sound
                                                                                                                                          BEST Brick cOMPAnY                hgTv green home and the 2008      408 Bonaventure Road, 236-7173,          runnEr-uP: Culver Rug Co., 408
                                                                                                     projects a treat.” Also                                                Coastal Living holiday Cottage.   708 Mall Blvd., 354-6232, and 10         Bonaventure Road, 236-7173, 708          to warm cold feet during winter
                                                                                                                                          Jenkins Brick and Tile Co.
    BEST kiTcHEn dESiGn                                                                              won: Best Kitchen Supply                                               26 Buckingham Plantation Drive,   Target Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C.,   Mall Blvd., 354-6232, and 10 Target      months.
                                                                                                                                          savvy savannahians turn to this
                                                                                                     Showroom and Best                                                      Bluffton, S.C., (843) 815-2020,   (843) 785-7186, www.culverrug.com        Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C., (843)    19 E. Perry St., 525-7782,
 cOASTAL BATH & kiTcHEn                                                                                                                   repeat winner to invest in low-
                                                                                                     Countertop Company.                  maintenance, high-end bricks      www.peacockcabinetryinc.com       runnEr-uP: Poppell Brothers              785-7186, www.culverrug.com              www.bloomquist-construction.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        P h OT O C O u R T e s Y T h e D e s i g n h O u s e

                                                                                                                                    As Seen in
 BEST Of SAvAnnAH HOMES                                                                                                           Savannah

 runnEr-uP: Anderson                 www.hubbardsmaidservice.com          www.closetspecialist.com              1618 Dean Forest Road, 966-5230       Lynes Ave., 231-8401, www.multi       BEST fEncE cOMPAnY
 Chimney Sweeps, 1624 Stillwood      runnEr-uP: Quality Cleaning          runnEr-uP: One-Stop                   runnEr-uP: Elite Concrete,            stonesav.com                          Page Fence
 Drive, 877-361-7427,                Contractors, 221 Executive Circle,   Remodeling, 8603 Atwood St.,          401 Telfair Road, Suite B, 447-0447                                         From aluminum to white pickets,
 www.gaslogspecialties.com           No. 4, 925-5472                      925-7867, www.one-stopremod                                                 BEST dOck cOMPAnY                     Page surrounds you in security.
                                                                          eling.net                             BEST cOunTErTOP                       Dockworks                             2323 Rowland Ave., 355-0187
 BEST cLEAninG                       BEST cLOSET                                                                cOMPAnY                               marina managers and home-             runnEr-uP: Perimeters, 2321
 SErvicE                             cOMPAnY                              BEST cOncrETE                         Coastal Bath & Kitchen                owners alike depend on this           Central Ave., Guyton, 772-3681,
 Hubbard’s Maid and Cleaning         The Closet Specialist                cOMPAnY                               The design center and wide            standard-bearer to build sturdy       www.perimeters.biz
 Service of Savannah                 it’s no wonder this storage-         Mahany Construction                   selection of solid surfaces and       structures for marsh walks, boat
 This first-timer is known for its   solution specialist returns to       homebuilders, city planners           tiles are this perennial favorite’s   lifts and storage.                    BEST firEPLAcE
 thorough, pet-friendly cleaning     the list with almost 20,000          and transportation profes-            selling points.                       9561 Whitefield Ave., 352-7767        cOMPAnY                                                               BEST inTEriOr dESiGn
 services that allow home-           custom-designed closets under        sionals call on this firm for solid   133 Southern Blvd., 283-3400,                                               Coastal Fireplace and Grill                                           firM THE dESiGn HOuSE
 owners to carry on worry-free.      its tool belt.                       and safe foundations, side-           www.coastalbath.com                   BEST dOOr rETAiLEr                    The former Coastal hearth &
 42 Coffee Pointe Drive, 961-9131,   7601 Waters Ave., 691-2626,          walks, bridges and roads.             runnEr-uP: MultiStone, 1022           Guerry Lumber Co.                     home has moved locations, but
                                                                                                                                                      stalwart readers go to guerry         it remains the leader in home
                                                                                                                                                      for custom interior and exterior      fireplace sales and installation.
                                                                                                                                                      doors, made from soft or hard         4513 Ogeechee Road, 443-1600,
                                                                                                                                                      woods, fiberglass or steel.           www.savannahgaslogs.com
                                                                                                                                                      124 W. 44th St., 232-3128,
      BEST OuTdOOr furniTurE                                                                                                                          www.guerrylumber.com                  BEST fLOOrinG
cOMPAnY SAvAnnAH HArdScAPES                                                                                                                           runnEr-uP: Coastal Sash and           cOMPAnY
                                                                                                                                                      Door, 8422 Ferguson Ave., 352-3930,   Culver Rug Co.
                                                                                                                                                      www.coastalsashanddoor.com            Culver proves it’s about more
                                                                                                                                                                                            than just rugs, with flooring solu-
                                                                                                                                                      BEST ELEcTricAL                       tions including ceramic tile and
                                                                                                                                                      cOnTrAcTOr                            exotic hardwoods.
                                                                                                                                                      C.S. Hurd                             408 Bonaventure Road, 236-7173,
                                                                                                                                                      This woman-owned business             708 Mall Blvd., 354-6232, and 10
                                                                                                                                                      offers unparalleled service and is    Target Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C.,
                                                                                                                                                      a leader in green technology.         843-785-7186, www.culverrug.com
                                                                                                                                                      480 Edsel Drive, Richmond Hill,       runnEr-uP: Poppell Brothers
                                                                                                                                                      756-5881, www.cshurd.net              Interiors, 9133 White Bluff Road,
                                                                                                                                                      runnEr-uP: Braddy Electric,           925-3638, www.poppellbrothers.com
                                                                                                                                                      1104 E. 35th St., 233-1561,
                                                                                                                                                      www.braddyelectric.com                BEST furniTurE                           real value to your home?               “This working interior design
                                                                                                                                                                                            STOrE                                    129 Airport Park Drive, 964-8459,    studio has three full-time
                                                                                                                                                      BEST fABric                           24e                                      www.overheaddoor.com                 designers in house to provide
                                                                                                                                                      cOMPAnY                               From industrial chic stools              runnEr-uP: System Garage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          top-notch personal service.”
                                                                                                                                                      Hancock Fabrics                       to sleek contemporary light              Doors, 3 Chippewa Drive, 927-9511
                                                                                                                                                      This national retailer offers a       fixtures, this eclectic down-
                                                                                                                                                      wide selection of patterns and        town institution satisfies that          BEST GEnErAL
                                                                                                                                                      decorative fabrics for upholstery,    modernist streak running                 cOnTrAcTOr
                                                                                                                                                      drapery and quilting.                 through the heart of the south.          J.T. Turner Construction Co.         BEST GrEEn BuiLdinG
                                                                                                                                                      10010 Abercorn St., 921-0032,         24 E. Broughton St., 233-2274,           From small remodeling jobs           cOMPAnY
                                                                                                                                                      www.hancockfabrics.com                www.24estyle.com                         to full custom homes, this           J.T. Turner Construction Co.
                                                                                                                                                      runnEr-uP: David’s Décor,             runnEr-uP: Whelan’s Home                 celebrated builder keeps expert      For its commitment to the
                                                                                                                                                      44 Lee Blvd., 351-0322                Furnishings, 12430 White Bluff           craftsmanship alive and well         environment and LeeD certifica-
                                                                                                                                                                                            Road, 925-5604,                          throughout savannah and the          tion, this venerated company
                                                                                                                                                                                            www.whelanshome.com                      Lowcountry.                          has been recognized by the u.s.
                                                                                                                                                        “This family-owned busi-                                                                                          green Council as a sustainable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2250 E. Victory Drive, 356-5611,
                                                                                                                                                      ness’s wide selection of all-         BEST GArAGE dOOr                         www.jttconst.com                     builder.
                                                                                                                                                      weather furnishings makes             cOMPAnY                                  runnEr-uP: One-Stop                  2250 E. Victory Drive, 356-5611,
                                                                                                                                                      readers wish for summer-              Overhead Door Co. of Savannah            Remodeling, 8603 Atwood St.,         www.jttconst.com
                                                                                                                                                      time.” Also won: Best                 Who knew that investing in a             925-7867, www.one-stop
                                                                                                                                                      Stone/Hardscape Company.              garage-door upgrade could add            remodeling.net

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 BEST GrEEn dESiGn                                  1609 E. Montgomery Cross Road,       Junction Blvd., 233-6764,
 cOMPAnY                                            354-2045                             www.byrdheatingandair.com
 Greenline Architecture                             runnEr-uP: Ace Hardware,
 From eco-conscious retrofits                       318 Johnny Mercer Blvd.,             BEST HiSTOric
 and restorations to sustainable                    Wilmington Island, 897-1288, and     PrESErvATiOn
 new-builds, the architects                         2415 U.S. 17 S., Richmond Hill,      cOMPAnY
 and certified professionals at                     756-3424, www.acehardware.com        J.T. Turner Construction Co.
 greenline are literally taking the                                                      Owners of stately victorian
 LeeD in green design.                              BEST HEATinG/                        townhomes and mid-century
 28 E. 35th St., 447-5665,                          Air cOndiTiOninG                     ranches agree on one thing:
 www.greenlinearch.com                              cOMPAnY                              J.T. Turner is the go-to
 runnEr-uP: Hansen                                  Gerrald’s Heating and                contractor for historically sensi-
 Architects, 24 Drayton St., 9th                    Air Conditioning                     tive restoration and preserva-
 Floor, 234-8056,                                   as a bona fide Carrier expert,       tion projects.
 www.hansensavannah.com                             gerrald’s keeps your home            2250 E. Victory Drive, 356-5611,
                                                    comfortable year-round while         www.jttconst.com
 BEST HArdwArE                                      helping to reduce your heating       runnEr-uP: Cowart Group,
 STOrE                                              and cooling bills.                   5618 White Bluff Road, 401-0538,
 Maycrest Hardware Center                           100 Edsel Drive, Richmond Hill,      www.cowartgroup.com
 This reader favorite still feels                   756-3422,
 like an old general store, though                  www.gerraldsmechanical.com           BEST inSurAncE
 the shop stocks the latest and                     runnEr-uP: Byrd Heating and          cOMPAnY
 greatest in tools and yard gear.                   Air Conditioning Inc., 101 Central   State Farm
                                                                                         With 15 agents serving the
 P h OT O s C O u R T e s Y T h e L a n D i n g s
                                                                                         savannah area, state Farm is a
                                                                                         good neighbor.
                                                                                         Various locations, (866) 283-8504,
                                                                                         runnEr-uP: Thomas J.                                                                                                                                                BEST ArcHiTEcTurAL firM
                                                                                         Sheehan Insurance, 144                                                                                                                                              LYncH ASSOciATES ArcHiTEcTS
                                                                                         Habersham St., 650-2800,

                                                                                         BEST inTEriOr
                                                                                         dESiGn firM                                                                                                                                                                                         P h OT O C O u R T e s Y LY n C h a s s O C i aT e s a R C h i T e C T s

                                                                                         The Design House
                                                                                         This working interior design studio   BEST kiTcHEn                         133 Southern Blvd., 283-3400,         BEST LAwn cArE                      Our readers bedazzle their                    “Making its debut on the
                                                                                         has three full-time designers         dESiGn                               www.coastalbath.com                   cOMPAnY                             homes from Ferguson’s seem-                list, this client-driven firm has
                                                                                         in house to provide top-notch         Coastal Bath & Kitchen               runnEr-uP: Savannah Kitchen           Grassmasters Lawn Care Inc.         ingly endless array of lighting            already left an indelible mark
                                                                                         personal service for clients.         Coastal’s creative design            & Bath, 925 E. 37th St., 236-9299,    From landscape design to weed       choices.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         on Savannah’s cityscape.”
                                                                                         3305 Waters Avenue, 231-2007,         professionals make kitchen           www.savannahkitchenandbath.com        control, grassmasters leads the     1275 Chatham Parkway, 234-2211,
                                                                                         www.thedesignhousesav.com             renovation projects a treat.                                               field in total lawn care.           www.ferguson.com
  BEST PLAnnEd cOMMuniTY                                                                 runnEr-uP: DDM Designs,               133 Southern Blvd., 238-3400,        BEST LAndScAPE                        328 E. Montgomery Crossroad,        runnEr-uP: Circa Lighting,
dEvELOPMEnT THE LAndinGS                                                                 13 Huntingwood Retreat,               www.coastalbath.com                  dESiGn cOMPAnY                        354-8856                            405 Whitaker St., 447-1008,                Port Wentworth, Tybee Island,
                                                                                         598-8009, www.ddmdesigns.com          runnEr-uP: Savannah Kitchen          Zipperer Land Management              runnErS-uP (TiE):                   www.circalighting.com                      Whitemarsh and Wilmington
                                                                                                                               & Bath, 925 E. 37th St., 236-9299,   homeowners consider Cleve             Farrell’s Lawn Care, 220 Ferguson                                              islands) or 925-0041 (Southside),
                                                                                                                               www.savannahkitchenandbath.com       zipperer a fine artist, with a yard   Ave., 355-6699                      BEST LOckSMiTH                             www.popalock.com/franchise/
                                                                                                                                                                    as a blank canvas and nature as       &                                   Pop-A-Lock                                 savannah_ga_locksmith.php
                                                                                                                               BEST kiTcHEn                         his medium.                           TruGreen, 521 Edsel Drive,          With a team of certified lock-             runnEr-uP: Bradley Lock and
                                                                                                                               SuPPLY SHOwrOOM                      26 Hardee Drive, 691-0532,            Richmond Hill, 480-0639,            smiths on call 24/7, this mobile           Key Shop, 24 E. State St., 232-2148
                                                                                           “Once again, our
                                                                                                                               Coastal Bath & Kitchen               www.zippererland.com                  www.trugreen.com                    service is key to have on speed
                                                                                         readers rank Skidaway                                                      runnEr-uP: Hanna Landscape                                                dial for those small emergencies           BEST LuMBEr
                                                                                                                               Whether you trend traditional
                                                                                         Island’s premier water-                                                    Studio (Erin P. Salzer), 354-7337,    BEST LiGHTinG                       as well as the big jobs.                   cOMPAnY
                                                                                                                               or transitional, you’ll find the
                                                                                         front resort-and-sport                perfect ingredients to cook up       www.hannalandscapestudio.com          SHOwrOOM                            234-0810 (for Bloomingdale,                Guerry Lumber Co.
                                                                                         community No. 1.”                     the ideal gourmet kitchen.                                                 Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery     Historic District, Garden City, Pooler,    Builders and homeowners need

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 to look no further than guerry   keen attention to detail           Our readers sleep easy on top-
 for good wood.                   for savannah’s discerning          of-the-line mattresses from this
 123 W. 44th St., 232-3128,       connoisseurs.                      locally owned firm, known for
 www.guerrylumber.com             1899 Louisville Road, 234-8485     its diverse selection and afford-       HOw THE BEST
 runnEr-uP: Gaster Lumber         runnEr-uP: MultiStone, 1022        able prices.                            Of SAvAnnAH
 and Hardware, 15010 Abercorn     Lynes Ave., 231-8401, www.multi    7501 Abercorn St., 352-4001,            HOMES POLL
 St., 925-1100                    stonesav.com                       www.greenfrogsleepcenter.com            wOrkS:
                                                                     runnEr-uP: American Mattress,
 BEST MArBLE/                     BEST MASOnrY                       5500 Abercorn St., 353-7772,            Savannah magazine’s Best of
 GrAniTE cOMPAnY                  cOMPAnY                            www.savannah mattress.com               savannah hOmes readers’ poll
 Creative Stone Accessories       B & E Masonry                                                              is different from other local
 since 1987, owner Ralph          grady Bazemore has layered         BEST METAL                              competitions. here’s how:
 Chapman has provided             and mortared bricks and stones     fABricATiOn
                                                                                                             ★ Your votes and your votes
 quality natural stone, supe-     for savannah homes for 55 years.   Omega Steel
                                                                                                             alone determine a Best of
 rior customer service and        1225 Derenne Ave., 303-9539        The region’s homebuilders stay          savannah hOmes winner.
                                  runnEr-uP: Bremer Concrete         strong with Omega’s beams,              We only accept one ballot
                                  and Masonry, 1 Lansmere Place,     columns, trusses and joints.            per person. Duplicate or
   “From industrial-chic          Bluffton, S.C., 843-683-3935       3375 U.S. 80, Bloomingdale,             photocopied ballots and those
 stools to sleek contem-                                             748-6668, www.omegasteelinc.com         without a verifiable name and
 porary light fixtures, this      BEST MATTrESS                      runnEr-uP: Delta Metals,                address are automatically
 downtown institution satis-      cOMPAnY                            218 E. Lathrop Ave., 234-8201,          disqualified. Our online ballots
                                  Green Frog Sleep Center            www.deltametals.net                     allow for only one vote per email
 fies our modernist streak.”                                                                                 address.

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                                                                                                             Thank you for participating
                                                                                                             in our fourth annual Best of
                                                                                                             savannah hOmes readers’ poll.

                                                                                                         “Owners of stately Victorian
                                                                                                         townhomes and mid-century
                                                                                                         ranches agree on one thing: J.T.
BEST furniTurE                                                                                           Turner is the go-to contractor.”
      STOrE 24E                                                                                          Also won: Best Green Building
                                                                                                         Company, Best General Contractor,
                                                                                                         Best New Home Builder and Best                                                                                              BEST HiSTOric PrESErvATiOn cOMPAnY
                                                                                                         Remodeling Company.                                                                                                         J.T. TurnEr cOnSTrucTiOn cO.

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 BEST MiLLwOrk                       BEST MOrTGAGE/                     www.jttconst.com                    equally great resource for the
 cOMPAnY                             LEndinG                            runnEr-uP: RJ Reynolds              novice and master gardener.
 Guerry Lumber Co.                   inSTiTuTiOn                        Construction, 429 Longwood          6719 Skidaway Road, 355-1950,
 This return winner’s exquisite      First Chatham Bank                 Drive, Richmond Hill, 663-0677,     www.hesterandzipperer.com
 details, like crown molding,        This locally owned, full-service   www.rjreynoldsconstruction.com      runnEr-uP: Savannah Secret
 baseboards and mantels,             bank is a true community                                               Gardens, 5657 Ogeechee Road,
 elevate rooms from good to          member, offering innovative        BEST nEiGHBOrHOOd                   341-8002
 great.                              financial solutions and person-    TO LivE in
 123 W. 44th St., 232-3128,          alized service.                    Ardsley Park                        BEST OuTdOOr
 www.guerrylumber.com                629-2900, www.firstchatham.com     Discriminating homebuyers           furniTurE
 runnEr-uP: HomeSouth                runnEr-uP: Wells Fargo,            choose this nationally registered   cOMPAnY
 Architectural, 101 Coleman Blvd.,   651-0555, www.wellsfargo.com       historic neighborhood for its       Savannah Hardscapes
 748-8261, www.homesoutharch.com                                        congenial atmosphere, diverse       This family-owned business’s
                                     BEST nEw HOME                      architectural styles, verdant       wide selection of all-weather
                                     BuiLdEr                            pocket parks and walkability.       furnishings makes readers wish
                                     J.T. Turner Construction Co.       runnEr-uP: Isle of Hope             for summertime, when the

  “Homeowners consider
 Cleve Zipperer a fine artist,
                                     This award-winning builder
                                     doesn’t just construct homes; it
                                     creates superior communities
                                     throughout savannah and the
                                                                        BEST nurSErY/
                                                                        GArdEn cEnTEr
                                                                        Hester & Zipperer
                                                                                                            living is easy.
                                                                                                            64 McDowell Circle, Hardeeville,
                                                                                                            S.C., (843) 784-6060,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Lifestyle Worth Living!
 with a yard as a blank canvas       Lowcountry.                        This former feed-and-seed
 and nature as his medium.”          2250 E. Victory Drive, 356-5611,   with deep savannah roots is an      (Continued on page 86)

                                                                                                              P h OTO C O u R T e s Y z i P P e R e R L a n D m a n ag e m e n T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Fairways at Savannah Quarters…Westbrook’s fastest
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BEST LAndScAPE dESiGn cOMPAnY                                                                                                                                                                  Frank Curran                                                                               •	 Naturally	Lighted	spaces                          •	 Custom	home	features
    ZiPPErEr LAnd MAnAGEMEnT                                                                                                                                                                 Owner & Resident

                                                                                                                                                                                                       L E A
                                                                                                                                                                                                 R E A R T Y L T Y
                                                                                                                                                                                   Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This does not constitute an offer to sell or a
                                                                                                                                                                                   solicitation of any offer to buy where prohibited by law. Pricing and incentives subject to limited time and availability and are subject to the terms of any sale contract.
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      The lifestyle you deserve                              BEST Of
                                                                                                  BLOOMQUIST          • Chimney Cleaning
                                                                                                                      • Caps, Liners, Flues, Dampers
                                                                                                                      • Masonry Repairs
                                                                                                                                                                                TOP 10 WOODBURNING
                                                                                                                                                                                TIPS FROM CSIA

                                                             HOMES                                                    • Dryer Vent Cleaning                                To aid in the prevention of chimney res
                                                                                                                                                                           and carbon monoxide intrusion and to
                                                                                                                                                                           help keep heating appliances functioning
                                                                                                                      Certified, Licensed and Insured                      properly, the Chimney Safety Institute
                                                             (Continued from page 48)                                 Level 2 Camera Inspections                           offers the following tips:

                                                             BEST OuTdOOr                                             A Division of Bloomquist Construction                1. Get an annual chimney check and clean-
                                                                                                  CHIMNEY SERVICES
                                                             furniTurE                                                A History of Excellence                                  ing as necessary.
                                                             cOMPAnY                                                                                                       2. Keep tree branches and leaves at least 15
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                                                                                                                                                                           4. Choose the right fuel.
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                                                                                                                                                                           7. Use a replace screen.
                                                             Our readers call on this
                                                                                                                                                                           8. Install smoke and carbon monoxide
                                                             savannah staple to keep pesky
                                                             critters and creepy crawlers
                                                                                                                                                                           9. Never leave a re unattended.
                                                             under control.
                                                                                                                                                                           10. The CSIA recommends annual inspections
                                                             1030 Lynes Ave., 651-9000,                                                                                        performed by CSIA Certi ed Chimney
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     hubbardsmaidservice.com                                                                           912-525-7782   FREE ESTIMATES                     • 19 East Perry Street, Savannah, GA 31401                                   1. Get an an
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the top of t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Install a c

                                                             With hundreds of shades in
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Build it r
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                                                                                                                                                                                         A Division of Bloomquist Construction
                                                             service locally since 1976.”                                                                                                        A History of Excellence

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             Specializing in brick, tile, fireplaces, stone
            and many other specialty building products.
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                                                                        HOMES                                   Have you reached the
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                                                                        2135 E. Victory Drive, 352-3728,        summit of protection?                           homeowner’s policies, at an affordable price. Call us today
                                                                        runnEr-uP: B&B Paint Co.,                                                               to find out how to get the coverage you need backed by
                                                                        414 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
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                                                                        BEST PAinT
                                                                        Chapman Painting Contractors
                                                                        Those in the know count on
                                                                        Chapman’s expert paint profes-
                                                                        sionals to add a little color to
                                                                        their lives.
                                                                        6023 Ogeechee Road, 927-2345
                                                                        runnEr-uP: Martinez Painting
                                                                        Pros, 507-8932,
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             912.925.5604 • WWW.WHELANSHOME.COM                         dEvELOPMEnT                                                                                                                        912-355-4549
             12430 WHITE BLUFF ROAD • SAVANNAH, GA                      The Landings
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                                                                        skidaway island’s premier
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                                                                                                                Keeping Savannah Spot 2000  Free
                                                                        Village Park Square, Bluffton, S.C.,
                                                                        (843) 757-3333,

                                                                        BEST PLuMBinG                                             ... since
                                                                        Hutson Plumbing Co.                      RESIDENTIAL, HIGH RISE & COMMERCIAL WINDOW CLEANING
                                                                        This fourth-generation family            Building Maintenance • Pressure Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Sealing / Caulking
                                                                        business has been clearing and
                                                                        coupling savannah’s pipes for            New Construction Cleaning • Glass Restoration • Mineral & Stain Removal
                                                                        more than 70 years.                      Critter Control • Facade Maintenance • Pigeon/Bird Proofing
                                                                        329 Bonaventure Road, 234-1329,          Cobweb Removal • Flag Pole Service • Holiday Decoration Installation
                          INTRODUCING                                   runnEr-uP: Joe Hubbard
                                                                        Plumbing, 34 Hiram Road,
                                                                        Bloomingdale, 355-1235

                                                                        BEST POOL
                                                                        Year Round Pool Co.
                                                                        Third-time winner, YRP, trans-
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                                                                                                     BEST Of
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                                                                                                     BEST POOL
                                                                                                     Year Round Pool Co.
                                                                                                     Keeping savannah’s pools
                                                                                                     sparkling and brilliantly blue
                                                                                                     remains a core service of this
                                                                                                     20-year-old company.
                                                                                                                                             WHO IS
                                                                                                                                                 The Best of Savannah
                                                                                                                                               Homes winners have been
                                                                                                                                              announced in this issue, but
                                                                                                                                              now it’s time to vote for the
                                                                                                                                                rest of Savannah’s best!
                                                                                                                                                                                       Retirement Living
                                                                                                                                                                                          at its Finest!

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                                                                                                     (843) 837-7665, www.yearround            Cast your vote online for the
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                                                                S. TALLEVAST INTERIORS
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                                                                                                     Crossroad, 921-7778,                      Go to www.savannahmag
                                                                                                     www.clearwaterpools-patios.com          azine.com for an online ballot.
     S. TALLEVAST                i   n   t   e   r   i       o       r       s
                                                                                                     BEST PrESSurE

                                                                                                                                                                                   John-Wesley Villas
    Thanks Savannah Magazine Readers for voting                                                      wASHinG cOMPAnY
    THE DESIGN HOUSE Best Interior Design Firm 2012                                                  (tie)
                                                                                                     Pinnacle Painting
                                                                                                     This first-time honoree wins
                                                                                                     accolades for its pressure-
                                                                                                     cleaning prowess as much as                                                        • All Ground-Level
                                                                                                     for its painting skills.
                                                                                                     11 Brannen Drive, 525-3208,                                                            apartments
                 Thank you for voting us                                                             &
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                                                                                                     For homes that need a kinder,           Deadline for ballots is May         • Limousine transportation to
                 Best Carpet                                                                         softer clean, Rubber Ducky is
                                                                                                     the one.
                                                                                                     Bluffton, S.C., (843) 368-0504,
                                                                                                                                             12. All eligible ballots will be
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                                                                                                     cottage with marsh views or a           and a one-hour massage,
                                                                                                     top-floor loft overlooking the
                                                                                                                                             valued at $200 from Glow
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                                                                                                                                             MedSpa. Five other entrants
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                      of Savannah                                                                    runnEr-uP: Celia Dunn
                                                                                                     Sotheby’s International Realty,
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                                                                                                                                                                                  • Delicious Coastal Cuisine
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    Proudly serving Savannah & the Chatham County area since 1995.
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   Call us today: 912.352.8400                                                                       This multiple award winner
                                                                                                     handles every challenge with
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                                                                                                                                                                                            231 W. Montgomery Crossroads
                                                                                                                                                                                John-Wesley Villas of Savannah, Inc. • www.JohnWesleyVillas.com
                                                                                                     poise and professionalism, from
                                                                                                                                                                                    231 W Montgomery Crossroads
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                                                                          2 0 1 1 RUNNER-UP     2250 E. Victory Drive, 356-5611,                                                                         — Sarah Westbrook   loved it!
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           Secure Outdoor Play Yard (pictured) • 5,000 sq. ft. Indoor Play Area • Webcams       BEST TiLE cOMPAnY
                                                                                                Garden State Tile
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                                                                                                porcelain and glass tiles, and

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                          BEST Of
                          an eponymous line of natural-
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                          Industrial Drive, 236-5516

                          BEST uPHOLSTErEr
                          Davis Upholstery
                          interior designers and taste-
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                          for Larry Davis’ mad upholstery
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                          runnEr-uP: Dubberly’s
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                          11 E. Montgomery Crossroad,

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                          7th Heaven Antiques
                          Owner Joe amato scours
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                          throughout the southeast to find
                          one-of-a-kind, heirloom-quality
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                          3104 Skidaway Road, 355-0835,
                          runnEr-uP: Goodwill
                          Industries of the Coastal Empire,
                          354-6611, www.goodwillsavannah.org

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                          Window World of Savannah
                          For our readers, the choice for
                          window replacement, repair
                          and restoration is crystal clear.
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                          runnEr-uP: Guerry Lumber
                          Co., 123 W. 44th St., 232-3128

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                          Savannah Window Fashions
                          The first-time reader rec
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                          2809 B Roger Lacey Ave.,
                          354-0836, www.savannahwindow
                          runnEr-uP: David’s Décor,
                          44 Lee Blvd., 351-0322 ■

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