READERS’ FAVORITES

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Earlier this spring, HOME magazine readers cast thousands of votes for their favorite home and garden-related businesses in the area in our first annual Readers’ Favorites Awards. Here, we are delighted to share the winners, many of whom won multiple awards in various categories. If you need goods or services for your home, these pages may be a great place to start to find your favorite.

THANK YOU!
We appreciate the HOME magazine readers who cast thousands of votes for their favorite home and garden-related businesses in the area in our first annual readers’ favorites awards. If you need goods or services for your home, these pages may be a great place to start to find your favorite.

CONTRACTORS, REMODELERS & HOME BUILDERS

ARCHITECTS
Platinum: Mid Atlantic Architects Group, PLLC
Gold: Balzer & Associates
Silver: Interactive Design Group

ELECTRICAL
Platinum: PSG Service Group
Gold: Shively Electric
Silver: Cline Electric

FENCING AND RAILINGS
Platinum: Sam’s Fencing
Gold: Powers Fence
Gold: Viking Fence
Silver: Snell Fence Co

GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Platinum: Pitman Construction
Gold: Dollman Construction, Inc
Silver: F&S Building Innovations, Inc

GUTTERS
Platinum: Brothers who just do Gutters
Gold: Cook Siding & Window Co

HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Platinum: 4 Seasons Heating & Air Conditioning
Gold: Cundiff Heating & Air Conditioning
Silver: WC Butler Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc

HOME BUILDER
Platinum: Pitman Construction
Gold: Dollman Construction, Inc
Silver: F&S Building Innovations, Inc

HOME RENOVATIONS & REMODELING
Platinum: Dollman Construction, Inc
Gold: Pittman Construction
Silver: F&S Building Innovations, Inc
Silver: Consolidated Construction Services, Inc

PLUMBING
Platinum: Wisler Plumbing
Gold: Ostrom Electrical, Plumbing, Heating & Air
Silver: McQuire Plumbing and Heating

ROOFING
Platinum: Baker Roofing of Roanoke
Gold: Vinton Roofing
Silver: Bob Riddick Home Services, Inc


PLATINUM: GENERAL CONTRACTOR
PLATINUM: HOME BUILDER
GOLD: HOME REMODELING/RENOVATION

Pitman Construction has been serving Southwest Virginia for over 40 years. Walt Derey, president, joined his father and company founder Bud Derey in 1997 after graduating from University of Virginia and playing football for the Cavaliers. The company’s services include all phases of design and construction on residential and commercial jobs of all scopes and sizes.

“Our reputation is our calling card,” says Derey. “We take a lot of pride in our work and people.”

As a Roanoke native, Derey feels deeply connected to his home town. “I take a lot of pride in raising my family here and making it a great place to live, whether it’s through work, community or service,” he says.

Building custom homes and additions and completing renovations means every job is different, each customer is unique. “I enjoy working with people and helping them realize their vision. I have made a lot of great friends over the years doing work that is creative and satisfying,” says Derey. “It’s always interesting to learn about what’s important to them.”


SERVICE PROVIDERS

BUILDING MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
Platinum: 84 Lumber
Gold: Capps Home Building Center
Silver: Ideal Building Supply

HOME AUTOMATION AND SECURITY
Platinum: Security Lock and Key

HOME CLEANING SERVICES
Platinum: The Happy Housekeepers
Gold: Sunshine Cleaning

HOME FUEL COMPANY
Platinum: Webb’s Oil Corporation
Gold: Davenport Energy
Silver: Glenwood Oil & Automotive

MOVING COMPANY
Platinum: Virginia Varsity Transfer
Gold: Heritage Moving
Silver: J & W Global Construction

PAINTER
Platinum: Custers Custom Painting
Gold: Brian the Painter

PEST CONTROL
Platinum: Bug Man Exterminating
Gold: Perdue Exterminating
Silver: Superior Exterminating

WATER & FIRE RESTORATION AND CLEAN-UP
Platinum: Serv Pro
Gold: Consolidated Construction Services, Inc
Silver: ServiceMaster of Roanoke, Blacksburg, Martinsville & Princeton

WINDOWS & DOORS
Platinum: Capps Home Building Center
Gold: SJ Neathawk Window and Door Gallery
Silver: Skyline Door & Hardware

WOOD, CABINET AND FURNITURE REPAIR AND REFINISHING
Platinum: Astonish Antique Restoration
Gold: N-Hance


PLATINUM: OUTDOOR FURNITURE
PLATINUM: SWIMMING POOLS
PLATINUM: SPA AND HOT TUBS/SALES AND SERVICE

Since 1977, National Pools of Roanoke has been providing what customers need for outdoor fun—pools, spas, outdoor furniture and more. Founding owner, Winky Vaughan, is still active with the company today.

“We specialize in designing and building custom in-ground gunite pools throughout Southwest Virginia,” says Ginnie Vaughan, general manager, who has been with the company since 2000. “We also restore and renovate older pools and service existing inground pools.” Vaughan says they’ve been able to adapt their in-person customer service as they navigate the pandemic. “Being flexible and understanding will make customers come back,” she says, noting they have a very loyal customer base.

The best part of being in the pool and spa industry in the Roanoke Valley area, says Vaughan, is the chance to help design and sell opportunities for families to spend time together. “We help create a ‘staycation’ for families to enjoy for many years,” she says.


GARDEN & LANDSCAPE

GARDEN SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES
Platinum: Townside Nursery
Gold: Capps Home Building Center
Silver: Country Corner

LANDSCAPE AND HARDSCAPE, DESIGN/BUILD
Platinum: Varsity Landscaping & Grounds
Gold: Seven Oaks Landscape and Hardscape
Silver: Roanoke Landscapes

LAWN AND LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
Platinum: Varsity Landscaping & Grounds
Gold: The Guys in Purple
Silver: One Earth Landscapes
Silver: Seven Oaks Landscape and Hardscape

NURSERY
Platinum: Townside Nursery
Gold: Greenbrier Nursery

OUTDOOR FURNITURE
Platinum: National Pools
Gold: Indoor Outdoor Living
Silver: Better Sofas

DECKS AND PORCHES
Platinum: F&S Building Innovations, Inc
Gold: Virginia Building Services of Roanoke, Inc
Silver: Construction Marketing

SPA & HOT TUB SALES/SERVICE
Platinum: National Pools
Gold: Water by Design
Silver: WaterWorks Hot Tubs and Pools

STONE, BRICK AND HARDSCAPE MATERIALS
Platinum: Boxley
Gold: Marshall Stone
Silver: General Shale

SWIMMING POOLS
Platinum: National Pools
Gold: Virginia Pool and Sales

TREE SERVICE
Platinum: Paul Bunyan
Gold: Bartlett Tree Experts
Silver: Woody’s Tree Service


PLATINUM: INTERIOR DESIGNERS
GOLD: HOME ACCESSORIES AND GIFTS

Listening to clients’ needs and delivering beautiful designs in response is what makes Elaine Stephenson Interiors a local favorite. Elaine Stephenson, founder and president, started the firm 22 years ago.

“My goal is for the interiors to reflect my client’s personality,” she says. “I truly want their style reflected in the finished product.”

Stephenson, whose services run the gamut of space planning, color consultation, fabric and wallcovering selections, custom furniture design and more, says working in the Roanoke Valley area has been rewarding. She appreciates the relationships she has built. “My favorite thing about my clients is learning what they love and respond to in their interiors. It is a gift to get to know them,” she says.

In interacting with and designing interiors for a range of clients, Stephenson also gets to flex her creative muscle. “I get to interact with a wide variety of clients and that keeps me more creative,” she says.


HOME FURNISHINGS, DECOR & INTERIOR DESIGN

ANTIQUES
Platinum: Black Dog Salvage
Gold: Ellie Proctor Antiques and Fine Things

APPLIANCES
Platinum: Austin’s Appliance Center
Gold: Vinton Appliance Center
Silver: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
Platinum: Black Dog Salvage

ART GALLERY/STUDIO
Platinum: The Little Gallery
Gold: Taubman Museum
Silver: LinDor Arts

CABINETRY, KITCHEN & BATH
Platinum: Capps Home Building Center
Gold: Ideal Cabinets
Silver: Carter’s Cabinet Shop

CONSIGNMENT FURNITURE
Platinum: Ellie Proctor Antiques and Fine Things
Gold: Queen Bee Consignments

COUNTERTOPS
Platinum: Johnson Granite
Gold: Rockfab
Silver: Premier Stone

CUSTOM FURNITURE MAKER
Platinum: John Davis
Gold: Fine Line Interiors, LLC
Silver: K C Collections

FLOORING
Platinum: Fashion Floors of Roanoke
Gold: Whitt Carpet One Floor & Home
Silver: Capps Home Building Center

FURNITURE
Platinum: Reid’s Fine Furnishings
Gold: Grand Home Furnishings
Silver: Ellie Proctor Antiques and Fine Things
Silver: Better Sofas

HOME ACCESSORIES & GIFTS
Platinum: George’s Flowers
Gold: Elaine Stephenson Interiors
Silver: Ellie Proctor Antiques & Fine Things
Silver: Magnolia

INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Platinum: Elaine Stephenson Interiors
Gold: Sean Doherty
Silver: Emily Mangus Interiors
Silver: Magnolia

LIGHTING FIXTURES
Platinum: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery
Gold: Williams Lighting Galleries

PAINT & PAINTING SUPPLIES
Platinum: Sherwin-Williams Commercial Paint Store
Gold: Benjamin Moore/Spectrum Paint
Silver: Capps Home Building Center

PICTURE FRAMING
Platinum: Brambleton Frame Shop, Inc
Gold: The Frame Connection
Silver: Simply Framing by Kristi

RUGS
Platinum: Halifax Fine Furnishings

UPHOLSTERY
Platinum: Maxey’s
Gold: Citizens Upholstery & Furniture Co
Silver: Creasy’s Upholstery

WOODWORKING & TRIM
Platinum: CTS&I Building Products and Services
Gold: Fine Line Interiors, LLC


PLATINUM: WINDOWS AND DOORS
PLATINUM: CABINETRY
GOLD: BUILDING MATERIALS,
SILVER: PAINT AND PAINTING SUPPLIES

For 43 years, Capps has been supplying building materials to the Roanoke Valley area. Voted top provider for windows, doors and cabinetry, Capps also sells lumber and a vast array of other building materials. They also offer design services.

Chief Operating Officer Ryan Cappellari attributes the company’s success and longevity to loyal customers. “Our customers are the lifeblood of our business, so we strive to go above and beyond to accommodate them,” he says. “As a result, I feel we have an extremely loyal customer base. They value quality and service, which I believe is why they have supported us all of these years.”

Cappellari says there’s satisfaction in providing goods and services that are highly personalized to each project, each customer. “Every day is unique and exciting.”


HOME LIVING OPTIONS

APARTMENTS
Platinum: The Reserve at Daleville
Gold: Pebble Creek
Silver: Glade Creek Apartments

HOME HEALTH
Platinum: Richfield Living
Gold: EZ Rampz
Silver: Brandon Oaks at Home

RETIREMENT LIVING COMMUNITIES
Platinum: Richfield Living
Gold: Brandon Oaks Life Plan Community
Silver: Our Lady of the Valley


PLATINUM: RETIREMENT LIVING COMMUNITIES
PLATINUM: HOME HEALTH

Founded in 1934, Richfield Living is a 52-acre retirement community offering a continuum of care, from independent living to assisted living/memory care to long-term care, as well as short-term rehab and outpatient therapy. The community is expanding to include new apartments, a town center, a new health and rehabilitation center, and more.

While Richfield Living features a beautiful landscape including two lakes and amenities galore, Lisa Clause, senior director of marketing and philanthropy as well as public information officer, says her favorite part of her work is the residents. “They inspire us to be our best self every day,” says Clause. “Many have held key positions in all walks of life, have talents that are amazing, and show kindness or encouragement to us even when they face difficulties.” She says that the diversity of the community is also important to Richfield. “We also serve generations of families who have lived at Richfield Living or had loved ones here.”

Communities such as Richfield are among the most affected by the pandemic. “The most difficult challenge has been asking family members to stay away from the campus,” says Clause. “They have been understanding but we know this time is difficult to be away from their loved one.” However, she says Richfield has seen an “outpouring of love and donations from families, local businesses, and the community at large,” noting that many people have donated personal protection equipment, funding and food to support nurses and other team members. “We have many heroes on the Richfield campus,” she says.


REAL ESTATE & FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Platinum: Bank of Botetourt
Gold: The Bank of Fincastle
Silver: Member One Federal Credit Union

FINANCIAL PLANNING
Platinum: SageCreek Planning & Investments
Gold: Davenport
Silver: UBS Financial Services
Silver: Dominion Risk Advisors

HOME INSURANCE
Platinum: Brogan Insurance
Gold: Ryan Harris Group
Silver: Banks Insurance
Silver: Dominion Risk Advisors

MORTGAGE LENDING COMPANY
Platinum: Virginia Mountain Mortgage
Gold: Colonial Mortgage Company
Silver: Atlantic Bay Mortgage

MORTGAGE LOAN OFFICER
Platinum: Bob Williams, Atlantic Bay
Gold: Mikki Barranco, Colonial Mortgage Company
Silver: Chris Hollish, Colonial Mortgage Company

REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Platinum: MKB Realtors
Gold: Long & Foster
Silver: Divine Fog

REALTOR
Platinum: Susan Bailey
Gold: Norm Pullen
Silver: Amy Cullen


PLATINUM: MORTGAGE LENDING COMPANIES

Buying a home is one of the biggest—if not the biggest—financial transactions people will encounter in their lifetimes, says Nikki Griffin, head of mortgage lending at Virginia Mountain Mortgage. The mortgage group was launched as a full service home mortgage division of Bank of Botetourt in February 2016; the bank has been serving the region since 1899.

Griffin attributes success to her strong team of lending officers, located in 10 branches throughout the Roanoke Valley area including Lexington, Salem and Smith Mountain Lake. Virginia Mountain Mortgage offers a wide array of products and services, such as multiple mortgage options, various refinancing options, construction loans and investment property loans. She says she and other officers enjoy the personal aspect of helping customers achieve their objectives. “Every situation is different, every situation is unique, but in the end, you are helping customers get into a home—whether it’s their first home or 17th,” says Griffin.

Griffin says that although she values face-to-face interaction with customers throughout the mortgage process, Virginia Mountain Mortgage has been able to transition to a remotely run, mostly paperless process to accommodate pandemic restrictions. “You have to be able to change and have the capability to make it work,” says Griffin. “It’s a good thing that has come out of this.”


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