Best of Business 2015 Winners


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Each year, okc.BIZ presents Best of Business, a reader-driven nomination, voting and awards process that spans more than 20 categores, hundreds of nominees and thousands of votes.
Click here to view photographs from the awards luncheon and photo booth.
Be sure to check out 2015’s winners below.



Best CPA or Accounting Firm

Armstrong CPA


Armstrong

Because small businesses rely on accurate and responsive accounting, Don W. Armstrong CPA, Inc., prides itself on offering a professional and quick-acting relationship with its clients. Add in a commitment to accuracy and Don W. Armstrong CPA, Inc. can be a small business and self-employed person’s best friend. From payroll to tax preparation, having a trusted CPA can be the difference between a year in the red and a year in the black. Clients also benefit from a team with over 20 years of experience that offers no-charge consultations for any business interested in learning more.

Remaining Top 5

Eide Bailly LLP

Hyde and Co CPA

McGladrey LLP

Pters & Chandler, PC


Best Commercial Bank

Bank of Oklahoma


BOK Commercial Bank

Bank of Oklahoma has a localized feel with global reach. Individuals and businesses across the state have relied on Bank of Oklahoma for its expertise, diverse banking products and employees you can trust. As a member of BOK Financial, the largest banking group in the nation to turn down the government bailout (TARP), Bank of Oklahoma is a financial institution built on a solid foundation that can weather the ups and downs of the economy. In addition to offering a customer-focused approach, Bank of Oklahoma has also built a reputation as a bank that is heavily involved in the communities it serves.

Remaining Top 5

Bank SNB

Citizens Bank of Edmond

MidFirst Bank

Oklahoma State Bank


Best Commercial Law Firm

Crowe & Dunlevy


Crowe & Dunlevy

Crowe & Dunlevy is not just one of the state’s largest law firms; it also offers a team of attorneys that have experience and connections in nearly every area of law. Crowe & Dunlevy, with offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, is no stranger to accolades. The firm has one of the highest referral rates in the region and over 80 attorneys designated as the best lawyers in America by US News & World Report. Crowe & Dunlevy’s success is predicated on its commitment to diversity, giving the firm multiple perspectives that are hard to find in other law firms.

Remaining Top 5

Cheek & Falcone, PLLC

Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville

McAfee & Taft

McLendon & Duden, PLLC


Best Financing Source

Focus Federal Credit Union


Focus Federal Credit Union

The red umbrella escorts to your car are a nice touch, but Focus Federal Credit Union’s real strength is in its no-hassle approach to lending. No fees for auto loan applications and identical rates for new and used car loans demonstrate a commitment to giving customers a pleasant experience. Add in additional touches like no chains on pens and smiles from employees and Focus Federal Credit Union is an institution committed to doing the little things right and offering expertise in a variety of lending and financial services.

Focus Federal Credit Union

Remaining Top 5

Bank of Oklahoma

Bank SNB

Citizens Bank of Edmond

First American Bank


Best Investment Advisor

Bank of Oklahoma


BOK Investment Advisor

Bank of Oklahoma offers a full slate of investment services ranging from personal retirement to business. Free consultations offer prospective customers a stress-free experience as they learn about which investment options might be best. A member of BOK Financial, Bank of Oklahoma has a solid network of experts who bring years of investing experience to the table.

Remaining Top 5

Carol Hager, AXA Advisors, LLC

Jolene T. Nauman, Edward Jones

Michelle Coble, Odyssey Financial Group, LLC

Sri Jonnada, Jonnada Financial Group


Best Commercial Insurence Agency or Broker

NFP Maschino Hudelson


NFP Maschino Hudelson

NFP offers a combination of experience and flexibility, which the company says gives it the ability to adapt to changing markets like a startup. But this company is not new to the commercial insurance game. Consultants provide valuable industry expertise that is backed by access to the intellectual capital found within National Financial Partners’ (NFP) broad resources, giving clients a wide variety of services hard to find with other firms.

Remaining Top 5

Garner Insurance

INSURICA

The Ledbetter Insurance Agency Inc.

Travis Wiedemann, Wiedemann Insurance Agency, Inc.


Best Advertising Agency

VI Marketing and Branding


VI Marketing and Branding

A good advertising strategy can take a company from humdrum to the top in the business, and nobody knows that better than VI Marketing and Branding. Its team of motivated advertising professionals strives to put companies’ best feet forward and build their brands up their fullest potential. VI Marketing and Branding is driven to push boundaries and make sure its advertisements are on par with the latest industry trends. And with offices in Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri, VI has consummate knowledge of standards across the region.


Remaining Top 5

Ackerman McQueen

Freestyle Marketing + Films

McMahon Marketing

Third Degree Advertising

Best Graphic Design Firm

S Design Inc


S Design Inc

A picture is worth a thousand words, and they should all say great things. s design, inc. is committed to helping people tell their stories — whether it’s providing reliable services to customers, bringing together members of a community or helping others through a nonprofit endeavor — through sophisticated graphic design. At s design, inc., creative team members work directly with clients to produce a product everyone can be proud of. Whether it’s a small project like a brochure, an invitation or an advertisement or a large, lasting project like a business logo or website, s design is committed to quality graphic design.

Remaining Top 5

Design Tunnel, LLC

McMahon Marketing

SeeHawk Graphics & Web Design

VI Marketing and Branding


Best Public Relations Firm

Jones Public Relations, Inc.


Jones

In this instant-gratification, social media world, a good public relations firm is as important as good tires in an ice storm. You never know when a spot of black ice can make you slide from your path or the road will suddenly clear, allowing you to move quickly to achieve your goals, and that’s where Jones Public Relations, Inc. comes in. This well-connected PR firm boasts many significant contacts and extensive knowledge of the public sphere and political policy so its 13 well-trained, dedicated staff members can get client information to the right people at precisely the right time.

Remaining Top 5

Anglin Public Relations

McMahon Marketing

VI Marketing and Branding


Best Promotional Product Company

Moisant Promotional Products


Moisant

Established in 1990 by Bill and Teresa Moisant, Moisant Promotional Products has grown over the past 25 years into a multi-million dollar company that continues to offer the same level of personal customer service it was known for when Bill and Teresa were the only employees. Moisant provides clients with a variety of promotional products that can take advertising to the next level. Moisant offers expert consultation on the best ways to promote a company or brand, even when clients might not know what promotional materials are best.

Remaining Top 5

Bear’s Wear Inc.

IPGI IMAGENation Promotional Group, Inc.

ROBYN Promotions

SmithDryden


Best Commercial Printer

Quik Print of Oklahoma City, Inc.


Quikprint

For more than 45 years, Quik Print has been leading the way in high-quality, quick-turnaround printing services in Oklahoma City. Six branches are spread out across the metro, giving customers easy access to Quik Print’s variety of services no matter where they live or work. Quik Print is a company that has made commitments to environmental sustainability, from using soy-based inks to responsible paper sourcing. It has also developed a reputation for handling jobs of any size, including those requiring the use of a large-format printer.

Remaining Top 5

Heritage, The Integrated Resource

Impressions Printing

Rocket Color Document Center

Southwestern Printing


Best Web Design and Service

Levant Technologies


Levant Technologies, LLC

Websites created by Levant Technologies are designed to increase traffic, improve functionality and give companies the type of Web presence that makes a strong first impression. Chances are, if you have an idea for how your website should d function, Levant can make it happen. Beyond programming and hosting, Levant offers quality design services that give its clients professional-looking websites that stand out in a crowded digital world. Not having a quality and sophisticated website in today’s market can sink a company, which is why hundreds of businesses and organizations have turned to Levant Technologies.

Remaining Top 5

Back40 Design Group

McMahon Marketing

s design, inc.

VI Marketing and Branding


Best Information Technology Company

InterWorks


InterWorks

Offering what it calls the “total IT approach,” InterWorks offers more than just computer networking and technical support service. Web strategy, business intelligence and software development are also services offered by InterWorks, which was founded in 1996. Despite rapid growth in recent years, InterWorks has been able to maintain personal relationship with its clients, a key to offering individualized solutions to almost any IT challenge.

Remaining Top 5

3Nines Technologies, Inc.

Amshot Solutions

DMC Services

Dobson Technologies


Best Commercial Real Estate Company

Baker First Commercial Real Estate


Baker First

Commercial brokerage, property management, development and construction are all services offered by Baker First Commercial Real Estate, which is why many national chains and businesses have turned to Baker First when looking to expand to Oklahoma City. Opened in 1988, Baker First has great insight into the commercial market of the region and close relationships that mean clients are getting fast results. The combination of services common with a large firm and customer care that is typical from small business has allowed Baker First to develop a strong reputation in the commercial real estate industry.

Remaining Top 5

Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

NAI Sullivan Group

Price Edwards & Company

Rieger Realty, LLC


Best Health Care Company

Orthodontic Associates


Orthodontic Associates

We’re all busy these days with errands, appointments, social engagements, picking the kids up from daycare on time and chores at home, and the last thing we want to worry about is our oral health, much less how our smile affects first impressions. Orthodontic Associates strives to provide patients a bit of calm in the midst of the storm. Its two convenient metro locations are served by four board-certified orthodontists who work with patients to find the best orthodontic options to fit their health and lifestyle.

Orthodontic Associates

Remaining Top 5

180 Medical

BCBS

INTEGRIS Health

TrueVine Home Health & Hospice


Best Commercial Construction Company

Alliance Construction Services


Alliance

From standing seam and DECRA metal roofs to designer asphalt shingles, Alliance Construction Services specializes in giving its customers a wide range of options when remodeling or repairing a home in Central Oklahoma. ACS also offers emergency services, such as water damage restoration; metal building construction for carports and storage buildings; and indoor paint and remodeling services.

Remaining Top 5

Anderson and House Inc.

Foster Signature Homes

Lingo Construction Services

Manhattan Construction Group


Best Commercial Architecture or Design Company

Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates


Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates

The work of Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates includes almost every type of commercial building, including airport facilities, schools, federal facilities and transportation infrastructure. Nationally recognized for its architecture and engineering abilities, FSB has been delivering quality services for nearly 70 years. It works closely with its clients in an effort to address the unique needs they have in their building project, offering creative solutions and a strategic plan. With expertise in architecture, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, civil and fire protection engineering, FSB can handle nearly any project.

Remaining Top 5

D5 Architecture

Fitzsimmons Architects

Krittenbrink Architecture LLC

TAP Architecture


Best Meeting or Event-planning Service or Rental

factor 110


Factor Inc

Few of us have the time and ability to drop everything and plan every detail of an event or meeting. With everything else we have going on, something important — whether it’s catering or invitations — is bound to fall through the cracks. In addition to general planning services, factor 110 offers destination management services not just in Oklahoma but any place clients do business across the country. Event planners at factor 110 bring loyalty, communication, honesty and experience to every client interaction. This level of dedication provides peace of mind and assurance that every client event is in good hands.

Remaining Top 5

Catering Creations

Cory’s Audio-Visual Services

Eventures, Inc.

OKC Fun Zone


Best Venue for an Event or Meeting

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum


National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

Nobody enjoys spending time in a dim, drab, boring meeting room or event space, especially when trying to treat or impress clients, customers or employees. Luckily, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum offers something different. The museum’s meeting and event space provides a fresh, interesting atmosphere able to accommodate a wide range of audiovisual needs. Its S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room seats up to 180 and is perfect for meetings with out-of-town clients or as a breakaway space to foster new creativity in your staff.

Natl Cowboy Western Museum

Remaining Top 5

Ambassador Hotel

Devon Boathouse

NCED Conference Center & Hotel

Waters Edge Winery


Best Place for a Company Party/Picnic/Retreat/Outing

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum


National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum boasts all the pieces needed to take company parties or outings from boring to extraordinary. The spacious Sam Noble Special Events Center seats up to 1,250 guests and evokes a sense of grandeur with the largest set of triptych paintings in the country. Artist Wilson Hurley painted the scenes of the America West between 1992 and 1996. On their walk into the event space, guests are greeted by the breathtaking, larger-than-life End of the Trail sculpture and Western art and artifacts sure to make the event one to remember from start to finish.

Remaining Top 5

Boathouse District

Escape OKC

Myriad Botanical Gardens

The Oklahoma City Zoo


Best Adult Education/Professional Development Institution

University of Oklahoma Outreach


OU Outreach

Smart professionals know that education doesn’t stop the minute you master your job, but it can be difficult keeping up with new trends and skill sets while trying to juggle and maintain a professional and personal life. Fortunately, University of Oklahoma Outreach understands these difficulties and works to help motivated learners reach their goals. It offers top-notch, affordable, online personal enrichment, certificate, degree and military education programs in everything from leadership and administration to aviation while providing the flexibility needed to fit continuing education into almost any lifestyle and schedule.

Remaining Top 5

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

Moore Norman Technology Center

Southern Nazarene University

University of Central Oklahoma


Best Office Furniture/Equipment/Supply Company

Stow’s Office Furniture


Stow's Office Furniture

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An office without furniture is as useless as a pool without water. Stow’s office furniture has all the things you need to take your office from a sad, empty room to an exemplary workspace that radiates success. Stow’s is filled to the brim with a wide selection of desks, drafting tables, chairs, conference room furniture, filing cabinets and modular work areas and sells both new and pre-owned merchandise to fit any budget. With over 20 years in the business, Stow’s is excellent at anticipating customer needs and working with customers to create an office environment perfect for both clients and staff members.

Remaining Top 5

ABC Enterprises Inc.

Bella | Vici

Bill Warren Office Products

Scott Rice


Best Fleet Auto Sales/Leasing/Service Dealer

Bob Moore Auto Group Fleet Sales


Bob Moore Fleet Sales

Though we live in a digital world, nothing beats face-to-face interaction, and many business still require their employees to take their work to the streets. Businesses rely on Bob Moore Auto Group Fleet Sales to outfit their teams in safe, reliable vehicles. Its team of fleet specialists works with businesses to search the company’s wide array of new and used vehicles to best fulfill each business’ needs. Bob Moore carries trusted brands such as Audi, Cadillac, Dodge, and Nissan and even provides maintenance service centers so it’s easy for customers to preserve and protect their fleet investments.

Remaining Top 5

Cooper Automotive Group Fleet Sales

Hudiburg Auto Group Fleet & Commercial Sales

John Vance Fleet Services

Reynolds Fleet Sales


Best Travel Agency

Travel Leaders Bentley Hedges Travel


Bentley Hedges Travel

Though the Internet has brought the world to our fingertips, nothing beats packing a bag and traveling without the limitations of a computer or device screen. Whether it’s a meeting in New York, London, or Tokyo or a relaxing getaway in The Bahamas, Travel Leaders Bentley Hedges Travel takes care of the stress of planning so customers can focus on the real-world experience. The company has over 50 years of experience in travel planning and has become an expert in the attention to detail, timeliness and policy that business travel requires.

Remaining Top 5

Big Sky Travel Source

Hughes Meeting & Incentives

Prime Time Travel

Sunshine Travel Services Inc


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