Best of Business Winners 2016

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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 categories, hundreds of nominees and thousands of votes.
Click here to view photographs from the awards luncheon and photo booth.
Be sure to check out 2016’s winners below.


Best Commercial Bank or Financing Source

Bank of Oklahoma


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Bank of Oklahoma’s mission is to bring the best financial expertise available to customers with its nationally competitive products and services delivered in personalized and responsive ways. Members across the state rely on Bank of Oklahoma for its expertise, especially when the economy presents unique financial challenges. Bank of Oklahoma’s goal is to adapt quickly to changing financial needs with diverse banking products and employees you can trust. As a member of BOK Financial, the bank has a global reach with a customer-focused approach and a reputation as a bank that is heavily involved in the communities it serves.

Remaining Top 5

BancFirst

MidFirst Bank

NBC Oklahoma

Republic Bank & Trust


Best Health Care Company

Orthodontic Associates


Orthodontic Associates for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahomans have looked to Orthodontic Associates to protect their smiles for almost 30 years. Its board-certified orthodontists keep up-to-date with the latest technology and training. They work at two metro locations to prepare treatment plans that integrate options that best fit patients’ health needs and lifestyles. Even health care professionals recommend Orthodontic Associates — it is proud to have served many dentists, physicians, health care staff and their families. No matter your health needs or schedule, Orthodontic Associates will make sure your experience is fun and rewarding.

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Remaining Top 5

BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma

INTEGRIS Health

Mercy Health Center

TrueVine Healthcare Services


Best Adult Education Institution

Sandler Training of Oklahoma


Sandler Training for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

It’s never too late to learn new things, and nobody knows that better than Sandler Training of Oklahoma. The training company uses reinforcement, business coaching and accountability to ensure students have the best learning experience possible whether they’re learning by themselves or as part of a team or organization. Sandler stresses an effective, efficient, no-nonsense approach to sales and management that produces results and removes counterproductive communication and behaviors. Sandler’s students have excelled in more than 200 industries over four decades and have cemented the company’s status as a global education leader.

Remaining Top 5

Dale Carnegie Training

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Francis Tuttle Technology Center

OU Outreach

University of Central Oklahoma


Best Commercial Architecture or Design Firm

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris LLC


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Based in London, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris LLC is an international architecture firm that specializes in working with ambitious clients around the globe and has ongoing projects in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Ghana; and Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City outpost’s team of seven has put its stamp on some of the metro’s most recognizable projects, including shipping crate-based OK Sea retail center and large downtown living space Level. Allford Hall Monaghan Morris is dedicated to the regeneration of blighted buildings as part of the ongoing downtown renaissance.

Remaining Top 5

fitzsimmons architects

Frankfurt Short Bruza

GSB, Inc.

Krittenbrink Architecture


Best Information Technology Management Company

InterWorks Inc.


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With a history of providing top services while building strong client relationships, InterWorks Inc. continues to overshadow its competitors in the fast-growing field of information technology management. InterWorks was founded in 1996, and its staff has a passion for technology and people. The company delivers the best in full-spectrum IT and data solutions to a diverse client base. From servers and storage to development and visualization, InterWorks can do it.

Remaining Top 5

DMC Services

Smart Computing Technology, LLC

Standards I.T.

TeamLogic IT


Best Commercial Insurance Agency or Broker

Garner Insurance Company


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In its three years in business, Garner Insurance has seen a lot of success. It makes educating customers on the many aspects of insurance a top priority with great customer service along the way. What sets Garner apart is its commitment to maintaining a best-possible shopping experience while still making sure it meets each customer’s insurance needs. With access to more than 75 companies, Garner can custom tailor a policy to fit many different needs. A growing staff allows the company to handle customer interactions even more efficiently.

Remaining Top 5

CPC Insurance Agency

The Cornerstone Insurance Group

Gary Baccus, State Farm Insurance

Trevor Randall Insurance Agency Inc.


Best Commercial Security or Alarm System Company

ADT Security


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For more than a century, ADT Security has been one of the most trusted brands in the industry, serving more than 6 million customers. It’s the biggest company of its kind in the U.S. and Canada. ADT’s expansive set of products and services continues a legacy of excellence in home and business security and health care monitoring tailored for today’s increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT provides peace of mind with a national network of nearly 16,000 employees.

Remaining Top 5

Alcom Security Services, LLC

Cox Business

IEP Guardian Security

PSI Security


Best CPA or Accounting Firm

Hyde & Company CPAs PC


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People and businesses seeking personalized financial guidance have been wise to trust full-service accounting firm Hyde & Company CPAs PC. Businesses and high net-worth clients can trust their finances to be handled with care by competent employees. With expertise, experience and the most advanced technology available, they anticipate clients’ needs. The team-minded staff handles individual and business tax return preparation, auditing, accounting and other types of financial planning. The firm takes pride in operating ethically and forming personal relationships with each client.

Remaining Top 5

Don W. Armstrong CPA, Inc.

Early & Means CPAs

Eide Bailly LLP

Regier, Washecheck & Jones, PLLC


Best Commercial Law Firm

Crowe & Dunlevy Attorneys and Counselors at Law


Crowe & Dunlevy for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Crowe & Dunlevy Attorneys and Counselors at Law’s statewide reach is based on a history of trust. With offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, it’s one of the state’s largest and most recognized law firms. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers named Crowe & Dunlevy one of the best law firms in the nation. It has one of the highest referral rates in the region and more than 80 attorneys who earned distinctions as the best lawyers in America, a ranking reserved for the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys. With experts in nearly every facet of law, including energy, health care, public finance and banking, Crowe & Dunlevy has successfully defended Oklahomans’ interests for over a century.

Remaining Top 5

Fuller, Tubb, Bickford & Krahl, PLLC

Hopson and Copeland Law Firm

Hopson

John W. Cloar PC

McAfee & Taft


Best Web Design and Service

Levant Technologies


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It starts with listening to clients’ needs and ends with custom websites and apps accessed by thousands. Levant Technologies is the key for getting local businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs messages online. With a personalized approach and a commitment to extraordinary customer service, the experts at Levant are who hundreds have turned to for compelling website designs. Now, those businesses and organizations watch as the clicks roll in, increasing their presence and ability to reach Oklahomans and those across the globe.

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Remaining Top 5

McMahon Marketing

Ocean Graphic Design

Saxum

VI Marketing and Branding


Best Staffing or HR Company

Express Employment Professionals


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No matter where a client is in the Oklahoma City area, they can get help with job searches and staffing needs at one of six metro Express Employment Professionals locations. Recruiters work with local businesses to unite them with the skilled workers they require. Express works with employers and jobseekers alike. If there’s an employment need, the staffing company has a solution. Express is ambitious, too. The company’s mission is to put a million people to work annually.

Remaining Top 5

Accel Financial Staffing Solutions

Onward Solutions, LLC

Paycom

People Source Staffing Professionals


Best Places for a Company Event

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum


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Annually, Oklahoma City’s National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum greets thousands of visitors to the facility, which is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the evolving history and cultures of the American West. Additionally, the museum is one of the state’s most elegant and glamorous venues for fundraisers, galas and special events. Staff consistently rise to meet the needs of businesses and organizations whether at a formal gala, meet-and-greet or business lunch. With multiple rental options — including outdoor Western States Plaza — to choose from, the venue is a spectacular choice for almost any upcoming event.

Remaining Top 5

Broadway 10 Bar & Chophouse

Events @ Madison Square

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Vast


Best Places for A Company Retreat

Gaillardia Country Club


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Why not make your business retreat a truly memorable experience? Gaillardia Country Club offers incredible space for company and private events in its impressive Old World-style clubhouse. Gaillardia also hosts tournaments on its championship golf course. The venue is ideal for business retreats, nonprofit galas, once-in-a-lifetime social events and corporate seminars. Gaillardia caters to a group’s every need through dazzling rooms, tantalizing menus and gracious staff. Experience one of Oklahoma City’s most elegant venues that has hosted special occasions for nearly 20 years.

Remaining Top 5

The Artesian Hotel, Casino & Spa

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Chickasaw Retreat & Conference Center

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Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge and Fassler Hall

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Best Investment Advisor or Provider

DM Wealth Management, Inc.


DM Wealth Management for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

When planning investments, like any journey into uncertainty, it’s best to have a guide. Who better than someone who teaches classes on the subject? Peggy Doviak founded DM Wealth Management, Inc. in 2003 to provide financial planning and portfolio management to individuals and businesses. Doviak teaches for the College for Financial Planning and is active in Financial Planning Association, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Oklahoma Council on Economic Education and other professional and civic groups. The Norman-based company also tries to leave a positive impact on its community and regularly participates in 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk.

Remaining Top 5

ChappelWood Financial Services

Jordan E. Henricks, Edward Jones

Opes One Advisors

Rick Folmar, Wells Fargo Advisers


Best Event Rental & Planning Company

factor 110 | 110 events


Factor 110 for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

When organizing a big event, a little help goes a long way. That’s why factor 110 puts service first, priding itself in the ability to reduce the stress of planning with open communications and creative thinking. Its team takes the time to listen to client needs and develop innovative solutions that fit within a given budget. In addition to event planning, factor 110 provides destination management services to clients across Oklahoma. Founded in 2006, the company is proud of its track record and prides itself as an industry trendsetter.

Remaining Top 5

Conventions & More

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Cory’s Audio Visual Services, LLC

Events @ Madison Square

Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events


Best Restaurant Supply or Commercial Food Source Company

Ben E. Keith Foods


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Ben E. Keith Company is a distributor of food service products with a wide regional reach. The food division supplies a full line of produce, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes and other institutions. The food service division serves 11 states out of its Oklahoma location. There are seven different distribution facilities across the southwest. The company employs more than 450 people in the state.

Remaining Top 5

FSW Market Source Restaurant Supply

Oswalt Restaurant Supply

Sysco Oklahoma

US. Foods CHEF’STORE


Best Catering Company

Sooner Legends Banquet & Catering Services


Sooner Legends for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Sooner Legends Banquet & Catering Services has everything you need when it comes to professional catering, including outstanding food and quality service. Over a decade, the family owned and operated business built its reputation from its Norman base. From intimate get-togethers to groups upward of 10,000, simple to extravagant, Sooner Legends helps you design the perfect menu for the perfect occasion. Its skilled staff advises you on selection, whether its barbecue, steaks, seafood, Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian or specified meals, or served on-site or off-site. The company also offers professional bartending services.

Remaining Top 5

A Good Egg Dining Group

Abbey Road Catering

Aunt Pittypat’s Catering

Ned’s Catering


Best Auto Fleet or Auto Leasing Company

Bob Moore Auto Group


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Bob Moore started in the auto industry in the early 1950s with an Oldsmobile dealership in Wichita, Kansas. In 1970, he relocated to Oklahoma City to open the first Cadillac dealership — the cornerstone of the Bob Moore Auto Group. Bob Moore is a people-focused company. In fleet sales, where other businesses must take care of their employees, Bob Moore is committed to the same level of customer service that has grown the group to 17 dealerships, 17 brands and two collision centers in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Remaining Top 5

Bob Howard Auto Group

Cooper Automotive Group Fleet Sales

Enterprise Rent-A-Center

Hertz Rent A Car


Best Advertising Agency

VI Marketing and Branding


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VI Marketing and Branding’s team of motivated and highly skilled marketing and branding professionals redefine the meaning of success. The pursuit of innovative marketing and branding solutions for clients is both satisfying and consuming. From its first day, VI has become an early adapter of the belief that every company, product and service has a story to tell. Each brand is worth its salt and should have a voice and unique position in the marketplace. And with offices in Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri, VI has consummate knowledge of standards across the region.

Remaining Top 5

Ackerman McQueen

McMahon Marketing

Saxum

STAPLEGUN


Best Public Relations Firm

Jones Public Relations, Inc.


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When it comes to metro PR firms, Jones Public Relations, Inc. is known for making its clients heard in Oklahoma City and throughout the nation. Established 15 years ago, the firm provides clientele with integrated communication plans that include political policy, branding, digital and social media and creative and consumer marketing. Recently, the agency was honored as a finalist for PRWeek’s national campaign awards and made the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America.

Remaining Top 5

Anglin Public Relations

Koch Communications

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McMahon Marketing

Saxum


Best Commercial Sign Company

J&B Graphics


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Never underestimate a proper sign. A quality sign can make all the difference for a business, and that’s why the J&B Graphics team stands ready to design, create, install and stand behind its clients’ signs. Satisfaction is guaranteed with the personal services of a small company that has the capabilities of a large-scale operation. For 30 years, staff has crafted the right look for the right price, aiding businesses across the metro.

Remaining Top 5

Blue Diamond Signs

FastSigns

Jack Pratt Signs

Vital Signs of Oklahoma


Best Commercial Landscape Company

Metro Building Services, LLC


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The team at Metro Building Services, LLC strives to be a one-stop shop for businesses or office complexes by offering a variety of services. In addition to landscaping, the team tackles roofing, paving, construction, electrical, plumbing and HVAC jobs. Its passionate team can take on any landscaping job, transforming an outdoor space into something truly special.

Remaining Top 5

CityScapes Lawn & Landscape Services

Echelawn Complete Lawn & Landscape

Groundwork Applied Design

Pitzer’s Lawn Management, Inc.


Best Commercial Waste Management or Recycling Company

Waste Management Recycle America


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Waste Management Recycle America is on a mission to maximize resource value while minimizing or eliminating environmental impact so our economy and our environment can thrive. Based in Houston, Texas, Waste Management is one of the U.S.’s leading providers of comprehensive waste management services. It serves residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout North America. In March, Ethisphere Institute named the company one of 131 honorees recognized as the most ethical companies on the planet.

Remaining Top 5

Ferguson Environmental Resources

Oklahoma City Big Blue Recycling

Republic Services / Allied Waste

Waste Connections Oklahoma


Best Commercial Real Estate or Property Management Company

Northstar Properties


Northstar Properties for Best of Business 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

For the last 12 years, Northstar Properties has thrived as a reliable, revolutionary property management company overseeing apartment complexes and storage space all over the Oklahoma City metro area and Tulsa. Its staff is determined to deliver maximum results and works to increase profits in fields such as property management, finance, administration, construction, development, rehabilitation and modernization. Northstar maintains its acclaim as an industry leader by focusing on employee education and fostering honest, profitable relationships with investors and clients.

Remaining Top 5

Baker First CRE Services

Midtown Renaissance

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NAI Sullivan Group

ONEprop Oklahoma LLC


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