Best mechanic: Griffin Brothers

The umbrella of Griffin Brother Companies does it all: waste solutions, demolitions, event planning and real estate, but its most well-known service is tire and auto repairing. The Griffin Brother’s 12,500-square-foot store in Cornelius was built in 1991 and has 12 bays, while Mooresville’s 11,500-square-foot store has 10 bays. Its slogan says it all: "family owned and customer driven!" Established in 1961, and today with nine stores, they have always provided amazing tire and automotive services to the Charlotte area. Their experienced mechanics will tune-up your car in no time, while you get to enjoy their free Wi-Fi and refreshments at all of their locations. – John Papadopoulos

 

Best florist: Blumengarten

From red roses to blue violets, Blumengarten flower shop in Cornelius has the perfect arrangement to complement any occasion – whether it is a thoughtful bouquet or an exquisite centerpiece. The medley is not limited to conventional options; a plethora of exotic florals – like Safari Sunsets and Caspedias – dapple the European-style shop. Their commodities comprise fresh-cut flowers, blooming plants, home décor and gifts, as well as a talent to make any design come to life. An accommodating distribution service is available with same-day delivery. Surprise a loved one, enliven your home, or decorate an event with unrivaled beauty, courtesy of Blumengarten florist. – Madison Siegfried

 

Best Jeweler: Alexander Zachary Jewelers

Whether a customer wants to design a bejeweled memento for their mother, piece together the perfect charm bracelet, or unearth the prettiest rock for popping the question, Alexander Zachary Jewelers in Mooresville offers the finest and most affordable of all-things-jewelry. Anything from proposal planning kits to gift packaging makes your moment as special as possible, along with appraisals, custom designs and bridal jewelry selections to ensure satisfaction. Insurance, financing and repairs are also included in their extensive range of services. For a beautiful piece of jewelry, Alexander Zachary Jewelers is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. – Madison Siegfried

 

Best caterer: Armin's Catering and Events

Armin’s Catering & Events in Huntersville turns any event into a remarkable success. Their staff is professional, friendly and part of what makes the experience so pleasant. Lavish arrangements flatter the delectable menus, both of which customize to the heart’s whim. Customary meals – like luncheons, dinner entrees, hors d’oeuvres and desserts – are accessible, in addition to specialized menus. Other services include consultation and event planning, linens and décor, dishware, and buffet services staff. Armin’s Catering & Events, praised for its immaculate service and taste, guarantee devotion to the flawlessness of any event. – Madison Siegfried

 

Best Lawyer: McIntosh Law Firm

The McIntosh Law Firm in Davidson commits to promoting a flourishing community and trusted to deliver faithful, seasoned, and proficient legal services to all clients since 1997. The firm specializes in several areas of practice, including business and corporate law, commercial and consumer collections, litigation, personal injury and wrongful death and real state law. The attorneys possess a combined total of more than 200 years of legal experience and serve to the best of their ability. McIntosh Law Firm provides utmost representation, no matter the circumstance. – Madison Siegfried

 

Best Nonprofit Agency: Ada Jenkins Center

The Ada Jenkins Center boasts 21 programs and a Board of Directors with 17 members. Deemed a “Model Organization for Building Communities of Caring” by the Duke University School of Divinity, the center delivers health, education and human services to its residents. The Ada Jenkins vision is “To support the people of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and South Iredell County toward becoming educated, healthier and/or economically self-sufficient, empowering them for a better tomorrow.” The center strives to meet short and long-term needs of its community through crisis assistance and education, health and economic independence programs. – Bailey Huebner

 

Best landscaper: Carolina Cuts Lawn and Landscape

Carolina Cuts Lawn and Landscape is a small, locally owned, company run by a husband/wife team with a few employees. The company serves mostly residential and a handful of commercial accounts in the Lake Norman area, including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville and Concord. Carolina Cuts works hard to impress their customers by doing good, reliable work while offering competitive pricing. Reliability is key to the company’s 11 years in business. Carolina Cuts gets calls regularly from customers who had gotten commitments from other landscaping companies to do work but never showed up. They mow lawns, prune, spread mulch and pine needles, fertilize, create beds, plant and clean up yards. – Justin Vick

 

Best dry cleaners: Birkdale Village Cleaners

If you are looking for the best place to get your clothes cleaned with satisfaction, the Birkdale Village Cleaners is the place. With a convenient location in Birkdale Village, you can drop off your clothes and go shopping. The Cleaners has experience with serving the local area for more than ten years. On average they have nearly 30 customers come in during the day. This shows the satisfaction they have gained from their customers over the years. They can clean your shirts, pants, two piece suits and dresses so you will be set for upcoming events and everyday use. – Matthew Johnson

 

Best financial advisor: Charles Utz, Merrill Lynch

Charles Utz manages the Lake Norman office for Merrill Lynch, a financial firm that operates under the Bank of America umbrella of companies. Merrill Lynch specializes in wealth management and investment banking. Not only does the Lake Norman branch help people with high net worth, but it also works with small and medium sized companies. Its staff are involved in the community, volunteering time to the Lake Norman and Mooresville-South Iredell chambers of commerce, as well as Rotary and Lions clubs.  – Justin Vick

 

Best car dealership: Randy Marion

If you are looking for a new or used car, Randy Marion is worth a visit. The dealership holds almost 2,000 cars in inventory and have a caring staff prepared to answer any questions. They are one of the largest dealers in the Carolinas with dealerships in Mooresville, Huntersville, Statesville and Hickory. The have a certified service department that will take care of all needs on vehicles. They also have loner cars and have a two-way shuttle system to make sure if the car needs to stay, you have a way to your next destination. The company has served the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area for 23 years. – Matthew Johnson