Best of Gwinnett 2010: Welcome Home

Bright Water

A home is defined differently to each person. It can be called an investment, treasured sanctuary, center of the family or a place to get the best cooking around – mom’s.

So, when it comes time to make your biggest investment — your home — you want to make sure you’re working with the best, even with a tight budget. From custom-built houses to furnishing your home, finding the best realtor or best landscaper, trust our readers’ recommendations on the go-to services for your future home.

Our readers voted Bowen Family Homes as one of the best homebuilders in Gwinnett. Unfortunately, because of these challenging economic times, Bowen Family Homes had to close their doors on October 29. We honor them for their commitment to serving the community for 40-plus years.

Highly rated by our readers, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, Pulte Homes, Richardson Housing Group and Touchstone Homes, are homebuilders ready to take your home building plans and make them a reality.

A realtor is a prized partner when looking for a new home. They must show remarkable proficiency and posses the ability to multi-task to ensure that you, the client, receive fast and professional service. Our readers voted and say the best are: Chapman Hall Realty Premier – Jerry Wells, Keller Williams Realty – Star Team Atlanta Rodney Camren, RE/MAX Five Star – Dawn P. Gober, Storey Morrow Company – Sheila Stevens and Winfield Realty Group – Randy Winfield.

Looking to feng shui your house or office space? Get a good energy flow with these fabulous design firms — Ambiance Interiors, Interiors by Designe – Jackie Eaton, Office Creations and Sikes and Davis Interiors & Fine Furniture will turn your house or office into a stunning environment.

Furniture can change the feel of a whole room. Are you looking to upgrade your mother’s hand-me-down sofa to something classier, but low on dough? You can find beautiful furniture on a budget at American Signature Furniture, Brownlee’s Furniture, Church Ladies Consignment, Havertys Furniture and The Perfect Piece Consignment Interiors.

Do you marvel at other people’s lush lawns? Make your lawn a sight to be seen with the work of Allsouth Landscaping Group Inc., Georgian Landscape Design, Innovative Outdoors, NatureScapes, Russell Landscape Group Inc. and Unlimited Landscaping. These firms are our readers top picks!

Need your roof repaired? Terminate nasty pests? Looking for a new AC unit? We’ve got just the ticket. Our readers say these handy men (or women!) are the best of the rest when you need help: Allgood Pest Solutions, EverDry Roofing and Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Everyone wants to know that they are living in the best area of town. The votes are in! Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Gwinnett — maybe yours made the list: Bright Water, Château Élan, Hamilton Mill and Sugarloaf Country Club.

Whether you’re a young professional just starting out or an empty nester ready to downsize, an apartment is a great choice. Check out these Gwinnett favorites our readers put at the top:
5375 Sugarloaf Apartments, AMLI at McGinnis Ferry, The Overlook at Gwinnett Stadium and The Reserve at Sugarloaf.

You might be getting older, but you haven’t slowed down yet! These active adult communities for Gwinnett’s seniors scored big points with our readers and editors: Arbor Terrace, Delmar Gardens, Garden Plaza at Lawrenceville, Noble Village and Parc at Duluth.

Taking charge is the responsibility of a general contractor. They manage the day-to-day oversight on construction sites, so you know how important they can be. Need one of the best on your upcoming project? Benchmark Building Contractors Inc., Garrard Construction Group and Mathias Corporation are the best in Gwinnett, say our readers.

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