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Best Architecture Firm

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3North
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-232-8900

Best Architecture Firm

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Baskervill
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-343-1010

Best Architecture Firm

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Poole & Poole Architecture
Nea and Michael Poole founded the firm in 2000 in Maryland and moved the company to Richmond in 2003. Since then, their reputation has built slowly by word of mouth. They specialize in multi-family properties, and a notable project is Artisan Hill by Fulton Hill Properties, an apartment building that includes a ceramics studio open to residents.
Address:
3736 Winterfield Road, Suite 102, Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-225-0215

Best Caterer

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A Sharper Palate
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-553-0495

Best Caterer

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Cater 2 Events
Though they’ve been in business for 12 years, owners Lona and Gill Crittenden have recently expanded their catering operation to include Studio C2E, which gives them more room for meetings and private tastings. This boutique catering company handles all types of events, big or small. New items for 2019 include roasted corn potato salad and crème brûlée bars.
Address:
8534 Patterson Ave., Henrico
Phone Number:
804-269-0359

Best Caterer

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MOSAIC Catering + Events
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-525-2190

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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Agnihotri Cosmetic Surgery
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-270-5028

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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Niamtu Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Dr. Joe Niamtu specializes in face and neck surgery and has become an expert in his field, giving lectures and writing articles and textbooks when he’s not in the operating room. He has 35 years of experience performing facial surgery, and now, patients come not just from the Richmond area, but also from other states and even countries for procedures at his facial surgery center. He is dedicated to giving patients natural results as safely as possible. 
Address:
11319 Polo Place, Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-934-3223

Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice

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Richmond Aesthetic Surgery
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-298-7462

Best Chiropractor

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Ariya Family Chiropractic Center
Ariya has six locations in the Richmond area treating patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly. The practice treats conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, scoliosis, and sports injuries and also provides gentle prenatal care for pregnant clients, acupuncture, holistic nutrition, and massage therapy. 
Address:
5409 Patterson Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-1005

Best Chiropractor

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Spinal Correction Center
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-740-9300

Best Chiropractor

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Tuckahoe Family Chiropractic
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-740-3434

Best Massage Therapy Group

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Ariya Family Chiropractic Center
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-1005

Best Massage Therapy Group

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Glow Med Spa
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-0330

Best Massage Therapy Group

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Scents of Serenity Organic Spa
Since it was founded in 2010, this spa has offered a range of massages in a tranquil environment using all-organic lotions and oils. Aromatherapy massages are of course featured, but those suffering from tension headaches and sinus issues can also receive a customized massage, as can expectant mothers. Reflexology, hot stone, and couples massages are offered as well.
Address:
5707 Grove Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-277-4498

Best Dental Practice

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Beautiful Smiles by Dr. Jill Bussey
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-644-5225

Best Dental Practice

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Glen Allen Dentistry
Address:
Henrico
Phone Number:
804-261-1970

Best Dental Practice

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James River Family Dentistry
Dr. Guthrie strives to create a relaxed atmosphere in her dental practice while keeping up with the latest technology. A new ITero scanner removes the need for messy dental impressions, giving patients a more pleasant experience. Marley, the office’s therapy dog, has been with the practice for more than three years, providing a welcoming atmosphere for patients. 
Address:
2805 McRae Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-323-4200

Best Funeral Home

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Bennett Funeral Home
Address:
Mechanicsville
Phone Number:
804-746-8665

Best Funeral Home

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Bliley’s Funeral Homes
A fourth-generation, family-owned business, Bliley’s was founded in 1874, and believes that “Every life is worth celebrating.” The funeral home offers on-site cremation services that are open to clients as well as burial services and a variety of options for memorials, including bagpipers. 
Address:
3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-3800

Best Funeral Home

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Hill & Wood Funeral Service
Address:
Charlottesville
Phone Number:
434-296-6148

Best Hair Salon

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Bombshell
A national company with locations in Las Vegas and West Hollywood, Bombshell provides salon services such as airbrush tanning, waxing, and sugaring in addition to haircuts, coloring, blowouts, Brazilian blowouts, and hair styling for special events. The salon even offers a CurlyGirl cut that’s designed especially for curly hair.The newest service is microblading, a custom tattoo in permanent ink that creates the look of fuller eyebrows. 
Address:
10 S. Crenshaw Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-342-0051

Best Hair Salon

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Mango Salon
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2800

Best Hair Salon

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Rituals Salon & Spa
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-794-6699

Best Veterinary Hospital

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Bon Air Animal Hospital
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-320-5991

Best Veterinary Hospital

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Locke A. Taylor Veterinary Hospital
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-8629

Best Veterinary Hospital

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River City Veterinary Hospital
Primarily treating dogs and cats, the hospital was founded in 2014 by Drs. Anthony and Heather O’Sullivan. They strive to keep top-notch equipment at their facility, with a dental X-ray machine, digital ultrasound, in-house laboratory, laser surgery, and two state-of-the-art dental cleaning machines. But in addition to the latest technology, care and compassion is a top priority as well.
Address:
5305 W. Broad St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-308-8920

Best Hospital

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Bon Secours St. Mary’s
Part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, this hospital serving Central Virginia began in 1966 with just 169 beds and 250 employees. Today, more than 1,000 physicians serve there, supported by almost 3,000 employees, and the facility now houses 391 beds.
Address:
5801 Bremo Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2011

Best Hospital

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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-289-4500

Best Hospital

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VCU Medical Center
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-828-9000

Best Interior Design Firm

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Bridget Beari Home Store
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-321-4747

Best Interior Design Firm

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Decorum, Inc.
Founded in 1994 by colleagues who met working for another design firm, designers Myrf Bowry and Leah Dodge strive to create spaces that reflect their clients’ own personal sense of style. They are happy to work for clients with a variety of budgets, whether that means helping a young couple design around hand-me-down furniture in their first home or helping someone design their dream home from the ground up. Never content with cookie cutter sets of matching furniture, Bowry and Dodge create interiors that help clients express their style to the fullest in their full-service workroom.
Address:
2421 Westwood Ave., Suite E, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-9900

Best Interior Design Firm

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Sara Hillery Interior Design
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-332-5511

Best Landscaping Company

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Cartwright Landscaping
In its eight years of business, Cartwright has amassed a crew of expert landscapers, many of whom are Virginia certified horticulturists. The firm does everything from design to installation and maintenance, and will also handle related services such as lighting, custom welding, and carpentry work. 
Address:
5805 School Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-381-8204

Best Landscaping Company

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Grelen Nursery
Address:
Inc., Somerset
Phone Number:
540-672-5462

Best Landscaping Company

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Plant by Design
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-334-7431

Best Independent School

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Collegiate School
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-740-7077

Best Independent School

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New Community School
This school’s specially designed curriculum, policies, and support systems allow students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities to reach their full potential. Individual tutoring is also available for academic support and test preparation. Athletics and a variety of activities such as field trips and ski days allow students to bond with each other and their teachers.
Address:
4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-266-2494

Best Independent School

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St. Catherine’s School
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-281-7140

Best Dermatology Practice

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Commonwealth Dermatology
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-0831

Best Dermatology Practice

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2006

Best Dermatology Practice

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Richmond Dermatology
While the practice performs skin cancer screenings and treats skin conditions, Richmond Dermatology also treats conditions many might not associate with a dermatology practice, such as excessive sweating, nail problems caused by fungal infection, and hair loss. Aesthetic treatments such as laser hair removal and chemical peels are also offered in the office, and the entrance and waiting areas have been recently remodeled.
Address:
9816 Mayland Drive
Phone Number:
804-282-8510

Best Primary Care Practice

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Commonwealth Primary Care
Founded in 2002 from several different practices, Commonwealth Primary Care offers comprehensive care with 38 board certified primary care physicians and 13 physician assistants. The newest location at Richmond’s West Creek Medical Park offers a range of services including physical exams, women’s health exams, and even support for those wanting to quit smoking.
Address:
1800 Glenside Drive, Suite 110, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-1800

Best Primary Care Practice

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Internal Medicine Associates of Chesterfield
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-423-8470

Best Primary Care Practice

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Midlothian Family Practice
Address:
Phone Number:
804-794-5598

Best Wedding Venue

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Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center
Address:
Lynchburg
Phone Number:
434-455-1500

Best Wedding Venue

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Maymont
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-358-7166

Best Wedding Venue

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Walden Hall
Walden Hall aims to make weddings a one-stop, weekend-long affair. The venue can host a rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and farewell brunch on the property. There are accommodations in the bed and breakfast for up to 12 guests so that members of the bridal party or family, as well as the happy couple, can stay on-site the entire weekend.
Address:
17440 True Blue Lane, Reva
Phone Number:
540-509-1440

Best Physical Therapy Group

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Culpeper Medical CenterRehabilitation
Address:
Phone Number:
844-536-3288

Best Physical Therapy Group

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Progress Physical Therapy
Address:
Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-270-7754

Best Physical Therapy Group

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Thrive Physical Therapy
Since founded in 2005 by a husband-and-wife team of physical therapists, Thrive has helped patients get back to doing what they love, whether that’s completing an Iron Man triathlon or simply playing with their grandchildren. The unique approach has yielded a 40 percent greater reduction in pain when compared to the national average, based on the pain ratings received from patients. 
Address:
7400 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 520,North Chesterfield
Phone Number:
804-320-2220

Best Kitchen Design Firm

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Custom Kitchens
In addition to commitment to providing detail-oriented service to clients, relationships with craftspeople help this firm stand out. Founded in 1957 by Arthur Hendrick, the firm aims to do a quality job that works for clients’ families’ needs—and that’s also on budget and on time. The showroom displays the wide variety of kitchen and bath styles available, many of which are high-quality brands like Wolf and Sub-Zero.
Address:
6412 Horsepen Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-7247

Best Kitchen Design Firm

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Katheryn Robertson
Address:
Ltd., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-6721

Best Kitchen Design Firm

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Lane Homes & Remodeling
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-784-0012

Best Pet Boarding

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Diamond Doghouse
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-254-4101

Best Pet Boarding

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Holiday Barn Pet Resorts
The 33,000-square-foot luxury pet resort includes a bone-shaped, in-ground swimming pool and 18 play yards. The facility also employs four full-time dog trainers as part of the expansion of its dog-training program. For those who don’t want to board their pet in a kennel, the facility also offers larger suite and cottage options.
Address:
614 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-672-2200

Best Pet Boarding

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Windy Hill Pet Care
Address:
LLC, Cumberland
Phone Number:
844-939-4455

Best Air Charter Service

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Dominion Aviation Services
Address:
Inc., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-271-7793

Best Air Charter Service

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Martin Air
Operating the largest fleet of private aircraft on the eastern seaboard, Martin Air has grown from the one jet it started with in 1986 to a fleet of 15 that’s still growing. The service provides private charter flights to the public, as well as handles aircraft sales and acquisitions, with a safety record that includes an ARGUS Platinum rating and an ISBAO II and Wyvern certification.  
Address:
5733 Huntsman Road, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-222-7401

Best Air Charter Service

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Million Air
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-222-3700

Best Orthodontic Practice

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Fredericksburg Orthodontics & Invisalign Center

Best Orthodontic Practice

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Gardner Orthodontics
Dr. Graham Gardner knew he wanted to be an orthodontist in middle school, even completing his eighth grade science project on orthodontics. He opened his practice in 1998 and now teaches for the Invisalign Masters Program in addition to providing care with cutting edge equipment. His two Richmond locations include amenities such as video games, office contests, and even coffee to help patients feel relaxed and at home.
Address:
1206 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-0505

Best Orthodontic Practice

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Horsey Orthodontics
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-672-3030

Best Orthopedic Practice

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Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates
Address:
PC
Phone Number:
540-373-4602

Best Orthopedic Practice

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OrthoVirginia
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-320-1339

Best Orthopedic Practice

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Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates
With specialized care available in the areas of foot and ankle, hand and upper extremity, joint replacement, pediatric orthopedics, spine and arthroscopy, and sports medicine, for more than 40 years, Tuckahoe has helped all kinds of people, from Olympic athletes to retirees, get back to doing what they love. Physicians are board certified, and most have completed a fellowship in an orthopedic subspecialty.
Address:
1501 Maple Ave., Suite 200, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-2300

Best Spa

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Glow Med Spa
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-262-0330

Best Spa

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Scents of Serenity Organic Spa
From the moment clients enter Scents of Serenity and breathe in the aromas that fill the air, they will be treated with the best products that are free of parabens, animal byproducts, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colorants and fragrances, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals. And, none of the products are tested on animals. The most popular spa service is the two-hour Organic Bliss package, which includes an aromatherapy massage and the Blueberry Firming Facial.
Address:
5707 Grove Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-277-4498

Best Spa

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Wink Beauty and Brow Bar
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-837-1278

Best Optometrist

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Grove Eye Care
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-3937

Best Optometrist

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Patterson Eye Clinic
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-7638

Best Optometrist

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Virginia Eye Institute
Offering more than just simple eye exams, this optometrist offers care for a range of ophthalmic issues such as cataract surgery, retinal disorders, care for glaucoma, corneal disorders, and reconstructive surgery. The practice also offers LASIK surgery. Virginia Eye Institute was founded in 1976, and in 1983 began developing the first freestanding outpatient ophthalmic ambulatory surgery center, aiming to provide the best possible surgical eye care, as well as basic optical services, ever since.
Address:
400 Westhampton Station, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-287-4200

Best Home Builder

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Hampden Hill Custom Building
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-1484

Best Home Builder

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HH Hunt Homes
Address:
Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-762-4667

Best Home Builder

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Smith & Robertson
A smaller firm that both designs and builds homes, Smith & Robertson ensures that each project taken on becomes a large part of the business. Owners Ron Smith and Glenn Robertson have worked together as a home building team for more than 40 years. The firm has been dedicated to building more energy efficient homes since its founding in 1976 and will design homes that meet the National Green Building Standard.
Address:
1128 E. High St., Charlottesville
Phone Number:
434-971-7026

Best Accounting Firm

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Harris
Address:
Hardy & Johnstone, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-560-0560

Best Accounting Firm

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Keiter
Specializing in serving privately held businesses, corporate executives and high net-worth clients, Keiter has grown into one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Virginia since its founding in 1978. In 2019 the firm named a new managing partner, Gary Wallace. The firm and its employees support and advise a number of nonprofit organizations in Richmond such as the March of Dimes and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Address:
4401 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen
Phone Number:
804-747-0000

Best Accounting Firm

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Mitchell
Address:
Wiggins & Company LLP, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-6000

Best Financial Planning Firm

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Hermitage Wealth Management
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-270-7877

Best Financial Planning Firm

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Miller Financial Services
A subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual, Miller Financial Services was founded in 1987 by Jeffrey Miller when he was just 21 years old. MFS specializes in building personalized financial plans for its clients that are driven by their own unique goals and values. The firm also offers business planning, estate and retirement planning, and long-term care planning.
Address:
3901 Westerre Pkwy., Suite 300, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-762-7022

Best Financial Planning Firm

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UBS Financial Services Inc.
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-698 5700

Best Pool Company

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JoPa Company
When it was founded in 1958, JoPa specialized in commercial swimming pool design, but has now found a niche in custom design for residential swimming pools. Although JoPa builds pools, the company can also design an entire outdoor environment around your pool with the largest selection of outdoor furniture in the state, from dining sets and outdoor rugs to pillows, garden seats, and even hammocks. 
Address:
8711 W. Broad St., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-747-9700

Best Pool Company

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Pla-Mor Pools
Address:
Mechanicsville
Phone Number:
804-746-5555

Best Pool Company

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Ultimate Pools
Address:
Rockville
Phone Number:
804-749-4706

Best Real Estate Firm

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Joyner Fine Properties
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-270-9440

Best Real Estate Firm

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Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate
With coverage in Richmond and the rest of Central Virginia, Williamsburg, Peninsula, and Wintergreen, the firm focuses on the basics of real estate. The firm also has a luxury component that focuses on higher-end homes, historic homes, and waterfront properties. Though the firm was only launched in 2017, the founders have a wealth of experience in Virginia real estate that they have brought to the venture.
Address:
5808 Grove Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-288-2100

Best Real Estate Firm

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The Licata Group
Address:
Locust Grove
Phone Number:
703-928-5467

Best Law Firm

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McGuire Woods
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-775-1000

Best Law Firm

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Shaheen Law Firm
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-285-6406

Best Law Firm

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Williams Mullen
Specializing in business law, Williams Mullen was founded in 1909 by Lewis C. Williams and James Mullen. The firm now includes 230 attorneys in offices all over Virginia as well as North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s areas of expertise include business and corporate law, litigation, finance and real estate, and more specialized practices in areas like government contracts, labor, and intellectual property. 
Address:
200 S. Tenth St., Suite 1600, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-420-6000

Best Day Care

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Ms. Babs’ Nursery School
Begun as an in-home childcare facility, Ms. Babs’ Nursery School has grown into a much larger facility on Grove Avenue, especially after a 2,000-square-foot addition in 2014. The primary mission is to help children learn through play in addition to providing enrichment through instruction from outside experts in subjects like yoga and music. There is an on-site cook to provide wholesome meals, and the teachers stay with the school for an average of five years, an achievement in an industry with high turnover.
Address:
2319 Grove Ave., Richmond
Phone Number:
804-353-5019

Best Day Care

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Primrose School
Address:
Midlothian
Phone Number:
804-744-0787

Best Day Care

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Tuckaway
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-355-5093

Best Pediatric Practice

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Pediatric Associates of Richmond
Care for children starts before they are even born, with Pediatric Associates’ Prenatal Open House events and their lactation center, and continues until patients are 18. All physicians spend time at each of the practice’s six locations, and while routine checkups can be done with the same doctor each time if desired, patients are placed with the first available provider for sick visits to get them seen as quickly as possible. PAR offers early morning, lunch time, evening, and weekend sick visit appointments to work with parents’ busy schedules. 
Address:
7113 Three Chopt Road, Suite 101, Richmond
Phone Number:
804-282-4205

Best Pediatric Practice

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RVA Pediatrics
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-754-3776

Best Pediatric Practice

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West End Pediatrics
Address:
Richmond
Phone Number:
804-740-6171
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