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Last Updated: March 23, 2020

The Results Are In!

If you voted in the Best of Yolo County Readers’ Choice awards, then now is the time to pay attention! The results are in. 

The Davis Enterprise has finished collecting and tabulating your votes and published a beautiful magazine in the March 22, 2020 newspaper. I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself. 

Be sure to have a look at the photographs in this magazine. There are at least two images taken by me. Very proud to have a number of my clients mentioned as winners in a number of categories.

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Hopefully, back in 2019, you took a bit of time to add your entries for the best businesses in Yolo County. You could have either voted online or used a paper ballot found in your local Yolo County newspaper. Either way, you needed to vote for at least 20 businesses from Davis, Winters, Woodland, or West Sacramento. 

As I mentioned before, voting for the best business in Yolo is a tough job. There are so many businesses to choose from. Automotive, Food and Drink, Shopping and Retail, and many more categories were on the ballot. It certainly wasn’t going to be easy.

Well, we are glad you were able to make the tough choices and cast your votes.

The Davis Enterprise has published the results and they are good. 

I would like to say that I am a bit disappointed. I was hoping to get the Best Customer Service award for my website design and photography business. But alas…not this year.  Perhaps, next year?

So let’s dive in and see who came out on top!

Home Services

Best Plumber

  1. North Pacific Plumbing
  2. Plumbing Doctor
  3. all’s Plumbing

Best Glass Replacement

  1. Davis Glass & Screen
  2. Anderson Glass
  3. Rainbow Glass

Best Painting Company

  1. Brooks Painting
  2. Alan’s House Painting
  3. MG Painting

Best Remodeling Contractor

  1. Bedrock Construction
  2. Morse Custom Homes
  3. Apex Standard Builders
Bedrock Construction - Best of Yolo County Readers Choice Award

Bedrock Construction, located at 2525 Second St, was chosen as the Best Remodeling Company in Yolo County as part of the 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Best Landscape Design

  1. BG Landscape & Full Yard Maintenance
  2. Andy Gagnon Landscapes
  3. Steve Stombler Landscaping

Best Mattress Store

  1. Matthews Mattress
  2. Mattress Firm
  3. Sleep Center

Best Carpet & Flooring Store

  1. Floors to Go Davis
  2. Pyramid Flooring Systems
  3. Capital Flooring

Best Nursery

  1. Redwood Barn Nursery
  2. Davis Ace
  3. The Home Depot

Best Roofing Company

  1. Lucas Roofing
  2. Rabaino Roofing
  3. Valley Roofing

Best Major Appliance Store

  1. Stabler’s A-1 Appliance
  2. The Home Depot
  3. Costco

Best Property Management

  1. Elite Property Management
  2. Davisville Management Company
  3. Dowling Properties
Davisville Management Company - Readers Choice Award for 2020

Davisville Management Company has won a Readers’ Choice Award for two years in a row in the Best Property Management category.

Best Carpet Cleaning

  1. Steam Bright Carpet, Upholstery, Tile and Grout Cleaning
  2. Cotton Carpet Care
  3. Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning

Best Solar Company

  1. RepowerYolo
  2. Sunrun
  3. Sunny Energy Solar

Best Pest Control

  1. Woodland-Davis Termite & Pest Control
  2. Clark Pest Control
  3. Aspen Pest Management

Best Interior Design

  1. Laura Nathan Design
  2. The Design Partner
  3. Wirth Furniture

Best Self-Storage

  1. Harrison Self Storage
  2. Second Street Storage
  3. South Davis Storage
Second Street Storage - Best of Yolo County Awardsge-in-yolo-county-vertical-20200227 copy-80

2nd Street Storage was honored as one of the top three self storage facilities in Davis, CA for 2020

Best Window Cleaning Service

  1. Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters
  2. A+ Window & Gutter Cleaning
  3. A Touch of Glass

Best Laundromat

  1. Love Laundry
  2. The Laundry Lounge

Best Garden Supply

  1. Davis Ace Hardware
  2. Redwood Barn Nursery
  3. The Home Depot

Best Heating & Air Company

  1. Blake’s Heating & Air Conditioning
  2. Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning
  3. BJ’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Best Window Treatments

  1. Davis Home Trend
  2. ( tie ) Laura Nathan Design / All Seasons


Best Oil Change

  1. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  2. Davisville Express Lube
  3. Spee Dee Oil Change & Auto Service

Best Brake Shop

  1. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  2. Bernard’s Tire, Brake and Alignment
  3. Center City Automotive

Best Smog Shop

  1. A1 Smog
  2. EZ Smog
  3. Spee Dee Oil Change & Auto Service

Best Auto Body Shop

  1. A-1 Body Shop
  2. G&R Automotive & Collision Center
  3. Caliber Collision (formerly Cooks Collision)

Best Tire Store

  1. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear
  2. Bernard’s Tire Brake and Alignment
  3. Davis Tire Pros

Best Auto Repair Shop

  1. Center City Automotive
  2. Hoffmann Automotive
  3. Vander Hamm Tire Center Goodyear

Best Car Dealership

  1. Shottenkirk Honda of Davis
  2. Hanlees Davis Toyota

Best Car Wash

  1. Cable Car Wash
  2. Planet Wash
  3. Sparkles Car Wash Auto Care


Most Effective Volunteer

  1. Leah Rosenberg
  2. Dave Rosenberg
  3. Jodi Liederman

Best Customer Service

  1. Nugget Markets (Davis)
  2. River City Bank
  3. Center City Automotive

Pet Services

Best Veterinary Clinic

  1. Davis Veterinary Centers (2 Locations)
  2. Midtown Animal Clinic
  3. Woodland, CA, Veterinary Hospital

Best Pet Groomer

  1. Feldspar Pet Spa
  2. Petco
  3. Pawsitive Groomers

Best Veterinarian

  1. Michael Yackey DVM 
  2. Kelly Regan DVM
  3. Cara Bradley DVM

Best Kennel / Pet Hotel

  1. Woodland, CA, Veterinary Hospital
  2. 29 Palms Pet Resort
  3. WAG Hotel

Food and Drink

Best Chinese Food

  1. Wok of Flame Chinese Restaurant
  2. Four Seasons Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
  3. Hunan Bar & Restaurant

Best Bar

  1. de Vere’s Irish Pub
  2. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and Bar
  3. Froggy’s Bar and Grill

Best Health Food / Organic Store

  1. Davis Food Co-op
  2. Nugget Markets
  3. Trader Joe’s

Best Burrito

  1. Dos Coyotes Border Café (2 Locations)
  2. Taqueria Guadalajara
  3. Chipotle Mexican Grill

Best Sushi

  1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  2. Zen Toro Japanese Bistro
  3. Huku Japanese Bistro

Best Steak

  1. Buckhorn Steakhouse
  2. D Street Steakhouse
  3. Morgan’s on Main

Best Ice Cream

  1. Davis Creamery
  2. Baskin Robbins
  3. The Good Scoop (CLOSED)

Best Restaurant in Winters

  1. Buckhorn Steakhouse
  2. Preserve
  3. Putah Creek Cafe

Best Restaurant in Woodland

  1. Morgan’s on Main
  2. Kitchen428 & Mojo’s Lounge & Bar
  3. Maria’s Cantina

Best Japanese Food

  1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  2. Zen Toro Japanese Bistro
  3. Huku Japanese Bistro

Best Salad

  1. JACKS Urban Eats – Davis
  2. Dos Coyotes Border Cafe
  3. Café Bernardo

Best Breakfast

  1. Cafe Bernardo
  2. Crepeville
  3. Black Bear Diner

Best Brewery

  1. Sudwerk Brewing Co
  2. Three Mile Brewing
  3. Super Own Brewing

Best Sandwich

  1. Zia’s Delicatessen
  2. Nugget Markets Deli
  3. Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop

Best Frozen Yogurt

  1. YoloBerry Yogurt
  2. Cultivé Frozen Yogurt
  3. Big Kahuna Frozen Yogurt

Best Thai Food

  1. Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
  2. Thai Canteen
  3. Thai Nakorn

Best Restaurant in Davis

  1. Seasons Kitchen and Bar
  2. Osteria Fasulo
  3. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Best Romantic Dining

  1. The Mustard Seed
  2. Osteria Fasulo
  3. Seasons

Best Place to Buy Wine & Spirits

  1. Nugget Markets
  2. Trader Joe’s
  3. Safeway

Best Winery

  1. Turkovich Family Wines
  2. Berryessa Gap Winery
  3. Matchbook Wine Company

Best Dessert

  1. Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café
  2. Nugget Markets
  3. YoloBerry Yogurt

Best Italian Food

  1. Paesanos
  2. Osteria Fasulo
  3. 3rd( tie ) – Zia’s Delicatessen / Lamppost Pizza

Best Grocery Store

  1. Nugget Markets (Davis)
  2. Davis Food Co-op
  3. Trader Joe’s

Best Pizza

  1. Lamppost Pizza
  2. Village Pizza
  3. Woodstock’s Pizza

Best Burger

  1. Burgers & Brew
  2. In-N-Out Burger
  3. Tommy J’s Grill & Catering

Best Seafood

  1. Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
  2. Fish’s Wild Island Grill
  3. Hometown Taiwanese Kitchen & Bar

Best Indian Food

  1. Kathmandu Kitchen
  2. Preethi India Cuisine
  3. Yeti

Best Mexican Food

  1. Taqueria Guadalajara (3 Locations)
  2. Tres Hermanas
  3. Dos Coyotes Border Cafe (Davis)

Best Outdoor Dining

  1. Bistro 33
  2. Osteria Fasulo
  3. Tres Hermanas

Best Vegetarian Food

  1. ChickPeas Kitchen
  2. Davis Food Co-op
  3. Three Ladies Cafe

Best Bakery

  1. Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café
  2. The Upper Crust Baking Co.
  3. Village Bakery

Professional Services

Best Insurance Agency

  1. State Farm Insurance (4 Locations) – Raul Herrera / Heather Copeland / Doug Prichard / Dave Scheiber
  2. Purves & Associates Insurance Agency
  3. Allstate Insurance

Best Attorney

  1. Chad Carlock (Chad Carlock Law Office)
  2. Justin C. Lowenthal
  3. Law Office of Raquel M. Silva

Best Dry Cleaners

  1. El Macero Cleaners
  2. Swansons Cleaners
  3. Executive Cleaners

Best Mortgage Company

  1. The Mengali Group at Guild Mortgage
  2. Summit Funding
  3. Fairway Independent Mortgage

Best Funeral Home

  1. Smith Funeral Home
  2. Woodland Funeral Chapel

Best Bank

  1. First Northern Bank
  2. Chase Bank
  3. Wells Fargo Bank

Best Realtor

  1. Chad DeMasi (Keller Williams Realty Yolo County)
  2. Kim Eichorn (Lyon Real Estate)
  3. Johnny Brooks (RE/MAX Gold)

Best Travel Agency

  1. Davisville Travel
  2. Costco

Best Financial Planner

  1. BCJ Financial Group
  2. Symphony Financial Planning
  3. Carbahal Olsen Financial Services

Best Credit Union

  1. Golden 1 Credit Union
  2. USE Credit Union
  3. Yolo Federal Credit Union

Best Tax Service

  1. Carbahal & Company
  2. Virgil C. Smith, CPA
  3. Castellucci & Associates


Best Preschool/Nursery School

  1. Davis Parent Nursery School
  2. Peregrine School
  3. University Covenant

Best Private School

  1. Grace Valley Christian Academy
  2. St. James School
  3. Davis Waldorf School

Best Tutoring Center

  1. Mike and Terri’s Academic Improvement Center 
  2. Mathnasium of Davis
  3. Kumon Math and Reading Center of Davis


Best Senior Living Community

  1. University Retirement Community
  2. Atria Covell Gardens
  3. Carlton Senior Living

Best Hotel

  1. Best Western Plus Palm Court Hotel
  2. Hyatt Place UC Davis
  3. Aggie In Ascend Hotel Collection

Best Apartment Community

  1. Aggie Square Apartments
  2. The Lexington
  3. Fountain Circle Townhomes

Aggie Square Apartments - Best Apartment Community in 2020

Aggie Square Apartments wins the Best Apartment Community Award in the Best of Yolo County Readers’ Choice Awards.

Aggie Square Apartments wins the Best Apartment Community Award in the Best of Yolo County Readers’ Choice Awards.


Fountain Circle Townhomes - Award Recipient Readers Choice Awards

Fountain Circle Townhomes receives honors as one of the top three Best Apartment Communities in Yolo County. Quite the honor for a college town.

Fountain Circle Townhomes receives honors as one of the top three Best Apartment Communities in Yolo County. Quite the honor for a college town.

Shopping and Retail

Best Consignment / Thrift Store

  1. Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store
  2. All Things Right and Relevant
  3. Goodwill Industries

Best Women’s Clothing Store

  1. The Wardrobe
  2. pinkadot
  3. T.J. Maxx

Best Dispensary

  1. F Street Dispensary
  2. Kana Company
  3. Davis Cannabis Collective

Best Women’s Shoe Store

  1. Sole Desire Shoes
  2. Fleet Feet Sports
  3. Generations Family Footwear

Best Place to Buy a Gift

  1. The Avid Reader
  2. Crème de la Crème
  3. The Artery

Best Independent Furniture Store

  1. Wirth Furniture & Interiors
  2. Design House Furniture Galleries
  3. Nakamura Brothers Furniture

Best Independent Store for Kids

  1. Avid Reader Active
  2. The Avid Reader
  3. Bubble Belly

Best Bicycle Shop

  1. Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board
  2. Freewheeler Bicycle Center
  3. B&L Bike Shop

Best Jewelry Store

  1. Bella Luna Jewelers
  2. 3rd Street Jeweler
  3. Lu’Ro Jewelers

Best Antique Store

  1. The House Dresser
  2. Hastings Back Porch
  3. Main Street Antiques

Best Athletic Shoes / Apparel

  1. Fleet Feet Sports
  2. Big 5 Sporting Goods
  3. Target

Best Bookstore

  1. The Avid Reader
  2. Logos Books
  3. UC Davis Bookstore

Best Independent Retailer

  1. The Avid Reader
  2. Newsbeat
  3. Crème de la Crème

Best Art Gallery

  1. Pence Gallery
  2. The Artery
  3. John Natsoulas Center for the Arts


Best Community Event

  1. Davis Farmers Market
  2. UC Davis Picnic Day
  3. Celebrate Davis!

Best Event Venue

  1. Odd Fellows Hall
  2. Mondavi Center 
  3. Park Winters

Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner

  1. Davis Farmers Market
  2. CD Arboretum
  3. Downtown Davis

Health, Wellness and Beauty

Best Waxing / Hair Removal

  1. European Wax Center
  2. Spa Central
  3. Angels Skin & Beauty

Best Tattoo / Piercing

  1. Urban Body Tattoo & Piercing
  2. Death or Glory Tattoo
  3. Sacred Tiger

Best Dance Studio

  1. Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop
  2. Applegate Dance Studio
  3. Mirror Image Dance Company

Best Hair Salon

  1. J Cunningham Salon
  2. Refinery
  3. Pomegranate Salon

Best Doctor

  1. Steven J. Smith, MD
  2. Elisa Horta, MD
  3. Elizabeth Pham, MD

Best Chiropractor

  1. Marian Zingaro, DC
  2. Raneem Stone
  3. Dennis T. Vo, DC

Best Golf Course

  1. Wildhorse Golf Club
  2. El Macero Country Club
  3. Davis Golf Course

Best Martial Arts

  1. Inspire Martial Arts
  2. Rodness Martial Arts Center
  3. Nova Geração Davis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Best Dental Practice

  1. James W. Childress, D.D.S.
  2. (tie) – Davis Dental Practice / Howard Shempp, D.D.S.

Best Physical Therapy

  1. Physical Edge
  2. Burger Physical Therapy
  3. Sutter Davis Hospital

Best Yoga Studio

  1. FIT House
  2. Kaya Yoga
  3. Akasha Yoga

Best Massage

  1. Spa Central
  2. Massage Envy
  3. Kasti Muscle Therapy

Best Dermatology / Cosmetic Surgery

  1. Davis Dermatology
  2. Sutter Davis
  3. Skin Renewal Center

Best Pilates Studio

  1. Balance Point Pilates Studio
  2. FIT House
  3. Lift Pilates

Best Health Club

  1. FIT House
  2. Yolo Barre
  3. Davis Swim & Fitness

Best Nail Salon

  1. ARA Spa
  2. Natural Nails & Spa
  3. Queen Bee Nails Spa

Best Hospital

  1. Sutter Davis Hospital
  2. Kaiser Permanente
  3. Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland

Best Barber

  1. Razor’s Edge
  2. Olive Drive Barber Shop
  3. Davis Barber Shop

Best Eye-Care Doctor

  1. Helmus Optometry
  2. Baker Optometry
  3. Robert B. Miller, M.D.

Best Facial

  1. Spa Central
  2. Natural Nails & Spa
  3. Torzo Spa

Best Spa

  1. Spa Central
  2. Natural Nails & Spa
  3. Massage Envy

Best Hearing Aid Service

  1. Delta Hearing Center
  2. Costco
  3. Kaiser Permanente

See the full results for the 2020 Readers Choice Awards online

The votes are in and tabulated. See if your favorite business was chosen as the BEST OF… in Yolo County.

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