The Best of Leawood 30

Food and Beverage

BEST BAKERY

Nothing Bundt Cakes
13420 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
913.239.0252

| NothingBundtCakes.com

At Nothing Bundt Cakes, the goal is to create a cake that not only reminds you of home but also opens you to a new world. And while that’s no easy request, the hand-crafted recipes of founders Dena Tripp and Debbie Shwetz are more than up to the task. Each recipe only uses the purest ingredients—real eggs, butter and cream cheese, all to bring you bundt cake perfection.

BEST BARBECUE

Joe’s Kansas City BBQ
11950 S. Strang Line Road, Olathe
913.782.6858

11723 Roe Ave., Leawood
913.338.5151

| JoesKC.com

Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que has been voted Kansas City’s most popular barbecue time and again. Joe’s is the home of the world-famous Z-man.

BEST BURGER

BRGR Kitchen + Bar
5031 W. 135th St., Leawood
913.229.3900

| BRGRKitchen.com

BRGR KITCHEN + BAR brings a fresh adaption of the most classic restaurant concept around to the Kansas City area. The burger was born and bred in America as a convenient way to eat on the go, but it’s grown up a bit and has become our country’s favorite food. BRGR (the owners’ initials) is taking a bold step forward with this concept. The classic American foodie will enjoy a value-oriented culinary experience designed with an atmosphere and attitude that doesn’t forget you’re a sophisticated eater. Hand-selected beers and wines as well as craft cocktails round out your experience and complement your meal. When you visit BRGR, you can expect great food, fresh ingredients, focused service and a little reverence for classic American cuisine.

BEST PIZZA

Minsky’s Pizza
12920 State Line Road, Leawood
913.317.9965

| Minskys.com

At Minsky’s, “Gourmet, and going to stay that way” is more than just a slogan. From the moment you bite into one of the award-winning gourmet pizzas, you’ll understand why Minsky’s has repeatedly been voted “Kansas City’s Best Pizza!” The savory pizzas begin with hand-rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean, succulent meats, fresh-cut vegetables, aromatic herbs and topped with 100 percent Wisconsin mozzarella, then baked to bubbling perfection. Teamed with your favorite beverages from a full bar, you’ll taste why Minsky’s Pizza has been Kansas City’s favorite neighborhood pizzeria for 40 years.

BEST BREAKFAST

First Watch
7305 W. 95th St., Overland Park
913.383.2904

| FirstWatch.com

First Watch specializes in award-winning, made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch, with 13 cafes in the greater Kansas City area. The restaurant’s creative menu takes an elevated approach to traditional and innovative offerings made-to-order using farm-fresh ingredients. It includes craveable items such as avocado toast, smoked salmon eggs Benedict, farm stand breakfast tacos and lemon ricotta pancakes.

BEST STEAKHOUSE

J. Alexander’s Restaurant
11471 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
913.469.1995

| JAlexandersHoldings.com

J. Alexander’s is a contemporary American restaurant, known for its wood-fired cuisine. The restaurant’s core philosophy is to provide you with the highest possible quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrée salads. The menu in each restaurant includes a varied and rotating selection of features like seafood czarina, Tuscan steak, grilled fish with mango papaya salsa and chicken Milanese. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines both by the glass and bottle.

BEST LATIN CUISINE

La Bodega
4311 W. 119th St., Leawood
913.428.TAPA (8272)

| LaBodegaKC.com

South of the city on the Kansas side, this location brings the charm of the “Originale” to Johnson County, adding a private dining room, a chef’s table, an indoor/outdoor bar and the best patio in the area. Come enjoy tapas and small plates and the famous sangria. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, and there is half price sangria all day Sunday. Happy hour is every day from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

BEST COCKTAIL

Tavern at Mission Farms
10681 Mission Road, Leawood
913.213.6588

| TavernAtMissionFarms.com

Tavern at Mission Farms boasts an extensive wine selection, a collection of local and domestic beers, and an abundance of house-made cocktails made with fresh, quality ingredients. Tavern also offers delicious, guilt-free slender cocktails for calorie-conscious patrons. Guests can take advantage of happy hour prices daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring $2.50 beers and $5 wine and cocktails.

BEST SUSHI

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
11638 Ash St., Leawood
913.850.6260

| RASushi.com

There’s no better way to work up a sushi appetite than a day of shopping at Park Place Village, and RA Sushi Leawood is conveniently located in the heart of it all. Pop in for lunch or dinner and enjoy your favorite sushi, signature rolls and Japanese fusion cuisine. Sip on sake and exotic cocktails in the bar or grab a seat on the patio and be sure to take advantage of the best happy hour specials in town.

BEST SEAFOOD

Bristol Seafood Grill
5400 W. 119th St., Leawood
913.663.5777

| BristolSeafoodGrill.com

A citwy icon since 1980, Bristol Seafood Grill is an upscale seafood restaurant offering simply-prepared fresh fish, premium steaks, an impressive wine cellar and handcrafted cocktails. The chic-casual atmosphere suits any occasion, with seamless service and imaginative seafood dishes that truly set Bristol apart from other seafood restaurants.

BEST ITALIAN CUISINE

Garozzo’s
9950 College Blvd., Overland Park
913.491.8300

| Garozzos.com

Michael Garozzo is the owner and operator of Garozzo’s Italian restaurants, which celebrated its 28th anniversary in April. He opened the first Garozzo’s in 1989 in the historic Columbus Park neighborhood. Today there are three popular locations in the greater Kansas City area. Garozzo’s prides itself on its signature chicken spiedini dish, a Garozzo’s creation, which has become a Kansas City staple.

BEST TAVERN/SPORTS BAR

Tavern at Mission Farms
10681 Mission Road, Leawood
913.213.6588

| TavernAtMissionFarms.com

Tavern at Mission Farms is a locally-owned neighborhood restaurant that combines a stylish atmosphere with classic American-style cuisine. Tavern at Mission Farms offers a gathering spot to experience first-class fare with superior hospitality. It is the second Tavern location in the Kansas City metro area in addition to its sister location, Tavern in the Village.

BEST LOCAL COFFEE SHOP

The Roasterie Cafe
Town Center Plaza, 4511 W. 119th St., Leawood
913.428.8270

| TheRoasterie.com

The Roasterie sources coffee beans for the discerning coffee connoisseur and air-roasts them to the perfect temperatures to unlock the most exquisite flavor each coffee has to offer. In addition to the specialty coffees, they also offer tea, coffee mugs and coffee cups, the coffee equipment they personally recommend to brew the perfect cup, unique coffee gifts for the aficionado on your list and more.

BEST DESSERT

Cheesecake Factory
6675 W. 119th St., Overland Park
913.451.6272

| TheCheesecakeFactory.com

The Cheesecake Factory is a unique, upscale casual restaurant with more than 250 menu selections including nearly 50 lower calorie SkinnyLicious® dishes and new “Super” Foods salads–handmade, in-house with fresh ingredients–and more than 50 signature cheesecakes and desserts. There is truly something for everyone at The Cheesecake Factory!

BEST BREWERY

Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City
816.474.7095

| Boulevard.com

Boulevard Brewing Company is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest, dedicated to the craft of producing fresh, flavorful beers using traditional ingredients and the best of both old and new brewing techniques.

Beauty and Fashion

BEST HAIR SALON

bijin salon and spa
6960 Mission Lane, #18, Prairie Village
913.671.7777

| BijinSalon.com

Bijin salon and spa specializes in the most current cutting, chemical and styling hair trends, led by a talented team of stylists ranging from advanced to master. Customized hair services, including special occasion hair, bridal hair and makeup, Keratin Complex, relaxer, permanent waving and hair extensions, are also available. The salon offers hair services for women, men and children.

BEST BARBER

The Gents Place of Leawood
11544 Ash St., Leawood,
913.631.3707

| TheGentsPlace.com

The Gents Place is the next level in men’s grooming and lifestyle club that helps gentlemen look and feel their most confident best. Founded in 2008, the company has grown to include lifestyle clubs in Dallas, Southlake and Frisco, Texas, as well as Leawood, Kansas, and is currently expanding with a franchise strategy nationwide. The Gents Place provides luxury men’s grooming services in addition to straight razor shaves, shoe shines and hand and foot repairs in a refined and timeless environment.

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

Janie and Jack
Town Center Plaza, 4838 W. 119th St., Leawood
913.661.9135

| JanieAndJack.com

Janie and Jack sells timeless children’s clothing with fine fabrics and hand-sewn details featuring high-quality clothing and accessories in sizes from newborn to 12.

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING

Anthropologie
5024 W. 119th St., Leawood
913.491.0865

| Anthropologie.com

Anthropologie’s product offerings consist of women’s apparel and accessories, intimates, home furniture and décor, beauty and gifts. Each caters to the lifestyle of the company’s five muses: soft and delicate; boho chic; easy cool; elegant classic; and modern sporty.

BEST JEWELER

TIVOL
4721 W. 119th St., Overland Park
913.345.0200

| TIVOL.com

Established in 1910, TIVOL locations are currently located in the heart of Kansas City’s most sought-after local shopping districts on the Country Club Plaza and Hawthorne Plaza. They offer precision craftsmanship and exceptional customer service for any style. They have also created a concierge program and will come to you with their luxurious designs to accommodate your busy schedule. The online store makes it easy to shop the top designer collections from anywhere, for any generation. With these added services, TIVOL will always be available to you.

Medical

BEST PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Dr. Michael LeBlanc – 
Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children
8226 Mission Road, Prairie Village
913.378.9610

| KidSmileKC.com

Drs. Jill Jenkins and Michael LeBlanc formed Jen­kins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children in 2005 to create the best dental experience for infants, chil­dren and adolescents, including those with special health care needs. Drs. Jenkins, LeBlanc and Rob­erts are board-certified pediatric dentists who pro­vide a compassionate team of experts, professional dental cleanings, the best restorations for children, oral health education and a kid-friendly environ­ment that will put your child at ease.

BEST DENTIST

Dr. Chad Bowles – 
Bowles Dental Center
6811 W. 121st St., Overland Park
913.491.6663

| BowlesDentalCenter.com

Bowles Dental Center practices family, implant and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Bowles is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles. Practicing with Dr. Bowles is Dr. Anne Atha who has been an invaluable addition to the practice. The office would not be what it is today without the support of the front desk staff Debbie, Ali and Tiffani; the dental assistants Krista and Natalia; and the very talented dental hygienists Kelly, Karen, Lynn and Megan. This incredible team works tirelessly to make patients’ dental experience the best it can be.

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Dr. J. Fry – 
Fry Orthodontic Specialists

Locations throughout Kansas and Missouri.

Visit our website to find a convenient location for you and your family.

913.469.9191

| FryOrthodontics.com

Your smile is just the start! Fry Orthodontic Specialists is pleased to offer state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment for children and adults. Choose between metal or clear braces or Invisalign—Fry Orthodontics is a leading provider of Invisalign in the Midwest. At Fry Orthodontics, you will receive free initial exam for braces or Invisalign; shorter treatment times—average time in braces is only 16 months; affordable payment plans; free 3-D retainers for life; highly trained doctors and skilled team members; conservative approach to treatment that avoids removing permanent teeth and limits unnecessary early treatment and extra appliances—this saves you money and allows most children to wear braces only once.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. Charles Fulk – Fulk Chiropractic
2110 E. Santa Fe St., Olathe
913.764.6237

| FulkChiropractic.com

Dr. Charles Fulk has been practicing chiropractic care in Olathe since 1983 when he founded Fulk Chiropractic, one of Kansas City’s largest chiropractic clinics.His practice philosophy has always been, “It’s not about me. It’s about the patient.” That attitude carries over into every facet of his life. His compassionate spirit and vast experience are why hundreds of patients refer their friends and family to him every year.Most patients are surprised when Dr. Fulk takes the time to call them after their first chiropractic adjustment to see how they’re feeling, but he has always practiced that way. He genuinely cares about each patient he treats and wants to ensure that the chiropractic treatment they receive is helping to alleviate the symptoms they are experiencing.

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Dr. John Rupp – 
Dermatology Specialists of KC
1010 Carondelet Drive, Building A, Suite 125, Kansas City
816.942.1150

| DermSpecialists.net

Dermatology Specialists of KC prides themselves on the wide range of services they can provide to the person searching to keep his or her skin healthy and looking good. They dedicate themselves to finding the right remedy for each unique problem and doing whatever it takes to earn the trust and confidence of their patients. Dr. John Rupp is a fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is an active member, and past president, of the Kansas City Dermatological Society. He is also an associate clinical professor at the Kansas City University’s School of Medicine and Biosciences.

BEST PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Carolyn Davis – 
Children’s Mercy-
Pediatric Care Specialists Inc.
12541 Foster, Suite 260, Overland Park
913.906.0900

| PedCareSpecialists.com

Dr. Davis joined Pediatric Care Specialists in 1989, and she is proud to have been with the same practice the entire time. Dr. Davis also sits on the Board of Directors for Children’s Mercy Hospital. During her years in practice, she has felt privileged to be named in The Kansas City Super Doctors, The Best Doctors in America, The Consumers Guide to Top Doctors, The Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians and be given the Patient’s Choice award.

BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN

Dr. Louis Christifano – Leawood Family Care
11301 Ash St., Leawood
| 913.338.4515

Dr. Christifano’s practice philosophy includes empowering patients to help themselves become and stay healthy. He believes health is best achieved as a mutual effort between patients and their physicians. Leawood Family Care offers board-certified specialty care in physical medicine and rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management. In-house physical therapy, lab, X-rays, bone density testing and ultrasound imaging.As one of the region’s few self-employed, independent primary care offices, Dr. Christifano and his associates can refer to the area’s best specialists and facilities as they see appropriate for each patient’s specific needs. Dr. Christifano feels privileged to serve this community and plans to do so for years to come.

BEST OB-GYN

Dr. Sandra Stites – Kansas City Women’s Clinic
10600 Quivira Road, Overland Park
913.541.4520

| KansasCityWomensClinic.com

Dr. Sandra Stites derives pleasure from developing long-term relationships with her patients.While her concentration has shifted from obstetrics to gynecology over her 20-year tenure, she continues to enjoy caring for women’s general health and all aspects of their lives.The characteristics that attracted her to this practice initially were the reasons she has stayed here for more than 20 years.”Fairness, camaraderie, respect, support, a family oriented environment and the incredible level and quality of care are definitely what sets this practice apart from any other in Kansas City,” Dr. Stites says. “KCWC is always in the forefront. I love working with its respected physicians and staff.”

BEST OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Alan Phillips – 
Leawood Family Eye Care
11305 Ash St., Leawood
| 913.345.8020
VisionSource-LeawoodFamilyEyeCare.com

Since 2003, Leawood Family Eye Care & Optical Boutique has been the leader and preferred provider of quality vision care products and personalized optometric services to patients in Leawood and the surrounding areas. The experienced doctors and staff offer comprehensive vision examinations and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions and problems.They are committed to educating their patients and providing personalized eye care services to the people of Leawood.

BEST VET

Hawthorne Animal Hospital
11966 Roe Ave., Overland Park
913.345.8147

| HawthorneAnimalHosp.com

Hawthorne Animal Hospital has been treating the cats and dogs of Overland Park, Leawood and surrounding areas since Hawthorne Plaza opened. For years, the staff has prided themselves on the personal service they provide. To satisfy all clients’ needs, they offer a wide range of services including doggy day care, grooming and boarding as well as medical services such as internal medicine, surgery, dentistry and wellness care. They know veterinary visits can be stressful, so they strive to make each patient’s visit a happy one.  Dr. Ann Brown has even participated in several extra hours of specialized education to become one of the few veterinarians in the area that is Fear Free certified.

BEST COSMETIC SURGEON

Dr. John Michael Quinn – 
Quinn Plastic Surgery Center and Medical Day Spa
6920 W. 121st St., Leawood
913.492.3443

| QuinnPlasticSurgery.com

Quinn Plastic Surgery Center is a cosmetic surgery practice providing Johnson County, Leawood and Kansas City residents with personal care and exceptional results. Dr. John Michael Quinn has more than 29 years of experience in performing plastic surgery procedures on patients of all ages and body types. Dr. Quinn prides himself on his ability to listen to patients to achieve the desired result. His customized procedures set him apart, producing beautiful and natural-looking results for his patients. Dr. Quinn is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

BEST MEDSPA

Aestheticare MedSpa
11100 Ash St., #210, Leawood
913.338.5476

| GreatSkinKC.com

AesthetiCare has been serving Kansas City since 2001 and in that time has grown to become one of the largest aesthetic centers in the country. Their success is based on a very simple philosophy: offer the most effective treatments available, performed by highly-trained staff, all layered with customer service that far exceeds expectations. AesthetiCare is unique in that it is also a national training center for Botox, dermal fillers, laser treatments and general aesthetics. Come experience the passion, knowledge, and advanced technology.

BEST DAY SPA

Hand and Stone 
Massage and Facial Spa
11725 Roe Ave., Suite C, Leawood
913.225.9341

| HandAndStone.com

Hand & Stone offers services at affordable pricing, without compromising the quality you would expect from a high-end day spa. Their signature service, the hot stone massage, definitely sets them apart. During this unique service, therapists combine heated therapeutic river stones with a customized massage technique for an experience that will melt away tension and pain. Hand & Stone’s spa menu includes extensive massage therapy treatments, including couple’s massages, facial and skin care services, microdermabrasion, peels, LED phototherapy, microcurrent, hair removal and tinting services.

BEST NAIL SALON

Salon One 19 & Spa
4581 W. 119th St., Leawood
913.451.7119

| SalonOne19AndSpa.com

Salon One19 has a warm and contemporary salon atmosphere where you can find the convenience of all your salon needs in one location. The team of hair stylists, nail technicians and estheticians are highly-trained, and collectively provide a wide range of technical knowledge and years of experience. They thrive on education and learning new techniques such as balayage, eyelash extensions and the most current nail trends. They would love to style you for a comfortable everyday look or even a special occasion.

Recreation

BEST FITNESS CENTER

Life Time Fitness Overland Park
6800 138th St., Overland Park
913.239.9000

| LifeTimeFitness.com

Life Time delivers an unmatched athletic resort experience and provides a comprehensive healthy living, healthy aging and healthy entertainment experience that goes beyond fitness to encompass the entire spectrum of daily life for individuals, couples and families of all ages.Life Time Fitness Overland Park offers distinctive, branded programs and services including personal and TEAM training; weight loss; group fitness; tennis, racquetball and squash; swim; Ultimate Hoops; LifeSpa; LifeCafe; a child center; run club; rock wall access and much more.

BEST KIDS ACTIVITY

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead
13800 Switzer, Overland Park
913.897.2360

| OPKansas.org

Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead brings an early 1900s frontier Kansas farm to families living in the city. It is a sanctuary of farming activities including cows, goats, horses, chickens, birds, a bison and much more. Visitors can see more than 250 animals and birds, learn about growing flowers and vegetables, or experience an Indian encampment, a one-room country schoolhouse and a turn-of-the-century main street. Parents will treasure memories of children bottle-feeding baby goats, milking cows and riding horse-drawn wagons through the woods. Open from April 1 through October 31 each year, there are numerous seasonal activities, including Pumpkin Hollow and Night of the Living Farm.

BEST DOG CARE/GROOMING

Puppy’s Playpen
5205 W. 95th St., Overland Park
913.648.3647

| PuppysPlaypen.com

Puppy’s Playpen has been providing Kansas City dog boarding, dog day care and dog grooming services for more than 11 years. Puppy’s Playpen feel it’s important to stay small! The smaller facility gives staff the freedom and flexibility to cater to the individual needs of every dog in their care. They know all of their customers as soon as they walk through the front door—they’re like the “Cheers” of doggy day cares! Puppy’s Playpen offers all-inclusive dog boarding, and day care is included. Your dog will enjoy all of the freedom and activities of day care clientele as well as enjoy breakfast and dinner.

Home and Repair

BEST ROOFER

Pyramid Roofing Company
4001 E. 138th St., Grandview
816.966.1101

| PyramidRoofingKC.com

Pyramid Roofing is a certified roofing contractor, which means the company credit, business references, customer satisfaction level, liability insurance, workers’ compensation insurance and installation procedures all meet or exceed the highest standards. The products they install are only the highest quality, state-of-the-art materials meant to provide customers with a high-quality, long-lasting roof. Most importantly, they operate on the idea that the customer is an informed and vitally important part of what they do. By making themselves available and accessible at all times, you will never be left in the dark guessing what it is that they are doing to your home.

BEST HOME BUILDER

Rodrock Homes
9550 Dice Lane, Lenexa
913.851.0347

| RodrockHomes.com

The Rodrock family has been building custom new homes in the Kansas City area for three generations. Both locally and family-owned, Rodrock Homes builds on the longstanding family tradition of putting people first and creating homes of lasting value. They’ve helped hundreds of home buyers build their dream home, each unique and custom-tailored. Rodrock builds custom homes in Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leawood and throughout the Johnson County area, with more than 30 floor plans being built in over more than 15 communities.

BEST HOME REMODELER

Jericho Home Remodeling
1954 Foxridge Drive, Kansas City, KS
913.596.0000

HomeImprovementsKansasCity.com

At Jericho Home Improvements, the people working in your home are employees. That means the company can schedule them properly, supervise them appropriately and hold them to Jericho’s extraordinary installation standards. They take it even a step farther than high standards with their unique way of handling remodeling installations. They have built an elite team of master installers who can handle every aspect of kitchen and bath remodels. These are high-level craftsmen who know kitchens and bathrooms inside and out and backward and forward. They pay closer attention to the small details you can see up close. Your project manager will also be regularly inspecting your project as it moves towards completion to make sure nothing is overlooked.

BEST PAINTER

Premier Painting
8109 W. 129th St., Overland Park
913.897.7000

| Premier-Painting.net

Premier has become one of the leading residential and commercial painting companies in the Kansas City area. Founder Dean Denis has more than 27 years of experience in all phases of the full-service painting company that Premier is today and a record of customer satisfaction. Dean, his staff and crew are committed to integrity and personal care in every painting and repair project they complete.

BEST LANDSCAPER

Ryan Lawn & Tree
5425 Antioch Drive, Merriam
913.381.1505

| RyanLawn.com

Ryan is an employee-owned, role model company in the green industry. They make the outdoors more beautiful, combining science and nature. They work hard to bring residents to the outdoors and grab every opportunity to teach the community about their environment. They pay well, hire the right people, care about staff and help each person be the best they can be. They have that same caring attitude for their customers. Because of their efforts, Ryan Lawn and Tree has a tremendous reputation in their communities. These relationships are built on a foundation of integrity and trust. They do all of this in an environment of serving their Lord with everything they do. Their learning, growing, spiritual environment is making them a sought-after company to be a part of and work for.

BEST LAWN CARE

Red Oak Landscaping
20978 Floyd St., Bucyrus
913.533.2217

| RedOakLandscaping.com

For over 15 years, our entire focus has been creating great landscapes for our clients. Red Oak creates landscapes using the newest and best plant varieties with industry-certified construction practices. e love creating beautiful four-season landscapes unique to our client’s homes.

BEST PLUMBER

Bob Hamilton Plumbing
7899 Frontage Road, Overland Park
913.888.4262

| BobHamiltonPlumbing.com

Bob Hamilton Plumbing offers complete plumbing, heating, cooling and indoor air quality services to provide you with the ultimate in total home comfort. Their team has grown and includes the very finest technicians, sales and customer service people in the industry. Their fleet of service trucks has grown and is constantly expanding so they can provide you with prompt, dependable service for all your plumbing, heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs. Their goal is to treat customers with respect, take care of their needs with the very best work and materials and deliver on their promises.

BEST PEST CONTROL

KC Pest Away
14102 W. 138th Terrace, Olathe
913.378.8899

| KCPestAway.com

KC Pest Away’s goal is to bring quality, affordable pest control solutions to the Kansas City area. A small family-owned, local company, KC Pest Away is deeply rooted in the idea of strong customer service and going the extra mile. Not a large national franchise pest control company that uses the same products and techniques on every application, KC Pest Away tailors pest control solutions to every customer, based on their particular situation and needs.

BEST HEATING AND COOLING

Anthony Plumbing Heating Cooling
15203 W. 99th St., Lenexa
913. 268.4669

| AnthonyPHC.com

AnthonyPHC has the largest customer referral network in the Kansas City area. All AnthonyPHC technicians are drug tested and background checked, and, holding to a strong heritage of expertise and customer satisfaction, AnthonyPHC technicians participate in weekly classroom and hands-on training. The Anthony Service Agreement Program (A.S.A.P.), extends the life of customer’s heating, cooling and plumbing system with annual preventative maintenance and is widely supported by manufacturers and customers.

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

Lulu & Mimi’s Cleaning
7620 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
913.649.6022

| LuluAndMimis.com

Lulu & Mimi’s specializes in providing recurring cleaning services for clients but also provides other cleaning services such as deep cleaning, construction and remodeling cleaning and real estate make ready cleaning. They also offer occasional cleaning services. They pride themselves on listening to their clients and designing services to fit their needs, budgets and schedules. The company’s goal is to be the premier house cleaning service in the areas they service. Remember, “Enjoy life; let us clean!”

BEST REALTOR

Melanie McGraw – Re/Max
11251 Nall Ave., Leawood
913.649.3100

| KCHomes4U.com

Melanie Jacobs McGraw began her real estate career alongside her father Eddie R. Jacobs in 1979. After three decades servicing thousands of buyers and sellers, the KCHomes4U team continues to offer expert guidance with the partnering of Alex Raich in 2013. The team prides itself on ideals such as strong worth ethic, honesty and integrity. The KCHomes4U team knows this could be the biggest financial decision of your life and know the importance to access the most reliable professionals needed before and after the sale/purchase of your home.

BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER

Madden McFarland
1903 W 135th St., Leawood
913.681.2821

| MaddenMcFarland.com

Madden McFarland is a family-owned interior design firm providing residential and commercial design services in Kansas City for more than 40 years. Its talented design team works with clients on a variety of projects from new construction and remodeling to furniture selection and design consultation. The showroom in Leawood is open daily, inviting clients and new shoppers to select from a wide variety of furniture, accessories art and lighting available in the showroom for sale or spend time with a designer to special order from the vast resource library, complete with fabrics and finish samples.

BEST HOME AND DECOR

Z Gallerie
Town Center Plaza, 4853 W. 117th St., Leawood
913.317.5010

| ​ZGallerie.com

Z Gallerie is the style authority for the fashionable home. The brand celebrates the glamorous, the modern and the relaxed lifestyle with cutting-edge designs and sophisticated, accessible furnishings.  Be inspired each season with the latest in furniture, art, home décor and entertaining.

BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION

Capitol Federal Savings
15081 Nall Ave., Overland Park
| 913.652-2562

13100 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66209
| 913.381.5400

CapFed.com

Capitol Federal is a leader in residential lending in Kansas and Missouri and boasts more than $9 billion in assets. In addition to single-family residential lending, construction loans and other consumer loans, Capitol Federal offers a variety of retail deposit accounts, including checking, savings, money market, IRA and certificates of deposit.

BEST WEALTH MANAGER

Peter Mallouk – Creative Planning
3400 College Blvd., Leawood
866.909.5148

| ThinkingBeyond.com

Creative Planning is one of the nation’s premier private wealth management firms. Creative Planning oversees approximately $28 billion in assets for clients throughout the country.Creative Planning believes a client’s portfolio must take into account where they are and where they want to go, as well as all of the unique circumstances that apply to their situation. They tailor each portfolio to match the needs of the client. Clients receive investment management, financial planning, legal advice and tax advice. They sit on the same side of the table as their clients.

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Nicole Feltz – American Family Insurance
11020 King St., Suite 2100, Overland Park
913.383.9100

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Nicole Feltz started her career with American Family Insurance back in college and developed an appreciation for the family culture of the company. The transition into opening her agency was a natural next step in her journey. Her passion is children and women struggling with day to day life. In 2015, the agency grew into a true family business when her husband Tyler joined. The agency gives back by being active in the community and with monthly donations to nonprofits. Nicole serves on boards for children’s and women’s organizations. Nicole and her family would love to protect your dreams, your family and your future.

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

Rockhurst High School
9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO
816.363.2036

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A leader in academics, athletics and co-curricular activities, Rockhurst draws a student body that is ethnically and socio-economically diverse from 95 different ZIP codes. The entire student body represents more than 127 elementary and junior high schools from the metropolitan area.Rockhurst has become a national leader in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programming. Rockhurst was just the 80th high school in the country to be accepted as an Associate Member of the National Consortium of Secondary Schools (NCSSS) and the first school in Kansas or Missouri to earn STEM Certification from AdvancED.

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Tallgrass Creek
13800 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park
913.897.2700

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Set on 65 acres in the beautiful community of Overland Park, Tallgrass Creek is the most sought-after retirement address in the Kansas City area—and for good reason! Tallgrass Creek offers adults age 62 and older a maintenance-free lifestyle and a fantastic assortment of amenities in an ideal location. The majority of Tallgrass Creek residents enjoy life in an independent living apartment home, but Tallgrass Creek also offers assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing care at the on-site continuing care neighborhood.