Best Custom Home Builder: Chelsea Building Group
Chelsea Building Group is creating communities like Kale Mills, The Bridge at Sharon View and ReAlta, dubbed Charlotte’s first solar community. The residential home builder will guide clients through the custom home process, which it describes on its website as land, ideation, architecture, interior design, build and orientation.
131 Matthews Station St., Matthews
Best Attorney: Laura Budd/Weaver & Budd Law
Laura Budd specializes in civil litigation, estate planning, family law and construction contracts. In addition to being active in the community, Budd and others at Weaver & Budd Law have answered readers’ questions in the Matthews-Mint Hill Weekly column “The Fine Print.”
10550 Independence Point Pkwy., Matthews
Best Bank: BB&T
BB&T, which has agreed to merge with SunTrust and become Truist, has built a strong reputation in the Matthews-Mint Hill area. Part of that is a result of access. Branches are in Matthews (Matthews Township Parkway and Plantation Estates Drive), Mint Hill (Lawyers Road) and Charlotte (Albemarle Road and (Sardis Road North).
Best Cleaning Service:
Why do people do business with Maid Brigade? The company lists five reasons on its website. They are affordable, consistent and reliable, screened and trained, provide customer service and use green cleaning techniques. They offer one-time and regular cleaning, as well as deep cleaning.
1014 Industrial Drive, Matthews
Best Dry Cleaner: Preslar Dry Cleaning
Preslar Dry Cleaning is located smack dab in the middle of downtown Matthews, allowing for convenience for people who live, work or play in that busy area.
110 Matthews Station St., Matthews
Best Mortgage Company: Fairway
Collectively, Fairway Independent Mortgage branches funded more than $26.5 billion in loans last year. Fairway has two branches in Matthews: 3021 Senna Drive and 110 Matthews Station St. You can apply for fixed and adjustable rate mortgages, as well as refinance or take on a reverse mortgage.
Best Real Estate Agent: Connie Massetti
Connie Massetti is a broker and Realtor in Allen Tate Realtors’ Matthews/Mint Hill office. Since moving from Long Island to Matthews in 2005, Massetti had been involved in the Matthews Chamber of Commerce and the Matthews Police Department’s citizen volunteers program.
101 E. Matthews St., Matthews
Best Real Estate Company: Allen Tate
Around 40 Realtors are available through the Matthews-Mint Hill office of Allen Tate Realtors. Dating back to 1957, Allen Tate is one of the nation’s top performing real estate companies.
101 E. Matthews St., Matthews
Best Florist: Silvia’s Floral Design
Silvia’s Floral Design offers many solutions for weddings, including flowers for bridal bouquets, corsages, ceremonies, receptions and even cakes. You can also wear them in your hair or on your arm. The company also has ideas for many other types of occasions. Who says there has to be an occasion?
Best Funeral Home: McEwen Funeral Home
McEwen Funeral Home has served the region for more than 90 years. Its Mint Hill chapel carries on that tradition of a caring staff working with families to create respectful funerals and memorial services for loved ones.
7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill
Best Photographer: Abbe McCracken
Abbe McCracken is a photographer who specializes in capturing family portraits and what she describes as “joyful children’s photography.” McCracken takes advantage of the beautiful scenery throughout the region to capture natural moments shared among loved ones.
Best Insurance Agent: Larry Picone/Picone Insurance Agency
Larry Picone has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years. He started Picone Insurance Agency in 2001. Picone assists people with their home, auto, business and life insurance needs.
3320 Siskey Pkwy., Matthews
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