Best of Savannah 2018: Services

From thousands of reader surveys comes our inimitable Best of Everything list. Categories run from appetizers to desserts, bike shops to barbershops. Here, the year’s best food, including fine dining, outdoor dining, coffee house, brunch and more. 

Ad agency

Boost by Design | 428 Bull St. #203
What they’re all about: The choice of The Savannah Bananas, Live Oak Restaurant group and more
Insider tip: Digital marketing is Boost by Design’s specialty 
Runner-up: RobMark

Audio/video/lighting production

Stage Front Presentation Systems | 6 Southern Oaks Dr.
What they’re all about: Timely, personalized audio-visual solutions
Insider tip: Stage Front uses the latest audio-visual technology to keep you at ease
Runner-up: Advanced A/V Rentals

Public relations firm

Abshire Public Relations LLC | 307 W. Waldburg St.
What they’re all about: Jennifer Abshire and her team share clients’ stories with finesse
Insider tip: Abshire also offers crisis management and reputation management services
Runner-up: Lesley Francis PR

Web/software developer

Boost by Design | 428 Bull St. #203
What they’re all about: Unique brand development with whip-smart strategy
Insider tip: Engage audiences with integrative web design 
Runner-up: Oak.Works

Community bank/financial institution

Wells Fargo | 136 Bull St. and many other locations
What they’re all about: Convenient banks and ATMs throughout town
Insider tip: Bank on the go with Wells Fargo’s mobile app
Runner-up: South State Bank

Insurance company (auto, life, etc.) 

State Farm
What they’re all about: A national institution with hometown convenience 
Insider tip: Download the redesigned mobile app for roadside assistance and more
Runner-up: Allstate

Law firm

The Eichholz Law Firm | 530 Stephenson Ave. #200
What they’re all about: Injury lawyers with philanthropic spirits
Insider tip: The new Eichholz Scholarship awards $1,500 to a local rising college student
Runner-up: Bouhan Falligant LLP

Auto repair

Integrity Auto Repair | 4406 Waters Ave. | 12125 Apache Ave.
What they’re all about: Wheelin’ and dealin’ for five years and counting
Insider tip: Sign up at integrityonwaters.com for monthly deals
Runner-up: Autobahn Service Center Inc.

New cars

Southern Motors Group
What they’re all about: Steering customers to quality since 1929 
Insider tip: Shop Southern Motors Honda, Southern Motors Acura and Southern Motors Springfield
Runner-up: J.C. Lewis Ford 

Used cars

Grainger Honda and Nissan | 1596 Chatham Pkwy. | 1550 Chatham Pkwy.
What they’re all about: 40 years of pairing Savannahians with their perfect wheels
Insider tip: Check out the famous Grainger lifetime warranty
Runner-up: Southern Motors Group

Bikes & bike repair

Perry Rubber Bike Shop | 240 Bull St.
What they’re all about: Good folks and spokes for racers and commuters alike
Insider tip: Join in a group ride every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Runner-up: Quality Bike Shop

Deejay

All About You Entertainment  | 404 E. Oglethorpe Ave.
What they’re all about: Get the party started in style
Insider tip: Also offering photo booths and lighting design
Runner-up: W. Smith Entertainment

Event rentals

Ranco Tent Rentals & Savannah Special Events | 117 Westside Blvd.
What they’re all about: They’ve got your event covered
Insider tip: A one-stop shop with china, chairs, lighting, tables and more
Runner-up: Host South

Special event facility

The Whitman | 611 Whitaker St.
What they’re all about: 123 years of Southern manor sophistication 
Insider tip: Book the Forsyth Park mansion for a luxe staycation
Runner-up: Savannah Station

Party/event planner

Tammy Moseley Ray, The Detail Department | P.O. Box 13874
What they’re all about: Counted on by politicians and party people alike 
Insider tip: Tammy also specializes in public relations
Runner-up: Posh Petals and Pearls

Photographer

Mackensey Alexander Photography | Expertly capturing natural chemistry and tender moments
Insider tip: Book a “goddess session” to feel like a total babe
Runner-up: Christine Hall Photography 

Florist

John Davis Florist | 2430 Abercorn St. 
What they’re all about: A perennial favorite for brides and beyond 
Insider tip: Send a “just because” bouquet from johndavisflorist.com
Runner-up: Harvey Designs

Dry cleaner

Curry Dry Cleaners | 1310 DeRenne Ave. 
What they’re all about: Caring, family-oriented service since 1944 
Insider tip: Have your fresh threads returned to your home or office with Curry’s delivery service
Runner-up: David’s Dry Cleaners

Seamstress

Stitch | 6 E. Liberty St.
What they’re all about: Expert alterations for bridal and business wear
Insider tip: Bring your dream garment to life through Stitch’s custom services
Runner-up: Cate Lyon Studio

Convenience store

Parker’s | 222 Drayton St. and many other locations
What they’re all about: Chicken fingers, chewy ice and clean convenience
Insider tip: Download the Parker’s Rewards mobile app for discounts and exclusive promotions
Runner-up: Broughton Market

Assisted living retirement community

The Marshes of Skidaway Island | 95 Skidaway Island State Park Rd. 
What they’re all about: Homey comfort and support services, island-style
Insider tip: Off-campus events include restaurants, films and the opera
Runner-up: Buckingham South

Moving company

Two Men and A Truck | 121 Eason Dr. 
What they’re all about: Locally owned franchise making moves in Savannah and Pooler
Insider tip: Save time and cut frustration — take advantage of Two Men and a Truck’s packing services
Runner-up: Washington Movers

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