Best of 2021: Services

Best of 2021_ Services Winners

From auto dealers to dog grooming, here’s are your favorite service businesses in Chicagoland.

Best Florist (City)
Flowers for Dreams

1812 W Hubbard St.

Delivering locally crafted flowers at honest prices, charity is at the heart of Flowers for Dreams, as they donate to a local charity with every bouquet purchased.

Best Florist (Suburbs)
The Flower Shop in Glencoe

693 Vernon Ave., Glencoe

This repeat winner creates stunningly gorgeous flower arrangements. Get your loved ones’ favorite bouquet delivered to them to brighten their day. For being a little shop with a “small but mighty” attitude, they could not be more blown away by all the support the North Shore has shown them over the past year. 

Best Realtor (City)
Hayley Westhoff, Compass

As an award winning and “Top 1% Producing Agent”, named by Chicago Association of Realtors and America’s Top 100 LLC, Hayley is driven by a strong desire to exceed clients’ expectations and deliver results.

Best Realtor (Suburbs)
Julie Hartvigsen, Compass

Born and raised on the North Shore, Julie has an intimate knowledge of the area and those qualities that make it such a unique and special place to live and raise a family.

Best Hospital (City)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

251 East Huron St

Northwestern Memorial is an 894-bed academic medical center hospital that is the primary teaching affiliate for the Feinberg School of Medicine and has nearly 1,900 affiliated physicians representing virtually every medical specialty.

Best Hospital (Suburbs)
Evanston Hospital

2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston

Evanston Hospital, opened in 1891, is a comprehensive acute-care facility and the nucleus of NorthShore University HealthSystem. Principal home to NorthShore Cardiovascular Institute and Kellogg Cancer Center, Evanston Hospital also offers a variety of surgical specialties.

Best Pet Grooming (City)
Ravenswoof Pet Grooming

1823 W Wilson Ave

Ravenswoof has a “humanity over vanity” approach and will always do what is in a pets best interest. Having had so much experience in the industry they deal with many animals who are nervous or anxious. They encourage clients to stay on a consistent schedule.

Best Pet Grooming (Suburbs)
Wags on Willow

300 Happ Rd., #107, Northfield

Wags on Willow strives to send you home with a healthy, happy, and well-groomed companion. Founded by Mary Bowler and her beloved pug, Sushi ten years ago, Wags mission is to deliver a premier pet salon experience focusing on quality customer service and personalized attention.

Best Auto Dealer (City)
McGrath Lexus of Chicago

1250 W Division St

As the premier Mercedes-Benz dealership on Chicagoland’s North Shore, Autohaus on Edens prides itself on putting the customer experience above all else.

Best Auto Dealer (Suburbs)
Autohaus on Edens

1600 Frontage Rd., Northbrook

Autohaus on Edens is the chosen luxury auto dealer of drivers in Highland Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Winnetka, and surrounding Illinois areas. Their premium facility has been meticulously designed to exceed the standards of their clientele and reflect the outstanding quality of the Mercedes-Benz name.

Best Movers – Tie
Happ Movers Inc

Moving won’t be a pain when Happ Movers are a part of it.

First Class Moving & Storage

First Class Moving & Storage is a company committed to providing a high-quality move for a reasonable cost.

Best Jewelry Repair (City)
Bryn Mawr Jewelry

5139 N Clark St

Bryn Mawr Jewelry Company is a full-service jewelry store with a focus on bridal jewelry, custom design, watch & jewelry repair and top-rated customer service.

Best Jewelry Repair (Suburbs)
Lambrecht’s Jewelers

1131 Central Ave., Front 17, Wilmette

Located in Wilmette for 65 years, Lambrecht’s offers custom design, full-service repairs on jewelry and timepieces along with a wide variety of jewelry for every budget.

Best Handyman 
Get Dwell

1046 Gage St., Winnetka

This neighborhood, family-owned hardware store has always been the best place to get good advice concerning your home. Now, using Get Dwell, these stores can help homeowners better repair and improve their homes by using the same local, quality service providers that these stores have come to know and trust.

Best Bank
Wintrust

231 S LaSalle

Whether you’re looking for a checking account for yourself, a first savings account for your child, or a loan for your business, Wintrust is here for you with personalized solutions and friendly service.

Best Personal or Business Coach
(en)Courage Coaching Chicago

7443 South Luella Ave

(en)Courage Coaching was founded with the earnest goal of making career, leadership, and executive coaching financially and culturally accessible to folks across Chicago.

Category Sponsor
Autohaus on Edens

Michael Rosengarden, President, Autohaus on Edens

Pandemic Pivot

“Covid was a challenge for everyone in Chicagoland. After a quick shutdown, we quickly put sanitation requirements in place and went straight to BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – this way we could focus on the customer experience and honor the safety of our process first and foremost. Ultimately, we did not have much of a slow-down and feel super grateful to our loyal customers who were patient and continued to support us despite the pandemic. We are completely up and running and look forward to a robust 2022!” – Michael Rosengarden, President, Autohaus on Edens

Michael’s Top Service Picks

Fine Dining – Sophia Steak
1146 Wilmette Ave, Wilmette
This is my new favorite on The Northshore and a big part of the new dining renaissance in Wilmette. I love their other restaurant Gemini in Lincoln Park. They have successfully created a steakhouse experience that is has a bit of a feminine touch that is welcoming to all.

Wellness – Over The Hill Yoga
I have been practicing yoga with Mia Cutler from Over the Hill for several years now. She launched an online yoga practice during the pandemic for 50+ yogis by 50+ yogis. A real quiet escape in the crazy year that we all had. 

Casual Dining – Happ Inn
305 N Happ Rd, Northfield
Carlos is a long time friend and terrific operator. His lunchtime menu is completely reliable and his staff is always welcoming. Don’t miss the handmade Guacamole or the Turkey Chili.

Best Pet Grooming – Rovers Place
1810 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook
My dogs have always been incredibly taken care of Winky and Stan. Their love of my dogs is palpable – they truly love what they do.

Jewelry – Razny Jewelers
Locations in Chicago, Addison, Highland Park & Hinsdale
Always incredible customer service and quality jewelry. I have used them as my go to jeweler for 20+ years for all of my families “special occasion” jewelry needs.

Best Hospital – Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W, Highland Park
This hospital has been a real blessing to my family as we navigated a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma with my wife Andrea. They were professional and compassionate and so close to home. We spent a lot of time there and their medical support throughout the journey was top notch!

Favorite Charity – A Safe Place
This charity continues their undying focus to help women in crisis. I have been on the board for over a decade now and am so impressed by their commitment to the cause.

Nail Salon – Lotus Highland Park
456 Central Ave. (847) 681-0123
Good pedicures and manicures are hard to find for men like me. This salon is very inviting to men and they do a great job!


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