Best of the Best: Services

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If you’re looking to vote in our 2024 Best of Grand Rapids campaign, click here.

The results of our reader survey are in. Here are our reader’s top picks for service providers in Grand Rapids:


1st Place: Benji Salon & Spa
Luxury is the main attraction at Benji Salon/Spa on Lake Michigan Drive near Standale. From complete hair, nail, and lash services to massages, facials, and waxing, Benji knows just how to pamper its guests with personal care. Look also for makeup sessions (great for special occasions and bridal parties) and event space rental for personal pampering parties or wedding/baby showers
and more.
2nd Place: Design 1

Hair Salon
1st Place: Benji Salon & Spa

2nd Place: Design 1

Day Spa
1st Place: Bengston Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

Patient-focused state-of-the-art facility offering surgical and non surgical procedures with a mission to provide patients, clients, and their families with excellent services and “elevated, natural looking results.”
2nd Place: Benji

Plastic Surgeon
1st Place: Dr. Brad Bengston

2nd Place: Dr. David Alfonso

1st Place: Drs. Kurt Ashack & Rebecca Jansen (both at

Dermatology Associates)
Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail problems, this comprehensive team of dermatologists, physician assistants and specialty trained nurses is backed by the latest techniques and procedures.
2nd Place: Dr. Kristi Hawley at The Dermatology Institute of West Michigan

1st Place: I Chiro Clinics

With two Grand Rapids locations, I Chiro Clinics have been providing quality natural health care for local Grand Rapids residents since 1998.
2nd Place: Kooistra Chiropractic Clinic

1st Place: MI Smiles

Multiple locations throughout West Michigan with 40+ years in dentistry.
2nd Place: Great Lakes

Tattoo Parlor
1st Place: High Pointe Tattoo

Classic tattoos applied by Hunter Cross, Jeremy Eikenberry, Ryan Stout, located at 820 Monroe Ave. NW., suite 120. For more information visit the website.
2nd Place: Mos Eisleys Tattoo Studio

Credit Union
1st Place: Lake Michigan Credit Union
LMCU’s motto is “We treat our members like neighbors,” and it’s true. Good customer service, a growing number of locations and numerous business and personal banking products have members sticking with LMCU for all banking needs. There’s community spirit as well, showcased in financial wellness learning opportunities, scholarship and school/holiday donation programs, and deals on West Michigan Whitecaps games at LMCU Ballpark.
2nd Place: Consumer’s Credit Union

1st Place: Lake Michigan Credit Union

2nd Place: Huntington Bank

Child Care
1st Place: Milestones
Locally owned child care provider with multiple West Michigan locations.
2nd Place: Apple Tree

Family Law
1st Place: Giordano Law, PLC

From Giordano Law, PLC, located in Bridgewater Place, 333 Bridge St NW #1020:
“Michele M. Giordano, attorney and founder of Giordano Law, PLC, is a family law, estate planning, and litigation attorney helping clients with cases involving: divorce, post-divorce, custody, adoption, guardianships, and the drafting of wills…”
2nd Place: Thacker Sleight

Residential Real Estate
1st Place: Five Star Real Estate

Founded in 1996, Five Star Real Estate, with numerous offices throughout the region boasts its agents “consistently close more than twice the national average of transactions”.
2nd Place: Berkshire Hathaway and Rise (it’s a tie)

Residential Cleaning Service
1st Place: Cascade Fresh Cleaning Service

For more than a decade this locally owned and operated maid service offers signature home cleaning services to effectively clean your house from top to bottom.
2nd Place: Molly Maid

1st Place: Mr. Bill’s Land Tree Snow

Mr. Bill’s excels in carrying out custom jobs year round in the area of tree-trimming, snow removal and landscaping .
2nd Place: Summit Landscaping and Tree Service

Retirement Community
1st Place: Holland Home

Holland Home is a nonprofit senior living and care organization providing independent living communities and a full continuum of care services.
2nd Place: Porter Hills

Estate Planning
1st Place: Brown Law Firm
Attorney Chris Brown’s website promises to provide “expert legal counsel and authentic personal service all at a great value, just as it should be.”
2nd Place: Tim Alles

Animal Clinic
1st Place: Plymouth Road Animal Clinic
Veterinarian/Practice Owner, Dr. Jen Wehler has been practicing at Plymouth Road Animal Clinic since 2009. In 2016, she became sole owner of the practice with a mission to provide thorough, friendly, affordable care for dogs and cats across West Michigan.
2nd Place: Family Friends Veterinary Hospital

Doggie Day Care
1st Place: Whiskers Resort & Pet Spa

This luxurious center for pets offers daycare, overnight boarding, grooming, and training. 2nd Place: Camp Bow Wow

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