Who's the Best of Elkhart County 2014?

    There were over 1,500 people who sent in their votes for the best businesses in Elkhart County.

    Posted on May 6, 2014 at 9:37 a.m.

    The Best of Elkhart County 2014 has been tallied up and the winners are in! There were many awesome businesses on the ballot but only one in each category got the title. This year we had over 1,500 voters with nearly 34,000 votes.

    The winners went out in print on April 27 but we want to make sure everyone has a chance to see who won.

    If you want the list without downloading the PDF, here it is:

    The Best of Elkhart County 2014 Winners



    Best of: Rise 'n Roll Bakery

    Favorites: Adam's Cake Shoppe, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Mini Delights Bake Shoppe


    Best of: Charlie's Butcher Block

    Favorites: Martin's Super Market Deli, DC Meat, Mattern's Butcher Shop & Corner Deli

    Grocery Store

    Best of: Martin's Super Markets

    Favorites: Meijer, Aldi's, Kroger


    Breakfast Restaurant

    Best of: Mayberry Café

    Favorites: Cock-A-Doodle Café, Stacks Pancake House, Das Dutchman Essenhaus


    Best of: Starbucks

    Favorites: Daily Grind, Electric Brew, Dunkin Donuts

    Family Restaurant

    Best of: Heinnies Back Barn

    Favorites: Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, Michael's Italian Restaurant

    Fast Food

    Best of: Culver's

    Favorites: Subway, Steak 'n Shake, Wendy's

    Ice Cream Parlor

    Best of: The Chief

    Favorites: Flavor Freeze, Dairy Queen, Culver's


    Best of: Iechyd Da Brewing Company

    Favorites: Volcano Pizza, Columbo's Family Restaurant, Bruno's Pizza

    Specialty Restaurant

    Best of: Iechyd Da Brewing Company

    Favorites: Lucchese's Italian Restaurant, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, Antonio's Italian Ristorante



    Best of: Iechyd Da Brewing Company

    Favorites: Miles Lab, Constant Spring, Between the Buns

    Family Fun

    Best of: Linway Plaza Cinema

    Favorites: Signature Lanes Family Fun Center, Oxbow County Park, NIBCO Water/Ice Park

    Golf Course

    Best of: Christiana Creek Country Club

    Favorites: Black Squirrel Golf Club, Elcona Country Club, Old Orchard Golf Course

    Live Entertainment Venue

    Best of: Lerner Theatre

    Favorites: Ignition Music Garage, Blue Gate Theatre, Bristol Opera House

    Travel Agency

    Best of: Edgerton's Travel Service

    Favorites: Menno Travel Service, Travelmore



    Best of: Stephenson's of Elkhart

    Favorites: Kohl's, B Boutique, Target

    Appliance Store

    Best of: Lowe's

    Favorites: Higley TV & Appliance, Menards, ABC Warehouse

    Beer/Liquor/Wine Store

    Best of: Chalet Party Shoppe

    Favorites: Rodino Liquors, Bristol Party Store, Bower's Party Shoppe


    Best of: MapleTronics Computers

    Favorites: Staples, ABC Warehouse, Radio Shack


    Best of: Linton's Enchanted Gardens

    Favorites: Matzke Florist, West View Florist, Martin's Super Market


    Best of: Larimer Furniture

    Favorites: Elkhart Bedding, The Black Crow on Main, Mattress Warehouse

    Hardware Store

    Best of: Ace Hardware

    Favorites: Menards, Lowe's, Central Hardware & Plumbing


    Best of: Quality Wine & Ale

    Favorite: Gateway Cellar Winery

    Jewelry Store

    Best of: Sorg Jewelers

    Favorites: Hopman Jewelers, Images Jewelers, Kay Jewelers

    Pet Supply Store

    Best of: Martin's Pet & Garden

    Favorites: Pet Supply Plus, Petco, Paw Mart


    Best of: B Boutique

    Favorites: Goodwill Industries, Bella's Consignment Boutique, The Black Crow on Main

    Unique Gift Store

    Best of: Linton's Enchanted Gardens

    Favorites: The Black Crow on Main, Hearts Desire, Ten Thousand Villages


    Computer/Electronics Service & Repair

    Best of: MapleTronics Computers

    Favorites: MapleNet, O's Computer, Scott's Computer World

    Employment Agency

    Best of: Manpower

    Favorites: Specialized Staffing Solutions, Peoplelink Staffing Solutions, Forge Industrial Staffing

    Home Remodelers/Decorators

    Best of: Bail Home Services & Construction

    Favorites: Garber's Interior Design, Martin Brothers Contracting, Creative Solutions

    Landscape & Gardening

    Best of: Linton's Enchanted Gardens

    Favorites: Kruse Farm Supply & Garden Center, Martin's Pet & Garden Center, Stone Ridge Landscaping Inc.

    Local Charity

    Best of: Boys & Girls Club of Elkhart County

    Favorites: Church Community Services, Pet Refuge, Faith Mission

    Pet Care

    Best of: Animal Care Clinic North

    Favorites: Dr. Weldy's Associates, Animal Aid Clinic South, Noah's Landing Pet Care Clinic

    Plumbing/Heating/Air Conditioning

    Best of: Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning

    Favorites: Church Plumbing and Heating, Lefever Plumbing and Heating, Goshen Plumbing and Heating


    Best of: Salon J

    Favorites: Shabby Chic Hair Boutique, Beauty Shoppe, Kimi's Hair Designs

    Tanning Salon

    Best of: Malibu Tanning

    Favorites: Tiki Tan, Getaway Tanning & Hair Salon, Coconut Tan & Spa

    Telecommunications/Cell Phone Provider

    Best of: Verizon Wireless

    Favorites: AT&T, Sprint, Frontier Communications


    Car Wash

    Best of: Drive & Shine

    Favorites: Northern Pride, Rocket Car Wash, John's Auto Spa

    New Car Dealer

    Best of: Tom Naquin Chevrolet Nissan Cadillac

    Favorites: Lochmandy Motors, Harold Zeigler Ford-LincolnGoshen Buick-GMC-Hyundai

    Used Car Dealer

    Best of: Concord Cars

    Favorites: Tom Naquin Chevrolet Nissan Cadillac, Lochmandy Motors, Harold Zeigler Ford-Lincoln

    Vehicle Service & Repair

    Best of: Monteith Tire

    Favorites: Angel Automotive, Jim Stone Services, Doug's Alignment


    Apartment Complex

    Best of: Arbor Lakes Apartments

    Favorites: Greenleaf Manor Apartments, Waterford Crossing, Maple Lane Apartments

    Home Builder

    Best of: Fireside Homes

    Favorites: Martin Brothers Contracting, Schrock Homes, Town & Country Builders

    Real Estate Agent

    Best of: Darla Brock REmax/Excellence

    Favorites: Darryl Riegsecker REMAX, Barb Cambell Remax, Tara Lochmandy Cressy & Everett

    Real Estate Company

    Best of: Realty Group Resources

    Favorites: RE/MAX Excellence, Cressy & Everett Real Estate, Century 21 Landmark Realty Group

    Senior Living Community

    Best of: Hubbard Hill Estates

    Favorites: Greencroft Goshen, Greenleaf Health Campus, East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center


    Bank/Credit Union

    Best of: Interra Credit Union

    Favorites: INOVA Federal Credit Union, Teachers Credit Union, Chase

    Insurance Company/Agent

    Best of: State Farm Insurance-Agent Rachel Wain

    Favorites: State Farm Insurance-Agent Kathy Nobles, State Farm Insurance-Agent Mike Wain, State Farm Insurance-Agent Rocky Enfield

    Investment Company

    Best of: Edward Jones

    Favorites: JP Morgan Chase, Compass Wealth Advisors, Stifel

    Education College/University

    Best of: IU South Bend Elkhart Center

    Favorites: Bethel College, Goshen College, Ivy Tech

    High School

    Best of: Concord High School

    Favorites: Northridge High School, Elkhart Memorial High School, Elkhart Central High School


    Best of: Ryan Culp at Concord High School

    Favorites: Ken Cross at Goshen High School, Mrs. Bontreger at Wakarusa Elementary School

    Vocational School Training

    Best of: Elkhart Area Career Center

    Favorites: Ivy Tech Community College, Vogue Beauty College, ITT Technical Institute



    Best of: Dibley Chiropractic Center

    Favorites: Natural Health Family Chiropractic, Amberwood Terrace Chiropractic, Broderick Chiropractic Center, Schneider Clinic

    Dental Services

    Best of: Greenleaf Family Dentistry, Norman E. Bryan, D.D.S.

    Favorites: Watkins Family Dentistry, Comprehensive Dental Care P.C.

    Family Physicians Office

    Best of: Elkhart Clinic

    Favorites: Elkhart Family Physicians, Bristol St. Pediatric Associates, Family Practice Associates, The People's Clinic

    Funeral Services

    Best of: Billings Personalized Funeral Home

    Favorites: Stemm Lawson Peterson Funeral Home, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Walley Mills Zimmerman Funeral Home

    Hearing Services

    Best of: Riverpointe Hearing Center

    Favorites: Beltone Hearing Care Center, Elkhart Audiology Rehab, Darr & Associates

    Hospice Provider

    Best of: Center for Hospice Care

    Favorites: IU Health Goshen Hospice, Miller's Merry ManorAseraCare 


    Best of: Elkhart General Hospital

    Favorites: IU Health Goshen Hospital

    Physical Fitness Facility

    Best of: Elkhart Youth and Community Center (YMCA)

    Favorites: Planet Fitness Gym, Eastlake Athletic Club, Fitness USA

    Rehabilitation Facility

    Best of: OSMC

    Favorites: Hubbard Hill Estates, Greencroft Goshen, Greenleaf Health Campus

    Specialty Physicians Office

    Best of: OSMC

    Favorites: River Oaks OB/GYN Associates, PC Fairhaven OB/GYN, Michiana Hematology Oncology PC Advanced Centers for Cancer Care

    Vision Services

    Best of: Boling Vision Center

    Favorites: Spectrum Eyewear Gallery, Abbott Eye Clinic, Wellington & Weddell Eye Care

    Weight Loss Center/Program

    Best of: Weight Watchers

    Favorite: Curves

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