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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