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Best of the Coast 2016: Services Featured Winners

Aiken Picture Frames South
15 E. Brent Lane, Suite 7, aikenpictureframes.com
How long have you been in business/practicing?
We have been in business in Pensacola for over 30 years and have been at Brent Lane for about 12 years. We started at the flea market, and our children are learning to take over the business. We will always be around because we love our customers.
What sets you and your business apart?
We are able to “frame while you wait.” As long as we have a frame in stock that you like, you can walk out with artwork ready to hang on the wall. We also keep our costs low so that we can pass savings on to our customers.
What inspires you?
Happy customers are a treasure. We get many opportunities to see the creative things people do, whether it is a seasoned artist or a school child with an artistic interest. We want people to be proud of what they can create, not tear apart.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list?
We visit businesses that treat us special—like family. Our business is a part of us and we care about our customers. It is obvious when you walk into a business if you are important.
Answers by:
Arlene Aiken, Secretary/Partner

Anytime Fitness Downtown Pensacola
100 S. Alcaniz St., anytimefitness.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Anytime Fitness Downtown Pensacola has been open 10 years. Under the current ownership, we have been in business six years proudly serving the Pensacola community.
What sets you and your business apart? Anytime members have 24-hour access and are able to use over 3,000 clubs around the world. The member experience means everything to us. Our members walk into a clean, well-maintained club and non-intimidating atmosphere with the best trainers in the area.
What inspires you? Watching our members set goals and achieving them. We have seen members lose over 100 pounds, run their first 5k, and even complete full Ironmans. They are all equally impressive and rewarding to watch. Their positive energy motivates other members, as well as our team.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Running Wild, Ride More Bicycles, Ever’mans, Another Broken Egg Cafe, Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz, McDonald, Fleming, Moorhead, and 10th Avenue Hair Salon.
Answers by: Chris Herr, Owner/Operator

Artel Gallery
223 S. Palafox, artelgallery.org

How long have you been in business/practicing? Artel has been operating as a not-for-profit contemporary gallery for the last 23 years and the practicing artists for much longer.
What sets you and your business apart? Artel is unique in many aspects. We are all volunteer. We are not afraid to experiment or exhibit works that spark debate, in fact, we encourage it. We are an “art for art’s sake” gallery without concern for commercial marketability. Artel is the only one of its kind in the Southeast.
What inspires you? Speaking for the Artel board of directors, we find inspiration from our artists, our volunteers and our community.  We have been lucky to garner their support and enthusiasm, which has translated into many successful exhibitions and events for the gallery.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Our business neighbors on and around Palafox rock. Also, Escambia County for their dedication to the arts, Pensacola Humane Society for their tireless work, Pyramid, Inc. Pensacola deserves attention for their services, and finally Varona’s—a business that should be recognized for their dedication to our area’s arts and culture.
Answers by: Suzanne Robbert, President

Baptist Health Care
1717 N. E St., ebaptisthealthcare.org
How long have you been in business/practicing? 65 years
What sets you and your business apart? BHC is the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health care provider. It includes three hospitals, two medical parks, a sports medicine destination, behavioral health services and a growing physician network. Two new medical parks will open at Airport Road and in Pace in early 2017.
What inspires you? We are inspired by the dedication of our more than 6,500 team members and by the people who live and work in the communities we serve.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Too many to name. We are blessed to be based in beautiful northwest Florida. In our area, we have so many organizations and individuals who are committed to being the best and that’s what makes our community so special.
Answers by: Candy McGuyre, Corporate Marketing Director

Bobby Likis Car Clinic / PreRepair®
5675 N. Davis Highway, carclinicservice.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? 45 years
What sets you and your business apart? Commitment to customer care, engagement, and communication, plus focus on leading-edge automotive technologies and ongoing technician training/certifications. We are also always implementing industry innovations, like GLOBO (on-line Glove Box) for 24/7 access to service records, Lifetime Protection Plan, PreRepair® procedures that prevent repair, and BoosterShot® supercharged oil service. We care.
What inspires you? Passing the “man-in-the-mirror” test. I ask myself “How can I do more / better / differently?” Every day. Then add passion for cars and for the people who drive them.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? Downtown
Answers by: Bobby Likis, Chief Cheerleader

Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center
505 S. Adams St.; 3101 E. Cervantes St.; 605 E. Government St., breathepcola.com
How long have you been in business/practicing?
Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center is celebrating our four-year anniversary in March 2017, at our downtown location. Our wellness offices have been open for almost three years, and we just opened our Scenic Yoga studio in August 2016.
What sets you and your business apart? We offer adult and children’s yoga certifications. Our yoga teachers are highly experienced with several decades of combined teaching experience and diverse trainings. We offer a wide range of wellness services for self-care including massage, cranial-sacral, Thai massage, private yoga, intuitive healing, life coaching, holistic counseling, and essential oil education.
What inspires you? Every individual that enters through our door inspires us. We are so grateful for the presence, talent, heart, and wisdom of every student. We love our Gulf Coast yoga community.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Carmen’s Lunch Bar, Pensacola Bay Brewery, Arrow Salon & Spa, La Bona Boutique, Global Grill, End of the Line Cafe, and My Favorite Things.
Answers by: Stacey Vann, Director

Law Office of Chris Crawford
1 S. A St., Ste 103, bettercallchris.net
How long have you been in business/practicing? I opened my office in 2012.  We started in a small office with only $300 and grew to the firm we are now.
What sets you and your business apart? Client satisfaction is what sets us apart. That’s our main focus and drive. We will work day and night to make sure the client is satisfied and received the best results.
What inspires you? A simple thank you is what inspires me. Because of the areas of law that I practice, I represent average, everyday, working people. Though we do love getting a big verdict for our clients, it is a simple thank you that matters more to us.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? The best are the businesses that put their quality of work first. You look at the new businesses downtown, and what sets them apart is their desire to put out the best product. Places like Union Public House, IRON, and Volume ONE are run by great people, and it shows.
Answers by: Chris Crawford

Culinary Productions Inc.
700 W. Main St., culinaryproductionsinc.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? CPI has been serving the Gulf Coast for the past 13 years.
What sets you and your business apart? Customer service. CPI wants to go that extra mile for our clients, and I think that is what sets us apart from everyone else.
What inspires you? There are some close family members and friends that have been a big part of our longevity, and you just want to see all of their hard work pay off. So I’m always inspired to improve our company from the others that have done so much for us.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? For me, a Wahoos game with the family. Plus I can never get enough Pot Roast & Pinot or Global Grill.
Answers by: Mike DeSorbo, Owner

Dalrymple | Sallis Architecture
503 E. Government St., dalsal.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Dean and I have each had our own firms for over a decade, but Dalrymple | Sallis has been in place for over six years now.
What sets you and your business apart? Our team’s ability to work in a way that keeps contractors as happy as our clients.
What inspires you? People choosing to continue to invest in Pensacola and clients that trust us.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? Our great clients like Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, The Fish House, Dog House Deli, Elebash’s Jewelers, Pure Barre, Fosko, Urban Objects, and duh, just to name a few.
Answers by: J. Scott Sallis, AIA, Principal Owner

Dee McDavid Interiors
3000 N. 12th Ave., deemcdavid.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? 20  years total—from home for 10 years and 10 years with a storefront.
What sets you and your business apart? We personalize decor to the setting and style of the owner.
What inspires you? Sunsets and water, foliage and flowers, trendsetters and travel, and always art.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Bodacious Olive, Sunset on the Bayou, Cactus Flower, Joe Patti’s seafood and George Artisan Bakery & Bistro.
Answers by: Dee McDavid, Owner/Decorista

Escape Wellness Spa
4400 Bayou Blvd., Ste. 24, escapeandfeelbetter.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years, and we will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary at Escape Wellness Spa in March.
What sets you and your business apart? We have a special bond with our clients and our team is committed to showing them how much we care. Each client is unique, so we always make sure to customize each treatment to fit their needs. Our clients can feel our love for what we do through our touch.
What inspires you? Our clients inspire us. Seeing the smile on their faces after being able to stand straight for the first time in years is extremely rewarding and hearing them gush with gratitude and refer us to their friends and family is what keeps us going.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? I love Carmen’s Lunch Bar, Pure Barre, Fosko, Style Downtown, Casino Beach Bar, Susan Campbell Jewelry, Fortis Institute, Dolce and Gelato, Old Hickory Whiskey Bar, Fred Astaire, Seacrest Fitness, Pensacola Rowing Club, and Fiore.
Answers by: Stephanie E. Knight, Owner

Everwell Specialty Pharmacy
6506 N. Davis Highway, everwellrx.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Since September 2003.
What sets you and your business apart? We are not your average pharmacy. We consider ourselves a wellness destination. Our mission is to help every client achieve optimal health. We do this by offering expert advice on a wide-range of health issues, professional-grade vitamins, and prescription medications.
What inspires you? I am inspired by our team. We have a great group of professionals that genuinely find joy in helping people live healthier lives. Their drive and passion inspire me.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list?: Global Grill, Don Alan’s, Mako Crossfit, and Classic City Catering.
Answers by: Chris Schulte, President

Executive Landscaping, Inc.
1436 E. Olive Road, landscapingthegulfcoast.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Since 1984.
What sets you and your business apart? Our clients are the number one priority. We make it a goal to exceed expectations, whether they are building a landscape from the ground up or simply need a maintenance service. Our service, dedication to detail, integrity and expertise is the foundation of our reputation.
Answers by: Rene West, President

Fiore of Pensacola
15 W. Main St., fioreofpensacola.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? I have been in the amazing floral and event design world since I was teenager.
What sets you and your business apart? We set the standards for quality and consistency. Our designs are one of a kind with world-class product.
What inspires you? Every single flower inspires me daily. The color, the scent, the textures, it never gets old. And of course, the happiness on my clients faces—it’s truly the best.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? We have the best hair salon, Volume ONE, right next door, the best sushi at Nom, the best coffee at Bodacious Brew, and the best everything at Jackson’s. We might be spoiled downtown.
Answers by: Shannon Pallin, Flower Visionary and Proprietor

Fishbein Orthodontics
4900 Market Place Road, emeraldcoastbraces.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Four years
What sets you and your business apart? A beautiful smile at an affordable price. We offer braces and Invisalign in Pensacola. We are proud to have been voted Best of Coast for the last three years.
What inspires you? Giving patients the confidence of a beautiful smile.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? New downtown development, the Blue Wahoos, and Orange Theory Fitness.
Answers by: Dr. Ben Fishbein, Orthodontist

Fixed on Fitness
fixedonfitness.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Fixed on Fitness has been running outdoor fitness camps in Pensacola since January 2008. Over the last eight years, we have added camps in Pace, Perdido, and Cantonment.
What sets you and your business apart? The personal attention that we give each client and the variety of workouts that we do at camp sets FOF apart from other fitness programs. We create and program all of our own workouts. This enables us to adapt each workout to accommodate a variety of fitness levels.
What inspires you? The change that we get to see in our clients is what inspires us most. We have the opportunity to help people make positive changes in their health and fitness, accomplish goals they did not think were possible and build confidence. Seeing these changes in our clients is incredibly inspiring.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? We really love so many of our local businesses. From restaurants to dog groomers, to photographers, we have such a great variety of talented professionals in our city.
Answers by: Kenzie Presnell, Certified Personal Trainer and Owner

Hairitage House Salon
10232 Chemstrand Road, hairitagehousepensacola.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Next month (November) will be two years since we opened our doors. We’ll be having a birthday party on the 21 and, yes, there will be cake. Join us!
What sets you and your business apart? Like many salons, Hairitage House has very talented artists that love perfecting their craft. But what sets us apart from other salons is the culture of love and gratitude that resonates within. These girls work together & build each other up, which naturally cultivates an incredible atmosphere.
What inspires you? When we serve others selflessly and give more of ourselves than expected to our guests, so our business naturally flourishes. As the owner, what inspires me the most is see my technicians building a successful business for themselves and enjoying their jobs and truly recognizing their own potential to succeed in this industry.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? There are so many amazing small businesses in this great town. Best fusion restaurant is Kuzoku. I also love Escape Wellness Spa for massages and Northridge Church is an incredible church passionate about Bible-based teaching and blessing Pensacola families in any way possible. Also, Kathy Short is my best realtor—hands down.
Answers by: Kymber Palmer, Owner/Technician

Famous Gabe’s Hula Moon Tattoo
473 N. Pace Blvd., hulamoontattoo.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Hula Moon opened in 2000 and has spent the last 16 years making good art and hosting the best parties. Hula Moon houses over 90 years combined tattoo experience.
What sets you and your business apart? We kick ass.
What inspires you? Collectively working with a group of great artists is the most inspiring way to work everyday. We just have fun at what we do.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? CJ’s Diner for breakfast and lunch.  On Tuesdays, I recommend the burger named after yours truly, the Gabe burger. Then in the evening it’s the best bar in the world: The Elbow Room. They have the best jukebox and the coldest beer.
Answers by: Famous Gabe, Artist Extraordinaire and Wizard for Hire

Dr. Victor Hultstrand
OB/GYN Physician at Woodlands Medical Specialists
4724 N. Davis Highway, woodlandsmed.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Dr. Hultstrand grew up in the Pensacola area and earned his medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine. He completed his OB/GYN residency at Sacred Heart Hospital. With his experience and knowledge, Dr. Hultstrand is committed to providing his patients the best care possible.
What sets you and your business apart? Our OB/GYN division offers a full spectrum of women’s health services from annual checkups and preventive care, prenatal care and childbirth, menopause management and more. We are committed to providing our patients with seamless care in one single location—offering onsite diagnostic imaging, lab testing and more.

idgroup branding
300 E. Intendencia St., idgroupbranding.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Founded in 1989, so 27 years.
What sets you and your business apart? Whole Systems Branding from the Core®—a strengths-based stakeholder engagement process that builds reputations by aligning the organization’s story with the customer experience. This strategic approach combined with our creative excellence helps our clients stand out in an increasingly complex marketplace.
What inspires you? People who have the courage to reject mediocrity. I am inspired every day by clients who want to be the best and the idgroup team who is committed to helping them succeed by pushing limits, taking risks, and telling powerful, authentic, and inspiring stories.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Cheeseburgers at Jerry’s Drive-In, sushi at Dharma Blue, sunsets at Jaco’s, massages by Rex at Portofino, flower design by Fiore, Norma’s chicken salad, lobster tails at Global Grill, and long walks (with a glass of wine) along the Gulf Island National Seashore.
Answers by: Mona A. Amodeo, Ph.D., Founder and President

Cris Jagar MD with The Anchor Clinic
890 S. Palafox, Ste. 300, anchorclinic.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? 11 years; 19 if you count training.
What sets you and your business apart? I try to treat everyone I meet like I would treat a member of my own family. I get tons of requests for help, and I try to go the extra mile. I am always honored by how many people I treat ask me to see their parent, spouse, or children.
What inspires you? I try to set a good example for my four children. They are my greatest treasure. I’m also inspired by so many patients who fight hard to overcome difficult issues. It’s a great honor to help so many interesting people every day. My work is never boring.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? I love to take my wife (the best person in the world), to the best beach (Pensacola Beach) and have the best view and food at Casino Beach Bar and Grille. I also love having the best tapas at Global Grill and love raising my family in the best city in America.
Answers by: Cris Jagar MD

Nancy LaNasa
How long have you been in business/practicing? 30 years
What sets you and your business apart? Longevity and experience.
What inspires you? I’m inspired by anyone and everyone who comes to take a yoga class. I’m inspired by all the local yoga teachers who have committed to the practice of yoga and offering it to others. I love the ingenuity of our local business owners.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? My neighborhood, North Hill, plus our fantastic downtown and all it has to offer, and the gorgeous beaches that we can visit whenever we want. Also the diversity of our communities.
Answers by: Nancy LaNasa, Yoga Teacher

Lee House
400 Bayfront Pkwy., leehousepensacola.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Almost eight years. The Lee House was constructed in December of 2008, and in 2014, Tosh Belsinger and Collier, Burney, and Will Merrill purchased it from the previous owners.
What sets you and your business apart? We offer a wonderful blend of accommodations, event spaces, culinary offerings, and a taste of Pensacola’s rich history, which makes our hotel unique. Our location also makes us special, with our neighbors: the Pensacola Bay, Seville Square, Fountain Park, the Historic District, and the shops, museums, and restaurants of downtown.
What inspires you? Knowing that my staff and I can help our guests have memorable experiences at the Lee House is what makes this job so rewarding and inspiring. Plus the opportunity to meet such a diversity of local ‘staycationers,’ business travelers, weekend vacationers, and bridal parties looking for a special wedding venue.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? I couldn’t possibly narrow it down. The growth, diversity, history, opportunity, and blend of new and old businesses in our city make it so wonderful. I love it all.
Answers by: Stephanie Mathis, Manager

Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.
316 S. Baylen St., Ste. 600, levinlaw.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? For over 60 years, we have earned a reputation as one of the most successful personal injury law firms in the nation. Our attorneys handle lawsuits throughout the country involving prescription drugs, medical devices, medical malpractice, car accidents, and business litigation.
What sets you and your business apart? We provide our clients the individual attention, dignity, respect, and concern they deserve. We keep them informed and are honest and straightforward about the time it will take to resolve their individual cases and their chances of success.
What inspires you? We are inspired when we see wrongs made right. Our firm plays a large role in helping the injured, both locally and nationally. We are not afraid to pursue the wrong doings committed by larger corporations and are ready to step into a leadership role when change is needed.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? Sam’s Seafood & Steaks and AppRiver.
Answers by: M. Robert Blanchard, Vice President

Levin Rinke Realty
10 Portofino Dr., levinrinkerealty.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Levin Rinke Realty has been in business more than 25 years and has sold more than $1.5 billion in residential real estate. This history, along with our disproportionately high marketing spend, allows us to get the best values for our client’s homes, which bring us repeat clients year after year.
What sets you and your business apart? Levin Rinke Realty is locally owned, operated, and invested. We focus on developing expert agents that are unparalleled in their knowledge of the area. While we don’t hire everyone, we do hire the best agents that look forward to providing the gold standard in real estate services.
What inspires you? We are inspired by our community and the gorgeous place we get to live, work, and play in. We are blessed to get to be part of such a vibrant, and culturally rich place as Pensacola. And we love giving back and re-investing in the community that has trusted us.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? We love our friends at Mortgage Trust, Inc. and the incredible services they provide our clients. Jennifer and Calvin are incredible people and the best in the business. We also love working with Kim Biggs and our friends at Gulf Coast Title Agency, LLC.
Answers by: Benjamin Davidson, Director of Marketing

Lindsey Friar Photography
24 W. Chase St., lindseyfriar.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? I’ve been in business for six years now. I’ve had my newborn studio downtown Pensacola for about three years and am looking forward to many more.
What sets you and your business apart? I’ve been honored to be a part of Best of the Coast every year since I’ve been in business. I’m obsessed with my “job” and thrive for authenticity, genuine smiles, and ultimately happy clients.
What inspires you? What doesn’t inspire me? It can be anything from a piece of fabric to a spontaneous moment with a client. What started my inspiration for photography were my beautiful children, of course.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? My favorite things in Pensacola are our fabulous beaches, but my favorite businesses are Kohn’s, Union Public House, Casino Beach Bar and Grille, Nankaii Jewelry, and Intracoastal Outfitters.
Answers by: Lindsey Friar, Owner

Ling Family Medicine
3298 Summit Blvd., Ste. #39
How long have you been in business/practicing?
Since 2001, so 15 years.
What sets you and your business apart? We strive to create a caring and compassionate environment, where everyone is treated like family.
What inspires you? We are inspired by seeing the positive benefits of mental and physical health on the lives of patients and their friends and families.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Our patients are the best. Without them, we would not exist. Also, our many friends who feed us are also the best: Shark Fin, Ichiban, Cactus Flower, Nippon, Chen’s, Jason’s….
Answers by: Marcy Ward, Office Manager

NAI Halford
24 W. Chase St., naihalford.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Since 1983.
What sets you and your business apart? Customer Service. Our agents and staff are passionate and committed to consistently providing superior service to our clients. With our in-depth market intelligence, global affiliation through the NAI brand, and cutting edge marketing platform we are able to easily, intelligently, and efficiently meet the needs of our clients.
What inspires you? I find that inspiration is everywhere, however, the thought or inspiration that gets me out of bed each morning is our unique ability to leverage our core competencies within our market space to consistently deliver 100% client satisfaction.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? Easily our local “best” list is the growth and success of our Northwest Florida home. All of us at NAI Halford believe in our hometown and are beyond proud to be a part of this incredible revitalization that we are undergoing.
Answers by: Teresa Gilroy, Operations & Marketing Director

Omega Construction & Design Inc.
2880 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., omegaconstructionanddesign.com
How long have you been in business/practicing?
Eight years, seven months, and 19 days
What sets you and your business apart? We have numerous intrinsic and intangible values that set Omega Construction apart, like our artistry, our relationships with our clients, our understanding of our clients’ needs and goals, and our impeccable execution.
What inspires you? Further developing and nurturing our wonderful client base; developing personal and professional mastery; expanding and refining our unique core processes.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Quint Studer
Answers by: Drew C. Dennis, President

John Peacock with Edward Jones
200 S. Tarragona St., edwardjones.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? John brings more than 20 years of experience in financial services to his work with clients. John has served as a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Pensacola and also worked as a Consultant to the US Department of Energy and served in the US Navy Nuclear Program.
What sets you and your business apart? In the community, John is the President of the Panhandle Charitable Open Golf Tournament, a board member for the Edward Jones Grassroots Task Force, Council on Aging, Autism Pensacola, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, UWF Foundation, WSRE Foundation Board, Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce, Five Flags Rotary and Downtown Improvement Board.
What inspires you? Family and being a part of and giving back to the community.
Answers by: Heather Wooten, Branch Office Administrator

Pen Air Federal Credit Union
1495 E. Nine Mile Road, penair.org
How long have you been in business/practicing? We have been serving our community 80 years, since April 29, 1936.
What sets you and your business apart? We truly are a local financial institution. We do everything within our power to keep everything that we do local. That means from ordering office supplies to hiring employees, to partnering with vendors to giving back to our local community through financial contributions and volunteering. We call it “Communerosity.”
What inspires you? Credit Unions, in general, were started by people helping people. At our core is a heart of serving. That means serving our members, employees, and our community and impacting their lives. Helping them make their goals and dreams a reality is what inspires us.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? The University of West Florida and Pen Air Field, Pensacola State College, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Pensacola Ice Flyers, the new downtown YMCA, downtown Pensacola, Palafox Market, Pensacola Naval Air Museum, the wonderful non-profits in our community and of course, our beaches, all of our festivals, and our people.
Answers by: Pam Hatt, Director of Marketing and Business Development

Pete Moore Automotive Team
103 New Warrington Road, petemoore.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? 35 years. Beginning in August of 1981 when Mr. Moore acquired the oldest family owned Chevrolet Dealership in Pensacola. Today the Pete Moore Automotive Team encompasses Chevrolet, Volkswagen and Mitsubishi.
What sets you and your business apart? Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations 100% of the time. In order to reach that goal, we realize that people, not cars, are what drive this business. Treating others how you would want to be treated is still the best rule to follow.
What inspires you? Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? The best place to live is here in Pensacola.
Answers by: Gary DeStefano, Marketing Manager

ProHealth Medical Care
1100 Airport Blvd.; 1157 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., prohealthfl.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? For 30 years, ProHealth has worked diligently for the health of the people of Northwest Florida—with the vision to positively impact the wellness of our clients. Six years ago, ProHealth Medical Care opened in Pensacola. Shortly after, the Gulf Breeze location opened two years later.
What sets you and your business apart? ProHealth Medical Care is a division of ProHealth, a locally-owned, occupational testing company. When ProHealth owners (and sisters), Danette Krumel and Debbie DuFour, saw a need for their self-pay ProHealth patients to also have a health care professional at a reasonable price, they set out to make it happen.
What inspires you? Everyday we are inspired by our company mission: To positively impact the wellness of every patient.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? Our employees think Apple Market is the best spot to grab lunch during the work week and CitySpree is the best place to call and get food delivered to anywhere. We also love Breathe Yoga and Wellness Center in downtown Pensacola.
Answers by: Hannah Weinstein, Marketing Manager

Pure Barre Pensacola
6 S. Palafox, purebarre.com/fl-pensacola
How long have you been in business/practicing? Almost two years.
What sets you and your business apart? We care about making long-term relationships with people, not just taking your money. This workout is tough and always changing. You can do this forever.
What inspires you? People. I’ve had clients that stuck with us lose over 60 pounds; others that couldn’t even do one push up when I met them that can now finish the entire set. I’ve had moms working out with us throughout their entire pregnancy that are now rocking a six-pack.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? I voted for Fosko Coffee Barre because Fosko’s drinks are reasonably priced and delicious, and Fosko is open earlier and later than all other coffee shops on the street.
Answers by: Catalina Lehman, Owner

Pure Pilates
426 S. Palafox, purepilatespensacola.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Pure Pilates opened in Gulf Breeze in September 2012. Pure Pilates downtown followed in August 2014.
What sets you and your business apart? What sets Pure Pilates apart is our commitment to customer service both in class and in the studio. We keep our classes small to provide individualized attention. Our desk staff and instructors are friendly and knowledgeable when guiding each client to the best class or private session for them.
What inspires you? We are constantly inspired by our clients. Watching their progress along their fitness journeys pushes us to be better instructors. Our staff is committed to continuing education, and we are always looking to increase our knowledge to provide the best possible instruction and experience to our clients.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? We are huge fans of our Artisan neighbors: Between Boutique, Susan Campbell Jewelry, South Outfitters, and Nom. Our SoGo neighbors like Carmen’s, Volume ONE, Fiore, and all of the Bodacious shops are also on our “best” list.
Answers by: Susan Clark, Owner and Master Trainer

Serendipity Skincare Studio & Spa
416 E. Belmont St., serendipitythespa.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? I’ve been practicing esthetics for 13 years; Serendipity Skincare Studio & Spa has been in business for two years though.
What sets you and your business apart? I feel like in my line of business, you either give 100 percent or nothing, so I look for the little things I can do for my guests that make their visit a little more special and memorable. We want our guest to feel like family when they come to see us.
What inspires you? Lots of things. I get inspired by my fellow business local owners. I get to work with awesome photographers, hair stylist, and fellow makeup artist from time to time and they make me want to work harder to be the best I can be at my job.
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? A few of my local “best” are Sky’s Pizza Pie, Joe Patti’s, Lee House and the best grocery store is tie between Apple Market & Fresh Market.
Answers by: Jenn Messer, Owner/Master Esthetician

Sole Inn and Suites
200 N. Palafox, soleinnandsuites.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? We opened on October 31, 2008.
What sets you and your business apart? Sole is a unique 50′s style boutique hotel, totally renovated with a modern flair. We are one of the only hotel accommodations in the heart of downtown Pensacola.
What inspires you? Being such a vital part of downtown Pensacola with its uniqueness and diversity, and unlimited potential. Also, we love providing a great hospitality experience.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Downtown, V. Paul’s, Vinyl Music Hall, Polonzo Bistro, the Saenger, Fish House, Pensacola Hardware, Four Seasons, Don Alan’s and many more.
Answers by: Mark Bodiford, GM

Stay The Spa
1010 N. 12th Ave., staythespa.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Stay has been in business for three years.
What sets you and your business apart? Stay takes a fresh approach to the traditional day spa. Remarkable results and pure relaxation are achieved with every treatment. We specialize in turning back the hands of time and are committed to using and offering our clients the best products available.
What inspires you? Making people feel better than they came in is our main goal. Whether that is by giving you a relaxing hour in the middle of your busy day, or having a whole days worth of pampering.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? East Hill Automotive, Panhandle General Dentistry, and Stile Cabinetry.
Answers by: Jennifer Walden-Smith, Owner/Esthetician

Volume ONE
7 W. Main St., volumeonesalon.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? I have been working under the brand Volume ONE since 2009 and this month will be two years in the current location.
What sets you and your business apart? Volume ONE is not just a group of talented hairdressers and support staff; it’s a brand. We strive to further the culture of Pensacola through the art of hairdressing.
What inspires you? Young people inspire me because they are so much quicker to adapt to the trends. Also architecture, travel, music, art, and, of course, the progressive people that continue to push the limits creatively and professionally.
Other than your business, what’s on your local “best” list? Nom is at the top of my food list—that place always delivers. I also have to give a shout out to my cellmates at Fiore. They are a crew of talented people who make others happy every day with beautiful pieces of art. Lastly, Bank of Pensacola is a true local bank.
Answers by: Hurst Butts, Creative Director

Welch SkinCare
8333 N. Davis Highway, kevinwelchmd.com
How long have you been in business/practicing? Dr. Kevin Welch has been practicing both general Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology for 22 years. The Welch SkinCare Center has been in business for 16 years.
What sets you and your business apart? Dr. Kevin Welch is a board certified Dermatologist who stays current with all the latest technologies in the cosmetic and skincare field. Dr. Welch performs all injections personally. His staff is all trained and certified. His experience and honesty are a testament to his character.
What inspires you? “Being able to deliver cutting edge skin and aesthetic care to informed and motivated patients.”—Dr. Welch
Other than your business, what’s on your local ‘best’ list? “Intermission, Saki Café, Jackson’s, PSC Basketball, and My staff”—Dr. Welch
Answers by: Kelly Bauman, Cosmetic Coordinator

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