Best of Wilmington NC Service 2020

Posted On July 8, 2020


Allergy Partners of Coastal Carolina

With the motto “Get tested, get treated, get better,” Allergy Partners of Coastal Carolina is the only board-certified allergy specialist practice in the Cape Fear region. Allergy Partners offer allergy testing and shots, along with cutting-edge immunotherapy and biologic therapy. With multiple offices in Wilmington, Hampstead, Supply, and Whiteville, Allergy Partners can help you comfortably manage your allergies and asthma.

Apartment Complex

Barclay Place Apartments
910-793-1993 barclayplaceapartments.com

Unique to Wilmington, Barclay Place is a luxury rental village surrounded by shopping, fine restaurants, golf courses, and much more. Barclay Place offers stunning floor plans, available in town homes, garden homes and cottages, featuring nine-foot ceilings, garden nooks, and Palladian windows - all within walking distance to a private clubhouse with fitness center, swimming pool, tennis court, and walking trail. Come see for yourself what life is like at Barclay Place’s luxury apartments in Wilmington.

Assisted Living Center

Cambridge Village
910-387-0465 cambridgevillageofwilmington.com

Situated on a pristine 10-acre site, Cambridge Village provides superior amenities, care, and services. Cambridge Village’s list of indoor and outdoor amenities is impressive, including a wellness center, on-site spa, medical facilities, and a movie theatre. With one and two-bedroom apartments with multiple floor plans and high-end finishing, Cambridge Village offers independent living at its finest.


Wilmington Hearing Specialists
910-791-4755 mywilmingtonhearing.com

Founded in 2005 by local audiologist Dr. Mary Maddock, Wilmington Hearing Specialists’ mission is to help patients improve and maintain the quality of their hearing through modern and unobtrusive hearing-aid technology. Dr. Maddock Au.D and Dr. Looney Au.D. can identify and address your hearing-related needs.  


South State Bank

Since opening as a small rural community bank in 1934, South State has grown into a large regional bank with locations throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.  South State provides a wide range of personal banking, personal lending, and online and mobile banking services. Homeowners can also obtain mortgage loans at competitive rates through South State.


Cardinal Lanes

A fun family atmosphere and reasonable rates keep Wilmington bowlers coming back to Cardinal Lanes. With multiple bowling leagues from beginning “pee wee” to experienced adults, Cardinal Lanes prides itself on bringing the fun of bowling to everyone. Choose between a rate based on lane time or enjoy one of their nightly specials.

Credit Union

Corning Credit Union
910-392-6688, corningcu.org

As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial organization, Corning Credit Union puts their customers first. Clients appreciate their accommodating, professional, and accessible service, along with their wealth of products at competitive interest rates. In June 2019, Corning opened a new 43,000-square foot facility on 17th Street to better serve the credit union’s membership.

Dance Studio

Point Your Toes
910-443-3064, pytdance.com

Offering a full range of dance classes for ages 2 to adult, Point Your Toes wins Wilmington’s top dance studio this year. From ballet to jazz to hip hop and clogging, Point Your Toes offers every style of dance in a friendly, relaxed environment. Point Your Toes strives to develop a child’s self-confidence while nurturing a love of dance.


Childcare Network

Childcare Network provides a safe, educational, and fun environment for children ages six weeks to preschool. Each Childcare Network classroom offers six specialized learning centers to develop children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. With six locations throughout the Wilmington area as well as after-school and summer camp programs, Childcare Network is a trusted child care provider for Wilmington’s working parents.

Day Spa

Native Salt Cave & Wellness
910-399-3638 nativesaltcaveandwellness

Native Salt Cave & Wellness offers dry salt therapy using a halogenerator, which disperses dry salt aerosol while participants relax in anti-gravity chairs in the main Himalayan salt cave. Dry salt therapy is a holistic, all-natural treatment for respiratory and skin conditions along with stress relief and general wellness. Native Salt also offers massage therapy and reiki services.


Wilmington Dermatology Center
910-256-4350 wilmingtondermatologycenter.com

With a focus on “experience, passion, and patient care,” Wilmington Dermatology offers general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology catered to the individual. Known for their skin care education, cutting-edge treatments, and personalized skin care regimens, Wilmington Dermatology remains “Wilmington’s source for comprehensive skin care.”

Dive Shop

Patriot Dive Center

In addition to scuba dive training, a full retail store featuring scuba, snorkeling, and spear fishing gear can be found at the Patriot Dive Center. This PADI Elite 5 Star Dive Center was founded with the philosophy that “scuba diving is an adventure that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.”

Exercise Facility

Planet Fitness
910-772-1331, planetfitness.com

Planet Fitness boasts a welcoming exercise environment and a “Judgement Free Zone,” regardless of whether you are a fitness newcomer or an expert. For a reasonable monthly rate, Planet Fitness offers access to any of their locations worldwide, fitness classes, hydromassage beds, massage chairs and tanning beds. Each facility is clean and welcoming, with certified trainers ready to help you take your workout to the next level.    

Eye Care/Vision Center


With five area locations, MyEyeDr. has become a trusted brand in the optometry industry. Comprehensive vision care services include routine eye exams, retinal imaging, contact lenses, and style tips. Known for friendly service and optometric expertise, MyEyeDr. remains a top choice for eye care in the Cape Fear region.

Financial Advisor

Stephen Chappell MSFS, CFS, Raymond James
910-763-7526, raymondjames.com

Raymond James provides a team-oriented approach to financial planning, giving the client a broader scope of expertise. The Raymond James team works to understand the customer’s unique circumstances and create a customized approach to achieving financial goals. Through ongoing, open dialogue with their clients, Raymond James’ financial advisors develop long-term relationships built on understanding and trust.

Flooring Company

Ed Newsome’s Hardwood Floors

Established in 1985, Ed Newsome’s Hardwood Floors is the Wilmington area’s trusted company for hardwood floors installation and finishing. With showrooms in Wilmington and Southport, Ed Newsome’s Hardwood Floors serves clients throughout New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick Counties and the surrounding area. Clients appreciate Ed Newsome’s excellent craftsmanship and superior service.


Julia's Florist
910-395-1868, juliasflorist.com

Since 1989, Julia’s Florist has been creating stunning floral arrangements for their Wilmington area customers. A family-owned business, Julia’s provides original, creative, fresh flowers. They also deliver outside of Wilmington, including Brunswick and Pender Counties.

Frame Shop

Fiddler’s Gallery
910-762-2001, fidlersgallery.com

Located in historic downtown Wilmington, Fiddler’s Gallery is a one-stop-shop for all your picture framing, gift giving and clock repair needs. Their extensive framing services include customized framing, in-home picture hanging, and wall art. They also feature a large selection of unique gifts and home decor items. Fiddler’s Gallery’s attentive customer service and affordable prices make them Wilmington’s top framing shop.

Funeral Home

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service has been planning thoughtful funeral and memorial services for the Wilmington community for more than 80 years. Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service develops funeral services that honor your loved one’s memory with dignity. The staff guides and supports clients through the process of creating a memorable funeral or memorial event.

Golf Course

Magnolia Greens
910-383-0999 magnoliagreensgolf.com

Located five miles south of Wilmington, Magnolia Greens’ 27-hole public golf course opened in 1998. With a natural grass driving range and high quality range balls, Magnolia Greens boasts one of the top practice facilities in the Cape Fear region. Additionally, Magnolia Greens has been the site of several PGA tour and USGA-qualifying events.

Heating & Air

Salt Air Heating & Cooling
910-777-3539, saltairinc.com

Founded in 2011, Salt Air provides comprehensive maintenance, installation, and service work for residential and commercial clients throughout the Wilmington area. By completing 1,000 hours of continuing education annually, Salt Air’s technician team stays abreast of the latest advancements and new technology to ensure that each client’s project is completed thoroughly and efficiently. Salt Air management follows up with each customer after the work is completed to ensure complete satisfaction.

Home Audio

910-395-6004, soundtronics.net

In business since 1990, Soundtronics has been providing residential audio services to the greater Wilmington area for 30 years. They offer the latest technology and pride themselves on offering the highest level of customer satisfaction. In addition to new and existing home audio visual services, they also provide on-site and mobile installations for your car, boat, RV, and motorcycle.


RMB Building & Design
910-256-6326 rmbbuildinganddesign.com

Cultivating a “hands-on approach and attention to detail,” RMB Building and Design works with clients in all stages of drafting, designing, and constructing new homes. After 30 years of building homes in the Wilmington region, RMB’s portfolio includes hundreds of custom builds in Landfall, Porters Neck, and Wrightsville Beach. RMB’s success has led them to be a repeat winner in this category.

Home Cleaning Service

Beach Babes & Buckets

Beach Babes & Buckets serves the greater Wilmington area’s home cleaning needs, including move-in, move-out, weekly, biweekly, and monthly cleaning services. They deliver high quality service at an affordable rate and accept no less than 100 percent customer satisfaction. Contact Beach Babes & Buckets for a free quote.

Home Security

Port City Sound & Security

As a full-service technology company serving residential and commercial clients, Port City Sound & Security can serve all of your technology and security needs for your home or business. They design, install, and service access control, audio/visual, CCTV, and lighting control, among other services. Clients appreciate Port City Sound & Security’s knowledgeable, friendly, and personalized service.


New Hanover Regional Medical Center
910-667-7000, nhrmc.org

The largest hospital system in the region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services. For more than 50 years, NHRMC has served the residents of southeastern North Carolina through its main campus on 17th street, NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue, NHRMC Emergency Department North on the Pender/New Hanover County border, and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw.


Blockade Runner

Offering tastefully-appointed oceanfront and harbor-front rooms, outdoor dining and bars, and a resort-style pool, the Blockade Runner has been a mainstay destination in Wrightsville Beach since 1964. From the beach to concierge services, to the spa and fitness facility, the Blockade Runner is a wonderful choice for a vacation or even a staycation.

Insurance Provider

Amina Shade, State Farm
910-799-2503, aminashade.com

A State Farm agent since 2011, Amina Shade offers life, auto, home, and health insurance to the greater Cape Fear area. Shade empowers people to manage their risks, safeguard their lifestyle, and realize their dreams through State Farms’ insurance and financial services. She can also help new clients who are in the process of relocating to North Carolina.

Kitchen & Bath

Markraft Cabinets
910-793-0202, markraft.com

For 30 years, Markraft Cabinets have been a market leader in the cabinet and countertop design and installation service industry. Markraft values providing high quality products, reasonable prices, and exceptional service. They don’t strive to merely satisfy customers -- they aim to amaze them, and their client reviews and referrals suggest they are exceeding this goal.


Low Country Landscape
910-200-1489 lowcountrylandscaping.com

Low Country Landscaping wants to create and maintain your private outdoor paradise. They specialize in landscape design and installation, regular lawn maintenance, outdoor living spaces and hardscapes, and poolscapes. With clients from Leland to Carolina Beach, Southport to Hampstead, and all points in between, Low Country Landscaping continues to beautify landscapes and outdoor spaces throughout southeastern North Carolina.


Seapath Marina and Yacht Club

Located on Motts Channel, Seapath Marina and Yacht Club provides the full gamut of marina services, including long term dockage, transient dockage, diesel fuel, boat slip rental, and much more. At Seapath you’ll find first class floating docks including 190 slips with 600 ft. of face dock. Seapath offers numerous amenities to make your docking experience more comfortable, such as shower facilities, laundry services, and a fully stocked store.

Mortgage Company

Alpha Mortgage

Alpha Mortgage is a full-service mortgage company with in-house processing, underwriting, closing, and funding. With locations throughout North and South Carolina, Alpha Mortgage offers programs for self-employed borrowers, 15-day closings, and a “best rate” guarantee. Whether you are buying your dream home at the beach or your retirement home on the golf course, Alpha Mortgage offers professional service at the best rates.


Cameron Art Museum
910-395-5999 cameronartmuseum.org

A diverse collection of high-quality exhibits, engaging public programs, and unique educational opportunities make the Cameron Art Museum stand out as the region’s favorite museum. Browse the exhibits, take a class through the Museum School, or enjoy lunch in the beautiful café – there is so much to experience at the Cameron.

New Neighborhood

Kaylie's Cove

At Kaylie’s Cove, it’s all about location. In the highly sought after Myrtle Grove area, this Bill Clark Homes community is just minutes from schools, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and the beach. Kaylie’s Cove embodies community and gives neighbors a coastal retreat with easy access to all that Wilmington has to offer.



Formerly Ortho Wilmington, EmergeOrtho is a group of four independent orthopedic practices that teamed up to expand patients’ access to quality orthopedic care. Offering specialized care, physical therapy, and the latest technologies, EmergeOrtho can handle all your orthopedic needs.

Pest Control

Jay Taylor Exterminating
910-218-9454 jaytaylorexterminating.com

Founded by J.W. Taylor Sr. in 1941, Jay Taylor Exterminating is a family-owned business operated by four generations of the Taylor family. Jay Taylor Exterminating specializes in pest extermination and control with a focus on going above and beyond for their customer base. Whether contacting them for pest control, moisture control, or other services, clients can expect quick response times from highly trained technicians.

Pet Groomer

The Barkington

Open seven days a week, the Barkington is Wilmington’s only custom luxury pet hotel, indoor day camp, and spa. Luxury pet hotel rooms include 120 feet of individual space, a twin memory foam bed, TVs with dog programming, ample daily exercise, and much more. At the Barkington, your pet will be treated with the utmost care and attention.


Club Pilates
910-632-0690, clubpilates.com

Club Pilates boasts more than a full-body workout; the studio’s range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body provide a rich, fulfilling experience. With class levels that range from foundation to mastery, Club Pilates instructors teach effective form and alignment for a complete mind-body connection. Classes include interval training, cardio pilates, stretching, and much more, and newcomers are welcome to try their first class for free.


East Coast Plumbing & Drain
910-799-2048 wilmingtonlelandplumbing.com

Serving Wilmington, Leland, and Pender County for more than 20 years, East Coast Plumbing & Drain offers comprehensive plumbing, drain cleaning, line jetting, and winterization services. East Coast’s skilled, professional employees strive to exceed the expectations of each client. Client testimonials reference their efficient, thorough, and affordable service, part of what has earned East Coast a five-star rating.  

Pool Company

Pool Specialist
910-395-5699 wilmingtonpoolspecialist.com

Pool Specialist provides everything you need to keep your pool, hot tub, or spa running. In business locally since 1978, Pool Specialist carries supplies, equipment, and treatments to ensure excellent pool quality. Their showroom of products is conveniently located on Oleander Drive. Additionally, Pool Specialist handles ongoing maintenance and repair of residential, commercial, and community pools throughout
the area.

Private School

Friends School of Wilmington
910-792-1811, fsow.org

Friends School of Wilmington is a progressive, independent school for preschool through eighth grade rooted in Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, equality, and stewardship of the earth. Students thrive in an academic and cultural environment where they are encouraged to grow in wisdom and confidence. A rich academic curriculum and small student-teacher ratio has made Friends School successful for more than 20 years.

Salon/Barber for Men


A family-oriented, locally-owned barber shop, Tad’s offers haircut, shaving, and beard trims at reasonable prices. Centrally located on Oleander Drive, Tad’s feels like an old-fashioned barber shop with a modern, stylish twist. Customers rave about the efficient, friendly, personalized, and professional service at Tad’s.

Salon for Women

Hill & Klutch Studio
215-565-5545, hillandklutch.com

Whether you want a trim or a transformation, Hill & Klutch Studio will create a style you love. From women’s, men’s, and children’s haircuts, to full color and partial highlights, to weddings and formal event hair and makeup, Hill & Klutch does it all. Stylists Samantha and Paige provide personalized, professional service in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.

Tax Prep

Mary Rhyne, CPA
910-612-6520, rhynecpa.com

With more than 25 years of accounting experience, Mary Rhyne, CPA provides professional tax preparation for individuals and small businesses throughout the Cape Fear area. A native of Wilmington, Mary Rhyne offers personalized service with integrity. Rhyne can help with tax planning, and she also offers bookkeeping services on a limited basis.

Wedding Reception Venue

The River Room

Located in historic downtown, The River Room is a unique waterfront venue for wedding receptions. Accommodating up to 120 guests, The River Room can be configured multiple ways to suit the needs of the couple. Additionally, the riverfront deck is available for wedding receptions, ceremonies, or outdoor parties. Wedding parties also have the option of renting the adjoining Sunset Flat suite, which features a dressing room, kitchen, lounge area, and bathroom.