Best of Wilmington -- Services 2022

01 Jul 2022

Apartment Complex

Pier 33 Apartments


Nestled along the northern Cape Fear River at the New Port City Marina, Pier 33 is area’s finest luxury waterfront community. Located steps from downtown and the Riverwalk, it features lavish design and offers the finest in luxury amenities, all with waterfront views of the Cape Fear River and the charming coastal landscape of Wilmington’s River District. Pier 33 was designed for relaxing and savoring the good things in life.


John Stirewalt Architect


This firm maintains a high level of architectural design while meeting each client’s expectations, visions, and budgets. It prides itself in creating stylish and award-winning designs. In addition to designing over 110 new homes on Figure Eight Island and renovating an additional 60 there, the firm has designed other prestigious homes in Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, Landfall, River Landing, Topsail Beach and along the Intracoastal Waterway.

Assisted Living Center

Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall


A continuing care retirement community, Carolina Bay is the home for active residents who want to live their lives to the fullest and on their own terms. With several options for floor plans and styles, a large array of activities and amenities, and customizable services and onsite health care services, Carolina Bay offers a charming, easy-going lifestyle as well as a continuum of healthcare services in the same connected building for unparalleled access and convenience.


Amanda Mason


Amanda Mason provides services in family law and civil litigation for individuals and businesses. When clients are facing separation, divorce, or child custody issues, she aggressively protects and pursues their rights. For domestic and family law matters, she uses her extensive courtroom experience to help clients navigate through the toughest of times. She has assisted businesses, professionals, banks, and individuals with a broad range of litigation needs, both in and out of court.


South State Bank


A regional bank that opened in 1934 and is located throughout the Southeast, SouthState Bank can offer solutions from a personal financial plan to corporate financing. As it serves more communities than ever before, it has more than 275 convenient branches and ATMs in North Carolina and five neighboring states. The SouthState mobile app lets you securely pay bills, send money, and manage your accounts anytime, anywhere. For years, it’s been helping customers find their success.

Blinds, Shutters, & Window Treatments

Wilmington Blind Shutter & Closet Co.


Do you know how well-designed window fashions do more than simply cover a window? They are beautiful to live with, provide variable light control, insulate rooms against heat and cold while saving energy, protect furnishings from damaging UV rays, and even absorb sound, improving the acoustics in a room. This company sells top-quality window treatments from Hunter Douglas, a name you can trust. Bring your furry friends to help you choose the perfect window treatments for your home. The showroom is dog-friendly.

Boat Dealer



Let MarineMax help you create family memories centered on the water and explore the unknown, which sometimes is a place but, more frequently and importantly, is a state of mind that’s unlocked only by water. Boating opens doors that connect you with family, friends, and places. MarineMax is more than a dealer. Its customers get access to a wealth of experience that can match them with the perfect boat from an unparalleled diversity of brands and models. 

Car Dealership

Bob King Automall


Female-owned and operated, Bob King Automall has been serving the Carolinas since 1972. They treat the needs of each customer with paramount concern. They know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer they enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards. The experienced sales staff is eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you, and they encourage you to browse the online inventory, schedule a test drive, and investigate financing options.

Credit Union

Corning Credit Union


CCU is people helping people. A member-owned, not-for-profit, independent financial organization, they are dedicated to delivering quality, convenient, and knowledgeable service to each of their members. For over a quarter of a century, CCU has experienced strong, safe, and continued growth with a total commitment to serving its members. The integrity of its time-tested, conservative business practices has led them to a position of strength and will continue to provide a foundation for future growth.


Milestone Learning Center


This locally owned and operated full-day childcare center serves infants through pre-kindergartners. They believe children learn and thrive in a hands-on learning environment with caring and nurturing caregivers. Their philosophy is play-based and developmentally appropriate for young children. Holding a five-star rating, the highest rating possible, from the N.C. Division of Child Development, the center offers five-day, three-day, and two-day-a-week options.

Financial Advisor

Masonboro Advisors


This team of financial planners works hard to understand your personal needs, goals, and risk tolerance to design a financial plan that works for you. They not only take into consideration your financial goals, but they also include stage of life, risk assessment, and future cash flow requirements. Their goal is to prepare you for today, tomorrow, and whatever life brings. They are 100 percent committed to helping people just like you create solutions for their retirement assets.

Flooring Company

Ed Newsome’s Hardwood Floors


Established in 1985, Ed Newsome’s has become one of the most recognized hardwood installation and finishing companies in the area. With locations in Wilmington and Southport, the company is known for its excellent craftsmanship and service. It provides a variety of products and services such as unfinished and pre-finished hardwood flooring, inlaid medallions, shoe molding, stair treads, banisters, and hardwood floor sanding and finishing.

Funeral Home

Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service


For more than 80 years, this service has cared for area families by creating personal and thoughtful tributes to honor loved ones. The experienced and compassionate staff consistently goes above and beyond to ensure families receive excellent service and personal care. They will help you create a service that speaks to the unique life of your loved one, whether it’s a traditional religious funeral or a contemporary and upbeat celebration of life.

Heating & Air

Wilmington Air


Wilmington Air with locations in Wilmington, Topsail, and Carolina Beach is a residential and commercial HVAC service and installation company that is dedicated to providing a high standard of service. Founded 10 years ago, the company has been built on the traditional values of trust, hard work, and genuine care for their customers. When you need service, you can rely on their speedy team to be out quickly and recommend the best solution for your home and budget.

Home Audio

Connected Home


From start to finish, Connected Home is completely dedicated to fulfilling the audio/video dreams of their customers. They specialize in home theater, audio and video, home automation, and home security installation and support. They specialize in the latest home control technologies for smart homes that keep you well connected, even when you are away from your home.  Let them show you how convenient and easy to use your connected home can be.

Home Builder

Stevens Fine Homes


This award-winning, third-generation family business has built over 3,000 homes in more than 60 communities. As they serve customers, they listen and consistently strive to be leaders in innovation. You can find a design style among their expertly designed home packages or create your home with their online tool. Whether you are the value-driven buyer looking for more square footage or the luxury-minded buyer looking for high-end features, their design packages have something for everyone. 

Home Cleaning Service

Carolina Cleaning Services


A local, family-owned company that has been providing professional cleaning services since 1994, Carolina Cleaning offers custom residential and commercial cleaning with affordable rates, outstanding quality, and a personal touch. Their services are available on a weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis or as a one-time cleaning. Their move-in/move-out package is a smart solution for landlords, renters, Realtors, and homeowners. They also work with property management companies and clean short- and long-term rental units year around.

Home Security

Holmes Security Systems


Holmes Security Systems is a leader in the residential and commercial security industry. The company provides its clients with up-to-date technology and service and uses the latest advances in custom-designed security systems, commercial fire alarm systems, camera systems, and more. With hometown people serving hometown customers with high standards, Holmes stands apart from national chain companies. They pride themselves on being local and providing state-of-the-art equipment and superior customer service.

Insurance Provider

State Farm, Jonathan Calhoun


A home-grown Wilmington local, Jonathan Calhoun is ready to assist the coastal community with auto and home insurance. In addition to auto and home insurance, he also protects what matters most with life insurance. He focuses on treating everyone with respect and kindness while providing professional service. State Farm is the largest auto insurance provider in the U.S., and you can even save more by combining the purchase of auto and home policies.

Interior Designer

Gathered, Lindsey Cheek


The design studio and curated boutique at Gathered have been bringing the best together since 2015. They specialize in new construction and whole-home renovation. The homes they create are flawlessly fresh, comfortable, and designed to withstand kids, pets, red wine, and all of life’s messy best. Their process is creative, cohesive, and ready to support you at every step. Lindsey Cheek, owner and principal designer, has superpowers to design for both beauty and function as she creates something unique for each client.

Kitchen & Bath Renovations

Redline Construction


A remodeling project can add value and improve the functionality of your house now and also make it more attractive when you decide to sell. Whether you’re looking to remodel your home, repair a problem, or finish a project you’ve been putting off, let Redline Construction help you bring your vision to life.
It is a local residential construction company that specializes in renovations, restorations, and additions and exceeds customer expectations with their quality service.


Low Country Landscape


Low Country Landscape is proud to provide landscape design and build services for discriminating homeowners. With over 25 years of experience, it provides exceptional, customer-oriented landscaping, outdoor living spaces, and lawn and landscape maintenance services. With extensive landscape experience, it is able to offer very forward-thinking designs and craftsmanship. It works closely with customers to design and implement the perfect plan that blends their landscaping dreams and the characteristics of their homes and lawns.


Mortgage Company

Angel Oak Home Loans


A full-service lender, Angel Oak Home Loans focuses on providing innovative mortgage loan products to its borrowers. Its lending options include traditional financing along with a portfolio suite of products for borrowers who fall outside strict conventional guidelines. With its efficient loan process, it can achieve a quick close and help homebuyers achieve their dream of owning a home. Because Angel Oak understands each client’s mortgage needs, it can guide them through the loan process effectively.

Pest Control

Jay Taylor Exterminating


Jay Taylor Exterminating has a long history of success, and it all starts with the family’s genuine interest in the business. Founded in 1941 and run by four generations of Taylors since then, this company provides quality extermination, pest control, termite control, and other services. Known for its superior customer service, the firm responds quickly, fulfills each customer’s expectations completely, sends only highly trained technicians, and offers complete flea, termite, bedbug, and other pest control services.

Pet Groomer

Bark Avenue Pet Salon & Grooming


At this locally owned, full-service grooming salon, the professional team and friendly staff love all pets and treat them as if they were their own. All pets are in great care while they visit the salon, which covers the spectrum of a pet's grooming needs. You can feel secure knowing that your pet is in a responsible, loving, gentle environment. They provide special, gentle care to aging dogs and cats as well as pets that require special treatment.


Paxton Plumbing Services


A family-owned and operated business, Paxton has over 25 years of hands-on experience with many plumbing challenges. They can fix any plumbing problem, big or small. From the kitchen to the bathroom, from clogged pipes to faucet repairs, they are ready to help. They can fix sewer lines, water lines, faucets, toilets, water heaters, and much more. Because they have the knowledge and work ethic to complete every job to your satisfaction, they are the local plumbing contractors that you can trust.

Pool Company

Riverside Services


Creating livable, safe outdoor recreation areas is the living dream this woman-owned business has been achieving since they opened in 2007, notably facilitating and installing beautiful backyard pools for their customers. In addition to pool design and installation, Riverside Services can glam up your backyard oasis with spillover hot tubs and other water features. Outdoor kitchens and firepits are also part of this talented company’s repertoire, so if you have been mulling over an outside project, now you know who to contact.

Private School

Cape Fear Academy


Cape Fear Academy is a learning community committed to developing individual potential and preparing each student for success in college and life. The strong student-teacher relationships foster accountability and instill a desire to excel. CFA delivers measurable results, such as 100 percent of its graduates are accepted for college. In addition, 81 percent are accepted to the school of their first choice. These results are not surprising because CFA has a student-to-teacher ratio of nine to one.

Real Estate

Intracoastal Realty


Intracoastal Realty has spent over 45 years building its business and reputation, one handshake at a time. It is a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in residential real estate, property management (long-term and vacation), and project development. More than half of its annual business is derived from referrals by former or current clients and close contacts. Its clients have witnessed the results of a commitment to exceptional marketing, world-class client service, and continuous follow-up after a sale. 

Tax Prep

J. Thomas Accounting


Joelle Thomas loves helping clients navigate the ever-changing tax landscape and focuses on providing tax and accounting services to small businesses and their owners. She is experienced in corporate, partnership, individual, and non-profit tax preparation. She is an Enrolled Agent admitted to practice before the IRS, holds the Accredited Tax Preparer credential from the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation, and is a member of the National Society of Accountants and the National Association of Tax Preparers.


Coastal Carolina Animal Hospital


Established in 1998, Coastal Carolina Animal Hospital is owned by Dr. Peter Dugan, a licensed and highly skilled veterinarian with over 25 years of experience. He understands that your furry friend is an important member of your family. This is why the hospital provides the absolute best healthcare for your pet’s well-being. Whether your pet requires a routine vaccination, a nutrition plan or surgery, count on Dr. Dugan and his amazing team members who are highly skilled and compassionate. 

Wedding Planner

Belle Âme Events, Jennifer Wilson


Belle Âme Events is a full-service event design, planning, and coordination company that specializes in weddings, social gatherings, and private events. The company is inspired by Jennifer Wilson’s love for wedding design and event planning. Whether you are looking for a wedding planner to guide you through the complete planning and design process, assist with only some of the details, or simply orchestrate the day of your wedding, she is here to make your day as stress-free as possible.

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