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Readers' Choice 2018

1. Best Family Physician: Dr. Paul Leavitt, Leavitt Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road Suite 140C, Hendersonville, 615.826.5664,

Repeat winner Leavitt Family Medicine offers comprehensive medical care and wellness for adults and children 5 years and older. Services include diagnosis and treatment for acute illnesses and chronic diseases. The practice offers complete physicals and wellness visits, women’s health and men’s health visits and full allergy testing. The dedicated team at Leavitt Family Medicine is committed to going the extra mile for patients.

2. Best Pediatrician: Dr. Catherine Wiggleton, VIP Midsouth Hendersonville Children’s Clinic

262 New Shackle Island Road Suite 203, Hendersonville, 615.824.1142,

3.  Best OB/GYN: Dr. Jill Steier, Hendersonville OBGYN
353 New Shackle Island Road Suite 221B, Hendersonville, 615.822.3880.

Dr. Jill Steier has been with Hendersonville Medical center for 28 years where she is currently the Chief of the Surgery Department. While she loves obstetrics and bringing life into the world, she currently focuses exclusively on gynecology and surgery which gives her a set schedule and less time on call. She also concentrates on MIS (minimally invasive surgery) that helps to improve patient care while reducing some cost. She has attracted a lot of patients over the years including many second-generation families.

4.  Best Chiropractor: Music City Health Center

261 Indian Lake Blvd. Suite 140, Hendersonville, 615.265.8111,

Drs. Justin and Courtney Moseley are the owners of Music City Health Center. Their team of chiropractors, rehab techs and a nurse practitioner has a mission to teach true health, not just covering up symptoms and living a healthy lifestyle. Their services include family wellness care, chiropractic, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), stem cell, food allergy testing, hormone testing and gut testing. Their goal is to help people heal and function better without the use of drugs or surgery.

5. Best Orthodontist: Dr. Clayton Fulks, Smile Construction

118 Maple Row Blvd. Suite B, Hendersonville, 615.824.8929,

Dr. Clayton Fulks and his Smile Construction Orthodontics team is a repeat winner from last year. They have three conveniently located offices, including Gallatin, White House and a brand-new location in Hendersonville. Each location is designed to create a welcoming, comfortable space in which patients feel relaxed. At Smile Construction, orthodontics is more than simply moving teeth; it is truly a life-changing experience.

6. Best General Dentist: Fischer Family Dentistry

151 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, 615.824.8870,

The husband and wife team of Drs. Scott and Kelli Fischer started Fischer Family Dentistry more than 29 years ago with the goal of providing the Hendersonville community with personalized dental care and beautiful smiles. They offer a wide range of dental services and work hard to make going to the dentist as enjoyable as possible. They are honored by the loyalty of their patients and enjoy having many multiple-generation families in their practice. They look forward to serving you and your family!

7.  Best Veterinarian: Dr. John Layne, D.V.M., New Shackle Island Veterinarian

538 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, 615.826.0014,

8. Best Attorney/Law Firm: Rocky McElhaney Law Firm

475 Saundersville Road Suite 100, Hendersonville, 615.932.8600,

Rocky McElhaney and the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm provide personal injury clients in Nashville and throughout Tennessee with aggressive representation when they have been hurt in some way. Nicknamed “Gladiators in Suits,” the firm has dedicated, no-nonsense personal injury attorneys dubbed by their own clients. Rocky was voted “Best Attorney” for the third straight year by the Nashville Scene last year. The firm recently opened its fifth office, a sprawling new complex in the heart of Hendersonville.

9. Best Financial Bank/Wealth Management: First Tennessee Bank

429 W. Main St. and 216 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, 615.822.4900 and 615.264.6140,

10. Best Dog Care/Grooming: Bark Avenue

393 E. Main St., Suite 7, Hendersonville, Tennessee, 615.991.7272,

Eric Kovach opened Bark Avenue in 2017 with the goal of taking away the stress out of grooming your furry pets. Bark Avenue offers a full array of appointment-based canine care services, ranging from routine nail trimming and bathing to full grooming. The professional staff is able to handle most well-mannered dogs, from small 3-pound Tea Yorkies to large 125-pound Great Danes. They take great pride in looking after your furry friends, and they have been overwhelmed by the response from the community.

11. Best Kids’ Place for Fun: Holder Family Fun Center
460 W. Main St, Hendersonville, 615.590.4386,

Barbara and Dan Holder introduced Holder Family Fun Center concept to Hendersonville in the mid-'90s. They have renovated the center over the years and expanded it to more than 96,000 square feet of fun that attracts families from a 150-mile radius. That fun includes indoor go-karts, two-story laser tag, arcade games, an all-new Hologate virtual reality gaming system and much more. They also have one of the area’s largest bowling centers, featuring 36 lanes.

12. Best Specialty Shop: Trendy Trunk

217 Indian Lake Blvd. Suite 1007, Hendersonville, 615.264.0448,

The Trendy Trunk offers a wide variety of home decor, accessories, ladies and kids clothing items. They also sell a large variety of well-known jewelry from Pandora, Kendra Scott and Alex and Ani. Deanna Williams and the “Trendy Girls” are grateful for their wonderful customers. As they begin their 12th year, they want to say thanks to them for supporting small, local businesses. They also want to express their gratitude for the opportunity to encourage and positively impact each soul they encounter.

13. Best Jeweler: David McKenzie Jewelers

235 E. Main St., Hendersonville, 615.824.5008,

David McKenzie Jewelers has provided Tennessee families with fine jewelry since 1984. With convenient Hendersonville and Gallatin locations, David McKenzie and his team take great care in selecting and offering a wide variety of unique styles of fine jewelry from around the world. Their strong commitment to quality is equaled to their dedication to the lowest possible prices to offer you value that is unmatched. Stop in today and allow their professional staff of GIA Diamond Course Graduates to fulfill your dreams.

14. Best Home Decor and Furnishings: BF Myers Furniture & Bedding

117 French St., Goodlettsville, 615.859.1301,

B.F. Myers Furniture is a repeat winner that has been making Nashville area homes beautiful for more than 163 years. Founded by B.F. Myers himself back in 1854, the current staff has more than 400 years of combined furniture experience. With more than 60,000 square feet of showroom, B.F. Myers carries the widest variety of furniture brands. Myers offers the area’s best selection of sofa, love seats and recliners, as well as a full array of bedroom, dining room, home office and children's room furniture, all with a low-price guarantee.

15. Best Home Builder/Remodeler: Goodall Home Builders

393 Maple St. Suite 100, Gallatin, 615.451.5029,

Bob Goodall and his team have been building quality family homes in outstanding neighborhoods across Middle Tennessee since 1983. They are multiple award-winning builders who have earned a reputation for craftsmanship and have helped them finish in top 10 of the Nashville Business Journal’s “Fastest Growing Private Companies” list for five consecutive years. Whether you are looking for your first home or need a larger home, Goodall Home Builders is the team for you.

16. Best Day Spa/Med Spa: Salt Medspa

393 E. Main St., Hendersonville, 615.509.8182,

Salt MedSpa is a unique and natural approach to wellness. Salt therapy enhances breathing by reducing congestion, cleansing the lungs and eliminating toxins; like a toothbrush for lungs. The spa has a massage room for couples, e.g., a mother and daughter or best friends, to enjoy a relaxing day together and infrared sauna. Spend a day pampering yourself where each service is sure to delight your soul and relax your body.

17. Best Hair Salon: Bellezza Beauty Salon & Med Spa

1047 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville, 615.991.5958,

A repeat winner from last year, Bellezza was founded in 2014 by Lois Burnett to be a trendsetter for beauty salons in Hendersonville and the surrounding area. With 10,000 square feet of space, Bellezza provides each independent contractor with a dedicated suite that is uniquely decorated for their client’s enjoyment and privacy. Their full-service salon and day spa provide services for everything from hair to makeup and massage. Additional offerings include Botox, fillers, luxury facials and skincare essentials products.

18. Best Fitness Center: 9Round
1050 Glenbrook Way Suite #310, Hendersonville, 615.800.9088,

Josh and Abbie Rice are the owners of 9Round Hendersonville. 9Round is a unique fitness facility that offers a quick, effective and fun kickboxing workout, all in 30 minutes. One thing that sets 9Round apart from other boutique gyms is its lack of classes. New workout rounds start every three minutes, and one of their 9Round certified trainers is always there to teach and encourage members. Josh and Abbie contribute their success to their excellent staff and dedicated members. At 9Round, you don’t just get a workout; you become part of a fitness family.

19. Best Dermatologist/Skin Care: SkinWorks Wellness & Aesthetics

300 Indian Lake Blvd. Suite T200, Hendersonville, 615.590.7006,

SkinWorks Wellness & Aesthetics offers the latest in laser and aesthetic procedures and sells top-of-the-line skin care brands such as PCA, Elta MD and ZO Skin Care. Their staff has had training in multiple forms of anti-aging, sexual health and laser services. They offer advanced procedures services such as PRP, skin tightening, laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, hair restoration, tattoo removal and micro-needling. Starting in 2018, SkinWorks now offers hormone replacement and weight-loss therapy.

20. Best Insurance Agent/Agency: Stephen Sanders, Liberty Mutual Insurance

100 Bluegrass Commons Blvd. Suite 2160, Hendersonville, 615.991.9348,

Stephen Sanders has been with Liberty Mutual Insurance for five years. He works hard to understand all of his clients' unique situations and to develop insurance solutions that fit their individual needs. He offers a consultative and professional approach to ensure this goal is met. He doesn’t want to just "sell" insurance; he wants to provide the best protection based on their unique situation. Stephen welcomes the opportunity to serve all of your insurance needs.

21. Best Realtor/Office: Mitzi Rager Century 21

165 Indian Lake Blvd. Suite 105 Hendersonville, 615.480.6304,

Mitzi Rager began her real estate career in 1991 and hasn’t looked back. Being a lifetime resident of Nashville, Mitzi loves putting her knowledge of the area and market to work for her clients. She loves to guide each client through one of the most exciting but nerve-wracking transactions they will ever make. Her goal is to make the home buying/selling experience as smooth as possible.

22. Best Breakfast/Lunch: Myer’s Front Porch

162 E. Main St., Hendersonville, 615.447.5556,

Kori Langford and her family opened Myer’s Front Porch in 2017, and they wanted it to be a unique restaurant in Hendersonville where community happens. The Myer’s team offers great quality foods, including paninis, traditional sandwiches, salads and bakery items, all made fresh in-house daily. All cooked items are baked, not fried, resulting in healthier meals. Myer’s also features a coffee and tea bar. Come to Myer’s and enjoy great food and a cozy environment that’s just like sitting on your front porch fellowshipping with neighbors.

23. Best Fine Dining: The Chop House

200 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville, 615.264.6673,

Repeat winner the Chop House is one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast. The No. 1 goal of the Chop House is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest. They do this by providing outstanding service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients. Chop House team members are “guest-obsessed”—they will go to great limits to ensure you will enjoy a superior dining experience that exceeds expectations.

24. Best Mexican Restaurant: Casa Vieja Mexican Grill

711 E. Main St. and 2016 Anderson Lane, Hendersonville, 615.264.6226 and 615.348.0134,

Casa Vieja owners Hector Salazar, Jaime Salazar and Alejandro Mendez have worked hard to create a festive atmosphere where friends and family can come to enjoy their expansive fine Mexican food. The Casa Vieja bar features a large variety of select tequilas in a friendly atmosphere with authentic rustic decor. They have two convenient locations in Hendersonville to serve you. They say at Casa Vieja, you are not a customer, you are family.

25. Best Casual Dining/Sports Bar: Jonathan's Grille

307 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, 615.590.7533,

26. Best Burger: Five Guys

261 Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, 615.822.6062,

27. Best Bakery/Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes

299B Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, 615.447.3283,

Owner Pam Teller opened her Hendersonville Nothing Bundt Cakes location three years ago and has been offering up the area’s best baked goods ever since. All cakes and frostings are made from scratch daily using only the finest ingredients. With the motto “making life a little sweeter,” Pam and her team will create the perfect centerpiece for your memories. Be sure to visit Nothing Bundt Cakes for your next special occasion.

28. Best Coffee Shop: Stompin’ Grounds Coffee House

357 E. Main St., Hendersonville, 714.728.5730,

29. Best Retirement Community: Park Place Retirement Community

31 Executive Park Drive, Hendersonville, 615.822.6002,

Park Place has been serving seniors and their families, under the same ownership, since 1984. They offer five-star service in both independent and assisted living.They have on-site a beauty salon, chapel, activities room, library, billiard/card game rooms and a newly renovated therapy gym. They are passionate about what they do, with a caring staff that is committed to helping their residents continue to live an active lifestyle while maintaining their independence with respect and dignity.

30. Best Heating/Cooling/Plumbing: Derryberry’s Heat & Air

212 North Water Ave., Gallatin, 615.452.8121,

Repeat winner Jeff Derryberry founded Derryberry’s Heat & Air in 1986 to “provide superior service for home and business.” More than 20 years later, that goal remains unchanged. As one of Middle Tennessee’s premier HVAC contractors, Derryberry’s has been a certified TVA HVAC contractor for more than 10 years and has one of the highest rates of certified NATE technicians in Middle Tennessee.

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