Best of Northwest 2022 – Retail and Services | Best Of

Best Appliance Store

Christie’s Appliance & Mattress Co.

7250 N. La Cholla Blvd. (multiple locations)

(520) 742-0801


Upgrading your home with new appliances is a necessary evil. Necessary because you need quality home products, but evil because it takes so much darn work to get them installed! At Christie’s, they take evil out of the equation. Christie’s provides delivery, installation and technical support for buyers. This local Tucson brand has been here since 1956, so they know a thing or two about home improvement. Be sure to check their website for promotions and great deals to save on big-ticket item purchases!


Reader recommended



3901 W. Costco Drive

(520) 797-1980


Home Depot

Multiple locations


Best Art Gallery

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

6300 N. Swan Road

(520) 299-9191


Designed and built by Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia himself, the adobe-brick Gallery in the Sun is a gorgeous setting for the legendary Arizona artist. The gallery hosts both a permanent collection of DeGrazia’s work as well as rotating shows of paintings that the public doesn’t always get a chance to see. Outside the gallery are the gorgeous grounds where you can see DeGrazia’s original home and “little gallery,” as well as a chapel that’s been restored since a fire a few years back.


Reader recommended


Madaras Gallery

3035 N. Swan Road

(520) 615-3001


Tohono Chul Gallery

7366 N. Paseo del Norte

(520) 742-6455




Best Attorney

Lerner and Rowe

2323 N. Campbell Ave.

(520) 977-1900


No one wants to have to call a criminal defense or personal injury attorney, but when you do have to make that call, you want to call the very best. And in this case, you just need to call 977-1900, as the firm’s radio jingle has embedded in all our minds. These are top-notch lawyers who will represent you whether you’ve made a mistake that’s got you crosswise with the law or been in an accident and you need to get what you deserve.


Reader recommended


Valentine and Valentine

6831 N. Oracle Road, suite 145

(520) 498-0088


Fleming & Curti

1745 E. River Road Suite 101

(520) 622-0400




Best Auto Repair Shop

OOROO Automotive

12945 N. Oracle Road

(520) 975-1005


It’s inevitable that your car is going to have trouble, so it is important to find a reliable place to take your car in for repair. But OOROO Automotive has an even better deal: They will come to you and fix your car right at home or at the office. That means you can sit on your couch and binge Netflix shows while your car is being repaired. Plus, they have a club that lets you keep up with routine maintenance like oil changes. Beep Beep, less stress coming through!


Reader recommended


Discount Tire

3760 N. Oracle Road

Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 887-6338


Klipper Automotive

6621 N. Thornydale Road

(520) 585-4524


Best Bicycle Store

Oro Valley Bicycle

12925 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)

(520) 825-2751


Pima County is regularly recognized for its fine cycling opportunities, so it’s no surprise to see so many cyclists out on the streets. But when your bike is giving you trouble or you need a new ride, you want someone you can trust making sure the gears all move smoothly. Oro Valley Bicycle remains the best spot to get your bike needs met.


Reader recommended


Pedego Electric Bikes

4320 N. Campbell Ave, suite 128

(520) 441-9782


Bicycle Ranch

7090 N. Oracle Road, suite 156

(520) 219-4311


Best Bookstore

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange

3733 W. Ina Road

(Multiple locations)

(520) 579-0303


We’ve been trading books at Bookmans for nearly half a century, so we can’t even remember our town without this institution. While they might not have every book you’re looking for, they are more than likely to have something fun to read. Best of all, it’s likely to be half the original price, and once you’re done, you can bring it back to trade in for credit for your next literary adventure. What’s not to love?


Reader recommended


Barnes & Noble

7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.

(520) 742-6402


The National Parks Store

12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.

(520) 622-1999


Best Car Wash

Mister Car Wash

Multiple locations


Excuse me, Mister, I’ve got a melted chocolate bar on the passenger side of my car floor. Please can you help me vacuum and condition it out? Of course, Mister will help you with your dirty situation! They have been providing service and care since 1969. With 342 locations and over 5,600 team members, they have this down by now.


Reader recommended



3410 N. First Ave.

(multiple locations)

520) 888-3124


Surf Thru

3847 W. River Road

(multiple locations)

(520) 447-5142


Best Cleaning Service

Dove Mountain Cleaning Company

(520) 991- 3251


We know you’re not using your Swiffer Wet Jet on a day-to-day basis like you should be. Save yourself the trouble and call Dove Mountain Cleaning Company. They are a local business that provides services to citizens across the valley. Whether you need house cleaning, office cleaning or window washing, Dove Mountain Cleaning Company will get the job done—and if you want to take credit for it, we’re not telling.


Reader recommended


The Tucson Team

8620 N. Glenhurst Place

(520) 270-9147


Oro Valley Carpet Cleaning

2451 E. Skipping Rock Way

(520) 297-2238


Best Customer Service

Trader Joe’s

7912 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)

(520) 797-4207


Trader Joe’s is a beloved national chain because they always put service above anything else. Team members project positivity throughout the store. From constant restocking to chipper managers, this store makes grocery shopping fun!


Reader recommended


Dr. JAW Orthodontists

10550 N. La Canada Drive, suite 110

(520) 544-9200


Golden Goose Thrift Shop

15970 N. Oracle Road

(520) 825-9101


Best Day Care

Tucson Jewish Community Center

3800 E. River Road

(520) 299-3000


The J’s early childhood program is not only the Best of the Northwest—it’s among the best in the nation. The teachers are enthusiastic and engaged and the kids have plenty to do, from a playspace that has tunnels and slides to a splashpad to swimming, tennis, soccer and basketball classes. This is a place where your kids will never get bored—and once they get into kindergarten and beyond, they’ll love coming here for after-school programs and summer camp.


Reader recommended


Leman Academy Marana Daycare/Preschool

7720 N. Silverbell Road

(520) 639-8080


St. Mark’s Early

Childhood Center

1431 W. Magee Road

(520) 797-2925


Best Dry Cleaners

Sparkle Cleaners

Multiple locations


With same-day service (provided you drop your dirty clothes off early enough), Sparkle Cleaners will take care of making sure you look sparkling when you show up at work or go out for a night on the town. First impressions are everything!


Reader recommended


Twin Peaks Cleaners

9110 N. Silverbell Road, suite 160

(520) 744-9310



Multiple locations


Best Electrician

Oro Valley Lighting and Electric

12995 N. Oracle Road, suite 151

(520) 282-1288


When your current isn’t flowing like it’s supposed to be, or you need to flow to new places, you want an experienced electrician on the job. The team at Oro Valley Lighting and Electric has seen it all and can take care of you without a shocking bill.


Dugan Electric

(520) 850-6660

All About Electric Service and Maintenance

(520) 591-5446


Best Financial Planner

Fidelity Investments

Multiple locations

(800) 343-3548


If you don’t want to invest all of your retirement in NFTs, you should visit with someone at Fidelity for your financial planning. (And if you do want to invest all of your retirement in NFTs, you should definitely rethink that plan.) The team at the Skyline location are committed to giving the best advice possible for your financial future. They help you wade through the financial jargon and tell you the risks that lie ahead. The company has a stellar track record and is regulated by top financial officials.


Reader recommended


Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

3500 E. Sunrise Drive

(520) 790-4300


Vantage West Financial Advisors

Multiple locations


Best Florist

Inglis Florists

6468 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)

(520) 297-1158


Whether you want a simple bouquet for your sweetie or an elaborate arrangement for a very special occasion, Inglis Florists is here to help you say it with flowers. And they’ve been doing it for more than 75 years, so they know a thing or two about getting it right.


Reader recommended


Casas Adobes Flower Shop

7090 N. Oracle Road, suite 198

(520) 297-1165


Mayfield Florist

7181 Tanque Verde

(multiple locations)

(520) 202-9410


Best Funeral Home

Adair Funeral Homes Tucson

1050 N. Dodge Blvd.

(520) 201-1131


The Adair Funeral Homes knows that losing someone is a difficult process. Some may expect that funeral home employees could become desensitized, but not the team at Adair. Clients gush about the staff offering sensitive care. Their empathetic service makes all the difference during a tough time. The Adair team prides itself on walking you through each step of the process, physically and emotionally.


Reader recommended


Vistoso Funeral Home

2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

(520) 544-2285


Marana Mortuary Cemetery

12146 W. Barnett Road

(520) 682-9900


Best Garage Door Service

A1 Garage Door

3530 N. Oracle Road, suite 104

(520) 257-1068


What’s the point of having a garage if your door doesn’t work? If you’ve been putting off fixing the garage doors, this family business is the place to call.


Reader recommended


AJ’s Garage Door Service

(520) 347-8647


Big Bear Garage Door Services

(520) 204-7899


Best Handyman

Ace Handyman Services

9102 E. Holmes St.

(520) 612- 0621


Get yourself an ace handyman at Ace Handyman Services. No, seriously. Ace is nationally recognized as one of America’s best companies for customer service. They listen and solve customers’ problems, send on-my-way text notifications, are respectful of the client’s home, have quick and easy scheduling and are reliable and trustworthy professionals. And that’s what you want when you need something fixed.


Reader recommended


Ronnie’s Home Service

9155 N. Shadow Mountain Dr.

(520) 297-8724


Jack’ll Fix-it

4837 W. Willow Wind Place

(520) 307-5123


Best Home Builder



Pulte is the company behind the quality homes in Rancho Vistoso, so it’s not a surprise our readers name them the best. The homebuilder is known for finding stunning desert views for their new homes, which means your home is only going to increase in value. If you don’t already have your Pulte home, keep an eye out for upcoming Ironwood Estates.


Reader recommended


Meritage Homes


DR Horton



Best Home Remodeling

Urias Custom Remodeling

(520) 572-9128


Although HGTV home renovations look fun, the process is a lot less glamorous than portrayed on television. If you’re going to go through the trouble of giving your house a makeover, you want the best team on the job. Urias can do pretty much anything, whether you’re looking to create a new patio space, add a room to your house or fire up an outdoor kitchen. If you can imagine it, they can make it happen.


Reader recommended


Pusch Ridge Design & Remodel

12995 N. Oracle Road

(520) 425-0455


Classy Closets Tucson

2010 N. Forbes Blvd.

(520) 326-7888


Best Hotel/Resort

El Conquistador

10000 N. Oracle Road

(520) 544-5000


The El Conquistador is a grand resort nestled on the edge of Pusch Ridge, offering guests a getaway in the astonishing beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Whether you want to lounge by the pool or visit the on-site spa, you won’t regret checking in at El Con.


Reader recommended


Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain

15000 N. Secret Springs

(520) 572-3000


Westin La Paloma

3800 E. Sunrise Drive

(520) 742-6000


Best HVAC/Heating/Cooling

Rite Way Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

4551 S. Alvernon Way

(520) 745-0660


When your AC breaks down in the middle of summer, you want it fixed before the heatstroke kicks in. And you want it done the right way. Well, who better than Rite Way? This longtime company has earned its reputation as, well, the Best of the Northwest.


Reader recommended


Hamstra Heating & Cooling

4389 N. Highway Drive

(520) 629-9833


Strongbuilt Heating and Cooling

5450 N. Camino de la Tierra, suite 4

(520) 729-9200


Best Insurance



6950 N. Oracle Road

(520) 285-0505


The AAA gang is on your side when it comes to car trouble, so it’s no surprise our readers turn to them when they need car insurance. Whether you’re doing the usual collision policy, want to make sure the tow truck turns up when you are stuck on the side of the road or even want to shop for a used car, AAA is dependable and trustworthy—and what else do you want from your insurer?


Reader recommended



6781 N. Thornydale Road, suite 203

(520) 416-7181


Wendy Wise, State Farm

1880 E. Tangerine Sky Road

(520) 544-2838



Best Jewelry Store

McGuire’s Jewelers

230 E. Wetmore Road

(520) 622-7532


Have you gotten your sweetie a piece of jewelry lately? Perhaps a pearl necklace or a set of diamond earrings? No? Well, get to it unless you want to get gone! McGuire is the best jeweler in Tucson, serving three generations since 1947. They offer many styles, designers and the personal touch only a longtime local can.


Reader recommended


Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

4240 N. Oracle Road

(520) 292-6265


Sheffield’s Diamonds

7619 N. Oracle Road, suite 125

(520) 744-3443


Best Landscaping Services/Maintenance

AAA Landscaping

4742 N. Romero Road

(520) 696-3223


Our condolences to the team at AAA Landscaping, which lost founder Richard Underwood last year. He was a wonderful supporter of the community who will be missed by the family and many friends. His solid team has stepped up in his absence to serve the many resorts, parks, churches, master-planned communities, municipalities and commercial areas that depend on them to keep things looking sharp—and we’d expect nothing less.


Reader recommended


Northwest Landscaping

1771 W. Dairy Place

(520) 888-0669


Oro Valley Landscaping Systems

1340 W. Calle Concordia

(520) 312-8726


Best Live Venue

Gaslight Music Hall

13005 N. Oracle Road, suite 165

(520) 529-1000


This fabulous venue hosts lots of performances, including musicians, magicians and contests. The live music includes tributes to the likes of Sinatra, the Carpenters, Carrie Underwood and the Eagles, among others. And some of these tribute acts sound as good as—and sometimes better?—than the originals. If you want a night out enjoying the music you grew up loving, the Gaslight Music Hall is the place to be.


Reader recommended


Noble Hops

1335 W. Lambert Lane

(520) 797-4677


The Views

1555 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

(520) 825-3110


Best Mom and Pop Shop

Donut Wheel

4524 W. Ina Road

(520) 744-2811


Apple Fritters. I said it. Big, delicious Apple Fritters. Maple glazed donuts, powdered donuts, chocolate glazed donuts…It’s like Homer Simpson heaven. Treat yourself. You are in a trance. You are getting into your car. You are driving to Donut Wheel. You are ordering a dozen donuts instead of just the one glazed donut you promised yourself. You’re not selfish—what if others want some? And, you are supporting your local mom and pop shop, you outstanding citizen!


Reader recommended


Grumpy’s Grill

2960 W. Ina Road

(520) 297-5452,


La Hacienda Restaurant

11931 N. First Ave., suite 104

(520) 297-1695


Best Movie Theater

Century Theater at the Oro Valley Marketplace

12155 N. Oracle Road

(520) 742-6512


If you miss watching movies on the big screen, Century Theater at the Oro Valley Marketplace is the place to once again experience the magic of a motion picture. They’ve got crisp Digital HD and RealD 3D screens, comfy reclining seats, extra wide aisles and stadium seating. You can book private watch parties or hit Discount Tuesdays for a cheap movie ticket. Our sources tell us you can’t just go to smell the buttery popcorn, but you’ll want to pick up a bucket to munch on while you enjoy your flick.


Reader recommended


AMC Foothills

7401 N. La Cholla Blvd, suite 144

(520) 742-5050



5755 W. Arizona Pavilions Dr.

(520) 230-4730


Best Nursery/Garden Center

Green Things

3235 E. Allen Road

(520) 299-9471


When you want to put your green thumb to work, start at Green Things. They’ve got everything you need to grow a healthy garden, whether you’re planting citrus trees or keeping it simple with some potted plants and native cactus. Even passing by on River Road is like visiting a botanical garden.


Reader recommended


Rillito Nursery and

Garden Center

6303 N. La Cholla Blvd.

(520) 575-0995


Tohono Chul Park

7366 N. Paseo del Norte

(520) 742-6455


Best Painter

The Paint Kings

2004 E. 17th St.

(520) 322-5181


Who would you rather have doing your painting job: Paint Kings or Paint Peasants? We know we’d rather go with Paint Kings. This company has a deserved reputation for doing the job right. In fact, you might say they give their customers the royal treatment.


Reader recommended


Abeyta Painting

3316 N. Chapel Ave.

(520) 529-2878


Stone Canyon Painting

10645 N. Oracle Road

(520) 780-4122



Best Pet Grooming

Sissy’s Pet Grooming

7350 N. La Cholla Blvd., suite 112

(520) 229-9898


Your fur baby deserves a nose-to-tail spa treatment after a long day of dealing with you. You can find that high-quality pampering at Sissy’s Pet Grooming seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do you have a good excuse as to why you haven’t made an appointment already? Get to it!




Reader recommended


Petsmart Oro Valley

10625 N. Oracle Road

(520) 797-0008



11985 N. Oracle Road

(520) 297-0019


Best Plumber

Cummings Plumbing

5141 N. Casa Grande Hwy.

(520) 333-2121


When the toilet is backing up, you’ve only got hours to fix it before some real, um, issues start backing up. The gang at Cummings Plumbing will be there to unclog your drains, stop your leaks and fix whatever else needs fixing. And trust us, you want community-approved professionals with this kind of work.


Reader recommended


Oro Valley Plumbing

(520) 909-6605

Al Coronado Plumbing

(520) 834-8400



Best Pool Builder

Omni Pool Builders and Design

(520) 222-8503

[email protected]


Your dream desert oasis is just a phone call away. Make a call to Omni Pool Builders to assess your home and create a design that’ll make the Tucson summers bearable. Their modern designs compliment the design of your home. Imagine stepping out your back door with a margarita in one hand and sunscreen in the other. Ah, summer relaxation at last!


Reader recommended


Patio Pools

7918 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)

(520) 797-2299


Pools by Design

3031 W. Ina Road

(520) 797-6675


Best Pool Care

Sparkle and Splash Pools

3630 W. Tangerine Road, suite 112

(520) 250-1919


When you finally decide that your efforts to properly mix your chlorine and your alkaline and whatever else is resulting in a green swamp in your backyard aren’t enough, it’s time to call Sparkle and Splash Pools. Owners Mike and Amy Marchione moved to Tucson in 2007 to start this company with services like reverse osmosis, full equipment installs, pool automation, equipment repairs, tile cleaning and pool renovation. With these guys on your side, you’ll be able to make a big splash all summer long.


Reader recommended


E-Konomy Pool Service and Supplies

6020 E. Speedway Blvd.

(520) 325-6427


Patio Pools

7918 N. Oracle Road (multiple locations)

(520) 797-2299



Best Realtor

Lisa Bayless

8540 N. Oracle Road

(520) 665-3004


Lisa Bayless uses her 13 years of experience to find you the home you want. She knows the neighborhoods and will work with your needs in mind. Plus, she’s a huge supporter of our town, with a portion of every commission going toward to community efforts like education and nonprofits. To put it simply, Bayless is a synonym for real estate when it comes to the northwest.


Reader recommended


Sandy Northcutt

12080 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., suite 100

(520) 409-5301


1st Heritage Realty, Brittany Palma, Broker-Owner

5501 N. Swan Road, suite 231

(520) 270-7958


Best Real Estate Team

Lisa Bayless

8540 N. Oracle Road

(520) 665-3004


Not only did our readers name Lisa Bayless as the top real estate agent—they also picked her crew as the best real estate team. Now that’s a solid reputation. It just goes to show that she excels at real estate herself, as well as excels at fostering a powerful real estate community.


Reader recommended


Golden Girls of Long Realty

7725 N. Wade Road

(520) 270-3781


Keller Williams

1745 E. River Road, suite 245

(520) 247-8250


Best Roofer

Hallmark Roofing

4562 N. First Ave.

(520) 297-0995


When you’re running around the house with pots and pans to catch all the water leaking through the ceiling, you know it’s time for a new roof. And given what a huge investment it is, you know you want the best. Hallmark Roofing will come to your rescue and ensure you make it through monsoon season.


Reader recommended


Ralph Hays

2550 W. Poppy Ave.

(520) 887-3384


Roofsavers Locke Roofing

3872 E. 34th St.

(520) 884-1288


Best Veterinary Clinic

Twin Peaks Vet Clinic

7555 W. Twin Peaks Road

(520) 572-8300


When your beloved pet isn’t feeling well, it’s your job to make them feel better. Twin Peaks Pet Clinic has a team of outstanding vets who can do everything from wellness exams and microchipping to dentistry and snake bite treatments—and everything in between. They’ll have Fido feeling better in no time.

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