Accountant

1st Place
Danielle Brinkman, Brinkman & Company, 300 E. Esplanade Drive, suite 520, Oxnard, 485-7194

2nd Place
Carey and Hanna CPAs, 1445 Donlon St., #6, Ventura, 644-0697

3rd Place
Vance, Thrift & Biller, 181 S. Ash St., Ventura, 648-6061

 

Body Shop

1st Place
Tony’s Body Shop, 497 Lambert St., Oxnard, 485-5514

2nd Place
Avenue Body Shop, 378 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 653-6021

3rd Place
Star Paint & Body, 700 E. Fifth St.,  Oxnard, 483-1033

 

Car Detailer

1st Place
Final Details, 558-1618

2nd Place
Diamond Image Detail, 844-7212

3rd Place
Five Points Car Wash, 2912 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 643-7715

 

Car Wash

1st Place
Five Points Car Wash, 2912 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 643-7715

2nd Place
Auto Scrubber Hand Wash & Detailing, 2076 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 643-6281

3rd Place
Diamond Image Detail, 844-7212

 

Child Care

1st Place
Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 497-6852

2nd Place
Las Posas Day Care, locations throughout Ventura Unified School District, 644-4344

3rd Place
Children’s World, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, 647-3798

 

Dry Cleaner

1st Place
Four Seasons Cleaners, 1746 S. Victoria Ave., suite A, Ventura, 654-8181; 4020 E. Main St., suite B 3-2, Ventura, 658-0286; 2051 Rose Ave., suite 300, Oxnard, 485-0799

2nd Place
Persnickety Cleaners, 1171 Victoria Ave., Ventura, 644-1171

3rd Place
Unique Cleaners, 2307 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-8497

 

Financial Institution

1st Place
Ventura County Credit Union, locations throughout Ventura County, 477-4000

2nd Place
Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, 250 S. Mills Road, Ventura, 289-3560; 789 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, 289-3566

3rd Place
Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union, locations throughout Ventura County, 384-1100

 

Home Cleaning

1st Place
Clean It Green, 407-1077

2nd Place
Stel Housecleaning, 654-0841

3rd Place
Mimi’s House Cleaning, 205-0737

 

Library

1st Place
Camarillo Public Library

2nd Place
E.P. Foster Library, Ventura

3rd Place
Oxnard Public Library

 

Mechanic

1st Place
AWS Automotive, 720 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643-2032

2nd Place
Bill Hahn Automotive, 3737 Transport St., suite A, Ventura, 644-1037

3rd Place
Neighborhood Car Care, 1838 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 641-2302

 

Moving Company

1st Place
Sheeler Moving and Storage, 6020 Nicolle St., Ventura, 658-1943

2nd Place
Hilford Moving, 1595 Arundell Ave., Ventura, 728-1651

3rd Place
Meathead Movers, 412 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo, 987-7201; 331 N. Dawson Drive, Camarillo, 987-7201

 

Music Instructor

1st Place
Phil Salazar at Phil Salazar’s Fiddle Shop, 921 E. Main St., Ventura, 701-2508

2nd Place
Jodi Farrell at Jodi Farrell’s Music Studio, 1926 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-3103

3rd Place
Joe Baugh at Guitar Planet, 1822 E. Main St., Ventura, 701-6043

 

Nonprofit Organization

1st Place
Casa Pacifica

2nd Place
FOOD Share

3rd Place
Boys and Girls Clubs

 

Oil Change

1st Place
Auto Lube Care, 1875 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 643-0963

2nd Place
AWS Automotive, 720 N. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 643-2032

3rd Place
Neighborhood Car Care, 1838 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 641-2302

 

Pet Groomer

1st Place
Aloha Dog Grooming, 1076 E. Front St., suite A, Ventura, 643-4852

2nd Place:
Vickie’s Pampered Pet, 6324 Bristol Road, Ventura, 656-6999

3rd Place Tie
Paula and Veronica’s Bark Avenue, 1995 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-0868

Dee Dee’s Dog spot, 973 E. Front St., Ventura, 648-7768

Plumber

1st Place
Mike Kimble Plumbing, 5770 Nicolle St., # E, Ventura, 644-4180

2nd Place
Tony Chavez at Top Choice Plumbing, 357 Kiawah River Drive, Oxnard, 302-8218

3rd Place
Franklin and Vizzo Plumbing, 2594 Channel Drive, Ventura, 987-6220

 

Psychic

1st Place
Christine Kratavil at Journey Home, 2950 Johnson Drive, suite113, Ventura, 650-8272

2nd Place
Tracey Boyer at The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, 495-5824

3rd Place
Laura Stinchfield, 305 E. Matilija St., Ojai, 895-5968

 

Real Estate Agent

1st Place
Ariel Palmieri and Karen Stein at Coldwell Banker, 746-2070 and 824-2004

2nd Place
The Fairchild and Ridgway Group, 5270 Ralston St., suite 100, Ventura, 339-3585

3rd Place
Doug Moe at Keller Williams Realty, 1071 S. Seaward Ave., Ventura, 288-6284

 

Shoe Repair

1st Place
Pop’s One Stop Repair Shop, 1437 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, 639-9296; 2131 Pickwick Drive, Camarillo, 388-0700

2nd Place
Lee’s Shoe Repair, 1806 E. Main St., Ventura, 643-1416

3rd Place
Bart’s Shoe Repair, 317 Borchard Drive, Ventura, 643-7502

 

Surfboard Shaper

1st Place
Robert Weiner at Roberts Surfboards, 1362 Tower Square, # 1, Ventura, 658-6855

2nd Place
Fletcher Chouinard at Fletcher Chouinard Designs, 43 S. Olive St., Ventura, 641-9428

3rd Place
Proctor Surf, 920 Goodyear Ave., suite A, Ventura, 658-7659

 

Travel Agent

1st Place
Martha Jaffe at Travel Planner International, 218-3324

2nd Place
Tropic Travels, 2470 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-4661

3rd Place
Ventura Travel, 3435 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 642-2166

 

Veterinarian

1st Place
Anacapa Animal Hospital, 5380 Ralston St., Ventura, 644-5521

2nd Place
Buena Animal Hospital, 3986 E. Main St., Ventura, 642-2191

3rd Place
East Ventura Animal Hospital, 10225 Telephone Road, Ventura, 647-8430


EDITOR’S PICK

Best place to git the dirt off yer dawg

Pet Barn
Pet Barn, 3203 E. Main St.  , Ventura , 654-0345

 

Just as there is more than one way to skin a cat, there is also more than one way to wash a dog. If you’ve ever taken your car to a self-service wash, you understand the built-in DIY value: you pay less, probably do a better job and sometimes get your clothes wet, which goes a long way on a hot summer day. The same holds true when it comes to getting your pet clean.

There are myriad reasons to wash your dog someplace other than your bathtub or backyard, and all of them lead to Pet Barn in Ventura. Known for its knowledgeable and compassionate staff, excellent selection of premium food and involvement with dog adoption, Pet Barn also has all the accouterments needed to take your pup from scruffy to fluffy.  For $10, you have 30 minutes to  get the job done — a task much more easily accomplished in a raised tub with hand-held nozzle. Pet Barn gives you a choice of shampoos and conditioners, based on your dog’s skin type, along with cleaning tools, freshly washed towels and treats. If you and your dog can handle the sound blast, there is a blow dryer available for quick drying. When it’s all over, there are even treats to reward your pet’s bravery.

While Pet Barn isn’t the only tub in town, what sets its bath apart from the competition, other than being an independently owned small business, is cleanliness. The bath area and tub are always free of hair, dirt and mildew (something we’ve spotted elsewhere) and the products are all high quality. Best of all, you don’t have a mess to clean up at home, which gives you that much more time to enjoy your li’l bestie.

— Michel Miller