Alexandria's Flowers — Best Florist
A previous Hall of Fame inductee and overall consistent Readers' Choice favorite, Alexandria's Flowers continues to be recognized as Best Florist. The family-owned downtown flower shop offers unique and creative floral arrangements fitting for any occasion or event.
B&S Hacienda — Best Auto Body Repair
Established in 1956, B&S Hacienda is a third-generation family-owned business that has been committed to quality repair and customer service. With services ranging from collision repair to vehicle painting, they have been recognized as Best Auto Body Repair by readers.
Precision Auto Repair — Best Auto Repair
Precision Auto Repair continues to be a readers' favorite as the former Hall of Fame recipient wins Best Auto Repair once more. With a goal of providing the best auto repair service in town, they hire professionally trained and certified mechanics and technicians and utilize their experience in the industry to prevent dangerous malfunctions. Website
Summit Financial Advisors — Best Financial Planner
With their core principles of putting their clients first, Summit Financial Advisors is dedicated to building trust and implementing solutions to support clients in their financial endeavors. More than financial planning, they aim to be diligently involved in the community with many charities, organizations and educating youth on personal finances.
Paws of Pleasanton — Best Veterinarian
Paws of Pleasanton is a family-owned veterinary care committed to providing high-quality care in a fear free environment. Their dedication toward progressive care with cutting edge technology, sustainability and compassionate efforts have won them Best Veterinarian this year. Website
Bill Evans-Farmers — Best Insurance Agent
With his commitment to communicating with clients about their coverage options and answering any questions, Bill Evans at Farmers Insurance is recognized as this year's Best Insurance Agent. Clients praise him for his patience and professionalism when dealing with any issues or needs. Website
Diversified Mortgage Group USA — Best Mortgage Brokerage
Diversified Mortgage Group wins their second consecutive Readers' Choice award this year as they have demonstrated their commitment to providing the right home loan solutions to their customers. Prioritizing customer service and building relationships, they provide step-by-step processes and information to make sure clients are informed on their loan decisions. Website
Shear Magic — Best Pet Groomer
Back-to-back winner of Best Pet Groomer, Shear Magic owners Cinda and Michael Freitas emphasize patience and compassion in the grooming process so that animals are happy and safe. Their understanding and care for all kinds of dogs and personalities has been commended by local dog owners.
Keelie's Pet Sitting — Best Pet Sitting/Daycare
For their fifth overall and third consecutive Readers' Choice award, Keelie's Pet Sitting wins Best Pet Sitting/Daycare once again. Owner Keelie Chamberland offers a unique service of pet sitting in the comfort of their own home along with dog walking services.
Bella Luna Studios — Best Photographer
Bella Luna Studios earns yet another win for Best Photographer as its 11th win at Readers' Choice. Specializing in family, newborn, event, political campaign and corporate photography, owner Christina Gray personally works on every shoot to deliver the best images. Website
Gingerbread Preschool — Best Preschool/Daycare
The first winner of the new category Best Preschool/Daycare, Gingerbread Preschool has served the Pleasanton community for more than 50 years. Their mission is to prepare children, socially and emotionally, for kindergarten with their progressive curriculum and passionate teachers.
Valley Christian School — Best Private School
With their mission to "develop young leaders," Valley Christian School fosters leadership and academic thinking with Christian principles of compassion, humility and growth. With their teachers and coaches going above and beyond to support students in making an impact on the world, Valley Christian is the first winner in this new category.
Gina Piper-Elation Real Estate — Best Real Estate Agent
Her third consecutive year back as Best Real Estate Agent after being in Hall of Fame 2016 and 2017, Gina Piper continues to impress readers with her real estate work in the Tri-Valley region. With more than 26 years of experience, her knowledge has proven invaluable to readers in the real estate scene.
Elation Real Estate — Best Real Estate Brokerage
Owner Gina Piper followed her dream of a boutique real estate company in downtown Pleasanton by establishing Elation Real Estate. With Piper and her team's experience and expertise, Elation Real Estate has successfully helped navigate homebuyers and sellers with their sales techniques and step-by-step guidance. Website
Venema Homes Real Estate Team — Best Real Estate Team
Specializing in luxury home sales, Venema Homes Team has been recognized for their sales expertise and strategies as Best Real Estate Team this year. Founder Liz Venema and her team have consistently delivered successful results with their emphasis on positioning, marketing and negotiation. Website
Steps Tutoring and SAT/ACT Prep — Best Tutoring School
With their outstanding academic tutoring and college counseling services, Steps Tutoring and SAT/ACT Prep takes a back-to-back win as Best Tutoring School. Although their in-person classrooms were closed because of the pandemic, Steps Tutoring and SAT/ACT Prep adjusted to virtual tutoring to help students through difficult times.