The Local's List 2023: Home, Shopping & Services - The Bend Magazine

The Local’s List 2023: Home, Shopping & Services

The Local's List 2023 readers' choice poll winners for Home, Shopping & Services include the best specialty store, vintage retailer and more.

The Local's List 2023 - The Bend Magazine - Home, Shopping and Services

The Local’s List 2023 readers’ choice poll winners for Home, Shopping & Services include categories such as the best specialty store, vintage retailer and much more.

Antique Shop

Renaissance Antiques

When you take your time, who knows what you’ll find?

Second Place: Wildflowers

Runner Up: My Mom Had That


Apartment/Condo Community

Ariza Corpus Christi

Two consecutive years as the local’s favorite living community.

Second Place: The Cosmopolitan

Runner Up: Azali at 7510 (TIE)

Runner Up: La Joya Bay Resort (TIE)


Architecture Firm

Turner – Ramirez

Award-winning designs running the gamut from eye-catching to classic.

Second Place: Gignac Architects

Runner Up: Richter Architects


Auto Detailing

Rick’s Detailing & Body Shop

Bringing new life to old cars.

Second Place: Mendoza Auto Detailing

Runner Up: Meticulous Detailing


Auto Repair Shop

TC Auto Service

Celebrating 36 years of top-of-the-line services with no hassle.

Second Place: Island Tire & Automotive

Runner Up: Dubs Garage


Bait & Tackle Shop

Roy’s Bait and Tackle Outfitters

In-store or online, reel in all your fishing needs.

Second Place: Tackle Town

Runner Up: Marker 37


Body Shop

South Texas Auto Recon

The place to go when things get bent out of shape.

Second Place: Certified Collision Works

Runner Up: G&L Paint and Body


Children’s Clothing

Four Chicks In The Park

These chicks know kids’ fashion.

Second Place: Goo Goo Boujee

Runner Up: Chic & Unique Kids Boutique


Electrical Services

Scott Electric

Don’t get your wires crossed: Scott Electric is here to help.

Second Place: Cervantes Electric

Runner Up: Brice Electric


Farmers Market Vendor (Fresh Goods/Produce)

Mother Clucker Farms

Farmers market eggcellence.

Second Place: Twining Tree Farms

Runner Up: Edelen Farms


Fine Jewelry

Camille’s Original Jewelry Designs

Dazzling the community with custom jewelry for over 30 years.

Second Place: Susann’s Custom Jewelers

Runner Up: Ezekiel Diamond

Photo provided by Red Tag Guide Service

Fishing Guide/Charter

Capt. Randy Laurrell – Red Tag Guide Service

Making memories one excursion at a time off the beautiful coast of Port A.

Second Place: Capt. Kevin Godsey – Fish Swirl

Runner Up: Eric Ozolins – Ocean Epics


Chic to Chic Furniture

Keep your interiors stylishly furnished the Chic to Chic way.

Second Place: My Coastal Home

Runner Up: Garza’s Furniture


Gift/Mercantile Shop

Sew Bonita

A kaleidoscopic boutique brimming with unique handmade products and culturally creative gifts.

Second Place: Flamingo Ranch Boutique

Runner Up: Made in Corpus Christi

Photo by Rachel Benavides

Handcrafted Product (non-jewelry)

Sew Bonita

Handsewn clutches, pillows, potholders and more, all in vivid colors and patterns.

Second Place: Hinz Home Company

Runner Up: ChillWax Candle Bar


Handcrafted Jewelry

Tula Blue

Neighbor-made nautical creations.

Second Place: Lavender & Lee

Runner Up: RC Clay


Heating/Air Conditioning

Combat Cooling and Heating LLC

Fighting for your comfort, in heat and cold.

Second Place: Precision Air

Runner Up: Air Solutions Air Conditioning and Heating


Home Builder

Hogan Homes

Over 50 years of high-quality home building.

Second Place: Azali Homes

Runner Up: South Texas Home Builders


Home Cleaning Services

Dust Divas Cleaning Service

The Supremes of home cleaning.

Second Place: So Fresh So Clean Cleaning Service

Runner Up: ABBA Services TX, Inc.

Photo provided by Wildflowers

Home Décor


Timeless wonders abound; you’ll never leave empty-handed.

Second Place: Bleu Frog Mercantile

Runner Up: Chic to Chic Furniture


Home Painter

Southern Painting

From the windows to the halls, ’til the paint covers the walls.

Second Place: A&A Perfection Painting

Runner Up: Soto Painting and Drywall Service


Home Renovation

361 Cabinets and More

Helping 361 residents create the home of their dreams.

Second Place: Flip-Flop Handyman

Runner Up: Innovo Residential

Photo provided by Susan Castor Collection

Interior Decorator

Susan Castor Collection

Your pathway to stylish coastal living.

Second Place: Liza Winnie, Places and Spaces Inc.

Runner Up: Rita Bryant


Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

Make your neighbors jealous with pristine grounds and lush gardens.

Second Place: Turners Gardenland

Runner Up: Padre Landscapes


Lawn Maintenance

Coastal Scapes

Curb appeal starts with a well-manicured lawn.

Second Place: Bonilla Landscaping

Runner Up: Laguna Landscapes

Photo by Rachel Benavides

Interior Designer

Studio Cecile

Local’s List newcomer with faultless taste and a keen eye for style.

Second Place: Elizabeth Welsh Interior Design

Runner Up: Bennett Maddox Designs


Mattress Store

Cantwell Mattress

“You can’t well sleep without a Cantwell mattress.”

Second Place: Mattress Firm

Runner Up: Chubby’s Mattress


Outdoor Living Design & Construction

Built Strong Construction LLC

From fences to pergolas, they’ll build it strong.

Second Place: High Tide Docks

Runner Up: Republic of Texas Concrete & Coatings


Pest Control

ABC Commercial Services

ABC, getting rid of pests is easy as 1-2-3.

Second Place: Pest Patrol

Runner Up: Corpest Service Co.


Pet Boarding


Soon to be your pet’s favorite luxury resort getaway.

Second Place: Sassy Wags – Debbie Wall

Runner Up: Salty Dog Pet Resort

Photo provided by Feathered Friends & Co

Pet Store

Feathered Friends & Co.

A little birdy told us this was the best pet store in town.

Second Place: Earthwise Pet

Runner Up: Muddy Paws


Pet Grooming

Grubby Paws Mobile Pet Grooming

Taking your pet’s appearance to the next level.

Second Place: Grooms by Miranda Elite Grooming

Runner Up: Muddy Paws


Pet Training

Sit Means Sit

The Coastal Bend’s resident dog whisperer.

Second Place: Animal Smart Training

Runner Up: Elite K-9


Plant Nursery

Gill Garden Center + Landscape Co.

Dedicated to garden education, quality products and top-tier services for our community.

Second Place: Turner’s Gardenland

Runner Up: Planted


Plumbing Services

Sparkling City Plumbing

Don’t get your hands dirty; leave it to the professionals.

Second Place: Lamar Plumbing

Runner Up: Owen Plumbing


Pool Builder/Maintenance

New Wave Dave Pool Service

Pools maintained with paradise in mind.

Second Place: Blue Reef Pools

Runner Up: Moreno’s Pools

Photo provided by Downtown Corpus Christi

Pop-Up Market Event

ArtWalk Downtown Corpus Christi

A must-attend event for the whole family, the first Friday of every month.

Second Place: BUS Shop

Runner Up: Heritage Park Market Days

Photo by Rachel Benavides

Pop-Up Market Vendor

JalaPeña’s Salsa

Are you even a local if you haven’t tried JalaPeña’s salsa?

Second Place: Made in Corpus Christi

Runner Up: Tula Blue


Resale Store


Ten years of buy-sell-trade fashions.

Second Place: Castaways, Rockport

Runner Up: Hi Again


Roofing Company

Pinnacle Roofing

Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep them from fixin’ your roof, babe.

Second Place: Galvan Roofing and Construction

Runner Up: Islanders Roofing and Restoration


Specialty Store (Gear/Goods)

Air & Filters

Providing your family with fresh, clean air.

Second Place: Fly It Port A

Runner Up: La Brujita


Surf Shop

Wind and Wave

Family owned and operated for over 35 years, with the largest surfboard inventory in South Texas.

Second Place: Benjamins Surf & Skate

Runner Up: Dockside Surf Shop


Tree Trimming Services

Tree Amigos

When your limbs need some sprucing up.

Second Place: M&S Tree Service

Runner Up: Woodstock Tree Surgeons


Veterinarian Clinic

VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital & Emergency Center

Caring for animals is the top priority.

Second Place: Southside Animal Hospital

Runner Up: Everhart Animal Hospital


Vintage Retailer

20/20 Vintage

20/20 gets a 10 out of 10 for housing unique, beautiful designs.

Second Place: Renaissance Antiques

Runner Up: My Mom Had That


Photography by Shoocha Photography

Wardrobe Stylist / Personal Shopper

Alexa Gignac, Julian Gold

It’s giving fashion.

Second Place: Pam Raska, Shabby Shack Boutique

Runner Up: Lauren Neal, Edit Mode


Women’s Clothing

Jewels Clothing & Accessories

Shop Jewels to find your wardrobe’s newest gem.

Second Place: Flamingo Ranch Boutique

Runner Up: The B Hive Boutique


Now that you’ve seen the Home, Shopping & Services winners in The Local’s List 2023 readers’ choice poll, check out the Health & Beauty categories.