READERS’ CHOICE 2020 | House and Home



Air Conditioning and Heating

Winner: Big Mike’s Heating and Cooling LLC

Founded in 1995, Big Mike’s Heating and Cooling services all residential and commercial heating and air conditioning units. The firm also conducts heating and cooling equipment installations, including air duct installations. It performs both simple and detailed repairs. With more than 25 years experience, the firm now services and maintains heating and cooling units for more then 40 commercial establishments. Estimates are free.

Runner Up: Central Heat and Air



Winner: Bella Vista Independent Senior Living

Bella Vista Independent Senior Living offers an all-inclusive lifestyle for seniors 55 and up. The Clubhouse at Bella Vista bustles with activity. It’s the heart of the community. A hearty lunch and light dinner are served daily in the Clubhouse. Residents have the option for delivery when ill. There’s even a fitness center and activity room.

Runner Up: Arista Apartment Homes


Appliance Store

Winner: Lafferty’s Home Center

Since its creation in 1972, Lafferty’s Home Center has become a leading provider of appliances and electronics in the Texarkana region. In 2008, they took it to the next level when they opened the 24,000-square-foot Lafferty’s Home Center facing Interstate 30. This facility showcases some of the best appliances the industry has to offer.

Runner Up: Lowe’s


Carpet Cleaning

Winner: Stanley Steemer

Stanley Steemer has been cleaning carpet since 1947 when its founder, Jack A. Bates, invested $2,300 into a home-based carpet cleaning company. Today, Stanley Steemer remains a family-owned business based in Dublin, Ohio, led by the third generation. The company has moved beyond carpet and become synonymous with clean, healthy homes and businesses. Professional deep cleaning services include carpet, furniture cleaning, tile and grout, hardwood, air ducts and 24-hour emergency water restoration.

Runner Up: Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning


Sound Towne

Custom Home Audio/Visual Service

Winner: Sound Towne

Serving the Ark-La-Tex since 1969, Sound Towne offers home audio/video entertainment and services, including DIRECTV, DISH, and Exede High Speed rural internet. They also offer professional audio/video for churches, schools and large venues. Offering the latest products at competitive pricing, Sound Towne’s sales and installation staff has more than 100 years experience. They are ready to help you realize all your entertainment needs.

Runner Up for Custom Home Audio/ Visual Service: Soundz Good


ARTEX Electric


Winner: Artex Electric

Artex Electric is a locally-owned business, located nearby and available 24/7 for emergency service. They are committed to providing the best value for their services. All their work is covered by a two-year workmanship guarantee and a two-year labor and parts guarantee. They use industry-leading products to make sure they provide the best possible results. They offer military and senior discounts.

Runner Up: Dennis Bayless



Winner: Richardson Fence & Patio

Since 1953, Richardson Fence & Patio has been family owned and operated and serving the Texarkana metropolitan area. They are committed to working with customers to create long-lasting, beautiful fences in a timely manner at a reasonable price with workmanship and customer service second to none. Options include chain link, wood privacy, split rail, vinyl-coated chain link, ornamental custom iron, pre-fabricated iron…

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