2014 Best of Treasure Valley: Services

zkyle@idahostatesman.comJune 20, 2014 

Idaho Central Credit Union’s Downtown Boise branch on North 4th Street remains its largest. ICCU has built five branches in the Treasure Valley since 2008, including one in Eagle that opened in April.

KATHERINE JONES — kjones@idahostatesman.com

Do you need a high-quality accountant to rescue you from your receipt stacks next April? How about a dependable auto repair shop to fix that broken taillight that you probably could fix yourself but have neglected for nine months? How about an excellent attorney to help with that trial or divorce?

We’ve got you covered.

Many of the Services categories were won by narrow margins, but Treasure Valley voters also handed out several lopsided victories. Idaho Central Credit Union — the largest state-chartered bank or credit union — ran away with Best Bank, the services category that received the most votes.

The category receiving the second-most attention of voters was — wait for it — Best Dry Cleaners. Bairds Dry Cleaners and its five Valley locations cleaned up. Bairds, it seems, has picked up more than a few loyal customers since opening its first shop on the corner of 8th and Fort streets in 1916.

Other winners taking their categories by a margin of more than 10 percent were State Farm for Best Insurance Agency and Mister Car Wash for Best Car Wash.

Best Family Doctor was a squeaker, with only a handful of votes separating the winning Dr. Wajeeh Nasser from the silver and bronze medalists. Best Law Firm winner Leroy Law Office took No. 1 in a similarly competitive race.

Voters favored national chains in the Best Place for Free Wi-Fi category. Starbucks emerged victorious, while No. 2 Flying M was the only local business to place. However, voters went old-school Boise by picking The Grove Hotel — and its Downtown location with fine dining at Emilio’s Restaurant — for Best Hotel.

We Idahoans are married to the outdoors. So it makes perfect sense that readers selected the Idaho Botanical Garden as Best Wedding Reception Venue.

Law Firm

1. Leroy Law Office

2. Filicetti Law Office

3. Givens Pursley


1. Wilson, Harris & Company

2. Chigbrow, Ryan & Company

3. Idaho Tax Group LLC

Auto Repair

1. Hurless Brothers Foreign Car Service

2. Bronco Motors

3. Al’s Car Care


1. Idaho Central Credit Union

2. U.S. Bank

3. Wells Fargo

Car Wash

1. Mister Car Wash

2. J’s Ultimate Hand Car Wash

3. Costco

Child-Care Facility

1. Y Child Development, Treasure Valley YMCA

2. Giraffe Laugh

3. Just for Kids


1. All About You Dental

2. Willow Tree Dental

3. Capitol Dental

Dry Cleaners

1. Baird’s Dry Cleaners

2. Martinizing Dry Cleaning

3. Clothesline Cleaners

Family Doctor

1. Dr. Wajeeh E. Nasser

2. Dr. Eric Maier

3. Dr. Aaron Moorhouse


1. The Grove Hotel

2. Anniversary Inn

3. Hotel 43

Insurance Agency

1. State Farm

2. Allstate

3. Farmers Insurance


1. Dr. Robert E. Lindsay

2. Dr. David L. Peterman

3. Dr. Katie E. Copeland

Physical Therapy Office

1. Intermountain Physical Therapy

2. Foothills Physical Therapy

3. Idaho Physical Therapy


1. Dr. Michael J. Coughlin

2. Dr. Shauna Williams

3. Dr. Jon Getz


1. All Valley Animal Care Center

2. The Cat Doctor Veterinary Hospital & Hotel

3. Broadway Veterinary Hospital

Wedding Reception Venue

1. Idaho Botanical Garden

2. Boise Depot

3. Ste. Chapelle Winery

Place for Free Wi-Fi

1. Starbucks

2. Flying M Coffeehouse

3. Barnes & Noble Booksellers

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