Best Of Hendersonville 30


Best Fine Dining:
 The Chop House

200 N. Anderson Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Welcome to The Chop House restaurants, which strives to provide each guest with friendly service in an inviting environment. The Chop House’s service and food are guaranteed! Established in 1992 by Mike Connor with the help of family and friends, The Chop House has become one of the premier casual restaurant concepts in the Southeast, with 12 locations spread across four states. The No. 1 goal of The Chop House is to provide a superior dining experience to every guest by providing guest-obsessed service and generous portions of delicious food using the freshest ingredients. The Chop House proudly serves premium, aged, uniquely seasoned, hand-selected steaks and chops, specially seasoned, fork tender, lean prime rib and much more. The Chop House will go to the outer limits to ensure your dining experience is superior and exceeds your expectations.

Best Burger:
 Jumbo & Delicious

115 Walton Ferry Road, Suite 10, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Jumbo & Delicious opened in early 2013 with a humble start but quickly became a favorite centerpiece among Hendersonville’s dining options. Specializing in a unique and flavorful hamburger process, Jumbo & Delicious has become the highest-rated burger restaurant in Sumner County, winning several awards along the way and gaining a raving fan base for its wide variety of menu options that goes well beyond burgers. Jumbo & Delicious’ handcrafted, hands-on approach to preparing and cooking its food reflects meticulous standards and preparation methods, ensuring the best flavors and juiciness in all menu items. The restaurant looks forward to you coming by and enjoying the best burger, wings and sandwiches in Sumner County.

Best Pizza: 
Brixx Wood Fire Pizza

300 Indian Lake Blvd., T180, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, conceived of a restaurant that applied fine dining techniques and quality to casual, everyday food. Love of great pizza with a good beer is universal. So with that goal in mind, the restaurant keeps it simple and fun but adds a unique style and a sophisticated beer menu, substantial salads, plus vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Brixx truly has something for everyone, from house-made dough, bread, hummus and meatballs to fresh veggies and cheese curd from Wisconsin dairy farms. And it’s all made-to-order using the freshest, high-quality ingredients. Finally, by offering local and national craft beers and microbrews with a great wine selection, Brixx gives you a fresh alternative to pizza and beer.  That combination is what makes Brixx restaurants so attractive to groups and families.

Best Casual Dining: 
Sam’s Sports Grill

300 Indian Lake Blvd., E100, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Sam’s opened its doors in 2000 with one goal: to be Nashville’s No. 1 sports grill.

To achieve its food goals, Sam’s must always maintain high standards and never compromise—the best seats and best eats for every game! No matter where you sit, you’ll always have a view of multiple mounted high-definition TVs. Sam’s offers a made-from-scratch menu featuring slow-cooked ribs, hand-battered chicken tenders, pizzas and Angus burgers. They still hand patty all of their burgers and make all of their soups, sauces and dressings fresh daily. Sam’s has received numerous awards over the years but they know that they are only as good as your last visit, that’s why their whole team is committed to your complete satisfaction, and if they fall short, please bring it to their attention.

Best Bakery/Dessert:
 Nothing Bundt Cake

299B Indian Lake Blvd., Hendersonville, TN 37075

Pam Teller, the owner of Hendersonville Nothing Bundt Cakes, moved here in 1993, owning and selling real estate for Keller Williams Realty. After a period of caring for her sick husband and his passing on Christmas day in 2014, Pam spent a lot of time mourning and reflecting on what direction she was going to move her life in. She felt a need to move into something different that put her in a happy place every day and dealt with people that were uplifting, happy and celebrating. Her search ended with Nothing Bundt Cake, which had been listed as a top 10 franchise. Nothing Bundt Cake Hendersonville opened in February 2016 with 15-18 employees baking cakes from scratch every day, mixing ingredients for cakes and frostings in their kitchen. Their motto is “making life a little sweeter” no matter the occasion or the size. From birthdays and Mother’s Day to holidays and work events, they offer the perfect centerpiece for your memories. And like they say at Nothing Bundt Cakes, they have, “40 designs, nine classic flavors, one sweet gift.” They invite you to come see them for your next special occasion.


Best Family Physician: 
Dr. Paul Leavitt, Leavitt Family Medicine

353 New Shackle Island Road, Suite 140C, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Leavitt Family Medicine is a comprehensive family medicine practice that provides complete medical care and wellness for seniors, adults, teens and children 5 years and older. Services include diagnosis and treatment for acute illnesses and chronic diseases, complete physicals and wellness visits, women’s health and men’s health visits, full allergy testing and treatment, minor surgical procedures, on-site blood draws and lab testing. Each team member’s mission is to treat every patient like they want to be treated as patients and as they want their families to be treated as patients, with the highest level of medical expertise and compassion. Whether it’s accepting new patients, taking walk-in visits anytime, being open on Saturdays, having a doctor on call 24 hours a day or even making house calls, everyone at Leavitt Family Medicine is fully committed to going the extra mile for their patients. Dr. Paul Leavitt was born and raised in Detroit. He loves living in Hendersonville and enjoys exploring all of the wonderful things the Nashville area has to offer with his family. His favorite activity is cheering on the Nashville Predators during hockey season!

Best Orthodontist:
 Dr. Clayton Falks, Smile Construction

100 Springhouse Court, Suite 200, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Dr. Clayton Fulks and his dedicated orthodontic team welcome you to Smile Construction Orthodontics. They offer effective, gentle orthodontic treatments in a warm environment, where they place the needs and goals of their patients at the forefront of all they do. From your first complimentary visit, you will know that they are an orthodontic practice unlike the rest. They listen to you, they talk with you about your dreams for a healthy smile and learn about your lifestyle before they create an individualized treatment plan. Once they have created the plan, they will go over it with you, talking about the options and how each works. They believe it is vital that you have the information needed to make the decisions about which options are right for you. They have three office conveniently located in Hendersonville, Gallatin and White House, each one designed to create a welcoming, comfortable space in which their patients feel relaxed. At their office, orthodontics is more than simply moving teeth: it is truly a life-changing experience.

Best Optometrist:
 Dr. Joshua Garnsey, Hendersonville Eye Health & Vision

264 New Shackle Island Drive, Suite 102, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Hendersonville Eye Health & Vision PLLC is a private optometry practice located in Hendersonville. Their Vision Source practice is family-owned and -operated by Dr. Joshua Garnsey and his wife, Ashley. They are excited and blessed to be able to serve the city of Hendersonville with all of your eye health and vision needs.  Hendersonville Eye Health & Vision is a full-service eye and vision care provider and will take both eye emergencies as well as scheduled appointments. Garnsey and his team are dedicated to keeping their patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. They offer complete eye exams, contact lenses, glasses, glaucoma testing, and pre and postoperative care. They are dedicated to providing high-quality optometry services in a comfortable environment.

Best Dermatologist/Skin Care:
 Skin Works Wellness & Aesthetics

300 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite T200, Hendersonville, TN 37075

SkinWorks Wellness & Aesthetics is open to provide clients in the Hendersonville area with the latest medical spa procedures. They have a staff that has had advanced training in multiple forms a skin care and laser technologies. Advanced procedures such as laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and advanced skin care products set it apart from all other medical spas. You will be treated with the utmost care. Your experience with SkinWorks medical spa will set the new standard for any experiences you have in the future. The practice’s mission is to serve the community by providing quality cosmetic care in a comfortable, friendly environment; to educate patients in the proper care of their skin and body; and to help patients meet their cosmetic health and aesthetic desires.

SkinWorks Wellness & Aesthetics takes pride in helping you maintain optimal cosmetic health. Call today to schedule an appointment and experience the equality care you deserve.

Best Day Spa/MedSpa:
 Salt MedSpa

393 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075

Salt MedSpa is a unique and natural approach to wellness. Its motto is “Breathe Well, Look Well, Feel Well” because that is the goal. Halotherapy (salt therapy) is an alternative way to relieve allergies, sinuses or any skin conditions. Salt therapy will enable you to breathe well by reducing congestion, cleansing the lungs and eliminating toxins—like a toothbrush for your lungs. Salt benefits skin and helps you look well by decreasing bacteria restoring pH balance, decreasing itching and promotes healing after cosmetic surgery or surgical scarring. Salt produces negative ions that promote brain chemistry changes to improve mood, release stress, boost energy and help improve sleep, thus it is beneficial in feeling well.

Salt MedSpa has recently expanded and added a couples massage room for couples, mother-daughter duos or best friends to enjoy a relaxing day together. It also added an infrared sauna. With the infrared wavelengths, the sauna helps to detox your body. Spend a day pampering yourself with all of the spa’s services at once or spread them out over a few weeks. Each service is sure to delight your soul and relax your body so you can “Breathe Well, Look Well and Feel Well.”

Best Pediatrician:
 Dr. Jennifer Holzen, Tennessee Pediatrics

100 Springhouse Court, #100, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Dr. Jennifer Holzen completed her pediatrics residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in July 1999. Later that year, she and her family moved to Tennessee, and she started her practice at Tennessee Pediatrics in Hendersonville. She has been caring for the health needs of the children of Sumner County ever since and feels a strong sense of pride about her practice and her community.

“Hendersonville is a great community, and I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many wonderful families over the years. It really is amazing how much Sumner County has grown and, of course, my practice has grown right along with it.”

She notes the best part of her job is the relationships with her patients and their parents.

“It’s been amazing to watch the kids in my practice grow up and a privilege to be entrusted with their care.”

Holzen and her husband, Jason, have three children: Ian, 20, Drue, 13, and Elijah, 5, and have enjoyed raising their family in Hendersonville.

Best General Dentist:
 Hendersonville Family Dentistry,
 Dr. Harbin & Dr. Jones

230 New Shackle Island Road, #170,
Hendersonville, TN 3707

Hendersonville Family Dentistry specializes in restoring and creating beautiful smiles. Whether you need preventative dental care, dental repairs or cosmetic dentistry, Drs. Scott Harbin and Nathan Jones can help.

Harbin graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2006. He has been serving the Hendersonville area since 2008. Harbin chose Hendersonville because he grew up on Pickwick Lake in west Tennessee and he liked the idea of being close to the water.

Jones graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2012. He enjoys reading, traveling, fly-fishing, hunting, playing his guitar and banjo, hiking and camping in his free time.

Best Veterinarian:
 John Layne, D.V.M, New Shackle 
Island Veterinarian

538 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075

New Shackle Island Veterinary Hospital specializes in small animal preventative care, general surgery and medicine. They have in-house lab work, blood testing and limited boarding. New Shackle Island Veterinary Hospital  was opened in June 2000 by Dr. J.P. and Kristina Layne. In 1993, J.P. received his bachelor’s in microbiology and graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine in 1997. Upon graduation, he worked in a mixed animal practice in Columbia before opening New Shackle Island Veterinary Hospital, an exclusively small animal practice. As the clinic progressed, Dr. Dwayne Koelling came aboard in 2002. Koelling’s special interests professionally include surgery and Chinese herbal therapy. Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, he began working in Franklin. After a short time there he joined the staff of New Shackle Island Veterinary Hospital.

Best Chiropractor:
 Music City Health Center

261 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 140, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Drs. Justin and Courtney Moseley are the owners and founders of Music City Health Center. After starting the business in Goodlettsville, they recently moved to the very popular Indian Lake shopping area in Hendersonville. Justin grew up in the Hendersonville area. He received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University in Marietta, Georgia. Courtney has a degree in health science from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic. Justin and Courtney’s goal is transforming the health of hundreds of families in the Hendersonville community and the greater Nashville area by teaching them how to achieve true health and healing through maintaining a healthy nervous system and living a healthy lifestyle. Their vision is to see a world where people and families are achieving abundant health and living up to their full potential.


Best Home Decor and Furnishings: 
BF Myers Furniture & Bedding

117 French St., Goodlettsville, TN 37072

B.F. Myers Furniture has been making Nashville area homes beautiful for more than 163 years. Founded by B.F. Myers in 1854, it has evolved into Middle Tennessee’s premier furniture store. With more than 60,000 square feet of beautiful showroom, B.F. Myers carries the best furniture brands like Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines, the Paula Deen Collection, Craftmaster, Broyhill and so much more. B.F. Myers offers the best selection of sofas and love seats, recliners, bed and dining rooms, home office and children’s rooms. And when it comes to accessories, B.F. Myers has everything you need with a huge display throughout the showroom of lamps, rugs and assortment of prints and paintings. It also has a 6,000-square-foot sleep gallery that carries brands like Beautyrest, Restonic and Tempurpedic. The store offers free, next day delivery and a low price guarantee. Visit B.F. Myers today!

Best Retirement Community: 
The Hearth at Hendersonville

419 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075

The Hearth at Hendersonville Premier Senior Living and Memory Care opened in April 2012. It offers a complete range of senior living options to meet the needs and expectations of seniors. From independent living for those who want to enjoy an active, fulfilling life without the worries of home maintenance to assisted living and memory care for those who require a little extra support, it’s all designed to help seniors live more and achieve wellness in every aspect of life. There are countless things to do at The Hearth. Residents can participate in actives such as morning exercise classes, bingo, bridge club, entertainment and fine dining.

Each member of the staff is Care Connect certified. The Hearth also offers wellness and therapy. An assessment team keeps tabs on residents’ health and wellness to help them achieve the highest level of vitality and activity. The team reviews residents’ unique needs and then work with them to determine the best way to reach and maintain their lifestyle goals, whatever they might be. Group exercise and brain health programs make living at The Hearth fun! It has won several awards for best assisted living home.

Best Home Builder/Remodeler:
 Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling

100 Commerce Drive, Suite A, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Looking for your dream home but it’s just not on the market? Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling can make your vision a reality with its beautiful custom homes in Hendersonville. Locally owned by Dusty Hannah and Jeff and Misty Pyle, the company employs an exceptional level of attention to all that it does. Whether working with a client to design a home that checks every box on their wish list or inspecting current construction projects to ensure the work meets their high standards, the custom homebuilders won’t rest until they’re sure their customers are satisfied. The company hires only the most reputable, experienced professionals and subcontractors to work on its projects because it wants the very best for its clients. If you’re tired of having “not quite” the house you want, Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling can turn “almost” into “exact.”


Best Higher Education:
 Volunteer State Community College

1480 Nashville, Gallatin, TN 37066

Volunteer State Community College is a publicly supported two-year community college located in Gallatin. Vol State’s educational offerings include more than traditional degree and certificate programs. The college has major divisions: health sciences, humanities, business and technology, social science and education, and math and science. Popular programs at the school include radiologic technology, physical therapist assistant, criminal justice, education, pre-nursing and communications. The college has a television studio, a radio station and a recording studio. It offers an entertainment media production program and classes in recording, music business and songwriting. Vol State is a certified OSHA training provider and can assist organizations with a host of workforce development needs. The campus in Gallatin hosts cultural events year-round that are open to the public. Vol State has campus locations in Gallatin, Springfield, Cookeville and Livingston, and serves 11 counties in northern Middle Tennessee. The college serves more than 8,800 full- and part-time students enrolled at all campuses combined.

Best Private School:
 Pope John Paul II High School

117 Caldwell Drive, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Pope John Paul II High School opened its doors in 2002 with 240 students and today has grown to just under 600 students and 80 faculty and staff. Since it was founded, JPII has quickly become one of the finest academic schools in the state. Great schools do three things: provide the best academic education possible, build community around student life and, behind all that, they have a deeper purpose guiding their actions. JPII does all three and then some. First, academics are amazing. The school has a stellar group of teachers, not just strong in their subject, but who teach from the heart, which makes all of the difference. Couple that with highly motivated students and supportive families and it is no wonder JPII is quickly taking the lead as a premier academic community. A record number of AP Scholars and National Merit honorees and the acceptances to top universities with scholarships by so many seniors is confirmation of the school’s top-notch academic program.


Best Automotive:
 Christian Brother Automotive

563 E Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075

Owner Matt Rucks and his wife, Lee, moved to Hendersonville from upstate South Carolina in 2010 to open Christian Brothers Automotive. They were attracted to the franchise model based on Christian principles  Simply put, “treating your neighbor as yourself” makes good business sense. Their children have grown up here, and they all really love Hendersonville—it has become home to the family. They are active in First Baptist Church, Rotary Club and Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce.

The mission statement at Christian Brothers truly is to treat others as they would like to be treated. The auto repair industry does not always have a good reputation, and Christian Brothers tries every day to be different. The company’s technicians are some of the most talented people in the industry, equipped to work on all makes and models, from complex computer diagnostics to engine replacements.

“We love our customers and the relationships we have built over the years,” Matt says. “The greatest compliment we can get is knowing someone trusts us with their vehicle because a friend or relative referred them. We are thankful for that trust and do our best every day to earn it.”

Best Jeweler: 
David McKenzie Jewelers

235 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075

Since 1984, David McKenzie Jewelers has provided Tennessee families with quality and professionalism in fine jewelry. The store has built its reputation on high ethical standards, gemological knowledge and exemplary, rather than ordinary, customer service. As a family-oriented business, David McKenzie Jewelers understands the importance of life’s celebrations. The store takes great care in selecting unique styles as well as a wide variety of fine jewelry from around the world. A strong commitment to quality is equaled by a dedication to the lowest possible prices, therefore offering you value that is unmatched. Since inception, David McKenzie Jeweler’s hallmark has been on the selection of fine-quality jewelry and gifts at exceptional value. In addition to in-store and online multimillion-dollar diamond inventory, David McKenzie Jewelers offer the full range of quality custom manufacture and state-of-the-art laser repair services you’ll need when buying or maintaining jewelry for your special someone. For your entire gift-giving occasions, allow the professional staff of GIA Diamond Course graduates and GIA Color Stone Course graduates to fulfill your dreams beyond your expectations.

Best Insurance Agent/Agency: Kendall Welch State Farm Insurance

689 W. Main St., Hendersonville, TN  37075

Kendall Welch lives in Hendersonville and is a lifelong resident of Sumner County.  She is a second-generation State Farm agent; her father, Charles McCormick, was a State Farm agent from 1977-2001.  Kendall worked for her dad from 1986-1999 then went on to work for State Farm Insurance Companies in claims. She was promoted to an agency field specialist position before getting appointed as an agent in January 2002.  She has an award-winning agency but is most proud of continuing the relationships with her customers year after year.  The agency also provides free notary, fax and copy service. Kendall’s agency loves its customers and appreciates the opportunity to earn your business and, more importantly, your trust!

Best Funeral Home:
 Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home &
 Cremation Center

353 E. Main St., Hendersonville, TN 37075

Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Funeral Home & Cremation Center is Hendersonville’s oldest family-owned and -operated funeral home. It is the only funeral home in Hendersonville with its own cemetery and crematory on-site. Hendersonville Memory Garden believes every life has a story and it tells each one; a life celebrated is a life remembered. From its exclusive Path of Life to its state-of-the-art, professional-quality print materials, Hendersonville Memory Garden helps families and friends remember that a funeral is not a day in a lifetime, but a lifetime in a day. The local staff lives, shops, worships and plays in the community alongside you and offers a 110 percent service guarantee that your needs and expectations will be exceeded. Whether you are looking to plan arrangements for yourself or a loved one, or you simply want to tour their facility, Hendersonville Memory Garden wants you to come see why so many generations of families have chosen it for care for during their darkest hour.

Best Hair Salon: 
Bellezza Beauty Salon & Med Spa

1047 Glenbrook Way, Hendersonville, TN 37075

From hair to massage to makeup, Bellezza Beauty Salon & Med Spa has the experience and innovative products to make you look and feel your best. Founded in 2014 by Lois Wheeler, Bellezza prides itself on being a trendsetter for beauty salons in Hendersonville and surrounding areas. Bellezza provided 10,000 square feet of space where each independent contractor could create a uniquely decorated private suite for their client’s enjoyment and privacy. The full-service salon and day spa is the perfect refuge to the stresses of your day. Whether you are looking for a new hairstyle, hair replacement or extensions, Bellezza’s stylists will be sure to get you a look that goes perfectly with your facial features and skin tone. Additionally, it offers Botox, fillers, luxury facials, a full array of massages and skin care essentials for purchase. The waiting room is comfortable and tastefully decorated, and it has TVs and courtesy Wi-Fi access for all guests to enjoy. Call today to schedule an appointment. Bellezza also accepts walk-ins. The staff has hundreds of years of collaborative professional experience for a one-of-kind salon experience. Beauty is a passion. Let Bellezza share the excitement with you at your next appointment.

Best Dog Care/Grooming: 
Abby’s Bed & Biskit

1039 Lavergne Circle, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Father-daughter team Tama and Gary Abernathy—whose nickname is Abby—are the owners and operators of Abby’s Bed-N-Biskit. The business was initiated by Tama’s lifelong love for animals. Tama has always been an animal lover and, as a Hendersonville High School student, her first job was at a veterinary clinic. After graduating, Tama decided to work with her father in a snack and vending machine business and also became involved with animal rescue work. She wanted a career working with animals and spent two years researching animal business possibilities and financial considerations of owning such a business. The knowledge and experience she acquired, plus her passion for animals convinced Tama—and helped convince her father—to open Abby’s Bed-N-Biskit together. They always have an open door policy during business hours and invite you to stop in for a tour.

Best Financial/Bank/Wealth Management:
 Volunteer State Bank

530 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Since 1977, Volunteer State Bank has been proud to bring an enriching banking experience to the people and businesses of Middle Tennessee. Volunteer State Bank is committed to providing personalized service on top of offering value-added products to help its customers reach their life goals. The bank has 10 locations in Sumner, Robertson and Rutherford counties with offices in Portland, two in Hendersonville, two in Gallatin, Springfield, White House, Goodlettsville, Orlinda and Murfreesboro.  The bank also has a loan production office in Williamson County.  Not only is Volunteer State Bank your bank provider, but employees are fellow members of the community who love to see the people and businesses of Middle Tennessee grow.

Best Realtor:
 Fran Marcou, ReMax Choice Properties

131 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 200, Hendersonville, TN 37075

Fran Marcou began her career in real estate in the mid-1980s in Alabama and is now in her 12th year in Hendersonville. She has long been a believer that if you are going to do something, take great care of the people you may impact and give it your best to succeed. Working with home sellers and buyers is a rewarding career that allows her to help educate people about the area and guide them through an ever-changing process while they are making what is typically one of their most important decisions. It’s not about a house—it is all about a home where families find a safe-haven to nurture and grow their families.

She is very active in the Rotary Club of Hendersonville and serves on the Hendersonville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. She previously served on the United Way board of directors and as president of the Sumner Association of Realtors and was awarded SAR Realtor of the Year.

Best Heating/Cooling/Plumbing:
 Derryberry’s Heat & Air

212 N. Water Ave., Gallatin, TN 37066

In 1986, Derryberry’s Heat and Air was formed with Jeff  Derryberry as the sole employee working out of his Chevrolet Citation and servicing the Sumner County area. The goal was to provide superior service for homes and businesses in need of heating, air conditioning and service maintenance. From 1986 to 1988, the company focused on service repair of air conditioning window units, major brand kitchen appliances and small electrical and plumbing repairs. Jeff believed the future was firmly based on installation, service repair and maintenance of central air and heating units for homes and business.

In 1990, Jeff began to focus on the central heat and air business. Today, Derryberry’s Heat & Air goal is still the same: to provide superior service for home and business and is one of Middle Tennessee’s premier HVAC contractors. Additionally, Derryberry’s has been a certified TVA HVAC contractor for more than 10 years and has one of the highest rates of certified NATE technicians in Middle Tennessee.

Best Real Estate Office/Broker:
 ReMax Choice Properties, 
Mike Gaughan

131 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 200, 
Hendersonville, TN 37075

Mike Gaughan and his partners, Lindy, his wife, and Marilyn Bristol, started Re/Max Choice Properties in Hendersonville in 1995. Today, they have 80 agents and additional offices in Gallatin, Brentwood and Nashville. Mike is a Hendersonville native and not only watched Hendersonville evolve, but has been instrumental in its success. He is recognized as a regional real estate industry leader. Under his leadership as co-owner and managing broker, the firm has received the RE/MAX  Regional Broker/Owner of the Year award twice. He has been awarded as Hendersonville’s Businessman of the Year, was president for Tennessee Realtors and served as the National Association of Realtors’ regional vice president for Region IV (Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). Mike has received numerous awards and most recently was awarded the 2016 Realtor of the Year for Tennessee. His experience and contributions to the area have made him one of the most respected and sought-after agents.

Best Specialty Shop: 
The Trendy Trunk

217 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 1007, Hendersonville, TN 37075

After being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years, Trendy Trunk owner Deanna Williams is celebrating more than 10 years of her store being in business. The Trendy Trunk sells a wide variety of home décor, accessories, ladies and kids clothing items. It also sells a large variety of well-known jewelry from Pandora, Kendra Scott and Alex and Ani. 2017 also marked the move into a new much larger location to serve her customers better. Deanna and The Trendy Girls are thankful for their wonderful customers and, as they start their 11th year, they look forward to meeting new customers and continuing to serve old friends at The Trendy Trunk.

Best Fitness Center: 
Sumner County YMCA

102 Bluegrass Commons Blvd., Hendersonville, TN  37075

Whether you are looking to make friends in a new town, build a strong family bond or trying to find your niche as a retired person, the YMCA has something for you. The YMCA is a place that is different from all other places to exercise. Its members feel the difference there and understand the YMCA is more than a gym; it’s a cause. It’s a place where you can be, belong and become. Everyone is welcome, and the YMCA is here to serve its entire community. It is with you on your journey to develop your full potential and make the community stronger, one person at a time. It is an incredibly beautiful facility filled with top-of-the-line equipment, aquatic areas that include three pools as well as steam, sauna and whirlpool, and four kids areas that serve ages 6 weeks through 12 years while you exercise. But even better than the top-notch facility, YMCA has safety-trained and thoroughly vetted staff that cares for you and your family. You will always be welcome at the Y, and staff hopes you will visit them soon. The YMCA promises it has something you will love and lots of great people for you to meet each time you visit.