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IP - Best Cleaning Service

Sunco Window Cleaning

Your home can go through hard times battling the weather and harsh Lowcountry conditions. Sunco, a family-owned and operated business, has been taking care of home’s exteriors for three generations. Let them be the professionals who handle your home’s power washing, gutter cleaning and pool services.
98 Sutherland Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Computer Services

Progressive Technology, Inc.

Not everyone is a computer genius. That’s where Progressive Technology comes in. The knowledgeable staff might not wear white coats, but they can diagnose and fix what ails your computer system. They can aid with network support, software and hardware problems and Internet solutions.
20 Palmetto Parkway, No. B, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Contractor/Builder/Remodeler

Carolina Construction of Hilton Head

Remodeling your home can be a stressful time with changing ideas and timelines. But Carolina Construction strives to ensure the highest level of consistency and predictability during your construction process.
PO Box 24094, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

IP - Best Cosmetics Store


Whether you’re looking for some trendy new cosmetics or simply need to pick up your favorite shade of lipstick, you’ll find it in the FACES BeautyBoutique.
1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Dance Studio

Bluffton School of Dance

Bluffton School of Dance not only teaches ages 2 and up how to point their toes and turn on a dime, but their classes teach structure, respect and how to learn and have fun simultaneously. They follow a belief in the dance world that “Dance training is life training” meaning you can “shake it” and learn discipline all within the same dance class.
59 Sheridan Park Circle, Suite D, Bluffton, SC 29910

IP - Best Day Spa


Words like “pamper” and “relaxing” can’t begin to describe the experience awaiting you at FACES.
Whether you can set aside a full day or just squeeze in a 15-minute chair massage, a visit to FACES is like a vacation within a vacation.
1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best Daycare Facility

Island Lutheran PreSchool

The mission of Island Lutheran Church PreSchool is to provide a loving and safe Christian environment where children develop their readiness for school and life through the guidance of a dedicated, professional staff.
4400 Main St., Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Deli


At the Publix Deli, there’s someone who knows how thin you like your lunchmeat or if you take pickles on your sub sandwiches. There, you’re not just a number, you are a Publix customer and that means you come first.
80 Baylor Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910
101 Buckwalter Place Blvd, Bluffton, SC 29910
11 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
45 Pembroke Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

IP - Best Dentist

Dr. Timothy Gross

Dr. Timothy Gross’s most fundamental rule is to treat every patient in his dentist office as he himself would wish to be treated. That is why he aims to treat patients with the highest level of skill, professionalism and compassion.
15 Bow Circle, Suite 104, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

IP - Best DJ / Karaoke

Bob Bradley, 104.9 The Surf

Over the 30-plus years of experience as a DJ, Bob Bradley as learned the art of catering his musical tastes to the specific group he’s with on any given night. His knowledge of more than 50,000 songs from the 50s to today helps too.