Well, well, well. We already knew we were the friendliest city, but this time, Greenville, you have really outdone yourselves.
A little over a month ago, we asked you to share your favorite service providers (dentists, mechanics, landscapers, etc.) for anyone who might be new in town — which these days, is quite a few folks. And y’all delivered!
We received 1,300+ responses, and today, we want to share the top recommendation for each category. (You can also view all the recommendations for each category on our website.) Thank you again for all your participation, and we’ll have to keep this list fresh and make it an annual thing.
Disclaimer: This was our first time ever conducting a crowdsourcing initiative like this, so if you have any feedback for the future, please let us know. These recommendations do not necessarily reflect the views of GVLtoday or 6AMCity and were gathered via audience participation. GVLtoday did not place any restrictions on participation (i.e. some businesses might have offered discounts or deals to clients who submitted recommendations). Finally, for categories that have more than one top recommendation, we were unable to select a clear winner based on the entries we received.
Upstate Spine & Sport, 110 Laurens Rd., Greenville | “Upstate Spine & Sport is the best!! They are team chiropractor for Greenville Triumph and Furman. Dr. Jolson is the man, and they also have unbelievable massages with Ryan and Sarah. Can’t beat it!” — Anonymous
Classy Kids Development Center, 3129 Brushy Creek Rd., Greer | “I worked in daycare during high school and college, so when it was finally time for me to choose a daycare for my little one, Classy Kids was the only place I felt was right for her. We visited a few places in the Greer/Taylors area and found Classy was just the right fit. They have a very friendly staff, and they take great pride in the way their facility looks — they decorate like it’s home or your child’s room, not just your standard primary colors and shapes and such. The staff is great and during COVID-19 they have remained open and take all the proper cleaning protocols to ensure the safety of their staff and children.” — Melissa G.
Buncombe Street CDC, 200 Buncombe St., Greenville | “It’s hard to leave your children in someone else’s care, but they make it so easy. Always looking out for the best interest of the child and staff. We love Buncombe Street!” — Lauren T.
Dog Culture, 627 W. Washington St., Greenville | “Our pup goes to daycare, or ‘school’ as we call it, at Dog Culture almost every day. The staff is terrific. We love the daily report cards with photos. Great location and the indoor and outdoor space is perfect. We love our dog like a child and are very picky about where we leave him. Dog Culture is fabulous.” — Jen B.
Falls Park Dentistry, 104 N. Main St., Greenville | “Brian is simply the best dentist I have ever been to. The whole staff is very personable and the practice is like walking into a spa. Great location too. I can park in Richardson Street garage, and it’s a 5 minute walk through One North Main plaza, and he is across the street!” — Peter G.
Lee’s Cleaners, 601 N. Main St., Greenville | “They are fast, and have gotten out every stain this klutz has brought them!” — Shannon G.
Fortified Wellness Studio, 46 Lois Ave., Ste. D, Greenville | “Amanda is the sweetest, best, funniest human alive and does the best facials and waxing. Her studio has a very calming vibe and I love every visit.” — Allison W.
Brio Internal Medicine, multiple locations | “OMG I love this place. They are very kind and actually listen to you. They also explain things like blood work and other test results in ways that no doc ever has before. I am obsessed with the level of care I get here! They also schedule things well so you hardly ever have to wait longer than 10 minutes for your appointment.” — Ellison M.
Paws & Claws, 1803 Augusta St., Greenville | “Always accommodating — even to last minute appointment requests! My shedding dog comes back from her sessions and doesn’t shed again for weeks!” — Lauren T.
Hair Salons + Barber Shops
Finley’s Landscape Management | “Rob and his teams take customer service to a whole new level. Hard working employees who always do a great job and even clean up afterwards like you’d never know they were there.” — Richard K.
Acutech Automotive Inc, 118 Carrie Ct., Greenville | “Chris and Jimmy sure know customer service and will always tell you what’s the best move for your Honda, Acura, Lexus, or Toyota. These guys are honest and knowledgeable and always make you feel comfortable about your vehicle maintenance. Best in town.” — Joey B.
First Class HALT, 2 Huskey Ct., Greenville | “They are fair and transparent, specializing in Honda, Acura, Lexus, and Toyotas. I have a first-gen Prius, and they are the only place I will have it serviced.” — Amy S.
Sandlappers Automotive, 410 W. Butler Rd., Mauldin | “I’ve been taking my Honda’s to Sandlapper for the last 10+ years and I won’t take my car anywhere else. They are knowledgeable, helpful and have a great team.” — Emily P.
Jervey Eye Group, PA, 601 Halton Rd., Greenville | “Great staff and doctors. My mother went to them, Dr. Myers particularly, for many years and now I am going to them for my visits, glasses…” — Wanda A.
Brian’s Shoe Repair, 3058 Wade Hampton Blvd. #18, Taylors | “This family owned business is the BEST when it comes to shoe repair. Brian has dyed shoes in colors that were awesome and not expected. I have used several shoe repairs through the years, but stumbled upon this business by friend referrals and have not been disappointed at all. Price effective. Customer service on point. You can definitely tell Brian has been doing this trade for many years. Shoe dye runs through his veins, lol!” — Valerie C.
Tailors + Seamstresses
Tattoo + Piercings
Astro Kennels, 418 Scuffletown Rd., Simpsonville | “Doug is a former police officer and trains both new police K9’s and personal protection dogs. He is renowned all across the US, so if you are looking to purchase a personal protection dog, start with him and his team at Astro!” — Lianna K.