BEST DESSERT/BAKERY

Caramel Cookie Waffle Co.

1707 17th St. W., Billings, MT 59102

406.252.1960
CaramelCookieWaffles.com

Born and raised in Utrecht, the Netherlands, Jan Boogman grew up enjoying the country’s cookie of choice: the stroopwafel. He also grew up running track and, as luck would have it, eventually all that running led to Jan meeting a girl from Montana. Though Judy grew up a world away on a ranch outside of Roundup, Montana, a shared love of track and field and good food was all it took. The two were inseparable from the start.


Wanting to bring the delicacy of the stroopwafel to America, Jan and Judy began making the cookies on an antique hand-iron at local festivals and fairs. What began as a summer gig in a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth evolved into a storefront. Selling their distinctive caramel cookie waffles on 17th Street, they began adding more items from soups to pastries to sandwiches. Today, Jan and Judy proudly serve a variety of baked goods, soups, sandwiches and imported items along with their signature caramel cookie waffles in the same store where it all began.

BEST CASUAL DINING

Stacked, A Montana Grill

106 N. Broadway, Billings, MT 59101

406.534.8702
StackedAMontanaGrill.com

Stacked is about the layers of flavors, classic dishes with an innovative twist. Stacked was created with a care for taking the freshest ingredients and finessing amazing flavors and combinations from them. The restaurant was built to be a space that can welcome everyone from business groups, to craft beer or wine lovers to the average joe on the street looking for some of the best food Montana has to offer. The atmosphere lends itself not only to relaxation but is just right for enjoying the great company guests have join them, from one to many. Stacked’s mission statement reflects the restaurant’s exacting goals, “Make sure every guest leaves a little bit happier than when they came.” So, amazing food combined with great atmosphere and outstanding service, that’s Stacked’s goal!

BEST CHEF/FINE DINING

The Fieldhouse

2601 Minnesota Ave., Billings, MT 59101

406.534.2556
TheFieldhouseMT.com

The Fieldhouse is raising the bar for the restaurant industry. The Fieldhouse is upheld by fundamental philosophies based around quality, freshness and sustainability. The restaurant strives to minimize the length of time between the cultivation of its food products to your mouth’s enjoyment because, let’s face it, fresh is where it’s at. Not only does that mean that The Fieldhouse ends up supporting local growers and creating a community spirit, but also supporting the longevity of Mother Earth.

BEST BREWERY

Überbrew

2305 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101

406.534.6960
UberBrewMT.com

Überbrew is a Billings-based brewery and eatery whose ongoing quest is the search for the perfect pint. People in Billings and all over have joined Überbrew on this noble quest, and the owners and staff are very appreciative. Thank you, and Prost!

BEST INSURANCE AGENT

Ron Sanchez Insurance 
Agency, Inc. 
(State Farm Insurance)

Two locations: 315 S. 24th Street W., 
Billings, MT 59102; 
416 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

406.656.6404
RonSanchezInsurance.com

Ron Sanchez owns and operates the Ron Sanchez State Farm agency with operations at two separate locations, one in Billings and the second in Red Lodge. Despite the size of State Farm as an enterprise, Ron is truly a small-business owner. A customer-centric business culture is important to Ron because he’s learned over the years how that favorably impacts the customer experience. Although he serves customers throughout Montana, his primary geographic focus is in Yellowstone, Carbon and Stillwater counties.


Through a consultative process, the agency strives to help consumers manage the risks of everyday life, recover from unexpected events and realize their dreams. The agency has an array of quality products to accommodate specific needs. Having served in the Army for a number of years, Ron often refers to his State Farm business as his second life. It is serving others, which his two lives have in common, that remains an important characteristic for Ron today.


He enthusiastically believes in his business. He has to admit that enthusiasm is easy to embrace when more people in the United States insure with State Farm than with any other insurance organization. That’s a whole lot of opportunity to serve others!

BEST FINANCIAL/WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Adam Gross – Retirement Solutions

178 S. 32nd St. W., Suite 1, Billings, MT 59102

406.794.9114
Retire-Solutions.com

Does the idea of talking about your finances make you sweat? Then you need to talk to Adam Gross, a financial services professional at Retirement Solutions. That job title is a fancy way of saying that Adam loves to learn about your goals and dreams, and then help you succeed by making sure the financial side of things are taken care of. It’s as simple as that.

Think of your journey to financial freedom as a business. You are the CEO, you make the decisions and you are empowered to control that journey. Adam is merely the bricklayer that helps to put it all in place.

There are enough things that will keep you up at night—money shouldn’t be one of them.

You should grab coffee with him sometime.

BEST EDUCATION/
LEARNING CENTER

Sylvan Learning Center

2225 Broadwater Ave., Suites B & C, Billings, MT 59102

406.656.4646
Locations.SylvanLearning.com/US/Billings-MT

Choosing Sylvan is about getting results and setting your child up for long-term success. Sylvan is focused on building academic confidence, igniting intellectual curiosity and inspiring a love for learning—all of which make a big impact in school and life. Over the last 35+ years, Sylvan has helped millions of students and families achieve new levels of academic success.

Sylvan’s secret sauce? The best teachers and technology! At Sylvan, you get the best in certified teachers and interactive technology, so your child feels fully engaged and gets the exact learning he or she needs. Teachers not only instruct, but they challenge and inspire your child. And did you know? Sylvan is the largest, private employer of certified K-12 teachers in the world.

Sylvan’s results are unmatched. The proprietary Sylvan Method was developed through academic research, years of teaching experience and technology. Whether your child has fallen behind or is way ahead of the class, Sylvan has a program to challenge your student, build confidence, boost study skills and help deliver better grades.

Based on independent research, Sylvan students see up to two to three times more academic growth than other students.

BEST HAIR SALON

Sanctuary Spa & Salon

1504 24th St. W., Billings, MT 59102

406.655.1701
SanctuaryMT.com

Sanctuary Spa & Salon opened 19 years ago and continues contributing to growing a strong community. Employees work together as a team to follow Sanctuary’s mission statement “We take care of you.” Sanctuary’s creative environment values teamwork, education, passion and a commitment to take care of guests.

BEST DAY SPA/MASSAGE

Sanctuary Spa & Salon

1504 24th St. W., Billings, MT 59102

406.655.1701
SanctuaryMT.com

Sanctuary Spa & Salon opened 19 years ago and continues contributing to growing a strong community. Employees work together as a team to follow Sanctuary’s mission statement “We take care of you.” Sanctuary’s creative environment values teamwork, education, passion and a commitment to take care of guests.

BEST GYM/FITNESS CENTER

Granite Health & Fitness

3838 Ave. B, Suite 1, Billings, MT 59102

406.294.5040
GraniteBillings.com

Granite Health and Fitness is the premier full-service health club and fitness facility with three convenient locations serving the Billings community. Granite is locally owned and operated to ensure the highest-quality fitness environment, combining a full range of fitness amenities, nationally certified personal trainers, group and small group training, and the best in programs and service.

With unique features including free day care and more than 140 free group training classes including cutting-edge workouts from Les Mills, Granite Health and Fitness has something for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. Granite Health and Fitness wants customers to be a part of a fitness community that fits them—where members are provided with encouragement and aren’t simply a number. “Your life, your gym!”

Granite Health and Fitness supports and stays active in the Billings’ community. Granite is the official strength and conditioning partner for MSU Yellowjacket Athletics and the official health club of the Billings Mustangs. Staff and instructors are heavily involved in supporting the community’s schools, sports and nonprofits. Granite promotes and supports the PEAK after-school program in School District 2 and has partnered with Billings Clinic providing their Elite SST program to junior high and high school-level athletes.

BEST JEWELER

Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers

903 Shiloh Crossing Blvd., Billings, MT 59102

406.252.3662
GoldsmithGalleryJewelers.com

With a mere 10 custom, handcrafted pieces, Scott Wickam opened Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers in Billings in April 1990. Transforming from a small downtown storefront to a stunning, 7,500-square-foot, environmentally conscientious store, Scott continues to grow his business on the core principles of delivering exceptional service and jewelry for every customer. Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers has established itself as Montana’s fine jewelry destination for more than 25 years. From innovative, custom creations, to highly sought-after designer brands and luxury timepieces, Scott takes pride in every piece a customer embraces.

Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers values its clientele and welcomes newcomers to stop by the store to meet Scott, his wife, Kelly, and the exceptional sales team. Enjoy a refreshment while browsing dozens of designer collections and experience what makes the store different. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind diamond, designing and creating the jewelry of your dreams with the goldsmith or repairing a cherished family heirloom, Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers looks forward to helping you through the process.

”Goldsmith Gallery Jewelers … Nobody Does I Do Like We Do!”

BEST MEDSPA

Tallman Medical Spa

2294 Grant Road, Billings, MT 59102

406.294.9660
TallmanMedicalSpa.com

Tallman Medical Spa is a true medical spa, where the medical treatments and the spa experience come together. Dr. Philip Tallman, a board-certified dermatologist, has been performing aesthetic/cosmetic laser treatments since 1994. When he saw the high demand for these treatments, he decided to expand his practice to offer his patients more treatment options with a higher quality of customer service. The spa opened in October 2005 as an extension to Tallman’s thriving dermatology practice.

The mission at Tallman Medical Spa is to maintain an atmosphere of compassionate attention, professionalism and excellence in care. Tallman and his staff focus on educating clients in maintaining healthy skin and treating and preventing the signs of aging. They strive to do this by offering the most advanced technologies and through promoting the highest-quality of skin care products, as well as providing the best therapeutic and aesthetic services available.

Tallman Medical Spa is a relaxing place where you can get the full spectrum of cosmetic products and medical spa treatments in a results-oriented, professionally supervised environment.

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

Tallman Dermatology

2294 Grant Road, Billings, MT 59102

406.294.9515
TallmanMedicalSpa.com

Tallman Dermatology’s board-certified physician and highly trained staff seek to provide quality dermatological care to patients in an atmosphere of caring and compassion. Dr. Tallman, Peter Bulley, PA-C, and Dana Fink, PA-C, diagnose a wide range of common and rare, benign and malignant skin diseases. These are treated with oral and topical prescriptive medications, surgery, biopsies, shaves and other procedures.

The practice treats patients of all ages, and with a variety of skin conditions that include inflammations, infections, benign growths, and precancerous or cancerous growths.

Tallman has specialized training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Mohs surgery focuses on the excision of skin cancers using a tissue-sparing technique that allows assessment of 100 percent of the peripheral and deep tumor areas.

The majority of tissue processing and pathology for surgical procedures is done in Tallman’s internal lab to allow prompt results for patients. Pathology testing for melanoma is performed through an off-site partner laboratory.

BEST DENTIST 
(GENERAL OR COSMETIC)

Turley Dental Care

Two Locations: 315 N. 25th St., Suite 101M, Billings, MT 59101; 1002 Shiloh Crossing Blvd., Billings, MT 59102

406.248.6177
TurleyDentalCare.com

Turley Dental Care is committed to making sure your dental experience is comfortable, personalized and affordable. Turley is part of a local tradition of clinical excellence, offering state-of-the-art services. It is conveniently located in both downtown Billings and Shiloh Crossing and is here for all your dental needs.

With a focus on family and cosmetic dentistry, Turley Dental Care is happy to help you achieve a beautiful smile in a comfortable, safe and friendly environment. The staff looks forward to providing you and your family with the dental excellence you deserve.

Turley Dental Care has extensive experience in all aspects of modern dentistry. It offers comprehensive dental care, including everything from the preventive education and routine hygiene that help to reduce dental problems to expert solutions for the dental issues patients face—like orthodontics and restorative dentistry—all at two convenient Billings locations.

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Bennion Lambourne Orthodontics

Two locations: 152 S. 32nd St. W., Billings, MT 59102; 
711 W. Wicks Lane, Billings, MT 59105

406.245.4414
BillingsOrthodontics.com

Bennion Lambourne Orthodontics is your comprehensive orthodontic solution for all ages, children to adults. The practice offers comprehensive orthodontic treatment options including clear and metal braces for all ages. It is an elite provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. The practice also offers a full range of treatment plans, including comprehensive, combined ortho-surgical, 3-D custom digital, space maintenance, early preventive and interceptive treatment options. Bennion Lambourne Orthodontics also offers limited and aesthetic-only plans for people who are not interested in traditional orthodontic treatment options. Complimentary consultations and treatment plans are offered at all locations.

BEST OPTOMETRIST

Heights Eyecare

430 Lake Elmo, Billings, MT 59105

406.252.9927
HeightsEyecare.com

The optometrists and staff at Heights Eyecare are committed to providing you and your family with efficient, personalized and uncompromising service. The practice has been serving the eye health needs of Billings for more than 25 years. Heights Eyecare’s doctors use the latest technology to provide you with a thorough vision and eye health exam.

With five optometrists on staff, Heights Eyecare offers convenient appointment times throughout the day. Should you need eyeglasses, there is a full-service optical department with more than 1,000 frames and sunglasses. Heights Eyecare’s optometrists are experts at maximizing the comfort and vision of patients who prefer to wear contact lenses. The practice offers the latest contact lens materials including spherical, astigmatism correcting, bifocal and colored contact lenses.

Your exam will consist of a number of tests including color vision, eye coordination, depth perception and screening for glaucoma and cataracts. The practice’s commitment to technology ensures the latest instruments will allow you a state-of-the-art eye health examination.

Medical care is also available at Heights EyeCare. Doctors are therapeutically certified optometrists, enabling them to prescribe medications to treat eye infections, corneal abrasions, eye allergies, inflammation and glaucoma.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

Meier Family Chiropractic

3419 Central Ave., Suite C, Billings, MT 59102

406.651.5433
MeierChiropractic.com

Meier Family Chiropractic wants to inspire and lead people to be healthier, better human beings, not because they are afraid of, or trying to avoid getting sick, but because they want to be healthy and well, and want to get the most out of life! Your nervous system controls the entire body, and by getting wellness care adjustments and education on a healthier lifestyle, Meier Family Chiropractic helps people achieve their maximum health potential.

BEST VETERINARIAN

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital

533 S. 24th St. W., Billings, MT 59102

406.656.6320

@CaringHandsVeterinaryHospital on Facebook

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital provides state-of-the-art medical care for your pets in a loving hospital environment.

BEST DOG CARE / GROOMING

Lovable Pets Bakery & Boutique

Two locations: 1313 Grand Ave., Suite 6, Billings, MT 59102; 
4010 Montana Sapphire Drive, Billings, MT 59106

406.254.9332 and 406.606.2015
LovablePetsBakery.com

Lovable Pets Bakery & Boutique’s vision is to improve the quality of life of animals everywhere through an unfailing dedication to providing only safe and healthy products; open, honest and excellent services; and loving gentle attention for all animals in Lovable Pets Bakery & Boutique presence and under its care.

Lovable Pets offers a wide variety of natural, organic and holistic foods for dogs and cats, plus a variety of unique toys, treats, supplements and accessories. The store also offers a self-serve pet wash and a luxurious full-service grooming salon at Lovable Pets.

Experience friendly customer-oriented shopping environment, enjoy browsing boutique and specialty accessories, and select from 35+ brands of natural, organic dog and cat foods.

BEST SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

Highgate Senior Living

3980 Parkhill Drive, Billings, MT 59102

406.651.4833
HighgateSeniorLiving.com/Community/Montana/Billings/

In beautiful south-central Montana, you’ll enjoy an elegant yet homelike community under the Big Sky just minutes from shopping, banking and medical facilities, with a lovely park right across the street. Simply put, you’ll find no better senior living experience than at Highgate in Billings. That said, the best way to really get a feel for the place is to schedule a tour and come visit!

Highgate at Billings offers assisted living in The Manor, where you can relax with family and friends in the fireside lounge, play cards and sip coffee in The Bistro, watch a movie in the theater or participate in a host of activities throughout the day and evening. Highgate will help with whatever you need, from medication assistance to wheelchair transportation to getting you to your monthly bridge club gathering.

For those affected by Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, Highgate offers a separate and secure residence called The Cottage. Memory care, Highgate-style, involves myriad ways to stimulate the mind, nourish the body, feed the soul and enrich the day. Nowhere will you find a more compassionate, energetic, devoted staff of caregiving professionals to care for your loved one.

BEST REALTOR

Nicole King – 41 Realty Group

110 Grand Ave., Billings, MT 59101

406.969.4141 or 406.860.2322
41RealtyGroup.com

Nicole King is the lead Realtor for 41 Realty Group, a full-service team at Heavenly Homes. She and her husband flipped homes on evenings and weekends for almost 10 years before she took the leap into full-time real estate sales and hasn’t regretted the move for a moment.

Over the past three years, Nicole has helped dozens of families sell and buy homes both in Billings and in surrounding towns. She recently earned her broker’s license, added agents to the team and opened an office location near downtown Billings. Nicole’s team can help sellers, buyers and real estate investors, so, whether you want to homestead in the expanse of a ranch, settle into the bustle of downtown or expand your investment portfolio, 41 Realty Group can help! Nicole and her team look forward to serving you.

Nicole would like to thank Billings Lifestyle magazine readers and the Billings community for voting for her as best Realtor.

BEST LANDSCAPER / LAWN CARE

Billings Nursery & Landscaping

7900 S. Frontage Road, Billings, MT 59101

406.656.2410
BillingsNursery.com

Billings Nursery & Landscaping is a family owned and operated business, supplying the residential and wholesale landscape industry with the highest-quality materials (plants, hardscapes, stone and much more), as well as offering artful design, landscape and outdoor living construction. The business has grown by being a leader in its industry and ensuring its customers’ complete satisfaction. The hard work of family and loyal employees has been seen throughout the community and the community in return has continued to support the business. Because of this support, Billings Nursery in return has been able to support multiple families and help the community to make Billings better place to live.

Billings Nursery & Landscaping would like to thank Billings citizens for all their faithful support. You have made the business a success!

BEST HOME DECOR/FURNISHINGS

ToadNWillow

2202 1st Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101

406.294.6040
ToadNWillow.com

ToadnWillow has more than 75 years of combined design experience ready to help you with the creative solutions needed to make your project shine. The award-winning team will help you capture ideas and bring your vision to life, ensuring that your space will meet your needs for years to come.

The design team’s diverse areas of expertise, from space planning and furniture design, down to finding the perfect piece of art, brings extensive knowledge to your project. It’s a top-to-bottom approach with an eye on every detail. ToadnWillow wants to make sure your design not only speaks to your personal taste but will please your guests’ visual appetites as well.

BEST HEATING/COOLING/PLUMBING

White Heating & Air Conditioning

1125 4th Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101

406.248.2162
WhiteHVAC.com

White Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service HVAC company that has provided Billings and the surrounding areas with exceptional service for more than 20 years. The company earned its outstanding reputation by taking pride in its quality of work, its knowledgeable staff and standing behind all services it provides. Services include installation, design and repair of HVAC equipment from furnaces, air conditioners, duct systems, geothermal heat pumps, fireplaces and indoor air quality solutions.

White Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to be a Lennox Premier dealer that is backed by a NATE-certified service department that services all makes and models, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The fireplace division offers gas, wood and pellet products from stoves, fireplaces and inserts to outdoor living firepits and grills. The company offers a personal experience in your selection with the most impressive indoor and outdoor showroom (43 units) in the state of Montana! The duct cleaning division operates both Nikro negative air and RotoBrush duct cleaning equipment and is certified with the National Air Duct Cleaning Association.

White Heating & Air Conditioning’s goal in all that is does is to provide customers with honest upfront pricing, quality products and services, and friendly and knowledgeable staff.

BEST HOME BUILDER/REMODELER

McCall Homes

1536 Mullowney Lane, Suite 100, 
Billings, MT 59101

406.651.5354
McCallHomes.com

For more than two decades, McCall Homes have been building more than high-performance new homes—the company is proud to say it is Billings’ leading builder of entire communities that foster connections between neighbors. Voted Builder of the Year by the Montana Building Industry Association in 2016, McCall Homes is proud to offer comfortable, energy-efficient homes for homebuyers at any stage of life. Ninety-five percent of McCall Homes homeowners say they’d recommend a McCall home to their friends and family due to the simple and fun process from design to closing and beyond.