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Best of B2B 2019

March 14, 2019 by

Here is B2B Omaha’s highly anticipated Best of B2B winners list for 2019.

Readers and customers voted the following Omaha-area businesses the best in the city for the services and products they provide in their respective fields. Unlike Best of Omaha, in which the ballot is online so the public at large can vote for their favorites, the Best of B2B contest was available only in the magazine, ensuring that those business owners and executives who care specifically about B2B were able to vote.

Best of B2B results were tabulated from ballots sent in from the December 2018/January 2019 issue of B2B. Ballots had to be originals—not photocopies—and a minimum of 15 categories had to be filled out for them to be accepted.

The Best of B2B list is organized alphabetically by themes, then categories, making it easy to find the best in a specific product or service. Winners were given the option to list their phone number and website as sponsored content.

“Best of B2B has developed into what it was meant to be and what we hoped it could be,” says Todd Lemke, the magazine’s publisher. “Business owners get it—it’s a contest in which businesses recognize businesses. We feel honored to be able to showcase the very best our city has to offer.”


Air Compressors

  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Atlas Copco

Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Commercial Interior Design

  • Commercial Interior Solutions
  • Gloria’s Elegant Interiors & Consulting

Door Company

  • Norm’s Door Service
  • A United Automatic Doors & Glass

Electrical Service

  • Miller Electric Co.
  • Brase Electrical Contracting

Fence Company

  • S&W Fence
  • American Fence Company

Fire Protection

Garbage Collection

  • Abe’s Trash Service
  • Gretna Sanitation

General Contractor

  • Lueder Construction
  • The Weitz Company

Heating/AC Service

Janitorial Service

  • Jani-King
  • Sparkling Klean Services, Inc.

Landscape/Lawn Contractor

  • Sun Valley Landscaping
  • CLC Landscapes


  • Carl Jarl Group
  • Affordable Solutions

Moving Company

Office Furniture

Painting Contractor

  • Traco Inc.
  • Nebraska Painting

Parking Lot Maintenance

  • Parking Area Maintenance, Inc.
  • Miktom Parking Lot Services

Pest Control Company

  • ABC Termite & Pest Control
  • Quality Pest Control

Picture Framing

Plumbing Company

  • Backlund Plumbing
  • Eyman Plumbing Heating & Air

Property Management

  • Cushman & Wakefield
    The Lund Company
  • DP Management, LLC

Real Estate – Commercial

Roofing Company

Security Equipment/Systems

  • SEi, Security Equipment Inc.
  • Atronic Alarms

Sign Company

  • Best Buy Signs
  • Stickman Graphics & Signs

Snow Removal Service

Towing Company

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Advertising Specialties

Auto Glass

  • Omaha Glass Pro
  • Dinges Auto Glass in CB

Auto Leasing

  • Lux.Car
  • Audi Omaha

Background & Drug
Screening Service

Business Broker

  • The Firm Business Brokerage
  • Results Business Advisors

Business Forms & Systems

  • Performance Group Inc.
  • Donis Corp

Business Rebranding

  • Daake
  • Webster

Computer IT Service

Computer Repair

Copier Service

  • Marco
  • Simplified Office Solutions

Corporate Gifts

  • Borsheims
  • Bergman Incentives, Inc.

Corporate Jet Service

Customer Service

  • TD Ameritrade
  • Werner Enterprises

Delivery Service

Delivery Vehicle Dealer

  • Mercedes-Benz of Omaha
  • Woodhouse Ford

Electronics Recycling

Fleet Repair

  • Omaha Truck Center Co.
  • Hatcher Mobile Services

Glass Company

  • Midwest Glass & Glazing
  • Keystone Glass

Internet Provider

Mailing Lists

Mailing Service

Mobile Auto Detailing

  • Attention to Detail
  • Crystal Blue

Networking Event

Networking Group

  • BNI of the Heartland
  • Center Sphere

Office Supplies

  • Pay-LESS Office Products, Inc.
  • Office Depot/Office Max


  • Aradius Group
  • Printco Graphics

Sales Training

  • Sandler Training
  • UNO College of Business Administration

Water – Bottled

Website Developer

  • Elevated SEO & Web Design
  • Little Guy Design

Website Hosting

  • Flywheel
  • JM Web Designs

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  • First National Bank
  • ACCESSbank

Credit Card
Merchant Processing

  • TSYS Merchant Solutions
  • American Payment Systems

Credit Union

  • Centris Federal Credit Union
  • Metro Credit Union

Investment Company

Payroll Service

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Banquet Facility

  • Thompson Alumni Center at UNO
  • Ralston Arena


Coffee Provider

  • Host Coffee
  • LaRue Coffee

Restaurant – Business Breakfast

  • First Watch
  • Louie M’s Burger Lust

Restaurant – Business Dinner

Restaurant – Business Happy Hour

  • Bonefish Grill
  • Della Costa

Restaurant – Business Lunch

  • Charleston’s
  • Biaggi’s

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Accounting Office

  • Lutz
  • Bland & Associates P.C.

Advertising Agency

Architectural Firm

  • HDR, Inc.

Collection Service

  • Brumbaugh & Quandahl
  • Merchants Credit Adjusters Inc.

Corporate Housing

Employee Benefit Company

Employment Agency

Insurance Agency

  • The Harry A. Koch Co.
  • Chastain Otis Insurance
    & Financial Services

Law Firm

  • Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP
  • Fitzgerald Schorr PC

Local Startup

  • Blockchain
  • Gazella

Public Relations Firm

  • Zaiss & Company
  • Lukas Partners

Retirement Planning

  • Feltz WealthPLAN
  • Steier & Associates

Social Media Consultant

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Audio-Visual Service

  • CONCEPTS AV Integration
  • CCS

Business Conference Venue

  • Scott Conference Center
  • 1415—The Meeting Space

Event Planning Service


  • Taylors Flowers
  • Beyond The Vine


  • Hilton Omaha
  • Omaha Marriott Downtown

Rental Service Store

  • United Rent-All
  • Honeyman Rent-All

Travel Agency

  • AurTravel
  • Travel and Transport

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This letter was printed in the April/May 2019 edition of B2B Magazine.

From the Editor

December 26, 2017 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

I recently told a colleague the story of how Carmen Clark, former administrative assistant at Make-A-Wish Foundation, told me several times that she was always surprised when she saw me, because she thought of me as a tall woman. (At 5’0”, I certainly am not tall.) Usually we conducted business via the phone, and apparently I emit a tall presence.

My last name is also frequently mispronounced. Admittedly, Hutzell-Rodman is a mouthful. Yet a surprising number of people think my last name is Rodham, as in Hillary Rodham Clinton. Politics aside, one cannot deny that she has been a career-minded woman.

Perhaps part of the reason why people mispronounce my name is because my normal attitude towards life is “I can,” as in “Yes, I can find sponsors for an annual car show.” “Yes, I can write another 800-word article and turn it in today.” While I cannot do everything, this attitude has helped many women in their careers.

That’s one common theme with the women in this issue. They can. Our second annual Women in Business edition highlights some incredible businesswomen. They can collaborate, code websites, manage banks, move boxes in high heels, run a bar, head a school, even own a
mobile business.

I loved reading about the strengths of the incredible women in this magazine.

Along with being the Women in Business special edition, this magazine includes the Best of B2B ballot, which can be found on pages 55 and 56. Now is the business community’s chance to vote on everything from best commercial cleaning service to best place to eat a business lunch.  We’ll reveal the results of the contest in April.

Daisy Hutzell-Rodman is the managing editor of B2B, a publication of Omaha Magazine LTD. She can be reached at daisy@omahamagazine.com.

This letter was printed in the Winter 2018 edition of B2B.

From The Editor

February 23, 2017 by

B2B Magazine started 2017 by highlighting the many successful women in business around Omaha, and this issue, we bring you the best of the city for business needs.

This contest is a bit different from the Best of Omaha, where the ballot is published online so anyone in the community can choose their favorites. In the Best of B2B contest, the winners are nominated on ballots printed in the 20,000 copies of the winter issue. Each issue of the magazine contained a ballot—a chance for readers to vote on favorite businesses that cater to the local business community (for example: business lunch, carpet cleaning, and much more).

How many of us can truly say we love our work? I do, actually. I look forward to coming to the office. A big part of this is that I work with an incredible team of creatives and salespeople, and one lizard. Yes, lizard—Spike the bearded dragon. Spike came to visit a couple of years ago when the publisher and his family left for Europe, and he has been with us since. He’s docile, usually sitting under his heat lamp hanging around. Sometimes when I am really feeling overwhelmed, I walk downstairs to his aquarium and watch him for a moment, sunning himself, enjoying life.

In the spring issue, we bring you the story of Envoy, which keep cats, dogs, and even a hedgehog in the office. Employees keep treats for the fur-ployees at their desks, and if one of the pets turns up missing, the whole office helps in finding their special friend.

What about you? Do you have a pet in your office? Does your office allow you to bring your pets to work? Or do you vote nay to keeping or having pets in the office? Does the fur or the smell bother you? Follow us on social media and join the conversation (@omahamagazine on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram).

We also have other incredible articles in this issue. Like many forms of traditional media, radio is looking for alternate ways to increase revenue. NRG Media has found new business opportunities through concerts.

Ride-sharing has become a popular trend in the past several years. While people are more prone to call for an Uber in a coastal city where the cost of owning a car is prohibitive, Omaha does offer alternatives to jumping into your own vehicle when you want to go somewhere. One of those alternatives is Zipcar. This car-sharing service allows users to access one of several fleet vehicles in the area by reserving a time and date for a car. The vehicle is then available for the reserver to use by the hour or the day.

And if you need to go outside of the city, traveling to Silicon Valley just became a bit easier by flying on United Airlines’ nonstop flights between Omaha and San Francisco.

This issue of B2B, like all issues, proves to be an adventure. I hope you enjoy it.

Daisy Hutzell-Rodman is associate editor of B2B, a publication of Omaha Magazine LTD. She can be reached at daisy@omahamagazine.com.













This letter was printed in the Spring 2017 edition of B2B.


Joan Lukas

January 13, 2017 by
Photography by Ani Luxe Photography

This native advertisement appears in the Winter 2017 edition of B2B. To view, click here: https://issuu.com/omahapublications/docs/b2b_0217_125/40

Lukas Partners president and owner Joan Lukas says the company has been woman-owned since its founding in 1973. It provides smart public relations and fund development solutions that are continually recognized with PRSA Paper Anvil and Best of B2B awards.

“Women are the world’s most powerful consumers, as they drive 80 percent of all consumer purchases,” Lukas says. As the largest public relations and fund development firm in the Midlands, Lukas Partners helps clients engage women and other key audiences in many ways, including effective blogger relations, news media placements, popular events, capital campaigns, and other successful communication strategies and tactics.

Expertise in strategic communication planning, news media relations, social media, fund development, event management, and research help clients engage audiences through award-winning public relations and fund development. The firm helps reach the right audiences with the right messages.