After starting and growing his own successful law practice, Jeffrey Lance Abood joined the Abood Law Firm and expanded his family’s Lansing-based law practice to metro Detroit, and has since opened offices in south Florida and Arizona.
In 2011, Anthony Rugiero established the Rugiero Promise Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer-only organization.
Arterra Realty’s brilliant business model is attracting industry stars and tomorrow’s aspiring real estate leaders at a record pace.
Arteva Homes is the only ultra-luxury homebuilder in the nation to receive the highly coveted International Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences.
In addition to choosing equipment and handpicking his staff, radiation oncologist Dr. Arthur Frazier carefully develops individualized treatment plans. As head of the radiation oncology programs at Karmanos Cancer Institute’s centers at McLaren Macomb, McLaren Clarkston, and McLaren Port Huron, he is part of a multidisciplinary team that cares for patients who are often scheduled for same-day procedures.
Art Leaders Gallery ranks among the most respected fine art galleries in the industry today. With a 10,000-square-foot showroom featuring artwork ranging from traditional to contemporary and everything in between, it has been Michigan’s No. 1 source for art, custom framing, and appraisal needs for the past 25 years.
Bill & Rod’s Appliance and Mattress was founded in 1963 and is now owned by third-generation family member Joe Legato. Started as an appliance service company, it has grown to include sales of new appliances, mattresses, and outdoor grills. Attention to detail permeates the business to provide excellent service at every level.
In the past four years, Birmingham’s Bombshell Salon has established itself as the premier boutique salon for cut, color, style, and extensions. With its upbeat yet relaxing atmosphere, Bombshell is both intimate in its approach to personalized service and worldly in its ability to introduce clients to the latest trends and techniques.
Since its inception in 1992, Capital Mortgage Funding has been a leader in Michigan’s mortgage banking industry. Led by co-founders Harry Glanz and Dan Burke, two of the state’s most well-respected mortgage banking luminaries, the company is driven by a simple but very effective philosophy.
CBJ Transportation is fast becoming Michigan’s premier corporate and private transportation company. Owner Jarred Cloin brings the same commitment to customer service that has long been a trademark of CBJ’s parent company, CBJ Valet. Their luxury fleet includes limos and shuttle buses, as well as executive mini-coaches, and can accommodate from 10, 14, 24 or 41 passengers.
Dr. Constantine Raphtis has been a leader in both minimally invasive gynecologic surgery as well as complex women’s health issues for more than 20 years. With an emphasis on robotic and urogynecologic procedures, he’s able to address surgeries such as hysterectomy and urinary incontinence in a single outpatient setting. Dr. Raphtis is focused on conquering vaginal health issues affecting breast cancer survivors as well as menopausal women.
Why Settle for Good When You Can Get Extraordinary? That’s the philosophy of Hour Detroit Top Dentists Dr. Craig Goldin, Dr. Marcy Goldin, and Dr. David Whalen, of the Cosmetic Dentistry Institute. The dentists are nationally recognized for enhancing the smiles of thousands of people from all walks of life, and have built an award-winning, state-of-the-art dental practice featuring the latest technologies, including digital X-rays and same-day crowns.
Carole Porretta has been a top Realtor since 1992 with sales exceeding $160 million. Her professional life started in Public Relations and Law. Combining these work ethics with funding her private pilot license led to real estate.
Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D., a recognized innovator, preforms knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive partial and total knee arthroplasty, and revision knee arthroplasty. He performs nearly 1,000 knee surgeries a year. His philosophy is to find solutions that use the least invasive approach to preserve or restore the normal knee kinematics.
Dr. Robert DiPilla has long established himself as a leader in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. After running successful practices in New York and Birmingham for more than 25 years, Dr. DiPilla recently added an office in downtown Detroit to service the influx of new businesses and residential tenants. The newly designed space is conveniently located on the 16th floor in the famed Yamasaki Building, at the corner of Woodward and East Jefferson.
Dr. Dolores J. Baran is certified in Fastbraces technology, where patients wear braces for as little as six months to a year — and for a fraction of the cost of traditional braces. Not only do Fastbraces preserve your natural bite, but there are no known TMJ issues as a result.
Dr. Mune Gowda has been providing exceptional cosmetic surgery to patients from all around the country for many years. He specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and body.
Energetic, dedicated, and committed to excellence, Boyd Rudy and Shannon Hall offer a totally different level of service. At Dwellings by Rudy & Hall, owners and agents alike form one of the most innovative sales teams in the business: concierge-style realty at its finest, serving metro Detroit. From a small group of six, the team of agents at Dwellings by Rudy & Hall has grown to number 30 in three short years.
Erskine Law is more than just a growing, full-service law firm — it was founded on the principles of commitment and value. Our mission is to understand and meet the needs of our clients by thinking outside of the box.
Contemporary design continues to increase in popularity in the kitchen and bath, as well as throughout the home. Beyond the high demand for gloss lacquer cabinets, many contemporary kitchens and baths actually include soft woods, textured veneers, and rustic modern designs. A soft, contemporary kitchen or bath can seamlessly be incorporated into any style home, from modern to traditional.
Builders, designers, and homeowners throughout Michigan have trusted EW Kitchens to handle the cabinetry and tasteful kitchen design for their new homes and remodeling projects for almost 70 years!
Almost two decades ago, Holly Cutler, also known as America’s Skin Saint, rebuilt her own skin, which had been disfigured by cystic acne. In the ensuing years, she has created one of the most extensive rejuvenation clinics in the U.S., offering more than 35 laser and facial technologies, injectables, nonsurgical face-lifts, body makeovers, naturopathic medicine, and IV Nutrient Therapy.
Nicole Rafaill and Veronica Lujic, co- founders of the Fitness Protection Program, started their fitness journey the way we all do — they woke up one day, looked in the mirror, said “OMG,” and decided to make a change. They began working out and found a passion for strength training.
Public relations is more than a face. The depth and breadth of the industry is changing. Traditional PR continues to evolve, and so does Franco. Today, PR is complex. It takes experience to find balance in creativity and data, analytics, and emotion. PR is content and social media, digital marketing, and design. It’s thinking different, listening, and engaging. And, yes, PR is all about community. That’s why Franco’s reputation is stronger than ever.
A passion for real estate runs deep in the family of Hall & Hunter Realtors CEO Dennis J. Wolf. Together with his sons — J. Bradley Wolf (president, right), and D. Ryan Wolf (associate broker, left) — Wolf runs the luxury brokerage, which is comprised of 90 of the most successful and experienced agents in the industry.
Cindy Kahn has lived in Michigan most of her life. In fact, she and her husband have raised their two daughters in the same community where she has dedicated her life to marketing and selling the finest residential properties in southeast Michigan.
The Face of Birmingham Real Estate - Pam Stoler, CRS, GRI, Associate Broker — Hall & Hunter Realtors
With nearly 35 years in the real estate industry, Pam Stoler knows how to treat clients — and most of them become clients for life. Experience does make the difference. Pam’s referral and repeat client business have consistently distinguished her as a top producer nationally, locally, and as an Hour Media Real Estate All-Star.
As internationally renowned specialists in cardiovascular disease, the Heart & Vascular Institute is committed to placing the best interests of its patients first. The team at HVI believes in improving both the length and quality of life for their patients, and they strive to establish a partnership with patients and their families by taking time to listen, understand, and educate.
Integrity. Heritage. Lifestyle. Higbie Maxon Agney, Grosse Pointe’s premier real estate broker, is committed to providing an unparalleled level of assistance to their clientele. In 2016, their top-performing agents contributed to one of the strongest years of growth in the Grosse Pointe housing market.
Jackie Schwartz, owner of Home Interior Warehouse, has been in the furniture and design industry for more than 27 years. From the very beginning, she has worked hard to set her company apart from other furniture stores. Home Interior Warehouse carries a huge inventory that’s frequently updated to showcase the latest trends.
A hometown hero is enhancing his second chiropractic office and uplifting a community that contributed to his success.
Joseph R. Nemeth, D.D.S., is a specialist in the field of periodontics (gum diseases) and has served patients throughout Michigan for more than 25 years. As one of the area’s foremost experts in periodontics, Dr. Nemeth has played a major role in applying innovative medical and technological advances to current periodontal practice. He is committed to excellence and dedicated to helping patients achieve their best possible dental health.
With her exquisite taste and keen eye for European style, Judy Frankel has been synonymous with unique, decorative antiques since 1991. Judy Frankel Antiques, at more than 12,000 square feet, is the kind of place you can walk into and lose yourself for an hour or two. Every wall, ceiling, and inch of floor space is adorned with objects lovingly selected by Frankel.
Pat Leavy is the No. 1 Realtor in northern Michigan today, selling more than $305 million in the past five years. His strength and reputation in the luxury property market have made him the person people nationwide call first when they’re looking for vacation property in the beautiful north — Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Walloon Lake, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, and Boyne City.
Laurie Rouse, certified luxury homes specialist/Realtor at KW Domain Luxury Homes International in Birmingham, is the daughter of a retired police officer and counts many members of the military among her family. This background of service, discipline, and commitment inspires her daily to focus on achieving the goals of her clients.
In 12 years, Renee Lossia-Acho has become an industry leader using creative and innovative approaches to marketing and sales. Exceeding $30 million annually and with $450 million in career sales, she is recognized by Hour Detroit, Crain’s, and The Wall Street Journal as a top 1 percent producer in residential and commercial real estate.
After years of improving his craft in the luxury market and careful study of what makes clients happiest, Simon Thomas made a decision to create a team around him to provide an even more buttoned-up, exceptional service. One of the many benefits of working with the STH team is a vast range of market knowledge covering all of metro Detroit.
Eloquent, sophisticated, and upscale yet very friendly, this is no ordinary Detroit restaurant — this is La Dolce Vita. A true pioneer in Detroit’s haute cuisine scene, this establishment has led the way for classic gourmet with modern panache.
The mission at the LaFontaine Automotive Group has been to build lifelong relationships that connect families, strengthen communities, and personalize the automotive experience. LaFontaine’s business ethic isn’t only about the vehicles they sell, deliver, and service; it’s also focused on the needs of individuals, families, and communities where they work, live, and pray.
“Contrary to television portrayals, divorce cases can be resolved in a dignified and amicable manner which preserves the integrity and privacy of the parties.”
After watching his father grow a CPA practice, Lawrence Levy created his own niche in the tax resolution side of the business. As he says, “You want a Levy on your side, not one against you.” Levy’s passion to resolving tax problems has created a practice that has thrived for the past 20 years, and he has saved hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.
One of metro Detroit’s real estate transaction experts, attorney, mortgage broker and Realtor Mark P. Boettcher, formed LawyersRealtyMI.com to better serve your real estate buying, selling, and financing needs.
Our clients don’t depend on life’s lottery to achieve financial success. The successful business owners, executives and professionals we work with spend their lives building companies, careers, and wealth through hard work, focus, and discipline. When it comes to protecting their life’s work, our clients expect the same level of excellence.
The Face of Invisible Hearing Technology - Tiffany Sexton, AU.D. CCC-A, F-AAA — Lifestyle Hearing in the Office of Dr. Arthur Rosner
I Listen So You Can Hear Better! Dr. Tiffany Sexton, director of audiology at Lifestyle Hearing, is an internationally renowned presenter on hearing loss and hearing aids in the 21st century. She has worked in the Netherlands, Chicago, and Grand Cayman, and has found her home in Detroit.
Lauren Tolles, founder of premier custom cabinetry and design firm Maison Birmingham, stands out as more than just a kitchen designer. Trained and educated as an architect, she takes joy in moving walls and completely reimagining spaces to create elegant, inspired kitchens and bathrooms for her clients.
The Simony Dental Group is a reflection of Dr. Michael Simony’s value system, and “Your confidence to smile is our priority” is the axiom he lives by. Dr. Simony’s dedication to both health and aesthetics has made his name prominent in cosmetic and whole family dentistry.
For more than 30 years, Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel and her dedicated team have been creating artistic dentistry for the community at large. Each person’s smile is unique; it’s an invaluable asset that deserves the best in precise, attentive, and personalized care. Dr. Salzberg-Siegel partners with her patients to achieve common goals of visual perfection, and superior health and function.
Therese Antonelli, owner of the boutique brokerage Moving The Mitten Real Estate Group, approaches real estate as a service — and that’s what has landed her among the top Realtors in metro Detroit.
Partners for Better Eye Care. The collaboration between Dr. Joe Ales, owner of OPTIK Birmingham, and Dr. Timothy Page, partner at Oakland Ophthalmic Surgery in Troy and Birmingham, is founded on common interests and dedication to service. The eye care specialists have known each other for 20 years; together they’ve been on nine overseas missions, at their own expense, offering eye exams, cataract surgery, and treating eye diseases.
Jeff Morton is frustrated by the status quo in the field of pain management. As director of Pain Free Life Centers, he sees people living in pain every day, and being “treated” by ineffective modalities and over-prescribed pain medications.
Upon walking through the front door at Pristine Periodontics and Implants — a gorgeous, modern building in Birmingham — Dr. Abdullah Sayed and his team of specialists will instantly put you at ease. Dr. Sayed is a pioneer in his field, and one of the most highly educated and talented surgical specialists in Michigan.
The Faces of Intensive Literacy & Speech-Language Therapy - University Center for Language & Literacy at University of Michigan
When it comes to language — the development, recovery, or reading of it — the University Center for Language and Literacy (UCLL) has the expertise to help. UCLL programs are intensive, innovative, and individualized to each client, making UCLL stand out among other speech-language and literacy programs.
Randazzo Mechanical Heating & Cooling is a family-owned, Michigan-based company that’s been in operation since 1988. With more than 50 years of combined experience, Peter, Anthony, Gasper, and Michael Randazzo are committed to giving their customers the best possible heating, cooling, and indoor air quality options.
Renee and Tony Dekroub are leaders and successful business entrepreneurs. Renee has been honored as a Real Estate All-Star — one of the top 5 percent of Realtors in metro Detroit — and is equipped to make your next move seamless.
Levan Wood, a lifetime resident of Oakland County, catapulted from Realtor in 2006 to associate broker to principle broker/owner by 2010. As broker/owner of RE/MAX Eclipse and Motto Mortgage First, Wood has Oakland County offices in Bloomfield Hills, Waterford Township, and Madison Heights.
Recognized nationally as one of the most beautiful places to relax by DAYSPA magazine, and most recently named the best place for a facial and massage by Hour Detroit, Rivage Day Spa boasts 7,500 square feet of pure bliss.
Attorney Robert Gittleman specializes in litigating professional negligence mishaps causing injuries or diseases to the oral cavity, face, and / or death. For decades, Mr. Gittleman has litigated malpractice cases representing victims and defending dentists or physicians in licensing and malpractice claims before administrative boards and courts.
For over a decade, Serba Interiors has strived to be the homeowners’ proud representative. Whether they’re working with architects, collaborating with tradesmen, or seeking out fine furniture resources, their mission is to produce exemplary work.
Founded more than 80 years ago, the Straith Clinic continues to offer patients from Michigan and surrounding states modern aesthetic procedures including face-lifts, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and more.
Team Rehab is a network of therapist-owned physical therapy clinics. Their mission is to provide the best outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, and their goal is to ensure that patients enjoy therapy and experience clear improvements in their health.
A Michigan summer is all too fleeting, but Fun Space Direct greatly extends the season with professionally installed sunrooms, pergolas, pavilions, screen rooms, and pool/spa enclosures that are made in the U.S.A. by TEMO Inc.
The Loft Warehouse — experts in condominium and historic home sales in the central Detroit area — is the team you need when considering living or investing in Detroit real estate.
Zieben Mare, tucked in the charming village of Franklin, is a lifestyle boutique where curated treasures delight the discerning individual. Co-owners Mary Ann Liut and Monica George travel the world to find unique apparel, jewelry, tabletop décor, and much more. This collector’s haven is filled with exclusive designers and understated luxury goods.