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The Best of Canyon Country!

| Canyon Country Magazine | November 10, 2017

Best Plumber
All American Plumbing & Repairs Service
Service to customers ranks above everything else for All American Plumbing, which services customers in Agua Dulce and the surrounding areas. “It’s a pleasure to serve my community,” says Hadi Hillo, owner of the 13-year-old company. “I go above and beyond to provide my customers with quality of services.”

All-American Plumbing & Repairs provides a variety of services (all things water, sewer, gas). They respond to many types of concerns, including a clogged sink or a main water repair, and re-pipe of multiple units.

“I work with my customers’ needs and schedule, and as the owner/operator, my customers always are receiving top-notch service and 20-plus years plumbing experience,” Hillo says.
(661) 298-7000

Best Car Wash
Canyon Car Wash
Thank you to Canyon Country Magazine and its readers for the honor of Best Of! We are honored that every year we are washing and detailing more and more residents’ cars. Canyon Car Wash is not only the largest and most comfortable feeling car wash in the area, our new tunnel equipment now washes cars faster and more thoroughly than ever before, even the RV customer. Our managers and staff are experienced in this business and live in the SCV.

Many of our customers are in our Unlimited Wash Program – for only $19.99/month a customer can get the Best Exterior Wash ($9.99 value) as many times as desired and for $39.99/month can get Unlimited Full Service Best Car Wash ($24.99 value).

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Again, we thank Canyon Country for the honor of Best Of! And we will work to hold the title for many more years.
Jeffrey Paul, president
18727 Soledad Canyon Rd.
661-250-0399

Best Auto Repair
Euro Performance
Integrity is the top priority for the staff of Euro Performance in Canyon Country. Josh Monteagudo, the youngest owner in the auto repair alley behind TJ Maxx, is straightforward with customers, giving accurate service quotes, quality parts and reasonable estimates. He educates drivers, explaining the solution, and encouraging proper maintenance.Though his shop specializes in European cars, they repair domestic and Japanese models as well.

“We don’t want them spending unnecessary money in the future,” he says. “We want to make it a good experience for our customers when it comes to car care, instead of a nightmare, where you get thrown an unexplained invoice. We try to go the extra mile by explaining the invoice and answering any questions or concerns to our customers because, after all, we want them to leave satisfied with our prices and the service done.”
27264 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 150
661-250-0055

Best Dentist
Mint Canyon Dental
Patients claim the office is always clean and relaxing at Mint Canyon Dental. Dr. Maria Lozada uses the latest dental technology and maintains experienced, friendly staff at the Canyon Country office.
17752 Sierra Highway
661-360-9006

Best Hardware Store
Paul’s Paint & Hardware
The team at Paul’s Paint & Hardware has an average home improvement work experience of more than 25 years, enabling them to provide the best and most consistent customer service. It also means customers see the same faces on a regular basis.

“A typical visit may start by advising one of our customers on how to replace the fill valve in a toilet, and may end with a friendly conversation about one of Canyon Country’s current events or the latest sporting event,” says owner Paul Dell’Olio. “One of the most gratifying things for us is seeing the smile and relief on a customer’s face when we help solve a troubling issue, or when we have a product that they haven’t been able to find anywhere else.”

They make and repair screens, and have a high level of expertise in paint color matching and coatings consulting. They can also keep their prices low, as a member of the nation’s second largest hardware co-op, Do it Best Corporation.
18597 Soledad Canyon Road
661-252-1572 • Paulspaintandhardware.com

Best Dry Cleaners
Canyon Cleaners
With dry cleaning services and expert stain removal, this state-of-the-art cleaners turns out residents’ wardrobes quickly and safely. Friendly staff members accept your toughest projects, and they even handle wedding gown cleaning and preservation.
18635 Soledad Canyon Road
661-298-3927

Best Pet Groomer
Whiskers Mobile Grooming
With four trucks driving an estimated 1,400-1,600 miles a week, Whiskers Mobile Grooming is meeting the needs of pets all across the SCV.

“Having a mobile business, we get to know our clients on a more intimate level,” says owner Toni Arnold. “Seeing the joy that the pets bring to my clients’ lives brightens my day.”

Arnold’s groomers work to always make their “clients” (the dogs) happy. “We all truly love pets and want the dog to be as comfortable as possible in the grooming process,” she says. “I take great pride in only having experienced, talented groomers.”
661-298-4074

Best Veterinarian
Adobe Veterinary Hospital
Clients of Adobe Veterinary Hospital get to see the same doctor and all their favorite office staff every time they visit. Dr. Robert Mushkot has been practicing at Adobe Vet Hospital since 1991.

“I think what sets our business apart is our personal feel to our hospital,” says Dr. Mushkot. “We like to create relationships with our clients and their animals.”

The whole staff at Adobe Vet Hospital enjoys working in Canyon Country and being a part of this small, but growing, community. “We love being able to see familiar faces. We have a lot of clients who have been part of this community for so long that they not only know our staff, but they know each other as well.”
17787 Sierra Highway
661-251-3710 • Adobevh.com

Best Thrift/Resale Store
Hope of the Valley
It’s the only one of its kind in the TJ Maxx shopping center. The huge amount of space in Hope of the Valley Thrift Store allows for a massive volume of resale clothing and household goods to become available to community shoppers. You can see customers leaving with bags full of everything from vintage outfits to large framed artwork any day of the week.

When you shop at Hope of the Valley Thrift Store, you contribute to thousands of individuals and families in need. Proceeds from the faith-based non-profit’s stores bring food to the hungry and help operate two shelters. Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission serves thousands of meals and provides thousands of nights of housing every year.
19379 Soledad Canyon Road
(661) 673-5951 • Hopeofthevalley.org

Best Attorney
The Werner Law Firm
For more than 40 years, The Werner Law Firm has been providing Santa Clarita residents the legal guidance they need. The family business opened in Canyon Country in 1975 with L. Rob Werner. Now Rob’s son Troy is continuing the tradition.

When the firm first opened, the building still had a hitching post for horses. “Occasionally, people would ride to our office and stop by for advice,” says Rob. “We are still happy to help with any questions, so if you’re ever in the area, please feel free to come by!”

Troy grew up locally and attended Canyon High School. “We are intimately familiar with the area and it is nice to be able to serve clients in Canyon Country,” he says. “We hope to serve Canyon Country for another 40 years and beyond.”
27257 ½ Camp Plenty Rd.
800-752-9937 • WernerLawca.com

Best Pharmacy
Costco
Not only do residents rave about the low prices at Costco Pharmacy, the prescription management is streamlined and the customer service is good. You can even fill your prescription online and have it delivered to your house!
18649 Via Princessa
661-250-2845

Best Chiropractor
Linda Chenaur, DC
As the chiropractic practitioner at Valencia Spine & Nerve Institute, Dr. Linda Chenaur provides a range of services and holistic treatment. Patients turn to her for sports injury, personal injury, work-related injury, headaches, back and neck pain, and symptoms such as fatigue.
Valencia Spine & Nerve Institute
25060 Avenue Stanford #290
661-799-0644

Best Hair Salon
A Style Above
You can’t meet many Canyon Country residents without running into a “regular” of Manuela Carlson’s at A Style Above. Her customers rave about her speed and know-how, plus she’s known for her honest feedback to clients of all ages. You get completely personal service at this small, but busy shop, which is located across the street from Piccola Trattoria, just off Sierra Highway.
18333 Dolan Way, Suite 106
661-251-5655

Best DJ
DJ Greg Barbacovi
He was the SCV’s first disc jockey in the 1980s and you still see him at events throughout the area. For the last 17 years, Greg Barbacovi, known as DJ Greg, has shown his strong suit, which he describes as “sizing up an audience and anticipating what they want to hear before they even realize it.”

Between weddings, private parties and clubs, listeners get rock, country or hip hop, depending on the crowd. He’s also a nationally known Motocross announcer.

“I take pride in generating a happy, fun-loving ‘vibe’ when spinning and, apparently, your readers appreciate my efforts,” he says. “I DO take requests, and work hard to mix in even the dumb or outrageous ones, so they sound good to the whole audience.”
661-839-7111

Best Breakfast
The Halfway House Cafe
Personalized service is what the Halfway House is known for, where customers even get to interface with friendly cooks when they sit at the counter. And the food is fresh, not frozen, from chicken fried steak and potatoes to soups and salsas, plus fresh-squeezed OJ.

“It never ceases to amaze us just how interesting people’s lives are,” says manager Sally Moore. “We love to hear all the stories from customers, their achievements, celebrations etc., and unfortunately their sad ones. We receive just as much support from our customers as we give to them.”

The Halfway House began as a trading post in the early 1900s, then started serving up food in the 1930s. It is also the site of many films, TV shows, commercials and music videos.
15564 Sierra Highway
661-251-0102

Best Gym
UFC Gym
UFC Gym stands for Ultimate Fighting Championship, but the competitive training you get is enveloped in a team spirit that’s unifying and fun.

“Our gym is family-oriented,” says Michael Lindsay, franchise owner. “UFC Gym encourages youth participation, so we are often the event a family can all do together. … We are not a fight gym, but a facility utilizing boxing, kickboxing, and the like to help regular people gain fitness, confidence, self defense and motivation.”

Members are known by name, never just an account number and workouts are changing so the body never adapts or gets bored.
18655 Soledad Cyn
661-425-4576

Best Happy Hour
Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Co.
In the 19 years since Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. opened in Canyon Country, happy crowds have learned there’s a lot more than beer and sports screens to enjoy. It is a full service restaurant with a vast menu of salads, sandwiches, pastas, wraps, and a full catering menu.

“I believe we have the best pizza in Canyon Country, and people keep coming back, even though there are restaurants opening all around us,” says Greg Harrison, Oggi’s manager.

The restaurant has almost the same staff that has been there for years. “We like interfacing with clients in Canyon Country because of the fact that as a staff we get to know the majority of our clients,” Harrison says.
18810 Soledad Canyon Road
661-252-7883

Best Lunch
Mi Tierra
It’s both a Mexican restaurant and grocery store, unassuming at first, but a familia favorito. The food is authentic, using family recipes from the old country. Customers describe the dishes with words like “rico” (rich) and “deliciosa” (delicious).

It’s family-friendly, inviting all ages every day, and people who just happen to find it when blazing down Sierra Highway find that it makes its mark on them. A recent review said, “I have never tasted better fish tacos in my life.”

There is take-out service, fresh food—plus you can get some shopping done!
27540 Sierra Highway
661-299-5344

Best Dinner
Love Sushi & Roll
A huge local favorite among Canyon Country residents, Love Sushi uses fresh products and large portion size to please patrons at the restaurant. Customers also rave about presentation of the dishes at the authentic Japanese eatery.
18521 Soledad Canyon Road
661-299-6526

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