Best Pool Builder

California Pools & Landscape

4320 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1, Chandler


California Pools & Landscape is a family owned and operated business that has been creating backyard pool dreams since 1988. Their goal is to translate a customer’s vision into reality. They are committed to meeting expectations through innovative designs, quality construction and consistent communication. California Pools has completed 30,000 projects and have a track record of no ROC complaints. They pride themselves in offering outstanding customer service and do their best to give each customer the pool of their dreams and a great building experience. – MG

Best Landscaper

California Pools & Landscape

4320 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1, Chandler


California Pools & Landscape is a nationally awarded designer and is licensed to build every aspect of the backyard specializing in ramadas, decks, outdoor kitchens and fire features. For the past 30 years, they have worked diligently to meet customer expectations. They are a fully licensed contractor in Arizona for everything from pools, landscape, masonry and structures. Their locally based team of designers, project managers and subcontractors offer the hands-on attention of a family business. – MG

Best Bank/Credit Union

Desert Financial Credit Union

1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler


Desert Financial Credit Union (formerly Desert Schools) is celebrating its 78th year in Arizona. They are the state’s largest credit union and have more than 300,000 members and branch locations across the Valley. As a not-for-profit cooperative, they take pride in sharing their success with members and employees and recently founded the Desert Financial Foundation to benefit local nonprofit organizations. They were founded on the belief that as a community we can accomplish more financial goals when we work together. – MG

Attorney/Law Firm

Neeley Law Firm

2250 E. Germann Road, Suite 11, Chandler


Neeley Law Firm serves people throughout the state by offering free consultations and affordable bankruptcy representation by phone or in person. If you have a debt problem and you’re ready to deal with it, they can help. With almost 20 years of bankruptcy experience, and having helped more than 5,000 people navigate the bankruptcy and debt relief process, the attorneys at Neeley Law Form are prepared to resolve your problem quickly and smoothly. – MH

best Financial Planner/Wealth 
Management Advisor  

Vicki Paez

1801 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 4, Chandler


Vicki-Paez joined Edward Jones in 1999 as a financial advisor recruiter in Missouri. After several successful years in the corporate office, she became a limited partner and moved to Chandler in 2013 to pursue a career as a financial advisor. Paez‘s focus is on serving the financial needs of investors of all ages and financial means. She has built her business by treating clients as she would want to be treated—a simple idea that still makes sense in today’s complex marketplace. Paez coaches and mentors financial advisors as well as actively supports several community-based organizations. – MH

best CPA/Tax Advisor   

Lorie D. Blum, CPA, PC

10450 E. Riggs Road, Suite 112, Sun Lakes


Lorie D. Blum is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in accounting and income tax preparation. She has a master’s degree in accounting and works with various service and industry clients assisting them with their business financial planning to build strong, successful companies. Her tax experience encompasses individual, corporate, partnership, gift and estate tax preparation. She recognizes the need to be proactive in tax planning and specializes in identifying areas where tax can be reduced, minimized, deferred and, in some cases, eliminated. She also offers a full range of business and individual planning services. – MH