Local Services

Little Guide promotes local businesses and introduces people to the best places to dine, shop, have fun and find local culture.

Andy Watson Landscaping
Andy Watson Landscaping

It all starts with a question—how do you want to feel when you step out your door? For over 25 years, Andy Watson Landscaping has partnered with their customers to realize their dream outdoor space. Sometimes the projects are small, sometimes it’s an entire re-do, and sometimes it’s all about maintaining what you have and keeping your plants healthy. Andy Watson Landscaping is there for all of it. [...]

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AU College of Nursing Nurse-Managed Health Center
AU College of Nursing Nurse-Managed Health Center

The Nurse-Managed Health Center offers community-based healthcare services delivered by Nurse Practitioners in collaboration with physicians providing conveniently integrated primary and mental health care services. Patients can access same-day and -evening appointments, telehealth services, chronic care management, annual wellness exams, sports physicals, and more. [...]

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AU College of Nursing
Augusta University

We are soulful, legendary in our own right, and undeniably funky. Home to an experience like no other and nestled on the warm banks of the mighty Savannah River, Augusta University is full of charm and opportunity. Here we build, think, grow and forge. [...]

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Big Wave Pool & Patio
Big Wave Pool & Patio

Abram “Abe” Roley began his career in the pool industry in 1998. Striking out on his own in 2020, Abe has certainly made a splash. Abe and his wife, Bethany— also a business owner—are long-time residents of the area, and this family-run business thrives on customer service. They include their four children in their businesses as often as they can and Maddie, their eldest child, is now the Big Wave office manager. [...]

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Connell’s Heating and Air
Connell’s Heating and Air

Connell’s cares about your air. Founded by pilot C. Greg Connell, Connell’s Heating & Air has been located in Columbia County for over 30 years. With more than 9,800 satisfied customers throughout the CSRA, we pride ourselves on excellent service and fair prices. This family-owned business always aims to hold true to the values of its founder. [...]

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Cruise Security
Cruise Security

Cruise Security is a family business, operated by Dave Cruise and his daughter and CEO, Leslie Cruise Rahn. Dave founded the business in 1994, but didn’t have any idea if it would take off or fail and fold. In fact, he thought he would only be in business for two months! [...]

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Enoch Tarver
Enoch Tarver

Discipline, focus, and teamwork. It’s a model learned as veterans, as community leaders, and as public servants. Whether teaching young men under the auspices of scouting or navigating the complicated world of politics, it’s a model – built on personal beliefs and ethics – that allows Enoch Tarver to become more than the number called when things go wrong. [...]

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Get Up Productions
Get Up Productions

Get Up Productions is Augusta’s first, and best, dedicated YouTube and Podcast Production company. When founders, David Bash and Chris Nabholz were working on their podcast “DropTheDis,” they discovered they were spending hours every week to produce and publish the show. Now, when a podcast is started with them, the team, now also including Charles Roesner, works to remove barriers by taking over the nitty gritty production details and helping local business owners focus on the things that matter: creating great content and growing their shows. [...]

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Graced Kennels
Graced Kennels

Graced Animal Kennels is a family-owned pet daycare, boarding and training facility located on a scenic seven acres in Augusta. The beautiful surroundings offer pets an oasis for the duration of their stay, and the professional staff and management care for the animals 24/7. Established in 2008, Graced is a faith-driven facility that works with numerous nonprofit rescue groups in the area, including the local recovery community, which Graced Kennels supports by providing employment opportunities. The Kennels is operated by a caring team – each employee is professionally trained on animal communication, pet safety and wellness. [...]

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Hairitage Studio & Salon
Hairitage Studio & Salon

Alisha Macky always wanted to be a hairdresser. Ever since was in 5th grade, Alisha was fixated with doing people’s hair and would play happily with dolls and friends’ hair for hours. As she grew older, the passion stayed and so, after moving from Canada, Alisha became a professional stylist. As her career began to develop, she noticed one thing that didn’t sit well with her – the segregation that seemed to exist, depending on the salon she was in. It became a desire of Alisha’s to break down these barriers and create an environment in her own salon that felt welcoming to all women. [...]

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Halo Salon and Spa
Halo Salon and Spa

Sarah Boyett Bunjevac is a force to be reckoned with! As a child, she and her family traveled the world for her father’s job, and she never stopped moving. When she landed in Augusta, she felt at home, so this is where she built her career. After completing her education and working for another team for 8 years, she decided to take all of her education and cross-culture exposure to make her own vision come true. Thus, Halo Salon and Spa was born. [...]

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Laurelwood Equipment Company
Laurelwood Equipment Company

In 1996, Larry Watts saw the need for a local equipment company. He started his business to help everyone get the best products for their needs. Their goal is to always have happy customers. They quickly developed a reputation in the community for both their quality products and their excellent customer service. [...]

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Lawn Letters
Lawn Letters

Lawn Letters is here to help you celebrate any occasion with their larger-than-life signs. The signs appear in the middle of the night so when you wake up, poof! Surprise! Lawn Letters can be displayed in any grassy location for you and your loved ones to enjoy. [...]

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Le’ Salon
Le’ Salon

Krystina Carrino started out in Louisville, Georgia as the owner of a full service salon. After relocating to Martinez, Krystina took some time to reflect on what she wanted to offer the wellness community, so she rented a space in a building that had no spa services. While there, Le’ Salon created an award-winning spa menu and quickly outgrew the rented space. [...]

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Mod Ink
Mod Ink

Mod Ink is not just a print shop. Locally owned and operated, Mod Ink represents a genuine love and respect for the art of screen printing and design. Located on Broad Street in downtown Augusta, Mod Ink is an accessible and vibrant shop packed with eye-catching and engaging design. Specializing in high-quality custom screen printed posters and apparel, every project is hand pulled with the best quality materials on the market and whole lotta TLC. Additional print products are also part of the mix – check out their website for a comprehensive menu of services. [...]

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Paradise Kennels
Paradise Kennels

Paradise Kennels was opened by Richard Lord and family in 1977. Now owned by his daughter, Ashton Thompson, it’s clear Richard’s passion for animals and his dedication to the kennels’ furry guests has been passed onto the next generation. Ashton and the longterm staff of Paradise Kennels are focused on meeting all pets grooming and boarding needs with a variety of services that have kept customers coming back for more than 40 years. [...]

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Paws in Paradise Luxury Resort & Spa
Paws in Paradise Luxury Resort & Spa

After moving from Michigan to the Augusta region, Eric and Anne Dysinger were determined to create a luxury resort for fur babies. Motivated by their vision to deliver the kind of luxury services they’d want for their doggies, the couple also wanted to create an environment that was relaxing and cozy enough for all pups to truly enjoy their time at Paws in Paradise. [...]

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Salon Sano
Salon Sano

If you have hair that’s anything but straight, you know the anxiety induced by a trip to the salon… not so with a trip to Salon Sano. This Salon is a curly girl’s true dream. Owner Hope Key has been in the hair industry for 20 years, and she has established herself as the area’s only salon that understands and specializes in curly hair… from people with wavy textures who are curious to explore their curls’ potential, to bouncy ringlets and tight corkscrews… you have found your home. [...]

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Sugar & Comb Salon
Sugar & Comb Salon

Leslie Kavanagh is an entrepreneur at heart. Following in her dad’s footsteps, Leslie has ventured into business in a niche field with extraordinary results – certainly not the result she expected when she graduated with a Biology degree more than 20 years ago. Although she dedicated herself to getting into an industry that would provide her with a steady job and a good income, biology wasn’t as appealing as cosmetology, and so Leslie retrained. [...]

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Sugar Magnolias
Sugar Magnolias

Courtney Currie has always loved the vintage charm and craftsmanship of old homes. When 1020 Reynolds St. hit the market in 2020, she made an appointment to see it and fell in love. Her vision was to bring this beautiful historic home back to life and give it a new purpose. This spontaneous decision has worked out well for this local gal. [...]

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MDVIP Tracy Barefield, MD
MDVIP Tracy Barefield, MD

If you are looking for excellent medical care and a doctor who makes house calls, Dr. Tracy Barefield is the woman for you. Dr. Barefield’s first career was as a dietitian. She soon after decided to go to medical school and completed her education. Dr. Barefield then jumped right into practicing medicine, but eventually the pace in the traditional practice where she worked became hurried. She was seeing 30 patients a day and had very little time to practice quality care. [...]

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