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Outstanding Local Business Award Recipients for January & February 2023

Outstanding local businesses for January and February are being recognized for their contribution to their clients and the local community.

By: Sylvia Slezak | Mar 2023

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A Design For Living - Nashville, TN

A Design for Living Recovery Homes are more than just “nice houses.” These homes focus on practical application of real world recovery. In a residential treatment center, patients engage in programming around the clock in groups and sessions with medical professionals. That is not the case in a sober living facility, where residents are not held under lock and key, but come and go as they please. A sober living home, sometimes called a halfway house, operates as a bridge between residential treatment and the "real world."

It is somewhat easy to stay sober in treatment, what's important is what you do after treatment. Residents in recovery have the opportunity to apply the tools they learned, and go about their every day life in the "real world," all while living in a safe environment provided by sober living homes. Every sober living home has their own set of rules to follow, but they are less restrictive than a treatment center setting.
Some of the services provided for their residents are:

  • 24-hour on-site staffing.
  • Weekly meetings with House Manager focused on life skills.
  • In-house 12-step meetings and book studies.
  • Frequent drug and alcohol testing.
  • Fellowship activities within the sober living homes and 12-step communities.
  • 12-step sponsorship.
  • Volunteer opportunities including food banks and other nonprofits.

A Design for Living Recovery Homes is owned and operated by Justin Coggins, an individual in recovery from alcoholism and addiction. His vision is to create a safe place where individuals can learn to live sober in the world outside of a treatment center; a place where people who have lost everything can restore their life and loved ones. It is a place where residents learn to create a schedule for their new lives filled with positive community, 12-step sponsorship, and the structure of a 12-step program.

Sober Living Homes in Tennessee are located in Nashville, East Nashville, West Nashville, North Nashville, and Dickson.

Bison Countertops, Inc. - Nashville, TN

Founded in 2009 and designing and installing custom kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops and fireplaces since 2004, Bison Countertops, Inc. offers high quality products and services. Their dedicated team of experts assist clients through every step of the process—from selecting the very best material, including granite and marble, for the project, to prompt and precise installation, is what sets them apart.

Tennessee and Kentucky builders, homeowners, retailers and commercial builders turn to Bison Countertops when choosing new countertops for kitchens, bathrooms and more. The company not only fabricates beautiful natural and manufactured stone products, they provide unmatched service, and a fast turnaround, in addition to offering a range of kitchen and bathroom accessories, making coordinating design decisions quick and easy. Without sacrificing quality, their dedicated fabrication and installation team is capable of producing and installing products in as little as two weeks after templating, ensuring that each project stays on schedule.

Bison Countertops partners with select vendors for sinks and cabinets, to provide their customers high quality, wide variety of styles, practical, functional, ornate, stylish, top-of-the-line design, shaker style, chic, and sophisticated; all to complement the countertops of their customer’s choosing and meet their specific needs. The company’s showroom boasts an array of beautiful slabs in different levels of granite to make it easier to find that perfect color and style for your project, no matter what your budget. They offer a variety of materials, including granite, marble, quartz, and Dekton. Countertop services include granite, marble, porcelain, Quartz, Dekton, and butcher block. Bison Countertops is one of very few companies certified to fabricate Dekton. showcases thousands of incredible businesses in more than 300 industry categories that are located in over 100 major U.S. cities. The Outstanding Local Business Award (OLBA) is given to locally-owned and operated businesses in recognition of their services to the local community and have met all of the Criteria listed on

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