Banker & Tradesman's Best

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Choosing The Best

Welcome to the results of the ninth annual Banker & Tradesman readers’ poll, in which our readers cast their votes for the best providers of services and goods in the banking and real estate professions.

This is a subjective, not objective, poll. It does not measure who writes the most business, who has the most revenue or serves the most customers. It does measure the loyalty and satisfaction readers have with vendors. It is an opportunity for readers to speak up for those providers they believe are the best.

Since mid-July, Banker & Tradesman has been conducting an online survey of readers. We promoted this project via ads in the newspaper, emails to readers and customers of Banker & Tradesman, and through our website,
www.bankerandtradesman.com. Readers responded by the thousands to voice their opinions. Here are their choices for The Best – the companies that won the loyalty and support of the Bay State’s financial and real estate communities.

Banking

Accounting/Audit

Gold: Wolf & Co.

Silver: PwC

Bronze: Ernst & Young

 

Advertising/Marketing

Gold: Sundin Associates Inc.

Silver: Hill Holliday

Bronze: McDougall & Duval

 

Alternative/Hard Money Lending

Gold: Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.

Silver: East Boston Savings Bank

Bronze: MassDevelopment

 

Asset Recovery 

Gold: Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff

Silver: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.

Bronze: McCarter & English

 

Broker Dealer

Gold: Fidelity Capital Markets Inc.

Silver: Wells Fargo Brokerage Services

Bronze: Baystate Financial Services

 

Building Design/Architect

Gold: NES Group

Silver: Gensler

Bronze: New England Design Associates Inc.

 

Business Forms

Gold: WB Mason

Silver: Harland Clarke

Bronze: Financial Printing Solutions

 

Check Printing

Gold: Deluxe Financial Services

Silver: Harland Clarke

Bronze: BestChecks.com

 

Commercial Lending

Gold: HarborOne

Silver: Eastern Bank

Bronze: East Cambridge Savings Bank

 

Consultant

Gold: First Wellesley Consulting Group Inc.

Silver: Wolf & Co.

Bronze: GraVoc Associates

 

Correspondent Banking

Gold: Eastern Bank

Silver: Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Bronze: MassHousing

 

Credit Union 

Gold: Digital Federal Credit Union

Silver: Rockland Federal Credit Union

Bronze: Metro Credit Union

 

Equity Lending

Gold: MassHousing

Silver: NE Moves Mortgage

Bronze: MassDevelopment

 

Investment/Money Management 

Gold: UBS

Silver: State Street

Bronze: Bank of New York Mellon

 

Residential Lending 

Gold: HarborOne

Silver: Eastern Bank

Bronze: Radius Financial Group

 

Technology

Gold: COCC

Silver: GraVoc Associates

Bronze: Diebold

Commercial

Architect/Design

Gold: Gensler

Silver: Arrowstreet

Bronze: Margulies Perruzzi Architects

 

Education Provider

Gold: Jack Conway & Co.’s Real Estate School

Silver: Host Group Real Estate

Bronze: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Real Estate School

 

Engineering

Gold: RDK Engineers

Silver: Tighe & Bond

Bronze: R.G. Vanderweill Engineers Inc.

 

Environmental Services

Gold: Weston & Sampson Engineers

Silver: EBI Consulting

Bronze: GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.

 

General Contractor

Gold: Shawmut Design & Construction

Silver: Suffolk Construction Co.

Bronze: Consigli Construction Co. Inc.

 

Interior Design

Gold: Gensler

Silver: WB Mason

Bronze: Margulies Perruzzi Architects

 

Landscaping Company

Gold: Boston-Landscape

Silver: Sitescapes Inc.

Bronze: Pioneer Landscapes

 

Law Firm

Gold: Cushing & Dolan

Silver: Gilmartin Magence

Bronze: Dalton & Finegold

 

Lending

Gold: Eastern Bank

Silver: Rockland Trust

Bronze: NE Moves

 

Project Management

Gold: Suffolk Construction Co.

Silver: Cresa

Bronze: Shawmut Design & Construction

 

Property Management

Gold: Mediate Management Co.

Silver: Boston Properties

Bronze: Campanelli

 

Real Estate Firm

Gold: Marcus & Millichap

Silver: CBRE Group

Bronze: Keller Williams Realty

 

Security

Gold: Eastern Security

Silver: AlliedBarton Security Services

Bronze: Northeast Security

Residential

1031 Exchange

Gold: All State 1031 Exchange

Silver: Exchange Authority

Bronze: Asset Preservation

 

Appraiser

Gold: Cushman & Wakefield

Silver: CBRE Group

Bronze: Greater Boston Appraisers

 

Auctioneer

Gold: JJ Manning Auctioneers

Silver: McLaughlin & Co.

Bronze: Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers

 

Closing Attorney

Gold: Kriss Law

Silver: QuickSilva

Bronze: SKM Title & Closing Services

 

Home Inspector

Gold: Tiger Home Inspection

Silver: Massachusetts Home Inspections

Bronze: Done Rite Home Inspection Co.

 

Home Security

Gold: ADT Security Services

Silver: Lexington Alarms

Bronze: Boston Lock & Safe Co.

 

Landscaping

Gold: Yard Works Inc.

Silver: Capizzi & Co.

Bronze: Done Right Landscape & Construction Co.

 

Lending

Gold: Radius Financial Group

Silver: Eastern Bank

Bronze: Salem Five Bank

 

Maintenance Company

Gold: Mediate Management

Silver: Winn Management Company

Bronze: Princeton Properties Management Inc.

 

Mortgage Company

Gold: Radius Financial Group Inc.

Silver: NE Moves Mortgage

Bronze: Guaranteed Rate

 

Moving Company 

Gold: Gentle Giant

Silver: Father & Son Moving & Storage

Bronze: Casey & Hayes

 

Property Management

Gold: Mediate Management

Silver: Winn Companies

Bronze: MJB Property Management

 

Education Provider

Gold: Host Group Real Estate

Silver: Jack Conway

Bronze: Greater Boston Real Estate Board

 

Real Estate Firm

Gold: LAER Realty

Silver: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Bronze: Jack Conway Real Estate

 

Title Company

Gold: SKM Title & Closing Services

Silver: First American Title Insurance

Bronze: Liberty Title & Escrow Services

 

Design & Construction

Architect/Design

Gold: Gensler

Silver: DRL Architects

Bronze: Arrowstreet

 

Electrical Contractor

Gold: J.M. Electrical

Silver: Wayne J. Griffin

Bronze: Sullivan & McLaughlin

 

General Contractor 

Gold: NES Group

 Silver: Suffolk Construction

 Bronze: Shawmut Design and Construction

 

Site Survey

Gold: Hancock Associates

Silver: Boston Survey Inc.

Bronze: Corcoran Associates

General

Accounting Firm 

Gold: Wolf & Co.

Silver: PwC

Bronze: Ernst & Young

 

Caterer

Gold: Rebecca’s Cafe

Silver: The Catered Affair

Bronze: Baker’s Best Catering

 

Communications

Gold: Verizon

Silver: Comcast

Bronze: AT&T Broadband

 

Event Facility

Gold: Boston Harbor Hotel

Silver: Seaport World Trade Center

Bronze: TD Garden

 

Executive Search

Gold: Daley and Associates

Silver: Robert Half International

Bronze: Hollister

 

Golf Course

Gold: Pinehills Golf Club

Silver: Waverly Oaks Golf Club

Bronze: Presidents Golf Course

 

Hotel

Gold: Boston Harbor Hotel

Silver: The Envoy Hotel

Bronze: Seaport Hotel

 

Insurance Agency

Gold: Eastern Insurance Group

Silver: Travelers

Bronze: HUB International New England

 

Public Relations Agency

Gold: O’Neill & Associates

Silver: Regan Communications Group

Bronze: Nickerson PR

 

Rental Car

Gold: Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Silver: Hertz

Bronze: Avis Boston

 

Restaurant

Gold: Legal Sea Foods

Silver: The Capital Grille

Bronze: Cheesecake Factory

 

Temp Agency

Gold: Daley and Associates

Silver: Accountemps

Bronze: KNF&T Staffing Resources

 

Web Design

Gold: GraVoc Associates

Silver: Boston Interactive

Bronze: Beehive Media