Banker & Tradesman's Best


Choosing The Best

Welcome to the results of the 13th 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. 

Banker & Tradesman has since August 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 B&T’s website. 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. 



  Accounting/Audit   Advertising/Marketing
Gold A. Wisialko & Co. Gold The Boston Group
Silver Gray, Gray, & Gray Silver Hill Holliday
Bronze Ernst & Young Bronze Digitas
  Alternative/Hard Money Lending   Asset Recovery
Gold Rockland Trust Gold Andrew Greenberg
Silver Bank of Canton Silver Associated Credit Services
Bronze Boston Private Bank & Trust Co. Bronze McCarter & English
  Building Design/Architect   Business Forms
Gold NES Group Gold American Solutions for Business
Silver Margulies Perruzzi Silver Paragon Business Forms
Bronze New England Design Associates Inc. Bronze Harland Clarke
  Check Printing   Commercial Lending
Gold Deluxe Financial Services Gold Rockland Trust
Silver Harland Clarke Silver Eastern Bank
Bronze South Shore Business Checks Bronze Berkshire Bank
  Consultant   Correspondent Banking
Gold Spillane Consulting Gold Eastern Bank
Silver Wolf & Co. Silver Bank of America
Bronze Compass Consulting Group Bronze Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  Credit Union   Equity Lending
Gold Direct Federal Credit Union Gold Eastern Bank
Silver Metro Credit Union Silver DCU
Bronze City of Boston Credit Union Bronze Century Bank & Trust Co.
  Investment/Money Management   Residential Lending
Gold Fidelity Gold OnTo Mortgage
Silver Eastern Bank Silver Fairway Independent Mortgage
Bronze Morgan Stanley Bronze Radius Financial Group
Gold Radius Financial Group    
Silver Dell Technologies    
Bronze CoUrbanize    




  Architect/Design   Engineering
Gold Margulies Perruzzi Gold Allen & Major Associates
Silver DRL Architects Silver RDK Engineers/NV5
Bronze Visnick & Caulfield Bronze Nitsch Engineering
  Education Provider   Environmental Services
Gold Jack Conway & Co. Real Estate School Gold Haley & Aldrich Inc.
Silver Greater Boston Real Estate Board Silver GEI Consultants Inc.
Bronze American Real Estate Academy Bronze GZA Geoenvironmental Inc.
  General Contractor   Interior Design
Gold J. Calnan & Associates Gold Margulies Perruzzi
Silver Shawmut Design & Construction Silver Visnick & Caulfield
Bronze Consigli Construction Bronze Kirsten Floyd Interior Design

Editor’s note: the top three general contractors were updated on Nov. 11, 2020, due to a publishing error.

  Landscaping Company   Law Firm
Gold Boston Landscape Gold SKM Title & Closing Services
Silver Seoane’s Landscaping Silver QuickSilva Title
    Bronze Kriss Law Atlantic Closing & Escrow
  Lending   Project Management
Gold Radius Financial Group Gold Cresa
Silver Rockland Trust Silver Fort Point Project Management
Bronze Leader Bank Bronze McCall & Almy
  Property Management   Real Estate Firm
Gold Boston Properties Gold Cresa
Silver Barkan Management Silver Coldwell Banker Commercial
Bronze Hobbs Brook Management Bronze McCall & Almy
Gold Northeast Security    
Silver Securitas Security Services    
Bronze Integrated Security Group    


  Appraiser   Architect / Design
Gold RJ Hadge Appraisal Inc. Gold Margulies Perruzzi
Silver Absolute Value Silver DRL Architects
Bronze Atlantic Appraisal Associates Bronze Copley Wolff Design Group

  Auctioneer   Education Provider
Gold JJ Manning Auctioneers Gold Jack Conway & Co. Real Estate School
Silver Harkins Real Estate & Auctioneers Silver Host Group
Bronze McLaughlin & Co. Bronze Anita Hill Training & Seminars
  General Contractor   Home Inspector
Gold J. Calnan & Associates Gold Walsh Home Inspections
Silver Shawmut Design & Construction Silver Tiger Home Inspection
Bronze Consigli Construction Bronze Pillar to Post
  Home Security   Landscaping
Gold ADT Security Services Gold Clover Landscaping
Silver Cape Cod Alarm Silver Yard Works
Bronze First Alarm Bronze Seoane’s Landscaping
  Law Firm/Closing Attorney   Lending
Gold SKM Title & Closing Services Gold Radius Financial Group
Silver Touchstone Closing Silver Guaranteed Rate
Bronze QuickSilva Title Bronze Fairway Independent Mortgage

  Moving Company   Property Management
Gold Gentle Giant Gold Boston Property Care
Silver Gallo Moving & Storage Silver Meridian Realty Group
Bronze Olympia Moving & Storage Bronze The Hamilton Co.
  Real Estate Company   Site Survey
Gold Jack Conway & Co. Gold Boston Survey Inc.
Silver Coldwell Banker Silver Allen & Major Associates
Bronze Intercontinental Real Estate Bronze Hancock Associates
  Title Company    
Gold SKM Title & Closing Services    
Silver QuickSilva Title    
Bronze Fallon Law P.C.    


  Accounting Firm   Event Facility
Gold BlumShapiro Gold Boston Sports Institute – A Steward Family Facility 
Silver Wolf & Co. Silver Boston Harbor Hotel
Bronze PwC Bronze Fenway Park
  Golf Course   Hotel
Gold Pinehills Golf Club Gold Liberty Hotel
Silver Granite Links Silver Boston Harbor Hotel
Bronze Franklin Golf Course Bronze Boston Park Plaza Hotel
  Insurance Agency   Public Relations Agency
Gold Radius Insurance Group Gold 451 Marketing/Zozimus
Silver G & N Insurance Silver O’Neill & Associates
Bronze Plymouth Rock Bronze Rhino Public Relations
  Restaurant   Temp Agency
Gold Row 34 Gold Daley And Associates LLC
Silver The Sole Proprietor Silver Professional Staffing Group
Bronze Del Frisco’s Bronze Accountemps/Robert Half
  Web Design    
Gold Boston Digital    
Silver Razorfish    
Bronze Clockwork Design Group

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