Banker & Tradesman's Best


Choosing The Best

Welcome to the results of the 12th 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 & Company   Gold The Boston Group
Silver Blum Shapiro   Silver Hill Holliday
Bronze Rodman & Rodman/BerryDunn*   Bronze O’Neill & Associates
  Alternative/Hard Money Lending Asset Recovery
Gold Rockland Trust   Gold Andrew Greenberg
Silver Boston Private Bank & Trust Company Silver Associated Credit Services
Bronze Bank of Canton   Bronze Law Offices Howard Lee Schiff P.C.
  Building Design/Architect     Business Forms
Gold NES Group   Gold Harland Clarke
Silver New England Design Associates Inc. Silver Paragon Business Forms
Bronze Blackstone Home Design   Bronze American Solutions for Business
  Check Printing     Commercial Lending
Gold Deluxe Financial Services   Gold Rockland Trust
Silver Harland Clarke   Silver St. Anne’s Credit Union
Bronze Checks-in-the Mail   Bronze Eastern Bank
  Consultant     Correspondent Banking
Gold Spillane Consulting   Gold Leader Bank
Silver Wolf & Company   Silver Eastern Bank
Bronze Compass Consulting Group   Bronze Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
  Credit Union     Equity Lending
Gold Direct Federal Credit Union   Gold St. Anne’s Credit Union
Silver St. Anne’s Credit Union   Silver Eastern Bank
Bronze Rockland Federal Credit Union   Bronze DCU
  Investment/Money Management     Residential Lending
Gold Fidelity   Gold Radius Financial Group
Silver Wellington Management Company   Silver Guaranteed Rate Inc.
Bronze Eastern Bank   Bronze St. Anne’s Credit Union
Gold Radius Financial Group      
Silver Dell Technologies      
Bronze FISERV      

*Editor’s Note: This page has been updated to reflect that Rodman & Rodman was acquired by BerryDunn in July 2019.



  Architect/Design     Education Provider
Gold DRL Architects   Gold Jack Conway & Co’s Real Estate School
Silver Elkus/Manfredi Architects Silver Greater Boston Real Estate Board
Bronze Margulies Perruzzi Architects Bronze Anita Hill Training & Seminars
  Engineering     Environmental Services
Gold Haley & Aldrich Inc.   Gold GZA Geoenvironmental Inc.
Silver Tighe & Bond   Silver EBI Consulting
Bronze Nitsch Engineering   Bronze Weston & Sampson Engineers
  General Contractor     Interior Design
Gold Suffolk Construction Co. Gold Deb Ellis Design
Silver Consigli Construction   Silver Sasaki Associates
Bronze Callahan Inc.   Bronze CBT
  Landscaping Company     Law Firm
Gold Stefano’s Landscaping   Gold Kriss Law Atlantic Closing & Escrow
Silver Cataldo   Silver Bernkopf Goodman LLP
Bronze Boston Landscape   Bronze SKM Title and Closing Services
  Lending     Project Management
Gold Radius Financial Group   Gold Boston Properties
Silver Rockland Trust   Silver Callahan Inc.
Bronze DCU   Bronze Suffolk Construction Co.
  Property Management     Real Estate Firm
Gold Boston Properties   Gold Jack Conway & Co.
Silver CBRE Group   Silver CBRE Group
Bronze Barkan Management   Bronze Keller Williams Realty
  Security     Site Survery
Gold Northeast Security   Gold Boston Survey Inc.
Silver Eastern Security   Silver Norwood Engineering Co. Inc
Bronze Securitas Security Services Bronze Hancock Associates


  Appraiser     Auctioneer
Gold Absolute Value   Gold JJ Manning Auctioneers
Silver Central Mass Appraisals   Silver Paul E. Saperstein Auctioneers
Bronze Atlantic Appraisal Associates Bronze Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers LLC
  Educational Provider     Home Inspector
Gold Jack Conway & Co.   Gold Tiger Home Inspection
Silver Coldwell Banker   Silver Pillar to Post
Bronze Host Group   Bronze RJ Inspections
  Home Security     Landscaping
Gold ADT Security Services   Gold Seoane’s Landscaping
Silver Xfinity Home   Silver Sullivan Brothers
Bronze American Alarm & Communications Bronze Yard Works Inc.
  Law Firm/Closing Attorney     Lending
Gold SKM Title & Closing Services   Gold Radius Financial Group
Silver Lieberman Law Office PC   Silver Guaranteed Rate Inc.
Bronze Touchstone Closing   Bronze Fairway Lending
  Moving Company     Property Management
Gold Gentle Giant   Gold Mediate Management Company
Silver Olympia Moving & Storage   Silver Boston Property Care
Bronze Carmel Movers   Bronze Maloney Properties Inc.
  Real Estate Company     Title Company
Gold Coldwell Banker   Gold SKM Title & Closing Services
Silver LAER Realty Partners   Silver Kriss Law Atlantic Closing & Escrow
Bronze Jack Conway & Co.   Bronze First American Title Insurance


  Accounting Firm     Event Facility
Gold Blum Shapiro   Gold Gillette Stadium
Silver Ernst & Young   Silver Fenway Park
Bronze Wolf & Company   Bronze Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
  Golf Course     Hotel
Gold Pinehills Golf Club   Gold Boston Harbor Hotel
Silver Granite Links   Silver Omni Parker House
Bronze Four Oaks Country Club   Bronze Liberty Hotel
  Insurance Agency     Public Relations Agency
Gold Radius Insurance Group   Gold O’Neill & Associates
Silver Rogers & Gray   Silver Regan Communications Group
Bronze Amica   Bronze 451 Marketing
  Restaurant     Temp Agency
Gold The Capital Grille   Gold WinterWyman
Silver Legal Sea Foods   Silver Accountemps
Bronze Del Frisco’s   Bronze Randstad Office & Administration
  Web Design      
Gold Boston Interactive      
Silver Beehive Media      
Bronze Davis Advertising      

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