Choosing The Best

Welcome to the results of the 14th 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   Consultant
Gold A. Wisialko & Co. Gold Lighthouse Strategic Partners
Silver Ernst & Young Silver Spillane Consulting
Bronze Deloitte Bronze Wolf & Co.
  Advertising/Marketing   Correspondent Banking
Gold Clockwork Design Group Gold Eastern Bank
Silver The Boston Group Silver Leader Bank
Bronze Hill Holliday Bronze Bank of America
  Alternative/Hard Money Lending   Credit Union
Gold Rockland Trust Gold Direct Federal Credit Union
Silver Boston Private Bank & Trust Co. Silver Metro Credit Union
Bronze Washington Trust Bronze Hanscom Federal Credit Union
  Asset Recovery   Equity Lending
Gold Andrew Greenberg Gold Eastern Bank
Silver Law Offices of Howard Lee Schiff Silver DCU
Bronze Compton Recovery Bronze Peoples United Bank
  Building Design/Architect   Investment/Money Management
Gold NES Group Gold Fidelity
Silver Margulies Perruzzi Silver Merrill Lynch
Bronze New England Design Associates Inc. Bronze Eastern Bank
  Business Forms   Residential Lending
Gold Harland Clarke Gold OnTo Mortgage
Silver American Solutions for Business Silver Fairway Independent Mortgage
Bronze Colonial Business Forms Bronze Guaranteed Rate Inc.
  Check Printing   Technology
Gold Deluxe Financial Services Gold Radius Financial Group
Silver South Shore Business Checks Silver Dell Technologies
Bronze Harland Clarke Bronze FISERV
  Commercial Lending    
Gold Eastern Bank    
Silver Rockland Trust    
Bronze Brookline Bank    




  Architect/Design   Law Firm
Gold Margulies Perruzzi Gold SKM Title & Closing Services
Silver DRL Architects Silver Ligris & Associates
Bronze Elkus/Manfredi Architects Bronze Alavi & Braza PC
  Engineering   Lending
Gold Tighe & Bond Gold Radius Financial Group
Silver Allen & Major Associates Silver Eastern Bank
Bronze Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Bronze Salem Five Bank
  Educational Provider   Project Management
Gold Jack Conway & Co.’s Real Estate School Gold McCall & Almy
Silver New England Real Estate School Silver Colliers International
Bronze Greater Boston Real Estate Board Bronze Fort Point Project Management
  Environmental Services   Property Management
Gold Tighe & Bond Gold Boston Properties
Silver Woodward & Curran Silver CBRE Group
Bronze Haley & Aldrich Inc. Bronze Cushman & Wakefield
  General Contractor   Real Estate Firm
Gold Callahan Inc. Gold Jack Conway & Co.
Silver Consigli Construction Silver Coldwell Banker Commercial
Bronze Shawmut Design & Construction Bronze Keller Williams Realty
  Interior Design   Security
Gold Margulies Perruzzi Architects Gold Northeast Security
Silver Deb Ellis Design Silver Securitas Security Services
Bronze Visnick & Caulfield Bronze Allied Barton Security Services
  Landscaping Company    
Gold Boston Landscape    
Silver Seoane’s Landscaping    
Bronze Clover Landscaping    


  Architect / Design
Gold Margulies Perruzzi
Silver Copley Wolff Design Group
Bronze DRL Architects
  General Contractor
Gold Consigli Construction
Silver JDL Corporate Interiors
Bronze Suffolk Construction Co.
  Site Survery
Gold Allen & Major Associates
Silver Boston Survey Inc.
Bronze Norwood Engineering Co.


  Appraiser   Law Firm/Closing Attorney
Gold Boston Property Advisors Gold SKM Title & Closing Services
Silver Absolute Value Silver Lieberman Law Office
Bronze The Appraiser Guy Bronze Touchstone Closing
  Auctioneer   Lending
Gold JJ Manning Auctioneers Gold Guaranteed Rate
Silver Paul E. Saperstein Auctioneers Silver Fairway Independent Mortgage
Bronze Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers Bronze Residential Mortgage Services
  Educational Provider   Moving Company
Gold Anita Hill Training & Seminars Gold Gentle Giant
Silver Jack Conway & Co. Silver Olympia Moving & Storage
Bronze Greater Boston Real Estate Board Bronze Gallo Moving & Storage
  Home Inspector   Property Management
Gold Walsh Home Inspections Gold Mediate Management Co.
Silver Tiger Home Inspection Silver Boston Property Care
Bronze B-Sure Home Inspections Bronze Senne
  Home Security   Real Estate Company
Gold ADT Security Services Gold Coldwell Banker
Silver SimpliSafe Silver Jack Conway & Co.
Bronze American Alarm & Communications Bronze Keller Williams Realty
  Landscaping   Title Company
Gold Clover Landscaping Gold All American Title
Silver Dave’s Landscaping Silver CATIC
Bronze Seoane’s Landscaping Bronze First American Title Insurance


  Accounting Firm   Public Relations Agency
Gold Deloitte Gold Trevi Communications
Silver Edelstein & Co. Silver Regan Communications Group
Bronze PwC Bronze O’Neill & Associates
  Event Facility   Restaurant
Gold Fenway Park Gold Abe & Louie’s
Silver Boston Harbor Hotel Silver The Capital Grille
Bronze Coonamessett Inn Bronze Del Frisco’s
  Golf Course   Temp Agency
Gold Pinehills Golf Club Gold Daley And Associates
Silver Granite Links Silver Accountemps
Bronze Four Oaks Country Club Bronze Manpower Inc.
  Hotel   Web Design
Gold Boston Harbor Hotel Gold Clockwork Design Group
Silver Fairmont Copley Plaza Silver Weymouth Design Inc.
Bronze Liberty Hotel Bronze Boston Interactive
  Insurance Agency    
Gold Radius Insurance Group    
Silver G & N Insurance    
Bronze Plymouth Rock    

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