Banker & Tradesman's Best

Welcome to the results of the 16th 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. 

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Firm     General Contractor  
Gold Jack Conway   Gold Callahan Inc.
Silver Keller Williams Realty   Silver NEI General Contracting
Bronze Cresa   Bronze Consigli Construction
Architect/Design     Interior Design  
Gold Arrowstreet   Gold Arrowstreet
Silver Margulies Perruzzi   Silver Kirsten Floyd Interior Design
Bronze Elkus/Manfredi Architects   Bronze Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Education Provider     Landscaping Company  
Gold Anita Hill Training & Seminars   Gold Seoane’s Landscaping
Silver Jack Conway’s Real Estate School Silver Cataldo
Bronze Greater Boston Real Estate Board Bronze (tie) Clover Landscaping
      Bronze (tie) D. Schumacher Landscaping Design
Gold Haley & Aldrich Inc.   Law Firm  
Silver GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.   Gold SKM Title & Closing Services
Bronze (tie) Allen & Major Assoc.   Silver Davis Malm
Bronze (tie) Sanborn Head & Assoc.   Bronze Ligris & Assoc.
Environmental Services     Lending  
Gold Haley & Aldrich Inc.   Gold Bluestone Bank
Silver GZA Geoenvironmental Inc.   Silver Radius Financial Group
Bronze Waste Management   Bronze Institution for Savings (Newburyport)
Project Management     Security  
Gold Northstar Project & Real Estate Services Gold Northeast Security
Silver Callahan Inc.   Silver American Alarm & Communications
Bronze Cresa   Bronze Securitas Security Services
Property Management     Site Survey  
Gold BXP   Gold Allen & Major Assoc.
Silver Lincoln Property Co.   Silver Hancock Assoc.
Bronze Cushman & Wakefield   Bronze Boston Survey Inc.


Accounting/Audit   Community Bank
Gold Ernst & Young   Gold North Easton Savings Bank
Silver Wolf & Co.   Silver Institution for Savings (Newburyport)
Bronze Gray, Gray, & Gray LLP   Bronze Leader Bank
Advertising/Marketing   Consultant  
Gold The Boston Group   Gold Wolf & Co.
Silver Hill Holliday   Silver Lighthouse Strategic Partners LLC
Bronze Clockwork Design Group   Bronze Spillane Consulting
Alternative/Hard Money Lending   Correspondent Banking
Gold Rockland Trust   Gold Leader Bank
Silver (tie) Northern Bank   Silver Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
Silver (tie) Santander Bank   Bronze Bank of America
Bronze Washington Trust      
Asset Recovery     Credit Union  
Gold McCarter & English   Gold Direct Federal Credit Union
Silver Confidential Asset Recovery   Silver Rockland Federal Credit Union
Bronze Associated Credit Services   Bronze Metro Credit Union
Building Design/Architect     Equity Lending  
Gold Arrowstreet   Gold Eastern Bank
Silver Margulies Perruzzi   Silver (tie) Berkshire Bank
      Silver (tie) Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU)
      Bronze Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod
Check Printing        
Gold Harland Clarke   Investment/Money Management
Silver Deluxe Financial Services   Gold Bluestone Bank
Bronze South Shore Business Checks   Silver Fidelity
      Bronze Morgan Stanley
Mortgage Company      
Gold Guaranteed Rate Inc.   Technology Provider
Silver Total Mortgage   Gold Radius Financial Group
Bronze Radius Financial Group   Silver Dell Technologies
      Bronze Tech Advisors Inc.
Residential Real Estate

Appraiser     Home Security
Gold The Appraisers Group   Gold Ring Video
Silver The Appraiser Guy   Silver ADT Security Services
Bronze Grasso Appraisal Services Inc.   Bronze SimpliSafe
Auctioneer     Landscaping
Gold Sullivan & Sullivan Auctioneers LLC Gold Seoane’s Landscaping
Silver JJ Manning Auctioneers   Silver Dave’s Landscaping
Bronze Stanley J. Paine Auctioneers   Bronze D. Schumacher Landscaping Design
Educational Provider     Law Firm/Closing Attorney
Gold Anita Hill Training & Seminars   Gold SKM Title & Closing Services
Silver Jack Conway   Silver Lieberman Law Office PC
Bronze Greater Boston Real Estate Board Bronze Touchstone Closing
HELOC Provider     Moving Company
Gold North Easton Savings Bank   Gold Gentle Giant
Silver Eastern Bank   Silver Safe Responsible Movers
Bronze Leader Bank   Bronze Olympia Moving & Storage
Home Inspector     Purchase Mortgage Provider
Gold Tiger Home Inspection   Gold Guaranteed Rate Inc.
Silver B-Sure Home Inspections Inc.   Silver Fairway Independent Mortgage
Bronze Hawkeye   Bronze Total Mortgage
Bronze Pillar to Post      
Property Management     Residential Real Estate Firm
Gold Mediate Management Co. Gold Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
Silver Peabody Properties   Silver Keller Williams Realty
Bronze Urban Management   Bronze Coldwell Banker New England
Title Company        
Gold SKM Title & Closing Services      
Silver First American Title Insurance      
Bronze Jack Conway      
Other Professional Services


Accounting Firm   Hotel  
Gold Wolf & Co.   Gold Boston Harbor Hotel
Silver Ernst & Young   Silver Fairmont Copley Plaza
Bronze Edelstein & Co.   Bronze Liberty Hotel
      Bronze Omni Parker House
Gold Rapid7   Insurance Agency
Silver GraVoc Assoc.   Gold Radius Insurance Group
Bronze CyberArk   Silver Rogers & Gray
      Bronze HUB International New England
Event Facility        
Gold Fenway Park   Insurance Provider
Silver Gillette Stadium   Gold Arbella
Bronze Boston Harbor Hotel   Silver Traveler’s Insurance
      Bronze Liberty Mutual
Golf Course        
Gold Pinehills Golf Club   Public Relations Agency
Silver Granite Links   Gold Trevi Communications
Bronze Red Tail   Silver empHowered PR
      Bronze Seven Letter
Restaurant     Temp Agency  
Gold The Capital Grille   Gold Daley And Associates LLC
Silver Abe & Louie’s   Silver Robert Half
Bronze Rail Trail Flatbread Co.   Silver Manpower Inc.
      Bronze Randstad USA
Web Design        
Gold Clockwork Design Group      
Silver Beehive Media      
Bronze GraVoc Assoc.      

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