CR's Best

CRBestLogoWelcome to the results of our 12th annual Commercial Record readers’ poll, in which our readers have cast their votes for the best providers of services and goods in the banking and real estate industries. The Commercial Record has since early September conducted an online survey of readers. We promoted this project via ads in emails to thousands of readers and customers of The Commercial Record, and through our website, Readers responded vigorously to the opportunity to voice their choice. Here, then, are their choices for The Best – the companies that won the loyalty and support of the Nutmeg State’s financial and real estate communities.


Gold: Wolf & Co.
Silver: Whittlesey & Hadley P.C.
Bronze: Reynolds + Rowella


Gold: Sundin Associates
Silver: Think Creative Group
Bronze: Mintz & Hoke Communications Group

Asset Recovery
Gold: BSG Financial LLC
Silver: DoveBid Inc.
Bronze: Integrated Security Group

Building Design/Architect
Gold: NES Group
Silver: Strategic DesignWorks
Bronze: New England Design Associates

Business Forms
Gold: Harland Clarke
Silver: Colonial Business Forms
Bronze: Financial Printing Solutions

Check Printing
Gold: Harland Clarke
Silver: Deluxe
Bronze: Press Check LLC

Commercial Lending
Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Eastern Savings Bank
Bronze: Jewett City Savings Bank

Community Bank
Gold: Jewett City Savings Bank
Silver: Essex Savings Bank
Bronze: Eastern CT Savings Bank

Gold: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Silver: Wolf & Co.
Bronze: Clark Consulting Inc.

Gold: COCC
Silver: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Bronze: Clark Consulting Inc.

Correspondent Banking
Gold: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Silver: Bankers’ Bank Northeast
Bronze: Ally Financial

Credit Union
Gold: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
Silver: American Eagle Federal Credit Union
Bronze: Sikorsky Financial Credit Union Inc.

Residential Lending
Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Eastern Federal Bank
Bronze: Liberty Bank

Commercial Real Estate

Gold: Point One Architects & Planner
Silver: Antinozzi & Assoc.
Bronze: BL Cos.

Closing Attorney
Gold: MacDermid Reynolds & Glissman
Silver: Robinson & Cole LLP
Bronze: Pease & Dorio PC

Commercial Real Estate Firm
Gold: Ryer Assoc. Commercial Real Estate
Silver: Connecticut Commercial Realty
Bronze: The Geenty Group

Gold: Connecticut Consulting Engineers
Silver: BL Cos.
Bronze: Aztech Engineering

Environmental Services
Gold: GO Environmental
Silver: GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
Bronze: Environmental Remediation Services Inc.

Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Eastern Savings Bank
Bronze: Webster Bank

Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Eastern Federal Bank
Bronze: Liberty Bank

Residential Real Estate

Gold: Reiss Appraisal
Silver: Trinity Appraisal
Bronze: Connecticut Property Appraisers

Home Inspector
Gold: Tiger Home Inspection
Silver: Griggs & Browne Home Inspection Service Inc.
Bronze: National Property Inspectors

Home Security 
Gold: Alarm New England
Silver: ADT
Bronze: MetroGUARD

Maintenance Company
Gold: Dan Tiezzi & Sons Builders LLC
Silver: Ron’s Home Improvement Inc.
Bronze: Southern CT Home Improvement

Real Estate Firm
Gold: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Silver: Southern CT Home Improvement
Bronze: William Raveis Real Estate

Title Company
Silver: Yankee Title Associates
Bronze: Title Partners LLC


Communications (voice/data/web)
Gold: Verizon
Silver: Comcast
Bronze: MediaCom

Executive Search 
Gold: AR Mazzotta Employment Specialists
Silver: Hobson Assoc.
Bronze: Matthews & Stephens Assoc.

Golf Course
Gold: Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Silver: Lyman Orchards Golf Club
Bronze: Sleeping Giant Golf Course

Gold: Sheraton Bradley International Airport Hotel
Silver: Marriott Hartford Downtown
Bronze: Avon Old Farms Hotel

Insurance Company
Gold: Aetna Inc.
Silver: Chubb Group of Insurance Cos.
Bronze: Cigna Corp.

Law Firm
Gold: Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Silver: Day Pitney
Bronze: Robinson & Cole LLP

Gold: Regan Communications Group
Silver: Silver Creative Group
Bronze: GO Media

Event Facility 
Gold: Mohegan Sun
Silver: The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station
Bronze: AquaTurf Club