CR's Best

CRBestLogoWelcome to the results of our 11th 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: Bennington Partners


Gold: Sundin Associates
Silver: New England Financial Marketing Association
Bronze: Think Creative Group

Asset Recovery
Gold: Integrated Security Group
Silver:  Asset Recovery Corporation
Bronze: DoveBid Inc.

Building Design/Architect
Gold: New England Design Associates
Silver: Solidus
Bronze: ASE Group Inc

Business Forms
Gold: Harland Clarke
Silver: Financial Printing Solutions
Bronze: American Solutions for Business

Check Printing
Gold: Harland Clarke
Silver: Deluxe
Bronze: Main Street Checks

Commercial Lending
Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Webster Bank
Bronze: Simsbury Bank & Trust Co.

Community Bank
Gold: Jewett City Savings Bank
Silver: Essex Savings Bank
Bronze: Simsbury Bank

Gold: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Silver: Wolf & Company
Bronze: Bennington Partners

Gold: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Silver: COCC
Bronze: Whittlesey & Hadley

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

Credit Union
Gold: CorePlus Federal Credit Union
Silver: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
Bronze: American Eagle Federal Credit Union

Residential Lending
Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Webster Bank
Bronze: Liberty Bank

Commercial Real Estate

Gold: Point One Architects & Planner
Silver: Friar Associates Inc.
Bronze: BL Company Inc.

Closing Attorney
Gold: Hunt Leibert and Jacobson, P.C.
Silver: Law Offices of Baillie & Hershman P.C.
Bronze: Pease & Dorio P.C.

Commercial Real Estate Firm
Gold: RE/MAX
Silver: Connecticut Commercial Realty
Bronze: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Educational Provider
Gold: Century 21
Silver: American Real Estate Academy
Bronze: Coldwell Banker

Gold: Fuss & O’Neill Inc.
Silver: Milone & MacBroom Inc.
Bronze: CDR Maguire Group Inc.

Environmental Services
Gold: GO Environmental
Silver: Environmental Data Resources
Bronze: Enviroshield

Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Webster Bank
Bronze: Connecticut Home Mortgage

General Contractor
Gold: Toll Brothers
Silver: Magee Company
Bronze: Red Rooster Construction Company

Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Webster Bank
Bronze: Connecticut Home Mortgage

Project Management
Gold: Project Management Team NE Inc.
Silver: Construction Project Management
Bronze: Diversified Project Management

Property Management
Gold: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Silver: Connecticut Commercial Realty
Bronze: Simon Konover Company

Gold: ADT
Silver: Diebold Inc.
Bronze: Integrated Security Group

Residential Real Estate

Gold: Reiss Appraisal
Silver: Hunter Associates LLC
Bronze: Trinity Appraisal

Gold: Rossi Auction & Appraisals
Silver: Leone Auctioneers
Bronze: Applebrook Auctions

Home Inspector
Gold: Tiger Home Inspection
Silver: Beacon Fine Home Inspection LLC
Bronze: Griggs & Browne Home Inspection Service Inc.

Home Security 
Gold: ADT
Silver: Argus Security Group
Bronze: Diebold Inc.

Mortgage Company
Gold: HomeServices Lending
Silver: Village Mortgage Company
Bronze: McCue Mortgage

Moving Company
Gold: Father & Son Moving & Storage
Silver: All My Sons Moving & Storage
Bronze: Allied Van Lines

Property Management
Gold: Avalon Communities
Silver: Cavanaugh & Co.
Bronze: JPI Management Services

Real Estate Firm
Gold: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Silver: Century 21
Bronze: Dow Realty Company

Title Company
Silver: First American Title Insurance Company
Bronze: Associated Attorney Title & Closing Co.


Communications (voice/data/web)
Gold: Verizon
Silver: AT&T
Bronze: Cox

Executive Search 
Gold: Robert Half International
Silver: Victoria James Executive Search
Bronze: AR Mazzotta Employment Specialists

Golf Course
Gold: Fox Hopyard Golf Club
Silver: Lake of Isles
Bronze:Fenwick Golf Club

Gold: Marriott Hartford Downtown
Silver: Sheraton Bradley International Airport Hotel
Bronze: Simsbury Inn

Insurance Company
Gold: Progressive Insurance
Silver: VantisLife Insurance Company
Bronze: Berkshire CBT

Law Firm
Gold: Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP
Silver: Updike Kelly & Spellacy P.C.
Bronze: Weber & Meyers LLC

Gold: Baldwin Media Marketing LLC
Silver: Cashman + Katz Integrated Communications
Bronze: Andrea Obston Marketing Communications

Gold: Connecticut Computer Service
Silver: Connecticut Innovations
Bronze:  Innovative Business Systems Inc.

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