CR's Best

CRBestLogoWelcome to the results of our ninth 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 professions. Since early September, The Commercial Record conducted an online survey of readers. We promoted this project via ads in the magazine, 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 & Company
Silver: Whittlesey & Hadley PC
Bronze: G.T. Reilly & Co.


Gold: Sundin Associates
Silver: The Donaldson Group
Bronze: Mintz & Hoke Communications Group


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

ATM/Currency Counter
Gold: Diebold Inc.
Silver:  Magee Company
Bronze: JCSB

Building Design/Architect
Gold: Solidus
Silver: New England Design Associates
Bronze: Provost & Rovero

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

Check Printing
Gold: Harland Clarke
Silver: Deluxe
Bronze: JCSB

Commercial Lending
Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Eastern Savings Bank
Bronze: Liberty Bank

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

Gold: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Silver: Wolf & Company.
Bronze: RSM

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

Correspondent Banking
Gold: Bankers’ Bank Northeast
Silver: Eastern Bank
Bronze: Bank of America

Credit Union
Gold: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
Silver: American Eagle Federal Credit Union
Bronze: Nutmeg State Federal Credit Union

Residential Lending
Gold: Norcom Mortgage
Silver: Village Mortgage Company
Bronze: Essex Savings Bank

Commercial Real Estate

1031 Exchange
Gold: Asset Preservation
Silver: All State 1031 Exchange
Bronze: Investor Mortgage Co.

Commercial RE Firm
Gold: HK Group
Silver: Ryer Associates Commercial Real Estate
Bronze: Cushman & Wakefield

Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Village Mortgage
Bronze: Eastern Savings Bank

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

Project Management
Gold: Diversified Project Management
Silver: Paragon Slate
Bronze: Project Management Associates

Property Management
Gold: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Silver: Connecticut Commercial Realty
Bronze: Cushman & Wakefield

Educational Provider
Gold: Connecticut Association of Realtors
Silver: The Connecticut Real Estate Institute
Bronze: CCIM

Gold: ADT
Silver: Diebold Inc.
Bronze: Sonitrol

Residential Real Estate

Gold: Cushman & Wakefield
Silver: Atlantic Appraisal Associates
Bronze: Colliers International

Gold: Harkins Real Estate & Auctions
Silver: Aaron Posnik & Co. Inc.
Bronze: Paul McInnis Inc. Auctioneers

Closing Attorney
Gold: Kriss Law
Silver: Nixon Peabody
Bronze: Dalton & Finegold

Home Inspector
Gold: Tiger Home Inspection
Silver: Pro-Tech Home Inspection
Bronze: Absolute Home Inspection

Home Security 
Gold: ADT Security Services
Silver: Black Lab Alarm
Bronze: ASE

Maintenance Company
Gold: Dan Tiezzi & Sons Builders
Silver: Statewide Home Improvement LLC
Bronze: Allied Drain Cleaning

Mortgage Company
Gold: Norcom Mortgage
Silver: Village Mortgage Company
Bronze: Connecticut Home Mortgage

Moving Company
Gold: Father & Son Moving & Storage
Silver: Joyce Van Lines Inc.
Bronze: Greene Moving & Storage

Property Management
Gold: Monarch Real Estate
Silver: Fairfield Properties
Bronze: Simon Konover Company

Real Estate Firm
Gold: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Silver: Connecticut Realty Grou
Bronze: Calcagni Real Estate

Title Insurance
Silver: First American Title Insurance Company
Bronze: Chicago Title Insurance Company

Development & Construction

Gold: Elkus/Manfredi Architects
Silver: DiGiorgia Associates
Bronze: Gensler

Gold: Fuss & O’Neill Inc.
Silver: BL Companies Inc.
Bronze: Connecticut Consulting Engineer

Environmental Services
Gold: GO Environmental
Silver: Environmental Data Resources
Bronze: GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.

General Contractor
Gold: Downes Construction Company LCC
Silver: Magee Company
Bronze: McKiernan Construction LLC

Mechanical Contractor
Gold: Depco Mechanical LLC
Silver: EMCOR Services New England Mechanical
Bronze: Fahrenheit Mechanical Services Inc.


Gold: Verizon
Silver: AT&T
Bronze: Charter

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

Executive Search
Gold: Robert Half International
Silver: American Bankers Association
Bronze: Hobson Associates

Golf Course
Gold: Fox Hopyard Golf Course
Silver: Tunxis Plantation Country Club
Bronze: Rockledge Country Club

Gold: Avon Old Farms Hotel
Silver: Marriott Hartford Downtown
Bronze: Simsbury Inn

Insurance Company
Gold: Drescher Insurance Agency
Silver: Aetna Inc.
Bronze: Allstate

Law Firm
Gold: Hinckley, Allen, & Snyder LLP
Silver: Tavano McCuin LLC
Bronze: Law Offices of Baillie & Hershman PC

Gold: Baldwin Media Marketing LLC
Silver: GO Media
Bronze: Co-Communications

Gold: Connecticut Computer Service Inc.
Silver: CSI – Computer Services Inc.
Bronze:  Connecticut Innovations Inc.

Temp Agency
Gold: AR Mazzotta Employment Specialists
Silver: Kelly Services Inc.
Bronze: Staffing Now Inc.