CR's Best

CRBestLogoWelcome to the results of our 13th 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: Creative Partners
Bronze: Leverage Marketing Group

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

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

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

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

Commercial Lending
Gold: Essex Savings Bank
Silver: Union Savings Bank
Bronze: Citizens Bank NA

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

Gold: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Silver: Wolf & Co.
Bronze: Lenders Compliance Group

Gold: COCC
Silver: Sheshunoff Consulting + Solutions
Bronze: Fiserv

Correspondent Banking
Gold: Bankers’ Bank Northeast
Silver: Atlantic Central Bankers Bank
Bronze: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Credit Union
Gold: Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
Silver: Sikorsky Financial Credit Union
Bronze: Connecticut State Employees Credit Union

Residential Lending
Gold: Jewett City Savings Bank
Silver: Essex Savings Bank
Bronze: Union Savings Bank

Commercial Real Estate

Gold: Point One Architects & Planner
Silver: Crosskey Architects
Bronze: Tai Soo Kim Partners

Closing Attorney
Gold: Cohen & Wolf P.C.
Silver: Robinson & Cole LLP
Bronze: Pease & Dorio PC

Commercial Real Estate Firm
Gold: Ryer Assoc. Commercial Real Estate
Silver: The Geenty Group
Bronze: William Raveis Real Estate

Educational Provider
Gold: Lee Institute
Silver: Host Group
Bronze: Coldwell Banker

Gold: HRP Associates Inc.
Silver: AI Engineers 
Bronze: BL Cos.

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

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

General Contractor
Gold: Toll Brothers
Silver: Red Rooster Construction Co.
Bronze: Petra Construction Corp.

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

Residential Real Estate

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

Home Inspector
Gold: Tiger Home Inspection
Silver: JRV Home Inspection Services
Bronze: Sherwood Inspection Services

Mortgage Company
Gold: Franklin American Mortgage Co.
Silver: McCue Mortgage
Bronze: William Raveis Mortgage Co.

Real Estate Firm
Gold: Dow Realty Co.
Silver: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Bronze: William Raveis Real Estate

Title Company
Silver: Liberty Title & Escrow
Bronze: Charter Oak Title Co.



Executive Search 
Gold: AR Mazzotta Employment Specialists
Silver: Insearch Worldwide Corp.
Bronze: Robert Half

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

Gold: Hilton Garden Inn Hartford North/Bradley International Airport
Silver: Sheraton Bradley International Airport Hotel
Bronze: Mayflower Inn

Insurance Agency
Gold: State Farm
Silver: VantisLife Insurance Co.
Bronze: Dimatteo Insurance

Law Firm
Gold: Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Silver: Hinckley Allen & Snyder LLP
Bronze: Cooney Scully and Dowling

Gold: Mintz + Hoke
Silver: Sundin Associates
Bronze: Silver Creative Group

Event Facility 
Gold: Mohegan Sun
Silver: The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station
Bronze: Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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