BEST WASTE REMOVAL
E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
Top executives: Owners Jim, Doug, Steve and Ben Harvey
E.L. Harvey touts customer relationships spanning as far back as 30 years, relying on dependable services at competitive pricing and treating employees and clients like family.
Notable runner-up: Waste Management
BEST TRUCK DEALERSHIP
Harr Motor Co.*
Top executive: President & General Manager Michael Gross
Harr is a five-star Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Dealer and has received the Toyota President's Award and the Toyota Distinguished Service Award multiple times, along with one of the largest selections of new and pre-owned vehicles in Central Massachusetts.
Notable runner-up: Diamond Auto Group
BEST COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPER
Leone's Landscaping & Construction
Top executive: President Kevin J. Leone
Leone's controls every aspect of the job from planning to completion by not subcontracting out any portion of the work, providing personnel training, OSHA certification and staff contracting educations. The company strives to build relationships with its customers – rather than focusing on simple project completion – leading to referrals for future work.
Notable runners-up: JAM Landscaping, Adam's Landscapes
BEST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
Coghlin Electrical Contractors Inc.*
Top executive: President Susan Coghlin Mailman
The woman-owned Coghlin seeks to have the best installations by starting with strong apprenticeship programs for its employees and offering comprehensive job proposals coupled with engineering services throughout the life of projects.
Notable runner-up: Mercier Electric Co. Inc.
BEST PLUMBER/HVAC CONTRACTOR
J.J. Bafaro, Inc.*
Top executives: Joe Bafaro, Sr., Theresa Bafaro, Joe Bafaro, Jr. and Mike Bafaro
While staying true to its values of reliability and professional quality, the company that started as a one-man shop five decades ago grew into a full-service mechanical contracting firm specializing in HVAC, plumbing, and sprinkler work for the commercial and residential markets.
Notable runner-up: Garabedian Plumbing & Heating Inc.
BEST OFFICE CLEANING
Eagle Cleaning Corp.
Top executive: President & CEO Jeff Johnson
In a competitive market, Eagle sets itself apart by offering quality control, training all new staff on location to ensure individual client expectations are met, having field operations managers perform weekly inspections on all accounts, and focusing on easy and responsive communication with clients.
Notable runner-up: Enterprise Cleaning Corp.
*denotes repeat winner