January 9, 2017
WBJ 2017 Best of Business

Best Office Services for 2017

E.L. Harvey & Sons

BEST WASTE REMOVAL

E.L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.

Westborough, www.elharvey.com

Top executives: Owners Jim, Doug, Steve and Ben Harvey

Founded: 1911

Employees: 300

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.*

Worcester, Harr.com

Top executive: President & General Manager Michael Gross

Founded: 1933

Employees: 200+

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

Shrewsbury, www.leones-landscaping.com

Top executive: President Kevin J. Leone

Founded: 2006

Employees: 24

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.*

Worcester, www.coghlin.com

Top executive: President Susan Coghlin Mailman

Founded: 1885

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.*

Worcester, www.jjbafaro.com

Top executives: Joe Bafaro, Sr., Theresa Bafaro, Joe Bafaro, Jr. and Mike Bafaro

Founded: 1960s

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.

Worcester, www.eaglecleaning.com

Top executive: President & CEO Jeff Johnson

Founded: 2001

Employees: 180

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

Click below to see the other 2017 WBJ Best of Business winners

BEST FOOD

  • BEST RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS LUNCH - The Sole Proprietor*
  • BEST RESTAURANT FOR BUSINESS DINNER - 111 Chop House*
  • BEST LOCALLY OWNED PLACE TO MEET FOR COFFEE - BirchTree Bread Company
  • BEST WORCESTER AFTER-WORK BAR - Armsby Abbey*
  • BEST METROWEST AFTER-WORK BAR - Tavern in the Square*
  • BEST NORTH COUNTY AFTER-WORK BAR - Rye & Thyme American Tavern*
  • BEST BLACKSTONE VALLEY AFTER-WORK BAR - Gray Barn
  • BEST TRI-AREA AFTER-WORK BAR - Cedar Street Grille*
  • BEST CATERER FOR A CORPORATE EVENT - Peppers Artful Events
  • BEST COFFEE SERVICE - Good As Gold Coffee*

BEST MULTIMEDIA SERVICES

  • BEST VIDEO PRODUCTION - Pagano Media
  • BEST AWARDS & PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS - Engraveables*
  • BEST COMMERCIAL PRINTER - Curry Printing*
  • BEST IT SERVICES - Machado Consulting
  • BEST INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER - Spectrum Enterprise*
  • BEST WEB DESIGN FIRM - Pagano Media*

BEST CLIENT & EMPLOYEE SERVICES

  • BEST COLLEGE FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION - Nichols College*
  • BEST EXERCISE FACILITY/FITNESS CENTER - The Fitness Asylum*
  • BEST LUXURY AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP - Wagner Auto Group*
  • BEST LIMOUSINE SERVICE - Knight's Airport Limousine Inc.*
  • BEST HOTEL FOR BUSINESS CLIENTS - Beechwood Hotel*
  • BEST NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER EVENT - Notre Dame Health Care Educational Forum

BEST OFFSITE VENUES

  • BEST PUBLIC GOLF COURSE - Green Hill Golf Course*
  • BEST PRIVATE GOLF COURSE - Worcester Country Club*
  • BEST GOLF CLUB FOR CORPORATE OUTING - Cyprian Keyes Golf Club*
  • BEST VENUE FOR A BUSINESS MEETING - Beechwood Hotel*
  • BEST VENUE FOR AN EMPLOYEE OUTING - EcoTarium*
  • BEST VENUE FOR A CORPORATE EVENT - Mechanics Hall*

BEST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • BEST BANK - UniBank*
  • BEST BUSINESS INSURANCE AGENCY - Sullivan Insurance Group*
  • BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING/INVESTMENT SERVICES - Provo Financial Services, Inc.*
  • BEST CREDIT UNION - DCU – Digital Federal Credit Union*
  • BEST HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts*
  • BEST EMPLOYEE BENEFITS CONSULTANT - Sullivan Benefits
  • BEST LAW FIRM - Mirick O'Connell*
  • BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM - Bollus Lynch, LLP Certified Public Accountants & Consultants*
  • BEST ADVERTISING AGENCY - PENTA Communications, Inc.*
  • BEST STAFFING AGENCY - The Davis Companies*
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