2020 Best of Business in Vermont recipients announced

Hickock & Boardman Insurance Group, 2019 winner.

Over 100 Vermont Companies Recognized as the Best in their Category

Vermont Business Magazine The 2020 Best of Business Awards (BOB Awards) winners were revealed today by Vermont Business Magazine. This awards program celebrates the best Vermont companies in more than 100 business-to-business categories. SEE LIST BELOW

VBM readers chose the winners! Starting on January 1, 2020 and closing on March 1st, VBM surveyed its magazine and digital subscribers. We asked our readers – the business leaders of Vermont – who they trust to provide their services in over 100 different categories. After over 53,000 votes, we compiled the go-to list in the state for everything from Best Hotel and Best Engineering Firm to Best Vermont Made Product. Some of the questions and answers were based on a regional perspective while most of the categories were looking for statewide winners.

Vermont Business Magazine has spent the last 48 years forging its relationship with Vermont's business community and the BOB Awards provides an opportunity to tell us, other readers and the rest of the state which companies in Vermont have the best products and services for businesses. This is the fourth year that VBM has surveyed its readers to find the Best of the Best companies in Vermont.

The results of the BOB Awards speak to the stand-out businesses in Vermont: the ones that offer the best customer service, that are willing to go above and beyond and to pay attention to detail. VBM is proud to share the results honoring the Best of Business in Vermont for 2020.

Best of Business 2020

Best Hotel for Business Travel:

Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Hotel Vermont - Chittenden County

Hampton Inn by Hilton - St Albans - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Kimpton Taconic Hotel - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Hampton Inn - White River Junction - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Credit Union:

NorthCountry Federal Credit Union - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

New England Federal Credit Union - Chittenden County

Vermont Federal Credit Union - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Vermont State Employees Credit Union - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Members Advantage Community Credit Union - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Bank:

Northfield Savings Bank - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Community Bank NA - Chittenden County

Peoples Trust Company - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

The Bank of Bennington - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Mascoma Bank - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Small/Medium Venue for Meeting and Events:

Capitol Plaza Hotel - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

The Essex Resort and Spa - Chittenden County

Middlebury Inn - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Mountain Top Inn and Resort - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Woodstock Inn - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Large Venue for Meeting and Events:

Stoweflake Resort & Conference Center - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington - Chittenden County

Basin Harbor - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Killington Grand Hotel - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Lake Morey Resort - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Health Club:

Planet Fitness - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

The Edge - Chittenden County

Duke's Fitness Center - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Vermont Sport and Fitness Club - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Upper Valley Aquatic Center - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Golf Course:

Country Club of Vermont - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

The Links at Lang Farm - Chittenden County

Basin Harbor - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Green Mountain National - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Country Club - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Coffeehouse:

Capitol Grounds - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Muddy Waters - Chittenden County

The Grind - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Speakeasy Cafe - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Mocha Joe’s Cafe - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Restaurant for Business Lunch:

Sarducci’s - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Windjammer Restaurant - Chittenden County

Jeff's Maine Seafood - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Table 24 - Rutland/Bennington Counties

The Copper Fox - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Restaurant for Business Dinner:

Sarducci’s - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Leunig’s Bistro - Chittenden County

Fire & Ice - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Southside Steakhouse - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Black Rock Steakhouse - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best After-Work Bar:

Mulligans Irish Pub - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Waterworks Food + Drink - Chittenden County

14th Star Brewing Company - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Hop 'n Moose Brewery - Rutland/Bennington Counties

MacLaomainn's Scottish Pub - Windham/Windsor Counties

Best Corporate Event Caterer:


Best Advertising Agency:

Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising, Inc

Best New Media Agency:

New Breed Marketing

Best Website Developer:


Best Pet-Friendly Office:

Burton Snowboards

Best Travel Agency For Business Travel:

Milne Travel

Best Sporting Event to Take Clients To:

Vermont Lake Monsters

Best Downhill Ski Area:

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Best Cross Country Ski Area:

Trapp Family Lodge

Best Commercial Photographer:

Karen Pike Photography

Best Public Relations Agency:

Shark Communications

Best Architectural Firm:

NBF Architects

Best Engineering Firm:

Trudell Consulting Engineers

Best General Contractor:

ReArch Company

Best Electrical Contractor:

Cummings Electric

Best Plumbing Contractor:

Chucks Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc

Best Mechanical Contractor:

New England Air Systems

Best Concrete Company:

SD Ireland

Best Lumber Company:

r k Miles, Inc.

Best Landscaping Company:

Carpenter & Costin Landscaping

Best IT Service:

C2 - Competitive Computing

Best Cell Phone Provider:


Best Telephone Service:

Consolidated Communications

Best Internet Provider:


Best Computer Equipment Provider:

Small Dog Electronics

Best Copier Provider:


Best Office Furniture:

Office Environments

Best Commercial Printer:

Paw Print & Mail

Best Commercial Sign Maker:

Design Signs

Best Bank Statewide:

TD Bank

Best Accounting Firm:

Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP

Best Payroll Service Provider:

PayData Workforce Solutions

Best Staffing Service Provider:

​TLC Nursing Associates, Inc.

Best Courier/Delivery Service:

Green Mountain Messenger

Best Corporate Moving Service:

Grunts Move Junk

Best Commercial Real Estate Broker:

Pomerleau Real Estate

Best Property Management Company:

Stone & Browning Property Management

Best Waste Removal Company:

Casella Waste Services

Best MBA Program:

University of Vermont

Best Online Degree Program:


Best Financial Planning/Investment Firm:

Trust Company of Vermont

Best Employee Benefits Firm:

The Richards Group

Best Commercial Property/Casualty Insurance Provider:

Hickock & Boardman Insurance Group

Best Health Insurance Provider:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Best Hospital:

University of Vermont Medical Center

Best Auto Dealership:

The Automaster

Best Truck Dealership:

Heritage Automotive Group

Best Vermont Made Product:

Darn Tough Vermont

Best Vermont Made Beverage:

14th Star Brewing Company

Best Vermont Made Food Product:

Cabot Creamery

Best Young Professionals Network:

Burlington Young Professionals

Best Awards and Promotional Products Provider:

Vermont Awards & Engraving

Best Bankruptcy Law Firm:

Law Offices of Todd Taylor, P.C.

Best Corporate Law Firm:

Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.

Best Employment Law Firm:

WrightJones PLC

Best Intellectual Property Law Firm:

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

Best Real Estate Law Firm:

Fred Peet Law

Best Tax Law Firm:

Primmer Piper Eggelston & Cramer PC

Best Non-Profit Organization:

Classic Mike Loyer Foundation

Best NEW Business in 2019:

Empower MedSpa

Best Renewable Energy Company: