Over 100 Vermont Companies Recognized as the Best in their Category from 13,000 voters

Vermont Business Magazine The 2019 Best of Business Awards (BOB Awards) winners have been announced by Vermont Business Magazine. This awards program celebrates the best Vermont companies in more than 100 business-to-business categories. VBM readers chose the winners! Starting on January 1, 2019 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 nearly 13,000 votes, we compiled the go-to list in the state for everything from Best Bank and Best Public Relations Firm to Best College for an Online Degree. 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 47 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 third year that VBM has surveyed it 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 2019.

2019 Best of Business Winners:


Best Hotel for Business Travel:


Capitol Plaza Hotel - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Hotel Vermont - Chittenden County

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

Best Western Inn & Suites - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Latchis Arts and Latchis Corp.  - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Credit Union:


VSECU - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

New England Federal Credit Union - Chittenden County

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

Heritage Family Credit Union - Rutland/Bennington Counties

River Valley Credit Union - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Bank:


Northfield Savings Bank - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

TD Bank - Chittenden County

Peoples Trust Company - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Bank of Bennington - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Savings and Loans - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Corporate Event Caterer:

BEVO - Chittenden County


Best Small/Medium Venue for Meeting and Events:


Capitol Plaza Hotel - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

UVM Alumni House - Chittenden County

Kimpton Taconic Hotel - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Best Large Venue for Meeting and Events:


Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Conference Center - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington - Chittenden County

Holiday Inn - Rutland - Rutland/Bennington 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 & Fitness Club - Rutland/Bennington Counties


Best Golf Course:


Barre Country Club - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Rutland Country Club - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Brattleboro Country Club - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Coffeehouse:


Espresso Bueno - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

The Traveled Cup - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties

Speakeasy Cafe - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Mocha Joe's - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Restaurant for Business Lunch:


J Morgan’s Steakhouse - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Leunig’s Bistro - Chittenden County

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

Roots - Rutland/Bennington Counties

The Marina - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best Restaurant for Business Dinner:


J Morgan’s Steakhouse - Central Vermont/Northeast Region

Windjammer Restaurant - Chittenden County

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

Table 24 - Rutland/Bennington Counties

Duo Restaurant - Windham/Windsor Counties


Best After-Work Bar:


Waterworks Food + Drink - Chittenden County

14th Star Brewing Co. - Franklin/Grand Isle/Addison Counties


Best Advertising Agency:

Green Mountain Marketing & Advertising


Best New Media Agency:

Mondo Mediaworks


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:

Vibe Commercial Imaging


Best Public Relations Agency:

People Making Good (PMG)


Best Architectural Firm:

TruexCullins Architecture


Best Engineering Firm:

Enman Kesselring Consulting Engineers


Best General Contractor:

Peregrine Design/Build


Best Plumbing Contractor:

Benoure Plumbing & Heating


Best Mechanical Contractor:

Vermont Mechanical


Best Concrete Company:

SD Ireland


Best Lumber Company:

r.k. Miles, Inc.


Best Landscaping Company:

Carpenter & Costin


Best IT Service:

The Tech Group, Inc.


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:

Awesome Graphics, Inc.


Best Accounting Firm:

Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs


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 Company:

Morway's Moving and Storage


Best Commercial Real Estate Broker:

Donahue & Associates


Best Waste Removal Company:

Casella Waste Systems


Best MBA Program:

University of Vermont


Best Online Degree Program:

Champlain College Online


Best Financial Planning/Investment Firm:

Copper Leaf Financial, LLC


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:

Switchback Brewing Co.


Best Vermont Made Food Product:

Robb Family Farm


Best Young Professionals Network:

Rutland 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 PC


Best Employment Law Firm:



Best Intellectual Property Law Firm:

Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC


Best Real Estate Law Firm:

Law Offices of Fred Peet


Best Tax Law Firm:

Primmer Piper Eggelston & Cramer PC