Arkansas Business' Best of Winners

by Arkansas Business staff  on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 12:00 am  

Congratulations to the winners of the first Arkansas Business Best of Business Awards! You'll find winners and runners-up listed on the following pages.

Our thanks go out to the thousands of Arkansas Business readers who logged on to Arkansasbusiness.com and told us the companies and organizations they feel are the tops in our state in a number of categories. After polling ended at midnight on Oct. 5, we compiled the results of our unscientific survey.

From the best business insurance firm to the best restaurant for a business dinner, our voters had definite opinions. We hope you'll enjoy reviewing the results and will consider using the services of the many excellent firms who made the list.

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM
BKD
RUNNER-UP
Hudson & Cisne

BEST ARCHITECTURAL FIRM
The Wilcox Group
RUNNERS-UP
Herron Horton Architects Inc.
Cromwell Architects Engineers
Wittenberg Delony & Davidson

BEST AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP
(tie)
Bale Auto Group
Parker Auto Group
RUNNER-UP
Russell Auto Group

BEST BANK FOR BUSINESS SERVICES
Metropolitan National Bank
RUNNERS-UP
Delta Bank & Trust
Twin City Bank

BEST BUSINESS CLEANING SERVICE
(tie)
Dow Building Services
Superior Cleaning & Restoration
RUNNERS-UP
Laidlaw & Lacy
At Your Service, Magnolia

BEST BUSINESS CLOTHIER FOR MEN
(tie)
Baumans
Mr. Wicks
RUNNER-UP
Tom James Clothier Co.

BEST BUSINESS CLOTHIER FOR WOMEN
Forsythes
RUNNERS-UP
Elle
Tom James Clothier Co.
Barbara/Jean

BEST BUSINESS CONSULTING FIRM
(tie)
Bee Safe Data Services
Entelechy Partners
Telecom Management

BEST BUSINESS INSURANCE FIRM
The Hatcher Agency
RUNNERS-UP
Ramsey Krug Farrell & Lensing Inc.
Rebsamen

BEST BUSINESS SCHOOL
Southern Arkansas University
RUNNER-UP
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

BEST CATERER FOR A BUSINESS EVENT
Catering to You
RUNNERS-UP
Catersnax
RSVP Catering
Simply the Best

BEST CELLULAR COMPANY FOR BUSINESS USE
Alltel
RUNNER-UP
Cingular Wireless

BEST CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Arkansas Hospice Foundation
RUNNER-UP
Arkansas Community Foundation

BEST COMMERCIAL PRINTER
The Peerless Group
RUNNERS-UP
Allegra Print & Imaging
Arkansas Graphics

BEST COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER
Moses Tucker

BEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT FIRM
Moses Tucker
RUNNERS-UP
Irwin, Saviers & Ballard
Crye-Leike

BEST COMPUTER SERVICES COMPANY
Mainstream Technologies
RUNNERS-UP
Clearpointe Technology
Intellimark

BEST CONVENTION CENTER
Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center
RUNNER-UP
Hot Springs Convention Center

BEST CORPORATE AIR TRAVEL
Central Flying Service
RUNNER-UP
American Airlines

BEST CORPORATE FINANCIAL SERVICES
(tie)
Delta Bank & Trust
Hutchinson Ifrah Financial Services

BEST CORPORATE OUTING FOR EMPLOYEES
Little Red River House, Heber Springs
RUNNERS-UP
Magic Springs
Wild River Country

BEST COURIER SERVICE
Parrish Delivery
RUNNER-UP
Unishippers

BEST DRY CLEANERS
Hangers
RUNNERS-UP
Crestwood Cleaners
Oak Forest Cleaners
Schickel's

BEST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
Davidson Electric
RUNNERS-UP
Staley Electric Co.
IK Electric

BEST ENGINEERING FIRM
Garver Engineers
RUNNER-UP
I.C.E. / A Division of Crafton, Tull & Associates Inc.

BEST EXECUTIVE SEARCH FIRM
Snelling Personnel
RUNNER-UP
Staffmark

BEST EXERCISE FACILITY
Little Rock Athletic Club
RUNNERS-UP
Curves
Arkansas Fitness

BEST FLORIST
Tipton & Hurst
RUNNERS-UP
Frances Florist Shop
Cabot Florist

BEST GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Baldwin & Shell Construction Co.
RUNNERS-UP
Roberts & Co.
East Harding

BEST GOLF COURSE FOR A BUSINESS OUTING
Chenal Country Club
RUNNER-UP
Pleasant Valley Country Club

BEST HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PROVIDER
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
RUNNER-UP
United Healthcare

BEST HOTEL STAY FOR A BUSINESS CLIENT
Capital Hotel
RUNNERS-UP
The Peabody Little Rock
Embassy Suites

BEST HVAC CONTRACTOR
Middleton Heat & Air
RUNNER-UP
Comfort Diagnostics

BEST INTERIOR OFFICE DESIGN FIRM
Innerplan
RUNNERS-UP
Hubble-Mitchell
Southern Office Services

BEST INTERIOR PLANT SERVICE
PLANTation Services

BEST LAW FIRM
Davidson Law Firm
RUNNERS-UP
Friday Eldredge & Clark
Cross Gunter Witherspoon Galchus
Rose Law Firm

BEST LIMOUSINE SERVICE FOR BUSINESS USE
Luxury Limousine
RUNNER-UP
Little Rock Limousine

BEST NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches
RUNNERS-UP
Junior League of Little Rock
American Red Cross

BEST PERSONAL INVESTMENT SERVICES
Hutchinson-Ifrah Financial Services
RUNNERS-UP
Delta Bank & Trust
Edward Jones Investments

BEST PLACE FOR A BUSINESS MEETING
Woman's City Club - Junior League of Little Rock
RUNNER-UP
Chenal Country Club

BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE OFFICE EQUIPMENT
Capital Business Machines
RUNNERS-UP
Southern Office Services
Standard Business Systems
Office Depot

BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE OFFICE FURNITURE
Innerplan
RUNNERS-UP
Southern Office Services
Today's Office
LaHarpe's

BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE OFFICE SUPPLIES
Office Depot
RUNNER-UP
Pettus Office Products

BEST PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
Ray Lusk Plumbing
RUNNER-UP
S & K Plumbing

BEST RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE FIRM
Crye-Leike Realtors
RUNNER-UP
The Janet Jones Co.

BEST RESTAURANT FOR A BUSINESS DINNER
Vermillion Water Grille
RUNNERS-UP
Brave New Restaurant
Sonny Williams Steak Room

BEST RESTAURANT FOR A BUSINESS LUNCH
Vermillion Water Grille
RUNNERS-UP
Brave New Restaurant
Beechwood Grill

BEST SECURITY COMPANY
Triple S Alarm

BEST TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING FIRM
Mainstream Technologies
RUNNER-UP
Epoch Online

BEST TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY
Alltel
RUNNER-UP
SBC

BEST TEMPORARY EMPLOYEE SERVICE
Staffmark
RUNNERS-UP
Snelling Personnel
Remedy Staffing

BEST TRAVEL AGENCY FOR CORPORATE TRAVEL
Goodwin Travel American Express
RUNNERS-UP
All Seasons Travel
Poe Travel
TQ3Navigant

BEST TRUCKING COMPANY
Arkansas Best Freight (ABF)
RUNNERS-UP
Cal Ark International
J.B. Hunt

BEST VENDING SERVICES
Automatic Vending of Arkansas
RUNNERS-UP
Mark's Vending, Conway
Mid Arkansas Vending

BEST WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT
Epoch Online
RUNNERS-UP
Powersite Design
Aristotle

 

 

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