Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)

Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)

Congratulations to the winners of the 15th annual Arkansas Business Best of Business Awards.

The winners and finalists appearing here were chosen not by a group of panelists around a conference table, but by the thousands of busy employees, employers, executives, movers and shakers whose work leads them to use the companies and services listed. In other words, the experts have spoken.

From accountants to dry cleaners to transportation, the winners and finalists have proven able to best meet the unique needs of businesses and business leaders in the state.

Please take time to read through this year’s group of honorees and consider making use of their highly valued goods and services.

Best Accounting Firm
Hogan Taylor

Finalists: Erwin & Company • Hudson Cisne

Best Bank For Business

Finalists: First Security • Simmons

Best Financial/Personal Investment Services
Edward Jones

Finalists: Legacy Capital • Stephens Inc.

Best Business Insurance Firm
The Hatcher Agency

Finalist: Meadors Adams & Lee

Best Health Care Insurance Provider
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Finalists: QualChoice • United Health Care

Best Law Firm
Rainwater Holt and Sexton

Finalists: Friday Eldridge & Clark • Rose Law Firm

Best Architectural Firm
Cromwell Architects Engineers

Finalists: Lewis Architects & Engineers • WER Architects

Best Electrical Contractor
Amp Electric

Finalists:  Arnold & Blevins • Electric Staley Electric

Best Engineering Firm
Bernhard TME

Finalists: Crafton Tull & Associates • Garver Engineering

Best General Contractor

Finalists: Baldwin Shell • VCC

Best HVAC Contractor
Middleton Heat & Air

Finalists: DASH Heating and Cooling • Powers of Arkansas

Best Plumbing Contractor
Ray Lusk Plumbing

Finalists: Flowrite Plumbing Services • MAC Mechanical • Midtown Mechanical

Best Glass Company
Ace Glass

Finalists: Capitol Glass • Glass Erectors

Best Interior Office Designer
ImageWorks Commercial Interiors

Finalists: EVO Business Environments • Innerplan Office Interiors

Best Interior Plant Service
Plantation Plant Services

Finalist: Tipton Hurst

Best Office Cleaning Services
Jan-Pro of Arkansas

Finalists: Dow Building Services • Watson’s Cleaning Service

Best Place To Purchase Office Equipment
Office Depot

Finalists: Business World, Inc. • Pettus Office Products

Best Place To Purchase Office Furniture
Pettus Office Products

Finalists: EVO • Imageworks Commercial Interiors • Innerplan

Best Place To Purchase Office Supplies
Office Depot

Finalists: Pettus Office Supplies • Staples

Best Telecommunications Company

Finalist: Verizon

Best Wireless Telephone Provider

Finalists: Straight Talk • Verizon

Best Business Consulting Firm
Boyette Strategic Advisors

Finalists: HoganTaylor • Legacy Capital • Startup Junkie

Best Alternative Financing
Exchange Capital Corporation

Finalist: Enterprise Financial Solutions, Inc.

Best Commercial Printer
Magna IV

Finalists: Allegra Imaging • Arkansas Graphics

Best Document Destruction Company
Shred It

Finalists: Gone For Good • Rock Solid Shredding

Best Security Company
Beyond Sound and Security

Finalists: Arkansas Security • Triple S Alarm Company

Best Staffing Firm

Finalists: Kelly Services • Premier Staffing • Robert Halff

Best Uniform Company

Finalists: Ameripride • Southern Branding • Unifirst

Best Payroll Service
Complete Payroll Services

Finalists: Paychex • The Payroll Company

Best Caterer For A Business Box Lunch
Mellow Mushroom

Finalists: Jason’s Deli • RX Catering

Best Restaurant For A Business Meal
Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill

Finalist: Capital Bar & Grill

Best Hotel Stay For A Business Client
Capital Hotel

Finalists: Embassy Suites By Hilton • Marriott

Best Place For A business Conference/meeting
The Vines Center

Finalists: Capital Hotel • Embassy Suites by Hilton

Best Team Building Center
The Vines Center & ExCEL

Finalists: Dave & Buster’s • Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Best Place For A Company Retreat
The Vines Center

Finalists: Red Apple Inn • Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

Best Place For A Special Event
The Vines Center

Finalists: Capital Hotel • Clinton Presidential Center • Twin City Limousines

Best Place For An Employee Outing
The Vines Center

Finalists: Dave & Busters • Dickey Stephens Park

Best Travel Agency
Poe Travel

Finalists: Sue Smith Vacations • Small World Big Fun

Best Business Clothier For Men

Finalists: Dillards • Mr. Wicks

Best Business Clothier For Women

Finalists: Barbara Jean • B. Barnett

Best Business School
Sam M. Walton School of Business

Finalists: UA Little Rock • University of Central Arkansas

Best Hospital

Finalists: CHI St. Vincent • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Best Assisted Living
Fox Ridge

Finalists: Jamestown • Presbyterian Village

Best Computer Services Company
PCA Technology Solutions

Finalists: Complete Computing • The Computer Hut

Best Technology Consulting Firm
PCA Technology Solutions

Finalists: Business World Inc. • Mainstream Technologies

Best Internet Service Provider

Finalists: Comcast • Cox Communications

Best Advertising Agency
Stone Ward

Finalists: CJRW • Mangan Holcomb Partners

Best Video Production Company
360 Filmworks

Finalists: CJRW • Cranford Co. • Waymack & Crew

Best Public Relations Agency
Stone Ward

Finalists: CJRW • Mangan Holcomb Partners

Best Commercial Property Developer

Finalists: Flake and Kelley • RPM Group

Best Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Company

Finalists: Hathaway Group • RPM Group

Best Commercial Real Estate Management Firm

Finalists: Flake and Kelley • RPM Group

Best Residential Real Estate Company
Coldwell Banker RPM Group

Finalists: Janet Jones • Keller Williams

Best Air Charter Service
Central Flying Service

Finalist: Omni Air Charter

Best Trucking Company
JB Hunt

Finalists: Maverick • PAM Transportation

Best Auto Maintenance And Repair Company
Austin Brothers Tire

Finalists: DJ’s Auto • Donnie’s Foreign Cars • Firestone

Best Chauffeur Transportation Services
Twin City Limo

Finalists: Capitol Car Service • Little Rock Limo

Best Promotional Items Company
Southern Branding

Finalists: Asap • Magna IV

Best Dry Cleaning Service
Tide Dry Cleaning

Finalists: Hangers Cleaners • Moose Cleaners

Best Vending Services

Finalist: Java Daves

Best Courier Service
Parrish Delivery Services

Finalist: GoHogue