published on December 7, 2016 - 5:23 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Business Journal celebrated the Best of Central Valley Business on Tuesday night as 120 invited guests lauded winners in 30 categories.


It is the third year for the Best of Central Valley Business program, which invites Business Journal readers to vote for their favorite people and organizations in various business-to-business categories.

When it began in 2014, about 22,000 votes were cast on for the Best of Central Valley Business, with more than 63,000 last year and 80,000 this year. Voting lasted for six weeks, wrapping up in mid-October.

An invite-only party was held at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno for winners to receive their award plaques. For more information about the winners, don’t miss this Friday’s print edition of The Business Journal.

The 2016 Best of Central Valley Business winners are:

Best Company to Work For
Central Valley Community Bank
Runners up: Guarantee Real Estate, Realty Concepts

Best Politician on Business Issues
Ashley Swearengin
Runners up: Jim Patterson, Henry Perea

Best Business Supporting Local Charities
Granville Homes
Runners up: DeYoung Properties, Table Mountain Casino

Best Nonprofit
Hinds Hospice
Runners up: Marjaree Mason Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County

Best Commercial Real Estate Company
London Properties
Runners up: Guarantee Real Estate, Colliers International

Best Residential Real Estate Company
London Properties
Runners up: Guarantee Real Estate, Realty Concepts

Best Real Estate Property Management Company
Manco Abbott, Inc.
Runners up: Regency Property Management, Liberty Property Management

Best Architectural Firm
Darden Architects, Inc.
Runners up: Dyson Siegrist Janzen Architects, Inc., TETER

Best Engineering Firm
Blair, Church & Flynn
Runners up: Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, Precision Civil Engineering

Best Homebuilder
Granville Homes
Runners up: DeYoung Properties, Wathen Castanos

Best Business Bank
Central Valley Community Bank
Runners up: Wells Fargo, Fresno First Bank

Best Employment Service
Runners up: Denham Resources, Bennett Frost Personnel Services

Best Property/Casualty Insurance Company
DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance
Runners up: Der Manouel Insurance Group, Alliant Insurance Services

Best Credit Union
Educational Employees Credit Union
Runners up: Fresno County Federal Credit Union, Golden 1 Credit Union

Best Auto Dealership
Fresno Lexus
Runners up: Hedrick’s Chevrolet, Michael Automotive

Best Accounting Firm
Baker Peterson Franklin
Runners up: Garabedian Group, Janzen, Tamberi & Wong

Best Law Firm
McCormick Barstow LLP
Runners up: Dowling Aaron, Inc., Baker, Manock & Jensen

Best Advertising Agency
JP Marketing
Runners up: Jeffrey Scott Agency, Cohen Communications

Best Bar to Entertain Clients
Elbow Room
Runners up: FIVE Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Best Senior Living Facility
Fairwinds – Woodward Park
Runners up: The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, The Windham Senior Living Community

Best Hospital
Clovis Community Medical Center
Runners up: Valley Children’s Hospital, Saint Agnes Medical Center

Best Technology Company
Bitwise Industries
Runners up: PC Solutions, BCT Consulting

Best Shopping Center
River Park Shopping Center
Runners up: Fig Garden Village, Fashion Fair Mall

Best Chamber of Commerce
Fresno Chamber of Commerce
Runners up: Clovis Chamber of Commerce, Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

Best Woman-Owned Business
La Tapatia Tortilleria Inc.
Runners up: The Bar Method, Payroll People, Inc.

Best Office Equipment Company
California Business Machines
Runners up: Caltronics Business Systems, Zoom Imaging

Best Commercial Printing Company
Dumont Printing
Runners up: Alpha Graphics, ValPrint

Best Catering Company
Pardini’s Catering & Banquets
Runners up: The Painted Table, Meat Market

Best Security Company
Matson Alarm
Runners up: Turner Security Systems, AmeriGuard Security Services

Best Golf Course to take a Client
Copper River Country Club
Runners up: Fort Washington Country Club, San Joaquin Country Club

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