February 13, 2019, 9:57 AM

Berks might be considered “small town” but many will tell you it’s BIG on customer service and quality. Area consumers expect a lot, and hard-working business owners and service providers in a multitude of genres put their best foot forward to offer top-notch products and more. This year’s People’s Choice leaders, selected by YOU, are fine examples of how Berks businesses are doing it right. Again in 2019, we’ve partnered with Lamar Advertising, Channel 69 — WFMZ TV and Y102 FM Radio to present the 22nd Annual People’s Choice Who’s Who in Business program.

Working hand-in-hand with independent marketing firm FieldGoals.US, months of research took place, including a random email survey from the company polling Berks consumers about whom they see as the leading companies in 75 business categories. The results determined which businesses voters saw as fit to receive the People’s Choice Leader title for 2019.

We, the team at Berks County Living, are thrilled to be selected as your leading local magazine again this year and congratulate those businesses recognized as leaders in this year’s People’s Choice Who’s Who in Business program.

Accounting Firm: Herbein + Company, Inc.

Adult Continuing Education: Reading Area Community College

Appliance Dealer: Maidencreek TV and Appliance

Art Gallery or Museum: Reading Public Museum

Bank: Tompkins VIST Bank

Banquet Facility: DoubleTree by Hilton Reading

Bar/Tavern: West Reading Tavern

Beauty Salon & Spa: Lords and Ladies Salon & Medical Spa

Bed & Breakfast: Stirling Guest Hotel

Car Wash: Mister Car Wash & Express Lube

Carpet & Flooring Store: Martin’s Flooring, Inc.

Casual Dining (Locally Owned): Austin’s Restaurant & Bar

Caterer: Boscov’s Ala Carte Catering

Chiropractic Care: The Spine & Wellness Center

College/University: Penn State – Berks Campus

Cosmetic Enhancement: Spring Ridge Plastic Surgery

Credit Union: Diamond Credit Union

Dental Service: Grove Dental Group

Disc Jockey: The People’s DJ Nick Talarico

Dry Cleaner: Hollywood Cleaners

Employment Agency: Gage Personnel

Family Entertainment: Reading Fightins

Financial Planner: Good Life Financial Advisors

Fine Dining: Dans at Green Hills

Florist: Stein’s Flowers

Funeral Home: Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home

Furniture Store: Fecera’s Furniture

Garden Center: Esbenshade’s Garden Centers & Greenhouse

Golf Course (Public): Reading Country Club

Health & Fitness Center: Body Zone Sports & Wellness Complex

Heating & Air Conditioning: Essig Plumbing & Heating

Home Contractors: Home Artisan Group

Home Security: SAH Inc.

Hospital: Tower Health

Hotel & Conference Center: DoubleTree By Hilton Reading

Insurance Agency: The Loomis Company

Jeweler (Independent): Van Scoy Jewelers

Kitchen & Bath Supplier: Quaker Maid Kitchens

Landscaping Contractor: Spayd’s Greenhouse Nursery & Floral, Inc.

Lasik Eye Specialist: Berks Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Law Firm: Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

Lighting Store: Fromm Electric

Limousine Company: Michael’s Classic Limousine

Local Magazine: Berks County Living

Local Sports Team: Reading Fightins

Local TV News: Channel 69 WFMZ

Mortgage Company: Wells Fargo Financial

Motorcycle Dealer: Classic Harley Davidson

Movie Theatre: Fox Berkshire

New Home Builder: Greth Homes

Office Equipment: Edwards Business Systems

Oil Change & Lube: Scott’s Wash and Lube

Orthodontics: ROG (Reading Orthodontic Group)

Painting & Wallpaper Store: Weaver’s Ace Hardware

Pest Control: Ehrlich Pest Control – Rentokill

Pet Groomer: Tails A Waggin’

Physical Therapy/Rehab: Reading Health System, Reading Clinic

Plumbing: Essig Plumbing & Heating

Pool & Spa Dealer: Apollo Pools & Spas, Inc.

Real Estate Agency: Re/Max of Reading

Rental Company: Reading Rentals

Restaurant & Bar: Austin’s Restaurant & Bar

Retirement Community: The Highlands at Wyomissing

Roofing Contractor: Bachman’s Roofing

Senior Citizens Services & Health Organization: Berks Encore

Supermarket: Giant

Tanning Salon: Baja Beach Tanning Club

Tax Services: William G. Koch & Associates

Technical/Trade School: Berks Career & Technology Center

Tire Dealer: CJ’s Tire and Automotive Services

Travel Agency: AAA Reading-Berks

Veterinarian: Wyomissing Animal Hospital

Wedding Reception Venue: Stokesay Castle

Windows & Doors: Rozzi Brothers, Inc.

Winery: Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery