Best Architectural and/or Residential Design Company: Hutker Architects

Tisbury Marketplace, 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-3344,

Runner-up: Patrick Ahearn, Architect

Nevin Square, 17 Winter Street, Edgartown, 508-939-9312,

For more than thirty-five years, Hutker Architects has taken clients’ one-of-a-kind visions and brought them to life, crafting homes to coexist with the Vineyard’s natural beauty. Patrick Ahearn’s designs are timeless tributes to the Island’s rich architectural history.

Best Auto Detailing Company: Frank’s Mobile Detailing


Vineyard Wash

234 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-0248,

MV Auto Detailing of Martha’s Vineyard

Now closed

Restoring Island rides – be it a car, motorcycle, RV, or even a boat – to their gleaming best is Frank’s Mobile Detailing’s specialty. Vineyard Wash has the Island’s only detailing shop, and offers mobile service too. Co-runner-up Brian LeBeau of MV Auto Detailing of Martha’s Vineyard, recipient of many past Best of the Vineyard honors, died before this year’s awards were presented, but is fondly remembered by his friends and fans.

Best Auto Repair Shop: deBettencourt’s Service Station

83 New York Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-0751,

Runner-up: Bink’s Auto

29 Winthrop Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-2168,

At deBettencourt’s Service Station, you’ll get friendly assistance from this long-standing family-owned business whether you’re coming in with an auto tale of woe or just to gas up. Bink’s Auto is known for reliable and trustworthy assessments – just what you want when your car is in a funk.

Best Bank: Martha’s Vineyard Bank

Branches in Vineyard Haven, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown, Chilmark, Falmouth, and Woods Hole, 508-627-4266,

Runner-up: Rockland Trust

Branches in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven, 508-627-7038,

The name says it all: Martha’s Vineyard Bank is a full-service Island institution committed to providing personalized mortgage and account services and business support for the commercial sector. Plus, all business is conducted with a friendly smile. Rockland Trust offers a variety of personal and business services at three Island locations.

Best Cleaning Company: A-1 Cleaning Services


Runner-up: iCare Cleaning Services


A-1 Cleaning Services’ well-trained staff has years of experience cleaning residential and office spaces, so you never have to worry about missing a spot. True to its name, iCare Cleaning Services offers conscientious assistance to keep your home sparkling.

Best Contractor or Builder: D. Best Construction


Runner-up: B and B Home Improvements


With more than thirty years of Island experience, D. Best is known for dependable service during historic renovation projects or while building new, contemporary homes. B and B Home Improvements can build a new house, power wash an old one, and complete all the other work a home needs.

Best Electrical Contractor: David J. Schwab, Electrical Contractor


Runner-up: BEST Electricians Inc.

18 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2378,

Whether you need an electric vehicle charger installed or just a simple household fix, David J. Schwab and his team know how to keep the lights on. BEST Electricians are hard-wired for excellence.

Best Flooring Contractor: Parker Carpet

Airport Business Park, 11 North Line Road, Edgartown, 508-693-7405,

Amaro Flooring


Karpet Kare

Woodland Center, 455 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-9462,

Never mind the name: carpets are just the beginning for Parker, which offers a range of flooring options for indoors and out. Amaro Flooring specializes in hardwood for residential and commercial projects. Karpet Kare has been installing all styles of floors in Vineyard homes for more than fifty years.

Best HVAC Company: Brennan & Company


BTU Control

18 Metells Way, Edgartown, 508-627-3999,

Lowe Energy Design DBA Vineyard Mechanical Services

250 Oak Lane, West Tisbury, 508-693-1298,

Brennan & Company can keep you cool in the summer and toasty in the winter without running up your energy bill, thanks to efficient heating and air conditioning systems. Runners-up BTU Control and Lowe Energy Design have each offered top-notch HVAC services to the Island for more than twenty-five years.

Best Interior Design Company: Vineyard Decorators

35 Airport Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-9197,

Runner-up: Hutker Architects

Tisbury Marketplace, 79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-3344,

Family-owned Vineyard Decorators has everything an Island home needs: furniture, lighting, décor, and, most important, expert design services to tie it all together. Hutker Architects has a team of designers to assist homeowners in creating their ideal interiors.

Best Irrigation Systems & Maintenance: Bettencourt Irrigation & Landscaping


Runner-up: Contemporary Landscapes

33 Kate’s Way, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6788,

Bettencourt Irrigation & Landscaping keeps lawns green and flower beds thriving across the Island, even in a dry spell. Contemporary Landscapes can install, maintain, and service irrigation systems for lawns and gardens of any size.

Best IT Company: MV Tech Inc.


Runner-up: NuSpot Tech

247 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, 508-299-3002,

For twenty years, MV Tech Inc. has been providing reliable Island-wide computer, internet, and information technology services. NuSpot Tech, located at the Triangle, offers computer and smartphone repairs as
well as passport photos.

Best Kitchen Design: Vineyard Home Center

454 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-3227,

Runner-up: Kitchen & Bath Gallery

Airport Business Park, 25 East Line Road, Edgartown, 508-696-9930,

Vineyard Home Center’s designers know their way around the most important room in the house, from flooring and backsplash to cabinets and countertops. Kitchen & Bath Gallery can transform even the most modest galleys to dinner-guest-ready showrooms.

Best Landscape Architect/Designer: Contemporary Landscapes

33 Kate’s Way, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6788,

Runners-up: Donaroma’s

270 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-3036,

Gayle Gardens

Landscape Design 508-645-6134,

Contemporary Landscapes works within existing Island ecosystems to create welcoming outdoor spaces that respect the natural environment. Donaroma’s knows how to design a landscape for both public and private use. Tara Gayle, owner of Gayle Gardens, takes a holistic approach with her resilient ecological designs.

Best Landscape Company: Donaroma’s

270 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, 508-627-3036,

Runner-up: Contemporary Landscapes

33 Kate’s Way, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-6788,

Donaroma’s has been filling window boxes and pruning hedges for decades, and provides services in hardscapes, outdoor construction, and lighting design too. Contemporary Landscapes complements the natural beauty of the land with environmentally conscious designs.

Best Painting Contractor: D. Best Painting


Runner-up: Skipper Painting


Done right, painting both beautifies and protects a home inside and out. The crew at D. Best Painting brings decades of Island experience to the job. Skipper Painting gets rave reviews for interior and exterior work.

Best Plumbing Contractor: Walter Smith Plumbing & Heating

9 Weeks Lane, Edgartown, 508-627-5661,

Runner-up: A P Fortes Plumbing & Heating


When you need a plumber, you need the job done right. The folks at Walter Smith Plumbing & Heating know their way around the pipes, offering timely, professional service. A P Fortes has the time-tested experience for all your plumbing needs.

Best Real Estate Company: Point B | Compass

Nevin Square, 19 Winter Street, Edgartown, 508-627-4567,

Sandpiper Realty

60 Winter Street, Edgartown, 508-627-3737,

Seacoast Properties

31 North Summer Street, Edgartown, 508-627-9201,

Home is where the heart is, and the agents at Point B – with their knowledge of the market and honed Island insight – are ready to take you there. At co-runners-up Sandpiper Realty and Seacoast Properties, agents work tirelessly to help buyers find a home that exceeds their expectations.

Best Roofing Contractor: B and B Home Improvements


Runner-up: Thornton Chandler Construction


Want to update the look of those tired old shingles on the roof? Pick between wood or asphalt styles and B and B Home Improvements can do the rest. Homeowners call Thornton Chandler Construction when their
favorite roof needs a repair.

Best Swimming Pool Contractor: Island Pools

Airport Business Park, 20 East Line Road, Edgartown, 508-693-3040,

Runner-up: Vineyard Pool & Spa

Airport Business Park, 18 East Line Road, Edgartown, 508-693-6636,

Island Pools’ more than twenty-five years of experience means you’ll be sitting poolside, getting much needed “me time,” in no time at all. Vineyard Pool & Spa has everything you need to build a backyard oasis.

Best Tree Care/Arborist: Hagerty Tree


Runner-up: Beetlebung Tree Care

22 Cournoyer Road, West Tisbury, 508-645-2877,

Whether you’re looking to plant, trim, or maintain, you’ll want the security of knowing that the experts at Hagerty Tree have decades of experience to handle the job. Beetlebung Tree Care’s arborists offer maintenance services and pest control on top of tree care and pruning techniques.

Best Veterinary Service: Animal Health Care Associates

20 Airport Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-6515,

Runner-up: Vineyard Veterinary Clinic

276 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, 508-627-5292,

Pet-loving Islanders depend on their vets, and voters have long depended on and voted for Animal Health Care Associates, located near the airport. The full-service business offers boarding, routine care, and operations. Vineyard Veterinary Clinic treats all sorts of furry friends, from cats and dogs to birds and bunnies.