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Best of Biz 2021
79 South Jersey businesses that excel in the face of adversity

by Peter Proko

As we continue to manage the economic fallout surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, you could make the argument that the amazing fortitude shown by area companies has made the South Jersey business community that much stronger. Our annual Best of Biz is a celebration of such businesses—from banks and engineering firms to commercial realtors and real estate developers—that have strengthened the ranks and adapted to a post-pandemic landscape. The following is a mix of companies that are being honored for being both reliable and resilient while showing an unwavering ability 




Friedman LLP

Multiple locations

(856) 830-1600




Multiple locations

(856) 335-6000



Baratz & Associates

Since 1982, Baratz & Associates has built a stellar reputation as one of the region's premier accounting advisory firms. Whether in need of tax preperation or an audit review, this full-service firm specializes in personalized serviceand attention to detail to find tailored solutions to address a wide array of financial needs. 


(856) 985-5688


Bank: Business

Santander Bank

Santander’s small business group offers an array of products and services, backed by a team of small business specialists, that empower owners to move their business forward. 

Multiple locations

(877) 768-2265


Bank: Commercial Lending

BB&T / Truist

Multiple locations

(856) 983-4000


Bank: Community

1st Colonial Community Bank

With the word “community” in their name, it should come as no surprise that this bank puts the customer experience at the forefront and works to build meaningful relationships where customers are treated like members of the family.

Multiple locations

(856) 885-2042


Bank: Customer Service


Multiple locations

(856) 406-1940


Bank: Online

OceanFirst Bank

Multiple locations

(888) 623-2633


Commercial Landscaping

Elite Landscaping

This full-service landscape design firm has built its reputation on giving clients a personalized level of service that includes a strong focus on attention to detail. As a result, the team at Elite is able to create landscape projects for its commercial clients that are both picturesque and functional.


(856) 753-1944


Computer Services / Data Security

Lerepco Group


(856) 206-5600


Conference Center

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill

(856) 665-6666



B. Tait Builders


(856) 488-1587


Construction Management

New Road Construction

With more than four decades of experience in the industry, New Road is one of the most respected names in construction management, known for dedicated project advocacy and exceeding a client’s expectations time and time again.

Cherry Hill

(856) 424-8888


Credit Union

First Harvest Credit Union

With a full range of business banking services, 10 convenient locations and the strength of 54,000 members, First Harvest Credit Union combines big-bank capability with the personalized service and low fees of a credit union.

Multiple locations

(800) 582-7640


Employee Benefits


Cherry Hill

(856) 761-1833



Stout & Caldwell


(856) 786-2202


Engineering: Industrial

GZA Geoenvironmental


(609) 567-9330


Event Venue

Camden County Boathouse

The completely renovated Camden County Boathouse is truly a one-of-a-kind venue with features and possibilities you will only find there. Modern, welcoming spaces are ready for receptions, events and corporate meetings where your guests will be surrounded by beautifully detailed architecture and river to skyline views.


(856) 661-3184


Financial Planning

SHM Financial

Multiple locations

(800) 666-3974


IT Support

Xact IT Solutions

These industry experts do more than just simply help businesses when a problem arises, they also help clients understand and use technology to their advantage to drive profits, reduce risk and increase employee productivity.


(856) 351-5998


Law Firm: Corporate

Schnader Harrison Segal

Cherry Hill

(856) 482-5222


Law Firm: Intellectual Property

Flaster Greenberg

Multiple locations

(856) 661-1900


Law Firm: Litigation

Parker McCay

Multiple locations

(856) 596-8900


Law Firm: Mergers & Acquisitions



(856) 795-2121


Law Firm: Real Estate

Moustakas Nelson


(856) 772-7800


Law Firm: Tax

Capehart Scatchard

Mount Laurel

(856) 235-2786


Mechanical Services: HVAC

Elite Heating & Air Conditioning

Since opening for business in the summer of 1996, Elite Heating & Air Conditioning has provided repair, replacement and mechanical services for a large number of commercial, industrial and retail clients across the region who have grown to depend on their trusted technical expertise and effective use of resources.


(856) 489-8664


Moving: Commercial

Anchor Moving and Storage


(800) 292-0026


Office Equipment

Shades of Paper

Mount Laurel

(856) 787-9200


Office Furniture



(856) 582-0100


Payroll Provider

Workplace HCM


(856) 334-9711


Property Management: Commercial

NAI Mertz

Mount Laurel

(856) 234-9600


Real Estate: Commercial Broker

Vantage Real Estate Services

Cherry Hill

(856) 797-1919


Real Estate Developer: Commercial

Vineland Construction Company


(856) 794-4710


Risk Management



(856) 642-9500



SpeedPro South Jersey


(856) 242-8196



Emerson Group


(856) 667-9180


Tax Advisory Services

Ciaccia CPA

Known for its expertise helping to resolve IRS tax problems, this diverse firm has helped countless small-to-mid-sized businesses across the region with any number of accountancy and bookkeeping needs for nearly 40 years.


(856) 256-1490





(856) 384-6000


Title Company

Core Title

This premier title insurance company focuses on ensuring a memorable and exciting closing for new homeowners and handles traditional sales, commercial trades, refinances and equity lines, attorney services, reverse mortgages, short sales and notary services.

Multiple locations



Wealth Management

Masso Torrence


(856) 988-6664




Alloy Silverstein

Since 1959, Alloy Silverstein has built a stellar reputation as one of the region’s premier accounting and advisory firms. Whether in need of tax preparation or an audit review, this full-service firm specializes in personalized service and attention to detail to find tailored solutions to address a wide array of financial needs.

Multiple locations

(856) 667-4100


Air Quality Solutions


Cherry Hill

(866) 953-8728


Architecture: Municipal

RYEBREAD Architects

This firm believes that by working together, they are able to create building envelopes/systems/interiors/contexts that are more safe, productive, healthy, efficient and distinctive.

Mount Holly

(609) 265-2652


Bank: Business

Citizens Bank

Multiple locations

(800) 922-9999


Bank: Commercial Lending

TD Bank

Multiple locations

(888) 751-9000


Bank: Community

Liberty Bell Bank

Business banking is "personal" at Liberty Bell Bank, who makes it a point to know its customers. This philosophy, coupled with exceptional products and service have helped it win Best Community Bank for 2021. 

Multiple locations

(888) 285-7826


Bank: Customer Service

Republic Bank

As "America's No. 1 Bank service," Republic Bank believes in that exceptional service is paramount. Its customer-centric, retail-based model is focused on absolute convenience and Republic's dedicaed tea prides itself on providing an unmatched banking experience both in person and online. 

Multiple locations

(888) 875-2265


Cloud Services


Cherry Hill

(877) 932-0040


Commercial Landscaping

Eaise Design & Landscaping

Multiple locations

(856) 428-7769


Computer services/data security consultant

PCH Technologies

PCH Technologies is a top-tier IT and cybersecurity firm located in Southern New Jersey serving clients locally, nationally and internationally. They specialize in cybersecurity, cloud computing and IT managed services focusing on artificial intelligence.


(856) 754-7500





(856) 354-2043


Construction Management 

Needleman Management

Cherry Hill

(856) 482-5959


Courier Services

A-1 Courier Services

Cherry Hill

(856) 424-8393


Credit Union

American Heritage Federal Credit Union

Situated as one of the top 100 largest credit unions in the country, American Heritage proudly serves over 800 workplace partners and more than 225,000 members across South Jersey, Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.

Bellmawr, Cherry Hill

(215) 969-0777


Digital Marketing


Taking your business to new horizons, Commexis combines creative website design, pristine video production, honed digital marketing and insightful reporting that puts your name in front of the right people and shows you the impact.


(856) 520-8218


Document and Hard Drive Destruction

ProShred Southern New Jersey

West Berlin

(856) 209-6178


Education: Community College

Rowan College of Burlington County

Mount Laurel

(856) 222-9311


Education: Executive Education Program

Rowan University


(856) 256-4000


Education: MBA program

Rutgers University-Camden


(856) 225-1766




Multiple locations

(856) 930-4000


Financial Services

Upland Business Capital


(856) 324-8003


Human Resources consultants

Saratoga Benefits


(856) 642-2949


Insurance Firm

NJM Insurance

Multiple locations

(800) 232-6600


Insurance: health 

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Multiple locations

(800) 355-2583


IT Support

DLC Technology

DLC delivers unparalleled total technology management with integrated cybersecurity protections to customers with sensitive data or those subject to regulatory requirements. DLC's tailored solutions will maximize your business's potential. 


(856) 983-2001


Law Firm: Corporate

Stark & Stark

Multiple locations

(856) 874-4443


Law Firm: Employment/Labor

Ballard Spahr

Mount Laurel

(856) 761-3400


Law Firm: Intellectual Property

Lauletta Birnbaum

The firm’s robust IP practice covers any range of potential client needs from trademark protection and patent protection to corporate branding and the negotiation of software licensing and technology agreements. What’s more, the firm’s litigation attorneys have handled several complex proceedings on both the state and federal levels.


(856) 232-1600


Law Firm: Tax

Cooper Levenson

Atlantic City, Cherry Hill

(856) 795-9110


Payroll provider


Primepoint is a payroll processing and HR management system company offering advanced technology that integrates human resource management, payroll processing, time and attendance, employee scheduling and employee self-service functionality for small, medium and large organizations.  


(800) 600-5257


Project Management


Mount Laurel

(856) 722-1800


Real Estate Developer: Commercial


Mount Laurel

(856) 764-2600


Real Estate Commercial Broker

Wolf Commercial Real Estate


(856) 857-6300



Bellia Print & Design


(856) 845-2234


Site Development

T&M Associates

Multiple locations

(856) 722-6700


Staffing Firm

ACCU Staffing

Multiple locations

(800) 437-2228




Cherry Hill

(856) 761-1000


Virtual Assistant

Angie’s At Your Service


(856) 462-0296


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