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revealed on December 7, 2022 – 5:07 PM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

The room was buzzing Tuesday night at Pardini’s in Fresno as The Enterprise Journal honored the businesses that got here out on high of our annual reader voting contest.

An invitation-only crowd of 100 folks representing winners and finalists gathered to search out out who the readers topped in our ninth annual Better of Central Valley Enterprise Readers Alternative Awards.

From very humble beginnings in 2014 after we acquired a complete of twenty-two,000 votes, this 12 months’s contest caught hearth with about 210,000 votes — up 40% from final 12 months. Voters had from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 to weigh in at with their favorites in 35 classes.

You should definitely flip via the Friday print version of The Enterprise Journal to learn extra concerning the winners.

A number of corporations made an inaugural look within the winner’s circle. These embrace Mayor Jerry Dyer, Fortune Associates, Keller Williams, Dyson Janzen Architects, Precision Civil Engineering, Fresno Lexus, Moss Adams, First American Title and Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant.

We at all times welcome suggestions on the competition or options for brand spanking new classes. Please contact Advertising and marketing Supervisor Abner Garcia at [email protected].

Listed here are your 2022 winners and finalists:


Finest Firm to Work For

London Properties

1st finalist: De Younger Properties

2nd finalist: JP Advertising and marketing


Finest Enterprise Supporting Native Charities

Granville Properties

1st finalist: DeYoung Properties

2nd finalist: Gar Bennett LLC


Finest Homebuilder

Granville Properties

1st finalist: Lennar Properties

2nd finalist: Gary McDonald Properties


Finest Politician on Enterprise points

Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer

1st finalist: Assemblyman Jim Patterson

2nd finalist: Rep. Jim Costa


Finest Industrial Actual Property Firm

Fortune Associates

1st finalist: RC Industrial

2nd finalist: Newmark Pearson Industrial


Finest Nonprofit 

Marjaree Mason Heart

1st finalist: Central California Meals Financial institution

2nd finalist: Fresno Mission


Finest Architectural Agency

Dyson Janzen Architects, Inc.

1st finalist: Darden Architects

2nd finalist: Paul Halajian Architects


Finest Property Administration Firm

Manco Abbott

1st finalist: Granville Properties, Inc.

2nd finalist: Liberty Property Administration


Finest Residential Actual Property Agency

Keller Williams

1st finalist: Assure Actual Property

2nd finalist: DeYoung Properties


Finest Enterprise Financial institution

Central Valley Group Financial institution

1st finalist: Chase Financial institution

2nd finalist: Fresno First Financial institution


Finest Employment Service


1st finalist: Rent Up Staffing Companies

2nd finalist: Denham Assets


Finest Engineering Agency

Precision Civil Engineering

1st finalist: Provost & Pritchard

2nd finalist: BSK Associates


Finest Auto Dealership 

Fresno Lexus

1st finalist: Hedrick’s Chevrolet

2nd finalist: Haron Jaguar Land Rover Volvo


Finest Credit score Union

Academic Staff Credit score Union

1st finalist: Noble Credit score Union          

2nd finalist: Golden 1 Credit score Union


Finest Property/Casualty Insurance coverage Firm

DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance coverage Brokers LLC

1st finalist: Cal Valley Insurance coverage Companies

2nd finalist: Burns and Whitaker Insurance coverage


Finest Bar to Entertain Purchasers

Pismo’s Coastal Grill

1st finalist: Fleming’s

2nd finalist: Elbow Room


Finest Native Lunch Spot

Pismo’s Coastal Grill

1st finalist: Max’s Bistro

2nd finalist: Mediterranean Grill


Finest Accounting Agency

Moss Adams LLP

1st finalist: Moore Grider & Co.

2nd finalist: Nunes & Nunes CPA


Finest Legislation Agency

McCormick Barstow LLP

1st finalist: Hatmaker Legislation Group

2nd finalist: Pascuzzi, Pascuzzi & Stoker


Finest Hospital

Clovis Group Medical Heart

1st finalist: Kaiser Permanente

2nd finalist: Fresno Surgical Hospital


Finest Buying Heart

River Park Buying Heart

1st finalist: Fig Backyard Village

2nd finalist: Market at El Paseo


Finest Expertise Firm

Bitwise Industries

1st finalist: Breadcrumb Cybersecurity

2nd finalist: J-I.T. Outsource


Finest Chamber of Commerce

Fresno Chamber

1st finalist: Clovis Chamber

2nd finalist: Fresno Metro Black Chamber


Finest Workplace Tools Firm

California Enterprise Machines

1st finalist: Cal Bennetts Workplace Furnishing Planning & Design

2nd finalist: Caltronics Enterprise Techniques


Finest Lady-Owned Enterprise

La Tapatia Tortilleria Inc.

1st finalist: JP Advertising and marketing

2nd finalist: Rent Up Staffing


Finest Catering Firm

Pardini’s Catering

1st finalist: Meat Market

2nd finalist: Love & Garlic


Finest Industrial Printing Firm

Dumont Printing

1st finalist: Fastsigns

2nd finalist: Central Valley Enterprise Varieties


Finest Safety Firm

Matson Alarm Firm

1st finalist: Geil Enterprises

2nd finalist: Fresno County Non-public Safety


Finest Advertising and marketing Company 

JP Advertising and marketing

1st finalist: JSA

2nd finalist: 5 Artistic Group


Finest Golf Course to Take a Shopper

Fort Washington Nation Membership

1st finalist: Copper River Nation Membership

2nd finalist: Eagle Springs Golf & Nation Membership


Finest Title Firm

First American Title

1st finalist: Previous Republic Title Co.

2nd finalist: Chicago Title Co.


Finest Household-Owned Enterprise

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant

1st finalist: Selma Auto Mall

2nd finalist: The McCaffrey Group


Finest Inside Design Agency

Darden Architects

1st finalist: Facility Designs

2nd finalist: Erin Melkonian Designs


Finest Morning Drive Radio Present

KMJ 580 AM

1st finalist: Tender Rock 98.9

2nd finalist: Mega 97.9


Finest Native Annual Occasion to Attend

The Massive Fresno Truthful

1st finalist: Fresno Greek Fest

2nd finalist: Clovis Rodeo

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