Best of the Vineyard 2021: Services On-Island

Everything you need to know about services on Martha’s Vineyard according to you.

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,

A Hutker-designed building is a marriage of the design team’s attention to detail, the client’s vision, and a sensitivity to the surrounding landscape. The architectural process begins with listening to the client to craft a unique design that integrates structure, land, and lifestyle. Patrick Ahearn balances the romance of traditional architecture with the comforts of modern living.

Best Auto Detailing Company: MV Auto Detailing of Martha’s Vineyard


Runner-up: Michael Araujo’s Car Detailing

41 Manchester Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-696-0725

MV Auto Detailing of Martha’s Vineyard offers an array of top-notch services that include washing, waxing, and buffing to keep your vehicle looking great despite the ravages of beach trips, wet dogs, dripping ice cream cones, and dusty Island dirt roads. Pick-up and delivery are available. Michael Araujo’s Car Detailing transforms your vehicle inside and out and offers window tinting.

Best Auto Repair Shop: Bink’s Auto

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

Runner-up: deBettencourt’s Service Station

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

Longtime winner Bink’s Auto has a well-deserved reputation for reliable, customer-friendly automotive service, and also offers drive-up state inspections. deBettencourt’s Service Station has gas for your rig, propane for your grill, and can fix your car quickly too.

Best Bank: Martha’s Vineyard Bank

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

Runner-up: Rockland Trust

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

Martha’s Vineyard Bank isn’t just a solid financial institution that offers an array of personal and commercial banking services. It’s also an invaluable resource, built on the trusted relationships that underpin Island life. Rockland Trust is a full-service bank with mainland roots and three convenient locations.

Best Cleaning Company: Shine Bright Martha’s Vineyard Cleaning Services


Runner-up: A-1 Cleaning Services


Shine Bright goes the extra mile to make your home or business spotless. Services include residential and commercial cleaning, laundry and ironing, and window washing. Clients describe them as professional, caring, and attentive. A-1 Cleaning provides insured year-round and seasonal cleaning services for commercial and residential properties.

Best Contractor or Builder: D. Best Construction


Runner-up: South Mountain Company

15 Red Arrow Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-4850,

For more than thirty years D. Best Construction has built a reputation for completing construction projects on time and on budget. The company’s commitment to quality reflects owner Doug Best’s commitment to the Island community. South Mountain Company is a fully integrated architecture, engineering, building, and renewable energy firm.

Best Electrical Contractor: Bettencourt Electric

Airport Business Park, 14A Street, Edgartown, 508-627-4540

Runner-up: Willett Electric

Airport Business Park, 7A Street, Edgartown, 508-627-9438,

Bettencourt Electric knows how to keep the lights on: the licensed electrical contracting firm offers professional services to residential and commercial clients. Areas of expertise include electrical design. Willett Electric provides residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural electric services.

Best Flooring Contractor: Parker Carpet

Airport Business Park, 15 North Line Road, Edgartown, 508-693-7405,

Runner-up: Karpet Kare

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

Parker Carpet has been winning accolades for a long time for good reason. After more than thirty years, they know what works when it comes to carpet and specialty flooring for residential and commercial uses. Stop into the Karpet Kare showroom where you’ll receive help navigating all the various flooring options for your home or office.

Best HVAC Company: Brennan & Company


Runner-up: Nelson Mechanical Design

441 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-3120,

Brennan & Company’s commitment to a greener environment begins with providing energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems for residential and commercial customers. Runner-up Nelson Mechanical keeps on top of the latest innovations in green heating, cooling, and plumbing services.

Best Interior Design Company: Vineyard Decorators

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

Runner-up: Tracker Home Decor

89 Peases Point Way South, Edgartown, 508-627-8725,

Vineyard Decorators’ design consultants will help you create the perfect aesthetic for one room or an entire house. Once you know how you want it to look, they will provide the furniture needed to turn your vision into a reality. Tracker Home Decor offers a full range of design services to match your inspiration.

Best Irrigation Systems & Maintenance: Bettencourt Irrigation & Landscaping


Runner-up: Donaroma’s

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

Who knew watching grass grow could be a pleasure? Bettencourt specializes in lawn maintenance and irrigation systems, including targeted drip irrigation areas and window box irrigation tie-ins. Service contracts are also available. Donaroma’s can design, plant, water, and service your yard.

Best IT Company: MV Tech Inc.


Runner-up: NuSpot Tech

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

When turning it off and on again doesn’t work, it’s time to turn to the IT professionals at MV Tech for computer repair and network services. Remote phone support is also available. NuSpot Tech is a one-stop shop for computer and phone repairs and passport photos.

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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,

From initial planning through construction, you can rely on the experienced design team at Vineyard Home Center to make you feel like the star of your own cooking show. At Kitchen & Bath Gallery, choose from in-person or virtual appointments.

Best Landscape Architect/Designer: Tea Lane Nursery

121 Tea Lane, Chilmark, 508-645-9437,

Runner-up: Kristen Reimann, Landscape Architect


Matt Tobin’s Tea Lane Nursery takes pride in its long-standing commitment to organic practices. A full-scale design/build landscaping firm, it has deep roots in the community and also offers garden maintenance. Kristen Reimann has years of experience designing landscapes that reflect the Vineyard experience.

Best Landscape Company: Donaroma’s

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

Runner-up: Contour Landscape Construction


Donaroma’s has been in business for a long time – long enough that the pros know how to transform a bare surface into a sculpted garden landscape that looks as though it has been growing for years. Plus, they can keep it looking good. Contour offers a full list of landscaping services and free estimates.

Best Painting Contractor: D. Best Painting


Runner-up: Skipper Painting


Painting a small room or a whole house is more than a matter of splattering color on a wall. D. Best Painting fields a staff of highly skilled professionals who are meticulous and thorough. Skipper Painting provides quality interior and exterior painting for residential and commercial customers.

Best Plumbing Contractor: Fullin & Bettencourt Plumbing & Heating

Airport Business Park, 23 North Line Road, Edgartown, 508-627-9595

Runner-up: Walter Smith Plumbing

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

Oil burner sputtering? No hot water? Fullin & Bettencourt provides full service for all your plumbing and heating needs. Walter Smith Plumbing can install it or fix it, and that includes geothermal systems.

Best Real Estate Company: Point B Realty

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

Runner-up: Sandpiper Realty

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

In the market for an Island home? Check out Point B’s Instagram, where daily posts on newly listed homes and the Island lifestyle will have you dreaming up future plans in a Martha’s Vineyard minute. Sandpiper Realty has a team of smart, tech-savvy agents with boundless enthusiasm.

Best Roofing Contractor: Thornton Chandler Construction


Runner-up: Associate Roofing


Thornton Chandler Construction has been keeping Islanders dry in the fiercest weather for decades. The company’s reputation is built on quality workmanship, honesty, and client satisfaction. Associate Roofing is a full-service roofing contractor with the knowledge and experience to get the job done.

Best Swimming Pool Contractor: Island Pools & Spas

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

Runner-up: Atlantic Pool


You don’t need a beach pass when the water is in your own backyard. Island Pools & Spas can fill all your water fun and relaxation needs, from the ordinary to the extraordinary in design and construction. Atlantic Pool can help with your pool and spa dreams, from construction to maintenance.

Best Tree Care/Arborist: Beetlebung Tree Care

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

Runner-up: Tabor Tree & Land Co.


Beetlebung Tree Care offers expert pruning and ornamental care for safety, tree health, aesthetics, view maintenance, and light management. And if the time comes, they can remove any tree with minimal impact to your property. Tabor Tree & Land Co.’s professionals will remove that tree, cut that brush, grind that stump, and more.

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,

The entire staff at Animal Health Care understands that your pet is a member of your family; they’re committed to providing the best care possible. A full-care animal hospital, services include grooming and boarding. Vineyard Veterinary Clinic’s mission is to provide friendly services and science-based recommendations to keep your pet in good health.

Comments (2)

rob the roofer
new jersey
congrats to Thornton Chandler Const. a good Roofer is hard to find.
June 25, 2021 - 7:51am
Lawton Ok
Great list of the best services on Martha's Vineyard! It's always helpful to have recommendations for reliable and trustworthy businesses in the area. From architectural design to auto detailing, and from landscaping to veterinary services, this list covers a wide range of needs. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, knowing the best service providers can make life easier. Kudos to all the winners and runners-up for their dedication and commitment to serving the community!<a href="">tree service lawton ok</a>
June 7, 2023 - 9:28pm