Best of the Vineyard: Services On-Island

Without further ado, we give you...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: Sullivan + Associates Architects

52 Narragansett Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-0500,

A Hutker-designed house incorporates iconic Vineyard elements and the natural environment into the clients’ visions, resulting in unique heirloom houses. Sullivan + Associates specializes in putting a modern twist on the classic Vineyard “shingle style” building.

Best Auto Detailing Company: Frank’s Mobile Detailing

19 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-939-0695,

Runner-up: Alex’s Car Detailing


Want your car to look as if you just drove it off the lot? Frank’s Mobile Detailing will give you those results using high-quality and eco-friendly products that won’t harm your vehicle or the environment. Alex’s Car Detailing will come to you to make your car shiny and spotless.

Where rubber meets the road, you’ll find Susan and Will deBettencourt (center) and their trusty Bink’s Auto crew.
Randi Baird

Best Auto Repair Shop: Bink’s Auto

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

Runner-up: deBettencourt’s Service Station

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

Bink’s Auto is known for trustworthy assessments and service, convenient drive-up inspections, and a willingness to accommodate emergency repairs. The mechanics at deBettencourt’s are renowned car whisperers, skilled in tackling repairs, oil changes, and more.

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,

Martha’s Vineyard Bank has roots going back to 1909, when a group introduced cooperative banking to the Island. Today, the bank is a certified B Corp with ten branches. Rockland Trust offers an Island Living discount program to debit
card holders.

Owner Mikaella Silveira (front) and her iCare Cleaning Services staff scrubbed the competition to walk away with their first win.
David Welch

Best Cleaning Company: iCare Cleaning Services

126 Bernard Circle, Vineyard Haven, 508-560-5152,

Runner-up: Shine Bright Cleaning Services


iCare Cleaning Services’ trusty team of professionals can make even the messiest of homes or businesses look brand new. Shine Bright’s array of services, from cleaning to laundry to window washing, make it an all-in-one choice for many busy Island homeowners. 

Best Contractor or Builder: B and B Home Improvements


Runner-up: D. Best Construction


B and B Home Improvements offers a long menu of services, from property management and construction/carpentry to roofing and siding – even painting and power washing. D. Best Construction accepts a wide range of projects, and specializes in historic restorations.

Best Electrical Contractor: 


Bettencourt Electric


Brissette Electric Inc.


Runner-up: BEST Electricians Inc.

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

Bettencourt and Brissette are trusted names when it’s time to call an electrician – these established companies keep lights on, solar panels running, and generators humming across the Island. Add another “B” name to the list: BEST, a full-service electrical contractor.

Best Flooring Contractor: Amaro Flooring


Runner-up: Parker Carpet

378 State Road, Vineyard Haven, Airport Business Park, 11 North Line Road, Edgartown, 508-693-7405,

Amaro Flooring is a step above the rest when it comes to refinishing hardwood floors and installing new floors, moldings, and stair treads in residential and commercial buildings. Parker Carpet offers an array of specialty flooring, including cork, gym flooring, and coco mat.

Best HVAC Company: Brennan & Co.


Runner-up: Lowe Energy Design DBA Vineyard Mechanical Services

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

When something goes wrong with air conditioning or heat, quick and professional assistance is a must. Brennan & Co. offers 24/7 service in addition to installation and maintenance. Lowe Energy Design offers HVAC installation and repair service, and is there when your unit needs a checkup. 

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,

Whether you’re looking to design a powder room, a home office, or a seven-bedroom home, the artistic design team at Vineyard Decorators makes it a priority to bring each client’s vision to life. Hutker Architects’ designers are approachable, knowledgeable, and unafraid of a deadline. 

Best Irrigation Systems & Maintenance: Bettencourt Irrigation & Landscaping


Runner-up: Beetlebung Tree Care

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

Bettencourt Irrigation, a repeat winner, can transform your outdoor space into a perfectly manicured green lawn. Beetlebung Tree Care specializes in creating environmentally responsible designs and irrigation setups. 

Best IT Company: MV Tech Inc.


Runner-up: NuSpot Tech

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

MV Tech provides Islanders with every computer, internet, and technology service possible, and offers personal and friendly care for even the most broken device. NuSpot offers walk-in service at the Triangle, and is the place to go for unexpected smartphone and computer repairs. 

Best Kitchen Design: Vineyard Home Center 

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

Runner-up: Dillon Cabinet Company


Vineyard Home Center’s experts can point you in the right direction for all your home -and kitchen- improvement needs. Even dropping into the Vineyard Haven showroom may inspire you to redo your whole space. Is custom cabinetry part of your dream kitchen? Dillon Cabinet Company creates to your specifications.

Tara Gayle of Gayle Gardens is growing her business – and racking up wins for her landscape designs.
Randi Baird

Best Landscape Architect/Designer: Gayle Gardens Landscape Design


Runner-up: Vineyard Gardens

484 State Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-8512,

Tara Gayle, owner of Gayle Gardens Landscape Design, has years of hands-on experience, making her the perfect choice when it comes to designing your dream landscape. At Vineyard Gardens, the expert team can help you plan and pick which blooms will work best for your yard. 

Best Landscape Company: Donaroma’s

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

Runner-up: Vineyard Gardens

484 State Road, West Tisbury, 508-693-8512,

Donaroma’s-designed window boxes and colorful flower beds have become a venerable part of the Island landscape for the past fifty years, and they’re no stranger to larger projects too. West Tisbury–based Vineyard Gardens can tackle tough plots and turn gardening visions into reality. 

Best Painting Contractor: D. Best Painting


(TIE) Runners-up: 

Bonjour Restoration & Painting 


Skipper Painting 


Whether called upon for residential or commercial projects, the D. Best Painting crew is trusted for its quality craftsmanship and reliable service. Bonjour offers fair prices for services including painting and deck staining. For more than thirty-five years, Skipper Painting has specialized in interiors and exteriors. 

Best Plumbing Contractor: Fullin & Bettencourt Plumbing & Heating

104 Cook Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-627-9595

Runner-up: Lowe Energy Design DBA Vineyard Mechanical Services

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

Fullin & Bettencourt gets things flowing again, whether it’s a clogged pipe or a low-pressure shower head that needs fixing. (They’re especially busy after a winter freeze.) Lowe Energy Design, which has been in business for nearly thirty years, provides comprehensive residential plumbing services. 

Best Real Estate Company: Point B | Compass

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

Runner-up: Sandpiper Realty

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

Point B | Compass is a full-service real estate brokerage, and its team of agents know the Vineyard – and Vineyard properties – well. The company also offers vacation rental services. Sandpiper Realty has been matching happy clients with new homes and rentals since 1969. 

Best Roofing Contractor: B and B Home Improvements


Runner-up: Associate Roofing


The wear and tear of a roof is no laughing matter. Thankfully, the team at B and B Home Improvements is ready to fully replace or repair those shingles. Associate Roofing is owned by Mike Lynch, a third-generation roofer who knows his stuff.

Best Swimming Pool Contractor: Island Pools

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

Runner-up: Atlantic Pool


Whether you’re hoping for a backyard water spa or full-length pool, Island Pools will safely design and install your private at-home aquatic paradise. Atlantic Pool will dazzle you with colored tiles and textures, then do the hard work of installation and maintenance.

Best Tree Care/Arborist: Beetlebung Tree Care

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

Runner-up: Hagerty Tree


Beetlebung’s commitment to organic agriculture and native landscapes has made the company a top choice for protecting the Island’s natural resources. When you see the Hagerty Tree climbers rising through the leaves, you know your trees are receiving experienced care. 

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

Where would local pet owners be without these two essential businesses? Animal Health Care Associates offers a full-service hospital as well as routine care, grooming, and boarding. Vineyard Vet’s experienced, caring staff is ready to treat all kinds of furry friends.