2006 Berks County, Pennsylvania Leaders 

You only have to know two words, "People's Choice," to know which businesses in Berks County are recognized most often among area residents. Now in its 10th year, the People's Choice - Who's Who in Berks County leaders have been announced.

This distinguished annual program, and the associated recognition that goes with it, is the result of months of research conducted through telephone surveys. Polk-Lepson, an independent market research firm asks the questions and then compiles the responses from a random sample of households all across Berks County.

Created to celebrate local business leadership, The People’s Choice Who's Who in Berks program seeks to reward local businesses for developing strong and memorable relationships with their customers.

Read on to learn more about this years winners.

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Leading Cosmetic Enhancement:

Berks Plastic Surgery

50 Commerce Drive
Wyomissing, PA 19610

 At Berks Plastic Surgery, we listen to patients to define and achieve mutual goals.  Our surgeons are experts specializing in cosmetic surgery.  Our dedicated staff works together as a team to offer unparalleled service in every aspect of our practice.  We are committed to expanding our knowledge to offer the latest in proven technology and techniques while educating patients and the community.

Leading Health Insurance Company:

Capital Blue Cross

2500 Elmerton  Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110


Capital BlueCross is part of the fabric of Berks County. The company has been providing healthcare coverage for the region's residents and businesses since the 1930s. As a community health insurer with national capabilities, Capital BlueCross listens to what Berks County businesses and residents want and need. And as the region's health insurance marketplace continues to change, so too will Capital BlueCross - so that its world-class products and services always meet the needs of its longtime friends and neighbors in Berks County, through all the stages of life.

Leading Motorcycle Dealership:

Classic Harley-Davidson

983 James Drive
Leesport, PA 19533

To agressively market, promote and sell the motorcycling lifestyle while following the
philosophies set by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. while best serving the interests
of our customers, stakeholders and employees.

Leading Copier Company:

Edwards Business Systems

524 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

Our mission is to do the best for our clients and to completely satisfy them
by providing quality business systems and superior services.

Leading Glass Installation
& Repair:

B & G Glass Service

1440 Carbon Street
Reading, PA 19601

Since 1963 B & G Glass service has made glass work in more ways for individuals and businesses than any other company in the area.  For any automotive, residential, commercial or special needs,
B & G Glass gives you unbeatable service and your satisfaction guaranteed.

Leading Grocery Store:

Giant Food Stores

1149 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013

Giant Food Stores mission is to achieve excellence in food retailing by providing tangible value to our customers with everyday low prices, quality products and excellent perishables and customer service that is fast, accurate and friendly in modern stores that are clean and well-stocked.

Leading New Home Builder:

Greth Homes

PO Box 305
Temple, PA 19560

We are dedicated to building homes of enduring value that enhance the quality of our customer’s lives by crafting care, excellence and integrity into every aspect of the home building experience.

Leading Adult Continuing Education:

Reading Area Community College

10 S. 2nd Street, PO Box 1706
Reading, PA 19603

The mission of RACC is to provide the first two years of a bachelor's degree & careeer education for immediate employment, courses to assist in the transition from high school to college, community education and public service activities, and training for area business and industry.

Leading Landscaping:

Sal's Landscaping

13 Scottosanti Lane
Reinholds, PA 17569
484.256.2512 or 610.678.2294

We are a full service landscaping company providing residential and commercial services
to the Berks County area. With over 25 years experience we have built a solid reputation
and strive for complete customer satisfaction.

Leading New Car Dealer:

Savage Auto Group


Savage Auto Group, where it’s all about you.

Leading Painting & Wallpapering:

Uhrig's Professional Painting

1700 N. 5th Street
Reading, PA 19601

To exceed customer expectation through commitment to service, quality, and professional craftsmanship of residential, commercial, and industrial painting, paperhanging and construction contracts.

Leading Restaurant/Bar:

The Works

1109 Bern Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610

To be the Dining and entertainment venue of choice for our guests in our chosen markets.

Leading Tanning Salons:

Baja Beach Tanning Club

PO Box 84
Robersonia, PA 19551
610.678.6600 ext. 4

Baja Beach Tanning Clubs promise to provide to you the ultimate in value, convenience
and relaxation in a fun, clean, friendly, professional environment.

Leading Beauty Salon & Spa:

Bell Tower

18 State Hill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
610.372.6379 ext. 22

Bell Tower is committed to provide the latest in high quality services, products
and fashion trends with an emphasis on customer service.

Leading Health & Fitness Center:

Body Zone Sports & Wellness

3103 Paper Mill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610

To provide an inviting, innovative, and community-based facility that offers a multitude
of educational, competitive, fun and lifestyle-enhancing opportunities to all of its
users through a commitment to the development of sports and wellness.

Leading Physical Therapy/Rehab:

HealthSouth Reading Rehab Hospital

1623 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA 19607

To be the healthcare company of choice for patients, employees, physicians
and shareholders by providing quality care in the communities we serve.

Leading Heating & Air Conditioning:


2729 Leiscz's Bridge Road
Leesport, PA 19533

To improve the quality of air and water in customer's homes and businesses.

Leading Pool Tables/Pinball:

R&R Games

531 Pen Franklin Highway
Birdsboro, PA 19508

We believe in investing in your family. We provide home based game room
experiences with quality and service. Our knowledgeable and professional staff
will help with the planning and design of your future gameroom.

Leading Rental Company:

Reading Rentals

1340 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19601

To provide the community of Berks County and beyond with a diverse inventory of top-quality, reliable, contractor tools and equipment and party items and to be a source of information for our customers.

Leading Credit Union:

Riverfront Federal Credit Union

430 South Fourth Street
Reading, PA 19602

To provide the financial products and services that meets the needs of our members.

Leading Veterinarian:

Willow Creek Animal Hospital

5707 Leesport Avenue
Reading, PA 19605

Willow Creek Animal Hospital is committed to providing service and education to pet owners and the agricultural community. We believe in complete animal care and management presented by compassionate, caring doctors and friendly staff, both in the office and on the farm.

Leading Local
TV News:

Berks Edition

325 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601

The 69 News: Berks Edition’s goal is to be respected by the public and our professional 
peers for our fair, balanced and comprehensive reporting, our timely compelling exclusive content,
and the polished eye-catching execution of our newscasts.

Leading Bank:


600 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19602

Wachovia's vision is to be the best, most trusted and admired financial
services company in the nation.

More Leaders in....

Adult Continuing Education:  Reading Area Community College

Auto Insurance:  State Farm

Bank:  Wachovia

Banquet Facility:  Stokesay Castle

Bar/Tavern:  California Bar & Grill

Beauty Salon & Spa:  Bell Tower

Beer Brand:  Yuengling

Car Wash:  Auto Spa

Carpet & Flooring Store:  Carpet Mart

Casual Dining:  Olive Garden

Caterer:  Konopelski's

College/University:  Alvernia

Convenience Store:  Wawa

Copier Company:   Edwards

Cosmetic Enhancement:  Berks Plastic Surgery Institute

Credit Union:  Riverfront

Dental Service:  American Dental

Dry Cleaner:  Yorgeys

Employment Agency:  Gage

Family Entertainment:  Cinema Centers Inc

Financial Planner:  Wachovia

Fine Dining:  Chat-a-While

Florist:  Royer's Flowers

Furniture Store: Fecera's Furniture

Garden Center:  Jake's Greenhouse

Glass Installation & Repair: B&G Glass

Golf Course:  Golden Oaks Country Club

Grocery Store: Giant

Health Insurance Company:  Capital Blue Cross

Health/Fitness Center:  Body Zone

Heating & Air Conditioning:  Luppold Heating & Cooling

Home Heating Oil:  E.G. Smith

Home Improvement:  Lowe's

Home Security System:  ADT

Hospital:  Reading Hospital

Hot Dog:  Berks

Hotel & Conference:  Center Sheraton

Hunting & Fishing Store:  Cabela's

Independent Jeweler:  Gipprich Jewelers

Kitchen & Bath Supplier:  Lowe's

Landscape Contractor:  Sal's Lanscaping

Lasik Surgery:  Kremer Eye Center

Law Firm:  Stevens & Lee

Lightening Store:  Progress Lighting

Local Sports Team:  Reading Phillies

Local TV News:  69-WFMZ

Matress Store:  Griffith & Bixler

Mortgage Company:  Wachovia

Motorcycle Dealer:  Harley Davidson

MRI Center:   Reading Hospital

New Car Dealer:  Savage

New Home Builder:  Greth Homes

Night Entertainment:  Sheraton

Oil Change & Lube:  Jiffy Lube

Outlet Center:  Vanity Fair

Painting & Wallpapering:  Uhrig's

Pest Control:  J.C. Ehrlich

Physical Therapy/Rehab:  Health South

Pool Tables/Pinball:  R&R Games

Pools and Spas:  Apollo

Professional Landscaping:  Spayd's

Real Estate Firm:  RE/MAX of Reading

Rental Company:  Reading Rentals

Restaurant & Bar:  The Works

Retirement Community:  Phoebe Berks Village

Shopping Mall:  Berkshire Mall

Ski Shop:  Buckman's Ski Shop

Soft Drink: Coca-Cola

Sporting Goods Store:  Dick's Sporting Goods

Tanning Salon:  Baja Beach

Technical/Trade School:  Berks Technical Institute (Forge Marketing-Agency)

Television Cable Provider: Comcast

Tire Dealer:  CJ's

Travel Agency:  AAA Reading-Berks

Veterinarian:  Willow Creek Animal Hospital

Windows & Doors:  The Home Depot

Winery:  Calvaresi Winery

Wireless Phone Service:  Verizon

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