2007 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 Pools & Spas:

Apollo Pools

3711 Perkiomen Avenue
Reading, PA 19606


To be the area's finest retailer of pool & spa products and services supported by
friendly technically proficient, professionaly trained staff.

Leading Casual Dining:


1714 State Hill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610-1602

Serving great tastes, since 1956.

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 Technical/Trade School:

Berks Technical Institute

2205 Ridgewood Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610

BTI is dedicated to providing a useful education, one that matches the career goals
of the student with the needs of the employer.

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 Wireless Phone Service:

Cingular Wireless

200 N. Warner Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406


Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless company in the United States, with more than 58 million subscribers who use the nation's largest digital voice and data network. Cingular is dedicated to providing customers with wireless technology designed to enrich their lives.

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 Credit Union:

Diamond Credit Union

1600 Medical Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
610.326.5490 ext.2013


To be the recognized leader in our community inspiring financial achievement in every phase of life.

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 Employment Agency:

Gage Personnel

2001 State Hill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610

To bring together two positive forces – our clients and our employees – to accomplish objectives
that neither could achieve alone. Our policies are based on accountability, economy,
confidentiality, professionalism, and respect for every person we serve.
Our constant goal is to generate mutually beneficial client-employee relationships..

Leading Grocery Store:

Giant Food Stores

1149 Harrisburg Pike
Carlisle, PA 17013

Giant Food Stores will be the premiere customer driven retailer of food, health and nutrition,
general merchandise and ready consumables. We will accomplish this through developing
an innovative and distinctive network of stores that meet the dynamic needs of the
value driven and time-sensitive customer.

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 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 Ben Franklin Highway W.
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 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 Veterinarian:

Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic, Inc.

14993 Kutztown Road
Kutztown, PA 19530


Our mission statement is plain and simple: We treat each patient as if they were our own. Our clients are our neighbors and friends, that give us incentive to offer nothing but unparalleled service.

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.

More Leaders in....

Adult Continuing Education: Reading Area Community College

Auto Insurance: State Farm

Bank: Wachovia

Banquet Facility: Reading Country Club

Bar/Tavern: California Bar & Grill

Beauty Salon & Spa: Bell Tower Salon, Medi-Spa & Store

Beer Brand: Yuengling C/O All Star Distributing

Car Wash: Auto Spa of Wyomissing

Carpet & Flooring Store: Carpet Mart

Casual Dining: Arner's Restaurant

Caterer: Konopelski's Katering

College/University: Albright College

Convenience Store: Wawa

Copier Company: Edwards Business Systems

Cosmetic Enhancement: Berks Plastic Surgery

Credit Union: Diamond Credit Union

Dental Service: American Dental

Dry Cleaner: Yorgey's

Employment Agency: Gage Personnel

Family Entertainment: Cinema Center of Fairgrounds Square

Financial Planner: Wachovia

Fine Dining: Green Hills Inn

Florist: Royer's Flowers

Furniture Store: Fecera's Furniture

Garden Center: Spayd's Greenhouse Nursery & Floral, Inc.

Glass Installation & Repair: B&G Glass

Golf Course: Golden Oaks Golf Club

Grocery Store: Giant

Health Insurance Company: Capital Blue Cross

Health/Fitness Center: Colonial/Flying Hills, CHB Sports Inc.

Heating & Air Conditioning: Luppold Heating & Cooling

Home Heating Oil: Bernville Quality Fuels

Home Security System: ADT

Hospital: Reading Hospital & Medical Center

Hot Dog: Berks

Hotel & Conference Center: Sheraton Reading Hotel

Hunting & Fishing Store: Cabela's

Independent Jeweler: Gipprich Jewelers, Inc.

Kitchen & Bath Supplier: Bed, Bath & Beyond

Landscape Contractor: Sal's Lanscaping

Lasik Surgery: Kremer Eye Center

Law Firm: Stevens & Lee

Lightening Store: Fromm Electric

Local Sports Team: Reading Phillies c/o First Energy Stadium

Local TV News: 69-WFMZ-TV

Matress Store: Sleepy's

Mortgage Company: Wachovia

Motorcycle Dealer: Harley Davidson

MRI Center: Reading Hospital & Medical Center

New Car Dealer: Savage Auto Group

New Home Builder: Greth Homes

Night Entertainment: Sheraton Reading Hotel

Oil Change & Lube: Jiffy Lube

Outlet Center: Vanity Fair

Painting & Wallpapering: Uhrig's Professional Painting & Paperhanging

Pest Control: J.C. Ehrlich

Physical Therapy/Rehab: Health South Reading Rehab Hospital

Pool Tables/Pinball: R&R Games

Pools and Spas: Apollo

Professional Landscaping: Spayd's Greenhouse Nursery & Floral, Inc.

Real Estate Firm: RE/MAX of Reading

Rental Company: Reading Rentals

Restaurant & Bar: ViVA Good Life Bistro & Lounge

Retirement Community: The Highlands at Wyomissing

Shopping Mall: Berkshire Mall

Ski Shop: Buckman's Ski Shop

Sporting Goods Store: Cabela's

Tanning Salon: Baja Beach Tanning Club

Technical/Trade School: Berks Technical Institute

Television Cable Provider: Comcast

Tire Dealer: CJ's Tire & Automotive Services

Travel Agency: AAA Reading-Berks

Veterinarian: Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic

Windows & Doors: Deluxe Window & Door

Winery: Calvaresi Winery

Wireless Phone Service: Cingular

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