This spring, Andover News asked readers to first nominate and then vote for their favorite local businesses. Today we present the 2023 winners in the Shopping & Services Category!

Best Auto Repair: Henry’s Automotive

85 Essex Street
(978) 475-4270

“Affordable, honest, and fair,” is how one voter summed up Henry’s Automotive on Essex Street. Henry’s offers everything from oil changes to complex engine rebuilds without giving you the nervous feeling when you don’t know much about cars and go to get repairs.

Best Gas Station: Andover Gulf

65 Main Street
(978) 749-0900

Andover’s Downtown is one of a dwindling number of central business districts that still offers the convenience of a full-service gas and repair station. Several commentors mentioned “Sam the owner” as a friendly presence known for calling dog walkers over to say hello to their furry friend.

Best Funeral Home: Conte Funeral Home

28 Florence Street
(978) 470-8000

If you gotta go, go with the best in Andover. With locations in Andover and North Andover, Conte offers a full range of pre-planning services.

Best Insurance Agency: Doherty Insurance

21 Elm Street
(978) 475-0260

Founded in 1934, family-owned Doherty is the longest continuously-owned business in Downtown Andover. The current owner, Sheila Doherty, also serves as Andover Town moderator.

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