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Inside Self-Storage Announces ‘Best of Business’ Opinion-Poll Winners


Inside Self-Storage is pleased to announce the winners of the industry’s first Best of Business choice-opinion poll, in which readers voted for their favorite suppliers in 28 categories. The winners for 2011, based on verified voting through the ISS website from May 31 through June 30, are:

  • Best Architectural Services : ARE Associates
  • Best Builder : Mako Steel Inc. / Kiwi II Construction
  • Best Building Components : BETCO Inc.
  • Best Call Center : PhoneSmart
  • Best Commercial Insurance : Deans & Homer
  • Best Customer Service : Quikstor Security & Software
  • Best Development/Consulting : The Rabco Corp.
  • Best Finance Company : The BSC Group
  • Best Green Practices : Capco Inc.
  • Best Green Product : Baja Construction
  • Best Lock : Chateau Products Inc.
  • Best Management Software : SMD Software Inc. (SiteLink)
  • Best Marketing Services : Michaels Wilder
  • Best Online Directory :
  • Best Operational Consulting : Extra Space Storage Inc.
  • Best Portable-Storage Unit : Universal Storage Containers
  • Best Real Estate Brokerage : Argus Self Storage Sales Network
  • Best Retail Product : Supply Side USA
  • Best Security System : Sentinel Systems Corp.
  • Best Self-Storage Door : Janus International
  • Best State Association : California Self Storage Association
  • Best Tech Support : Centershift Inc.
  • Best Technology Innovation : Chamberlain Access Solutions
  • Best Tenant Insurance : Bader Co.
  • Best Third-Party Management : United Stor-All Management
  • Best Truck Rental/Leasing : On the Move Inc.
  • Best Website :
  • Most Innovative Product : OpenTech Alliance Inc.

ISS would like to congratulate its esteemed winners, each of which will be featured in the November or December print edition of ISS magazine. The winners will also be honored in a ceremony at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, March 14-16, 2011. Details will be released as the event approaches.

For more than 20 years, ISS has provided informational resources to self-storage owners, managers, developers and investors. Its educational offerings include a monthly magazine, bi-annual tradeshows, an extensive website, an education institute and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.

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