The Inside Self-Storage "Best of Business" reader-choice poll, launched in 2011, solicits online votes from industry professionals who elect their favorite suppliers in more than 35 categories. Voting takes place via the ISS website in June, and winners are announced in early August. Winning companies are featured in the November 2017 issue of ISS magazine, and results are published online year-round for readers to access. Watch for next year's voting process, which will open in early June.
Best Architectural Services: ARE Associates
Best Builder (1): Kiwi Construction
Best Builder (2): Mako Steel Inc.
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 LLC.
Best Green Practices: Capco Steel Inc.
Best Green Product: Baja Construction Co.
Best Lock: Chateau Products Inc.
Best Management Software: SMD Software Inc (SiteLink)
Best Marketing Services: Michaels Wilder
Best Online Directory: SpareFoot.com
Best Operating Consulting: Extra Space Storage
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: CubeSmart
Best Truck Rental/Leasing: On the Move Inc.
Best Website: USstoragesearch.com
Most Innovative Product: OpenTech Alliance Inc.