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 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: Valli Architectural Group
Best Builder: Kiwi II Construction Inc.
Best Building Components: Compass Building Systems Inc.
Best Call Center: PhoneSmart
Best Commercial Insurance: MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC
Best Construction-Project Management: Capco Steel Inc.
Best Customer Service (1): CubeSmart
Best Customer Service (2): USstoragesearch.com
Best Development Consulting: The Rabco Corp.
Best Finance Company: The BSC Group LLC
Best Green Product: Baja Construction Co. Inc.
Best Lock: Chateau Products Inc.
Best Maintenance Products & Services: Accent Building Restoration Inc. (ABR)
Best Management Software (1): SMD Software Inc. (SiteLink)
Best Management Software (2): Centershift Inc.
Best Manager Training: Universal Management Co.
Best Marketing Services: Michaels Wilder
Best Online Directory: SpareFoot
Best Operating Consulting: Westport Properties Inc.
Best Payment Services: PayPros
Best Portable-Storage Unit: Universal Storage Containers
Best Real Estate Brokerage (1): Argus Self Storage Sales Network
Best Real Estate Brokerage (2): MJ Partners Real Estate Services
Best Renovation Services: BETCO Inc.
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: QuikStor Security & Software
Best Technology Innovation: Call Potential
Best Tenant Insurance: Bader Co.
Best Third-Party Management: Extra Space Storage Inc.
Best Truck Rental/Leasing: On the Move Inc.
Best Website-Design Services: G5
Most Innovative Product: OpenTech Alliance Inc.