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: ARE Associates
Best Auction Services: StorageBattles.com
Best Builder: Mako Steel Inc.
Best Building Components: Trachte Building Systems
Best Call-Center Services: CubeSmart
Best Climate-Control Products: Storage Door Curtains
Best Commercial Insurance: MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC
Best Construction-Project Management: Capco Steel Inc.
Best Customer Service: Pogoda Cos.
Best Development Consulting: The Rabco Corp.
Best Elevators/Lifts: Ajay Equipment Corp.
Best Finance Company: The BSC Group
Best Green Product: Baja Construction Co.
Best Lock: Chateau Products Inc.
Best Maintenance Products & Services: ABR (Accent Building Restoration)
Best Management Software: SMD Software Inc. (SiteLink)
Best Manager Training: Universal Storage Group
Best Marketing Services: Linkmedia 360
Best Online Directory: SpareFoot
Best Operational Consulting: Professional Self Storage Management
Best Payment Services: PayPros
Best Portable-Storage Unit: Universal Storage Containers
Best Real Estate Brokerage: Argus Self Storage Sales Network
Best Renovation Services: Kiwi II Construction Inc.
Best Retail Product: Supply Side USA Inc.
Best Security System: Sentinel Systems Corp.
Best Self-Storage Door: Janus International
Best Signage: US Signs
Best State Association: Texas Self Storage Association
Best Tech Support: Quikstor Security & Software
Best Technology Innovation: Centershift Inc.
Best Tenant Insurance: SBOA Tenant Insurance
Best Third-Party Management: Extra Space Storage
Best Truck Rental/Leasing: On The Move Inc.
Most Innovative Product: OpenTech Alliance Inc.