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 Builder: Mako Steel Inc.
Best Building Components: Trachte Building Systems
Best Call-Center Services: CubeSmart
Best Climate-Control Products: Quest/Therma-Stor
Best Commercial Insurance: MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC
Best Construction-Project Management: Kiwi II Construction
Best Customer Service: iBid4Storage.com
Best Development Consulting: Chiswell & Associates LLC
Best Elevators/Lifts: Ajay Equipment Corp.
Best Finance Company: The BSC Group
Best Green Product: Baja Construction Co.
Best Live-Auction Services: Legacy Auction Services
Best Lock: Chateau Products Inc.
Best Maintenance Products & Services: ABR (Accent Building Restoration)
Best Management Software: SiteLink
Best Manager Training: Haviland Storage Services
Best Marketing Services: Go Local Interactive
Best Online Directory: SpareFoot
Best Online-Auction Services: StorageTreasures.com
Best Operational Consulting: Professional Self Storage Management LLC
Best Payment Services: Select Merchant Solutions
Best Portable-Storage Unit: Universal Storage Containers
Best Real Estate Brokerage: Argus Self Storage Sales Network
Best Retail Product: Supply Side USA Inc.
Best Retrofitting/Refurbishing: Janus International
Best Roofing Company: Global Roofing Co.
Best Security System: Sentinel Systems Corp.
Best Self-Storage Door: Janus International
Best Signage: Quik# - Door Numbers
Best State Association: California Self Storage Association
Best Tech Support: Quikstor Security & Software
Best Technology Innovation: Yardi
Best Tenant Insurance: SBOA Tenant Insurance
Best Tenant-Protection Program: On The Move Insurance Agency
Best Third-Party Management: Extra Space Storage
Best Truck Rental/Leasing: On The Move Inc.
Most Innovative Product: BOS Container USA