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: OpenTech Alliance Inc.
Best Climate-Control Products: Quest/Therma-Stor
Best Commercial Insurance: MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC
Best Construction-Project Management: Kiwi II Construction
Best Customer Service: CubeSmart
Best Development Consulting: 180 Self Storage LLC
Best Elevators/Lifts: Schindler Elevator Corp.
Best Finance Company: Live Oak Bank
Best Green Product: Baja Construction Co.
Best Live-Auction Services: Legacy Auction Services
Best Lock: Chateau Products Inc.
Best Maintenance Products & Services: All From 1 Supply
Best Management Software: SiteLink
Best Manager Training: Universal Storage Group
Best Marketing Services: Go Local Interactive
Best Online Directory: SpareFoot
Best Online-Auction Services: iBid4Storage.com
Best Operational Consulting: Haviland Storage Services
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 Group
Best Roofing Company: Global Roofing Co.
Best Security System: Sentinel Systems Corp.
Best Self-Storage Door: Janus International Group
Best Signage: Vixxo Sign and Lighting (Formerly US Signs)
Best State Association: California Self Storage Association
Best Tech Support: Quikstor Security & Software
Best Technology Innovation: CallPotential
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