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 40 categories. Voting takes place via the ISS website in March, and winners are announced in early July. Winning companies are featured in the August issue of ISS magazine, and results are published online year-round for readers to access.
Note: "Large" self-storage associations were defined as those in states with 1,000 or more facilities. "Small" associations were defined as those in states with fewer than 1,000 facilities.
Best Architectural Services: RKAA Architects Inc.
Best Builder: Mako Steel Inc.
Best Building Components: Trachte Building Systems
Best Call-Center Services: CallPotential
Best Climate-Control Products: Quest Dehumidifiers
Best Commercial Insurance: MiniCo Insurance Agency LLC
Best Construction-Project Management: Kiwi II Construction
Best Development Consulting: Jordan Architect Inc.
Best Finance Broker: The BSC Group
Best Green Product (Other): TrueGrid
Best Green Product (Solar): Baja Construction Co.
Best Lender: Live Oak Bank
Best Lighting: Priority Lighting
Best Live-Auction Services: Storage Auction Kings
Best Lock: Chateau Products Inc.
Best Maintenance Products & Services: ABR (Accent Building Restoration Inc.)
Best Management Software: Storable
Best Manager Training: Haviland Storage Services
Best Marketing Services: Go Local Interactive
Best Online Directory: Storable
Best Online-Auction Services: SelfStorageAuction.com
Best Operational Consulting: SkilCheck
Best Payment Services: OpenEdge
Best Portable-Storage Unit: Universal Storage Containers
Best Real Estate Brokerage: Argus Self Storage Advisors
Best Retail Product: Supply Side USA Inc.
Best Retrofitting/Refurbishing: Janus International
Best Roofing Company: Reroof USA
Best Security System: Sentinel Systems Corp.
Best Self-Storage Door: Janus International
Best Signage: Blink Signs
Best State Association (Small): Nevada Self Storage Association
Best State Association (Large): California Self Storage Association
Best Tech Support: QuikStor Security & Software
Best Technology Innovation: Janus International
Best Tenant Insurance: SBOA Tenant Insurance
Best Tenant-Protection Program: Tenant Property Protection
Best Third-Party Management: Universal Storage Group
Best Truck Rental/Leasing: On The Move Inc.
Most Innovative Product: Storage Structures