2017 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2016.

By The Facility Executive Staff
From The February 2017 Issue

Numerous companies offer products and services that meet the diverse needs of facility management (FM) professionals. For the past 24 years, our editors have asked readers to vote for their preferred vendors in a variety of categories. For this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the survey included 15 categories, and FM professionals were asked to indicate what companies they rated highest based on product aesthetics, product reliability, value, and customer service. Read below for the results…


Readers’ Choice AwardsJohnson Controls

Johnson Controls’ Metasys 8.1 building automation system increases customer productivity and efficiency by delivering improved graphics, enhanced security, and interoperability with any BTL-listed third-party BACnet system. It is one of several products designed to help customers integrate smart building capabilities and energy financing solutions.


Readers’ Choice AwardsDuro-Last Roofing

A Water, Wind, and Worry-Resistant Roof. Once you put a Duro-Last roof on, you can put it out of your mind. Learn how Duro-Last Roofing manufactures reliable, leak proof roofing systems.


Readers’ Choice AwardsArmstrong® Ceiling Solutions

Armstrong® Ceiling Solutions provides innovative products designed to control acoustics in today’s flexible interiors. Its portfolio of ceiling panels with Total Acoustics™ performance now includes select MetalWorks™ and WoodWorks® ceiling panels for enhanced design flexibility, especially in signature spaces.


Readers’ Choice AwardsRubbermaid Commercial Products

Rubbermaid Commercial Products offers reliable and valuable solutions that outlast the competition. One outstanding product is the WaveBrake® mop bucket. This revolutionary bucket takes care of spills by reducing splashing for more efficient mopping, cleaner floors, and an overall safer environment.


Readers’ Choice AwardsJLL

Backed by over 25 years of Integrated Facilities Management experience, JLL delivers scalable facility services in an increasingly digital business. With over 1.4 billion square feet of space managed globally, JLL has invested in world-class technology, people, and processes to create a holistic platform of offerings that automate end-to-end processes, improve predictive analytics capabilities, and enhance the human experience within facilities.


Readers’ Choice AwardsTyco SimplexGrinnell

The new line of intelligent SIMPLEX TrueAlert ES audio speakers—sold, installed, and serviced by Tyco SimplexGrinnell—takes notification to another level of capability, safety, and value for building owners and facility managers. The speakers feature targeted emergency messaging capability and notification appliance self-testing.


Readers’ Choice AwardsArmstrong® Flooring

Natural Creations® with Diamond 10™ Technology was designed in direct response to commercial interior performance needs and design trends. Armstrong Flooring’s revolutionary Diamond 10 Technology uses the hardness of cultured diamonds in resilient flooring to keep it looking new through years of use.


Readers’ Choice AwardsThe HON Company

Since 1944, The HON Company has delivered inspired practicality to the workplace. By obsessing over tiny details and emphasizing timeless over trendy, HON designs and manufactures workplace furniture, including chairs, tables, desks, workstations, and storage.


Readers’ Choice AwardsDavies Office

Transform old, tired looking furniture into contemporary designed solutions. Davies will re-engineer and rework existing furniture by remanufacturing it to like-new options. Take taller panels, filing, and storage, and re-index them to lower heights and workspace solutions.


Readers’ Choice AwardsTrane

Trane combines expertise in building systems and services with technology and advanced analytics to provide comprehensive solutions that keep occupants comfortable and are designed to achieve cost-saving objectives by increasing the efficiency and optimization of building performance. Trane® Air-Fi™ wireless technology brings maximum flexibility to a building automation system and provides building managers problem solving, efficient performance, and cost savings over the life of the equipment.


Readers’ Choice AwardsLEDVANCE / SYLVANIA Lighting Products

The SYLVANIA Contractor Series LED Portfolio includes high-quality LED lighting rated up to 11,000 hours (L70) at cost-effective price points for practically any socket. Products reduce energy and maintenance costs and have the traditional shape and superior glow that end users enjoy.


Readers’ Choice AwardsBird-X

Bird-X is the leading brand of humane pest and bird control solutions worldwide, dedicated to protecting human health, wildlife, and the environment. Established in 1964, Bird-X boasts a complete line of pest control products with unmatched quality and efficacy. One of these products is the Ultrason X unit—a weatherproof ultrasonic device to deter birds and pest animals.


Readers’ Choice AwardsExcel Dryer

Excel Dryer revolutionized the hand dryer industry with its patented XLERATOR® technology. The expanded and enhanced product line featuring the most options and complete line of accessories—including adjustable sound, speed and heat controls, a HEPA filtration system, and custom covers—creates the best hand drying solution for any restroom environment.


Readers’ Choice AwardsTyco Security Products

The Software House C•Cure 9000 Security Management System from Tyco Security Products is one of the industry’s most powerful and flexible security management systems. C•CURE 9000 can monitor events, manage personnel, create reports, display dynamic views, and check the status of system activity via any PC using the C•CURE 9000 client, web client, or C•CURE GO mobile app.


Readers’ Choice AwardsAPCO Graphics

APCO has been providing sign and wayfinding solutions since 1966. Our expertise ensures a solution that is ADA-compliant, well-designed, and easy to maintain for the long-term. APCO’s newest product ELEVATE® maximizes both form and functionality, offering a frameless look as well as updatability at the facility level.