2019 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards

In this annual survey of Facility Executive readers, votes were cast for product and service suppliers preferred during 2018.

By The Facility Executive Staff
From The February 2019 Issue

Numerous companies offer products and services that meet the diverse needs of facility management (FM) professionals. In this 26th annual survey, our editors asked readers to vote for their preferred vendors in a variety of categories. For this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, the survey included 25 categories, and FM professionals were asked to indicate what companies they rated highest based on product aesthetics, product reliability, value, and customer service.

2019 Readers’ Choice


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsJohnson Controls

Johnson Controls’ new Metasys 10.0 is designed to deliver more unified building management. This latest Metasys release provides facility personnel with smarter building automation; faster responses to critical alarms; and new integrations with fire detection, security, and lighting systems—all with visibility from a single common interface.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsDuro-Last Roofing

Duro-Last®, Inc. manufactures thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems that are ideal for any flat or low-sloped application. The flagship Duro-Last membrane can be custom-fabricated to fit any building’s dimensions, eliminating up to 85% of critical rooftop seaming. And with an industry-leading high density 18×14 or 14×9 anti-wicking polyester weft-inserted scrim, all Duro-Last membranes offer superior protection.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsArmstrong Ceiling Systems

Total Acoustics ceiling panels not only address the need for quiet concentration and energetic collaboration in today’s workplace, but provide a solution for healthcare facilities to ensure speech privacy and improve patient well-being. Total Acoustics ceiling panels can also help create a better place for teachers and students by blocking and absorbing sound in one ceiling panel.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsKimberly-Clark Professional

Kimberly-Clark Professional™ partners with you to elevate the way people experience your business and what it stands for. We leverage our unmatched portfolio of trusted brands, like Scott® and Kleenex®, to help you make an impact on the people who matter most to you. Together, we create Exceptional Workplaces.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsSherwin-Williams

For more than 150 years, Sherwin-Williams has been a groundbreaking pioneer in the coatings industry. From introducing the first successful ready-mixed paint to more recent innovations, including the Pro Industrial™ High Performance Coatings line designed specifically to withstand the harsh conditions of busy commercial environments, Sherwin-Williams’ commitment to product excellence has been an ever-present hallmark of the company.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsGraybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications, and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of nearly 290 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network, and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence, and efficiency.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsSiemens Building Technologies

Siemens’ Total Energy Management approach allows customers to look at the big picture and create a customized energy program. Through advanced technology and data analysis, they gain a comprehensive view of all their energy initiatives. The approach helps customers consume sparingly, spend wisely, generate responsibly, and analyze continuously.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsARAMARK

ARAMARK’s knowledge and expertise enables the company to develop tailored solutions that deliver on your highest priorities. From technical challenges to daily operational support, they provide extensive capabilities designed to meet your business goals.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsARC Document Solutions

ARC provides facilities and construction teams with award-winning mobile technology and professional services to manage the entire building lifecycle. ARC Facilities is a Service Response Solution enabling facilities professionals to improve customer satisfaction while reducing cost and risk. ARC has over 90,000 customers and 190 offices worldwide.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsJohnson Controls (formerly Tyco)

Building on more than a half-century legacy of innovation and invention, Johnson Controls’ engineers and designers are on a mission to advance the state-of-the-art in fire detection technology. This commitment to continuous improvement is how we deliver industry-leading, feature-rich, reliable fire detection solutions with zero compromise. With a full range of control panels and the industry’s latest addressable technology, Autocall fire detection systems are flexible enough to meet the unique challenges of nearly any project. Powerful networking capabilities allow Autocall to take on projects ranging in size from a simple office building to complex, multi-facility campuses.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsArmstrong Flooring

Armstrong Flooring’s resilient flooring products offer unique designs to enhance facilities and the durability required to withstand high traffic, reduce maintenance and related costs, and provide exceptional value. Our wide range of products includes LVT and rigid core, VCT, vinyl sheet, and bio-based flooring. For over 100 years, our floors have been an integral part of education, healthcare, retail, office, hospitality, and government facilities around the world.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards3M Solutions

To help facility managers take a proactive approach to preventing slips and trips, 3M Commercial Solutions Division provides 3M™ Safety-Walk™ Slip-Resistant Tapes and Treads as a full line of anti-slip protection for dry, wet, or oily conditions.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsHON

We’re inspired by the way you work. We believe that well-designed office furniture not only looks great, but makes you feel great, too. That’s why everything we build is designed with purpose. Our products, including our Ignition 2.0 ReActiv chairs, Contain storage, Empower height adjustable desks, and Grove lounge chairs, are simple, affordable, and do exactly what they’re meant to—day in and day out—to help you work smarter, work better, and work your way.


Facility Executive 2019 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. It is a model of the circular economy in motion.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsTrane®

At Trane, our mission is to reduce the energy intensity of the world—an omnipresent goal while designing our products. IntelliPak®, our next-generation unitary rooftop system, is ideal for customers desiring superior energy efficiency, reliable quality, controls that support connected buildings, and lower total cost of ownership.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsLEDVANCE/SYLVANIA

We offer straightforward, efficient, and easy-to-install products with proven quality and performance, perfectly matched to your everyday requirements. SYLVANIA LED indoor and outdoor luminaires and retrofit kits are ideal solutions to fit your needs for everyday applications. These have all the necessary features and functions offering precisely what they have been developed for.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsACCO Brands

ACCO Brands is committed to creating innovative and top-quality products designed with the consumer in mind. Our commitment is evident in our product design with the launch of our award-winning, first to market, Swingline® SmarTech™ Auto Feed shredder that communicates statuses of the shredder and provides updates through the SmarTech app via phone or tablet.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsGeorgia-Pacific Professional

GP PRO’s Premium Restroom Collection is thoughtfully designed. The company’s innovative solutions, including the award-winning enMotion® Flex Paper Towel System and Compact® Toilet Paper Dispenser, offer a modern, coordinated look with reliable performance that elevates the restroom experience customers expect.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsBird-X

The Bird-X QuadBlaster QB-4 emits soundwaves felt by birds, and is designed to confuse, disorient, and intimidate. Ultrasonic pressure conditions birds to stay away from the treated area. This industry standard is used worldwide, protecting facilities from damage and liability.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsSloan

Sloan has spent more than a century pioneering smart, water-saving restroom solutions that are built to last a lifetime. Since innovating the Royal® flushometer over 110 years ago, our global team of engineers have developed technologies that improve water-efficiency without compromising design, quality, affordability, or performance.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the leading global supplier of comprehensive access solutions, dedicated to improving customers’ lives by providing greater security, safety, and convenience. Breakthrough technology combined with our deep expertise allows us to develop innovative solutions for end-users in the institutional, commercial, and consumer markets. Securitron’s M680E magnalock with EcoMag® technology is one example, delivering intelligence, style, and convenience.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards3M Sign Solutions

To keep up with the competition, you need the latest technology and products that help customers achieve complicated wall wraps, eye-catching window graphics, and unparalleled illuminated signs. No matter the project, 3M’s versatility can accomplish nearly any goal. With high performance and consistent quality, our products help graphics manufacturers and installers get brands noticed on nearly every interior and exterior application imaginable.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsCaterpillar

Manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives, Caterpillar helps customers develop infrastructure, energy, and natural resource assets. The gasoline-powered Cat CUV82 and diesel-powered CUV102D Cat® utility vehicles deliver the unrivaled combination of durability, comfort, and maintenance simplicity.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsRubbermaid Commercial Products

For 50 years, Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has pioneered world-class product solutions that meet the challenging demands of commercial facilities while outperforming and outlasting the competition. RCP’s Slim Jim® Recycling Station product line is an adaptable recycling solution that helps facilities achieve sustainability initiatives and can lead to cost savings.


Facility Executive 2019 Readers’ Choice AwardsConnectrac

Connectrac® Wireways are the new standard for bringing power and communications cable management to all interior applications. Connectrac’s Under-Carpet Wireway, plus the In-Carpet and On-Floor solutions ensure that customers will achieve their power, data, and telecom cabling needs in any interior space. Free yourself from core drilling.