International Builders' Show
January 21 - 23, 2020
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JAN 21-23, 2020

Best of IBS Awards 2018

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Congratulations to the finalists and winners of the 2018 Best of IBS Awards! The companies listed below vyed for the title of the best of the best, in their respective categories at the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show®. Category winners and our Best in Show winner were announced at the Best of IBS Awards on January 11, 2018. 

Over 300 entries in nine categories were received and our 27 industry and media judges considered the following criteria in order to select our 2018 finalists and winners:

  • Innovative – The product is either new (this type of product has never been offered) or has been significantly changed and would be deemed a game-changer in its product class.
  • Functionality – The product will be well-used by the builder in/for their business or the consumer in their daily lives.
  • Good Design – The product will help the builder solve a specific issue, help them add to their bottom line and/or helps solve a specific problem for the consumer/will be a product that a consumer is excited about having in their home.

Best in Show Winner

AeroBarrier by Aeroseal LLC


What the judges said about AeroBarrier:

  • After seeing this product in person, I was even more impressed than I was initially. It appears to be a very viable product for air sealing a home for those looking to create a tighter home than other possible methods.
  • A true game changer, time-saving and solves a lot of potential issues for both single-family and multi-family builders.
  • With minimal training, building company employees can use the product themselves.
  • Building upon proven technology developed by the Dept. of Energy, this aerosol envelope sealing system simultaneously measures and seals building envelope air leaks. Pretty amazing!

Best Bath Product

Precision Frameworks Easy Frame® by Precision Frameworks - WINNER

Precision Frameworks Easy Frame

Indeco LED Bath Fixture by Kichler Lighting  
Panasonic WhisperValue DC™ by Panasonic Eco Solutions North America 
Shower Bead by Trim-Tex Inc.

Best Energy Efficient Product

Ecobee4 by ecobee - WINNER


Juno SlimForm™ Surface Mount Downlight by Acuity Brands 
AIREX PRO-SYSTEM KIT™ by Airex Manufacturing, Inc. 
Trane XR16 Low Profile Air Conditioner by Ingersoll Rand/Trane Brand 
MagVent MV-180 Dryer Vent Coupling by MagVent, LLC 
MXZ H2i® by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
Noritz Residential Combination Boiler by Noritz America

Best Green Building Product

DLS Series SL280NV Ultra-Low NOx Furnace by Lennox Industries - WINNER

DLSC SL280NV Ultra-Low NOx Furnace by Lennox Industries

DekTek Tile by DekTek Tile Inc. 
ThermoDrain by Ecoinnovation Technologies
Electric Series by EcoSmart Inc. 
EZ SIPS Do-It-Yourself Jobsite SIP Panel by EZ SIPS Jobsite-Framed Structural Insulated Panels 
TERM Barriers by Polyguard Products

Best Home Technology Product

Onelink Safe and Sound Smoke/CO Alarm by BRK Brands, Inc. - WINNER

Onelink Safe and Sound Smoke Alarm

The Brilliant Control by Brilliant 
Lyric Security and Home Control Platform by Honeywell International Inc. 
NuBryte Audio Active Speaker by NuBryte 
SmartPlug Instant Hot Water Control by Taco Comfort Solutions 
Whirlpool Smart Over-the-Range Microwave by Whirlpool

Best Indoor Living Product

Home Automation Hub by Eaton - WINNER

Home Automation Hub

Uven-R Acoustic Panel by Corruven Inc. 
Vintage Ranch by Eldorado Stone 
Phoenix by Heat & Glo by Hearth & Home Technologies 
Horizon LED Downlight by Kichler Lighting

Best Kitchen Product


Artis Wall

LE600A by Air King 
GE Profile Wall Oven with Assisted Cook by GE Appliances 
Kitchen Transition by NanaWall Systems 
Whirlpool Smart Front-Control Range by Whirlpool

Best Outdoor Living Product

Aero-Therm Innovative Coatings by Advance Coatings Group - WINNER (tie)

Aero-Therm Innovative Coatings

Aquor House Hydrant by Aquor Water Systems - WINNER (tie)

Aquor House Hydrant

Advantage Deck Tiles by Advantage Trim and Lumber
dasso.XTR Fused Bamboo 7" Siding System by dasso Group  
Knotwood Gate System by Knotwood 
Phantom Motorized Wall Screen by Phantom Screens 
MeshGuard by Screen Tight

Best Window & Door Product

VELUX Active by VELUX America Inc. - WINNER

VELUX Active

Kwikset Kevo Convert Conversion Kit by Kwikset 
MagLev Glide by MagLev Glide 
ClimaCLEAR by NanaWall Systems 
NanaWall Shades by NanaWall Systems 
Printing Glass by Printing Enterprise Limited

Most Innovative Building Product

AeroBarrier by Aeroseal LLC - WINNER


Comfort Block by Comfort Block 
Pmomi MCM Wall and Floor Cladding by Phomi USA 
SharkBite EvoPEX Plumbing System by SharkBite Plumbing Solutions 
Habito® by CertainTeed 
Savaria Vuelift by Savaria Concord Lifts 
ZipWall® Magnetic Dust Barrier Door Kit by ZipWall Dust Barrier System

See who won in 2017!

Thanks to the 2018 Best of IBS Judges!

Kari Armstrong
HRI Design
Littleton, CO
Thomas “TW” Bailey
Bailey Family Builders
Frisco, TX
Michaelle Bradford
Closets & Organized Storage Magazine
Cedar Rapids, IA
Kathy Browning
Design Consultants
Virginia Beach, VA
Amanda Johnson Bryant
Redtree Builders
Asheville, NC
Cassie Cherry
Danielian Associates
Irvine, CA
Ken Clark
Hardware + Building Supply Dealer
New York, NY
Marla Esser Cloos
Green Home Coach
Oklahoma City, OK
Patrick Coveny
Arch Construction Management
Hinsdale, IL
Mike Demboski
Warmington Residential
Costa Mesa, CA
Denise Dersin
Professional Builder Magazine
Arlington Heights, IL
Sheridan Foster
Elemental Green
Los Altos, CA
Rafael “Ray” Fernandez
Skyline Homes
La Habra Heights, CA
Jamie Gold
Jamie Gold Kitchen & Bath Design, LLC
Bonita, CA
Troy Johns
Urban Northwest Homes LLC
Vancouver, WA
Dustin Johnston
Liberty Homes, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK
Ron Kasperski
Oakwood Custom Builders, Inc.
Plymouth, MI
Stacy Kessinger
Willowsford Management LLC
Ashburn, VA
Tanner Luster
Luster Custom Homes
Scottsdale, AZ
Nigel Maynard
Products Magazine
Arlington Heights, IL
Camilla McLaughlin 
Freelance Writer
Unique Homes Magazine and New Home Source
Salt Lake City, UT
Kevin O’Meara
Interior Specialists
Plano, TX
Sara Sanger
Lifestyle Development
Des Moines, IA
Beverly Smirnis
Building SAVVY Magazine
N2 Publishing
Dallas, TX
Steve Smirnis
Building SAVVY Magazine
N2 Publishing
Dallas, TX
Fred Tobin
Tobin Construction Co.
North Canton, OH
Adam Weaver
Ashton Woods Homes
Roswell, GA
Kurt Welker
Welker Custom Homes, Inc.
Owatonna, MN
Tom Wong
Danielian Associates
Irvine, CA
Steve Yates
Lynn Builders LLC
Perkasie, PA

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