January 9 - 11, 2018
Orlando, FL

Best of IBS Awards 2018

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Congratulations to the finalists of the 2018 Best of IBS Awards! The companies listed below will be vying for the title of the best of the best, in their respective categories, at the 2018 NAHB International Builders' Show® in January. Category winners and our Best in Show winner will be announced at the Best of IBS Awards event on Thursday, January 11 at 3:00 PM at the IBS Live booth (S218). All registrants are encouraged to attend!

Over 300 entries in nine categories were received in the 2018 Best of IBS Awards. Our 27 industry and media judges considered the following criteria in order to select our 2018 finalists:

  • 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.

Don't miss the building industry's most exciting products! Visit these exhibitors' booths to see for yourself, why our judges named these products the BEST OF IBS 2018!

Best Bath Product
Kichler Lighting (Booth W5942)
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (Booth W3016)
Precision Frameworks (Booth W8153)
Trim-Tex Inc. (Booth S1744)

Best Energy Efficient Product
Acuity Brands (Booth S1070)
Airex Manufacturing, Inc. (Booth S1433)
Ecobee (Booth W5687)
Ingersoll Rand/Trane Brand (Booth W7943)
MagVent, LLC (Booth S1176)
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating (Booth S231)
Noritz America (Booth W7583)

Best Green Building Product
DekTek Tile Inc. (Booth S3238)
Ecoinnovation Technologies (Booth W7863)
EcoSmart Inc. (Booth S244)
EZ SIPS Jobsite-Framed Structural Insulated Panels (Booth W4371)
Lennox Industries (Booth W3671)
TERM Barriers by Polyguard Products (Booth W6636)

Best Home Technology Product
Brilliant (Booth W5791)
BRK Brands, Inc. (Booth W5882)
Honeywell International Inc. (Booth W5453)
NuBryte (Booth W5976)
Taco Comfort Solutions (Booth S1478)
Whirlpool (Booth P18)

Best Indoor Living Product
Corruven Inc. (Booth W4870)
Eaton (Booth W3490)
Eldorado Stone (Booth W2583)
Heat & Glo by Hearth & Home Technologies (Booth W3982)
Kichler Lighting (Booth W5942)

Best Kitchen Product
Air King (Booth W6852)
ARTISWALL (Booth S2864)
GE Appliances (Booth W3153)
NanaWall Systems (Booth W3990)
Whirlpool (Booth P18)

Best Outdoor Living Product
Advance Coatings Group (Booth S841)
Advantage Trim and Lumber (Booth S3006)
Aquor Water Systems (Booth S3333)
dasso Group (Booth S3040)
Knotwood (Booth S662)
Phantom Screens (Booth W6683)
Screen Tight (Booth W4215)

Best Window & Door Product
Kwikset (Booth S3416)
MagLev Glide (Booth S2175)
NanaWall Systems* (Booth W3990)
*Finalist for two products
Printing Enterprise Limited (Booth S2466)
VELUX America Inc. (Booth W3117)

Most Innovative Building Product
AeroBarrier, a division of Aeroseal LLC (Booth W8560)
Comfort Block (Booth S1757)
Phomi USA (Booth S1440)
SharkBite Plumbing Solutions (Booth S3200)
Saint-Gobain (Booth W3629)
Savaria Concord Lifts (Booth W4553)
ZipWall Dust Barrier System (Booth S831)

See who won in 2017!

2018 Best of IBS Info

IBS Exhibitors: The 2018 Best of IBS Awards entry application period is now closed. The 2019 awards program application period will open approximately September 1, 2018. If you’d like to receive notification when the 2019 Best of IBS Awards application opens, send us an email.

IBS Attendees:  Interested in judging the 2019 Best of IBS Awards? Send us your bio and we’ll add you to our potential list of judges! Only 2019 IBS registrants will be considered.

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