2009 Product Choice Award Winners

Multi-Housing News is proud to present the 2009 winners of our Product Choice Award: Manufacturers whose products and services provide exceptional value, materials quality, design innovation and customer care.Winning a Product Choice Award takes on a special significance this year. With credit sources tight and many projects on hold, there is even greater competition among manufacturers to “get the business” and be specified for those projects that are moving forward.

The pressure is across the board. Project managers and architects must scrutinize every expenditure and material specification to an unprecedented extent—whether it’s for new construction, expansion, or renovation of an existing property. Manufacturers must prove their products and services clearly deliver the best ROI and exceed all customer expectations.

Multi-Housing News salutes each of these winners because they have earned votes of confidence from you and your peers. Given the strict criteria that govern your choice of building products suppliers, and the number of first-rate manufacturers vying for your business, we appreciate your expertise in identifying the “best of the best.”You will find this Winners List to be a valuable resource throughout the year as more projects are green lighted, whenever you need information on top building product sources. To make this information available to you 24/7, we are showcasing the winners at here.

In addition, the following pages give you detailed profiles on some of our winners. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and our sincere thanks to all of the MHN readers who took the time to cast ballots.


Natasha Selhi Associate Publisher

2009 Product Choice Award Winners

CARPET Invision Karastan Mohawk Shaw CEILINGSArmstrong Georgia-Pacific Owens Corning USGFLOORING Armstrong Mannington Torlys Wilsonart HVAC Carrier GE Consumer & Industrial Trane Whirlpool Corp.KITCHEN APPLIANCES Bosch GE Appliances KitchenAid Whirlpool KITCHEN/BATHROOM CABINETS ALNO USAArmstrong Cabinets KraftMaid Cabinetry Masterkraft Cabinets KITCHEN/BATHROOM FAUCETS & FIXTURES Delta Hansgrohe Kohler Moen LAMINATESArmstrong Formica Nevamar Wilsonart LAUNDRY APPLIANCES GE Appliances LG Electronics Maytag Whirlpool Brand LIGHTINGGE Lutron Electric Philips Lighting Co. Seagull Lighting LOCKSETS/ HARDWARE Baldwin Hardware Corp. IR Multifamily Solutions (Schlage) Kwikset Corp. (Black and Decker) SaflokPAINTBehr Benjamin Moore & Co. Pittsburgh Paints The Sherwin- Williams Co .ROOFINGCertainTeed Roofing GAF Materials Corp. Georgia-Pacific Owens Corning SOLID SURFACING Corian DuPont Formica Wilsonart SIGNAGE Artisan Wood Graphics Banner Design Fast Signs International SouthwoodSOUND CONTROL Hacker Industries Homasote Co. Owens Corning Quiet Solution Sound SealTRIM/MOLDING AZEC Trimboards Custom Decorative Mouldings Fypon The Millwork Store WALLCOVERINGS Carnegie Eldorado Stone Johns Manville KorosealWINDOWS/DOORS Andersen Windows and Doors Jeld-Wen Windows & Doors Marvin Windows and Doors Pella Windows and Doors