The annual BUILDER Brand Use Study gauges the attitudes of U.S. builders, developers, and contractors toward the products they recognize, use, and trust, as well as their overall willingness to try new products. More than 1,000 respondents from across the country have shared their brand use practices and perspectives with BUILDER, allowing us to shed light on the year’s leaders across 51 building product categories.
The survey found that product performance and desirable features are top priorities in product selection decisions, followed closely by warranty, availability, price, and ease of installation. Many brands have remained top choices over the years, and some are the brand of choice for over half of the survey’s respondents. But a majority of builders, developers, and contractors are willing to explore their product options, and the top three brands have shifted in many of this year’s categories.
The following table identifies the top brand in each of those 51 categories, from bathroom fixtures to windows, and everything in between. For additional information on this year's best brands, click through companies linked below to view their page in our Manufacturers Directory.