Pro Builder 2018 Top 100 Products

Of all the products that have appeared in the pages of Pro Builder during the past 12 months, these 100 garnered the most reader interest

By Professional Builder Staff | August 3, 2018
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Take a look at the 100 products that Pro Builder readers were most curious to learn more about. (Photo montage: Larry Nigh; background photo: Sowanna /

So much of a home’s quality comes down to the products you opt for and how you go about selecting and using them: the highest-performing HVAC; the easiest-to-use design software; the most efficient appliances; plumbing fixtures that offer elegance and value. While some manufacturers make the cut year after year for reliability, ease of use, durability, and beauty, new products and innovations enter the market every year. 

That’s where Professional Builder comes in. Keeping you current on the latest and greatest products demands vigilance and even a bit of obsession on our part. We spend much of our time thinking about products, searching for them, writing about them, and delivering that news to you. 

Obviously, trying a new product means taking a chance. Before committing, you need information. And so, on the pages that follow are the products featured this year in Professional Builder that received the most reader requests for more details and information. 


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This year’s Top 100 Products are grouped into 10 categories:



Products from Bosch, Frigidaire, In-O-Vate, Samsung, Sub-Zero, Thermador, and Whirlpool

Exterior Products

Products from Access Lighting, AERT, Cultured Stone, Grayne, Great Southern Wood, Inteplast Group, James Hardie, Keystone Hardscapes, Meridian Brick, MiraTEC, Natural Paving USA, Smart Vent Products, Tamlyn, and Trex


Products from Delta Breez, Goodman, Noritz, Panasonic, and Rinnai

Interior Products

Products from ClosetMaid, Country Wood Flooring, Feit Electric, Kichler Lighting, Lumber Liquidators, Modern Flames, Napoleon, Protective Products, and Sherwin-Williams 

Kitchen + Bath

Products from Corian, Delta Faucet, Dura-Supreme, Elias, Geberit, Häfele, Kohler, Kraus, Mapei, Moen, Sterling, Toto, and Wellborn Cabinet 

Mechanical / Electrical / Home Tech

Products from Eaton, LiftMaster, Reliance Worldwide, and Zurn

Software + Technology

Products from Brinno, Calculated Industries, Eaton, Nest, and SoftPlan

Structural / Insulation / Housewrap

Products from CertainTeed, Dörken Systems, Georgia-Pacific, Jamsill, Johns Manville, Kimberly Clark, Lapolla Industries, LP, Nisus, Norbord, Simpson Strong-Tie, Tamlyn, and Weyerhaeuser

Tools + Equipment

Products from Bostitch, Decked, DeWalt, EZ Stak, IQ Power Tools, and RAM

Windows + Doors

Products from Andersen, Endura Products, Integrity by Marvin, Jeld-Wen, Marvin, Masonite, Milgard Manufacturing, Overhead Door, Solar Innovations, Western Window Systems, Windsor Windows & Doors


To see which 100 products were on the list last year, click here.