Zircon Awards

Zircon consistently creates breakthrough technologies recognized by industry leaders. Through the decades, Zircon's patented tool innovations have received dozens of industry awards. View the last 5 years of accolades below:

 

Handyman Club of America / Handy Magazine Seal of Approval

Handyman Club of America sealFrom: Handy Magazine December/January 2010 issue
Product: Studsensor EDGE

The Studsensor EDGE was sent to 500 Handyman Club members for testing, and the results were overwhelmingly positive!

The tool received a 8.8 (out of 10) overall rating, with the revolutionary new body shape scoring high marks for design and comfort. Impressively, 97% of the respondents said they'd recommend the tool to others, and 98% said it was a good value for the price.

The results were published in Handy Magazine, the official publication of the Handyman Club of America, and on www.HandymanClub.com

 

Number One Brand in Stud Sensors

Building Products MagazineFrom: Home Improvement Executive Magazine
December 2007 issue

Each winter, the editors of Home Improvement Executive poll the owners and executives of the leading home improvement center chains about their views on different stud finder brands. This year, 91% of the respondents stated that Zircon was the brand that would drive their current and future stud sensor business. Although Zircon has always had a strong poll showing, this recognition was unparalleled. We're flattered to obtain such a positive endorsement from our suppliers.

Zircon may have no shortage of competition, but we're flattered to be viewed in such a positive light by our suppliers.

Most Valuable Product Award

Building Products MagazineFrom: Building Products Magazine
Product: MultiScanner i700 OneStep
Annual MVP Awards issue, July/August 2005

Each year, Building Products' Most Valuable Product competition singles out an elite handful of new products worthy of special recognition. The panel assessed each entry based on a single requirement. Does the entry: 1) Produce value to professionals (by reducing installation time, callbacks, or labor costs); 2) solve a problem, 3) simplify installation, 4) boost profits, or 5) add curb appeal or a "wow" factor to a home? "For builders and remodelers who have multiple scanning needs, but don't want to carry around multiple tools, the MultiScanner i700 looks like a real time saver," the judges raved.

"For builders and remodelers who have multiple scanning needs but don't want to carry around multiple tools, the MultiScanner i700 OneStep looks like a real time saver," the judges raved.

 

Innovation Award: First Place Winner

Home Improvement Executive MagazineFrom: Home Improvement Executive Magazine
Product: Stud Finders
Annual Innovation Awards issue, July 25, 2005

Home Improvement Executive researched company Web sites, press releases, promotional materials, and articles published over the past year. First, second, and third place winners were chosen in several product categories based on overall presentation, including unique products, packaging, and/or features brought to market.

Editor's "Best of Show" Award, National Hardware Show

Popular Mechanics MagazineFrom: Popular Mechanics Magazine
Product: MultiScanner OneStep
Awarded at AHMAl Hardware Show, April 2004

For the fifth consecutive year, a new Zircon product has won Popular Mechanics magazine's highest accolade. The revolutionary CenterVision stud finders pinpoint the center of the stud in one pass.

Editor's "Best of Show" Award, National Hardware Show

Popular Mechanics MagazineFrom: Popular Mechanics Magazine
Product: the LaserVision Qube System
Awarded at National Hardware Show, August 2003

This is an amazing four years in a row that Zircon has garnered this award, probably the most sought after at the NHS. No one else has ever won even twice in a row. You can read about it now on their web site — and see Zircon's Norm Krantz accepting the award from PM's editor Steve Wilson and Hearst vice president Jay McGill.

Best of Home Tech: Top 20 Tools

This Old House MagazineFrom: This Old House Magazine
Product: LaserVision Qube System

"Laser levels are a dime a dozen, but Zircon's LaserVision Qube system ($100) is a standout in a crowded field.

Each 1 1/2" color-coded cube (make that "qube") generates a different-shaped laser beam: Red cubes make a dot, blue cubes a line, and green cubes a cross.

Use them individually or in combination to create, say, simultaneous plumb and level lines on a wall for cabinet layout.

Ultrastrong neodymium magnets secure the cubes to one another and to the self-leveling base."

- This Old House Magazine, December 2003

 

Annual Editor's "Innovation Award"

Handy MagazineFrom: Handy Magazine
Product:LaserVision Qube System

"Simplicity is the key to Zircon's LaserVision Qube System (starting at about $100).

A simple appearance belies the sophisticated engineering that makes laser leveling easier than ever.

Point one or more of the tiny magnetic laser cubes in almost any direction from the unit's self-leveling base.

By adding more cubes you can do complex layouts with ease. The cubes come in versions that project lines, dots and crosses."

- Handy Magazine, November/December 2003

NECA "Showstopper" Award.

Electrical ContractorFrom: Electrical Contractor
Product: StudSensor Pro SL-AC
October 2003

 

Top 25 New Products of 2003

Electrical Contracting & Engineering News MagazineFrom: Electrical Contracting & Engineering News Magazine
Product: CF 12 Pro Circuit Breaker Kit

 

"Innovation Awards" First Place Winner

Home Improvement ExecutiveFrom: Home Improvement Executive
Product:StudSensor Line
July 2003

 

Most Innovative Products: Experts' Choice Award

World of ConcreteFrom: The editors of Concrete Construction, Concrete Producer, and Concrete & Masonry Products
Product: MT 6 Metal Finder
February 2003 World of Concrete show

 

NECA "Showstopper" Award

Electrical ContractorFrom: Electrical Contractor
Product: CF 12 Circuit Breaker Finder
September 2002

 

Editor's "Best of Show" Award National Hardware Show

popFrom: Popular Mechanics Magazine
Product: CF 12 Circuit Breaker Finder
August 2002

 

Retailers' Choice Award

Do-It-Yourself Retailing MagazineFrom: Do-It-Yourself
Retailing Magazine
Product: CF 12 Circuit Breaker Finder
August 2002