Home Depot has recognized innovations in home improvement that make tackling projects easier and more efficient for the pro and DIYer at its annual 2023 innovation awards.

“Our pipeline of product innovation is stronger in every category thanks to our outstanding suppliers,” said Billy Bastek, executive vice president of merchandising at Home Depot.

The retailer’s 2023 top winners included:    

Overall winner: Decora Edge by Leviton. Makes installing light switches and outlets faster, safer and more efficient.

First runner up: Ecolab Scientific Clean Line. Brings the cleaning solutions trusted to clean and sanitize some of the world’s largest hotels, healthcare facilities and restaurants to customers’ homes.

Second runner up: Glidden Cool Touch Exterior Floor Paint. Keeps porches, patios, pool decks, and walkways cooler.

In addition to the top three winners, The retailer recognized the following finalists for their high marks in product innovation: 

  • Husky rechargeable flashlights help to illuminate any space.
  • The KAP-IT sprinkler riser makes raising your sprinkler easier.
  • Kohler extra tall toilet provides enhanced comfort, easy accessibility.
  • Makita XGT 40V line of 40V power tools battery-powered pro tools.
  • The Ridgid Flexshaft leaves pipes clean and free-flowing.
  • Ryobi 80V zero turn riding mower and riding lawn tractor.
  • TrafficMaster sheet vinyl has the look of wood grain or stone.

In conjunction with the innovation awards, suppliers in several categories were honored: 

  • Environmental partner of the year: Clorox/Glad
  • Interconnected partner of the year:  Evolutions Flooring
  • Marketing innovation partner of the year: Behr
  • Supplier diversity partner of the year: Pure Beauty Farms

The retailer’s partners of the year are listed by product category below: 

  • Appliances:  Midea
  • Building Materials:  US Gypsum
  • Décor/Storage/Organization:  Great Star
  • Electrical/Lighting:  Feit Electric
  • Flooring: Polyloom
  • Hardware:  PrimeSource
  • Indoor Garden:  Ryobi
  • Kitchens & Bath:  Cambria
  • Lumber:  Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Millworks:  Masonite
  • Outdoor Garden:  Bell Nurseries
  • Paint:  W.M. Barr
  • Plumbing:  Milwaukee
  • Tools:  Milwaukee

“We’re thrilled with this year’s winners and their commitment to providing our DIY and pro customers with first access to the newest and most compelling products to help them improve their homes,” said Bastek.