Penguin Toilets Model 524 wins 2011 Best of KBIS People’s Choice Award

May 4, 2011
Penguin Toilets Model 524 won the 2011 Best of KBIS People’s Choice Award.

LAS VEGAS — Penguin Toilets Model 524 won the 2011 Best of KBIS People’s Choice Award. Achieving this award amidst a record number entries, Larry Trowbridge, co-founder of Penguin Toilets LLC, said, “Penguin Toilets is honored to be recognized by the attendees of this show. I couldn’t be more proud of our team in creating this high efficiency toilet while introducing a new era of toilet technology. Our goal this year is to get recognized and with this award we know we are on the right path.”

With over 30,000 in attendance at this year’s 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show here, the winners of the Best of KBIS competition were announced on April 27th. The Best of KBIS People’s Choice award is selected by the attendees of the show for functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style and innovation, and introduced in the past 12 months. To see the award, visit KBIS’s award page at

The Model 524 sets itself apart as the only toilet with built in overflow protection utilizing a secondary drain system. Model 524 is a contemporary style toilet, WaterSense listed at 1.28gpf, uses a Fluidmaster 3-in. flush valve, and obtained a 1,000-gram MaP test score.

The toilet is sold at retail, but Penguin has a trade line and is in the process of setting up wholesale distribution.

Larry Trowbridge and Pat Stack founded Penguin Toilets in 2005 by while working in the hotel construction and renovation industry. Witnessing costly toilet overflow catastrophes they raised the question, “Why don’t they make a toilet with an overflow?” This idea can save property owners millions of dollars in overflow damage, thus the patented secondary drain system was created. Penguin Toilets is a Michigan-based corporation with manufacturing facilities in North America and Asia, serving both residential and commercial markets. Additional information is available at

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