HOUSTON, TX (Monday, July 29, 2013): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder, released the winners of its “Partners of Choice” Award for 2013, which recognizes outstanding suppliers from its industry-leading evaluation system, first implemented in 2004.
The following companies were recognized as winners of the coveted “A,A” Award, achieving excellence in both quality and service:
Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products
Building Specialties, Dow Chemical
Honeywell, Office Depot
Skelton Business Equipment
David Weekley Homes welcomes Rheem and Skelton Business Equipment into the “A,A” elite circle of honor for the first time.
The following companies received an “A” Award, for achieving excellence in either quality or service:
Acme Bricks (“A” in quality)
Carrier (“A” in service)
Eaton (“A” in service),
Home Team Pest Defense (“A” in service)
Johns Manville (“A” in quality)
Moen (“A” in service)
Sherwin Williams (“A” in service)
Trane (“A” in service)
David Weekley Homes welcomes Sherwin Williams into the esteemed winner’s circle for the first time.
Through a series of evaluations, one-on-one discussions, formalized feedback instruments, coaching sessions and action plans, the unique platform allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance across all industries. The National Trading Partner Survey measures access, communication, timeliness, reliability, follow-through, confidence levels and other areas important to the business relationship. The quarterly survey is a detailed review of David Weekley Homes’ supplier performance as assessed by approximately 600 Team Members from all levels within the company, and provides our trading partners an opportunity to review and improve their channel alignment and performance.
“Pursuit of world-class excellence is a journey that requires constant assessment and course correction,” said Bill Justus vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes. “As we continue to grow we will rely on companies such as our award winners that are serious about excellence to help us deliver outstanding experiences to all our Homebuyers.”
“The Partners of Choice survey has been an incredible tool by which we measure our quality and performance both internally and externally here at Moen,” said Senior Strategic Account Manager Mark Davis. “Our goal is to always strive for excellence, and because of the survey and its feedback, it holds us more accountable for our actions and service.” Moen is a five-time Partners of Choice award winner.
Tim Mahaffey, vice president, South Division for L&W Supply said their company, “uses the survey as a measuring stick to guide their employees along the right track of performance. David Weekley Homes is the only company who does anything like this to hold their suppliers accountable. The survey is extremely important for our relationship and it takes our business to the next level in terms of reliability, value and commitment.”
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 17 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 70,000 homes. Head over to the David Weekley Homes History page for more information on this award winning organization.