Houston, TX (November 21, 2016): David Weekley, the founder and chairman of David Weekley Homes, was recognized on Friday, November 18 by the Texas Association of Builders as the 2016 Honoree for the Texas Housing Hall of Honor.
The Texas Housing Hall of Honor celebrates men and women who have made significant and lasting contributions to the housing industry in Texas. Additionally, the honor recognizes individuals who promote a positive image of the Texas housing industry to the public through increased awareness and education.
“It’s a true honor to be inducting David Weekley into the Texas Housing Hall of Honor," said Scott Norman, executive director of the Texas Association of Builders. “He has been a true pioneer in the housing industry and we are fortunate to have his insight on all levels. Above all, David’s commitment to his customers and the well-being of the state is second to none. He’s the perfect example of ‘doing the right thing.’”
Inductees are selected annually from the categories of: builders, developers or remodelers; trades professionals and suppliers; government; and industry-allied professionals, and are elected through secret ballot by the Texas Association of Builders Board of Governors.
“This has been a milestone year for David Weekley Homes as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and I am incredibly grateful to be recognized as the 2016 Honoree for the Texas Housing Hall of Honor,” said David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes. “I am proud of the company and our high standards, which we use to challenge ourselves to continue being an innovator for both our customers and the housing industry.”
Weekley was the first home builder in America to earn the Triple Crown of American Home Building and was one of the first builders to incorporate energy-efficient building techniques through its EnergySaver™ homes, which are backed by the Environments For Living® Program’s heating and cooling energy usage guarantee.
Weekley currently builds in four cities in Texas, and 23 nationwide. In 2015, the company celebrated the closing of its 80,000th home.
Over the past 20 years, The David Weekley Family Foundation has donated more than $100 million to worthy causes in the U.S. and abroad and Team Members volunteer thousands of hours each year working with various organizations.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 23 cities and 13 states 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,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.