by David Weekley Homes
One of the nation's foremost business publications has recognized David Weekley Homes in its annual rankings of business success. FORTUNE® touted David Weekley Homes as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”
“At David Weekley Homes we want to create a culture people want to work in. By developing our Team, giving them the tools to reach their highest potential and offering them a chance to grow, we can ensure our company's success and our customers' satisfaction,” said David Weekley, Chairman of David Weekley Homes. “Team Members (employees) are an investment in the company's future and we take their happiness very seriously. We are certainly proud of this national recognition that confirms we are doing what it takes to compete successfully and responsibly in today's marketplace.”
David Weekley Homes' number 12th overall ranking and 2nd among small companies on FORTUNE's “100 Best Companies to Work For” list was based on the company's evaluation of the policies and culture, and the opinions of the company's employees. David Weekley Homes employs more than 1,400 Team Members nationwide.
“We expect the best and bring out the best in our Team Members,” said Weekley. “To do that we provide the tools to enhance their lives both professionally and personally, like our Outreach Program and Marketplace Ministries.”
Marketplace Ministries, active in all 18 markets, provides employee assistance free of charge. The program is open to all Team Members and their immediate families who need special guidance or advice or who simply need someone to lend an ear 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Non-denominational chaplains are also readily available to help Team Members with wedding or funeral arrangements.
David Weekley's Outreach Program is set up on local levels in all 18 markets. It is the goal of our Outreach Team to donate time and money to a broad range of organizations, serving the needs of people in their surrounding communities. David Weekley Homes exists To Enhance People's Lives: Our Team, Our Customers and Our Community . The creation of the Outreach Team is an innovation in serving out Our Purpose. Every Division is provided with $500/Team Member to fund its Outreach Team.
Some typical Outreach endeavors include Habitat for Humanity and volunteering at local soup kitchens, raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer, UNCF, Multiple Sclerosis, Hurricane relief and our United Way Campaign.
"It pleases me to be able to provide unique services and opportunities such as this to our Team Members and their families," said Weekley.
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 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.” This is Weekley's sixth time to appear on FORTUNE's coveted list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 50,000 homes with 2006 revenues exceeding $1.5 billion. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com .