|Home builder awards James Hardie with prestigious Partners of Choice Award for 10th Year
CHICAGO (August 1, 2016) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced 10 years of earning the nationally-recognized “A,A” Partners of Choice Award for outstanding Quality and Service from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder.
Each year, David Weekley Homes recognizes the best-of-breed companies that provide an exemplary combination of quality and service, according to the results of a rigorous supplier evaluation platform. A large component of this process is the National Trading Partner Survey, a quarterly survey that is used to impact change, which includes reducing channel costs and improving customer service with the end goal of achieving the highest level of homeowner satisfaction.
Companies ranked the highest are presented with the nationally-acclaimed Partners of Choice Award. Award winners are divided into two categories: “A,A” for excellence in both quality and service or “A” for excellence in either category. James Hardie stands out among the 200 participating companies as only one of 14 to earn the highly coveted “A,A” Award, achieving excellence in both quality and service, and one of only three companies to earn this distinction for 10 or more years.
“When homeowners choose David Weekley Homes with James Hardie® siding, they receive an exceptionally beautiful, durable and authentic exterior,” said Sean Gadd, chief marketing officer for James Hardie Building Products. “We’re honored to earn this award for the 10th year and we look forward to delivering David Weekley Homes with high-quality products and first class service for many more years.”
Gadd also noted that the “A” award for service is a testament to the dedication and superior customer support consistently delivered by the company’s valued channel partners.
“The National Trading Partner Survey is an end-to-end process in which we not only evaluate the performance of our suppliers, but also their ability to influence the supply chain,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain for David Weekley Homes and primary driver of the world class evaluation platform. “At David Weekley Homes, we set the highest expectations for our team members and expect the very same from our trading partners. For 10 years, James Hardie has undoubtedly demonstrated world-class excellence and fully embraces our goal of delivering outstanding customer satisfaction to our home buyers.”
For more information about the award, visit: davidweekleyhomes.com. To learn more about James Hardie, visit jameshardie.com.
About James Hardie Building Products Inc.
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, and has been furthering founder James Hardie’s innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 5.5 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit www.jameshardie.com.
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 24 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.