David Weekley Homes Honors L&W Supply with 2013 "Partners of Choice" Award
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- USG Corporation (NYS: USG) , a leading building products company, and its distribution subsidiary, L&W Supply Corporation, accepted David Weekley Homes coveted "Partners of Choice" Award at their recent national account meeting. This is the seventh straight year that the L&W Supply branches in Florida have been honored with the award and recognized as a top supplier, the third year for the Building Specialties branches in Texas.
As the nation's largest privately held residential home builder, according to the May 2013 issue of Professional Builder magazine, David Weekley Homes achieves the highest levels of homeowner satisfaction through its world-class partnerships. In 2004, the home builder implemented its interactive supplier evaluation system, which is used to determine their "Partners of Choice." Through this process, more than 600 of David Weekley Homes' team members deliver quarterly ratings to their suppliers based on performance in two key areas, quality and service. The evaluations and ratings, paired with one-on-one discussions, formalized feedback instruments, coaching sessions and action plans, exhibit a true partnership between David Weekley Homes and their national trading partners.
"This is really about pursuing world-class excellence, with the ultimate goal of achieving our company's Purpose: Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives," said Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services, David Weekley Homes, who implemented the innovative evaluation system. "The evaluation platform is an ongoing, interactive process that betters the relationship between two companies and at the same time allows all of us to become better, stronger competitors in the marketplace."
"This is an exceptional honor for L&W Supply and Building Specialties to be recognized by David Weekley Homes," said Tim Mahaffey, vice president, South Division, L&W Supply. "Customers are our top priority and the partnership we have with David Weekley Homes helps us to not only meet but exceed our customers' expectations."
Both L&W Supply (Fla.) and Building Specialties (Texas) received an A, A rating for quality and service, the highest rating a supplier can receive.
"World-class excellence is when you are willing to put your products and services up against anyone, anytime, anywhere and come out on top," said Justus. "Our raters have spoken, and as evidenced by their scores, both L&W Supply and Building Specialties have proven through their actions to be world-class providers for David Weekley Homes."
About L&W Supply
Owned by USG, L&W Supply is the largest specialty dealer in North America for drywall, ceilings, steel framing and other building materials used by homebuilders and commercial specialty contractors. L&W Supply currently operates nearly 140+ locations in the US in 37 states and operates under the names Building Specialties, River City Materials, L&W Supply, CK Supply, CALPLY and others. For additional information on L&W Supply, visit www.lwsupply.com.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC, L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets. USG's wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers. For additional information, visit the USG website at www.usg.com.
About David Weekley Homes
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. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
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