USG Corporation (NYSE: 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.