NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — LP® Building Products, a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials, was honored by receiving the renowned 2011 “Partners of Choice” Award for excellent service from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s second largest for-profit, privately-held home builder. Awarded an “A” in the service category, LP was one of only seventeen companies to receive an award out of nearly 150 of the company’s trade partners.
“It is an honor to receive this award and to be considered best in class by David Weekley Homes team members,” said Mike Sims, VP of Sales with LP Building Products. “The ‘Partners of Choice’ Award reflects LP Building Products’ commitment to David Weekley Homes and to all of our customers.”
David Weekley Homes launched its world-class supplier evaluation platform in the beginning of 2004. Since then it has become the gold standard in the industry for evaluating both suppliers and their channel partners. At the heart of the process is the National Trading Partner Survey, a quarterly evaluation submitted by team members from every market and level inside the organization. The home builder’s team members rate trading partners on a 1 to 10 scale. Scores are then averaged and ranked from “A” to “F” in 20 percent increments. Every year through the joint efforts of David Weekley Homes and its suppliers, the bar is raised. Evaluation scores have risen on average by 13% annually, so if you score the same year after year, you are falling behind.
“Our unique rating system allows the comparison of different companies from diverse industries in support of the home building industry and provides a quantifiable method to measure excellence,” said Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, and chief architect behind this world-class evaluation platform. “Winning companies must ensure that not only themselves, but their channel partners are in alignment in delivering their products effectively and efficiently to their customer, David Weekley Homes. Due to the many touch points between us, you cannot score well with talk alone; it must be through consistency, and demonstrated action. LP’s receipt of this award distinguishes them among the best of the best in delivering premium service to our organization.”
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 15 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(R) magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com .
About LP Building Products
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality engineered wood building materials including OSB, structural framing products, and exterior siding for use in residential, industrial and light commercial construction. From manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada, Chile and Brazil, LP products are sold to builders and homeowners through building materials distributors and dealers and retail home centers. Founded in 1973, LP is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
SOURCE: LP® Building Products