David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately-held home builder, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and symbol for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice” Award in 2004. The unique evaluation platform allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers through its coveted “Partners of Choice” Award. Under this process Team Members are initially asked to rate each supplier’s performance on Quality and Service. Then through a series of discussions, meetings and coaching calls, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers search for the best way to achieve excellence together. This process allows David Weekley Homes to take “partnering with its suppliers” to world-class levels.
Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, implemented the ground-breaking, innovative evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs, improve service, and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.
“To achieve high marks in our evaluation platform means that our manufacturing partners must look beyond their four walls and actively manage the distribution channel to insure their products are delivered seamlessly to us, their customer”, said Bill Justus Vice President Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, and chief architect behind the home builder’s comprehensive supply evaluation system. “The ratings of over 600 David Weekley Homes’ Team Members have affirmed that our friends at Boral Bricks not only understand this important principle, but are world class in their execution.”
“Receiving this is one of the highest compliments we can get. To attain this award means that Team Members from every level of the David Weekley organization believe that our company is best in class in delivering products in a timely, efficient, and cost effective manner,” said Paul Samples, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Boral Bricks. “Our relationship with David Weekley is very important, and the surveys provide us with the feedback we need to be able to continuously improve our products and service levels.”
Boral clay bricks provide excellent insulation, and thermal mass for great insulation from exterior temperature changes. These qualities equate to energy efficiency, lowering the necessity for heat and air conditioning and leading to utility cost savings of up to eight percent. The Boral Bricks product line features a wide ranging selection of brick products in both rough and smooth texture and a variety of color selections from nearly white to deep burgundy brown. Boral Bricks are durable and covered by a limited warranty. A low-maintenance product, the bricks do not require paint and withstand extremely inclement weather, never rotting or warping. They provide up to a five percent reduction in Homeowners’ insurance rates and a higher structure resale value.
About Boral Bricks:
Boral Bricks is the largest clay brick and paver manufacturer in the United States. Boral Bricks Inc. is the largest operating company of Boral USA, a holding company that owns Boral’s U.S. operation. Boral Bricks Inc. is headquartered in Roswell, GA. For additional information, please visit www.boralbricks.com or call 800-5-BORAL-5.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 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 65,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.