CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 eighth straight year that the L&W Supply branches in Florida have been honored with the award and recognized as a top supplier, and the fourth year for L&W Supply/Building Specialties branches in Texas.
As the nation’s largest privately held residential home builder, 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 by suppliers and the homebuilder to achieve world-class status in managing the flow of goods and services through the supply chain. In this process, more than 800 of David Weekley Homes’ team members deliver quarterly ratings to their suppliers based on performance in a number of areas, two key areas being 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 makes suppliers stronger competitors in the marketplace, and allows us to deliver the best possible experience to our homebuyers.”
“This is an outstanding honor for L&W Supply to be recognized by David Weekley Homes,” said Tim Mahaffey, vice president, South Division, L&W Supply. “We strive each and every day to exceed our customers’ expectations and we’re thrilled that they recognize our efforts, and more importantly, our results.”
L&W Supply (Fla.) received an A, A rating for quality and service, the highest rating a supplier can receive. L&W Supply/Building Specialties (Texas) received an A rating for quality.
“Each year we continue to see significant improvement in our suppliers’ overall performance. Consequently in Florida, where L&W Supply has won our award for eight straight years, its achievement is nothing short of remarkable," said Justus. “World-class excellence is when you are willing to put your products and services up against anyone, anytime, anywhere and come out on top. So through their actions L&W Supply has proven themselves as world-class providers for us.”
About L&W Supply
L&W Supply is the largest specialty dealer in North America for drywall, ceilings, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and residential specialty contractors. L&W Supply currently operates nearly 140+ locations across 37 states in the United States. L&W Supply operates under the names Building Specialties, L&W Supply, CK Supply, CALPLY and others. For additional information on L&W Supply, visit www.lwsupply.com or connect with us on www.facebook.com/LWSupply, http://www.linkedin.com/company/L&W-Supply, https://twitter.com/LWSupply or http://www.youtube.com/LWSupply.
About USG Corporation
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG’s worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 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,” “National Housing Quality Award” and two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared eight times on FORTUNE magazine’s “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.