NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LP Building Products (NYSE: LPX) has been awarded the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award for 2014 from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder.
LP was among 13 outstanding suppliers that David Weekley Homes recognized using its industry-leading National Trading Partner Survey, an evaluation system first implemented in 2004.
LP rated an “A,A” gaining top marks in service and quality.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from such a great company and partner,” LP Specialty Sales Director Craig Sichling said. “Providing consistent quality and service is at the heart of our company’s promise to our customers. To be honored by one of the nation’s largest builders for fulfilling that promise speaks volumes about the effort that LP employees at all levels put into what they do every day.”
This is the first time that LP has rated “A,A” in David Weekley Home’s National Trading Partner Survey. LP received an “A” in service in 2012.
David Weekley Homes’ survey uses a series of evaluations, one-on-one discussions, formalized feedback instruments, coaching sessions and action plans to analyze supplier performance across all industries.
Fewer than 10 percent of the company’s suppliers rate an “A,A.”
“LP is in rarified air,” said Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes.
The unique quarterly survey is a detailed review of supplier performance as assessed by about 600 David Weekley Homes team members from all levels within the company.
The National Trading Partner Survey measures access, communication, timeliness, reliability, follow-through, confidence levels and other areas important to the business relationship.
The company shares the information with its trading partners, giving them an opportunity to review and improve their channel alignment and performance, Justus said.
LP Market Development Manager John Doggett shares the survey’s findings with LP’s distributors who serve David Weekley Homes.
“We use this as a continuous improvement opportunity to better our relationships and communication,” Doggett said.
LP supplies products to 10 of David Weekley Homes’ 18 markets. Those products include LP TechShield® Radiant Barrier sheathing, LP TopNotch® Sub-flooring, LP SmartSide® Trim & Siding, and LP SolidStart® Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL).
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.
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 and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under LPX. For more information, visit www.lpcorp.com.