Houston-based David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held home builder in the U.S., announced today the winners of its annual Partners of Choice awards, and Uponor North America (Uponor) was recognized for the sixth year in a row — this year receiving an ‘AA’ ranking in quality and service.
In its 15th year, the Partners of Choice awards recognize supplier-companies that participate in David Weekley Homes’ yearlong assessment-and-feedback program that sets consistently high industry standards and drives continuous improvement. Of the 200 companies assessed in the supplier-feedback platform, only six have won a Partners of Choice Award for the past six years.
“Today’s home buyer is more informed and has higher expectations than ever before,” says John Schiegg, director of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. “We will continue to rely on our strongest National Trading Partners to help us deliver a buying experience that is unsurpassed in the home building industry.”
Uponor began participating in the Partners of Choice assessment program in 2014. The program includes a customer portal unique to each supplier where companies can receive their feedback results for the current year as well as previous years to analyze and assess their progress.
“At David Weekley Homes, we set the highest of expectations for our team members and our National Trading Partners. Uponor continues to demonstrate world-class excellence and embraces our goal of providing a world-class building experience for our customers,” said Schiegg.
Since its inception in 2004, the Partners of Choice assessment program is continuing to set new industry standards for quality and process improvement, seeing an average increase of 13 percent each year in supplier engagement and progress.
“Uponor deeply values our long-standing partnership with David Weekley Homes,” said Carl Hines, national builder sales manager at Uponor North America. “The Partners of Choice assessment program is a great example of our ongoing efforts to enhance our customer experience. For Uponor to be one of a few participants recognized with this award for the past six years is an incredible honor for our company and employees.”