David Weekley Homes Honors James Hardie with Prestigious Partners of Choice Award

Supplier Feedback Platform ranks James Hardie highest in quality and service

Aug 05, 2015, 11:30 ET from James Hardie Building Products, Inc.

CHICAGO, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- James Hardie Building Products, Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced it won the nationally-recognized "A,A" Partners of Choice Award for outstanding Quality and Service from David Weekley Homes. This is the ninth year James Hardie has been honored with this award.

David Weekley Homes, the nation's largest privately-held home builder, utilizes an industry-leading supplier feedback platform to evaluate its partners on quality and service. The heart of this platform is the National Trading Partner Survey. This quarterly survey provides results that are used to impact change, including reducing channel costs and improving customer service with the end goal of achieving the highest level of homeowner satisfaction.

Survey results are combined with other evaluation instruments such as strategy sessions, one-on-one meetings and coaching calls to assist both the homebuilder and their partners in achieving world class excellence. The best of breed companies coming through this rigorous process receive the nationally-acclaimed Partners of Choice Award. Award winners are divided into two categories: "A,A" for excellence in quality and service or "A" for excellence in either category. James Hardie stands out among the 200 participating companies as only one of 15 to achieve the highest possible rating in both quality and service.

"The breadth and depth of our evaluation platform make it impossible to achieve our award without demonstrating world-class performance in managing thousands of transactions throughout the distribution channel annually," said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain for David Weekley Homes. "James Hardie has won the Partners of Choice Award for 9 years, which speaks volumes about the functional integrity of the company's products and their first class service."

"At James Hardie, we are committed to continuous improvement. The feedback we receive from David Weekley Homes annually helps us continue to adapt to our customers and make sure we're meeting and exceeding their needs year after year," said Ryan Sullivan, Executive General Manager of the Southern Division at James Hardie. "We are proud to win the Partners in Choice Award from David Weekley Homes again this year and we look forward to working with David Weekley Homes for many more years to come."

For more information about the award, visit: davidweekleyhomes.com. To learn more about James Hardie, visit jameshardie.com.

About James Hardie Building Products, Inc.
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, and has been furthering founder James Hardie's innovative, entrepreneurial legacy around the world for more than 125 years. It invented fiber cement siding products in the early 1980s as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Its products combine innovation and versatility to offer a variety of design possibilities, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 5.5 million homes in North America, James Hardie has earned a favorable reputation within the industry and has been specified in some of the country's most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit www.jameshardie.com.

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 nine times on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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