Nation's Largest Appliance Manufacturer Now Supplying Nation's Largest Privately Held Homebuilder Whirlpool Corporation Portfolio of Brands Soon Available in David Weekley Homes

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this fall, Whirlpool Corporation portfolio of brand appliances will be available nationwide to customers of Houston-based David Weekley Homes. The nation's largest manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances and the largest privately held homebuilder in America have signed a new supplier agreement this year.

David Weekley Homes builds first-time, move-up and luxury homes in 17 cities across the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest.

"As two companies that strive to provide homeowners with design, choice and service, we're excited that David Weekley Homes customers will now have the array of kitchen suites and laundry choices that only the Whirlpool Corporation can provide through our Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air brands," said Bob Bergeth, general manager, Whirlpool builder sales. "This agreement is a great cultural and business fit, and we're looking forward to the growth that comes from working with David Weekley Homes as the homebuilding recovery continues to gain ground."

David Weekley Homes ranked as the nation's 17th-largest homebuilder in the United States closing on nearly 2,500 homes in 2012, according to BUILDER magazine. It was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor that includes "America's Best Builder," "Builder of the Year," and the "National Housing Quality Award."

For more information about Whirlpool Corporation's builder and contract channel solutions, including how Whirlpool helps builders nationwide grow their businesses, visit InsideAdvantage.com.

ABOUT INSIDE ADVANTAGE
Inside Advantage is designed exclusively for professionals to facilitate the designing, building and remodeling process for any project involving major appliances. Backed by Whirlpool Corporation's depth of consumer insight and supported by its strong portfolio of brands, Inside Advantage helps designers, builders and remodelers create more livable spaces. Sales support materials and logistical services are readily available to Inside Advantage members.

ABOUT WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2012, 68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com.

 

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation



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