BELOIT, Wis. – For the fifth time, building products supplier ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, receiving an “A” rating in quality. It is one of only 17 companies to receive the award this year.
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. David Weekley Homes is the nation’s third-largest for-profit, privately held home builder.
David Weekley Homes’ innovative supplier evaluation system was established in 2004 and the first “Partners of Choice” Awards were presented in 2005. The cornerstone of the evaluation process is the home builder’s “National Trading Partner Survey,” in which 150 suppliers are rated in quality and service by team members throughout the company. Each quarter, 125 associates are surveyed, for an annual total of 500 reviews.
This ranking process allows David Weekley Homes to make a side-by-side comparison and ranking of the various suppliers, spanning a diverse array of industries, with which it works. Awards are presented to suppliers who maintain an “A” rating in quality or service, or in both categories (an “A, A” rating), for the previous 12 months.
“We are honored to again be named a ‘Partner of Choice,’” said Brent Fox, ABC Supply’s vice president of national business development. “ABC Supply has always focused on serving professional contractors and ‘making it easy’ for them. This is a sign that we’re doing the right things to live out that mission. The survey also gives us valuable feedback that we use to improve the array of products and services we offer and how we deliver them to our customers.”
Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes and chief architect of the supplier evaluation program, said, “The mark of world-class excellence is when a company is willing to put its products and services up against anyone, anywhere, at any time and comes out on top. That is what ABC Supply has done. They have gone up against 150 other companies and have proven themselves to be among the best of the best in delivering on the quality proposition for our team members.”
About ABC Supply
Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply was founded by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982. The company has more than 450 branches in 44 states and is dedicated exclusively to serving professional contractors. ABC Supply has distinguished itself by following a simple guiding principle – take care of contractors better than any other distributor. It accomplishes this by being a “people-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed. As a five-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award, ABC Supply is one of only a handful of companies in the world to have earned this honor every year since its inception in 2007. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 15 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,” “Builder of the Year” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” The company has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since its inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes. More information is available at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.