Aug. 1, 2016 - Acme Brick Company is one of only 14 companies nationwide that have received David Weekley Homes’ highly coveted 2015 “Partners of Choice Award” with an “A, A” ranking. Acme achieved the “A” rating for both Quality and for Service. This is the fifth consecutive year that Acme has been chosen a “Partner of Choice” - one of only four in this group of 14 national companies to have done so.
David Weekley Homes, the largest, privately-held home builder in America, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and its measurement for world-class excellence, the “Partners of Choice Award” in 2004. The unique evaluation platform, is based on input from nearly one-thousand David Weekley team members. It allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback to these suppliers, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers. Through this process, David Weekley Homes takes “partnering with its suppliers” to a world-class level. Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, implemented the industry-leading evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs, improve service, and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.
“Due to the platform’s breadth and depth, you can’t talk your way to good scores, Weekley’s Bill Justus said. "Our friends at Acme Brick have demonstrated through their actions to be world-class in providing quality and service to our team."
Stan McCarthy, Acme’s Senior Vice President of Sales, said, “Acme Brick has now earned the DWH Partners of Choice Award for a 5th year in a row. We are honored to receive the Double Award for service and quality for our 2015 performance! Out of 200+ national companies, maybe 5 to 6% achieve this award. It’s a great tribute to the Acme Brick associates involved in the production, sales and support that it takes to receive this award. DWH is a forward thinking customer that engages deeply with their suppliers, always in an effort to improve and do what's best for the homeowner. We're gratified that Weekley has relied on us as a partner/supplier since their inception in 1976.”
Dennis Knautz, Acme Brick President and CEO, added that, "We are honored to be named one of Weekley Home's Partners of Choice for the fifth consecutive year, receiving an "A" for both Quality and Service. In terms of Quality, our production associates are living up to our motto - "If You Don't See the Acme Name, You're Not Getting Acme Quality". And in terms of Service, our sales associates work hard to be responsive to and to exceed the expectations of Weekley's managers and service personnel in every market. We will continue to strive to earn Weekley's trust in every way during 2016 so they can provide outstanding homes for their customers."
Acme Brick Company, the largest U.S. brick company, is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies headed by famed investor Warren Buffett. The company celebrated its 125th birthday on April 17, 2016. For more information reach Acme Brick at www.brick.com.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 24 cities and 13 states 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 “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.