12 Years of Recognition: James Hardie Earns 2017 David Weekley Homes’ Prestigious A,A Partners of Choice Award

Superior quality and service earns the leader in fiber cement siding the industry acclaimed Partners of Choice Award

CHICAGO (June 28, 2018) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the world leader in fiber cement siding, today announced 12 years of earning the nationally-recognized “A,A” Partners of Choice Award for outstanding quality and service from David Weekley Homes, the country’s largest privately-held home builder.

Over the last 12 years, James Hardie has won the “A,A” award 11 times and the “A” award once, highlighting the company’s continued success in delivering quality and service. This honor makes James Hardie one of only three other companies to have earned the award this many times.

“Earning the Partners of Choice Award is a reflection of the superior standard we set for ourselves, not only to manufacture durable, high-quality products, but also to deliver best-in-class service,” said Zean Nielsen, executive vice president, sales, at James Hardie Building Products. “We’re honored to partner with a builder as distinguished as David Weekley Homes, and being ranked by them as a top-tier company only motivates us to exceed that level of outstanding service.”

Of the 200 companies evaluated, only the top ranked companies earn the coveted Partners of Choice Award. Categories include “A,A” demonstrating excellence in both quality and service, or “A” representing excellence in either quality or service.

To assess all partners and pinpoint top performers, more than 1,000 David Weekley Homes team members – from sales to senior leadership – participate in the homebuilder’s unique “Supplier Evaluation Platform.” At the heart of this process is the National Trading Partner Survey. The goal of the quarterly survey is to enhance communication and identify where improvements can be made to ultimately improve customer service, achieving the highest level of homeowner satisfaction.

“Our Supplier Evaluation Platform is essential for us in measuring world-class performance, and therefore selecting the strongest companies to assist us in delivering an unequaled experience for our homebuyers,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain for David Weekley Homes, and the primary architect behind the homebuilder’s acclaimed program. “James Hardie has again surpassed the high expectations we set for our partners by continually demonstrating a dedication to delivering world-class quality and service to David Weekley Homes.”

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


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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 8 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 22 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 “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared 12 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.