Houston-based David Weekley Homes, the largest homebuilder in the United States, has announced the winners of its annual Partners of Choice Awards, and Uponor North America (Uponor) was recognized for the fifth year in a row, this year receiving an ‘A’ ranking in quality.
In its 15th year, the Partners of Choice Awards recognize companies that participate in David Weekley Homes’ yearlong assessment and feedback program that collaborates with suppliers to consistently set high industry standards and drive continuous improvement. Of the 200 companies assessed in the supplier feedback platform, only six have won for the past five years in a row.
“All our national trading partners are focused on achieving excellence, but many have never received our award,” said Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes and creator of the assessment program. “Our unique assessment system allows us a quantifiable way to measure world-class excellence. To win for five years in a row confirms that Uponor is world class in bringing quality products to our company and to our homeowners.”
Uponor began participating in the Partners of Choice assessment program in 2014 when David Weekley Homes started incorporating the Uponor AquaPEX plumbing system and the AquaSAFE multipurpose fire sprinkler system in all of its homes across the United States.
The program includes a customer portal unique to each supplier where companies can receive their feedback results from the current year as well as previous years to analyze and assess their progress.