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Johns Manville Recognized as a 2015 “Partner of Choice” by David Weekley Homes


August 3, 2015
By Business Wire News

DENVER

Johns Manville (JM), a global building products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, was one of just 15 companies nationwide to be named a “Partner of Choice” by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held residential homebuilder. The prestigious and highly selective “Partners of Choice” award recognizes the home builder’s strongest performing suppliers as part of its rigorous supplier evaluation platform. This year, for the second consecutive year and third time since 2011, Johns Manville earned an “A,A” award for excellence in product quality and customer service.

“For the fourth time in five years, our team members have recognized Johns Manville’s ongoing commitment to delivering top-quality products and superior customer service with the ‘Partners of Choice’ award,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services and developer of the home builder’s unique evaluation process. “Our selection criteria goes far beyond just delivering exceptional products, it requires effective, ongoing collaboration with our team. Johns Manville has solidified itself as a world-class partner and an important part of our mission to provide our customers with a world-class home buying experience.”

David Weekley Homes implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system, and the industry acclaimed “Partners of Choice” awards, in 2004. The unique evaluation platform allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback and recognize those truly outstanding providers. Under this process, David Weekley Homes team members are first asked to rate each supplier’s performance in product quality and service. Then, through a series of one on one discussions, follow up and coaching calls, and strategic planning sessions, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers identify the best way to achieve excellence together.

“Johns Manville is committed to matching our industry-leading, complete line of building insulation products with top-quality service, and we’re extremely excited to have been recognized by David Weekley Homes again this year,” said Fred Stephan, senior vice president of Insulation Systems at Johns Manville. “David Weekley Homes and Johns Manville share a commitment to delivering a product that meets the evolving needs of customers and enhances the communities where we live and work. Recognition goes to our committed team members for this achievement.”

With more than 150 years as a trusted advisor providing world-class customer service and innovative building product solutions, JM offers a complete and growing line of insulation products to meet contractor and builder needs. For more information, visit www.jm.com.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 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 two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

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