Johns Manville Named “Partner of Choice” by David Weekley Homes

Johns Manville (JM), a global building products manufacturer, was one of only 24 companies nationwide to be named a “Partner of Choice” by the nation’s third largest privately held residential homebuilder, David Weekley Homes. The prestigious and highly selective “Partner of Choice” award recognizes the home builder’s strongest performing suppliers as part of its rigorous supplier evaluation platform. This year, Johns Manville earned an “A” award for excellence in product quality.

“The pursuit of excellence is a journey, not a static point in time,” said Bill Justus, vice president supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. “Our supplier evaluation platform is a comprehensive process that challenges our suppliers to operate at the highest levels of performance. Through its actions Johns Manville has demonstrated it provides world-class excellence in delivering quality products to David Weekley Homes.”

“David Weekley Homes is a top-tier builder, with talented professionals, from project management to sales,” said Fred Stephan, senior vice president of Insulation Systems at Johns Manville. “Their exceptional reputation makes their recognition all the more meaningful. We value our relationship and the recognition.”

David Weekley Homes implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system, the “Partner of Choice” award, in 2004. The unique evaluation platform allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers through its coveted award. 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 follow-up discussions, meetings, and coaching calls, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers identify the best way to achieve excellence together.

JM offers a range of insulation products to meet contractor and builder needs. With over 150 years as a trusted advisor providing world-class customer service and innovative building product solutions, Johns Manville is recognized as:

  • Dedicated to sustainable building and manufacturing practices and innovation in the development of functionally superior and high-performance new products;
  • A leader in building science, LEED® credit-contributing products, offering the only complete line of SCS-certified Formaldehyde-free™ fiber glass building insulation products;
  • Responsive to the increasing awareness of and need for energy efficiency and compliance with all building and energy codes

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 17 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.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 70,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com. For additional information about the recognition received by Johns Manville, contact Sarah Leone at (713) 316-3176 or by email at sleone@dwhomes.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 $2.5 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 45 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

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Linhart PR Quinn Kelsey, 303-951-2572 qkelsey@linhartpr.com