Johns Manville, a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building and industrial insulation products and a Berkshire Hathaway company, announced today it was named as one of the winners of the National Preferred Partner Survey by David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately-held home builders.
The National Preferred Partners award recognizes field and manufacturing partners that have consistently operated at world-class levels as determined by the home builder’s supplier evaluation platform. This comprehensive process, anchored by the National Preferred Partner Survey, evaluates companies in the areas of quality and customer service. A total of 138 companies were evaluated this year and 17% percent achieved the designation of National Preferred Partner.
“We’re honored to receive the National Preferred Partners award,” said Tommy Knappich, Vice President and General Manager of Building Insulation at Johns Manville. “Our partners are extremely important to us and we look forward to continuing our productive partnership with David Weekley Homes.”
John Schiegg, VP of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, echoed these sentiments. “In the best of times, having quality trade partners will have a significant impact on a homebuilder’s ability to deliver a high-quality product. This year, our Preferred National Partners such as Johns Manville have made a significant contribution to our success at David Weekley Homes,” Schiegg said.
Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality building and specialty products. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of $4 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 8,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.
Image: From left, Roger Gregg (Johns Manville), David Weekley, Ken Higginson (Denver Purchasing Manager).