Simpson Strong-Tie has earned the homebuilding industry’s most coveted award, the A,A Partners of Choice award, conferring highest honors for both quality and service, for the eighth consecutive year from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held homebuilder. Simpson Strong-Tie is one of only two companies to receive the prestigious Partners of Choice award, which denotes an “A” ranking in either quality or service, or both, for all 14 years since the program began.
The Partners of Choice award is part of the David Weekley Homes Supplier Evaluation Platform, a rigorous quarterly review of more than 200 national trading partners. Approximately 1,000 team members participate in the review. Their feedback provides partners an opportunity to evaluate and improve their channel alignment and performance. Survey feedback is offered to suppliers and conducted through a series of individual and group discussions, mentoring calls and strategy sessions to ensure ongoing improvement. The award program celebrates the suppliers who earn an “A” in quality, service, or both, within a 12-month period.
Every supply chain partner is evaluated and measured by the same standards, regardless of their industry or product. “Because of our unique grading system, suppliers across business segments are evaluated equally on their ability and agility to handle challenges throughout the supply chain,” said Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes. “This process enables us to look deeply at the skillfulness of their cost-effective, timely, and consistent product delivery and customer service. We aren’t just buying a supplier’s product, we’re buying their expertise, and the companies we recognize with this award are the very best-in-class.”
Simpson Strong-Tie is one of only eight companies to receive the 2018 “A,A” ranking
for the award. “Receiving the ‘Partners of Choice’ award for 14 years in a row demonstrates not only how Simpson Strong-Tie products stand the test of time through continuing economic challenges, but how our customer service does as well,” says Nate Johnston, Vice President of Builder Sales for Simpson Strong-Tie. “We strive every day to provide consistent, reliable customer service and value to our partners — it is our number one mission.”
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 US 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 on more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has dedicated itself to creating structural products that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Considered an industry leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with construction professionals to provide code listed, field tested products and value engineered solutions. Our engineered structural products and systems are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. They include structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral force resisting systems, anchors and product solutions for repairing, protecting and strengthening concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on facebook.com/strongtie, twitter.com/strongtie, YouTube and LinkedIn.