Acme Brick Earns Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes for Fourth Consecutive Year
Acme Brick Co. is one of only 23 companies nationwide that have received David Weekley Homes’ 2015 nationally acclaimed Partners of Choice Award with an “A” ranking. Acme achieved the “A” rating in the Quality category. This is the fourth consecutive year that Acme has been chosen as a Partner of Choice, one of only eight in this group to have done so.
David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held home builder in the U.S., implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and its measurement for world-class excellence, the Partners 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. Under this process, team members are initially asked to rate each supplier’s performance on quality and service based on 23 questions. Through a series of discussions, meetings, and coaching calls, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers then search for the best way to achieve excellence together. Through this process, David Weekley Homes takes “partnering with its suppliers” to a world-class level. Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, implemented the industry-leading evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs, improve service, and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.
“Acme Brick is honored to have won the Partners of Choice Award for the fourth year in a row,” said Stan McCarthy, senior vice president of Sales for Acme Brick. “It’s a testament to our company’s commitment to quality products. As a supplier, it’s meaningful to have a customer such as David Weekley Homes evaluate and recognize your products and service. Their survey results process enables each of our locations to make corrections in quality or service, or recognize where we are hitting the mark! We've been doing business with DWH since they started in 1976, and will continue to do everything we can to remain an ‘A’ partner. David Weekley Homes Partners of Choice program is a testament to their organization’s positive attitude and treatment of their partners. And it separates them from many homebuilders with regard to constant improvement and customer service.”
“Receiving the Partners of Choice Award is the highest compliment we can pay our providers,” Justus said. “To attain this award means that over 600 team members from every level of our company believe the provider is best-in-class in delivering its products to us in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner. You cannot talk your way to a good score. The length and breadth of the program allows only those who are willing to invest in the process to achieve excellence. It is extremely difficult for a company to repeat with this honor for a third and especially for a fourth year and speaks to Acme’s commitment to excellence.”
Commenting on the award, Dennis Knautz, Acme president and CEO, said, “David Weekley Homes has been one of the leading homebuilders in our market for several years. In addition to their outstanding design choices, their positive culture extends beyond their employees to their subcontractors and suppliers. As one of their suppliers, we recognize that continuing Weekley’s tradition of success is dependent, in part, on Acme Brick Company and our associates doing what is expected of them. We are once again honored for being chosen as a Partner of Choice for the fourth year in a row. Our outstanding associates have worked hard every day to earn this distinction, and we look forward to partnering with Weekley again in 2015.”