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Partners of Choice Award Received

Rheem receives Partners of Choice award
(Left to Right) Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services, David Weekley Homes; Jeff Reimer, region sales manager, Rheem; Renae Turnbaugh, tankless sales manager, Rheem; and David Weekley celebrate Rheem’s acceptance of the Partners of Choice award.

ATLANTA — Rheem received the Partners of Choice award from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately held homebuilder. Rheem achieved an “A” ranking in service in David Weekley Homes’ comprehensive evaluation system, the National Trading Partner Survey. Rheem supplies a number of high-efficiency, tank-type, and tankless water heaters to David Weekley Homes; it also provides tankless water heaters to the company’s corporate office in Houston.

“Rheem is proud to partner with David Weekley Homes and we’re incredibly appreciative of being named one of the company’s venerable Partners of Choice award winners,” said Doug Smith, vice president of sales, Rheem Water Heating Division. “We’re thrilled that Rheem’s dedication to outstanding service stands out among the company’s many suppliers.”

David Weekley Homes created its interactive evaluation platform to demonstrate its strong commitment to partnering with companies that consistently strive for excellence. Over 600 David Weekley Homes team members from every market and level inside its organization participate in the program by rating the suppliers’ effectiveness in delivering quality and service to the organization.

The company presents the Partners of Choice awards to suppliers that maintained either an “A” ranking for both quality and service for the previous twelve months or an “A” ranking in either quality or service. Its rating system allows David Weekley Homes to compare companies’ performance from different industries. Bill Justus, David Weekley Homes’ vice president of supply chain services, implemented the evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.

“Our interactive evaluation platform creates a dynamic environment in which partners committed to providing quality and service may benefit,” said Justus. “We provide all the data as well as our commitment to work with our partners in pursuit of excellence. Our friends at Rheem have demonstrated through their actions that they are serious about the program and as a result our team members have spoken and recognize Rheem as being world class in providing service to our organization.”

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Publication date: 8/20/2012

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