Dow is Ten-Time Recipient of the Prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award

Midland, MI - August 05, 2014Dow Building Solutions (DBS) was recognized once again with the highly coveted "Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes for its industry leading commitment in quality and service. An award-winning company itself, David Weekley Homes is the nation’s largest privately-held home builder and has been evaluating suppliers for a decade and honoring the best in class with its prestigious award. As the only ten-time recipient, DBS received straight “A” ratings for Quality and Service again in 2014, standing out among the other 200 participating companies.

“We are proud to be the only ten-time consecutive recipient of the David Weekley ‘Partners of Choice’ award,” said Tim Lacey, business director, Dow Building Solutions. “Winning this exclusive award showcases the commitment our employees make on a daily basis to achieve David Weekley Home’s expectations by prioritizing quality, service and investment in real-world research and development. Focusing on these three things is what makes the DBS team standout as an industry leader in building science expertise, innovation and customer satisfaction.”

The building and construction landscape has undergone a series of vast changes since the first “Partners of Choice” award was presented a decade ago. However, in order to receive an “A” ranking, companies must consistently deliver exceptional products and services, showing an elevated level of performance regardless of the current economic climate. From volatile markets to changes in government leadership and the resurgence of the building industry, Dow’s commitment to innovation and continuous improvement has increased with each passing year, helping to address and exceed market demands.

“The ‘Partners of Choice’ award recognizes our collaborative relationships with market- leading builders.” said Jim Morey, residential market manager for Dow Building Solutions North America. “Prioritizing our people, our knowledge and our customer relationships helps our business to continue to innovate and help builders construct more sustainable, high-performing homes – ultimately differentiating themselves in the marketplace.”

David Weekley Homes relies on DBS’ building expertise and industry leading energy, moisture and air management brands, including STYROFOAM™ Brand Insulation and WEATHERMATE™ Weather Barrier Solutions, to create some of the most energy efficient homes in the country. Over the past ten years, Dow products have been installed in more than 20,000 David Weekley homes across the nation.

“What Dow Building Solutions has accomplished is nothing short of remarkable,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. ”For ten straight years, Dow has listened to the needs of our team members, designed exceptional solutions, and delivered their products in a cost effective, consistent manner to our company. As evidenced by the collective rating opportunities of approximately 10,000 team members over this period of time, Dow is world-class in delivering quality and service to David Weekley Homes.”

David Weekley Homes introduced its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and measure of world-class excellence in 2004. The unique evaluation system is based on the results of their “National Trading Partners Survey,” which is given to more than 800 of the company’s cross-functional team members ranging from builders and designers to sales, accounting and purchasing, all the way to the executive level. Independent review of a company’s quality and service records from a cross-functional team is holistic in nature, ensuring that award winners are consistently improving their level of performance to excel in all areas across the board.

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 prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award. David Weekley Homes implemented the innovative evaluation platform in order to reduce channel costs, improve service, and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.

For more information about Dow Building Solutions’ award-winning products and services, please visit www.insulateyourhome.com.

 

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 18 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,” “National Housing Quality Award” and two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared eight times on FORTUNE magazine’s “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.

About Dow Building Solutions

Dow Building Solutions serves the residential and commercial building and construction markets with an industry-leading portfolio of products and integrated systems designed to insulate and seal the whole house. Beginning more than 60 years ago with our flagship STYROFOAM™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Insulation, Dow has continued to offer innovative insulation and sealant solutions that work behind the scenes – above grade, below grade – to help builders and contractors deliver more comfortable, durable and affordable homes. Dow can help make every home you build perform at peak levels of energy efficiency for a more valuable and comfortable home-owning experience. Visit www.insulateyourhome.com to learn more about Dow Building Solutions and how our innovative solutions can help you outperform the ordinary.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

 

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