Acme Brick Company Earns Coveted 2012 “Partners of Choice” Award From David Weekley Home

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Acme Brick Company is one of only twelve companies nationwide that have received David Weekley Homes’ 2012 nationally acclaimed “Partners of Choice” Award with an “A,A” ranking. Acme achieved the “A” rating for Quality and an “A” rating for Service.

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately-held home builder, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and its symbol 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 through its coveted “Partners of Choice” Award. Under this process Team Members are initally asked to rate each supplier’s performance on Quality and Service. Then through a series of discussions, meetings, and coaching calls, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers 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 ground-breaking, innovative evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs, improve service, and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.
“The feedback we get from this survey in every market and from all affected levels of the Weekley organization, tells us exactly how we are performing in each David Weekley market that we serve”, said Bill Lemond, Senior Vice President of Sales for Acme Brick Company.

“Receiving the ‘A,A’ ‘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 certainly a distinct honor for our company to be named a 'Partner of Choice' award winner for 2012," said Dennis Knautz, President and CEO of Acme Brick Company. "Our job is to exceed our customers' expectations in terms of both product quality and customer care, and to help fine home builders like David Weekley Homes provide great homes for homebuyers everywhere. From the brickmakers and blockmakers at our production facilities to our professional delivery drivers to our customer service associates to our sales reps, it truly takes a ‘One Team’ effort to get the job done well. I salute Bill Justus for taking the time and effort to adopt this evaluation method and I am very proud of all of our associates involved in this achievement.”
Acme Brick Company, the largest U.S. brick company, is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies headed by famed investor Warren Buffett. The company celebrated its 121st birthday on April 17, 2012. For more information reach Acme Brick at
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 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,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at .

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