Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has earned the homebuilding industry’s most coveted award — the “Partners of Choice” award, conferring highest honors for both quality and service — for the 15th consecutive year from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder. 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 15 years since the program began, and has received a double “AA” rating for both quality and service for nine years in a row.
The Partners of Choice award is part of the David Weekley Homes Supplier Evaluation Platform, a rigorous quarterly review of the builder’s 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.
“Today’s home buyer is more informed and has higher expectations than ever before,” said John Schiegg, director of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. “Our evaluation process allows us to determine world-class performance across the many industries supporting the home building industry. Simpson Strong-Tie understands the challenges of our industry and is able to find solutions that continue to put them at the top of our National Trading Partners list.”
Simpson Strong-Tie is one of only 18 companies to receive the 2019 double “AA” ranking for the award. “Receiving the ‘Partners of Choice’ award for 15 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.”