Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has earned the homebuilding industry’s most coveted award, – the “A,A Partners of Choice” award, conferring highest honors for both quality and service – for the eighth consecutive year from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held homebuilder. 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 14 years since the program began.
The Partners of Choice award is part of the David Weekley Homes Supplier Evaluation Platform, a rigorous quarterly review of 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.
Every supply chain partner is evaluated and measured by the same standards, regardless of their industry or product. “Because of our unique grading system,” said Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes, “suppliers across business segments are evaluated equally on their ability and agility to handle challenges throughout the supply chain. This process enables us to look deeply at the skillfulness of their cost-effective, timely and consistent product delivery and customer service. We aren’t just buying a supplier’s product, we’re buying their expertise, and the companies we recognize with this award are the very best-in-class.”
Simpson Strong-Tie is one of only eight companies to receive the 2018 “A,A” ranking for the award. “Receiving the ‘Partners of Choice’ award for 14 years in a row,” says Nate Johnston, Vice President of Builder Sales for Simpson Strong-Tie, “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. We strive every day to provide consistent, reliable customer service and value to our partners – it is our number one mission.”