Dow Wins Top Quality and Service Award from David Weekley Homes
For the sixth consecutive year, Dow Building Solutions has won the renowned "Partners of Choice" Award from David Weekley Homes, the nation's second-largest for profit, privately held home builder. Dow stands out among the 150 evaluated companies as one of only two suppliers to achieve A's in both quality and service (the highest possible rating) each year since the program's inception.
"Remarkable falls short of describing Dow's accomplishment," says Bill Justus, vice president for David Weekley Homes, and the chief catalyst behind the homebuilder's leading-edge supplier evaluation system. "The economy and its corresponding challenges have changed dramatically over the last six years. Nevertheless, during this time Dow has demonstrated world-class leadership and performance as reported by approximately 5,400 David Weekley Homes' team members. Our raters have spoken, and through this period, nobody has higher quality or provides better service than Dow."
Award winners are chosen based on the annual "National Trading Partner Survey," given to approximately 600 team members whose roles range from accounts payable to upper management.
Scott Young, global director of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability for Dow Building Solutions says, "It's the collaboration between Dow and our customers that really set us apart. We team up at both the division and corporate levels to maximize the value of our offering - from product delivery and consistent performance to installation training to creating pull-through demand from prospective home buyers. Our partnership has allowed both companies to prosper, even in the recession-battered housing market."
David Weekley Homes uses Dow's wide array of energy and moisture management solutions throughout each home "shell" - from the footings to the attic and all areas in between - in order to improve indoor comfort and long-term value for the homeowner.
"As one of the first builders to widely adopt the new STYROFOAM SISâ?¢ Structural Insulated Sheathing in its Green Home program, David Weekley Homes is helping us achieve our goal of making high performance, energy-efficient homes more accessible worldwide," says Young.
STYROFOAM SISâ?¢ Brand Structural Insulated Sheathing is a first-of-its-kind wall system that improves cost savings and energy efficiency by combining structure, water resistance and insulation in one product. Other Dow insulation and air sealing solutions used by David Weekley Homes include:
FROTH-PAKâ?¢ Foam Insulation, which fills cavities, penetrations, cracks and expansion joints;
Super TUFF-Râ?¢ (R-2) Insulation, which is durable and provides an R-value of 2, so it can be used with R-11 batts to meet the R-13 energy code for walls in Texas.
STYROFOAMâ?¢ Brand Residential Sheathing, this Â½" R3 product provides increased R value for David Weekley's clients wanting a higher level of thermal protection.
STYROFOAMâ?¢ Brand Sill Seal Foam Gasket, provides an effective air seal and capillary break between the base plate of the wall and the foundation.
About Dow Building Solutions
Dow Building Solutions has a 60+ year legacy of providing energy saving solutions to the global commercial and residential construction industry, which began with the launch of its flagship STYROFOAMâ?¢ Brand Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Insulation, one of the most recognized brands of insulation in the world. A market-facing business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Building Solutions offers unsurpassed building science expertise to help builders, designers, architects and home/building owners reduce energy costs and protect against wind, rain and moisture, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. More information about Dow Building Solutions can be found at www.dowbuildingsolutions.com