For the second year in a row, GAF-Elk Corporation has received the prestigious “Partners of Choice” award from David Weekley Homes, the nation's largest private-held homebuilder. Prior to the merger with GAF, Elk Corporation had also received the award in 2005 and 2006.
WAYNE, N.J. - For the second year in a row, GAF-Elk
Corporation has received the prestigious “Partners of Choice” award from David
Weekley Homes, the nation's largest private-held homebuilder. Prior to the
merger with GAF, Elk Corporation had also received the award in 2005 and 2006.
Only 16 companies
out of approximately 150 vendors received the Partners of Choice award. GAF-Elk
received an “A” rating in the category of quality, putting GAF-Elk in the top
10 percent of all companies David Weekley does business with, competing against
companies in every area of the building materials industry.
is to become a world-class organization, and the David Weekley survey is an
excellent way to measure world class performance,” said Dave Harrison Chief
Marketing Office at GAF-Elk. “We’re honored to be named a Partner of Choice
again, recognizing that our products are truly world class to the David
The awards are
based on the David Weekley Homes’ National Trading Partner Survey, a running
quarterly review of about 150 suppliers. Nearly 1,000 team members from all
levels within the company provide the ratings. Suppliers are rated on quality
and service on a 1 to 10 scale. The
scores for each company are averaged then ranked with all others that
participate. Alpha rankings are assigned
in 20 percent increments from A to F.
This year, only 16 providers received either the prestigious “AA” or “A”
award for achieving the highest ranking in quality or service, or both.
“Despite dramatic changes in the market, including the
recent downturn in the housing market, and faced with challenges unique to a
major integration, GAF-Elk continued to provide quality materials,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply
chain services and founder of David Weekley’s National Trading Partner Survey.
challenges manufacturers to look beyond their four walls in providing superior
products and services, which GAF-Elk has demonstrated for four years now,” he
said. “To be world-class, trading partners must actively manage all aspects of
the supply chain to insure high quality products are delivered and installed
correctly in our homes. Our survey takes
the promises and rhetoric out of the mix. Through their actions GAF-Elk has
proven they provide world-class building materials.”
Jim Schnepper, vice
president of sales at GAF-Elk, said in the evaluation process, David Weekley
Homes demonstrates its high standards for quality that are translated directly
from its supplier partners to their customers, the homeowners.
Homes knows they can have confidence in GAF-Elk to manufacture the highest
quality products sold by the best team in the business. This award is
shared with the GAF-Elk sales force, manufacturing plants, supply chain
partners, and everyone in the GAF-Elk organization."
For more information, visitwww.davidweekleyhomes.comorwww.gaf.com.