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Johns Manville Recognized as a 2016 “Partner of Choice” by David Weekley Homes

JM becomes the only insulation manufacturer to be awarded a fourth industry acclaimed “A,A” Partners of Choice for exceptional product quality and customer service

Monday, August 1, 2016 7:00 am MDT

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"This recognition highlights our commitment to looking for innovative ways to improve our processes and products."

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a global building products manufacturer and a Berkshire Hathaway company, is one of only 14 companies nationwide to be honored as a “Partner of Choice” by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held residential home builder. The prestigious and highly selective “Partners of Choice” award recognizes the home builder’s strongest performing suppliers as part of its rigorous supplier evaluation platform. This year, for the third consecutive year, JM earned an “A,A” award for excellence in product quality and customer service and is the only insulation manufacturer to receive the honor.

“Johns Manville has been recognized with a “Partner of Choice” award five times in the last six years. This is a remarkable accomplishment when you consider that many of the 200 companies participating in this process over the last 12 years have never won our award,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services and developer of the home builder’s unique evaluation process. “Johns Manville’s strong commitment to our partnership ultimately helps David Weekley Homes achieve our purpose of building dreams, enhancing lives for our team, our customers, and our community.”

David Weekley Homes implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system and the industry acclaimed “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 providers. Under this process, David Weekley Homes team members are first asked to rate each supplier’s performance in product quality and service. Then, through a series of one-on-one discussions, follow-up and coaching calls, and strategic planning sessions, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers identify the best way to achieve excellence together.

“The award serves as further motivation for our team to provide customers with the products and solutions that meet their needs, and we are humbled to be recognized by David Weekley Homes for the fifth time,” said Keith Chambers, national builder sales manager at JM. “This recognition highlights our commitment to looking for innovative ways to improve our processes and products.”

With more than 150 years as a trusted advisor providing world-class customer service and innovative building product solutions, JM offers a complete and growing line of insulation products to meet contractor and builder needs. For more information, visit www.jm.com.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the company operates in 24 cities and 13 states 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,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in many of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Contact:

Linhart PR for Johns Manville
Kelly Nash, 303-515-2404
knash@linhartpr.com