Rinnai Honored With David Weekley Homes’ “Partners Of Choice” Award For 4th Consecutive Year

Published: August 3, 2015

Categories: Manufacturer News

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Only 23 out of more than 200 suppliers receive designation; Rinnai is the sole tankless provider recognized.

Rinnai, the number-one selling brand of tankless water heaters in the US and Canada, has again been honored by David Weekley Homes with the builder’s nationally acclaimed “Partners of Choice” Award.This is the 4th consecutive year that Rinnai has received the coveted designation, which was given to only 23 out of 200-plus of the national builders’ eligible suppliers. Rinnai was the only tankless water heater brand to be recognized.

     “The length and depth of our process make it impossible to talk your way to success.  Partners must successfully manage thousands of transactions annually,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services at David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest, privately-held homebuilder. “Rinnai has demonstrated for 4 years running that they are world class in providing service to David Weekley Homes.”

     In 2004, David Weekley Homes implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system that considers its suppliers’ performance in providing goods and services throughout the entire supply chain over the previous 12 months. This unique platform challenges its national trading partners to provide the optimum combination of price, service and quality throughout the supply chain in delivering products to the homebuilder. More than 800 team members, ranging from the executive team and purchasing to accounts payable and warranty, rate the homebuilders’ suppliers over the course of the year, with the highest scores receiving the coveted “Partners of the Choice” designation.

     “David Weekley Homes understands the value of its committed partners and the vital role they play for a homebuilder,” said Aaron Baugh, national builder sales manager at Rinnai. “When a builder of this stature recognizes Rinnai four years in a row, we consider it a great honor.”

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 20 cities 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 two-time recipient of “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared nine times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 75,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at www.davidweekleyhomes.com

About Rinnai

Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City, Ga. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the No. 1 selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in the US and Canada. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $2.8 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit rinnai.us.