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Rheem Earns Nationally Acclaimed "Partners of Choice" Award for Service from David Weekley Homes

Homebuilder lauds Rheem’s service on its eighth annual list of best-in-class suppliers

ATLANTA, July 31, 2012—Rheem has earned the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately held homebuilder. Rheem achieved an “A” ranking in service in David Weekley Homes’ comprehensive evaluation system, the National Trading Partner Survey. Rheem supplies a number of advanced, and high-efficiency tank-type and tankless water heaters to David Weekley Homes, and Rheem even provides tankless water heaters to the company’s corporate office in Houston.

“Rheem is proud to partner with David Weekley Homes and we’re incredibly appreciative of being named one of the company’s venerable ‘Partners of Choice’ Award winners,” said Doug Smith, vice president of sales, Rheem Water Heating Division. “The focused effort that David Weekley Homes undertakes each year to ensure the highest level of service and quality from its partners is exceptional, and we’re thrilled that Rheem’s dedication to outstanding service stands out among the company’s many suppliers.”

David Weekley Homes created its heralded interactive evaluation platform to demonstrate its strong commitment to partnering with companies that consistently strive for excellence. Over 600 David Weekley Homes Team Members from every market and every level inside its organization participate in the program by rating the suppliers’ effectiveness in delivering Quality and Service to the organization.

The company presents the “Partners of Choice” Awards to suppliers that maintained either an “A, A” ranking for both Quality and Service for the previous twelve months or an “A” ranking in either Quality or Service. Its innovative rating system allows David Weekley Homes to compare companies’ performance from different industries. Bill Justus, David Weekley Homes’ vice president of supply chain services, implemented the revolutionary evaluation method in order to reduce channel costs and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction.

“Our interactive evaluation platform creates a dynamic environment in which partners committed to providing quality and service may benefit,” said Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services and the chief architect behind the program. “We provide all the data as well as our commitment to work with our partners in pursuit of excellence. Our friends at Rheem have demonstrated through their actions that they are serious about the program and as a result our Team Members have spoken and recognize Rheem as being world class in providing Service to our organization.”

To learn more about Rheem tank and tankless water heating solutions, please visit www.rheem.com.

About Rheem (www.rheem.com)
Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Minnesota and North Carolina. In its 87th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 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,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 65,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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