CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 40 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2018 TO JULY 2019

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 40 STATES AND D.C. FROM JULY 2018 TO JULY 2019, WHILE 25 STATES ADD CONSTRUCTION JOBS BETWEEN JUNE AND JULY

Texas and Wyoming Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Lags; Texas and Utah Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Ohio and Alaska Have Worst Declines

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Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of Labor Department data released today. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

“Demand for projects, and the workers to build them, shows no sign of letting up in most states, and contractors continue to increase headcount when they can find qualified workers,” stated chief economist Ken Simonson. “But job openings at the end of June were the highest ever for June, suggesting that contractors are struggling to find all the workers they need in many states.”

Texas added the most construction jobs over the year (48,400 jobs, 6.6 percent), followed by California (37,100 jobs, 4.3 percent), Florida (21,300 jobs, 3.9 percent), and Arizona (17,400 jobs, 11 percent). Wyoming added the highest percentage of construction jobs over 12 months (13.1 percent, 2,600 jobs), followed by West Virginia (11.7 percent, 5,000 jobs), North Dakota (11.6 percent, 3,000 jobs), and Arizona. Construction employment reached a record high in Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

Ten states shed construction jobs over the latest 12 months. Louisiana lost the largest number and percentage of construction jobs (-12,100 jobs, -7.9 percent). Other states with large job losses include Ohio (-2,900 jobs, -1.3 percent), South Carolina (-2,800 jobs, -2.7 percent), and Massachusetts (-2,500 jobs, -1.6 percent). Other states with a substantial percentage decline include Vermont (-3.3 percent, -500 jobs), South Carolina, Connecticut (-2.6 percent, -1,500 jobs), and Massachusetts.

Texas added the most construction jobs between June and July (6,300 jobs, 0.8 percent), followed by Utah (2,700 jobs, 2.5 percent), Washington (1,900 jobs, 0.9 percent), Virginia (1,700 jobs, 0.8 percent), and Minnesota (1,600 jobs, 1.2 percent). Utah added the highest percentage of construction jobs for the month, followed by Montana (2.1 percent, 600 jobs), Minnesota, and North Dakota (1.1 percent, 300 jobs).

Construction employment decreased from June to July in 22 states and was flat in Kentucky, Idaho, D.C., and Vermont. Ohio lost the largest number of construction jobs for the month (-1,900 jobs, -0.9 percent), followed by South Carolina (-1,500 jobs, -1.5 percent), Florida (-1,400 jobs, -0.2 percent), Missouri (-1,400 jobs, -1.1 percent) and Illinois (-1,100 jobs, -0.9 percent). Other states with a substantial percentage decline for the month included Alaska (-1.8 percent, -300 jobs), South Carolina, West Virginia (-1.40 percent, -700 jobs), and Missouri.

Association officials said that with overall unemployment rates at all-time lows in many states, there is a pressing need for Congress and the Trump administration to adequately fund career and technical education programs and enact immigration reforms. These measures would enable schools to more easily establish construction-focused programs. In addition, immigration reform is needed that would allow more people with construction skills to enter the country legally.

“Contractors would gladly add even more high-paying middle-class jobs if they could only find more qualified workers to bring on board,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “The federal government should do more to build awareness of the opportunities and make it easier to prepare and attract more people into construction. Such steps will provide significant benefits to the broader economy.”

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Natural Stone Institute Partners with STONEX Canada

Oberlin, OH, August 15, 2019—Natural Stone Institute will act as a partner of STONEX Canada, scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 at The International Centre in Toronto. In addition to exhibiting at the show, Natural Stone Institute will have a seat on the Education Advisory Committee with leading hard surface industry stakeholders.

Natural Stone Institute logoSTONEX Canada will bring together leading industry professionals for interactive exhibits, educational seminars and product demonstrations to explore and learn about stone, terrazzo, tile, ceramics, tools and equipment, machinery, kitchen and bath, adhesives and sealants, cleaning and restoration and exterior applications.

Jim Hieb, Natural Stone Institute CEO, looks forward to this opportunity: “We are thrilled to support STONEX Canada. Being present at this show creates an important opportunity for our association to reach our Canadian members and strengthen our relationship with the Canadian natural stone industry.”

The inaugural event in 2017 saw over 250 exhibits from 14 countries showcasing the latest trends, innovation, technology and applications from leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the globe. Professionals from fabricators, to architects and interior designers, to contractors, to engineers and specifiers, to property managers and owners will get the information they need to know to make informed decisions, properly select and install materials and remain profitable.

“STONEX Canada will bring together influential specifiers, buyers and distributors in design, construction and real estate operations” says Nancy Milani, VP of Trade Expositions, Informa Markets. “The Show will provide exceptional value and will allow exhibitors hard-to-get contact with industry professionals and access to the Canadian market. STONEX Canada is pleased to have the Natural Stone Institute endorse and support Canada’s only hard surfaces expo dedicated to marble, stone, tile and terrazzo.”

STONEX Canada is part of a growing list of architecture, design, construction events and exhibitions owned and produced by Informa Markets including The Buildings Show, GreenBuild, World of Concrete, International Surfaces Show, International Roofing Expo and BUILDEX that will further solidify Informa Market’s positioning as a leader within the industry.

To register for STONEX Canada, visit www.stonexcanada.com.

 

 

Natural Stone Pavilion to Debut at StonExpo/Marmomac at TISE 2020

Aug 15, 2019 – Dallas, TX — Attendees at StonExpo/Marmomac at The International Surface Event (TISE) in January 2020 will notice more natural stone on display than ever before. A new Natural Stone Pavilion will debut prominently in the middle of the show floor. The pavilion is strategically positioned near the Natural Stone Institute and the Natural Stone Council booths and adjacent to the Marmomac International Pavilion, which will also include several natural stone suppliers.

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Natural Stone Pavilion to Debut at StonExpo/Marmomac at TISE 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“As the producer for The International Surface Event: SURFACES | StonExpo/ Marmomac | TileExpo, Informa is excited to support this new drive for natural stone at StonExpo” said Amie (Gilmore) Gonzalez, Event Director. “While the show has always presented stones of all arrays internationally from more than seven countries, this unique drive to support the Natural Stone Institute’s Use Natural Stone Campaign and support the Natural Stone Industry as a whole is a great venture. We are excited to see such strong attention and interest in the new Natural Stone Pavilion for 2020.”

Several new, as well as returning natural stone companies, have already reserved space in the Natural Stone Pavilion for 2020 including Coldspring, Elberton Granite Association, Grassi Pietre, Green Mountain Soapstone, Indiana Limestone Institute, Northern Stone Supply, Polycor, Vermont Verde, and VM Kaldorf. Future announcements are coming on additional suppliers committing soon.

Natural Stone Institute CEO Jim Hieb commented: “StonExpo is already known as a great venue for tooling and equipment. We encourage our members to be among the first to exhibit in this new Natural Stone Pavilion. I look forward to watching the visibility of genuine natural stone products increase during the next two years—and beyond.”

Attendees will experience natural stone in varying setups by exhibiting companies ranging from large booth displays to turnkey informational kiosks. Stone producers and suppliers interested in exhibiting should contact the event team quickly as space is filling up fast.

Those suppliers who are unable to secure a booth for the 2020 show are encouraged to attend the show to take part in Natural Stone Institute events during the event, learn about the TISE attendees, and meet on-site with show organizers to pre-select booth space for the 2021 show.

Industry manufacturers and business professionals interested in more information about StonExpo and the new Natural Stone Pavilion, should contact the event team at (972) 536-6356 or via email at [email protected]

The International Surface Event 2020 is scheduled for January 28-30, 2020, education January 27-30, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For additional information, visit www.intlsurfaceevent.com.

Itagres offers fast-track product development program to U.S. and Canadian customers

Itagres, one of the major and most progressive Brazilian manufacturers of porcelain tile, has developed a highly specialized program to reduce the time to introduce new products into the marketplace.

Daniel Frasson, Itagres

Daniel Frasson, Itagres

“It’s all about understanding the fast-moving fashion trends in the industry, and being able to respond quickly,” stated Daniel Frasson, Director of Operations for Itagres in the United States. “Having the ability to customize programs for national accounts and regional distributors is a huge advantage offered by this new process. Why? Because it not only allows us to quickly capitalize on existing trends, but also to spearhead new ‘looks’ inspired by anything you see, touch and feel”.

Frasson stated that his firm’s South Florida location will be expanding in size to accommodate new state-of-the-art equipment. This investment has been made to ultimately produce digital data quickly and efficiently, reducing both time and costs accrued when shipping samples overseas.

“To date, processes such as this have historically been lengthy and problematic,” continued Frasson. “Today’s ‘fast fashion industry’ dictates the need for speed. With our new setup, once receiving any digital image, we can begin producing samples almost immediately”.

Itagres has expertly fine-tuned this new program. Once approved by the customer, images are transmitted to the Itagres factory in Brazil. From there, the actual tile production process goes into motion. “We understand the necessity of expedited turnaround,” continued Frasson. “And of course, we understand that time is money. That’s why we thoroughly believe our new “FAST-TRACK-PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT” program will be an industry game-changer. It offers customers the opportunity to be positioned at the cutting edge of fashion within the ceramic tile industry!”

 

About Itagres.

One of the most successful producers of porcelain tiles in Brazil, currently Itagres exports many of its comprehensive tile collections to five continents and more than 50 countries. To contact Itagres North America, call: 786-441-5195 or email: [email protected]. For more press information, click on: www.itagres.com.br. Or, contact Terri Sparks at: [email protected].

 

Win a Jeep in LATICRETE 2019 SPECTRALOCK “Work Hard. Play Hard.” Sweepstakes

August 16, 2019, Bethany, Conn. — LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched a prize promotion for its U.S. and Canadian customers (excluding Quebec) to celebrate the performance of its SPECTRALOCKⓇ product line. SPECTRALOCK products are known for delivering high-quality results that offer contractors more time to enjoy themselves and less time dealing with call-backs.

Flyer of Jeep Wrangler Sport prize in LATICRETE SPECTRALOCK "Work Hard. Play Hard." promotion

Win a Jeep Wrangler Sport in the LATICRETE SPECTRALOCK “Work Hard. Play Hard.” promotion

Now through the end of December, verified tile and stone installation contractors may enter to win monthly prize drawings, including kayak, tailgating and camping packages. The grand prize, a 2019 JeepⓇ Wrangler Sport, will be awarded in January of 2020 to one lucky winner at an off-site event in Las Vegas during The International Surface Event to conclude the “Work Hard. Play Hard.” sweepstakes.

“Just as much as LATICRETE values formulating products that make a lasting impact on the jobsite, the company values giving back to the customers that have helped drive our growth for the last six decades. Built durably to accommodate virtually every type of installation, SPECTRALOCK is the top contractor preferred epoxy grout line in the world,” said Ryan Blair, LATICRETE Senior Product Manager – Grouts & Sealant.

Prize Schedule:

August – WeberⓇ Grill

September – Kayak Adventure Package

October – Cabela’sⓇ Gift Card

November – Tailgating Package

December – Ultimate Camping Package

January – 2019 JeepⓇ Wrangler Sport

For entry and official rules with complete eligibility, prize descriptions, odds disclosure and other details, visit www.spectralock.com.

 

NTCA Five-Star Summer Meeting Offers Education and Connections

NTCA Five-Star Contractors Summer Meeting attendees sharing insights.

The National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA), the world’s largest tile contractor association, hosted its 2019 NTCA Five-Star Contractor Annual Summer Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The objective of this year’s meeting, hosted by Schluter Systems, was not only to provide valuable education, but also to help the attendees form connections so they would feel comfortable reaching out to one another when advice or support is needed.  

“The NTCA Five-Star Contractor group is grateful to Schluter Systems for their support in this endeavor,” said NTCA Five Star Program Director Amber Fox. “They helped us create a unique experience to connect and to refine and grow our businesses together.” 

The NTCA Five-Star Contractor designation recognizes NTCA members who have demonstrated integrity, professionalism, and craftmanship and has a proven track record of success in tile and stone installation and business management.  

“One of the great benefits of being an NTCA Five-Star Contractor is the custom educational opportunities that come from generous supporters, said Fox. “This meeting creates multiple opportunities for NTCA Five-Star contractor members to come together and work on their business through speakers and from each other.”   

Keynote speaker Mike Moore speaking to NTCA Five-Star Summer Meeting attendees.

Keynote speaker Mike Moore speaking to attendees.

Keynote speaker Mike Moore opened the event with a session on how to approach the task of attracting, developing, and retaining inspired motivated employees. Moore’s process will help the NTCA Five-Star Contractors separate themselves from their competitors by creating an organizational culture that delivers a higher quality of work and customer experience. Besides being a professional keynote speaker, Moore is the author of Build Trust and a leadership, sales and peak performance coach. 

While at the meeting, attendees had two opportunities to attend sessions that focused on addressing current challenges they were facing. The first consisted of small peer groups that tackled specific obstacles attendees were experiencing. Attendees benefitted from insights and solutions offered by their group members. The second session was structured as an in-depth roundtable discussion that covered topics attendees had pre-selected via a poll that was distributed before the meeting. The four topics chosen were: 

  1. Growing and improving your labor force 
  2. Customer and employee engagement/communication 
  3. Vendor relationships 
  4. Profitability 

“This year’s attendees returned home with new plans and strategies designed to help them start, manage, and successfully finish their jobs and reinforced connections that will offer them support they need to help their business to continue to be prosperous,” Fox said. 

To learn more about the NTCA Five-Star Contractor Program, visit www.tile-assn.com/page/FiveStar 

Doing things right the first time pays off for Omaha installer

Swoboda Tile & Stone melds family tradition, industry training into successful business


This shower is part of a bathroom renovation with all natural stone. “A challenge that I faced with this install was squaring up the walls and making sure my substrate underneath was super flat,” Swoboda said. “Being able to wet shim behind the foam board really helped speed up this part of the project.”

Six years ago near Omaha, Neb., budding tile setter Jake Swoboda (www.facebook.com/SwobodaTileStone) was learning how to “always do things right, the first time,” as his uncle taught him the basics of the trade. Swoboda now specializes in residential renovation and new construction, specifically tiled showers and bathrooms. To achieve the excellence he sought, he supplemented the foundation laid down by his uncle with manufacturers’ trainings, online resources and interaction with other installers in the Omaha area.

Two years ago, Swoboda took his tile setting career up another notch, by joining the NTCA and successfully passing his Certified Tile Installer test, becoming CTI #1398. 

“I joined the NTCA to help further my own knowledge and skills of the industry,” Swoboda said. “What really makes it worth it, for a younger installer like myself, to join the NTCA is the online resources and amazing technical support that is available to every member. Any tile question I have on the job, I know I can call the NTCA for an answer and solution.”

His CTI status adds another boon to his business. “Being certified has helped me and my business immensely,” he said. “I explain the certification to my customers, and I think it puts a lot of minds at ease that I know what I am doing. It shows them that it’s not just me saying that I know how to install tile properly, but that I have been tested and certified to install tile to industry standards.”

The biggest challenge on this project was the large-format tile on the walls. It is a 32”x48” tile. Proper substrate prep and the appropriate thinset helped Swoboda deliver a rock solid install for this customer.

 

 

 

 

Swoboda Tile & Stone projects

Swoboda has a passion for the artistry and technical excellence in his work. “The greatest joy that I get from being a tile contractor is working with customers to make their vision for their projects come to life, and knowing that the prep work underneath the tile will be rock solid for many years to come,” he said.

This kitchen renovation had many challenges that Swoboda had to overcome. The floor tile is a 8”x48” plank tile with electric heat underneath. Swoboda had to pour self leveler over the cable to get the floor flat enough for such a long tile.

This tub surround, completed early in Swoboda’s tile career, posed unique challenges. He had to frame in and tile the arched ceiling. Swoboda said, “The customer was ecstatic with how it turned out.”

A&D firm bases quality control plan on the benefits of natural materials

Humans spend 90% of their lives indoors. This means the architectural design profession must create interior environments with purpose, and specify materials that allow these environments to positively interact and impact the world around us today and for the future.

As architects and designers, we are challenged to be current with design strategies, and rigorous in the material specifications for our projects. The assemblage of planes that define space are constant and required. The cladding of these planes sets the stage as the foreground, middle ground and background of the spatial composition. 

Natural materials shine in QC process 

The choice of natural materials with which to clad interior and exterior design elements can reflect the integrity of the environment-conscious design strategy.

The choice of natural materials with which to clad interior and exterior design elements can reflect the integrity of the environment-conscious design strategy.
Photo courtesy of Micahl Wyckoff of MW Visual Design.

Since its inception, NANO’s motivating philosophy behind its success is one of spatial relationships based upon a series of scales. This philosophy is performed by an analytical study of context and perspective, which translates into thinking of any project as encompassing not only the most removed, observable viewpoint, but also the minutest detail. 

We approach each project at not only the scale of the city, the block, and the street, but also at the level of the smallest essentials – the joint, the reveal, and the grain. In the process of developing a project, no scale holds supremacy, but must inform one another to construct the overall design concept. Building upon our philosophy, we have instituted a quality control assurance program for all material specifications on our projects. This evaluates the product for its life cycle costs and environmental indoor quality, as well as its recyclable effects on the environment.

NANO’s quality control assurance program evaluates products for their life cycle costs, environmental indoor quality as well as their recyclable effects on the environment. Photo courtesy of Micahl Wyckoff of MW Visual Design.

As we have designed both commercial and residential spaces in the last several years, natural materials have excelled in our quality control process. Several of their sustainability factors include: durability over time; positive alignment with the environment; resilience to fluctuating temperature and solar conditions. Stone and tile are the oldest materials in the world and have proven their longevity over the centuries, containing natural minerals such as carbon carbonate and silicon dioxide, which comprise 59% of the earth’s crust. This is important to NANO‘s quality control assurance plan, because of their relevance to interior spaces and their contribution to current design longevity, in addition to the ease of long-term maintenance for the client. Typically our new and returning clients want upgrades to their facilities every seven to 10 years. If the design is intentional, usually our clients want a refresh, leaving the materiality of the stone or tile as a constant within the space to work with for the refresh. 

We began NANO’s in-house quality control process three years ago and have built upon this process with every project that we design. Lately, our residential clients have become very interested about LEED materials and how their houses can become “honest healthy houses” utilizing the LEED residential certification requirements. Even if they decide not to pursue the LEED certification, we use this process as a goal for products and materials selection. The process then becomes a team-building exercise that allows the client to participate in and positively contribute to the design and ecosystem they inhabit. Most of our clients are genuinely concerned with their immediate and global environment, wanting to facilitate change where possible. 

The cost of stone and tile compared to plastic-based products is more expensive in most cases, but the proven sustainability and reduced impact of tile on the environment shows that it’s worth the cost and pays for itself over time. Photo courtesy of Micahl Wyckoff of MW Visual Design.

Educating the client

NANO encourages an “open forum” of communication between the client and the design team. But the dialogue can be difficult when architects/designers educate clients concerning sustainable stone and tile qualities compared to price and aesthetic. In recent years the dialogue has become easier, thanks to the amount of quantitative data on life cycle costs and environmental effects of plastic materials and plastic-based material floorings such as LVT. The cost of stone and tile compared to plastic-based products is more expensive in most cases, but emphasizing the proven sustainability and reduced impact of tile on the environment shows that it’s worth the cost and pays for itself over time. 

Qualified installers produce accurate installations

Another partnership that is essential in the architectural design profession is that of the material supplier and a qualified installer. We work with several preferred suppliers and rely on qualified licensed installers, who have completed an industry-recognized certification program to perform the proper installation of the spaces we design and specify. A well-performing professional installation is the best outcome, and can only happen with a licensed, certified installer. NANO will only work with licensed, certified tile contractors that have the training and knowledge for the systems we specify. 

The best outcome and well-performing professional installation can only happen with a licensed, certified installer. Photo courtesy of Micahl Wyckoff of MW Visual Design.

Within the Gulf Coast region, moisture, humidity and mold are serious and costly issues. When stone and tile are installed incorrectly, or waterproofing membranes not properly sealed, the damage to adjoining spaces, design features, and the structure of the building can be devastating for clients. To achieve a successful, code-complaint building and prevent the majority of litigation for most projects, it’s essential to adhere to local and federal building codes, the IBC 2015, ADAAG, and Tile Council of North America (TCNA) installation guidelines. Licensed, certified tile installers with full knowledge of codes and installation requirements are critical team members for any successful project. 

NANO has set goals for our future designs by initiating our own quality control assurance program for material specifications as it pertains to LEED qualifications, well performance life cycle costs, and environmentally-safe products, while creating performative spaces for the future. Architecture is a generative process for all team members – including clients – as we educate and execute the design. 

As stone and tile are formed from catalyst materials that create the outer crust of the earth, it is only natural that they lead the future in sustainability and environmentally cohesive products for our global ecosystem on Earth. Photo courtesy of Micahl Wyckoff of MW Visual Design.

When designing intentionally and specifying materials consciously, the project becomes a complete system that supports the inhabitable environment and protects the external environment or habitat. The choice of natural materials with which to clad interior and exterior design elements can reflect the integrity of the environment-conscious design strategy. As stone and tile are formed from catalyst materials that create the outer crust of the earth, it is only natural that they lead the future in sustainability and environmentally cohesive products for our global ecosystem on Earth.

 

MAPEI’s Jeff Johnson to serve on FCICA Executive Board

Deerfield Beach, Florida – MAPEI Corporation announces that Jeff Johnson, Business Manager for Floor Covering Installation Systems (FCIS), has been elected to serve as Vice Chairman of Associates on the Executive Board of the Flooring Contractors Association (FCICA).  Elected by FCICA members in good standing, those on the FCICA Executive Board serve a three-year rotational term.

MAPEI's Jeff Johnson

MAPEI’s Jeff Johnson

Johnson has been an active member of the FCICA for more than 20 years, and in his role as MAPEI’s FCIS Business Manager has actively participated on the FCICA’s Education, Membership and Associates Committees, as well as being a presenter at numerous conventions and mid-year events. Prior to accepting the nomination for Vice Chairman of Associates, Johnson served on the FCICA Board of Directors for a year. In his new position on the Executive Board, he will preside over meetings, promote the benefits of active membership to his associates, and represent the voice of the associate membership at the Executive Board level.

″It is exciting for me personally to be involved with the actual workings of the FCICA, ″ Johnson said. ″It is even more exciting because they have really sharpened their focus in serving the professional, commercial floor-covering contractor. I am looking forward to my continued participation on the FCICA Executive Board and hope to be a strong voice for the associates, as well as a valued contributor to the future growth of the organization.″

James Hardie Earns 2019 David Weekley Homes’ Prestigious Award

Superior quality and service earns the leader in fiber cement siding the industry Partner of Choice Award


James Hardie wins “A,A” Partners of Choice Award

CHICAGO, July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today the country’s largest privately-held home builder, David Weekley Homes, announced that its partner James Hardie Building Products Inc. has again earned their nationally-recognized “A,A” Partners of Choice Award for outstanding quality and service.

James Hardie, the world leader in fiber cement siding, is one of only three other companies to have earned this award numerous times. Over the last 13 years, James Hardie has won the “A,A” award 12 times and the “A” award once, highlighting the company’s continued success in delivering quality and service.

“At James Hardie, we strive to deliver durable, high quality products paired with best-in-class service for the David Weekley homebuyers and team members,” said Johnny Cope, Executive Vice President of Sales for James Hardie Building Products. “We are grateful for our partnership and we will continue to strive to create value and efficiencies with David Weekley Homes. Being recognized as a “A,A” Partner of Choice motivates us to continue to improve.”

Of the 160 companies evaluated, only the top ranked companies earn the coveted Partners of Choice Award. Categories include “A,A” demonstrating excellence in both quality and service, or “A” representing excellence in either quality or service.

To assess all partners and pinpoint top performers, more than 1,000 David Weekley Homes team members – from sales to senior leadership – participate in the homebuilder’s unique “Supplier Evaluation Platform.” At the heart of this process is the National Trading Partner Survey. The goal of the quarterly survey is to enhance communication and identify where improvements can be made to ultimately improve customer service, achieving the highest level of homeowner satisfaction.

“Our in-depth survey process helps us select the strongest companies to assist us in delivering an unequaled experience for our homebuyers, and James Hardie has met that challenge head on,” said John Schiegg, director of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes.  “James Hardie has again surpassed the high expectations we set for our partners by continually demonstrating a dedication to delivering world-class quality and service to David Weekley Homes.”

For more information about the award, visit davidweekleyhomes.com. To learn more about James Hardie, visit jameshardie.com.

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