SOURCE: Building Materials Holding Corporation

Building Materials Holding Corp., BMHC, builders, construction, Partners of Choice Award

August 27, 2009 09:15 ET

BMC West Receives 2009 "Partners of Choice Award" From David Weekley Homes

Distributor Is Recognized for "World Class Excellence" in Managing Supply Chain Performance

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Building Materials Holding Corporation, a leading provider of building materials and construction services to professional residential builders and contractors, today announced that its BMC West operations have been recognized by David Weekley Homes, the second largest for-profit privately-held homebuilder in the United States, by receiving the prestigious "Partners of Choice Award" for providing world-class service. Receiving an "A" in Service, BMC West is one of only 18 companies to be recognized this year by David Weekley Homes out of a total field of approximately 150 suppliers. The award is based on David Weekley's "National Trading Partner Survey" in which approximately 600 of its Team Members are surveyed and asked to evaluate trading partners in both quality and service. The comprehensive survey solicits input from all levels of David Weekley Homes' organization, across the country. Award winners must maintain an "A" rating for the previous 12 months.

Stan Wilson, BMHC President and Chief Operating Officer, stated, "We are delighted to receive this award two years in a row and for the third time in five years. It recognizes the effort and expertise applied in every aspect of our operations to demonstrate our commitment to be the supplier of choice to residential builders."

Wilson continues, "In a dynamically changing environment, David Weekley Homes provides us with clear insight on supply chain issues for both of our companies. We then apply our best practices in customer service to optimize efficiencies and cost effectiveness through improved resource management. We know that today's market amplifies our customers' scrutiny of supply chain performance. We are doing more with less, reacting quicker to customer needs, and our goal remains to achieve the exceptional performance necessary to succeed in these unprecedented conditions."

Weekley's unique supplier rating system provides a structure in which BMC West and its other trading partners can have a constructive dialogue with key individuals at every level, including builder, design center, warranty service and administrative personnel. The ratings help to align the interests of all parties in the supply chain, to solve problems and improve interaction at deeper levels within the business relationship of both companies.

"The National Trading Partner Survey goes beyond talk. It challenges our partners to provide high levels of service throughout our organization," said Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes. "With approximately 600 Team Members potentially rating each supplier, it's a remarkable accomplishment to achieve an 'A' rating for an entire year. Those that did, such as BMC West, demonstrate through their actions that they are among our strongest providers."

BMC West approaches homebuilders such as Weekley with an operating philosophy that offers them a tailored combination of services, product mix and expertise to meet the building requirements in local markets. BMC West managers in every business unit respond to specific customer needs and local market conditions under a unified market management structure.

About BMHC

BMHC is one of the largest providers of building materials and residential construction services in the United States. We serve the homebuilding industry through two recognized brands: as BMC West, we distribute building materials and manufacture building components for professional builders and contractors in the western and southern states; as SelectBuild, we provide construction services to high-volume production homebuilders in key markets. To learn more about BMHC, visit our website at www.bmhc.com.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 14 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 60,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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