Masco Builder Cabinet Group Receives Coveted ‘Partners of Choice’ Honors

First Cabinet Manufacturer to Receive ‘A,A’ Highest Quality and Service Rating
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ADRIAN, Mich., Aug. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ – The Masco Builder Cabinet Group (MBCG) cabinetry brands, Merillat and Quality Cabinets, have been rated “A,A,” the highest ranking possible, in the prestigious “Partners of Choice Award” from David Weekley Homes. The award, now in its sixth year, is given to suppliers based on their quality and service performance. MBCG is the first cabinetry company to receive this honor in the history of the program.

“We’re honored and humbled to earn the highest rating possible from such a well respected builder as David Weekley Homes,” said John Czerwonka, vice president of sales for the Masco Builder Cabinet Group. “We strive to be the best partner possible and appreciate being recognized for those efforts. We look forward to working with David Weekley Homes for many years to come.”

“The National Trading Partner Survey recognizes those suppliers who are truly world class,” says Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes. “The survey compares companies from every industry – from appliances to paint – all of which support the homebuilding industry.

When you consider that breadth of the survey and the challenging market conditions, Merillat and Quality Cabinets’ accomplishments are very impressive.”

The Partners of Choice award is given to suppliers based on their quality and service performance as rated quarterly by David Weekley Homes Team Members. The survey ranks David Weekley Homes’ 150 suppliers. This year, 600 Team Members from every market and every level within the David Weekley Homes’ organization participated. Each company’s numeric scores are averaged, and then an alpha ranking is assigned relative to its standing with all of the other Weekley national trading partners. Alpha rankings range from “A” to “F” in increments of 20%. The “Partners of Choice Awards” were presented to suppliers who maintained either an “A,A” rating for both quality and service or an “A” rating in quality or service for the previous twelve months.

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.

About Masco Builder Cabinet Group (MBCG). Based in Adrian, Michigan, the Masco Builder Cabinet Group is the manufacturer of two nationally recognized cabinetry brands: Merillat and Quality Cabinets; and the DeNova countertop brand. The company has 11 manufacturing plants and 17 branches/service center locations throughout the United States. Offering an unmatched selection of stylish, high-quality products at a variety of price levels, MBCG brands are favored by builders, dealers and distributors throughout North America. A leader in environmental stewardship, MBCG is ISO 14001 certified and has been granted an Environmental Stewardship Program certificate by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association. www.mascobcg.com

Source: Masco Builder Cabinet Group

CONTACT: Susan Cross of Masco Builder Cabinet Group, +1-517-266-4807,
Susan.Cross@MascoBCG.com
Web Site: http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com, http://www.mascobcg.com

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