APPLE VALLEY, MINN., JUNE 28, 2022 — David Weekley Homes, one of the nation’s largest privately held homebuilders, announced their 2022 National Preferred Partner winners, and Uponor North America (Uponor) was one of only 12 companies nationwide to receive the prestigious honor. Uponor provides PEX plumbing and fire safety systems for David Weekley Homes, and this marks the ninth consecutive year Uponor has been recognized by the national homebuilder since 2014.
The David Weekley Homes Annual National Preferred Partners Survey Program, which began in 2004, evaluates field and manufacturing partners on customer service and product quality. Only a select few are honored each year with the National Preferred Partner award with even fewer receiving the award for multiple consecutive years.
“Our reputation has been built on providing our home buyers with a quality product and a positive customer service experience,” says John Schiegg, vice president, Supply Chain, David Weekley Homes. “As a National Preferred Partner, Uponor has played a critical role in helping us acquire and maintain that reputation. We are so grateful that National Preferred Partners like Uponor have made it possible for us to continue providing the best in design, choice, and service to our customers.”
Schiegg states that record numbers of home sales, the continuing global pandemic, and significant supply chain disruptions presented an unexpected number of challenges for the homebuilding industry.
“We have been fortunate to have exceptional National Preferred Partners, such as Uponor, who have provided their products and expertise to help us navigate these obstacles so we can continue delivering a high-quality product,” he says.
Being recognized for the ninth year is an honor that Uponor holds high, keeping with the company’s focus to enrich people’s way of life through intelligent water systems that provide comfort, health, and peace of mind.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from David Weekley Homes for the ninth consecutive year,” says Robert Larson, director, Sales National Accounts, Uponor. “Both our companies strive for excellence in providing customers with a quality experience through trusted products and reliable service. Knowing we are among the select few David Weekley Homes partners to receive this award for multiple years in a row brings us great pride and confirmation that we are making a difference in moving the industry forward.”
About Uponor Apple Valley, Minn.-based Uponor North America strives to be the partner plumbing and HVAC professionals rely on for smart water and energy solutions. The company is helping to move the construction industry forward through innovation, education and advocacy focusing on the defining issues of our time: water, energy, and labor. An award-winning manufacturer of PEX piping and marketer/distributor of Uponor PP-RCT in North America, the company offers plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, and pre-insulated piping system solutions for new construction, retrofits, and remodels in the residential and commercial markets. Recognized for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, economic development, and as a top workplace, the Uponor group of companies employs about 4,400 professionals in 26 countries in Europe and North America. In 2021, Uponor’s global net sales totaled approximately €1.3 billion ($1.5 billion as of 12/31/21 exchange rate). Uponor Corporation is based in Finland and listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
From left: Chris Smothers, national sales manager, Uponor; Chris Budion, vice president, Sales, Uponor; David Weekley, Chairman, David Weekley Homes; and Brad Willem, Purchasing Manager – Indianapolis, David Weekley Homes.