TYLER, TX — For the fourth consecutive year, Trane received the prestigious “Partners of Choice Award” from David Weekley Homes, the largest for-profit, privately held builder in the nation. The award is based on David Weekley Homes' National Trading Partner Survey, a forward-thinking program that drives the concept of “channel alignment.” Out of a field of approximately 150 companies, Trane is one of five that has received the home builder's highest scores, “A” in quality and service, for four consecutive years.

David Weekley instituted the National Trading Partner Survey to allow team members at all levels to provide timely feedback for the company's suppliers. Suppliers, who must work with the builder in multiple markets and satisfy a minimum number of responses, are rated annually by roughly 1,000 David Weekley Homes team members, including builders, project managers, warranty service, design center, administrative and the executive team.

“Our survey program challenges the distribution channel to be as efficient and effective as possible,” said Bill Justus, vice president of Supply Chain Services for David Weekley Homes. “Trane has consistently ranked at the top when measured against dozens of other companies. In Trane, we have a partner who drives home the message to their dealer network,” Justus said. “Their repeated ranking at the top would not be possible without consistent communication with our team between both local distributors and installers and their home office,” he said.