DALLAS, July 29, 2011 – HomeTeam Pest Defense announced today it was honored to receive the “Partners of Choice” Award from premier builder, David Weekley Homes. HomeTeam is the first pest management company to receive this industry leading award. The company received an “A” rating for quality in David Weekley Homes’ rigorous Supplier Evaluation System. This is the first year HomeTeam has won the award and is only one of seven companies to earn an “A” rating this year. This recognition puts HomeTeam in the top 10 percent of all suppliers to the nation’s second largest privately held, for-profit home builder, David Weekley Homes.
“We are honored to receive this award from David Weekley Homes and to earn an “A” quality for our products and services,” said Dirk Korte, Vice President of Builder Sales with HomeTeam. “This award represents the hard work and dedication of all HomeTeam employees. We are very proud of this outstanding accomplishment and view David Weekley Homes as a valued builder partner.”
The annual awards are based on Weekley’s comprehensive supplier evaluation system. At the heart of the system is the National Trading Partner Survey, a review of 150 suppliers by the home builder’s team members. Suppliers are evaluated on quality and service, scores are averaged, and alpha rankings assigned in 20% increments from A to F. Now in its eighth year, average scores have increased by approximately 13% annually. Thus each year the coveted “Partners of Choice” Award becomes increasingly harder to attain. According to Bill Justus, Vice President of Supply Chain Services and mastermind behind David Weekley Homes’ evaluation platform, “pursuit of world-class excellence is a journey and not just a point in time. HomeTeam through its actions has demonstrated a sincere, effective desire to partner with us in our quest. Through their actions they have shown that they are among the best of the best in delivering quality products to our team members.”
About HomeTeam Pest Defense
HomeTeam Pest Defense, a recognized leader in the pest management industry, is currently the nation’s 3rd largest residential pest control company. The company offers pest and termite control services with traditional treatment methods and with advanced products such as the innovative Taexx® built-in pest control system. The company has 50 branch locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Mid-Central, Southwest and Western states. HomeTeam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL). You can learn more about Rollins or HomeTeam at www.rollins.com or www.pestdefense.com.
About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 15 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 65,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com
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Kathy Zielinski, Vice President Marketing