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Rinnai Receives “A,A” Rating from David Weekley Homes’ Prestigious Supplier Evaluation System

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Tankless Water Heater Manufacturer Earns Acclaimed "Partners of Choice" Award by Top-20 Homebuilder

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (July 30, 2012) - Rinnai America Corporation was honored today with the coveted “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes. Rinnai received an “A,A" ranking, the homebuilder's top designation for both Quality and Service. Rankings consider the performance of providing goods and services through the entire supply chain over the past 12 months. 

In 2004, David Weekley Homes, the nation’s third largest for-profit, privately-held homebuilder, implemented its comprehensive supplier evaluation system. This unique platform was put in place to reduce channel costs, improve service and provide the highest degree of homeowner satisfaction. It allows David Weekley Homes to analyze supplier performance in diverse industries, provide feedback, and recognize truly outstanding achievers. Under this process Team Members are initally asked to rate each supplier’s performance on Quality and Service. Then through a series of discussions, meetings, and coaching calls, David Weekley Homes and its suppliers search for the best way to achieve excellence together. Through this process, David Weekley Homes takes “partnering with its suppliers” to a world-class level.

“Due to the length and breadth of our evaluation system, there are no shortcuts to success,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services and the major architect behind David Weekley Homes’ revolutionary supplier evaluation system. “We provide all the necessary tools and services to our providers which enable them to deliver the highest levels of quality and service to our company. Our friends at Rinnai have demonstrated through their actions that they understand the process, and deliver on the promise as confirmed by the ratings of approximately 600 David Weekley Homes’ team members.”

“David Weekley Homes understands the value of its committed partners and the vital role they play for a homebuilder,” said Aaron Baugh, residential business development manager at Rinnai. “When a builder of this stature awards Rinnai for both Quality and Service, we consider it a great honor.”

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 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 website at davidweekleyhomes.com.

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About Rinnai
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City ,Georgia. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.1 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit rinnai.us.