In My Own Words: David Weekly Homes

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Materials include James Hardie fiber cement siding; Moen kitchen bridge faucet; Elk Prestique laminate shingles; Trane variable speed air conditioning unit; and Boise Build-Rite services.

April 01, 2006

 
Bill Justus, Vice President, Supply Chain Services, Houston, Texas

James Hardie Fiber-Cement Siding

www.jameshardie.com

 

James Hardie fiber cement siding provides the low maintenance of vinyl siding, but without sacrificing the look and character of wood. James Hardie is noncombustible and resists rotting or cracking, as well as damage from rain, hail and flying debris. Available pre-finished with a 15-year paint warranty, the product also comes with a limited, transferable warranty for up to 50 years. Circle 126 on card.

In My Own Words

"We like James Hardie for its product quality and for the partnering proposition the company fosters, helping the builder effectively use its products in the field. James Hardie is active in channel management: If we have a question about supply or some other problem, they are quick to respond."

Moen Faucets

www.moen.com

 

In creating its new Waterhill suite for the kitchen and bath, Moen conducted more than 300 surveys in six cities to determine the style and preferences of targeted consumers. The result is a collection that features elaborate, traditional styling and functionality. The Waterhill two-handle kitchen bridge faucet features a high-arc design and charming details. Circle 125 on card.

In My Own Words

"We like the quality of the product and the channel management at Moen. If we have an issue with any channel partner, Moen is quick to jump in and assist. They are also outstanding in their design center support — something many promise, but few actually deliver. Moen has also made tremendous improvements in the style and innovation of their product."

Elk Prestique Laminate Shingles

www.elkcorp.com

 

Prestique I High Definition creates visual depths and shadows much like an expensive wood-shingle roof. The product carries a 40-year limited warranty with an option for limited transferability and a limited wind warranty of up to 90 miles per hour. Like all Prestique shingles, the Prestique I is UL Class "A" fire-rated. Circle 127 on card.

In My Own Words

"We use Elk Corporation's laminate architectural shingles, a high-quality product. But most important, they are true partners. When times are tough, they work to minimize any impact on your schedules. After the storms in Florida, it was very difficult to get product. Elk worked with us very closely to make sure our build schedule remained uninterrupted."

Trane Variable Speed AC

www.trane.com

 

During the summer, it's the moisture in the air, not the temperature, that makes a home uncomfortable. Trane XL15i variable speed comfort system products include a special feature, called Comfort-R, that removes moisture from the indoor air.

Set by the installer, Comfort-R ramps up airflow, so the home gets cooler faster. Circle 128 on card.

In My Own Words

"Our firm has a national trading partner survey and issues Partners of Choice awards. Trane achieved an AA rating — an A in quality and an A as a service provider — and is one of our award winners this year. This honor is due to the outstanding service job Trane performs in the field. They also make a good product."

Boise Build-Rite Services

www.bc.com/ewp

 

Build-Rite is a service for large production builders from Boise Engineered Wood Products. Build-Rite fine-tunes home plans into the most efficient structures possible, enabling the removal of nearly all the waste, while saving up to $3,500 in building costs per home. Circle 129 on card.

In My Own Words

"Boise's Build-Rite Services look at the whole house as a system. They value-engineer the project to my specifications, so I end up with a tight home that saves money. Using the service reduces cost, ensures quality and provides our subs with documents that assist them in the actual building process. For example, Build-Rite provides a host of squaring diagrams and cut sheets on the back end of the project. This adds a lot of process control to the subs in building this house."

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