David Weekley Homes, one of the largest privately owned homebuilders in America, gave Trane Residential Systems its Partners of Choice Award.

The award is based on its quarterly National Trading Partners Survey where employees rate more than 150 suppliers. Approximately 1,000 workers at David Weekley Homes participate, including builders, project managers, design center staff, warranty service personnel, administrative teams and executives.

Suppliers' scores are averaged, and then a letter grade, from A to F, is assigned relative to its ranking with Weekley's other national trading partners. Based on this survey, Trane is one of only nine companies to achieve an "A, A" rating for both quality and service for the last 12 months, and one of only five vendors to receive the award for two straight years.

"It is difficult for a supplier to earn an A rating in either quality or service for any given quarter, and much harder for an entire year," said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. "However, for Trane to achieve an A rating in both quality and service, and maintain that level of excellence for two consecutive years is an outstanding accomplishment. Trane has demonstrated through their actions that they are among the best of the best."

"This is a tremendous honor for Trane, recognizing the successful team effort that includes our distributors and dealers," said Don Wood, manage of national builder accounts for Trane Residential Systems. "At Trane, we stress quality and service throughout our own supply chain, because we also want to provide an outstanding experience for our customers."

Trane has been a supplier to David Weekley Homes for more than seven years and installed more than 10,400 units.