HVAC equipment manufacturer Carrier has been given a partnership award from a U.S. home construction company.

Houston-based David Weekley Homes gave Carrier one of its Partners of Choice Award, noting that it earned an “A” rating service — the second straight year Carrier has earned the grade.

“Carrier is honored to have been selected as a Partner of Choice once again,” said David Meyers, vice president of sales and distribution for residential and light-commercial systems with Carrier. “David Weekley Homes is a valuable partner, and to earn this distinction for the second straight year validates Carrier as a world-class supplier and leader in the HVAC industry. We aim to provide our partners with first-class equipment and service, and this award certainly indicates that we are doing just that.”

Twenty-one companies from 200 David Weekley suppliers were picked for the award. Each had to undergo a multistep evaluation process called the National Trading Partner Survey. After a series of meetings and coaching sessions, suppliers are ranked and the top performers are given an award.

 “Since 2004, the National Trading Partner Survey has given us a practical way of determining world-class excellence by creating a platform that compares our partners objectively, despite their diverse industries,” said David Weekley supply chain services Vice President Bill Justus. “Our goal is to help our partners improve and evolve; so for Carrier to earn its second consecutive Partners of Choice Award clearly speaks to the level of commitment they have to the quality of service and equipment that they supply.”