Carrier Earns Coveted “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes

July 29, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., U.S.

Carrier has earned the prestigious “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held home builder in America. Carrier received an “A” rating for Service, marking the first time the company has been honored with this distinction. Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

This year, David Weekley Homes recognized 24 companies with their “Partners of Choice” Award from a total of approximately 175 organizations. Each winner was evaluated by David Weekley Homes’ National Trading Partner Survey, part of an interactive feedback platform designed to identify world-class performance. Through a series of evaluations, one-on-one discussions, formalized feedback instruments, coaching sessions and action plans, this unique process allows David Weekley Homes to analyze suppliers across diverse industries, provide feedback, and recognize those truly outstanding achievers through its widely acclaimed “Partners of Choice” Award.

Under this process, more than 600 team members from all levels of the builder's organization are asked to rate each supplier's performance on quality and service. Then, through a series of discussions, meetings, coaching calls and other activities, 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.

“Carrier is honored to have been selected as a ‘Partner of Choice,’” said David Meyers, vice president, sales & distribution, residential & light commercial systems, Carrier. “David Weekley Homes has long been a valuable partner and to earn this distinction validates Carrier as a world-class supplier and leader in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. We strive to provide our partners with first-class equipment and service and are proud of this honor.”

“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 Bill Justus, vice president, supply chain services, David Weekley Homes. “Our goal is to help our partners improve and evolve; so for Carrier to earn its first ‘Partners of Choice’ Award clearly speaks to the level of commitment they have to the quality of service and equipment that they supply.”

For more information about Carrier, visit www.carrier.com.

ABOUT CARRIER

Carrier is the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls, and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and foodservice customers. Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier improves the world around us through engineered innovation and environmental stewardship. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Visit www.carrier.com for more information.

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