Rodda Paint buys five Kelly-Moore stores
Rodda Paint Co. will acquire five Kelly-Moore company-owned stores, four located in Idaho and one on the Oregon border.
The stores are located in the Idaho cities of Caldwell, Meridian, Boise and Twin Falls. The Oregon store is in Ontario.
Rodda is described as the largest family-owned and operated paint and coatings company in the Pacific Northwest, based in Portland, Oregon. The five new stores will join Rodda’s retail group of 48 locations and its network of 23 independent retailers.
Rodda will continue to distribute Kelly-Moore paint.
“Kelly-Moore is excited to announce this alliance with Rodda Paints,” said Steve DeVoe, CEO and president of Kelly-Moore Paints.
According to DeVoe, while both Kelly-Moore and Rodda drive for increased sales in the Idaho market, Kelly-Moore will continue its aggressive retail expansion with eight new retail stores in California slated to open by 2015, including their recently opened locations in Petaluma and Daly City. Kelly-Moore currently owns and operates 146 paint stores.
David Weekley crowns its 2014 Partners of Choice
Houston, Texas-based David Weekley Homes has named its annual list of "Partners of Choice" Award winners, which recognizes the suppliers who ranked the highest on its now decade-old ranking system.
About 800 David Weekley employees contribute to the evaluation process, assessing supplier performance according to accessibility, communication, timeliness, reliability, follow-through and more.
Among the winners were those who fell into the top tier with an "A,A" ranking for both quality and service: Dow, DuPont, Eaton Corporation, In Sink Erator, Johns Manville, Louisiana Pacific, Office Depot, Rinnai, Seacoast Supply, Simpson Strong Tie, Skelton Business Equipment, Uponor and Zurn.
Of those, both In Sink Erator and Uponor are first-time winners of the "A,A" ranking.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from such a great company and partner,” Louisiana Pacific specialty sales director Craig Sichling said. “Providing consistent quality and service is at the heart of our company’s promise to our customers. To be honored by one of the nation’s largest builders for fulfilling that promise speaks volumes about the effort that LP employees at all levels put into what they do every day.”
A number of companies earned an "A" in either quality or service, including Acme Bricks, Building Specialties – Texas, Carrier, GAF, Home Team Pest Defense, Honeywell, Lennox HVAC and Square D.