Do it Best Corp. Names CertainTeed Gypsum 2015 Building Materials Vendor of the Year
Gypsum product division recognized for excellence in customer service and support
(Malvern, Pa.) – CertainTeed Gypsum was recently rewarded for its perpetual commitment to excellence in customer service by Do it Best Corp., the second largest home improvement industry co-op in the nation. Do it Best Corp. named the Gypsum division the 2015 Building Materials Vendor of the Year at its annual Member and Vendor Excellence Awards in Indianapolis. The ceremony recognizes outstanding performance among Do it Best vendors based on four criteria: product quality, service level, sales growth and sales/customer service.
CertainTeed Gypsum stood out this year for the high level of support it gives Do it Best member-owners through competitive pricing, enhanced programming and improved market specials offered throughout the year.
“At Do it Best Corp., our number one goal is helping our members grow and achieve their dreams,” said Joe Corah, divisional manager for building materials sales at Do it Best Corp. “CertainTeed Gypsum has been a highly effective partner in pursuing that goal as we work together to strengthen independent dealers across the country with top-notch programs and services.”
CertainTeed Corporation’s gypsum product division was first awarded Vendor of the Year in 2013 when they scored high marks in the areas of inside and field sales staff support, quality products and accurate invoicing. The product division has continued to excel in these areas, proving their commitment to Do it Best Corp. and its members.
“We are honored to receive our second Vendor of the Year award from Do it Best Corp., especially because of what it represents,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “Maintaining strong customer relationships is just as vital to us as manufacturing innovative, high quality products, and this award is evidence of our commitment to our valued distribution partners.”
Offering a broad range of gypsum and finishing products for interior and exterior needs, CertainTeed Gypsum has served the North American building industry for more than 80 years and is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of gypsum products. This, in combination with the full range of affiliated CertainTeed Corporation building products, provides architects, contractors, builders and dealers one partner to provide service and support for commercial and residential building projects.
About Do it Best Corp.
Based in Fort Wayne, Ind., Do it Best Corp. is the only U.S.-based, member-owned comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales approaching $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest co-op in the industry, serving more than 3,800 member-owned locations in the United States and in 54 other countries.
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, and celebrating its 350th anniversary, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For seven consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2015 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2014. www.certainteed.com