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DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES MAKES FORTUNE LIST

Homebuilder is Recognized for Fifth Year in a Row

HOUSTON (Jan. 09, 2006) - One of the nation’s foremost business publications has recognized David Weekley Homes in its annual rankings of business success. FORTUNE touted David Weekley Homes as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

“At David Weekley Homes, we have created a culture that enhances people’s lives. We have worked hard to build a world-class company that employees, vendors and customers want to be associated with,” said David Weekley, Chairman of David Weekley Homes. “David Weekley Homes is committed to setting the standard of excellence in the industry and, to achieve this goal, we must provide a challenging work environment for our team members. We are certainly proud of this national recognition that confirms we are doing what it takes to compete successfully and responsibly in today’s marketplace.”

David Weekley Homes’ number 24 overall ranking and 10th among small companies on FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list was based on the company’s evaluation of the policies and culture, and the opinions of the company's employees. David Weekley Homes employs more than 1,300 team members nationwide.

“We expect the best and bring out the best in our Team Members,” said Weekley. “ To do that we provide the tools to enhance their lives both professionally and personally, like Marketplace Ministries.”

Marketplace Ministries, active in all 16 markets, provides employee assistance free of charge. The program is open to all team members and their immediate families who need special guidance or advice or who simply need someone to lend an ear 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Non-denominational chaplains are also readily available to help team members with wedding or funeral arrangements.

"It pleases me to be able to provide unique services such as this to our team members and their families," said Weekley.

 

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 16 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America's Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” This is Weekley’s fifth time to appear on FORTUNE’s coveted list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 40,000 homes with 2005 revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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