Johns Manville Named Supplier of the Year by Insulate America, Inc. for the Third Consecutive Year

9 Jun 2015

DENVER, Jun 09, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, today announced it has been named “Supplier of the Year” for 2015 by Insulate America, Inc., the nation’s largest insulation contractor association. JM is the first company to receive this honor three years in a row, having previously accepted the award in 2013 and 2014. Insulate America’s “Supplier of the Year” award recognizes companies for the overall value they provide to the organization through technical expertise, customer support in the field and lead referrals.

“For the third straight year, Johns Manville has risen to the top of the building products industry by demonstrating an unmatched ability to provide customers with the highest level support and innovative product solutions,” said David Beam, president and CEO of Insulate America. “We are proud to recognize the JM team once again and appreciate the company’s ongoing support of our organization.”

Insulate America is a cooperative group of locally owned, independent insulation contractors who provide and install quality insulation and other building products for residential and commercial construction. It is the largest independent insulation contracting organization in the U.S. with 200 locations in 46 states. Representatives from each of the locations vote on the “Supplier of the Year” award.

“Winning this award even once is a tremendous accomplishment, and we feel humbled to be the first company ever to be named ‘Supplier of the Year’ three years in a row,” said Fred Stephan, senior vice president and general manager of Insulation Systems for JM. “This recognition from Insulate America’s network of professionals across the country serves as further motivation for our team to provide our customers with the industry-leading insulation products and solutions to meet their ever-changing needs.”

JM and Insulate America’s partnership extends more than 15 years. The two organizations partnered to create the annual “America’s Best Installer” competition, which highlights the importance of quality insulation installation and its impact on an energy-efficient, more comfortable home. Now in its fourteenth year, the competition pits top installers from across the country in a fast-paced, head-to-head competition. Competitors are judged on quality of workmanship, adherence to safety rules, speed and productivity. This year’s competition is slated for Oct. 22-24 in Denver.

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company BRK.A, +0.47% BRK.B, +0.42% is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing, and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales of approximately $2.6 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. JM employs approximately 7,000 people and operates 44 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at

About Insulate America

Insulate America is the nation’s largest independent insulation contractor. With 200 locations serving 46 states, Insulate America is committed to the highest quality workmanship and service. Training, education, sharing ideas, rigorous certifications and life-long learning separate us as professionals in the industry. Learn more at

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