DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES RANKED NO. 13 ON FORTUNE 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR(R) LIST

Home Builder Recognized for Eighth Time

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HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- One of the nation's foremost business publications has recognized David Weekley Homes in its annual rankings of employee culture and success. FORTUNE magazine touted David Weekley Homes as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

"It is an honor and privilege to be named to this year's list of 'Best Companies to Work For.' We are proud of our Team's continued commitment to create a culture in which people want to work. The focus on our Team Members includes providing each of them with the opportunity to grow and thrive in their career, while taking their happiness very seriously, which ensures the company's success and our customers' satisfaction," said David Weekley, chairman of David Weekley Homes.

David Weekley Homes ranked 13 on FORTUNE's list, which 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 1,100 Team Members nationwide.

"From our home office to the work in each division office, we strive to create a challenging and fulfilling work environment for our Team Members. We also work hard to find ways to enhance our Team Members' lives beyond the confines of the workplace, through programs such as our outreach efforts, generous 401k match and profit sharing, training opportunities and our Weekley Wellness program," Weekley said.

David Weekley's outreach program is set up on local levels in all 17 markets and is focused on donating time and money to a broad range of organizations to serve the needs of people in their surrounding communities. Fulfilling the company's Purpose of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives.

Some typical outreach endeavors include Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, National MS Society, YoungLife, Ronald McDonald House and Salvation Army.

"It pleases me to be able to provide unique opportunities for us to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone we touch and in all the communities we build," Weekley said.

About David Weekley Homes

David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 17 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," "National Housing Quality Award" and two-time recipient of "National Builder of the Year." Weekley has also appeared eight times on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For®" list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 70,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company's web site at www.davidweekleyhomes.com.

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