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BILD Awards 2015 - GTA Homebuilder of the Year

The 35th annual BILD Awards recognize the GTA’s best new-home communities, builders, developers and sales and marketing professionals in 46 unique categories. More than 1,100 members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) gathered to celebrate the industry’s best on April 24.

The People’s Choice Award received more than 85,000 votes this year, over 60 times last year’s tally. In a special presentation, Colin J. Parsons was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Parsons served as the Association’s President 35 years ago, in 1978.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Arista Homes
Aspen Ridge Homes
BLVD Developments
Canderel Residential
Centrecourt Developments
Chestnut Hill Homes
Concert Properties
Curated Properties
Devron Developments
Fieldgate Homes
Geranium Corporation
Greenpark Homes
Honeyfield Communities
Icon Homes
LeMine Investment Group
Lifetime Developments
Lindvest Properties
Mattamy Homes
Minto Communities
Monarch Corporation
Paradise Developments
Pemberton Group
Siteline Group
Sorbara Group
Starlane Homes
Streetcar Developments
TACC Developments
Trimart Corporation
Urban Capital Property Group
Zancor Homes


In a special BILD Awards presentation, our very own Lori-Ann Tilley represents BILD and Habitat for Humanity. We are proud to support Habitat in building our community.

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35th Annual BILD Awards - GTA's best homebuilders

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) has just announced the finalists for the 35th annual BILD Awards. Congratulations to all the finalists!

The BILD Awards recognizes the builders, developers, architects, designers, and sales and marketing professionals that build the Greater Toronto Area. Almost 1,000 submissions this year will boil down to the winners to be announced on April 24, 2015.

See below for select nominees, or visit the BILD Awards website for the full list.



  • Stanton Renaissance
  • TAS
  • Times Group Corporation
  • Tridel Corporation


  • Empire Communities
  • Mason Homes
  • Midhaven Homes Ltd.
  • Sean Mason Homes


  • Minto Communities, Minto Westside – Burdifilek, Montana Steele Strategic Marketing, Wallman Architects, Ferris + Associates
  • Minto Communities & North Drive Investments – Yorkville Park – Ferris + Associates, Montana Steele Strategic Marketing, Page+Steele/IBI Group Architects and Interiors
  • Times Group Corporation, Uptown Markham – Kirkor Architects
  • Tridel Corporation, Awuavista at Bayside – Arquitectonica, Brandon Communications, Drive Agency, Hines, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, Kirkor Architects


  • Icon Homes, Royal York – Montana Steele Strategic Marketing
  • Sean Mason Homes, Sean in Barrie – BAM Building Advertising and Marketing Inc.
  • TACC Developments, Arista Homes, Fieldgate Homes, Paradise Developments, Starlane Homes, Upper Unionville – Hunt Design Associates Inc., VA3 Design Inc., Jardin Design Group, Suriano Design Consultants Inc., Cole Engineering Group Ltd., Jade Acoustics Inc., Soil Engineers Ltd., the MBTW Group, KLM Planning Partners Inc., John G Williams, Beacon Environmental Ltd., David B. Searles Surveying Ltd., Archaeological Services Inc.
  • Times Group Corporation, Village Park Executive Townhomes – Life Construction Ltd., Ryan Design


  • Canderel Residential Inc., YC Condos – Yonge and College – Brandon Communications, Burdifilek Interior Design, G. Ryan Design, Graziani + Corazza Architects, Kingsett Capital
  • LeMine Investment Group & Devron Developments, The Academy – Kirkor Architects and Planners, McOuat Partnership, Milbourne Real Estate, Union31
  • Minto Communities, Minto Westside – Burdifilek, Montana Steele Strategic Marketing, Wallman Architects
  • TAS, Kingston & Co Condominiums – Main & Main


  • Arista Homes, Fieldgate Homes, Opus Homes, Paradise Developments, Aurora Trails – Ryan Design, Albert David Design, Guideslines Advertising, Gordana Car Interior Design
  • Curated Properties, Lanehouse on Bartlett – Audax Architecture, Kim Graham and Associates, Nivek Remas, Mint Agency, Paul Johnston Unique Urban Homes
  • Mattamy Homes Ltd., The Preserve – Bensimon Byrne, Cicada Design Inc., Gardy Interiors Ltd., Jac Jacobson Photographics, Q4 Architects Inc.
  • Sean Mason Homes, Sean in Barrie – BAM Builder Advertising & Marketing Inc.


  • Great Gulf Homes, One Bloor – Cecconi Simone, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Janet Rosenberg and Studio
  • Sorbara Development Group, Beacon Condominiums – In2ition Realty, The Walsh Group, Union 31, Wallman Architects, Rafael+Bigauskas Architects, thincdesign
  • Tridel Corporation, Alter – architectsAlliance
  • Urban Capital Property Group, RC3 – Claude Cormier + Assocites, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, ZAS Architects


  • Canderel Residential Inc., YC Condos – Brandon Communications
  • Circa, 1733 Bathurst – Brandon Communications, L.A. Inc., Private Services Realty Ltd.
  • Curated Properties, Lanehouse on Bartlett – Kim Graham and Associates
  • Geranium Corporation & Pemberton Group, Friday Harbour – The Brand Factory, The Morrison Group



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Constellation Home Builders Win Awards

We would like to invite all home builders to PCBC 2013 in San Diego, California to witness the software that is helping our customers to win every major award in the industry! Read the press release here.

“We don’t dream-up functionality; we listen to our customers and bring enhancements to our products that they can actually use.” – Dexter Salna, President

PCBC 2013 is next week! Get you free VIP Builder Pass here.

Our award-winning customers:


Our recent product enhancements:

    • BuildTopia – now interfaces with Sage MasterBuilder (Sage 100)
    • HomeDev Pro – complete redesign of the web portal

See the release of FAST 9.0.2 live at PCBC 2013; June 6 at 11:00AM PST.


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2013 NHQ Gold Award Winner: Charter Homes & Neighborhoods

The 2013 National Housing Quality Awards have been announced, and we are proud to report that two of our customers, DSLD Homes and Charter Homes & Neighborhoods, have taken the Silver and Gold awards, respectively. Congratulations to you both! At Constellation, we strive to aid our clients any way we can in their efforts to streamline building processes, and we are thrilled to play a small role in the success of these two remarkable builders.

DSLD Homes

In 2008, we implemented a Constellation solution for DSLD Homes, a brand-new homebuilder in Louisiana. Today, DSLD builds 687 homes annually, and we like to think that we played a small part. DSLD uses Constellation to help them collaborate, control costs, and eliminate mistakes.

DSLD boasts a 46-day cycle time, which is made possible in part by NEWSTAR Scheduling. Further, the article notes that the builder’s “trades are paid within two days of completing the work, even without submitting an invoice.” Again, NEWSTAR Scheduling with AutoPay and NEWSTAR Workflow Services allow the system to automatically transfer funds to the trades, as contracted, as soon as the work has been checked to the builder’s satisfaction. Read more about DSLD’s big win by clicking here.

Charter Homes & Neighborhoods

Charter Homes has achieved the prestigious status of NHQ Gold, having progressed from Bronze to Silver in the previous two years. This is an enviable feat, as there have only been seven homebuilders to receive the honor since the award’s inception in 1993. Charter Homes uses Constellation software to manage their operations, with Sales1440 utilized for sales, marketing, planning, and tracking. Read more about Charter Homes’ climb from Bronze to Gold by clicking here.

Once again, congratulations to DSLD and Charter: two progressive homebuilders who push the envelope of efficiency and maximize margins without satisfying quality or customer satisfaction.

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Markham, ON – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has again been recognized as an industry innovator and leader as part of the Constructech 50. Constructech consistently recognizes Constellation’s contribution to and leadership position in a fluctuating market.

Published in the July/August issue of the magazine, the Constructech 50 highlights the most influential construction-technology providers with a strong and ongoing market presence. Constructech editors consider various criteria to determine the winners, including a strong product aimed at the residential construction industry, ongoing customer satisfaction and growth, as well as outreach and educational efforts within the industry.

“The evolution of technology solutions can shake up the marketplace. It may give newer companies a chance to establish themselves in the arena, and it can also let longtime players prove they are committed to the industry,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech. “This year’s winning companies are giving builders and contractors solid solutions on which to build, and continue to transform.”

“Constellation is committed to developing and enhancing our product solutions, while supporting our customers and the industry in parallel. We ensure that our customers, large and small, are squeezing every dollar from their technology investment. We are very happy that Constructech has once again recognized us for these efforts”, says Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems.

Constellation’s software solutions are designed to help builders increase productivity and utilize fewer resources to run their businesses successfully. With a single technology partner, you can count on software upgrades that work, a single support contact for all products, industry expertise, and responsibility for the entire system. In contrast with multi-vendor situations and disparate technologies, Constellation customers know that their systems will be supported and enhanced, that their technology partner is financially strong, and that their technology investment is secure.

About Constructech Magazine

As the technology advocate for the construction industry, Constructech magazine helps builders, contractors, and corporate owners make informed decisions about software and systems for the office and the field. Constructech continues to be a highly respected and trusted resource for construction technology for almost 15 years, providing unbiased opinions and informative news on software, hardware, automation, and service.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

As the largest home building software provider in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,800 builders manage their information technology costs with integrated homebuilding construction software solutions to run their business from website to warranty.  From lead management to homeowner services, Constellation’s solutions manage land development, new home sales and marketing, production, purchasing, scheduling, accounting, warranties, electronic homeowner manuals, vendor portals, and websites designed exclusively for homebuilders.  Constellation’s product suite includes, NEWSTAR, FAST, BuildTopia, Builder 360, BuildSoft Pro, HomeDev Pro, Sales1440, LandDev, and Constellation Web Solutions.

Media Inquiries:

Cathy Kotsopoulos
(888) 723-2222


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