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The Southeast Building Conference kicks off next week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. July 24 & 25 will see thousand of homebuilders learning exhibitors and 45 education sessions. On July 23, the 2014 Energy Summit, E2R3: Energy Efficiency in Renovations, Retrofits and Remodels is Florida’s only targeted energy efficiency event for construction, remodeling and retrofits.

SEBC 2014SEBC 2014
July 24-25
Orlando, FL
Orange County Convention Center
Booth 801

Here are our Top 3 Education Sessions to help you maximize your time at SEBC 2014:

“10 Social and Digital Marketing Trends Impacting Consumer Buying Behavior”

Understanding technology and consumer behavior trends is important to any company. The increase in consumer mobility, localization and social media has dramatically altered the marketing landscape and will impact the future of your business. This session will discuss new mobile, on-line, website and social trends that will change the way you market your homes.

“It’s Not Always Who You Know but What You Know”

Tips on Getting Builders’ Business. A builder panel program featuring: Marshal Gray, MI Homes; Ed Dion, Remodeling Contractor; John Gleeson, London Bay Homes; and Dave Hounihan, Neal Communities. Moderated by: John Wiseman, Core Construction. Open to all attendees.

“10 Things Your Lawyer Won’t Tell You (But Should)”

This one hour presentation discusses specific strategies construction business owners can implement to better manage outside legal counsel. Topics include questions to ask, and not ask, when interviewing attorneys, various means of attorney compensation and which one may be best for your situation, specific ways to reduce legal fees and costs, overcoming disputes with outside counsel, and transferring a file from one lawyer to a new lawyer. 10 Things Your Lawyer Won’t Tell You (But Should):

  1. I’m not really qualified to handle your case
  2. I’d prefer to be paid hourly, but…
  3. My young associate will do all the work
  4. My fees are negotiable
  5. So are my out-of-pocket costs
  6. You don’t need to understand my bills
  7. If you complain, I may reduce my bills
  8. I don’t have insurance
  9. I’m not your type
  10. I’m replaceable.


BONUS: Your Homebuilding Technology Partner

The Constellation Team in Booth 801 will be available to answer your questions about homebuilding software and technology, and discuss your organization’s needs and opportunities. We are a technology partner to some of the nation’s most progressive builders, and their questions and input impact our software development process daily.

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International Builders' Show 2014

Constellation is committed to the homebuilding technology industry. Our team is available at North America’s largest trade shows for residential builders: join us to see our software solutions in action. Find The Constellation Team at the following trade shows through the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015.

Constellation customers stay tuned for more news regarding our 2015 National Customer Conference!

PCBC 2014SEBC 2014IBS 2015
PCBC 2014SEBC 2014IBS 2015
June 25-26
San Francisco, CA
Booth N-6009
July 24-25
Orlando, FL
Booth 801
January 20-22
Las Vegas, NV
Booth C2056


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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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