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What does it feel like to have a homebuilding software partner working for you? Come see our software in action in Las Vegas, Columbus, or San Diego. We’ll show you how management software can tie your business together from sales to service, website to warranty.

IBS 2015IBS 2015 (NAHB International Builders’ Show)
January 20-22, 2015
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Convention Center
Booth C2056

Epcon Communities LogoEpcon Communities National Sales & Construction Conference
February 3, 2015
Columbus, OH
Marriott Renaissance


PCBC 2015PCBC 2015 (Pacific Coast Builders’ Conference)
June 24-26, 2015
San Diego, CA
San Diego Convention Center
Booth 436

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DSLD Homes is one of the fastest-growing and most-profitable builders in North America, jumping eight spots on the Builder 100 list to #29 in 2012. Since 2008, DSLD has built unique high-quality homes in Louisiana and Mississippi, with NEWSTAR Enterprise powering their business.

DSLD’s successes are impressive, and stem from a solid strategic foundation and adherence to a rigid set of rules. Saun Sullivan, CEO of DSLD, shared some of his winning strategies with a large audience during the 2014 International Builders’ Show. Saun discussed five key principles that set DSLD apart from their competitors.

  1. Cycle Time
  2. Trade Partner Relations
  3. Customer Satisfaction
  4. Land Acquisition
  5. Back Office Management


DSLD practices even-flow production, adhering to a 43-day cycle time from frame to finished product. With this strategy, DSLD starts and closes the same number of homes each week. The weakest link sets the pace of construction and timely communication with trades is key. DSLD follows this plan, even when it means reacting to changes slowly and cautiously. Opportunities – no matter how great – that do not fit the mold must be turned away.

NEWSTAR Enterprise allows DSLD to track all of this, and tightly manage construction schedules with front-line builders and trades.  Over the years, we’ve worked with DSLD to make enhancements to NEWSTAR that make this process more efficient.

“Without NEWSTAR, we could not meet these targets,” says Ryan Nash, Director of Operations with DSLD, “The more we integrate our schedules, documents, checklists, etc. with NEWSTAR, the more efficient we become.”


DSLD has made it their goal to become the builder of choice for local trades. How? Clean job sites, clear scope of work, effective scheduling, timely payments, and no back charges.

A clean job site is a sign of quality – a safe site for builders and a desirable home for prospective buyers. A well-defined scope of work combined with training videos ensures accuracy and quality of the final product – the first time. The workflow functionality of NEWSTAR Enterprise allows DSLD to keep trades instantly informed and on track. NEWSTAR’s advanced accounting pays trades on time via direct deposit, eliminating trips to the bank.


Land developers are valuable partners to homebuilders. Establish solid relationships with developers, and always follow through on commitments. Homebuilding is a small world.


The most important advertising is earned, not bought. Customers are your most valuable asset and must not be forgotten at closing time. Make them feel like a part of the family.

Ask your customers for their opinion! Have an unbiased third-party perform a closing survey to gauge customer reactions to their new home and the construction process. Don’t call them on closing day, or you’ll get inflated opinions from rosy-eyed customers.


Organizational alignment is critical to ensuring strategic success. Your back office is as much a part of the team as any superintendent. The back office builds houses too! Cross-train your team to reduce monotony, and have them visit your work sites. Bring those NEWSTAR reports to life.

Saun Sullivan will be a panelist at the 2014 Housing Leadership Summit. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the digital sponsor of this event.

DSLD Homes, LLC builds unique, high-quality homes in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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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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We’re excited about the enhancements and integrations we’ve developed for our software in 2013. Our builders are constantly demanding new functionality to help them manage daily tasks and increase efficiencies. See what new with our software at the Builders’ Show.

International Builders’ Show
February 4-6, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
Booth #C2056



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We’re excited to show you our new look!

2013 International Builders’ Show
January 22-24, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall: nextBUILD

CLICK HERE to request your FREE exhibit hall passes.

Constellation’s team of experts will once again be showcasing our line of end-to-end software solutions for the residential construction industry at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Stop by our booth for a one-on-one demonstration: we’ll be in the nextBUILD area of the Central Hall, booth C2255.

Substance and Style: read the Press Release here.

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