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Business in Focus - view article in digital edition

We are happy to announce that Business in Focus Magazine has just released its March 2013 issue featuring Constellation HomeBuilder Systems! Editor Robert Hoshowsky of Business in Focus interviewed Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems to discuss the history and philosophy behind Constellation that has allowed us to grow through an industry downturn by listening intently to our customers’ needs:

“At Constellation, we are able to match the product to the size of the builder, and it proves to be a good strategy,” says Mr. Salna of the company, which continues to work closely with home builders to define enhancements they would like to see in the company’s products. At Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the company doesn’t “dream-up functionality,” a downfall that accompanies some of its competitors who do not involve the end users in the design of products. “That’s how we bring things to market; we bring things to our customers that they can actually use.”

Read the full article in the digital edition of Business in Focus March 2013

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Print edition coming soon to a newsstand near you! Special thanks to our featured customers: StyleCraft Homes, Harbour Homes, John Buchan Homes, and Neal Communities.

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Last week we had a little Halloween costume contest at our head office in Markham, Ontario. Some topical costumes stole the show: the software pirate is every developer’s worst enemy; the Halloween daemon is lurking where you lest suspect her; the Constellation homebuilder fixed a warranty issue, then the world’s worst handyman broke it; and the sheriff of Constellation kept the situation from getting out of control.

Who would you vote for to take home the prize?

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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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