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Toronto, ON (September 8th, 2016) – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, provider of software solutions for the homebuilding industry, will host 200+ builders for their annual conference on November 14-16, 2016. Building Cities, Creating Connections will bring major home builders from across North America to the upscale J.W. Marriott hotel, a beautifully restored heritage property in downtown Chicago, Illinois.

With well over 50 software training sessions on the latest product updates, future roadmaps, networking events, user groups, and live demos of new software, builders will learn to maximize each area of their software, and to further streamline the flow of information between them. From analysts to CEOs, superintendents and managers, attendees can expect to come away with actionable insights and spend time with 200 of their peers – with similar experiences and solutions to share.

“Every day, we work with builders looking for new efficiencies in technologies and operations,” says Chris Graham, Vice President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “We discuss new products and features, user training and adoption, and best practices, benchmarking and industry trends. Spending two days at the Constellation conference brings all of this together – with builders like you.”

The conference features Amazon.com #1 bestselling author Garrison Wynn, revealing the secret to how influence beats logic, and helping builders improve communication across departments. An expert in operational excellence and customer satisfaction, Charlie Scott will present best practices on how builders can impact buyer satisfaction throughout the build cycle and down the road. Charlie is well-known to the industry: as judge of the National Housing Quality Awards, an author and a contributing editor for Professional Builder Magazine, and Director of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott, recently acquired by Constellation HomeBuilder Systems.

Attendees will also see innovative products and services from Constellation’s partners and sponsors: DocuSign, G.1440, informXL and Progress will help builders keep ahead of the competition.

The Constellation HomeBuilder Systems annual customer conference has grown to become a primary industry event for builders. Seats are limited, and the conference is expected to sell out before the deadline of October 14. Register today!

 

About the event:

2016 Customer Conference: Building Cities, Creating Connections
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
November 14-16 | Chicago, IL
JW Marriot Chicago

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems builds software solutions for private and public production home builders, and efficient custom builders. Their innovative solutions empower builders with information, driving business objectives from website to warranty. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the home building software division of Constellation Software Inc., an international provider of market-leading software and services for specialized industries, and is traded publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

For more information, please contact:

Elmira Abushayeva
Director of Marketing, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
888-723-2222
eabushayeva@constellationhb.com

 

 

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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, provider of software solutions for home builders and developers, has acquired Woodland, O’Brien & Scott, a Minneapolis-based company specializing in customer satisfaction and data analysis for the home building industry. With many customers in common, the Woodland, O’Brien & Scott team will be joining Constellation HomeBuilder Systems to provide customer insight expertise and expand the business services available to the industry.

The purchase of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott compliments Constellation HomeBuilder Systems‘ leading position in the North American residential construction market, and is particularly notable in the customer satisfaction space. “The addition of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott’s services to our suite of solutions will allow builders to analyze the data that really drives customer satisfaction across the entire homebuying, construction, and warranty process.” said Chris Graham, Vice President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “Combined with our acquisition of Conasys Homeowner Care in 2014, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems can help builders increase homeowner satisfaction with better communication and convenient online resources. Now they can benchmark and demonstrate that improvement.”

“The alignment with Constellation HomeBuilder Systems will allow Woodland, O’Brien & Scott services to integrate with the most authoritative software in the market and further increase awareness and growth of our services,” said Charlie Scott, president of Woodland, O’Brien & Scott. “This acquisition will also provide a long-term home for Woodland, O’Brien & Scott’s staff and valued customers.”

Established in 1986, Woodland, O’Brien & Scott has become a trusted consultant for operational excellence, and considers over 100 premium builders to be long-term partners. The “Voice of the Customer” survey is considered an industry benchmark. Company founder Keith O’Brien, managing partner Charlie Scott, and the rest of the Woodland, O’Brien & Scott team will join the Constellation family. Charlie Scott will continue to be closely involved as Director with Constellation HomeBuilder Systems’ professional services team, bringing 25 years of experience in home building operations and managing Woodland, O’Brien & Scott since 2007. Charlie Scott is also a National Housing Quality Award judge and an author for Professional Builder magazine, bringing substantial operational expertise to the Constellation HomeBuilder Systems team and customers.

This acquisition, along with substantial new personnel and software investments, will significantly benefit current and future customers of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems and Woodland, O’Brien & Scott.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems:

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems builds software solutions for private and public production home builders, and efficient custom builders. Their innovative solutions empower builders with information, driving business objectives from website to warranty. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems continuously improves home construction software, and is committed to maximizing your return on technology investment. Constellation HomeBuilder Systems is the home building software division of Constellation Software Inc., an international provider of market-leading software and services for specialized industries, and is traded publicly on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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The achievements of Canada’s leading home builders, renovators and developers were recognized at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association’s (CHBA) National SAM Awards. The CHBA National SAM Awards honour outstanding achievement by home builders, renovators and developers, and by their marketing teams.

“Each of these CHBA National SAM Award winners is outstanding,” CHBA President Bard Golightly said. “I congratulate all the winners and commend their tremendous accomplishments.”

Albi Homes of Calgary, Alberta won the prestigious Grand SAM Award. The firm had won the Grand SAM in 2012. This prestigious award is presented annually to a CHBA builder member for combined excellence in both the building and marketing of new homes. Albi Homes was a finalist in seven separate categories in new homes and marketing.

The CHBA National SAM Awards is the country’s premier competition for new homes, home renovations, community development, marketing and sales. An independent panel of judges selected from across Canada presided over the competition.

The CHBA National SAM Awards – Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence was a highlight of the CHBA’s 72nd National Conference. The CHBA is the national voice of the residential construction industry, representing more than 8,500 member firms across the country. Membership comprises home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, lenders and other professionals in the housing sector.

From CNW Newswire
See also: Calgary Sun and Peterborough Examiner
Photo: Albi Homes

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Conasys Inc.

Today we are proud to announce the acquisition of Conasys Inc., a market-leading technology company whose interactive homeowner care platform helps homebuilders to nurture relationships with their homebuyers as they ease into their new home. We welcome the Conasys team to the Constellation HomeBuilder Systems family!

“At Constellation, we strive to provide our clients with technology that will enhance their business and customer relationships. The Conasys homeowner care platform is a perfect example of that,” says Chris Graham, Vice President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “Conasys is the industry’s benchmark – a testament to their commitment to innovation.”

Conasys will continue to operate and grow out of its Vancouver offices, and will continue to develop and enhance its existing product line, which includes web portals for homeowners and builders. The platform allows builders and developers to provide their new home and condominium buyers with an engaging, easy-to-use portal to instantly access the information they need. Constellation welcomes all Conasys customers and will continue to provide world-class solutions and services as a long-term technology partner in the homebuilding industry.

“For us, this acquisition is of incredible significance” says Jerry Bauer, CEO of Conasys. “Being acquired by the largest technology partner in our industry validates the direction we have taken our platform, but more importantly it will also allow us to accelerate our product innovation and market penetration.”

Constellation is your homebuilding software partner, and our team is excited by this opportunity to enhance the software solutions we provide to builders and developers across North America.

 

About Conasys: Conasys Inc. is a forward-thinking technology company whose cloud-based homeowner care platform is designed specifically for new homebuilders and developers. Their industry-leading platform includes homeowner and builder specific portals that provide instant access to detailed unit-specific home information. Each portal includes a suite of efficiency and communication tools designed to enhance the understanding, service, maintenance, and management of individual homes and condos.

Media inquiries: Lauren Hughes

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Constellation Integrates with DocuSign to Help Home Builders Increase Compliance
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has integrated DocuSign’s electronic signature solution with its enterprise home building software to help builders reduce risk, achieve greater compliance, accelerate approval processes, and save time and money. DocuSign will provide home builders, contractors and home buyers with the easiest, fastest, most secure way to complete and sign lien waivers, contracts and more—anytime, anywhere—even in-person at a construction site.

Read the press release (via DocuSign).

DocuSign has currently been integrated with the NEWSTAR Enterprise Builder Management System. Streamline your sales process by allowing customers to sign when and where they choose – and keep all of your documents securely stored in NEWSTAR.

The Constellation development team is currently integrating DocuSign with more of our ERP systems for home builders. If you would like more information, please fill out the form below.

 

DocuSign integrates with Constellation's NEWSTAR Builder Management System

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