Archive for August, 2012

Toronto Star: Building for a good cause

Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Builders receive a lesson on joists!

Maybe we don’t get out of the office enough, but we were thrilled last week upon seeing Bryan Tuckey’s Toronto Star article highlighting our day with Habitat for Humanity on Richie Ave. BILD’s annual effort for one deserving Habitat family is this year benefitting Lorena Sinato, a single mother, and her son Bryan who is blind and suffers from cerebral palsy. For Bryan, the home will be fully accessible and barrier-free.

We wanted to give one more big thank you to BILD, Habitat for Humanity, and fellow builders Rebecca of David Small Designs, Tami and Shannon of Madhouse Advertising, Brendan and Jim of Eurodale Developments, Amy of Stikeman Elliott and of course Amy and Laura of BILD!

Constellation for Humanity

Monday, August 13th, 2012
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Constellation for Humanity

A home is so much more than a roof over your head. A home provides shelter, security, and a sense of place – a sense of belonging to both family and community. Habitat for Humanity makes this abundantly clear for hundreds of deserving families each year.

On Thursday, August 9 2012, Constellation joined a team from BILD and RenoMark on Ritchie Ave near Dundas and Bloor Streets to help make this happen for one Habitat Toronto family. Our team was comprised of builders, architects, advertisers, and lawyers, all involved in the residential building community, and led by highly competent Habitat crew leaders and site super.

The build may not have been glamorous – the rain on this particular day kept us rather soggy – but our team managed to complete a section of floor and prepare walls for what we could only imagine would be an exciting day of wall raising for another Habitat group. We hope our lack of experience didn’t hold up progress too much!

We got a taste of the task that is presented to our clients every day of the year. Our clients may have to charge their customers for the luxury of a brand new home, but the results are much the same: they use bricks and beams to create homes and a sense of community.

Here are some more photos from Thursday’s Ritchie Ave build.

Big thanks to all those involved: @BILDgta @RenoMark_ca @HabitatToronto @MadhouseAD Eurodale Developments and of course @ConstellationHB and @lthughes

We’re looking forward to more BILD builds!

Constellation for Humanity

Constellation for Humanity

Constellation for Humanity

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Leading Technology Transformation: Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Named to Constructech 50

Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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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.

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