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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Wins Top Products Award for BuildSoft and OnLocation Construction-Manager

Friday, January 30th, 2009
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Markham, ON, January 30, 2009Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of homebuilding software, is pleased to announce the winner of two Constructech Top Products awards for Constellation BuildSoft and Constellation OnLocation-Construction Manager. “Constellation is a unique company in the home building software industry.  We strive to develop world class products, work closely with our customers and provide stable solutions home builders can trust to run their business now and in the future”, says Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “The BuildSoft system for residential builders and remodelers is a great example of how Constellation has invested in an established product to improve software, documentation, training and customer support.  BuildSoft customers agree that the product has improved immensely and we receive positive feedback on a daily basis.”

OnLocation-Construction Manager is the latest solution in the award winning suite of OnLocation mobile device applications for home builders.  In addition to core scheduling functionality and payment approval, field staff and inspectors can easily identify and record quality issues at any point during the building cycle and beyond.  Not only can vendor payment be withheld, but issues can be addressed easier and tracked over periods of time.  Using the camera capabilities of many mobile devices, you can capture photos from the field and automatically categorize them within the system. Once they are in the system, they can easily be made available for all employees and distributed to managers, vendors, and home buyers as necessary. The photos and easy identification of quality issues becomes a key tool in supplier and trade negotiations. This Constructech Top Products award for enhanced products is the third award for Constellation’s OnLocation suite of mobile device software solutions.

BuildSoft is one of Constellation’s core production and accounting systems, tailored specifically for small-volume, custom home builders and remodelers.  Our other mission critical production and accounting systems include FAST, NEWSTAR, Builder 360, BuildSoft, Constellation CRM (formerly Computers for Tracts) and LandDev.  We continue to support and enhance these systems with the latest regional and regulatory requirements and bring new functionality to help our customers improve their core operations.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
As the largest home building software company in the industry, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems has helped more than 2,100 builders manage their information technology costs with integrated software solutions to run their business from dirt to warranty. From planning to homeowner services, we have land development software, new home sales and marketing software, production, purchasing, scheduling, accounting, warranty, electronic homeowner manuals, and vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry.

About Constructech Residential
Looking at information technology, building control automation, and automated home technology through the eyes of the builder, contractor, and corporate owner, Constructech magazine is focused on providing the construction industry with the necessary tools to increase productivity and profitability. Constructech Residential takes the perspective of the homebuilding professional in uncovering the true value of automated home technology options and information technology tools.

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Cathy Kotsopoulos
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2009-01-30 – Constellation Top Products Award Press Release

Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Wins Progress Software Corporation’s Visionary Award

Monday, February 11th, 2008
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of homebuilding software in the industry, wins the Visionary Award at Progress Software Corporation’s 2008 application partner conference in Las Vegas.

The Progress Visionary Award is presented to a company that delivers successful products and services utilizing Progress Software’s application platform and foundation technology. As an integrated solution for production homebuilders, Constellation’s NEWSTAR Enterprise system and add-on products demonstrate the originality and technical vision necessary to be selected for this award. Supporting homebuilders during all phases of the building process, Constellation continues to invest in new technology to help homebuilders become more efficient with innovative software solutions. From project planning to homeowner referral, Constellation can help homebuilders improve their accounting, estimating, purchasing, reporting, scheduling, warranty, and service processes. With a single database design and an easy to use application, every homebuilder can access the information they need with the comfort of knowing that their data is up-to-date and consistent.

“Progress Software Corporation is committed to the success of our partners and their customers. Each year Progress honors Application Partners that provide their customers with innovative products and solutions,” said Bob Palumbo, vice president, Progress Software Corporation’s Worldwide Partner Program. “The recipients of this year’s awards have developed products and solutions that help solve complex business issues for their customers worldwide. Their dedication to the development of problem solving business applications is part of what makes the Progress Application Partner Community so strong.”

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from Progress Software,” says Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “The innovations we have brought to market, would not be possible without dedicated customers and their participation in product design. With the largest number of employees dedicated to developing and supporting homebuilding software products, we are able to work closely with customers and make these innovations a reality.”

About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) provides application infrastructure software for the development, deployment, integration and management of business applications. Our goal is to maximize the benefits of information technology while minimizing its complexity and total cost of ownership. Today the company has over 1,600 employees in over 90 countries. Progress is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, and is a worldwide leader in application infrastructure software.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
As the largest homebuilding software company in the industry, Constellation has helped more than 1,400 homebuilding companies manage their information technology costs with integrated software solutions to run their business from dirt to warranty. From planning to homeowner services, we have land development software, new home sales and marketing software, production, purchasing, scheduling, accounting, warranty and homebuilding vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the homebuilding industry.

Progress Software is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Any other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Cathy Kotsopoulos
ckotsopoulos@constellationhb.com
(888) 723-2222

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Constellation’s OnLocation-Schedule Wins Another Industry Award

Monday, February 4th, 2008
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems, the largest provider of homebuilding software in the industry, is pleased to announce that Constellation OnLocation-Schedule has won the Constructech Top Products 2008 award.

Constructech selected Constellation OnLocation-Schedule for its ease of use and extremely powerful field scheduling functionality. Designed for both superintendents and construction managers, OnLocation-Schedule ensures that everyone is up-to-date and that building progress is closely monitored.

“We congratulate Constellation HomeBuilder Systems for winning a Constructech Top Products award,” said Mike Carrozzo, editor, Constructech magazine. “Customers using this product have had great success managing construction schedules and payment processes from the field.” This is yet another benefit that Constellation provides to its customers. With an unsurpassed dedication to the homebuilding industry and continued investment in new technologies, Constellation is positioned to lead the industry for many years to come.

As part of the OnLocation suite of mobile device applications, OnLocation-Schedule is one piece of the big picture. Coupled with NEWSTAR Enterprise and Constellation Focus, OnLocation is the basis for a powerful system of schedule management, supplier and trade performance measurement, and timely report generation and distribution. Many builders have used this system to achieve better supplier and trade relationships, while increasing customer satisfaction with fewer mistakes and improved cycle times. Using OnLocation-Schedule’s “Complete with Exceptions” feature has allowed builders to withhold payments for work that was done incorrectly, while allowing the building schedule to proceed in many cases. In addition, the use of Constellation Focus allows suppliers to be given a statement that identifies all the tasks for which payment is being held, reducing the number of phone calls and providing a clear incentive for completing the work as soon as possible.

“We are very excited about OnLocation-Schedule being selected for another homebuilding industry award,” exclaims Dexter Salna, President of Constellation HomeBuilder Systems. “Constellation listens to its customers and develops the solutions that will improve their businesses. We have a strong group of early adopter customers that deserve a lot of credit for helping us develop award winning applications. These relationships improve product quality and ultimately improve the solutions that we can offer to other homebuilders.”

About Constructech
A division of Specialty Publishing Co., Constructech advises 40,000 unique builders and contractors in all trades within the homebuilding market on the technology, services, and automated home technology that help improve business and increase margins. With a specialized focused in the homebuilding space, Constructech uncovers the solutions that are shaping the way homes are built.

About Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
As the largest homebuilding software company in the industry, Constellation has helped more than 1,400 homebuilding companies manage their information technology costs with integrated software solutions to run their business from dirt to warranty. From planning to homeowner services, we have land development software, new home sales and marketing software, production, purchasing, scheduling, accounting, warranty and homebuilding vendor portal solutions designed exclusively for the homebuilding industry.

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Cathy Kotsopoulos
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
Phone: (888) 723-2222
E-mail: ckotsopoulos@constellationhb.com

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Constellation Customers Win Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards

Monday, December 17th, 2007
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The Ontario Home Builders’ Association has recognized the following Constellation customers with OHBA awards.

2007 Ontario GREEN Builder of the Year
Reid’s Heritage Homes

Most Outstanding Production Built Home – two storey up to 2500 sqft.
Mattamy Homes, for White Pines – The Rutherford, Bracebridge

Best TV or Onsite Video/Digital Presentation
Empire Communities, for Beyond the Sea Condominiums, Etobicoke

Best Low Rise Ad Campaign
Rosehaven Homes, for Rosehaven Homes – “This is Rosehaven”, Oakville

Best Interior Decorating Model Home/Suite – under 2000 sqft.
Monarch Corporation, for Legacy at Heron’s Hill “Millcroft Corner Suite”, Toronto

Best Project Sales Brochure – Low Rise
Empire Communities, for Riverland, Breslau

Best Project Sales Brochure – High Rise
Baywood Homes, for Bohemian Embassy, Toronto

Congratulations to all of the winners.

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Constellation Customers Win Prestigious Alberta Builder Awards

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
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Several Constellation customers were recognized recently by the Canadian Home Builders Association. Congratulations to UBG Alpine Homes, ALBI Homes, Daytona Homes, and QualicoSterling Homes.

UBG Alpine Homes wins the Ralph Scurfield Builder of the Year Award, Multifamily Wood Frame, and Multifamily Overall Complex.

ALBI Homes wins the award for Single Family $425,000 $549,999.
Sterling Homes with the award for Single Family $260,000 $299,999.
Daytona Homes with the award for Single Family $225,000 $259,999.

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