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Our Customers take Center Stage

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Last week, Constellation customers gathered in Baltimore for our final Customer Summit of 2012. Each summit included informative training sessions on NEWSTAR and BuildTopia systems, as well as networking opportunities amongst fellow builders. This year, we decided to host our customers at our regional offices in Toronto and Baltimore to provide some insight into how Constellation works, as well as to keep the event as interactive as possible: as you can see above, there was no room for the photographer!

The day’s sessions included a Product Roadmap for 2013, as well as updates and training regarding NEWSTAR and BuildTopia. Customers were treated to a networking dinner after each day of training, where we relaxed and enjoyed some wonderful meals at the Woodberry Kitchen.

We also awarded some prizes:

Mark Baysden of DSLD Homes was presented with an iPad for submitting the most SSRS Reports in our recent contest (photo below). Jared Rogers of Simmons Homes was the lucky winner of a Microsoft Surface, simply for registering early for the NEWSTAR Summit. And Michelle Jungers of Grand View Builders took home the “early bird” Surface at the BuildTopia Summit.

Here are some comments from our builders who made the trek:

“Talking with other builders and how they do things was very helpful.” – Grand View Builders

“I found the summit very informative and useful. I look forward to us implementing some of the new applications.” – Simmons Homes

“One on one time with Constellation folks is invaluable.”Embassy Homes

A huge Constellation thank you goes out to all the builders who attended our Customer Summit. We strive to ensure that all of our customers are maximizing the value they receive from their investment in our software.

If you missed the summit, or would like to be informed of upcoming summits, please let us know!

Customers' corner: chatting, networking, learning!

Customer service review from our award-winning support team

Mark wins an iPad for submitting SSRS reports for the NEWSTAR Community

The Constellation team pep talk!

SBS Group Strengthens Homebuilding Expertise with Constellation HomeBuilder Systems

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY – December 7, 2011SBS Group has selected Constellation HomeBuilder Systems to launch integrated home building software solutions for home builders across North America.  SBS Group, a New Jersey-based technology consulting firm, provides mid-market accounting & business management solutions to companies across the U.S.  SBS Group will represent Constellation’s HomeDev Pro and BuildTopia software solutions. This partnership extends SBS and Constellation’s market reach in the homebuilding industry and provides homebuilders affordable and efficient software solutions.

“We are eager to work with Constellation and strengthen our presence in the homebuilder industry,” states James R. Bowman, Jr., President of SBS Group. He continues, “Constellation brings great knowledge of the homebuilder industry and proven products to the mid-market.  This partnership paired with our new cloud offering is a natural extension of our construction strategy and enables us to provide complete and integrated solutions to homebuilders of all sizes.”

Dexter Salna, President at Constellation HomeBuilder Systems states, “For the past six months, we’ve been working with Carolyn Chasteen of SBS Group Denver, part of the SBS Partner Network, and the partnership has been a perfect fit. We are excited for the launch of Stratos for homebuilders. We feel the combination of SBS Group’s ability to bring core accounting expertise and business process knowledge paired with our products will bode well for builders as we continue our business relationship.”

“This partnership further exemplifies SBS Group’s dedication to the homebuilding market.  As a Microsoft Master VAR and cloud solution provider, SBS has positioned itself to meet the needs of today’s homebuilders. This deep penetration into the homebuilder market coupled with a cloud-based offering is consistent with the Microsoft Dynamics™ strategy and we fully support SBS Group on this endeavor,” states Ted Kempf, Microsoft Dynamics Director of Service Industries.

About SBS GroupSBS Group provides business management solutions to mid-size companies across the country. SBS delivers its solutions and services with the industry’s top technology partners including Microsoft, Sage Software, Deltek, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Citrix, Acumatica, and others. Focused on distribution, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial management, project management, service management and accounting solutions, SBS Group has over 25 years of working with clients, not just for them.

The SBS team has earned an award-winning reputation, having been recognized as a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner, Microsoft 2011 Inner Circle Member, Microsoft Partner of the Year (Dynamics SL), New Jersey Best Places to Work Winner, NJBIZ Business of the Year Finalist, IBM Beacon Award recipient and Sage Software Leadership Academy member. The company is headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey and operates other offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Philadelphia, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit SBS Group’s website at  Follow us on Twitter at and find us on Facebook at

About Constellation Homebuilder SystemAs 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 home building software solutions to run their business from websites 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, vendor portal solutions, and website solutions designed exclusively for the home building industry. Constellation’s product suite includes, HomeDev Pro, BuildSoft Pro, Builder 360, Constellation Web Solutions, FAST, NEWSTAR, Sales1440, and BuildTopia.


Constellation HomeBuilder Systems Media Contact:
Cathy Kotsopoulos

SBS Group Media Contact:
Kimberly A. Kohlhepp