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Build More… 2013 National Customer Conference

PARTNERS 2014: Constellation's National Customer Conference

Marriott Camelback Scottsdale: Build More 2013

From November 4-6, Constellation HomeBuilder Systems hosted over 200 guests from across the United States and Canada at the gorgeous JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa. The three-day event brought our home building customers together with 25 representatives of the Constellation team, keynote speakers from home building and beyond, as well as Professional Builder magazine’s BENCHMARK Roundtables guests.

We are excited to see our customers taking time out of their busy schedules and out of their comfort zones to interact with fellow – often competitive – builders. With networking events tied closely to keynote and training sessions, the conference promoted discussion amongst builders, who were ready and eager to learn.

Our cocktail reception kicked off the conference, allowing customers to unwind with a cocktail as they arrived in Arizona. As the night wore on, a little Arizona rain shower kept everyone on their toes.

Dr. Nick Bontis kicked off the conference the next morning, with a lively keynote on the modern stresses of “information bombardment” and how to manage and maximize the data coming at you by the minute. Test your own ability to manage this information on nick’s website. A panel of top builders then discussed operations and how Constellation systems can be used to keep information flowing through the organization.

 

Lunch – the food at Camelback was incredible – was held alongside a mini “trade show” where builders had the opportunity to demo peripheral software to enhance their existing systems, including land development, custom reporting, digital marketing, and electronic signature applications. The afternoons brought a combination of software training sessions specific to the builder’s ERP system, or complementary keynotes delivered by Charlie Scott of Woodland, O’Brien, and Scott, Michael White of G1440, and Blayne Parrish of Center6.

Day two kicked off with Scott Sedam of TrueNorth on the Lean Building Revolution, and Drew Gallanar of DocuSign discussing how home builders can use electronic signatures to streamline the sales process. Read DocuSign’s press release about integrating with Constellation’s software for home builders.

Software training again filled the afternoon with ideas and strategies, until Denis Leonard closed the conference with the Steps to Performance Excellence which tied into the next day’s events. Professional Builder magazine hosted Constellation builders at the National Housing Quality Awards, then kicked off the BENCHMARK Roundtables on Thursday.

Thank you to all customers who were able to join us in Scottsdale. It was exciting for us to have you all in one place again, networking and sharing ideas. We are looking forward to next year!

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Photos via Flickr: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjMuRuG4

We almost forgot: before the Conference kicked off, we hit the links of the Camelback Golf Club with home builders who should shouldn’t quit their day jobs! (Nor should any Constellation golfers.) Here’s a quick video of the Best “Constellation Swingers” Caught on Tape! Vote for your favourite swinger in the comments!

Video via YouTube: http://youtu.be/oXfsiDfmXQo

The feedback from our customers is pouring in:

“I want to thank [the Constellation team] for giving us so much time and attention. You all went out of your way to answer our questions and concerns. We are looking forward to building our relationship in the future.”

“Thank you for your time and personal attention during the conference. Your conference was the best I have ever attended, and I felt that the structure truly met our goals as attendees. The networking was great, the seminars were very helpful and the keynote speakers were amazing.”

Notes: If you have photos to add to the slideshow, email them to Lauren at lhughes@constellationhb.com. If you attended the conference and have not received the feedback survey, please email Cathy at conferences@constellationhb.com.

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