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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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Introducing our industry keynote speakers Scott Sedam, Nick Bontis, Charlie Scott, and Denis Leonard!

These speakers, from various home building backgrounds, will kick-start each day’s events with keynote sessions designed to challenge you to consider your business in a new light. Generate ideas and discussion topics for the rest of the day. Get to know our speakers below.

 

Scott Sedam, HousingZone.com

SCOTT SEDAM

“The Lean Building Revolution: What You Need to Know”

Scott Sedam, president of TrueNorth Development, spends most of his time working in the trenches with builders, suppliers and trade contractors. His Lean Builder blog appears weekly at HousingZone.com.

Scott’s Lean Builder LinkedIn Group
TrueNorth Development
Scott’s Housing Zone Blog

 

Dr. Nick Bontis

DR. NICK BONTIS

Dr. Nick Bontis is recognized internationally as a leading strategy and management guru. With humor and passion, he empowers individuals, teams and organizations to build their brainpower for high performance and sustainable competitive advantage.

Nick’s Website
Nick’s Book Information Bombardment
Watch Nick Speak

 

Denis Leonard

DENIS LEONARD

“Steps to Performance Excellence”

For over 25 years the National Housing Quality Award and its Criteria for Performance Excellence have been important tools for hundreds of home builders to assess and improve their business performance. This presentation will show just how the criteria functions, can be used as stepping stones to performance excellence, and how Benchmark can be the launching pad for your journey to excellence.

Business Excellence Consulting
Denis Leonard via NAHB

 

Charlie Scott

CHARLIE SCOTT

“Top 20 Home Building Lessons Learned”

With two successful careers: first as a Systems Analyst followed by over 25 years in the homebuilding industry, Charlie Scott is in a unique position to share his top 20 business and life lessons learned in 25 years of home building, management, leadership and life.

Woodland, O’Brien & Scott
Charlie Scott via NAHB

 

 

Our speakers will challenge you to think differently!

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear them among fellow Constellation builders.

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Build More... Constellation 2013 National Customer Conference

You are invited!

We are thrilled to invite all Constellation home building customers to our 2013 National Customer Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona!

Customer conferences give us a chance to listen to our builders and improve ourselves and our products. We’ve put together learning sessions and events that we hope will send you home more efficient with your software and process.

Scottsdale is known for its spectacular golf courses – join us for a round on Monday, November 4th prior to the start of the conference. An additional charge will apply, click here for Golf Day details.

We are also thrilled to be partnering with Professional Builder Magazine, who will be hosting their annual Benchmark Awards and Conference on Thursday following the “Build More” Awards.

Build More… 2013 National Customer Conference
November 4-6, 2013
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

with Professional Builder Magazine
Benchmark Awards and Conference
November 7, 2013

Sample keynote sessions for all customers:

THE LEAN BUILDING REVOLUTION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Scott Sedam, TrueNorth
BIG DATA FOR BUILDERS
Blayne Parrish, Center6
DIGITAL MARKETING FOR BUILDERS
Michael White, G1440

Sample software training sessions:

NEWSTAR: VENDOR PORTAL & CUSTOMER PORTAL (NEW PRODUCTS)
FAST: FIELDVIEW
BUILDER360: VENDOR REPORTING
BUILDTOPIA: REPORTING: SCHEDULING & PURCHASING
HOMEDEV PRO: MANAGING SCHEDULES
BUILDSOFT: CREATING NEW COMPANIES & PROJECTS
SALES1440: MANAGING CAMPAIGNS & FOLLOW UPS
CSALES: TAGGING DOCUMENTS

We hope you’ll join us!

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