PROGRESSIVE HOMEBUILDER SOLUTIONS

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CRM & SALES MANAGEMENT

ESTIMATING & PURCHASING

PRODUCTION & SCHEDULING

SERVICE & WARRANTY

PROGRESSIVE HOMEBUILDER SOLUTIONS

see if we have the right product for you

CRM & SALES MANAGEMENT

ESTIMATING & PURCHASING

PRODUCTION & SCHEDULING

SERVICE & WARRANTY

What we have to offer

HomeFront Software is an all-in-one project management software for semi-custom and production homebuilders. From CRM & Sales Management through Estimating & Purchasing, Production & Scheduling through to Service & Warranty.

Check out if we are a good fit for you
Our Ideal Client:
  • Residential Builders that demand an all-in-one management system
  • Uses Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate, Sage 100 Contractor, QuickBooks or Sage 50 (formerly Simply Accounting)
  • Builds Semi-custom, production or multi-family homes
  • Builds over 15 homes per year
If we are a good fit check out our productsWhat people think & our awesome awards
We Think In Solutions
HomeFront Software is an innovative and advanced software development company that is sought by homebuilders across North America. We pride ourselves on the quality of the products and service we deliver, and invest countless hours and dollars in research and development. As such, we are actively aware of the shifts and activity taking place in our industry.
What others have to say about us
We originally purchased a competitor’s Software Management solution but after many years of implementation problems and reconverting several times, we found it to be too cumbersome and costly, and we were forced to make a change” said Ray Jankelow, CFO, Tribute Communities. “We were pleasantly surprised by how well HomeFront Software was adaptable to our organization and how great the people at HomeFront were in helping us quickly migrate to it. HomeFront has given us the tools to better manage our home building business.”
Tribute Communities —Ray Jankelow CFO—Ontario, Ontario
HomeFront has become an integral part of our organization. It touches everyone, whether it’s in the office, at the sales centre or in the field. It has become the primary communication tool that links us together and helps monitor the progress of the company. With four years under our belt, we are excited to be a part of the evolution and growth of HomeFront and its integration with Timberline, Service and Warranty, Payables Desk and the Web. This integration has provided process efficiencies in many departments and eliminated the possibility of costly errors that can occur with a manual system.
Shane Homes —Rhonda Halyn—Calgary, Alberta—400+ homes/year
We switched from our current software system to HomeFront. We feel that it is the best integrated software system available to residential builders. The service and support has been excellent.”
Halminen Homes—Hannu Halminen—Toronto, Ontario
Check out what we have to offer
Our Products

CRM & Sales Management

Estimating & Purchasing

Production & Scheduling

Service & Warranty

CRM & Sales Management
  • Capture leads from your website and create personal email communications using built-in templates
  • Generate quotes with detailed selection of lots, floor plans and options
  • Manage all your leads, activity and communications to ensure that every opportunity can be seized
  • Utilize reports and analytics to evaluate employee performance and identify bottlenecks in the sales process
  • Built in approval process for change orders
With CRM & Sales Management you can create detailed profiles, capture and analyze sales, home selections and change management data, as well as status updates. Optimize your sales and marketing processes, from lead generation to final purchase with built in traffic counter, campaign management and email marketing tools. Visual dashboards help your sales team track leads, schedule appointments, trigger follow up tasks, and connect with hot prospects at the right time.
Estimating & Purchasing
  • Quick and real-time budget and Purchase Order creation
  • Comprehensive assembly take-off
  • Organize job related documents internally or share online with trades and customers
  • Area and phase specific sales and vendor pricing
  • Track sub-contractors & vital information
HomeFront’s Estimating & Purchasing Software is the framing tool that delivers a fast and efficient way to build and maintain model and option price books. This step links directly to purchase order templates and covers all of your construction needs, from sales to estimating and purchasing. Full customization means plans are consolidated in one simple and easy to use interface. Using Estimating & Purchasing, budgets, price books and data can be quickly compiled or imported from Excel or other spreadsheets. You can also build up your vendor price catalog and price book by saving work and quotes from previous jobs. This is the first product on the market that will allow model and options pricing, based on up to 12 forecasted cost periods.
Production & Scheduling
  • Multiple schedules per job
  • Automatic email notifications to trades and vendors
  • Manage all schedules from any handheld device (Tablet or Phone)
  • Complete Activities and approve PO’s and invoices in the field from any device
With HomeFront’s Production & Scheduling software, your field personal and onsite vendors will have access to the master schedule for all current and pending projects. This green tag solution improves communication between office, field, trades and customers to ensure everyone is on the same page and working towards completing projects on time and on budget. Initiate field and variance purchase orders anytime, from anywhere. Job progress and schedule changes are managed in real-time, enabling vendors to initiative field and variance purchase orders from the palm of their hand.
Service & Warranty
  • Inbox for incoming service requests
  • Automatic scheduling of walk thru’s
  • Access to all customer related information
  • Provides a system of control over problem vendors and suppliers
  • Issue thank you letters, surveys and other notifications to customers and vendors
Once you get the COO, track and analyze your service, warranty and punch list data in a user friendly interface that is compatible with any handheld device. Plan ahead and pre-schedule walk-throughs and post possession appointments. This software offers instant access to all job related information including customer files, options, upgrades, trade history & service history. Through Service & Warranty you can monitory your vendors and maintain quality control over all of your projects.

CRM & Sales Management

Estimating & Purchasing

Production & Scheduling

Service & Warranty

News & Events

Events

Webinars

News & Articles

International Builders Show 2016

International Builders Show 2016
Date: January 19-21, 2016
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center/ Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Join HomeFront Software at the 2016 International Builders Show booth #C2053 nextBuild area. In addition to our award winning builder management software our team will be on-hand offering one-on-one demonstrations of:

Our newest application – HomeFrontCRM Highlighting our award winning Job Cost, Accounting, and Construction Management applications including Job Simplicity for smaller builders who use QuickBooks or Sage 50 Accounting Showcasing our seamless integration for Builders using Sage 100 Contractor or Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate IBS 2015 will feature over 1,000 industry suppliers, 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space and an anticipated 50,000 people


 

Register now for your FREE 3-day Exhibits Only Registration, compliments of HomeFront Software booth #C2053

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BOOTH #c2053 nextBuild area – see you there!!

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Residential Construction Industry Conference – RCIC 2016

Residential Construction Industry Conference – RCIC 2016

February 2 & 3, 2016
Edmonton EXPO Centre booth #5

 

CHBA-ER’s Residential Construction Industry Conference (RCIC) is a two-day full service industry technical conference featuring more than 60 concurrent educational sessions over two days. RCIC will help you learn new strategies, enhance your networks, and keep up with trends in the residential construction industry.

Join HomeFront Software booth #5 in February at the 2016 event;  our team will be both an exhibitor at the trade show & conference as well as a room sponsor. Join us!

For more information on the event – click here!

 

PCBC 2016 HomeBuilding Tradeshow

PCBC 2016 HomeBuilding Tradeshow

PCBC 2016

Moscone Center, San Francisco
June 22 & 23, 2016

Join HomeFront Software at the 2016 PCBC in beautiful San Francisco. Our management team is excited to be attending and will be onsite booth #841 offering one-on-one demonstrations of:

  • Our newest application – HomeFrontCRM
  • Highlighting our award winning Job Cost, Accounting and Construction Management applications including Job Simplicity for small builders who use QuickBooks or Sage 50 Accounting.
  • Award winning software for Builders using Sage 100 Contractor or Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate.
  • As you enter PCBC’s Exhibit Floor, you’ll be immediately swept up in the energy and activity of over 300 of the leading manufacturers in the homebuilding industry. The show floor features current and future solutions for homebuilding, and this is where you’ll come to discover innovation and inspiration.

For more information on PCBC 2016 please visit www.pcbc.com; or contact HomeFront Software at 1-866-716-7291 info@homefront-software.com subject PCBC 2016.

Buildex Calgary 2016

Buildex Calgary 2016
  • Presented by the CHBA – Calgary Region
  • November 9 & 10, 2016

 

For more information please visit: http://www.buildexcalgary.com/ 

Current Webinars

Previous Webinars

During these webcasts you’ll learn why builders choose HomeFront Software or Job Simplicity to:
  • Grow your business through CRM & Sales Management
  • Generate higher profits & increase the buyers experience
  • Streamline your front and back office with easy to use workflow management
  • Track and capture the items that kill your budget
  • Develop a successful service and warranty program
  • HomeFront Debuts CRM solution at 2014 International Builders Show

    Constructech names HomeFront Software a winner of the 2014 Top Products awards for third consecutive year

    CALGARY, Alberta (February 20, 2014) – HomeFront Software™ has once again been named by Constructech Magazine as a 2014 Top Product Award Winner for technology solutions that demonstrate outstanding innovation geared toward the residential construction market. HomeFront provides construction management solutions that span from Sales & CRM, Estimating, Purchasing, Project Management, Job Costing, Scheduling, and Service & Warranty which integrate with Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate and Sage 100 Contractor. According to Daryl Shenner, President of HomeFront Software, “We invest significant time and resources in our research and development. We are proud of our products and are confident that our customers receive substantial benefits from using our software. As a multiple‐year Constructech award winner we’re proud that HomeFront Software’s solutions have continued to gain industry recognition”.  As the building industry continues to hone expertise and practices, they are also sourcing various technology to assist in operational optimization. “Today, in the residential construction market, it has really become all about data. Builders are aware of the impact data can have, and are looking for solutions that will provide that data when and where it is needed.” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Constructech. “As the winning residential Top Products for 2014, we believe these companies have the solutions to meet that demand.” HomeFront’s newest application Job Simplicity, a 2013 Constructech Top Product winner, is designed for small residential builders and contractors. Featuring plug‐and‐play integration for QuickBooks and Sage 50 Accounting, Job Simplicity is designed to be up and running day 1. The Top Product award is not new to HomeFront Software; this marks the third consecutive Top Product award win for the business and has added to their growing list of accolades and awards.

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About Us

Our History

Our Mission

Team

HomeFront Software is an innovative and advanced software development company that is sought by homebuilders across North America. We pride ourselves on the quality of the products and service we deliver, and invest countless hours and dollars in research and development. As such, we are actively aware of the shifts and activity taking place in our industry. We have been revered as the industry leader in builder process management solutions that support the entire building process including sales, CRM, estimating, purchasing, scheduling, service and warranty. Our team is dedicated to setting the pace for software innovation and to providing the most comprehensive and relevant business tools in the construction industry. HomeFront is the recipient of many industry awards including, “Constructech 50 – 2012 & 2013 & 2014”, “Top Product 2013” by Constructech Magazine, “50 Hottest for 2009” by Constructech Magazine, “100 Best New Products” by editors of Professional Magazine. HomeFront Software’s Precision Builder application was nominated as a finalist in the Industry Achievement Award category by the Canadian Home Builder Association – Calgary Region SAM awards.
Our mission is to provide leading edge technology solutions for the construction industry that are integrated, seamless and automatic. Our team prides itself on its practical hands-on experience and is dedicated to acutely listen and learn from our customers. Only then can we truly improve and enhance our technology systems.

Commitments

HomeFront Software was founded on hard work and four key corporate commitments. These are the cornerstones of our business and how we work with one another, our clients and the greater community.
  • Innovation ~ in the use of resources, being solutions focused and always being a step ahead
  • People ~ our team, our customers, our affiliates and the communities that we live, work and play in
  • Integrity ~ genuine, sincere and honest, accountable for doing what’s right and fulfilling our commitments to the best of our ability
  • Contribution ~ creating opportunity for others by sharing our time, knowledge and resources, mentoring others to strive to excellence
Daryl Shenner
President and CEO
Jakob Tornqvist
Vice President
Jeff Kearns
Senior Consultant
Michael Knecht
Chief Software Developer
Daryl Shenner
President and CEO

Daryl leads the HomeFront Software team with over 20 years of experience working directly with Canada’s leaders in the residential home building industry. Most recently, Daryl led the design and launch of HomeFront Software.

Daryl is also President and CEO of Zybertech Construction Software, which is Canada’s largest solution provider for Sage Timberline Office. Daryl’s depth of knowledge in business management, MIS consulting, and accounting for the home building industry has been proven to provide valuable knowledge of new business requirements to help home builders stay ahead in today’s highly competitive market.

In addition to his businesses, Daryl is Chairman of the Business Leaders Network in Red Deer, Alberta, a network of business leaders that provide mentorship and training in the areas of business development and leadership, as well as collaborate on current issues and events as they affect the global and local economy.

Daryl’s education includes two degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Processing from the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology. Daryl has also been a certified consultant for Sage Timberline Office Accounting since 1996.

Jakob Tornqvist
Vice President

As Vice President of Professional Services, Jakob is responsible for business development, technology enhancements and professional services. Jakob is a certified consultant for Sage Timberline Office and has implemented award winning ERP and CRM solutions within the commercial, industrial, and residential industry.

Jakob received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Orebro, Sweden, and pursued an additional degree in Computer Science and MIS from the University of Orebro and University of Calgary, CalgaryAlberta. Jakob also completed several credits toward his MBA in Managerial Accounting from The University of Orebro, Sweden.

Jeff Kearns
Senior Consultant

Jeff Kearns is based in Calgary, Alberta and brings both experience and leadership to the team of Zybertech Construction Software and HomeFront Software. With over 10 years of experience in the construction industry and past success with a prominent Calgary homebuilder, Jeff ‘s expertise has been vital to the growth and expansion of Zybertech Construction Software.

Jeff’s skills and talents expand beyond the construction industry and include consulting and the implementation of Builder Process Management Software with HomeFront Software and Job Simplicity Software.

Michael Knecht
Chief Software Developer

Michael Knecht, Chief Software Developer for Integration and GUI, is the lead developer for HomeFront Software, as well as additional products in development. With over 12 years of experience in software design and development, Michael has been instrumental in enhancing the quality assurance of all HomeFront Software products.

Michael’s experience includes a wide variety of user applications for many of the major international players in the Oil and Gas industry as well as the residential & commercial building industry. His background in job costing applications and integrating third party applications into mainstream accounting systems has proven invaluable in the integration of HomeFront’s integrated suite of products with Sage 300 Construction & Real Estate, Sage 100 Contractor & QuickBooks. A continuous focus on the customer’s experience makes him an invaluable asset in the design of the user-friendly interfaces of the HomeFront suite of products.

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