Hottest Companies Award Winners for 2005

Carol Stream, Ill., July 7, 2005 – Constructech Commercial magazine, a leader in identifying technology and automation solutions for the commercial construction market, today announced the winners of its third annual Technology and Automation’s Hottest Awards. The July issue of Constructech Commercial will profile the winners in the commercial space and the August issue of Constructech Residential will highlight the winners in the residential market. “I would like to congratulate all of the commercial solution providers that were named a winner of this year’s Technology and Automation’s Hottest Award,” says Editorial Director Peggy Smedley. “The success of these companies continues to indicate a changing sentiment in the industry towards the use of technology.”

Of the many entries received, Constructech editors chose a select seventeen solutions providers as “Hot,” five designated as “Companies To Watch,” and two selected as “Up and Coming” companies.

Those chosen as “Hot” include: Accubid, Concord, Ont.; Autodesk, San Rafael, Calif.;Citadon, San Francisco, Calif.; Computer Methods Intl. Corp., Toronto, Ont.; Cyntergy Technology, Tulsa, Okla.; Deltek, Herndon, Va.; HeadsUp Technologies, Overland Park, Kan.; Intuit Construction Business Solutions, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Meridian Systems, Folsom, Calif.; Primavera Systems, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; Sage Software, Reston, Va.; Skire Inc., Menlo Park, Calif.; Tally Systems, San Diego, Calif.; The Cram Group, New York, N.Y.; USGN, Phoenix, Ariz.; WennSoft, New Berlin, Wis.; and WinEstimator, Kent, Wash.

The five companies chosen as “Companies to Watch” are: Corecon Technologies Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif.; E-Ring Inc., Madison, Ala.; Explorer-Software Inc., West Vancouver, B.C.; GiveMePower Corp., Calgary, Alta.; and ToolWatch Corp., Englewood, Colo.

Additionally, the two companies chosen as “Up and Coming” are: Congistics Corp., Wilton, Conn.; and FieldRanger, Portland, Ore.

“The editors of Constructech are excited to honor these companies for their innovative solutions,” says Senior Associate Editor Mike Carrozzo. “What is very encouraging for the market is the broad mix of products that were named hot this year.”

The Technology and Automation’s Hottest Awards are open to any technology or automation vendor with an innovative product that targets the construction and facility management communities. Nominees were judged based on their responses to the following:

  • Description of product/service and what makes it unique.
  • Growth record for the past three years.
  • What makes your company “hot” compared to your competitors?
  • What accomplishments or hurdles has your company had to overcome?
  • Any awards or recognitions that your company had received.

If you would like to purchase the July issue of Constructech Commercial to read the complete story on these companies, please contact Dawn DeStefano

For more information please contact Mike Carrozzo at 630.933.0844 ext.257 or visit the Constructech Website at

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