November 10, 2022 - ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced that Forough Hosseini and Nellie Lupoli of ICI Homes were named the 2022 Everyday Hero Award winners for the work they have done for poverty-stricken families with their foundation, Homes Bring Hope, which sells houses to first-time buyers for $10,000 to $20,000 below cost, giving families immediate equity.
In its seventh year, the Everyday Hero Award program honors ECI customers—both individuals and companies—who consistently go above and beyond to help others and make a difference in their communities. Nominations are submitted by ECI employees, customers and partners and evaluated by a panel of judges. This year’s winners are:
“On behalf of the full ECI team, we extend a heartfelt congratulations to Forough and Nellie for their inspiring work with the Homes Bring Hope foundation, and to all of this year’s award nominees,” said Sarah Hagan, President and COO of ECI. “It is a true honor to be able to recognize these amazing people for their contributions to their communities and innovative work with our award programs.”
In addition to recognizing this year’s Everyday Hero honorees, ECI also named TK Constructors of Muncie, Indiana, as the winner of ECI's 2022 Customer Excellence Award for the company’s successful deployment of MarkSystems – the leading business management software for home builders. TK Constructors had been using MarkSystems since 2017 but only scratched the surface of fully leveraging the software. Volatile material costs caused them to revamp how they were operating which led to a 5% increase in gross profit margin and an extra $13,000 profit per house despite the rising construction costs. They also reduced the number of variance POs by 1.3 million, saving their team an incredible amount of time and potential errors.
“The work that TK Constructors is doing with MarkSystems is exemplary. By pivoting to address market challenges over the past few years, they have set their business up for rapid growth and operational success,” said Trevor Gruenewald, CEO of ECI. “TK Constructors embodies the innovative, entrepreneurial spirit we see in our customers, and we are overjoyed to grant them with the 2022 Customer Excellence Award.”
Both winners, in addition to other customer attendees, were celebrated at ECI’s user conference, Connect 2022, which has taken place November 9-11 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO.
ECI Software Solutions provides cloud-based business software for running small and mid-sized businesses end to end. Built by experts in manufacturing, residential construction, field service, building supply, office technology, and wholesale/retail distribution industries, ECI’s industry-specific software connects businesses and customers, improving visibility, operational efficiency, and profitability. With ECI, businesses seamlessly integrate sales and marketing, business intelligence, CRM, data and analytics, ecommerce, mobile apps, and payment processing. With more than 30 years of industry leadership, ECI is trusted by 24,000 customers in more than 80 countries globally. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, it has offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Australia. For more information, visit www.ECIsolutions.com.
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