The Arc of Achievement Awards, presented by TecHome/Housing Transformation, recognize individuals and companies that have driven extraordinary progress in the application of technology and process innovation in new homes and homebuilder businesses. The program also aims to recognize achievement across a broad range of products, services and industry sectors—including manufacturers, solution developers, integrators, industry services providers, builders, and multifamily companies.

Barry Hensley, the general manager and owner of NorthStar Luxury Homes, discusses his experience in building luxury custom homes and incorporating technology into his projects. He shares his background in the industry and the transition he made from working in a tech company to returning to home building. Barry emphasizes the importance of practical technology solutions that enhance the customer’s lifestyle, such as indoor air quality, energy efficiency, and lighting. He also highlights the collaboration with vendors and trade partners in implementing technology and the challenges of integrating technology into construction drawings. Barry concludes by discussing the future of home technology and the increasing interest in surveillance, indoor air quality, and water quality.

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