In the past 100 years the standard in the home building industry has stayed static. Yet the world has been changing. Energy needs have been changing. People are becoming more cognizant of resources and waste. But most builders are stuck in the same old models and building like they have always built before.
Dvele was formed by a melding of minds. A collaboration of knowledge, values, and talent. Top-level industry experts have come together to innovate and totally disrupt the home-building industry to create the smartest, healthiest, most sustainable homes on the market. And we build our homes to the highest standards and complete them in the fastest time.
Meet the Dvelees
We are entrepreneurs, architects, dreamers, robotics engineers, athletes, and artists
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder, Chief Innovation Officer
Kurt Goodjohn is cofounder and CEO of Dvele.
Kurt and his brother Kris previously co-founded Karoleena, Canada’s preeminent and most well-known designer prefab home companies, which was acquired in 2016. They co-founded Dvele in December of 2016.
A recognized leader in the prefab industry, Kurt has been featured in The National Post, Avenue Magazine, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, CBC and dozens of other publications.
Because the most valuable learning comes from difficult times, Kurt’s personal motto is, “Never give up.” As an innovator and visionary, Kurt notes, “I want to leave the world better off than I found it.”
Kurt has a BS in Computer Engineering from Union College where he played Division I Hockey.
Kurt raises his three young children alongside his wife, a fellow entrepreneur.
Kris Goodjohn is co-founder and President of Dvele.
In 2005 Kris and his brother Kurt co-founded Karoleena, one of Canada’s first and now most well-known designer prefab home companies (which became acquired by a publicly traded company). They co-founded Dvele in 2016.
Kris’s professional contributions as an entrepreneur have been noted in several publications and he received recognition as “Top 40 Under 40” in Calgary, Alberta.
In addition to prefab home building, Kris’ expertise in the field is in developing the overall look and design of our “Dvelings.”
He has a BS from Union College where he played Division I Hockey. As a professional athlete he earned honors and accolades such as ECHL’s, “Sportsman of the Year.”
In his spare time Kris enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, Caroline, and three daughters, Karoleena, Graycie, and Payton.
Professional of the Year, and 2013 US Dept of Energy Grand Award for Housing Innovation. Earning building and design accolades year after year, Weiss most recently garnered US Green Building Council Outstanding Single Family Project of the Year in 2017.
Weiss is a pioneer in the “green building movement” and his expertise is in building high-quality, durable, efficient homes.
A certified master builder with numerous professional affiliations Weiss is also a PHIUS Certified Builder, Living Future Accredited, RESET ApP and LEED Accredited Professional who has spoken on panels about building energy, health & wellness in the built environment, and housing innovation.
He spends his spare time mountaineering, trekking, and dedicating his life to improving his own health and that of others.