The top questions we hear about becoming a Dvele partner.
what makes Dvele different?
iDvele homes are different in all the ways that matter: they are beautiful, efficient and are built with ease in a fraction of the time it takes to build conventionally. This is the start of something big and getting involved now is crucial. Dvele homes are built effectively and efficiently with automation technology, they withstand environmental factors previously unheard of (earthquakes, water damage, age, etc.), they bring a highly coordinated, luxurious experience at a price point that is accessible for those seeking it, and they consider the environment as highly as they do the inhabitant. Dvele is how you bring homes into the digital age without sacrificing the warmth and comfort homeownership has given people for centuries.
How is Dvele a fully managed solution?
iStarting with a national sales and marketing program, Dvele has a team of professionals dedicated to creating leads, designing and manufacturing the highest quality homes, and also supporting our Regional Partners with all of their contractual and admin needs such as AP and AR. It allows our Partners to grow with us, manage more projects, and ultimately make money more efficiently.
What is Passive House and LEED?
iPassive House is a performance based, and a building science focused standard for energy efficiency in a building, which results in building envelopes that last over a century and reduce its ecological footprint. Passive Homes are ultra-low energy buildings that require little input for space heating or cooling. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a certification program for green building. There are numerous levels of certification within this selective points based approach that recognize the main environmental impacts of the built environment in order to certify sustainable buildings as such.
How will Dvele help me with marketing leads?
iDvele has created a substantial marketing machine that generates thousands of inbound leads per month. These leads are vetted and continue through our sales funnel, ultimately going into contract. Before that, however, the appropriate local Regional Partner will become involved to complete estimating for site work and finalize design. Our Regional Partners are not required to be a part of the sales process with the end user if they choose not to.
Where are Dvele homes built?
iDvele’s flagship, 75,000 sq ft, manufacturing facility is just outside Los Angeles. Dvele also has manufacturing partnerships in locations in both the US and Canada.
What will be my focus?
iDvele will provide you with a steady stream of projects, including the design/build and delivery of each home, so you can focus on developing an ultra-efficient team for site related work such as, but not limited to, excavation, foundations, services, modular setup and completions. Clients also regularly want site-built garages and other ancillary buildings, landscaping, etc...
Who do I need on my team?
iYou’ll be part of the Dvele team, but you’ll need local contractors for earthwork, concrete, servicing, and also a crew for install once the home arrives. A typical project would require 3-4 carpenters/laborers, as well as specific trades for “stitching” (electrical, mechanical, drywall, painting, etc.)
How do I make money?
iWe want our Partners to be more successful with us than they would be otherwise on their own. Your scope in building the home is reduced, yet the number of projects you can manage can increase significantly. We require that our Partners are capable of managing several million dollars in projects per year to start. You’ll make 10-15% on all of the site costs, which equates to at least $200,000 per year with very little overhead.
Who is responsible for warranty work?
iWith Dvele’s support, warranty work will be the responsibility of the Regional Partner and their local team of trades.
Who pays for warranty issues?
iThe actual cost of warranty work will be covered by Dvele, so long as the issue was not due to install or site work done by the Partner. Either way, Dvele will pay the cost and administer any issues with the client.
How much volume will I be responsible for each year?
iDvele’s business model is structured for scale. To start, our Partners need to be able to handle several projects per year. The maximum number of projects available to Partners per year will depend on the location and the capacity of the Partner. We will not limit the growth of a Partner that is capable of doing more.