Modular, modern & eco-minded: Karoleena Homes leads the way in Western Canada's modular homebuilding industry
February 08, 2011 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) Calgary, AB. Big things are happening at Karoleena Homes. At a time when urban sprawl, smart growth and secondary suites are the hot topics in Calgary's housing industry, Karoleena is light years ahead of conventional residential homebuilders, making all the right moves toward sustainable construction, walkable communities and future-ready homes, with a pile of prominent investors lining up to back their efforts.
Founding partners Kurt and Kris Goodjohn began constructing traditional stick-frame, site-built homes in 2005. No sooner were the ambitious brothers building a significant number of custom homes in Calgary's inner-city, however, did they witness the growing demand for more environmentally-friendly construction methods and a more energy-efficient end product, shifting their focus to a building process that wasn't just smarter and faster, but incredibly forward-thinking in every aspect from start to finish.
Fast forward to 2011, and thanks to an ongoing desire to innovate and a firm belief in the positive impact greener building methods will have on generations to come, Karoleena Homes has evolved into Western Canada's leading systems-built, or 'modular' homebuilder, having completed the first multi and single-family construction projects of their kind in Alberta, with many more in the works.
At a time when most every local builder is anxious about the pending changes to Calgary's residential construction industry, Karoleena welcomes the new focus on intelligent urban planning and the push for inner-city development, secondary, in-law and nanny suites and the focus on upward growth in the form of second-story modular additions.
And while city council aims for changes to Calgary's current propensity for unchecked outward growth, prospective buyers are also becoming increasingly aware of the many benefits modular homebuilding affords. Be they existing homeowners looking to build a smarter, greener and sometimes suited new home on their coveted inner-city property in less than four months, or real estate investors who recognize the modular homebuilding method as the future of residential construction, the interest in Karoleena has grown by more than 500-percent since Oct. 2010. Among the company's newest partners is Mogens Smed, founder of the maverick modular wall manufacturing company DIRTT Environmental Solutions.
In addition to a fresh new brand and a number of exciting projects in the months ahead – including a stint on the season finale episode of CBC Dragon's Den, larger-than-life exhibits in the 2011 Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton Home + Garden Shows and a groundbreaking new product line of Karo Cabins – modular from the inside out and quite possibly the most innovative cabin in the world, Karoleena is perhaps the only homebuilder in Alberta ready to embrace the new realities, constraints and expectations of residential construction in Calgary and beyond in the years ahead.
ABOUT KAROLEENA HOMES
Founded in 2005 by brothers Kurt and Kris Goodjohn, Karoleena Homes is a Calgary-based modular residential homebuilder, specializing in the construction and assembly of environmentally friendly, future-ready homes, cabins, studios, modular additions and secondary suites. Karoleena proudly constructs the highest quality homes and cabins throughout North America in a fraction of the time required for conventional homebuilding, while producing virtually zero waste in the process.
Kelly Doody - Director Sales & Marketing