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House of Design Announces Jeff Kappler as Chief Executive Officer

Release date:
July 27th, 2022  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[NAMPA, IDAHO] House of Design LLC, a leading provider of automated solutions for the building components and offsite construction industries, announced today that Jeff Kappler has been named Chief Executive Officer.  

Jeff Kappler began his career in the United States Marine Corps, where he served two tours in Iraq, and held positions of Company Commander and Operations Officer. After the Marines, Jeff held numerous leadership positions within Danaher Corporation in manufacturing, sales, marketing and M&A. Jeff helped lead the 2019 IPO of Envista Holdings Corporation, a spin-off of Danaher, where he served as President of Ormco, and Senior Vice President of the newly created public company. He holds a BA in International Studies from Dickinson College and an MBA from the University of Virginia.   

“Jeff is the right leader for House of Design,” said Michael Kaczmarek, Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Partners and House of Design Board Member. “He brings a wealth of experience in operations and business acumen to power us forward in our next chapter as we continue to drive technological innovation to serve the basic human need of housing. Jeff’s abilities will guide the team through process refinement and will provide a robust strategy for execution and growth.”

“I am very excited to join the House of Design team,” said Jeff Kappler. “We have an incredible opportunity to make a huge impact on the building component industry. Leveraging our software and automated solutions to ensure the safety of workers and to efficiently fulfill housing demand is incredibly rewarding. This is a fantastic company with a bright future; I am thankful for the opportunity to carry such a positive vision forward.”   

House of Design was founded by Ryan Okelberry and Shane Dittrich in 2012 and became a THL Partners company in late 2021.  

About House of Design 

House of Design is the leading provider of robotic automation solutions for the offsite residential construction industry. Utilizing proprietary software to automate the production of complex variable trusses and wall panels without robot retraining or resetting, House of Design systems enhance workplace safety, increase throughput, improve consistency and reduce costs for building component manufacturers. House of Design is majority-owned by Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a premier private equity firm investing in middle-market growth companies exclusively in three sectors: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology & Business Solutions.  

HoD and GWR Partnership