Ivan arrived in Canada from Croatia with his parents and sister in 1967. While receiving his education he worked several jobs to help support the family. Twelve years later is when he built his first home for his own wife and children.
He worked his way to senior management with CP Air and Canadian Airlines. While dedicating himself to his professional career, Ivan started investing in real estate and developing properties as supplemental income to give his family a better life. One house at a time was built with Ivan’s own hands. Before long, he fully committed himself to home building and Dakota Holdings Inc. was born.
Ivan devotes himself to his customers, working tirelessly to ensure that your homebuilding experience is fun and enjoyable. He is involved in every day and every phase of construction. He understands that a family may only build one home in their lifetime, which is why every home is built to last a lifetime. Ivan’s passion for high quality and excellence in design and construction is what has created his reputation of being one of the finest homebuilders in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Jure grew up on his father’s constructions sites. As a young boy, he helped clean the job sites, stack and clean wood, and learn the craft as his dad was working. After graduating from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2002 in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Jure began working in the booming technology sector. Jure enjoyed success as a young sales executive for a document management firm until 2005 when he joined Research in Motion to help launch the BlackBerry mobile device. Managing sales for Western Canada, Jure grew the Blackberry product/brand to dominate his markets and exceed all growth and sales expectations for 5 consecutive years. Jure left Research in Motion in 2010 to challenge himself in a new business. This is when he joined his father and Dakota Holdings Inc. to help build, expand, innovate and manage the growing demand for Dakota built homes.
Jure’s love for design and architecture along with his meticulous eye for fine details, high quality materials and craftsmanship has helped Dakota’s pursuit of excellence. Jure is on site everyday managing the construction of your new home, ensuring that every part and process of your investment exceeds expectations in every category possible.
Dakota Holdings Inc.
Ivan Krpan: 778.896.9700778.896.9700
Jure Krpan: 778.881.3923778.881.3923
8451 Fairbrook Crescent, Richmond, BC, V7C 1Y8