Gute was born out of a brainstorm
for a space of our own. As we poured over ideas and sketches it
became much more. Creating a space so versatile excited us.
It happened naturally - being a culmination of everything we did before perfected in a single mobile room.
Born in Germany, Thomas was raised in ontario on his father's job sites. Later, Thomas trained under Art Kuebler, a German master builder. After a seven year apprenticeship, Thomas founded Constellation Homes. He built high-end custom homes in Southern Ontario for thirty years. In every home you will see his unmistakable mastery and dedication.
Evan began an apprenticeship building homes with Thomas, with a keen eye for design and a love for hand work he used his off time to design and make furniture. After a seven year apprenticeship in construction, Evan decided to devote all his time to fine woodworking.
Dylan apprenticed with Thomas his father before studying marketing at McMaster University. There, Dylan learned to use technology as a tool for imagination, but was unable to shake the need to build things with his hands. Dylan returned to the wood shop after school, in order to start Güte with Thomas.
Gute is a german word used to describe goodness, quality, a benefit, or an asset.
These characteristics are not inherent in any specific material or method. Quality is found in the masterful harmony between an ideal material and a well practiced method.
Pairing the thoughtful use of the wheel with timeless structural forms, we surpass each's own inherent goodness to create a space that is truly an asset.
We harness our mastery of construction along with creative and thoughtful design so that generations from now, you will still know it is Gute.