Our Team

A Talented Team: Our Greatest Asset

DeVooght takes great pride in its outstanding team of experts made up of talented and resourceful planners, craftsmen and a wonderful troop of supporting staff. 

Regardless of your project needs or challenges, we have the personnel to get the job done professionally, quickly and efficiently.
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Structural moving experts

David DeVooght, Owner

David joined DeVooght upon graduating high school in 1998. In 2001, he gained a partnership with the company. Today, David oversees our crews and manages client relationships, meeting with contractors and homeowners at all stages of our projects. 

David DeVooght is well-versed in all aspects of the moving and lifting process. His vast knowledge of equipment and processes makes him the go-to guy for on-site job planning and trouble shooting with our clients and crews.

Having always had a very strong interest in mechanics and trucks, David has developed a knack for maintaining their extensive fleet of trucks and lifting machines, as well as other equipment which he has designed and built. David has managed complex and challenging projects throughout the Midwest and New Jersey Coast and is dedicated to meeting our clients’ needs.

Jason DeVooght, Owner

Jason began helping his dad with the business while in grade school by picking up blocks and tagging along on moves with his dad in the wee hours of the night. After graduating from high school, Jason decided to take a year off from school to work with his dad and save money for college. At the end of the year, however, a deal was struck for Jason to stay with the company permanently - becoming a partner of DeVooght the following year. Under Jason’s leadership, the company has made key enhancements to their raising and moving processes. This includes the expansion of their fleet of Unified™ hydraulic lifting equipment, which has helped each of their crews work more efficiently.
 
In 2005, Jason was elected to the International Association of Structural Movers (IASM) Board of Directors. He has actively and enthusiastically served in various capacities throughout his tenure:
  • Chairman of the IASM Industry Guidelines Development Committee from 2006 to 2009
  • Author of the Procedural Guidelines for Structural Movers, which became the industry
  • safety standard in 2008
  • Served on the Executive Committee from 2008 to 2011
  • President in 2011
  • Chaired the Membership Committee in 2012
  • Current Chair of the IASM Critical Issues Committee

Don DeVooght, Company Founder

Don always had an entrepreneurial spirit. In his young years, he had many jobs, including grave digging, lawn care jobs, and various responsibilities at a local car lot. Don was also a saver. So, while attending Northern Michigan University in Marquette in the 1960s, he was able to buy a few small houses from the University that needed to be moved. 

He hired a house mover and soon became a landlord. Not long after, Don bought out that house mover and quickly established DeVooght House Lifters. Don also went on to earn a degree in business and education. Upon graduating from college in 1969, Don accepted a teaching position at the high school in Valders, Wisconsin. 

Don and his young family established roots in this rural community and his fledgling moving business came, too. Don continued to grow and expand the business, eventually leaving the teaching profession behind. Don, along with his two sons, Jason and David, have moved and raised thousands of structures, big and small.
 
Don, who passed away in March 2015, was active with the Wisconsin Building Movers Association (WBMA), where he served as President in 2008/09, and Vice President in 2006 to 2007.

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