Making a Home, Authentically You

Your home should sustain you, and connect you to our natural world; whether within a neighborhood or on the edge of a wooded meadow. This defines a good house.

At TruexCullins we combine an understanding of art, craft and technology—and bring those skills to the making of beautiful homes that feel right in their setting.

Our Process

One Of A Kind Starts Here


Designing and building your own home is an exciting and daunting adventure. From initial meetings through to construction, we are with you every step of the way.

With more than 50 years experience, we will guide you through the three project phases of your project: design, documentation, and construction. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Sustainable Design

Comfort and Performance,
Inside and Out


Our residential studio employs a combination of time-tested design principles along with the latest high-tech tools, all in pursuit of energy efficient, high performing homes.

We work with you to demonstrate the benefits of sustainable design. We perform in-house energy modeling on all the homes we design, to weigh design decisions against cost and energy impact. This results in a quieter, healthier, and more comfortable home.

Learn more about Sustainability at TruexCullins

in the press

Modern Hill House: A Perfect Fit

“This Vermont forever home manages to be both modern and classic while honoring its hillside location.”

New England Home Magazine
March-April 2023

One of our most recent projects is featured as the cover story in New England Home Magazine.  This modern home steps out of the landscape, complementing its surroundings while rising up to take advantage of alluring lake views.

Explore the Modern Hill House project


Engaging and Connecting


“A major part of what we do is make houses that look out; that include the outdoor environment as part of the design. we think of this as blurring the boundaries between inside and out.”

Keith Nelson, LEED AP
  • Rolf Kielman, Principal
  • Kim Deetjen, Principal
  • Keith Nelson, Principal
  • Josh Chafe, Associate
  • Caroline Bates, Associate

Meet the whole team

TruexCullins May 4, 2022