© 1998-2017  Custom Home Design + Build, LLC.

& Van Tiel Construction, Inc.

Website by Wout

"Whether I am designing a house or a website, it is still about aesthetics, proportions, functional flow and creativity."

PO Box 2937, Crested Butte, CO 81224

wout@vantiel.com \\ Cell: 970-209-2780

how can i help you?




​When looking for an architect or home designer/builder in Crested Butte you want to find someone with the same values and ethics as your own. I wish to provide you with a great experience. Here are some of the services that will be part of your construction project.

  • First of all provide you with an easy flowing design and build process.

  • A custom home plan that fits your lifestyle. I listen to what you want.

  • Your own password protected on-line project information site, containing all updates, pictures and video, as your project progresses from design through construction so you can check on our progress anytime. 

  • Cost savings. Years of spec building sharpened my pencil. I know where to save money and where to spend it for the highest benefit to you.

  • A home designer who is a builder. I design it right so it builds better. 

  • Energy efficiency, I specialize in solar and energy efficient construction techniques.

  • Low maintenance design, smart snow management, advanced product choices.

  • High-end interior finishes to your taste from your favorite interior designer.

  • The best lighting, audio / video, wine cellar & greenhouse design.

  • Multilingual: Speak French, German, Spanish or Dutch with me.

  • 19 Years of experience in both management and hands-on with the crew. Having been involved in every aspect of building with my own hands I know what how to design and how it should look in the end.


I strive to provide superior service for my clients. I offer a stress-free process, based on quality design, open communication, and transparent cost control. Timely delivery of your project is achieved by a well managed project time line. Proper planning and preparation are essential.

This level of service is offered at a flat rate both for design and construction management. Budget control starts with myself.   

Meet Wouter, your design + build professional:

Hello, I am Wouter van Tiel, a 21 year local in Crested Butte, active in construction since 1998. 


I am an immigrant from the Netherlands. Influenced by the American movies that were shown in Europe I decided to do my graduate studies in the US and I have lived here since 1981.


My background is varied, ranging from positions in international trade, financial & investment analysis to construction in all its phases. The skills I learned prior to construction came in handy in terms of sub-contractor management, controlling project timelines, quality control and the financial budgeting of the construction projects.


In the past I have completed many spec projects with my own funds and I have developed an eye for getting the most house for the money.


The international trade position required managing very tight project deadlines and I still use my project management skills to keep the construction time line efficient. The residential projects shown on this site were all designed and built by my company. I have good connections in the trades and with building officials and that helps getting it all done on time and on budget. 


I am a family man and we enjoy the active mountain lifestyle. My son is very interested in anything that has to do with engineering, design and robots and my wife develops special programs for children within the school setting and provides tutoring services.


Jill Robbins

" Wouter did a great job on our vacation home. I appreciate that he remains available for anything related to our home long after we have moved in."