About Us

A focus on building the best home for the cost.

True Built Home was founded by Lewis Mann. He previously worked with HiLine Homes for more than three years as an independent contractor, selling their homes and learning the business (1998-2002). Later, he went on to co-found Reality Homes and worked there for three years.

When Lewis realized that some home builders focused on overselling instead of actually building the homes, he decided to create True Built Home with a focus on building the best home for the cost. Lewis also wanted to help educate homeowners so that they knew exactly what features and products were included in the price of their home. True Built Home would feature the best fixtures and finishes. He knew that it is far more important and offers more value to build a home with quality products than it is to have the cheapest square foot cost.

Why Choose True Built Home?

Straightforward Pricing

In order to provide straightforward information about our pricing, we show our prices by location right on each individual home’s page. This is how much it would cost to build the home, from the foundation to the fixtures and finishes.

Many other home builders show you a model home with tons of upgrades, and then only list the bare-bones starting price. Our awesome included standard features make our homes anything but bare-bones.

Our pricing includes high-quality, energy-efficient standard features in all of our homes - for no additional cost.

Want to customize a home plan, or add a daylight basement? No problem! Our Home Consultants can work up an accurate estimate for you, and we have an in-house Design team to make those changes for you.

High-Quality Standard Features

At True Built Home, we believe that fixtures and finishes really make the home something that you want to live in for the long term. Our pricing includes high-quality, energy-efficient standard features in all of our homes – for no additional cost. Head over to our Standard Features page to learn more about what we include in our price.

An Award-winning Communication Platform

It’s an exciting and important undertaking to build a new home. That’s why True Built Home wants you to have a positive and enjoyable experience throughout the process. That’s why we provide you with access to an online portal that includes all of the details of your new home.

Communication is key. Our online platform gives you easy access to your project. You can manage the details, see photos, track the progress, download files, examine financial information, send messages, and so much more. In addition, all of your other communications are kept organized in one place:

  • Questions & Answers
  • Comments & Messaging
  • Photos
  • Important Documents
  • Project Milestones
  • Warranty Information

Where We Build

With offices in Tacoma, Arlington, Vancouver, and Salem, True Built Home has been successfully helping families create their dream homes across the state of Washington and in parts of Oregon since 2008. The core staff of True Built Home has known each other as both friends and coworkers for many years, and in some cases decades.

Meet Our Corporate Team

Carol Mann

Carol Mann

CFO / Co-Owner

Mia Pedersen

Mia Pedersen

CEO / Co-Owner

Jason Pedersen

Jason Pedersen

COO / Co-Owner

Tony Pedersen

Tony Pedersen

Sales Manager

Paul James

Paul James

Lead Designer

Justin Hollender

Justin Hollender

Director of Marketing & Web

Ruta Toeleiu

Ruta Toeleiu

Project Coordinator

Valerie Humbert

Valerie Humbert

Office Administrator