About Us

We are a design and build firm specializing in every facet of Outdoor Living. A pioneer in the industry, we have been setting Outdoor Living trends on the Front Range since 1985. Our founding principle—that Outdoor Living is an Art, not an afterthought—still drives us today as Colorado’s most innovative Deck and Landscape company.

Our vast expertise includes maintenance free decks, patios, outdoor living rooms, landscapes, and everything in between. We view each project as an opportunity to create a personal masterpiece—no matter the size or scope. Your design will be based on your Outdoor Living aspirations, lifestyle, personal taste, and budget.

Our experienced artisans provide an unparalleled quality of workmanship which results in an exceptionally crafted finished product. We look forward to helping you discover your own Outdoor Living Masterpiece.

Garth HystadGarth Hystad — Garth is the Founder and President of the company. His architectural training and love for the outdoors united in 1985 when he established Colorado Custom Decks, Inc. Garth’s passion revolves around bringing great ideas to life. One of his most important roles as an artist and visionary is imparting his knowledge and experience to the Mosaic Outdoor Living Designers. As a pioneer in the Outdoor Living industry, Garth’s many creative innovations and scope of service could no longer be contained under one name; in 2005, he expanded the brand to include Mosaic Outdoor Living & Landscapes. In his spare time, Garth is a horse enthusiast and participates in national horse reining competitions. He and his wife Gail have two children and live on a ranch south of Colorado Springs. You will find them on their own Colorado Custom Deck almost every night, no matter the weather.

GailGail Hystad — Gail started the company alongside her husband Garth in 1985. She wears many hats here including Secretary and Treasurer of the company and Lead Project Manager. Her vast knowledge of construction materials, framing specifications and building codes is utilized in every plan as she is an integral part of each project from design stage to completion. She is a hands-on project manager who is not afraid to get her hands dirty and she enjoys using her expertise to mentor our other project managers. In her scarce free time, Gail may be tending her vegetable garden or playing with her dogs. And almost nightly, you can find her and Garth on their deck, in front of the outdoor fireplace, relaxing from a long day of hard work and spending time with their son and daughter.

DavidDavid Schwank — David has been with us for nearly two decades; he is a Partner in the company and one of the country’s most talented Outdoor Living Designers. David loves being able to give his clients a personal Outdoor Living space that they can enjoy year round. He has a keen artistic vision, a strong respect for his clients’ needs and is always in tune with current Outdoor Living trends. David has designed some of our greatest projects, many of which have been featured in popular publications including 5280 Magazine. In addition to spending time with family and friends, David enjoys fishing, sailing and playing poker.

AndyAndy Hashman — Andy is an accomplished Outdoor Living designer and also oversees day to day operations at our Boulder County location. He has been close to the company since its beginning and has worked and excelled in every facet of our design and build process. Andy approaches each design, no matter the size or scope, with the goal of giving his clients an amazing outdoor space that is perfect for their lifestyle while respecting their budget and enhancing their home’s existing architecture. He especially enjoys building relationships with his clients and always goes the extra mile to ensure their projects run smoothly from concept to completion. Outside of work, Andy is married with two daughters and enjoys camping, fishing and an occasional round of golf.

KlintKlint Reiber — Klint is an Outdoor Living Designer in both our Englewood and Boulder County locations. Klint started with our company on our demolition crew while he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Colorado State University. Since then, he has gained a broad scope of design expertise, ranging from decks and patios to Year-Round Outdoor Living spaces. He has excellent communication skills, a professional nature and zealous eye for artistry, all which have guided his success as a designer. Klint particularly enjoys establishing memorable relationships with his clients and is committed to designing custom masterpieces that fit each budget. In his personal life you might find Klint leading a bible study, waterskiing across a lake, or spending time with this lovely wife and baby boy.

RogerRoger Wood — Roger is a senior level Project Manager at our Englewood location. His many years of experience have left him with a broad understanding of the construction process and premium building products as well as excellent problem solving and customer service skills. His favorite part of the job is getting to know his clients and he has a long history of maintaining friendships with them long after their projects have been completed. Roger enjoys spending time with his wife, coaching little league and practicing karate with his young son.

JasonJason Buresh — Jason is a senior level Project Manager at both our Englewood and Boulder County locations. Jason’s many years working as a general contractor as well as his construction management experience have given him the background knowledge to be one of our most accomplished project managers. He combines this experience with excellent communication and organizational skills to efficiently align client expectations with the designers’ visions. Seeing his clients’ excitement and satisfaction when their Outdoor Living spaces are finished is his favorite part of the job. When Jason is not at work, he enjoys fishing, snowboarding and competing in pool tournaments.

SpencerSpencer Roskelley — Spencer is a Project Manager at our Englewood location. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management and also has several years of experience working on our construction crews. Spencer’s comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry as well as our own processes and standards give him the competence to manage even our most elaborate projects. He is an attentive project manager who values the relationships he builds with his clients and places customer service as his top priority when it comes to completing a project. In his free time, Spencer enjoys competing in bowling tournaments and spending time with his growing family.

MaxMax Bratrud — Max is a Project Manager in our Louisville location. Max has spent his entire life in the construction industry, has owned his own business and has been building homes for the past 10 years. He holds an Associate’s degree in business and is working on a Construction Management degree as well. He finds guiding projects from beginning to end a fun and exciting way to earn a living. Max’s knowledge of building and construction along with his excellent communication skills make him an extremely proficient project manager. When he’s not working, Max enjoys snowboarding, riding motorcycles and skydiving.

WillWill Mendoza — Will is the CAD Designer in our Englewood location. A Colorado native, Will holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Industrial Design. His favorite part of his job is making the designers’ hand sketches come to life in 3D with the computer. He also enjoys that each Outdoor Living design is unique and customized to the client. Will is an asset to our design team with a keen attention to detail and passion for design. In his spare time, he is a guitar player in a rock band and enjoys working out and walking his dog.

SeanSean Thomas — Sean is the CAD Designer in our Louisville location. He spent many years in retail management before returning to school to earn an Associate’s degree in Computer-Aided Design. Sean loves putting the final touches on a design, seeing it become realistic within the software and especially seeing it truly come to life on the job site. He prides himself on his attention to the details and features that make Mosaic projects stand out in terms of quality and aesthetic appeal. In his spare time, Sean loves playing the guitar and spending time in the Colorado Rocky Mountains camping, jeeping and hiking.

MaryMary Muckinhaupt — Mary is the Office Manager in our Colorado Springs Showroom. Additionally, she is an Outdoor Furniture Sales Consultant and client care expert. Mary eagerly goes the extra mile to assist clients and loves to work on furniture design plans that reflect their personal style. She especially loves working with people and getting to know our clients while watching their projects go from something on a piece of paper to an Outdoor Living masterpice. Mary’s interests include gardening, cooking, antiquing, reading and spending time with her family.

MarlenaMarlena Hembree — Marlena is the Office Manager in our Englewood Showroom. In addition, she is an Outdoor Furniture Sales Consultant and works closely with the Project Managers to ensure each project runs smoothly from start to finish. Marlena enjoys being an integral part of day to day operations. She enjoys meeting new people, has a talent for making everyone feel at home and provides excellent client care. Outside of work, Marlena enjoys gardening, reading and spending time outdoors with her husband and son.

SarahSarah Hashman — Sarah is the Office Manager in our Boulder County Showroom. In addition to her administrative role, Sarah also handles Outdoor Furniture consulting and sales, works closely with our marketing team and helps make sure day to day operations run smoothly. She loves the opportunity to meet clients and is always eager to make sure their needs are met before, during and after the duration of their project. In her personal time, Sarah enjoys casual photography and spending time with her husband and two daughters.

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