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 Hystad — Garth is the Founder of the company. His architectural training and love for the outdoors united in 1985 when he established Colorado Custom Decks. As a pioneer in the industry, Garth’s many creative innovations and scope of service could no longer be contained under one name; in 2005, he and his partners expanded the brand to include Mosaic Outdoor Living & Landscapes. Garth is also a horse enthusiast and participates in national horse reining competitions.
Gail Hystad — Gail is Co-founder and President of the company as well as Lead Project Manager. She has a hands-on approach and a vast knowledge of construction materials, framing specifications and building codes. This makes her an integral part of every project and a effective mentor for all of our project managers. Gail enjoys fishing, gardening and spending time with her two kids and their dogs.
David Schwank — David is Co-owner and Secretary/Treasurer of the company as well as Outdoor Living Designer. He has spent the last two decades becoming one of the country’s most talented Outdoor Living Designers. David loves giving his clients a personal Outdoor Living space they can enjoy year round. He has a keen artistic vision, 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.
Andy Hashman — Andy is the Vice President of the company, 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.
Klint Reiber — Klint is an Outdoor Living designer in both our Colorado Springs and Englewood 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 two children.
Brandon Hystad — Brandon is a designer working out of all three of our locations. He went to Colorado Christian University, where he majored in Communications and Business. Brandon has been working for Colorado Custom Decks for 11 years, exploring each job field in the business. He is passionate about design and enjoys creating Outdoor Living Spaces for people to enjoy all year. He has a keen eye for Outdoor Living Spaces that integrate Colorado’s beautiful outdoors with this clients’ homes. When Brandon isn’t designing, you can catch him playing golf or fishing.
James Muckinhaupt — James is a senior level Project Manager at our Colorado Springs location. James has been a part of our team for 8 years and brings his 20 years of carpentry experience, keen communication skills and eye for detail to every job. An avid nature lover, James loves providing our clients with a space to enjoy the beautiful Colorado outdoors. Pushing the envelope with unique custom builds to enhance our client’s life is James’ favorite part of his job. When James isn’t working, he loves to play the drums, build custom furniture, hike and travel with his family.
Jason 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.
Jon Sorenson — Jon is a Senior Level Builder at our Louisville location. He has 15 years of extensive experience, including home building, remodeling and outdoor living. Jon went to school at IECRM, where he took electrician classes. Jon is very committed to quality and detail on his projects. Not only does Jon take pride in his work, but also the relationships he builds with his clients. When Jon isn’t working hard, he is enjoying time with his friends and family, going to church, water sports, fishing, camping, and traveling. Jon has always loved working and creating things with his hands and feels honored to be working with such amazing peers.
Max 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.
Guy Simpson — Guy is an Architectural Renderer at our Englewood location. He has a Bachelors in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics from the Art Institute of Colorado. Before his expertise in architecture and hardscaping, he was in the army for 13 years where he was a certified Parachute Rigger. When he is not doing 3D landscapes and renderings for Colorado Custom Decks, he is working on film projects for documentaries and short films. Guy loves what he does because no two projects are the same. He especially enjoys seeing the client be amazed by what their project can be.
Sean 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.
Mary 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.
Sarah 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.