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 two children.

BrandonBrandon Hystad — Brandon is a designer at the Colorado Springs location. 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.

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.

JasonJason Clarke — Jason is a senior level Project Manager at our Englewood location and he loves what he does! While living in Idaho, Jason owned his own construction company for 15 years. Life took him back to Colorado where his passion lead him to Colorado Custom Decks. Jason is very motivated, passionate, and a multi-tacker who the challenge of complicated projects. When Jason is not pushing himself and others towards greatness and proving that “unbuildable” projects can happen, he is spending time with his three daughters. They like to go fishing, camping, and spend time on the boat. One phrase that you will hear Jason say, and that he lives by is, “It takes teamwork to make the dream work.”

WilliamWilliam Deal — William is a Project Manager in our Englewood location. He has been with Colorado Custom Decks for 4 years and loves working with his hands to see a project come to life. When William isn’t working, he loves to spend time with his daughter watching movies, camping, and traveling. William believes you should always work hard and make sure you have a smile on your face.

JonJon 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.

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.

GuyGuy 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.

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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