Our Story

What makes Creative Homes unique? Easy—It’s our focus on you and our relentless mission to provide the best home-buying experience possible. We believe the process of finding and building your brand-new home should be fun. That’s why we thrive on creating an engaging and personalized experience for each of our homeowners.

We couldn’t do it without our passionate Creative Homes team members who walk with you through every step of the process. With unrivaled floor plan options and a state-of-the-art Design Studio, it’s exciting to collaborate with our home buyers to personalize their homes to reflect the unique individuals who live in them.

With over three decades of experience in new homes, Creative Homes Founder and CEO, Nick Hackworthy, created and fostered a foundation of delivering an unmatched customer experience before, during and after the construction of your new home. We’re proud to provide not just houses, but the best-built, brand new homes for the people of the Twin Cities area.
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Our Five Core Values



Good Is Not Good Enough
Never settling, aspiring to greatness.


Customer Experience
Everything we strive for surrounds our customers.


We are Passionate
We are here for you because we LOVE what we do.


Own it
Taking ownership in everything we do.


Work Hard, Play Hard
We work as a team, and we play as a team.

Our Niche

We build homes not houses. It's not about the sticks and bricks, countertop or cabinet choices. We believe that home is where people gather, continue their traditions and where new memories are made. Whether it's a quick move in home or one that you choose to build, let us help you find your way home.

Our Passion

Our Passion is "To Create and Deliver an Unmatched Customer Experience." It is the guiding principal for our team. It is what drives us to be the best we can be for each customer that walks through our door.

Giving Back

Making a difference in our community

Making a difference in our community

At Creative Homes, giving back our time, money, and other resources is embedded into who we are. We partner with many different non-profits located around the Twin Cities because we believe it is important to give back to the communities that we serve. 

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Awards

2020 Reggie Award Winner
2020 Reggie Award Winner
Star Tribune Top Work Places 2020
Star Tribune Top Work Places 2020
2019 Builder of the Year
2019 Builder of the Year
Inc. 5000 List: 2019 & 2020
Inc. 5000 List: 2019 & 2020
2019 Reggie Award Winner
2019 Reggie Award Winner
Minnesota Business Magazine: 100 Best Companies To Work For
Minnesota Business Magazine: 100 Best Companies To Work For
2018 Reggie Award Winner
2018 Reggie Award Winner
2017 Reggie Award Winner
2017 Reggie Award Winner
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Best Places To Work
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Best Places To Work
2016 Reggie Award Winner
2016 Reggie Award Winner
St. Croix Valley Magazine: Best of '16 and '17
St. Croix Valley Magazine: Best of '16 and '17
2015 Reggie Award Winner
2015 Reggie Award Winner
2014 Reggie Award Winner
2014 Reggie Award Winner

Our Team

Leadership Team

Nick Hackworthy

President

Rachel Gonerway

Director of Product and Design

Chris Wilcox

Director of Sales

Doug Smith

Vice President of Construction

Jake Pepper

Director of Purchasing
Sales & Marketing

Olga Walker

Community Specialist

Heidi Anderson

Sales Coordinator

Jenna Sundstrom

Marketing Coordinator

Eric Ostlund

New Home Specialist

Adam Ostlund

New Home Specialist

Kim Wallisch

New Home Specialist

Kellie Bradt

New Home Specialist

Meghan Porter

New Home Specialist

Ryan McMonigal

New Home Specialist

Jean-Luke Delport

New Home Specialist

Derek Stutz

New Home Specialist

Kim Wellman

New Home Specialist

Kevin Miller

New Home Specialist

Lauren Jungwirth

New Home Specialist

Ross Tomaszewski

New Home Specialist

Sean Donahue

New Home Specialist
Design Studio

Rachel Gonerway

Director of Product and Design

Anna Cofrin

Design Studio Specialist

Danielle Lanning

Design Studio Specialist

Erin Lawson

Design Studio Specialist
Design Team

Tim Skaff

New Home Designer

Adam Dewing

New Home Designer

Marc Saltness

Junior New Home Designer
Field Team

Ray Baumgartner

Senior Neighborhood Builder

Aaron Campbell

Senior Neighborhood Builder

Noel Danielson

Neighborhood Builder

Sarah Zimdahl

Neighborhood Builder

James Bond

Neighborhood Builder

Jeff Salzmann

Neighborhood Builder

Luke Eggen

Neighborhood Builder

Nolan Hallaway

Neighborhood Builder

Walt Perala

Neighborhood Builder

Travis Johns

Assistant Neighborhood Builder

Steve Hering

Quality Control Lead

Kevin Hitchen

Warranty Manager

Rob Hackworthy

Customer Experience Specialist

Ben Evans

Warranty Specialist

Jon Jagodzinski

Warranty Specialist

Keith O'Brien

Warranty Specialist

Careers at Creative Homes

At Creative Homes, we believe that an excellent work environment leads to more collaboration, innovation, and overall employee satisfaction. Our team places a priority on fostering an excellent office culture through our five core values each and every day. 

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Hear From Our Homeowners

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It has been four months since we have moved into our home and I cannot put into words how thankful we are that we built with Creative. They’re the type of company you feel like once you move in you want to invite over for dinner and drinks once a month! In conversation with other friends and family who have built new construction with other companies, I truly believe that Creative is unique in that! 

Gemar Family
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Our home turned out beautiful. I could go on and on but I will just add that I am extremely happy we chose Creative Homes as our builder and would definitely recommend them to anyone considering building a home!

Ann & Jim
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We recently moved into our new home built by Creative Homes and we absolutely love it! The attention to detail and quality throughout is first class! We've received so many compliments from people who have seen it. From start to finish we received top notch customer service that went above and beyond any expectations. We absolutely recommend Creative Homes to anyone considering a build. You'll be glad you did!

Brian
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We had an exceptional experience with Creative Homes and would recommend them to anyone. Not only did we get a well-built home, but the customer service exceeded our expectations. From our first meeting, to well-after we closed on our new home, the Creative Homes team made us feel like we were family. We already know we want Creative Homes to build our next home (in many, many years)!

Sarah & Andy
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Our family recently purchased a move in ready home from Creative Homes and we absolutely love it. The design and quality of the home was done with great attention to detail. The staff, in all phases of our purchase, was amazingly accommodating and professional. I would recommend Creative to anyone who is looking to move into a new house or build a new house!

Aaron & Venessa
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