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.
Meet the Team

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

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

Our Team

Leadership Team

Nick Hackworthy

President

Rachel Gonerway

Director of Product and Design

Chris Wilcox

Director of Purchasing

Doug Smith

Vice President of Construction
Sales & Marketing

Heidi Anderson

Customer Liaison

Jenna Sundstrom

New Home Specialist

Eric Ostlund

New Home Specialist

Adam Ostlund

New Home Specialist

Kim Wallisch

New Home Specialist

Austin Lyon

Community Specialist

Kellie Bradt

New Home Specialist

Meghan Porter

New Home Specialist

Robin Rick

New Home Specialist

Ryan McMonigal

New Home Specialist

Jean-Luke Delport

New Home Specialist

Derek Stutz

Junior New Home Specialist

Kevin Miller

Junior New Home Specialist

Olga Walker

Junior New Home Specialist
Design Studio

Anna Cofrin

Design Studio Specialist

Rachel Gonerway

Director of Product and Design

Danielle Lanning

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

Neighborhood Builder

Aaron Campbell

Neighborhood Builder

Peter Keller

Customer Care Manager

Rob Hackworthy

Customer Experience Specialist

Sarah Zimdahl

Customer Care Specialist

Nick Heinle

Neighborhood Builder

Steve Hering

Quality Control Lead

Jason Midby

Neighborhood Builder

Noel Danielson

Neighborhood Builder

Ben Evans

Customer Care Specialist

Jon Jagodzinski

Customer Service 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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I cannot express how happy we are with the overall experience we have had with Creative Homes. Back in February of 2019 we were frustrated and feeling hopeless. We looked at probably 20 different homes that just didn’t feel right. We were looking for our forever home... We have now been in our home since October 30th and everyday my husband and I say “we love our house”. Everything from the flooring to the fixtures turned out better than we could have imagined. From the beginning to the end Creative was there for us every step of the way! We are so grateful to Creative Homes for building our dream home!

Defore Family
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We love it from top to bottom inside and out!!! Thank You!! Creative Homes has been fantastic to work with, they have made it a breeze purchasing a new home. Every single person I’ve met from Creative Homes has been a pleasure to meet and they are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Dennis
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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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Wow! It's hard to know where to even start and I know I won't be able to list everything, but I have to try and tell you how we awesome we feel about the whole building process with Creative Homes and how much we truly love our new home. The process of building with Creative Homes was the most relaxing (sounds weird, but so true!) home building experience we have ever been through. The communication provided from the very start until the very end has been phenomenal. Not once during the whole process did we ever sit and wonder what was going on regarding our home.  I honestly wish I could name everyone behind the scenes at Creative Homes who works so hard to make customers like us have such an awesome home building experience. This company has the standards and employees that all companies should take note of and follow the example of. 

Gunderson Family
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The entire time at Creative Homes has been phenomenal to work with through our building process. My sales specialist made the entire sales process a breeze, was detail oriented and spent a lot of time making sure that everything was just as I wanted. The neighborhood builder communicates to keep me "in the loop" and up to date on the schedule, work timeframes, walk throughs and is always available to answer questions. This is the 3rd time I have built and everything about the process has been second to none. The design center at their corporate office was amazing and allowed me the ability to see everything for my home in one place vs. carting tile, carpet and paint colors from one location to the next. And the trade partners that Creative works with have offered outstanding service and have been going above and beyond my expectations. I appreciate the entire Creative team and cannot speak highly enough of their work!!

Alicia
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