Meet our Leadership Team
Nick Hackworthy is a passionate entrepreneur whose key focus is delivering an unmatched customer experience in new home construction to each and every customer. Attending The University of Colorado, Boulder, he majored in Economics and minored in Business. After graduation, he participated in several homebuilding/real estate related joint ventures before making the decision to start Creative Homes in 2012. Since inception, Creative Homes has grown from 12 new home deliveries in its first year of operation to a projected 100+ home closings for calendar year 2017. Focusing on building a strong culture, with core-values as its foundation, the company continues to employ individuals who share Nick’s passion for providing an unmatched customer experience. Believing that good is not good enough, each member of the team holds each other accountable to create positive results; all while living by the mantra “Work Hard, Play Hard.” At Nick’s young age he has developed a vision, determination, and drive far exceeding that of many of his more seasoned peers. Knowing that you are only as good as the team that you surround yourself with, he made the investment in his people early on. By doing so, he has developed an unmatched culture, resulting in Creative being recognized by both the Minnesota Business Magazine and Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal as a Top 100 Best Company to Work for. Married to his wife, Jess, he is the proud father of his daughter, Hadley, and son, Jackson.
Chief Financial Officer
Originally from South Carolina, Robby Mosier has been with Creative Homes since May 2017. Prior to joining the team at Creative Homes, he served in multiple leadership roles with public, large private, and small local homebuilders in multiple markets throughout the sunbelt states. Graduating from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, in 1992 with a degree in Business Administration with Accounting Concentration, Robby continued his education at the University of South Carolina where he received his Masters’ in Accountancy. Upon graduation, Robby started his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen in Columbia, South Carolina. In 2001, he left public accounting and moved to Atlanta where he became the Senior Internal Auditor for Morrison Homes (now Taylor Morrison). After 8 months in the role he was promoted to the VP of Finance of the Colorado Division and relocated to Denver, Colorado. Since his initial entry into homebuilding, Robby has worked with Standard Pacific (now CalAtlantic Homes), Ashton Woods Homes and Beazer Homes in roles ranging from Division VP of Finance, Regional CFO (covering all markets from Texas to California) to Division President. As the Regional CFO for Beazer Homes, Robby was responsible for overseeing over $1 Billion in land assets, including three of the hardest hit areas during the last downturn; Phoenix, Las Vegas and California. Serving in this role between 2009 and 2011, he was instrumental in restructuring several of the assets to allow for them to continue to perform, including re-design of product and/or development. After being promoted and relocated to the Charleston market as the Division President, he successfully re-platted one asset, bringing in an entirely new product line, and re-structured another land asset by working with a neighboring land owner. These moves resulted in the Company reducing its potential impairment on these assets from a total of $8 million to only $1.5 million, during a non-improving market period. Immediately preceding his joining Creative Homes, Robby was the COO/CFO for a locally-owned business in the Dallas-Fort Worth market overseeing several real estate related entities, including title, brokerage, and a rental portfolio. Starting out as the President of the Homebuilding business, he grew the Company from approximately $50 million in revenue to over $150 million in just under 3 years. Married to his wife, Meredith, he is the proud stepfather of two young boys, Jackson and Joah.
Director of Product and Design
Our Director of Product and Design, Rachel is always on the hunt for new, exciting, and innovative selections for all of our homes. With a keen eye for detail, and an extensive knowledge base on current design trends, Rachel is able to effortlessly select and design new features in any home. Her favorite space in her home is her kitchen where she loves spending quality time with her kids.
Chris serves as our Director of Purchasing and continues to foster successful relationships with each and every one of our Trade Partners on the job site. Chris is passionate about making sure that each and every home we build is built with the highest quality of craftsmanship and with the best materials on the market. He is a proud owner of a Creative Home himself, and enjoys spending time in the kitchen and great room where he can kick back and relax with his friends and family.
Vice President of Construction
Wisconsin Native, Doug Smith started with Creative Homes in March of 2019. After completing his studies in Construction Management at the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Doug started his career as an Assistant Superintendent for Hans Hagen Homes here in the Twin Cities market and was shortly promoted to Construction Superintendent where he was responsible for the closing of over 40 homes annually. As Doug continued to train within the company, he began training and develop many other superintendents to eventually build a team of builders that set the foundation for the company to grow from 60-80 homes annually to 180-200 annually. In 2002, Doug was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Construction Operations where and then to Vice President of Construction Operations two years later where he focused on the accuracy of buyer expectations to deliver a clear and concise execution of the home, land development, commercial property development and management, in addition to playing an integral part in refocusing business plans during the market down turn. It was during this time that Doug also obtained and carried the Builder License and completed numerous industry certifications including Storm Water Pollution Prevention training, and OSHA Certification, in addition to receiving multiple Superintendant awards for Annual Closings and Customer Satisfaction Scores. With over 23 years of experience in the homebuilding Industry, Doug has a deep desire and passion to provide a clear process to see a home through from concept to completion, embrace new ideas in the market, and deliver each home to accuracies of plan, specification, and expectation in his role as Vice President of Construction at Creative Homes as he continues to develop his team of Neighborhood Builders to deliver a consistent and repeatable experience for all homeowners through their process, approach, trade partner accountability, and buyer expectations. Married to his wife and a proud father to his kids, Doug enjoys mountain biking and spending time with his family in his down time.
Passionate about maintaining our relationships with our developers and preparing new communities to come on board, Land Coordinator, Olivia is a forward thinker through and through. From surveys, to permits, to dig dates, Olivia fields all of the upfront work to get our neighborhoods ready for new homes. In her free time, Olivia enjoys spending time with her family on their farm.
Meet our Sales & Marketing Team
Customer Liaison, Heidi, is passionate about helping each homeowner settle into their new home! She has an incredible and expansive knowledge base pertaining to our building process and warranty, so whether you have a quick question, or don't even know where to start, she has the answers. She responds quickly and can navigate each homeowner through their experience. Her favorite part of her own home? The deck: “Drinking, eating, chatting and relaxing are best done outside.”
As our Marketing Coordinator and Graphic Designer, Lauren is passionate about ensuring our brand evokes our core values in every aspect of our company. From printing and designing our advertising, to planning our all team events, rest assured Lauren will find a way to make sure our core values are seen and heard in all we do. Her favorite room in her home is her four-season porch where she enjoys a quiet night in spending time with her family.
Eric’s favorite part about his work as a New Home Specialist is building relationships with our new homeowners and potential clients to help families of all sizes find their dream home where they can create a lifetime of memories together. Eric strives to enjoy living life every day. His favorite space is the kitchen. “It’s the heart of any home.”
Adam Ostlund traded in his snowboard for a good sales pitch when he joined the Creative Homes team. He continues to bring new ideas forward as he serves in his role as a New Home Specialist and is always listening for new ideas and opportunities to present his homebuyers with the home of their dreams. His favorite space in his home is his walk-in closet where he feels the most inspired each morning.
Serving as the voice behind our social media and blog, our Digital Marketing Coordinator, Krissy, is passionate about creating new and valuable content in every way. Krissy is always finding a new way to put her many thoughts into words. Her favorite room in her home is the living room where she can relax on the couch with her husband and her dog, Ellie.
New Home Specialist Kim strives to be the person who treats everyone as she wants to be treated. To her, that means listening to her customers to find their vision for their home and sharing a good laugh or two in the process. Her attention to detail and ability to relate to all her clients has proven her to be a wonderful benefit to the team. Her favorite room in her home is the family room where she can have a good conversation with her loved ones.
Austin is passionate about helping people make their dreams come true. This is seen in the way he builds relationships with each customer that hops on the phone or fills out a form. His personal goal is to bring comfort and clarity to the building process while giving each person he interacts with an unmatched customer experience from the first minute of meeting. In his free time you can find Austin enjoying an iced espresso at any coffeeshop in NE Minneapolis or enjoying time at home with his spouse and two sheepadoodles. Call or reach out to Austin with any questions you have about our passion, homebuilding, or why we may be the best builder for you at 651-333-4181 or email him at AskAustin@creativehci.com!
As a New Home Specialist, Stephanie is most excited about helping families build their dream home. With a passion specifically for building relationships with her homeowners, she enjoys providing a fun and exciting experience for each homeowner throughout their build. With superior attention to detail, she enjoys listening to each customer’s needs as they express what they’re looking for in a new home and using her creativity to adapt to what different customers want in their new home. Her favorite space in her home is the family room snuggled up by the fireplace with her dog, Grizzly, or enjoying game night with friends.
As a New Home Specialist, Brooke is passionate about working with our customers to guide them into the right home. With a natural ability to build relationships, she enjoys listening to her clients to understand what they are looking for as she guides them into their new home. Her favorite space in her home is in the living room where she loves to read, drink coffee, and curl up on the sofa with her daughter and her dog.
With many years of experience in real estate, Kellie continues to show compassion and genuine care for every homeowner. Kellie understands that purchasing a new home is one of the largest financial investments and decisions someone will make. She ensures that every aspect of the homebuilding and buying journey is handled with integrity and excellence. By carefully listening and understanding the needs of the customer, she has a natural ability to help determine the right home for each new homeowner. Lasting relationships have developed because of her care and commitment to every new home purchase. When she isn’t helping clients find their way home, you will find her socializing, traveling, or spending time with family.
As a New Home Specialist, Kim is deeply passionate about helping homeowners find their way into their ideal home while being part of a team that has the ability to deliver an exceptional home. As she works with her homeowners, she enjoys building relationships and finding a common ground with them. To Kim, a home is the place memories are made with friends, and loved ones as it represents comfort, security, and belonging. When Kim isn’t on the sales floor, she enjoys spending time with her family showing reining horses.
Sales Assistant, Erin, is passionate about providing an exceptional customer experience to everyone who walks into our doors. As a Creative homeowner herself, she is passionate about working with families to help them find their way home just as she did. Using her experience, she is able to offer her perspective to the home buyer as she built her home prior to becoming an employee. When she isn’t on the sales floor, she enjoys spending time at home with her family in the kitchen with her husband and two kids.
New Home Specialist, Elisa, is passionate about helping homebuyers enjoy the process as they personalize a home that fits their lifestyle. With over 20 years of industry experience, Elisa finds ways to continuously and genuinely interact with her customers to build lasting relationships. Her favorite space in her home is her Owner’s Suite where she can relax and catch up on a good book or two.
New Home Specialist Meghan, is passionate about ensuring each homeowner has a positive experience as they find their way home. She enjoys building relationships with all homeowners to create and build the home of their dreams to make a lifetime of memories in. When she isn’t on the sales floor, you can find Meghan enjoying a quiet night in with her sun or making jewelry in her home.
New Home Specialist Robin is passionate about working with customer to help them find their way into the home of their dreams! With a background in interior design and Feng Shui, Robin enjoys working with her homeowners to understand how they will live in the home to help them maximize the functionality of any space. When she isn’t on the sales floor, you can find her volunteering in the community, or spending time with her family.
Meet our Design Studio Team
Design Studio Specialist
Anna’s favorite part of her job is making selections for our model homes. It’s where she feels she can be especially creative and try new things. She thoroughly enjoys meeting with our new homeowners as well to make their home perfectly unique to them. She loves the ability each of our homes has for customization with continuous high quality. Her favorite room in her own home is the bathroom where she can relax and redecorate easily by just changing out the towels and shower curtains.
Design Studio Specialist
With a keen eye for current trends in home design, Design Studio Specialist Claire enjoys working closely with our customers to ensure she finds each homeowner she works with a home that is both functional and beautiful. She is always arriving with a smile and is a great addition to the Creative Homes team! In her own Creative Home, she looks forward to spending time in the gathering room each night— She loves snuggling up with a cozy blanket to read a book or catch up on some Netflix.
Meet our New Home Design Team
New Home Designer
New Home Designer, Justin, feels most at home in his job when he is meeting with homeowners and truly crafting the plan of their dreams. Quick to offer new structural ideas, Justin is a true craftsman at heart and ensures each plan is personalized in a way that reflects the true style of each homeowner. When he isn’t knee deep in a plan, Justin can usually be found enjoying time at home in the living room with his wife.
New Home Designer
New Home Designer, Tim, has a deep passion for designing our homes and making sure every plan is just right. From drafting to final plans, Tim goes the extra mile to ensure each and every home plan we design is accurate and achieves the dreams of our homeowners. When Tim isn’t finalizing plans, he can usually be found spending time with his wife and daughters on the deck or on the boat fishing.
New Home Designer
New Home Desiger, Adam is passionate about working along our sales team to ensure the vision of each homeowner is replicated in the plan for their home. Whether he is personalizing a preliminary plan, or finalizing plans themselves, Adam feels most at home in his job ensuring each plan is just right. In his free time, Adam enjoys spending time with his family or catching a local trivia night nearby.
Meet our Neighborhood Builders
Ray’s role as a Neighborhood Builder includes handling job site supervision while being an available resource for both homeowners and trade partners during construction. With extensive experience in a variety of industry and supervisory positions, he’s a strong asset to the building team. Ray loves that each day at work is different. His favorite part of the job is the feeling of accomplishment when the home is complete.” His favorite room in his own home? The living room, because it has the biggest TV in the house to watch his beloved Vikings win.
Our Neighborhood Builder Aaron is our fearless builder of the North! Supporting each neighborhood and listening to each homeowner to find their vision for the home throughout the building process is what Aaron strives to do each day. With a meticulous attention to detail, and an excellent ability to get the job done right, Aaron is a wonderful asset to our Field Production Team. His favorite space in his home is the deck hanging out with his family.
Joe wears many hats as a Neighborhood Builder! To him, the best part of his job is working with the trade partners to help bring the homeowner’s vision to life. Joe grew up in the construction industry, so pursuing a career as a builder came natural to him. He continues to build meaningful relationships with each one of his homeowners to make sure their home is the home of their dreams. His favorite room in the house? The kitchen, “it’s where everyone likes to gather – and I love to cook.”
Neighborhood Builder Dan has a passion for construction. When asked what he enjoys most about being in the field, he will tell you that being able to build and deliver an incredible home to our homeowners is what fuels his fire each day. When he isn’t busy on the jobsite, Dan can usually be found in his garage working on cars with his father.
Born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, Nick Heinle hit the ground running in his construction career at a young age working as a framer in high school. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University – Moorhead, Nick officially entered into the home building industry in 2013 and has since successfully managed over 300 homes. With a passion for the new and innovative changes in the homebuilding industry, Nick enjoys working with the team to both serve our homeowners and trade partners to provide them all with an incredible customer experience while building a home that can be enjoyed for many, many years.
With over 24 years of experience in new home construction, Neighborhood Builder, Jason can proudly say he has personally installed everything in a home – from a foundation to the roof. Responsible for the construction of over 200 homes to date, Jason is passionate about every step of the building process and reassuring his homeowners that he is their advocate every step of the way. When Jason isn’t in the field, you can find him enjoying a great steak dinner with his son.
Meet our Customer Care Team
Customer Care Manager, Peter’s focus each day is making sure the job is clean, complete, and correct. With a passion for building relationships with his customers and listening to understand rather than respond, Peter is always the man with a plan. When he isn’t busy on the job site, he enjoys blowing off some steam with a round of golf or some good ol’ basketball.
Travis’s role as a Customer Care Specialist allows him to see projects through from start to finish. With 18 years of industry experience under his belt and his workshop on wheels in his truck, Travis comes to each job site equipped to keep projects on task while keeping customers happy. His favorite room in his home is the living room. “It’s the place where we spend the most time together as a family.”
Customer Experience Specialist, Rob, enjoys building relationships with each homeowner and making sure their requests are heard and valued prior to finding their way home. He loves to get down to business but have a good time along the way as he walks customers through the Welcome Home Orientation. His favorite space in his home is the kitchen where he can entertain guests or just have a quiet night in with his wife.
Sarah’s career in construction started at a young age working under the supervision of her father. With a background in residential remodeling and warranty, Sarah enjoys working alongside homeowners to ensure the vision they had for their home is a reality. Her favorite space at home is in the barn where she raises cattle with her family. Email Sarah
As a Quality Control Lead, Steve believes communication is key to providing our homeowners with an exceptional, high quality home. He believes that the best way to build trust with his homeowners is to always listen and correct concerns no matter how small during every step of the construction process. He is passionate about ensuring each home is built to set the stage for many family memories to be created for years to come. In his spare time, Steve most enjoys spending time in his garage where he enjoys being outside and fixing various things.