Our Story

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 Patio company.

Our vast expertise includes maintenance free decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living rooms, and much more. 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 goals.

Our Team

Gail Hystad

Owner, President, Lead Project Manager

Cofounder of the company, Gail has a hands-on approach in regard to running the business as well as in her style as a project manager. After more than 30 years of overseeing the construction of Outdoor Living spaces, she has yet to meet a problem she can’t solve. Her vast knowledge set of the construction industry including materials, framing specifications and building codes make her an effective mentor for our project management team. She is an integral part of the day to day operations in the field and in the office. When she does find some free time, she enjoys fishing, gardening and spending time with her family and their many beloved pets.

David Schwank

Owner, Secretary/Treasurer, Outdoor Living Designer

David has spent more than two decades becoming one of the country’s most talented Outdoor Living Designers. He 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

Vice President, Outdoor Living Designer

In addition to overseeing operations at our Boulder County location, Andy has held roles in nearly every phase of our design-build process during his long history with the company. As a designer, he approaches every project, 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. Andy likes to spend his free time with his family and also enjoys golfing and riding his motorcycle.

Klint Reiber

Outdoor Living Designer

Klint designs projects for clients in both our Colorado Springs and Englewood locations and also manages day to day operations at our Englewood Showroom. Klint started with the company over a decade ago on our demolition crew while he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Colorado State University. Since then, his skills have allowed him to design within a range of simple decks and patios to elaborate Year-Round Outdoor Living spaces. His excellent communication skills, professional nature and zealous eye for artistry have all guided his success as a designer. Klint is committed to designing masterpieces that fit a variety of budgets. In his personal life you will find Klint enjoying time with his lovely wife or connecting with his two young children.

Jason Buresh

Senior Project Manager

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.

Max Bratrud

Project Manager

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.

Christian Medovich

Project Manager

Christian has over 25 years of project management experience to include the construction industry as well as theater television and film. His additional experience with carpentry is a significant asset to our project management team. He takes pride in being part of a team of people who create such dynamic Outdoor Living spaces. Christian has a personable nature and communicative style and strives to exceed his clients’ expectations on each and every project.
In his spare time, he is a fine art painter and can also be found in the mountains or track riding his motorcycle.

Tim Gower

Project Manager

Tim has nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including many as a general contractor. This experience has given him the tools necessary to lead his team through the construction of some of the most elaborate projects from start to finish seamlessly. Tim loves his work at Mosaic because our outstanding projects always amaze and exceed the expectations of our clients. In his free time, Tim enjoys playing the drums and spending time with his family and friends.

Jacob Dornbrack

Project Manager

Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and has been working in residential construction since 2001. He is attentive and thorough in his project management style and it is obvious he takes great pride in his work. His favorite part about Mosaic is that each project is unique and custom so he never builds the same thing twice. Jacob enjoys hanging out with his family and dogs as well as camping and woodworking in his spare time.

Michael Ruemmele

Project Manager

Michael’s 20 years of experience in the construction industry includes, roofing preservation, home renovation and catastrophe response management in addition to Outdoor Living construction management. Michael is a knowledgeable and conscientious project manager. He loves to see what he and his team can accomplish with hard work — the transformation of something run down or nonexistent into a remarkable space. Michael likes to spend time surrounded in beauty in his spare time as well. His says his ultimate goal is to wake up every day and see something gorgeous, and Colorado has never let him down.

Rachael Larzalere

Project Coordinator

Rachael comes from an extensive administrative background which has given her the skills necessary to coordinate our projects from pre-construction through to the very last details. She enjoys working through the many elements that go into each project. Rachael loves the work environment at Mosaic and says it feels like a big family. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her daughter and their puppies. She also loves snowboarding and working out at the gym.

Jon Sorenson

Senior Level Builder

Jon has nearly two decades of carpentry experience, including home building, remodeling, and Outdoor Living. Jon has always loved working and creating things with his hands and feels honored to be working with such amazing peers. He 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.

Sean Thomas

CAD Manager, 3D CAD Designer

Sean 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.

Nikki Longalong

CAD Designer

Nikki studied computer science and has 15 years of experience in design. He has worked as a video editor and graphic designer and 3D CAD designer. Nikki loves to see our clients’ excitement when they see the 3D perspective of how their Outdoor Living project will look. He also loves seeing the designs come to life in reality. Nikki is a tech enthusiast who enjoys traveling, watching movies, spending time with his wife and being involved with his church.

Shannon Musgrave

Office Manager

Shannon splits her time between our Colorado Springs and Englewood locations. Her background in office administration includes human resources, digital marketing as well as sales. Shannon is one of our outdoor furniture consultants and also coordinates scheduling for our field crews. She enjoys the versatility of her position at Mosaic and the opportunity to learn new skills all while building relationships with her clients and coworkers. In her free time, Shannon enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and snowboarding as well as painting and playing the guitar.

Sarah Hashman

Office Manager, Human Resources, Marketing

Sarah fills a number of roles and enjoys the versatility of her position. In addition to her Office Administration, HR and Marketing duties, Sarah is also an Outdoor Furniture consultant and helps to ensure 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, golfing and spending time with her family and friends.

Media Coverage

Mega Decks

We are so proud to have enjoyed being featured on DIY Network’s hit show Mega Decks for three fun and amazing seasons! Although we are no longer filming new episodes, we are still creating stunning Outdoor Living transformations for homeowners throughout Colorado just as we’ve always done!
Click here to learn more about the show, view the episode guide and check listings for the next Mega Decks marathon!