Welcome to Wild Creek
Where details matter
At Wild Creek Custom Renovations, we pay attention to every detail and take pride in providing a seamless and enjoyable process from start to finish — as well as a completed product you will love for years to come. Thousands of customers have experienced our quality service, and we are passionate about the work we do every day.
Chris Haynes, CR
Owner + President
Chris started C. Haynes Construction — now known as Wild Creek Custom Renovations — in 2005. As a teenager, he worked during summers and on weekends doing landscaping, painting, and plumbing for contractors. Fresh out of high school, Chris worked for several different companies building custom homes and learning from the best of the best. Within just a couple years he became the Project Manager.
At the age of 21, the contractor he worked for closed his business and his former boss asked him to take care of a few of his favorite customers. Rather than looking for another job, Chris decided to start his own company. There were many growing pains and it took a lot of hard work, but he kept going, even through the economic downturn from 2008-2011. Today, the future is bright, and Wild Creek has thousands of customers now living in their dream homes.
Chris is now a NARI Certified Remodeler and is very active in the local community. In 2023 he will be the President Elect of the Austin NARI Chapter. In Chris’ spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five teenagers, entertaining guests at his home, and he is passionate about grilling and smoking all kinds of meats for friends and family.
Meet the Team
We are more than just coworkers at Wild Creek — we are a team that works together and utilizes all of our unique gifts and talents to transform the lives and homes of each and every client.
Jacob LaCour, CRPM
Senior Project Manager
Jacob LaCour is the Senior Project Manager for Wild Creek and is a NARI Certified CRPM (Certified Remodeling project Manager). Jacob was born and raised in the great town of Groves, TX and home of the PN-G Indians, where he played baseball and football. He attended Lamar University and Lamar Port Arthur, where he gained his associate degree in General Studies.
Jacob has been a leader in multiple aspects of the construction industry from carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing to custom home remodels. On his days away from Wild Creek, he is a consultant on building offices, duplexes, and residential homes using shipping containers.
Jacob strives to help lead our team in the right direction every day. He is not satisfied until every job is done efficiently, within budget, and each customer is completely satisfied and in love with their new home.
Our Director of Sales for Wild Creek Custom Renovations is Chris Martin. Chris is originally from the Olympic Peninsula, about an hour’s drive northwest of Seattle. After high school he served in the US Army for 3 years and then returned to the Seattle area doing home remodeling and general contracting for several years.
After starting a family, Chris changed paths and became a Director in the Hospitality Industry, leading teams in various hotel brands all over the US. This job allowed Chris and his family to travel and spend time in Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Austin and most recently, the Hawaiian Islands.
Ultimately, Chris and his family decided to settle back in the great state of Texas in early 2019 and are proud to now call Austin their home. He has brought his passion for delivering the highest quality services and applied it to helping people achieve their dream homes with Wild Creek.
Spencer Bayles, CLC
Spencer Bayles is our Lead Carpenter here at Wild Creek, and is in charge of ensuring the quality and efficiency of all work performed on site.
Hailing from upstate New York, Spencer grew up around residential construction. His father was an architect and skilled builder, and some of Spencer’s first job opportunities were with local construction companies. This early exposure to the industry ignited a passion for the craft and an exciting career path.
After moving to Austin at 19 years old with a good grasp of the basics, Spencer has spent the next decade honing his skill in various aspects of residential carpentry and remodel work. On top of the physical aspects of carpentry, Spencer also spent time obtaining an Associates in Construction Management, as well as a NARI Lead Carpenter certification. In his spare time, he enjoys skateboarding and mountain biking.
Philip Schaefer, CRPM
Philip is a carpenter by trade and is our longest tenured employee having worked for Wild Creek for 10+ years. Although he still helps out with carpentry, he has worked on thousands of homes and has experience solving all kinds of problems that arise during remodeling. He is a vital part of ensuring things are done right. He recently studied and passed his NARI certified project management course and holds his CRPM certification.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his better half Tania and their two dogs and enjoys grilling and watching Cowboys football.
Brenda Keller is Wild Creek Custom Renovations’ Office Manager. She comes to us with 20+ years in Office Management, Human Resource, and customer service first attitude. She doesn’t stop with just helping our customers but also our Team. She is always there to assist.
She is a native Texan, born in Orange, Texas and she made the capital city her home in 1980. In 1991, Brenda and her husband moved to Buda and settled into the community very nicely.
In 2015 she became an Authorized Independent Sales and Design Representative for Riley Gardner Memorial of Austin. When asked why she enjoys the monument business. “It’s an honor and a blessing assisting families. The monument process can be a difficult time. It might be months or even years after losing their loved one and creating a lasting memorial can stir those memories, it is so important to be present during this process”
They have three beautiful daughters, and three beautiful grandchildren. Brenda loves spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and swimming.
Our Lead Drafter
With a passion for design and architecture, Cassie Davis is the Lead Drafter and Construction Services Manager for Wild Creek Custom Renovations.
Lead Drafter & Construction Services Manager
Our Design Partner
From concept to design, building, and completion, we work as one team with our clients and design partner to offer the most seamless and enjoyable experience.