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.
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 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.
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.
Lead Project Manager
Jacob LaCour is the Lead Project Manager for Wild Creek. 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.
Lauren McMahan is Wild Creek Custom Renovations’ Office Manager. She has over 12 years of administrative and customer service experience — she loves talking to people and makes it her goal to help everyone that rings the phone. She makes everyone smile and you can hear it when she talks that she truly cares and makes the employees and clients feel important at Wild Creek! She was born in Austell, Georgia and is currently building a home in New Braunfels, Texas.
Over the years Lauren has lived in numerous states across the US including Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas and Colorado. Her favorite out of everywhere she has lived is Texas! She graduated from Austin High School and is married to her high school sweetheart, Colin. They have two boys together who are 4 and 1 years old and they’re truly the best of friends! Family is the most important thing to her so when she isn’t working she likes to spend time with her family and Domino, their family dog.
Alicia Denaeyer is the Lead Estimator for Wild Creek Custom Renovations. She has over 8 years in estimating experience and over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Alicia enjoys working with a strong and passionate team like Wild Creek to ensure quality workmanship and beautiful homes for everyone they work with.
Alicia was born in Garden City, Kansas, but has been a proud Texas resident since 2006. She loves spending time at home gardening and working on indoor/outdoor home projects.
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.
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.
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.