About New Creation
New Creation Decks was founded in 1999 on the principles of integrity, honesty, and dependability. Over the years our team has been brought together based on these principles. Everyone from our designers/managers to the craftsmen who build the decks live and work by these principles.
Ryan Whitten realized that more important than success was the satisfaction that comes from knowing that each and every project is one that he would be proud to have on his own home. At New Creation Decks we really make the Golden Rule -“treat others as you want to be treated”- our motto. Our design/management team (Ryan, Matt, Jesse) realize that what has helped us weather the recession and emerge as Colorado Springs’ leading deck company is our absolute commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.
“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” ~Albert Einstein
Growing up at the base of Pikes Peak I have always been enthralled with the beauty of the outdoors and nature. As a child I’d rather be outside anytime of the day then be stuck indoors. Under the tutelage of my father (a master furniture builder) I began learning my craft at a very young age. In 1997 I built my first deck and I knew I had found my calling. It was the perfect marriage of the outdoors and my craft. Soon after I started New Creation Decks with the purpose of expanding and enriching other peoples live by designing and building beautiful spaces with easy access to the outdoors. 18 years later I feel very blessed that I get to work with an amazing team of professionals and builders to help hundreds of people get out and stay outside.
Sales & Project Manager, Designer
When Matt takes a break from designing beautiful living spaces, he loves to spend time with his family. Matt and his wife Jill, with their three sons (Isaac 3, Lukas 6 and Don 15), enjoy living in Woodland Park. Their family enjoys hiking the local trails, skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities, rock climbing and camping, and experiencing the beauty of their Colorado playground. As followers of Christ, their faith takes first place in the McCracken household. Matt has been working in home remodeling and design for 20 years. Jill is a special education teacher and high school track coach for Cripple Creek-Victor School District. She is also very involved in many community enriching activities. Matt strives to set an example of honesty, integrity and hard work for his family and team members.
Sales & Project Manager, Designer
Jesse began working in the construction field as an apprentice when he was 16 years old. Having previously owned and operated his own remodeling company for almost 15 years, Jesse has worked in both commercial and residential remodeling as well as new residential building. Jesse was excited to join the New Creation Decks team in January of 2012 after being invited by the owner, Ryan Whitten, who he has known since childhood. Jesse enjoys creatively designing beautiful outdoor living spaces as well as seeing his designs become reality. With over 20 years of carpentry and remodeling experience Jesse has a passion and vision he brings to every project he does. Jesse and his wife, Melissa, married in 2000 and together with their four children, JJ (2001), Maeve (2006), Jasmyn (2009), and Meadow (2011) live in Colorado Springs where both he and his wife grew up. In his spare time Jesse enjoys hiking and camping with his family, mountain biking with his son, hunting, serving in his church, playing guitar and banjo, and watching the Broncos win.