About Us

We are a local, family run business located in Castle Rock, Colorado. Our mission is to create high-quality and unique custom made wood crafts and gifts.

Meet Our Team

Brenden Coney – Owner/Craftsman

Brenden Coney President and Founder of Elevation Creations

Winner Young Americas Bank 2018 Youth Biz Stars 16-21 Years Old
Winner Ernst and Young 2018 Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award Mountain-Desert Region
Brenden Coney is an entrepreneur who solved a big problem–how can a middle schooler make money?  Too young to hold a job, then 13-year-old Brenden asked his father to teach him how to do basic woodworking.   Over the next five years, these lessons transformed into an impressive businesses called Elevation Creations that sells hand-crafted cutting boards, wine racks, and many other gifts. Working with his mentor Bahman Shafa, President of Focus Property Group, this year, Brenden hopes to expand his retail presence. Congratulations, Brenden, for being named a winner in the 2018 Spotlight on YouthBiz Stars business competition!

I am 18 years old and graduated High School in the Spring of 2018. I started Elevation Creations in 2013 as a way to make money since I was too young to get a job. I worked the business part time during my middle school and high school years and earned my Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scouts of America in 2017.

As a young child, I “helped” my dad in his workshop. It was here where my interest and my love of woodworking began. Over the years, I have honed my skills while working along side my dad. I enjoy working with a variety of woods and like how every wood is different. In my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball, skiing, hiking and camping.

I am also active in my church youth group and hold a position on the Church Board. I hope to one day become a civil engineer.

Verne Roenfeldt – Artist

I have enjoyed drawing and painting since childhood. After retiring from the airline industry in 1999, I have been able to devote more time to my love of painting. I especially enjoy painting landscape scenes and love traveling throughout Colorado to find my next scene.

I am actively involved in my church and enjoy gardening and square dancing with my wife, Jean.



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