co-owner and CAD master/Designer
I am a graduate of Arizona State University in Industrial Design. I joined the landscape and construction industry while still in school and took to it like a duck to water. I have spent several years working with some of the larger companies here in the Valley, which taught me the industry ins and outs and design elements for desert living. Originally from Boston, the desert was a new and fascinating ecosystem for me. I learned all I could about the type of terrain and native plants and trees that would end up being a big part of my career. Once I discovered I had a knack for the design elements of landscape, it was only natural to progress to the pool side of the industry. Learning all I could about the engineering, building and construction of pools has been an ongoing education for me. I love to discover new things that improve the quality of the product and enable clients to enjoy their outdoor living space to the fullest. My main focus for new projects is how ‘form meets function’ to create custom environments that clients can enjoy for years to come!
co-owner and Construction oficianado
I have been in the landscape and pool construction industry for over 20 years – which is my entire adult life! At 17, I joined my brother who was working for a landscape company at the time. After a year or so, I felt a desire to pursue a degree in business administration as I was always intrigued by the management side of business. I attended university in Mexico but only briefly. It did not take me long to figure out that sitting in a room behind a desk was not for me. I was called back to the great outdoors! For the next 16 years, I worked for a company that, under my oversight, grew to be one of the largest and most reputable pool and landscape companies in the Valley. From the time I was a teenager, I absorbed all there was to learn about all facets of not only construction but management. I have overseen the construction of 1000+ custom pools in my career, managing multiple crews daily. One day, I recognized that I possessed all the talents and strengths required to run a successful business on my own and decided to join forces with Drew and Don to create the amazing company EEC is today.
co-owner and CFO/Financial guru
I grew up in Dells, Wisconsin and graduated from UW Stout University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management back in 2000. I moved out to Phoenix looking for a new adventure and to create my own beginnings. After two years of being in the Hotel/Restaurant business, in 2004, the Landscape/Pool industry found me and I haven’t looked back since. I have lived in Phoenix for almost 16 years and have put all of my passion, hard-work and knowledge into this company with my business partners. I absolutely love creating and building something that people don’t think is possible, then finalizing a project – knowing it will be enjoyed by families for years to come. My family and I have set our roots in Phoenix and plan on pushing Evolution Exterior Concepts to new heights, while continuing to give our clients their dream “stay‐at-home” vacations.