We appreciate that you’ve made your way to this page. It means we’ve piqued your interest and you’d like to get to know us better. So, allow us to introduce ourselves. EEC’s core team is comprised of a handful of seasoned industry professionals, spicy and grilled! We have an insatiable desire to create the highest quality, functional and visually captivating outdoor landscapes in AZ. We put so much pride into our work, it’s like you’ll be swimming in a pool filled with our tears!

Whether you love to float lazily in the pool or serve up BBQ and beers by the fire – we’ve done it all and we’ve done it WELL. We understand you have a lot of options to choose from in a design/build firm and we sincerely look forward to earning your business. Once we earn your business, we’ll strive to earn your glowing praise and referrals to friends, family or anyone that crosses your path that needs our services!

We understand that integrity is a virtue and something that is lacking in our industry. It’s unfortunate but the reality is there are many companies that will smile and YES you to death to collect a check/make their sales numbers. We are not one of them. We’re your  partner and your advocate. We’re your teacher and your facilitator. We’re the mechanism to achieving your vision and custom outdoor living concept. 

So, what can you expect? Expect that we’ll let you know exactly what to expect. We do all that we can to minimize surprises so our projects go as smoothly as possible. If we’re being realistic, construction is known to experience scheduling conflicts at times, so just expect that and if it doesn’t happen – you’ll be even more impressed with our service. That and the weather/rain are the only things beyond our control. 

Lastly, we want you to know you’re not working with employees of a company that work  9 – 5 and pretend you don’t exist when they’re off the clock. We are hands on and here for you! Seven days a week, nights, weekends, whatever it takes to get the job done! We make sure you are 100% in love with what we bring to the table. We would never build something for a client that we wouldn’t put in our own backyards.



co-owner and CAD master/Designer

Andrew “Drew” Nelson

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 CFO/Financial guru

Don Hebbring

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.

Adrian Grado


Adrian Grado

I am an Arizona native who grew up with a passion for architecture and design. I have been in the construction management industry for the last 14 years. I was lucky to be given the opportunity to work for a commercial landscape company shortly after graduating high school as an assistant project manager, from there I moved on to coordinate multi-million dollar military government construction projects, commercial tenant improvements, home remodeling and artificial turf installation.

Throughout those years I longed for the opportunity to fulfill my true passion…design. While it was a slow process to get too, I gained all the knowledge I could from those experiences that later helped me land my big break.

I have been designing pools, landscape and interior architecture since 2016. My approach to design has been a more unique, youthful and high-end approach. I take inspiration from interior design, fashion, film & music. Each design is very personal to me and nothing thrills me more than to be able to affect a person from a thought of my wild imagination. A quote that sums up my philosophical approach to design is this: “The role of the designer is that of a very good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests” – Charles Eames

Senior Designer & Sales champion

Mike Clark

I am a rare native of Phoenix, Arizona and a graduate of ASU with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.

I started my career as a CAD drafter for a large pool company in the valley and have Evolved to the Senior Designer and Sales Manager for Evolution Exterior Concepts.

I enjoy learning about new products and design elements in this ever changing industry and applying these methods to future projects. My favorite part of construction is watching each design come to life and walking the final project with the customer.

Mike Trail

Landscape & Pool Designer

I began designing and selling landscapes over 15 years ago. In that time, I’ve completed over 800 projects in the Valley. Prior to entering landscape design, I worked for two well-known pool builders in Arizona as well as in management at a local nursery. I rely on the knowledge and hands on experience I acquired in  previous positions to allow me to create not only beautiful and exceptionally functional outdoor living spaces but also designs which are very sustainable. This long term vision combined with my creativity and attention to detail are key reasons for my continued success and the complete satisfaction and excitement my clients experience as each of my EEC projects are completed.

My commitment to clients and their long term satisfaction is evident each time a new client is referred to me. With many of them continuing to refer their friends and family as well as returning for new projects themselves, I feel I represent the perfect paradigm of the value of quality customer service. My dedication and desire to continue to push the cutting edge of design and creativity are what qualify me to be a part of this amazing team at EEC.