In 1990 I started with planting trees and landscaping with Bob Huggins. Learning from the ground up with a great teacher. We were landscaping for residential and commercial jobs for the surrounding area. 1995 I acquired my Texas Landscape Irrigation License LI0006299 which complemented the landscaping business along with landscape lighting. In 2001 I had a customer that wanted us to build a pool. In July 2001 RL Westbrook Custom Pools were formed by Rick Westbrook and Jeff Methner. Jeff had been building pools for another company and wanted to start his own company. He was my mentor and taught me the right way to build pools. The first pool was built in fall of 2001 and building ever since. Working with us on a pool project you only have to deal with one person. We do everything from building the pool, replacing/building the fence, replacing the grass, rebuilding the irrigation, landscaping replacing/new and building the outdoor living area/outdoor kitchen. Along with weekly service on the whole job.
In 2010 we acquired Huggins Nursery where the business had started. This brought the landscaping, irrigation, landscape lighting, pools and outdoor living area all into one location along with the nursery. In September 2013 as our maintenance services and design/construction business grew, we decided to close the retail nursery at 1616 Arrowhead Dr. Our new warehouse site is set up to allow us to continue growing. In 2010 DShaw Robinson joined the business to handle all the service and repairs to the pool side of the business. In 2013 Doreen Camillone joined the business for outside sales in Keller, Southlake, and surrounding areas.
The whole business has grown from customers wanting us to build more projects. Their trust and confidence has been great. My business model has been to treat the customer the way you would like to be treated and has worked great. I am still great friends with every customer that I built a pool with. The best part is when the customer says that the job looks better than they could have ever imagined.