Custom Derian Pools & Construction
Tell us about the featured project.
“This is a modern and sophisticated entertainer’s yard with several entertainment zones and a swim-up bar, designed by our award-winning in-house designer, Billy Blair.”
What sets your firm apart?
“We are a design/build firm, in business for more than 30 years. No need to hire a separate landscape architect. We take into consideration the client’s lifestyle, design tastes and personal needs when designing and building each project. I handle all the field construction and supervision and am an expert in hydraulics, structural engineering and soil conditions. I won the prestigious Masters of Design award from Pool & Spa News magazine, and my work has been featured in Architectural Digest, The Los Angeles Times Magazine and Sunset magazine.”
What excites you about what you do?
“I love turning people’s dreams into reality. My art is all over Southern California and will remain there long after I’m done.”
How do your homes integrate indoor/outdoor living?
“Our pools are an extension of our clients’ lifestyles, and they are works of art. All our projects are designed to integrate the backyard into the home so it is an extended area for entertainment. We integrate energy-saving pumps and heaters, use solar when necessary, and also are very conscious of the environment and recycle or repurpose building materials to leave a smaller footprint.”
What is unique about your services?
“We design and build our backyards as if they were our own, using personal touches and innovations. Billy has been designing homes, pools, classic cars, boats and furniture for more than 25 years; he has a vast knowledge of materials and color palettes that work well together. We also pride ourselves in ‘value engineering,’ which means we use products and materials that look expensive but don’t break the bank.”
Tell us about the history of your firm.
“We have been in business in the Valley since 1982. We have built more than 5,000 pools in Los Angeles and Ventura County. We both grew up here, have families here and are active members in the community.”
Describe your specialty.
“Our specialty is hillside construction, which requires special engineering and unique design requirements. We also specialize in building pools in small yards. We consider each project a work of art, including pools, spas, masonry, retaining walls, driveways, concrete, wood pergolas, pool houses, outdoor fireplaces, BBQs and landscaping. We hold swimming pool contractor, general contractor and masonry licenses.”