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Babcock Custom Pools & Environments

Babcock Custom Pools & Environments is known for creating the extraordinary. Founder Richard Babcock believes in designing on the edge of the unimaginable and building to superlative standards. His goal is always to exceed clients’ expectations, enhance their lives, and improve their communities — whether in California or in Babcock Custom Pool’s newest market, Arizona.

Arizona is actually where Richard Babcock’s career of creating award-winning outdoor living environments began. Starting with a rake and shovel at his father’s side before he was old enough to vote, Babcock has spent 25-plus years launching businesses — and growing a reputation for unparalleled professionalism, craftsmanship, and honesty.

“As a boy growing up in Arizona, I was very fortunate to work side by side with my father, a general contractor,” says Babcock. “He always said ‘Remember, son, a man is only as good as his word. Whatever you tell someone, they better be able to take it the bank’.”

“That was his work ethic,” says Babcock. “That is my work ethic. That has to be the ethic of everyone I hire or work with.”

In addition to his father, Babcock’s uncle was an architect, engineer, and contractor. Babcock grew up hearing stories about projects like Newport Beach’s Balboa Island; the Burbank mall; and a 10-story Wilshire Boulevard commercial property in Century City, among many. Babcock’s family’s values and creativity shaped him as surely as his own extensive training and hands-on experience. That means Babcock conducts business the way his father and uncle did, with vision, transparency, and integrity.

Babcock Custom Pools & Environments believes that no design is too demanding, no engineering hurdle too challenging, no project too complicated. The key is consulting and partnering with trusted individuals, engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers to create inspired environments, perfected down to the smallest detail.

One recently completed example is a beautiful project in the community of Lake Sherwood. The 15-foot by 53-foot rectangular infinity-edge pool visually flows into the lake. But perhaps the most talked-about feature is the firepit corner, actually inserted into the pool by virtue of a dramatic acrylic “window.” If something like this has been done before, Babcock Custom Pools has not seen it.

Babcock Pools was honored to be featured in LUXE magazine for an all-tile pool with a stunning mosaic medallion of a Fornasetti face on the pool bottom crafted by Jonny of Joseph & Sons Mosaics. Another example of partnership and perfection.

Babcock Custom Pools & Environment operates with the same values in Arizona. Operations Manager Giovanni Diaz, whose integrity and attention to detail rocketed him within months from employee to supervisor 17 years ago, shares Richard Babcock’s commitment to treating customers with respect and open communication.

Every project is unique. Every customer deserves individualized attention. That focus begins at with a free consultation. Clients can then choose to purchase a customized color 3D video visualization that allows them to experience their dream before ground is broken. No corners are cut during construction, either. Babcock Custom Pools insists on using the highest quality materials available, and partnering with the most trusted and reputable professionals.

“There are many great pool and outdoor environment designers and builders out there,” said Babcock. “Where I believe Babcock Custom Pools shines is with our integrity and creativity and hyper commitment to excellence. When customers hire us, they’re getting that immovable foundation. That’s what we build their dreams on. Plus, we absolutely love what we do!”

Richard Babcock

Richard Babcock

CEO / Designer / Developer

Richard Babcock is a creative perfectionist with an eye for innovation.

Starting with a rake and shovel before he was old enough to vote, Babcock has spent two decades launching multiple businesses — and growing a reputation for unparalleled professionalism, creativity, and craftsmanship.

Because Babcock has had the opportunity to partner with a well-established company with over 40 years of experience in the Los Angeles and Ventura county swimming pool industry, he has the distinct advantage of being able to navigate the various county and city approval processes which helps in delivering his projects on time and on budget.

 Babcock conducts business the way his father would.

“As a boy growing up in Arizona, I was very fortunate to work side by side with my father, a general contractor,” says Babcock. “He always said ‘Remember, son, a man is only as good as his word. Whatever you tell someone, they better be able to take it the bank’.”

“That was his work ethic” says Babcock. “That is my work ethic.”

Giovanni Diaz

Operations Manager, Arizona

Giovanni Diaz’s integrity and attention to detail rocketed him within months from employee to supervisor 17 years ago when he first worked for Babcock. Diaz now spearheads exciting new Arizona operations for Babcock Custom Pools and Environments.

A long-time Phoenix resident, Diaz shares Babcock’s commitment to creative perfection and innovation. Both believe in treating customers with respect and absolute transparency at every turn, and both love what they do.

Giovanni Diaz

We invite you to dive into Babcock Custom Pools and Environments.

 

CURRENT LICENSES HELD

AZ GENERAL CONTRACTOR ROC LIC.# 309075 KB-2 RES./COM.

AZ SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTOR ROC LIC.# 318823 KA-6 RES./COM.  INCLUDING SOLAR

CA. SWIMMING POOL CONTRACTOR CSLB LIC.# 1020466 C-53 RES./COM.  INCLUDING SOLAR