Derek is the owner and president of Hamilton-Steele. In this capacity, Derek is responsible for leading an experienced and talented team of over 130 employees. Derek's primary role is to provide strategic vision for the company and to help the commercial maintenance, installation, sales and accounting managers grow and take their employees to the next level. Derek is actively involved with key commercial and residential accounts as well as industry associations. Prior to acquiring Hamilton-Steele, Derek worked as a management consultant where his ultimate responsibility was to lead senior management teams through strategic business change. Derek gained an appreciation for the landscaping industry in his earlier years through hands on experience with his own operation. Derek has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Baylor University and an MBA from Rice University. Derek is committed to continued improvement and growth at Hamilton-Steele. This philosophy will result in Hamilton-Steele remaining a top-tier provider of design/build services in the region for years to come.
Brian Febbo is a seasoned professional whose focus on the client’s needs has resulted in national awards and several nominations for the Industry Achievement Award. His dedication to client retention has been key to building and maintaining strong business relationships.  Brian started his career on the management side of the multi-family industry and took his interest in customer service into marketing and consulting. It is there he gained his appreciation for curb appeal and the ambiance landscaping is able to create.  This appreciation and drive for perfection fits perfectly with the culture at Hamilton-Steele. Brian is dedicated to providing solutions and the best quality product possible.

Jack has over 25 years of experience in pool construction, pool renovation, pool maintenance, and award winning pool design.  His technical knowledge of pools, pool equipment and water features is second to none.  His specialty is energy efficient and self-sufficient waterscapes.  Jack holds a Certified Builders Certificate from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP).  He is also a past board member of and current instructor for the APSP.

Brian Lind is a CLARB certified landscape architect and holds active registrations in the states of California, Washington, Oregon and Wyoming in addition to Texas. Brian has over 25 years of experience in a diversity of organizational and project types and has an extensive background in land planning/development, landscape architecture and design/build. His experience in multiple regions has provided him insight into varying project approaches and a wide variety of construction techniques, construction materials and an extensive plant palette. Brian has found that the common value in any region is the importance of exceeding the client's expectations in the level of service provided to them and the delivery of a finished product that is second to none. Brian enjoys the unique relationship that is developed with clients while assisting them in realizing their goals or dreams for their project. This is achieved by carefully listening to their needs and providing creative, innovative and practical design solutions to create a beautifully built landscape while preserving or enhancing the natural environment. He believes that the design/build method promotes a team approach in the delivery of a project and provides the opportunity for involvement of the landscape architect from the initial design concepts through final construction. Brian believes the design/build approach streamlines the delivery of the project since it promotes ease in communication and provides constructability, budget reviews, value engineering and accountability under one roof.

Francoise brings over 25 years Office Management and Accounting experience to Hamilton-Steele. She is responsible for leading the accounting team as well as general office management functions. Fran is Hamilton-Steele’s frontline to customer service and her belief in "treating our customer’s accurately and professionally" shows in all she does. She is a valued member of the team.

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