The Clearwater Company is owned and operated by local residents Brian Hicks and Lee Hammersla.

As a licensed Class 5 General Contractor, The Clearwater Company can offer its customers a turnkey solution to all their backyard, landscaping and recreational needs. Whether you need a pool, pool house or landscaping to complement a pool, they can add beauty and functionality to your home’s surroundings. This makes us unique in the pool-building industry. We take pride in our work and ensure that every customer is happy!

Pool Designs, Custom Pool, Inground Pools, Spas, Swimming Pools, The Clearwater Company, Columbia, SC

The Clearwater Company

Member of the Master Pools Guild

In 1999, The Clearwater Company became a member of the Master Pools Guild.Membership in the Guild is by invitation only, a company cannot simply fill out an application and be accepted. Members are carefully selected based on their market position as an elite custom pool builder in their region –with a specialization in custom concrete/gunite construction for the majority of their pools. They must be craftsmen, operating with a strong commitment to high quality, customer service andbusiness ethics. Once all criteria are met, then the other members must approve and vote the “prospective” member in. The Master Pools Guild is a network of the finest pool builders in the world and The Clearwater Company is the only member of The Master Pools Guild in the Midlands!

Please visit the Master Pools Guild website at to learn more about this elite organization.

A swimming pool is an important financial investment, and it can enhance your home’s value if it is done well.

On the other hand, a poorly built pool can become a major headache for homeowners. To ensure your satisfaction, you should hire a company with a proven track record in the business. Be sure to visit our pools page to see examples of our work!

Meet the Team!

Lee Hammersla

Brian Hicks

Hugh Baker
Construction Manager

Chip Roberts
Service Manager

Sallie Gibbons

The Clearwater Company is a pleasure to work with during all aspects of owning a pool, including the design of the pool, the over-all installation process and any service needs afterward. They build a quality pool and stand behind their work.