Brian Whitlock was born and raised in the Houston area where he attended Cypress Creek High School. It wasn’t until the summer of 1984 that he began his career in the pool industry. Brian worked numerous positions, until he worked his way up to the top and started Cypress Custom Pools in March of 1995. Brian is married to Lisa Whitlock and they are raising three wonderful sons, Jonathan, Matthew and Christopher. Brian is a strong supporter of local sponsorships in schools, sports, and numerous charities
Sales & DesignMark has been in the pool industry for 12 years. He recently joined the Cypress Custom Pools Team and has a lot to offer! He is a holder of the Genesis 3 Design Group – SWD Certification, Society of Watershape Professionals. This is a certification that only 39 people in the pool industry hold. He is a certified Building Professional through the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals. Mark is also the recipient of multiple APSP International and Regional Design Awards. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, but has been living in Houston for about 28 years.
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Gary Curiel has been a part of Cypress Custom Pools since he was a child. His family is among several of our subcontractors who have been with us for 15+ years. Gary has been in sales for Cypress Custom Pools since 2006. He is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and majored in Criminal Justice. Gary is married to Celeste Curiel who is also an employee of Cypress Custom Pools and both reside in Cypress.
Hope Nicholas is a native Houstonian who graduated from Jersey Village High School. She started with Cypress Custom Pools in late March of 2015. She has been in the pool construction business, off and on, since 1984 and has 16 years of experience. She was also a business owner and ran that business for 12 years. When Hope is not at work she enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her family and friends.
Natalie joined Cypress Custom Pools in 2016. She was born in Houston and recently moved back from Chicago, Illinois with her Husband and son. She attended Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in Hotel/Travel Management. She is bilingual and has lived in Hawaii, Colorado and Spain.
James Isbell was born and raised in the Houston area where he attended Cypress Woods High School. During his 4 years at Cypress Woods, James took engineering courses and participated in the NASA HUNCH program from 2009-2014 and was instrumental in designing and creating hardware that is now on the international space station. During his senior year, James played a key role in the engineering design team and worked very closely with NASA engineers and crew representatives. James has also received recommendation letters from NASA regarding his excellent work. Additionally, during his time working with NASA, James received a certificate from Texas A&M University in Project Management in 2013. James is also certified in AutoCAD.