With nearly 30 years in business, The Clearwater Company has made a name for itself as a Master Pool Builder and General Contractor. Owners Mike Elsey and Mike Abee began The Clearwater Company in 1985 when Elsey was in the midst of his first career with Springs Industries. Abee had worked as an engineer on industrial construction projects all over the United States but wanted to stay home in Columbia, so the two friends started their own construction company.
They like to reminisce about The Clearwater Company’s first job – building a deck for Dr. Guy Calvert. As word of their expertise spread, small jobs led to much bigger ones. They completed their first custom-built gunite pool in 1990. The Clearwater Company was proud to be invited to join the prestigious Master Pools Guild, an invitation-only group whose membership has demonstrated fine craftsmanship, proven business ethics, superior design and building talents in the pool industry. There is only one Master Pools builder in any given geographic area, and The Clearwater Company is proud to be that builder for the Midlands.
In 2001, Mike Elsey obtained his General Contractor license so the company could build clubhouses and office buildings. Some of The Clearwater Company’s higher profile projects are the Irmo Town Park, the Northeast YMCA indoor pool, the Centennial pool at Lake Carolina, the St. Andrews Park pool, the Lowman Home indoor pool and therapy spa, the Kingston Harbour pool and clubhouse and a natural swimming pool for a local family that desired a chlorine-free swimming area. The Clearwater Company recently completed the pool at Ballentine Crossing Apartments, has several residential pools under construction, is renovating the Maxcy Gregg Park pool and will be building the reflection pools at the new Nephron Pharmaceuticals facility in Lexington.
The Clearwater Company purchases the majority of its materials locally, and has been recognized by The Greater Irmo Chamber of Commerce as Small Business of the Year. Visit www.clearwaterco.com to see their project gallery and to schedule a free design consultation.