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Greg Wheatley, Spring Creek Pool & Spa, Inc., and Spring Creek Outdoor Living, Inc.: Creating Resort Living at Home

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You may not know Greg Wheatley, but you’ve probably seen his work. Greg is the owner of Spring Creek Pool & Spa and Spring Creek Outdoor Living, both award-winning, premiere, commercial and residential building firms specializing in custom pools, spas, water features, outdoor kitchens, sumptuous landscapes and so much more. In fact, with over a thousand projects completed in Northern California over the past 18 years, you might say Spring Creek is everywhere.

Calming Luxury
At the entrance to Lodi’s Oak Farm Vineyards, a Spring Creek reflection pool makes a gorgeous first impression, beckoning visitors to come in and enjoy the idyllic surroundings. Not far from the popular winery, Greg’s team worked more magic at Papapavlo’s Mediterranean Bistro & Bar, upping the ambience with outdoor fire tables and a beautiful water feature enhancing the mood with both sight and sound. At The Spa at Wine & Roses, visitors and hotel guests enjoy the deep relaxation of soaking in the hot outdoor spa while a gentle waterfall meanders, burbling beside them; all are Spring Creek creations designed to wash cares away. 

“I have always enjoyed construction, and I especially like anything to do with water,” said Greg. “Growing up in Lodi, swimming with friends on the Mokelumne River, enjoying sports on our Delta waterways and beach time along the California Coast have always been special to me, so pool construction was a natural fit.” Greg graduated from University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business with a concentration in entrepreneurship and holds a certificate in construction management from University of California, Davis. 

From Vision to Reality
Greg’s involvement with every project begins with the customer. He explained, “I love collaborating with my clients to transform their existing space or taking a raw piece of land and developing it into a special retreat that they will enjoy for years to come.” He described that process further. “During the design phase, clients propose their ideas and I pick up on themes that are important to them. I enjoy expanding from there and taking it to the next level, offering enhanced options and bringing their vision to life.” 

The design phase is only the beginning, and Greg stays totally hands on for every phase of all projects. “This really is key and requires my daily management to ensure that the designs are executed in the field. The sophistication of our process is unique and includes my personal supervision of each stage of the project, at inspections, and allows for an ultra-smooth process and result,” he affirmed and credited his team. “I am blessed to have an extremely talented and artistic team of professionals. I value their expertise, and we have worked together for decades. The high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail are apparent in all of our final projects. Diligence, hard work and dedication always make the difference.” 

Sources of Inspiration
Greg clearly loves what he does, and that love is fueled by what he calls his true passion, his faith and family. “My Christian faith drives and sustains me, and I am grateful for so many things. I attribute much of my success to the support of Sabrina, my loving and beautiful wife of almost 25 years, who is always by my side, contributing her excellence, experience and abilities to our shared aspirations. Being a husband, and father to our three sons, Darien, Weston and Brooks, has been my greatest accomplishment. These days, I see our sons now going after their own passions with the same enthusiasm that we have tried to model for them, and it truly warms my heart.” 

With quality family time in mind, Greg describes the trend and his company’s tag line, Resort Living at Home. He explained, “Outdoor living was trending even before COVID, but in the past two years people are even more eager to create high-end spaces in their own backyards.” These spaces include many of the latest and most popular options from a long list: fireplaces, fire pits, fire bowls, outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens, shade structures, pavilions, televisions, surround sound, umbrellas with drink holders, in-pool chaise lounges, infinity edge, rim flow pools, lazy rivers, gunite slides that look like natural rock, swim-in grottos, putting greens, bocce courts, LED color lighting, water misters, solar, travertine coping and synthetic grass. Greg added, “We are also seeing growth in the commercial sector, as we construct and service many commercial water features, pools, ponds and lakes all over the Bay Area.” 

Maybe you’re dreaming of building an oasis, need a staycation or want to create your own version of resort living. Whatever you call it, if it seems like the sky’s the limit, then you’ve definitely got the right idea.

To learn more, visit Spring Creek Pool & Spa, Inc./Spring Creek Outdoor Living, Inc., at and call 209-599-5502.