About Us

Clear Creek Landscapes is a Preferred Contractor for Watkins Concrete Block and many other major suppliers in the Omaha area.  We are proud to be Belgard Authorized Contractors as well as TimberTech Elite Contractors.  Our top performers with the company have all taken certification courses through ICPI and NCMA to advance their abilities and understanding in Retaining Walls and Paver Patio’s.  We have also completed courses in Belgard University and Pavestone Hardscape Institute Storm Water Pollution Protection Planning (City of Omaha).  Clear Creek Landscapes is licensed, registered and insured and have maintained the highest rating with BBB as well as making the Honor Roll with the company to ensure a great relationship with a reputable company.  Thank you for your interest in Clear Creek Landscapes, we pride ourselves on doing things the right way from the beginning.

Gabe Snyder - President

Gabe's career started in carpentry at a young age while working under his uncle learning the craftsman trade and developing an understanding for construction.  He spent over 10 years working in various positions in the construction industry from finish carpenter, framer, and general contractor.  Gabe started this company with the vision to build quality Decks, Landscaping, and Retaining walls.  He quickly learned that people needed complete outdoor living spaces spurring his decision to expand the business to include patio's, waterfalls, and entire outdoor living areas.  The "Clear Creek" name came from a love of the natural beauty of Colorado.  "Clear Creek" is a river running through the mountains on the drive from Denver to the top of the Continetal Divide.  When on that drive, Gabe decided that the scenery, atmosphere and lifestyle represents who he is... Natural, Loves Outdoors, and Humble.

Our experience in paver patio’s, retaining walls, landscaping, stonework, waterfall construction, and carpentry work with decks and outdoor rooms distinguishes us from our competitors. Many people are choosing to expand their living outdoors and create a truly enjoyable and functional living space outside.

Please call today for a Free Estimate and a chance to visit with one of our designers in your own backyard to share your vision and see it come to life.



Luke Snyder – Vice President, Estimating and Design

My favorite part of the process is meeting with the customer and walking and talking in the yard about possible ideas and plans that would work. I pride myself on really listening to each person to hear what is most meaningful in the space that we are about to create.  We talk about concepts, ideas, possibilities, and I listen to what you like and don't like.  The design creation is a lot of fun and where my creativity really comes out.  I like the challenge of coming up with something that the customer will like.  We keep up with technology so we are always using the most up-to-date tools and software availble to create and present the designs and make them come to life.  Every design has a story, I like to tell the story and rewrite it until the customer is ready to build.  Many times we will be able to get a design that fits your budget and needs on the first attempt, however we expect that there will be revisions to be made and we are happy to work on that with you to get the best possible outcome.

There are different options when it comes to the design; we can do a top down sketch or computer aided drawing to show the plans, or we can put the entire plan into our 3D mode and show the project in full perspective to get a great feel for how the project will look when completed.

I am ICPI, NCMA, SWPPP, Belgard Authorized Contractor, and Techniseal Applicator Certified meaning that when it comes to designing and estimating we don’t leave anything out and we don’t cut corners. It is a lot of fun to see a project come to life and see the excitement when a customer gets to enjoy their new space.


Tyler Bates - Project Manager/Designer/Estimator/Foreman... I could keep on going...

Tyler started with Clear Creek in 2007 as a laborer.  Tyler worked is tale off and was able to work into the position of Foreman very quickly.  In 2013 Tyler moved into the air conditioning to help the sales/design team keep up with the workload.  He is a very detailed and organized person.  He fits into this role well because there are alot of things to juggle when designing, estimating, manageing, ordering, and tracking projects.  No two projects are the same so he approaches each one with precise and accurate plans.  Tyler spent 2007-2012 working on the install team so he knows how a job is installed and how to prepare for the project.  His experience gives him the opportunity to pull from what has worked well in past jobs and tailor your job specifically to your needs.

Tyler is an extremly hard worker.  He even owns his own mowing business on the side that he is able to run while working full time here.


Preston Hobelman - Design and Sales

Preston Started with Clear Creek in 2015 but is not new to the landscape industry.  He started working at a local retail garden center as a Landscape Designer and quickly added the responsibility of Store Manager in addition to Landscape Designer.  Preston has a total of 18+ years experience in the landscape industry both a retail/store atmosphere as well as residential and commercial installation.  We are excited to about the addition of Preston to our team and look forward to seeing him "grow" with Clear Creek.

Since Starting with Clear Creek, Preston has earned his NCMA and ICPI certifications for Retaining Walls and Paver Patios.  He is well liked by customers, coworkers, and other industry professionals.


Jake Steiner - Design and Sales

 Jake is a graduate from Iowa State with a degree in Horticulture Science.  He has worked for some of the largest landscape companies in the midwest in the role of customer support/sales.  His background in the industry has been built from the ground up by starting as an installer and learning his craft to help him propel into a Foreman position as well as customer support.  He has also served as operations manager with a nursery and installation company.  Jake chose to come to Clear Creek to focus and build the design and sales side to the industry.  He is very creative, intelegent and eager to deliver a design that will impress each customer and show them the possibilities of the space they have.

Jake is also certified with NCMA (retaining walls) and ICPI (paver patios).  He has 17 years experience to bring to every project proving his capabilities and dedication to his craft.

Jake also started a wood working business making custom cutting boards and other intricate wood products.  Check out his page at @terraverdedesign on facebook.


Design Process

Our approach to the designing and estimating process is unique from many other landscape companies.  Typically you will have 2-3 designers looking at every design and estimate and providing input and feedback to provide multiple cooncepts of what can be done and how it can be built.  This helps to keep ideas fresh and unique to your site with your needs and wants as a priority.  Our design team can work with you on reaching a project scope and work around your needed budget.  Sharing a budget with your designer will help them design around your needs and wants and make sure they are not designing a $50,000 backyard project when the budget allows for $15,000.  There are many ways to include and incorporate different aspects at many different price points while still solving your needs and wants.

We often work on multi-phased projects in order to provide the best possible project at the most affordable and comfortable price.  We also offer a Same As Cash plan to help get the most bang for your buck.  Once the design and the budget have been setteled on the project will be schedule for a start date.  At the start of the project you will be introduced to the foreman working on your project.  At this point you will have the foreman, designer, project estimater, and owner at your disposal to reach out to.


Bill Snyder - Foreman

Bill has been working with us since 2008.  He grew up on the farm and knows how to work hard.  His top priority is to complete the job in a timely manner and to the agreed upon expectations of the customer.  He likes to meet each customer and in most situations he gets to know the customer very well.  I often hear from customers that they "loved working with Bill", "your guys are extremely hard workers", "they do unbeleavable work", "I really enjoyed having someone that I could talk to and ask questions on site during the project".

Chris O'tool - Foreman

Chris started in 2008.  He has worked his way up from laborer to foreman.  His hard work and dedication to the job has earned him the opportunity to continue his career at the next level.  Chris is detail oriented and can't leave a project until it is just right.  We can put Chris on large jobs and small jobs and know that he will knock the job out of the park for us.  He is also very approachable and knows that the best way to get the job done right is to follow a plan, utilize the resources given him, and to work as a team to reach the finish line.

Austin Spenner - Foreman

Austin started with Clear Creek in 2014 and worked seasonally with Clear Creek while in school.  He is a full time foreman and runs crews installing all types of projects.  Austin likes seeing the project come together and takes pride in his finished work product.  Clear Creek is proud of Austin's time spent as a Marine as well.

Dave Eakin - Foreman

Dave started with Clear Creek in 2014 and has worked his way up to foreman.  He has experience in the construction industry doing home construction and remodel work in Florida.