About Us

Mike Kane


Mike Kane is the Owner and General Manager of Artisan Pool & Spa. Mike has established a flawless reputation by building superior custom pools throughout the Texas Hill Country for the past 10 plus years. Mike runs all of the construction projects personally and works closely with each and every customer, identifying their unique vision and developing a plan to make that vision a reality.

Doug Smith

Senior Designer

Doug is a Retired USAF Landscape Architect bringing nearly twenty years pool design and construction experience to Artisan Pools and Spa. He has been honored with Three International Design Awards for creativity, aesthetic beauty, and site usage. In addition, he has received numerous local and regional awards for his pool and backyard environment designs. With over 485 completed pools throughout San Antonio and South Texas, Doug has been very successful in the pool industry and provides innovative design concepts and finished products. Using Pool Studio—a 3D CAD program, he is able to present the finished design concept in vibrant color and animation, making it easier for clients to visualize how the pool and decking will look in their backyard. Doug is very personable, outgoing, and friendly. He ensures each client is treated special and their desires, preferences, and budget are always considered. Each design is unique and ‘one-of-a-kind’. Doug never resorts to ‘cookie-cutter’ or re-used designs. Doug is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Master of Science degree in Horticulture and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Landscape Architecture and the other in Agronomy, Plant Genetics. He has lived in San Antonio since 1991 when he was transferred to Randolph AFB as a T-37 Instructor Pilot. He also flew B-52’s and T-38’s during his USAF career. Doug is married to Liana Smith and has four sons, two stepsons, and six grandchildren. He would be honored to set an appointment to visit and discuss your backyard dreams and create a wonderful, aesthetically pleasing pool for you. Thank you, and blessings.

Robert Kane

Service Manager

Service Manager, Robert Kane is the newest addition to Artisan. Robert’s expertise in equipment and water chemistry enables him to “go the extra mile” by making simple adjustments to our customers pools that make a world of difference in their efficiency and appearance. Robert checks every job thoroughly and ensures product quality meets our customer’s satisfaction.