about modern

Modern Design + Build and Modern Pools, Inc. offer a complete range of design, construction, engineering and construction document preparation services to our clients. We excel at design and construction of water features, swimming pools, and outdoor living "resort style" amenities in both residential and commercial applications.  We are a family owned company founded in 2000 and led by Jan and Keli Sotelo. We define our work through the lasting relationships and enjoyment of those who occupy the spaces we create. Our belief is that places can be created to engage the senses and evoke a sense of meaning. By working together with our clients from initial concept to final implementation, we strive to create innovative structures that will endure generations.



Jan Sotelo | founder & principal

The driving force of the modern design team, Jan has an amazing ability to visualize the finished project and accurately portray that vision through his designs. Jan’s business savvy was developed in university where he started his first company. After 3 years at Texas A&M University, Jan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Biology in 1997. Taking a year sabbatical, Jan developed his love for design, and an entrepreneurial spirit. He started in the design + build industry as a technology business consultant, and has thrived in the industry since 1998.

Keli Sotelo | founder

An adventurous spirit, Keli brings the entire group together and makes us the company that we are. Her inventive outlook keeps us on the edge, while helping adhere to the highest standards. Keli graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.