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We Are Aquascape

That’s why we invented and patented an ecosystem approach to designing, building, and maintaining water features that relies on a natural balance of circulation, filtration, plants, fish, and rocks and gravel to ensure sustainability. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll experience when you choose Aquascape:

  • Inventor of the low-maintenance ecosystem pond, which is the #1 contractor-installed water garden.
  • Professionally-installed and do-it-yourself water feature products are available.
  • Commitment to the environment, as evidenced by our achievement of Silver-level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for our corporate headquarters.
  • Premium products in consumer-friendly packaging with complete installation instructions.
  • Extensively trained Regional Territory Managers and Customer Care staff.
  • Ongoing field testing and research development to bring the best quality products to market.
  • Residential and commercial applications are available, from the smallest container water garden to the most advanced recreational water feature.

Our Core Values

We Are Family

We are welcoming, helpful, and considerate. We instill a sense of belonging and appreciation by respecting each other’s ideas and uniqueness. We celebrate the successes and achievements of each individual and our collective team. We find satisfaction in helping others succeed, to find their passion, and reach their fullest potential.

We Support and Serve

We value connections and the bonds formed between ourselves and our partners. We listen to the needs and desires of our teammates and customers. We nurture growth opportunities, clear pathways, and provide direction for those seeking to plant roots and spread their wings. We are always hospitable to our guests and strive to be welcoming and inclusive.

We Do Our Best

We are accountable for our own roles and responsibilities. We value hard work and reliability. We are open to sharing our ideas and to giving and receiving constructive feedback in order to learn and evolve personally, professionally, and as a team. We take ownership and work collectively to solve problems quickly. We provide innovative solutions and world-class service.

We Have Fun

We believe in working hard and playing hard through safe, wholesome, family-friendly activities. We strive to make Aquascape a great place to work and do business.

Going Green

Aquascape’s vision focuses on an ecosystem approach to water features that relies on the most natural balance of circulation, filtration, plants, fish, and rocks and gravel to ensure sustainability. As a natural evolution, Aquascape strengthens and cultivates its commitment to the environment and the responsible use of water.

Water is our planet’s greatest resource and Aquascape is dedicated to providing natural, responsible, and creative landscape solutions. In 2008 we focused on a business strategy that is fully committed to environmental sustainability. In addition to our ecosystem pond philosophy, Aquascape extols the therapeutic benefits of the water gardening lifestyle and current research confirms and strengthens that position.

The release of the preliminary Sustainable Sites Initiative report in November 2007 affirmed that “natural environments play an important role in enhancing human health and well-being.” The report further states that managed natural elements attract customers, improve real estate values, and attract customers, among other benefits. (Standards & Guidelines: Preliminary Report. November 1, 2007. www.sustainablesites.org.)

The Sustainable Sites Initiative’s benchmarks as listed in its 2008 Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks Report are “designed to preserve or restore a site’s sustainability within the context of ecosystem services–the idea that healthy ecosystems provide goods and services of benefit to humans and other organisms.”

Mainstream organizations embrace Aquascape’s ecosystem philosophy. Aquascape currently provides ecological solutions for wetland restoration and storm water management in numerous locations, and is poised to further expand its environmental position through new product development initiatives.

New product development remains at the forefront of Aquascape’s environmental and business strategy. Environmentally-focused, innovative products are currently being developed and tested. The intelligent use of water is being addressed so companies and consumers alike can face challenges associated with drought and rain water run-off.

Aquascape Ecosystem Pond with Waterfall

Awards

Healthiest Companies in America – 2015, 2016, 2017: Aquascape was recognized for achieving exceptional participation rates and health improvements through workplace wellness initiatives.

Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing, Privately-Held Companies: Aquascape made the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing, Privately-Held Companies in North America four years in a row: 1999 – 116th; 2000 – 91st; 2001 – 230th; 2002 – 414th

Silver-Level LEED® Certification: Aquascape’s company headquarters, dubbed “Aqualand,” received a Silver-Level LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating from the U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org) in 2006.

Best Bosses Award 2005, Winning Workplaces: CEO Greg Wittstock was named one of the Best Bosses for 2005, according to FORTUNE Small Business Magazine in conjunction with Winning Workplaces. Visit the Winning Workplaces website to read Greg’s Success Story.

2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: In 2004, CEO Greg Wittstock was a nominee for the 2004 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Crain’s List of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held Companies: With annual sales topping $58 million in 2007, the company appeared at number 316 on the April 2008 list in Crain’s Chicago Business, a regional business newspaper.