Aquascape, Inc. Awarded Honorable Mention

Published on March 9, 2009


St. Charles, Ill. –Aquascape, Inc. of St. Charles, Illinois was awarded with an honorable mention in Crain’s 2009 List of Best Places to Work in Chicago. Aquascape is North America’s leading innovator in the water features industry and invented the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond.

Any Chicago area business with more than 100 employees was eligible for Crain’s List of Best Places to Work and over 150 companies applied. More than 16,000 employees were surveyed by Valtera Corporation, an employee and human resources consulting firm that assisted Crain’s with the project. Companies were judged on salary compensation, promotions, benefits, relationships between management and employees, and other issues about the day-to-day workplace.

“This is a great honor to receive an honorable mention,” claimed Greg Wittstock, CEO and Founder of Aquascape, Inc. “During the economic downturn of the past year, it has proven more challenging to keep employees engaged.” Wittstock considers himself the keeper of his company’s culture and strives to create a workplace utopia for his employees.

The recent addition to Crain’s list of Best Places to Work is yet another accomplishment for the 18-year old water feature company that appeared 4 times on the Inc 500 List of Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies from 1999 to 2002, and earned LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for its company headquarters in 2006.

For more information about Aquascape or its products and events, log on to: or call 866-877-6637 (US) or 866-766-3426 (CAN).

Aquascape is North America’s leading innovator in the water features industry. Aquascape invented the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond that is the # 1 contractor-installed water garden. The St. Charles, Illinois headquarters, dubbed “Aqualand,” received Silver Level recognition in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating system. Aquascape’s mission is to help our customers succeed at building, selling, and retailing water garden products. Aquascape and its vast network of Authorized AquascapePRO™ Distributors sell exclusively to contractors and retailers. Founded in 1991, Aquascape made the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies four years in a row. In 2005, founder and CEO Greg Wittstock was named one of America’s Best Bosses by FORTUNE Small Business Magazine and Winning Workplaces™.

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