AQUASCAPE, INC ANNOUNCES NEW WATER GARDENING RETAIL CENTER OPENING APRIL 18, 2009
St. Charles, IL – Aquascape, Inc, the innovative leader of water features in North America and inventor of the low-maintenance ecosystem pond is pleased to announce the opening of the Aquascape Water Gardening Store on April 18th, located at “Aqualand,” Aquascape’s corporate headquarters in St. Charles, Illinois.
“The store provides a critical research and development opportunity for Aquascape,” states Gary Wittstock, store manager and father of Greg Wittstock, founder and CEO of Aquascape, Inc. “Aquascape’s construction division provides field R&D for our contractor-grade products. Now we can better identify consumers’ needs at the retail level and this will help us to offer top-quality water feature products for the retail market.”
The Aquascape Water Gardening Store provides interactive water feature displays to help customers envision and plan water features in their own landscapes. Pondless® Waterfalls, ecosystem ponds, fountainscapes, and rainwater harvesting systems are on display both indoors and out. The store carries everything necessary to install and maintain a beautiful water feature. Aquatic plants and live fish are available for purchase in addition to pond supplies and water gardening books.
A replication of a home’s façade has been constructed inside the store to demonstrate Aquascape’s new RainXchange™ System, which is a rainwater harvesting system paired with a decorative water feature. Permeable pavers, a pergola, fountainscapes, and an ecosystem pond finish this unique “outdoor living” display.
In addition to consumers and water gardening hobbyists, pond installers are welcome to bring their clients to view the water feature displays in the outdoor “AquaGardens” to help with design and inspiration. A design center is located in the store making it convenient to design a water feature and then purchase the necessary products without having to make an extra trip or wait for product to ship.
For more information about Aquascape products and programs, log on to www.aquascapeinc.com.
Aquascape is North America’s leading innovator in the water gardening 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™.