John Loudon, owner of Artistic Design Garden Ponds, is a full-service construction and maintenance contractor. John started out as a hobbyist in his own inner-city Chicago backyard in 1995. His love and passion for building water features caused him to move from city to suburbs to start up his own business in 2004 and he has never looked back. He and his four-man crew love to work outdoors and put their passion into building outstanding, natural-looking ponds and waterfalls, and their pride in servicing their customers right. He is a Certified Aquascape Contractor and uses Aquascape products exclusively.

Contractor’s Corner | Spilling Over

By John Loudon / August 31, 2022 / 0 Comments

Pond-patio makeover spawns fountainscape project What I thought was going to be a rebuild of an 11-by-16-foot pond turned out to be much, much more. When the client initially contacted me, he sent some photos of his existing pond. It was your typical landscaper-built pond. You know the type — with the 2-by-3-foot, 8-inch-thick Eden […]

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Less is More: Turning an eyesore into a sight for sore eyes

By John Loudon / November 1, 2013 / 1 Comment

When a potential customer showed John Loudon her enormous backyard space, he saw an opportunity for a very special water feature. The only thing standing in the way: a 100-foot dilapidated waterfall and pond structure, out of commission for years. See how John and his team at Artistic Design Garden Ponds turned an eyesore into a magnificent new waterfall.

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