Shawn Rosen started Koi Market in 2006 after leaving a 20-year career designing video games. He caught the pond bug at the age of 16 building a few pond projects with his dad, and it has stuck with him. He built another pond at his house in 2005 and made the decision to figure out how to turn the hobby into a business. After a brief kick-start in the retail business from his backyard, he quickly realized that he was onto something big and opened Koi Market Aquatic Gardens in Huntington, New York. They now house the largest koi retail facility on Long Island as well as a one-stop pond shop, a pond construction and pond maintenance division. In 2016, Koi market partnered with the Yoshikigoi Koi farm to form Yoshikigoi USA, the exclusive importer for Yoshikigoi koi in the U.S.
When you think of koi wonderland, the first thing that probably pops into your head is Japan. After all, Niigata Prefecture in Japan is the birthplace of Nishikigoi. There are literally hundreds of koi farms throughout Japan dating all the way back to the 1820s. It can be somewhat of a challenge to combat the […]Read More