Steve Shinholser has been in the aquatics industry for 35 years now, but grew up in the water. After graduating from University of Maryland, where he was on a diving scholarship, he started a pool management company. After selling the pool management company 15 years later, he searched for his new passion. He tried his hand at ponds and finished his first project on September 12, 2001. Sitting outside with the homeowner next to the pond was such a moving experience, that he realized this would be his new passion.

Building an Exit Strategy for Selling Your Pond Business

By Steve Shinholser / February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

Many of us who own a regular (or pond) business have dreamed of selling it one day and living the dream of retirement. Most of us have very little idea how to make this dream come true. Usually this only happens with a well thought-out plan. Yes, you need a real plan that will work […]

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How to Use Accounting Software to Track and Grow Your Water Feature Business

By Steve Shinholser / August 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

If you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that you are in the water feature business. Therefore, you understand that what we do is fun and changes people’s lives. I started Premier Ponds the day after the planes crashed into the World Trade Center 15 years ago with the following mantra: “Have fun, […]

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