March / April 2023

2023 WATY Judges

Meet the 2023 Water Artisans of the Year Judges

Known informally as the “Supreme Stream Court,” we packed the 2023 Water Artisans of the Year Judges panel with six industry experts, including three past contest winners, several master pond builders, a wholesale distributor and koi farmer. Each judge reviewed blind entries and selected a winner and runner-up in each of the four categories — …

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2022 Water Artisan of the Year Winners collage

Water Artisans of the Year Winners 2022

Now in its seventh year, the Water Artisans of the Year contest has opened the floodgates of water-feature-building talent in the industry. The cream has risen to the top. We are proud to announce the 2022 Water Artisans of the Year winners, including our second triple-crown winners — Shane Hemphill and Health Webb of Art …

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Runners up WATY 2022 PONDLESS

2022 Water Artisans of the Year Runners-Up

Check out these stunning runner-up entries For the first time in the contest’s history, two runners-up also won first place in a different category. We’re thrilled to see our first female finalist from last year place second in the same category again this year. In our humble opinion, second place never looked so good! Check …

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Tim Dille, Mike Gannon and Joe Brenner

Grow Your International Pond Construction Business

Many have done it, and many will do it — taking your pond construction company international. You’ll feel great about expanding your business internationally, but taking your show on the road may be a challenge that is out of your comfort zone. Additional risks may pop up for your company as well as your clients. …

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2022 WATY judges

2022 Water Artisans of the Year Judges Have an Eye for Excellence

Known informally as the “Supreme Stream Court,” the 2022 Water Artisans of the Year judges represent a true cross section of the industry, featuring a past winner, master pond builders, a wholesale distributor and koi farmer. Each judge reviewed blind entries and selected a winner and runner-up in each of the five categories — Formal …

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Kent Wallace Road to Innovation

Pond Product Evolution … the Road to Innovation

Publisher’s Note: A previous version of this article was originally published in January 2020 . Kent Wallace has updated the original piece with additional information and photos. Enjoy this “updated flashback!” After over 20 years in this industry, I have found that many products manufactured for pond construction are just new versions of components and …

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