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How To Choose Between Pond Builders in Grand Rapids MI

Grand Rapids Michigan is incredibly diverse. There are so many choices when it comes to dining, shopping, relaxing, and having fun. And it’s no different when it comes to selecting a pond builder or landscaper for your Grand Rapids home or business. Many Grand Rapids pond builders may seem similar, but knowing what you want and need combined with a little research can really help narrow down your search. Here are a few ways to help you choose between pond builders in Grand Rapids Michigan.

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Google Is Your Best Friend

Remember when the phone book was your go-to guide for everything, and you had to call each number asking what they offer? It really wasn’t that long ago, but all of that has been replaced with typing a few simple words. Conduct your search and you’ll find the company website, likely a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, and hopefully lots of blogs providing tons of information.

  • Check out the website first. Looking at recent projects, hopefully an extensive blog, and services the company offers. If what your looking for isn’t specifically stated, pick that phone up and give them a call like in the ‘old days’. Knowing exactly what services you want or need (now and even in the future),  will help determine if that company can grow with you.
  • After visiting the company website, browse through their Facebook & Houzz page for more recent projects, as well as reviews. You may even ask a company if their are any recent clients you could talk to about their experience.
  • If you have multiple companies in mind, sometimes writing a short list of what you like or don’t like about each can quickly narrow down your search.


Experience & Qualifications

While hiring a recently opened company might not be the worst thing to happen, there is something to be said for those companies that have been in business for longer than a few years. The longer a company has been building ponds in Grand Rapids, the more experience they have, which will likely result in a better experience for you. Check around on the website and find what qualifications that pond builder has. A Certified Aquascape Contractor is what you’re looking for in a Grand Rapids pond builder, this equates to the best of the best.


Have A Budget

Best Water Feature Contractors In Grand RapidsThis can be a tricky one if you don’t know what the average price of building a pond in Grand Rapids MI will cost, but hopefully you skimmed through their blog and they answered some of those frequent questions. That being said, always be wary of a company that offers up a cheap rate compared to what you’ve read or heard. They may be desperate to bring in customers, maybe they don’t have the proper insurance, or possibly the don’t have quality equipment. Bottom line is, you don’t want to have to pay a new company to redo the work from the lowest priced company, you’ll end up throwing money away and you won’t save any time in the long run. Just keep in mind – not all prices are created equal.


You have several choices when it comes to finding the right pond builder in Grand Rapids. Do choose a pond builder that best fits your expectations, budget and needs, and one that you’re comfortable working with. Hopefully, these tips will help point you in the right direction during your search. We would be happy to be part of your next pond project, be sure to contact us with any of your questions and to see past and current projects!