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Who We Are

What We Do

The Pond Guy® Offers more than one way to help our customers clean up and enjoy their ponds…

Pond & Lake Service Department

Our Pond & Lake Service Department provides aquatic services for over 500 water bodies each season from 5,000 sq. ft. ponds up to lakes 10 acres and larger.

Though we can help anyone maintain their own pond, The Pond Guy® has licensed applicators familiar with common weeds and equipped with the right pond care tools such as spray boats, specialized cutters and installation equipment that allows us to do all the heavy lifting so you can spend less time working on your pond and more time enjoying it!

Retail Store

Our Retail Store is located at 15425 Chets Way in Armada (69216 Powell Rd. for GPS) and is designed for Do-It-Yourself pond owners, so stop in and walk through our DIY display ponds and water features. We carry the top brand names you know, as well as many of our own Pond Guy branded items, which allows us to offer high quality at a fair price.

Our store offers more than just products on the shelf so when you are done relaxing by our 20,000 gallon koi pond with disappearing waterfall, come inside for expert pond care advice, weed identification and aeration design. We will be happy to answer all your pond questions.


Meet The Pond Guy Team

The Pond Guy Retail Store and Local Pond & Lake Service Department are located off Powell Rd. in Armada, MI.

We are a group of passionate, knowledgeable pond people helping the world enjoy ponds. To accomplish our goal we’ve enlisted the help of licensed applicators, fisheries biologists, and pond hobbyists who maintain their own backyard ponds, all dedicated to educating and helping you enjoy your pond.

Looking for DIY product and advice?

Stop into our retail store for help with product selection, plants and fish. Even bring in your troublesome aquatic weeds for some expert identification and treatment recommendations.

Have a busy schedule or would rather have someone else do the work?

Our onsite staff of techs can offer a variety of pond & lake services such as aeration and fountain installation and storage, pond treatment programs and cattail/phragmites removal.

Whatever your questions are, we know ponds and we are here to help!


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The Pond Guy Story

How it Started

Like most entrepreneurs, Jason Blake started small. His parents were his first clients, and using their small backyard pond as his early laboratory, Jason learned how to keep the water clean, the fish healthy, and his clients (Mom and Dad) satisfied. Turns out he was just getting his feet wet.

Unlike most entrepreneurs, Jason found his niche long before he graduated high school. When word of Jason’s way with water spread throughout the neighborhood, he landed a growing number of new clients.

Success followed success, and within no time, Jason came to a realization: in order to grow, he’d need to hire. At age 15, he decided his first employee needed to have two credentials Jason didn’t: a license and a pickup truck.

How it’s Changed

By 1996 – the year he graduated high school – it was soon realized that if this were to become a long-term career choice Jason would need a company name. It was at this point that “The Pond Guy” was born and both Jason’s business and his reputation grew quickly.

In 1998, Jason recognized the need for a means to help his clients obtain the supplies necessary to keep their ponds clean and healthy between his regular visits. So, he put together and mailed his first catalog to his existing clients.

In 2001, after realizing that both their basement and pole barn were filled to capacity with pond maintenance products, Jason’s parents kindly sat down with their son and said, “Its time to move.” Jason took the hint and moved the company to its first warehouse and retail location in Marine City, Michigan – while simultaneously launching its online store.

In 2011, Jason realized that the building in Marine City was running at max capacity and decided to move the company to a larger facility in Romeo, MI. The new warehouse is over 54,000 square feet and allows room for growth.

Since its inception as a backyard project in the early 1990s, The Pond Guy® has maintained its growth trajectory. In 2010 and 2011, the company was listed on INC. Magazine’s 5000 list of “fastest growing privately held companies in America.”

The Pond Guy Now

Now, The Pond Guy® name has grown well beyond Jason’s old neighborhood – but his focus hasn’t shifted at all. The Pond Guy® is still dedicated to finding the best, most effective ways to help you maintain and enjoy your pond. We’re still committed to providing unmatched experienced customer service and as the folks in the old neighborhood will attest, we’re still taking care of the people and ponds we’ve been looking after for more than fifteen years.

We’re The Pond Guy®, helping the world enjoy ponds.