About Us

Who We Are

Our Mission

To be the most valued and respected name in ponds. To be a group of passionate, knowledgeable pond people, helping the world enjoy ponds. We offer innovative, proven solutions delivered with a commitment to complete satisfaction… guaranteed.

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

Meet The Pond Guy Team

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

Our onsite staff of technicians 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, with your, Serving Southeast Michigan area pond or lake!

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 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!

Have Questions Or Would Like A Pond Side Visit?

Call us 586-336-7663 or schedule a pond side visit.

Have Questions or Would Like a Quote?

Call us 586-336-7663 or schedule a pond side visit.

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We Know Ponds

Retail Store

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.

The Pond Guy Retail Store and Local Pond & Lake Service Department are located at 15425 Chets Way Street, off Powell Rd. in Armada, MI.

Looking for DIY products and advice?

Our Retail Store 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.

  • Aeration Systems
  • Algae Control
  • Aquatic Weed Control
  • Decorative Fountains
  • Fish Food & Habitat
  • Aquatic Plants & Koi
  • DIY Pond Kits
  • Pond Lighting
  • Predator Control

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.

We are The Pond Guy, helping the World enjoy ponds.

The Pond Guy Story

How It Started

Jason Blake started small, like most entrepreneurs. Jason grew up working in his grandfather’s apple orchard, where he was given the task to keep the algae from clogging the pumps in the irrigation ponds. While this was a daunting task for any teenage kid, he soon realized that if he could control the algae it would not only keep the pumps clean, but he could have a place to swim, fish, and play hockey.

Jason’s hobby soon became a job at the early age of 15. Living in a small town, word of Jason’s way with water spread quickly and he began to service several neighborhood ponds. As his client list grew he quickly realized he would need some help, after all, what 15-year-old doesn’t have an employee? He didn’t take long to recognize that his new employee would need two qualities, a truck, and a driver’s license. Little did he know he had taken the first steps towards building a business that would far surpass anything he could have ever imagined.

How It Has Changed

1996 – Jason graduated high school and was making plans to attend Michigan State. He wanted to go to college but wanted to run his business as well, so he did both. That year he finally gave the business a name “The Pond Guy®”, since that is what everyone called him anyway, he thought it fit perfectly.

1998 – Jason recognized there was a larger customer base than in his hometown, so between homework and client visits, he developed a mail-order catalog of the best pond products available, and began advertising.

2011 – Now with a freshly minted degree from Michigan State in hand and a thriving business, Jason set out to grow The Pond Guy. He had filled his parent’s basement and pole barn with pond products at this stage, so they hinted that it might be time to move. Jason took the hint and moved the company to its first warehouse and retail location in Marine City, Michigan, and began his online store.

2013 – The Pond Guy purchased water treatment manufacturer Winston Company, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Winston Company, Inc. had developed a leading water garden treatment line, CrystalClear® which consisted of many exclusive biological and chemical formulations, that were soon integrated into The Pond Guy treatment line.

2016 – Once again, outgrowing capacity, The Pond Guy broke ground on an additional facility doubling their current space, allowing them to expand their production capabilities and hire additional employees.

The Pond Guy Now

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

The Pond Guy Story

Meet The Pond Guy

We are a group of passionate pond professionals helping the world enjoy ponds. We offer innovative, proven solutions delivered with a commitment to complete satisfaction … guaranteed! The Pond Guy® is dedicated to finding the best, most effective ways to help you maintain and enjoy your pond. We’re committed to providing unmatched, experienced customer service, and as our Michigan neighbors will attest, we’re still taking care of the people and ponds we’ve been serving for more than 25 years.

Jason “THE POND GUY” Blake

Jason Blake, like most entrepreneurs, started small. Jason grew up working in his grandfather’s apple orchard, where he was tasked with keeping algae from clogging the pumps in the irrigation ponds. While this was a daunting assignment for any teenager, Jason soon realized that if he could control the algae, it would keep the pumps clean and he would have a place to swim, fish, and play hockey.

How It Has Changed

1994

Jason’s family task became a job at the early age of 15. Living in a small town, word of Jason’s knowledge of effective pond treatments spread quickly, and he began to service several neighborhood ponds. As his clientele increased, he realized he needed some help. Fifteen-year-old Jason set out to find an employee who had two essential things he didn’t have, a truck and a driver’s license. Although he did not know it at the time, Jason had taken the first steps toward building a business that would far surpass anything he could have ever imagined.

1996

After graduating high school, Jason continued to run his pond business while also attending Michigan State University. That same year he officially named the business The Pond Guy®.

1998

As business continued to grow, Jason expanded beyond his hometown. Between homework and client visits, he developed a mail-order catalog for pond owners around the country, offering the products he had proven to be successful maintaining his local clients’ ponds.

2001

Jason had completely filled his family’s basement and pole barn with pond products, and his parents hinted that it might be time to upgrade to a warehouse. Jason took the hint and moved the company to its first warehouse and retail location in Marine City, Michigan. During this same time, he also launched thepondguy.com.

2007

The Marine City warehouse was expanded due to continued growth, but by 2011 the company had completely outgrown the space and began looking for other options.

2011

With the company warehouse running at max capacity, Jason decided to move back to his hometown of Armada, Michigan, which allowed him to expand into a larger warehouse with more office space. The new facility also included a half-acre pond which was used for testing, training employees, and, of course, fishing. That same year The Pond Guy was recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing privately held companies.

2016

Once again exceeding capacity, The Pond Guy broke ground on an additional facility doubling the space. The expansion allowed for increased production capabilities and additional employees.

2018

With additional space, the engineering and product development team was expanded and moved completely in-house. The first CNC machine was purchased to expand manufacturing and prototyping capabilities. In addition, a 10,000-gallon indoor test tank was installed. These expansions led to improved quality and innovation.

2022

The Pond Guy is the leading supplier of pond and lake products in both the United States and the world. Our nearly 200 employees serve customers in 50 states and 10 countries.

The Pond Guy is awarded the Top Workplaces honor for Southeast Michigan. This award recognizes positive company culture and is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at the company. The Pond Guy employs almost 200 people and operates in all 50 states and 10 different countries.

Locations

We Service All Of Southeast Michigan

Contact us if you don’t see your town listed.

Columbus, Detroit Metro, Armada, Oxford, Metamora, Port Huron, Rochester Hills, Waterford, Pontiac, St. Clair Shores, Sterling Heights, Warren, Eastpointe, Allen Park, Dearborn, Westland, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield, Madison Heights, Farmington Hills

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