THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
recently recognized the
importance of the International
Professional Pond Contractors
Association (IPPCA) at
its annual humanitarian event,
“Ponditat For Humanity.”
Back when our company first started and we were trying to rent warehouse space,
the leasing company didn’t want to work with us. They were worried that because
we sold a product that was such an optional, discretionary item, if a recession hit,
our business would spiral downward along with the economy.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 GREG WITTSTOCK, THE POND GUY
Being in the construction
the early ’90s, I have
learned that equipment
and “stuff” doesn’t necessarily
work the way it’s
supposed to. Being in the
water garden or pond
business since the turn of
the century, this century
of course, that ideology
I live in the Northwest. By most accounts,
this area is considered to
be the epicenter of the “green” revolution.
According to Popular Science
magazine, the region contains three
of the nation’s Top Green Cities:
Portland and Eugene, Oregon, and
These are tough times we’re going through, especially in the pond and waterscape industry. Many of us have never gone through a period like this before. I hear many contractors talking about recession, depression, economic downturn, stalled economy and, quite frankly, it can be depressing if you let it get to you.
FOR MOST OF THE U.S. POND BUILDING INDUSTRY, THERE ARE FOUR SEASONS. WE ARE currently in the middle of the winter season here in Georgia. This is the time when we get our equipment and supply inventory ready
for spring start-ups, the official launch of the New Year’s business
for the majority of pond professionals across this great country.
The environmental movement that began back in the 1960s has gained
through the decades and on into the 21st century. As human population
numbers explode, natural resources grow scarcer because of the infinite
appetite of commercial and developmental concerns.