Join us in recognizing our hardworking Professional Contractors (APC’s) in our new Spotlight interview segment.
Shane Hemphill – Art of the Yard, Colorado
How long you’ve been working in the industry: This is my 26th year in the water feature industry. I started at the Big Tool Box, running the pond department when I was 14 years old.
What you love about what you do: I have had a fascination with water features since I was a young boy. This is the first feature I completed with my father at around 3 years old in 1982. This feature was built out of concrete with a 5 gallon bucket in the bottom that worked as the filter with filter media and housed the pump system.
Water features have been a part of my life ever since. What got me into the water features was my love for koi and pond plants. Thompson’s Aquatic Gardens really brought me into the world of koi, which got me hooked into this industry. I look forward to the merger with Atlantic and OASE to help us take our water feature to new levels.
Favorite Atlantic-OASE product: My favorite Atlantic-Oase products are the full line of Atlantic pumps, they are the heartbeat of all our projects.
One of your favorite projects you’ve done: One of my favorite projects from this past year was a very custom water feature project we did in Falcon Hills. 80% of the features we install are natural looking features, but this feature was very contemporary and extremely challenging
Another one of our favorite projects from this season is a pondless feature powered by 3 A31 pumps 78 Ecoblox, , 3 SP3800 fast falls and 3 PV2300 pump vaults with extensions.
New projects I’m working on: We are starting a great pondless project in Franktown! We just broke ground and it will have 16 Ecoblox, PV1800 and a TT9000 pump! Check back in on our social media later for the finished project.
After graduating from the University of Akron, Caitlyn joined Atlantic-OASE in the fall of 2019. Caitlyn manages the social media and online content for the company. She also supports the Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractor (APC) Program and Marketing Departments in creating marketing and advertising strategies and plans.