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  • About Us

    Hello my name is Ron French, a.k.a. Ron, The Fish Guy. I want to personally thank you for stopping by and checking us out. Please allow me to take a moment to tell you a little about myself and our company.

    When I was in college I could never have imagined myself being a business owner, let alone ‘The Fish Guy’. After spending several years working in a corporate career, I found myself realizing that I was not cut out for life in the cubicle.

    Origins:

    From the time I was a small child I had a deep fascination with the ocean and aquatic life. For me the ocean is the last great frontier; when I look out on the horizon the possibilities seem endless. I started my first aquarium when I was in the 6th grade- I had several other aquariums throughout the years, but by the time I noticed girls and beer, I got really distracted!

    Fast forward:

    My daughter received a Beta Fish for her 4th birthday and that’s all it took. Within 6 months we had two large aquariums spicing up the living room and I was digging a hole in the back yard to build my first pond! I am a passionate guy, with a real competitive spirit. I generally go all out, at the time I had a very stressful job, so I found refuge in my aquariums and pond. I then poured myself into the hobby. I have always been artistic and found that my water features became a creative outlet.

    How it really got going:

    I was invited to be on a pond tour (that’s where people buy tickets and drive from home to home and view people’s water features). The Sun News Paper featured an article on the event and interviewed me about my pond and being a do-it-yourselfer. Within weeks I had several people asking me to build their ponds! I had no interest in the offers- after all I had a fulltime job! I would gracefully refer them to a buddy who had just started his pond company in the area. Suddenly I had people coming out of the wood-work, encouraging me to start an aquatics business- I mean people I hardly knew would walk up and say, “You should start a business!” I took that as ‘a sign’ and jumped off the cliff!

    The Business:

    I saw a need in this industry to bring professionalism, dependability and experience. I have very high standards and am always pushing my guys to strive for excellence. I really care about our customers and am so grateful for each and every one. I am a visionary guy and have a lot of ambition. Our customers have played such a critical role in helping us build our business and make our dreams become a reality. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

    Sure we have taken a few lumps along the way- but this has been an amazing journey. Hopefully you will have a chance to play a part in it too! Contact me directly and let’s start bringing your aquatic dreams into reality.

    Sincerely, Ron