What do you enjoy most about your business?
I enjoy the opportunity to create and to be challenged. As with any artist, it is very satisfying to reflect on what one has created, but even more so to see the impact it has on a client when they see their dreams become reality.
How do you prefer to work with others on the project team?
I believe in working within a synergistic environment. I take a personal, hands-on approach to every project and collaborate with others to deliver a showcase product. Rock & Water is a strategic partner with residential and commercial Architects, Builders, Developers, Landscapers, Designers, and Property Owners who are seeking a water feature and naturalistic setting specialist to provide custom innovative solutions and to ensure their project is a success and of the highest quality.
What projects are you excited about right now?
We’re currently designing and building on two of the largest premier estates in Whitefish. We are creating multiple swimming pools with cascading waterfalls and caves with one residence, and building massive rock formations that flow through the interior and exterior of the other residence. I’m thrilled to be part of the team on these projects and am impressed with the quality of builders and designers involved.
Do you have favorite materials, or a style you like or are known for?
I’m known for recreating naturalistic settings for high-end private residences. My personal favorite is recreating alpine streams and rock formations. This is why I enjoy the Northwest so much. I’ve been delivering custom landscapes and water features for 20 years. I’ve traveled throughout the world studying different landscape styles and then recreating them at our clients’ properties. From interior to exterior, and from flat spaces to hillsides, I’ve done it all.
Who are your heroes?
My heroes are my grandparents and parents. My grandparents taught me how to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. My parents encouraged my faith, pushed me to be the best at everything I set my mind to, to be a man of integrity, and a loving husband and father.
Do you have a favorite hobby and what do you enjoy about it?
I’m an Artist at heart with a passion for creating and innovating. I enjoy taking what many say can’t be done and creating solutions. I take pride in knowing we captured the full potential of properties that are custom and unique and fulfilled the dreams and aspirations of our clients. My inventions are often inspired by simply needing a material, device, or contraption that I can use to best deliver the highest quality products. As a result, I’ve developed patents in more than 30 countries, and my work has been featured on The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and sold in numerous stores and online retailers. My life has been about creating. Every great achievement I’ve accomplished was once considered impossible. I enjoy family time as well as all outdoor recreational sports.