Aquatic Development Group
What started in the 1950’s as a commercial pool contracting business known for on-time, on-budget projects has blossomed into a worldwide corporation that develops innovative products and revenue-generating design/build projects for water parks, resorts, aquatic centers and recreational facilities worldwide. While ADG’s headquarters are located in Upstate New York our projects span the globe.In the 1980’s ADG revolutionized the water park industry when we introduced our vertically-integrated InDepthTM solution to plan, design, equip, and construct an entire project from start to finish. Since then, no other company in the industry has been able to match our capability in following a project through from concept to completion.
And we continue to innovate and break new ground, bringing industry-leading, technological, and safety innovations to all of our product lines from water rides, to wave and commercial pool equipment system, to mountainside coasters and slides. We have installed more than 90% of all wave systems in the U.S. and have provided design/build and equipment services to more than 4,000 public, scholastic, resort and amusement facilities worldwide, winning numerous IAAPA Brass Ring and WWA Leading Edge Awards.
Our client list is strong and our reach is wide, ranging from national brands including Sea World, Disney, Six Flags, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Marriott, Hyatt and Wilderness Resorts, to both large and small regional properties like Dollywood, Camelback, Lake Winnie, Mountain Creek and Kalahari. From international water parks, to zoos and aquariums, to Hollywood movie productions and beyond, ADG’s products and designs can be experienced around the globe.
“We’re innovators and designers. We’re a true manufacturer; we buy flat steel, shape, weld, and ship it. From start to finish, there’s a sense of pride and ownership in all the work we do. ”
— Ken Ellis, CEO