Erik Barcelo

Small Business Owner in Bronx, New York

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AquaEscape is committed to helping our customers succeed at building, selling, and retailing water features while supplying innovative products and solutions designed to capture, clean and re-use our planet's most vital resource ... water.

AquaEscape's vision focuses on an ecosystem approach to water features that relies on the most natural balance of circulation, filtration, plants, fish, and rocks and gravel to ensure sustainability.

AquaEscape takes this mission to the next level through its commitment to environmental initiatives.

Aquascape's core values are:

Character - We believe in integrity, honesty, and a high moral standard, which includes doing the right thing at all times.

Team - We recognize that the organization is more important than any one individual, thinking of others instead of ourselves. We believe in communicating a trusting, thoughtful, controlled, and consistent message.

Win - We believe in doing our best and seeking ways to improve ourselves in an attempt to find the win-win resolution to every situation. We strive to be easy-to-do business with, striking a balance of winning for customers, teammates, and the company.

Fun - We believe in working hard and playing hard through safe, clean, family-friendly, and wholesome activities. Our goal is to continue to make AquaEscape a great place to work!

Going Green

AquaEscape's vision focuses on an ecosystem approach to water features that relies on the most natural balance of circulation, filtration, plants, fish, and rocks and gravel to ensure sustainability. As a natural evolution, AquaEscape strengthens and cultivates its commitment to the environment and the responsible use of water.

Water is our planet's greatest resource and AquaEscape is dedicated to providing natural, responsible, and creative solutions. In 201 we focused on a business strategy that is fully committed to environmental sustainability. In addition to our ecosystem philosophy, AquaEscape extols the therapeutic benefits of the water gardening lifestyle and current research confirms and strengthens that position.

The release of the preliminary Sustainable Sites Initiative report in November 2007 affirmed that "natural environments play an important role in enhancing human health and well-being." The report further states that managed natural elements attract customers, improve real estate values, and attract customers, among other benefits. (Standards & Guidelines: Preliminary Report. November 1, 2007. www.sustainablesites.org