Course curriculum

  • 2

    Roles in the Construction Department

    • Construction Department Roles

    • The Role of the Construction Foreman

    • Roles in the Construction Department Quiz

  • 3

    Team Meetings

    • Team Meetings

    • Team Meetings Quiz

  • 4

    Working With Other Contractors and CACs

    • Working With Other Contractors

    • Working with other Contractors and CACs Quiz

  • 5


    • Uniforms

    • Uniforms Quiz

  • 6

    Training the Crew

    • Training

    • Investing In Your Team

    • Training the Crew Quiz

  • 7

    Construction Vehicles & Equipment

    • Construction Vehicles & Equipment

    • The Aquascape Fleet & Equipment

    • Equipment Needs for the Pond Contractor

    • Ed Beaulieu - Truck and Equipment

    • How to Use a Laser Transit

    • Buying vs. Renting Equipment

    • Construction Vehicles & Equipment Quiz

  • 8

    Bonus Program

    • Bonus Program

    • Reverse Bonus Incentive

    • Bonus Program Quiz

  • 9

    4 Day Work Week

    • 4 Day Work Week

    • 4 Day Work Week Quiz


VP of Construction

Brian Helfrich

Brian has been with Aquascape, Inc. since 1995, starting out in the warehouse and working his way up to his current position as construction manager. He’s given hundreds of pond construction seminars across the country and is considered to be one of the premier waterfall builders in the nation. Brian shared his pond expertise as a contributing author for The Pond Builder’s Bible, published by Aquascape, Inc. Brian’s creative pond designs have been featured in numerous publications, including Better Homes and Gardens special interest publications, and Nature’s Garden. In addition, Brian has generously extended his pond artistry to several impressive, public water feature designs including Epcot® International Flower and Garden Show, Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, and more. He also appeared on Nat Geo Wild’s “Pond Stars” series. Since 2006, Brian has designed and led the project team for Aquascape’s signature water gardens at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, much to the delight of show attendees. In 2009, Brian and the Aquascape Designs construction crew received the Silver Award for Excellence in Landscape from the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association.