History of Russell Watergardens & Koi
Russell Watergardens & Koi grew from a one person landscape design/build/maintenance company with experience dating back to the late 1980's, that catered to the high-end residential community of Medina, Washington near Seattle to one of the leading high quality water feature equipment manufacturers and Koi retailers in North America.
The landscape company evolved from a full service design/build/maintenance firm to a specialty water feature contractor in the upper mid 1990's. Russell Landscape Services became Russell Watergardens. This move allowed Russell Watergardens to focus on water feature construction instead of the wide variety of specialty jobs associated with full landscape projects. This allowed the company to become much more efficient and knowledgeable within a single area of expertise - water features.
Russell Watergardens became recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as a company that exhibited the highest levels of expertise and customer service in the water feature construction field. The company won numerous prestigious local, and national awards for water feature designs, installations, and sales records. Awards included the Gold Medal at the prestigious Northwest Flower and Garden Show, as well as, being featured in national industry magazines.
Russell Watergardens has been featured in local and national news publications, as well as numerous magazines, and videos.
Russell Watergardens expanded its operations just after the turn of the century by opening a professional water feature equipment store in Redmond, Washington. Once open, the Russell Watergardens Store instantly became a "Destination Location" for everything waterscaping related.
The store was a first of its kind destination location that featured dozens of working display water features, including the Original pondless waterfall that helped spark the phenomenon all across the continent. The store retailed professional contractor grade equipment directly to the public. The store also featured a large selection of Koi, pond fish, and aquatic plants.