When you hire Auburn Sky Landscaping to design & build your water feature, you're hiring a Certified Aquascape Contractor.

 
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What is a Certified aquascape contractor?

The Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC) program was initiated in 2001 by Aquascape, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois as a way to train and educate water feature installers and establish a standard by which water feature installers (and customers) could vet their level of industry knowledge.

 

Why hire a certified aquascape contractor?

 

How did auburn sky become a cac?

In order to become a Certified Aquascape Contractor, all applicants must undergo an interview process to answer questions about their business, their water gardening philosophy, and their relationship with clientele as well as complete an in-depth verification and testing program. 

Darren Tubito, owner of Auburn Sky Landscaping, has been installing water features for over 15 years, using quality-grade professional products manufactured by Aquascape, and, in 2014 decided to apply and earn his Certified Aquascape Contractor accreditation.

"Darren has demonstrated his ability to install professional, natural-looking water features while providing excellence in service to his customers," said Jeffrey Payton, Vice President of Business Development for Aquascape. "We're proud to have Darren on board as a Certified Aquascape Contractor." 

 Darren Tubito with the Aquascape Inc. crew before the premiere of their Nat Geo Show "The Pond Stars". Pictured l. to r.: Chris Hanson, Ed Beaulieu, Darren Tubito, Greg Wittstock, Brian Helfrich

Darren Tubito with the Aquascape Inc. crew before the premiere of their Nat Geo Show "The Pond Stars". Pictured l. to r.: Chris Hanson, Ed Beaulieu, Darren Tubito, Greg Wittstock, Brian Helfrich

 

Is there continual training for cac's?

All CACs are required to attend continual training and education seminars and maintain a proven record of outstanding work and dedicated customer service and support.

Darren continuously works with Aquascape experts to stay up-to-date on the best practices for installing beautiful low-maintenance water features, but also how to continue providing quality workmanship, outstanding customer service, and knowledgeable assistance to each of his customers. 

 

as a cac, what kinds of projects has auburn sky built?

Over the years, in addition to the personalized waterscape design + build projects that Darren and his team at Auburn Sky have completed for clients throughout Northern New Jersey, Darren has had the opportunity to donate his time to large charity and educational builds around the country (and some outside of it!).

 

Lincoln park zoo — chicago, illinois

 Lincoln Park Zoo lion watches over the water feature construction.

Lincoln Park Zoo lion watches over the water feature construction.

In 2013, Darren and his foreman attended a water feature build at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, reconstructing and newly constructing water features to correct water issues for the zoo's wildlife. 

McCannon Farm — Sugar Grove, ILlinois

 Calming water features create a tranquil respite for McCannon Farm's developmentally disabled visitors.

Calming water features create a tranquil respite for McCannon Farm's developmentally disabled visitors.

In 2014, Darren worked alongside the Aquascape crew at McCannon Farm on a waterfall installation project to create a soothing, unique, sensory environment for developmentally disabled individuals who spend time at the farm.

CAsa Hogar — Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 Bringing delight to the orphaned boys of Casa Hogar through the sights and sounds of falling water.

Bringing delight to the orphaned boys of Casa Hogar through the sights and sounds of falling water.

In 2015, Darren traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to work with the Aquascape Pond Stars on a charity water feature build for the orphanage Casa Hogar, which houses over 40 boys between the ages of 3 and 17. 

Incredible Dr. Pol — Central Michigan

 In Central Michigan, transforming an ordinary body of water into a living, breathing organism.

In Central Michigan, transforming an ordinary body of water into a living, breathing organism.

In the Fall of 2015, Darren traveled to the home of the Incredible Dr. Pol, veterinarian extraordinaire and star of the Nat Geo Show, to create a stunning new waterfall, wetland filtration system, and intake bay for the doctor and his family.

Q cEnter — St. Charles, Illinois

 The outdoor dining area of the Q Center sees a major transformation with a multi-level pondless waterfall.

The outdoor dining area of the Q Center sees a major transformation with a multi-level pondless waterfall.

In 2016, Darren and his foreman joined other CAC professionals from around the country to create an amazing waterfall on a slope near the facility's outdoor dining area.

NJ State Fairgrounds — Sussex County, NJ

 The Richards Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds gets a water feature facelift. Photo Cred: NJHerald.

The Richards Building at the Sussex County Fairgrounds gets a water feature facelift. Photo Cred: NJHerald.

In 2016, Auburn Sky joined in to help build a large pondless waterfall complete with stacked slate urns and drilled boulders to welcome visitors at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

Recreational pond — Chicago, Illinois

In 2017, Darren traveled to a private residence in Chicago, Illinois to join the Aquascape team on a recreational pond build in the homeowner's back yard. 

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