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ILA Summer Bus Trip -2019

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Friday, August 16, 2019
  • St. Charles, IL
  • 19


  • 2 Person Room
  • 1 Person Room

URGENT- Time Sensitive: Need response prior to July 22nd for ticket and food count. 

Time for a little break!  Please join us for a fun filled 2 day / 1 night Summer Field Trip.  Enjoy time with co-workers, dealers, distributors and other contractors as we explore something unique related to our industry.  

August 15th:

7:30am – Arrive at Tiffany’s

8:00am – Bus departs Tiffany’s

11:30amEst/10:30amCst – Arrive at Morton Arboretum


11:00amCst – Tram/Walking tour or the Arboretum grounds (one hour)

12:00Cst – lunch at Ginko café (Boxed lunch in reserved seating area) or pick up and eat                   elsewhere

12:45pmCst – Depart for Aquascapes

1:15pmCst – Arrive at Aquascapes


 1:30 – 2:45

We’ll begin with a tour of Aqualand.  Our building here is Silver LEED certified that boast several water features displays indoors and out to go along with our AquaGardens that is filled with inspiration.  On the east side of our building is our 650,000 gallon recreation swim pond with jump rock, grotto waterfall & swim cave filtered by our state of the art wetland filtration system.  We also have the largest sloped grass rooftop in the nation & a functioning 3,000 gallon Rain Water Harvesting system that collects water through permeable pavers.  

Video Link: https://www.aquascapeinc.com/about-aqualand

  2:45 – 3:45

Key Note: Ed Beaulieu – VP of Field Research and Contractor Development

Ed came to Aquascape in 1993 as a construction laborer, but a little creativity and a positive outlook on life and business helped catapult Ed to the position of Vice President of Field Research and Contractor Development. For more than a decade, Ed has successfully built hundreds of custom-designed ponds from small backyard water gardens to large lakes and commercial water features. He holds a B.S. in Zoology, with an emphasis in Limnology, and concentrated his master’s studies in Marine Biology.

Ed’s work has been featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, in addition to having his water garden designs featured in the pages of Better Homes & Gardens special interest publications, Nature’s Garden, Irrigation and Green Industry News, and more.

For 5 years, Ed served as project manager for the installation of water features at the Flower and Garden Festival “Water Garden Wonders” highlight at Epcot Center. Ed has worked with Certified Aquascape Contractors on water feature installations for Richard Petty, Jill Rappaport, and other celebrities, and has appeared on several HGTV and DIY channel shows. He was also a contributing author for The Pond Builder’s Bible, Pond Building for Hobbyists, and Succeeding and Prospering with Water Features II.

In recent years, Ed has designed and served as project manager for Aquascape Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Ghana, Uganda, and Colombia. In 2013 he was the first pond designer and installer to receive the “Watershaper of the Year” award by Irrigation and Green Industry News.

Join Ed for informative vlogs that share the science, technology, and artistry behind the world’s most amazing Aquascape water features https://www.youtube.com/TEAMAquascape


3:45 – 4:30

Then the remaining hour will teach them how to get started w/ one of the highest profit margins in the green industry w/ Learn, Build, Earn.  A business program designed to help contractors make more money.


 4:30 – 6:00

Heavy Appetizers, beer and wine on our patio that is pond-side

6pm – Depart Aquascapes and head to Pheasant Run Resort (https://www.pheasantrun.com/)  to check-in

****After check – in group is on their own****

August 16th:


Check out/Depart hotel

9:00am – 10:00am

Arrive at Ball Seed Co. for overview of company

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Walking tour of Ball Seed Co. grounds


Box Lunch delivered to Ball Seed Co. for ride home

11:30am CST/ 12:30pm EST

Depart for Indy

4:00pm EST

Arrive at Tiffany’s

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