We hope you had a happy holiday season! We can’t believe the end of 2017 has already come and gone. It was a really great year for Hiner Landscapes, and we are so honored to be part of this community.

One of the really fun highlights of this past year was getting to be a part of building a pond for celebrity Logan Paul in Los Angeles, California, at the beginning of December! And we wanted to share a little about the experience here on our blog with you all.

Logan Paul is a YouTube star and actor who has appeared on TV shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and movies like The Thinning. He lives in LA in a new home that he recently purchased, and he had comunicated on one of his YouTube videos that he wanted a koi pond for his new home. That’s when Greg Wittstock, founder and CEO of Aquascape (also known as The Pond Guy on YouTube), stepped in to offer to build Logan a pond of his dreams. And thankfully, Logan said yes!

Hiner Landscapes is a Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC)—which, apart from the amazing professional development, is a really fun thing to be a part of because Aquascape has so many incredible events and unique pond build outs happening all across the country. Because we are a CAC, we were asked to participate in the pond build out for Logan along with about 30 other CAC members.

The build out of Logan’s pond feature consisted of a gorgeous waterfall, some beautiful urns, a relaxing stream, and a bridge. The project was supposed to take two days, but Logan couldn’t be there the second day, so our goal was to complete the project by 10am the second day. We worked hard all day one to dig out the space, set up the watering system, and install all of the beautiful rocks and other elements—and by the end of day one, we had 90% of the project under wraps.

Logan was fun to work with, and he was down to try some of our funny challenges—like eating a worm and meeting a cool turtle that would be part of his new pond. At the reveal of his new pond on the second day, his reaction was truly priceless. He loved the finished pond, and he had nothing but positive things to say about the entire experience working with all of us. We hope that his koi fish and turtle have a lovely life in his gorgeous California backyard.

Check out some of these fun YouTube videos from the build out—and look closely to find Matt Hiner in the group of landscapers. We were so honored to be part of the experience with other CAC team members, which only lasted a little over 24 hours and was a crazy ride!

A special thanks to everyone who participated in this amazing project!

See you at Pondemonium!!