About us

Serene Water Gardens is a Master Certified Aquascape Contractor that specializes in the design, build and maintenance of ecosystem ponds, waterfalls and fountains. Our passion is connecting people with nature by creating an outdoor living space where families can entertain, interact and relax. Our focus on water features allows us to continuously improve and deliver a level of craftsmanship, artistry and customer experience that landscape companies cannot match. We are southwest Michigan’s pond and water feature experts!


Dave Hamlin started Serene Water Gardens in 2021 but his passion for water and wildlife started when he was just a child. Dave always had a love for water, wildlife and in his free time spent every chance he could either exploring the woods, going to the beach, swimming, boating or just relaxing near water. He has been in the industry since 2003 building and maintaining beautiful landscapes.

In 2018, Dave went to work for a reputable design-build firm as their operations manager. Among many projects, he started to build and design water features. In order to enhance his skills, Dave began attending both online and hands-on training through the pond industries most innovative producer and installer of pond and water feature products, Aquascape, Inc out of St. Charles, IL. After building his first pond, watching it come to life and seeing the tears of joy in the client’s eye as the waterfall was turned on for the first time, Dave knew this was where he wanted to focus his career.

Our Values


We do what’s right – no matter the cost.


We love to create and build in a way that mimics nature while fitting each unique environment.


We take pride in building to the highest standards.


We work as a partner with each client and collaborate with other industry professionals when needed.

Customer Experience

We are here for you through the whole process from concept to completion and beyond!