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About The Company

Blue Water Aquatics, Inc. is an aquatic and environmental services firm based in New Port Richey and serving all of West Central Florida. Our passion is maintaining and improving Florida’s waterways while exceeding our clients’ expectations. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can beautify and maintain your waterways.

Blue Water’s History

Blue Water Aquatics, Inc. was born in 1999 after two long-time friends, Rod Longman and Russell Thompson, decided to leave Corporate America behind and pursue something more meaningful. Blue Water Aquatics (BWA), Inc. was founded on December 1, 1999.

It did not take long for the company to begin growing. Just two months later, BWA purchased the assets of an existing water and land management company located in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shortly afterward, the company began operations on the east and west coasts. With early success, the company continued to evolve quite rapidly.

Continued Growth And A New Direction

By 2007, the company had outgrown its previous location. The west coast property was sold to the City of St. Petersburg, and Blue Water Aquatics moved to New Port Richey, where it remains headquartered to this day. Another major change occurred in 2019, when ownership was handed over to Chris Thompson, a Marine Corps combat veteran and former employee.

Chris Thompson, President

Chris wasted no time in accelerating BWA’s growth and cementing its position as an industry leader in the state of Florida. By 2020, Blue Water Aquatics, Inc. had become a Florida Department of Management-certified, service-disabled veteran-owned small business.

Virgil Stoltz, General Manager

Virgil Stoltz is the company’s General Manager. Mr. Stoltz has been with the company from the very beginning. He is considered a subject matter expert in lake and wetland management and brings over 40 years of industry experience to each project.