About Us

About ADG

About ADG

Our Experience is Our Heritage.  What started in the 1950s as a commercial pool contracting business known for on-time, on-budget projects has blossomed into a worldwide corporation that develops innovative products and revenue-generating projects for waterparks, hotels, resorts, mountainsides and aquatic centers worldwide.  While ADG’s headquarters are located in Upstate New York our projects span the globe. Our client list includes Sea World, Disney, Six Flags, Wet n’ Wild, Dollywood, Jay Peak Mountain Resort, Marriott, Hyatt, Gaylord Resorts, Camelback Mountain Resort, Kalahari Resorts, Hollywood movie productions and more.

In the 1980’s ADG revolutionized the waterpark industry when we introduced our vertically-integrated InDepthTM solution to plan, design, equip and construct an entire project. Since then, no other company in the industry has been able to match our capability in following a project through from concept to completion. Our products and services have been utilized in over 4,000 aquatic facilities worldwide, including public, scholastic, municipal, amusement and leisure recreation facilities. Our wave generation systems have been installed in over 90% of the wave pools found in North America. And we continue to innovate and break new ground, bringing technological and safety innovations to the ski industry with the new ADG MountainsidesTM Coaster and Slide. Read more about the history and the incredible team behind ADG’s innovation and success.

“We’re innovators, designers. We’re a true manufacturer; we buy flat steel and shape, weld and ship it…. from start to finish, there’s a sense of pride and ownership in the work we do. ”
— Ken Ellis, President & CEO

Aquatic Development Group