About Us

About ADG

About ADG

What started in the 1950’s 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 design/build projects for water parks, hotels & resorts, aquatic centers and recreational facilities worldwide.

Our Experience is Our Heritage

While ADG’s headquarters are located in Upstate New York our projects span the globe. We have installed more than 90% of all wave systems in the U.S. and have provided design/build and equipment services to more than 4,000 public, scholastic, resort and amusement facilities worldwide, winning numerous IAPPA Brass Ring and WWA Leading Edge Awards.  Our client list is strong and broad, ranging from national brands including Sea World, Disney, Six Flags, Wet n’ Wild, Marriott, Hyatt and Gaylord Resorts, to large and small regional properties like Dollywood, Camelback Mountain, Lake Winnie, Mountain Creek and Kalahari, all the way to Hollywood movie productions, international water parks and more.

Industry Leadership & Innovation

In the 1980’s ADG revolutionized the water park 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.  And we continue to innovate and break new ground, bringing industry leading, technological and safety innovations to our line of water ride attractions, wave equipment systems, and Mountainside coasters and slides.

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ADG Office in Cohoes, NY which overlooks the Cohoes water falls


“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