Our experience is Our Heritage

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, resorts, aquatic centers and recreational facilities worldwide.  While ADG’s headquarters are located in Upstate New York our projects span the globe.

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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 all of our product lines in water rides, wave equipment systems, and mountainside coasters and slides.  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 IAAPA Brass Ring and WWA Leading Edge Awards.

Our client list is strong and our reach is wide, ranging from national brands including Sea World, Disney, Six Flags, Wet ‘n’ Wild, Marriott, Hyatt and Gaylord Resorts – to both large and small regional properties like Dollywood, Camelback Mountain, Lake Winnie, Mountain Creek and Kalahari – all the way to international water parks, sea aquariums and fountains, Hollywood movie productions, and beyond.

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

“We’re innovators and designers. We’re a true manufacturer; we buy flat steel, shape, weld, and ship it.  From start to finish, there’s a sense of pride and ownership in all the work we do. ”

— Ken Ellis, CEO

Aquatic Development Group