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About Us

Who is Ponds and Beyond?


Ponds and Beyond founded by Jim Barry in 1992. Prior to 1992 Jim as a young child played in a neighbor's water - garden. At the age of five years old, successfully constructed his own backyard pond. Tragically, Jim lost his parents at a young age.  Dealing with a truma, loneliness and life's challenges, he often found temporary relief playing in streambeds, bogs and ponds. Through God's grace  and love, Jim found his life passion. He repeatedly referred to the bible for comfort.

Psalm 23: 2 had resonated with him "He leads me besides quiet waters, he restores my soul."

The passion still exist 28 years later, Ponds and Beyond with its associates manage; hundreds of ponds, bogs and wetlands providing key essential services to its customers. Ponds and Beyond is located in Upstate  New York and provide pond services in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. Ponds and Beyond customers are public and private institutions, golf courses, parks and recreation areas and private ponds. Jim has a background  in Environmental Sciences, aquaculture/biotechnology , training in wetland delineation certifications with concentration in biologicals, Ponds and Beyond treatment plans are focused on treating the bodies of water naturally. 

Ponds and Beyond

Ecosystem Restoration, Conservation and Beautification

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Pond Design

Annual Management Programs

Water Quality

Erosion Control

Solar Aeration

Lake and Pond Management


Natural Swimming Pools

Client Reviews

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“I’m so happy I chose to work with Ponds and Beyond. From the initial consultation all the way through the project’s conclusion, the service I received was impeccable and the end result really brought my vision to life.”

Reese Mathers

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“If you’re looking for someone reliable, efficient, and trustworthy, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Ponds and Beyond is the absolute best and really knows how to deliver.”

Jessie Brown

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“I really can’t believe how amazing the final result came out. This is a true talent with the skills and expertise to get the job done right. Highly recommended!”

Avery Smith


405 Jordan Rd
Troy, NY United States 12180

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