The SOLitude Family

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Mychal Manolatos

Mychal Manolatos

Vice President

Mychal Manolatos, Vice President of SOLitude Lake Management, began his career with SOLitude in 2016 and has held many different roles within the organization. Mychal is responsible for leading SOLitude and driving the overall direction and strategy of the business. His vision for SOLitude is to enhance the company’s position as the leader in the freshwater management industry and to uphold the company’s mission to provide premium, accessible lake and pond management solutions.

Mychal earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Hospitality Management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. He began his professional career in 1999 and has led various teams and businesses across multiple industries, including two Fortune 500 Companies. Over the past 15+ years in management and executive-level positions, Mychal focused on customer experience, strategic growth and colleague development.

Over the years, Mychal has earned numerous honors and awards, including the Inspire Award, which recognized him as one of the Top 50 colleagues at Aramark Corporation. Additionally, Mychal is a guest instructor at many top universities across the United States, where he speaks on business start-ups and the process of building high-performing teams.

Mychal resides in Chicago with his daughter and is passionate about family, travel and sports. Though he has lived in Chicago since 2011, he remains an avid Detroit sports fan, where he spent his childhood. He also enjoys summers in Chicago while boating on Lake Michigan.

Marc Bellaud

Director of Technical Services

As Director of Technical Services, Marc Bellaud is focused on advancing SOLitude’s momentum as an industry leader by upholding our commitment to continuous education, teamwork, a superior customer experience, and premium service offerings and technologies. From leading the charge on drone applications for remote or sensitive environments to enhancing our toolbox of water quality management solutions with Oxygen Saturation Technology, Marc is passionate about bringing new technologies to SOLitude. Throughout his 27-year career, Marc has been actively involved in cultivating the science of aquatics as a good steward and widely-respected thought leader. His passion for protecting water inspires his guidance of the SOLitude team.

Marc graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in biological sciences and a concentration in natural resources. He worked for two non-profit organizations before joining the aquatics industry in 1993. His knowledge and responsibilities as a field biologist quickly expanded, culminating in his promotion to SOLitude’s company leadership team in 2013.

Marc has extensive experience designing and leading integrated aquatic plant management programs throughout the Northeast. He has authored dozens of lake management plans and feasibility studies and is a contributing author and co-editor for the third edition of the BMP Manual produced by the Aquatic Ecosystem Research Foundation (AERF). He regularly shares his knowledge and experience as a presenter and speaker at industry conferences.

Marc is a Past-President and Director of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society (NEAPMS) and has remained involved with the organization since it was initially founded. Marc also served as a Director of the New York State Aquatic Managers Association (NYSAMA). He is actively involved with several state organizations focused on lake management issues. In 2006, Marc received the SePRO Applicator of the Year award.

Marc was born and raised in New Hampshire. From an early age, he developed a love of the outdoors where he grew up skiing, fishing, playing ice hockey, and spending summers at Squam Lake, which remains one of his favorite places to visit. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons, and the family dog. He and his family are very active with sports and over the years Marc has dedicated much of his time to coaching youth hockey and assisting with their local Boy Scout troop.

Will Stevenson

Director of Integration / Mergers & Acquisitions

Will Stevenson joined SOLitude Lake Management as the Director of Integration / Mergers & Acquisitions. Previously, Will was the owner and President of Lycott Environmental based in Massachusetts. Under his tenure, Lycott expanded its services and significantly grew its operations.

Will received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He went on to earn his Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies in New Haven, CT in 1994, as well as his Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College in Babson Park, MA in 2002. Prior to owning Lycott, Will held multiple senior management positions in marketing, operations and sales for companies focusing in the software and real estate markets.

Will currently serves as the President of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society, as well as on the advisory boards for Massachusetts Audubon and the Nashua River Watershed Association. He is also Vice President of Timber Owners of New England and on the board of directors of Wildlife Conservation Trust, in New Hampshire. These organizations manage several thousand acres of forest and recreation lands in New Hampshire, where he and his family spend time hiking, fishing and biking. When not focused on environmental activities, he can be found on the local ambulance where he is both and EMT and the Assistant Director of Finance.

Brett Emmerton

Regional Director

Brett Emmerton is SOLitude’s Regional Director and leads Operations in the South region. He comes to SOLitude with almost 15 years of experience in various leadership roles to include the military, commercial pest control, and food safety industries in various geographies across the country. He is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of his teams while executing the strategic goals of the business. People development is a primary passion for him.
Brett served in the United States Marine Corps in both Reserve and Active Duty capacities until he was discharged as a Sergeant (E-5) in 2008. His assignments include having served as a unit training non-commissioned officer in charge, armorer, and crew-served weapons instructor.
Brett was born and raised in South Africa before immigrating to the United States in 1994. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and double majored in International Business and Peace, War, and Defense. Brett was an active member of sports teams growing up, to include rugby, swimming and springboard diving. He actively enjoys destination trips for skiing and open water diving.
Brett resides in South Carolina with his wife Karen and three children (son Nathan, and identical twin daughters Caroline and Claire). The family enjoys time together outdoors hiking and traveling, or any excuse for water sports and activities.

Ed Bass

Regional Director

Ed Bass leads Operations in the North and West territories for SOLitude. Ed has more than 30 years of experience in mid and senior level leadership roles in the transportation, warehousing and specialized logistics industry, leading large operational, sales and account management teams with great success.

As a business owner throughout the 1990s Ed successfully operated a 48 state truckload business that grew to over 450 tractor trailers, employing over 500 Colleagues including administration staff, Drivers, Sales, Account Management and dock operations teams.

Before coming to Solitude Ed spent the previous 15 years with Iron Mountain Records and Information Management where he held several leadership roles including District General Manager overseeing the Texas and Oklahoma operations.  Director of Transportation for Iron Mountains North American operations consisting of 95 Districts operating over 3,000 routes per day in a service industry. Most recently for the previous 7 years, Ed held a Regional Director role in the companies Secure Destruction business unit with direct responsibility for 42 transportation depots and 8 shred plants operating in 22 states.  In this role Ed and his team of over 600 Colleagues achieved a number of recognition awards including Region of the Year for exceptional financial, customer satisfaction,  operational excellence and safety performance in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Raised in New Mexico Ed spent all of his free time outdoors hunting, fishing and camping where at a young age he gained a deep appreciation for the outdoors. Today he and his wife and high school sweetheart, Tonya live on a large lake southeast of Dallas Texas where they spend much of their spare time outdoors and on the boat with family and friends.

Tara Gamble

Customer Experience Manager

Tara Gamble is a Customer Experience Manager serving SOLitude’s clients nationwide. She is responsible for helping her team drive SOLitude’s customer-centric culture as SOLitude continues to grow.

Tara graduated from Northcentral University with a Doctorate in Business Administration. In addition, she has over two decades of leadership experience supervising and managing diverse teams. She has been able to build strong and effective relationships throughout her career that have resulted in unprecedented results in sales and service.

Before joining SOLitude, Tara spent three and a half years with Advantage car rental and 21 years with Avis Budget Group in numerous locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, California, and Arizona. In her various roles, Tara focused on revenue management, leadership development, customer service, sales, and team building.

Tara currently resides in Mesa, AZ, but she often returns to where she was raised and learned to love the great outdoors—Jackson Hole, WY. Outside of work, Tara can be found hiking the Grand Tetons, snowmobiling in Alaska, swimming in her backyard pool or watching movies at home with her two children.

Matt Serino

Director of Marketing

With over a decade of professional marketing experience, Matt leads SOLitude’s lead generation strategy and team of marketing professionals. Through his creative thinking and passion for innovation in digital marketing, he is focused on implementing new initiatives that enhance the SOLitude brand and help grow the business.

Matt graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2006, and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in art. After college, he held an internship in the creative department of a prominent advertising agency in Virginia Beach. Matt then spent six years as Marketing Manager for the Hermitage Museum & Gardens, a non-profit arts organization in Norfolk, VA. Before joining SOLitude in 2016, he was a member of the marketing department at Sentara Healthcare and supported the growth and branding of medical group practices throughout Virginia and Northeast North Carolina.

Matt is a native of Virginia Beach and lives at the Oceanfront with his wife and two children. He loves spending time in and around the ocean with his family, whether that’s riding bikes down the boardwalk, playing on the beach, swimming or surfing. Matt also enjoys snowboarding, hiking and camping. He’s a huge fan of both baseball and live music, and travels the country to see his favorite teams and bands play.

Rebecca Higgerson

Director of Business Operations and Procurement

Rebecca Higgerson joined the SOLitude Lake Management team as the company’s Service and Inventory Manager and was quickly promoted to Director of Operations. In this role, she is responsible for managing and overseeing our field service operations, as well as our vendor relations, purchasing, and procurement activities.

Becky brings with her 25 years of finance, purchasing and leadership experience. Becky is a graduate of Old Dominion University and holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Becky’s early career consisted of finance-related positions before becoming the Controller for a game company in Norfolk for ten years where she managed the finances and operations for the company. For the eight years, prior to coming to SOLitude, she was the Director of Purchasing for a large national company headquartered in Virginia Beach that provides tactical equipment, services, procurement, and support solutions to the local, state and federal government. While there, Becky built and managed a purchasing team of 18 people and managed $1.3 billion in purchases a year. She was responsible for vendor contract negotiations, and implemented a Supplier On Time Delivery program for several hundred preferred suppliers that made a huge impact on improving the overall operations of the company.

Becky is a native of southeastern Virginia. She and her husband live in Chesapeake with their Norfolk terrier, Rugby. When she is not spending time with one of her 14 nieces and nephews, Becky enjoys being outdoors running, walking, biking, stand up paddle boarding, and boating.

 

Debbie Clement

Chief Financial Officer

Debbie Clement, CPA, is SOLitude’s chief financial officer with more than 25 years of experience as a financial executive. As CFO, Debbie has oversight of the company’s accounting and finance operations and coordinates the preparation of financial statements, reports, analyses and budgets. She also assists with the integration of companies that have been acquired.

Debbie is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arkansas State University, holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Accounting. In addition to her extensive finance and accounting experience, Debbie brings experience in managing various HR functions, including payroll, employee benefits, and retirement plans.

When she is not working, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and sweet dog, Mako Jo. For years, Debbie was the ultimate softball mom, spending her summers and falls traveling with both daughter’s teams. Now that they are both in college, she will have time to pursue other hobbies.

Debbie believes in giving back to the community that has so enriched her life, and particularly enjoys organizing charitable/giving events for local organizations/charities such as the Arkansas Foodbank and Our House Shelter.

Kevin Tucker

Founder

Kevin Tucker started SOLitude Lake Management in 1998 to focus on the growing need for adequate management of lakes and stormwater retention ponds and the preservation of our natural resources. He is an active member of many leading trade and professional organizations and remains committed to improving the technology, products and services used to deliver value-added and ecologically balanced solutions to the communities and water resources we serve. Kevin and the SOLitude Lake Management staff work with various leading aquatic product manufacturers to perform case studies and field research for many of the new products being introduced to the market. Kevin has been a speaker at many trade and professional shows and conferences, and sits on the Board of multiple trade and professional associations. He is a regularly published author and has been featured in numerous newspapers, businesses and trade publications.

Kevin is a graduate of James Madison University and holds a degree in business management with a concentration in finance. He is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie leadership training course, as well as various industry and technical course curriculums for aquatics, lake management, limnology, environmental science, fisheries management and GPS mapping and bathymetry. Kevin is widely recognized as an expert in the management of lakes, ponds and other freshwater systems, as well as the management of invasive aquatic plants. He is a founding member of the Society of Lake Management Professionals, an organization dedicated to the management and preservation of fresh water resources, and the accreditation of the professionals who serve this industry. Kevin currently serves on the Board for the Center of Entrepreneurship at James Madison University, is a guest lecturer, and has also served as an Entrepreneur in Residence.

Kevin maintains many industry accreditations and is a Certified Aquatics Pesticide Applicator in eight states, a SePRO Steward of Water and Certified Preferred Applicator, Sales and Service certifications from AquaMaster, Vertex, Otterbine, Aqua Control, and Kasco, and is a certified GPS Mapping Network Partner.

Kevin is a member of numerous associations dedicated to the improvement of our industry, our water resources and our clients’ needs, including CAI (Community Associations Institute), NALMS (North American Lake Management Society), APMS (The Aquatic Plant Management Society), AERF (Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation), RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), WSSA (Weed Science Society of America), GCSAA (Golf Course Superintendents Association of America), various Turfgrass Councils, American Fisheries Society and EO (Entrepreneurs Organization).

Kevin is a father, husband and avid outdoorsman. He is a native of southeastern Virginia, and has spent much of his life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where he nurtured his passion for the ocean and all that it offers. His love of water and the natural environment is what has fueled his passion for his work and his play. If not in the ocean, you will find Kevin in the mountains, on a river, by a waterfall or on a trail. He enjoys surfing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, camping, skiing, snowboarding and most every sport.

Kelly Martin

Regional Director of Human Recourses

Kelly Martin, Regional Director of Human Resources, has nearly 26 years of experience developing and driving the talent strategy for high profile organizations. At SOLitude, she is passionate about cultivating experienced and innovative teams that reinforce the company as an industry thought leader. Her commitment to building trust across diverse groups is evident in her rapport with colleagues and dedication to positioning them to achieve long-term success.

Kelly graduated from Assumption College with a liberal arts degree. She went on to serve in a variety of human resources positions – most notably with Staples, SimpliVity, and Brookfield Renewable Energy. She joined the SOLitude team in 2016 and quickly became a knowledgeable asset to the company.

Kelly was born and raised in Massachusetts and is a huge fan of all Boston sports teams. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Meghan and Matthew, and their three dogs, McKinely, Mookie and Sadie.

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Frank Gomez

Director of Sales

Frank Gomez is the Director of Sales for SOLitude. He is responsible for driving growth in SOLitude’s footprint with a focus on organic growth and increased market share. Frank has more than 20 years of prior experience leading sales teams to both personal and professional growth while working for companies like Cintas, AmeriPride, most recently, 7 years in the Rentokil Pest Division, where he helped lead the West field sales team to consistent year over year growth and multiple President’s Club winners throughout the years.

Originally from Los Angeles, Frank graduated from Long Beach State University with a Business Degree in Marketing. He is a very active professional serving as a mentor and motivational speaker to many of Southern California’s UC/CSU campuses. He also stays active competing in local Crossfit events.

Frank spends the majority of his free time with his family. Frank has been married to his college sweetheart for 24 years and has 3 beautiful teenage daughters. His youngest steals every minute she can as she loves playing golf with her dad.

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Fantastic Lighting Job

“Your professionalism and expediency in getting a job done makes my life as a Property Association Manager so much easier. Thanks for the fantastic lighting job on the BMP fountain. I have had nothing but great comments from residents.”

Michael Williams

Property Manager, United Property Associates, Chesapeake, VA

Reliable and Quick to Respond

“SOLitude Lake Management has been managing our lake/stormwater pond, and fountains since 2005. Kevin Tucker and his team have always been reliable and quick to respond to any issues. They are all very knowledgeable, able to explain what is happening with any situation, and find solutions to problem as they arise. Overall, I have been very pleased with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone with lake, pond, and other BMP management needs.”

Joan M. Fowler

Economic Development Department, City of Chesapeake, VA

Thank You from Camp Holiday Trails

Thank you for coordinating the restoration effort for our pond and donating labor for the aerator installation and watermeal treatment. This will ensure that hundreds of kids with special medical needs, and those who have the honor, joy and inspiration of working with them, will benefit from the Camp Holiday Trails experience this year!

Tina LaRoche

Charlottesville, VA

Many thanks to SOLitude for always doing such a great job in Crofton Meadows!

I had two phone calls today from homeowners telling me how beautiful the pond is and that they love the festive lights. Many thanks to SOLitude for always doing such a great job in Crofton Meadows!

Adriane DiCamillo, CMCA, AMS

Millersville, MD

SOLitude came in and guided us through the entire process.

We were presented with the challenge of dealing with our stormwater basin, which is regulated by EPA standards that we were not familiar with. SŌLitude came in and guided us through the entire process. Our basin went from an eyesore to a spectacular main selling point for our community. We are in good hands with SŌLitude and cannot thank them enough!

Dawn Crawford

HOA President

The staff of SOLitude Lake Management identified the weed and treated the pond promptly with much success.

We’ve been working with SOLitude Lake Management since 2009 when an aggressive aquatic weed was becoming a problem and taking over our pond. The staff of SOLitude Lake Management identified the weed and treated the pond promptly with much success. Since that time, our ponds have been monitored monthly by their competent staff and precautions have been taken so that the pond weeds do not get out of control. We are pleased with the quality of service and their effort to work with us towards an organic approach to keeping our ponds healthy

Marcie Weigelt

Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE

We look forward to working with Jeff and his professional staff in the coming years

Our Club was more interested in a mechanical removal approach to our weed problem versus a broad spectrum chemical treatment. Jeff Castellani and his team developed a plan that was well suited for our environmentally sensitive location. The mechanical hydro raking service that SOLitude provided was the perfect solution and worked very well in our shallow irrigation pond… We look forward to working with Jeff and his professional staff in the coming years.

Tom Colombo

Private Golf Club, Hyannis Port, MA

SOLitude has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders and now I don’t even have to worry about the appearance of our pond

We used to struggle with many different issues on holes 15,16,17 at our Country Club. It was not uncommon for us to see algae blooms appear out of nowhere along one of the most important focal points of the course. Since SOLitude Lake Management has been taking care of the pond for us, we have had very little issues with the aesthetic qualities of our pond. SOLitude has taken a huge burden off of my shoulders and now I don’t even have to worry about the appearance of our pond

Keith Wood

Greensboro, NC

Excellent Results Made My Choice Easy

If you’d like to manage your waters professionally – then the best choice is SOLitude Lake Management. If you fish, then it’s more important. I had the good fortune to fish a property managed by SOLitude BEFORE I needed a pond management company…those excellent results made my final choice easy. They care and it shows. 

Carlton Howard, Private Landowner

Raleigh, NC

Outstanding Results

“We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that the fisheries biologists at SOLitude are available to talk with us when we have questions. The fish survey SOLitude completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program that were developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been!”

John McCracken. President, Chohoke Fishing Club

West Point, VA

SOLitude Helps Community Define Vision & Achieve Goals

As the manager of wetlands and open water for my community, I work with SOLitude Lake Management closely. They have helped us define our vision and achieve our goals. Every wetland area and body of water has different uses and different needs. SOLitude understands that and ensures those needs are met all the while keeping the budget in mind. We have annual fishing tournaments and they come out and talk with the anglers, explaining what we’ve done during the past year and what our future steps will be. Management of wildlife and waters is an ongoing and long term commitment, SOLitude understands this. They have a dedicated staff that not only manages these areas but also helps educate their clients.

Robert Payne

Chair Open Waters & Wetland Committee, HOA of Brookside, Warrenton, VA

December 8, 2014

Our Club’s Fishery Is In the Best Condition Its Ever Been

Once again, thank you to David Beasley and SOLitude for all your help at Cohoke Fishing Club. Our hydrilla problem is practically non-existent now. The fish survey you completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program you developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been! Your presentation to our stockholders at our annual meeting was extremely well received. We are getting ready to enhance our fish attractors as suggested.

We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that you are available to talk with us when we have questions. We look forward to continuing our association with David Beasley and SOLitude.

John McCracken

President, Cohoke Fishing Club, West Point, VA

February 23, 2015

Our Fish Are Thriving

I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the results of the algae treatment. We noticed a huge improvement very quickly, and at this point the pond looks really, really great. Also, the fish are thriving – some of the bass are over a foot, and the blue gills have also gotten big. We are just thrilled.

Thank you so much for your responsiveness.

Gwen Goodkin

Private Landowner, Charlottesville, VA

June 16, 2015

Thriving, Fish-Filled Ecosystem

In one season, SOLitude Lake Management turned the two lakes on my Virginia property from dead, weed-infested, eyesores into thriving, fish-filled, ecosystems – and they have maintained them as such ever since!

Angus Yates

Private Landowner, Middleburg, VA

September 17, 2015

Excellent Pond and Fisheries Management Advice!

After I had to drain my pond in 2010 to fix the dam, I took the opportunity to start from scratch. I did online research and subscribed to Pond Boss Magazine and restocked in 2011 with the equally important goals of creating a trophy bass fishery and a “guaranteed catch” bluegill pond for my eventual grandchildren. I contacted SOLitude to begin feeding the bluegill and to begin an electroshocking program to help guide my long-term management. Two years after my original stocking, we electroshocked for the first time. I was very surprised to find that the predator to prey ratio was dangerously lopsided and my pond goals were headed toward failure. Based on the electroshock survey and Dave Beasley’s advice, I restocked 10,000 more larger bluegill. Now I have 3 feeders feeding 3 times a day while the water is warm. My friends call me when they have “Daddy day” because they know they can come to my pond and their kids will catch bluegill bigger than my hand until they get tired of it. After 4 years, the bass are reaching 6 pounds and in an hour enough heavy bass can be caught that would beat a full-day’s fishing on any lake in the region.

Dave Beasley has always been available to answer questions and give prompt advice. Without SOLitude and Dave Beasley, despite all my research, my pond would be in an ever-worsening downward spiral. Now SOLitude and annual electrofishing surveys to keep me on track are a permanent part of my pond management plan.

Marc Daymude

Private Landowner, Cameron, NC

October 7, 2015

What A Great Company!

When looking online for a new fish feeder, we had unpleasant experiences with two local fisheries. I decided to call a feeder manufacturer in San Antonio, who recommended SOLitude Lake Management. They were terrific! Paul Dorsett called me directly and was so kind and helpful. He arranged a feeder to be delivered and set up for us. Although Paul was out of town, he sent his “ace” out, Ryan Young. Ryan and Alex Harrison were efficient, answered all questions and were very nice young men. Paul even followed up to make certain that everything went smoothly. What a great company! Customer service is what it’s all about these days and SOLitude Lake Management knows exactly that.

Cindy & Jim Bandy

Private Landowners, Centerville, TX

August 22, 2016

Educated and Helpful Team

I wanted to take this opportunity to say how amazing Cory Smith has been with my new ranch. I have two ponds that have never been managed and he has helped me put a plan together. We have added fish, fish feeders and even planned changing the size of the lakes. He has been an amazing asset to have. He loves his job which makes it enjoyable to email and text him to ask questions. He is a huge help and always provides an amazing amount of information. I appreciate all his help! He is an invaluable asset to your team and me!

Courtney Lindley

Private Landowner, Eustace, TX

May 15, 2017

In Awe of SOLitude’s Knowledge

I want to thank you all for coming out to Fort Pickett and for an excellent report and meeting. SOLitude’s knowledge about the industry and all of the different species, habitat and needs was impressive. Between Brandon and myself, I think we were both sitting there with our mouths open in awe of SOLitude’s command of the subject. You all really know your species and their requirements. It was excellent!

Ken Oristaglio

Fort Pickett, Blackstone, VA

June 7, 2017

Proof Is In The Pudding

Paul Dorsett and the rest of the team at SOLitude have done an absolutely wonderful job in helping us to create Lake Willis! In just a few short years we have gone from having just a few baitfish and perch, to catching a nearly 9-pound bass (our new record). Now if we could just have more time to fish as recommended, we could take out the 300 fish that need to come out. As far as we are concerned, we followed SOLitude’s recommendations and our fish have averaged growing of 2 pounds per year…proof is in the pudding! Thank you, Paul. I look forward to seeing you and your team again soon.

Weston Willis and Family

Private Landowner, Abilene, TX

June 9, 2017

Could Not Be More Pleased

Logan Cowan has for the last year or so been the person I work with on my ponds. I could not be more pleased with his work. He works hard, is always on time, he calls and keeps me informed, he explains the pros and cons of treatment alternatives, etc. I could go on. Bottom line – this young man is an asset to your company. Keep him and promote him. Thank you for all you do for me.

Billy Payne

Private Landowner, Navasota, TX

July 3, 2017

Truly Valuable Investment

We began with two small lakes that were never managed 10 years ago. With SOLitude’s help and expertise we expanded both lakes from 2 acres to 6 acres and began a monthly management program. We went from a spotty fish population to trophy bass with some over 10 pounds! SOLitude is efficient and really cares about the lake ecosystem. Seeing my three-year-old granddaughter catch her first bass makes the investment truly valuable. Thanks SOLitude.

Ric Campo

Private Landowner, Houston, TX

October 12, 2017

Frustrating to 100% Fishable

When we hired SOLitude, our 12-acre lake was about 1/3 full of lily pads and hydrilla which were frustrating to the fish. Within 4-6 months, the lake became 100% fishable and the coloring and bloom were much more attractive. The recent addition of 8 or so built brush piles has added much needed structure for bait fish and is now a great target that is producing bass on every other cast! A very common afternoon will produce 100 fish a day. Cory Smith and Stan Smith’s team communicates well and we feel confident that a game plan is in place form year to year.

Darrell Hernandez

Private Landowner, Athens, TX

April 5, 2018

The Best Choice Is SOLitude Lake Management

If you’d like to manage your waters (or watershed) professionally – then the best choice is SOLitude Lake Management. If you fish, then it’s the more important. I had the good fortune to fish a property managed by SOLitude BEFORE I needed a pond management company…those excellent results made my final choice easy. I’m sure that every firm is good – but if the phrase “by fishermen for fishermen!” rings true with you – then there is one choice: SOLitude Lake and Pond Management. They care and it shows.

Carlton Howard III

Private Landowner, Raleigh, NC

June 18, 2018

Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been!

We appreciate that a management program was developed that fits within our budget and that the fisheries biologists at SOLitude are available to talk with us when we have questions. The fish survey SOLitude completed for us, the recommendations on slot sizes, and the stocking and feeding program that were developed are producing outstanding results. Our club’s fishery is in the best condition it has ever been!

John McCracken 

President, Chohoke Fishing Club, West Point, VA

Best Lake Company In Florida

Best lake company in Florida. Always available when needed and the person that shows up is very professional and courteous while on our property. You need more like this rep.

Thomas Mcentee

Florida

May 3, 2021

The SOLitude Team is absolutely fabulous!

SOLitude consistently provides top notch customer service and performance, whether it is over the phone or in person on-site. My questions are always answered promptly by your professional and knowledgeable staff. The SOLitude Team is absolutely fabulous!

Dawn Guappone, CMCA

Bridgeville, DE

Working with the team from SOLitude Lake Management took away the pressure of dealing with an issue that I had never specialized in

Working with the team from SOLitude Lake Management took away the pressure of dealing with an issue that I had never specialized in. The knowledge of everyone involved helped keep the process moving, from engineering to local code compliance. They knew the course that needed to be taken and it was implemented in a timely manner, causing the project to come to completion well within our expectations

Paul Watts

Wilmington, DE

Immediate Communication and Actionable Timelines

SOLitude Lake Management has consistently performed to a high standard within the three communities they currently service for my clients. Whether it is routine maintenance or a major issue, I can always be assured that when I call or email we will have almost immediate communication and actionable timelines. I am particularly impressed with Brent Weber, the Environmental Scientist that is routinely assigned to my properties. He consistently keeps me informed and up-to-date on the status of new issues and general or routine upkeep. In a busy industry such as this one, having someone that stays in touch is critical and appreciated. Hat’s off to Brent and to SOLitude for a job well done!

Lisa Wagner

Community Manager, Associa/Community Group, Richmond, VA

The service we received was top notch

When one of our stormwater BMPs was overtaken by phragmites, we called SOLitude for treatment. From the bidding process to the follow-up, the service we received was top notch. A year later, the Phragmites has still not returned. Considering how invasive this species is, this is quite an accomplishment!

Leah Aguilar

Operations Superintendent, York County E&DS, York County, VA

SOLitude has cleaned out our ponds

We have 5 water features on the property and before SOLitude Lake Management came, our ponds were full of algae and aquatic weeds, looking very unhealthy. In the past 7 years, SOLitude has cleaned out our ponds and got them back into shape making them look like amazing water features as they should be.

Aaron Tenley

Supervisor, Leisure World of Maryland, Silver Spring, MD

My ‘go to’ firm!

SOLitude Lake Management has been and will continue to be my “go to” firm…The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and willing to always go that extra mile. Their responsiveness to questions, concerns or work orders is fantastic. They have taken the time to educate me and have worked to find cost effective solutions that are sometimes outside of the box. Keep up the great work!

Sally Stamper

Newport News, VA

A Blessing

The ‘Little GOBBLERs’ program has been a blessing to my school for years. Donations from a community-oriented company, such as SOLitude Lake Management, allow the school system to provide additional resources that otherwise these children and their families would not receive.

Larry Hawkins, Family Engagement Specialist Newport News Public Schools

Virginia

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“SonicSolutions is a great way to control pond algae without introducing chemicals into the vineyard environment.”

Chris Benziger

Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen, CA

successful treatment change

“A SonicSolutions system was installed at one of our surface water treatment plants producing drinking water. The device controlled algae growth on the walls of the sedimentation basin after discontinuing the pre-chlorine step to reduce the formation of disinfection by products during water treatment. It was a successful treatment change.”

Christian J. Volk

Virginia-American Water, Hopewell, VA

the most environmentally friendly

“SonicSolutions was not only the most environmentally friendly way to rid our pond of algae, it was also the most cost-effective, too.”

Phillip J. White

Crofton Country Club, Crofton, MD

extremely happy

“We are extremely happy with our SonicSolutions devices. Our algae problem was quite extreme and the results were both immediate and long lasting.”

Bob Gibson

Snowcreek Golf Course, Mammoth Lakes, CA

SonicSolutions has helped us obtain certification status

“SonicSolutions is a major component of our pond management strategy. For the past several years our irrigation pond has stayed algae free. SonicSolutions has helped us obtain certification status with the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.”

Matthew Ceplo

Golf Course Superintendent, Rockland Country Club, Rockland, NY

I would be happy to provide a reference

We installed one of your SonicSolutions ultrasonic algae eliminators in our largest pond … we discontinued the use of chemical algaecides in that pond. Within a week or two after start up, the algae in the pond died. Since then, the pond has remained algae free. During this same period, we continued to treat our other ponds with the usual algaecides. It’s fantastic that your SonicSolutions unit has kept the pond on the 13th the cleanest of our six ponds and has done so without the use of any chemical algaecides. I would be happy to provide a reference to potential SonicSolutions customers. I am very pleased that the SonicSolutions unit offers us a way to kill algae, and prevent its return, without chemicals.

Michael J. Rohwer

Golf Course Superintendent, Shadowridge Country Club, Vista, CA

Very pleased with our SonicSolutions Devices

All of us at the Indian Wells Golf Club are very pleased with our SonicSolutions Algae Control devices. Although we were initially skeptical that the devices would work, we have not needed to use any chemicals for algae control in our ponds—even through the hottest months of the summer! Today, we have 21 SonicSolutions units, including 12 solar powered models, controlling algae and helping preserve the beauty of our golf course in an environmentally responsible way.

Rich Carter

General Manager, Indian Wells Golf Club, Indian Wells, CA

Incredibly easy to install

Works great! Incredibly easy to install, takes less than 15 minutes to do 100 feet of shoreline. It’s very effective – no geese since putting it up. I am a very happy customer.

Norm C

Wayzata

The Goose D-Fence works great.

The Goose D-Fence works great. I’m happy that I have it. We’ve had no geese in the yard since putting it up. Couple of days ago a few geese showed up – looked at it and left. Great product.

Bill B

Excelsior, MN

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