Read what some of our Clients say about us and our work…

Working with Dusty and the team at Rocky Mountain Ponds & Waterfalls is a great experience. We saw their work at the Colorado Garden and Home Show and were impressed.  Dusty drafted up our project and told us it would take a week to complete.  We did sign up, but frankly we were skeptical of the timing based on other projects that we have contracted in the past.  However, we were pleasantly surprised as the project was complete in a week.  The patio, fire-pit and water feature are far better than we expected, and the team was very professional and cleaned up after the project.  I would highly recommend Rocky Mountain Ponds & Waterfalls.  They provide excellent value and fantastic results!

Steve & Gina
Westminster, Colorado
March 2012

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  What a wonderful water feature you created.  It exceeds our wildest expectations.

As you know, I spent four months hiking in Colorado and taking hundreds of pictures of streams and waterfalls in order to get ideas for a NATURAL looking water feature at our home.  However, when I looked at Denver metro companies/contractors to make my pictures a reality, I was bitterly disappointed.  They all had water features that seemed artificial and contrived.  Every company I researched failed to show anything that looked remotely natural.

In my desperation, I decided to undertake the project myself.  I researched companies throughout the country on the internet in order to get some design ideas.  Their designs and pictures showed that they had never been to the mountains to see anything in the real world.  And then I found RMPW.

Dusty visited our home, listened to our vision, and explained how he might make it come true.  We visited his home/backyard showroom to look at design features.  Everything was low key and professional.  Not once did we ever feel pressured in any way.  He was a wealth of information and great ideas.

When we decided on a plan, Daniel took over.  What a hardworking man and crew.  They brought in over 13 tons of rock (some weighing a ton a piece), did landscaping and finished the job in three days.  When Mother Nature created a small water leak (not their fault), Daniel responded within 12 hours to remedy the situation.  Talk about service!

We have been entertaining non-stop since the water feature was completed.  To a person, everyone who has seen it has been amazed by how natural it looks…..as if the high mountains were brought right into our backyard.  Everyone has estimated the construction cost to be 2 to 3 times what it actually was.

I’ve owned a small business for 19 years, and I have never dealt with such a professional, dedicated, efficient and hard working group who take pride in their quality workmanship and stand by it.  If any company deserves to be successful, it is Rocky Mountain Ponds & Waterfalls.

Thanks again Dusty and Daniel.  If you have prospective customers who want a candid opinion as to what a quality operation you run and what quality work you do …… just give them my name and number.  Continued success in the future……..you two deserve it.

Evergreen, Colorado
September 2011


We recently contacted RMPW to inquire about a water feature and outdoor space improvement. The owner and marketing representative came to our home to give us ideas on what could be done with our space, and what features we might want to include. Within the one hour visit, RMPW came up with a full plan for a water feature, patio and fire pit, with all necessary landscaping. They gave us an immediate quote and fully explained everything to us. We made our decision, fully briefed, on the spot.

We scheduled the project, and work began on time. We cannot say enough about how smooth the whole process went. RMPW coordinated utility marking, necessary sub-contractors (Electrician, Plumber) and their work crews. The crews were efficient, careful, and extremely neat in their approach to the work. A minimum of damage was done to existing landscape. Work was completed on time, with beautiful results. Clean-up after the job was quick and complete.

The personal touch and open communications are fresh air when dealing with businesses, and RMPW get an A+ in our book for superb customer service. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

We strongly recommend RMPW. They are professional, prompt, caring, and just plain fun to work with. These guys are awesome!

Sid & Terry
Franktown, Colorado
July 2011


Just a quick note to thank you and your crew for doing such an outstanding job and completing it in time for our party!!!

The quality of work exceeded all of our expectations and we appreciated how you worked with us.  I have wanted an outdoor kitchen for 20 years and the work you did made it worth the wait.  We will use our fire pit daily and the waterfall makes us feel like we are at a Resort.

Thank your crew for us as they are not only professional but real Craftsmen.

Thanks again.

Castle Rock, Colorado
January 2011


My wife and I were frustrated with our existing pond and waterfall. We called RMPW and Dusty said not to worry he would help in any way he could. After walking the property and looking at our landscape from various vantage points he immediately designed a waterfall, pond and sitting area. The crew under the leadership of both Daniel and Armando, were simply amazing. they quickly brought to life what Dusty had envisioned and it was spectacular. While working on the water feature I asked for additional landscaping including rock, mulch, property cleanup and various plantings. Each and every member of the crew were dedicated, hard working and definitely wanted to make us satisfied customers.

When a lighting contractor punctured a return hose creating a massive leak around the water feature, Dusty responded within 4 hours, had the leak repaired and offered to check on the status of other work they had performed!!!!! All after the normal workday was done!!!!

Sedalia, Colorado
July 2010


We wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how pleased we are with our pond. Your company did an outstanding job transforming our OLD pond into a beautiful work of art, our neighbors cannot believe how much nicer it LOOKS and SOUNDS. The guys that were assigned to our pond did an OUTSTANDING JOB, and we could not be happier.

Aurora, Colorado
July 2010


We will have our yard in great shape within the next weekend and would be willing to have you come take pics for the RMPW portfolio if you would like to add it and a reference from us for home shows (where we met you) and if you would like to use us for tours to let other customers see our feature and design.
I can’t thank you enough for all you’re help and support and for our ongoing relationship with RMPW.  I also can’t express how much we enjoy having the pond and waterfalls in our yard, I can’t imagine lives without it now.

Your devoted fan :)

Broomfield, Colorado
June 2010


Just to let you know my yard is AMAZING…your crew was wonderful.

Parker, Colorado
June 2010


I would say that both Ann and I are very, very pleased with all aspects of your company.

The finished product (water feature) is truly a great piece of work, and blends into the landscape perfectly. One of our neighbors has said “That’s the coolest one I’ve ever seen.” and now he wants one!

From the initial meeting and proposal with Dusty, all the way through construction with Daniel and his team, and even to the seasonal shutdown which Jake performed last Tuesday, every contact with your company has been excellent. This has been a rare experience……an organization which actually delivers as good or better than the expectations which were set!

Finally, I have full confidence that if I ever have an issue of any kind, your team will be responsive and will resolve whatever it might be. It is a strong legacy which you all are developing, and will surely be well worth the effort in the future!

Thank you very much and we will see you next spring!

Mike and Ann
Parker, Colorado
December 2009

The experience with RMPW has exceeded our expectations!

They not only designed and installed a remarkable water feature but most importantly developed a total landscape plan for our new home. From the outset , their design team beat all competitors with a comprehensive layout of the proposed plan and that was followed by a flawless execution. RMPW continues to impress us with their wonderful service after the project was completed.

There are a number of firms in landscaping but these are the real PROS!

Jim and Leslie
Castle Pines
Castle Rock, Colorado
August 2009


We are THRILLED with our entire landscaping project! Dusty had a vision for our yard and he brought it to life! His vision, combined with Daniel’s hard-working team and Jennifer’s excellent customer service, transformed our yard into our own private nature preserve. Whether we’re sitting on the patio, enjoying the many varieties of birds cooling off in the ponds, or walking thru the yard, discovering newly bloomed flowers, or enjoying the cozy fire on a cool Colorado evening, we are surrounded by nature at its best.

Although we were hesitant to include a waterfall in our design, Dusty assured us it would be “the focal point of the backyard” – and he was right. We are hypnotized by the sound of cascading water and spend a little time every day enjoying its musical sounds.

Dusty and his team have enlarged our living space by giving us an outdoor paradise we can call our own!

Beth Rabine & Jim Dongog
Castle Rock, Colorado
July 2009


Rocky Mountain Pond and Waterfalls has been an excellent landscaping source for me personally as well as my clients.  Nearly four years ago, Dusty Hettinger approached my wife about landscaping our yard.  While walking the property he showed us what he envisioned for our landscaping. By positioning trees, he could  bring down our roof lines.  By adding sod, he could make the landscaping flow with the likes of a golf course and by creating waterfalls, he could create an aura that provides peaceful sounds and wonderful scenery.

His creativity is second to none and we appreciate his hard work and professional crew.

Jeff Hendley
Parker, Colorado
September 2008


We wanted to take a moment to thank Dusty and his crew for a great experience.  Both he and his team of workers were professional and easy to work with.  Dusty was in constant daily communication with us to make sure we were happy with how our plans were moving forward. He worked with us to design a plan that fit our needs and made a beautiful piece of artwork for our landscape. His team worked unbelievably fast to complete our job and when we had questions or concerns, someone was out to the house, usually that day, to address it. Daniel and Jose were accommodating and  easy to work with as well.
We would highly recommend Rocky Mountain Pond and Waterfall, and currently have phase two of our project underway. This company has a wide variety of abilities to cover all of your outdoor needs.  If you think of it, they can probably do it.

The McVeigh’s
Parker, Colorado
August 2008


This letter is being written appreciation of the professionalism, integrity, and care exhibited by the Rocky Mountain Pond and Waterfall staff while servicing a long list of very aggravating water feature issues at our home.

Over the past few years, frequent mechanical failures, leakages and electrical overloads in our pond, stream and waterfall feature resulted in erratic water levels, dead fish, flooding, power outages, and unacceptably high water bills. After receiving very scary prognoses with unacceptably high costs, we very regretfully began developing plans for converting our water feature into a rock garden.

In one last attempt to save our beautiful water feature, we called Rocky Mountain Pond & Waterfall. In only one site visit, RMP&W owner, Dusty Hettinger, described most likely causes, assured us that the problems and solutions were minor, then gave us several owner-applied tests to confirm his diagnoses. The RMP&W cost estimate turned out to be a fraction of the previously received bids, with no sacrifice in component quality. The RMP&W’s bid also included many extras, such as a faux rock cover for the skimmer box along with several improved water filtration components.

As scheduled, two RMPW pond technicians arrived two days later and proved to be extremely capable, hard working, and knowledgeable. While on site, they also provided a tremendous amount point-of-need information on fish, pond and plant maintenance.

In the following weeks, every one of RMPW’s bid commitments was honored in a timely, professional manner. When all work was done, a very detailed accounting of all project costs was provided to me, within minutes after making a request for this information.

We now thank Rocky Mountain Pond & Waterfall every time we look out a window and see an exquisite, problem free pond and waterfall rather than just a rock garden.

David Butler
Parker, Colorado
August 2008