Johnny Barnes and Richard Williams are co-founders of Stormwater Pond Management. Both partners were born in the area and have lived their entire life on the Virginia/Carolina border. This profession was probably a given as that both partners are avid watermen that have boated-fished-crabbed-swam and existed on the waters of this area their whole life. Because of this, their love of the outdoors, and their previous backgrounds, they understand and have the greatest respect for the environment and know the importance for water quality – clean lakes, ponds and waterways.
As teenagers, Johnny and Richard began guiding for bass fishermen and duck hunters on Currituck Sound and still guide occasionally. They saw first hand the way water quality and the environmental waste had effect on fish and all wildlife. They became involved years ago with Ducks Unlimited and Back Bay Restoration Foundation because of their commitment to address these conditions.
After a hurricane hit Wilmington, NC, it became even clearer. Johnny and Richard talked to a friend in Wilmington and found out that 90% of the retention ponds had failed and this had caused thousands of dollars in damages from flooding in the area. This friend was in the business of reconstructing the failed/damaged ponds and this was costing the homeowners associations unnecessary expenses due to lack of maintenance. This is when Richard and Johnny realized the necessity of properly maintaining these retention ponds for our area.
When they took over managing some of the first ponds, they were no more than an overgrown trash collecting pit with no functional purpose. Now it makes us proud to see these ponds as a healthy and very functional part of the property and the ecosystem. Richard and Johnny attend seminars, classes, and training to stay current with new regulations and cutting edge technology.
Their knowledge, their past experiences, their work ethics, and their personal commitment complement each other and together they provide our customers with the best service possible.