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About Us

Bernd and Burdette


Karen, the soul in our Store!
Karen takes care of the store, orders and of course of our customers.
Always happy, always a laugh and always there for our customers!


Burdette, the finance minister!
Burdette takes care of the finances and supports in the store!
He loves to talk, and if you want to know also about history or phonographs,
here you go....!


Bernd, is Iowa's Pond Guy
Bernd is the pond, he lives it, he eats it, he breathes it and he sleeps with it.
You won't find anyone else in Iowa who knows so much about how to build ponds, how to keep ponds, how to heal ponds, how to fix ponds, how to enjoy ponds.
To talk with Bernd, please make a appointment, he is mostly at the customers side.

Bernd started building ponds in 1984 in Germany, over 30 years ago!
He attended classes at the University as well as at Manufacturers, for water features.
His educational background can be compared with a Master Water Landscaper!
Bernd owned in Germany a water-scape business for more than 20 years.
After legal immigration in 2011, Bernd and Burdette started Bernd’s Pond in a double Garage.
In Fall 2012 Bernd and Burdette purchased the former Grocery Store building in Wellsburg, IA
and established the Pond Store Bernd’s Pond which had his General Opening on April 13.2013
Since than, we developed Bernd’s Pond to the largest and most complete as well as up to date
Water-Scape Store in Iowa!
To keep up to date, Bernd attends every year at least one Seminar, visits Manufacturer and shows.




In 2018 Bernd’s Pond won the Super Service Award from Angie's List, a national award!
Bernd’s Pond is also accredited with a A+ Rating at the better business bureau!

Bernd’s Motto; Ponds done right

Bernd was/is speaker at several home and garden shows, for Garden Clubs
and writes for the Pond Trade Magazine Articles

Countless happy customers, enjoying crystal clear water, great plants and healthy fish are proof!!!
No matter if you are a DIY or want a pond build, Bernd is your one stop source to get it right!

Bernd’s Pond supports local organizations such as;
Northern Iowa Pond and Koi Club
Boy Scouts, Timothy Christian Reformed School, Hospice, Cancer Society,
Hartman Reserve, Cedar Valley Arboretum and others.
Bernd's Pond, Water Gardens Fountains & Ponds, Wellsburg, IA