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tj shinholser owner of charlotte backyard ponds

Meet Owner TJ Shinholser

I’m Thomas Shinholser (TJ), and I’m the owner of Charlotte Backyard Ponds. I started my business because I wanted to share the beauty of ponds with as many people as I can. My father owned a pond company in Maryland for as long as I can remember, so me and my brothers grew up living the pond lifestyle. I gained my experience working as a foreman for my father for several years. After learning everything I could, I decided to set out on my own and start my pond business in North Carolina.

My passion for nature is in my blood. I am driven by a strong desire to give you the pond you deserve, but I also like to have some fun in the process! I deeply value my relationship with my clients, and I am always looking forward to bringing some positivity into their homes. When you work with us, you can expect quality service and an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Our Mission

Charlotte Backyard Ponds is a company that puts the client first. Our top priority is your satisfaction. We want to give you the result you desire so that your backyard can bloom. 

We treasure each project, and we love seeing you smile after our job is complete. You can expect us to be there for you and to communicate openly at every turn. Your trust in us is something we don’t take lightly, and we go to great lengths to see you happy.

Let’s transform your backyard and give you a pond that improves the way you spend your time and helps you reconnect with your loved ones.

tj shinholser owner of charlotte backyard ponds

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Here’s What Our Customers Say…

Growing around ponds and being involved with ponds our entire lives, we are perfectionists and we take a lot of pride in our work. Have a look at what other homeowners like you have to say about working with us.

Bernadette DemauroBernadette Demauro
21:53 06 Feb 23
I would highly recommend Charlotte Backyard Ponds. Working with TJ was a pleasure. He is very professional and knowledgeable. He listened to what we wanted and then went about creating a pond that was beyond what I could have imagined. I will let the picture speak for itself, we couldn't be more pleased.
anna grace hilbishanna grace hilbish
21:46 27 Nov 22
We had a great experience with Charlotte Backyard ponds!! We had recently moved into a new home with a run down pond. There was a lot of maintenance and fixing up that needed to be done and they did an amazing job. Installed a new waterfall, pump and filtration system for us. They were very professional and easy to work with. So excited to relax by our new/improved pond! Highly recommend using their services.
Jiggy PatelJiggy Patel
22:12 17 Oct 22
TJ is a great guy, after a good chit chat on the phone he came out surveyed what I was trying to accomplish, we had an existing pond which need renovation was having issues beyond wasting money to fix. TJ and his company solved the problem. Rebuilt the pond looks amazing, great price, and was done in the time he had said. DEF use this Company. keep up the good work👍🏽Here are some before and after pics.
Laura BradyLaura Brady
14:20 13 Jul 22
I would 100% recommend TJ and his team. Professional, easy and fast communication, knowledgeable, exceptional work, and you can tell he really loves what he does. Our project was to dismantle a large koi pond that we inherited when we moved in. He knew exactly what to do with all the materials (to prep for a landscaper) and the wildlife - taking the extra care to capture some small tadpoles and a large bullfrog that he wanted for his own backyard! I will definitely be calling TJ again when we look to install a new water feature. He does more than just ponds! Call him!
Marcial MesaMarcial Mesa
14:33 12 Jun 22
We had TJ and his team do a complete pond cleaning! We were extremely impressed with the quality of service and his eye for detail. We are new to having a pond and he was able to educate us with all his knowledge of caring and maintaining it. They were extremely professional. They arrived on time and got right to work! The finished product was beautiful we are enjoying it tremendously!We are very happy that we found Charlotte Backyard Ponds to help us to maintain our pond.I highly recommend TJ and his team.

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