About Us

When Josh Hetley was put in charge of maintaining the water garden on display at the local Garden Center, it was the start of a deep appreciation of the peace and tranquility that a water feature can bring. He was hooked, eventually building his dream pond and raising koi on his own property.

Fast forward to 2017—Josh founded Clarity Ponds in Highland, Illinois. His knowledge, skill, and passion made a big splash as he started to design and create natural water features all across the St. Louis region. Clarity Ponds specializes in one-of-a-kind, custom creations, using hand-chosen natural materials. Every project is unique, showcasing each client’s distinctive style and personality. 

As Owner and Chief Creative Officer of Clarity Ponds, Josh works with a talented crew led by Construction Foreman KC Jones. Together, the team has one goal: to give clients the best possible experience and a water feature that will thrill them for years to come. 

Clarity’s Process

At Clarity Ponds, we want to know what you think. Our relationship with our clients is a true collaboration. We take your vision, add clarity, and bring it to life in your backyard. We will share our knowledge with you so you can choose the pond, waterfall, or fountain that gives you the precise look, feeling, and atmosphere that you’re hoping for.

We have a passion for helping people achieve their very own water-scape paradise.

Clarity Ponds’ Promise to You

At Clarity Ponds, we value honesty, integrity, and trust. Every single member of our team is dedicated to providing you with the best products and highest standard of service.  

Josh Hetley


Ana Brickeen

Office Manager

KC Jones

Landscape Construction Foreman

Mike Miller

Landscape Construction Laborer

Xavier Noble

Landscape Construction Laborer

Christian Coca

Landscape Construction Laborer

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Our team has a passion for helping people achieve their dream space that involves water, whatever it may be!

Your vision means as much to us as it does to you!

Accredited with the Better Business Bureau

"On time and on budget, could not be happier!"

The crew was very professional, Clarity Ponds was able to incorporate all of our design ideas, and more, to take our project to the next level.  It was on time and on budget, could not be happier!


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