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About Philadelphia’s Premier
Pond Company—AquaReale

AquaReale was founded by Matthew and Laura Reale. They first started Reale Landscape and Design in 1999, the year they got married. They changed the name and direction of the company in 2010, with a new name and focus– AquaReale. The new name reflected the emphasis on all things water. Laura and Matt live with their two kids and three cats in Jenkintown, PA. They enjoy their pond and pondless water features.

Meet Our Team

Laura Reale
Laura RealePresident
Laura oversees all management aspects of AquaReale, as well as running of the the maintenance division. She utilizes her master’s degree from Northwestern University to manage all company branding initiatives. She loves spending time with her and Matt’s 22 year old daughter and 14 year old son. Laura prefers everything indoors and has an aversion to the sun and nice weather. She loves working out but favors a sterile gym environment over anything outdoors in nature.
Matthew Reale
Matthew RealeVice President
Matt handles all operational details of the company, from estimating and bidding on jobs to managing his crews on projects, offering his expertise and experience as needed. Matt has his degree in landscape design from the Temple University Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and would love to share nature and his love of the outdoors with his kids, who are not interested in the least.
Tyler Pettoni
Tyler PettoniDirector of Operations
Tyler has a B.S. in Biology from Penn State University with a focus in Marine Biology, Freshwater Ichthyology, & Invertebrate Zoology. His role combines that educational background with a passion for business development and organization to run operations for AquaReale. Tyler is also an avid fisherman and has been playing ice hockey his entire life.

Sandra Cohen
Sandra CohenChief Connector and Office Manager
Sandy is the company bridge and connector. She shares Matt’s love of the outdoors and nature as well as Laura’s passion for marketing, databases and people. She loves puttering in her naturalized yard and gardens. Sandy has 1 small 50+ year old pond on her property and an indoor pond in her living room (created by Matt). Sandy and her husband are recent empty nesters and now live with an array of cats, lizards, fish and a turtle

Josh Kim
Josh KimConstruction Foreman
Josh graduated from Penn State with a degree in Psychology and a focus on the psychological benefits of spending time outdoors. He has a strong affinity for aquatics, nature, and working with his hands. In his free time, Josh enjoys paddle boarding, playing volleyball, and taking care of his many pets.

Eric Naylor
Eric NaylorSenior Maintenance Tech
Eric has been with AquaReale since the summer of 2014. He loves getting his hands dirty and applying his expertise and high levels of care to each water feature. He is dedicated to ensuring that each pond he touches looks and functions at its best. He lives with his wife, Maegan, and their dog, Luke. His favorite activities are hiking, engaging with nature, gardening and disc golf.
Hunter Dyson
Hunter DysonMaintenance Tech
Hunter joined AquaReale in 2024 shortly after completing his degree in Landscape Architecture from Jefferson University. He loves working out doors and being hands on. In his free time he enjoys playing and coaching soccer.

Will Passaretti
Will PassarettiMaintenance Tech
Will has been with AquaReale since Winter 2024. He has a huge passion for fish and all other critters found in and around ponds. He is an avid angler and enjoys spending as much of his free time as he can fishing.
Bill Largist
Bill LargistConstruction Team
Bill joined the AquaReale team in 2024. His favorite part of the job is getting to continuously be outside and in nature. He absolutely loves spending time with his baby daughter as well as hiking, camping, and fishing.

AquaReale is a proud sponsor of The Academy of Music and The Mann Music Center

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