01 Mar Drew Hay
As a third-generation dirt mover, Drew Hay has literally been in the excavating industry his entire life. With his father Phil Hay starting the company while Drew was a young boy, he has grown up in the industry. Surrounded by his father, uncle and many other mentors, He grew up learning and working with some of the most respected individuals in the field. Learning all aspects of excavation from residential, agriculture, industrial and commercial, Drew quickly grew a passion for water. Drew’s father Phil became one of the most respected pond contractors in Western Pa for his ability to hold and retain water. With tricks and techniques learned from his Dad and lessons learned with 29+ years of professional experience, Drew has grown Phil Hay & Sons Inc. into one of the most highly respected pond/lake construction companies in the country.
Designing, constructing and completing his first pond on his own when he was 16, Drew has since constructed, renovated and repaired hundreds of ponds, lakes and dams across the country. Always with a level of expertise and precision on understanding the earth, engineering and proper techniques that have withstood the test of time. Everything from a small backyard, ornamental pond to multiple acre lakes, Drew and his professional staff complete everything from concept through fruition.
Recently, Drew has implemented a new addition to Phil Hay & Sons Inc. for pond and lake management. While still completing pond/lake projects that Phil Hay & Sons Inc. is historically known for, the company has now grown into everything ponds and lakes. Along with aeration equipment, fountains, stocking and feeding, the company now provides solutions for all aspects of the pond industry.
Along with pond and lake construction, Drew has made the company highly regarded with the PA Fish & Boat Commission and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for stream enhancements across the commonwealth. For the last 17 years Phil Hay & Sons Inc. has completed numerous stream and fish structure enhancements in high quality trout streams. Creating devices that prevent erosion to stream banks and channels, while also gaining excellent fish structures to provide great fishing experiences.
As you can tell, Drew most definitely has a passion for water! He has been invited and spoke at several seminars on proper techniques for constructing ponds and renovations across the country. With a vast knowledge of historical events, common mistakes made by beginning pond builders, he has helped and guided numerous individuals to properly construct or repair ponds and lakes. His philosophy is to help others achieve their dreams of their own private or public oasis.