Our Water Features profoundly change the energy of the space they are in. Nothing changes the energy in a space more than the sights and sounds of water dancing and singing!

James Hiestand

Certified Aquascape Contractor

We love making backyard dreamscapes come true!

Our mission is to connect people with nature by creating magical outdoor living spaces that transform lives. A DreamsScape connects people with nature in its purest form, dancing and singing water. Our naturalistic, living water ecosystems are all custom, one-of-a-kind creations designed specifically for each location.

Our Dreamscapes create harmony, serenity, tranquility, calm & delight.

James Hiestand

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Our Skills & Experience

With over 31 years experience, DreamScapes’ artistry and skill is unmatched. We only work on one project at a time in order to ensure attention to detail and the highest quality of work is produced.


DreamScapes operates as a C-27 Landscape Contractor. 

License #809-057


We are fully bonded.


We are fully insured with both General Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance.

James Heistand

Dreamscapes Founder

James Heistand

A Team

Certified Aquacsape Contractors

A Team

Certified Aquascape Contractors

James Hiestand has been creating DreamScapes since 1992.  A Certified Aquascape Contractor, James’ passion for creating ecosystem water features and custom landscaping is palpable and contagious, on every project. James and his team have extensive experience in all aspects of designing and constructing outdoor living spaces. They integrate design, engineering, drainage, grading, irrigation, stonework, lighting, hardscape, carpentry and planting into every project. What makes a DreamScape so special is the seamless integration between our water features and their surrounding landscapes. The wholistic approach of designing/ installing from start to finish allows for us to make wonderful modifications and improvements to the design of our project as we progress in it’s construction.

 Aquascapes, based out of Chicago, is the main source of training and pond making materials for all Certified Aquascape Contractors. They design and manufacture the highest quality pond construction materials in the world. Once a year, all of us CACs converge at Aqualand (Aquascapes’ amazing headquarters near St. Charles, IL.) for an event called Pondemonium, where we train, network and collaborate on a large project together. There are reginal training events around the US we attend as well.