Since 1992, Ramaker & Associates (RAMAKER) has been a leader in the Aquatics Industry.  As a full service company, our team is proficient in all phases of the design process. With creative ideas and decades of experience, we skillfully collaborate with you to achieve a design that reflects your vision and exceeds your expectations. 

These eight phases will guide you from your initial dream to the grand opening of your successful waterpark or aquatic facility.

PHASE I: The Dream

So, you want to build a waterpark or aquatic facility. You think it's a great idea but how do you go about pursuing this dream without people thinking you're all wet? You can learn from the experts in the industry.

Simple drawing of a water park plan

PHASE II: Feasibility Study

The feasibility study provides an economic and business analysis as well as a guideline for design. Our designers will focus on the target market outlined in the study and design your facility to match accordingly. It is a very crucial starting point to building your park.

Colored drawing of a water park plan

PHASE III: Master Planning

The master plan provides a layout of the facility size and features. It also reveals how the pool area integrates with the overall scheme of the development, whether it is a resort, hotel, YMCA or community pool. It is imperative to bring in the entire team at this stage so that planning, budgeting, and scheduling can be addressed.

Aerial view of a drawing of a water park plan

PHASE IV: Design Development

You’ll work closely with the design team during this stage to take the master plan a step further to define construction materials, features and theming.

Rending of a water park plan

PHASE V: Construction Documents

Developed in this stage are the working documents that the consultants and contractors need to make the vision a reality. These documents address code requirements and specifications and are ready for permitting and construction.

Drawing of a water park plan

PHASE VI: Bidding/Negotiation

Once plans are in place, the next step is to negotiate the contract for construction or bid the project to several contractors. When the numbers are in we assist the client with deciding which contractor is best suited based on price, quality and experience.

Map of Jay Vermont

PHASE VII: Construction Services

Progress always seems slow at first, but then you quickly see it all coming together. Solid construction management improves the work flow to meet construction milestones and substantial completion.


PHASE VIII: Grand Opening

The realization of the dream! First impressions are extremely important and your grand opening is a perfect opportunity to showcase this dream facility. The integrity of the development team assures that there will be many successful days beyond the first.

Kids playing in a wave pool