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About Hydro Composites, LLC

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We are passionate about our
products and your projects!

Founded in 2007, out of the necessity for quality fiberglass products at a competitive price and timely manner, Hydro Composites, LLC has become a leader in FRP production of various tanks and FRP products. Hydro Composites, LLC began immediate production in August 2007 of specialized fiberglass products for the Aquaculture, Irrigation, and Wastewater industries.

Since 2007, Hydro Composites has diversified and now manufactures products such as rainwater capture tanks, water slides, amusement rides, sports products, Hide A Way wildlife blinds, sugar kettles, and pre-formed ponds. We also manufacture OEM products and offer repair services for all fiberglass needs.

With CAD drawing capabilities and a highly experienced fabrication team Hydro Composites, LLC does its own mold work and engineering for products. We have the ability to be a “one-stop fiberglass shop” for all of your FRP needs.

STAFF BIO’S

Meet the Team

Chris Mills
Chris MillsManaging Member
Chris Mills received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University (1996) in Aquaculture with a minor in Agricultural Business. After graduation from LSU, Chris took a position as the Production Manager of Aquaculture Systems Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of Propeller Wash and Small Bubble Wash Bead Filters. Chris’ 6.5-year tenure at AST exposed him to many aspects of aquatic life support. Chris managed all manufacturing and testing of filtration units, design and construction of skid mounted and custom filtration systems, job start-ups and equipment training, assistance with fabrication and data collection for research grants, sales, and technical support for all of AST’s products, among other various responsibilities. In July 2003 Chris accepted a position with Emperor Aquatics, Inc., manufacturer of UV Sterilizers and other Aquatic Life Support Equipment. As the Southeast-Midwest Regional Sales Manager, Chris provided sales, consulting, and technical support of aquatic life support equipment to the Aquaculture, Aquarium, Water Garden, Wastewater, and Zoo industries.

Chris served as an officer on the Board of Directors the Aquaculture Suppliers Association.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his family as well as hunting and fishing.

Dennis Polasek
Dennis PolasekOperations Manager
Dennis Polasek has been on board with Hydro Composites, LLC since the moment we started, 2007.

As the Operations Manager, his responsibilities range from manufacturing, facility operations, and facility expansion, custom fiberglass mold designs, troubleshooting, and overseeing quality control. He is an expert at managing costs for both our business and most importantly our clients. He has over 25 continuous years of expertise in plastic fabrication, welding of thermoplastics, metal fabrication, and composite tooling. Over the years, Dennis has become a highly skilled fabricator and designer in fiberglass, composites, acrylics, wood, and metals. Dennis is well versatile in this industry. He is always excited to take on a new challenge, very eager to share his expertise, along with teaching and coaching others. This is where his true passion lies.

While Dennis has a vast knowledge of our business, Denny (as his loved ones call him) has extraordinarily strong family values. He enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, and extended family. His ideal weekend is all his family at the lake with good BBQ and lots of fishing. He and his brother Michael (Production Manager) enjoy raising and catching Rio Grande Perch for the family fishing trips. For lack of better words, Dennis is a good ole’ boy. He is a hardworking, God-loving, family man. He is known for putting others first. This is the fundamental foundation of not only his core but Hydro Composites. LLC.

Melissa Grimaudo
Melissa GrimaudoOffice Manager
Melissa Grimaudo received her Bachelor of Science in Management in 2019. Shortly after her graduation, Hydro Composites, LLC hired her on board. She is experienced in logistics, human resources, benefits, payroll, billing, and receivables. Outstanding customer service has always been essential in Melissa’s office procedures and she excels in ensuring smooth operations and utilizes her education and life skills to promote smooth operations in our office. Her day at Hydro Composites, LLC supports office services, human resources, information systems, accounting, logistics, and record management. Melissa is also a member of the National Notary Association.
Michael Polasek
Michael PolasekProduction Manager
Michael Polasek is the Production Manager, he oversees the production process, coordinating all production activities and operations, and ensures that the production will be done in a timely manner to help keep costs within given budgets. He is a devoted husband of 26 years and father of 4. Michael started out as a diesel mechanic and eventually went into welding and designing beautiful gates and fencing. He was self-employed, owning a fencing and gate operator company for over 15 years. He brings knowledge of production, time management, and customer service to Hydro Composites. Over the years he has also become highly skilled in fabrication, design and installation with metals and wood. In his free time, Michael is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and spending quality time with his family.
Adrian Gonzalez
Adrian GonzalezDrafting Specialist
Adrian joined our team in June of 2019, having several years of experience drafting composite vessels and structures for various composite manufacturers. Graduating from Coastal Bend College (2012) with an A.A.S. degree (Associates of Applied Science), his education and work experience make him a major component of our team here at Hydro Composites.

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

What our clients have to say…

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“Hydro Composites has been a great source for budget-minded, high quality, custom tanks and has always been a friendly experience with a can-do attitude. If you can dream it, they will build it. Great quality without breaking the bank!”

Kenny Alexopoulos, Chief Operating Officer
Oklahoma Aquarium

“I have used Hydro Composites for several years now to customize my laboratory for my marine research needs. Their customizable tank designs make it easy for me to optimize my laboratory space and their staff are personable, easy to work with, and reply quickly to your inquiries.”

Dr. Philip Gravinese
Florida Southern College

“Hydro Composites, LLC and Chris Mills have worked with us for years to build custom fish rearing tanks and recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) related equipment to support our research projects. We have been very happy with their tanks, equipment and technical support over the years and plan on continuing to work with them into the future.”

Greg Fischer, Assistant Director
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

“We have had nothing but excellent products and service from Hydro composites LLC. Everything from large rearing tanks to custom design incubation tanks and skimmer boxes. Chris and staff have been great to work with and stand behind their products and service.”

“We have purchased a couple large, custom, fiberglass tanks from Hydro Composites.  Both tanks were well constructed and performed perfectly with the high-velocity water flows required with our fisheries research.  Hydro Composite’s dedicated staff was extremely helpful in the design phase and made the acquisition process seamless and on-time.”

“I have used Hydro Composites raceway tanks for corals for years now and they make a great product. Sturdy, good gel coat and I love the PVC pipe options for legs.”

Dr. David E. Vaughn, Founder
Plant A Million Corals

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