Two companies that are direct competitors of Floating Islands International are Martin Ecosystems and Floating Wetland Solutions. Two companies that are indirect competitor of Floating Islands International are Wetland Solutions, Inc., and Beemats.
Floating Island International
- Floating Island International, based in Montana, markets itself this way: it offers "[d]ifferent product models ... to fit specific purposes: private pond aesthetics, lagoon-scale municipal wastewater treatment, high-energy breakwaters and coastal restoration."
- Floating Island International's proprietary BioHaven products have a matrix structure that constitutes a plant-growing platform. The perennial plants on the platform grow for many years. The BioHaven system is "a quasi-hydroponic system that uses a growing medium to supply plants with nutrition that does not leach into the water."
- Floating Island International's website lists seven products: BioHaven Floating Island, BioHaven StreamBed, BioHaven Forced-Flow StreamBed, Wastewater BioHaven, High-Energy BioHaven, Mini BioHaven, and Vegetated EcoShield.™
Direct Competitors to Floating Island International
- Martin Ecosystems, Baton Rouge LA, is a direct competitor to Floating Island International.
- Martin Ecosystems markets BioHaven products for several applications including erosion control, stormwater management, wastewater treatment, beautification, and recreation.
- Martin Ecosystems calls its products floating treatment wetlands, floating breakwater, vegetated ecoshield, ecobale, floating islands, floating docks, and floating duck blinds.
- Martin Ecosystems' featured clientele with projects explained on the website are Chicago Riverwalk restoration, Tranquility Habitat restoration, Lincoln Park Zoo Project (Chicago, IL), and LaFreniere Park Habitat restoration.
Floating Wetland Solutions
- Floating Wetland Solutions, Belville NC, is a direct competitor to Floating Islands International.
- Floating Wetland Solutions markets its products on a scale that differs from Martin Ecosystems. Floating Wetland Solutions "markets, sells, manufactures, installs and services Floating Wetland product-based solutions that improve water quality throughout the watershed." Its website does not mention specific applications.
- Floating Wetland Solutions' products are called floating treatment wetlands, floating islands, and submerged floating wetlands. The products use nine standard modular designs in different combinations according to the needs of the customer's situation.
- Floating Wetland Solutions does not list any customer projects on its website, although it has several helpful photographs of installations of products. Having been in business for 12 years, the company undoubtedly has many customers.
Indirect Competitors of Floating Islands International
Wetlands Solutions, Inc. (WSI)
- Wetlands Solutions, Inc., Gainesville FL, is an indirect competitor of Floating Islands International. The company works primarily in the South.
- Wetland Solutions, Inc., markets technical services rather than specific products: "(WSI) is a worldwide leader in developing and applying treatment wetland technologies to solve a variety of water quality challenges, including treatment of urban stormwater and municipal wastewater, lake and reservoir eutrophication, and runoff from confined animal feeding operations, agricultural lands, and industrial sites."
- WSI provides three types of services: treatment wetlands, aquatic ecology, and wetland mitigation and restoration.
- WSI works with three kinds of treatment wetlands: "Three types of treatment wetlands are typically used for water quality improvement: natural treatment wetlands, constructed surface flow treatment wetlands, and subsurface flow treatment wetlands."
- WSI's second type of service is "assessment and protection of ... aquatic ecosystems and their important functions."
- WSI's third type of service is "designing, developing, and monitoring of wetland restoration projects. The WSI team has a thorough understanding of wetland processes that can improve the outcome of wetland restoration projects."
- Projects shared by WSI on its website include the Great Swamp Effluent Management System, the Kanapaha Infiltrating Wetland Demonstration Project, the Lake Hancock Outfall Treatment Project, and the Sweetwater Branch/Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project. Two of these projects were done for Gainesville Regional Utilities, a third for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and fourth for the Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority.
Beemats Floating Wetlands
- Beemats Floating Wetlands, Satellite Beach, FL., is an indirect competitor of Floating Islands International. The company works primarily in the South.
- Beemats markets a patented floating wetland system of mats joined by nylon connectors. Plant containers are attached to the mats.
- Completed and ongoing projects using Beemats' products include Indian Hills Rec Area, Ft Pierce; Hanover County, Virginia; Merritt Ridge Stormwater Treatment Area, Brevard, FL; Wickham Park Treatment Pond, Brevard, FL; Patrick Air Force Base; City of Jacksonville FL; and several others described and pictured on the website.
We searched for pricing data for the floating wetlands, floating islands, and any of the other products marketed by the direct and indirect competitors of Floating Island International. We checked their websites including the project case studies, but none listed any financial data. All four companies are private, without published annual reports. We searched for information on how the four companies do their marketing, but none of their websites indicate any advertising expense or marketing campaigns. Industry publications do not contain information on the companies' revenues. We searched for information about how or whether the companies compete for particular clients, and located some 2017 and 2019 bid requests for floating wetlands on Bidnet and the Virginia Bid Network, but the information was behind registration walls. One advertisement for bids is for a current project in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but no financial information is available in the advertisement.