66 67 AQUATERRA OUTDOORS A PASSION FOR CREATIVITY, QUALITY, AND SERVICE T al Thevenot has a passion for the outdoors.Over the last decade, he’s built a team that embraces that passion and a business that thrives on it. Based in Plano,Texas,AquaTerra Outdoors is an award-winning design/ build/management firm that embodies a culture focused on quality, attention to detail, and delivering outstanding outdoor lifestyle solutions that exceed expectations. Business View had a fascinating Q&Awith Thevenot, Founder & Principle Designer at AquaTerra Outdoors, about the intricacies and mindset of his highly successful company.The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. BVM: What niche were you trying to fill when you first started the company, and how has it evolved?