About Us


Premier Aquarium Service was founded in 1998, but the interest started well before that. Founder Michael Maki was fascinated by fish and nature from an early age and had his first aquarium before the age of 3. In 1987, he started working for the largest fish store in the Twin Cities, and stayed there throughout college and for five years after graduating college with a business degree.

Gaining experience in all aspects of the aquarium industry, Michael learned that not only were the livestock and aquarium systems important, but also the relationship developed with clients when caring for their aquatic pets. Out of this passion and value, Premier Aquarium Service was formed.

As the company grew, so did our dedication and need to have a professional staff that shares Michael’s passion. Today, Premier Aquarium Service employs a team second-to-none in the luxury aquarium industry. With over 100 years’ combined experience, we have seen just about every aquatic situation, allowing us to quickly resolve complex issues. Each year, Premier Aquarium Service installs or services hundreds of aquatic displays, never forgetting that we are not only caring for your system but also your pets

To stay on top of a constantly-changing industry, Premier Aquarium Service regularly attends trade shows, continuing education classes, vendor events, and tries many new products at our shop and on our personal aquatic displays. Our company is excited about the future of the aquatic industry and our role in that future. If you are considering an aquarium, water garden, or professional service, we invite you to contact us today so we can bring your ideas to life and you can enjoy your aquatic experience with none of the work.

Premier Aquarium Service, Inc. Mission Statement.

Premier Aquarium Service, Inc. is dedicated to providing our clients with luxury residential and commercial aquatic systems as well as providing the highest level of aquatic services and product in the aquarium and water garden industry. We will treat our client’s livestock as loved pets and not disposable objects. Our teammates will provide honest reliable service with special concern for our client’s privacy. All product and livestock supplied to our clients will be of only the highest quality. Premier Aquarium Service, Inc. will provide regular services throughout the greater Twin City Metro area and installation service nationwide.

Our Difference

Here are just a few of the things that we feel sets us apart from the competition and truly makes us Premier

  • Experienced Professional Staff – Over 150 Years combined professional experience
  • Largest Team of professional technicians in the upper Midwest
  • Fully Insured and background checked
  • Professional Service Fleet
  • 24 hours on call – for clients
  • Professional work shop and showroom
  • Reliable scheduled visits
  • A real passion for your pets
  • We love what we do!