Imagine Backyard Living is a new retail venture by David Ghiz, who along with his brothers built Paddock Pools into one of the nations largest and most respected pool and backyard living specialty retailers.
Imagine Backyard Living is partnering with some of the Valley’s most respected companies that specialize in their field. From landscape design and installation, to patio furnishings and accessories, and weekly pool service and pool repairs, all will be combined to create a stunning retail experience where clients can see, touch and feel several complete backyard living spaces.
David Ghiz’s father, George Ghiz, started Paddock Pools in Phoenix in 1958 in a small storefront in the Town & Country Shopping Center. He quickly built the business by offering quality products and services and in 1964 moved the corporate offices to 65th St & Thomas in Scottsdale, where he built the legendary Paddock’s Garden Town, the world’s largest display of pools. The Ghiz family sold Paddock in 2005 to a New York private equity firm.
“My dad was a true visionary,” David Ghiz said. “He knew it was critical to allow people to see, touch and feel what they wanted to buy. The town and the industry thought he was crazy building that huge complex out in the middle of nowhere”.
A One-Of-A-Kind Experience
All of these renowned companies will come together in Imagine Backyard Living’s 15,000-square-foot showroom on Greenway-Hayden Loop, just east of the Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale. Imagine will be the exclusive dealer of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs and Sundance® Spas in Phoenix and will have more than two dozen models on display and priced for every budget.
Each space in the showroom will feature a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub along with backyard kitchens, fireplaces, patio furniture, entertainment centers with TV’s and music, bars, landscaping and more. Customers will also have access to The Imagine Center, a design room that will allow them to work with Imagine designers to create their new backyard living space and see how it will look in their own home using amazing 3D graphics and technology.
Expertise in the Industry
Imagine Backyard Living has built an exceptional team of people that, when combined, have decades of experience in all aspects of the backyard industry. Many of these people were integral parts of the Paddock management team that worked with Ghiz family before they sold the company. It’s like Paddock’s original Garden Town, only in the next century. In a tribute to his fathers’ original vision, David Ghiz calls the display area of the store “Imagine Town.”
We are combining the amazing experience of owning a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub or Sundance® Spa — and the benefits to personal well-being and health that go with it — with partners who can turn any backyard, small or large, into an inviting and comfortable space that could quickly become the most popular room of the home.”
-- David Ghiz, Founder