After only one year in business, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Imagine Backyard Living has been honored with numerous prestigious awards from the number one recognized brand in the pool and spa industry. Under the vision and leadership of owner David Ghiz, Imagine Backyard Living has rapidly grown to establish this new retail shopping experience as one of the most progressive and exciting backyard living companies in the United States. Strategic partnerships with a variety of renowned Phoenix-area companies, including those specializing in landscape design and installation and patio furnishings, allow visitors to the Imagine Backyard Living showroom to enjoy a rich, sensory experience in which they can see, touch and feel several complete backyard living spaces.
Jacuzzi® recognized Imagine Backyard Living with several awards at the recent 2016 Jacuzzi® Dealer Conference. The highest of these honors was the 2015 President’s Award, which acknowledged Imagine Backyard Living as having the largest single-store sales in the world. Imagine Backyard Living’s sales accomplishment topped over 1,000 retail outlets in 60 countries. Among other awards, Imagine Backyard Living also received the 2015 New Dealer of the Year Award, the Lead Management Champion Award, and a Design Installation Award. The design award is attributed to the company’s partnership with Creative Environments, which provides landscape design and installation services to Imagine Backyard Living clients.
“We are very proud of the accomplishments we have achieved in just our first full year. To be the largest single store Jacuzzi® dealer in the world is no small feat, even for companies that have been around for years,” says David Ghiz. “Our mission from the beginning has been simple: create an exceptional shopping and ownership experience for every customer every day. The team of people we have assembled, the Jacuzzi® and Sundance® brands and the quality and support they provide, and the other key partnerships we have formed with the finest specialty companies in the city is what has made this possible. I couldn’t be more blessed to have such a great team working with me. We are all extremely excited about what the future holds for Imagine Backyard Living, both here in Arizona and in other markets around the country.”
Imagine Backyard Living also won several awards at the Sundance® Spas Dealer Conference, including the Best New Dealer Award, the Customer Service Award, and the Gold award for being in the top ten percent of dealers for gross sales worldwide. The Best New Dealer Award is bestowed upon companies that excel at key attributes, such as customer service, marketing, promotions, and publicity efforts serving as strong ambassadorship for the brand, market leadership, and exceptional sales growth.
In addition to these coveted honors, Hydropool Hot Tubs recognized Imagine Backyard Living with the Gold award for excellence in customer service, marketing, and sales in 2015.
Before founding Imagine Backyard Living, David Ghiz established his reputation as an industry expert when he, along with his brothers Buzz and Edward, built Paddock Pools into one of the largest and most respected pool and backyard living specialty retailers in the nation. The brothers sold Paddock to a private equity firm in 2005. David handpicked some of the best members of the Paddock team for Imagine Backyard Living who are now applying their expertise and outstanding customer service skills to ensure the company provides its mission. “I would not have done this without them” says Ghiz. “They clearly understand the culture and experience I want to provide and they are a big part of why we have achieved this success so quickly”.
About Imagine Backyard Living: With an exceptional, experienced team as its core, Imagine Backyard Living partners with some of the most respected pool and outdoor living companies in the industry. With top brands like Jacuzzi®, Sundance® Spas, and Hydropool Hot Tubs, as well as landscape design and installation services, a vast offering of patio furniture and accessories, and weekly pool maintenance services, Imagine Backyard Living offers clients a stunning and immersive retail experience.
About Jacuzzi®: With nearly 60 years of product engineering experience, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs is committed to developing products that promote health and wellbeing. Each Jacuzzi® Hot Tub offers an unparalleled hydromassage through the use of exclusive PowerPro® Jets. For more information, visit https://www.jacuzzi.com.
About Sundance Spas®: Since 1979, Sundance® Spas has been committed to offering health and lifestyle enhancement through hydrotherapy. Sundance® Spas develops portable and in-ground spas and accessories, which may be found at specialty retail locations in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.sundancespas.com.
About Hydropool Hot Tubs: After eight years as a commercial pool company, Hydropool became one of the first hot tub retailers in North America in 1978. Hydropool is committed to helping each customer select the product that best suits his or her needs, budgets, and lifestyle. Hydropool products may now be found at over 250 retail locations in 40 countries. For more information, visit: www.hydropoolhottubs.com.