Michael Ely is the founding owner of Backyard Escape, Inc., headquartered in Grayson,  GA. This is a highly regarded Pool Building company in Gwinnett County.

Michael was trained in Pool Building hands on, working with his father from a young age. Every summer they could be found side by side, with Michael using this time to really hone in on the skills that would later aide in him becoming an expert in his field.

Some of the services Backyard Escape, Inc. provides include: Custom Pool Design and Building, Landscape, as well as Hardscape. 

When it comes to providing expert Pool Building services, nothing takes the place of experience. Michael began working in Pool Building 18 years ago and started Backyard Escape, Inc. in 2011. A few years later Charlie Button became a partner in the business. Charlie’s Landscape Architect Degree and creative vision provided an awesome final piece to an already phenomenal company dynamic.

One of Backyard Escape, Inc.’s  goals is to provide their Gwinnett County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Backyard Escape, Inc. because they are a true one stop shop for your backyard paradise. Whether it’s a custom pool, refreshing fountain, walkway, fencing or even a Gazebo, they are able to both bring your vision to life and keeps it looking spectacular year round.

The result, one of the most successful Pool Building companies in Grayson!  


What do their customers think?

Charlie H –

Outstanding service! They were on time and worked hard and completed the job on time. I will not hesitate to use them again for my landscape needs. Their lead man was knowledgeable and helped me make the right selections.

Debbie V –

They are very professional and timely and set a date and did the work in the time frame and stayed within the budget. I would definitely use them again, also great input on the project I was doing and always gave me opinions and options.

Having owner operated experts, like Michael and Charlie providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Grayson and Gwinnett County, GA.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Michael Ely & Charlie Button that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Michael & Charlie for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need Pool Builder service? Give Backyard Escape, Inc. an opportunity by calling them at (678) 794-9360.

In addition to running a successful Pool Building business, they also aided in the reconstruction project at Notre Dame Academy.


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Michael Ely & Charlie Button, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Gwinnett County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of GA and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Michael Ely & Charlie Button!


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