Landscape & Pool Designer
Chris Griffin enters 2015 with over 20 years in the landscape & pool industry. His background in civil engineering, problem solving skills, experience as company owner and high-end, custom pool and landscape designer make him one of the best in the industry. Mr. Griffin brings to the table unparalleled experience in landscape & pool building. “I have actually done every aspect of my company with my own two hands – which is why I truly understand what it takes to manage my business,” claims Chris. “I’ve built barbecues, laid flagstone, installed electrical, fixed irrigation system, paid bills, filed papers, fixed computers – virtually every aspect of what I expect from my staff. Now, I love being able to manage my company, and take on fun and challenging projects.
Although Mr. Griffin only takes on some of the largest projects that his company undertakes, he still loves to be involved with every project in which Unique is involved. “I love seeing all the things we do! I love helping my designers come up with cool new ideas, then I use my talents to help make sure that it is engineered properly, built properly, and that it lasts.” Mr. Griffin loves to design, which is why he still takes some design appointments, usually referrals & complicated projects.
Chris Griffin – has owned & operated his own business since he was 12 years old. A self-motivated entrepreneur, Chris has experienced many different things in life. A high school stand-out in academics & athletics, he entered the University of New Mexico with a “full-ride” athletic scholarship. While at New Mexico, he obtained his degree in Civil Engineering, as well as several athletic accomplishments (Honorable Mention – All WAC Tight End – 1994 & 1995, Team Captain – 1995, Drafted 6th Round – New England Patriots – Tight End – 1996, Jacksonville Jaguars – Tight End/Fullback – 1996 – 1997) After a short NFL Career, Chris continued his lawn & garden company in Albuquerque, NM, where he quickly grew his company from just 2 employees to over 50. By 2001, he expanded his business into the rapidly growing & highly-regarded Arizona market. Today, he owns one of the TOP landscape & pool companies in Arizona (AZ Business Magazine – Ranked #1 Landscape Company & #3 Pool Company). While continuing to grow his business, he takes all the time he can to spend with his family of 6! While not at work, you can usually find him at football or baseball practice, where he coaches his two older boys. He’s also active as a Cub Scout Den Leader, where he loves teaching his boys what he learned as a Boy Scout. His time spent with his two younger girls are usually swimming, camping, soccer, reading or just hanging with Dad!
Benefiel Project (view) – Incredible front & backyard in South Phoenix that contains an architectural pool & spa, sunken pergola, swim up bar, fireplace, fountains & more! This feature project has been used in many Unique Ads for the past 5 years.
Swagerty Project (view) – Incredible Ahwatukee backyard remodel project that transformed an outdated backyard into a spectacular showcase. Chris used all his construction skills to deal with many challenges to complete this project! It features some amazing views from the travertine patios, waterfeatures, fireplace, pergola & many other features.
Wallace Project (view) – One of Chris’s first pool projects many years back, this project still looks incredible. This negative edge pool & marbella tile backyard required all of Unique’s skills to pull off. Today, its’ one of Unique’s feature projects.
Matson Project (view) – The Matson Project was a pretty sweet project,” Chris Griffin said, as he reminiscences about how his company—Unique Landscapes & Custom Pools—transformed an Anthem backyard into the spectacular outdoor spa and entertainment complex pictured here. Water, fire and glass were the dominating themes of this makeover.
Metoyer Project (view) – Complete resort overhaul, front & backyard, pool/spa, huge ramada with gourmet outdoor kitchen, range, sink, granite tops, TV, bbq, etc. Pavers, travertine, desert landscaping, and an amazing lighting system. The Pentair Screenlogic system, intelliCHEM system, and Bullfrog Jet Paks make this amazing pool something extraordinary.