Reviews and Testimonials

Swimming Pool Company Reviews

I am writing this letter to give my enthusiastic 100% endorsement of Gress Inc. Having just completed our outdoor pool and landscaping and seeing it all come together at the end I still find myself just staring out into my backyard in utter awe, amazement, and pride and still can’t believe that it’s real!

My wife and I had been wanting to do a pool for a while and after drooling over many pictures online at with their Master Guild Pool builders link, we definitely had decided that to get the quality of pool and entertaining areas that we wanted we were definitely going to go with a member of the Master Guild. That left us with Greenville pool and spas or Gress Inc. After meeting with both companies I felt confident that either company could turnover a great pool, but what set Gress above Greenville Pools was their “full service/turn key” team that could handle EVERY single aspect of the project: from digging the pool, shotcreting the pool, installation of natural hardscape stones around the pool/spa/decking/firepit/etc, to landscaping surrounding and completing the final project. When you go with Gress you can rest assured that your project will far exceed and preconceived idea or picture you have in your mind.

Another positive before the project even began was the help of Mike in the initial design process of the pool. I can’t tell you how many hours he spent at my house going over different pool designs/layouts on his computer program. Mike was definitely never pushy or frustrated with us despite hundreds of changes that we made. He had great ideas and was not going to be happy until he knew we were 100% satisfied.

I have always been a huge fan of finely designed pools and all the cool additions that some people come up with to make their backyards a true oasis, and two of my favorite TV shows to see these are MTV Cribs and HGTV Groundbreakers. I now view these shows with more appreciation to all of the hard work that goes into planning and executing such works of art, but now there is something different when I watch them. I now look at them and end up saying that my pool design/landscaping/firepit looks even better!

If you are considering a pool, rest assured you should let Gress Inc. do the job, and you can sit back and relax knowing that your project will definitely turn out great and you will probably be the most popular house in your neighborhood.


Trent W., MD
Melissa W., MD

Dear Michael,

I am writing this letter to thank you for a job well done! I greatly appreciate all the personal care you took in our project. The pool turned out beautiful and the landscaping looks wonderful. I also can appreciate the promptness in returning phone calls and your quickness to response to any problems or questions. Although you may not have always had the answers, thank you for inquiring about them through your resources. If we can be of any reference to further clients please do not hesitate to let us know.


Dr. and Mrs. Milano

To whom it may concern,

Gress’ Inc. built our pool the summer of 2007. Michael and Tony took our requests, such as a fire pit, wading area for the kids, hot tub and created a spectacular pool that fit our budget and exceeded our expectations. They also suggested a better position for the pool in order to maximize the rest of the space in the yard. The workmanship was outstanding and Michael and Tony were very easy to work with. When we had to move the fall of 2008 our house sold in 9 days, in a depressed market. This was in no small part due to the beautiful, inviting pool. The new owners loved the design, especially the hot tub overflow into the pool.


Sheryl Cossins

We were introduced to Michael Gress in the spring of 2003. Since then, Gress’ Inc. has completed several outdoor projects for us, including design, hardscape and landscaping. We have been extremely satisfied with all workmanship of his staff in all areas: sales, field supervisory, masonry, and even laborers. Michael strives to maintain a high reputation of quality that can only be achieved with quality personnel throughout the entire organization. We highly recommend Gress’ for all your outdoor needs.


Pam and Frank M.

BBB Accredited Swimming Pool CompanyThe Association of Pool and Spa Professionals