Why choose Backyard Specialist?

North Carolina family owned business
Born of our passion for gathering with family and friends in the beautiful outdoor settings common to our home state of North Carolina, Backyard Specialist is a family owned business. As area natives, we understand too well the extreme weather conditions of coastal and inland communities and the effects on outdoor space. Backyard specialists has risen to those demands with the most superior products and craftsmanship.

Our Backyard Specialist teams take great pride making every backyard project fun and effortless for our clients. Our design team is dedicated to assisting you as you bring your vision to fruition, ensuring convenience, functionality, and added value for your home. Enjoy seeing your project come to life with 3D software and rest assured that there will be no unwanted surprises. And our efficient and professional onsite teams love providing you with a finished product that will be the envy of your neighbors and enjoyed for years to come.

With Backyard Specialist, the effortless and exciting process of creating your outdoor space will be truly amazing! Why settle for inferior quality materials and products that will all too quickly become maintenance nightmares and eventual eyesores? Let our years of professional experience and our commitment to ongoing product research guarantee real results that last. Call us today for your consult and let’s get started!



Gene is a native of the Wilmington area and has been in the construction industry for over 30 years managing everything from large government contracts to new home construction to large and small home renovations. There is very little that Gene has not seen in his time as a general contractor, which is why your outdoor kitchen is ensured to get designed and installed without any hiccups.


Like Gene, Jennifer is also a native of Wilmington. Some of her greatest strengths lie in the day-to-day aspects of an Owner-Operator role. With a combined 20+ years of management experience, Jennifer knows what it takes to complete a specialized project with a personalized touch. She looks forward to your backyard consultation!

Marcus Gainey


Marcus, a North Carolina native, attributes his vast construction knowledge and varied skill set to three decades of successful construction projects, ranging from structural steel to residential home building, throughout our nation. As your Backyard Specialist, Marcus now combines his love of grilling and the outdoors with his years of professional expertise, to provide you with the perfectionism your project deserves!


Tabitha is a true Carolina Girl with a lifelong passion for outdoor entertaining. Tabitha sees her creativity as her greatest asset, allowing her to complete numerous interior, furniture, and outdoor design projects throughout the years. Her customer service experience and infectious “can do” attitude will make your outdoor project both exciting and effortless. She can’t wait to bring your dream backyard to life!