The Great Escape

1850 W. Irving Park Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60193

(847) 923-6890
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Store Hours


Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri 10:00 am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00pm

Meet Our Team

Michael Cortina
Store Manager

Hi, I’m Michael Cortina and I’m the Manager at the Schuamburg The Great Escape. After 11 years with The Great Escape, I’m proud to say that I’ve picked up a few product certificates from Brunswick, Jacuzzi and Sundance. I almost studied business at DePaul University for some time.

My product specialties are pools and hot tubs. The best part of my job is selling long-lasting happiness through quality products. These are things people want to make their homes better and I find it very rewarding to satisfy the customer and improve their home and family life for years to come. We sell goods for the home and people take pride in their homes. If folks are unhappy with something they bought from us, they could be upset for years I take this very seriously! Knowing that, I am determined to help them get the purchasing decision right from the start. I’m able to show them goods that provide what they want, at the best price, without wasting their time.

I’ve been asked for a unique story, but I think it’s much cooler that this is a common one: we have many customers who have made multiple purchases from us across product lines. Folks might buy a pool, then patio furniture and then hot tub, etc. Many folks have houses and yards full of our products. Between our pools, hot tubs, patio furniture, theater seating, sectionals, billiard tables, bars, stools, fitness equipment, saunas, etc., we can better your lifestyle.

The Great Escape is known for its service and great selection, so why not come to one of the original locations that gave our name such a great reputation? The Schaumburg store is intimate and inviting. Our staff will attend to your every need and make your experience enjoyable.

Located on Irving Park Road between Wise Road and the Elgin Expressway, we are ready and waiting to help you find the leisure product you’ve been dreaming of.