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Where it all began

Firefly Forts was a business born out of quarantine boredom and a father’s desire to build something magical for his children. In the summer of 2020, when the world was stuck indoors, Michael and Kristin Scaglione were constantly looking for ways to get their children outside and keep them busy and off of screens. Mike had always dreamed of a fort as a child. With his full time job on hold and more time on his hands than usual, Mike decided to make his childhood dream a reality for his own children and started building a treefort in their backyard. 


With no plans or past experience in building such a structure, one would think this idea would end up in disaster. However, day after day, and week after week, Mike chipped away at the project and a magnificent and magical structure began to come to life. The very first Firefly Fort was built and it was everything Mike had dreamed of and more for his family. Fast forward two months, and word began to spread locally of this amazing treefort. The inquiries started pouring in and before they knew it, Firefly Forts was born.  We now have a team of skilled carpenters making dreams come true for families like yours all over Atlanta and beyond!


We specialize in building luxury treeforts that the entire family can enjoy. We take pride in creating a beautiful space that your children can call their own and that will grow with them into their teenage years. We believe there is something magical about our forts and are so excited to share that magic with you and your children!



Mike and Kristin are high school sweethearts. They have been together since they were seniors in high school and just celebrated 19 years of marriage. They have 2 children, Shaun and Lyla who were the true inspiration behind Firefly Forts. Having spent most of their lives in Florida, they are fairly new to the Atlanta area but have loved how this business has integrated them into their community and allowed them to meet so many amazing families. 


Both graduates from the University of Florida, Mike has a background in business while Kristin graduated with a degree in Advertising. Mike is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and served one tour of duty in Iraq. 


Together with the support of family and friends, they have created a vision that they are passionate about sharing with their community. They believe that although Firefly Forts was a business venture that they didn’t see coming, it is exactly where they are meant to be! 


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