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Jaan McKenzie is Branch Manager Outside Concepts Geelong


My name is Jaan McKenzie and I’m the branch manager for Outside Concepts in the Geelong area. My service area is large, covering all of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, from Angelsea in the west to Little River in the east. I also service the Golden Plains Shire to the north west.

One of my other big challenges provides for me perhaps the greatest satisfaction and that’s overcoming the design and engineering challenges that many jobs provide. Discussing a project with clients in the beginning, working through the challenges and seeing the final result is something that’s a passion for me.

Talking about clients, my aim and Outside Concepts’ aim is to provide client satisfaction and excellent customer service on every job, every step of the way. That’s my promise and Outside Concepts’ promise to you. No matter whether the project is big or small, we’re committed to providing a quality, hassle-free process, from the initial meeting and design, right through to council planning, the build and clean-up at the end.

So, whether you’re looking for a new carport, deck, verandah, patio or pergola, give Outside Concepts a call. We can then organise a time that’s convenient for you to discuss your project and organise a free quote.

Start dreaming and watch your dream come to reality before your eyes!

I moved to Geelong with my wife Tanja and my two beautiful daughters several years ago. Being a local is a great advantage in our field as we get to know the area’s rules and regulations very well. This can help speed up the process of getting planning permission for projects, which can also reduce red tape costs.

Hi Jaan,

It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and your team over the last couple of months. We really appreciate the time and effort you have put in to make sure that our verandah is built according to our requirements.

We also are very grateful for your assistance with navigating the permit process – you made it seem so easy. We couldn’t be any happier with our verandah – it looks simply amazing.

Thank you again. We are very lucky to have met you while we were looking for someone to build the verandah for us.

Reshma and Vish

Thank you outside concepts for the amazing outdoor area you have helped create!

You kept us up to date throughout the whole process from the initial meeting to the finished product! You were helpful with ideas and so easy to get along with. You really did make things so simple!

G & W George, S & K George


Thanks Outside Concepts, we are very happy with our new verandah & pergola.

We found all members of the team professional, approachable & very helpful if we had any questions or suggestions. Follow up service by Jaan unexpected but appreciated.

Thank you Jaan, Brian & Joel – we would certainly recommend you.

Gail & Kim

This note is in appreciation for the great work undertaken by Outside Concepts Western Suburbs for the design, supply and erection of our treated pine constructed Dutch Gable Verandah.

Jaan and his team displayed a high degree of innovation to integrate the new verandah into our existing home
rafter arrangement, delivering us the design and layout that we wanted. The quality of the final erection result was excellent, especially considering the 3D cutting requirements of the Dutch Gable

Overall an outstanding job.

Name withheld for privacy

Dutch Gable, Highton

We recently contracted Jaan McKenzie from Outside Concepts to design and construct our new deck and external living area.

From the outset the professionalism and communication with Jaan about all aspects of the process was excellent and this continued right through to the completion. The clear timeline provided early in the discussions gave us an understanding of what to expect at each stage of the works.

The quality of work and the contractors on site were of the highest standard with everything returned to normal at the completion of the project.

We have been particularly pleased with the end result as it accurately reflects what we were trying to achieve, we now have an outdoor space that is built for purpose and should last well into the future. I am very happy we selected Outside Concepts and would highly recommend them if you are considering any outdoor project.

John & Maureen

Both Pepe and I were thrilled with Joel and Brian’s professional work ethic and the level of cleanliness they kept throughout the entire project.

Jaan, you did a great job at overseeing the whole pergola project and ensured all of our questions were answered and criteria met. We cannot wait for the weather to warm up so that we can fully utilize the stunning outdoor space built to fit our existing home so well. The end result has far exceeded our expectations.

Thank you to Outside Concepts.


Jaan from out Outside Concepts was a pleasure to deal with.

He always kept us informed during the entire process of our projects being a pergola attached to our house and outdoor blinds fitted to our existing alfresco area. Jaan was easily contacted and prompt with any feedback we were seeking. 

The finished product exceeded my expectation. I have and will continue to recommend his services to anyone looking to enhance any outdoor living spaces.

Thanks again Jaan.



We were very happy with the service provided by Outside Concepts.

Jaan, Brian and Joel were professional, thorough and pleasant to deal with. Communication was effective and any concerns were dealt with promptly and professionally throughout the project.

The work site was kept very tidy and the work was completed to a high standard.

We would have no hesitation to recommend Outside Concepts to others, and look forward to using their services again.

Kerri and Matt

St Albans Park

Thanks for your hard work, you have made the process of getting our carport very easy.

Especially after all the hassles we had with council previously. We are extremely happy with the workmanship of Joel and he was very cooperative when we asked him questions as well.

I will be recommending anyone who I come across who would like a carport or pergola to come and speak to your company.

Thanks again.

Michael Cusworth


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