Aarons Outdoor Living is now a fairly well-known household name, and is associated with outdoor entertainment such as cubbies, playgrounds, bali huts and pergolas, to name a few. However, it wasn’t always this way. Like many businesses, Aarons had a humble beginning.
The idea for Aarons Outdoor Living started 22 years ago when Aaron Giddings started to build dog kennels in his parent’s carport. He was even able to sell his first dog kennel for AU$90. After expanding his kennel business, Aaron was able to gain a loan to lease a small factory, where he started hiring staff and establishing a business. Aaron soon expanded and diversified his business from just building dog kennels to cubbies, after running an advertisement in the newspaper. Aaron was quickly able to learn crucial business lessons, such as properly costing jobs, not recruiting too many unskilled people and how to properly delegate work.
From there, Aarons has grown into the brand Australian’s know and love today. Not only have Aarons Outdoor Living been at the forefront of providing exceptional and affordable products and services, but they have also been there to give back to the community in times of need.
In 2015, Aarons was able to help Blacktown Women’s and Girls’ Health Centre transform their backyard by donating and building a play cottage. The cottage is aimed to be used by mums who need some private time, and is designed to be a comfortable spot for breastfeeding.
Recently, Aarons was able to offer our assistance to Channel Nine’s telethon by helping with the Nundah Cottages Renovation. An army of 100 helpers from various organisations worked tirelessly over 10 days to complete the renovation. Their effort resulted in four new clinical rooms, which helps staff to run additional therapeutic groups. The backyard was also transformed, with a new sensory garden, and a playground donated and built by Aarons. These renovations allow the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health to continue to provide the best mental health care services.
Aarons has been committed to creating a positive community involvement. We were able to assist with Kyle and Jacki O’s ‘Pimp My Cubby’ event, where a cubby was donated to a family of five after the father was killed by a king hit. We also responded to A Current Affair’s call for help, and donated a cubby to a young family whose police officer father had died on the job. Aaron Giddings has also supported charities including The Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne, Kids Helpline, Reach, Variety, Make A Wish, Taralye and Starlight Childrens Foundation Australia.
Aarons Outdoor Living remains committed to not only serving the community, but providing the best backyard solution for Australian’s. Aarons now has 11 stores across Australia, and is the leading manufacturer and supplier of Australian backyard products. If you’re looking to purchase Australian made cubby houses, playgrounds, sheds, home studios, workshops or Bali Huts, look no further than Aarons Outdoor Living.