Australian Outdoor Living chief appoints CEO\u00a0 Home improvement company Australian Outdoor Living is preparing to relocate to a new $5.2 million base at Regency Park after appointing its first chief executive. Former business development manager Chris Taylor, who spearheaded much of the company\u2019s growth interstate, will take over the reins from founder and director Colin Kuchel in a newly created executive team. Mr Kuchel said the restructure would free him up to pursue growth opportunities for the company, both organic and by acquisition. \u201cThis decision was a very big decision for me because you\u2019re in essence handing over \u2013 this has been my baby for nine years,\u201d he said. \u201cThe appointment of an executive team is really to enable us to continue the growth but also to ensure that at the size we are we\u2019re not losing sight of what\u2019s important which is ensuring we\u2019re operating correctly, statutorily, governmentally and with good workplace practices.\u201d The company has commenced manufacturing its range of PVC cafe blinds at its South Rd headquarters, which is being fitted our for the company\u2019s office staff. A pool shop and display village is also planned for the site. Last year, Australian Outdoor Living\u00a0expanded into Queensland and Tasmania and acquired concrete pools company Marlin Pools. Its range of cafe blinds, artificial lawn, fibreglass and concrete pools, and other outdoor products earns the company close to $60 million in annual revenue. Mr Taylor said plans to expand into the ACT later this year and into the NT early next year remained on track. That would give it a presence in every state and territory in the country. \u201cIt (company restructure) needed to happen for the growth of the business \u2013 we still see the vision growing,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019m happy to step in and be hands on and I think that\u2019s good for a CEO to be able to do that.\u201d \u201cA lot of our success is due to the fact that we offer a lot of products \u2013 a one-stop shop for people when they want to renovate or upgrade their homes and that\u2019s what a lot of people are doing. \u201d Mr Kuchel said a new gas fire pit system, being trialled at his own home in the Adelaide Hills, would offer exciting growth potential and said he was also eyeing off a number of potential business acquisition opportunities. Australian Outdoor Living\u00a0employs close to 300 staff nationwide and its executive team includes newly appointed chief financial officer Roger Duckworth. Read here for some of AOL's sponsorship work. Australian Outdoor Living\u00a0is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including: \tOutdoor blinds \tArtificial grass \tRoller shutters \tConcrete\u00a0and\u00a0fibreglass\u00a0swimming pools \tCarports \tTimber decking \tPergolas, verandah and patios Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.