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a historical journey

Artisan: Our History

Founded in 2016, Artisan Outdoor Contracting combines over 30 years of experience from partners Max Reese and Bryan McKeon. Their passion, expertise, and commitment have earned a reputation for creative, functional outdoor living space designs through a personalized, detail-oriented approach.

Established In 2016

Founded in 2016, Artisan Outdoor Contracting was born from the shared vision of partners Max Reese and Bryan McKeon, combining over 30 years of industry experience. Max’s expertise in landscaping and horticulture, coupled with Bryan’s mastery of hardscaping and construction, formed a powerful synergy. Their commitment to exceptional service and unwavering attention to detail quickly earned Artisan a reputation for creating visually stunning, highly functional, and tailored outdoor living spaces.What sets Artisan apart is their personalized, detail-oriented approach. From the initial consultation to the final touches, Max and Bryan work closely with clients, actively listening to their needs and desires. This collaborative process ensures every design seamlessly blends form and function, reflecting the client’s unique vision. Through artistry and craftsmanship, Artisan transforms outdoor spaces into breathtaking retreats, captivating entertainment areas, and harmonious extensions of clients’ homes. With a team of skilled artisans and a dedication to using only the finest materials, Artisan continues to push the boundaries of outdoor living, creating spaces that inspire, rejuvenate, and leave a lasting legacy.

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Our Timeline

Telling our story. Year by year


The Beginning

Max & Bryan began working in the industry back in 2009. They quickly climbed the ranks at their company and became foreman.

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Artisan Formation

Bryan McKeon founded Artisan Outdoor Contractors in 2016 after years as a crew foreman, joined by Max Reese in 2020 to blend hardscaping and landscaping expertise. From small beginnings, they've grown into a renowned firm transforming outdoor spaces.

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First Major Project

After only 1 year of forming the business, Artisan landed their first BIG project. Artisan was contracted for McGuire Airforce Base to repair and sealcoat their facilities entire parking lot.

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Amazon Contracts

In 2018 we began getting sub contracted to build security fences at Amazon locations.

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