About Jackson & Jackson

Key Profiles

Bob Jackson

Bob Jackson 

Bob started in the refrigeration trade in 1963 as an apprentice and after a 5 year apprenticeship, qualified as an electrical fitter/mechanic in 1968.  Bob has been involved in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and electrical trade since that time.

Bob is highly experienced in the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry in both permit and installation.  Bob designed and commissioned the first CO² Freezer plant in Far North Queensland.  Bob and his business partner, Bill Petersen, started Petersen and Jackson Refrigeration in Cairns during the 1970’s.  This business grew into the premium refrigeration contractor in Far North Queensland.

Bob has been involved with many large refrigeration and air conditioning projects including:

  • Park Royal Hotel
  • Cater Air Flight Kitchen
  • Blenner’s Transport – various sites
  • PFD Foodservices – New Site
  • KMart Innisfail
  • Central Arcade – Innisfail
  • Pacific Hotel - Cairns
Jeff Jackson: Managing Director

Jeff Jackson 

Jeff Jackson began his career in the Refrigeration Industry, as a qualified Refrigeration Mechanic in 1987, shortly thereafter completing his second trade qualification as an Electrician.  He was a founding partner in Jackson & Jackson (Qld) Pty Ltd which was the company forerunner to Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd. 

Jackson & Jackson (Qld) Pty Ltd was founded in 1993 and established Innisfail as its head-office in 1994.  At this time, Jeff relocated to Innisfail and worked for the company, in the field, as a Dual Trade Technician.  This entity was restructured in 1998 with Jeff Jackson heading up the company as General Manager a few years later.

In 2006, the company underwent a further change with a management buy-out and reformed as Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd.  Jeff Jackson was the founding General Manager and became the Managing Director of Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd in 2009.

Jeff Jackson is experienced in and passionate about the refrigeration, air-conditioning and electrical trades and is continuing to strategically maintain strong leadership and growth of Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd.

Geoff Machan: Service Manager

Geoff Machan 

Geoff attended Machans Beach Primary School, Years 1-7 and Cairns State High, Years 8-9.  He then began his career in the refrigeration industry with Machans Refrigeration where he undertook the first 2 years of his apprenticeship.  Geoff then transferred to Greenhalgh Refrigeration completing his apprenticeship in 1968 and worked there until 1971.  From then until 1982, Geoff worked for Comalco in Weipa as a service technician leaving to relocate south where he worked for K. Huston and Associates for 3 years in Bundaberg and Maryborough.  Upon return to Cairns, he worked with Quickcool Industries until a position became available with Petersen & Jackson.  Geoff has been involved with many large projects including all refrigeration at the Cairns International Hotel.  When Environ took over Petersen & Jackson, Geoff stayed on as Service Manager.  Geoff then left the industry for a brief time to set up Machan Sheet Metal with his son until who later purchased Geoff's share of the business, allowing him to return to the refrigeration industry as a service technician with Haden, Innisfail.  Geoff then joined forces with Bob and Jeff Jackson, Kent Alley and a number of others to purchase the company and transformed it into Jackson & Jackson Refrigeration Pty Ltd.  Geoff continues to be an active part of this company, with over 45years experience.  As a Director, Geoff leads the service departments for the entire company.  Geoff is married to Sandy and they have 4 grown children and a number of grandchildren.  He enjoys fishing, speedway and gardening outside of his love of refrigeration.

Stan Condullas: Tablelands Branch Manager

Stan Condullas

Stan is a born and bred local who has worked in the mechanical services industry for the past 21 years.

After completing his Refrigeration / Air conditioning trade in 1993 with MVO Industries Stan went on to hold the positions of Service supervisor and Senior Projects Manager with Haden Engineering.

During his time in the industry Stan has worked extensively on large commercial projects including:

  • Stockland Shopping Centre Redevelopment
  • Mater Dei Retirement Village
  • Raintrees shopping centre Redevelopment
  • Cairns TAFE Hospitality Learning centre.
  • Mareeba IGA
  • Cazaly’s Redevelopment
  • Lotus Glen Correctional Facility
  • Finz Restaurant Port Douglas
  • DFO Cairns
  • St Andrews Catholic College
  • St Stephens Catholic College
  • William McCormack Government offices

Stan moved with his family to Atherton in 2009 to establish the new Jackson & Jackson Atherton Tablelands Branch office and is continuously striving to develop his Knowledge by focusing on further training and education opportunities including completing Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical Trade.

Stan’s future vision includes growing the business and profile of Jackson and Jackson on the Tablelands and providing excellent customer service and advice in all areas of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning.