by Dwayne Regehr
Barkman Concrete has been Earthworks Landscaping's primary supplier of concrete pavers, slabs and retaining wall blocks since we first opened our doors in 1998. The strong partnership that we have developed is based on our mutual commitment to providing the best materials and service to our customers.
For almost 70 years, Barkman Concrete Ltd. has developed a name as an innovator and leader in precast concrete manufacturing. Originally founded in Steinbach, Manitoba, Barkman now employs more than 250 people in four different locations across North America. Since 1948, Barkman has manufactured precast concrete products for residential and commercial installations and are regularly shipped throughout Canada, the US and other areas worldwide.
Barkman has been the local brand of choice of Winnipeggers for hardscape products, offering the most diverse, quality tested precast concrete products in Canada. In the past six years, with a firm foundation in the Prairies, Barkman has expanded to the Western provinces and northern United States.
Barkman's product lines come in the form of pavers, slabs, landscape kits, steps, site furnishings, trenching products, agriculture products, retaining wall systems, skate parks, and other specialty products. The company's production capacity has increased with the opening of the new Hess plant in Steinbach, currently the most technologically advanced paver plant in North America, allowing Barkman to serve the precast concrete needs of a larger customer base.
Despite its size, Barkman continues to maintain a family-led atmosphere. Alan Barkman, the current president who is the second generation of his family to lead the company, continually emphasizes the highest quality standards and superior customer service. He places importance on cultivating a flat organizational structure where any customer or employee can approach anyone with any concerns or issues.
We had many contractors come to give estimates and we chose Earthworks. Dwayne's estimate on when he could do the project was incredible and he charged us what he quoted. We had done some changesRead more … after the initial meeting and within 24 hours we had a revised estimate sent to us for review and he made additional suggestions to us for consideration. He actually was able to start before the estimated date and we couldn't be happier with our new backyard space. I was most impressed when emailing questions that he would answer them very quickly. Not only was the workmanship excellent but the professionalism in returning questions and offering alternative solutions exceeded our expectations!!!!
We are very happy with our new yard. They were able to come out earlier than expected and were happy to accommodate us when we made some changes to the original plan. I will definitely callRead more … Earthworks Landscaping for future projects.
Earthworks does a thoroughly professional job from the design stage forward through to the completed project. Super attention to both the look and function of the project, as well as prompt serviceRead more … at the quoted price, supported by a great warranty. Couldn't recommend more highly!
These guys are fantastic. So professional. We got them in to build us a patio about 8 years ago, and they were so good I would never use anyone else. We had them back this summer to do anotherRead more … walkway job and they were just as good. The quality of the work is perfect.... beautiful. Their work is so good that the company who built our garage asked for their contact info so they could work with Earthworks in the future. They are very quick, efficient, and polite as well. I highly recommend them.