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 heard about this company and the good work they do from a family member. We subsequently hired them to do a large interlocking brick patio and raised stone planter at the rear of our house. TheRead more … patio was large, with an intricate design. I was extremely impressed with their work, right from protecting our lawn from damage to the excellent work they did on the patio and planter. The crew was very pleasant and worked hard in very hot weather. We have already had many compliments on our new patio and planter and we will be hiring them to do a stone planter in our front yard next year. Very professional and service oriented, which is a nice trait in this day and age!
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 thoroughly enjoyed working with Dwayne and his team. His knowledge and expertise provided the perfect conclusion to our summer yard overhaul project. We would strongly recommend Earthworks forRead more … your next landscaping project. You won't be disappointed.
Very pleased with quality of workmanship. Highly recommend