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've used Earthworks twice now, and have been incredibly pleased with both jobs. Highly recommended.
Very happy with the experience. The thought and care given to the creative side of our sidewalk and patio design was much appreciated and impressive. Dwayne took time to find out our style-then madeRead more … great suggestions on how our cobbles could flow to create the look we wanted. This was very important to me. The job came in on-time, on budget, and is gorgeous. I also very much appreciate the follow up from Earthworks to ensure the flagstone has remained properly seated. I highly recommend Earthworks if you're looking for excellent craftsmanship and not a "kit install" - you will get something unique and creative from from Dwayne and his team.
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!
Dwayne came to our home about a month ago, saw what we wanted done, gave us a quote and indicated it would be around 6 weeks before they could get to it. In about 5 weeks he called to indicate thatRead more … they would begin the next day at 8. They were on time, did a great job, in extreme heat & humidity and the end cost was as quoted. Needless to say I enjoy working with people who are on time, honest and do professional work - Earthworks Landscaping covers off all of these important points for me.