Year: 2012

Choosing a Landscape Kit

August 02, 2012

Before purchasing a barkman landscape kit, it is very important that you develop a plan of how the pieces will be laid out in your backyard and which kits you will be using to achieve the design that will best suit the space and your lifestyle. Entertaining – What types of entertaining do you plan to do […]


Early Barkman Ad Illustrations

July 23, 2012

In the early 70’s, barkman ran a series of illustrated ads in local newspapers. The ads were intended to advertise barkman steps, pavers, and septic tanks, which at the time were barkman’s primary product lines. In the years following, barkman moved away from freestyle cartoons and began using photographs and realistic illustrations almost exclusively. It’s […]


A Once-in-a-Lifetime Driveway

July 10, 2012

This ad from our archives appeared in print on September 8th, 1984. Similar iterations appeared through out the 1980’s in various publications. Unistone is a product we no longer sell, but it can be seen throughout Steinbach and Winnipeg in any number of locations. In recent years, everything from a Corvette Stingray to a Tesla […]


Rosetta Applications

June 25, 2012

Rosetta Grand Flagstone I recently visited a job site Veert Landscaping was working on that utilized Grand Flagstone, and Belvedere. I realized at that point the perhaps not everyone is aware of the benefits and beauty that concrete can provide. There has been a growing popularity over the last several years for concrete products that […]


Barkman Team Member at Skills Canada

June 14, 2012

Ingrid Wieler who is our Accounts Payable Assistant recently competed at the Skills Canada competition which is Canada’s biggest trade and technology challenge for young people. The event has 40 contest areas, 10,000 spectators and 500 competitors. “Earlier, in April, I competed in the Skills Manitoba competition in IT-Software Solutions for Business where I got […]


The Barkman, Man, Circa 1970

June 05, 2012

A few weeks ago, a customer of ours was kind enough to drop off an old barkman “steps” brochure that had been sitting in the glove compartment of his father’s truck for a number of years; forty-one years to be specific. Back then, the only colours we offered were natural, red, yellow and brown. Much […]


New Landscape Kit Display

May 14, 2012

Lacoste Garden Center now boasts a brand new 1000 square foot landscape kit and backyard area. With the emergence of our oasis landscape kits, a DIY friendly version of creating backyard living spaces, the team at Lacoste garden center recognized the importance of creating a living space to help their customers better visualize their potential outdoor […]


NAOSH 2012

May 03, 2012

From May 7 – 11th barkman will be participating in NAOSH Week (North American Occupational Safety & Health Week). The week is recognized in Canada, United States and Mexico and is dedicated to the prevention of injuries and illnesses at work, home and in the community.  It is a week where safety professionals get creative and […]


BC Place and Barkman

April 24, 2012

Barkman was really proud to play an important role in the extreme makeover of BC Place. The stadium is arguably the premiere stadium in the CLF and an important architectural landmark in beautiful downtown Vancouver. Barkman manufactured several 11ft long by 6ft wide GFRC planters in the shape of the stadium, adding to the already […]


Paver Sizes Growing

April 09, 2012

One of my responsibilities at barkman is acting as a participating member of the CSA committee for the standard for pavers and slabs. For my first couple of years, it seemed as if the committee was essentially asleep. Recently, the committee has woken up and has been looking at paver standards to see if any […]