History

For more than 70 years, Barkman has been a family run business focused on making the best precast concrete products possible. In 1948, Arnold, Edwin and Peter Barkman opened a Hardware and plumbing shop in Steinbach Manitoba, which grew into what Barkman is today. Barkman has been committed to the same family values we had in the beginning. These values consist of integrity, quality, loyalty and innovation in everything that we do.

1947

1947

Arnold, Edwin and Peter Barkman buy a small paint shop in Steinbach, Manitoba.

1948

1948

Barkman Plumbing and Hardware is opened for business.

1952

1952

Septic tank production began in the back room of Barkman Plumbing and Hardware.

1955

1955

Barkman begins producing precast concrete steps.

1958

1958

First Office in Winnipeg, Manitoba opened on Panet Road.

1960

1960

Barkman Concrete moved to a larger facility on Brandt street in Steinbach, Manitoba to accommodate production demands.

1962

1962

Another 24,000 square feet are added to the production plant in Steinbach, Manitoba.

1989

1989

Barkman acquires Midland Concrete in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

1996

1996

Alan Barkman becomes President of Barkman Concrete.

1990s

1990s

Barkman acquires production plant in Crossfield, Alberta.

2015

2015

The Hess paver Plant is built in Steinbach, Manitoba.

2018

2018

Barkman celebrates its 70th year anniversary.

2018

2018

Barkman is awarded as being one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.