Category: News & Events

Barkman Is Among 2019 Canada’s Best Managed Company Winners And A Finalist for FEYA

March 15, 2019

The month of March ushered in some warm temperatures as well as company achievements that we are truly proud of. We feel honoured to have been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the second year in a row and to be a finalist in FEX Manitoba’s 2019 Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA). “What amazes me about Best Managed […]


Barkman and the University of Calgary Partner for Architectural Design Competition

April 24, 2018

For the second year running, Barkman partnered with the University of Calgary to hold the Architectural Student Design Competition. Students were tasked with designing an element or series of elements using precast concrete that would act as a physical barrier for pedestrians and cyclists travelling alongside a road. In Calgary, the addition of curbs and […]


Barkman Featured Heavily at Winnipeg Home and Garden Show

April 03, 2018

Barkman is excited to be returning to the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show, now in its 44th year. This year the Barkman booth will feature Broadway 65mm in the new Prefetto Granite colour mix, the Harvest Grove Napoleon Grill and Compact Pizza Oven landscape kits, and Cast planters. Barkman has also partnered with eleven other contractors, each of which will be displaying Barkman […]


Barkman Celebrates 70 Years of Creating Concrete Solutions

March 08, 2018

Barkman Hardware Arnold, Edwin and Peter Barkman started Barkman Hardware when they first bought Bills’ Paint Shop on Mainstreet in 1948. Starting out as a small tinsmithing shop, the company soon grew to include all manner of plumbing and heating supplies. According to the late Peter Barkman, “It was just an open space with a […]


Barkman Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

March 08, 2018

Barkman is being recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 25th year, […]


Landscape Architecture Design Competition

January 04, 2018

Barkman Concrete values education and enjoys partnering with students to contribute to their learning through Barkman’s scholarship program. Since 2010, Barkman has partnered with the University of Manitoba to hold an annual architectural design competition. Groups of students are charged with designing an innovative and unique concrete product with parameters that are outlined by Barkman […]


Canada 150 Recipes with Harvest Grove Outdoor Kitchen Kits

July 11, 2017

This July 1st is a big day in Canadian history as it marks 150 years of Canadian independence. With such a big day coming up, everyone is in a festive mood and are planning their Canada Day celebrations. Here are some of our recipe ideas that can you use to spice up your own celebration […]


Barkman’s Looking Forward to the Winnipeg Home Show

March 29, 2017

As the snow begins to melt and the temperature starts to increase, we at Barkman are getting excited for a new year of landscaping.  To kick off the new season, Barkman is once again creating a beautiful display at the 2017 Home and Garden show, presented by Market Place Events which will once again be at the Winnipeg RBC […]


Introducing our New Barkman Product Calculator

October 05, 2016

To help you make the right Barkman product choices for your landscape project, we’re excited to bring you our new Barkman Product Calculator. This new tool will estimate the product you will need to complete your hardscapes project. Let’s go through the Calculator step-by-step. First, choose between a Paver or a Wall project.   PROJECT DETAILS After selecting your project, […]


Peter Barkman, Co-Founder of Barkman Concrete, Passes Away at 88

April 12, 2016

On April 3rd, 2016, Barkman co-founder Peter Barkman passed away. He will be deeply missed by both Barkman employees past and present and surviving family members. How wonderful it is that before his passing he was honoured by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters of Canada (CME) organization with the Pioneer Award, which celebrates people who began a manufacturing business […]