Category: News & Events

Barkman’s Looking Forward to the Winnipeg Home Show

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 […]

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Introducing our New Barkman Product Calculator

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, […]

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

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 […]

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Terra Nova – A New Concrete Slab for 2016

As part of our 2016 product lineup, we’re excited to introduce Terra Nova, a new concrete slab that looks just like hardwood. Terra Nova is our modern counterpart to the rustic-styled Bridgewood slab, and is perfect for homeowners seeking to create a warm space that maintains all the practical advantages of concrete. Terra Nova is cast using 40 cuts of wood, […]

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2015 Catalogues

We’re ushering in 2015 with four new catalogues that feature spectacular lifestyle photography along with new product offerings for this year. Our Spaces to Live In main catalogue showcases our pavers, slabs, retaining walls and kits, giving you design ideas for your next landscape project. The 2015 site furnishings catalogue spotlights our latest innovation, the […]

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Best Booth at Winnipeg Home Expressions Show

The 40th annual Winnipeg Home Expressions Show took place this past weekend and barkman was there! This year, we showed off our new Harvest Grove Outdoor Kitchen kits as well as the Bridgewood slab, a new hardscapes option for 2014. If you missed out, be sure to catch us at one of the many trade shows running through out […]

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Early Barkman Ad Illustrations

In the early ’70s, 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 […]

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A Once-in-a-Lifetime Driveway

This ad from our archives appeared in print on September 8th, 1984. Similar iterations appeared throughout the 1980s 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 Roadster […]

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Barkman Team Member at Skills Canada

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 […]

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The Barkman, Man, Circa 1970

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 […]

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