November 2015

People’s Choice Award

Facebook_Post_GraphicWatkins presents the Ultimate Backyard Challenge People’s Choice Award sponsored by Outdoor Kitchen & Patio of Omaha.  The People’s Choice Award puts the voting into the hands of the public! By voting on your favorite backyard you’ll be automatically entered into a contest to win an Anchor Highland Stone Fire Pit Kit from Watkins valued at $800.00!

In addition to giving away a Fire Pit Kit to one lucky person who casts a vote, the winning backyard will also receive a $2,500.00 gift card to Outdoor Kitchen & Patio of Omaha.

Vote now to win!

Mulch Sale – Happening Now!

Watkins Concrete Block Co. is now offering great savings on popular Chocolate and Natural Mulch.  Make sure to grab yours before the snow falls!

  • Chocolate Mulch = $23.50/sq.yd.
  • Natural Mulch = $13.50/sq.yd.

End of season sale! (while supplies last)

Winter Weather Hours

IMG_3632Beginning Monday, November 16 our winter weather hours are back.  Watkins will continue to be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5.p.m., but will be closed on Saturdays until further notice.

Thank you for your continued business.  Our designer showroom is a great place for material selections and our staff is eager to assist you.

 

Kehm Contractors Wins the 2015 Ultimate Backyard Challenge

12reKehm Contractors was recently announced the winner of the 2015 Ultimate Backyard Challenge which featured 12 area contractors who were asked to go above and beyond with their customer’s outdoor space. In the end, contractors transformed 12 backyards from wastelands to playlands. All 12 contractors created outstanding projects that show off the beauty and versatility of Watkins’ hardscape products.

Projects were judged on use of space, creativity, workmanship, construction details, and overall appearance. Each project was required to include walls, pavers, landscaping, lighting, and a fire feature.

2015 Ultimate Backyard Challenge

11052015logoAs part of the 2015 Watkins Ultimate Backyard Challenge we asked area contractors to go above and beyond with their customer’s outdoor space.  In the end 12 contractors stepped up to the Challenge and transformed 12 backyards from wastelands to playlands.  All 12 contractors created outstanding projects that show off the beauty and versatility of Watkins’ hardscape products.

Judging for the competition took place in September when UBC judges Tim Huinker, Construction Specialist for Anchor Wall Systems, Gene Svenson, Landscape Architect for Gene D Svensen & Associates, and Marti Neely, Landscape Designer with Marti Neely Design & Associates toured each backyard.  Projects were judged on use of space, creativity, workmanship, construction details, and overall appearance.

As part of the challenge, each project required walls, pavers, landscaping, lighting and a fire feature.

The winner of the 2015 Watkins Ultimate Backyard Challenge was Kehm Contractors!  Judges noted the fabulous entry and amazing water feature as well as the simplicity of the design and attention to detail.