Summer Sale – Natural Stone Steps

3 types of Natural Stone Steps have been marked down at Watkins! Stop in today or contact Cody Bartels for more details and purchasing.

$75.00/ea. – Blackhills
$75.00/ea. – Bluestone
$85.00/ea. – Shawnee

Cody Bartels
Hardscape Sales
402.894.6509 – Direct
402.216.7839 – Cell

(while supplies last)

Spring Cleaning Sale

spring-cleaning-graphicWatkins is cleaning the yard to make room for new product. Take advantage of steep discounts on concrete masonry units and colored architectural units. Sizes, quantities and color vary. Prices vary from $0.50 to $5.50 per item. First come first serve. All sales are final.

Date: April 27 – April 29

Sale Items

12x8x16 – Standard seconds: Qty. 3666     $0.50
8x8x16 – Standard seconds: Qty. 21558   $0.50
12x8x16 – Rockface 3 SCORE Single RKD DRY: Qty. 926    $0.50
8x8x16 – Half Style Single Concave     $0.50
8x8x16 – Standard 12% Recycled Content: Qty. 2340    $0.50
12x8x16 – Standard 12% Recycled Content: Qty. 1365    $0.50
12x8x16 – Standard Rockface Mocha, Charcoal, Wheat     $5.00
8x8x16 – Standard Rockface Putty, Wheat, Cream, Charcoal     $5.00
8x8x16 – Standard Rockface Return Corner Putty, Wheat, Cream Mocha     $5.50
4x8x16 – Standard Rockface Return Corner Putty     $4.50
4x8x16 – Rockface Cored Tile Red, Cream, Mocha     $4.00
8x8x16 – Standard (Smooth Face) Charcoal, Mocha, Wheat, Cream, Putty     $5.50
12x8x16 – Rockface Bond Beam Wheat     $5.00
8x8x16 – Rockface Knockout Bond Beam Mocha, Charcoal, Wheat, Cream     $5.00
8x8x16 – Rockface Bond Beam Wheat, Charcoal     $5.00
8x8x16 – Bond Beam Wheat, Mocha     $5.00
8x8x16 – Knockout Bond Beam Wheat     $5.00
4x8x16 – Rockface Solid Single Score Wheat     $4.00
4x8x16 – Rockface Solid Cream     $4.00
8x8x8 – Rockface 1/2 Single Corner/Sash Cream, Putty (these are slugs that need to be split)     $5.00
Vertica Beveled 4″ Cap- COLORS= Sahara, Granite, Adobe, Chestnut, Rustic Blend  $1

*While supplies last

Omaha Home & Garden Expo

Home ShowHome Show season is upon us and Watkins is excited for the latest outdoor living products to be showcased by a number of the area’s top hardscape contractors this weekend at the 50th Omaha Home & Garden Expo at the CenturyLink Center.  Stop by the booths of these exceptional Hardscape contractors to view Watkins Outdoor Living products at the show.

  • Kloos Kutters
  • Kehm Contractors
  • Colorburst Landscape & Design
  • Executive Lawn & Landscaping
  • Groundscapes
  • Kinnan-Scaping
  • BGM Enterprises
  • TM Gaeta
  • Great Outdoors Lawn & Landscape
  • EcoTerra Landscaping
  • Wahle Inc.

The Expo runs February 18-21, 2016.  Look for the Watkins logo at these contractors’ booths to see our product!

Stephen Center Charitable Drive

Watkins is excited to be a drop site for the Stephen Center’s Charity Drive presented by the Women’s Committee of MOBA which runs through November 13, 2015.

Stephen Center partners with the community, families & individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.  They are in need of the following new items: twin extra-long white sheets, toilet paper, Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer & paper towels.

Items can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Watkins: 144th & Giles, Omaha
  • MOBA Office: 4141 N 156 St. Ste 8100
  • Bank of NE: 923 Galvin Road S. Bellevue
  • Bank of NE: 2710 S 140th Street
  • Bank of NE: 84th & Harrison
  • Great Western Bank: 92nd & Dodge
  • Berkshire Hathaway Ambassador Home Services: 13340 California St.

Charity Drive 2015


Officials Break Ground for the New Party Patio at Werner Park

Werner Park Party PatioThe official ground breaking ceremony took place on September 30 for the new Party Patio at Werner Park.  The patio located in the outfield concourse will feature Watkins product and is sponsored by Sun Valley Landscaping.  The new area will offer fans the opportunity to enjoy the game as if they’re in their own backyard.

The patio will have a three-burner gas fire pit with lounge seating, high-top table seating and space for up to 100 guests.

The area is raised a foot above the regular concourse and higher toward the back to provide a clear view of the ballpark, said Susan Drey, the project’s designer from Sun Valley Landscaping.

The area will be available for rent during games and other events.

Check out the new party patio at the Storm Chasers first home game in 2016.

October AIA Continuing Education Program

The October AIA Continuing Education topic is  Brick Manufacturing and Specifications presented by Glen-Gery Brick.  This presentation meets AIA requirements for 1 hr HSW credit and will be offered at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha.

Topic: Brick Manufacturing and Specifications
Presented By: Glen-Gery Brick
EU: 1hr HSW

When: October 5, 2015; 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Anthony’s Steakhouse, 7220 F. Street, Omaha, NE
Food: Lunch Provided

This presentation focuses on how brick are made, including discussion regarding: appropriate raw material, forming of brick units, surface colors and textures, firing and testing of brick units to ensure a durable finished product. The focus then turns to specifications.

August AIA Continuing Education Program

The August AIA Continuing Education topic will be Healthy Walls = Rainscreen & Ventilation presented by Lonnie Ruckman, Masonry Resources.  This presentation meets AIA requirements for 1 hr HSW credit and will be offered at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha.

Topic: Healthy Walls = Rainscreen & Ventilation
Presented By: Lonnie Ruckman, Masonry Resources
EU: 1hr HSW

When: August 5, 2015; 12:00-1:00 pm
Where: Anthony’s Steakhouse, 7220 F. Street, Omaha, NE
Food: Lunch Provided

This seminar provides an outline of crack control issues for concrete masonry units.
This very important technical presentation will demonstrate the techniques to protect various types of wall systems from the damage of water penetration, Participants will learn to design for moisture control and redirection of water sources and the components and construction of a rain screen.

Upcoming NCMA & ICPI Sponsored Webinars

The National Concrete Masonry Association and Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute are sponsoring a 4 part free webinar series on New Sustainable Site Solutions Using Manufactured Concrete Products.

Part 1: Segmental Retaining Walls Best Practices
Date and Time: June 17, 2015 at 12 pm
Duration: 1.0 hour
Cost: No charge
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Part 2: Effective Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Maintenance
Date and Time: June 21, 2015 at 12 pm
Duration: 1.0 hour
Cost: No charge
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0

Part 3: Interlocking Concrete Pavements
Date and Time: TBD

Part 4: Articulating Concrete Blocks
Date and Time: TBD

Click Here to register or for more information

Hardscape Educational Series Part 4 – Postponed

The upcoming Hardscape Educational Series for Cleaners and Sealers has been postponed until a date in August.

Watkins understands the need for our customers crew members to be on job sites. Recent weather conditions have limited the number of production days available and we don’t want our customers to worry about pulling production employees off of job sites.

Look for this program to be rescheduled in August.

AIA Continuing Education

The June presentation for architects in the Omaha area will cover Concrete Restoration and Repair and meets AIA requirements for 1hr HSW credit.  This presentation will describe the stresses leading to concrete deterioration and how to select the appropriate repair product and the proper techniques.

Join us on June 3, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 pm at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha.  RSVP Online.