Project Spotlight

Product Spotlight – Natural Stone Fire Pit Kit


How to Use:
Available in 2 sizes: 15″ tall and 18″ tall, this 48″ outside diameter fire pit comes with pre-cut stones and caps for simple installation. Also included in this kit is a metal burn ring. Can be used as a wood burning pit, or have a professional install a gas line.

DIY or Professional Use: Perfect product for professional use, but simple enough for a DIY weekend project.

Project Spotlight – Harney Place at Midtown


Project Overview:
Mark Torczon with BHI Development was striving for a way to bring old world charm and modern day elegance together in his unique Harney street project. Nestled in the heart of mid-town this 32 unit project is going to appeal to everyone. With secure underground parking, a grand foyer and spacious modern floorplans for each unit this will become a great place to call home.

Products Used:

  • Acme Brick:
    • Main Color – Old Towne Modular
    • Accent Color – Charcoal Grey
  • Earthworks EW Gold Snapped Dimensional Stone
  • Anchor Vertica Pro Straight Sahara

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

  • BHI Development – Developer / Contractor
  • D3 Interiors – Designer
  • Studio 951 – Architect

Harney Place at Midtown
3327 Harney Street, Omaha. NE

Project Start/Completion Dates:
Mach 2015 – August 2016

Project Spotlight – Chateau at Hillsborough


Project Overview:
The Chateau at Hillsborough is Northwest Omaha’s newest, luxury apartment community featuring spacious one and two bedroom apartments.
Tucked away on eight acres in Northwest Omaha, Cháteau at Hillsborough offers the feeling of a small, secluded community without straying too far from the best shopping, dining, and recreation in Omaha. Boasting brand new custom construction featuring Watkins Concrete Block Company, StoneCraft manufactured stone and Glen-Gery brick and Watkins produced Anchor retaining wall products.

Products Used:

  • StoneCraft Tennesee Ledgestone
  • StoneCraft Chardonnay Ledgestone
  • Glen-Gery Hawthorne Engineer Kingsize Brick
  • Anchor Vertica Pro Straight Mocha

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

  • Apollo Building Corp.
  • Barry Larson & Son, Inc. – general contractor
  • Stanley J How Architects – architect
  • The Interior Design Firm – designers
  • Seldin Company – property manager

The Chateau at Hillsborough
4804 North 133rd Plaza

Project Start/Completion Dates:
November 2014 – September 2016

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.

Watkins and JEM Restoration Team Up on 2015 Caniglia Field Project

UNO 216The UNO Athletic Department opened Caniglia Field for soccer action in 2013.  The conversion from a football stadium to a soccer stadium propelled it to one of the best on-campus soccer-specific stadiums in the country.  UNO’s commitment to making it a state-of-the-art facility continued this summer as they recently completed a remodel project that consisted of new ADA ramps, a water proof deck coating, expansion joints, hand rails, and new seats and bleachers.

UNO 208Dean Neesen, owner of JEM Restoration, tasked Watkins with finding product partners for the project that was under a very strict time line of only 30 working days and required extensive testing.  Watkins partnered with BASF and WillSeal to meet the project demands.  Working with BASF and WillSeal, JEM Restoration installed a new BASF water proof deck coating and WillSeal expansion joints.  The 30,000 Sq. Ft. project was completed on time and ready for the opening contest of 2015 on August 15.