Events Archives - Watkins Concrete Block

Watkins Hosts American Society of Interior Designers Event

Watkins Concrete Block Company recently hosted a Nebraska/Iowa American Society of Interior Designers (NE/IA ASID) team meeting and CEU event. Watkins is an NE/IA ASID Industry Sponsor. The CEU was a Nebraska Masonry Alliance presentation: Masonry; Rediscover the Possibilities! The presentation was both educational and inspiring and offered a glimpse of some local designer projects. There were approximately three dozen designers in attendance, which allowed Watkins an opportunity to introduce their staff and show off their indoor and outdoor showrooms. The event increased Watkins visibility and branding with the opportunity to engage with ASID members.

Divas of the Dirt Host Annual Event

Divas of the Dirt

Divas of the Dirt, a landscape industry promotion group, held their annual event at Quarry Oaks Golf Course on Thursday, December 7. This marked the 15th year for the event and 55 were in attendance. Keynote presenter was Kathy Engen, co-founder of @shiftandspark and co-author of gōl: a curated guide for the modern day job hunt. Also presenting, Ashly Neneman, Sun Valley Landscaping General Manager on the Commit20 Campaign, a volunteer initiative marking the company’s 20th year in business by putting people first, giving back to the community and creating experiences that make an impact.

Divas host sponsors from NEBCO Inc. companies; Watkins Concrete Block, Reimers Kaufman, Christensen Concrete Products and Kearney Crete & Block.  Sponsors also included Anchor, Endicott Clay Products, Hinkley Lighting, Mulhall’s, Papio Valley Nursery, Pavestone and Sun Valley Landscaping.

Fall Sale – Happening Now!

Happening now at our showroom at 144th & Giles – Tango Block and 2″ Cap Units are just $1.99!

Tango Block:
– Was: $2.25 / Now: $1.99

2″ Cap Unit:
– Was: $2.36 / Now: $1.99

Learn More About Tango Block: Click Here

Sale lasts until December 31, 2017

Contractor Open House


December 7th, 2016  | 10am-3pm

Join us at our location, 144th & Giles Road, on Wednesday, December 7th from 10am-3pm for our Contractor Open House. Topics for the event include:

  • Vertica Pro Stone Cut Virtual Joint
  • New Tango Block
  • Back to Back Highland Stone Free Standing Wall
  • New Hinkley Landscape Lighting

We hope to see you then!

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!

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)

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.