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35th Annual Kearney Homes & Builders Show

See the latest trends in home building and home furnishings at the 35th Annual Kearney Homes and Builders Show, January 12th, 13th, and 14th. Leading home Builders, Home Improvement businesses and decorators will be sharing great ideas at the Buffalo County Expo Center.

  • Friday, January 12, 2018 from 1pm – 7pm
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10am – 7pm
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 11am – 5pm

Kearney Area Builders Association
http://buildkearney.com/homeshow-attendee-information/

KCB Participates in Safety Event

Kearney Crete & Block Safety Event

On Saturday, September 30, Kearney Crete and Block participated in the Hilltop Mall and Old Navy’s Super Safety Event. Kids were invited to meet local heroes and participate in fun safety activities. Kearney Crete and Block set up a sand box using Anchor diamond block for the kids to play in. Melissa Tryon of Kearney Crete & Block was on hand to answer questions and hand out safety sheets and colored pencils.

Product Spotlight – Breeo Smokeless Fire Pits

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Breeo Fire Pits are the perfect fit for the person that doesn’t want to spend a small fortune on a gas fire pit but doesn’t want to deal with the heavy smoke of a wood burning fire pit. Breeo Smokeless fire pits come in four different types that will fill everyone’s needs.

The Breeo Fire Pits are a smokeless solution. Smokeless means a huge reduction of the smoke put off by burning wood. Smoke will be seen when you first lite your fire pit but once the temperature of the fire increases you’ll enjoy a smokeless fire pit experience that allows people to sit all around the fire pit to converse and roast a few marshmallows.

SkillsUSA Nebraska Leadership and Skill Conference

Kearney Crete & Block helps with SkillsUSA Competition

About 1,300 future workers of Nebraska gathered at Fonner Park to compete in the 2017 SkillsUSA Nebraska Leadership and Skill Conference. High school students competed in more than 100 areas of career and technical education including a masonry division that was helped in part by Kearney Crete & Block and Christensen Concrete Products Company.

Judges in the masonry division were Scott Frauen of Kearney Crete & Block, Jim Johnson of Summit Masonry, and Dustin Hasselmann of GH Construction. Scott Neben (Kearney Crete & Block), Scot Krosschell (Kearney Crete & Block), Ray Simmons (Christensen Concrete) and Bob Landers (Christensen Concrete) handled the set up and tear down of the event and also helped with mixing the mortar to keep the students supplied with material throughout the competition. Christy Fizgerald (Kearney Crete & Block) attended the event as a representative of the Nebraska Masonry Association.

SkillsUSA focuses on skilled trades. “Our mission is to prepare these students for careers. Our goal is to have students, parents, and business and industry partner together to build America’s future workforce,” said Joe LeGrand of SkillsUSA.

Kearney Area Home Builders Meeting

Kearney Crete & Block hosted the monthly meeting of the Kearney Area Home Builders on May 16. Justin Dehmer of Keene Product Specialists presented Healthy Walls = Rainscreen & Ventilation to the group. The presentation touched on methods of wall construction, problems that might occur, research, codes, components of a Rainscreen System and Brick Cavity Walls.