Creative Solutions in Precast Concrete

Bench Site Design relies on Versatile Concrete’s expertise in precast concrete to offer creative solutions and elevate design.

 
CLIENT KEITH NEIHOF, BENCH SITE DESIGN

The Projects

Bench Site Design and Versatile Concrete have worked together for seven years on projects like the Kelowna Police Services building’s precast concrete bollards and custom concrete water features like the Apple Valley building flume.

The Challenge

Every Bench Site Design project is unique, so they need to work with a custom concrete company that offers creative solutions to meet the needs of each specific endeavour. 

The Outcome

For seven years, Bench Site Design has relied on Versatile Concrete’s creative problem solving and custom concrete expertise to further their landscape architecture visions. 


 

The Projects

Landscape Architect Keith Neihof started Bench Site Design eight years ago, and has been working with Versatile concrete for seven of those years. Together they’ve tackled high-profile landscape architecture projects like custom concrete bollards at the City of Kelowna’s Police Services building, that seamlessly blend into the scenery, or the creative design brought to life that is the Apple Valley building’s concrete water flume.

“Versatile Concrete always comes up with creative solutions and they always call us right away and let us know of an alternative to make our project better. They keep surprising us with creative thinking, ideas and thinking outside the box. Whenever we know a client or a contractor that we are working with requires that type of service then we always go to, or let them know about, Versatile Concrete.” Keith Neihof, Bench Site Design
Precast concrete bollards blend seamlessly into the landscape in front of Kelowna’s Police Services building.

Precast concrete bollards blend seamlessly into the landscape in front of Kelowna’s Police Services building.

The Challenge

Bench Site Design never repeats their work — each creative ideation is unique. “They're always creative new ideas,” says Keith. With that, they need someone who can come up with creative solutions to any design challenges that arise. For example, the custom concrete bollards for Kelowna’s Police Services building had very specific parameters, and Versatile Concrete was able to integrate custom details that met the requirements of the project while upholding Keith’s vision.

Bench Site Design tapped into Versatile Concrete’s expertise to meet the parameters of the Kelowna Police Services building’s precast concrete bollards.

Bench Site Design tapped into Versatile Concrete’s expertise to meet the parameters of the Kelowna Police Services building’s precast concrete bollards.

 

The Outcome

Seven years into the relationship, Bench Site Design has so much more than precast concrete manufacturers to rely on. “We’ve developed a really strong relationship with them, they’re very trustworthy,” says Keith. The Versatile Concrete team use their knowledge to further ideas and make them the best they can be. “Versatile Concrete always comes up with creative solutions and they always call us right away and let us know of an alternative to make our project better,” he says. “They keep surprising us with creative thinking, ideas and thinking outside the box.”

Precast concrete planters that are a result of collaboration between Bench Site Design and Versatile Concrete. 

Precast concrete planters that are a result of collaboration between Bench Site Design and Versatile Concrete. 


Pick a custom concrete manufacturer who will elevate your design. Versatile Concrete has two decades of experience in precast concrete to bring your vision to life. Contact us through our website or call 778-215-6440 to get started.

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