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All About Concrete Stain Colors

Posted: September 16, 2019

Concrete is everywhere. Often dull and grey, concrete plays a major role in a building’s construction—but it doesn’t have to blend into the background. While you may not associate concrete with beautiful finishes and art, vibrant and colorful concrete stain colors are readily available.   Outdoor concrete stains brighten your building’s façade, bring attention to your… Read More

Why Exterior Property Maintenance Solutions Matter

Posted: September 16, 2019

Architects put in thousands of hours crafting & designing a building—and you want that hard work to last for years to come, which is where exterior property maintenance comes in. Exteriors are exposed to the elements, varying temperatures, and typical wear & tear. To ensure your building’s exterior design makes an impression well after its… Read More

Decorative Concrete

Posted: August 7, 2019

When it comes to concrete, let’s be honest that its beauty leaves a lot to be desired. Concrete is known for being unpleasing to the eye, and boring to say the least. However, that doesn’t have to be the case! So that’s where decorative concrete comes in – so let’s take a look at how… Read More

Faux Finishes

Posted: August 7, 2019

When you think of the word faux, you often think of something high-end and complicated. As the name suggests, faux finishes, or faux panting as it’s also called, is the process of replicating a different surface using special decorative paints or stains. So, if you’re looking for your building to really stand out from the… Read More

Exterior Paint

Posted: August 7, 2019

Brick is great, but let’s admit it – plain brick can be a little bit boring! No matter the kind of look you’re aiming for, changing the color of the exterior going to be your best bet if your goal is to achieve something special. So, from homes to high-rise office blocks – here’s everything… Read More

Architectural Finishes

Posted: August 7, 2019

If you talk to anyone in the architectural or building industry, they’ll tell you that architectural finishes are a game-changer when it comes to improving the appearance of a building. From metallic effects for concrete to enhancing the look of masonry, let’s dive into the world of architectural finishes. What are architectural finishes? Architectural finishes… Read More

Architectural Concrete Finishes

Posted: August 6, 2019

What are architectural concrete finishes? Looking at different building materials, concrete is known for its durability, easy use, and longevity – all reasons why it’s become so popular in the construction industry. Often times, architects are required to create buildings that have a life span of over 100 years – concrete buildings will easily achieve… Read More

Professional Concrete Staining

Posted: July 30, 2019

Up until recently, architects and engineers have been at the mercy of rich, earth-toned color schemes to improve the appearance of concrete buildings. Luckily, though, new technology has enabled color experts to create professional concrete stains that cover pretty much every single color on the spectrum, therefore opening up a world of possibilities for property… Read More

AIA Credit Courses

Posted: July 30, 2019

AIA credit courses with Nawkaw As an architect, professional development is always going to be on the cards. From keeping up to date with the latest trends to learning new skills, there’s always something that’ll be keeping you busy. And that’s not to mention the AIA credits and further education requirements you need to meet… Read More

Brick Stain Guide

Posted: July 30, 2019

Masonry staining has been at the forefront of the building industry for many years. Physical appearance is crucial to the work of architects and construction experts alike, with client satisfaction depending on not just quality work, but aesthetics, too. So…how do professionals add that special touch to brickwork? Well, that’s where masonry and brick staining… Read More


  • Mario from Nawkaw finished the staining of our stone late yesterday and we could not be more pleased with the results. I’ve attached a before and after picture of the area above our garage. It made a HUGE difference to the look of our home. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical of how this would turn out but Mario did a great job and was easy to work with. We were so impressed by his work that we would like to provide some feedback to Nawkaw. [...]

    • Luke Sorrell
  • Steve, I’m not sure if anyone has reached out to you from the owner group, so, I thought I would let you know that the building looks fantastic. The owner rep, general contractor, architect and ourselves are very happy with the final result, waiting on formal approval. Mitch and Laud were very professional and took care to please the owner rep with small imperfections and educate them on the process. Job well done.

    • Ian C.
    • Project Manager
    • Brxton Masonry Inc.
  • Hi, After seeing what you have been able to do with our exterior, my mom is very interested in having her fireplace redone. [...] It made a huge difference! We are really happy with the results. Also want to tell you that Jeremy, Scott and the other guys are awesome. They were so kind, polite hardworking and accommodating. It was clear that it was very important to them that we were happy with the results. I would highly recommend your company. Thanks so much.

    • Melissa R.
  • Hi Emmett, We are so happy with the work! Had to share the before (listing photos) & after we got the shutters back on and landscaping cleaned up. Love the difference! Thanks for all your help, the crew was excellent and went above and beyond. Very much appreciated! Thank You!

    • Josh & Jess
  • The results exceeded our expectations and we are extremely pleased with how close everything looks . You can't tell where the process starts or ends unless you knew where to look. This saved the natural bricks when our only other alternative would have been to paint all the bricks. Your team did a great job! It is perfect and better than we expected.

    • Mark & Carol W.
    • West Bend, WI
  • I just wanted to take a moment and thank Nawkaw Mideast and their amazing crew for the exceptional job that was performed at the Detroit Savings Bank in Detroit, Michigan. We had attempted every cleaning method known to mankind to remove the carbon staining from the brick facade, but to no avail. Two weeks working with Nawkaw turned the Detroit Savings Bank into a whole new building! Thank you again!

    • John H.
    • Detroit, IL

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