Latest Concrete News


Browse our most recent blog posts below. They’re filled with inspiration, tips and answers to questions we hear most from our St. Louis neighbors. If you have a topic you’d like us to cover, contact us! We’re happy to share our expertise.

Ortmann in Action: Custom Concrete Stairs by Ortmann Concrete

Ortmann in Action: Custom Concrete Stairs by Ortmann Concrete

Custom Concrete Stairs by Ortmann Concrete This month, we join the Ortmann Concrete Team as they construct a set of custom concrete stairs. We are joining them after they’ve torn out the old and are beginning to pour the new ones.  The team at Ortmann Concrete is made up of...

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Ortmann Concrete Presents: Custom Concrete Fire Pits

Ortmann Concrete Presents: Custom Concrete Fire Pits

Are you looking to add some warmth and ambiance to your outdoor living space? How about a custom concrete fire pit built just for you by the team at Ortmann Concrete? If you live in St. Louis or in one of the outlying areas, we can help! Our team loves building these beauties...

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Small Business Highlight: October 2023 ‘Images by Sandra’

Small Business Highlight: October 2023 ‘Images by Sandra’

Video Transcript: Jacqui Good afternoon. I’m Jackie Ortmann with Ortmann concrete and boss lady bricks. I’m here with Sandy Ferkel and Images by Sandra. She is one of our bricks of the community. We love celebrating small businesses and welcome Sandy. Sandy Well, thank you....

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Ortmann Crews Take on a Mag Swirl Finish Driveway

Ortmann Crews Take on a Mag Swirl Finish Driveway

Greetings from the Ortmann Concrete Crew! At this worksite, we’re creating a mag swirl finish driveway for a client with a circle drive. Tune in to watch us at work as we strive to make sure every detail meets with our high standards and satisfies our customers. Most concrete...

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Let’s Finish The Driveway! (Part II)

Let’s Finish The Driveway! (Part II)

Welcome back! Today we’re returning to the job site to finish the driveway we poured during our last episode. This is where we show you what sets the Ortmann crew apart from other concrete companies. While we often have fun while we’re working, we are dead serious about the...

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Our Concrete Countertops and Tabletops Can Take the Heat!

Our Concrete Countertops and Tabletops Can Take the Heat!

We think differently about entertaining indoors vs outdoors. When we picture ourselves entertaining guests indoors, we imagine an elegant dinner party, well-dressed people sitting around a linen-covered table in a dining room or kitchen using the nicest dishes and glasses. And...

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Meet Doug Ortmann: The Concrete Guy

Meet Doug Ortmann: The Concrete Guy

Your St. Louis Concrete Expert Doug and Jacqui Ortmann are the founders of Ortmann Concrete Inc. Over the next few months, we look forward to introducing you to this dynamic couple. Doug Ortmann is a man on a mission. His goal is to bring his custoomers the best commercial and...

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Concrete Tabletops: Interior Design’s New Kid On The Block

Concrete Tabletops: Interior Design’s New Kid On The Block

As an interior decorating choice, concrete is the new kid on the block. In the last ten years, more and more interior designers have discovered that concrete is not just a utilitarian material. It’s no longer relegated to sidewalks, parking lots, and foundations. Concrete...

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How It All Began

How It All Began

The Ortmann Bellattex™ Story Over the past year, we’ve been asked multiple times about how our founders, Doug and Jacqui Ortmann got their start in the concrete business - and how our new product division came to be. We’d love to share their journey with you! Doug and Jacqui...

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Bellattex™ Concrete Tabletops Are Here!

Bellattex™ Concrete Tabletops Are Here!

Some of the most important conversations I've ever had occurred at my family's dinner table. Bob EhrlichJacqui Ortmann, co-owner of Ortmann Concrete, Inc, is proud to announce that we recently added handcrafted concrete tabletops to our line of existing products. This brings...

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How to Clean Oil From Concrete Driveways

How to Clean Oil From Concrete Driveways

Are you looking to remove oil stains from concrete? This tutorial is an easy and environmentally friendly way to remove stains caused by oil, gasoline, diesel, or kerosene with Gray Out Waterless Oil Cleaner. Necessary Items: Concrete Driveway (Completely Dry) SealGreen...

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