Architectural Finishes Inspired by Art & Science.

Company Profile

Since 1988, Nawkaw has developed, manufactured and expertly applied the world’s finest stains and color solutions for concrete and masonry.

Nawkaw’s proprietary products and innovative techniques are in use around the globe. Headquartered in Athens, Georgia, USA, Nawkaw has offices and certified color technicians across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Nawkaw is the North American company that launched the concrete and masonry staining industry.

Partnering with architects, contractors and property owners, Nawkaw offers the highest quality service and the best warranties in the industry. From fifty story precast skyscrapers to Main Street restoration projects and private residences, Nawkaw transforms brick, block, stone, concrete, or other masonry surfaces with amazing color that won’t chip, peel, or fade.

Nawkaw’s Vision:

“Nawkaw is determined to bring more happiness into your life by adding color and unique features to the buildings you work, live and breathe in every day.”

Nawkaw’s Mission:

“As pioneers of the concrete and masonry industry, we manufacture innovative products and strive to invent techniques that deliver outstanding results to those who are looking to express elegance and accentuate the architectural details of their buildings. Nawkaw is an ambassador for the environment, and as such, we make every effort to produce sustainable products that cause zero harm to nature. We want Nawkaw to be a place, where every employee knows that their daily contribution is recognized and valued and that the true key to long-term success lies in teamwork and integrity.”

Nawkaw’s Values:

Integrity reflects on the credibility of both individuals and companies. At Nawkaw we value honesty and take responsibility for our actions.

What does this mean in practice?
Not only do we expect integrity from all our employees and hold ourselves as a company accountable for our everyday operations, we expect just as much from our business partners, suppliers, and clients.

Fairness serves as the foundation for equality. We have a very high ethical standard that we follow through when making decisions.

What does this mean in practice?
If we treat people the way we want to be treated, fairness and respect are established right from the start. It’s a simple rule to live by and is being enforced without exceptions.

Excellence in all we do: Production, operation, and communication. Nawkaw’s standards exceed the industry’s by a long shot. Every day we strive to do better than the day before.

What does this mean in practice?
We take action on what we say and are determined to deliver outstanding results and to create an experience that will bring you joy when thinking back to it.

Innovation has always played a big role in our industry. Nawkaw’s scientists and employees are always looking to improve our products and services by finding solutions for the issues our clients are facing.

What does this mean in practice?
Our way of working is collaborative and engaging. Through different views on subjects and everyone’s input, room for new ideas and innovations are encouraged.

Sustainability is the core of all products and services we offer. Nawkaw wants to contribute to better quality of life and environment.

What does this mean in practice?
For Nawkaw sustainability does not only mean to produce goods that don’t harm the environment. Supporting social development by funding educational programs and investing in people and science to find solutions that decrease environmental damage within the construction industry is how we enforce sustainability.


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  • 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