About Us

“I like to think that if you grab the handle and go to work, someone else will see you and maybe offer to help out.” 

John Deterding started planning the memorial in the spring of 1999 to honor the Nebraska veterans. He thought to himself, “Why don’t I do something before we World War Two vets are gone?” In the summer of 2000 he started placing the white and brown stones. After doing the majority of the work himself the memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day of 2001 by the VFW,American Legion Color Guards, and American Legion Commanders. 

“We only hope that when people see the Memorial they stop to think about the cost of our freedoms and the price paid for it – not only by the veterans who faced the bullets – but by every one at home who raised the food, built the planes, tanks, guns, ships and everything else needed to carry on a war – for without the material good we could not have faced the enemy.” John Deterding (WWII veteran in Europe) and Merlin Burglund (WWII veteran in China, India, and Burma).

We’ve been proudly serving the community for over 40 years

Who We Are

The Deterding Company’s core business value is offering quality products and quality service for all budgets. With locations in both Kearney and Grand Island Nebraska, you will find one of Nebraska’s largest selections of pools, hot tubs, spas, pool care products, fireplaces, wood stoves, lighting and fans, barbecue grills and patio furniture. Deterdings carefully screens its product offerings and only offers products whose manufacturing companies provide high product quality, technical innovation, and customer service assurance. This provides Deterdings’ customers the best opportunity for satisfaction.

Why Choose Deterdings

For over 40 years Deterdings has been committed to offering customers distinctive merchandise at all price ranges to match any budget. We have high quality products that are not offered in the discount “one size fits all” mentality. We also have the professionally trained consultants to help customers make the right choices, matching each individual need with the product offerings available. When you choose Deterdings you can also be assured of the availability of our professional service and installation of all our products.

Our Goal

Our goal is to have satisfied customers who have the opportunity to enjoy their homes and backyards with the selections they have made. Let Deterdings help you to express your unique personality and create a fun and comfortable “oasis” with the products you choose for your “one of a kind” home.

What our customers say about us

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Louisiana Grills – BMiller

…The wifi control is game changer. Makes this thing so versatile! I can be at work and crank up the temp to finish off a brisket for dinner! The temp sensors and recipe function are nice too. Overall I’m extremely pleased, all my food has been coming out amazing! Endless … Read More

BMiller - Phoenix, AZ

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Living My Best Life!

I’ve had my hot tub almost a month and I’m in heaven! I purchased the 3 person because I’m single. I use it 4-5 times a week and have hosted a few hot tub Wednesday’s with close friends. My friends love it too. We haven’t been to the pool since … Read More

Cynthia - Lees Summit, MO

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The Little Hot Tub That Could

We were looking to update/upgrade our older hot tub and decided to go with the Stride from Hot Springs. We didn’t need a big tub and the Stride met all our needs. It’s been a great little hot tub.

Spang - Santa Cruz, CA

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Best Thing I Ever Did For Myself

I have had 4 major back surgeries. After the last one a year and a half ago, I was still having problems standing straight up and walking long distances. My Dr wrote a prescription suggesting that I get a spa for water therapy. It took a while to get it … Read More

Wade - Banning, CA

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Freshwater Salt Jetsetter

Loved the smaller size for just me. The jets are powerful and in all the right places. The design is beautiful, modern and efficient. The installation team at Artesian Pools and Spas in Bloomsburg Pa were most helpful and professional. I have had other spas but this one is my … Read More

Trumpy - Danville, PA

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