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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Thank you for helping

We just love our new Hot Springs spa. Thank you for helping us to determine exactly the right spa for our needs.  The service after the sale has been unbelievable, they are always there to help when we need it, and we need a lot of help!

Use it every day

I purchased a Hot Springs Sovereign in January 1993 from Deterdings and still use it every day.


We got our new 2-person Finnleo Sauna assembled this past weekend, and used it last night. AWESOME!. So much better than we even imagined. Thanks Doug for putting us on the right track, with a great price and service.

Best Investments

In October, 2013, my husband & I purchased a two person hot tub from you.  I can’t tell you how wonderful that purchase has been for us.  I use it twice a day, even in 20 below temperatures.  We have received wonderful service from you in every way. I used to … Read More

We love the jets!

We purchased our Hot Spot hot tub from Deterdings in August 2012 & we LOVE it. We love the jets, the efficiency of the hot tub and how quiet it is. We use our hot tub numerous times a week and it’s always a treat…regardless of the time of year. … Read More

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