Go ‘Big’ when beautifying your home and garden

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExterior

Have you ever dreamed of turning your backyard into an oasis of beauty and tranquility? It’s easier than you think with stone products from Big Rock Hawaii. From waterfalls and ponds, to stepping stones and benches, Big Rock’s locally manufactured stone products are less expensive and easier to install than natural stone. And they look completely real.

“We can help you create almost anything you can imagine,” said co-owner Bonnie Cooper. “If you want to do it yourself, we have all the materials you need, and we will work with you every step of the way — from design to construction. If you want a professional to do the job, we can help with that, too.”

The best way to get a sense of what is possible with Big Rock is to visit the company showroom in Mapunapuna. Displayed in a garden setting, complete with a large Koi pond, you can see samples of many of its products including boulders, Japanese-Hawaiian stone bowls, lanterns, Moss Rock pavers, ponds, waterfalls, fountains, benches, Buddhas and more. All of Big Rock’s garden products have a 20 year warranty, weigh much less than real stone, and are easy to place, making it possible to create a peaceful, tranquil garden oasis almost instantly.

“One of the most popular items we sell are our many sizes of Moss Rock stepping stones. Another would be our instant waterfalls,” said Cooper. “You can literally build a waterfall in a few hours, or a pond with a waterfall in a day or two with our cast stone veneer and waterfall boulders. You can start in the morning, and by the evening you can be sitting outside enjoying the soothing sound of trickling water.”

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Big Rock cast stone isn’t just for the garden. The company’s man-made lightweight stone veneer is easily installed on all surfaces, and has a 50-year product warranty. It can instantly transform walls or columns into a maintenance-free stone wall surface that will beautify your home and increase your property value.

Since opening its doors in 1983, Big Rock has provided hundreds of thousands of square feet of rock to builders throughout the Islands. Big Rock supplied all of the rock for the walls at Disney’s Aulani Resort. And if you have ever shopped at Ala Moana Center, you have seen Big Rock’s stone veneer throughout the mall.

“Our rock looks so real that people have a hard time believing that it isn’t natural,” said Cooper. “It is used by many of the top architects on the Islands and the Mainland. And we are proud to say that our rock has always been manufactured locally, ever since we started the business 31 years ago.”

Big Rock is definitely a kamaaina company. It is the oldest and largest manufacturer of lightweight Hawaiian cast stone products, and it is the only cast stone manufacturer in the world that specializes in the duplication of Hawaiian stone. And only Big Rock Hawaiian Stone Veneer is 100 percent made in the U.S.

“We are passionate about Hawaiian rock,” said co-owner Brian Joy. “When we travel around the Islands, we are always looking for new ideas for products. Thirty-one years ago, we started off just making Moss Rock veneer. Now we manufacture Coral, Lava, Ulupalakua, Blue Rock, Kapalua Rock and Cut Plantation Stone, as well as all our unique garden stone items.”

Big Rock is manufactured on Oahu, but the company ships weekly to all the islands. It also ships to the South Pacific, Japan, Canada and the Mainland. With a reputation of excellent customer service and a commitment to quality, the people at Big Rock are definitely Hawaiian “Rock Stars.”

BIG ROCK
address // 1050 Kikowaena Place
web // www.bigrockhawaii.com