Rocking your world

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExterior

Big Rock is a store in Honolulu that is exceptional. It manufactures and sells all sorts of things that are unavailable anywhere else in the world.

That’s because Big Rock specializes in making copies of Hawaiian stones, and has been doing so since 1983. There is just no other business like it.

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You can’t imagine how many rocks, boulders and pieces of stone the owners, Bonnie Cooper and Brian Joy, have accumulated throughout the years, and they are always adding to the collection. Molds are taken from the original pieces they find, and then reproductions are cast in a lightweight concrete.

There is unquestionably no way a person can tell the difference between Big Rock and the real thing, and just think of how much of our Islands’ natural stone has been conserved through Big Rock’s method of casting copies.

Even after 32 years here on Oahu, there are still people who may have heard about Big Rock, but have never taken the time to visit the company showroom. “Once they come, they are happy they did, and always spread the word to friends and neighbors,” said Joy.

Why would you use Big Rock? Well, it is much lighter weight than real rock, the boulders do not have to be dug into the ground (as they have a flat bottom), and you’d never find stone bowls like you can find there. The moss rock stepping stones are 3-inches thick and ready to be put down, but they look as though you have miraculously found flat natural rock for a pathway.

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Big Rock stone veneer is used to cover any wall surfaces, leaving you with a natural stone wall appearance. It is also lightweight and easy to install. Actually, all Big Rock stone products are easy to use, and the owners always try to encourage you to consider doing the work yourselves, whether it’s a rock wall or garden project. Big Rock has stone veneer, stone benches and tables, boulders, bowls, stone edgers, ponds and garden goodies galore.

Big Rock would like to invite you to come by for a visit. You don’t have to buy, but the company would like you to see how 32 years of being Hawaii’s “Rock Stars” has made it famous for the quality and uniqueness of its products.

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