What happened to the year? Each year seems to go by faster, and we find ourselves thinking of Christmas and the many things we need to do to prepare for the holiday season.

There are the gifts to buy, of course, but maybe there are also those little summer home improvement projects that remain on your to-do list — some projects that would add the finishing touch to your Christmas decor.


It would be nice to fix up the garden a bit by adding a pathway, a small waterfall or a meditation garden. The plain wall in the living room would look so much more attractive if it were covered with stone. For those of you fortunate enough to have a fireplace in Hawaii, spruce it up a bit. Surround it with moss rock or lava rock and have a beautiful place to hang the Christmas stockings.

It’s not too late to start. The store that has all the things you need, for home beautification and Christmas gifts, is right here on Oahu and is called Big Rock. If you are on one of the outer islands, there’s no need to worry as Big Rock ships weekly and is always there to work out exactly what you need to complete your home improvement projects.

Big Rock has many items for the garden to buy as Christmas presents: small garden ornaments, bamboo fountain kits, moss rock benches, waterfalls, fountains, lanterns, copper rain chains, an abundant assortment of stone bowls, and moss and lava rock pavers. The majority of these items are made at Big Rock’s facility on Oahu. If an item is out of stock, it can be made and ready in a few days.

There are many praiseworthy things to say about Big Rock and their products, but the one thing customers appreciate the most is the durability of everything Big Rock makes.


If you want to give a gift that lasts forever or make a permanent home or garden improvement, this is the only place to shop. Big Rock is an exceptional establishment manufacturing things that cannot be found anywhere other than Hawaii.

Bonnie Cooper and Brian Joy, owners of Big Rock, started their “rock” group making lightweight rock (duplicating Hawaiian stone) in 1983. Although they come up with the ideas, the behind-the-scenes rock stars are all the workers that make the rock each day.

Kalani Viniegas, manager and special projects person, and Ross Torres, in charge of production, have each been with the company for nearly 14 years. Big Rock’s leading lady, who is in charge of sales, shipping quotes, Coronado Stone veneer orders and a myriad of other daily tasks, is Lori Garcia, a rock star for sure! It’s likely Lori who will be your initial introduction to Big Rock when you call for information.


Thirty years of providing the world with genuine made-in-the-U.S. Hawaiian stone veneers and garden goodies have flown by, but owners Brian and Bonnie look at their creation with pride and pleasure as they wonder, What happened to the years?

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