The Stone Age Difference
We realize that you have many options today for buying outdoor statuary products. We strive to do many things to differentiate our products in the marketplace - offering a better quality product at a competitive price.
Here are a few important things that separate us from our competition:
- Product Quality/Value
All our products are hand-carved from real stone as created by Mother Nature. These stones have endured harsh outdoor environments for thousands of years and will continue to do so long after you purchase them.
Our competitors -- who offer products made from plastic, concrete, plaster, clay or resin -- simply don't compare. In fact, many companies that sell inferior concrete products misrepresent their products as 'finely crafted stone.' Our competitors' lesser quality products will often spall, crumble, blow over easily, or are very fragile and break easily.
- We Deliver to Most Customers With Our Own Trucks.
Because we deliver our products to most of our customers on our own trucks we can offer our customers a far better service. Our products arrive undamaged, on time, and the person driving the truck is helpful and knowledgeable about our company and products. This also allows us to offer very liberal warranties, returns, or exchange policies. Our competitors who use common carriers to deliver will have more problems with products that are damaged & missing, deliveries that are not on time, and they couldn't easily allow their customers to return products.
- Made in USA
While many of the products we offer today are made overseas, we are the largest manufacturer of natural stone garden statuary that manufacturers items here in America. We are proud of the fact that we started in business by making items here and after 10 years we make more here than we ever have.
- Unique Designs
We take great pride in our product designs and the fact that we actually designed many of our products. Our designs are so popular that many of our competitors try to compete by illegally copying our products or photographs. This is unfortunate, but we've been told that imitation is the best compliment. We believe we can't improve on the work of Mother Nature. . . we can only take the materials from nature and try to make them functional by doing as little as possible to change them.
- We Support Independent Retailers.
As a family-owned business located in a small town, our focus is to support the independent retailers and small business owners that distribute our products and support us. We don't offer any of our products through 'big box' stores. We also don't compete with our distributors by marketing and selling directly to retail customers within their market.
- Size Matters
Many of our competitor's products that might look similar to ours in a picture are very different in real life. A perfect example of this is our benches. Our benches are 18-20" high because this is a normal, comfortable seating height in America. We also design our benches to be wide enough to seat two people comfortably. Our competitor's benches that are only 14-17" high are uncomfortably short for the average American and they are often too narrow to seat two people comfortably. Our competitors do this because their products are made to Chinese standard sizes and because a smaller bench costs much less to produce and ship. We won't compromise the functionality of our products as a cost cutting measure.
- The Golden Rule
Above all, we always want to treat our customers fairly and with respect. Whenever we have a question on how to handle a situation we always try to treat our customers the way we would like to be treated. We appreciate the support and loyalty of our existing customers and hope to have the opportunity to earn your business if you are not already a customer.