In 1962 Al Bankus left a career in the logging business in Oregon to discover “gold” in the hills northwest of Palm Springs, California. It wasn’t the precious metal, but a popular quartzite landscaping rock. He and his wife, Irene, set up a stockpile yard along Interstate 10, at the Whitewater exit, to sell the popular “gold” landscape rock and boulders from their quarry.
In 1972, their son, Allan, joined the company full time and what started as a small stockpile yard for the popular “gold landscape rock” has expanded to over forty acres of the largest building stone and boulder inventory in Southern California. They carry over 2000 types of “Made in America” building stone and rock products from across the United States and a few products from overseas, along with a complete line of fireplaces, BBQs, pizza ovens, gas log sets, fountains, pottery, statuary products, and more.