The founder of Outer Island Stone Care started in the stone restoration business in 1988 and on Maui in 1995 where he pioneered many of the practices that are commonly used today. Within a very short time he became the preferred stone restoration service provider working for builders and property managers in resort communities of Wailea, Makena, and Kapalua. Hotel jobs include the 36,000 squrae foot sandstone clean and seal at Embassy Suites Kaanapali, and the 523 room marble floor restoration at Outrigger Wailea where each phase was finished ahead of schedule.
In 2003 the Maui business (Eurotech Marble) was sold to allow more focus on the Big Island, specialising on the luxury resort communities; Hualalai, Kukio, Mauna Kea, Hapuna, 49 Black Sand, and others. Our popularity on the Big Island grew quickly because there was such a large demand for someone who really understood all the different types of stone being used in these exquisite properties. Problem solving was also necessary for the fast moving construction sector to correct poor quality stone, and installation/construction defects, allowing builders to stay on schedule.
The success was because of the trust awarded due to experience and the ability to educate the client on causes, restoration options, and maintenance. Over time the accuracy of the advice given became evident and the quality of workmanship consistent, which created loyalty among clients who wanted only the best.
Hawaii’s Elite Stone Restoration Service
An article by Honolulu Magazine (2012) titled The 25 Most Expensive Homes in Hawaii included ten homes that were done by us including the number one! Thats the type of work we are trusted to do.
Devotion to the stone restoration trade has led to numerous articles published online and in print, including one “how to” stone restoration book which has sold hundreds of copies worldwide over the last 12 years, a three day seminar which is known to be the best in the industry, and various other instructional media. Long standing stone industry contacts have provided us access to cutting edge technology as part of R&D teams with new products. This helps to keep us one step ahead.
Having background in stone & tile installation (prior to the stone restoration business) helps with failure forensics and solutions, and provides a knowledge base to seamlessly work with designers and builders.
Qualifications include: Stone & Tile Inspection Certificate, Stone & Tile Installation Licenses in US and Australia, ASTM Standards Committee Member (C18 Dimensional Stone Technical), Certificate 3 Floor & Wall Tiling.
Our passion for stone, experience, and ability to find creative solutions in difficult situations is unsurpassed in Hawaii.