Stone Age Creations is the story of two cousins with a passion for natural stone. This passion led Heath White & Kevin White to launch a company that now serves garden centers across the United States with quality, hand-carved products. Here is their story:
In the Fall of 2001, we founded Stone Age Creations in our hometown of New London, Ohio. At the time, both of us worked full-time in a local machine shop. In our spare time, Kevin designed and carved a few stone birdbaths that were well received and sold locally. Meanwhile, Heath had made and sold a few natural stone benches that were also sold locally. We both had a passion for natural stone and a dream to someday work for ourselves.
We both agreed that our small town of 2,000 people could never support our dreams of making and selling hand-carved, natural stone products as a full-time occupation. As a result, we researched the possibility of distributing our products to garden centers that are in better locations and markets to sell our products. While we were still working full-time we decided to take a bench and a birdbath to a trade show focused on wholesale customers in the garden industry. We had no idea what to expect and were worried that our products would not be well received.
On the contrary, our products had a great reception. We were told by several garden centers that ours were the best new products they had seen at the show in many years. Much to our surprise we walked away from this show with a handful of orders and no idea how we would fill them on time. After all, we had no raw materials to make products from and no delivery vehicles to fulfill the orders. We quickly resigned from our full-time jobs and somehow found a way to fill every order, meeting every delivery date promised at the trade show.
What started with one bench and one birdbath has grown into a complete line of hand-carved, natural stone products for the garden industry. In addition to the products we continue to manufacture here in New London, we have partnered with quarries and manufacturers of fine stone products from around the world.
Over the years we have added a 30,000+ square foot warehouse & distribution facility in downtown New London along with nearly 50 acres just outside of town, which is used for production and storage. Many of our customers are concentrated in a 15-state region surrounding Ohio, but we have loyal customers in all of the lower 48 states.
Today Kevin’s primary responsibility is the production of the items we manufacture here on a 50-acre site in New London, OH. He goes to quarries to hand-select the finest stones available and uses a hammer and chisel to handcraft these stones into a work of art for your garden. Kevin takes great pride in searching out stones with great character and offering our customers a top-quality product. We are looking for rocks with unique character, due to a unique shape, interesting colors, or nice texture.
Heath’s primary responsibility today is handling business operations. After more than 10 years, Heath jokingly concluded that he is working first and foremost for his government, and that serving his customers, his family and his company seemed to be secondary. Heath’s other duties include sales & marketing, bookkeeping and outsourcing.
Together, we are committed to designing, creating & distributing top-quality products that will add a unique & stunning feature to gardens across the United States. We look forward to serving you with excellence.