Our Story


Creating Strength Through Adversity

What started out as a summer vacation turned into a lifelong adventure and is now a family business. The Thomas family lived on a farm in Idaho and spent their summers gathering stone to use for winter projects. They were up in the mountains with days filled with sunshine and adventure.


Walt-in-his-younger-yearsEarly Days

Walt Thomas wanted to earn extra money to provide gifts for his family over the holidays and life on the farm was difficult at that time. Later in the winter months Walt would work as a mason installing fireplaces for extra money.



Move to the City

Eventually they would lose the family farm and move to the city. Lon was only 14 years old but had worked on the farm and expected to do the same in town. Some thought he was too little, too small or just too young to get a job! He was determined to show them they were wrong.


The-Thomas-boysA New Beginning

So Lon and his brother Evan set off to quarry stone. This would be Lon’s life long adventure and the beginning of Star Stone. Oh the stories he can tell. Just ask him one day, but be prepared, pull up a chair and pour yourself a drink while the stories roll and enjoy!