About Us

About Hoobler Stone

Hoobler Stone originated in California in the 1940s when Ken Hoobler developed his method of producing natural looking cast stone. Exclusive licensing rights for the manufacture and distribution of Hoobler Stone in Australia were purchased in the 1970s.

Eric Liegel brought the business to Australia under license with great success. He built it up over 30 years working on some of Victoria’s iconic buildings.

In 2004, John and Deb Duckworth bought the business when Eric reluctantly retired due to old age. They moved the manufacturing plant to Geelong, where it still is today. In 2019, Jye Duckworth, John and Deb’s son took over the business, so all Hoobler Stone craftsmanship and skills remain well and truly in the Duckworth family.

Hoobler Stone’s focus is to exceed client expectations by ensuring an easy process from initial enquiry to project completion. The Hoobler Stone service includes a free quote, technical advice and support.

Independent contractors can be recommended to provide an obligation free quote to apply the stone. Comprehensive instructions for DIY projects are also available. Hoobler Stone is committed to providing high quality products, timely delivery and outstanding customer service.

Construction of the Arlberg Hotel in Mt Buller in the 1980s was a huge project that attracted significant interest in Hoobler Stone. Application of Hoobler Stone was undertaken over a number of summers. In 2009, an extension to the hotel was added using more Hoobler Stone, which is testament to the quality and durability of the product.

Our History

  • Our first Hoobler Stone designs outdoor display, circa 1980s.
  • Hoobler Stone founder Eric Liegel with a striking Bluestone Mix bar.
  • Eric at the Black Spur Trading Company project in Bluestone.
  • The Arlberg Hotel atop Mount Buller in the Victorian High Country.
  • Eric inspecting a residential home clad in Sandstone Mix, circa 1970s.
  • Once fully clad and completed, the Arlberg Hotel.
  • A beautiful Sandstone cottage in the outer Melbourne suburbs.

Mission Statement & Purpose

Our Mission Statement

“To locally manufacturer the most unique, outstanding quality hand-made stone, for you, for life”

Our Hoobler Stone Purpose

“To deliver to our customers in the domestic and commercial building and landscaping industries the most authentic, long-lasting stone, every single time”

Contact us Today

Please call Hoobler Stone on 0409 160 262 to discuss the stone that works for your project, and we’ll lock in a time to come to you. Or leave us a message below, and we’ll contact you to assess your specific needs to make your dream come to life.
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