About SR

Simply Rocks is a wholesale & retail nursery / rock yard located in beautiful Snohomish

Our goal is to provide people with plants and rocks they need to make the world a more beautiful place.  Our passion exists in landscapes, but our focus is on ‘you’ the customer.

We take pride in our personalized service; always going the extra mile in order to build valuable relationships. Whether you’re a contractor or a homeowner we are equipped to meet your needs, so we encourage everyone come discover our inspiring yard.

Meet the Crew:


Stefan Grunkemeier grew up in the family landscape business, beginning his training at the young age of 12. His Father, Brian (Owner of Sunset Landscape & Design), would take Stefan to work with him during the summer months. What started as a way to simply earn some extra spending money developed over time into a passion to create works of art through stone. Taking great pride in his work, Stefan began his apprenticeship with one of the most talented landscape designers in the northwest at that time, Tim Stricker. Early on Tim described him as a “natural”, someone able to look at a landscape, a pile of rocks, and put it all together in a work of art with relative ease.

In 2005 Stefan founded Simply Rocks and has spent the past 9 years developing Simply Rocks to become a full service rock yard. When he’s not working Stefan’s hobbies are martial arts and music, but he enjoys spending most of his time with his beautiful wife Rachna, and 3 boys Jaden, Colton and Lawson.


Willy Istvan is the most requested customer service representative here at Simply Rocks Nursery. Born in Harbor City, California located near 2 ski resorts, and close to the water; Willy participated in many childhood activities such as skiing and going to the beach before moving to Everett, WA when he was 13.

Willy’s work ethic, great ideas, and motivated attitude make him a strong attribute to the Simply Rocks team. He is the reason the yard is always organized and running safely & smoothly, and he will always be there to greet customers with a smile.

Hunting, camping, fishing, and snowboarding are some of Willy’s favorite activities these days, and he always makes time for the weekend family BBQ’s.


Gary Our Driver

Gary our friendly driver.

Gary is a wise old sage, who’s bio is beyond what we could put into words here. If you get the chance to meet him you will know why, as he will soon bring about a smile to your face.



As the Sales Manager at Simply Rocks, it is my top priority to ensure you have a great experience at our Rock Yard. I am here to help with customer service, answer product questions, provide price quotes, and assist with anything else you may need while shopping for stone supplies. I currently live in Seattle with my beautiful wife Lynn and am a proud graduate of Central Washington University.

In my spare time I love to golf, hike, travel, read, and spend time with family and friends.


Casey is back after working out in the field. He learned all sorts of great information on landscaping and hardscaping this past winter. His ability to move around the yard quickly and knowledge of product makes him an asset to our team.

A friendly face that will help you anyway he can and will brighten your day with his Southern charm.




David enjoys passionately pursuing multiple interests, currently its rocks.  He loves learning new things every day, how to engrave, calculate projects, build walls, and pathways. Seeing people’s before and after photos makes his day.



Hello everyone, 

My name is Maritza. I was born and raised in California until I was around 11 years old then we moved here to Washington. I enjoy & love spending time with my family. My family is my number one priority and I would not change that for anything. I have a 3 year old boy that makes day shine as well as his sister, not born yet, but they are my main reasons to succeed in life. I don’t have much to say about myself but other than I love being with my family.

Here at Simply Rocks I give the best that I can & make customers happy. If you ever have any questions or need information about a product/material don’t hesitate to give us a call or stop at out location & I will be happy to help you. If I’m not able to answer your questions I will transfer you to our sales representative. I will be the one answering the phones and greeting you!!!



Hi! I am Brandon and I was born in Chrystal Lake, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, but moved to Idaho for a few years and then to Washington when I was 5.
Now, I am currently a senior at Woodinville High School.
I enjoy anything involving a motor or machinery, including; working on cars and trucks, dirt
biking, taking things apart, and building new stuff. I love working at Simply Rocks because I
gets to play on some heavy equipment. I play a big part in keeping the yard clean, organized,
and looking good.