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, 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, aswell as spending time with his 3 neices, Lyla, Evey and Hayz 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.