Stone Panels International LLC (SPI) is the culmination of a history spanning many decades and multiple continents. The technology behind our product, StoneLite®, was originally created in Ireland in the 1960s. Terence Bourke, an Irish aristocrat, manufactured a solution that allowed him to reinforce the otherwise fragile marble he produced. The process Bourke developed has evolved into the exclusive process which Stone Panels International uses today for manufacturing StoneLite® panels.
The Irish-based company that stemmed from Bourke’s entrepreneurship was acquired in the late 1970s, with a goal of moving central operations to the United States. In the mid-1980s that goal was realized with the completion of a factory in Carrollton, Texas. It was also around this time that the company was sold to a venture capital group. Along with these major moves for the company came both major improvements in product and production efficiency, as well as qualifying for vital code approval for StoneLite®; both domestically and in Europe.
In 1990, sales offices in Europe were established along with European building code approvals. Coldspring purchased the assets and changed the name to Stone Panels International LLC in 2016. Today, Stone Panels International LLC is headquartered in Marble Falls, TX and our Texas manufacturing facility is state of the art. With each new project, SPI continues to prove why StoneLite® is the premier choice for natural stone composite panels.