141 Quarry Road, South Bruce Peninsula N0H 2T0
Big Island Quarries is a family run business that has been in operation since 2002. It is currently run by James Gibson, the second generation of the family to be involved in the quarrying business.
Big Island Quarries, quarries and produces Eramosa limestone and sells its products not only to customers here on the Peninsula but also to those as far away as Europe, the Middle East and Asia. While the quarrying aspect of the business is seasonal because of the weather, the production and administration side of the business runs year round, and employs 15 people. In the summer during high production up to 35 full time staff can be found working the various saws and machines at Big Island Quarries' location on Quarry Rd.
Eramosa limestone is considered to be one of the most beautiful natural stones, not just in Canada but worldwide. The fact that it remains almost unique to the South Bruce peninsula area is hugely beneficial for the local economy. Big Island Quarries is proud to be one of the few companies that quarries the stone and is always seeking prospects to grow the business and have the opportunity to give back to the community.