Founded nearly a century ago, Benson Stone Co. has become the most unique home store in the Midwest.
Covering three city blocks in Rockford, this company provides homeowners one convenient location from which to satisfy their needs, whether it’s for fireplaces, grills, furniture, decor, indoor and outdoor lighting, a new kitchen, flooring, granite or quartz countertops, brick, pavers and/or landscaping materials.
With the HearthRock Cafe at the store’s entrance, Benson Stone Co. is truly a one-stop-shop.
Customers come from the Chicago suburbs, southern Wisconsin and west toward the Mississippi River.
“This is a one-stop shop for anyone who’s remodeling or doing anything for their home,” says Andy Benson, company president and fourth generation of Benson leadership. “It’s convenient for them, because they can come in and pick out kitchen cabinets and select the granite countertops, flooring and lighting that go with it. We can also fabricate the granite right here.”
Benson Stone hangs its hat on the quality and durability of the products it sells. Those products come from around the world.
The main showroom occupies four floors, each filled with product displays and staff members who boast a high level of expertise and professionalism.
“All of our department managers are incredibly experienced, with a lifetime of experience in their field,” he says. “We also have staff members with decades of interior design experience, and incredibly talented kitchen and bath designers who’ve been in the industry for many years.”
Benson Stone’s showroom is set inside a 134-year-old former furniture factory, a building that was thoroughly restored in the early 2000s to show off its vintage character and charm. The renovated, opened-up space reveals a rustic timber frame, original wood flooring and exposed brick walls. Along the staircase, a glass elevator whisks visitors from floor to floor.
A trip to Benson Stone is one outing that is sure to put a gleam in every homeowner’s eye. ❚
Benson Stone Co. is located at 1100 11th St., in Rockford, (815) 227-2000.