Benson Stone Co. Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Benson Stone Co. has come a long way over nine decades.

Housed in a 120,000-square-foot former furniture factory, Benson Stone Co. is still a cornerstone of Rockford’s Midtown District, and it’s now an attraction in its own right. The store’s four floors are filled with products and ideas to freshen up a home – from fireplaces, grills, furniture and fun decor to kitchen design, stone countertops, flooring, and brick and landscaping materials.

“This is really a one-stop shop for anyone who’s remodeling or doing anything for their home,” says Andy Benson, company president and the fourth generation of Benson leadership.

Furniture galleries on the third and fourth floors show off all kinds of styles and design ideas. Vignettes for living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and more complement galleries with mattresses and recliner sofas.

Located near kitchen and bathroom designs, the flooring gallery has carpet, hardwood, tile and luxury vinyl options, with thousands of samples to explore.

Nearby is a lighting gallery where more than 1,000 fixtures shine brightly.

Down on the first floor, shoppers can explore home decor and gifts, a fireplace gallery, barbecue grill displays and a landscaping idea center.

Benson Stone is currently open, and the team is prepared to help people who might be investing more time in their homes during the ongoing pandemic.

“When we started doing some advertising in the last couple weeks of May, they were the best two weeks of furniture sales in the history of the company,” Benson says. “The months that followed were also great, and that’s been the trend nationwide.”

Benson sees many possibilities going forward, but for now, he’s happy providing an all-in-one stop and a trusted resource for anybody’s home improvement.

“All we can do is try staying on top of everything, continually improve the way we do business and stay on the cutting edge of technology,” Benson says. ❚

Benson Stone Co. is located at 1100 11th St., Rockford, (815) 227-2000.