1100 eleventh street | rockford, il 61104

About Us

Our History

Founded in 1930 as a stone fabrication shop, Benson Stone Company is now a 5th-generation family business. The company has grown, with the purchase of the old Rockford Standard Furniture building in 1999, to become a regional shopping destination offering furniture, flooring, kitchens, granite countertops, fireplaces, BBQ grills, stone, brick and landscape materials, plus a cafe serving breakfast and lunch. All of this is showcased within the historic landmark Rockford Standard Furniture Factory, with its original hardwood floors and massive structural timbers. Ride the 4-story glass elevator and explore over 80,000 square feet of everything for a beautiful home…all in one place.

Current President Andy Benson (far right) stands alongside his father Howard and son Paul. The three are shown here accepting the Northern IL Business Hall of Fame award from the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

The Benson Family

Our family business is a longstanding fixture of the Rockford community, and we’re proud to call this place home since 1930. When M. Howard first opened shop back then, he relied on common-sense values. He believed that by providing high quality products and trustworthy service at an affordable price, his family would have the recipe for lasting success. We’re glad to say that he was right.

We’ve grown so much since then, from a simple cut stone shop to a local landmark destination, providing just about everything folks need to build beautiful homes. But, through it all, our family values have remained the same. After all these years, we still do business the old fashioned way—by providing top quality craftsmanship and reliable service at affordable prices.

As we enter the fifth generation of our family business, we’re reminded every day of how much we have to be grateful for. For talented, hardworking employees, for a tradition of strong family values, and for continual encouragement from our loyal customers.

Thank you for working with us through all these years, and for helping us build a stronger community, one home at a time.

The Bensons




1100 Eleventh Street | Rockford, IL 61104