Benson Stone Company | 1100 11th Street Rockford, IL 61104 | 815.227.2000

Our Story

Proudly serving the Rockford community since 1930

Founded in 1930 as a stone fabrication shop, Benson Stone Company is now a 5th-generation family business. Our company has grown, with the purchase of the old Rockford Standard Furniture building, to become a regional shopping destination. Our impressive showroom is housed within the historic landmark, 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

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 quality craftsmanship at an affordable price, his family would have the recipe for lasting success. We’re glad to say that he was right.

Our History


Rockford Standard Furniture

Our current showroom is housed in the historic Rockford Standard furniture factory, built in the late 1800’s. This beautiful building stands as a testament to solid craftsmanship.


Benson Cut Stone Co.

M. Howard Benson (left) founded Benson Cut Stone Co with his father in 1930, at the very start of the Great Depression. He was a serious and hardworking man, pictured here next to towering blocks of quarried Indiana limestone.


Our Founders

This photo shows the first two generations of Bensons in our family business. Through the years, we’ve held on to the values they handed down to us – honesty, solid craftsmanship, and neighborly good will.


Employee Christmas Party 1964

Here’s a candid shot of a Benson Cut Stone Co. holiday party, back when we only had a few employees. These days, we’re proud to have over 90 talented workers on staff!


Working Hard in the Stone Shop

This photo is from the 80’s, but our stone cutting shop is still alive and well today! We craft custom hearth stones & mantels, signs, wall caps, and more.


Grand Opening of the New Showroom

Here’s a great shot of the ribbon-cutting ceremony when we opened our current showroom. This gorgeous location gave us the space we needed to expand and offer “Everything for a Beautiful Home… All in One Place!”


Benny’s First Day

This adorable photo was taken on the first day that Kim brought little Benny into the store. Since then, our family’s Golden Retriever has starred in dozens of commercials and become one of the most famous dogs in Rockford!


Voted #1 What Rocks Contest

We’re honored to be voted the area’s #1 Furniture Store, #1 Flooring Store, and #1 Granite Shop in the annual What Rocks contest – three years running! Special thanks to our talented staff and to our wonderful customers.

Our Values

We’ve grown so much over the years, from a simple stone cutting shop to a landmark home design destination. But, through it all, our values have remained the same. We still do things the old fashioned way—providing top quality craftsmanship 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 extraordinary employees, for strong family traditions, and for steady encouragement from our loyal customers.


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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