Benson Stone Company was established in Rockford, Illinois, in 1930 by Martin O. Benson, a Swedish immigrant, and his son, M. Howard Benson. Originally, the company was primarily a cut stone fabrication facility producing Indiana limestone building stone. Today, Benson Stone Company is a fourth generation family business. Over the years, the company's product offerings have expanded to include furniture and home décor, all types of building and landscaping stone and brick, granite and marble, fireplaces, barbecue grills, and gift items. In 2001, the company moved into its current location at 1100 Eleventh Street in Rockford. The new office and showroom are housed in the former Rockford Standard Furniture factory. The building, which was built in 1886, was a cornerstone of Rockford's booming furniture Fireplace at Benson Stone storemanufacturing industry in the early 1900s. Benson Stone Company, which had been located one block away for the past 75 years, restored the building, exposing the original structure with its massive wooden post-and-beam construction and maple hardwood flooring.