In 1954, Earl Lewis started a small 800-square-foot carpeting and carpet cleaning business in Northbrook, which was predestined to become today’s 26,000- square-foot showroom and 33,000-square-foot warehouse.
About 30 years after his grandfather opened the store, Steve Lewis stopped practicing law to take over Lewis Floor & Home, and now is entering a fourth generation with the addition of his son-in-law.
In 1997, Steve Lewis, now president of the family business, purchased the building adjacent to the original location and began expanding to include all flooring, tile, wood, vinyl, countertops, window treatments, a rug gallery and fine cabinetry.
“Our customers were asking for it and giving the customers what they want has always been the key to our success,” says Lewis.
The convenience of a one-stop shop combined with what Lewis deems the best products the market has to offer are the reasons their customer base keeps growing.
“We shop internationally and import inventory from all around the world in order to make a visit to our showroom much more than just a shopping experience,” says Lewis. “We know our customers and work extremely hard to provide outstanding value and fashion.
“We also have professionally trained design consultants to help consumers make the right choices for their projects,” says Lewis. Lawrence Lambert is the new kitchen and bath designer bringing 24 years of experience to the company.
“Larry’s father was a cabinetmaker and taught him at a young age how to build custom cabinetry,” says Lewis. “He enjoys creating efficient and useful spaces.”