Buechel Stone Design Center Destination(s) Full & Thin Stone Veneers Cut & Landscape Stone Selections

One year ago, Buechel Stone closed the doors of our Design Center in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (March 29, 2018). There were many reasons for this decision, but one thing we knew for sure was the need for maintaining best experiences in the selection process of natural stone. We reviewed our options, and determined the best use of our resources was a new location away from the corporate headquarters. Yes, there are benefits to being all in one location; but it requires people to make a separate drive to the middle of the countryside.


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Buechel Stone’s sign going up at The Shops at Woodlake in Kohler, WI.

We worked to review the best options available. I wanted a design center that was truly a destination. That made me think, “Hey, just a short drive down the road is Kohler, also known as Destination Kohler.” When people would visit our design center in Fond du Lac, we would often recommend visiting the Kohler design center as well. Kohler’s design center is an impressive 39,000 square foot showroom with an average of 150,000 visitors a year. Looking online, I found a vacancy in The Shops at Woodlake, which is just a block away from Kohler’s design center. The choice was obvious.

The interior of Buechel Stone's design center at The Shops on Woodlake in Kohler, WI being remodeled.
The interior of Buechel Stone’s design center at The Shops on Woodlake in Kohler, WI being remodeled.

Buechel Stone’s design center in The Shops at Woodlake will be a 2,600 square foot flagship showroom unlike anything in the masonry industry, with 150 three-foot by five foot panels, along with professionals working the showroom to make your selection process relaxing, exciting, and one of the best experiences you will have during your home or commercial product selection. The showroom will be open seven days a week, opening the beginning of May (depending on COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements).

TWO DESIGN CENTERS BETTER THAN ONE | Architectural Stone Cut, Full & Thin Stone Veneers & Landscape Stone Supplier of Best Experiences in Natural Stone

Buechel Stone does whatever we can to help our clients. So if you do one showroom, why not do two…. RIGHT?… Simultaneously, Buechel Stone is opening a second showroom in the heart of Chicago, bringing best experiences in natural building stone veneers, landscape stone, and cut stone to the LuxeHome at theMART! theMART is located in the center of the sought-after River North submarket. As the largest privately held commercial building in the United States, it is one of the world’s leading commercial buildings, wholesale design centers and the preeminent international business location in Chicago. Encompassing 4.2 million gross square feet, theMART spans two city blocks, rises 25 stories, and is visited by an average of 30,000 people each business day and nearly 10 million people annually. Offering continuous innovation and creativity from leading manufacturers and showrooms, theMART serves as a business hub for interior designers, architects, contractors, business owners and buyers.

Rendering of the design center in theMART in Chicago, IL
Rendering of the design center in theMART in Chicago, IL.

Buechel Stone’s design center in the LuxeHome at theMART is around 500 square feet, with ingenious displays showing 69 large scale stone masonry installations of two foot by three foot and three foot by two foot. The showroom will be open six days a week, opening the beginning of May (depending on COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements of Illinois).

Buechel stone's design center in theMART in Chicago, IL during the remodel.
Buechel stone’s design center in theMART Chicago, IL during the remodel.

Stay connected and watch for updates on these design centers. I hope you are as excited about these new additions as we are! To stay updated on all the new and exciting things happening at Buechel Stone, check our Press & Blog for updates, Join Our Newsletter, or follow us on your favorite social media platform (FacebookLinkedInTwitterYouTubePinterest). Heck, we’re all just looking for a reason to finally be able to get out of the house and do something exciting again – maybe making an in-person natural stone selection will be in your future!

Mike Buechel
COO, Owner
Buechel Stone Corp