Who We Are
In the beginning we were a small rug store founded by immigrants with big dreams. Haig Kashian and his brother opened a rug cleaning and repair business in Wilmette in 1910. The brothers quickly became famous for their expertise and personal touch, often delivering rugs to customer’s homes on bicycle.
While we’ve grown a lot since then — with showrooms in Wilmette and Lake Forest that showcase a curated collection of everything you’ll need to love your floor and home for life — we’ve remained committed to providing expertise and excellent customer service with a personal touch.
That means we hand-select all our products for superior quality from hardwood, carpet and tile to our line of cabinets handcrafted by Midwest artisans. We clean and repair rugs in our own Evanston warehouse. We’ll get to know you and your taste, then help you create a gorgeous space custom designed just for you to love for life.
So stop by our showrooms. We can’t wait to meet you.
Doug Stein, Owner
What We Believe
Since our founding over 100 years ago, everything we do is committed to creating a home that is there for you in all the small and big moments of life. Expertise, quality craftsmanship and personal connections are what inspire us to help you love your flooring and home for life.
Designed for Life
In this busy world, we believe that personal connection, expertise and artisanship are the foundations of a home designed for life. From our hardwood chosen by hand to our cabinets built by Midwest artisans just for us, our mission is to help you surround yourself with the things you’ll love for life.
Hear from our customers who love their floors and home for life.
We love our customers here at Kashian Bros, since personal connection is what we’re really all about. Check out what real customers have to say about us.
Haig Kashian Emigrates to America with his brother Greg Kashian at the age of 17 with a small amount of change and a few beautiful oriental rugs in their possession.
Haig Kashian began working at Marshall Fields in their rug department in Chicago, IL.
Haig and his brother founded a new rug company in Wilmette, IL. They began selling, cleaning and restoring fine oriental rugs under the name “Eastern Rug Cleaning Company”. The store is located at 1145 Greenleaf Avenue, Wilmette IL. The original phone number was - Wilmette 1200
Between 1910 and 1914, the name was changed to Kashian Bros
Kashian Bros participated with other retailers in the area in the DOLLAR DAYS promotion. Kashian Bros offered two 9x12 rugs cleaned for $5.00 ($4.00 for the first rug – regular price and $1.00 for the second rug)
Kashian Bros was established as a polling place for the Village of Wilmette for the April 1926 Elections
With help from their nephew Puzant Kashian of Minnesota, they introduced Moth Destroying Service for area rugs
Haig Kashian and his brother retired and sold the business to Jim Allan on November 1, 1949
Kashian Bros adds a full range of carpeting to their assortment
Kashian Bros begins fabricating custom designed area rugs. Individual tufted carpet samples are cut and shaped to 1980 create intricate one of a kind designs
The store was torn down to make way for the new condominium / retail space.
Kashian Bros is the first to introduce Dust Free Sanding and Refinishing for wood floors on the North Shore
Doug Stein purchases Kashian Bros as the new owner
Kashian Bros acquires the assets of Kleen-Rite cleaning services
Kashian Bros celebrates 100 years of service on the North Shore. Air Duct cleaning is added to the full range of in home cleaning services offered
Kashian Bros is first to introduce UV cured wood floor finishes on the North Shore
Kashian Bros is voted “Best Of 2014” for floor covering on the North Shore
Kashian Bros opens a 2nd location in Lake Forest, IL with the purchase of Deerpath Carpet
Kashian Bros adds Kitchen and Bath remodeling services offering a complete one stop shop for design, build and installallation.
Check out what our customers have to say:
I'm so happy with Kashian and everyone that I've dealt with there. Just wonderful to deal with and so professional. Absolutely hands down great people.
Michelle T., Chicagoland
[Kashian Bros] cleaned my carpeting and they did a great job. We've been working with them for a while now.
Pamela T., Chicagoland
I've been a customer probably for at least 15 years. I can't say enough good things about the experience that we’ve had and we're so happy that our carpet and upholstery is finally clean. They did a fantastic job.
Lydia L., Chicagoland
The carpet that was installed at our Lake Forest home is perfect!! It was difficult to really tell with the small sample. We did make the correct choice. The installer was great to work with also.
Jan G., Lake Forest
The carpet installers did a great job. They arrived on time, were polite, helpful, tidy, and fast careful workers - I was very impressed. Carpet looks wonderful.
Tricia F., Chicagoland