At the Heart of Our Business



We are a team of professionals with a diverse background. Our experience together spans decades and we have the knowledge and experience to make your dream project come true. With an endless selection of floor and décor tile, as well as cabinets and countertops, we can customize your entire project in the comfort of our design studio.

about the midwest stone source and design center team denise



Denise Phillips, owner of Midwest Stone Source, is a native of Rockford. Attended Muldoon Catholic High School and graduated from West High School. After graduation, Denise joined the military and served 8 years in the Armed Forces. Denise returned to Rockford and eventually in 2006 started Midwest Stone Source + Design. Initially Denise had a business partner, and between the two of them grew the company to where it is today – a FULL SERVICE interior design and construction company. Denise’s passion in life is still doing design and working with clients, traveling and Team Rubicon, a non-profit organization that works in disaster area.
about the midwest stone source and design center team



Michaela’s love for design goes back to her high school days where she excelled in AutoCAD. From there she took multiple art and design classes to further her education. Michaela has been working in the remodeling and design business for over 9 years.

As a designer, Michaela’s mission is to help clients create not only beautiful, but functional designs within their homes. Her attention to detail, vast knowledge of products, and ability to blend colors into a cohesive design makes working with Michaela an enjoyable experience in any project.

When Michaela is not in the showroom you can usually find her riding her bike around Rockford, walking her black lab, Kylo, or decorating her new house.

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Kitchen & Bath Designer


Since 1999, Scott has been designing kitchens, baths, offices & entertainment rooms. Not just in Northern Illinois & Great Lakes Region, but from Vale, CO to South Padre, TX. His published designs have been featured humbly in publications in Northwest Quarterly Magazine. From remodeling to new construction, be it multi-family, commercial or residential, Scott is at home on the jobsite and in the showroom.

A proud son of a carpenter, Scott was raised to think three dimensionally and to not be afraid of hard work. Having a musically inclined mother, Scott was also raised to be creative and expressive. This combination has spired Scott’s natural affinity for design and its process.

Bringing budgets and details together to develop a design that his costumers love is Scott’s constant goal. His long experience with different products and markets brings a rare, hidden value to his clients.
When Scott isn’t designing, you can find him Sport-Touring Motorcycling, camping, fishing… or you may find him singing with his band at local venues and he hopes to see you there as well.

about the midwest stone source and design center team kevin



Kevin has been with Midwest Stone Source since 2011 and has been in the countertop and remodeling industry for over 45 years. Kevin is always willing to do whatever is needed of him. Kevin and his wife reside in Loves Park and enjoy walking the local parks with their dog and watching the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Stacy at midwest stone source and design rockford il



Stacy is a lifelong Rockford area resident. She discovered her knack for numbers while working as a receptionist at a local accounting firm. Her accounting career includes working for public accounting, and a real estate company prior to joining Midwest Stone Source in 2013. She is an interictal part of the team and handles all things financial. In her spare time, Stacy and her husband enjoy spending time with their sons, dinner with friends and their love of craft beers.
about the midwest stone source and design center team brent


At the early age of 24, Brent started his carpentry career. He has worked as a union and freelance carpenter before joining MWSS in 2014. He started as our cabinet installer/carpenter and has evolved into our project manager. Any customer will tell you he is impeccable at his job. Brent and is wife reside in Bryon, where they raised their two children. When he is not working you will find Brent on a lake enjoying his passion of Fishing.