If we had to describe our business in one word it would be family.
Our family owned and operated business began in 1973, when Roland and Angie Bender opened the first Benders shoe store in downtown Grand Rapids, Minnesota. They combined good quality shoes for men, women, and children with sit-and-fit full service to customers. Today Benders has three stores located in Grand Rapids, Hibbing, and Duluth. The third generation of family members have joined the team and we are re-branding the business with a new logo. Our storefronts will get a fresh face with new signage and a new website will launch this spring. Although each store has its' own personality and product mix, the time-honored principles of providing a good selection of quality product and good service remain. Our business decisions are driven by the desire to keep the family business healthy to honor our family business founders, to carry on for our future generations of family, to support our employees, and to provide your family with a pleasant in-store shopping experience. We are committed to keeping our stores relevant by offering a large selection of quality shoes and clothing by some of the better brands available and by providing the good customer service you deserve. We are honored to serve your family and our communities.
Pictured left to right: Craig Bender, Kayla Lorentz, Reed Bender, Tara Paulson, Brian Bender, Linda Bender