Ashley Furniture HomeStores have been locally owned and operated by the Bruegge family in Champaign, Illinois since 2006. In May of 2013, the Bruegges took their HomeStores to Bloomington, Illinois and opened their third store in the Empire Plaza shopping Center. The Bruegges operate one of the oldest family-run furniture companies in Illinois, serving this community since 1872. In 2006, they continued to build on their company tradition and became part of the Ashley Furniture HomeStore family. Opening their first HomeStore was an easy decision, as the HomeStore Concept was the perfect way to expand on their company credo of outstanding customer service, great selection and good prices.