Our History

Peerless Rug Company is a third-generation, family-owned business that has been located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago since it was founded in 1938. Milton Liss, a Polish immigrant who came to Chicago in 1920, chose Lincoln Avenue because, at that time, Lincoln-Belmont-Ashland was the second largest shopping area on downtown State Street.


The Peerless commercial division, headed by partner, Hal Nagel, has formed relationships with builder and developers, architects and designers on projects that range from towering new high-rises, condo conversions, and award-winning corporate environments, to hotels and restaurants, schools, and medical centers.

Green Commitment

Committed to its awareness of the environment, Peerless Rug Company carries a wide selection of natural, sustainable, and renewable floor coverings that meet customers’ concerns for a healthy environment as well as exacting standards for LEED certification.
Few companies have as many Earth-friendly products as Peerless, from our vast selection of hand-knotted Orientals in natural wool or silk to carpeting that contains recycled content to such sustainable products as cork and bamboo.