Carpet One is a cooperative business. A co-op. We are not a franchise, an independent retailer, a chain or mega-corporation. We do not offer a one size fits all solution. We are local businesses that have joined with other local businesses to bring you a competitive alternative to big corporations. We are locally owned and family operated. Our staff are people who live in your town, understand your needs and share your concerns about the future of your community.
When you shop with Carpet One your investment remains local and you help create local jobs. In fact, worldwide research tells us that for every $100 spent with a co-operative group, like Carpet One, almost $43 is invested in the local community. Comparatively, the same $100 spent with a chain, only $13 goes back into the community* - that’s almost 300% less.
In our role as a cooperative, Carpet One practice our retail business on 7 foundation principles:
1. Voluntary and Open Membership
2. Democratic member control
3. Member economic participation
4. Autonomy and independence
5. Education, training and information
6. Co-operation among Cooperatives
7. Concern for community
*Source: International Co-operative Alliance 2011
2012 is the International year of the cooperatives. So next time you have to decide where to purchase your flooring, buy local, give local and shop at a Carpet One cooperative store. You will find your decision better for you and for your community.