Carpet One -A Cooperative for the Future
Did you know that Arcade Floors Carpet One is
part of a cooperative? Probably not. Even though there are almost
50,000 cooperatives operating in the United States, most Americans
know very little about them. In schools, a great deal of time is
spent on business structures such as corporations, partnerships,
and individual proprietorships but only a paragraph or two is given
The concept is really simple. Usually, a group of similar businesses
join together to form a cooperative. Now instead of the businesses
buying products from suppliers as individual companies, they buy
as a much larger group. Instead of buying business services as individual
companies, they buy as a group. Buying goods and services as a cooperative
allows the individual companies to be competitive with large companies.
So why is supporting a co-op beneficial to the consumers? Most
of these individual companies are locally owned and the majority
of them are family owned and operated. That means you are treated
as the friend and neighbor that you are…the personalized service
that only a family business can give. These local companies are
the ones that provide jobs for your friends, neighbors, and relatives.
And very important, the profits made by these local companies are
plowed back into your community and not shipped off to corporate
offices in New York or Chicago.
The cooperative of which Carpet One is a part, CCA Global Partners,
is the largest retail flooring entity in the world. This gives us
tremendous buying power. We are partnered with every major flooring
manufacturer in America as well as most of the major service providers.
Because of our size, many manufacturers make products exclusively
for Carpet One. All of our Carpet One products are covered by enhanced
warranties. That means that Carpet One product warranties are stronger
than manufacturers offer on their own products. CCA Global Partners
has been listed as one of the best cooperatives year after year.
2012 has been designated as the Year of the Co-op. Take a moment
and watch the Choose A Coop video.