All Great Western Flooring employees – including owner Steve Chirico – are devoted to the communities we serve.
Beginning the day we opened, the Naperville region has given us the support and opportunities we needed to grow into the family-owned local fixture we’ve become. Helping our community prosper in return is our privilege, and we intend to continue giving back to the towns we appreciate.
Here are just a few of the ways we strive to say thank you to our community:
360 Youth Services
360 Youth Services, formally NCO Youth & Family Services, was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned parents, community and religious leaders who saw the need for local professional services for youth and their families. Working cooperatively with local organizations, NCO has helped lead the development of programs that encourage positive change including counseling, education and housing for local families.
Spring Ahead 5K & 10K Runs
Created and chaired by GWF Owner and President Steve Chirico, this race has raised more than $150000 for 360 Youth Services since its inception 13 years ago.
(Steve Chirico: Board of Directors (two terms, six total years), Board of Directors Secretary (two years), Advisory Board (current). LuAnn Swing: TBD)
Founded in October 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, Naperville Responds helps raise funds for the rebuilding of Pass Christian, Mississippi. The Naperville Responds development team includes local business leaders, associations, officials and residents. All members are volunteers, and 100% of every dollar goes toward the rebuilding effort.
(Steve Chirico: Chairman (three years))
North Central College
Great Western Flooring recycles all usable carpet remnants into rugs for dorm rooms and sells them on move-in day at NCC. The full sale price of these rugs goes toward NCC Student Affairs. To date, GWF has helped raise more than $10,000 for the Residence Life Fund.