January 29, 2019

                           Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Grand Opening Event Launches Naperville Design Center at
720 N. Washington Street, three blocks south of former store
Naperville, IL – On Thursday, January 31, Great Western Flooring is celebrating the A.R.T. of Flooring in an unprecedented way – the Grand Opening of its new flagship Naperville Design Center at The Washington – located at 720 North Washington Street.  The event will kick off with a ribbon cutting at 4:30pm, and will continue into the evening. As part of the celebration, the company is offering its best-ever sale:  10% off all qualifying flooring orders starting January 28 and running through February 2, placed at any one of its three retail locations (Naperville, Oswego and St. Charles).
Present at the Grand Opening will be representatives from the company, including President Lauren Voit, and Vice President Dana Park; along with industry manufacturers, interior design VIPs, artists who work with flooring-related materials, local business representatives, and more.  Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico will host the ribbon cutting, and members of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce as well as Naperville Development Partnership will be in attendance. Hugo’s Frog Bar will provide the catering.  There will be special giveaways at the event, including a $250 gift certificate to every attendee.
Great Western Flooring is the primary occupant of The Washington, Naperville’s latest mixed-use development, located between 7th and 8th Avenues, at 720 North Washington Street. Conceived from the ground up, the new Naperville Design Center features a streamlined space that occupies the majority of the 8,000 square feet of the building’s street level retail space.
“Our Naperville Design Center was imagined to create a more intentional shopping experience,” said Mrs. Park. “Our focus was to provide a welcoming environment that takes the intimidation and stress out of home improvement. Our design consultants are experts in guiding a selection and design process for our customers’ projects,” she added. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone to our new home so that they can get to work on their homes!”
Great Western Flooring is pleased to offer a 10%-off sale as part of its week-long celebration.  Sales and promotions come and go, but savings this big have never been offered in the company’s history.
Great Western Flooring is a family-owned and -operated business, with Lauren Voit, President, and Dana Park, Vice-President—daughters of the original owners and founders—now at the helm. Under their expert guidance, Great Western Flooring continues its longstanding tradition of providing quality products, excellent service and cutting-edge design options for all customers.  The company serves homeowners as well as builders and other commercial development clients.  The new Naperville Design Center will offer an expanded collection of forward-thinking finishes on display in its showroom.
Great Western Flooring is always striving to innovate, whether it be through product offerings, installation procedures or user experience. Working in this showroom, the design consultants at Great Western Flooring will be better able to elevate customer engagement with the products, especially when creating tile designs in bath or kitchen, and hardwood or composite flooring designs for other residential rooms or commercial spaces.
Great Western Flooring began in 1981 by serving residential customers as The Great Western Tile Company, but soon expanded to include other flooring materials and an expanded clientele.  The company’s success has been built around the cornerstone of accountability, reliability and trust – what Great Western Flooring refers to as the “ART of flooring.” The company has three locations, Naperville, St. Charles and Oswego. Design Consultants are always available in each store to schedule a free consultation.  For more information, visit
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Fact Sheet
Naperville Design Center
Grand Opening Ceremony
Ribbon Cutting
When: 4:30pm
Who: Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico, Naperville Chamber of Commerce President Nicki Anderson, Great Western Flooring President Lauren Voit, Great Western Flooring Vice President Dana Park
Grand Opening
When:  4pm to 8pm on Thursday, January 31.
What:  Celebrating Great Western Flooring’s newest location in Naperville.  This state-of-the-art facility puts the focus on customer experience and a streamlined product selection process.
Who: Participants include product vendors, interior designers, East-Coast artist Marshall Fox from DefRugs, mosaic tile artist Jim Bachor, plus catering by Hugo’s Frog Bar.
Valet Parking: Complimentary valet parking is available throughout the event.
History-Making Sale
What: As part of the Grand Opening celebration, Great Western Flooring is offering never-before-offered sale of 10% off qualified flooring purchases from January 28 through February 2 at all of its store locations (Naperville, Oswego and St. Charles).  This sale has never been offered in the company’s history.
When:  January 28 through February 2
Company History:  Great Western Flooring was founded in 1981 by Steve Chirico as The Great Western Tile Company, with a focus on serving residential customers. The company soon expanded to include other flooring materials.  Great Western’s success has been built around the cornerstone of “accountability, reliability and trust” – what Great Western Flooring refers to as the “A.R.T. of Flooring.” The company has three locations, Naperville, St. Charles and Oswego. Design Consultants are always available in each store to schedule a free consultation.  For more information, visit
Naperville Design Center
Principal Biographies
Lauren Voit, President
Lauren Voit has been with Great Western Flooring for 13 years.  Currently, she serves as President, a post she has held since 2015.  Prior to that she served as Vice President from 2011 to 2015, and as Sales Manager in the Naperville location from 2006 to 2011. 
As President, Mrs. Voit implemented the “A.R.T. of Flooring” philosophy, underscoring that the company’s brand promise to consumers was founded upon “accountability, reliability and trust.”  She continues to execute her vision of transforming suburban Chicago homes with flooring design and installation quality that brings a unique style and function to interior spaces.
Mrs. Voit is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dana Park, Vice President
Dana Park has been with Great Western Flooring for 10 years.  Currently, she serves as Vice President, a post she has held since 2015.  Previously, she served as Vice President of Wholesale and Marketing from 2011 to 2015, and prior to that she was Design Consultant and Marketing Director from 2009 to 2011.
Mrs. Park focuses on building the company’s brand, and enhancing customer experience through various loyalty programs and promotional initiatives.  Mrs. Park is also involved with community outreach and involvement, including through charitable activities, sponsorship opportunities and event management.  In 2012, Mrs. Park spearheaded development of the outside sales division at Great Western Flooring.
Mrs. Park is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Product Overview
Naperville Design Center Grand Opening Ceremony
Imagine the possibilities! Explore the various products and services offered at Great Western Flooring and find the right combination of beauty, durability, and function for the surfaces in your home. During your visit, stop by each of our stations and experience the difference in how the design team at Great Western Flooring simplifies the flooring design and selection process.
Tile is the bedrock of our business, and our expertise. There are hundreds of options for tile and stone today. Tile trends are harmonizing with the top interior design trends at large, and are being used on walls, backsplashes, fireplaces and countertops. By strategically partnering with the highest-quality manufacturers that provide an extraordinary range of materials, including stone, glass and metal, we carefully craft your space according to your vision.
Feel the difference! Great Western Flooring offers an exclusive selection of carpeting including twist, patterned, loop and textured. Each type of carpeting offers unique advantages including enhanced beauty, durability and functionality. We are an environmentally conscious business and work to make the planet beautiful by collecting, removing and recycling your old carpet and padding.
Hardwood flooring is one of the most beautiful investments that you can make in your home. We assist you through the process of selecting your hardwood flooring including type of hardwood, species, and grade. From factory-finished options to customized stained-on-site projects, Great Western Flooring identifies and executes on the best solution for your lifestyle. 
Flooring made to last! Now referred to as resilient, vinyl is much more than old sheet flooring. Revolutionary new technology has created hundreds of products that simulate the beauty of tile, wood and stone floors. Vinyl withstands the daily stresses that high traffic can put on a floor. It is also very easy to maintain, making it a popular choice for laundry rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and basements.
Great Western Flooring partners with professionals to provide the same streamlined design and installation process for commercial flooring as we do for residential projects. Whether enhancing an office building, car dealership, trendy restaurant or the dugouts at Guaranteed Rate Field, we utilize the most current products and installation techniques. The result is a distinctive look and ultimate functionality. We also offer you a large portfolio of green products that can generate LEED credits for your project.
Window Coverings
Window coverings are an effective way to express your individual personality while working to meet your lifestyle needs. Great Western Flooring brings you the best window shades, blinds and shutters to make a design statement in your home. We harmonize design, investment and comfort with energy efficiencies, on-trend styling and high-powered mechanics. Whether you are looking to change existing window treatments or starting from scratch, we have everything you need to create your personalized balance of necessity and design.
At Great Western Flooring, we understand how important choosing the right countertop can be. The dynamics of your particular household play a major part in deciding which material will best meet your needs. We offer a diverse styles and surfaces including natural stone, quart, and porcelain. Countertops are a major investment and our designers are here to guide you through every step of your next countertop project.
Great Western Flooring can transform your ordinary concrete floor into an exquisite work of art. Our systems offer superior surface protection and beauty that are a breeze to maintain. The decorative coating color options consist of solids, vinyl flake or rich quartz that are mold and mildew-resistant and also slip-resistant. Our epoxy coatings are perfect for both residential and commercial uses. The high performance of our decorative concrete coating systems will stand the test of time and provide durability and functionality for years to come.
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Naperville Design Center
Map and Location
Great Western Flooring’s new Naperville Design Center is located in Naperville’s new premiere mixed-use development, The Washington, located at 720 North Washington Street, two blocks south of Ogden Avenue.  Access is available from Washington, and there is ample parking available in the parking lot in front of the building.  Complimentary valet parking is available for the Grand Opening event.  There is also street parking available.
Jody Ireland
(630) 488-3000