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Two Carpet One Floor & Home stores recently installed flooring: effectively completing the two new smart homes that were provided for some true, American heroes and bringing them home just in time for the holidays.

Since 2014, Carpet One Floor & Home has been a proud partner of Building for America’s Bravest, a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The national floor covering cooperative has assisted in the completion of several dozen smart homes: all provided, at no charge, to veterans who’ve sustained life-altering injuries in the line of duty. Mohawk Industries continues to generously provide flooring materials towards this noble cause.

USMC CPL Mark O’Brien, along with his wife and two children, moved into their donated smart home this past fall. In late November – just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday- USMC SSGT Marcus Burleson and his family was likewise presented with a custom-built smart home.

Cpl Mark OBrien Receives Smart Home

SSGT Marcus Burleson Smart Home

CPL O’Brien, now a resident of East Aurora, NY, was severely injured in 2004, after a rocket propelled grenade struck his Humvee during a combat mission in Iraq. He sustained a traumatic brain injury and lost both his right arm and his right leg.

Warren’s Carpet One Floor & Home in Amherst, NY donated the flooring installation throughout the O’Brien home, while both Madison Carpet One and Tontine Carpet One provided assistance with this project.

SSGT Burleson, now a resident of Dublin, TX, was severely injured by an IED while serving in Afghanistan- his third deployment – in late 2011. He lost both arms in the explosion and sustained a broken neck, multiple broken bones, and the loss of vision in his left eye.

SSGT Marcus Burleson Smart Home

Floors Inc. Carpet One Floor & Home in South Lake, TX donated the flooring installation throughout the Burleson home.

“This is a season when many of us pause and reflect on all we are thankful for,” said Eric Demaree, president of Carpet One Floor & Home. “During this time of giving, we’re especially honored to show our gratitude by helping provide smart homes for some of the selfless individuals who gave so much of themselves.”

To learn more about Carpet One Floor & Home’s support of Building for America’s Bravest, visit


Carpet One Floor & Home is North America’s leading floor covering retailer, with 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl, and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Lees® and Bigelow® Stainmaster™. They offer a unique customer experience with the exclusive SelectAFloor™ merchandising system that simplifies the shopping experience and The Beautiful Guarantee®, which guarantees that the customer will be 100% happy with their floor. Carpet One Floor & Home is also the home of the exclusive Healthier Living® Flooring Installation System.

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