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ierce was founded in Billings, Montana, in 1924. You can now find eight Pierce Flooring locations statewide in Missoula, Billings,
Great Falls, Bozeman and, most recently, here in Helena. All stores have great selections on commercial and residential tile, hardwood, carpet, and laminate flooring. Because of their multiple locations, Pierce is now the 35th largest flooring retailer in the United States. The company’s missions are simple: “To offer opportunities and value as the collective goal of the company” and “To provide a happy experience and treat people well.” These missions are evident when you talk to the employees at any of their statewide locations. Seth Bredding, store manager of the Helena location, was brought on over a year ago. Bredding is a Montana native, born in Shawmut. He has an extensive background in sales and marketing, as well as construction. He sees the Pierce way of doing business as something really special. Not only does he see that Pierce gives directly back to
efforts in the flooring industry.” In fact, Pierce Flooring is proud to
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The large selection of products at Pierce Flooring ranges from
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flooring and marmoleum. Alternative options and green products are
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Montana and continue to be a prosperous member of the Helena
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