The flooring zone. "Retail should be a trusted partner and the ultimate consultant," says Yanosy. "And it extends throughout the entire business - employees should be treated well, too." He ticks off people, nature, excellence, belief in dreams, and community as the core values of TreeHouse. As for making that into a successful business model, Yanosy reflects and says, "There's always going to be a bit of tension between the needs of business and values. But we're running toward that, not away from it. We think it can be constructive."  Photo 8 of 8 in A New Kind of Hardware Store: TreeHouse

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The flooring zone. "Retail should be a trusted partner and the ultimate consultant," says Yanosy. "And it extends throughout the entire business - employees should be treated well, too." He ticks off people, nature, excellence, belief in dreams, and community as the core values of TreeHouse. As for making that into a successful business model, Yanosy reflects and says, "There's always going to be a bit of tension between the needs of business and values. But we're running toward that, not away from it. We think it can be constructive."

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